How To Have A New Kind Of Monday
Good morning friends.
I'm still on vacation in Michigan, the temp has dropped but you know what? It's still perfect...because I'm with family and I'm planning the day as I choose.
And it's Monday! So, yes I work... but I do it when and where I want. This morning I'm at a local Starbucks because where I'm staying, has no internet.
This is one of those 'visiting family and friend' vacations rather than "explore the unknown" vacations. I'll be going to DisneyWorld after a business event the end of October....Virginia the second week in November and South Carolina the end of November so I enjoy a great mix of family and friends and exploring.
But let's get back to Mondays.
As I opened my laptop, I thought to myself....
"What could I share with my friends of value today?"
And I immediately thought about having a different kind of Monday, every Monday.
What the heck does that mean?
Well, it means the chances of you being at work right now are pretty high because its Monday. The first day of 5 'job work days' before you get to reclaim your time and sleep on the weekend.
I'm on vacation today and it's Monday.
So let me inspire you and say to you, you CAN have the Monday's you want.
Control Your Mindset - Control Your Mondays
I can't stress enough about the importance of mindset in order to create a the life you want.
You must have the right mindset to...
"do your own thing"
"be your own boss"
"start your own online business."
(I say "Online business" because most people I know and talk to don't like the offline business strategies, 3 way calls, etc.)
Online business means you do business ONline.
No 3 way calls.
No home parties.
No hotel meetings.
So here's what it takes my friends.
A New Mindset
You have to believe in yourself which takes a new mindset.
The mindset you have been using is what's got you to exactly where you are and what your life is like.
Every decision you've made is because of your BEST thinking.
Realizing this can be pretty scary, huh?
How's that working for you?
It takes NEW thinking!
If you can see that your best thinking is what got you to where you're at right now, rather than it being scary, how about making that exciting because you can see if you just think differently, you'll get a new result!
Yes! It's that easy!
Let me give you my own life's example.
I've always tried to "think" about how I can do better in terms of my income and trading time for money. Yet, I was still limited looking back because I was not surrounding myself with bigger thinkers! I didn't know what I didn't know! I had still put myself in a box even though I thought I was doing the best I could!
I was in a box in my mind when I hired on as a paralegal. I though that was the BEST I could do. Although I loved the work, I was still working for someone else and the paycheck, the time I invested, was building someone elses dream and the job gave me a limited lifestyle.
When I realized I could go no further in my legal career being at the top of my pay scale... I asked myself what else could I do without going to law school to earn more and take more control of my own time.
My best thinking put me into real estate school. As soon as I passed the exam, I put in my 2 weeks notice at the law firm and went full time in real estate.
Two things about MY THINKING at the time...
1) I never realized that everyone and their mother got their real estate license
and people failed in it. I assumed that if you took the time to study, put in your
hours and passed the exam, that you'd bust your butt to make a name for
yourself and do whatever it took to learn the ropes and make a good career
This mindset was gullible but in some aspects really healthy. You see, failure never crossed my mind. It was never an option and I can't ever recall a moment when I thought I couldn't do it.
Even after sitting open houses.... with no shows.
Even after walking block after block and knocking on doors... with "NO".
Even after spending money on ads... with no phone calls.
Even after doing dozens of mailings... with no response.
Even after adopting a neighborhood and handing out gifts and newsletters... with no response.
I figured it was all part of "paying my dues"and just not talking to enough people,
or the right people or finding someone in a situation with the right timing. That's all. So I got up each morning with expectancy and joyfulness that I was on the path to what I wanted to accomplish!
I was enjoying the journey. Every day I learned something. Every day I closer to
finding a buyer or seller to work with.
That's real life my friends...and this experience taught me that early on. Mindset, atttitude, expectancy.
2) It dawned on me that while I thought I was doing my own thing and being my
own boss.... in fact... I wasn't. There were aspects of my business that I COULD
run on my own....
the hours I worked
the broker I chose to hang my license with
but that was about it! My best thinking still has me trapped!
* My broker still took a chunck of my commissions.
* I still had to abide by a dress code.
* And I found out quickly that while I could choose my own hours, that was really not the case at all. The boss didn't set them, my clients and potential clients did!
You see, when you have a potential client call you to list your home or show them a property... if you're not immediately available guess what?
They call the NEXT real estate agent! So unless you're rolling in dough and have more on your plate than you can handle, you better JUMP!
