I figured I had to give a passing thought to the word no. Being selective is not bad. As I mentioned yesterday you should pick the things that matter which means to focus on what drives. However you also need to give yourself permission to say no when needed.
Sorry for the late post but we thought baby time was coming early but praise God for a false alarm. #dadlife #minute #sayYes
How do we decide on big things? Try the 10 10 10 Method.
Take 10 minutes away from the decision to clear the impulsive drive.
Consider how you’ll feel about this decision in 10 Months.
Consider how you’ll feel about this decision in 10 Years.
If you’ll regret not taking action in 10 and 10 then you need to move forward.
If not then say no and move on.
The key here is to attack the things where there is passion and drive. If it is not a YES! Then come let it go.
#dadlife #minute #sayYes
One technique I use to build a yes momentum in my life is the 60 second decision. Consider the situation and as many factors as you can in 60 seconds and then make a decision. It keeps you from getting bogged down in analysis.
This is for small things, mundane tasks and decisions with lesser consequences. Tomorrow I’ll talk about a technique for attacking Big Decisions
#dadlife #sayYes #minute
1 week until the new baby and I wanted to spend some time talking about saying YES.
Many of us spend a lot of our energy finding ways to say NO. We shut things down. We excuse and explain why something won’t work. While there is value in being selective I want you to say YES to these three things.
Say YES to your Goals
Say YES to your Dreams
Say YES to YOURSELF
While the next weeks and months are going to be a whirlwind for me and my family, I want you to know that I am hear to listen and to help.
Go Go GO!
#dadlife #yes #minute
Thanks for your patience as the minute gets sporadic for the month of November. I wanted to give a quick update on my national novel writing month progress. I also wanted to encourage you to do something nice for someone who matters to you. Have a great weekend. #DadLife #Minute
November is my favorite month because of #NaNoWriMo. I have learned a ton over my years participating. My biggest takeaway is that I don’t need perfection to make progress. #dadlife #minute #podsincolor
While not waiting for permission from others is important, it is even more important to give YOURSELF permission to start.
Today I want you to give yourself permission.
PERMISSION to Start
PERMISSION to Make Mistakes
PERMISSION to Succeed
You can do it!
#dadlife #minute #podsincolor
If you are waiting for permission, stop. I repeat, stop waiting for permission. I can’t stress it enough that you do not need permission to move towards your goals.
The question is whether you are willing to move beyond the pain of rejection to see success?
So many missed opportunities come because we waited on permission.
If you are putting out good into the world? Do it. Do it it Now.
#dadlife #minute #podsincolor
Got a question from yesterday’s post. How do I take risks when I’ve built something that I want to protect?
No stays the same forever. You’ve got to try new things, sometimes abandoning an old way, in order to find success. You didn’t build that thing playing it Safe. You had to make a decision and decisions are risky.
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Friday push! Keep it moving friends. Now is not the time to slow down. You can accomplish that goal but you have to get moving.
Don’t let the past keep you from your future.
Don’t beat yourself up because your journey takes a little longer.
Don’t let fear stop you. Let it drive you.
You got this. #podsincolor #minute #dadlife
What is one of the worst pieces of advice you can give your child? Playing it safe is dangerous because it creates a mindset that avoids discomfort, runs from conflict, and fears change. Nothing could be worse for a child. Everything about growing up is difficult. Relationships are hard.
It also stays with them well into adulthood, possibly forever, keeping them trapped in circumstances they want to escape.
What are some other terrible pieces of advice we give to our children?
#dadlife #minute #thoughts
At the end of the day the most important step you can take is to get started. All the techniques in the world mean nothing if you don’t take action.
Want to grow in your faith. You need to seek God.
Want to grow in your business. You need to prospect.
Want to grow in your relationships. You need to communicate with your partner.
No matter what you’ve got to take action and there is no better time to get started than now. Then be consistent and continue taking action everyday.
You’ve got this, but you’ve got to get started.
#dadlife #minute #doitnow #showyourwork
There is a difference between happiness and joy. Happiness is situational while joy is more than that, it’s deeper.
Not being able to drive doesn’t make me happy but I was happy to ride in with my wife today.
Find moments that make you happy but seek out something larger that brings joy into your life.
#dadlife #minute #joy #marriage
In order to be ready you need space to make moves. This is called margin. Have you built enough margin in your life? If not you’ll find it difficult to make the moves you want. Boundaries and Margin go hand in hand. #dadlife #minute #podsincolor
Sometimes you just have to laugh and the absurd. I am the guy trying to walk on crutches on a drizzly morning holding a cup of coffee. Don’t laugh too hard. I could happen to anyone. #dadlife #minute #absurdity #laughanyway
Sometimes you have to be willing to be patient and play the long game. I couldn’t believe how long this person had been trying to connect with me. The first email was almost 3 years ago. Hopefully I can add value to what they are doing. #minute #podsincolor #dadlife