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Getting Out of Your Element

Thursday, August 9th, 2012


Recently we spent a few days in Savannah Georgia with many of my top Private Coaching Members. Savannah is one of my favorite little getaway cities. The point of this retreat experience every year is to move people outside of their “normal” routines, businesses, lives, and put them in a place where there are no limits to their thinking.

The concept this year was “reawakening the entrepreneurial dream.” We met a couple interesting businesses and their owners and learned about their inspirations and dreams for their businesses and how they got started and kept going.

Right off the bat with the first exercise I challenged members to tell their story
about their business and see just how exciting it was to them and to others
listening. On the first attempt I’d say not many passed the excitement test, not
because they aren’t successful or don’t like their business, not because they aren’t
passionate and dedicated, just because anything, every day, gets old, mundane, and
we lose sight of what our original vision was all about.

This is why you must get out of your element to continually to get recharged,
refocused, and renew your vision, direction, and whatever else you want to call it.

Really, you should do some sort of this each and every month, if not weekly, just an
afternoon away from it all makes a dramatic difference to keeping you inspired.

Gary Halbert once said “take more vacation and you’ll make more money”. Of course
you have to work in between the vacations, but the point is you must make room for
your creative mind to work and to keep up the momentum of your ideas and actions.

If you want to know one of the major differences between an employee mindset and an
entrepreneur is this whole idea of monotonous routine, that things are supposed to
stay the same. Literally, people work decades with the same schedule same job same
life. There is nothing wrong with this. Not to be judged, it’s just not you. It
can’t be. Not and make any progress in your business.

Here’s how you face the music…

If you feel yourself losing ground, not motivated to wake up and go out there and
take care of business, pursue your vision and passion and make things happen, then
you have to find ways to break out of your funk. Change it up, doing something
different, take a vacation and find your inspiration.

That’s just it. Our lives are not glamorous. It is hard work. Nobody really sees
what goes on behind the scenes, daily, to make money materialize. Still, only You
on your best game, being your best self, will give you the results and the ambition
you deserve. So you have to find ways to stay in that place, being at your best.

One of my good friends and author of the book Talk Tools, Burrow Hill, teaches to
never have conversations about your marriage at home, “get out of the house” he
says. And the same goes for your business, get out of your daily life, routine,
your element, and go places to renew your sense of purpose about what you are doing.

As long as you stay where you are at, “in the mix” of your daily routine you have
way too much baggage and attachment to things that trigger negative thoughts or just
simply cloud your mind and creativity. You need to remove yourself and those things
so that you can begin thinking clearly…getting away from it all, is well said and
important to “find yourself” or whatever you need to find again, and again.

This process never ends that’s why you should schedule it into your life, times,
places, things that take you out of your element and allow you to think, breathe,
create – freely. Without restriction or limitation.

It’s called dreaming.

Our message and retreat about dreaming happens to be one of the most foundational,
at your core, in your soul reasons you will succeed or not. If you stop dreaming
you stop living, since you were a child this is what shaped your very existence.
Your business and your life will be as fun and exciting as your dreams are.

When you have lots of dreams you have lots of reasons to find ways to be successful,
reasons to stay motivated, reasons to enjoy the price it will take, daily, to make
whatever it is you envision to come true.

Oh yes, I’m a big believer, and you must.
Dreams do come true, but you’ve got to have them first…

Scott Manning

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