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 “Do what you are avoiding”. 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 dream that I had last night. Instead of paraphrasing the stack, I am going to give you an insight into what the beginning of the stack looks like and how this relates to doing what you are avoiding
So I will read from what I wrote in the stack earlier today and then we will reflect on it afterwards
This morning I woke up from a weird dream that was focused on these distractions. I was in a target store that was an hour and a half away from Kristina, I was trying to find my keys that were in a lock box, when I got to the target I only had a certain amount of time before I had to leave to pick up Kristina and drive her to her brothers wedding. I got to the target and got distracted by the target having plane tickets and a movie theater and a hotel in one. I went to the movie theater and brought my pillows and a blanket. When I realized that it was time and I needed to go, I got up and my pillows were gone. I thought someone stole my pillows so I went looking for them and was getting pissed. Then I checked the hotel room, no one knew where my pillows were. I was running out of time. Then I checked a restaurant and it was all taking me away from what I had planned to do.
If I were to interpret that dream, I would say that it relates to writing the book ans not making time for editing. Saying I am going to edit and then not doing it. Getting into a state of pushing it back.
There are many reasons that I have for pushing the editing of the book back. However, that is a story.
I know that I must write the book and execute the plan.
Where else do I see that I am running out of time and getting distracted from my most important goals?
Body – nutrition
Being – book
Balance – family by design
Business – closing
What would I need to do to stop getting distracted with these areas?
Body – meal plan
Being – block time for editing
Balance – project plan and start executing
Business – improve the client experience and get results shared
Keep the main thing the main thing.
Meal planning means taking Mark’s nutrition plan and having it as a framework. Then literally planning out how many of each thing is needed and buying it on Sunday. Then sticking to the plan all week. Kids eat what I eat. They must get used to it.
Block time for editing means that I find time for the book being the focus without distractions for 30-60 minutes per day. The time is dedicated and protected. Having daily progress on the book, even with small improvements will help move it along. But it can’t be delayed. The discover book must change to the write a must read book to align with what is needed.
Project planning family by design is simply getting the plan visible and then executing on it. Focusing on my portion and sharing it with Kristina then asking her to do the same.
Improving the client experience and get results shared means that we need more case studies and for the group to be open to sharing their wins. When this happens, it will be a game changer. I can clean up the community in Alliance from the collab calls and then get Maggie to use the alliance community as a place for public accountability and posting progress or challenges. Doing this using hot seats and then accountability is key.
Apparently I got a lot out of the dream.
Why is this important?
Many times as entrepreneurs, we have experiences that shed light on one area and then we dive deeper we realize that it shows up in other areas
Having a daily practice of reviewing what has happened, why it is important and then deriving the lesson from it and seeing how to apply the lesson across other areas of your life is crucial to living at the highest level
When we experience something and think that it is contained, separate from other aspects of life, life continues to teach us the lesson until we learn what we are meant to learn
Instead of seeing everything that happens as separate and isolated, start to understand that everything is connected
There is nothing that happens by chance
The lesson may show up in your relationships but is the same lesson for your body
Or the lesson may show up in your business but it is the same lesson for your spirituality
When we are able to realize that life is trying to teach us something about what we have been avoiding
The thing that we have been avoiding in one area will show up in another
Everything is connected
When we come to accept this and act upon it, we begin to see that by doing the things that we are avoiding, we come from a place of integrity and learn the lessons that life has to offer us
We level up
We become more of who we aspire to be
In the process, we build confidence in ourselves to handle whatever life throws at us
In doing so, we live our best life
Now it is time for daily leverage.
Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been avoiding the thing that you know you must do and it may be showing up in other areas of your life?
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 avoiding the things you know you must do 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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