If you want to be successful, do this before 8 am.

If you want to be successful, do this before 8 am.

Most people want to be successful. We want to have the nice house and cars or maybe just the comfort and freedom that we think comes with success. It all looks good from the outside. Somehow, the people that work the hardest for their success make it look easy. Which makes those reaching for success think it actually is easy. The part of success most people really don’t want is the part that requires discipline. The part that has to wake up early, stay up late, and be impeccable with your word. Anyone successful person will tell you, that’s the part of success that sustains them. It’s also the hardest part to master. Discipline will keep the success you work so hard to get. One of the easiest ways I’ve found to be more disciplined is to have a morning ritual. An early morning ritual. Yes, waking up early is one of the essentials of success. It’s one of those things that separates the dream chaser from the dream catcher. The dream catcher is up with the sun, making his dreams a reality. Visioning and actioning it into the world. That’s you. But waking up early isn’t just for you to get right to business. It’s about you taking care of yourself and getting your mind right before the heavy lifting begins. Look at it as your self-care time. Getting burnt out is one of the quickest ways to give up on your dreams. So here’s what you need to make sure you do before 8 to stay on top of your game and reach your goals with your...
Are you failing on purpose?

Are you failing on purpose?

It seems like a crazy question right? No one fails on purpose. We’d think that everyone who’s on this path really wants to succeed “as bad as they want to breathe” (shoutout to ET). Who would waste their time going through all the stress of becoming an entrepreneur to intentionally fail at it? You’d be surprised. Some of the failure habits we have are unconscious. Things that we do, habits that we hold on to that no longer serve us and actually serve to keep us from reaching our goals. I read a book recently, (I’ll find the name and get back to you, lol) it talked about the “will to fail”. It’s the exact opposite of the “will to succeed”. Much like successful people have the uncanny, often relentless, will to accomplish what they set out to do; those who we see fail most consistently – even if they seem to be trying to succeed – actually are willing themselves to fail. So how do you know if you’re participating in self sabotage? Check this list out and see if you’re exhibiting any of these toxic habits. Failure Habits to Kick Today 1.) Setting vague goals A goal should be three things : Clear, Specific, and Actionable. When you miss those three things and set goals that are vague, you’re really saying that you doubt your ability to achieve. Believe in yourself enough to set clear goals and smash them. 2.) Procrastinating At some point, procrastination is a challenge for everyone. We all have moments when we put of important things for one reason or another. The root...
If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not doing it right

If you’re not uncomfortable, you’re not doing it right

“Nothing great comes from comfort zones.” “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten” We quote those things to death, yet when we get to a bump in the road – or our car just straight up breaks down – we’re ready to quit and run back to what’s comfortable. It’s human nature to avoid pain. Here’s another overused but true quote for you – No pain, NO GAIN! The path to being a self-made man or woman means you must be made. There are no shortcuts, no microwaves, no elevators. You gotta slow cook this thing called success. The great thing about it is, the more obstacles you overcome, the larger the scale of success you’re prepared for. I remember my first year of entrepreneurship. I ran out of money. Not “I was down to my last $500”. No. I was BROKE! I wanted to quit a thousand times and go back to the security of a paycheck. And you know what? Eventually, I did go back to working a 9-5. I was really surprised to realize that that choice was even more uncomfortable! My soul was uneasy being an employee. That’s when I realized that no matter how you start out as an entrepreneur, those early days are meant to be uncomfortable. You’re supposed to want to quit, and guess what, you’re supposed to fight through that feeling. You’re supposed to remember why you started and do it even when it hurts. It’s a lot like working out in the gym. You go hard and when you’re done, you’re hurting...