Look at where you are right now in your business, your job, with your family and everything around you. What’s different from a year ago? Six months ago? A month ago? Or even a week ago?
Were you ready for what COVID-19/Corona Virus has done to our daily lives?
The thing is, it doesn’t matter what is going on. How good or bad the economy is. How well your business is doing, how well your clients are doing or anything else. It can all change in a blink of an eye.
There are a lot of things right now that are not in our control, but there are also a lot of things we do still have control over. How you emerge from all of this depends on what you are doing right now.
For this reason I am developing a New Video Training Series to help you have the right tools and mindset for whatever you need to do to come out of this successfully.
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The best athletes in the day, the Gretzky’s, the Michael Jordan’s, they all had a coach. Still to this day, the best have coaches. Because the coach can see what you can’t see.
Many of the most well known and successful people, from Oprah Winfrey to Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio to Hugh Jackman all worked extensively with a coach. When people who have never had a coach before first talk to me about coaching, the beginning of the conversation typically sounds something like this:
“I feel like I need a coach, but I really don’t know. What would a coach do for me?”
I was recently at a Tony Robbins UPW (Unleash the Power Within) event where Tony said, “Everybody needs a coach or a mentor. Someone that is not a close friend and will be direct and honest.”
Eric Schmidt, chairman of Alphabet (former CEO of Google) said: “everyone needs a coach.”
Obviously, not everyone is going to go out and hire a coach. Would they benefit from it if they did hire a god coach? Absolutely.
But my guess is that if you are reading this, you’re not just part of the “everyone” crowd. My guess is that you belong to the group of people that know that you are responsible for your own life and there are always opportunities for growth and improvement.
Whatever your situation, you don’t have to settle for the life you are living, it’s possible to achieve more.
What I won’t show you in this article is how a coach will solve all of your problems for you. A coach won’t achieve your goals, save your marriage, get you into shape, make your company successful, or make you rich. There are many things that a coach is able to do to help you do all of those things, but you are still one that will need to do them.
What I will do in this article is show you some of the things that a coach will help you with that can bring more joy, success, and achievement into your life. I’ll show you that if you want to have more success in your life, a coach will be a great investment in yourself.
Coaching is one of the most valuable tools in the world. A coach has a different perspective and can see some things that you can’t see because they are looking from the outside
One of the most common things that I hear when someone tells me that they need a coach is that they need someone to hold them accountable. This is why Tony Robbins says that you need a coach or mentor that is not a close friend or family member. A coach isn’t there to be your friend. A coach is there to produce results. You need a coach that will hold you to your word and keep you accountable.
A coach is focused on helping you to create lasting results. She will hold you accountable to achieve your desired results.
But you can’t be accountable if you don’t know where you are or where you are going. That’s why it’s important to have clarity.
Do you have a coach? If not, you could be limiting your career success.
“Think of a ship with the complete voyage mapped out and planned. The captain and crew know exactly where the ship is going and how long it will take – it has a definite goal. And 9,999 times out of 10,000, it will get there.
Now let’s take another ship – just like the first – only let’s not put a crew on it, or a captain at the helm. Let’s give it no aiming point, no goal, and no destination. We just start the engines and let it go.i think you’ll agree that if it gets out of the harbor at all, it will either sink or wind up on some deserted beach – a derelict. It can’t go anyplace because it has no destination and no guidance.”
A coach will help you to gain clarity in your goals and what you need to do to achieve them. A coach will help you to gain clarity in all areas of your life and in your decision making. Without clarity, you’re no different than the ship without a crew and captain, with no aiming pint, no goal, and no destination.
However, you can have all the clarity in the world and if you don’t believe you can do it, you won’t. You have to have the right mindset to reach your desired destination.
Master your mindset and you’ll master your life.
I believe that this is the most important aspect of coaching. Without the proper mindset, you will fail at all of the other points I’ve listed here.
Many people live their lives controlled by their limiting beliefs that tell them why they can’t achieve their dreams. Why they can’t reach their goals. Why they can’t… Why they can’t…
A good coach is able to help you to develop a powerful mindset that allows you to have faith in your goals and plans. A powerful mindset allows you to build your self-confidence. As your confidence increases, your momentum cycle spirals upwards bringing you more great results.
Having the right mindset allows you to believe.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.
A coach is there to push you. Without action, the perfect plan won’t succeed. The captain and crew can know exactly where they are going and have all the tools, but if they never leave the harbor, they will never get to their desired destination. A good coach will push you to step out of your comfort zone on a regular basis. The more often you are forced to step out of your comfort zone, the larger that comfort zone becomes.
Every day that you take intentional actions, you’ll get closer to your goals.
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In 2005 I founded a company called Kodiak Mountain Stone. I wish that I could say that I have ran it absolutely perfectly since then, but I haven’t. I’ve had a number of learning experiences over the past 15 years. If you were to start that same business today, how valuable would my knowledge and experience be to you? How much time and money could you save by having that knowledge?
Your coach may not be in your same industry, but a coach with a diverse background and a lot of experience will save you time, money, and likely a lot of pain. They will also add an outside, fresh perspective that can open your eyes and mind to opportunities that had not yet occurred to you.
In 2008, in the middle of a recession that was reaping havoc on our industry I was considering a number of different options to pivot our company. But none of them seemed to fit exactly what I was hoping for. But in the middle of it all I had the opportunity to take part in a conference which I sat at a table with a lady who owned a scrapbooking company. As she shared a story about a pivot she had made with her company, it occurred to me that I could do something very similar with my stone company. I would have never thought that I would get ideas from a scrapbook company to implement into my stone company, but it worked.
