There are a number of prerequisites to success in life, but Action is, by far, the most important one.
Apart from goal setting, Action is probably the thing I talk about most here on Daily New Years. Why? Because without Action, we cannot achieve success in anything. No matter how much we know or learn and no matter how much we dream, success isn’t possible unless we take Action.
You might know all about business, but you can’t be a successful business owner unless you take the first step and open your business, right? You can’t successfully run a marathon if you don’t take the first step and run your first mile.
See what I mean? Action is a prerequisite to success, and that’s what we’re talking about here on the podcast today.
So, what do you say? Are you going to take action and click play?
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/032-heres-why-action-is-ultimate-prerequisite-to-success/
— Learning + Action = Success – [04:24]
— A Chain Reaction of Opportunity – [07:04
— The Butterfly Effect – [08:45]
— Facing Your Fear of Failure – [12:11]
— Failure as a Learning Opportunity – [13:35]
— Silencing Your Self-Limiting Beliefs – [15:30]
— No More Waiting! Take Action! – [18:57]
What do you get when you put two personal development junkies in a room together with a microphone? The short answer: Massive amounts of valuable and useful info, that's what!
Today on the show I’m talking with Dr. Greg Pursley. Greg and I are in a mastermind group together, and week after week, he brings massive value. He’s a wealth of knowledge, and he’s sharing just a little bit of that knowledge today.
If you’re ready to hear about taking massive action, developing a growth mindset, setting goals, how to find a personal development guru that resonates with you, and so much more—then dive on into the episode.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/031-overcoming-fear-taking-massive-action-with-dr-greg-pursley/
— A Note on Adding Value – [02:38]
— Why Do People Postpone Self-Improvement? – [3:44]
— F.E.A.R. False Evidence Appearing Real – [05:02]
— What would I have to believe for that to be true? – [5:36]
— The Power of a Weekly or Daily Routine – [06:59]
— Giving Up Something to Get Something Better – [08:13]
— The Myth of the Morning Person – [10:05]
— Learning isn’t Enough—Take Action! – [12:54]
— Taking Action and Overcoming Objections – [13:30]
— Taking Action and Building Momentum – [14:27]
— Celebrate Your Wins – [16:05]
— If You’re Not Growing, You’re Dying – [16:36]
— Overcoming the Fears of Goal Setting – [18:07]
— Choose a Perspective that’s Right for You – [19:59]
— Avoid Comparing Yourself to Others – [20:46]
— Success is Your Duty – [21:21]
— Be Responsible for Your Actions – [22:12]
— Adding Value to the Universe – [22:37]
— Personal Development and Expanding Your Mind – [23:45]
— Focus = Feeling = Action – [24:57]
— Finding a Personal Development Guru that Resonates – [26:28]
— How to Feel in Control of Your Life – [30:10]
— Achieving Emotional Mastery – [31:00]
— Challenge Your B.S. (Belief Systems) – [32:18]
— Examining New Perspectives Without Accepting Them – [37:05]
— Capitalize on N.E.T. Time (No Extra Time) – [40:51]
— Wasting Time vs. Resting and Recharging – [41:53]
— Striving Through Hard Times – [46:25]
— Picking Up New Things from Repeat Content – [48:13]
— Writing Things Down and Nerding Out on Notebooks – [49:40]
— Quarterly and Annual Reviews – [51:04]
— Setting Goals! Not New Year’s Resolutions – [52:10]
— S.M.A.R.T. Goals – [54:17]
— Connecting with Dr. Greg Pursley – [57:21]
Do you know which of your goals are your top priority? Or do you find yourself working on ten different goals with little to no progress?
One of the things I see all of the time is that people make very little progress on any given goal because of all the other goals they have.
Maybe you have one goal that’s taking up all your time, but it’s the wrong goal. Or maybe you’re working on the least important goal out of all the goals you have. Perhaps you just have too many goals!
How can we prioritize our goals in the proper order and achieve our essential goals more quickly?
If you’re trying to chip away at ten different goals, it’s going to seem like you’re not getting anything done, right? I mean, this happens to me all the time.
This is an easy trap to fall into when you’re ambitious and you’ve got a thousand things that you want to do.
That’s why I want to talk about three strategies that I use to prioritize my goals and keep myself on track. I think you’re going to find them super useful!
Here we go!
