I started the year off with a new blog series touting new adventures. While the adventures of my soul this year were many, my blogging efforts remain few and far between. So here I am, recommitting to myself, and to you dear reader, to publishing more often. I’m shooting for once a month to start but I hope to build up to once a week by the end of 2020.
This year, I made some really big investments in myself. I started off the first quarter of the year attending the Landmark Forum followed by a weekly follow-up seminar that lasted a few months. A month or two later, I attended a Lifestyle Hacker event. By the second quarter, I attended Enlightened Warrior Training Camp for the first time and by the third quarter, I attended EWTC again as a volunteer staff member. And yesterday, I attended Mega Speaker LA to finish the year off with one final event in honor of a commitment I made to myself in 2016 to attend at least one seminar every quarter. I am proud to say that I have continued to honor that commitment two years later. Woo-hoo!
This year, I also started taking on new challenges. I became a teaching instructor on the topic of marketing. I created the entire curriculum from scratch in less than 30 days. I faced a fear I had of cameras, and realized I was more afraid of being seen than I was of the cameras. I also got to make friends with my sense of self-worth after losing a stable source of income at the start of summer. I may have lost some friends this year, but I also made some new ones and reconnected with old ones. It certainly has been an adventurous year, all right.
I learn so much, but I never make time to share some of the many gifts I have been given this year. So I’m changing that. I’m making time. And I’m letting go of guilt for making this time because I know this time is actually an investment to the people I serve. By filling my cup, I’m better equipped to fill their cups from my overflow.
Today, I wanted to share with you something I learned from listening to JT Foxx speak at the Mega Speaker LA event yesterday.
Your success is a direct proportion to the actions you take. If you want more success, take more action,” said JT Foxx in his keynote speech.
At the moment, I knew I had to start doing something different, but it had to be something I knew I could stick to more consistently than anything I had ever tried before. And that’s when JT Foxx introduced me to the concept behind his 365 spreadsheet. He said that most lack of success is actually a lack of confidence, and proceeded to share how he kept a spreadsheet documenting one small thing he did every day to improve his life of business by 1%. He reports this process helped him earn $5 million in five years.
That’s when the idea of 360 degrees of integrity popped into my mind. The concept is very similar, only the idea is to identify an area of my life where I’d like to see a complete turnaround and to do one small thing every day to move the needle forward by 1%. And by doing that one small thing every day, I will honor my commitment to myself and the world with integrity and grace.
For me, integrity means finishing what I start no matter how long it takes. This week, I completed Week One of a 10-Week Ultimate Leadership & Negotiation Course. I’ve been avoiding this since May so it was a huge feat to finally make time for myself to really reflect on my learnings from everything I have gone through this year, especially as I move to forward tackling several new opportunities I’m really excited about.
What are small things you can do every day to make your life better? Meditating? Exercising? Avoiding sugar? Read a book? Write a sentence? Every big dream starts with one small action.
If you want more success, take more action.
How can I help you stay accountable to yourself?