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In a conversation I had with a friend of mine, we were talking about goals and how people actually strive for goals and New Years resolutions. Now often times if you look at the statistics, New Year’s resolutions just don’t play out. And why is that? It’s because a lot of us just settle. We set these goals on an arbitrary timeline and then we just settle for mediocrity right. We settle for what was or the easy path.

Where in your life do you find mediocrity? When I go back through my journal and I look at my goals and I set goals on a daily, weekly, quarterly, yearly and then multi-year basis. So I’m looking at these, of things that I want to achieve and then I’m looking at how do I break these down? But when I was going back through my goals or actually back through my journal, and looking at some of the goals that I had, and wondering why I didn’t actually achieve some of these. And I was looking at it and I had the knowledge, I had the tactics, I had the resources. I had the resourcefulness to achieve all of the goals that I set for myself. But why wasn’t I achieving those particular goals? And the truth is, for me anyway, I was settling. I was being mediocre in several categories for myself.

Several categories in my life. And that’s just not good enough. And when I look at that, I look at my journal and my life and I think about the clients that I coach and how I’m helping them work through whatever things are coming up for them. And you got to understand, most of my clients are multi-millionaires. And so most people look at them as these huge successes but to themselves, they’re looking to get better. And that’s really what the key is right. You always want to better than you are now in comparison. And what I mean by that is, you don’t want to compare yourself to somebody that’s not achieving goals that you want. And maybe you hit your goals and you have to celebrate. I mean, I highly recommend celebrating and really taking in all that you’ve achieved. But at the same time, I want you to look forward to where you want to be, where you really want to allow yourself to step in to.

And often times when you look at that, and if you’re being honest with yourself, and you look at your five to thrive, where in your five to thrive are you being mediocre? Where are you just getting by? Is it in your business? Are you a business owner and you’re just, I’m sailing, I’m making enough money. Not a big deal. I’m traveling, I’m doing the things that I want to do. Is that okay? Is that truly okay? Or could you actually amp up your business so you could actually use the additional revenue that you’re bringing in for philanthropy? So you can give back to the world to provide jobs.

Or maybe it’s in your relationships. Maybe you’re just coasting by. Maybe you’re doing those little things in your relationships that are just good enough. You reach out to a friend once a month or so to check in with them or maybe it’s in a love relationship you’re in, a boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, spouse relationship. Whatever it may be and you’re just getting by.

You’re just really kind of doing the bare minimum. Maybe you’re stepping up above the bare minimum but for you, for you in particular as an author of your own story, that’s mediocre. That’s not great. And do you really want to live a life just in mediocrity? I know I don’t. And my guess is if you’re taking time to watch me right now or listen to this at this moment, you are not one that wants to settle for mediocrity and I applaud you for that right. So what I want you to do is grab your journal, write down your five to thrive, your mind, your body, your soul, your relationships and your business. And then I want you to write down, I want you to be honest with yourself and really look at the truth in those areas. And where are you being mediocre?

I know I can look down at my five to thrive and all areas, all five areas, I can find places where I’m allowing myself to play small. I’m allowing myself to be mediocre. Now my guess is, maybe consider the possibility that you might be doing this too. And so this is where we get to be honest with ourselves right. And honest with each other, you and me, right here right now. Where are we versus where we want to be and how do we bridge that gap between the two? So for example, let’s just talk about business. So maybe your gross sales are really big but your net isn’t as much as you want to and you’ve just kind of been coasting home. Your take home is decent, but you know, maybe it’s nothing that’s really providing your family with the security that they really want.

Maybe it’s your child’s education fund. Maybe that’s not fulfilled or your retirement package. Whatever it is for you. What I want to do is write that down, just be honest with yourself. Just be really honest. Are you doing all you can do with the capacity that you have, that you’ve been given? So if you can’t and you’re not and you want to improve, right there is … You have to want to bridge that gap. Now if you want to bridge that gap, what is the gap between where you are today and where you want to be? What is that little void in the middle? I want you to write that down as well. What is it that’s actually doing for you?

In your body might be an example. Maybe your … When most of the people that are out there in the world, not let alone the United States, that you want to lose weight. You want to lose body fat really is what you want or you want to increase lean body mass which is muscle right. So what is actually stopping you? Are you doing daily exercises? Are you supplementing an already healthy diet? Or are you getting caught in that storm that we all have been caught up in, is the new diet fad coming out? Are you ketogenic, are you paleo, are you low car, high car, where are you with that? Are you getting caught up in the minutia? What is the gap that is stopping you? And then bridge that gap.

This is what allows us to become the authors of our own story because we can write into our own dreams. Every day you have the chance, the possibility, the opportunity to write a new story for yourself. To re-write yourself as the hero of your own adventure. It doesn’t have to be … You don’t have to live in a construct of somebody else. Not live in my construct or anybody else’s. You have the opportunity to live life on your terms, the way that you want to and that’s what I want for you.

If you haven’t already and you’re interested in having conversations that matter, conversations that take this to a much deeper level, that allow you to accelerate your growth, go over to the Author of Your Own Story university page and get on that waitlist. There’s no commitment there. I just want to make sure that if you’re on the waitlist, you have a chance to get in. I know several people were never able to get in and I want to make sure you have that opportunity. It would be just a shame that 2018 rolls by like 2017 just did, or is about to I guess, and then you haven’t hit your goals. You haven’t actually been able to live the life that you deserve. I want that for you. And that’s what we created the university.

It’s at a price point that allows anybody to step into it. And so anyway, I want you to have that opportunity and that’s why I’m so passionate about it. Of course, what I really, really want you to do is please just go out and inspire someone by being yourself, being the author of your own story. You’ll never really know how many people you actually inspire. I hear letters from all of you, not all of you, but many of you out there.

They’re messaging me on social media, that are sending me messages via email or writing to Author of your Own Story to tell me about your adventure. Or tell me about how you actually stepped out of your fear, stepped out of your comfort zone and stepped into your own life and how that’s inspired people around you, more than you ever, ever thought was possible. And that is what I want for you. That’s so compelling and that’s a life worth living and a life worth living in to. That’s it for me today. I will see you tomorrow. Have a great day. Go out and be the Author of Your Own Story.

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