You check email the moment you lift your head off the pillow in the morning. You bring work with you on vacation, sneak glances at your smart phone during family dinners, and take business calls and texts at your kids’ sports events. It’s as if you’ve been forced to make a choice between your business and your life. But it doesn’t have to be that way…and today’s guest shares how you can have both.
I want to introduce you to my friend Mike Berry. Mike has 8 kids…all adopted. Today, Mike and his wife Kristin help adoptive parents deal with the stress, overwhelm, and worry that are so common. In this episode, Mike shares his secret to being invited to speak on a ton of stages AND get paid a bunch of money to do it…and the things he shares can make a HUGE impact on your business, regardless of whether you want to speak in front of large audiences, sell products and services online or gather a following for any cause you desire!
It’s so cliché to say that the joy is in the journey and not in the destination, but it is so true. When I look back on my life in sports, business, and overall, I consistently find that the joy is in the journey. It’s in the process. It’s in the day-to-day grind. The journey might be hard, but if you can find joy in it each and every day, you will eventually reach your destination…and it will be better than you could have ever imagined!
I still remember the horror, the helplessness, and the hatred I had in my heart. I’d just been fired from a job I hated but felt that I needed to keep. We’d just moved into a new home, with a new mortgage and our six-month-old daughter was asleep upstairs.
My first reaction was panic. I was absolutely terrified. New dad, new house, single income.
My next emotion was helplessness. I literally had no idea what to do. Sure, I hated my job. In fact, just the night before, my wife Tara essentially told me I needed to find a new job…or else.
In years past, I’ve often shared my goals with just about anyone who will hear (or read) them. I’ve shouted them from the rooftops as if to say, “Look at my incredible ambition.” But I’m no longer doing that. Here’s why.
Before I get to why I’m NOT sharing my goals, let’s talk about why we DO share our goals.
There are many reasons why we might share our goals with others, but I believe there are three primary reasons.