This is a benefit a coach brings as an outside set of eyes to your life and business. They will see things from their own perspective and be able to give you options you may have never thought of.
Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.
A coach can help you to achieve your goals quicker than you will do it on your own.
Whether you’re working on your business, your life, your relationships, or something else, a good coach will be a smart investment.
Studies conducted by the International Coaching Federation on the effectiveness of life coaching showed 99% of the people they interviewed saw their experience working with a life coach as rewarding, while 96% stated they would do it again. Moreover, 65% said working with a coach helped improve their performance at work, and 80% said it helped improve their self-confidence.
If you want to reach and even exceed your biggest dreams and goals faster than you thought possible, take a look at the coaching packages we offer to see which is the best fit for you. He can find my High Achievers Coaching Programs HERE
I’ve created a “Mindset Questions” worksheet. If you follow this daily, you’ll see amazing results quickly!
Every day, our thoughts matter. The things we think about become our reality.
I’ve spent a lot of time this past year talking and writing about goals, habits, personal development, mindset, and anything closely related to any of these topics.
Our daily habits have an incredible impact on our lives in both the short, and long-term. Our habits shape our lives and if we are intentional with our habits, they can bring us a lot of joy and success.
The difference between successful people is often in their habits. Successful people do the things that unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.
Many success habits are simple to do. But the problem, as Jeff Olsen says, “things that are easy to do, are also easy not to do.”
I strongly suggest you read the article. You will gain a better understanding of my ideas with Mindset Questions and can get the morning and evening Mindset Questions that I suggest using.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.
With everything I have been talking about in my articles, podcasts, and coaching I’ve explained the simple disciplines that can be adopted to help you develop a powerful mindset that will lead you to success.
I am finally excited to start to share my Mindset Journal with those who would like to implement these daily success strategies into their own lives.
Goal Setting – Follow the system (From my Free Momentum Series) that will help you to develop a clear vision of your goals, develop a path to achieve them, and most importantly discover your true ‘WHY’ behind each goal.
Scheduling – This journal allows you to properly plan and schedule your time. One of the most important habits you can develop with your scheduling is Blocking Time. Learn more about this topic in episode 013 of my Daily Success Strategies podcast HERE.
Journaling – Journaling is a powerful tool to bring out your ideas and creativity. There are a number of easy to use journaling tools in my Mindset Journal. It begins with your Morning Journal [Create Your Life – write, design, and create your future…]. Evening Journal to reflect on your day, the things you’ve learned, and the thoughts you’ve had. Daily History – a brief history of the activities from the day. Weekly History – a time to review and note the most important things from your Daily History that week. Monthly History – a review and history of the most important things from your Weekly History journal entires. Annual History – this is an opportunity to review your Monthly History journal entries and recap the year.
Outcomes/Tasks/Top Priorities – Outcomes are more important than activities. Each morning you begin by reviewing your tasks and top priorities and then stating the outcome you are committed to achieve that day.
Mindset Questions – The day begins with your Morning Mindset Questions and ends with your Evening Mindset Questions.
Note Pages – In developing this journal, at times I was using three different journals to accomplish all of the things above. By including everything above and also having pages every day for my notes, I have brought everything together into one single journal.
As of now, the Mindset Journal is available as a PDF download. For myself, I print it and have it coil bound and it has worked great. In the future it will be developed into a fully bound journal, but as more and more people use it I plan to make changes to make it as useful as possible.
If you decide to give it a try, I’m confident it will help you develop success habits that will make a difference in your life. I want to hear from you. What do you like? What would you like to see changed with the layout, or anything else? How has it impacted your life?
Email me at email@example.com with your feedback
By age 17, Tiago had founded his first company, growing from zero to 700.000 followers in two years. At 19, he sold it and began traveling the world. After five and a half months backpacking, he moved back to his home country Brazil and after a few business attempts, got clear on his values and started a coaching practice.
He has received coaching from some of the top coaches in the world, and now helps entrepreneurs, leaders and coaches who want to create a big impact in the world. They are ambitious, and want to use wealth creation and business building as a way to get connected with their loving and powerful version of themselves.
Tiago now resides in Florianópolis, Brazil, and helps clients from all over the world design their business to support a lifestyle of ease, fun and profitability.
About Denise Griffitts and Your Partner In Success Radio:
Denise Griffitts, ‘Your Partner In Success™’ is a happy nerd in stilettos who works from her beautifully appointed home office with the enthusiastic assistance of her feline office assistants and one woefully outnumbered dog, Abbey Rose. A long-time online business creator and marketer, online business manager, and web developer, Denise is also the host of the very popular podcast called Your Partner In Success Radio which has been identified as one of the best business podcasts you need to be listening to now on INC. com
About This Episode:
Jeff’s direct experience has been focused on leadership and marketing in banking, finance, manufacturing, retail and real estate. Coaching and consulting has allowed him to expand his experience through many different businesses and industries.
In 2005 he co-founded and continues to run Kodiak Mountain Stone. Over time their focus has shifted from manufacturing to product supply and distribution. They supply masonry products to the building industry in Canada and the U.S.
As a coach and marketing strategist, his goal is straight forward… to help serious business owners get more clients, close more sales and start marketing more effectively. He also focused on the importance of the proper mindset to allow entrepreneurs to take both themselves and their business to the next level. In this conversation, Jeff will share how a career as a professional rodeo cowboy and bank manager got him into the business of making stone, and how that turned into coaching.
