2014 is here! This is a year where you will get stuff done.
You will think more clearly you will act more consciously and you will be more daring. I wrote this list of 5 things so you can count them on 1 hand. It should be easy for you to remember.
We need more BEASTS. We need more gruff unapologetic brazen people who get stuff done. It seems we live in a world that civility has masked who and what we really are. If you take every successful person on the planet they have an animalistic quality to them. Find your inner animal. If you can’t find it, chose one and wear it on your shirt. Part Wolf. What are you?
1) Act More
Do more, be brazen, the world is run by people with guts. Not by people who don’t want to cause waves. If you don’t want to cause waves then get off the boat. People need more vinegar in their blood these days. Everyone seems so quick to be worried about what they are doing and if it will offend others. Action is the key to success. Successful people don’t sit around contemplating things for long, they think it through make their decision and hit the gas pedal hard. Make sure this year you hit that gas pedal. I am not saying to be reckless or mindless but we need more people who will make a decision and pull the proverbial trigger. If you study successful people they make a decision and see it through until the end. Act more.
2) Respect Others Time
Here is a KEY point of business in the 21st century. It is easy to hide behind a phone, text messages, emails, Facebook and Twitter. Don’t be that person who doesn’t respond, or I like to call it hide behind their devices. I am calling you out! You know who you are. This is a quick fire way to say in less than 10 words you don’t respect others time. If someone took the time out to write you in a business to business, or person to person peer relationship you have a right, NO you have a DUTY to do the right thing. Respond to that man or woman who took 5 minutes of their day to connect with you. You owe it to yourself. Remember what you do to others you do to yourself. We are all connected. As a power player you have a duty to lead from the front. Don’t be one of these people who only respond when you need something or use the excuse you are too busy, We are ALL too busy. We make the time. Warriors do their duty. They don’t run or hide.
3) Take More Risks
Risks are the foundation of success. There is no gain without some sort of payment. There is no reward without risk. There is no glory without guts grizzle, and gore. You must take risks to succeed. Understand you WILL fail at some point, and you will fail often. Embrace it, to be the best you have to fall down and crack your face 20,000 times. This is a simple fact of life. Eventually you will ignore the pain, and use it for rocket fuel for the inner beast. Failing is part of winning. You fail more than you win. Warriors understand that. The inner beast in you wants to take risks it longs to take risks. Being human is a risk, just getting here the risks that little sperm had to take just to make you is absolutely incredible. You are a risky miracle. Just being born and making it to now, was an insurmountable risk you have no clue. Every day is a risk. Make it worth it.
4) Speak Your Mind
Here is one that as I get older in my life it becomes easier. It may be because wisdom has set in or it may be that I just don’t care anymore. Either way Beasts speak their mind. Now don’t get me wrong I am not saying be rude. Not at all. Always show respect, and use economy of speech. Say only as much as you need. However, do not be afraid to speak your mind, do not be afraid to tell it like it is, and do not be afraid to say NO I do not agree if you feel you must. Chose your battles carefully but do not sit back and let others tell you what you are to think, say, or act. In the words of Vitor Belfort, Don’t be a thermometer, be a thermostat. Set your own temperature. You can do whatever you want.
5) Finish Out Strong
Champions finish what they started. Don’t start something if you don’t plan on finishing it. There is a lot of average people who start things, and the moment something gets a bit tough they drop it like a bad habit. That works for them. It doesn’t work for you beast. Beasts make sure that carcass is stripped clean. A beast finishes what they start. Even if it takes forever, it doesn’t matter how slow you go as long as you keep going. Get it done. Don’t let others deter you or try to get you riled up. Don’t listen to naysayers, they are naysayers for a reason. And please don’t listen to people who SELL constantly, stories and ideas that they themselves won’t put into action. Like rule number 1 action is the key to success. If someone tells you to do something and they aren’t doing it or putting into action. Walk the other way. Set out your course and let nothing deter you. Finish everything you do. Start reading a book, great, finish it, then read another. And another. And yet another. There will always be people to try and tell you what they know and what they have done, I sold x y and z for a b and c, great for you! If someone talks a lot, chances are that’s all they are. Talk. Beasts growl. They don’t talk and tell everyone what they should be done, because they are too busy hunting.
Happy Hunting! Make this year something like they have NEVER seen.
*** Added Note! *** I want to add in one extra tid bit. Get rid of dead weight. Keep your circle tight, make sure people aren’t riddled with problems, or constant sad stories. They will suck you dry of your energy. Surround yourself with the movers and shakers. IF a person is doing the same thing for the last 5 years, and not going any where get rid of them. If they leave your life they did you a HUGE favor. I don’t even want to talk to people who are doing the same thing as last year. If you aren’t doing better and better then they are just wasting time and believe that you spending time with them you will be wasting yours. If people always seem to fall on hard times, compartmentalize them in your life. I am not saying get rid of all your friends but chose carefully who is around you. Make sure they are loyal and respectful of your space and business. If they will steal from you or try to take food out of your mouth and put it in theirs these people will self destruct make sure they destruct far away from you.
Everything in life comes full circle karma is real, walk the right path and let those who do dirt do their dirt, they will wind up burying themselves with it.