“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
– Babe Ruth
When I decided to lose weight—a lot of weight—I determined that I wanted to use a trainer to help me get back in shape. I wanted to lose 75 pounds. I wanted to do it smartly, quickly, and in a way that could be maintained.
How do you choose someone to keep you motivated?
How do you choose someone to keep you inspired?
How do you choose someone who has the best chance of getting you to your desired goal?
I have a simple rule.
I invite you to adopt it.
It goes like this:
If you’re not doing what I want to be doing,
I’m not interested in your
comments, input, or advice.
For the purpose of losing weight and getting in shape, I chose a couple of different trainers who:
Looked like I wanted to look
worked out like I wanted to work out.
Choosing is simple.
Finding—so you can make that choice—is somewhat more complicated.
When it comes to honing my Magic and getting help from others, then, my rule goes like this:
If you’re not living a life of Magic,
I’m not interested in your
comments, input, or advice.
What rules are you loving and living and lasting by?
I’m willing to bet that most of us are letting our mentors and our trainers and our coaches appear by chance (no, really, it’s chance because you’re aren’t participating in the success of find them in the first place) and then chosen by hunch (no, really, you’re making choices based on incomplete information, feelings, and notions rather than solid information). I think you all know that there are far too many supposed experts who, when you dig below the surface, aren’t what they seem to be.
There’s a better way.
And that’s to simply find those people who are actually and already doing what you want to be doing.
Do some homework.
Then connect with them.
By the way, one of the best ways to connect with people is by figuring out what you have to offer them to make them feel better (it’s what we all want, after all). That’s a far different approach and intent to making friends and partnering with someone than coming at it with a scheme to get all you can, suck them dry of their life’s work, and move on to the next shiny thing.
Now . . . back to our regularly scheduled article . . .
While you’re in the process of designing and creating your coveted coaching relationship, you might want to consider using the following three sources to provide you with wizardly inspiration, keep you enchantedly motivated, and light a fire under your magical ass (remember, Knowledge is not Magic. Doing is Magic).
These three very practical and immediately useable resources are not meant to be exhaustive (naturally). They are not meant to be exclusive (nothing is). They are meant to give you some of the same resource material that I rely on so you, too, can continue forward with your choice to live a life filled with Magic!
Lost your motivation or direction? Get some one-stop rocket fuel right here.
Many of you know the name, Guy Kawasaki. Many of you don’t know that he is responsible for a wonderful article aggregator called Alltop. From Alltop’s own description of its Purpose: “The purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, ‘What’s happening?’ in ‘all the topics’ that interest you. . . . We do this by collecting the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic.’”
Check out >>> http://inspiration.alltop.com/
There you will find items from zenhabits, Gretchen Rubin, Daily Inspiration, and even me!
How to brand your Magic so others find you unforgettable.
I’ve written and spoken about this before. Without an audience, your Magic has no place to express itself. You need an audience. And you need to take control over that audience, manage your message, and stay relevant. Lots of people tell you to brand yourself, develop your elevator speech, learn to pitch, market wisely through social media, and on and on. Very few of them, however, provide you with any practical methods for developing your content in the first place.
One of my favorite resources is called copyblogger | Content Marketing Mastery. You can find them at >>> http://www.copyblogger.com/
There are certainly paid services and products you can obtain through copyblogger. I think you’ll find the free content more than enough to get you started and keep you going. Copyblogger founder, Brian Clark, is one of those guys who’s doing what he teaches – not just talking hypothetically or philosophically.
Creating a magical tribe is simple. It’s not always easy. But it is simple.
I’ve never been to the World Domination Summit.
I’ve never met Chris Guillebeau.
But I love the concept of the summit. And I love Chris’ approach to life.
In creating your magical life, you don’t have to physically meet each of your mentors or coaches or trainers. You can learn from them through books, online material, and second-hand information.
Take a look at what Chris has been able to accomplish since 2011 >>> https://worlddominationsummit.com/story
You can deconstruct what Chris (and others like him) have done to create their following, their revolution, and their change in the world.
Now, how can you take these three wellsprings of inspiration and use them in your own world? I’d love to hear and read how these magical tools are wielded by you to create the life of your dreams.
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