Nick is the President/Founder of Caliente Pizza & Draft House. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, he opened his first location in fall of 2012 and has grown quickly to his 5 current locations. He started in the industry as a delivery driver in 1996 and fell in love with the team atmosphere and high energy that the pizza business provides. He worked his way through many levels of corporate chain Pizza Company’s always having his eye set on opening his own independent stores. He learned corporate structures and procedures and business financial systems that have helped him to build his company very fast. Nick loves the freedom an independent operation provides for company decision making. He is a motivating leader and team builder and has grown his company to over 200 employees through leading by example. Caliente and his team members have won numerous awards in the industry including World Championships at the Pizza Expo in 2016, 2017 & 2018 and The Best American Pizza at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy in April of 2019. He is also a part of the International Pizza Expo’s family of speakers.
Nick was successful in bringing together pizza and craft beer within his company. Each of his restaurants boast over 20 taps and a bottle selection of over 150 beers. His stores specialize in hard to source craft beers from across the country and around the world. He has also taken a unique approach to craft beer by setting up collaboration brew’s with brewery’s. Nick and his team go to brewery’s where they brew special recipe beers to be served at his locations. He has collaborated with local breweries and world class breweries across the country.
Nick believes in giving back to the industry and entrepreneurs alike. He wrote his first book “The Pizza Equation” in March of 2019. The outpouring success of the book led to Nick wanting to spread his knowledge even more by starting his weekly podcast “The Business Equation.”
Nick’s goals in the Pizza Industry continue to be met by being committed to excellence with focus and positive vibes. His wife Angie has been his biggest supporter and proud to be a Pizza Wife for Life. His teen aged kids have grown up in the industry and have taken a keen interest in the business. When not in the grind and every day hustle that he craves, he enjoys good quality fun and relaxing with his family.
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For the past couple of weeks in our Inner Circle Mastermind calls, we have been discussing the book, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. These have been some incredible discussions as members of our mastermind group who range from entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, executives, and students discuss how these principles are applicable to them in their own ways.
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As I began my studies of Napoleon Hill’s second principle, Faith, I found these notes I had previously made. They outline the 13 Principles from Think and Grow Rich and include many inspiring and motivational quotes from the author, Napoleon Hill. I want to share them here for others to be able to reference and use.
13 Principles of Think & Grow Rich
The well-known and best selling book by Napoleon Hill is a classic that contains lessons for anyone who wants to find their purpose in life.
If you are searching for success, or you’re just feeling like life should be better than this, you have to read Think and Grow Rich. (1937)
For most of us, this is a book that needs to be read, reread and then read some more until the secrets and principles have become a part of us.
I first read this book in January 2004 and since then have reread and listened to it a number of times each year since. I continue to learn more from it each and every time I read it or listen to it.
“In every chapter of this book, mention has been made of the money-making/success secret which has made fortunes for hundreds of exceedingly wealthy men whom I have carefully analyzed over a long period of years.
The secret to which I refer has been mentioned no fewer than a hundred times throughout this book. It has not been directly named, for it seems to work more successfully when it is merely uncovered and left in sight, where those who are ready, and searching for it, may pick it up.
A peculiar thing abut this secret is that those who once acquire it and use it, find themselves literally swept on to success.”
Summary Of The 13 Principles
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.
First Principle: Desire
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowlege
For anyone to be successful, it is crucial that there exist in them the desire to be great or at least better than their current state
Desire drives motivation to take action, wishing won’t make it so
Deep, burning desire means your focus will be on what you are wanting
Desire will help you feel and believe you can obtain what it is you want
“If you truly desire something so keenly that your desire is an obsession, you will have no difficulty in convincing yourself that you will acquire it. The object is to want something, and to become so determined to have it that you convince yourself you will have it.”
Desire will catapult you into the actions that bring results
Desire pushes you out of your comfort zone because you will not sit idly without doing everything possible to attain the object of your desire
“No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not more hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”
No more effort is required to aim high in life, to demand abundance and prosperity, than is required to accept misery and poverty
Second Principle: Faith
Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is bd with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer.
“Faith is the head chemist of the mind. When faith is blended with thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence…”
For a desire to come true, you must have faith that it is possible and that it will come true
When you truly have faith in a desire and believe it will come true, it starts manifesting into its physical self
“Your belief, or faith, is the element which determines the action of your subconscious mind.”
“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to one’s self whether the statement is true or false.”
Our beliefs hold so much power that they almost always come true, so if you want a desire to become real, believe in it and have faith that it will come true.
You have to truly believe that you deserve what you desire
Third Principle: Auto Suggestion
Every adversity, every failure and every heartache carries with it the seed of an equivalent or a greater benefit.
“Through the dominating thoughts with one permits to remain in the conscious mind, (whether these thoughts be negative or positive is immaterial), the principle of autosuggestion voluntarily reaches the subconscious mind and influences it with these thoughts.”
“Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend, very largely, upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession”
“The subconscious mind takes any orders given it in a spirit of absolutions faith, and acts upon those orders, although the orders often have to be presented over and over again, through repetition, before they are interpreted by the subconscious mind.”
“Man may become the master of himself, and of his environment, because he has the power to influence his own subconscious mind.”
Fourth Principle: Specialized Knowledge
Anything acquired without effort, and without cost is generally unappreciated, often discredited.
If acquiring knowledge ensured success, professors lead the Forbes 400 list, while dropouts like Bill Gates would not be worth $106 Billion
Just having knowledge does not make one intelligent or successful
It’s not acquiring knowledge, but using it that makes one successful
The correct use of specialized knowledge can make one successful which is why instead of focusing on gaining knowledge, focus on the knowledge that will make your desires come true and help you achieve success
“Successful men, in all callings, never stop acquiring specialized knowledge related to their major purpose, business, or profession.”
