This is a guest post by Tom Morkes. Tom is one of the hosts of the upcoming Authority Super Summit, which I will be speaking at this week, along with dozens of other amazing online authorities. You can register here for FREE
Having coached and mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs over the past four years, I’ve noticed a recurring pattern in high-profile professionals. The biggest and brightest business people excel in 5 foundational areas of business.I call them “The Five Pillars Authority.”
Let’s review each of the five pillars and how to apply it to your business.
Pillar 1. Mindset
You wouldn’t build a house without preparing the foundation first, would you?
Of course not.
Similarly, you wouldn’t set out to build a profitable business without having a stable base to launch from. The FOUNDation for any business is the mindset of the FOUNDer (founder / foundation – get it?)
Like a house built on sand, a business led by a confused, uncertain, and weak founder will crumble.
The words you say determine your attitude (how you feel) and your altitude (how much you will achieve). Are your words inspiring you and equipping you? Or are they limiting and crippling you? The good news is the choice is yours.
I read an interesting proverb recently. It demonstrated clearly the power that our words have on our mindsets, our feelings, and our performance.
Blow on a spark and up it flares, spit on it and out it goes; both are the effects of your mouth.
Your words can light a fire or put it out.
Are you living up to your full potential? If not, why aren’t you? Odds are, you have unknowingly developed habits that are actually holding you back. In today’s interview I talk with someone who has learned how to recognize, confront and overcome these damaging habits.
In today’s episode, our guest and I talk about:
- Getting past our distractions
- What is the “joy route”
- The effect of limiting beliefs
- Learning to love and accept yourself
- The importance of self care
About Today’s Guest
Today’s guest is named one of the Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness by Mind Body Green, and labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by Café Truth. She is an inspirational author, speaker, travel writer, and life coach who left her successful career in advertising to follow her heart and be a writer and the best selling author of Find Your Happy, Find Your Happy Daily Mantras, and the new book, Adventures For Your Soul: 21 Ways to Transform Your Habits and Reach Your Full Potential.
The belief systems you have today are usually the result of events far in your past. They come from events you can’t remember, words you do, and people you wish you could forget. Little do we know that what happens to us today can have far-reaching implications later in life, for better or for worse.
When I was fourteen years old, I moved. Imagine, an already volatile time in life…right before high school…and suddenly I was uprooted from my friends and my surroundings to move to a new town and go to a school at which I knew no one.
How much do you think you are worth? Not in a spiritual “we all have infinite value” way, but in a practical business sense. How much is your time and expertise worth in the marketplace?
The simple answer to that question is this:
More than you think.
“Your best is yet to come.” You’ve certainly heard that before. Perhaps, like me, you’ve rolled your eyes at it when a well-meaning parent or friend said it.
“There’s no way I’ll ever accomplish more than I have.”
“I’ll never build my business bigger than it was before the collapse.”
“This is the best job I’ll ever have.”
Have you ever said things like that to yourself?
You hold yourself back when you say things like that. Typically for one of three reasons.
Are you limiting your potential to what you know or what others tell you? All too often we allow our circumstances (what we know) and what others say about us (our parents, the media, statistics) to determine how high we think we can reach. We let the things most out of our control hold us back from our true potential.
When I was growing up, living with a single mother, we moved seven times in a six year span. I often joke that my mom worked three jobs just to keep us on the right side of the tracks, but I could see the tracks from my bedroom!
We bounced around from town to town, apartment complex to trailer park, school to school, and on more than one occasion had our car repossessed. All of that seemed normal to me.
When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Roland, grabbed me by the arm and said, “Come with me.”
We marched to the principal’s office. The one minute it took to get there seemed like an hour. The whole time I just knew that I was in trouble. After all, I’d spent much of my youth either in detention or being punished in some way for something I’d done in school.
As we walked into the principal’s office, something remarkable happened…
Instead of what I expected, Mrs. Roland asked the principal for permission to put me into Honors English.
The principal agreed and I began a new chapter in my life. Literally, everything changed that day.
I began to take school seriously. I began to study more. I began to respect my teachers. I began to believe in myself, my teachers, and believe that the world wasn’t as against me as I once thought.
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Do you want 2014 to be your best year ever?
Who wouldn’t? Who actually started out this year saying, “You know, 2009 was as good as it gets. I really can’t beat that.”
No one. We all want this year to be our best ever. And for next year to be better.
You may have seen Michael Hyatt’s course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. He sells it for $197. But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to spend $197 to have your best year ever.
Everything is at stake
Michael said something recently that convinced me to give it a try:
Everything is at stake by not seeking transformation now.
And he’s right.
If you waste one day, that might be the day that changes your life. One missed opportunity might set you back a week, a month, or even a year towards achieving your goals. It’s time to do something different. It’s time to invest in your best year ever.
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Think realism is a sign of maturity?
I came across this highlight from a book I have read many times, Life is Not a Game of Perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella.
Are you allowing “realism” to cause limiting beliefs?