How to Reach Your New Year’s Resolutions (When You Feel Like Giving Up)

Did you promise yourself you’d do some pretty big things in 2018? Of course you did. Because you’re an entrepreneur, and we know no other way of life, fortunately! And no matter how you feel about the cliche “New Year’s resolutions,” they’re really inevitable in some form. But the holidays have passed and suddenly it’s time to turn all that easily found optimism into reality. We’ve got to sit down and do the work. And it doesn’t take long to realize that doing the work isn’t near as easy, as sexy, as inspiring as making all those glorious plans for a six figure business and a vacation every month lifestyle was. Personally, I found myself with a pit in my stomach, scared, anxious, and doubting through most of New Year’s Day. All this at the mere thought of how much work there was to be done starting the next day. Here’s the Good News If you’re already feeling a little self-doubt about whether you can actually make it all happen, I have good news for you. This doubt and fear is merely your subconscious mind acting the way it’s been programmed to act. Fortunately, and you can change that today.  In today’s video I share with you how I was able to kick my fear to the curb the next day using a simple, back to basics process that should form the structure of your daily work habits. Spend four minutes with the video and ten minutes implementing it in your business, and you’ll be back on track. In fact, you’ll probably find that you’ve underestimated what you can...
Forget New Year, New You. Do This Instead.

Forget New Year, New You. Do This Instead.

In theory, new year resolutions are great. They’re nothing more than goals, which are the lifeblood of a successful entrepreneur. But in reality, new year resolutions suck. Here’s why only 8% of us (at best) keep the “new year, new you” plan we so eagerly embark upon every January 1st. (Next we’ll talk about how to become one of the 8%ers). There are two main reasons the gym is overloaded with people in January and back to normal by February. First, we try to make too many resolutions. Somehow, we expect the completely arbitrary date of January 1 to be the day our life does a total 180. When we wake up on this magical morning, every bad habit we have will be gone, replaced by new productive, healthy, happy habits. But the burden of making all these drastic changes at once becomes too much. And with each small failure to stick to the resolution, our resolve gets weaker, our self-talk turns negative, and we slip into the second reason for failure, which has to do with our subconscious expectation. No matter how bad we tell ourselves this is going to be “my year,” chances are great that your subconscious is singing a whole different tune. Our brain knows that year after year we’ve failed to keep these resolutions. And even worse, our brain knows that IT’S OKAY. It’s completely socially acceptable to fail at your new year resolutions. In fact, I bet many of us would be ostracized in conversation with our friends if we were actually  “that person” who isn’t laughing in February at all their failures....
5 Reasons You’ll Fail in 2014

5 Reasons You’ll Fail in 2014

Happy New Year! I know you want to change some things this year. Probably a lot of things. Hopefully you’re concentrating on how and why you’re going to succeed, not fail. And while that’s usually what I like to talk about too, as 2014 arrives I find myself frustrated for you. Frustrated because every year everyone vows to make these hugely wonderful changes that are going to make the new year the best ever. And yet by February, at the latest, more than 50% of us have lost that list of things we were going to do to become a picture of success in our business, and our life. Look back for a minute at your 2013. Are you where you wanted to be when you set your vision for the year on January 1, 2013? Probably not. Today is the time to make sure 2014 doesn’t suffer the same fate. Which means that you’ve got to do something different. Most people vow to work harder so they can reach their goals, but that’s never what it’s about. If you want different results, you’ve got to stop trying the same old things that haven’t worked. Here are the biggest 5 failure factors I see. 1. Your Goals are Too Big, Too Many, and Too Vague If you’re setting goals and consistently not reaching them, then you’re doing the goal-setting process wrong. And I’m not going to offer you some new fancy pants system guaranteed to help you finally reach your goals. Such a thing does not exist. Here’s one thing I know about goal-setting — there are a thousand “best” ways...

Goal Setting is a Depressing Waste of Time

If this is your honest attitude about goal setting, you are not alone. I’ve been there. More than once. It’s not your fault. (More on that later). But now, we’ve got to change this attitude. And the good news is, we can. I did, and I’ll help you do it. I dove into goal setting head first and full of excitement when I began my personal development journey. I still get a little pit in my stomach when I remember stumbling upon a list of goals in an old notebook, over a year after I made them. It was a list of “stuff” I wanted in my life. Some of it no longer mattered to me. And sadly, none of that supposedly well-thought-out list of things I wanted, had actually come to be. What was suppose to be a life-changing exercise for the better, worked only to drive me farther from what I thought I wanted, and deeper into depression. Why bother making lists of wishes that never come true? Who needs lists full of reminders of what you don’t have? Never one to be denied, I pressed on. Buying every program and plan I could get my hands on that taught the real way to do goal setting. Result? More pages of wishes unfulfilled. I loved the concept of making goals and crossing them off the list in moments of profound satisfaction. But, it just wasn’t happening. So, I quit. I kept my goals rolling around in my head. I kept telling myself I was more resolved than ever to get what I wanted. (Whatever that meant). But writing down...

1 Small Tweak that Gets Big Results in Your Business

I talk to people who aren’t making the money they want in their online business, and aren’t serving the number of people they want to, almost daily. I also regularly talk to those who are making it happen. As a person who’s had a lot of success, and had a lot of struggle, one of the things I focus on is studying entrepreneurs who are extremely successful. The big question I have for those who have lots of clients, and lots of profits, is: What separates you from the entrepreneurs who are trying, but can’t build a profitable business? I’ve never seen or heard answers that show successful entrepreneurs to be smarter, luckier, or full of better ideas than the rest of the world. To the contrary, online business owners who “make it” do so because of the mindset they develop, and the habits they put into practice. In today’s video, I’m going to share with you the one factor that is the essential foundation for any successful business strategy. If you aren’t getting the results you want in your online business, there are likely several things you’ll need to do to change that. But, it all starts with one common ground. I’ll then give you a simple exercise to get you started. Finally, I’ll explain why this process is scientifically proven to give you better results in your life and business than other methods you’ve probably tried in the past. Enjoy the video! Now, here’s the catch. First, most people won’t take time to watch the video. If you did, you’re halfway there. But, second, of those who...

Why a Positive Attitude is Essential to a Positive Bank Balance

Today we’re going to talk about how and why maintaining a positive attitude is essential to building and maintaining a profitable business. Let me start by telling you a story. A few weeks back, my cell phone stopped working. So I found myself spending Saturday evening with what seemed to be half the city, at the cell phone store. And of course with my three kids in tow, who were thrilled. What I encountered at the cell phone store was a surprisingly hostile crowd. I overheard complaints about repair prices, wait times . . . saw customers arguing with each other about who should be standing where, and found myself very inconveniently placed next to a man who was demanding to see camera footage from the store, to prove that he hadn’t been in the store on a day earlier. I still don’t know what that was all about. But, there was nothing particularly bad about my visit to the store. I had to wait a little longer than was convenient, but the store appeared to be fully staffed and appeared to be running as efficiently as it could with the number of people that were in there. The sales associate that was trying to help me was friendly, knowledgeable and took care of my needs. But, as I continued to witness all of this discontent around me, and then as another customer attempted to engage me in her complaining about the wait time she was having, I found myself becoming frustrated and irritable, just like the other people around me were. And I really couldn’t identify any basis...