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/030-crush-your-goals-with-these-3-prioritization-strategies/
— Pareto’s Principle, a.k.a. the 80/20 Rule – [03:50]
— The 80/20 Rule in Everyday Productivity – [05:42]
— The 80/20 Rule and Time Blocking – [07:26]
— The Eisenhower Matrix – [09:00]
— The Difference Between Urgent and Important – [09:23]
— How to Sketch the Eisenhower Matrix – [10:29]
— How to Fill in the Matrix – [11:20]
— Apply the Four D’s to the Matrix – [12:33]
— The ABCDE Method of Prioritization – [16:09]
Isn’t it super frustrating when you want to learn new things but can’t seem to find the time?
Whether it’s a new language or how to earn passive income, there is so much to learn and so little precious time. But what if you could learn new things without dedicating any additional time throughout your day?
Call it a life hack, productivity hack, or whatever, over the past few years, I’ve discovered several different times throughout my day that have been perfect for audio learning.
In this episode, I’m sharing my top four ways to learn on the go and the top nine times when I do it. These aren’t the only ones, so tune in, learn the strategies, and then look for more ways to use audio learning in your own life.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/029-how-to-learn-new-things-when-you-dont-have-the-time/
Let’s dive on in!
— Example Times to Use Audio Learning – [02:02]
— Multitasking is Real!! – [06:20]
— 1. Learn a New Language – [07:48]
— 2. Listen to Books Monthly on Audible – [09:56]
— 3. Subscribe to Podcasts and Listen Daily – [13:36]
— 4. Listen to Ted Talks and Educational YouTube Videos – [16:05]
— Active Listening and Audio Learning – [18:44]
Have you ever heard of the Debt Snowball?
If so, you know that it’s a debt-payoff model made famous by Dave Ramsey. If you haven’t heard about it, you’re about to!
Either way, you might be wondering, “Does it really work?”
I’ve personally used it to pay off several debts of my own and I’m excited to see you do the same.
So today, I want to give you a crash course on what the Debt Snowball is, how it’s used, and how it can work for you. Plus, I’m giving away a free budget template to help you get started even faster!
Learn all about it on today’s episode of the Daily New Year’s Podcast.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/028-does-the-debt-snowball-really-work/
— What is the Debt Snowball? – [03:37]
— How does the Debt Snowball Work? – [04:36]
— The Debt Avalanche vs. The Debt Snowball – [05:46]
— Does the Debt Snowball Work? – [10:20]
— Use Undebt.it to Track Your Progress – [12:58]
— Be Patient and Have Fun – [17:15]
— Starting a Budget with the Daily New Years Budget Template – [19:57]
Hey, what’s up Goal Getter!
Would you say you generally have a positive outlook on life? Do you ever find yourself in a bad mood and wonder how to be more positive? I know I do!
The good news is, there are things we can do to help improve our mood, mindset, and overall outlook—and no, it’s not “think happy thoughts.”
If it were as easy as that, we could just decide to be happy when we realized we’re in a bad mood. No, if you want to know how to be more positive, then you need to dive into today’s positivity-packed episode of the Daily New Years Podcast and learn these 7 simple strategies for improving your positivity.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/027-how-to-be-more-positive-every-day/
— Why Do Negative Things Stay Top of Mind Longer? – [02:30]
— How Can We Become More Positive? – [05:15]
— Limit Your Exposure to Negative People – [06:30]
— Examine Your Environment – [10:30]
— Look for One Positive in Every Situation – [12:30]
— Start a Gratitude Journal – [15:31]
— Talk to a Mentor – [17:00]
— Reflect on the Root of the Problem – [19:00]
— Get Some Exercise – [20:00]
When you think about your life five, ten, or even twenty-five years from now, what do you see?
What if I told you that you could design your dream life starting today?
Recently I was reading the book GOALS! by Brian Tracy and he touched on an exciting discovery made by Dr. Charles Garfield.
Dr. Garfield studied peak performers for more than 20 years, and he specifically analyzed men and women who had only achieved average results for many years but then suddenly achieved massive success in a very short amount of time.
When he sought the answer to their sudden success, he found that all of these individuals had begun using blue-sky thinking, and that’s what we’re talking about on the podcast today.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/026-plan-your-dream-life-using-blue-sky-thinking/
— What is Blue-Sky Thinking? – [02:25]
— Overcoming Challenges of Blue-Sky Thinking – [03:54]
— Pause to do Your Blue Sky Thinking – [06:52]
— Coming Back to Reality and Build a Life Plan – [07:15 ]
— Action is Everything! – [10:29]
— Over to You! A Challenge to Try Blue Sky Thinking – [14:00]
Hey, what’s up Goal Getters!