Firth Principle: Imagination
Man can create anything which he can imagine
“…man can create anything which he can imagine”
“Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in his development and use of his imagination.”
Imagination can prove powerful if used for the right purpose instead of just using it for entertainment.
Everything begins in the mind – horseless carriage, light bulb, iPhone
Sixth Principle: Organized Planning
Success requires no explanations. Failure permits no alibis.
“The most intelligent man living cannot succeed…without plans which are practical and workable.”
In order to succeed, you need a concrete plan to achieve what you desire
Plans => Goals
Seventh Principle: Decision
Tell the world what you intend to do, but first show it.
Must believe strongly in your decisions
“If you are influenced by the opinions of others, you will have no desire of your own.”
“This who reach decisions promptly and definitely, know what they want, and generally get it.”
“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”
“Definiteness of decision always requires courage, sometimes very great courage.”
Eighth Principle: Persistence
If one does not possess persistence, one does not achieve noteworthy success in any calling
Many people fail at their first attempt
Some quit at this point while others continue and may still fail on their 100th attempt
Lack of persistence is one of the major causes of failure – quite
Desire => you want it and you will do anything and spend as much time as possible to make it a reality
Ninth Principle: Power of the Master Mind
Happiness is found in Doing, not merely in Possessing.
“No two minds ever come together without, thereby, creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”
Surround with like-minded, success focused people who want to reach their goals, will help you reach yours (vs lazy)
Tenth Principle: Transmutation
When any negative emotion presents itself in one’s mind, it can be transmuted into a positive, or constructive emotion, by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.
Strong energy within us that can be used to attract those we have an interest in
Tone of voice
Posture and carriage of the body
Eleventh Principle: The Subconscious Mind
Anybody can wish for riches, and most people do, but only a few know that a definite plan, plus a burning desire for wealth, are the only dependable means of accumulating wealth.
“You cannot entirely control your subconscious mind, but you can voluntarily hand over to it any plan, desire, or purpose which you wish transformed into concrete form.”
Often, we truly want something but are limited by our beliefs that we cannot make it a reality
We can control our subconscious mind by controlling and quieting our conscious mind and instilling the beliefs we want to see reflected in our lives
In simple words, our subconscious is the real mastermind that decides what will and will not manifest in our lives
Twelfth Principle: The Brain
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Creativity spikes, our subconscious mind reaches a state where it can be programmed comparatively easily which is why we need to be involved in creative tasks that help us get into the right state of mind
When we repeat affirmations in our conscious mind while allowing ourselves to reach this state of mind through creative visualizations or imaginations, the pricutres in our conscious mind are perceived as reality by our subconscious mind
Simple: When we visualize something, our subconscious mind cannot differentiate between the scheme being a figment of our imagination or actual reality
Final Principle: The Sixth Sense
All men have become what they are because of their dominating thoughts and desires.
Jeff Heggie Daily Success Strategies Podcast – Episode 100!
I’m excited to release my 100th episode of Daily Success Strategies! It has been a great experience sharing my thoughts and strategies with you on a daily basis. I’m thankful for the support and hope that you have been able to improve and grow from the things that I have shared.
Hey, Jeff Heggie Daily Success Strategies. Thanks for being with me. I want to thank you for all the support and the feedback and everything I’ve been getting. This is episode 100, pretty awesome. I’m excited to be at this point and just really want to thank you for being on this journey with me. I want to ask you a favor right now, help me out and share this with at least one person today. I would really appreciate that. I could use that support, but I hope you’ve been getting a lot out of these and I’ve been adding value and I can continue to do so going forward. I was thinking about it over the last couple of days. What do I want to talk about in episode 100? And I decided a lot of my focus right now has been putting effort into my upcoming course, which is focusing on mindset, Mindset Secrets.
And so I thought, you know, I’m just going to go with that. And I’m including a few things and thoughts because in our Inner Circle Mastermind, we’re also going through the book Think and Grow Rich. So I’ve put a few things together that I want to share some thoughts from Napoleon Hill, some thoughts on Mindset Secrets. And I just want to start with that. And so there’s a couple of things that I want to share with you to begin with. For one, the Mindset Secret course is coming out really soon. If you want to jump on it right now, you can, preregister at a discounted rate and that is at mindset.jeffheggie.com. But I also just published that next Thursday, September 3rd, at 5:00 PM mountain standard time, I’m going to be holding a mastermind training on mindset secrets, and I’ll put the link in the show notes, but you can get it at app.mastermind.com/masterminds/5040
So app.mastermind.com/masterminds/5040, but love to have you register for that as well. It’s going to be a great training. I’m really looking forward to it, but I want to talk about two particular things that are going to be included in my course. And one is goals and the other is vision. Starting off with goals. I want to read a quote from Napoleon Hill, “one must possess to win a definite of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants and a burning desire to possess it.” So we need to be very clear on what our goals are and not generalize about them. We need to be specific and clear, and then we also need to know what our true “WHY” is behind that goal. Why do we really want to achieve that goal and not on a surface level, we need to dig down deep and you guys that you, if you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve heard me talk about it, go to http://www.JeffHeggie.com Get my Momentum Series for free, and it will walk you through those steps and it will help you to figure out those things, because really it’s hard to be on a path, not knowing where you’re going.
