Written by James Wong. Engage with him on G+
I just called out three major setbacks people deal with all in one title.
I’ve been searching for the answer for years, how do I stop procrastinating… how can I be on point, high performing in all areas of my life… and get what I want?
I found the answer for myself… And I found out, it’s the difference between someone who’s extremely successful and someone who’s mediocre.
It’s time the world got this – - no more separation.
Yup… that’s it, Love.
Showing up is the most important lesson I’ve ever learned in my life.
Whether that’s showing up in my career or my relationships or my health and well-being.
NO MATTER WHAT, if I show up just the slightest bit, I move my life forward and then the momentum begins.
There are so many people who don’t show up. Either they need more proof, reassurance, or knowledge, or they aren’t inspired, or they don’t experience a sense of urgency to show up until something drastic happens in their lives.
And then they complain about procrastinating and not getting anywhere and about the quality and outcome of their life.
When I started the Remarkable Love letter, a private letter I write about living above and beyond who I see myself to be (which is now the Love Team letter on December 1st 2011), I showed up in the beginning with 5 readers… my friends from Team Evolyfe.
In two months, I went from 5 people reading to 300 people reading, and I’ll continue the momentum till I hit my first 1000 and my first 100,000.
How did I reach 300 people in two months? I showed up everyday and I asked myself, “What can I do to reach more people?” At first it was tough. I couldn’t think of any ideas. But I showed up everyday and I continued to asked the same question. Eventually I’d come up with an idea and run with it.
Show up. Begin with one small thing. And do it one day at a time.
Pink Elephants. They aren’t real. If I don’t put down my results at the end of the day and week, I can’t see my progress. It’s not real.
Measuring my results gives me access to experimenting with the ways I show up. The only way I can know what works best in producing the results I want is by tracking everything and finding the one or two variables that are producing the best results.
I like to think of measuring results as a scoreboard. A coach doesn’t know how much his team is up or down by unless he knows the score. If there isn’t a scoreboard, technically there aren’t any points, and therefore no one knows if he or she won.
I keep a scoreboard for two reasons:
One is to track and evaluate how well I’m performing the different experiments I take on.
Two is to always see my progress. The day’s when I’m not feeling motivated and I want to quit, I look at my scoreboard and see all the progress I’ve made so far. It pushes me to keep going.
Without actually seeing my progress on paper, I’d just be thinking of Pink Elephants… hoping I’m progressing in life.
Health & Fitness : Writing down daily body weight, body fat, and muscle gains everyday.
Relationships : How many girls met, how many successful conversations, and how many numbers gotten. Or doing 20 things for your girlfriend a day and giving up being right 5 times a day. (I’d have a checking system to make sure I’m doing it.)
Measure the results. Have a clear understanding of where you stand. And begin moving the scoreboard.
Steve Job says…
You become successful in two ways: You love what you do and you gather remarkable people to do it with you.
Do you love what you do? If yes, beautiful. Now what if you did it with 10 people? How big could you get? 2 heads are better than one, but 10 heads and you shake the world.
If you’re not doing what you love, couldn’t you find 5 of your friends that didn’t love what they did and go do something you love together? And then grow it to 10?
It’s all possible. When I built my first website I got an average of 11 views a day. When I chose to build a team for my third website, Evolyfe, my team and I got 68,000 views our second month.
The difference between making $10,000 dollars a month and $100,000 a month is a simple shift in mindset. It’s not harder, and you don’t have to be better or smarter. It just takes something of you. Are you willing to share your passion with a team?
A team can only push you and motivate you to keep showing up and keep tracking the results.
Consider you have momentum, like a snowball. You’re rolling down the mountain getting bigger and bigger, soon you’ll make an impact. Now, consider you have momentum and 5 of your friends have momentum as well. Now all 6 of you are rolling down this mountain getting bigger and bigger. What kind of impact would you make then?
5 years from now we can’t wait to reminisce on the little things we did together for Evolyfe. We can’t wait to get together at a coffee shop and re-live this moment within each other.
Our shared passed will only connect us closer later in the future.
Share your passions with a team. It’ll catapult you to incredible results.
If you really take on Showing Up everyday, Measuring the results, and Doing it with a Team, I bet my life on it that you’d produce something amazing.
It’s the separation between the expert and average. Rich and middle class. Remarkable and boring.
Join me and we’ll cross that line together.
Take care, love,
About James Wong:
James Wong experiments at the intersection of Love and Results. He writes everyday to show people how to produce incredible results using love.
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