Welcome back to another super exciting episode of the Daily New Years podcast. I’m so excited because this episode takes us across the pond to the great city of London. Joining us today is Tomas Svitorka.
Tomas is a professional life coach, speaker, award-winning entrepreneur, and the founder of OK is NOT Enough.
He has coached hundreds of clients including industry leaders, billionaire entrepreneurs, CEOs, rising stars in global corporations and influencers who are at the top of their game. He’s a wealth of knowledge and goal-setting information, so I’m excited to have you dive into the episode.
See you on the inside!
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/025-ok-is-not-enough-with-life-coach-tomas-svitorka/
– How Tomas Came to be a Life Coach – [01:52]
– The Inspiration Behind OK is NOT Enough – [07:48]
– The Unshakable Feeling of Untapped Potential – Giving 100% – [09:04]
– To Be Better than OK, You Need a Strong Why – [11:30]
– The Zone of Tolerable Discomfort – [12:56]
– Humans have the Ability to Get Used to Anything – [13:23]
– To Get Unstuck, You Need to Zoom Out – [14:14]
– Personal Development is Seeing What’s Possible – [14:34]
– How Does Tomas Balance 50+ Annual Goals – [15:57]
– Starting Each Year with an Annual Review – [18:21]
– Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Goal Planning – [19:03]
– Underestimating Goals and Training for the London Marathon in Four Months! – [19:42]
– 2 Goals or 50 Goals—What Matters is How Often You Check In – [20:55]
– Using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner for Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Check-Ins – [21:46]
– How Not to Pursue All Your Goals at Once – [23:27]
– Tomas’s Unique Approach to Setting Goals – [24:04]
– There’s Always More That You Can Do – [26:20]
– Tying Goals to a Purpose-Driven Cause – [30:00]
– Tomas’s Top Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for New Goal Setters – [30:42]
– How to Balance Too Many Goals and Lack of Focus with Not Enough Goals – [35:02]
– Build Confidence and Self Esteem Through Goal Setting – [38:16]
– The Power of Self Talk and the Psychology Behind Starting Goals with “I will easily…” – [41:39]
– Using Leading Language in Goal Setting – [43:56]
– Exploring Lucid Dreaming and Subconscious Thinking – [46:17]
– Connecting with Tomas Online – [53:43]
On an episode of the SUCCESS Talks podcast, the Success staff played an archived clip from Jim Rohn where he outlined “The Simple Art of Goal Setting.” His method of goal setting is one that he learned from his mentor, John Earl Shoaff, at the early age of 25 and it goes something like this:
1. Decide what you want.
2. Write it down. Make a list.
3. Keep the old lists.
4. Check things off your list.
Pretty simple, right?
So how can we put Jim’s 4 step goal-setting practice into place in our own lives? I’ve covered it in detail on this week’s episode of the Daily New Years podcast.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/024-jim-rohns-4-simple-tips-for-successful-goal-setting/
— An Introduction to Jim Rohn – [00:30]
— Only 20% of People Set Goals – [02:42]
— Decide on What You Want (and Why) – [03:12]
— Write Your Goals Down and Make a List – [04:46]Keep Your Old Lists – [07:47]
— Jim Rohn’s 4th Step: Check Things Off Your List – [09:24]
Do you know what goes great with goal setting? Productivity, organization, and time management.
I don’t know about you, but I have so many things in my life competing for my attention and trying to distract me from crushing my goals. Whether it’s your phone going off constantly, emails pouring in, or colleagues knocking at your door, it’s hard to tune out distractions and stay focused on our most meaningful work.
For the most part, I have silenced most of the apps and notifications on my phone but one thing that always seems to be demanding more time and more attention is my email inbox. And, if you’re like me, you have a handful of email accounts all dinging and chiming for more attention.
In fact, the average person spends about 28% of their work week on email management.
But email itself isn’t the problem — it’s how we manage it. This week on the podcast I’m going to teach you how to use the 4 D’s of Effective Time Management to clean out your inbox and reclaim your time.
For the full show notes and useful links and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/023-eliminate-email-distraction-with-the-4-ds-of-time-management/
– Time Blocking - [03:30]
– D #1 - Delete It - [05:15]
– D #2 - Do It - [06:20]
– D #3 - Delegate It - [07:48]
– D #4 - Defer It - [09:50]
– The Four D's in Action. Do They Really Work? - [11:23]
We all know that mentorship is an important and critical aspect of personal growth, but mentors aren’t always easy to find. And, if you’re an introvert, live in a small community, or just have trouble talking to people, asking someone to be your mentor can be difficult.
