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FREEDOM FRIDAY: How to go from suck to awesome

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No matter what we do, some mornings are just going to be worse than others.

We can reduce the amount of things we hate in our day, but there are always going to be days when we have to do things that suck.

On those days, how can we go from suck to awesome?

First, think about the conversation you have in your own head when you wake up in the morning (or throughout the day, for that matter).

Have you ever woken up and thought, “crap, I have to talk to that so-and-so client today?”

Or “ugh, I just don’t feel like going to that networking event.”

Those conversations in our heads set the tone for the day. They determine whether we are going to have an abundant day — or a day filled with scarcity.

Instead of having those negative conversations, simply ask yourself these three questions:

  • What’s awesome about today?

  • What will I choose to do to make it even more awesome?

  • How am I going to make those things happen?

Three simple questions that can flip the script for how you want to live the day.

First, every single day is awesome. Perhaps you’re waking up next to someone you love, or you’re going to see people you love during the course of the day. The sun is shining. You have a bed to sleep in and a roof over your head. You’re above ground instead of six feet under.

Whatever your reasons for the day being awesome — they are there. I guarantee it.

The second question not only forces you to think of additional things you could add into this already-awesome day, it stresses the fact that how you spend the time in your life is entirely up to you.

Perhaps that networking event you dread, yet attend weekly, isn’t providing you with your desired outcomes. You keep going, however, because you feel compelled to do it. The awesome thing you could add to your day is the decision to stop attending the event.

Part of living in a state of effortless flow is spending your days doing things you want, instead of things you feel compelled to do.

On the other hand, maybe the networking event is producing your desired outcomes, but you still dread attending. Choose to stop at your favorite store, coffee shop, bar, or restaurant on the drive back from the event. Add something you love to the event to make it even a little more awesome.

You can choose to do this. You deserve to choose to do this.

Instead of just thinking this in your head, get up and write down your concrete plan (in your paper calendar, smartphone calendar, wall calendar, whatever) to make your plan for increased awesomeness happen. If you decide to stop attending the weekly networking event, get up right there and then and email the organizers, telling them you’re stepping down. Or get up and block off your calendar an hour or two after the event so you can stop at your favorite store or restaurant.

  • Identify what’s already awesome in your day.

  • Think about what can make it more awesome.

  • Put together the plan to make it happen.

Your mindset will be further bolstered, and abundance will soon drown out the thoughts of scarcity that have been plaguing you for years.

And if you're a driven man who would like to learn how I can help you create days of awesome instead of suck, please click here to schedule a call with me.

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