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5 things to do to start your day!

February 22, 2012 2 comments

5 things to do to start your day!

Here are 5 things that you can do to get your day super-charged. Whether we are in business for ourselves through a “Home Based Business” or working the corporate grind.  This is an effective and proven way to supercharge your activity and have that balance that we are all seeking.

1. Feed your mind and Focus – For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you

–   The mind is a powerful tool.  When we are constantly surrounded by negative material we have a strong tendency to not just tune in, but act with negative impacts.  Know that misery loves company.  So guard your mind from negative influences from others.  Every day, all day long make sure that you are guarding what is going into the brain and what you focus on.

2. Feed Your body – Physiology of our bodies is a channel that helps tune into the positive or negative station. Train to push yourself past what you can endure.  Every day go a little further than what you are comfortable with.

–   Knowledge is a notch on the key that unlocks what we seek.  Action is what turns the key that unlocks it.  When we train ourselves to go further than what we are comfortable with, it becomes easier to unlock that dead bolt of a lock.  Because it becomes easier, we are able to unlock more with less effort because we are physically taking action to change our lives.

3.  Have a coach / role model – Surround yourself with someone that has the items that you want in your life and utilize them as a point of reference.  We can accomplish a great deal on our own.  The time frame of getting to our goals is greatly shortened when we utilize someone else as point of reference because they have traveled the road that we are now on.

–   The largest amount of growth occurs in our darkest hour.  A coach keeps us on track and keeps us pushing past what we are comfortable to bear.

–   We all need perspective in our life – We only have one way to view it.  A coach helps us gain a different perspective

4.  Get a plan – Why this is 4th (There is no such thing as perfect) Plans change.  Plan for those plans to change.  However, if you are consistently doing the first 3 things, this is an added benefit.  It is your measuring stick.    If you are off your targets then you know that there is something that needs to change.  It will also allow you to accept mistakes.  Mistakes are going to happen. the difference between succeeding and failing is that those that concentrate on the mistakes and do nothing get nowhere.  Those that focus on their overall mind and action and utilize a coach for contrast and motivation will be 1,000 times further ahead than those that focus on the mistake.

–   Remember 3 feet from gold.  You have a man that invested in everything in the mind, did not get what he expected to get, and he quit.  He lost sight of his goals (Gave into his internal thoughts), changed his actions (gave up), and went somewhere else (He relied on his own strengths.  He had a plan.  His actions were not in place because he had no contrast, he did not stay the task.  He quit!

5. Feed your Spirit – GIVE BACK! Motives do matter.  When others know that you are there to give, they know that you are genuine and they get a glimpse at your heart.  Giving connects you to a greater cause.  You start by giving to yourself by asking to change your mind.  Then you give to your body. Then you give to others by example, partnering with those that have taken the path before you, to help stay the course. Then you have the ability to give to a multitude.  Lastly you give to others in multiple channels that feed back to you.


Competitive Edge – How to get ahead

January 16, 2012 Leave a comment

Competitive Edge – How to get ahead!

I see this on the field, floor, mat, at work….  Everyone looks to be able to win and to get a head of the other guy. made me stop and think for a little so I could have a better understanding of what it took to really win and to have the upper-hand and to get in front of my peers.

Things observed – People going from website to website so they could advance their careers.  Meeting with top coaches so their child could have the best training from the best coach so they could win in life.  Peers telling each other if you pat my back I will pat yours.   This defies everything that means to be a great leader and to be the absolute best.   Yeah there are plenty of people that have been successful being this way.  However, the truly great ones have not been this way.   It was what was in them that made them great. What they did with what they had inside that made them amazing.

What are the impacts to the behavior that was observed – A great deal of people not knowing how to replicate their success.  Thus, creating a rollercoaster effect of emotions.   When they were at the top of their game they were on top of the world.  When they weren’t they felt like crap about themselves and made life around those around them pretty dag-gum miserable… And they always had someone that they felt owed them something.

So, I asked – how do I get that “competitive edge”?

When you ask – you receive.  Like a bolt of lightning I came across a passage in a book that a good friend said that I should read.   When you keep score you place yourself in a position where you feel that you are better than the next person.  You expect to win.  So when you don’t you are devastated.   Look at all the winners out there… the athletes that give it their all.  They Train like mad dogs! The game is a measuring stick of the work that they put in prior to the game.   Game time is not game time it is a let’s see how you measure.  But how are they looking at it… they are looking at it with someone else’s eyes.   They are missing the secret ingredient and as such they will continue to move this way because they are not looking at within.

So how do you get that competitive edge…  You stop looking at the score board and seeing if you are better than the other person and you start looking at the score board as a means of what do you have to work on to improve you!  Thank the other person for showing something about yourself so you can improve.  Thank them for challenging you and letting you have the opportunity to improve.

When you are winning the game you are the student that is a little more ahead than the other student.  Take note of what you did well so you can teach others on what you did to improve so you all can get to the next level.  This pushes real competition and sportsmanship.

So how do you get that competitive edge –  You start within and focus on what’s inside.  You practice like a mad man.  When you are competing you are looking back at the work you did to get there and that will be a gauge that allows you to know if what you did needs more or less…   You thank those that challenged you to be better than what you are and you teach those that need to know what they can do to improve their game.

It’s not a matter of if you are better than the next guy.  It’s a matter of if you are the best person that you can be.  It’s what’s inside you! It’s your drive, it’s your passion, it’s your desire to go to game time and be the best that you can be.