Here’s how to identify and clear your biggest hurdles in all areas of life for a happier more successful life today!
For as long as I can remember, my uncle carried around a stack of 3” x 5” index cards for making lists, usually in his chest pocket. His little notes to himself, reminders, to-dos, and messages always kept him prepared and made him feel more in control of his day.
This system never worked for me. Whether index cards or post-it notes, I always failed. I would either lose them, they would come unstuck and float to the floor or behind a desk, or they were just never where I needed to see them when I needed to see them.
Ever wonder why most of us have been asked the same 2 questions in every job interview we’ve ever had?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
They’ve become cliché from overuse, and I even rolled my eyes while typing them. But stay with me—there are good reasons why they’re so popular.
The list is the origin of culture. It's part of the history of art and literature. What does culture want? To make infinity comprehensible. It also wants to create order…how, as a human being, does one face infinity?” —Umberto Eco
There’s a famous photo floating around the Internet of one of Johnny Cash’s to-do lists that’s simply hilarious…
I often hear a lot of push back around planning your time. But let’s set the record straight. Yes, being in the present moment is “the way,” but it doesn’t mean NOT planning for your future or setting any goals. That’s too black and white. It means plan as much as you can to be in alignment with how you want to spend your time to be MORE able to live in the now. When you map out your goals and time frames, it actually produces more freedom to live in the present moment.
Back in early April, I found myself on my knees, scrubbing my bathtub. Within an hour, I’d moved on to re-organizing my sock drawer, then dusting furniture, when it finally hit me—I was literally doing anything to avoid my 2018 taxes!
I even have an amazing woman whom I love, and she comes and cleans for me once a week. I try to stay within my zone of genius as much as possible, and I suggest you do so too, since time is our most precious commodity—and cleaning is not in my zone of genius whatsoever— so what the heck was I doing? Have you done this?
Sometimes in the evenings, when you’re looking back at your day, do you find that nothing on your “goal list” got done? This used to happen to me more than I’d like to admit. That’s why I’ve spent the last years intensely studying what makes us more efficient with time so we can knock out busyness and get on with the joy are lives are supposed to be made of.
How many days do you spend the bulk of your time running around putting out fires?
How much closer could you be to your big dream if you stopped letting the tail wag the dog? There’s actually a way to work half the amount you are now and make twice as much money and time for things you love. Focus baby focus.
Who reading this hates when asked to make a list of personal or professional goals? Like writing it with a pen/pencil on actual paper?
I used to despise it. I couldn’t narrow big ideas, didn’t know how to articulate others, and felt a few were just unattainable fantasy.
But the truth is the more you do this the more you’ll see your busyness fade into the sunset. Also, guess what? You end up creating your life by design — one that you truly love. Most people go through their whole lives never discovering their true desires because of some falsity that it’s wrong to have or want, and that if you do it means you don’t appreciate what you have. But it’s not “either or mentality,” but a “both mentality” that’ll create true joy, abundance and success.
When it comes to one of your major goals, does it feel like you just can’t seem to get there—that it’s just out of reach? Find yourself on track and then derailed again and again?
If you're bold in going after what you want—if you’ve done big things but still want more—it’s time we talk about something called the Upper-Limit Problem (ULP). It’s a sneaky one, and if you don’t understand how it works, you may wish and hope so long that you give up completely.
Digging into the ULP helps conquer hidden fears to take your life to the next level. Once you solve your ULP, you can accomplish any dream or goal!
The truth is that no one is responsible for how you feel and the results you get. If you want to feel happy, confident, loving or whatever other emotion you desire to feel on the regular – it's available to you.
Same goes with results. Maybe you want to make 100K in your business or even a million. Or is it to find the love of your life or be in the best health of your life?
It's all up to you. It's based on the simple formula called the model. Everything in life fits into the model. But you have to practice it to really apply it to your life.
Do you have a desire to create wealth, abundance and financial freedom in your life? Then you absolutely can and this is why I have been dedicating my writings to money for the past 12 weeks or so. Because you deserve to make of your life whatever you truly desire- and there’s nothing holding you back but your mindset.
This is a summary of what you’ve been learning over the last few months. If you missed a blog, go back and read it. Do the exercises that I suggest. Don’t just consume the information. Your life could change drastically for the better for good when it comes to money if you commit to this process and the desire is there.
How many times have you found yourself not asking for money, help, or anything else? We get paralyzed by FEAR—afraid we’ll be viewed as rude, get rejected, or feel embarrassed.
But asking for what you want isn't rude—it’s honest! Chances are they’re not going to think it's rude anyway (and if they do, it has to do with the thoughts in their mind and nothing to do with you).
The worst anyone can say is NO. You think not asking is "taking care to make sure they don't feel offended by your ask," but that has everything to do with them—not you. They could be delighted by your ask! It could be mutually beneficial—but you'll never know if you don’t ask.
The biggest expense you can ever pay in your life is inaction. Particularly inaction on your dreams. This is the biggest expense I see—listening to fear and not going after what it is you truly want. Imagine the time it could take to get going on that dream business you want. The more you stall the more you pay. You actually miss out on the opportunity your business would afford you to grow and the wealth you could accumulate.
I want you to start thinking about NOT TAKING ACTION as your biggest expense.
You might as well be stealing money from yourself when you let fear, confusion, doubt and scarcity stop you from taking action.
One of the most important things you can ever learn how to do is how to have money. The skill and ability to have money has everything to do with your relationship with money.
It doesn’t have to do with what money can buy you. Knowing this difference is everything when it comes to be able to keep your money and make wise investments.
How you feel about having money is going to determine how much money you have.
Since thoughts cause your feelings— first off identifying what your current beliefs about money are is extremely important. Second, deciding on purpose how you’ll start think about money is the second most step in creating wealth.
Most of us don’t know how to “have money.”
We all have a money blueprint that comes from our thoughts about money which all stem from our socialization and upbringing.
What I want for you is to raise your level of consciousness around money. Which just means that you are aware of your thoughts, feelings and actions regarding money. Rather than unconsciously living out your relationship with money based on prior programming that you aren’t even fully aware of.
Keep in mind as you read this that the only reason you ever want anything is because of how you think it'll make you feel.