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Living Authentically

Living Authentically

Have you ever noticed someone who comes from wealth—and I mean lifelong, legacy-type of wealth—very rarely feels the need to flaunt that wealth in front of others? While someone who has recently come into money—the “nouveau riche” as they call it—often flaunt their money in a grand manner, either by making wild outlandish purchases or, worse, just bragging about their worth.

 

Now, I can’t fault them in their exuberance for their new-found success, but I can say that once you come from a place of genuine achievement, once you become awakened, you feel less of the need to criticize or put others down in celebrating yourself.

 

I’ve had the opportunity to participate in a ton of mastermind groups, and inevitably there are some who feel the need to talk about how much bigger, greater, and faster everything is in their business. The people that I know in those groups that are incredibly successful. Many have $50, $70, and $100 million dollar companies and up. These folks are the often the most giving, the most loving, and the most compassionate of anyone I have met.

 

Why is that? It’s because once you awaken, you learn that you have no interest in judging those who sleep. You just know who you are. You become very centered. You know what you need to do, and you know that the secret is giving away your wisdom to help others. We should all strive to live in this way.

 

Think about that.

 

Your Own Worst Enemy

Your Own Worst Enemy

I’ve had the opportunity to speak with many of the greatest business people in the world. It has been an interesting conversation over the years and has allowed me to discover me what makes them truly successful. In looking at the other side of the coin and asking them about times that they have failed, there is also a common denominator.

It simply comes back to this time and time again: A negative mindset is our worst enemy.

Now, I understand this because I’m naturally a skeptic. I am also a natural introvert. I am automatically going to think about what’s hard about it, what’s wrong, and what’s going to be difficult. I do this because I want to attack the most difficult part first (once I get going). But this is also something that holds me back from getting started in the first place.

Take Action:

The core concept in my 1:1 coaching is the idea of being brutally honest with ourselves. Sit down and look at how are you approaching your challenge? If you believe something is going to be hard, it’s going to be hard. If you believe that you have the ability to overcome it- even if it is hard, you’re more than likely on the right path to get to your success.

A negative mindset is the worst thing that’s going to keep you away from your goals. Getting to the place where you understand how you can drive it versus being a victim to it will determine your outcome. Guard everything against a negative mindset.

Think about that.

Common Traits, Common Success

Common Traits, Common Success

I am a student of how successful people become successful.

 

The rule applies – “Whatever you dwell on, you attract.”

 

Our quote for today says, “Winners say, ‘It may be difficult, but it’s possible.’ They focus on the gain, and they see the possibilities. As a result, they make things happen.

 

Often, losers say, ‘It may be possible, but it is too difficult.’ They see the pain of the problem, and then they ultimately let things happen to them.”

 

Take Action:

When looking at what’s going on in your life and what you want to achieve, I would challenge you to take a moment, think about how you are thinking about your goals, think about getting to where you want to be.

 

How are you approaching your challenges? Do you believe that it can happen, and if so, do you believe it in a way that says, “It’s all possibility, it’s all capable, all I have to do is just do the work”? When you approach it that way, you are exponentially more likely to achieve anything you want to. Just ask the people at the top of your industry.

 

Think about that.

 

Learning to Fail Forward

Learning to Fail Forward

One of the biggest shifts to date in my mind was realizing that mistakes are lessons learned MORE than they are failures. Once I made this mental shift, my life and business became far more freeing. Creativity opened up, and my problem-solving capability now operates at a much higher level. In fact, this learning has caused me to adopt a philosophy of failing quickly and failing forward.

 

Of course, I hope never to fail. But the realistic viewpoint is that I will, so when I do, I want to learn and adapt quickly.

 

One of the greatest stories is Thomas Edison and the light bulb. Stories have said that there were as many as 10,000 failures before he got right it. Realizing the impact of the light bulb on the world, think about the things that we beat ourselves up.

 

Whatever your last challenge is, whatever your previous mistake, what is it that you can learn from that process that ultimately gives you greater wisdom and a greater ability to see the future.

 

Just remember that every mistake, it can turn into progress if we want it to.

 

Think about that.

Your Best Vessel

Your Best Vessel

Many entrepreneurs like you, often forsake personal health on the journey to success. Let’s face it. Building a business is challenging and take a ton of time. However, study after study has shown that when we make time to work on our physical, mental, and emotional health, our bodies will learn to perform at a much higher level.

Now I will be the first to admit that I am not an all-organic, nuts and berries only health person. I admire those who are but know that the occasional milkshake is also not an entirely terrible thing. Yet, when making specific time for workouts, I know my body responds better and has more energy. I also end up sleeping much better on average.

When I am disciplined to journal and focus my mind every day (how and why I created this app), my creativity and problem-solving capability are significantly improved. That is why I challenge you to be brutally honest with yourself. Are you limiting your success by not taking care of your body, mind, and soul?

If you are like me, that can be an uncomfortable question. But the answer is a crucial key to operating as your best self.

Think about that.