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Daily Dose Episode 31

 

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.

  • If you only have one option,...
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Daily Dose Episode 30

 

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,...

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Daily Dose Episode 29

 

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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Daily Dose Episode 28 (Faith Edition)

 

Easter by Rick White, President 180BIZ

For Christians, Today is probably the most important day in our calendar. I believe Christmas celebrates the promise.  It celebrates the gift. But I think on Easter, we celebrate the promise, the hope, the belief that Jesus died on the cross for our sins and for all the time that throughout the year that we could have been suffering through this virus. I think it is so appropriate to have it on Easter week and here's why. Then you can draw so many similarities between what the disciples, what the apostles went through and what we're going through. In other words, the Jewish people thought the Messiah was coming to liberate them.  The Messiah would bring them out of bondage from the Roman empire.

There was a lot of misunderstanding. So they kept thinking that Jesus was going to overthrow Caesar or at least get him out of Israel. And they were very confused. Now at Palm Sunday, last Sunday, when everybody was saying Hosanna, Hosanna,...

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Daily Dose Episode 27 (Family Edition)

 

Friends by Rick White, President 180BIZ

This is just unbelievable. Tomorrow is going to be four weeks of doing this. And I am committed to staying here and being with you every single day just to give you a little shot in the arm to help you guard your mind, your most precious object You must keep your guard up for what's going into your head. Whatever comes in through your eyes and your ears tends to come out through your mouth and our feet, through your words and actions.

So today is the family edition and I want to talk about friends. If we're social distancing as we should be, it's easy to feel isolated, but there are some things you can do to fix that. My wife and I have done some different things with our grandkids. We either use FaceTime or Duo, which is a Google app, on our phones.  I also use Skype sometimes with my grandkids so that I can see them and talk to them. We read stories and play games with them using an app called House Party. You can get a whole bunch of...

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Daily Dose Episode 26

 

Courage by Rick White, President 180BIZ

I want to talk to you about today is Courage. It takes courage every morning to get up out of bed when we're dealing with as much uncertainty as we've been dealing with. The reality is as business owners, we are pretty used to some level of uncertainty in our lives because we deal with it every day. But when we get something like this virus or the economy in 2008 or for those of us that were around in 2001 with the world trade centers on 9/11 that is more uncertainty than we're used to seeing. It takes courage to get out of bed. It takes courage to get moving. It takes courage to move forward.

I'm not going to be the first one to say this, but I want you to hear it. Courage is not action in the absence of fear.  Courage is action in the spite of fear. Every one of us has that little voice inside that could stop us from getting what we want because it’s there to protect and keep us safe. Now we all know that the comfort zone is...

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Daily Dose Episode 25

 

Communicating by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Today, I’ll talk about communicating. Here's what tends to happen if you start to get stressed out.

  • You get worried
  • You get nervous
  • All you see are challenges
  • You withdraw
  • You get self-reflective

All of this combined puts you into “Just do it” mode. But… while you're busy doing it, everyone around you is freaking out and nervous.  Understand that for all the noise that the news is creating, you need to communicate a message above that. Talk to your team. Talk to your customers. Talk to your community more than the news is talking to them.

Get out there with a consistent message.  And I don’t mean say it once; you must say it every day.  People need to hear reassurance.  They need to see calm. They need to see somebody with a picture of a future that's close by and has hope. You will never be able to communicate too much. Once is not enough. Do it over and over and over and over...

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Daily Dose Episode 24

 

Are You Unemployed? by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Are you unemployed? That's the question for today. There are a lot of shop owners going around right now really stressed out and wishing they didn't have their business. They think it's too much pressure. So, I’ll ask you again. Are you feeling like you're unemployed? Are you treating your day, your job, your position, like you're unemployed?

Years ago, I worked at a gas station and it wasn't a pleasant experience.  I never knew what the owner was thinking, and I just didn't feel safe and secure there. That’s what drove me to become the captain of my own ship. I bought a business so I could be my own boss. You know something?  What really made a difference for me was that I was the captain. Do you know how many people right now aren't working? And it wasn't their choice not to work. It was somebody else who made that choice. And that's what I love about owning my own business. That's what I love about being an...

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Daily Dose Episode 23

 

What Leaders Bring by Rick White, President 180BIZ

Yesterday I talked to you about creating your own economy by not letting situations, circumstances and events dictate what's going on your economy. It occupies six inches of real estate right here between your ears. Now mine, it might be eight inches. I'm kind of a fat head. But part of creating your own economy is about being that bright light in your market.  I have clients are doing just that and they're getting busier. Shops are starting to close up around them and they're getting busier. I want you to be one of those shops.

Understand what you need to do.  You need to be a leader. A leader needs to bring three things to the table.

  1. Certainty.  You need to bring a sense of calmness and reassurance to the people around you. That, in itself, will attract people to you.  Why? Because there's a lot of uncertainty surrounding everyone right now.  Being that quiet in the storm, that lighthouse that is going to...
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Daily Dose Episode 22

 

The Economy by Rick White, 180BIZ

Today, I want to talk about the economy. I don't believe the economy is an external thing. I want to change that from the economy to your economy. Your economy occupies about six inches of real estate, you know, that space between your ears. That is your economy. There's a whole bunch of people in this country right now that have seen our economy change. It is dynamically different than it's been before. I see this like a door closing the way the things were. This is your tip for the day. I'm not giving you a tip at the end. This is the tip. There are too many people staring at the closed door waiting for it to open again. You can't do that. When you stare at the closed door, you're the victim. When you stare at the door, you're waiting for things to go back to the way it was before. It isn't going to happen.

Could we have a resurgence in our economy? Yes, I believe we will. I believe it's going to be quicker than the others. I listened to one lady...

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