Are you one of those people who jump out of bed at the last-minute, rush to get ready, and then you’re out the door to a busy day of work? What effects does operating this way have on your life (Have you even thought about this)? Do you ever feel like you’re missing something and if you just slowed down a bit you just might find it?
For as long as I can remember, I would sleep till the last-minute, hurry up and get ready, and then run out the door on my way to where I needed to be. I would forget things, spill all over my shirt, run into something, the list goes on – you know what I’m talking about.
I did this for years (you might be living this way) until I realized that there was a better way to start off my day and the results were totally worth it!
Here is how I start off my day:
1. Pray and mediate: I Thank God for my faith, my family, my friends, and all the wonderful things he has blessed me with. I ask him for wisdom, understanding, and a servant heart.
2. Love: I tell my wife how much I love her and how blessed I am to spend the rest of my life with her.
3. Exercise: I take care of my health so that I can live a long life filled with great experiences. Each morning, I will either run, cycle, stretch or lift weights.
4. Eat: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you miss it you will feel it. For me, I try to eat a healthy breakfast that can give me the energy I need to get through my day.
How are you starting off your day?
Charlie is a charismatic, young, innovative, go getter, who for some reason just can’t get stuff to stick to the wall. He’s frustrated, confused, and just about ready to give up when…..
John, his old buddy stops by to have a beer and share a little wisdom with him. He says, “Charlie, take a seat here boy and let me tell you something that will change your life. Charlie, back in my day I use to feel the same way, I would constantly throw stuff against the wall and for years and years nothing would stick. And then, finally, after years of throwing stuff against the wall, there it was, plastered on the wall, that one thing that I had been working so hard for.”
Are you an innovator or just a lame excuse maker? Earlier this week, Mitch Ditoff posted an awesome blog titled ” The 100 Lame Excuses for Not Innovating”. After reading through the ENTIRE list, it made me realize how often I hear these excuses from friends, family, companies, and everyone in between.
How about this? I challenge you to take a look at the list (All the way through) and see what excuses are currently holding you back from innovating and ultimately making something happen.
I was catching up with my good friend Jimmy Petrie today (who by the way is a marketing, business development, and entrepreneurial guru) about business, opportunities, and what we both have going on. We talked for a good while which lead into a great conversation about playing within our strengths and handing off our weaknesses.
I always enjoy having this conversation (It is one of my favorites) about strengths because it is just so perfectly fitting and I wished I had learned it allot sooner in my life – at least I’m living by it now!
Sometimes people just want the meat! Cut to the chase and give them what they want – the stats and numbers. And not just any stats and numbers, ones that matter and make people want to listen more. Think of it this way, it’s very similar to pitching a new venture to investors – they could care less about all your mighty charts, intelligent words, and blah blah blah, they want the meat.
If this is you and you just want the meat, check this out by Kipp Bodnar. He shares with you 13 mind bending social media marketing statistics.