If you don’t say anything today that shocks you…impresses, enlightens, inspires, provokes, dumps a freezing cold bucket of ice down the back of your shirt… then you’re not living fully enough.
When Hollywood gets round to telling your story, how would you like this moment of struggle to be portrayed?
A moment for cowardice, indecision or such a high level of inaction that this scene gets left on the cutting floor?
Or a moment for digging deep, shocking yourself and creating such a powerfully dynamic and insightful moment…that it would be worth spending a million dollars a minute just to reenact it?
The choice is yours (even if you choose to do nothing).
Pass, dribble, shoot.
Find a painful profitable problem and solve it.
Get inside your customer’s head.
Benefits not features.
Show not tell.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Create assets to pay for your liabilities.
Begin with the end in mind.
When in doubt, under immense pressure and feeling overwhelmed…remember the fundamentals and make sure you get back to basics.
I know this might sound weak, pointless and of no use in the battle you’re facing right now.
But take a breath, centre yourself and remember that God…the Creator and Author of your Story…loves you.
God. Loves. You.
Take a moment to dive into this simple thought, and you’ll be amazed at the things it unlocks for you.
When you’re standing right at the edge of your comfort zone, gazing down at a frightening, 100-ft dive opportunity…all you have to do is commit to taking one step forward.
Gravity will take care of the rest.
Your audience doesn’t need your idea to be perfect, they just need it to be present and accessible.
They’re not waiting on you to dazzle them with your brilliance.
Instead, they’re hoping you are strong enough to be vulnerable with your ideas…and give them the privilege of collaborating with you through feedback and interaction around it.
Step 1: share what you have right now, and let us help you make it better.
No matter what your dream is, you’ve only got 24 hours each day or 1,440 minutes to make it a reality.
This can seem intimidating, especially when you can’t see where to find the time to work on birthing your dreams into reality. And when you hear about others carving out an hour a day, that can be extremely disheartening.
So here’s a sneaky way of dealing with it called “288 buckets”.
Here’s how it works.
Each bucket is worth 5 minutes, and you’ve got 288 of them in a day to work with (288 × 5 = 1,440).
So what you do is think of the most powerful, leverage-creating, asset producing goal that you can think of. This is something where you can achieve it once and it will keep giving back to you (e.g publishing content).
Then all you have to do today is steal one of those 5-minute buckets and fill it the best way you know how.
Tomorrow, steal two 5-minute buckets.
The day after, make that three 5-minute buckets (even if they’re scattered throughout the day).
Over the course of 7 days, this simple act will yield you 140 minutes of time spent building your powerhouse leverage creating goal.
Keep stealing buckets each day and before long, all 288 buckets (even the sleeping ones) will be full of a life where your dreams are a living breathing reality.
Today you get to make a “different”.
Different decision, different response, different observation, different conclusion.
Making a difference…A dent in the Universe…might feel beyond you sometimes.
But making a “different” is one of the real joys of each new day.
To become a billionaire, you have to specialise in solving $10 billion dollar problems.
These problems either: 1) Affect a billion people or 2) Affect a small group of people who are willing to pay a high premium to solve them.
But here’s the exciting thing.
Every problem in your life can be upgraded to a billion dollar problem.
So if you’re feeling thirsty and need a drink of water, solving that problem affects 1 person; you. But upgrade that problem to helping 1 billion people get a drink of water and you’ve found a path to becoming a billionaire.
Don’t hide from your problems. Embrace them, examine them…and then dare to upgrade them to billion dollar status.
(Inspired by Naveen Jain’s fascinating article)
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” – Paul
Now faith…belief, assurance, trust, confidence, fanatical conviction…is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.
Patience…endurance, perseverance, persistence, doggedness, staying power, tenacity, long-suffering, willingness to ensure, moxie, backbone, grit, stomach, guts, keeping your cool, fortitude, doing a 20 mile march, embracing the climb, relishing the grind…produces character, and character produces hope.
And laziness, the unwillingness to work or expend energy, is the opposite of having “faith and patience”.
So either you’re living your life with faith and patience…or you’re just being lazy, no matter how hard you appear to be working.