Saturday, November 05, 2022
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I just started reading a great book on leadership titled Straight-Line Leadership: Tools for Living with Velocity and Power in Turbulent Times by Dusan Djuukich. One chapter caught my interest and resonated with me so much that I felt the need to write on the topic.
The title of this chapter is ….The World Created vs. The World Reported.
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Carthaginian General Hannibal is often regarded as history’s greatest military tactician and strategist, and how he marched an army, including war elephants, from Iberia across the Pyrenees and Alps into northern Italy. Start by mentioning the
His motto was pure and straight. He created the world in which he lived. He did not allow circumstances to create his world.
There is a similar saying, “Either you find a way out, or you make excuses.”
Today, circumstances and opinions determine the fate of many people.
They make up excuses based on the majority so that those excuses hold them back from the results they set out to achieve.
This is the result of living in the reported world, and being ruled by it makes you a victim of circumstance.
you hear it all the time People let the past determine their present and future lives, and they use external factors as excuses when they don’t get the results they envisioned.
My parents are overweight, so I have bad genes and I am destined to be fat. This is a common example living in the reported world. Some things, like heart disease, are hereditary, but overweight is not. It is caused by an unhealthy, sedentary lifestyle and a lack of attention to diet and nutrition, not genetics.
I have no money because the economy is bad. BREAKING NEWS… The country’s money doesn’t go away in a bad economy. Only the owner changes. Opportunities are always there if you pay enough attention. Success comes only to those who are resourceful and willing to work hard.
Many gyms closed during the pandemic, but many survived. It would have been easy to live in a world that was closed and reported, but some of us have created our own world and economy, been resourceful, and survived it.
We had to make big choices and take advantage of the opportunities presented. Otherwise, closure was inevitable.
Do you like the idea of asking the government for help? No way, but when faced with two options, choose the option that produces the desired outcome. It was to reopen and thrive.
I have an addictive personality, so I have no hope. Let me give you full disclosure. I grew up in one of the poorest cities in RI, had a family history of addiction, and was on the wrong path early in life.
I was in prison in my early twenties, so statistically speaking I should have been locked in the revolving door called the justice system and become a repeat offender.
I can easily use my past as an excuse, but I use it as fuel to overcome my stats rather than as a means to settle into life in a reported world. and ask what can be done to change the situation.
My parents gave me a good work ethic, and I developed that habit to overcome any obstacles that might hold me back.
Key points from this chapter are:
Identify outcomes and create behaviors, habits, and behaviors to achieve those outcomes.
Create your own economy: remember that opportunities exist. The money didn’t disappear, it just changed hands. why not yours? What can be done to take advantage of a bad situation? According to the reported world, November and December are bad times for gyms. You can pre-register. The choice is clear.
CREATE YOUR OWN HEALTH AND FITNESS LEVEL: Don’t let bad genetics dictate your health. Intergenerational traumas and patterns can be stopped by starting new precedents.
Create a circle that adds value to your life: You can choose your network of friends and people who surround you. prize. Surround yourself with winners and you will follow suit. I travel all over the country to be with people who make me better.
Control the Thoughts That Float in Your Mind: By simply allowing toxic thoughts to flow through your mind, you can turn negative, problematic thoughts into positive solutions. When faced with a problem, I try not to get bogged down in negative thoughts about what “could happen.” Instead, use best/worst/average scenarios to come up with solutions and try to solve them. Most of the time things go well.
Create high standards. You get what is acceptable. I always tell my team that there is a fine line between excellence and world class. We aim to be world class whenever possible. We compare ourselves to the best gyms in the world and raise the bar to emulate the best instead of being mediocre and compromising.
Create good help. How many business owners complain that they “can’t find” good help? Well, I didn’t find any good help either. By investing in learning and self-improvement, I’ve built a team of rockstar players, and together we’ve set a high standard. If you tolerate laziness, tardiness, and poor grades, that’s what I got. Yes, we need people with a good work ethic and a desire to learn and grow, but continuous leadership and training are essential for continued growth.
Create a schedule and prioritize the most important tasks that move you forward. Not a priority if you don’t have time. If it’s a priority, schedule it on your calendar to make time for it. Have you ever missed a doctor’s appointment for no reason? So why miss a workout or fail to shop for healthy foods? No matter who you are, your health should be your number one priority. They don’t magically appear, so you’ll never find them.
Those who have a reason to live can endure almost any way of life – Friedrich Nietzsche
You can keep reporting what is happening in your world.
Alternatively, you can create the world you want to live in.
The choice is always yours.