PRACTICAL TACTICS TO GROW YOUR WILLPOWER, STOP PROCRASTINATION, FOCUS LIKE A LASER, AND ACHIEVE WHATEVER YOU SET YOUR MIND TO.
Following through and finishing what you start- more valuable skills than you realize. They are a combination of traits that enables you to create the life you want – without having to compromise or wait. The alternative is a status quo that you’re stuck in.
IS YOUR LIFE A SERIES OF UNFINISHED TASKS AND INTENTIONS? THAT STOPS NOW.
Finish What You Start is a unique deep dive into the psychology and science of accomplishment, productivity, and getting things done. It takes a thorough look why we are sometimes stuck, and gives detailed, step by step solutions you can start using today. Every phase of finishing and following through is covered, and even productivity pros will be able to learn something new.
Above all else, this is a guide to understanding your brain and instincts better for optimal results.
CHANNEL MASSIVE PRODUCTIVITY AND MENTAL TOUGHNESS.
Peter Hollins has studied psychology and peak human performance for over a dozen years and is a bestselling author. He has worked with dozens of individuals to unlock their potential and path towards success. His writing draws on his academic, coaching, and research experience.
RESIST DISTRACTIONS, DE-MOTIVATION, TEMPTATIONS, LAZINESS, AND EXCUSES.
•The surprising motivations that push us past obstacles.
•How daily rules and a manifesto can help you achieve.
•Valuable and insightful mindsets to view productivity from entirely new lights.
SEIZE SELF-CONTROL AND FINALLY ACCOMPLISH YOUR BIG AND SMALL GOALS.
•The science and tactics to beating procrastination easily.
•Focus and willpower pitfalls you are probably committing at this very moment.
•How to beat distractions, remain focused, stay on task, and get to what matters – consistently.
TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE THROUGH PRODUCTIVE HABITS AND AVOIDING MENTAL TRAPS.
You only have 24 hours in the day, but so does everyone else. You can be among those who make the most and accomplish exactly what they want. The ability to finish and follow through parallels your ability to be happy and fulfilled. Your life is in your hands, so make the most of it!
Cited From: Finish What You Start: The Art of Following Through, Taking Action, Executing, & Self-Discipline by Peter Hollins
“Success is determined not so much by the size of one’s brain as it is by the size of one’s thinking.
Case history after case history proved that the size of bank accounts, the size of happiness accounts, and the size of one’s general satisfaction account is dependent on the size of one’s thinking. There is magic in thinking big.
Think Big and you’ll live big. You’ll live big in happiness. You’ll live big in accomplishment. Big in income. Big in friends. Big in respect… Start now, right now, to discover how to make your thinking make magic for you. Start out with this thought of the great philosopher Disraeli: ‘Life is too short to be little.”
– David J. Schwartz, The Magic of Thinking Big
12 Quotes from “The Obstacle is the way”
“Whatever we face, we have a choice: Will we be blocked by obstacles, or will we advance through and over them?”
“There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.”
“Focusing exclusively on what is in our power magnifies and enhances our power.”
“Our perceptions determine, to an incredibly large degree, what we are and are not capable of. In many ways, they determine reality itself. When we believe in the obstacle more than in the goal, which will inevitably triumph?”
“There is always a countermove, always an escape or a way through, so there is no reason to get worked up. No one said it would be easy and, of course, the stakes are high, but the path is there for those ready to take it.”
“All we need to do is those three little duties—to try hard, to be honest, and to help others and ourselves. That’s all that’s been asked of us. No more and no less.”
“We decide what we will make of each and every situation. We decide whether we’ll break or whether we’ll resist.”
“Failure shows us the way—by showing us what isn’t the way.”
“It’s supposed to be hard. Your first attempts aren’t going to work. It’s going to take a lot out of you—but energy is an asset we can always find more of. It’s a renewable resource. Stop looking for an epiphany, and start looking for weak points. Stop looking for angels, and start looking for angles.”
“True will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility; the other kind of will is weakness disguised by bluster and ambition. See which lasts longer under the hardest of obstacles.”
“Wherever we are, whatever we’re doing and wherever we are going, we owe it to ourselves, to our art, to the world to do it well. That’s our primary duty. And our obligation. When action is our priority, vanity falls away.”
“You’ll have far better luck toughening yourself up than you ever will trying to take the teeth out of a world that is—at best—indifferent to your existence.”
The 5 Levels of Leadership By: John C. Maxwell
The 5 Levels of Leadership: Being a great leader is all about having a genuine willingness and a true commitment to lead others to achieve a common vision and goals through positive influence.
