Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 52: Do What You Are Avoiding

Episode Date:Mar 26, 2023

In this episode, we discuss the importance of doing the things that you have been avoiding. As entrepreneurs, we often have experiences that teach us lessons which are interconnected with other aspects of our lives. By having a daily practice of reviewing what has happened and deriving the lessons from it, we can apply them to other areas of our lives. Doing so, we come from a place of integrity, build confidence, and become more of who we aspire to be.

In this episode, we share a dream that sheds light on why it is important to do what you are avoiding. We discuss how avoiding things in one area of our life can show up in another area and how everything is interconnected. We encourage you to locate where you have been avoiding the things you must do and start acting upon them to live your best life.

This episode is perfect for marketing agency owners looking to grow their business. It offers valuable insights on how to progress and level up by doing what you have been avoiding. Tune in to the Leverage for Growth podcast to learn more about how you can apply these lessons to your business and personal life.


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Show Notes

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 “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 progress


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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