A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
The question is do YOU have the right perspective? Or, are you cynical? Are you negative? Perhaps judgmental or always looking at the wrong side of the coin?
Your life will be the sum of your thoughts, your attitude, your choices & your actions.
The best part: YOU get to choose!
Too many people are always focused on the negative. The challenge, the obstacle, the hard work they have to do to reach their goal. What they should be doing is focusing on their goal & engage as many senses as possible to feel, see, taste, smell what it will feel like when they reach their goal.
Why focus on the wrong stuff when it only brings more negativity and lack of success in your life? With the news being largely negative and social media being a facade where people only show you what is going on great with their lives, people are constantly chasing an illusion.
Your mindset, your perspective and how you see you world will determine your reality.
CHOOSE to focus on the positive. CHOOSE to focus on the good stuff. Your life, your happiness and your fulfillment hang in the balance!
Life is a game of inches. It is what you do, daily, that makes all the difference.
Are you not accomplishing your goals?
Are you frustrated with your business or your career?
Show me what you do on a daily basis & I will show you where you will be in 2-5 years from now. Success is doing the best you can with what you’ve got where you are. You are either taking action that is helping you get closer to your goals or NOT taking action which means you are simply staying further away. It is a daily decision that determines your success. Making the decision is the hard part. The easy part is managing that decision, daily, with a good dose of consistent, positive-focused mental energy & action.
As Al Pacino states in Any Given Sunday…
“You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That’s, that’s part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because in either game life or football the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too late or to early you don’t quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don’t quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in ever break of the game every minute, every second.
On this team, we fight for that inch On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. Cause we know when we add up all those inches that’s going to make the f****g difference between WINNING and LOSING between LIVING and DYING.
I’ll tell you this in any fight it is the guy who is willing to die who is going to win that inch. And I know if I am going to have any life anymore it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch because that is what LIVING is. The six inches in front of your face.
Now I can’t make you do it. You gotta look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes. Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. You are going to see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows when it comes down to it, you are gonna do the same thing for him.
That’s a team, gentlemen and either we heal now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That’s football guys. That’s all it is. Now, whattaya gonna do?”
Every day, you are either taking small steps to get closer to your goals or further away. It is your CHOICE. What will your daily “inches” amount to?
An excuse is the skin of a lie stuffed with a reason. People make excuses, it seems, more than ever.
I cannot change.
I’m just not good at that.
I’m not ready to start.
I don’t have the time.
I haven’t researched enough.
I don’t have the money.
Success is doing the best you can with what you’ve got. If you are not happy about something in your life than commit to doing something that will get you closer to fixing that problem or attaining that goal. Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again & expecting different results.
Excuses don’t solve anything, they just create more problems.
Not sure about you but I default to wanting to stay comfortable. I don’t like the stress or anxiety that comes with being uncomfortable.
But, I have learned over the years that the most rapid positive changes in my life happened when I allowed myself to get uncomfortable. When I would read more, exercise more, work harder, more intensely, more efficiently. When I would cold call more or try different methods to get results. The more I got outside of my comfort zone, the faster I got the results I wanted.
All your success will be found outside of your comfort zone. I’ve heard it said that average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. Tip: don’t be average. Average is selfish, in my opinion. Average is doing just enough to get by and take care of your needs. Staying comfortable keeps us unhappy and unfulfilled because we all know we are capable of more. Napoleon Hill in Think & Grow Rich famously said “all unhappiness stems from the lack of unachieved potential.” In other words, when you stay comfortable, when you don’t stretch yourself, you know deep down inside you are capable of more and because you are not, you get down, depressed and remain resentful, bitter, unhappy & unfulfilled. Don’t live that way!!!
I believe we ALL should desire to do great things with our lives and make a positive impact and contribution in the lives of others. Stretching ourselves to stay uncomfortable is how we make the greatest contribution to this world! It is how we accomplish our goals and smash our fears.
I choose to get uncomfortable and accomplish great things in this life. Time to do something that makes me uncomfortable!
F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real. It is smoke & mirrors. You cannot get bit by the shadow of a barking dog.
Fear is nothing but in our heads. Likely, there are some who are experiencing fear, anxiety, worry, doubt etc this morning. Realize that the only two things we are born to fear are loud noises and falling. Everything is self imposed.
Fear of what someone might think of you: they are not likely thinking anything negative the way you think.
Fear of being rejected.
Fear of not succeeding: the only way you can fail is if you quit so just keep moving forward.
CHOOSE to control what you focus your energy on. Believe in the best, believe in good things, believe you will succeed & take action on it and eventually you will.
An amazing message received from a client I started working with in December. We had originally started our discussion about the need for SEO for her website in March of 2018. She was not ready and I told her that timing had to be right and I am here for her when ready. She contacted me in early-December, we decided to move forward and she went from page 4 in Denver to page 1 in 3 weeks, closed 11 new monthly clients & saw a 4.4:1 ROI in month 1.
Then, month 2 was January 2019. This message speaks for itself.
Our goal is to help our clients get an amazing return on investment.
That is exactly what we are doing here.
If you know any business owners looking to grow in 2019, let us know.
I’ve been privileged to mentor other business owners and have seen a pattern that I believe we all experience.
We all have to deal with adversity and challenges. I believe that there is a better way to handle situations where we can get through them faster and reach the goals we have for ourselves and our families.
Decided to cut this in the hopes of helping someone feeling hopeless, depressed or confused as to what to do next…
99% of business owners will fail in the first five years because they are not consistent, largely due to a lack of vision.
You can only control two things in this world: your attitude and your actions.
Developing a consistent positive attitude coupled with a great work ethic is going to be paramount to your success. It is vitally important to educate yourself with ongoing personal development & by getting around people that stretch you to be better. If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room.
Don’t do what other people do and get off track and quit. Invest in you & be relentless in your efforts. Observe the masses and do the opposite.
Received this info this morning from a large national SEO client we are working with. They are on the NASDAQ & put out their own press release as an update to how their business is growing online.
*** SUPER EXCITED to help this company grow their business & get results. We follow only the best of SEO strategies and are deeply rooted in getting our clients a strong Return On Investment ***
This was a reply that was received about their business & their website:
“This news about XXX company means a lot to me. I consult daily with business owners on how to rank their websites at the top of search engine returns. And in my city, I’m known as an SEO God because I know how to rank sites in highly competitive markets. It’s my full time job. I’m the guy that SEO agencies contact when they can’t rank their clients with 2nd tier conventional methods.
This is big time expensive work that XXX company is having done on their website. The numbers they’re getting here for trust flow increase, and organic traffic increases are great.
But here’s the thing! This is long ball stuff they’re doing. And they’re doing it the right way.
Googles “Rank Brain” machine learning algorithm is going to be in love with this website. Size matters and that they’re adding hundreds of pages of topical content is HUGE! And that they’re purposely getting industry back links speaks volumes. It tells me that not only are they being aggressive. They’re doing it the way Google wants it done.
Folks we have a company that’s dam serious about marketing themselves here.
Website SEO takes time. As it matures and Google decides they like it, the site just does better and better. That’s why their organic traffic blossomed up 700%. Everyday it gets stronger and stronger. And companies that aren’t doing it will not stand the test of time. XXX company is setting up to not only stand the test of time, but to dominate online sales in their market.”