You’ve got to know exactly where you want to end up and what you want to accomplish and achieve to be able to get there. So setting your goals is a huge deal, and we need to put a lot of time and effort into that. So the next part, talking about vision, and I think this really ties into developing the right mindset. And I want to quote Napoleon Hill again. He says “truly thoughts are things and powerful things at that, that when they are mixed with definitive purpose, persistence, and a burning desire for their trends, translation into riches or other material objects.” So I want you to think how powerful thoughts are. Have you ever told a lie? And you’ve had to continue to tell that lie because of who you’ve told it to or whatever. Pretty soon you start believing that what we tell ourselves, whether subconsciously or consciously out loud, or just in our minds, we start to believe it.
And then again, Napoleon Hill, the dominating thoughts of your mind will eventually reproduce themselves into outward physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. No, the things that we allow to occupy our mind are who we become. They’re what we become. So that’s why on, in my other courses and different things I’ve done, I’ve talked about self-talk and your habitual questions and your mindset questions, go to www.JeffHeggie.com/mindset And read about the mindset, questions, and the impact that has on your thoughts and the outcomes and everything you do. But you know, the things that we visualize and the things that we feed our mind will create our outcomes. And so sticking with Think and Grow Rich with Napoleon Hill. I want to read a part, his six steps for your desires to be transmitted into reality. And I paraphrase this a bit, so it’s not specifically on money, but you can use this on all your goals.
And this is from, his the second chapter on desire. He says, wishing will not bring riches, but desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession. We’ve talked about obsession and other episodes, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches and backing those plans with persistence, which does not recognize failure will bring riches. And so he’s got six steps here, (1) fix in your mind, the exact goal that you desire. You’ve got to know what your goals are (2) determine exactly what you intend to give in return for that goal, that you desire, (3) establish a definite date. When you intend to accomplish this desire (4) create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not to put his plan into action (5) Write a Clear, concise statement of the goal you intend to achieve name the time limit to achieve it, state what you intend to give in return and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to do it.
And (6) read your written statement aloud twice daily. Now this is something I strongly encourage you to follow this and give it a shot, give it a shot for a month and see what kind of things you come up with. But I’ve also talked previously about using your visualization. I often use the time right before you’re falling asleep, put yourself in a position to visualize your goals and your dreams and the things that you really desire. Neville Goddard said, “don’t use imagination as an onlooker, but as a participant.” So when you’re visualizing, don’t do it as if you’re watching a TV show or watching something, play out, put yourself in the vision and really imagine it. And when you go to bed at night, spend some time going through that and seeing you achieve those goals. I really am excited about this course that I’m releasing on mindset, because some of these things that we, as we begin to understand them and understand the power that they have in them can bring amazing results.
And I’m exciting in this course, being able to share some examples and different stories of people that have done this, and it’s not, it’s not just something that is talked about and doesn’t happen. It’s real. And, you know, we talked in other episodes about our RAS, your reticular activating system, and how all that plays in, you know, when you start to spend your time visualizing and understanding your goals, your RAS helps you identify those important things and helps you figure out how to achieve those goals. So I’m excited about it again, if you want to get, get in on that course. If I preregistering and get it at a cheaper cost, go to mindset.JeffHeggie.com. And also if you’re interested in joining the mastermind group training that I’m having next week, I’ll have the link in the bio or go back in the notes in the, at the beginning of the episode we can hear about. But thanks again for being with me episode 100 Time’s, flown by, I can’t believe this is already a hundred episodes, but I appreciate it. Love to hear your feedback. And again, please go share this with someone. I’d really appreciate that as well. Thanks for being with me, hope you’re having a great week and we can continue doing some amazing things. Talk to you tomorrow.
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With 20+ years of serial entrepreneurial/intrapreneurial experience, from his first eCommerce business when he was 11, to his current omnichannel business, Justin greatest passion at work has always been connecting with, inspiring, and helping other people. Justin is approaching his sixth year as the President & CEO of ‘N Good Company, an educational community focused on developing leaders through Business Coaching, Management Consulting, and Motivational Speaking/Training. Known as a Charismatic, Competitive, and Methodical Leader, Justin has consistently helped business professionals (and their teams) destroy their goals by fostering “The Power Of The Channel”.
Some of the many documented success stories companies have seen working with Justin include:
Recruited, Onboarded, Enabled, & Activated 100+ partners in less than 12 months that generated $10M+ in pipeline
Drove revenue 500% in Year 1 with unique “Diagnose & Launch” Plan
Grew revenue 54% in Year 5 with unique “Land & Transition” Plan
Generated $5M+ of pipeline in less than 9 Months with newly formed channel/sales team
Ranked in “Top 3” of business builders globally for network marketing business, 01/2015 and 02/2015
Additionally, at the helm of ‘N Good Company, Justin has negotiated contracts with high-profile clients such as: Catering for Corporate, vablet, ImagIT, Cisco, Google, Parker Aerospace, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and LA’s Promise (to name a few). During this time, he also wrote and published “Intrapreneurship: Changing Business Culture from the Inside Out,” a motivational memoire that details business and sales strategies gleaned from his professional experience and lifetime of mentorship, most notably over a decade at Cisco where Justin led various sales and channel teams as an intrapreneur, building a greenfield territory of <$250K to a territory valued at $100M+ upon his departure. Justin holds his California Realtor’s License, California Home Improvement Salesperson (HIS) License, Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) from the Association for Integrative Psychology (AIP), Masters in Management & Leadership from Pepperdine University, and his Bachelor in Marketing from The University Of Texas at Austin. He currently splits time between Orange County, CA and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. Justin is excited to share more about his life story and connect further to determine if/how he can help you with your personal/professional goals!
