From my good friend Brendon Burchard’s @brendonburchard new book Motivation Manifesto “liberty from restrictions of social oppression & the tragic self oppression that is fear” ——————–what demons of fear must you overcome to live the life you are destined to live? Through our awareness of the true chains created by fear, we have the power to break the binds and fly. @brendonburchard
Remember the old 1978 movie “Thank God It’s Friday!” Funny cult like movie still. Well I kind of knocked off the thought to “Thank God It’s Today!” I say this because each day is a new day to make a difference to change your life and others. It reminds me that if I am not where I want to be today is as good a day as any to make a move towards it. Each day is time to reconnect with your purpose, vision and impact and pick 1-3 things you can go that day to move towards that outcome. Through doing this daily in a years time you will be surprised how far you have come. Now go reconnect and move that needle. Love to here what you are doing now so post it here.
I am often asked how to build a brand, a reputation or following in your market. Interestingly, especially in today’s fickle social media era, I believe branding is a moment to moment activity. What I mean is that our world more than ever is a “what have you done for me lately” world. Our market, audience and tribe is in a constant state of value-seeking hunger. In order to succeed, grow and sustain your positioning you will need to continually increase the value exchange between you and your peeps. Your brand for the most part is only as good as your last interaction with them. Access to information, products and services is higher than ever before. The businesses that will stand out and thrive are those that bring the most value to the market in the most consistent way. The combination of value and consistency is your key. Through consistency you build predictability of the customer experience. Through the value you build the connection to your customer’s transformation. The combination of these two elements is unstoppable. So if your want to build a brand, become a consistent value provider so your market doesn’t forget about you or get distracted by another provider. Ask yourself “what have I done for them lately that changes their life in a positive way? Then ask "how you can continue that? It seems like common sense but it isn’t common practice and that is the difference between those do and those that don’t. Hope this helps. Let me know what you think or if you have other business or success questions.
Sharing life, love and success with your partner makes it so much richer! After all no matter how you categorize it, it is all about life and living it fully vibrant. I have been blessed by this beautiful lady @stefanieforgeng that I have the honor to call my wife, my friend and my partner in all I do. Honey thanks for always loving and believing in me!
I am just returning from a speaking tour down under in Sydney. I feel totally blessed to have met some of the most incredible entrepreneurs there that are shifting lives. I do not take it lightly that they took time out of their lives, time away from their family and time to invest in a better future in hopes that they get some new seeds of perspective to better themselves. I believe that this is the ultimate investment because we can and will never recover that time ever again. That being the case when someone is willing to give that to you or me, it is my responsibility to give the gift of my presence and to make sure they are better for it. Whether they are employees investing in producing for your company, or customers investing in your offerings or your loved ones sharing their lives with you, make sure you respect it, give to them in that moment and be grateful for the sacrifice they have made. Thanks to all of you that have blessed me with your live, support and presence.
Sun is rising now in the other hemisphere over beautiful Sydney. I have the privilege of speaking to a few hundred entrepreneurs and advisors this morning about building a meaningful life through a legacy business. Never before has there been such a tremendous opportunity to take control of your destiny and design it in the shadow of the meaning you give to your life on your terms. After all it is not about business for business sake – it is about business for life sake! Now go out be bold, dream big and design your business so you can live life your way.
This is the hardest part of what I do. To leave my beautiful bride @stefanieforgeng when I travel to speak is always difficult. I am blessed with a beautiful lady that understands my mission and supports me every step of the way. But still being apart isn’t fun. This time off to Sydney to speak and work with entrepreneurs in bulling their business but more about a legacy life through their business. Thank you my love for all you do for me. I will be home soon.
DAILY ROUTINE: reconnect with my ideals, get clarity on my intentions and then determine the 3 things I can do that day to have a positive impact and further my mission and message. Successful entrepreneurs will create daily routines which will step by step methodically move them towards their goals and the difference they are trying to make. Do you have a daily routine? How do you make sure that you stay attached to your purpose and continually move towards your outcomes? Post it below.
This was my view as I got home last night from a week working with 500+ high-performing entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is the key to shifting society, serving a mission and living your dreams! However, it’s appreciating the little moments in life and the accumulation of those little moments that create a great life. Finding gratitude with everything you have and everything you don’t have brings you peace and joy in the long term. As entrepreneurs we either affect or infect those that are around us – our team members, our vendors, our customers and certainly our family. How we show up becomes the foundation of our reputation and our brand so we need to choose very carefully. And along the road we need to appreciate and be grateful for those that have given us the opportunity to serve as an entrepreneur that would be the same team members, vendors, customers and our family. Have you told them how grateful you are for them today? I am grateful for my beautiful bride @stefanieforgeng for always loving me even when she doesn’t understand me, the kids in my life @jeremyspk @zacsinks @kamievalenza for always bringing the fun and reminding me that we need to keep our inner child alive and my mentors/friends @brendonburchard @bretjohnson11 @chalenejohnson @kevinrrichards for always raising the bar. It is the appreciation of the little things and the expression of this gratitude that will give you the moments to a great life. Who do you appreciate in your life? I’d love to hear from you and so would they. 🙂