Personal development

Be an investor…

Invest in your body as it is probably the single most important investment we can make in our life. Without our health life is harder. If we invest 30 minutes a day being more healthy it will pay huge dividends.

Invest in learning new things. This strengthens the brain and opens it up so new ideas can form.

Invest in personal development and understanding who you really are, what you really want from life and how to accomplish it. You have a gift to give the world. Figure out what it is.

Invest in relationships as they can enrich our life deeply. As we go through life we are blessed with a few very close friends. Go deep and not wide.

Invest in finances as there will be a rainy day. You can and should build a financial bubble around your family and then expand it to your close friends. If you are disciplined with money you can make a huge difference in other people’s lives too.

We are all investors and must invest our time. Of all our resources time is the one thing we can’t make more of. Choose wisely who you give your time too.

What will you invest in today? Think about it.

-Steve

#workoutdaily #dailypersonaldevelopment #goals #habits #invest #investinyourself #stevegullett

Feedback analysis…

…is a fancy way of saying that, instead of just using our gut feeling, we should instead test ourselves based on actual past successes and failures.

This sounds simple but it will show us that we have weaknesses in an area.

Simple but not easy.

Most will not do this for fear of exposing an area of weakness. For our ego is a strong force to harness.

But this is how we get better.

–>This IS how we get better.<–

-These are my notes from the book Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

Get the book as it’s one I would call foundational to teaching us how to manage ourselves. Which is the first most important thing we can do.

-Steve

#dailypersonaldevelopment #managingoneself #leadership #testoftime #stevegullett

A timeless classic… On the shortness of life by: Seneca

He says you are just wasting time if you are, “going after no fixed goal.”

You must have an end goal.

Time is limited, you have to know how to use it properly.

Seneca writes:

It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no good activity, we are forced at last by death’s final constraint to realize that it has passed away before we knew it was passing.

So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.

Can you answer these three questions?
1. What is your end game goal?
2. What frivolous activity are your doing?
3. Which area of your life is going to make you more of a philosopher?

Consider what he says and ponder the questions.

-Steve

#thinking #seneca #endgoal #biggoals #ponderingthepath #stevegullett

Have some discipline in your life…

Hope you’re having a great week.

Can you believe January is almost over?

It’s around this time, the end of the first month of the year, that most people give up on their New Year’s Resolutions.

Don’t be one of those people.

Keep your goals in front of you and be relentless with achieving them.

If you have writing goals, and you should, now is a good time to print them out and post them in places you are frequently at.

Make it a point to read them daily and picture in your mind what it looks like to achieve them.

Have a great week!

-Steve

Books I’ve read…

I got serious about reading a few years ago. Before that I don’t think I ever read a book cover to cover.

Even in high school I resisted reading because it wasn’t something I enjoyed. My mind tends to wonder when I read so I don’t remember what I’m reading.

I’ve gotten better at staying focused on what I read but it still needs to be something I’m interested in at the time.

It also helps when I take notes about what I’m reading and write about what it means to me.

Recently I’ve started buying my books on kindle so I can have them with me wherever I go. This has been one of the best things I’ve done to keep me reading.

I can carry an unlimited number of books with me and choose what I want to read when I have some down time.

I like to read different types of books depending on where I am or what time of day it is.

During my morning routine I typically read self-help type books. How to learn a new skill, how to be a better leader, how to be a better person and so on. Even books about how to run my business and how to stack cash.

At bed time I like to read about people. Biographies, auto-biographies, stories of hero’s, adventure or fiction. I read about people who did great things.

Books have brought mentors to me and supplied me with knowledge that I would not have been able to acquire.

Here’s a list of what I’ve been feeding my mind. It explains a lot about the decisions I make and how I think.

2019

*The Enigma Strain (Harvey Bennett Thrillers Book 1) ~Nick Thacker

2018

*Millionaire Success Habits by Dean Graziosi

*#MaxOut Your Life ~ Ed Mylett

*How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge ~Clay Scroggins

*Start with Why ~Simon Sinek

*Managing Ones Self ~Peter F. Druker

*On the Shortness of Life ~Lucius Seneca

*How to Make Sh*t Happen ~Sean Whalen

*Managing Ones Self book review pdf

*The 1% Rule ~Tommy Baker

*Tom Clancy Point of Contact ~Mike Maden

*AWOL on the Appalachian Trail ~David Miller

*Painted Blazes ~Jeffery “Loner” Gray

*Lost on the Appalachian Trail ~Kyle Roghig

*Hiking Through ~Paul Stutzman

*The Richest Man in Babylon ~George S. Clason

*The Consistency Chain ~George Campbell & Jim Packard

*Secrets of a Millionaire Landlord ~Robert Shemin

*Extreme Ownership ~Jocko Willink

*Discipline Equals Freedom ~Jocko Willink

*The Millionaire Morning ~Lewis Howes

*50 Cognitive Biases For An Unfair Advantage in Entrepreneurship ~Adrian Nantchev

