What is the ONE THING you can do this week that will optimise for success (however you define that) & happiness over the long-term?
Most likely it is a quadrant 2 activity. i.e. Something that is important (for long-term success), but not urgent.
For me, I’m looking at continuing to build up a base of financial literacy. At the moment I’m researching dividend aristocrats.
The view is to actively invest 10% of my portfolio in dividend aristocrats. By layering multiple strategies for compounding, I’ve seen average investors generate upwards of 20% annual returns with approx 1-2hrs per month active involvement.
(Disclaimer: This is not financial advice. I’m just some dude who reads a lot & likes deliberate thinking as a hobby).
If the game you’re playing isn’t going to give you what you want, then change the game.
He credits his grandparents with doing this, changing their game, when they emigrated from Japan to Hawaii.
Worth watching from the start.
Worth watching & rewatching several times over.
I’m now in the process of working through some of Brian’s ideas (along with Casey Winters, which I’ll share in another post).
I’m going to be documenting my process of stacking growth models & stacking growth loops to see where it gets us.
It’s like Sean Ellis on cognitive enhancing substances.
Here’s what I did when I launched a mini coaching business in 2018.
- Take a list of all of your contacts.
- Highlight the people who have paid you money in the past, or who have expressed an interest in what you do / your service.
- Write a very brief email to them asking them about themselves, their life, their business, their career… whatever area it is that you can help with.
- Dependent on the response, provide them with value & ask them if they would be interested in taking things further.
- For those who are, get on a call with them, diagnose what is actually going on for them, and if you are able to help, invite this person to work with you… i.e. Sell them your service!
The key thing here is DON’T OVERCOMPLICATE THINGS.
Here are the things you don’t need to get started:
- a funnel
- email sequence (automated or otherwise)
- a WEBSITE!!!
- a membership area
- Facebook group
- another book on entrepreneurship
- more software
- your own podcast
- to have written a book!
Just map out your list of contacts, and start conversations with people.
Follow points 1-5 above.
Let me know how you get on!
Awesome message with a view from the future, back to the present – by Kevin Kelly.
When you’re good at things and people put tasks in front of you, it’s easy to feel a natural inclination to want to do them. Just so. Because you can.
It feels nice. To be validated. To prove yourself.
But it’s a trap.
It can be fun for a while, but ultimately you are just playing someone else’s game, climbing someone else’s ladder, making someone else wealthy.
…and for what? So that you can feel validated?
What is your script? What script are you living?
Change your script. Change your life.
There is ZERO correlation between how hard you work & how much money you make.
The money goes to the thinkers & the strategists.
It all comes from the critical one or two things you do per month.
So much to do, and so little time.
But there’s nothing like a time-bound event to serve as a forcing function to GET 5H!T DONE!
Lessons will be coming.
When I take half a step back and look at what information I have been consuming, it is not me.
I feel like it is time to put down my tools and take a long stroll through nature to reconnect with who I am and what I actually think matters in the world.
I saw someone post this on social media somewhere and it really resonated: