Friday Funday 10: Sharks Aren’t The Only Thing To Watch Out For As Summer Approaches…

Summertime FOMO

Can we have some #realtalk for a minute?

Cool.

Please dig up your goals for 2017. 

– Are they buried in a notebook?
– On a vision board you’ve stopped noticing?

– Or still just ideas bouncing around in your head?

No matter where they are, pull them back up (or finally write them down for goodness sake!). 🙂

Why?

We are freaking halfway through the year now. June is almost over! 6 out of 12 months. Poof!

Are you as far as you wanted to be on accomplishing your “Let’s CRUSH 2017!” proclamations?

–> If you are, you rock!
…Keep on keepin’ on!
…Tag me in a Facebook post so I can give you a social high-5!

–> If you aren’t, let’s talk.
Real talk.

We are about to enter what my team calls “Summertime FOMO.”

FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out

Brace yourself. You are about to see your streams blow up with friends laying poolside, sipping Mai Tai’s, and catching flights to cool-sounding places.

Now, I’m all about taking a break and getting reconnected to your ‘why,’ to your family, to your friends.

(As you know, I was in Puerto Rico last week for a much needed break).

But if you are BEHIND on your 2017 goals, maybe you need a reality check…

Maybe You Need To Work Smarter

I know I talk a big game about loving ‘the grind.’

But if you are hustling on unimportant things that don’t move you forward in your business, that’s just busywork.

That’s just wheel spinning.

That needs to change.

Or maybe I have it wrong, you argue….

All these things MUST BE DONE to achieve my goals and keep my customers happy!

Okay, fair point.

But, let me ask you…

Do all of those things have to be done… BY YOU?

Let’s say that with your experience and knowledge, you are worth $100 per hour. (Likely way more).

Assuming $100/hour is a fair number for the work quality you bring to the table…

Why in the hell are you sitting on the phone for 35 minutes to get a $5 fee waived?
– Why are you running those letters to the post office?
– Why are you answering the exact same customer service questions yourself?
– Why are you cold emailing to get yourself booked on more podcast shows?

Really…if there is something that you can pay someone $5, $10, $10, heck $50 per hour to do 80-90% as well as you… maybe it’s worth it so you have more time to work on those tasks that truly ONLY YOU can do. 

Maybe Your Goals Are Unrealistic

I hate to consider this one because I push myself, my team, and everyone in my mastermind to THINK BIGGER and never quit.

But, if we are still having #realtalk… are your goals so unrealistic that you are more discouraged than encouraged by them?

If you’re not sure, PM me and lemme know what you are working on and aiming for. 

I’m happy to give you honest feedback.

I hate to consider this one because I push myself, my team, and everyone in my mastermind to THINK BIGGER and never quit.

But, if we are still having #realtalk… are your goals so unrealistic that you are more discouraged than encouraged by them?

If you’re not sure, PM me and lemme know what you are working on and aiming for.

I’m happy to give you honest feedback.

Maybe You Need Help

One of my weaknesses used to be that I thought I could do everything myself and that because I was so focused, hard-working, and tenacious that I’d pull myself up by my bootstraps…everyone else just watch!

But as I got more experience in at the corporate level and then as an entrepreneur, I realized that no one is anything without…

… a team
… a network of like-minded, encouraging colleagues
… a supportive base of family and/or friends

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely game. 

Don’t play alone. 

And even if you aren’t yet able to join a paid mastermind (where people really have skin in the game), that doesn’t mean you can’t get value from free ones.

I’d love to invite you to jump into our FREE private Facebook group called Live to Grind Community.

We just promoted Sabah Ali on our team to be an admin of that group and facilitate great discussions, sharing, and support. Congrats, Sabah!

Pop in and introduce yourself! Tell us what you’re working on!

And be sure to comment on this post Sabah shared this morning! Already some great comments on there:

You put the “fun” in Friday Funday! 😉

Thanks for reading the Friday Funday. I truly hope you get value from this weekly digest of some big highlights from my “Live to Grind” world! 🙂

My goal is to impact 1 BILLION lives in a positive way by 2019 and to help 100 entrepreneurs hit their 6 or 7 figure goals this year alone.

I can’t do that by staying quiet…

I have to share, educate, inspire, and assist.

Please let me know what you find valuable so I can do more of it.

Happy Friday!

BTA

 

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