Category Archives for Personal Development

When Business Isn’t “Just” About Business

I’m stopping my day to write this blog post in the middle of a project I was working on. I almost never do that, but I thought today’s topic was important enough to do so.

Here’s the story…

Right now, there are several “big” machines in our backyard, ripping it apart and redoing the entire thing. One of those projects was taking out roughly 500 sq. ft. of patio stones, and replacing part of it with concrete.

Not knowing what to do with the stones, I decided to put them up for sale for $500. So we put them on pallets, used the Bobcat to put them on the front lawn, and about an hour later I get a call…Continue reading

What Are YOU Fighting For?

A lot of people ask me…

“How do you stay so self-motivated to get up at 5:30 and work all day?”

The answer?

I know what I’m fighting for.

Self-discipline, in my experience, is MUCH easier to attain than most people think.

Because it really all boils down to a single question…Continue reading

The Difference Between Winners And Losers

Ever wonder why some people seem to blissfully glide through life as if nothing could touch them… while others aspire to Goliath-sized hopes and dreams and never accomplish the first step?

The reason for it is actually quite simple.

It all comes down to mindset.

For example…Continue reading

Forgetting The Naysayers

These days, life is incredible.

I’m making more money than I ever thought was possible… I have a healthy baby boy on the way… an amazingly gorgeous/caring/funny/perfect wife (love you hunni)… and business is booming.

… but it wasn’t always that way…Continue reading

Developing Your Daily Ritual

One common trait I’ve noticed in the majority of success people I talk to is this.

They have a daily ritual they go through each and every working day.

And really – it makes sense.

We’re hardwired to have rituals.

Just like our muscles have something called “muscle-memory” which allows us to increase the efficiency of any given task as we continue to do it over and over again… our brains allow us to become more efficient in our daily activities…

… if we continue to do them over and over again in the same fashion.

I’ve recently started a ritual that looks something like this.

#1 – Wakeup, go downstairs and make coffee. While drinking the coffee, check my email and respond to anything urgent.

#2 – Begin working on my #1 highest priority task which I wrote down the night before.

This takes anywhere from 1 hour to multiple hours, depending on what projects I’m doing.

After this… I eat.

After eating I normally spend a little more time on my next highest priority task… and then workout.

Note: My highest priority tasks are usually WRITING
or working on some type of copy-related client project.

By this time it’s usually around 11 or so, and I workout.

The afternoon normally consists of doing things a little less “mentally challenging”… such as brainstorming, planning, writing a blog post, calling back prospects, or working on anything else that doesn’t require a ton of effort.

And that’s about it!

Now don’t take this as me saying this is exactly how YOU should develop your daily ritual. It really doesn’t matter what yours is… as long as it’s the best ritual for YOUR life, and YOUR business.

The only thing I do recommend as mandatory… is that you put your highest priority tasks (e.g. the tasks that will make you the most money)… at the very beginning of your day. Get them over with first, and it’s smooth sailing from there!

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