Doing or Getting by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today I want to ask you a question. Are you DOING or are you GETTING? You might ask, “Rick, what do you mean by that?” That is a great question. Are you doing all the things on your to-do list or are you stepping back enough to understand what it is you want from those actions? What are the outcomes that you want from taking those actions? What do you want from doing those actions? If you're focused on doing, you are task-oriented and it's just something to check off a checklist. That is the wrong focus. A better approach is to do nothing until you have a clear outcome. Then figure out what tasks are going to help you get that outcome. Work those tasks to make sure you're getting the outcome.
I was talking to a shop owner yesterday who is doing all kinds of different things. I asked the owner what the results he was getting from doing those things. He didn’t know. Let me tell you something....
Dealing with Frustration by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today I want to talk about frustration. Why is this a big deal? Because 44 states are relaxing their “Stay at Home” guidelines. More people are starting to come out. There are a lot of people that are frustrated. There are a lot of people that are angry. There are a lot of people that feel like they have been forced to do things they don't want to do. And you're going to start seeing more and more of them in your shop. You can't go into this thinking it's business as usual. This is still not normal. You’re going to start getting busier. Be very, very intentional here. If nowhere else, please be intentional here.
Frustration levels of some people are higher than they normally are. We're all a little bit on edge. We're ready to get things back to the way they should be. But you know, you're going to have guidelines. Some States that are requiring masks. Some are requiring curbside only. Some are requiring...
What Do Others See by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today is my faith edition. I want to first start off by wishing all the mothers out there a Happy Mother's Day. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn't be here. The questions that I want to start off with this morning is when people look at you, what do they see? We're supposed to be Christians. But, what does that mean? It means something different to each person. To some people it means going to church. To some people it means they believe in Jesus. I think Christianity, being a Christian, goes a lot further than a religion. As I've said before, I don't think God cares about the religion. I don't think there's one set that gets it right and one that gets it wrong. For me, Christianity is about a relationship with Jesus or a relationship with God through Jesus. Jesus showed us what God really was. In the Old Testament, it sounds like there were times when God really got pissed. But if you are really into this and understand...
Moms by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today, in my Family Edition, I want to talk about Moms. Moms are amazing. Let's face it, if it weren’t for your mother, you wouldn't be here, right? I realized there are some people right now that their moms aren't here anymore. But I want to tell you, they're still there. They're still inside. How many of you still hear your mom's voice every day? I am blessed. My mom and dad are still alive. They're getting along in years, but they're still here. I don't get to see my mom as much as I would like. Were down in Virginia, my mom's in Massachusetts. I haven't seen her since January.
Things are a little bit weird right now with all the stay at home orders and things like that. So let me ask you a question. How are you going to make mother's day special? One of the things that my mom and I still do is we make time for a cup of tea over skype. It’s something that I love to do. I realized that there is so much of both my parents...
Confidence by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today we're going to talk about confidence. I’m working with a new client and he has significant self-doubt issues, worthiness issues. His lack of confidence has him saying, “Why are people paying me? I'm not worth that much.” How many of us have felt that before?
Confidence comes from three places. When people talk about being confident, they're talking about being confident in what they're trying to do. When they're working on something new, they want to feel proficient at it. People want to feel good about doing it and they don't want to get started until they have that feeling. But let me tell you. That is the wrong confidence to pursue at this time.
A Great Time to Reset by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Lately, I've been talking to you about how this is a great time to reset. There are a few different reasons why I am saying that.
Grow Through It by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Today I want you to ask yourself a very honest question. Have you been waiting for this to end or have you been looking to grow through it? Do you hear the difference? When you're looking for something to end, you get this “wait and see” mentality. This is where you pull back a little bit and don’t move forward. But I want you to ask yourself, “Am I waiting for this to end? Am I waiting for something to go back to normal? Or am I growing through this? Am I looking at this as the new reality where I will adjust and move forward?”
That’s two vastly different energies. Two vastly different focuses. And I'm going to tell you why I'm asking you these questions. It all comes back to what you believe about this situation. Is it a blessing or is it a curse? Is it doom or is it potential? Every bit of what you do gets filtered through what you believe. What do you believe? Who defines...
You're a Hero Too by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I want to share a video with you today that I think is amazing. It’s Alicia Keys' new song titled “Good Job.”
Go watch the video now and then come back here to read the rest of this.
That was amazing, wasn’t it? I want you to realize that every one of us tends to be inward focused as far as keeping our businesses open and our people working. But, step back and recognize that you are a hero in my eyes. You are on the front line. You are dealing with people from all different walks. You are dealing with people that have emotions that are just in the absolute range. The fact that you are out there every day doing it, helping, keeping people on the road safe in vehicles that are dependable and reliable. You are a hero. I want you to step back and recognize how you are contributing to the greater good.
This isn't just about money. It’s more than...
The Blame Game by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I was watching the news last night and a third of the news program was all about how we're blaming China for the Coronavirus. I started thinking about it and thought that blame is a useless activity. Why? Because it doesn't do anything. What the best you can hope for is someone that'll say, “Yup, it's on me. My bad.” What does that do? It might make you feel better for a moment. But I'll tell you what, you're wasting your energy. You're wasting focus and you're wasting resources. You do not want to worry about the blame game. Guess what? It doesn't matter.
Throughout life, things are going to happen to you that aren't fair. I’ll tell you what on behalf of life, let me apologize now. Because the reality is there's going to be things that happen to you that aren't fair. You can spend your time in a blame situation where you're going to figure out whose fault it is. But I'm telling you it's a waste of time. Nothing gets...
The Quality of Your Questions by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Anybody that's been with me for any length of time knows that I honestly believe that nothing happens to me. It happens for me. And I'd like to give you an example of that. You may not be aware of this, but I am doing the live video this morning on Brenda's iPhone. And the reason is that yesterday I went food shopping for my household and my mother-in-law's household. I had my shopping list on an app in my phone. I laid the phone on top of some groceries in the basket. When I bent down to get something from a lower shelf, my phone fell to the ground. The screen shattered rendering it completely useless.
So, in the beginning it was a little unnerving. I could hear some texts coming through which was probably my wife. I thought that she's going to think I'm not paying attention since I’m not answering her. But I couldn't. I had to wait until I got home. When I did get home, I was a bit upset. But...
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