The Magic Carpet

Another awesome message from my man, Eric Thomas. Here’s what I took away from ET’s lesson:

1. Consistency is a byproduct of commitment.

The greatest results are born out of the greatest level of commitment – immersion. Until you’re ALL IN, you’ll get nothing out of your enterprise or endeavor.

2. Improvement hinges on your consistency.

Growth happens gradually. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Long term success is cultivated in the field of DAILY habits.

3.  The quality of your work will equal the magnitude of your sacrifice.

You will have to give up to go up. You’ll have to give up some leisure time and sleep, spending those precious minutes and hours becoming excellent at what you do.  John Maxwell said it best; “people pay for excellence, not average.”

4. Consistency + Quality = Momentum

Momentum will change your life. Momentum is the magic carpet to the dream zone, but there’s really nothing magic about it. It is activated in the lives of those who are willing to pay the price EVERY SINGLE DAY.

So when it seems like there’s nothing happening, stay consistent. When there are no checks, likes, views, clients, contracts, or sales coming your way, stay committed. Don’t be weary in well doing. Keep DOING, and be excited because the carpet is on the way.

And trust me, when it arrives, you will more than make up for lost time.

How Bad Do YOU Want It?

Another gem from my mentor for inspiration and mentality, Eric Thomas.

In this video,  he challenges us with two critical questions:

How bad do you want it?

What would your life look like if you didn’t count the cost?

You see, there comes a point in life where we have to ask ourselves tough questions like those Mr. Thomas poses.

As I said in my last post, you have to come to terms with who you are and where you are.

Is your commitment to your dream or calling just lip service?

Are you really giving God, your family, your company, and yourself YOUR best?

The fact is only YOU know the answer to this question.

And until you’re willing to give your all, you won’t achieve anything.

That’s how the math works in the world of dreams.

It’s all or nothing. There is no partial credit.  And there are no negotiations.

So imagine that starting today, you truly gave life your absolute best.

You acted when you really didn’t feel like it.

You pushed past discomfort.

You got up a little earlier.

You cut back on some T.V.

You let go of some bad habits.

You buried the words NO and CAN’T.

You turned up your intensity.

You truly put your whole self in.

You COMMITTED to do whatever it takes.

Well, don’t imagine any longer; today is the day for you to answer the questions.

WHY NOT?

Win,

Brandon

Creating Luck

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”  – Thomas Jefferson

Too often, we wait poised for our breakthrough to fall from the sky. We sincerely hope that our ticket has the winning number. We believe our circumstances are going to work themselves out. Listen, I am a huge believer in positive thinking, but too much thinking with too little doing will just leave you with a lot on your mind.

Here are three simple actions that will help you start moving to your goals TODAY!

1) Confess

Verbally speak out your situation. Speak out exactly where you are – the good, the bad, and the ugly. You can’t move on until you become brutally honest with where you are. The first step in changing is to truly identify how bad change is needed. Stir up enough frustration, anger, hunger, and desire to DO something about your situation.

2) Confront

Next, channel that energy into action! Do something today that gets your once inch, one foot, or hopefully one mile away from your current predicament. Don’t be consumed by how far you have to go; be focused on moving forward TODAY. Confront the current day, and you’ll find that consecutive days of positive action lead to positive change. It has been said that 21 days of consecutive activity (good or bad) creates a habit. Use that law to your favor. It doesn’t have to be a major change; but the fact that you have committed yourself in some capacity to change is a HUGE mental victory. And once you’ve tasted victory, your on your way to bigger wins!

3) Connect

The journey is not designed to travel alone. In order to accomplish major victories, you will need to align and associate with some other people. Identify people who are going where you want to go. Hang around people who are striving for the same things in life you are. You will need each other to go the distance. Having people around you that will keep you accountable, encourage you when your down, push you when you’re tired, and love you when you’re hurt is essential.

Confessing + Confronting + Connecting = Creating LUCK in your life!

Blessings!

Brandon

Which Are You?

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I read this poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox while reading John Maxwell’s book, “Winning with People.” I am learning that life is all about questions. The greatest people understand and leverage the power of questions. Questions should be used daily as a means to get answers, find needs, fix problems, and move forward. The ability to ask the right questions of others and oneself is paramount to moving from good to great. This poem asks a very poignant question that requires serious introspection; that’s why I love it!

Which are You?

There are two kinds of people on earth to-day;
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

Not the sinner and saint, for it’s well understood,
The good are half bad, and the bad are half good.

Not the rich and the poor, for to rate a man’s wealth,
You must first know the state of his conscience and health.

Not the humble and proud, for in life’s little span,
Who puts on vain airs, is not counted a man.

Not the happy and sad, for the swift flying years
Bring each man his laughter and each man his tears.

No; the two kinds of people on earth I mean,
Are the people who lift, and the people who lean.

Wherever you go, you will find the earth’s masses,
Are always divided in just these two classes.

And oddly enough, you will find too, I ween,
There’s only one lifter to twenty who lean.

In which class are you? Are you easing the load,
Of overtaxed lifters, who toil down the road?

Or are you a leaner, who lets others share
Your portion of labor, and worry and care?

Ella Wheeler Wilcox