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Tia is a spunky 20-year-old college basketball player that loves to go on hikes, be on the lake, & spend time with her family. T loves to do anything outside!
She grew up in the small town of Cardston, Alberta, then at the age of 16, her family packed up and moved to Arizona! She is the oldest of 4 and has always taken on the leadership role in her family, sports & business.
Tia loves helping others; she was able to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Montréal Canada. Before her mission, she was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. She has loved the journey her mental health has taken her on. Not only has she been able to learn more about herself, but she’s been able to help others learn how to not just survive with mental illnesses, but THRIVE!!
Liz was born and raised in a small village of 300 people in the middle of nowhere Alberta, Canada. The moment she graduated High School at the age of 17, she was gone and hasn’t stopped moving since. Despite moving more times than anyone could possibly count, she has managed to accomplish a few things in her 36 years of life. The list includes, but not limited to, earning a teaching degree from BYU-Idaho, serving a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyiv Ukraine, marrying her husband Daniel 12 years ago after only 2 weeks of dating and a 3-month engagement. They have been blessed with 4 boys and 1 girl, that are all currently under the age of 10. Liz recently started her own business – MOM Life Today. She was also diagnosed with Adult ADHD just last year. To most people, it looks like she is always doing things the hard way, but she likes to say that she is just doing things the creative way.
KEVIN HANCOCK is an award-winning author, speaker, and CEO. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber Company operates ten retail stores, 3 sawmills and a truss plant. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland in Southern Maine and is led by its 550 employees.
Hancock Lumber is a six-time recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. The company is also a recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award, and the Pro-Sales national dealer of the year.
Kevin is a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association. Kevin is also a recipient of the Ed Muskie ‘Access to Justice’ Award, the Habitat For Humanity ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Award, the Boy Scouts of America ‘Distinguished Citizen’ Award, and Timber Processing Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ Award.
Kevin’s first book, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse won three national book awards. His second book, The Seventh Power – One CEO’s Journey into the Business of Shared Leadership was released February 25, 2020 and is being distributed by Simon & Schuster.
Kevin is a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community —through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.
Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College. He lives in Maine with his wife Alison.
Since this interview was focused on this topic I shared a secret that had not yet been made public. I’m getting ready to launch a new course called, High Achiever’s Mindset Secrets.
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Sophia Sunwoo is an entrepreneur and the founder of Ascent Strategy, where she helps female founders ranging from artisans to health coaches get their companies off the ground. Sophia is a 3x startup founder — she sold her first company when she was 22, helping scale the brand to 250 retailers worldwide and attract celebrity clientele before her exit. Sophia’s second business, Water Collective, helped bring clean water to over 76,000 people in India and Cameroon has been recognized by Forbes, African Business Review, and ELLE Magazine.
Sophia is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree, a Fred Alger Finance Award winner, named one of the world’s 100 most inspiring women by Salt Magazine and Diageo, and is a Forbes 30U30 All-Star Alumni.
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Do you get excited about Monday mornings? Do you get excited about any mornings? This morning when I got home from my run I sat down to get ready to record this podcast episode. I was brainstorming on the topics that I wanted to talk about, personal development, self-education, motivation, business strategies, etc. As I was doing this I scrolled through my Instagram feed and saw a number of posts that was implying that “Monday Sucks!”
This didn’t sit well with me. I woke up this morning at 5AM excited for the day, excited for the week. I’m fired up and ready to go!
That is why I wanted to talk about this topic, “How Bad Do You Want It,” in my podcast today. If you are not excited for each day, if you’re dreading the day, you need to make a change. Make a change in your life, your career, whatever it is that you need to so that you can get back the drive and motivation that will help you to get excited about every single morning.
If you are one that needs to make the shift, let me suggest the first step is to take my FREE Momentum training. It will help you to get in the proper mindset to identify your goals and set the path you are going to take to achieve them. It will then walk you through the process to identify your ‘WHY’ for each of those goals, which will give you the drive and motivation to achieve them and to be excited to get up every morning to work towards them. Get it for FREE HERE!
I hope that this podcast will help you to start your week of right and get your mind in the right place.
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We are surrounded by chaos and uncertainty. Nothing seems to be making sense. How is this all going to work out and where will that leave us? Do you feel like there are more questions than answers?
With everything that we’ve been through and all that we are seeing in the world today, what are your goals and plans? Yes, you heard me right. You still need to have your goals and plans?
This pandemic has been tragic. People have lost their lives, jobs have been lost, businesses have been destroyed. But life will go on. Many people are frozen, not knowing what to do. They don’t know where to turn and they are scared with what the future may hold.
Now is as important or even more important for you to be focused on your mindset, personal development, self-education, mentoring and coaching. Life will go on. We will rise again, stronger than ever. We don’t know when or how this is all going to work out, but it will be those that are prepared and ready that will be successful.
Over the past 75 years, some of the most successful businesses have been the ones that capitalized when the economy tanked.
There are always opportunities to be had in every downturn.
So, what is it that we can control that will make the difference between those who can succeed and those who will fail?
It’s all in your thoughts and the mindset you develop now.
We Become What We Think About
“…the difference is goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. It’s that simple. Failures, on the other hand, believe that their lives are shaped by circumstances … by things that happen to them … by exterior forces.”
In The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale said, “To change your circumstances, first start thinking differently.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “A man is what he thinks about all day long.”
How does this work?
Let’s first ask, how do you evaluate your life, your feelings, things that are happening around you, and the decisions you make? It’s all done through a process of asking yourself and answering questions.
