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Chapter 28

Do You Hustle Or Hide?

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Today's Empowering Quote
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"It doesn't take talent to hustle."
-H. Jackson Brown

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Today's Empowering Question
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"How quickly and how well can I get this task done?"

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Today's Fast Session
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Most of the time, I'll hallucinate, you're probably really busy.  Going, going all day.

But how close are you getting to the big dreams?

You have fantasies about being able to wear some of those "skinny clothes" in your closet, don't you?  Remember that friend of yours you had planned on calling?  How about that group of leads that you wanted to work?  What about that pile in the back yard that needs to be picked up and hauled away?

Man, life doesn't revolve around watching 'Friends' and staying for one more round of drinks.  Is that really fulfilling?  Do you look back on that with pride or a feeling of accomplishment?  Will those happy-hour buddies really snub you if you left now?  Are these people even supportive of your far off dreams?

The stars of 'Friends' make over a million per episode.  How much do you make watching them?  Get TIVO and you can watch them when you're too exhausted to do anything fun and rewarding.

I know what it's like to have no control over your desires...

AND what it's like to transcend them.

And it's even tougher to take sometimes, when you do everything you need to do and you still don't get your outcome.  Damn frustrating, huh?

But here's a rule of thumb.  If you're not done, keep going.  Does it seem odd to even think about working past 5:00?  What about throwing in the exercise video at 10:00 at night?

What would happen if you missed your favorite show this week?  What would really happen?

Shake up your routine.

Get out a piece of paper and write down just one goal.  A medium-sized goal. Something you've been putting off.  Put down the things you need to do to make it happen.  Put a date that it absolutely will be done.  Again, make it a medium-sized task... something that would only take about 10-20 hours to complete.  Make a schedule.  Commit to it... and finish it.

When I did community hearing clinics, I made all of my own phone calls to set them up, took care of all the promotion... it was a lot of work.

But I was driven by one thing... not being second in the door.

If a competitor got there a week or a month ahead of me, it could mean thousands of dollars.  I couldn't bear the thought of losing that much money because I couldn't get myself to pick up a 16-ounce telephone receiver to make two or three calls.

Look at your fears.  Figure out what they're costing you.

If you don't ask that person out, you both may miss out forever.

If you don't practice, then you're not going to perform well.

Plug in your own situation.  Do you want those results?

Listen to your inner voice.  What's it saying when you're worried or having a panic attack... over a very routine thing for most people?

When you're stopped cold, notice what you're focusing on and what you're telling yourself.

I'll guarantee it's not, "Go for it!"  You're most definitely NOT telling yourself that you can do the job...that's it's no big deal.

Look at the empowering beliefs below and commit them to memory.  Say them over and over until you dream about them.  Read them constantly.

Your circumstances won't change until your thoughts change.  Pound that into your head.

You know, I must have watched the movies "Rocky" and "Rudy" 50 times each.  Why?  Because nothing changes until you change what you think about.  And emotional stories about people who overcome huge odds can inspire you to do the same.

Whenever I'm feeling stuck I pull out my empowering questions or my affirmation cards or read/watch an empowering story.

It never ever fails to get me back on track and hopeful.

Do like the legendary basketball coach John Wooden says and "drink from good books."  He reads something powerful and encouraging every single day.

And there was no better life coach than him.

Do you believe "what goes in must come out?"

Then act by what you believe and keep the positive flowing in every minute you can...

Set that goal...

And get hustling.

Do that and something good will always happen.

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Today's Winning Beliefs
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-- I'm hustling to get important tasks done today
-- I do the things that make me happier, richer and wiser
-- I'm a self-starter
-- I'm motivated to achieve challenging tasks
-- I find it easy to keep focused on important things
-- I use failure to fuel in me the desire to do better
-- I finish what I start and I start a lot

 

 

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