The Wisdom of Jim Rohn - Applied
10. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”
Alphas strive and push and MAKE things happen. Why do
we push so hard? Because you aren’t happy where you are. There’s a catch to this. You’ve heard “what you resist, persists.” Yep. Totally true.
As long as you are unhappy with this, frustrated by it and generally TRYING to run away from it, the Universe sticks it to you like glue. This is the show you that
nothing external to you needs to change (or WILL change) until you have changed what it generating it from the inside.
If you are in direct sales, you may be watching the other women in your area and on your team crushing it. So you feel bad about the sales you DID make, right? That is a great way to STAY down. Be
happy (accept/allow) with what you have WHILE you are working on qualifying at that next level.
“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”
Thou Shalt Not COAST. Maybe that would’ve been added if there had been room! If you have ever played a sport, you know this one. You run faster, running with people who are faster than you.
Your game improves quicker when you are playing an very rarely win. Superstars UPLEVEL those around them. Do not hide in the back of the room, back row. Raise your hand and put yourself in the crowd with the “doers.”
The truth is, we tend to automatically adjust our circumstances to “comfortable” the same way we avoid stepping into a shower that is either too hot or too cold.
We need a coach or other
people who are where we want to be, looking back, requiring MORE of us than we would naturally offer. Make sure you have that. If you don’t, go buy it.
8. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”
I cannot overemphasis this. In one week, I think I told 3 clients that they don’t need any more information. They don’t need better technology. They don’t need
to keep trying to follow the instructions of a dozen millionaire gurus (pick one and stick, preferably ME!).
If you apply just a few things and do those things over and over, you WILL be successful. One of my coaches earns $7M a year. She teaches us to do 2 things and 2 things well. We don’t need to do anything
different for the first 3 years or so to go where she’s going. 2 things.
is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
Alphas are great starters and poor finishers. Just are. Make yourself become SERIOUSLY concerned with how you finish things. Do you wait for a crisis? Do you bail entirely? Do you do the long, slow fizzle?
Poor finishing can be corrected by the building of new habits, which after enough time passes become part of your subconscious and then you are golden.
6. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Do YOU know of any great success stories that started like this:
“So I was just coasting and a great opportunity came that required me to go all in, immediately, burn my bridges and take a chance. I said no of course! And after 28 years in this same office job, they just GAVE me the company! And then they gave me a time turner too, so I could go back in time and finally enjoy the years I watched slip away!”
"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "Holy Shit, what a ride!" Hunter S. Thompson
When was your last true risk?
5. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”
I laugh when I hear people telling me their goals. Ok. Not OUT LOUD. That would be mean. What I WANT to hear is what you are going to CHANGE. What block do you have a plan to FINALLY
MOVE? Because you’ve had goals before.
Every poor person in America has had a goal to be rich. Goals are just dreams without consistent action and to get consistent action you have to have discipline. Show me your discipline love.
4. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one
I love how he put this. You are careful with your red soled heels because they are expensive. You are careful with your Mercedes Benz because it is expensive. A Facebook friend from grade school wants to talk to you for 3 hours about how terrible the President is and you GO FOR
Time is our only true currency. You can’t get it back and they aren’t making more (I asked).
Set your milestones for each
week and each day and get ruthless. Your Mom calls, you can call her back. Your children want to watch Winky the Wonder Noodle for the 3rd time in your office space – say No.
Choose how you’ll spend your days and don’t let people steal time from your dreams (they aren’t making more of those
3. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain
Umm. I love this? No. Not strong enough. If I were inclined to tattoo and I could wrap this around an ankle, I’d go for it. Yeah. That’s about right.
Discipline or Regret. Pick.
Oh and so you know. There have been MANY studies of people on their deathbeds and they NEVER mention discipline and they always list their regrets on what they FAILED TO DO, FAILED TO LOVE, FAILED TO TRY. How can you fix this on one thing, right now? Today?
2. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be
humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
Can this be difficult? Yes. As Alphas, we tend to be a tiny bit heavy handed (little bit). So I encourage you to take a deep breath and learn how to balance. Showing Alphas how to balance is a fun challenge because we tend to
the extremes. Balance is NOT our default.
Balance is the place you want to reach. The place where we are strong but not bitches. We are helpful but not Superwoman. We are sensual but not slutty. We are entrepreneurs but not businessmen. We grow our business but enjoy our
1. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish
you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”
I love this one at #1. This is a great, “Where am I in my growth?” check. Which one are you being right now? Truth please. When you wish it was easier or had fewer issues –
you are blaming the world and stepping out of responsibility and into victim. Bleh. Keep that contagious mindset over there please!
When you look at an angry bull and ask for a cape – then the Universe starts to dance with you!
Remember, when you need anyone or anything to change to BECOME happy, you are pretty much doomed to be unhappy in life. When you can look at things gone sideways, roll up your proverbial sleeves and say, Let’s get ON WITH IT, then you are on your way.
And of course, you have to ask for help. Ask for advice, guidance, coaching and support so you can bloom right where you’ve been planted.
Alphas ask for help (in fact, we’ll demand it if need be). Line up your resources or get new ones and move your blocks girlie.