Thinking is the Process of Asking and Answering Questions
“Things won’t get better unless you think better”
If thinking is the process of asking and answering questions, that means, if you want to make any changes in your life, you should change the habitual questions that you are asking yourself. The questions you ask yourself dictate your focus and therefore how you think and feel.
This is where your Reticular Activating System (RAS) comes into play. The RAS is a network of nerves at the base of your brain that’s about the size of your baby finger. The significance of the RAS is the function it controls. It makes sure that your brain doesn’t have to deal with more information than it can handle. It’s the filter, or gatekeeper of information that it lets in. It takes all of the information you are receiving and decides for you if it’s something that’s important or not.
Have you bought a new dress and then all of a sudden noticed many other people wearing the same dress? Is it just coincidence that you bought this new dress and so did a bunch of other women in your area? No, those dresses were there before, they’ve just become something that is important to you now. Your RAS now recognizes this as something that’s important to you and brings it to your attention.
Ask Better Questions, Receive Better Answers
“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
When you change the habitual questions that you are always asking yourself, your RAS recognizes those questions as something important to you and will find your answers. When a study was conducted on successful people and they were compared to people who had less success, it was found that the biggest difference was that successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
This is not just powerful when we are looking at our future or setting goals, this is powerful knowledge that helps us in many areas of our lives. We recognize that questions are the quickest way to change our focus.
Let’s take for example a person who is always asking themselves disempowering questions. “What’s the use?” “Why even try? Nothing ever works for me anyway.”
How different would things be if that person consciously changed the questions they were asking. “How will this benefit me?” “What could be good about this?”
If you can develop the habit of recognizing the questions you are asking yourself, when you ask yourself disempowering questions you will recognize it and can make the change immediately.
Our Brains Will Give Us Whatever We Ask For
“He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.”
What you think about is what you become. When you become more consciously aware of your thoughts and the questions you are asking yourself, you can create the life you want. A more powerful life.
This is how you can change your mindset and find opportunities when it seems like there may not be any.
If the goal is to control the habitual questions that you are asking yourself so that you can create a bigger future, how do you go about that?
For this purpose, I have created my Mindset Questions. These are questions that will help you to focus on what is most important and will activate your RAS and subconscious to find the answers you are looking for to achieve your dreams and goals.
My Mindset Questions are organized into three sections. First there are questions you will ask yourself on a monthly basis. Secondly, you have your weekly questions. But most important, are the questions you ask yourself every single day.
“You become what you think about”
To achieve your biggest dreams, you need to be clear and focus on what you really want and why you want it. These Mindset Questions will help to keep you focused on your dreams and with the assistance of your RAS, you will figure out how to achieve your goals.
Shereese Alexander is a Business Networking Coach who helps entrepreneurs create profitable partnerships through authentic connection. Shereese went from being a PhD candidate at an Ivy League school to being homeless in New York City at the height of the 2008 recession. That experience taught her that, while achievements and degrees are something to be proud of, human connection is the most valuable asset a person could have. Now she teaches entrepreneurs the power of making a micro-impact, one person at a time, in order to grow their network and their business.
Back in my days as a banker I spent one year working at a branch that was a pretty long daily commute. Those daily commutes were when I discovered my love for self-education and personal development. I remember listening to a Tony Robbins CD and he said when he was first getting started, he wanted to read 700 books. I wasn’t much of a reader, but I remember thinking, “If 700 books can get Tony Robbins to where he is, I’m going to read 700 books.” I’ve been an avid reader ever since.
I often think about how I will maximize my benefits of reading. What are the best habits and practices I need to have to get the most out of what I read and achieve my personal development goals?
What Am I Reading and Why Am I Reading It?
“The more you read, the more things you know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
When I first began reading it was just a race to 700. I was focused on reading books on leadership, management, personal development and a variety of different business topic. But I’d finish one, put it on the shelf and start the next one. My thought was that if I can even retain a little from each book, and I read a lot of books, that’s a lot of new knowledge. Looking back, I jumped around from topic to topic. Some of the first books I read were: Secrets of Power Negotiating, Good to Great, Raving Fans, and Man’s search For Meaning. I usually chose the books I read because they were mentioned in another book I was reading or someone suggested it. A lot of the time that is how I still choose books today, but I have more intent and focus on what I’m choosing to read now.
When I added Audible to my tools, that really gave me the ability to get through some books. I spend a lot of time on the road and whenever I’m in my truck I have an audio book playing.
Now, when I choose a book to read, I am more intentional and I look for something that is applicable to me at the time. A book that I feel will help me in what I’m dealing with in business or life at that moment. I no longer read just to get on to the next book. I read with an intent to learn and apply what I learn in my life.
Learn Less, Study More…
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
Darren Hardy is an author I enjoy learning from. I remember him saying that we need to “learn less and study more. Learning is not the problem; lack of real study and implementation is.” I spend a lot of time talking about and reviewing things I’ve read with my accountability partner, Sheldon. He studies Darren Hardy’s work a lot and he brought this topic up with me shortly after I had read it. He made me realize that this is something that would be beneficial to me. After our conversation I made some changes to my reading habits.
I take more time going through a book now to study the content and learn it better. If I find a book I really like, right after I finish reading it, I’ll often turn to page one and start over. Other times I might just turn to a specific section or chapter to review.
I’ll often finish a book and then get it on Audible so I can listen to it as well. Or, if I first listed to it on Audible, I’ll listen to it again and/or also get the hard copy to read.
Rather than flying through books now, I spend more time studying what I’m reading. That way, rather than hoping I’ll retain a little from each book, I feel that I can retain a lot more.
