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The Simple Secret to Getting Everything You Want

action Sep 11, 2017

Everybody dreams about having more in their lives, and most wait for it to happen to them while some plan for it but are waiting for the perfect time to do the work to see their dream come to pass. Fewer still actually achieve their goals by using one simple secret to getting everything they want.

I see it time and time again where a person decides on a goal, makes a plan, and then waits for the perfect time to do the big work they need to do to realize their dream. An example of this issue is a shop owner that has a pile of payables sitting on his or her desk just waiting to be entered into their accounting software. Every day they look at that growing pile and beat themselves up about when they can set aside the time to get the bills all entered. All the while this looming task silently steals their joy and causes them to doubt themselves and their abilities.

The simple secret to achieving anything you set your heart and mind to is called “The Rule of 5.”...

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The Danger of Worry

mindset Sep 04, 2017

“Worry is a small thing that casts a big shadow” is an old Swedish proverb that’s so true. When you worry about something, it seems harmless enough until you think through what’s really going on and how it impacts your business. The truth is you’ll never achieve the success you desire in your business if you spend ANY part of your day worrying.

Let’s dissect worry and what it does to you. You start the cycle off by thinking about something that could go wrong. You’re staring at every possible problem you can think of. This leads to fear which leads to indecision, causing you to either freeze or run from the idea altogether. This keeps you stuck in your current situation and eventually falling behind as others pass you by. Before you know it, you’ve gone from generating a good living to not being able to pay your bills. And it all started with that little nagging thought in your head called worry.

The truth is worry...

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Learning Your Lessons

growth Aug 28, 2017

You want more from your life and that is fantastic! You’ll never feel more alive and engaged in the moment than when you’re pushing yourself to grow. Lessons are a natural part of that growth and are there to help you BE more in order to HAVE more. The funny this is, no one is exempt from these lessons, especially those that are trying to just get by and fly under life’s radar. See, I believe that each and every one of us is put on this earth to travel a lifelong path of learning and enlightenment, helping those around us cope and grow along the way.

Life is awesome because it keeps teaching you the same lesson until you finally get it. When you learn that lesson and grow, there is another lesson on the other side of this one that helps you become more. I recently came across a wonderful concept on these lessons of life that I’d like to share and expound on a bit this morning. This concept is called, “The feather, the...

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Blame Is

growth mindset Aug 21, 2017

Blame is such an insidious word that has destroyed more dreams and relationships than I could possibly count.

Blame is all about finding fault. It’s placing responsibility externally for an event or situation in your life on someone or some circumstance.

Blame is destructive when it’s pointed inward because it beats you up, weakens your resolve, damages your confidence, and makes you feel bad.

Blame is avoiding responsibility, dooming you to repeat this savage cycle over and over again.

Blame is all about finding fault to protect your ego.

Blame is robbing you of the life you want to have.

Blame focuses on the problem and places the source of that problem externally. What this means is that for things to improve something over which you have NO control must change for things to get better.

Blame is a word and an action that you must remove from your life with surgical precision.

Blame is dead! Long live Blame! Take responsibility instead.

Responsibility...

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Feeling Frustrated? Do This!

growth Aug 14, 2017

If you’re starting your day feeling frustrated, nervous, or fearful, you’re not alone. Eighteen percent of the US population (40 million people) are affected by anxiety according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. If you ignore these feelings, they will undermine your confidence and weaken you to the point of paralyzing any forward movement you’d like to see in your life ultimately requiring professional help to overcome them.  The good news is you can kick these feelings to the curb while they’re small with three simple steps.

  1. Stop staring at the problem! When you’re feeling frustrated, anxious, or fearful, it’s because you’re staring at the problem you have in your life. The thing you need to understand is that problems feed on attention. The more attention you give it, the bigger your problem gets. The secret to success when dealing with a problem is that every one of them comes with an opportunity hidden somewhere...
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The Power of Can't

mindset Aug 07, 2017

I hate the word can’t. I didn’t like it when my parents used it, when my teachers used it, when my kids use it, and I don’t like it when you use it. Can’t is a limiting word, it makes your world smaller. It slams the door shut to opportunities right in front of you.

Just because you haven’t been able to achieve a goal or accomplish something doesn’t mean it can’t be done, it means you either aren’t fully committed to your goal or you don’t know how to do it. There’s an enormous difference between “can’t” and “I don’t know how”. One takes potential off the table while the other shows where you need to grow.

To go from “I can’t”  to “I did it!”, follow these four simple steps.

  1. Go all in. Nelson Mandela said, “One cannot be prepared for something while secretly believing it will not...
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Life is Easy

mindset Jul 31, 2017

Who ever told you life was supposed to be easy? Or fair? And yet easy and easier are the main focus of many a day like easy is an entitlement. Looking for the easy way out, wanting to live on easy street, and easy come; easy go. Here’s the thing though, life was never meant to be easy. 

Life is supposed to challenge, teach, and help us to become better. It’s only when we get better at something through growth that a task becomes easier. I guarantee you that anything you see someone doing that looks easy wasn’t when they started. People that look like they’re living on easy street busted their butt to improve themselves, help others, and become successful. But here’s the thing, no one ever truly makes it. There are stories all around us of people from the outside looking in that have it all; that they’ve arrived at success and truly made it. 

You can think of people that seemed to have the world by the scruff and yet fell apart after...

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Are You Babysitting Your Employees?

team Jul 24, 2017

When it comes to your business, do you feel like your primary job is babysitting employees? You know what I mean, where you have to watch them like a hawk, swoop in and fix things regularly, and repeat the same thing over and over again to get them to do something. If you just found yourself saying, “YES!”, then this blog is for you!

The very simple reason you feel this way is because you hired a person to do something. You hire a service advisor to greet customers, take orders, present, and sell. You hire a technician to fix cars. And this is wrong. You don’t hire employees to do things; you hire employees to get you things, to get you results.

See, when you hire an employee, and you’re not getting what you want from them, you start to manage their activity. You’re telling them what to do and when to do it. You see things they’re doing like texting or checking Facebook, and it infuriates you. Not because of what they’re doing but...

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Your Identity

mindset Jul 17, 2017

Where does your identity, your sense of self, come from? If you’re like most, your identity isn’t something you work on; it’s something you accept based on what you’ve been through, what you do, the opinion of others, or that little voice inside you that’s always tearing you down. Think about that for just a moment if you would. How you feel about the most important person in your life is being formed and evolving without your active involvement. I’m divorced. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m a service advisor. I’m a salesperson. I’m inadequate. I’m a failure. And the list goes on. Accepting your identity has to stop if you’re going to live the life you’ve always wanted.

You’ve got to stop letting what’s happened to you become your identity. You have rough spots that you have to navigate through in your life as we all do. These are events in your life, and that’s all. Events that are...

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Your Focus Determines Their Success

team Jul 10, 2017

Over this past weekend, I found out a very nice couple Brenda and I know was splitting up after seven years of marriage. Having been through this event a couple of times in my own life, I’d like to share with you some knowledge I’ve gained over the years and show you how it directly relates to your business and ultimately any long term employee success you hope to have.

Whether it be the great love of your life or your newest employee, your focus in the beginning of your relationship with them is on all the good things that person brings to your life. They can do no wrong and you love that. Then as time goes on, you start to notice things they do that you didn’t see before. Things that frustrate and aggravate you. Holy Cow! They have shortcomings you weren’t aware of previously.

The truth is there’s no such thing as the perfect mate or employee; someone who one hundred percent completes you or your business. I believe the best you can hope for is...

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