Let’s ponder first and not party yet…

Yesterday I was introduced to Tai Lopez​; never heard of him before, but he seems a very normal kind of person, but clearly successful. Yvonne Wagoner Smith​ said to me later in the day that he is probably someone I would like; and it’s possibly true  I like successful normal people – I actually consider myself in that category – who want others to achieve more too. I the world of good cop and bad cop; I am probably the bad one.  When coaching, I used a term NICE (nothing inside of me cares enough) and I am certainly that, when I am driven to win.  It’s important to understand that means, I do care, I really care about people, but I don’t want to hear the excuses – yes, you are down, now get up and back to work, you can do this.

Anyway, I was listening a video of Tai’s and he gave a couple of quotes that I liked and want to share with my you.

The first was from Tony Robbins and the second from Arnold Schwarzenegger

When we fail we ponder, when we succeed we party

When I am in the gym there are people lifting weights and then texting on their phone, those people are never going to build muscle.  When I am in the gym, I am there to lift weights (period).

Both are very insightful, because they start us on the path to being successful.  Schwarzenegger’s quote is simple, focus only on what you need to do; and do it to the best of your ability, don’t juggle too much or you will fail. To often, entrepreneurs create their own distractions because they want (or need to) to make money, rather than focusing on building their business.  They end up diluting their brand, or worse creating no brand. At Ariix, we have six brands, Yvonne and I are working on building a business with one or two brands that complement each other; we work mostly with people aligned with those brands, and that is our recommendation to others.  Robbin’s tell us that growth comes from solving problems, gaining knowledge (K), especially personal growth.  Again, building our wealth through our businesses has not always been easy, but we have kept focused on overcoming the hurdles that we encounter.  Sometimes, that means taking a step backwards.  It’s surprising how we will have several conversations about the same problem, because we thought we fixed it, but it wasn’t and it stops us moving on. Yes, we ponder before we party.

I am reminded that we will be spending another evening with Tony Robbins in December 2016

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