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Sunday, October 22, 2017

WEEK 110: SAFETY AND IMPACT



Investing in the long term safety requires you to DISRUPT and VIOLATE short term safety (comfort)!   Taylor Welch

REFLECTIONS (learnings and actions): I want to share a great message I heard from one my mentors this week.

His name is Taylor Welch and although he is based mainly in business, he offers so much information on how you can take yourself to the next level in all areas of your life. 

Taylor was speaking on how people go into business for one of two reasons.

First, impact. This is the idea you want to leave this earth a better place than when you arrived. It is having the satisfaction you were able to help people reach higher levels of themselves never thought possible.

He later goes onto to say if you truly want to make an impact, then you must play "Full Out!" Which means you invest all you have and more into reaching your goals and dreams. This means both in money, but most importantly your time. 

From choosing who to spend more time with, to what activities you do on a daily basis. These are all investments you make which will either lead you closer or farther away from where you want to be.

Now how do you play "Full Out" to create an impact? 

Well you need to invest in people and environments which will help you accelerate the process. This is similar to "Finding a Pro" and "Being a Pro" from the LYP.

I have learned success leaves clues, and you will never move faster (or save money or time) trying to figure everything out on your own.

That does not mean you just go out and invest in any program, you must do your due diligence. However, what normally takes years can now be learned and implemented in months!

The second reason why people going into business is safety. Safety for their loved ones, safety for their future, safety in how they use their time!

The crucial thing which most of us miss, is there are actually two different types of safety. Short term and long term.

99% of us on this planet fight to ensure short term safety at all costs, ie our comforts. We have been taught to think playing it small is equal to playing it safe, and we do everything in our power to be safe! However, this very reason holds us back from achieving our goals, success, and dreams.

WHY?

It does not stretch and push us to reach our potential!

The 1% uber successful actually do everything to ensure long term safety first. This means they violate and disrupt the short term safety in order to ensure long term safety.

For example, my wife and I are changing to a healthier LIFESTYLE, not diet, and invested with a knowledgeable coach who is teaching us about nutrition and optimal health. This is for our long term safety, but it has totally disrupted our short term safety...investing our money, not being able to eat anything we want at any given time.

Although it is hard (it is, no getting around it), we are in it for the long term safety...to be able to watch our kids grow, and their kids as well! 

So in the words of my mentor play "Full Out" on the path to achieving your goals, massive success, and your dreams!

Top three activities that move me forward?

1. Eating properly. Junk in junk out. 
2. Listening to audio books at lunch. I moved away from this, but even 5 minutes a day can lead to dramatic changes. 
3. Not telling others how to do things. No one likes being told what to do, thus I am working to do this with everyone in my life starting with my loved ones!


Biggest lessons and learnings?

Success leaves clues. You want to change? Want to accelerate your progress? "Find a Pro" and then "Be a Pro" at taking massive action to reach your goals. 


What are you grateful for?

Financial abundance. Investing and providing for my family, traveling, taking actions to publish my book, running my businesses...it is a great feeling to have!

Having a purpose and living it out. I often forget when I did not have one, moving from one thing until the next, but now there is a singular focus to publish my book in December of this year and continue to build my three other successful online businesses!

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PLANNING (Implementation Intention):  You will follow through 2X to 3X more likely to complete your weekly task than you normally would just by filling in the following statement.

I plan to complete the weekly task [day] at [time] in [location]. 

A reminder you might have to use multiple Implementation Intentions in order to follow through.


EXECUTION (strategies used):  From week to week, I use a combination of many strategies. There are always some which are used more than others depending on what comes up, but I wanted to offer a link to all them at once. 

My advice is to identify the I CAN'T statement you tell yourself during the most. Then find a strategy below the statement which resonates with you, and then start using it. 

Enjoy!

WEEK 109: AUTOCORRECT

Things have no hold on the soul. They stand there unmoving, outside it. Disturbance comes only from within - from your own perceptions. Marcus Aurelius


REFLECTIONS (learnings and actions): 
I want to discuss with you an amazing realization I had this week which can help transform your life and help you achieve any goal, massive success, and your dreams.

