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Trying to achieve financial independence but feeling a little stuck. This will help motivate you and get you back on track.

How to Have Rockstar Mornings

Morning routines…. As always, we need to start at the foundation of foundations. It might be helpful just to name the six incentives I mentioned that draw to me my knees in the morning. There are three things that drive people: novelty, ego, and entertainment. There are also three things that we avoid: boredom, responsibility, and hardship. These are three very STRONG forces that are keeping us in bed and keeping us on our devices.

Worth It?

But there is a better way, and these questions highlight the need for it:

  • What if you are the first one to the news, and it is horrible news?
  • What if your ego laden search lands you hated with the snap of a finger?
  • What if you spend five minutes getting yourself happily entertained in the morning, rather than immediately facing the responsibilities of the day, and you find at the end of those five minutes that they have drug you down into a silly, demeaning, small-minded, hollow, immature frame of mind? Was it worth it?
  • What if you take five minutes to avoid the boredom and responsibility and hardship of the day only to find, at the end of those five minutes of avoidance, that you are spiritually, morally, and emotionally less able to cope with reality in the day than you were before? Was it worth it?

I think there is a better way to begin the day. And it will require some decisions before the morning. It never works to make last-minute efforts to decide to do something different. You need to decide twelve hours earlier what this crisis moment is going to look like. It will take some planning. It will take some thinking as you set your alarm clock.

HOW TO HAVE ROCKSTAR MORNINGS

Read the Bible: John Piper says, “There is a better way to begin the day than by checking your phone, but it will require decisions before the morning.”

Continued from John Piper: Link Here

 “What we want in the morning routine is to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We want something that gives us a zeal for the glory of Christ for the day’s work. We want to be strengthened to face whatever the day may bring. We want something that gives us joyful courage and the resolve to count others better than ourselves and helps us to pursue true greatness by becoming the servant of all, just as Jesus said (Mark 9:35). That is the real agenda in the morning.

Very few of us wake up strengthened to do all of those glorious works that we get to join Jesus in doing. So, the new course for the morning is laid out in the Psalms, and here is a key verse: “O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch” (Psalm 5:3).

Let the first thing out of your mouth in the morning, while you are still on your pillow, be a cry to God: “I love you, Lord. I need you, Lord. Help me, Lord.” That is the first cry out of my mouth in the morning: “I need you again today.” Then, prepare a sacrifice and watch. I think that sacrifice is my body and my attention devoted to him.

I watch for the Lord to show up — and do what? What am I watching for? Psalm 143:8 puts it like this: “Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.” So, I am looking for the steadfast love of God, and I am on the lookout for it in his word.

Psalm 90:14 tells me how to think about praying for it when it says, “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love.” Don’t just look for it and see it, but ask the Lord, “O, satisfy me with this steadfast love that I may rejoice and be glad in you all my days.” We watch in God’s inspired word for revelations of his steadfast love and his guidance for our lives, and we get a profound sense of satisfaction in our souls that he is beautiful and that he cares for us.

Here are a couple more examples. Psalm 119:148 says, “My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.” Finally, Psalm 139:17–18 says, “How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! . . . I awake, and I am still with you.”

So I suggest that, before you go to bed tonight, you make some choices and some plans and that you free yourself from the candy addictions and the habits of avoidance that have been ruining the strengthening potential for the beginning of the day.

How Long Should You Stick With It???

How long should you stick to something? Is it 3 Years and the 3 Year Rule or 5 or 1 year? If I had set this goal and timeline years ago, I would be farther than I am today. I might have chosen to stick with it. DON’T miss this video and encouragement! If you need help reach out in the comments below. Just do it. I know you’ve had an idea rattling around in your head. And seriously if you want to brainstorm next steps REACH OUT!

3 Years is a short time! In this episode, I’m sharing a goal-setting time period that I have seen proven over and over again. Answering the question once and for all: How long should you stick with something? Or keep at it for. For those that would love a resource CHECK THIS OUT!

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But I Need Money To Make Money

Have you heard this? & More importantly do you believe this?