So, where can we find high quality, rock solid mentorship? Personally, I’ve found books, podcasts, YouTube videos, and blogs to be a great resource, if you dig deep enough.
In this week’s episode of the podcast, I’m talking about my five favorite mentors and how you can find some of your own.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/022-how-to-find-rock-solid-mentorship-in-unconventional-places/
– In-Person Mentors vs. Digital/Long-Distance Mentors – [02:47]
– #1: Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents/Wealth Hacker Labs – [03:16]
– #2: Brendon Burchard – [07:39]
– #3: Michael Hyatt – [10:16]
– #4: Darren Hardy – [13:19]
– #5: The Global Leadership Summit Faculty – [16:39]
– How to Find Online Mentors of Your Own – [19:00]
Generally, I like to give my listeners tips, tricks, and strategies on how to achieve a broad spectrum of goals – no matter what your goals might be – but I occasionally like to talk about goals I’m pursuing in my own personal life.
Over the past 18-24 months, I’ve been working hard to address my personal finances and I’m still working towards several goals. But for a long time, I didn’t take my personal finances seriously enough and I procrastinated several key things I should have been doing, such as saving for retirement.
I rarely recommend specific goals to try, but this week on the podcast I’m highlighting ten financial goals that I believe you should try to set for yourself in the year ahead.
Because you may not be able to tackle all ten at once, I’ve put these in the order that I pursued them, but feel free to tackle them in any order you prefer or just pick and choose the goals that excite you.
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/021-10-ways-to-master-your-money/
1. Get a Free Credit Report – [02:00]
2. Evaluate Your Finances and Build a Budget – [04:50]
3. Read One Personal Finance Book (or more!) – [06:55]
4. Ask for a Raise at Work – [09:42]
5. Start a $1,000 Emergency Fund – [12:30]
6. Pay Off Your Smallest Debt – [16:07]
7. Start Saving 10% of Your Income – [19:55]
8. Join a Matching Retirement Program – [22:37]
9. Convert a Hobby Into a Side Hustle – [25:43]
10. Meet with a Financial Advisor – [28:51]
This week on the podcast I have special guest, Rocco Cozza.
I connected with Rocco on Instagram and then LinkedIn and found him to be a truly inspiring guy. He’s already done a ton of incredible things in his life, from breaking a state powerlifting record to speaking on a TedX stage in Canada, and I asked him on the show to share some of his life experiences.
Rocco has a unique message to share about Kindness, so I think you’ll get a ton of value out of this exciting interview. Here we go!
Full the full shownotes, useful links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/020-the-strength-of-kindness-with-rocco-cozza/
- Getting to know Rocco Cozza - [02:47]
- How to get accepted to a TedX - [03:51]
- There is a problem in the world: people view kindness as a weakness. - [05:20]
- Can being too nice hold us back? - [08:55]
- The 80/20 Rule - There's no such thing as perfection - [11:27]
- We are 100% responsible for how we react to life. - [12:36]
- Be kind to yourself & avoid negative self-talk. -[15:28]
- Trust is everything. Trust is kindness. - [19:37]
- Building trust with pro athletes. - [23:51]
- Adopt a growth mindset and get comfortable with starting fresh. - [24:58]
- The difference between Real Limitations and Limiting Beliefs - [26:35]
- How do you stick with a long-term goal? - [30:00]
- The power and neuroscience of writing your goals down. - [31:50]
- How do you keep from getting discouraged on long-term goals? - [36:53]
- Take action and build momentum toward your goals - [37:32]
- Crushing state-wide powerlifting records - [39:15]
- Connect with Rocco - [43:55]
How are your finances?
I think this is a question that many of us avoid. Perhaps we find it boring or worse, we’re afraid to know the answer. Either way, sometimes it’s easier to just keep making minimum payments and ignoring our finances altogether.
Why fix what isn’t broken, right? Well, if we ignore our finances, we can’t plan for the future, and if we don’t plan for the future, our finances will someday control our lives. The difference is, today we have a chance to take control while later in life, it may be too late.
I know that for many of us (myself included) personal finances aren’t the sexiest or most exciting topic to talk about, and even though I’m not a financial advisor, every once in a while I do get excited about money and I like to share the tips, tricks, and strategies that I’m using to improve my own financial situation. I’m confident they’ll help you too!
