It’s really important to remember to revisit what’s working for you. Now, what I’m talking about is revisiting thoughts, or courses, or ideas, or books, or things that really strike you as relevant, and things that you’ve found have worked for you in the past.
So, for me, this could be a YouTube video, or a podcast, or a message simply like these Daily Growth Hacks. When I find something that works for me, I make sure I revisit them, and that’s exactly why we do some of these revisits for the Daily Growth Hacks. Now, we also do them because I travel a lot, and I’m living the Author of Your Own Lifestyle myself, but my team picks the revisits that they like the best, the ones that have made the most impact in themselves and their own lives, but also the ones we get the most feedback with.
Another thing that I commonly do is I actually, if I’m watching a YouTube video and I’m getting inspiration, or I’m getting something that’s striking a chord with me, or maybe it’s something I think I should do more often, and this could be a morning routine or something to do in my relationships, or in my body. You know, I have one for mobility. It’s something that I’m working on right now in the area of my body. What I’ll do is I actually mark that on YouTube, and I send that to a folder. So, on YouTube, you can create your own playlists, and I have a playlist that says “Watch Regularly”. I set it to private, so no one else can access it to see what I’m watching regularly. Not that it matters. There’s nothing there that’s any secret. I just set it that way because there are people that come visit me and message me on YouTube, and I don’t want them to get confused and just follow my own track, ’cause it’s your story.
But I’ll set that in there, and then I’ll go back and I’ll watch those regularly. Every once in a while I’ll go through, and usually, I set a timer on my computer. I use Teamwork PM, and if you’re in the Author of Your Own Story university, you know this very intimately and how we set those things up, but it comes back and reminds me usually in a week to two weeks to go back and check that folder. Now, oftentimes I check that folder, I’m like, “Oh, yeah. That was a great idea. I need to revisit this.” And I’ll watch those videos, and I’ll get the inspiration maybe that I’m looking for in that moment, but also oftentimes I’ll just get that little nugget of reminder because the videos that I save sometimes are things that I don’t like to do. Mobility is not my favorite for example, but when I see that there’s a mobility video in there to do for my shoulder mobility, you know I’ve had two surgeries on my shoulders, then that’s something I just remind myself to go through. It’s just that extra little reminder.
The same is with inspiration, or with these podcasts. So, if you find Daily Growth Hacks that you love, what I would suggest is making sure you mark those, either downloading them onto your iPhone, or going over to the website, bookmarking them, and reminding yourself to go back, or going to YouTube and marking them into your own favorites or into your own folder called “Watch Regularly” or whatever else it is for you. This allows you to revisit moments of inspiration and moments of insights so you can keep building on yourself.
Remember, becoming the author of your own story is just like working out. It’s not something that happens overnight. It’s like when you’re working out, you just don’t become buff, or ripped, or whatever it may be. You actually do it over time. It’s incremental time or incremental efforts that are put into this that really allow you to up level to the life that you really want to live. Your life may be great now, maybe you just want a little bit greater. I don’t know where you’re at. But for me, it’s actually revisiting these thoughts, revisiting these things. Again, these are also books for me that I read regularly. Napoleon Hill’s They Can Grow Rich is one of those books that I try to read regularly, but when it comes to other aspects of my life, and this also is with songs, I set a reminder. Now you can set a reminder on your iPhone, if you have an iPhone or an Android. There are reminder apps that do that, and they do it very well. Strides is one that I’ve used before. But because I’ve managed all of my businesses through a project management software, I also manage my life through that. If you have any questions about which one I use, I’m happy to answer those questions. Just go ahead and put a note below, and I’ll show you exactly what I’m doing.
This is something that I’ve developed over the past 10 plus years. I’ve tried all kinds of things from writing little notes and sticky notes all over my office to using a big white board or whatever it may be, but I found that the actual project management works well for me, because I’m a business owner, so I’m always looking to see how my businesses are doing, and try and help my team, as well as our clients, out, so I’ve consolidated all into one system for me that works for me.
So, what I want you to think about right now is write down your Five to Thrive, and in those five areas in things you’re working on, what’s one thing in each key area that you’d like to revisit, or something that you think you could do again, and set yourself up for success. Now, if you can’t come up with something, so for example, me mobility, if you don’t have anything for your body right now, set up a system at least so when it comes up you’re able to do it. What I mean by that is set up a system where, maybe it’s YouTube, and I’ll use that as an example, where you have a folder ready for you, a folder that says “Watch Regularly” or “Watch Later” or whatever it may be, whatever strikes a chord within you. Have that folder ready, so when you do stumble upon a YouTube video, whether it be in the Author of Your Own Story group, or anywhere else on the internet, or just watching YouTube, that you’re able to make that quickly to watch regularly and revisit.
So you have a system set up for yourself that lets you avoid the traps, right, the traps that we all fall into, the negativity, getting sick. Right now I have a cold. This is a product of hanging out with too many infants, you know, they just pass along germs. But now I have these systems in place that allow me to cover kind of Pareto’s Law, the 80/20, and so I’m covering those things by just watching those regularly. Right now, later today, this afternoon, I have couch time scheduled in the sense I mentally scheduled some time to just relax on the couch, and in that relaxation I can go ahead and queue up those YouTube videos and stream them right to my TV, those watch regularlies, and just keeps me on track.
So I want you to set those systems up. Go through your Five to Thrive. That’s the first thing, and write those things down in each category that you’d like to revisit. In your mind it could be a book or it could be a thought process, or it could be just coming to these Daily Growth Hacks. In your relationships, it could be contributing to a community. If you’re looking for new friends, for example, you might want to set up something that you revisit, the Author of Your Own Story community on a daily basis and post something, so you can share yourself with other people and meet new people on there, or it could be something totally different. It’s really up to you, but the key is to make yourself systems that way you can leap frog the success of others, but you can also escape what I call those trapdoors in life where you just forget for one reason or another, or something comes up and you’re not able to do that. So these systems allow you to have that in place.
Now, if you have things in your Five to Thrive, I suggest creating those systems immediately and following through, and making sure you have those checkpoints. So, this is a great tip in the sense that it can really help you with revisiting, revisiting things that have clicked for you, and things that have worked for you in the past that way you can continue on that road and see those breadcrumbs along the way to becoming the author of your own story.
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