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Clear Sailing (Almost)

Clear Sailing (Almost)

Our future is ours for the making.  That may sound a bit wishful or simply motivational, however, it is largely true—if we allow it to be true.

 

Here’s the deal.

 

We can do and create almost anything we want, but we ultimately have to deal with (and clear) our past.  In doing so, you break free of your past—perceived or otherwise.

 

Why is that important?

If there has been something challenging in your past, it is very easy to remember it worse than it actually was.

 

That is why I make a habit of pocketing wisdom from any situation and then make a habit of letting the rest go.

 

Having gone through a personally bankruptcy and a divorce within the same six-month period, I can tell you first hand that learning from the past but then letting go, is critical.

I would not be here today sharing with you had I not figured out how to learn and move on.

 

I encourage you to learn and deploy this skill daily.

 

Think about that.

 

Profound Simplicity

Profound Simplicity

I am a massive fan of profound simplicity.  Any principle that can be boiled down to the level of this Mindset for Today is for me.

 

That “little extra” makes all the difference in hitting a goal and slaying a goal.

 

I do not know about you, but I love the idea of slaying my goals.

 

But I must caution you here.  Effort alone is not the definition of the “little extra.”

 

Often, a “little extra” can mean working smarter, not harder. Also, learning to look for leveraged solutions or cooperative efforts so you your results are not dependent solely upon you.

 

There are many ways to get that “little extra.” You just have to be committed, hungry, and disciplined.

 

That last one—disciplined—is also a secret weapon of mine.

Knowing that just showing up consistently and with discipline puts you ahead of about 85% of those in your market.  The real winners do what has to be done, especially when they don’t feel like it and when others have resorted to the sidelines.

 

Be extraordinary.

 

Think about that.

 

 

Serious Adulting

Serious Adulting

In a day where it seems you have to overthink every word for fear of offending someone, tact is a required ingredient for every day.

 

The wisdom required, however, takes a bit of work.

 

Now, I am not one who is particularly concerned with being politically correct.  In fact, I abhor it.

But, I do understand that at times I need to be respectful and polite.

 

I also am very committed to speaking my mind plainly, but not in a hateful or juvenile manner.

 

I think it is perfectly okay to disagree and be friends.

 

Wild thought, huh?

Truthfully, I think this care is just part of being a decent human being.  Sad that we have to make the delineation.  I would be nice if the term human being had ‘decent’ just baked in.

Most people are. Let’s be one of those as well.

 

Think about that.

 

 

 

Doing What it Takes

Doing What it Takes

I grew up with a minister who used to say when he would teach about sensitive subjects, “OH! I’ve done gone from preaching and started meddling.”

Sorry. I don’t mean to meddle.

 

However, I would not be serving you well if I did not share this thought today.

You cannot get to where you want to go if you are not willing to do the work or go through the pressure to get there.

 

Plain and simple.

 

For a vast majority of ‘want-to-be’ entrepreneurs and leaders, they want all the results without putting in any of the time or effort.  It just does not work that way.

 

Sure, there is the occasional lightning strike of success, but those are incredibly rare and not worth chasing.

 

So, I encourage you to take a serious look at yourself and ask if you really want what you say you want, and if so, what are you willing to do about it?

You have to go through the press if you want that sparkle.

 

Think about it.

Words in the Air

Words in the Air

Alright…alright…I am just going to say it.

 

If you have big dreams that you have had for longer than a year and still nothing has happened to make them a reality, you are not building anything.  You are just wishing.

 

I’m sorry.  I do not want to upset you or make you mad, but I also don’t want to lie to you either.

 

You see, for a long time, that was me.

 

I wanted to start my own business. I wanted to create an online business and be a coach and thought leader.

 

For years.

 

But for some reason, it never happened.  Here is the reason:

I was guilty of just saying words in the air.  I was wishing for a business and not really doing anything to make it become a reality.  I was not changing my behavior to make my wants become real.

 

So, I sat in my (then) corporate job, mad at myself.

 

Why? All I had to do was get started.  Simple as that.  But somehow, I had managed to convince myself that it I just thought about it enough, I was building.

 

Nope. Thus, the Mindset for Today.  Stop Wishing, Start Doing.

 

Think about that.