How to Do Anything

podcast Feb 19, 2020

Learning how to do anything (well, not ANYthing) starts with having the proper foundation. Just like building a house.

Here are ideas for doing (almost) anything.

Mom was wrong.

You CAN’T do anything you put your mind to.

While it was possible for me to have become a professional basketball player or a horse jockey, it wasn’t practical.

I believe we are all called to do something.

“There has never been and never will be another you. You have a purpose – a very special gift that only you can bring to the world.” – Marie Forleo

Change your state.

Reject negativity/embrace positivity.

How’s your current attitude?

Would you identify more with Winnie the Pooh, Tigger or Eeyore?

Here's an even better question: how would others say your attitude is? ASK THEM!

A quick way to change your state: stay far, far, far away from all forms of negativity: the news!, gossip, complainers/whiners, etc.

Hang around successful people.

Whether it's in-person, following them on social media, reading their books, taking their courses, listening to their podcasts or something else, expose yourself to successful people.

Watch shows that will help you and give you courage. I love Shark Tank and Marcus Lemonis’ The Profit on CNBC.

Do!

Yes…learn but heed the advice of the Jedi Master Yoda: “Do or do not. There is no try." ...

Take what you’ve learned out for a drive. See how it feels.

You won't know unless/until you try.

Never quit!

You will fail. It’s part of life, of your journey.

What will you do when you fail? Quit? Or learn?

I use and recommend Brendon Burchard’s High-Performance Planner each day (7 days a week!) and one of the morning prompts is: “If I was a high-performance coach looking at my life from a high level, I would tell myself to remember that…” Every day, I write something uplifting like: “don’t give up”, “you’ve got this” or “keep on keeping on”.

In case you missed it

If you read this post and found yourself asking, "I don't get it...how can I do anything?", you missed it. Sort of like many people miss the meaning of Napoleon Hill's classic, Think and Grow Rich, the answer is right in this post. Read it again. You'll get it.

Then go do!

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