In this episode of Leverage for Growth, Jesse P. Gilmore emphasizes the importance of avoiding distractions and staying committed to your long-term goals to achieve success. Learn how to identify and eliminate distractions, prioritize tasks that align with your long-term objectives, and establish a support system to stay committed to your goals. Celebrating milestones and small wins is also crucial to staying motivated. Don't miss this insightful episode filled with valuable advice for entrepreneurs.
Episode 84: How to Cut Through the Noise & Remain Committed to Your Long-Term Goals
Jesse P. Gilmore:
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody, this is Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche in Control and creator of Leverage for Growth. Welcome to the daily leverage edition. Today’s topic is this, how to cut through the noise and stay committed to your long-term goals. Sit back, relax, and welcome to today’s daily leverage. So I’ve been thinking about the long-term goals and this has kind of been a theme for the last few episodes because… Ultimately, when people come to me, they are either lacking vision or lacking a mindset that allows them to believe that they can actually achieve whatever they’re wanting to achieve, or they just don’t know exactly how. And pretty much what I tell every single one of them, aside from those that don’t have a vision, and we talk about the vision, but ultimately, if you have a vision and you have a long-term goal, let’s just say you’re going from six figures to seven figures, Ultimately, the way to get to your seven figures or your long-term goal is by avoiding and not allowing distractions to get you off track. And you have competing priorities that are always trying to get your attention. Attention is basically the new currency in this world. And so your greatest competitive advantage in the world and in your own life is based around being able to let go of distractions and to focus. on your key long-term goals. And so when you’re looking for some key long-term goals, you have to identify what you truly want. What do you want? Do you want higher revenue, bigger profits? Do you wanna grow your team to the point where you can work in the business when you want to? Do you want to acquire a certain number of clients per month? Being able to have these long-term goals, allows you to have and start to have a clear vision. Now creating a vision, a vision, the difference between a vision and a goal. Goal has an ending, a vision doesn’t. It just keeps on going. Or the vision is a goal that’s much farther out from now, not something that you can achieve within the year. And it’s important to have a clear vision of where your agency is going. And being able to outline how this vision will help you stay focused on your long-term goals. We went through an exercise in the Alliance Mastermind where we focused on habits and being able to look at both productive and unproductive habits or successful and unsuccessful habits, and basically looked at what habits are being used right now and are those ones leading you towards your long-term goal or are they actually taking you away from it? And being able to identify these distractions. and these temptations that might look good on the short term, but really actually hold you back from achieving what you want to. And some of the ways of looking at distractions. Distractions can be things like the use of alcohol, which makes you inconsistent, or the lack of a fitness routine. There is actually a bunch of studies based around how important working on your body actually contributes towards business growth and confidence. And the use of social media, one of my mentors had talked about how either you are a consumer or a producer, and choosing being a producer allows you to eliminate that as a distraction. And so there are many ways for you to focus on your long-term goals. And some of them include prioritizing your tasks and projects that align to your long-term objectives, and limiting exposure to time-wasting activities such as social media scrolling, and really getting more mindful and self-aware of patterns of behavior that you have, and being able to stop a pattern before it takes you off track. And a lot of times, we can’t do it alone, and so it’s important for us to find and establish a support system. And having a strong support system includes things like mentors or peers or team members that allow you to stay committed to your long-term goals. And when you’re on your long-term kind of track, it’s important to celebrate milestones and small wins along the way. And one of our most recent kind of small wins for us was that we had our 100th episode of this Leverage for Growth podcast between the agency and the daily leverage episodes, and we started in January. So pretty cool. But it’s important for you to have these milestones and celebrate as a team with the small wins. and being able to really focus around, you know, developing this motivation, momentum towards your long-term goals is how you stay committed. So I encourage you to cut through the noise and distractions. Let go of anything that would be considered sedation. So TV, alcohol, anything that kind of keeps you inconsistent. Just remember that that is taking you away from your long-term goal. And when you stay committed to your long-term goals, you’re gonna realize that this ultimately leads to you getting what you want in your life and business. So why is this important? Pretty much every single day, we are marketed to and see thousands of marketing messages and if you are a marketing agency owner, you see a lot more. And at this time, you are constantly being pulled in a lot of different directions. And so it’s important for you, if you want to achieve what you want in life, in your long-term goals, for you to cut through the noise and stay committed to what you truly want. So now it’s time for the daily leverage. So where in your world, whether in your life or business, have you been distracted from your long-term goals and it’s taking you off track? Is it in your life with your health and body? Is it in your life with your spirituality or self-direction? Is it in your relationships with your spouse, partner, or kids? as in your business, finances, or team. And when you’ve located where you’ve been distracted and taken off track from your long-term goals 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 the Daily Leverage. This is Jesse B. Gilmore, and you’ve been listening to the Leverage for Growth podcast. 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