Yes, it is, true if you are going to open a franchise or buy into a business you need start-up capital.

  1. Let’s first talk about letting excuses derail you….
    1. One of the biggest frustrations I have is letting others make excuses for you. Just because someone else said it won’t work or didn’t work for them does not mean it won’t work.
    1. Evaluate the excuses and handicaps you put on yourself.
      1. Where are they actually originating from?
      1. An Assumption?
      1. A Fear?
      1. A reality?
  2. Earn the Money
    1. Look Up Guy who turned 0 into $10,000
    1. Side Hustles for Your Main Side Hustle
      1. There have never been more opportunities to do this
    1. Save Money or Change Your Spending Habits
    1. Build One Client or Customer at a time
  3. Focus on growing one thing at a time
    1. This can sound counterintuitive if you are using side hustles to earn money for your main side hustle but if you are driving for Uber all this does is take time away from your side hustle, not necessarily the creative energy. If you have promised to upload one video a week you are then interrupted because you have a new idea to start XYZ.
  4. You likely need less money to start than you think you do. Take some time and figure out what you can do to start. I can think of so many businesses that you can really start with absolutely NO money. If you need help brainstorming – comment below!!!

Do One Thing Well

Calling all entrepreneurs, makers, and doers. Do one thing really well! Instead of just getting 10 things finished try doing one – 1 – thing well. DON’T miss this video and encouragement! If you need help reach out in the comments below. Just do it. I know you’ve had an idea rattling around in your head. And seriously if you want to brainstorm next steps REACH OUT!

Why You Keep Failing

Why Do People Fail?

  • Do you have a habit of starting things and leaving them unfinished? I have been a chronic serial starter and I finally figured out why! Let’s get into it!
  • I have tried Ecommerce, Selling on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and Bonanza. I almost started a dog training business, a thrift store, and a tax business. I am also sure there have been other attempts I have not listed. I have tried and started so many things and have a list of ideas that stretch a mile long. Thankfully I have a VERY supportive husband, but he also has this problem.
  • I was on the phone having this discussion with a family member and asked: “How do others do it?”
  • Guys- I had been ‘trying’ to get a side hustle really up and going for now 7 years! And I was falling for ALL of the excuses.
  • No Money
  • No Time
  • Not My PASSION
  • Not For Me
  • Too Much Competition
  • I Need A Buddy (I’m a twin)

I got off the phone and continued to ask. Why aren’t these things working? And began to look for a common thread. It took me less than a week and I finally figured it out! After 7 Years It took me less than 7 days to come up with a solution.

I had never completed the plan! Wait, what? No seriously. It was THAT simple.

Step back and think about the items you started and have left unfinished.

Did you have a plan?       Or Just get started?

If you had a plan did the plan outline the end goal?

Was the plan a course?

For instance, if you wanted to start a blog and you bought a course did you complete all of the steps? Really? Did you?

If you wanted to start a Youtube Channel did you upload consistently?

Guys, you won’t believe how many people go to start a Youtube Channel and 6 months later look back and give up because nothing happened. Would you believe that they only uploaded 3 videos and had no Thumbnail?

This is NOT Common sense – It should be. But it wasn’t for me.

If I look at absolutely everything I’ve ever tried and have failed at it’s because I didn’t keep the plan 100%. This means if I completed steps 1 & 2, got to step 3, got stuck, I may not have sought help and gave up, it just wasn’t for me!

Guys this seems so basic but I started to do some research and found time and time again, video after video this WAS the answer. AND this applied across industries and platforms.

  • Small businesses
  • Ecommerce
  • MLM
  • Youtube
  • Day Trading
  • Certifications
  • Promotions

Now that we have identified the problem – What do we do now…

Create a plan, find a plan, and stick to it! There may be some divergence here and there but for instance, if you are starting a blog and your plan tells you to join 100 group boards. Don’t join 70 and think you are done!

I know these feels very basic but there are some many opportunities RIGHT NOW for entrepreneurs but it looks like overalls not luxury!