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182 | How to Grow a Mastermind, and 3 Steps to Have a Better Conversation

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You Are Good Enough [Video]

We finished up the Q&A Series a couple weeks ago and today we’re starting a new video series straight from your feedback on the reader survey! Thank you for the incredible questions, comments and ideas!

Do you ever struggle with the feeling that you haven’t achieved enough or accomplished enough? It’s not a question of “Am I good enough?” it’s an absolute feeling of “I am not good enough.” Clear it out of your mind. The truth is, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

Take a few minutes and make three columns on a sheet of paper:

1st column: Write down every person or situation that has made you feel like you aren’t good enough. This will help you gain perspective on where the feelings came from. We’re not making monsters or victims.

2nd column: Write down everything you’ve achieved or accomplished in life. This is difficult. Take time to discover what these things are. We’re terrible at celebrating our victories.

3rd column: Write down a list of people that you’ve possibly made feel like they aren’t good enough. We’ve all done it. Pick out a few people that you’re going to talk to this week and let them know that they are good enough.

If you can never be satisfied with what you have achieved, you’ll never be satisfied with what you do achieve.

Today, come to a place of understanding that you are good enough!

Question: How have you affirmed or encouraged people on your team?

Is Base Camp Your Everest?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “If you’re going to be something in life, you have to do something.”

In today’s tech savvy society, it’s easy to do a lot (or at least prepare) and not really do anything at all. There are many people who read every blog and business book on the planet, but never do anything with the information. All of the principles and lessons, case studies and opinions are easily consumed but never put into action.

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It’s like the guy that plans and trains to climb Mount Everest. He finally gets to base camp and goes, “Yep. I’m here!” “Aren’t you going to climb the mountain?” “Nope. It’s as far as I’m going to go. I’m just going to hang out here and watch everybody else climb the mountain.”

That’s a waste of time, energy, and your life. If you want to be something, don’t just prepare for it, don’t just study for it. Put those principles into practice. Do something! Here’s how:

“To Be Successful in Business…”

Last week, I started a weekly Q&A video series where I’ll be answering your biggest questions on business, leadership, and life each Thursday. Today’s question came out of a conversation I had with Rory Vaden, author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. He asked me to finish this statement,

“To be successful in business…”

I responded with, “You have to understand that your business is what you do, not who you are.” This lesson comes up time and time again during my Business Coaching sessions and Strategic Planning events, and I wanted to share it with you. Watch the complete answer here, and check out CLo.TV to see last week’s Q&A series video:

 Be sure to pick up a copy of Rory’s book and leave your feedback in the comments section of this page. As always, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

Question: How do you find balance between work & life?

“Discipline creates freedom.” – Rory Vaden