Don’t settle for ordinary

 

Don’t settle for ordinary 

  1. How can my “I can” attitude influence loved ones who are more negative?
  2. How can I get noticed when I don’t have an outgoing personality?
  3. I’m struggling, feel like Im running out of time, & on the verge of quitting.
  4. How do I get past the feeling that the services I offer are not worth more money.

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” –Jim Rohn

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Show Notes:

Episode – 02-27-16

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan focuses on the theme of Don’t Settle for Ordinary, specifically, how we can overcome our own psychological hurdles and missteps to start working to a life we actually want to lead.  Listen as he walks through an array of questions surrounding career moves, making BIG purchases, and defeating negative mindsets. This week also features a special 14 minute interview with author Michael Hyatt!

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:00 – Today’s theme:
    • Don’t Settle for Ordinary
  • 01:26 – Preview of today’s topics and questions
    • How can my “I can” attitude influence loved ones who are more negative?
    • How can I get noticed when I don’t have an outgoing personality?
    • I’m struggling, feel like I’m running out of time, & on the verge of quitting.
    • How do I get past the feeling that the services I offer are not worth more money.
  • 02:25 – Today’s quote is from Jim Rohn:
    • “If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
  • 03:08 – Success Stories
    • Dan in Guatemala – You’ve been my mentor since 2014, and you were instrumental in helping me get my Financial Advice podcast off the ground.
      • There is insane value to being consistent
    • Jeremy Fisher – threehourflip.com to read Jeremy’s Car Flipping Guide
    • Terry Halloway – 7 Questions to Ask Before You Create a Course
  • 08:52 – From Alex
    • If you need help as a job seeker, check out fridayd
  • 09:58 – From Bethany
    • “How can influence loved ones to start adopting a CAN-DO attitude? How can you cultivate a positive mindset in others?”
      • It’s tough when it’s family
      • Henry Cloud
      • Setting boundaries
    • 14:00 – Interview with Michael Hyatt
      • 14:45 – Intentional Living versus Drift
      • 15:01 – What “Drift” is
      • 15:49 – Getting stuck in a riptide
      • 16:37 – When you don’t realize where you’re going, when you don’t have a plan, you end up in a destination you didn’t want to be at
      • 17:47 – Don’t be a victim of circumstance
      • 18:08 – Creating a life plan
        • How you want to be remembered?
        • What is important to me?
        • How do I get from A to B in every area of my life?
      • 20:44 – The dangerous consequences of drifting
      • 23:00 – The power of clarity
      • 23:55 – We have to accept that we will never have TOTAL control of our lives—but we can still have SOME significant control
      • 25:27 – livingforwardbook.com/mh
    • 27:09 – Question from Ben
      • Can you explain how an eBay business works? Are there some resources you can point me to?
      • It’s astounding how quickly we are willing to dismiss the success of others as “smoke and mirrors”
      • sevenfigurebooksales.com
      • Silent Sales Machine
    • 31:33 – Question from Justin
      • Do you have any tips beyond “do your homework” on how to buy/sell cars on eBay?
      • Dan has never had any difficulty buying cars
      • On eBay you know immediately what other customers think—there’s total transparency
    • 34:57 – Question from Jonathan
      • I want to speak to high school students about the risks of debt and college—how do I convince high school administrators to invite me to their schools?
      • Offer creative solutions
      • Be conginizant of the fact most HS admins don’t look favorably upon early entrepreneurship
    • 38:12 – Question from Dario
      • I’ve been trying to be a full-blown speaker for three years but it’s not coming together—any words of wisdom or inspiration for someone who’s on the verge of giving up?
      • Don’t expect to live on everything you do—develop a robust business so the things you don’t make “good money on” can act as calling cards
    • 41:34 – Question from Heather
      • I’m an introvert who’s terrible at networking—how do I make an impact with the “higher ups?” How do I make a positive, memorable impression?
    • 44:06 – Question from Tim
      • How do I get past the feeling the services I offer are not worth MORE money?
      • You have to get past the fear—don’t base it on time—people aren’t paying for that. People are paying for your experience and expertise!
      • The Big Leap
      • Get past your upper limit challenge

 

3 Key Points:

  1. You have to clear your own ceiling. You have to realize the value of what you do can’t be measured in time—it’s measured in your depth of experience.
  2. If you don’t have a plan, if you don’t clearly outline where you want to go, you’re going to end up somewhere you really don’t want to be.
  3. Most people want to do good, quality work. There are far fewer scammers out there than the media would have us believe—learn to live with trust.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

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