• Level 1: Position. This is the lowest level of leadership—the entry level. …
• Level 2 – Permission. Making the shift from Position to Permission brings a person’s first real step into leadership. …
• Level 3: Production. …
• Level 4: People Development. …
• Level 5: The Pinnacle.
There are three basic styles of leadership decision-making: authoritarian, democratic, and laissez-faire. Authoritarian leaders rule their groups, democratic leaders try to include everyone in the decision-making process, and laissez-faire leaders let the group function without much – if any – interference.
Cited From John C. Maxwell The 5 Levels of Leaderships.
The 10 X Rule By: Grant Cardone
In the 10X Rule, Grant Cardone covers how we underestimate what we can achieve as humans and often shoot for goals that are mediocre. The 10X Rule says to take what you think you want and multiply that by 10.
The 10X Rule has two parts: outstanding effort and audacious goals. Most people know only three degrees of taking action, but there is a fourth one and it’s the best.
Lesson 1: All average everything is the world we live in, but it often doesn’t last.
One of Grant’s favorite quotes is that “average is, by definition, less than extraordinary.” A line that rappers use to hint at the lavish luxury of their cars or clothes is “all black everything.” Our world is closer to “all average everything,” where most people live average lives in average houses with average careers and average goals.
The problem isn’t so much the state of average itself – not everyone can be a millionaire – but the fact that average is sold to us as a safe bet to make. It’s not. When you aspire to be part of a middle class that has been dwindling for years, you’re only thinking about today and tomorrow, but not long-term.
A nasty side effect of only lurking around average is that you can fall below average very quickly. All it takes is one busted loan, one property damaged, one financial crisis and you’ll go straight to poverty.
The 10x Rule will help you make sure this never happens.
Lesson 2: There are two parts to The 10x Rule: extra effort and bigger goals.
To prevent your brain from even thinking in “average mode,” you can use Grant’s 10X Rule, which has two simple aspects to it:
1. Whatever goal you’re trying to achieve will probably take 10X the effort you suspect, so you should account for it.
2. Wherever you set the bar for your goal, if you shoot for 10X the results, you’ll end up in a much better place.
The first part is just smart. If you expect you need 10 phone calls to make a sale, schedule 100. Think you’ll shoot five takes for your video? Plan 50. And so on. This buffer achieves multiple things. It lowers your expectations, increases your patience and re-calibrates your work ethic, right from the start.
The second part is about shooting for the moon and then landing among the stars, even if you miss. Like the question I found in Your Move, going for 10x the results you originally wanted instantly rules out average thinking. You can’t possibly make $10,000 with the exact same approach as making $100,000.
Kicking your creativity into high gear helps you accomplish more than you think you’d be capable of, even if you fail. That’s still better than getting the average result you set out for. Now all you have to do is take action!
Lesson 3: A degree of action most people don’t see is massive action and it’s the one that’ll get you to your goals.
Another thing Grant sees that most people don’t is an extra degree of action. Here are the three everyone knows, we all spend most of our time in one of them:
1. No action. You do nothing. Your book lies unfinished in the drawer, the website redesign remains un-tackled.
2. Retreat. Whatever action you took before has to lead to failure so right now, you’re dialing back and laying low.
3. Normal action. You just go about your day and comply with requests and to do as they’re served.
The last mode is the one we spend the most time in and it’s also the most dangerous because it has us running right towards average. Here’s the fourth degree of action Grant thinks is best: massive action.
It’s when you go all out to convince Home Depot to stock your sprinkler. When you re-record all the videos for your course in one day, because the files were unusable. This kind of action should be your default mode and we all know people who live that way: children.
Kids don’t budget their time or weigh their effort. They just set a goal and then they work on it until it’s done. Who’d have thought one of the most successful sales guys in the world gets his inspiration from the little ones?
Cited From The 10 X rule Grant Cardone
Grit By: Angela Duckworth
“Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.”
Grit describes what creates outstanding achievements, based on science, interviews with high achievers from various fields and the personal history of success of the author, Angela Duckworth, uncovering that achievement isn’t reserved for the talented only, but for those with passion and perseverance.
1. Even though we say hard work is more important than talent, we still believe the opposite deep down.
2. Effort has a much, much bigger impact on achievement than talent.
3. Combine small,low-level, daily goals with a larger vision to stay consistently motivated.
Cited from Grit Angela Duckworth
The Energy Bus By: Jon Gordon
10 Rules from The Energy Bus
• Rule #1 – “You’re the driver of your bus” – It’s all about personal responsibility. We are each responsible for the direction of our lives. And the direction of our lives is shaped by each day, each thought. If we are complacent in our lives we let others drive for us. Have you ever felt out of control? Well, it’s time to take charge and drive your own bus. In my experience, the realization that my efforts now can reap big rewards in the future is very empowering.
