And how it will improve your health and your wealth
“Success demands singleness of purpose. You need to be doing fewer things for more effect instead of doing more things with side effects.” — Gary Keller, Billionaire1.
If you want extreme clarity and purpose, you need to take time off.
While hard work and sacrifice are critical to getting your business to the next level, they are only half the story. Without intentional breaks, you will spend most of your time being busy rather than productive. …
The way your brain processes new information is incredible.
According to Dr. Joseph Dispenza, D.C., “The brain processes 400 Billion bits of information a second. BUT, we are ONLY aware of 2,000 of those.”
That means that your brain processes roughly the amount of 30 minutes of a sitcom in just 1 second, however, your “thinking brain” is only able to process the equivalent of 120 words in that same time.
When I was a bachelor’s student, I would often sign myself up for more than I could handle. I remember one semester, shortly after I married my college sweetheart that I signed myself up for the following classes: Organic Chemistry, Microbiology, Advanced Human Anatomy, Chronic Disease, and Accelerated Portuguese. …
Your conscious and subconscious mind are fundamentally different.
Your conscious mind handles your cognitive thoughts and decisions.
Your subconscious mind handles everything else.
All of your thoughts, biases, emotional reactions, past trauma, core beliefs, and preferences live in your subconscious mind.
I like to compare your subconscious and conscious mind to a computer:
When you think of a computer, you likely think about what YOU do with it. Your ability to read online, communicate, write a paper, stream a movie, work, create, etc.
But you and I both know that there’s a whole lot more to a computer than that. Your computer runs hundreds of thousands of subroutines. The sole purpose of these subroutines is to take care of EVERYTHING ELSE so you can do what you want to do when you want to do it. …
“Games are the only force in the known universe that can get people to take actions against their self-interest, in a predictable way, without using force.”
― Gabe Zichermann
When done right, it communicates expectations, facilitates communication, and establishes accountability.
It’s not a gimmick to get people to work harder. It’s a method that triggers powerful human responses such as happiness, intrigue, and excitement.
50% of startups recently polled said they were integrating gaming elements into their strategy this year.
It is a powerful way to give people control in the workplace, encourage creative problem solving, and maximize pride of accomplishment. …
“Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling, ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” — Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Most people struggle in leadership positions. They assume people will listen to them and follow them because of their title. Leadership has never worked that way, and it never will.
True leadership is earned not given, and you earn it by gaining trust from the people you lead.
Persuasion, patience, kindness, teachable, caring, knowledgeable, and able to have the hard conversations in the moment of need.
Your influence as a leader is proportional to your ability to master these traits. …
This billionaire approach will save you 40+ hours a week.
“Our education system plays a major role in why we ask HOW and not WHO from the get-go. With the exception of a few exceptional schools, the education system is designed to prepare people for a life of ‘HOW.’ Kids in traditional classrooms around the world are graded on HOW they solve particular problems on their own. When you leave school, you need to collaborate and delegate to thrive. But in school, they don’t call it collaborating and delegating — they call it cheating.” — Dan Sullivan
The traditional school system is poorly structured for collaboration. School teaches you to do your work in isolation and compete for grades. …
Around 1939, my dad sold his farm in Aberdeen and moved to Utah. He and his cousin built a nice motel and a service station on the Wasatch Boulevard coming into Salt Lake City.
Unfortunately, they had a falling out. My dad left the business and went back to farming. He farmed one year in Pocatello and then moved back to Aberdeen.
I was fifteen and I decided to have a go of it on my own. I moved into a little room at the very top of a house and finished my Junior and Senior year in Pocatello. I had a hot plate so I could cook breakfast and a few meals, and I also ate out a lot. …
“Passion comes after you put in the hard work to become excellent at something valuable, not before. In other words, what you do for a living is much less important than how you do it.” — Cal Newport
“I think the ability of the average man could be doubled if it were demanded, if the situation demanded.” — William Durant
If you don’t continually engage your company in learning, you are doing your company, and the world, a disservice.
According to Cal Newport, author of “So Good They Can’t Ignore You”, passion is a by-product of hard work, skill development, clear goals, and mastery. …
A business coach once taught me the definition of failure:
“If you’re not embarrassed by who you were 12 months ago, you didn’t learn enough.” — Alain de Botton
Getting your business to the next level requires an incredible amount of courage. There are new lessons to learn, new opportunities to capture, and new problems to solve. More importantly, there are things that you need to “give up” to succeed.
Newton’s third law of motion states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is true in motion, but it also plays a role in your own life. In Dr. Benjamin Hardy’s iconic book “Willpower Doesn’t Work,” he says, “Everything in your life is energy, and thus creates an equal and opposite reaction. For example, if you have huge amounts of clothes overflowing from your closet, this costs you a large amount of physical space. …
Lessons Learned From Developing A Culture Doc.
“Most people don’t evolve because they don’t learn from their experiences. Instead, they resist learning. They don’t really listen. Transformational leaders help teams come together and break through conflicts and barriers. They create individualized learning experiences, often without even knowing it.” — Benjamin P. Hardy
At the start of 2018, I worked with Smart Mouth Family Dental to draft up a culture document for their company. The goal was to actively define and create the culture rather than passively waiting for their culture to establish itself.
After I completed the document, we held a company event for Dr. Benjamin Hill, the Founder, and CEO of the company, to present and expound on each culture point. This article comes from my notes from his speech. …