Thank God it’s Monday!
Right now you are doing too much- too much planning- too much trying to be perfect.
Pick one thing. You can only do one thing at a time anyway.
Do it deliberately. Do it with passion. Do it with every ounce of your energy. AND GRIND.
If you think what you are doing right now is too small for your greatness…OR if you are frustrated by your current role because it doesn’t have a great job title.. OR because you are behind the scenes…OR you feel you are PAST the stages of GRINDING– YOU ARE WRONG.
Tiger Woods starts EVERY DAY before he golfs shooting four foot putts for 30 minutes. Four foot putts. No one’s watching. No one is making him do it. He’s not earning anything by doing this.
Michael Jordan AFTER PRACTICE shot free throws every day. He was the last one to leave the gym. He is the 76th best free throw shooter ever. Imagine a tough practice, you shower, you talk with the fellas, you get dressed you walk out and MJ is still shooting. Not ridiculous 3 pointers or impossible dunks. Free throws. A 15′ set shot. And he’s ALREADY a better free throw shooter than you.
How did Mark Cuban, the BILLIONAIRE on shark tank, become “great”? He was broke when he was 25, lived on a couch of a guy he knew, and found his passion working at a software repair and sales company. He didn’t know computers- he didn’t even own one- but at night he would read all the instruction manuals. He assumed every one else did too. Soon he was an expert in his industry ONLY BECAUSE HE READ THE MANUALS! (No one else did, or probably still does, even though it was right in front of them.)
Practice your trade. Have you been to model homes lately? Do you plan on going to parade of homes? Do you read every trade article in our industry’s monthly magazines? Do you read business books of how people became great? Do you watch installation videos of your products? Have you considered taking another accounting class? When you deliver products to a builder, if you don’t know what it is, do you ask them what they use it for?
You want to be the best? READ. LEARN. Have you went through every piece of literature in our showroom and read the information in it? Why not? Too much going on? Then focus. Quit doing what doesn’t matter and be great at what you want to achieve. Not at what distracts you.
QUIT PLANNING. QUIT TRYING TO BE PERFECT.
That’s what the mediocre do. They are scared to start so they plan. They say it needs tweaking and they are scared to launch what they have. DO IT. READY, FIRE, AIM. How can you know if the gun will hit the bulls eye if you don’t know where it shoots. Learn as you go.
My blogs are not well edited. They are no where near perfect, but if i worried about that, I would never post anything. THAT WOULD BE A FAIL. I’ll take the B- in grammar, as long as I am getting connected.
And if you want to go deeper into the rabbit hole… hello to Mr. Motivation E.T.!
– Joel Fleischman. Joel is the president & Head Coach of the solution providers for Drexel Building Supply. (drexelteam.com). You can follow him on twitter: @JoelmFleischman. He has provided solutions for builders and their clients since 1996 and a whole bunch of other stuff that you probably don’t care about.