Highlight, Mark, Dog Ear
“If you want to be more powerful in life, educate yourself.”
I take pride in my home library. In fact, when I started to use Audible, I would often still buy the hard copy of the book so it would be in my library. As my library grew, those books were by pride and joy. I don’t lend my books out because I don’t want them to disappear like the tools that the neighbor borrowed. I keep them in good condition, organized exactly how I want them. I used to want every book in perfect shape. No markings, no dog-eared pages. But I have found so much value in learning and accepting the fact that to get the most out of my books I need to mark them up, write in the margins, bend some corners, etc. When I read, I have my ruler, my pen and my highlighter with me. They are just as important as having the book.
I find by marking things in the book I remember them better. But I also find that it helps me to find things a lot easier. I’ll often be on a call or in a coaching session when something pops into my mind from something I’ve read. My library is behind my desk and it’s usually quite easy for me to jump up, grab the book and quickly find what I’m looking for. I’ve been amazed how quick I can find something I’m specifically looking for in a book that I have not read for years just because I marked it.
When it comes to using Audible it’s easy to clip a note in the app and then I’ll add my own notes to the clip.
One of the best ways to learn something is to teach it.
I find that when I read with the intent of teaching, I am able to learn the subject matter a lot better. As you read, whether you are going to have to teach it or not, read it as if you will have to teach it. Learn it well. Learn it good enough to teach it. You’ll find that you’ll know it better, be able to apply what you’ve learned better and you’ll find yourself referring to it more often in conversations.
We had something we called our Education Plan at one of my companies, Kodiak Mountain Stone. We would ask one of our team members to read a specific book and then we would have a team meeting where they would teach what they had learned from the book and how it would be applicable to us in our business and in our personal lives. The conversations and things that would come out of those meetings were amazing. It was much like a mastermind. But it was always the team member that lead the meeting that got the most out of it.
Recently in one of my mastermind groups I wanted to teach some concepts that I had learned in Russell Brunson’s book, Expert Secrets. As I began to review that particular section of the book with a focus on teaching the concepts in our mastermind group, I was seeing it all in a completely new light. The fact that I was going to be teaching some of the concepts and they were more applicable to my current situation than they were the last time that I had read the book helped me to understand it better. In fact, because of that I ended up not just reading that section again, but I started at the beginning and re-read the entire book. I got a lot more out of it that time because it was already familiar to me, and I was reading it with the intent of teaching what I was reading.
Get Excited About Your Personal Development
“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m a big believer in personal development and self-education. The effort you put into it will literally change your life.
I get excited about my personal development, way more than I ever got excited about school. I’m learning and studying the things that I love, the things that I can apply.
Last night I was laying in bed reading Russell Brunson’s Traffic Secrets book. As I finished the chapter, I put the book on my nightstand and stared at the ceiling. My mind was racing. The things he taught me in that chapter were simple, but they were a complete a-ha for me. I was thinking of all the things I wanted to do in the morning to apply what I had learned. But it was too much, I was too excited about it. So, I got up and filled pages of my journal with my thoughts and ideas that I wanted to implement. Who knows where I’d be now if I could have got that excited in high school about the things I was learning in chemistry?
“If you let your learning lead to knowledge, you become a fool. If you let your learning lead to action, you become wealthy.”
Knowledge is useless if you don’t do anything with it. The sooner you can take the things you learn from your reading and apply them to an area of your life, the better you will understand and remember your new knowledge.
We’ve all worked jobs we hated. We were underpaid, underappreciated, and bored out of our minds. We either quit these jobs or were fired for poor performance because we just gave up. Instead of taking that approach, you need to consider every job an opportunity to learn something new that you can apply down the line to find success.
When you give people the tools they need to come up with unordinary solutions, you are enhancing their lives for the long run. You need to take this approach. What if one of your terrible jobs had been one with no pay at all and you needed to come up with some ingenious ways of making money? I bet you could have found a diamond in that rough. This idea can also be used in your own company.
Now, I don’t recommend going into the next meeting declaring that no one will receive pay any more, but you can tell them that their potential raises, bonuses, and other perks are now dependent on their creativity in ways to enhance business.
Let’s talk about a great concept called financial literacy. This certainly isn’t something they taught you in school but is still essential to know. So, what is financial literacy?
The old school way teaches people to be good employees and not employers. This mindset will never make you wealthy. You need to focus on becoming a good employer. You also need to learn how to not only attain wealth but sustain wealth for generations. This is what financial literacy is all about.
So, how do you get out of the rat race and start working toward a wealthier future? You need to understand the difference between an asset and a liability. Take a look at your own life and you’ll probably find the following:
You’ve probably been fooled into thinking things like your house, car, and entertainment system are assets. They aren’t! Assets should be continuing to MAKE you money. When you continue to struggle, you are not building wealth. If your primary income is from wages and each time you make more money, you pay taxes-you’re not really creating wealth either, are you?
So, if buying a house isn’t an asset (and, it’s not because you spend about 30 years of your life paying it off), then what is. Here are some of the best assets to attain and when you can start to actually see wealth being created because of it:
Average time of holding on to an asset before selling it for a higher value:
Stocks (Startups and small companies are good investments)
Royalties on intellectual property
Valuables that produce income or appreciate
So, here are the steps to getting out of the rat race and onto your journey of creating wealth:
Understand the difference between an asset and a liability.
Concentrate your efforts on buying income-earning assets.
Focus on keeping liabilities and expenses at a minimum.
If you are committed to take action and not dabble, this will be a breakthrough for your life and business
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