*Build a Rental Property Empire ~Mark Ferguson

2017

*The 10X Rule ~Grant Cardone

*The Miracle Morning ~Hal Elrod

*The Millionaire Booklet How To Get Super Rich ~Grant Cardone

*The Motivation Manifesto ~Brendon Burchard

*The Ware of Art ~Steven Pressfield

*High Performance Habits ~Brendon Burchard

*Total Recall ~Arnold Schwarzenegger

*80/20 Your Life! ~Damon Zahariades

2016

*Beach Money ~Jordan Adler

*The Game of Networking ~Rob Sperry

*Outwitting The Devil the Secrets to Freedom and Success ~Napoleon Hill

*Dotcom Secrets ~Russell Brunson

*Skill with People ~Les Giblin

*The ONE Thing ~Gary Keller

2015

*GO PRO ~Eric Worre

*Think and Grow Rich ~Napoleon Hill

*Believe You Can ~Jason Mason

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When I read I like to have some soft jazz in the background and this is one of the channels I listen to on Spotify.

Here’s a tip…if you are an Amazon Prime member there are many books you can borrow for free!

And a few words of wisdoms form Warren Buffett…

I hope you invest in yourself and learn to enjoy reading as much as I have.

-Steve

How I build self-confidence…

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Self confidence is a reflection of how you feel about yourself, not how others perceive you. I believe one way to build self-confidence is to do some type of daily workout.

We have to make taking care of our physical body one of the most important things we do. A strong healthy body provides the energy, confidence, and strength we need to win in business and in life.

When we are fit, healthy, and active, we feel our best. Feeling good is important because our body is a temple. It houses our soul and our mind, which is the source of our strength and power.

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Keeping a healthy physical routine is one more way you are keeping a promise to yourself. It’s a daily validation that you are worthy and value yourself enough to keep your promises to you. This builds your self-confidence.

Make decisions, set standards, and take actions that will get you closer to becoming the best version of you and the person you were born to be. You have it within you.

Be strong!

-Steve

What’s the best morning routine?

The one that serves you!

I’ve found the best thing for me to stay on track is to get up early and spend the first two hours of the day working on me and developing the good habits that move me toward my goals.

Even if my day falls apart I know I am moving toward what I want my life to be.

My Morning Routine is loosely built around these main points:
-Get up early
-Shower
-Eat a high protein breakfast
-Workout for 15 to 30 min
-Read a self help or skill book for 15 to 30 min
-Review my short & long term goals
-Think in silence for 10 min
-Review my day
-Write in my journal for 10 min

The attached picture shows my actual planned routine as of this posting. It varies some based on what I have going on and what I want to work on.

For the most part I adjust my routine slightly every 90 days or so.

The most important part when it comes to setting up your morning routine is…

The routine list is built to serve my goals. The things I do in the morning are to move me closer to the person I want to be. This is what excites me and keeps me engaged it the early morning hours.

What does your morning routine look like?

Ps. I highly recommend The Miracle Morning book by Hal Elrod. It’s a great place to start designing your day, week, month and life.

Take some risk…

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Every day you wake up you have two choices…

To capitalize and make the best of the opportunities that have been given to you. 🙏

Or…

To let them pass you by and look back regretting not taking any action.☹️

Just remember,

Your future self is watching you right now through memories…✈️🌎😎👍

Write the greatest story of all time!

#takesomerisk #livelife #motivationalquotes #stevegullett

The best piece of advice I can give you is…

…surround yourself with people who are obsessed with trying to shape the future, not people living in the past.

It really is true that you become like the people you hang around. This can be good and bad depending on who you choose to be around.

Health, wealth, love and happiness are all learned skilled or traits. We all have some inclination toward one or all of these but we learn how to create these in our lives.

We learn what to eat to be healthy. We learn what to say and how to say it to create deep lasting relationships. We learn how to develop a skill to market for income and so on.

Mentors, or people who are doing the things you want to do and are willing to show you the way, are the secret to success in most all areas of your life.

Have you humbled yourself to accept the instructions of a mentor?

If not think about where you are in life and where you want to be in 1 year, 3 years and 10 years from now.

How will you get there?

What skills do you need to learn?

Who is doing what you want to do and can call or meet with today?

Thanks for checking out my post today!

Be great my friends!!

-Steve