First off, Thank you! Whomever you are, wherever you’re at, whenever in time you’re reading this… Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you. I started this journey in January of 2016 after I read Jim Keenan’s book, “Not Taught“. I remember it like it was yesterday because I had an Ah-Ha Moment; hence the name of my site. My initial mission was to start off by reading and writing about sales books. I was reading books, taking out the sections I thought were worthy of writing about and giving my opinion and sharing some personal insights on. I didn’t have much vision other than that… As I begun to grow as a writer, I began to develop my ‘voice’. I was becoming much more self aware of myself, my surrounds, my thought processes, my opinion, my interaction with other people and really everything.
Self reflecting on it now… I’m blown away at how much I’ve grown. The hockey stick effect is in full force and I’m loving it. The growth I’ve accomplished in the past 12 months is adding fuel to my fire to achieve more. I’m not telling you this to gloat… I’m telling you this because you’re very capable of achieving everything you want in life.
“The only person putting limitation on you… is you!”
That thing in between your ears is the only thing stopping you from going out and getting what you want. We’ve all got excuses and we all want to do things tomorrow… but why? Worried about failure? Worried that you look stupid? Who cares?! Honestly. The digital age that we live in today is evolving so quickly, yesterday’s news feels like last years news. You don’t think you’re good enough? You’re not happy? Changing something then!
There’s a funny meme that’s going around; it’s a picture of a tree with the slogan from Jim Rohn.
“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.”
Seriously though! Stop reading and ask yourself what’s stopping you from doing/achieving what you want? I can also guarantee you that it’s just some made up thing in your head.
Another really important Ah-Ha Moment I’ve learned over the past year; It’s okay to be patience and take your time with certain things in life. You don’t always need to be flying through tasks/goals in hopes of having that immediate win right away. It’s perfectly okay to play the long game. Have the small goals in place so they ultimately lead to the long one… Quitting one job to go to another because you think that’s going to solve your answers isn’t always the answers. I’ve had many conversations with friends/colleagues over the past year about this. Once the honeymoon stage wears off and you see the company for how it is… are you going to be as happy?
“Opinions are like armpits; everybody has them and they usually stink.”
(I took the high road on this one because I really wanted to use the other slogan for this expression.) This last year of political debate has been a nightmare. People strongly disliking one another because they think they’re right and their neighbor is wrong… Riddle me this; Has any opposing opinion of yours swayed you to think in the other direction? Did a Facebook rant encourage you to change your opinion or feelings? I doubt it… We’ve all got opinions and it’s your choice to voice it or not. I’m not saying that you shouldn’t voice an opinion, but ignoring the ‘noise’ has saved me a lot of energy. I’m sure it can do the same for you. (Article about people being less satisfied with using Facebook because of politics. – March 2nd,2017)
Over the past 18 months, I’ve slowly removed the political talk shows, websites and media from my life. I will admit that I still go to Yahoo and Google News once a day to read the head lines but I never click on the links. There is NEVER anything positive in the news… so why bother reading/listening to it? YA, maybe that makes me ignorant to the worldly news or whatever, but then again… how often down someone ask you about the news? lol… seriously though. When I was listening to 4 hours of talk radio a day… did I gain anything?! Absolutely not. I knew who was running for president and that was it. The rest of it was opinion based.
If you read about negativity, you begin to think about negativity and then you begin to act negatively. Anthony Iannarino makes a great point in his posts/Youtube videos about going on a ‘negativity fast’. Cut all of that crap out of your life! Now, I’ve got 8 podcasts I listen to on my commute to work. Sales, productivity, encouragement, self growth, and one comedian on those long days when I need a laugh.
So, if you’ve gotten this far into the blog post I’m sure you’re beginning to understand the title; the ever evolving mind set. I’m going to open this blog up to more than just sales. Why?! Because there are so many fascinating things out there that can be beneficial to you, the reader. Really… after reading through 400 pages of Tim Ferris’s book, “Tools of Titans”, I’ve decided there are so many other topics I want to touch on that can increase life’s happiness. Entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, people, Mindset, Hacks, self-awareness, money management, social media, psychology and whatever else comes to mind. Ultimately, I want to help you become self aware.
If you’ve hung along this far, thank you. I look forward to connecting with you. Please, and I mean this wholeheartedly, let me know how I can help you. You never know who I’m connected with or who I know that would be willing to help. Life is pretty amazing!
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