But before we get into it, I want to tell you how an airplane gets from one location to another (trust me it connects). 

Today, we just take it as a natural part of our lives, where we get in a plane and then the pilot takes us directly to our destination.

Yet, there are so many things which occur which the normal joe schmo like us do not see. From varying pressures in the atmosphere, different air currents, precipitation, and storms; rarely do we travel as the crow flies (straight path from one point to another).

The pilot and plane are constantly autocorrecting due to a drop in pressure, unseen turbulence (which is part of every flight), and any other event related to flying.

Now why did I tell you about how a plane autocorrects constantly to arrive at its destination?

Well, this is exactly how you achieve any goal, massive success, and your dreams. You make a decision and choose a destination, and then autocorrect constantly from the moment you take off until the point you land. Always, being present at that current moment and then choosing the best course of action to get you to your final destination.

Unfortunately, 99% of people on this planet have difficulties with the autocorrecting part. Either because they quit because they deviated from the straight path they decided or are overwhelmed by all the stress and frustration caused from all the new changes in their environment.  

Now we, me being included from time to time, get stressed and angered because of the changes and shifts in the world around us. We REACT to whatever external event we are presented with and believe these events have power to determine who we are.

For example, you eat the carton of ice cream as you had a stressful day at work. Or, you lash out at your loved ones because your boss yelled at you earlier for no reason. Even worse yet, you did not invest in yourself, as another project came up which zapped your time.

Simply, we REACT and get angered, frustrated, overwhelmed...because of the changes. Yet, the changes are things which are constant.

Think about that for a second. Everything, and I mean everything, is always shifting and moving around us. It never stops. It is similar to Las Vegas or New York, those cities never sleep. They run 24/7.

This is why I love the quote and the learning I gained from it this week.
Change is always going to be a constant of our lives. The tension (stress, frustration, anger, hopelessness) comes internally based on how we one, choose to see the situation, and two, how we choose to deal with such events. I have learned this is what determines whether you will start or stop, endure or quit, succeed or fail.

Going back to the path of achieving your goals, massive success, and your dreams. You are overwhelmed with negative feelings due to being bombarded with all the changes of taking on such a challenge. You react and blame it on your external environment, which has caused you to lose focus and fall off the "wagon" (again).

When in reality, those external events or the "turbulence" on the flight, called your life, will always occur. Thus, the tension is not produced because of your environment, but your ability to see it. 

This ties to what I have been talking about in the last two weeks about the power of making a decision, then having a relentless singular focus to make it right. 
One of the hardest parts is to "make a decision right,' as it requires you to embrace change and all that it brings with it. However, think of yourself as an airplane autocorrecting on its flight path. Don't get mad or frustrated the air pressure increases, or a storm pops up. Observe it for what it is, then choose the best path which helps you reach your final destination.

Top three activities that move me forward?

1. Eating properly. Junk in junk out.
2. Appreciate more and judge less.
3. Being present. Even if you have to be in another place.


Biggest lessons and learnings?

The power of proper nutrition for the body. You can not perform your best if you are continually filling your body with junk.


What are you grateful for?

Having a purpose and living it out. I often forget when I did not have one, moving from one thing to the next with no clear end in sight. Where as now there is a singular focus to publish my book in December of 2017 and continue to build my three successful online businesses!

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PLANNING (Implementation Intention):  You will follow through 2X to 3X more likely to complete your weekly task than you normally would just by filling in the following statement.

I plan to complete the weekly task [day] at [time] in [location]. 

A reminder you might have to use multiple Implementation Intentions in order to follow through.


EXECUTION (strategies used):  From week to week, I use a combination of many strategies. There are always some which are used more than others depending on what comes up, but I wanted to offer a link to all them at once. 

My advice is to identify the I CAN'T statement you tell yourself during the most. Then find a strategy below the statement which resonates with you, and then start using it. 

Enjoy!