An Appreciation Academy Blog by Brad Bizjack
Stop waiting for a better relationship, bigger pay check, or business growth to fulfill you. You have everything you need for true happiness right now. Break through everything holding you back by appreciating the life you already have.
Simple: Most people spend too much time focusing on why they're not successful and not nearly enough time focusing on how they've been successful in the past. Counting your successes is a business tool.
When you go after your dreams, your mind wonders why you’re not there yet, right?
“Why haven’t I gotten all this done yet?” - Every time I looked at my to-do list.
It would get me down & into an unresourceful state. The result? Less gets done. Is that you?
Yesterday, we paid off our $92,600 student loans! Exciting, right?! Feels amazing! But can you imagine how we felt when we still had $92,000 to go? Can you believe how negative my mindset would be if that’s what we focused on?
I remember when we paid off $46,300. So half. I remember looking at it and saying, “holy shit...
By the F word, I mean fun.
Is this you?
When I signed up for my MLM business, I had zero business knowledge and overwhelming excitement & energy!
Somewhere along the way, I lost sight of my excitement. I started going through the motions like I was in a tailspin. Even though I knew what to do, there was a cloud over my head. I forced everything like it was a chore. Then I found myself burnt out and unfulfilled. I just felt stuck.
100% of my focus was on business, and I still dropped in rank and income. The passion, energy, and excitement were gone.
I faked a smile for weeks at a time without realizing that it was obvious (hint: People’s bullshit meter is super high).
I was stuck because I wasn't having fun.
Ever felt this way? Like you'll be happy when you finally get to an outcome. Let me save you some time: No you won't.
(By success, I don’t just mean in financial terms. I mean...
Do you feel jealous of their accomplishments (even though you wish you could be proud of them)?
Insert your inner critic that says, “I could never do that.”
I compared for years.
The hardest part of failing for so long we’re the people that seemed to pick it up right away. It seemed easy for them.
I was building my business with the pedal to the metal for years...
(and when I say pedal to the metal, I don’t mean I was actually working my business. It was just all I thought about. Then I got burnt out. If that's you, check out my blog post, “Burnout Prevention. 4 Ways To Stay Passionate When You Keep Failing.”) SUPER helpful.
I was slamming down on the gas trying to go as fast as possible, but NOTHING worked. I was death gripping the steering wheel, slamming down on the gas, tires screeching, smoke everywhere, but I went nowhere.
What gives you the right to inspire people to join your business if you don’t already have a successful business?!
Chances are, you’ve asked yourself something like that before.
For some reason, you don’t feel like you’re enough. You feel like an imposter.
Since you haven't created the dream yourself, you don’t feel worthy of helping others create their vision, right?
You’re building up your network marketing business and you see all the top earners in your company walking across the stage, building their dream homes in cash, and earning millions of dollars. So when it comes time to share your story, you’re going, “Fuck I’ve can’t even make $100 a week. How the heck can I help someone else?”
You want to believe that you can help people. But that devil on your...
Maybe you have training opportunities with your company, events, courses, books, and then on top of that, you have a family and all these competing priorities!
After all, you hear quotes like:
"Your income always follow your level of personal growth."
"If you want to earn more, learn more."
So you keep getting it pounded into your head that you have to keep on learning.
And while it's true that the learning NEVER stops, so many people mistake this for something completely different.
Personal Development Paralysis.
Today we’re gonna focus on how you can break through it, so you don’t have to feel it!
If you feel complete WHEN you get to the end of the book or WHEN you complete the online course, then you’re just gonna try and rush through to get as many...
There's only ONE reason you:
You already know what it is. It’s fear.
Self-awareness is the first step to change. You need to understand and have clarity on what you’re being dominated by if you ever want to change.
Your brain doesn’t have any interest in making you happy. Its only job is to protect you. It’s a survival based mind.
2,000,000 years ago, you were a caveman. And you haven’t evolved since then. You haven’t needed to. Back then, your priority was to eat, find shelter, and protect your family against wildlife and the elements of freezing cold. Those were your fears. You were focused 100% on SURVIVAL.
You were worried about the sabertooth tiger in the...
It was full of emotional challenges with people very close to me in my life. It involved:
I craved validation and acceptance because I never felt like I was enough. It wasn’t fun. It HURT.
For the longest time, I HATED my past. I was ANGRY.
I remember making myself a promise that I’d never be like that. I wouldn’t waste my life away. I'd create something amazing that provided us with an incredible life. So I started an online business helping people get healthy from home.
Only one problem: everything I tried didn’t work. I was SO stuck.
I'd need a mindset call to get motivated. Then I’d be hyped up for a couple days, and I’d message my sponsor and say, “I sent 200...
How many years have you reflected on the past year and set your resolutions, only to find yourself 3 weeks later, out of motivation, feeling stuck, and wondering WHY this always happens to you!
I’d either set a goal, look at it, and then think it was silly even to try OR I’d freeze in fear after I set the goal and not know why.
I got to a point where I was so sick of tired of never hitting my goals that I didn’t even set goals for myself because deep down, I didn’t believe that I could achieve them. So why the hell try?
And over the course of time and training my mindset to think differently, I realized why that was. I was setting goals from a fear-based, shitty state of mind.
When you’re in a shitty state, what happens? You set a shitty goal. And a shitty goal creates shitty action. And shitty action creates shitty results. And...
What if you could finally experience that breakthrough you've been waiting for if you ended procrastination and self-sabotage?
Have you wanted your life to change so bad but you don't have the drive to do it? And even when you take action, it feels like nothing's working and you're stuck, right? I've been there. I've also had my breakthrough. So can you.
I could name countless times that I wanted my life to change so bad but I faced procrastination every time I tried. I'd see my laptop staring at me from across the room. But for some reason, I was stuck. Even in the rare cases where I beat procrastination, my goals seemed like they were getting further away.
I have 3 tips to help you end this vicious cycle FOREVER. What would your breakthrough feel like? More peace? More drive? More hunger? Would that be helpful? There are 3 things you can do. The first is...
Persistence. That's it. But it's different than you think.
I went through a period where I wanted "success" so bad. I wanted the money, time, freedom and every single time I tried, it felt like nothing was working and I didn't understand why. I was doing everything that I was supposed to be doing. I was just stuck.
Not a realistic goal. A BIG, SCARY goal?
Fun fact: If you set a bigger goal, you play life on a higher level and will achieve WAY more than if you were to establish a small, realistic target (even if you fail).
Most of the world isn't happy, isn't fulfilled, and is just getting by! They're living status quo lives. Why seek validation from that group of people?
Look at where most of the world is going and...
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