And, the stress of keeping multiple real estate transactions moving smoothly to closing can be horrific!
Sellers think their home is worth zillions, buyers think it's overpriced. Home inspectors find problems that cause a division in the contract.enders find reasons to not approve loans. Appraisers want to fuss over a few thousand dollars. And YOU as the agent, are in the middle of it all, constantly trying to problem solve and keep everyone calm so you can get to closing with a win for seller, win for buyer and win for yourself called a paycheck.
But I stayed in this stressful environment for 13 years by choice.
It was the result of my best thinking! Period! I was in the grind like a robot continuing to be plugged in. I didn't know what I didn't know. I was thinking the only way to have the kind of income I wanted, was to have a college degree or be in real estate kind of sales.
Until I was forced to deal with my best thinking. Then my world opened up!
I was challenged when the real estate market crashed and I began my search on the internet about how to make money from home.
I met people, mentors who kicked my butt in the area of personal development, thinking outside the box and dreaming bigger. It was unbelieveable.
When I was exposed to possibilities for myself, I lit up!
What would it take for my new kinds of Mondays?
* A new path without resistence in my attitude
* Getting some education.
* Choosing products to sell.
* Aligning myself with systems.
* Getting around others going in my direction.
* Studying mentors.
* A decision this is what I wanted to do.
* Seeing the results and tweaking.
Heck! I did all that when I started my real estate career and I did 6 figures my first year. I could put in my time, get some education, spend some money on advertising, see what works and how to tweak and do the same thing in my online business!
I was starting to see a pattern here!
I believed I could do it not because I had done this exact thing before..,. but because I saw others doing it. And if they can do it, so could I. Absolutely!
So I did. And as I got more and more involved with my own personal growth, my mind expanded.
I began to think in terms of 'anything is possible'.
6 figures today are small.
7 figures are very duable and I'm on my way there multiple times over.
8 figures are on my radar.
And it wasn't the money for the sake of the money. Let me say this.
The money was for funding my dreams of providing my future security and for philanthropy. Here's what philanthropy is about:
- the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.synonyms:benevolence, generosity, humanitarianism, public-spiritedness, altruism,social conscience, charity, charitableness, brotherly love, fellow feeling,magnanimity, munificence, liberality, largesse, openhandedness,bountifulness, beneficence, unselfishness, humanity, kindness,kindheartedness, compassion; historicalalmsgiving"a family noted for its philanthropy"
- NORTH AMERICANa philanthropic institution; a charity.plural noun: philanthropies
The Difference Was Mindset
The difference wasn't in my work ethic. I had that.
The difference wasn't in my ability to take a class. I loved learning.
The difference wasn't in getting to events. I already did that.
The difference wasn't in so many of the things that I was already
It was being exposed to personal develpment and the capacity of my belief and mindset to have whatever I wanted. To dream big and know that I could have it all. To stay the course when days weren't do good and to never quit on myself.
This is why you hear so many successful people, including msyelf, share about personal development and mindset.
Once you have made a decision, you will be unstoppable.
If you start and quit, you've not make a decision except to quit. Your mind is the engine behind your life. It does what you tell it. It goes where you tell it.
Discover the power you have over your mind and your life will take on a new direction. You have been wonderfully created to create your reality through your mindset and being a visionary.
If nobody has ever challenged you to get out of your own way...
... to think bigger...
... to believe anything is possible....
... to get out of your box...
... to go after what you want...
I want to challenge you right now.
Start Today Toward Your New Kind Of Monday
1) Write down what you want.
2) Start a personal development program.
3) Chose an online business to get started.
4) And then forward march!
I use automation, systems, mentors and personal growth inside of Empower Network. I invite you to get started with that.
You'll have everything you need outside of your best thinking to succeed. You bring your desire to improve your thinking of what's possible and a decision to win.
If you will stay the course, before you know it, you could be designing your own Mondays. If you love your job and want to keep setting your alarm to get up to report in on Mondays, then by all means, do that.
If you want to sleep until your rested on Mondays, then I challenge you to think bigger and do the things necessary to put you on that path.
Those are the choices my friend.
The good news is that YOU get to choose what your path will be. I for one am so grateful that I live in a country, in a time in history that I can choose.
I choose to be free.
I choose to design my life.
I choose to do whatever it takes to ensure that.
What Mindset Will You Choose?
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To Your Best Thinking Outside The Box!
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