Friday, January 30, 2009

It boils down to just one thing...

Most of us think the gap between who we want to be and who we are is an insurmountable canyon of obstacles, pitfalls and failures. It isn't. It's something you have complete control over.

When you start your day chances are you have a list of things to do, some you do, some you put off, and none excite you because they don't enhance your life. So here's what you do....

Make the decision to become who you want to be by first having the state of mind that person would have. Are you wanting to be more athletic? Be that person's state of mind. Do you want an income in the mid six figures? Become that person by first having the state of mind your mental prototype of that person would have. And the beauty of changing your state of mind is this...

It is instant.

It can be as simple as saying to yourself, "I have now become the person I've always wanted to be." It can be looking at yourself in the mirror thinking, "You're an athlete, act like one." It means finally beginning to be you.

When you've done it, write down something that person would have as a goal, then write down a task that would work toward that goal and only take 15 minutes. This is the first item on your to do list today...the one that is meaningful to it first...the rest will begin to flow.

More great stuff coming go jump start your day.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

It begins...

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe

Welcome to the first post of Daily Jump Start, a daily shot in the arm designed to get your day rolling the way you want it to. If you're reading this chances are you are a knowledge worker whose job demands creativity and self-starting.

Your task is more challenging than you may give it credit for, as knowledge workers punch their own clock, design their own day, impose their own deadlines, at the same time getting mired in the distractions of meetings, power point presentations and office minutia.
This blog was developed to recognize this and give you the mental tools necessary to overcome the obstacles to having the kind of day and life you plan for.

Each working day two paragraphs of cutting edge motivational talk will be waiting for you, designed to make your next action be to take action. There won't be any cheerleading or zen mantras, there are plenty of those on some great blogs already out there. This will be just good solid posts that will resonate with the part of your brain that stimulates activity.

The journey will be exciting for all of us...tune in tomorrow as it begins... onward.