I spent the evening yesterday learning about Mindset for Success with a large group of entrepreneurs in Vancouver, BC. The speaker for the evening was John Nieuwenburg of W5Coaching.com.
John and I met months ago when presenting together at a BNI event, and we’ve stayed in touch ever since! That’s the beauty of networking, finding colleagues to work with and some even become friends!
So here is John, doing what he does best, teaching us and training us how to have a Mindset for Success, in our businesses and life in general!
Some of the best topics he talked about were our self-limiting beliefs, what they mean and where they come from; our values; the choices we make (he talks about that a little bit in the video that you just watched). One of my favorite lines that he said was [tweetherder text=”successful people chose their response”]”successful people chose their response”[/tweetherder]. I talk a LOT about choices and that when it comes down to it really EVERYTHING is a choice, and when we chose to respond a certain way that could either truly make us or break us.
John is great, he has a really great blog as well so please feel free to visit him over at www.w5coaching.com. I know you will find value in learning more about him!
Procrastination really doesn’t serve anyone … especially YOU! I made this quick video as an intro to what I really wanted you to hear, which are some incredibly wise words from Dani Johnson.
Without further delay, read on about procrastination …
“I want to share a quick tip with you today that I believe can help you in every area of your life. There was a study about procrastination that I came across last year, and it really amazed me. I hear of so many people who struggle with this issue, but there is a simple way to overcome it.
According to the University of Calgary, 1 in 4 people are chronic procrastinators. Whether it’s a student pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test, an employee waiting until the last minute to complete a project at work, or a mom putting off the laundry until she is surrounded by mountains of dirty clothes, procrastination can get the best of you if you don’t learn how to deal with it.
That’s why I want to share this quick message with you today, . I’m sure you never deal with procrastination yourself, but if the statistic is true and 1 in 4 people are actually chronic procrastinators, that means you know a lot of people who could benefit from this.
It’s easy to make excuses and create distractions for ourselves instead of doing what really needs to be done. But the reality is, procrastination causes stress, anxiety, fear, unbelief, and pressure. Procrastination does not lead to success! The only way to beat procrastination is to take action now (not later)!
Procrastination will keep you from getting a promotion in your career. It will keep you from building your business. It will keep you from paying off your debt. It will keep you from going on your dream vacation. It will keep you stuck.
Procrastination comes from indecision, lack of vision, and lack of focus. But , there is so much power in decision. When you make a decision and follow it up with action, that is when success happens. Decision and action leave no room for procrastination.
We live in a world that is filled with all kinds of distractions. As if procrastination was not a big enough issue, we have all these distractions like Facebook, email, and cell phones that are begging for your time and attention. And if you don’t direct your time, it will get sucked up into other places.
When we are distracted, we begin to feel overwhelmed by the tasks that are in front of us, but instead of pushing ahead and doing what needs to be done, guess what 98% of the population does! They procrastinate! They put themselves into this endless cycle of distraction, procrastination, and stress.
It’s time to break they cycle by taking action today!”
I made my decision to eliminate procrastination from my life!! Enough is enough … and DANG does it feel great!!
If I can help you with YOUR procrastination elimination LET ME KNOW!! That’s what friends are for!
You Wouldn’t be Human if You Didn’t Fail! Seriously, who DOESN’T fail at some point in their life?!
“Failure is always the biggest piece of the Success puzzle”. Tell me THESE people weren’t successful!! 🙂
I made a little video today on my thought about failure!
“If you rely on circumstances to create your success, you’re waiting for the luck lottery. The ability to fail well is crucial. If you never fail, it is because you’ve never taken any chances. Creative and entrepreneurial people fail all the time, but they focus on their successes. They fail earlier than others, and they fail better.
Failure is all part of the growth process. You learn your biggest lessons from the failures. As long as you are willing to step out and take it on, failures are just a stepping stone towards your success.”
I feel really bad, I don’t know where I got the above paragraphs from, but they are definitely not my own.
So all in all, be INSPIRED by your failures!! It means you are learning, growing and changing for the better! You’re becoming the person you were put on this earth to be, to fulfill that special destiny that is yours and yours alone!!
It’s not always easy you know knowing when to make a change. Even if you feel it way down deep in your gut that it is time to, or you need to, make a change, it is still something that is almost always either far or WAYfar out of your comfort zone!
Change, knowing when to and then how to deal with it; always a pertinent topic as seriously, who isn’t dealing with SOME sort of change in their lives at any given point. There are job changes, relationship changes, address changes, financial changes, changes because of people passing away … those are just the basic types of changes. Often we have no control over change either, so then what? How do you manage? How do you cope?
Here is my latest video; my thoughts on how to deal with change. Now, I know I come back to a fairly common theme at the end of this video, but hey, I do so to make a point … what I talk about are not my theories, but those of tried tested and true personal development and thought leaders of our generation and generations before us, providing philosophical guarantees if we approach them properly!
I realize I didn’t talk that much in the video about knowing when to make a change; however, I truly feel that that is such a personal and individual thing, I’m not about to sit here and write that you should change your relationship “here” or quit your job “there”. Your GUT, your instincts and your better judgement I believe will tell you everything you need to know about the timing that is right for you!
In the end I encourage you to stay strong, resilient and embrace the change that is upon you or most certainly coming your way!
Having Confidence … not always as easy as it seems! Wikipedia defines it as “Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective”.
How confident are you REALLY? I mean, stick to your guns, no matter what, never second guess yourself, 100% ON confident! I’m the first to admit, I struggle with confidence in some areas of my life. These are areas where I spend the most time in reading, prayer, connecting with colleagues (who are in life where I aspired to be) and meditation.
It has been my experience over the last couple of years of doing what I do, that social media has caused people to either lose their confidence in themselves due to the overwhelming amount of competition out there, OR to FAKE it so bad that it’s beyond believable (really … NO ONE will believe you!). Not cool either! We need to be our authentic selves at all times, no matter what. Competition is a moot point anyway; you are FABULOUS, you just need to believethat you are fabulous!
Here’s a video I made about confidence. I’ve also included a couple of key ideas as tools to help you grow towards having more confidence!
A confident person goes a lot further in all areas of life than someone who is not. This, I have learned the long and difficult way. I want to encourage you to BUILD your confidence, even if it feels unnatural at first. You HAVE greatness within you whether it is for being the greatest soccer mom on your block, a kick ass doctor, a top earning top producing marketer, or whatever your chosen life path!
Learn how to rock confidence and your world will never be the same!!