• Rule #2 – “Desire, Vision, and Focus Move Your Bus in the Right Direction” – You have to want it! You have to have a vision, have a compelling reason to keep you moving and the focus to keep to it. Each action must be in the direction of your goal and you must have the persistence to overcome the obstacles that can easily get you off track.
• Rule #3 – “Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy” – Positive energy is the fuel that allows you to overcome the obstacles. Positive energy is high octane fuel and negative energy is gas from the bottom of last years can. Positive energy builds momentum and a negative attitude seems to find roadblocks and excuses.
• Rule #4 – “Invite People on Your Bus and Share Your Vision for the Road Ahead” – Associating with people who push you forward is one of the smartest things you can do. You are either moving forward or moving back. If the people you work with or associate with are stagnant, then you need to break free. If you don’t you’re wearing an invisible rubber belt, eventually, you will snap back to the pack and lose your momentum. Having negative, going nowhere friends is like having a weekly weight watchers meeting at The Country Buffet.
• Rule #7 – “Enthusiasm Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them During the Ride” – People want to associate with a winner. In professional and college sports it seems that the same teams are at or near the top year after year. Players recognize a good culture and want to be a part of it. The same can be said of work teams and companies. It’s not all about the money.
• Rule #8 – “Love Your Passengers” – You can’t fake it. In order to lead people or attract people to your cause, you have to care for them. And not in an ambivalent way. You must really be tied to the well being of your team. Love cannot be selfish. As a leader, you just want the best for your team members. Back to sports: time and time again you see a team of superior athletes being beaten by a true team made up of individuals who would do anything for their team and teammates. The trick is to cultivate that love.
• Rule #10 – “Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride” – When work is fun you don’t get tired. Do you ever remember getting tired when you were playing as a kid? I don’t either. It never even came to mind. The same is true when you are energized by doing work that matters with people you like.
Cited from Jon Gordon Energy Bus
Who Moved My Cheese? By: Spencer Johnson, M.D.
A group of old school friends are gathered for dinner and the topic of conversation gets on to change – in career, relationships and family life. One of those present contends that change no longer bothers him after having heard ‘a funny little story’ called Who Moved My Cheese? In this artful way, Spencer Johnson introduces the reader to his fable on how to cope positively with change. The story involves four characters who live in a maze: the mice Scurry and Sniff, and two “little people”, Hem and Haw. All is going well because they have found a huge source of their favorite food, cheese. Hem and Haw have even moved their houses to be near it and it has becomes the center of their lives. But they do not notice that it is getting smaller, and are devastated when they arrive at the site one morning and find the cheese is gone. This is where the story splits in two. Scurry and Sniff quickly accept the loss of the cheese and go off into the maze in search of other sources. The littlepeople, because they have built their lives around the big cheese, feel they are the victim of some kind of fraud or theft. Yet this only makes things worse, as their clinging on ensures that they go hungry. Meanwhile, the mice move on and find new cheese. The fable captures well that moment after we have lost a job or a relationship and we believe it is the end of the world. All the good things were in the previous situation, and all the future holds is fear. Yet Johnson’s message is, instead of seeing change as the end of something, we must learn to see it as a beginning. We have all been told this, but sometimes motivation is lacking. To make himself accept reality, Haw writes this on the wall of the maze: “If you do not change, you can become extinct.” For life not to be wasted, it demands a level of risk and adventure. If you are willing to live this way, change loses its horror. In fact, the advancing person purposely creates change because the world is not currently how they would like it. What the Littlemen, Hem and Haw, discover is that breaking through your fears makes you free. Those who continually seek security, ironically, are wracked by the possibility that they may lose it.
Cited by Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Gung Ho! By: Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
Gung Ho! prescribes a three-phase method to motivate and energize any group or organization to achieve shared success.
Phase 1: The Spirit of the Squirrel. This phase transforms work to make it worthwhile to the team members. It consists of the following three steps.
First. Help the team members understand how their work benefits the world. This refers to the social value of the work which lies beyond the business value delivered by the team. From this understanding comes self-esteem which is a very powerful motivator.
