I have some inspiration tips to share with you today…
I read a book…And it was really good! I know, I read all the time! You’re probably wondering, “Oh gosh which one this time?” Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins is a life changer. It speaks to the volumes of many of us who think our lives could be better. Really though, they could be worse. The biggest message? If you don’t like it, change it!
This is the funny part…I knew who he was without even knowing it! Last year I was able to see Jesse Itzler speak and he talked about his book Living With a SEAL, and he hired him to come to live with him for 30 days. The book was hysterical, but it showed you how Jesse was able to push through while training for something physical, but it helped him professionally as well! It also shows how to personally develop what the mind can really achieve…And a lot of the time, it is our mind’s holding us back.
David Goggins is known as the strongest man in the world. He went through Navy Seal training THREE times until he got it! In the book, David talks about the science of everything that he went through. (This book is so good, it made me cry multiple times.) He details a lot of his challenges as a child and how it made him into the person that he is today. And he talks about, he’s very physically inclined, but he also talks about the mindset and the emotional part of it.
David also talks about the importance of journaling. “Our minds are blank strong. They’re the most powerful weapon, but we have stopped using them. We have access to so many resources today than ever before and yet we’re so much less capable of those that came before us. If you want to be the ones to defy those trends in our ever softening society, you will have to be willing to go to war with yourself and create a whole new identity that requires an open mind.”
David, at a very young age during his teenage years actually decided that he was going to switch his mindset. He used what was called an accountability mirror. We know life can be hard, yet we feel sorry for ourselves when it isn’t fair from this point forward except the following has Goggins laws of nature. You will be made fun of, you will feel insecure, you may not be all the best all the time, and you may be the only black, white, Asian, Latino, male, female, gay, lesbian, fill in your identity here in a given situation, and there will be many times when you feel alone, get over it.
We talk a lot so much about how mindset goes hand in hand with network marketing and in any business. Being a sole business owner, you always have to go above and beyond and to go out there to be the best. The best part about that is it’s the only way that you can be the best…to deal with those insecurities in your mind. I do a lot of journaling through voice, I do it a lot doing videos because I love doing those but also too to transcend that into my first book which is Effing Simple, which we released in February.
In a few days, the biggest quarter for most businesses and network marketing companies out there begins! Because the only thing that holds you back is your own dang mindset. If you want to predict your future, create it, and that’s what it’s all about. I was one of those people until I was 38 years old, a person that wasn’t creating my life. I wasn’t creating my future. I’m challenging you to do that from here on out. From this day forward what are you going to do to change your life? You’re the only one that has the power to do that.
I always say you have to go to work on yourself twice as much as you do on your business because that makes you better in your business. And the thing about it is that you work these together and you’re going to notice that there’s going to be a huge shift, not just in your business, but you personally. I promise you, but you’ve got to be willing to do the work yourself. I have helped a lot of friends, a lot of people that I have met along the way that are, have different businesses from brick and mortar to being in a sales position, to being in other network marketing companies.
To help as many people as I can. You can only grow in life and business with that mindset! I have gone through it myself and I can actually stand in front of you and say that I paved my own way and I’ve helped thousands of other people pave their way as well. Just cut through the Bullshit! There’s no gray area, it’s very black and white. You’re either going to do it or you’re not.
This is why I read every single day. This is why I listen to podcasts every single day. And I really go to work on learning things that I still am challenged with cause I’m challenged with things every single day and in my personality, in my profession, in where I want to see and where I see myself in the future. Many of us have had to learn this the hard way!
Most people that are successful, they had to fight for it. They had to overcome major hurdles. They failed and they failed and they failed, and then they failed again. Then they gained success and then they failed again and then they gained success and they failed again. That was my family three, four, five times over. Today, you have the power to change. Even if you don’t keep a journal for yourself and write down what you’re challenged with, write down those negative thoughts and how you’re going to counteract those negative thoughts.
If you focus on three things a day that you are grateful for in 21 days, you’ll start noticing a shift. There are scientific facts behind this and that is what I started doing 12 years ago when I really saw that I needed to change my life and I was the only one that can control it.
Change your life and get going!