Worry vs. Concern by Rick White, President 180BIZ
What I want to talk to you about today is WORRY vs. CONCERN and the differences. When you worry about something, you are letting your imagination take control. Worry is like staring at a huge bottomless pit. You begin to blow the situation out of proportion causing causes paralysis. For example, you might thing that because of the virus, you don't have enough cars, you’re not going to make enough money to pay your staff. You’re going to lose your business. Your kids won't love you anymore and your spouse will leave me. That's what we do. We stack stuff up when we worry. We are 100% focused on the problem, 100% focused on the problem.
What happens when we have concern? We step back, see the problem, and go through a process to deal with it. With concern, we see it and deal with it. Let me show you what that looks like. When you have concern, answer these questions for yourself.
Feelings are Feedback by Rick White, President 180BIZ
The first thing I want to do is I want to tell you about a recent conversation that I had with a client. I was checking in on a shop owner and his wife to see how they were doing. They mentioned that things have been tight and they’re not doing very well. This shop’s customer base is mostly dealerships and other shops. And as you can guess right now their businesses way off because of that.
One previously talked to them about getting out there with Facebook videos and expand their customer base using different strategies. They can expand their audience, their reach. The owner’s wife has posted a few videos on Facebook. But, when I looked on their page, they haven't done much of anything lately. I asked what was going on with their outreach and videos. She replied that they cut back on staff and didn’t have the time. And when she did have time, she told me that she didn’t feel like it.
Number one, not...
You Create Your Day by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I want to talk to you about seizing the day. It's easy to go into the future and see this as, if you can pardon my French, a real shit show right now and I get it. There's a lot of stuff going on. Things are different. It's uncomfortable. I believe it's our nature to pull back. What I want to talk to you about today is the delusion that you're going to go into the day half-heartedly and end up with something amazing on the other end. It does not happen. You cannot go in half-hearted. You cannot dial your day in, call it in from the bed and expect amazing results. You must be all in. And this is a decision that you must make every moment of every day, especially in times like these. It’s because everything on the outside is going to push you down. Everything on the outside is going to be telling you to slow down, it's not worth it. But I am telling you right now, some shops are thriving. They are pushing through this. They are...
Just Listen by Rick White, President 180BIZ
What I want to talk to you about is this is our faith edition. Please remember, I am not a preacher. I'm not ordained, although Sandy has tried to talk me into it. I don't even play a preacher on TV. This is just stuff that has touched me that I'd like to share with you and hopefully put a positive spin on everything we're going through right now. So, one of the things that I really love is this time of year it's Easter season.
The last thing that Jesus said on the cross was “It is finished.” He had completed the work, he had fulfilled the prophecies. Before Jesus you could not go directly to God. You had to have a priest in between you and God. You had to have an intermediary, someone that would intercede on your behalf. So, you never had a direct relationship with God. This is one of the most amazing things to me, and it brings a tear to my eye every time I think about it. When Jesus said, “It is finished,” the...
Neighbors by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I want to talk to you today, as part of my Family Edition, about your neighbors and the divided nature of our country. I want to talk to you about how we're becoming polarized as to right and wrong, dumb and smart, etc.
Depending upon who you listen to, there's about 11 million bits of data coming into our brain every second. And we're able to consciously be aware of only 500,000 bits. Think about that for a second. There's 11 million bits of data coming into our brains and we are only capable of consciously processing 500,000.
What doesn't change is the disparity. If our minds were completely conscious of everything that was around us, we would go insane. So, we have this device in our brain called the Reticular Activating system or RA for short. The RA filters data. It filters data out based on what's important to us. For example, when I bought my Dodge truck, I saw Dodge trucks everywhere. I just didn't pay attention to them before....
Scoring Your Actions by Rick White, President 180BIZ
We've been talking about action and what I really want to talk about today is how we score our actions. Every one of us has a ruler. We don’t just take action. When we have a destination that we're moving toward we need a ruler to measure progress. And the problem that I see with this all the time, it's a zero sum game.
I’ll explain to you what happens. Let's say your goal is 2.5 hours per ticket of labor and you fall short of it. That's a negative, right? It's a minus sign. That's how you score it. It was a loss. And it just brings us down a very negative rabbit hole, doesn't it? So anytime we don't achieve what we're going for, you know, the target, you give yourself a negative score. And it kicks your butt. It lowers your self-esteem. It lowers your confidence. It lowers your belief in your ability to meet your goals. And it makes it harder to get up the next morning and be excited about losing again.
React, Recover, Respond by Rick White, President 180BIZ
I've been talking the last couple of days about actions and where they're coming from. Your actions are coming from either a place of scarcity or opportunity. I talked about how to see which by the number of options you see and getting stuck in the planning stage and the desire to be perfect before acting. Now let’s talk about why we get stuck there.
We mostly get stuck in the planning stage because of fear. We tell ourselves we're not ready. As children, it was okay to fail, like trying to walk and trying to ride a bike. We fell but got right back up and tried again. As adults, it doesn't work that way any longer. Can you imagine a toddler sitting in crawling until they completely figured out how they could walk perfectly and never fall? It's not possible. As adults, we want perfection out of fear.
I learned this lesson from Mel Robbins and Coach Jennie. They said that perfectionism isn't the desire to do something...
Actions Part 2 by Rick White, President 180BIZ
What are we going to talk about today? That is a great question. I'm actually going to continue a talk that I had from two days ago. If you'll remember, we talked about actions. When I talked to you the other day about action, I asked you to step back and realize where the decisions and the need for action was coming from. In other words, was it coming from a place of fear, scarcity, a loss, or was it coming from a place of growth moving forward?
It's important that you don't make decisions and take action when you're in a valley. Remember, that's what I said. When you're in a valley, don't take action. When you're in a valley, your job is to get out of the valley. Don’t make decisions emotionally. The easiest way to tell whether you are making a decision or looking to take action from an emotional place or a logical place from your heart is the number of options you have. Remember this.
Blessings by Rick White, President 180BIZ
In the last episode, I asked you to think through what blessings and lessons learned I truly believe that of every obstacle and everything we confront, there is a seed of opportunity if we're willing to look for it. So, I wrote, believe it or not, without even trying hard, I wrote down 12 things I thought of as blessings, opportunities that have come from this virus. One thing that is a blessing to me is that everything that I can control is internal. I can’t control external things. I can only influence them. So, for me, the first thing that I learned clearly is what I can control.
The second thing hammered home the power of questions because the questions I asked myself are what create my focus. They create the meaning I give things. So if I want to have a better day, if I want to have more control over my day, I've got to ask myself better questions. That's my first thing, was being able to control,...
Actions by Rick White, President 180BIZ
Up to this point, we've talked about how important your beliefs are and how your beliefs form the decisions you make based on the information you take in. Now I want to talk about action. Nothing happens until you take action. Nothing goes on until you take action. Action is very important. You should never leave the site of a decision without taking immediate action. That's important. When you make a decision and then you take action right afterward you are starting momentum. Momentum is where it's really hard to get started, but if you stay with it until things start to roll a lot easier. The reason why we want to get that action right after the decision, number one is to start the momentum cycle. Number two, it reinforces the decision in your psychology. It gives you a small win. Remember we talked about how you need to set yourself up with small wins every day so that you get up.
Success is 80% psychology, 5% plan, 15%...
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