MOTIVATION WEARS OFF LIKE DEODORANT

TGIM!

Team,

State of Happiness was now 2 weeks ago.  Gosh, seems like forever to me.

Like putting deodorant on, or some fresh cologne.

Feels fantastic.

Then two weeks later… we are back to stinky, stinky!

That’s motivation in a nut shell.

So #1, constantly find sources of motivation.  That’s on you to find that.  But that can be hard.

#2 maintain a list with deadlines. That will force you to stay on task.

MOST IMPORTANTLY BECOME OBSESSED WITH:  DETAILS.

DETAILS.

DO YOU WANT TO BE AVERAGE OR EXCELLENT?

MOTIVATION = Average.  You don’t really change anything, you just get a little blood flowing once in awhile.  It feels good, but it’s not something that will carry you.

EXCELLENCE= DETAILS

Whether you feel like it or not, things require WORK.  Boring, lazy, routine, work.  No matter your role here  or your life, it can be pretty damn average.  Actually I think all of our lives are pretty damn average.  And we should embrace that.

Hugging a love one, following up on a task, having a hard conversation, are what in the end — what mattered.

DETAILS.

The more detailed you are, the quicker you can be, the better you can get.

You might think I’m all big picture and work on cool shit.

Not really.

I buy vacuum cleaners for the office sometimes too.

And then in my detail orientated mind, I made a video of it.  Took me 10 whole minutes.  DON’T OVER THINK SHIT.  GET SHIT DONE!

 

This will save us tons of hours and MONEY  and STRESS going forward in a little way.  But LIVING LIKE THIS opens ME UP FOR LOTS OF GAPS AND ROOMS AND TIME TO DO OTHER COOL STUFF WHEN IT COMES UP.

The video is incredibly average.  Buying two was average.  Some would say “beneath me.”  I would never say that.  It had to be done.  So I did it.  NO BIG DEAL.

You have to known when to delegate and ask for help, but sometimes you have to know SCREW IT, I will do it myself.

It’s a fine balance.

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IF YOU WANT ONE MORE NUGGET:

Lastly, if you went to someone’s house or had people over, I bet you found time some how to clean up to PREPARE FOR THEM.   This winter, right now, act like you are having someone over (make room for that new project) and clean up.  Get ready.  That way if an opportunity or work explodes and presents itself you are ready (like having company over).   Even if the company never shows up, you feel good!

BE READY!

MAKE IT HAPPEN.

JOEL

 

 

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