For the full show notes, links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/019-fast-track-your-finance-goals/
1. Review Your Fixed Monthly Expenses – [01:40]
2. Evaluate Your Extra Spending – [04:15]
3. Total Up Your Debt – [07:03]
4. Set a Financial Goal – [09:05]
5. Start a Budget – [11:14]
Work Backward from Your Goal – [12:30]
Budgets Provide Freedom, not Restriction – [16:25]
Have you ever ran a marathon?
How would you approach such an enormous task?
I doubt that you would sign up for a marathon, show up on race day, and start sprinting towards the end as fast as you could with no training under your belt, right? That would be crazy!
If this week’s episode of the podcast, I outline a simple strategy to help you overcome the sprint-based mentality of goal setting and, instead, focus on the longer, steadier race towards success.
For the full show notes, useful links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/018-success-is-a-marathon/
- The Fundamental Problem with New Year’s Resolutions – [02:50]
- “If you have a strong enough why you can do anything.” – [03:22]
- 3 Steps to Achieving Massive Goals
- Step 1: Write down your goal and WHY you want to do it. – [04:04]
- Step 2: Plan it out 30, 60, or even 90 days into the future. – [04:55]
- Step 3: Take it day by day. – [06:25]
- Put Your Plan Somewhere You Can See it Daily – [08:01]
- Join the Goal Getter Community – [08:56]
If you’ve been following along with Daily New Years you know, I’m all about setting exciting goals. But goal setting isn’t always sunshine and rainbows.
Setting goals can be tough, challenging, and downright difficult – it can make you want to give up!
What can we do when nothing seems to move the needle on your goals? What can we do when willpower isn’t enough?
Today on the podcast I have special guest Dr. LaTanya Moore, and we discuss how to navigate the ups and downs of goal setting.
For the full show notes, useful links, and resources, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/017-navigating-the-ups-and-downs-of-goal-setting/
- Getting to Know Dr. LaTanya Moore - [02:30]
- Driving My Dreams Course and eBook - [04:40]
- Awesome Goal-Setting Strategies - [09:23]
--- Create "Meaty" Goals - [06:50]
--- Connect to a 'Why' - [10:08]
--- Be Strategic with Your Action Steps / a.k.a. Domino Goals - [10:33]
- What's Missing from Goal Setting? - [11:15]
- Address and Acknowledge Your Self-Limiting Beliefs - [12:15]
- Use Accountability Partners to Spot Your Blind Spots - [13:55]
--- The Difference Between Role Models, Cheerleaders, and Accountability Partners - [15:00]
--- Building a Mentor Committee - [15:50]
- Should you rely on willpower or motivation to drive your goals forward? - [16:45]
- How can someone find motivation? - [18:10]
- How can someone tell the difference between challenging goals and pursuing the wrong goal? - [19:35]
- Tips and Tricks for Dealing with Troublesome Goals - [24:20]
--- Plan Ahead - [25:10]
--- The "Rear View Mirror Effect" - [26:15]
- Has there ever been a time when you had trouble achieving a goal that you really wanted? How did you overcome the challenges? - [27:55]
- Timing is Most Important for Goal Setting - [29:30]
- "Seeds Won't Grow in the Wrong Season" - [31:35]
- Spotting and Overcoming Obstacles and Stumbling Blocks - [32:15]
- Connecting with Dr. Moore - [35:45]
Have you ever heard of self-limiting beliefs?
I until very recently, I had never heard the term, but upon learning what it is, I knew it was something that I had. A Self-limiting belief is any belief that you have about yourself that limits you or holds you back in some way or another.
Whether they are super specific, like “I can’t dance!” or whether they’re generic like “I’m just not good enough,” self-limiting beliefs can cause some lasting damage.
But the good news is that they can be unlearned, and I’m going to tell you how in this week’s podcast.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit:
- What are Self-Limiting Beliefs – [01:14]
- “I can’t dance!” – A Personal Story – [01:35]
- Self-Limiting Beliefs Can Be Damaging – [03:19]
- “Self-Limiting Beliefs are the Biggest Obstacle Standing in the Way of Your Full Potential.” – [04:10]
- Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, and More – [04:34]
- Unlearning Self-Limiting Beliefs – [06:02]
- Techniques for Dealing with Self-Limiting Beliefs
--- Identify Your Self-Limiting Beliefs and Tell Yourself “They’re Not True” – [07:20]
--- Choose New Beliefs- [08:35]
--- Act As-If- [10:13]
- Dealing with Your Self-Limiting Beliefs – [11:20]
If you’ve never heard of the Domino Effect before, you wouldn’t be alone. I only recently learned about it from a book I’m reading, but the more I learn about it, the more fascinating it becomes.
