Personal Initiative

June 20, 2017

Let’s talk about day 29 of our 60 sunrises to success! Today’s topic is personal initiative. I’m in downtown Denver right now with my buddy Cameron. We’re about to implement some strategies we’ve been working on this morning.

 

I read something that got me inspired, and I wanted to share that with you. That is the quote in the text here today’s employer, whose yesterday’s employee with the right mindset and the right opportunity. When you look around, most of the successful businesses built in this country are right.

So today, I got three bullet points for you on personal initiative. Number one, you got to be a self-starter. You can’t wait for someone to turn you on. This is something that you got to be responsible for being a self-starter.

What that means to me is when Bill Gates got interviewed and how he made his billions. He was talking about his initiative and being in the right spot at the right time. Taking massive action and having a vision. When I say being in the right place at the right time, think about what your goal is.

If your goal is to build a massive business and revolutionize your life, then what are you doing at the bar? Is that going to happen at the bar? When you’re drinking and shooting the shit? Is that really in a spot where you can build the life you want to live? What about if your goal is to eat healthily? Is that going to happen at the bar?

Bill Gates had the opportunity to get into the personal computer business. They were out goofing around. They may have had the ability to take massive action, but they were not in the right place. You want to be surrounding yourself with people doing what you want to do. They’re on their way, just like you.

So part of the initiative is paying attention to where you are. Tony Robbins said you should never leave a goal-setting session without taking step one. Being action-oriented, when you set that goal like we’re going to design this website, or we’re going to do this. You know, it’s this right now kind of attitude.

Alright, so the number two key is consistency and following through. This is what it means following through when the initial excitement and energy of the moment has passed. Okay, because if you’re like, Yeah, man, I’m going to work out, I’ll get a six-pack. Right, you do your day one exercise, then tomorrow.

Now you’re all sore, and you got to go through the work again, you got to get sweaty, and get cleaned up. There’s that process. The initial excitement is now gone. The follow-through in the consistency of that is what will give you the result you’re looking for. Another way of putting that is you may not love the process, but you will love the results in the outcome.

Alright, so I’m reminded of a guy I got to hang out with this last summer. His name is Ron Williams. This guy is one of the most decorated bodybuilders on the planet. Okay, that guy is now Mr. Universe seven times, Mr. Olympia, and seven-time Mr. America. Okay, that, you know, just getting one of those is incredible. He’s done three of them seven times. What he would say is don’t necessarily enjoy the work, right? He would go to the gym every day, every single day to become that champion.

You don’t always enjoy the work, but you do enjoy the outcome. So enjoying the process is not an expectation. If you’re going to have personal initiative, you’re probably not going to enjoy the process the whole time. The outcome will be worth it, and you’re going to work whether you enjoy the process or not.

Also, consistency, which is part two of this is being able to say yes to certain things and saying no to other things. Okay, a good entrepreneur says yes. A good entrepreneur says, No, no, I’m not going to do that. That does not fit with my goal, either. They’re going to say no.

Number three, Part Three to the personal initiative is being solution-oriented. Okay, we’re focusing on solutions. Too many people think that complaining or blaming is doing something about the problem. We’re not going to fall for someone with personal initiative. They take full responsibility for the outcome.

Also, personal initiative is beginning with the end in mind. Stephen Covey wrote the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. One of the habits is beginning with the end in mind. How do we get there? Begin with the end in mind as part of your initiative.

We don’t want to be those people who can only do what they are told. What if someone doesn’t come around to tell you what to do? You need that personal initiative. So that’s what we’re talking about today.

Personal initiative day 29. You got to have this major key. Okay, Napoleon Hill said that the personal initiative is going the extra mile and then getting that promotion this second mile that extra mile. Go that extra mile.

Thanks for tuning in, guys. Thanks for plugging in shared a few if, if that was valuable for you guys. Stay tuned for day 30 coming up, and it’s a beautiful day. Go kick some ass, take names, and we’ll check in soon. Bye for now.

 

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