Featured Coaching Training: Don't Be Overwhelmed; Create The Habits You Need
Are you feeling overwhelmed with all the things you need to do and don't know where to start? In this episode, Jim Cathcart, legendary speaker, explains the best way to start forming habits that will help you succeed in life.
Featured Coaching Excerpt - Notes & Transcript, Part 1
Mystic Statistic: "86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor." - DaveRamsey.com
Lesson Nugget: Don't worry about implementing everything at once. Just take one small action step a day.
Lesson Nugget: Form the habit of learning practical knowledge every day.
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-All right, Jim, today we are going to dive into the mail bag here. And this is an opportunity for you Thrivers to see that if you click that "ask the guru a question," we actually answer these questions. We'll take them very seriously.
So we've got Jim Cathcart here, the wizard, to drop some knowledge on us. Jim, we've got a question here from a Thriver in Saint Louis, Missouri. This is what this Thriver says.
"I've been on the site now, Thrive 15, for about a week. And I'm starting to realize I don't know anything at all. I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. I just want to know the best way to go about implementing all the advice I'm getting. Thanks."
It sound like this person's feeling overwhelmed here. How do you break this down into a step-by-step process for them?
-Well first off, step number one is not to implement everything, it's to just make sure you form the habit of getting the information. In other words, tuning in on a regular basis is itself an accomplishment. And it's an important accomplishment, because you're getting a variety of information from a lot of sources.
The problem is, a lot of times when we get information, like we're reading a book or something, we feel like we have to do it all. No, you don't. Just get exposed to it. It's kind of like exercise-- just show up.
If you're not at the track, you're not going to run. If you're not in the arena, you're not going to play the game. If you are there, you don't have to play the game, but you're ready to play the game. And even if you don't play the game, you can watch others play the game and learn something.
So don't feel like you got to do it all. Just get started and then continue the path. And what will happen is, as you get all this information, you see different points of view, you hear me talk about something, you hear Caleb talk about something, you hear Clay, you hear some of the other mentors talking about a topic, something will click and you'll go wow. Wow. Turn that off, I got to go do this, and you'll start implementing.
So your path will get clear. Just get the information. Form the habit of learning something useful that lifts you up every single day.
-This is good.
-15 minutes a day, twice a day is all we ask.
-Jim, you've calmed me down. I was stressing out after reading this, because I feel their stress. It's overwhelming.
-I just want to highlight a specific action item. Just start by creating that habit of daily tuning in and continually making that habit of learning ongoing.
-It's kind of like if you knew that there were some world experts in the next room, wouldn't it be a useful habit to go in there and hang out?
-Yeah. And what if I couldn't do all the things they were talking about? Don't worry about it, just go hang out. Just get around those people, pick up some of that knowledge.
The thing is, for a Thriver, you're not just getting data. You're not just getting techniques and skills. You're getting attitudes. You're getting worldviews, mindsets. You're getting points of view.
That was the thing for me when I was a overweight, out of shape loser years ago, broke and all that. I didn't know how to think about life and success and all that in a healthy way. And so I ended up with a bunch of pretty obnoxious habits. And it took me awhile to change me. And I needed the inspiration of mentors to help me along the way... Tulsa Community College Business School.
-I love it. Well, this one's for you. You know who you are in Saint Louis, Missouri. We are here for you.
Keep trucking along. Show up here every day. I love it. Thank you so much for your help, Jim.
-Take care. Well, we'll do a little handshake.
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