It turns out that, even without knowing it, I’ve been applying the Domino Effect to my goals for years and you can too.
This week on the podcast I’m going to teach you how to use the Domino Effect to set up your goals in such a way that they almost start toppling each other in rapid succession so you can actually achieve more, in less time, and with less effort.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit:
What is the Domino Effect? – [01:07]
The Domino Chain Reaction (Video Below) – [01:45]
Domino Goals vs. New Years Resolutions – [02:55]
Using the Domino Effect to Achieve Big Goals – [04:40]
“Starting small and building momentum are the keys to success in any endeavor.” – [06:47]
4 Steps for Putting the Domino Effect into Action – [08:00]
Knock Your First Domino Over. Don’t Wait! – [09:30]
What is Your Huge Goal? – [11:15]
Do you often talk yourself out of things you want to do?
At the time of this recording, it’s about 14 degrees outside. During the winter, it can be difficult to get out of bed in the morning, but I manage to keep my morning routine strong by using the strategies found in this episode of the podcast.
What are these strategies?
This week, I’m talking about how connecting a strong “why” to your ambitions can help build strong, new habits. But it doesn’t stop with finding your “why” – once we do that, we can use our “why” to reduce our internal arguments by forming a non-negotiable mindset.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/014-how-to-build-powerful-new-habits-and-make-them-stick/
Understanding optional and non-negotiable choices [00:53]
Attach a “Why” to things you want to do [03:05]
Building new habits with a non-negotiable mindset [05:00]
Overcoming internal arguments [07:45]
Today on the podcast I have special guest Erin Miller. Erin came to work with me at Element 74 (which is my day job) back in 2017 and I had the privilege of a mentoring her from time to time as she explored various goals and career opportunities in her life.
Last year, Erin left Element 74 to pursue a career as a copywriter. In addition to writing for a living, she tends her blog Hello Sunshine Collective, with tips on living an organized life, and finding personal and spiritual growth opportunities in everyday life.
Erin occasionally guest writes for Daily New Years and has graciously agreed to join me on the show today to talk about the importance and power of mentorship.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/013-the-powerful-impact-of-mentorship/
What is Mentorship? [04:54]
A Role Model vs. A Mentor [05:25]
Do Books, Videos, and Podcasts Count? [07:40]
Mentorship Requires Active Engagement [09:00]
Addressing Blindspots [11:25]
Mentorship is More than Just Advice [12:54]
How do You Find a New Mentor? [14:55]
A Mentor Should be Different from You [18:33]
Mentorship can be Challenging and Uncomfortable [21:00]
Mentoring is not Just Cheer Leading [22:57]
Evaluate Your Mentorship and Adjust [27:00]
Links and Resources from this Episode
Erin’s blog, Hello Sunshine Collective
Mentee See, Mentee Do: The Importance of Mentorship
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This week on the podcast I'm taking a look at the dreaded comfort zone and how it might be holding us back from our greatest potential.
We know that growth takes place outside of our comfort zones, but it's hard to step over that line and into the unknown.
I struggle with it all the time, but I've found 3 questions that help me over come it and I think you'll find them useful too.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/012-is-being-comfortable-holding-you-back/
“Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
A Brief Look at my 2019 Goals [00:56]
I’m going to run a half-marathon
I’m finally going to go sky diving!
I’m going to read another 12 books this year.
“What goals can I set that will take me beyond my comfort zone
Quotes and Resources from the Jordan Harbinger Show [03:08]
Jordan Harbinger Show, Ep. 60: Todd Kashdan | The Bright Truth about Your Dark Side
“We can make ourselves comfortable by altering the temperature of the room, altering the comfort of our chair, choosing carefully manicured websites that match my political views, hang out with people that think like me and look like me. This is what people do in society.” ~ Todd Kashdan
“This cultural push to offer you strategies to be comfortable has made us weaker. If you don’t work out muscles, they atrophy. If you don’t exercise regularly, your bones become brittle. If your immune system isn’t tested by walking outside, it ends up being weakened. In the same way psychologically […] as we acquire more physical and emotional comforts and even handicaps to help us get through life, so we feel soft and comfortable and pleasurable all the time, we are mentally weaker when exposed to ambiguous and challenging situations.” ~ Todd Kashdan
The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self — Not Just Your “Good” Self — Drives Success and Fulfillment.
Ask Yourself These 3 Questions to Help Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
1. “What will I gain from this opportunity?” [07:00]
Look for the reward in the opportunity instead of focusing on the risk.
