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JumpStart - Fixing the Most Common Business Mistake

JumpStart - Fixing the Most Common Business Mistake

June 15, 2019

Having been on both sides of selling and buying many products and services over the years, I’ve noticed a common mistake business people make that limits their success.

And because this mistake is so prevalent, if you begin to correct it you will receive a disproportionate amount of market share.

In other words, you will make a lot more money!

Today, let me share this mistake and how to correct it.

JumpStart - Premature Affirmations

JumpStart - Premature Affirmations

June 15, 2019

The other day I was sitting on our deck, and I could hear our neighbors on either side enjoying the beautiful weather on their decks as well.

In my mind I thought, “I love our neighbors.“

Now, some of you may know that has not always been the case.

In fact, we had very problematic neighbors against whom we actually had to get a restraining order.

During the time that we were struggling with the neighbors, I wrote down hundreds of times, “We love our neighbors.“

Even though that was not my reality at the time, I was claiming it as a present-day truth.

Today, let’s challenge that belief that “bad things are here to stay” so we can focus our creative energy on making things better.

JumpStart - Generosity

JumpStart - Generosity

June 15, 2019

Have you ever wondered why it’s not healthy to envy other people?

Envy sends out a vibration into the universe that YOU’RE not OK, that YOU’RE not enough, causing you to receive less and enjoy what you do receive even less.

Being generous is not just about giving things away, it’s about being generous in our mind knowing that as we celebrate the successes of others we celebrate our own accomplishments because there is only one human spirit.

Today, let’s talk about being generous in our minds so the universe will be generous to us.

JumpStart - Feeling Like It

JumpStart - Feeling Like It

June 15, 2019

I’ve noticed a common difference between people who succeed compared to those who do not.

Unsuccessful people are invariably waiting to feel like doing what it is they know they should do.

Unsuccessful people wait until they feel like exercising to exercise, feel like dieting before they diet, feel like meditating before they meditate -- you get the point.

Successful people know that all positive change requires active struggle and as a result, you’re never going to “feel like doing“ anything that’s good for you.

Nike has the answer -- “Just do it.”

Today, we’ll talk about how we get ourselves to do what’s good for us.

JumpStart - Gratitude

JumpStart - Gratitude

June 15, 2019

Hedonic Adaptation explains so many things.

Hedonic Adaptation may also explain why you struggle with being pessimistic.

Hedonic Adaptation, you’ll remember, is a human being’s propensity to adapt to ongoing experiences.

The best example is how the first bite of pizza always tastes better than the last.

You adapt, and so each bite tastes a little less yummy so that you don’t eat unhealthy amounts.

But Hedonic adaptation can ALSO explain pessimism.

In truth, bad things rarely happen as compared to good things.

As a result, we notice the bad things more and give them greater significance in our minds.

As a result, we tend to think that an unending slew of bad things is inevitable.

Today, let’s talk about flipping Hedonic Adaptation on its head by being grateful throughout the day.

JumpStart - Just a Little More

JumpStart - Just a Little More

June 8, 2019

The other day as I walked into the gym I looked around and noticed the people who were there.

Over the next hour as I did my exercise, I noticed many of them leaving and others showing up.

What really caught my attention is that between the people who are in good shape as compared to those who are in great shape is only a little difference.

The people who are in great shape tend to spend about 20% longer in the gym and they move about 20% faster between exercises.

They don’t waste time and add just a bit more time, but those differences make ALL the difference.

Today, let’s explore that extra 20% and how you can apply it to relationships, work, career, health, finances, and EVERY area of your life.

JumpStart - Magnanimity

JumpStart - Magnanimity

June 8, 2019

I was recently listening to a podcast about Genghis Khan, and I learned some amazing things.

Not a nice guy, ol’ Genghis, but he still offered some suggestions on how we can live and work better.

For example, what do you think Genghis Khan did to an enemy soldier who shot his horse out from under him?

The answer will surprise you and give a tip for making life a little better every day.

JumpStart - Being Capable

JumpStart - Being Capable

June 8, 2019

Everybody has some level of “learned helplessness.”

When anything having to do with technology comes up, my wife’s mind goes blank and fails to function.

For years, I hired other people to do the bookkeeping for our business even though they were basically letting software programs handle everything.

Why?

I’m not smart enough,” I told myself.

What are YOUR self-imposed limitations?

How do we root out those self-reinforcing beliefs that say, “I can’t?”

Today, learn how to identify and address your “wimpy spots” to maximize your potential and enjoyment of life.

JumpStart - What’s Eating You?

JumpStart - What’s Eating You?

June 8, 2019

For years, I suffered from severe indigestion.

I was already vegan, so I also cut out gluten, sugar, fried foods, anything I could think of, but every day it felt like someone was slowly sticking a hot poker into my chest.

Doctors prescribed medications, I took supplements -- nothing worked.

However, when I begin to meditate twice a day, every day, the indigestion began to diminish over time.

The old saying, “It’s not what you eat, it’s what’s eating you,“ is very true.

So, how’s YOUR gut?

Could you benefit from releasing things in your mind so that your stomach can digest better?

Today, let’s look at this and how we can practically apply it in our lives.

JumpStart - Empathy

JumpStart - Empathy

June 8, 2019

Would you believe that in many cases guilt and empathy are proportional?

Think about it – – a person who has very little empathy for others also has very little guilt about their impact on others.

I know what you’re thinking and, yes, there is certainly the concept of having “too much guilt“ and that is not healthy.

However, a healthy amount of guilt helps us to stay connected with others.

Today, let’s figure out how to bring into balance empathy and guilt.