Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 35: Eradicating Scarcity

Episode Date:Mar 9, 2023

If you are truly committed to achieving your limitless potential, it is going to get ugly. You are going to dive deep into the darkness of your past and accept who you were before and not allow the past to dictate who you are today or who you will be in the future.

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Episode Transcript

You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody this is Jesse P. Gilmore founder of Niche in Control and creator of the Leverage for Growth, welcome to the daily leverage edition. 


Today’s topic is this “Eradicating Scarcity”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.


So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on a memory of a previous version of me when I used to drink alcohol and how bad it had gotten  


If you have not followed me for a while or heard the origin story episode where I talk about how I became sober, or this is your first episode you are listening to, I will summarize


From about the age of 15 till the year 2018, I drank alcohol the majority of the days of the week. Many times, not just a beer or a single drink. Many drinks  


This continued until I became a father and realized once he was about 6 months old that I had a choice


Do I continue to drink and go back to the way I was before becoming a parent?


Or do I choose a new path?


The origin story episode goes into more detail about the choice to not drink and how I did it, etc.


For this episode, I want to talk about this memory and how it relates to eradicating scarcity to achieve limitless potential  


In order for you to understand, I will need to bring you back to the way life was before I had kids


Before Niche in Control


Before life by design


The year was 2017 and I was working in corporate America as a Training and Development specialist in a $4b global corporation expanding a training and progression program throughout the organization.


While I talk about this time as being growth full and teaching me exactly what I needed about business systems and how to create a business by design. The foundation by which Niche in Control would be built


At the time, I was weak, lived life by default, a victim of circumstance and when there was stress in my life, I had decided to simply sedate with alcohol and TV


I would drink to numb the stress of not having control over my life


On top of that, I was going to be a father for the first time


The stress of corporate, the stress of being a father, and not feeling in control, led me to drink one night downstairs


While my pregnant wife was getting ready for bed, I drank beer downstairs


At the time, I was overweight, not taking care of my body 


When I went upstairs to get ready for bed, I got dizzy and ended up passing out and falling down, hitting my face on the door of my soon to be baby boy’s bedroom door knob  


I lay there passed out


I had hit rock bottom


I remember this memory from over 5 years ago and I am disgusted with how I was back then


It makes me want to punch that guy


The amount of effort and time it has taken to break free of the bonds and cycles of the past has been worth it


I write about this journey that I have been on in more detail in the Leverage for Growth book that I am writing right now and how I had a sedation burial ceremony and it took me another 3 years to fully become free of alcohol


These memories are a reminder of how far I have come and the reason on why I invest so much time into me, understanding the patterns of behavior, consciously choosing to eradicate this older, weaker, previous version of myself so that I can be free


You see, inside of each of us is both the problem and the solution


It comes down to a choice to break patterns of behavior that have held us back in the past


Dissociating with older versions of ourselves so that we may become more


In the last episode, I talked achieving limitless potential and how inside of us is the potential to live a life that works in all areas of our lives without sacrificing one area for another area to succeed


This comes from removing the limitations that we put on ourselves and remove the things that hold us back from living our best life


This means you must hunt for those limits that come in the form of beliefs, habits, routines, behaviors and actions that restrict you 


This means that in order for you to rise in abundance and prosperity in your health, relationships, business and spiritual purpose or connection in your lives


You must let go of who you were, in order to embrace who you are becoming


If you are truly committed to achieving your limitless potential, it is going to get ugly


You are going to have to dive deep into the darkness of your past 


Accept who you were before and not allow the past to dictate who you are today or who you will be in the future


The Jesse that I talked about in 2017 is not the Jesse that you are listening to today


I have been on a hunt for the last 4-5 years to eradicate this previous version of myself from me now


Am I perfect? 


Not at all  


Am I progressing?


Every day


In order for you to achieve your limitless potential in all areas of your life, you must become dedicated to the hunt


The hunt of eradicating scarcity from your life


Through removing all of the limitations that you have created in your beliefs, habits, routines and actions


By doing so, you reveal the higher version of yourself that you have always been


Why is this important?


Many times as entrepreneurs, we think that our way to growth and success comes from simply dreaming big and working towards hitting our goals


Yet while we work on the journey towards abundance in one area, you are limiting ourselves due to a lack of awareness in another area


We focus on making more money


Yet we are unaware of the pattern that we have of making more money leads towards more spending – build and burn pattern in business


We focus on making more money


Yet we work 14-16 hours per day and our relationships with our spouse or kids suffer


We focus on making more money


Yet the stress that comes from expansion in business leads us to drink alcohol or not take care of our bodies


We focus on making more money 


Yet we stop listening to the voice inside of us that is trying to lead us towards becoming a better version of ourselves


In order to have it all, in our bodies, our being, our balance and relationships, and our business


We must be committed to eradicating scarcity and negative patterns of behavior from our lives


In doing so, we uncover the limitless potential within us and we, and those around us, are better for it


Now it is time for daily leverage.


Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been stuck in an old pattern of behavior that has limited you from achieving your full potential?


Is it in your life with your health or body? 


Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? 


Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner or kids?


Is it in your business or finances or team?


Once you have located where you have been stuck in an old pattern of behavior and you know what you need to change. 


My question to you is this…


What are you willing and able to do about it today?


That is the end of our daily leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore and you have been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast. 


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Thanks for joining me on the Leverage for Growth podcast. I believe in you and your capabilities. I hope you spend the rest of your day feeling inspired. But keep in mind that inspiration is fuel to propel you into action. If you do not take action towards your own growth and the growth of your business, then that inspirational fuel that you’re feeling is wasted.

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