In today’s episode, we discuss why most of us wait until December to regain our focus. More importantly, we reinforce a message we’ve both learned right here on our show more than once that coincides with the reason we often lose focus throughout the calendar year.
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Shut Up Tips:
As we get closer to the deadline, we lose focus because we run around like chickens with heads cut off. – Phil
Focus sometimes happens when the calendar resets because we think we had all this time to meet our deadlines. – Phil
What would you do if you knew you only have 30 days to live? Damn it, why don’t you run your business like that every single day instead of waiting for a BS deadline? – Phil
If I die tomorrow, did I live with as little regret as possible towards the end of my life? Did I contribute as much as I wanted to? – Berni
We are choosing to focus on more immediate gratification. I think that’s why we use the end of the calendar year as our scoreboard instead of breaking down our big picture goal into small manageable tasks throughout the year. – Berni
If we get early success, we coast. – Phil
Spend time with people who teach you how to get rejected. – Phil
Instead of the pleasure of success, instead of the agony of defeat, focus on the joy of defeat. And relish on the opportunity to get a “no” because it means we are one step closer to the “yes” we seek. – Phil
The scoreboard starts now, we do not have to wait. – Phil
Let’s go for the ask, let’s go for the no. – Berni
Shut up and go for no, baby! – Phil
Berni & Phil Recommend:
Go for No! by Andrea Waltz (Andrea said “Yes” to coming on as a guest and we’ll be giving away a copy of her book in 2014!)
Why do you think we wait until the end of the calendar year to get our focus back?
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