2. “What’s the worst that could happen?” [10:26]
Tim Ferris’s practice of fear setting can help you break free of your comfort zone and realize there is nothing to fear.
3. “Where will I be in 5 years if I take the easy route?” [12:56]
“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ~ Henry Ford
Avoiding discomfort may feel okay today, but where will that lead you tomorrow? How about five years from now?
A Challenge to Overcome Comfort [14:52]
I want to challenge you to start overcoming your addiction to comfort today. Identify one thing that you’ve been avoiding and ask yourself these three questions:
“What will I gain from this opportunity?”
“What’s the worst that could happen?”
“Where will I be in 5 years if I take the easy route?”
People often ask me, “What goals do you think I should set?” but that’s a complicated question to answer without going deep with each person.
Instead, I’ll share with you the four different TYPES of goals that you can (AND SHOULD) set today! Best of all, they can be applied to any specific goal you want to tackle.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/011-create-the-best-year-of-your-life-with-these-4-goals/
Quotes and Links from this Episode
1. Long Terms Goals, Specifically Annual Goals [03:35]
Sometimes, to set long-term, future goals, it’s best to explore your past. Try to answer these questions:
What are some of your most significant accomplishments so far?
Of your accomplishments, which ones made you most excited?
Could you expand on those accomplishments and take them further? Could you build on them? If so, how?
If that doesn’t work, try this one instead:
“What does my life look like in 3-5 years?”
If you’re new to DNY, check out our About page and you’ll see that we’re all about starting new things and setting new goals any day of the year.
2. Quarterly Goals and Action Goals [09:00]
Practice breaking your annual goals down into 90-day segments.
Only focus on 2-3 goals per quarter.
The next two goal types are based on Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner, which you can learn more about here.
3. Achievement Goals [11:50]
Achievement goals tend to follow the S.M.A.R.T. goal framework:
In my opinion, achievement Goals always work best when you have an award waiting at the end. Make it so good that you can’t wait to achieve your goal!
4. Habit Goals [14:38]
Break your bigger goals down into daily and weekly habits for better success and sustainability.
Learn more about habit goals here.
In this week’s episode, I explore the difference between motivation as a reason why we do the things we do, and motivation as a small burst of energy that gets us going.
What’s the difference and why does it matter? Check out the episode to find out.
For the full show notes and useful links, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/010-how-to-get-motivated-to-do-almost-anything/
Quotes and Links from this Episode
“You didn’t lose your motivation, you just forgot what you’re fighting for.” ~ Brendon Burchard
Get Brendon’s Book, The Motivation Manifesto, Free while supplies last.
Motivation as an Energy Source
“The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.” – This is what I refer to as Motivation as an Energy Source
Motivation as a Reason Why
“The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” – This is what I refer to as Motivation as a Reason Why
Read more about finding you’re ‘why’ here. Listen to “Before You Set a Goal, Connect with Your Why” on the podcast.
“We don’t need motivation. We need to find ourselves in what’s true and honest, and when it matters to us, we’ll do whatever it takes.” ~ Dr. Michael Gervais on the Tim Ferris Show.
Do you ever feel like your days get away from you in a flash? You go to work with a plan, but then everyone else’s emergencies become your top priorities?
I've been there, too!
If you're always reacting and responding to the needs of others and sacrificing your own goals and productivity, time blocking is your new secret weapon!
For the full show notes and links in this episode, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/009-supercharge-your-schedule-and-productivity-with-time-blocking/
What is Time Blocking? [03:25]
How Long Should Time Blocks Be? [06:30]
Batching Small Tasks [08:30]
Knocking Out Large Tasks [09:30]
Breaking Down Huge Tasks [10:46]
Getting Started with Time Blocking [12:55}
1. Start with your goals for the week. [12:55]
2. Map out your "big three" goals. or time blocks. [13:16]
3. Leave two blocks for batched tasks, like communication. [13:48]
4. Finally, commit the blocks to your calendar and guard this time. [14:52]
5. Review your big three goals at the end of each day. [15:58]
No matter what time of year it is, it's always a great time to try something new.
Whether you're looking for one new thing to try in 2019 or a completely new routine, I've put together an exciting New Year's Resolution list you can start on today!
