Leverage for Growth Podcast

Episode 56: Mindset: Journey vs. Destination

Episode Date:Mar 30, 2023

In this episode, we explore the power of mindset and the shift that occurs when we focus on the journey rather than the destination. As entrepreneurs, we often get consumed by our business goals and the gap between where we are and where we want to be. But, as we'll discover, falling in love with the journey towards our destination can help us become the person we need to be to achieve our goals naturally.

During this episode, we'll discuss why it's important to embrace the journey and how doing so can lead to deeper connections, greater collaboration, and trust. We'll also explore how focusing solely on the destination can lead to shallow interactions and feelings of overwhelm, making it harder to achieve our goals.

If you've been too focused on the destination in your business or personal life, we encourage you to tune in and learn how to shift your mindset towards the journey. By doing so, you'll become more present, seize opportunities, and become the person you need to be to achieve your goals naturally.

So, sit back, relax, and join us for today's daily leverage episode, where we'll help you grow your business by shifting your mindset towards the journey. And don't forget to ask yourself, "What are you willing and able to do about it today?"

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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 “Mindset: Journey vs. Destination”. Sit back, relax and welcome to today’s daily leverage.


So this morning, I was doing my morning routine of stacking and reflecting on the shift in mindset that happens when the focus is on the journey rather than the destination.


When we are focused on the destination of our goals, let’s just say scaling to $2M in revenue this year, we focus on the numbers


We focus on the gap of where we are and where we want to be  


Let’s say that this year so far you have only brought in $100k


When your mindset is focused on the destination, you see the gap of $1.9M and you feel frantic


You quickly do the math and realize that you are months behind and it causes you to focus on whatever is needed to start bringing in cash


The focus is on what you want to have


Not on what you have to become


The focus on the destination makes it so that your interactions with others are focused on what they can give you to close the gap


Your conversations become shallow and it leads towards a lack of real connection


Lack of trust


Lack of collaboration


Which all lead towards the destination feeling farther and farther away from your ability to achieve it


On the contrary


If you were to shift your focus towards falling in  love with the journey that you are on


You still have a destination in mind


However, you understand that it is a journey


Nothing happens outside of the here and now


When you fall in love with the journey and pay close attention to the present moment


There is a sense of presence


The conversations with others are deeper


You allow the conversations to go where they may


You allow opportunities to come into your world that you wouldn’t have otherwise seen if you were solely focused on the outcome


When you fall in love with the journey, you see that every moment is a moment that can provide you answers, opportunities, and the gift of bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to go


However, it may not be the same journey path that you had originally planned


Plans change


They adapt


You should to


When you embrace the fact that the “how” is being figured out every day and with consistent focus on who you are becoming in the moment


How your journey is evolving and expanding to allow your destination to happen naturally


By becoming who you are meant to be in the moment


You realize that how you look at the road ahead matters


That you don’t always have to have all of the answers ahead of time


You just need to trust and have faith that the journey you are on


That moment by moment, you are being given a gift and it is up to you to see that gift and seize the day


That the destination and achievement will take care of itself


Continuing to align yourself to what you want matters but the destination is not as important as the journey itself


Why is this important?


Many times as entrepreneurs, we focus on our goals in business


The $2M in revenue this year


We talk about the destination, we get consumed by the destination


We get mad when we don’t close a sale or make a monetary gain towards that destination 


We feel overwhelming joy when we make a sale 


This high and low based on the destination makes us too attached to the outcome


To allow the journey to take us towards the destination naturally


In our goal setting workshops with Alliance mastermind members, we focus on who we would need to become in order to do and have what we want naturally


This process allows us to fall in love with the journey towards the achievements that we want to achieve


The key is to fall in love with the journey that you are on and continue to align with the destination in your actions on a moment to moment basis


By falling in love with your journey, you begin to become the person that arrives at the destination naturally


Now it is time for daily leverage.


Where in your world whether in your life or business, have you been too focused on the destination and not falling in love with the journey?


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 focused on the destination 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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