Second. Define goals that are understood and shared by the team members. Set two or three critical goals and let the team set the remaining shared goals. From shared goals come buy-in and commitment of the team members to meet the goals. The support for goals comes from the trust of the team members in the management. Trust comes from telling the truth and sharing information with all team members. The other important factor is putting the team members first e.g. safeguard their health and safety.
Third. Define values that will guide the team members’ activities to reach the defined goals. Values are the master of the Gung Ho! process. Without it, Gung Ho! will fail. Values come from the team and management. Every value is critical. You can compromise on goals but never on values. A value once defined never changes and has to hold all the time. Otherwise, a value loses its meaning.
Phase 2. The Way of the Beaver. This phase enables team members to take charge to achieve the shared goals. These goals and the values that were set in the previous phase describe what needs to be achieved and the rules within which it has to be achieved. Once the team members execute within the rules they are free to select how they reach their targets. This phase can be broken down in the following three steps.
First. The management determines the roles of each team member and the scopes and responsibilities of these roles. The management must then move out and let each member take control to execute within their defined territories. In setting the roles of a team member, the management should know his/her natural abilities and then adapt the roles to take advantage of these strengths. The other way is rarely effective.
Second. The management ensures that the team members are valued. This is done by respecting and taking action on an individual’s ideas, wants, feelings and aspirations. Also, accurate information needs to be fully and freely shared among team members.
Third. Each team member is challenged in a way that is at par with his/her capacity but at the same time stretches it as well. This allows people to learn and grow their abilities.
Phase 3. The Gift of the Goose. This phase encourages the team members on their road to success. There are three parts to it.
First. Team members must be constantly reminded of their value and contribution to their shared goals. A member should be congratulated often on his/her job. Congratulations can either be active or passive. In an active congratulation, an employee is officially recognized by announcing his/her achievements and/or presenting an award. A passive congratulation is a silent acknowledgment of trust on a person’s capability to execute his/her responsibility. In such an event, the management steps aside and let the individual take charge without providing any advice or exercising control. Congratulations have to be TRUE – Timely, Responsive, Unconditional, and Enthusiastic.
Second. Progress besides the result must be cheered upon. This shares the measurement of progress (of achieving the shared goals) and generates excitement among team members. Congratulations are most effective when these are Spontaneous (instead of being Programmed), Individual (instead of being Blanket), Specific (instead of being General) and Unique (instead of being Traditional). Management must practice coaching instead of policing behavior. Thus, it should look out for employees who have produced successful results and move away from focusing on failures and members who are responsible for them.
Third. Enthusiasm of the mission must be sustained by cheering and rewards. The mission consists of worthwhile work and being in charge of achieving it. The members must cheer each other to enthuse themselves. Cash should the first reward option as it address the basic needs of an employee. Non-monetary rewards come after this. This is captured by E = mc2, Enthusiasm is equal to the Mission multiplied by Cash and Congratulations.
cited by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles.
Detroit Tigers Partnership – Press Release
FITTEAM Global Partners with Detroit Tigers
March 1, 2018
PALM BEACH, FL – FITTEAM Global, one of the fastest growing lifestyle brands in the country, has reached an agreement to partner with the Detroit Tigers. The partnership will run through the 2018 baseball season, and features sponsorship rights to the Kids Want to Know in-game video segment, which will be branded as “sponsored by FITTEAM”. The partnership also includes hospitality and experiences at Comerica Park throughout the upcoming season.
“All of us with the Tigers are excited to work with FITTEAM,” said Steve Harms, Vice President, Corporate Partnerships for the Detroit Tigers. “Any time our organization can work closely with a brand that’s shown rapid growth like FITTEAM it’s very attractive. We’re looking forward to a productive relationship moving forward, and to expose the FITTEAM brand to Tigers fans around the world.”
The Detroit Tigers are a charter member of the American League, and have won four World Series and 11 American League pennants. The Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park, located within The District Detroit, one of the largest sports and entertainment developments in the country. For more information on Tigers tickets or other attractions in and around Comerica Park, visit tigers.com, districtdetroit.com or ilitchcompanies.com.
“As a Michigan native, I’m excited to be able to partner with Tigers, an organization that has done so much for the City of Detroit and surrounding areas,” said FITTEAM Founder and CEO, Chris Hummel. “We believe this relationship with the Tigers will broaden the awareness of FITTEAM in the Detroit area, and bring FITTEAM families and friends to Comerica Park.”
FITTEAM plans to host veterans throughout the season, as part of local outreach initiatives. Veterans and children’s charities are among the top priorities FITTEAM aligns with on a local and national level.
For more information on FITTEAM, please visit www.FITTEAM.com