This is the Monday Mindset Newsletter that was sent on Monday 9/12/2022…
Good Morning, Team!
For those of you who have followed my journey over the past 10 years, you’ve seen quite the journey…
I transitioned from an Undercover Narcotics Detective and SWAT Operator in 2013 to an Entrepreneur. I sold that company in 2019, where I stepped foot into Executive Leadership roles with some pretty large brands. And currently, I am the Executive VP and minority owner of a global software company, co-founder of two very successful programs, and have a thriving coaching business.
Being that where I am now is so vastly different from where I was, I get the question often, “how did you do it?”.
It’s a fair question.
Here’s my response and advice…
Life is a game of inches. Each decision we make inches us towards or away from bettering circumstances.
And while your definition of success, happiness, wealth, freedom, or fulfillment, may be different than mine, the fact still remains that your decisions and actions are either inching you towards or away from bettering your circumstances in the most important areas of your life.
As I look back over the past 10 years since I became an entrepreneur, it has been full of peaks and valleys. And I’ve found that when it comes to inching up to the peaks, it’s a slow and labor-intensive process. Adversely, when it comes to sliding down into the peaks as a result of poor decision-making through self-sabotage or self-limiting beliefs, those inches stack up quickly!
So here are the nuts and bolts to playing life’s game of inches and spending more time on the PEAKS than in the depths of the valleys….
1) Never forget that you always maintain the power and control to change your circumstances.
2) Have clarity on what you want and what you don’t want in your life.
3) Dramatically edit or delete all the things, people, habits, and behaviors that aren’t inching you towards your goals.
4) Attract and get into closer proximity to the things, people, habits, and behaviors that are inching you towards your goals.
5) Choose hard over easy. While the hard path is… harder, that’s the path that will grow you. The easy path is where mediocrity is found. And mediocrity is a slow death of your goals and full potential.
6) Have non-negotiable core values. Your core values will act as your north star and help keep you on track with hitting your goals, while also helping you avoid pitfalls.
7) Have high standards of expectations of yourself and others. Don’t ever lower your standards for anyone. Help them rise up to yours or edit/delete the relationship if they refuse.
8) Be resilient. You will get knocked down along the way. Get back up and keep going.
9) Look inward for strength and determination. It’s ok to be inspired and motivated by others. But you must do the work for yourself. Other people’s success was earned by them, you must earn your own.
10) Do the work every day. Nothing is ever owed to you and the momentum you have worked so hard to gain can be slowed and eventually stopped if you allow it. Once you start gaining momentum, keep your foot firmly on the gas pedal and keep doing the things that have proven successful in stacking your wins and inches towards your better circumstances.
Those are some of the top things that I have been extremely intentional about for the past several years and have paid off for me and my family in incredible ways. I could not be happier with my current circumstances in the areas of me and my families Health, Wealth, and Relationships. They have never been better… And the best is yet to come!
Go forth and conquer!