Personal development and entrepreneurship books are becoming increasingly popular. It seems like nearly everyone promises to have the key to success for business, or the key to life.
What I’ve found, is that many books say a lot of things that sound good, but they don’t provide realistic steps for achieving goals. As a result, we walk away feeling motivated momentarily, only to later be doubly disappointed by the sensation leaving, as well as the lack of an action plan.
What I love about the 10X Rule by Grant Cardone is that as soon as I read chapter one, I was bubbling with energy to get started on changing my strategy.
In this podcast episode, I share the concepts I learned, which have in just a month’s time increase sales for my business as well as viewers for my podcast.
“If I had 8 hours to chop down a tree, I would spend 6 of those hours sharpening my axe.” – Abraham Lincoln
While I am not positive Abraham Lincoln was the first to say this, I do believe it is a powerful quote. Sometimes we don’t feel we have time to dedicate to learning, because there is so much to do. The catch is, all we have to do would be easier if we took time for learning.
In changing my mindset, I am really beginning to accept that I need to dedicate more time to learning. Practice makes progress.
Listen to this week’s episode:
I encourage you to ask yourself: What can I do today to dedicate time to sharpening my axe?
I recently did a Twitter poll to find out what people wanted to hear next on the podcast. The results were pretty clear! Many said they wanted to hear about breaking bad cycles in their lives. Self love was the second runner-up, and I have a series on that which you can listen to here.
Do you ever feel like you have the best intentions, but still seem to remain stuck in bad cycles? Let’s explore some of the ways we get stuck in our poor choices and habits, and how we can make a change for the better.
Hey everyone! As you know, I’ve devoted a great deal of my effort and energy to my YouTube channel as a way to spread my message about wellness, and gives tips on cooking and hosting. My desire for 2014 is to really grow and expand. One thing that will help me do this is to better showcase my content with better technology. This is why I am raising funds to invest in a DSLR camera. The fundraising will help offset my costs as I invest in a DSLR and lenses. I want to thank each of you for your support on this journey. It can only get better!!
Please visit the site to donate to the campaign: Click here
Jess is an educated, multi-talented entrepreneur based in Southern California. She is the perfect person to profile for FitFeb because she’s active, and keeps her pescatarian lifestyle delicious and healthy. Read more about her below!
Instagram & Twitter: jessandtheciti
Q1: Do you believe in goals or resolutions? What are yours?
A1: I believe every day offers a new opportunity to make it different than the day before. I suppose a year is a big marker, but I prefer to take each day at a time. My goals are to continue to grow Suite J, an online accessories boutique, stay healthy, and work on my patience. I rush too much! Q2: What are your eating habits? Some are not familiar with the pescatarian lifestyle.
A2: My pescatarian diet consists of fruits. vegetables, nuts, and select seafood 3 times a week. A pescatarian lifestyle keeps me fit, healthy, and provides my body with proteins necessary for growing & repairing muscle. My favorite thing to eat is also my favorite to drink! I love to juice vegetables every day with a juice extractor. Juicing gives me energy, keeps my skin glowing, and radiant! Q3:As long as I’ve followed you on IG, you’ve stay trim and fit. What do you do when you work out? How do you keep fit when you’re super busy and traveling?
A3: Thank you ☺. I kick box for one hour 3 times a week, circuit train twice a week, and walk every day. When I’m traveling, I just walk! I love to wake up early in the morning, explore the city and burn calories!
Q4: When did you start your business? Tell me about it!
A4: I started my image consulting business one year ago after stumbling on some interesting research findings in my psychology program. I found that the way we dress correlates with so many human emotions and I wanted to explore that further by working directly with people that cared about improving their appearance, behavior, and communication.