Category Archives: Mindset

How To Know When You’re Ready

by on Apr 30 2016

Are you “getting ready to get ready to get started”? How will you know when you’re finally ready to take action? Here are your answers…

SUMMARY

Have you been “getting ready to get ready”? Have you been all preparation and no action?

Making big moves in life, like starting a business or launching a product, can be intimidating. Most of us want to wait until the time is right.

But how do you know when that time has come… when you’re ready to take that giant step forward? Just keep these eight thoughts in mind…

1. Procrastination is a killer. A telltale sign is putting too much effort into getting ready to get ready. Everything has to be just so… even perfect.

2. No one can ever be that ready. Entrepreneurs at the highest level have never waited to be ready. They simply made a decision to move forward because that’s what’s always required.

3. People procrastinate in the hope that their confidence level will increase the more they get ready. But confidence comes after you make the decision, move forward, and enjoy some success. So waiting for confidence means you’ll never be ready.

4. If you’re asking, “Am I ready?” 99% of the time, you are ready.

5. Making a commitment takes courage. And yes, that word can make you feel a little uncomfortable. But stepping out of your comfort zone is the price every entrepreneur has paid for their future success. So you won’t be the first to do this.

6. Everything is “figureoutable.” If you have a vision of where you want to go, and muster up the required courage, you can figure out how to make your commitment stick.

7. Share your commitment with your target audience. What a great incentive to move forward. And be sure to share your commitment with someone who you know will be supportive of your decision.

8. Finally, remember these “Four Cs”: Courage (leads to) Commitment (leads to) Capability (leads to) Confidence.

Playing Hard With Richard Branson

by on Apr 24 2016

I’ve found that one of the best ways to get to know someone is to play with them… to compete with them. I just spent four days playing tennis with Richard Branson, this is what I learned about him (and from him)…

SUMMARY

Entrepreneurs and business owners rarely think twice about putting in the “overtime” to grow their businesses. But if you’re going to continue to perform at a peak level over the long haul, you need to take care of yourself. In my opinion, if you’re going to work hard, you need to play hard, too. Here’s a quick 5-step approach to fun and play:

1. Make personal health your #1 priority. Without it, you can’t build a business.

2. Schedule time for physical activity as part of your daily routine.

3. Choose an activity you enjoy… so you actually look forward to doing it. Positive addictions are good for you.

4. Always look for things to physically train for… events, big adventures, races, etc.

5. When you consider your business goals, consider the impact on the rest of your life. Don’t give up your health, lifestyle, or relationships to advance your business.

The Curse of Knowledge

by on Apr 09 2016

Ever have an “expert” try to explain something to you, only to be left more confused than when you started?

They’d forgotten how to be a beginner… and lost most of the ability to teach along the way… this week’s video is about how to not make the same mistake yourself.

Got a curse of knowledge story (good or bad)? Share it with us…

Is Selling Sacred?

by on Mar 12 2016

Is selling evil? Or is it sacred?

When have you done good by selling someone? Please leave a comment and let me know…

Design Your Life For Awesomeness

by on Feb 27 2016

It’s been almost 20 years since I realized I needed to actively DESIGN my life. In other words, if I was going to get the level of happiness and fulfillment that I wanted from life, I had to be very intentional about designing and creating that life. And that’s why I designed “Ski Fridays” into my year…

Go get Michael Hyatt’s book and all his extra bonuses at this link!

Big-Hearted Entrepreneurs, Underprivileged Kids… and Bikes

by on Feb 20 2016

Put 30 of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs in a room for two days and things can get pretty competitive. But give them a chance to help a group of underprivileged kids… and BAM! Instant cooperation and collaboration.

You just gotta see what happens next…

Tell me your story about entrepreneurs doing good in this world…

 

4 Things to Do When Starting Over

by on Feb 13 2016

Just got this question – what would I do if I lost my business and had to start over from scratch? If I had no list, no product, no contacts, no positioning? How would I start over? Here’s my 4-step plan…

Have you had to start over? What did you do?

(Watch Part 2: 4 Things To Do When Starting Over)

Peyton Manning (and Winning When You’re Not At Your Best)

by on Jan 30 2016

One of the greatest gifts we have as humans is the ability to choose how we react to the challenges in our lives – and our results are 100% dependent on that choice. This video was inspired by Peyton Manning and how one of the greatest football players in history reacted to one of his most challenging seasons…

Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think…