For the full show notes and useful links, please visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/008-10-resolutions-you-can-start-any-time-of-the-year/
1. Wake Up a Little Earlier [01:05]
2. Eat a Healthy Breakfast [06:25]
3. Exercise 2-3 Times per Week [10:20]
4. Read for 20 Minutes Each Day [14:35]
5. Start a Daily Vitamin and Mineral Regimen [18:56]
6. Drink 8 Glasses of Water Every Day [21:10]
7. Start a Budget and Stick to it [24.55]
8. Tune Into an Educational Podcast or YouTube Channel [27:35]
9. Go to Bed a Little Earlier [30:27]
10. Put it All Together and Build a Routine [33:30]
Today on the podcast I’m talking about just how easy it is to start a personal budget. If you’ve been putting it off, be sure to check out this episode. You’ll be budgeting like a pro in not time at all.
For a full list of show notes and useful links, visit https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/007-how-to-start-a-personal-budget-in-no-time/
- Budgeting Basics [03:15]
To follow along with the podcast and jump start your budget, download my FREE budget template.
- Logging Your Income [03:55]
- List Your Recurring Monthly Expenses [06:05]
- Accounting for Annual Expenses [08:30]
- Is Your Budget in the Black, or in the Red? [09:40]
- Eliminating Expenses [11:50]
- Saving and Planning Ahead [13:00]
- Setting Up an Emergency Fund [15:37]
Check out these books by Dave Ramsey :
Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money
The Total Money Makeover
- Debt Snowballing [16:20]
For more information on paying down debt fast, check out this article and learn how to set up a Debt Snowball
Today on the podcast I have special guest Elyse Lyons, a.k.a. The Savvy Sagittarius on the show and she is a prime example of someone who is chasing a meaningful goal for herself.
Elyse is 23 years old and she started her #debtfreejourney on January 1st, 2017 with $900 in credit card debt, $2,500 in auto loans, and over $31,000 in student loans. It all totaled about $34,000 in debt. At 22 years old, she was anxious for her financial future, so she set a big goal and she’s been crushing it ever since.
For Links and show notes, Visit:
Today’s episode of the podcast covers how to become a morning person and get more done, even if you’re a night owl. I thought I was a night owl too but I’ve since discovered the magic of mornings.
For Links and Shownotes, Visit:
1. Adopt an “Early Riser” Mindset [03:35]
2. Prep for Your Morning Activity the Night Before [06:45]
3. Start Small at First [08:43]
4. Set More than One Alarm and Never Hit Snooze [10:20]
5. Stay Consistent to Form a Habit [12:30]
6. Set a Bedtime and Stick to it [13:55]
Bonus: Find Beauty in Mornings!
It happens to all of us at some point: we lose track of a goal, fall out of a routine and into a slump. It happened to me last summer and I struggled to get back on track.
This is a story of how life derailed my goals and routine and how I used three strategies to get myself back into the swing of things.
For the complete show notes, visit http://dailynewyears.com/podcast/004-reboot-your-routine-and-overcome-setbacks
Before you explore new goal setting strategies or start looking into how to overcome failures and setbacks, you need to know WHY you want to achieve a particular goal.
Tony Robbins teaches that “If you get a big enough “why” you can do anything.”
Simon Sinek says that “Your ‘why’ is the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you.”
That's what we're talking about today on the Daily New Years Podcast!
Start with Why [01:49]
How Do You Find Your Why? [02:37]
Why Provides Clarity [05:55]
If you've been trying to set goals but can't seem to make any headway, or if you're setting good goals but want to go farther, then you need to learn my 5 tips for seeing more success in goal setting. Tips, tricks, and yes, HACKS; this episode has it all!
Show Notes and Links: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/002-see-better-goal-setting-success-with-these-5-tips/
1. Set Smaller Goals by Breaking Down Your Big Goals [01:45]
2. Ask “How Will I Succeed” [04:35]
3. Craft Goals that Support One Another [06:15]
4. Chart and Track Some Milestones for Your Larger Goals [09:30]
5. Define Your “Why” [11:58]
Before you go, I want to know, which tip are you most excited about and what goal are you going to use it on? Leave a comment below.
Welcome to the Daily New Years Podcast. Daily New Years is here to inspire you to seize the opportunity that every day provides: a fresh start & a new beginning to start improving your life.
Show Notes and Links: https://www.dailynewyears.com/podcast/001-welcome-to-the-daily-new-years-podcast/
The Daily New Years Philosophy [00:25]
The 3 Problems with the Traditional New Years Resolution [4:22]
6 Steps to Better Goal Setting: Overcoming the New Years Resolution [07:12]
1. Access Where You Are Right Now [07:22]
2. Focus on Where You Want to Go [08:47]
3. Plan and Document Your Goals [10:57]
4. Breaking Your Goals Down [14:35]
5. Form Habits and Practice Discipline [16:54]
6. Support Each Other [21:25]