Posted on 05. Nov, 2013 by Setema Gali.
Forget the taking the deep shot (going for the touchdown)
The new focus and task: Get the first down.
What my health has looked like over the past 5 years:
Look or sound familiar?
My problem is that I can fit in the same clothes as a 250 lb Setema and a 330 lbs Setema. NO BUENO.
We each run PATTERNS/HABITS in our lives. [...]
“I just don’t feel like ___________ (fill in the blank)”
- Recruiting people for my team
- Working out
- Reading the book that everyone talks about
- Eating healthier
- Reading with my children
- Writing my goals down
If you’ve ever felt this way, guess what?
So how do we actually get to a point where we “feel” like doing the things that actually BRING US RESULTS and change our situation, circumstances and results?
How do we go about changing our lives to bring about REAL RESULTS?
I call it “FORCE THE PROCESS.”
Every result (fruit, outcome, end in mind) comes from a formula, a recipe, a process. Therefore if you force that process, you get the result from the process.
You want more spirituality in your life? You want greater connection to God?
Force the Process.
You can’t force spirituality but you can force the activities that bring the spirituality.
Force yourself to get on your knees and pray.
Force yourself to read the Holy Word daily.
Force yourself to sit in church and focus…and put your dang phone away. If God wanted revelation to come through phones He wouldn’t have us go to church.
What would your spirituality and purpose look like if you did all the activities that brought greater spirituality, purpose, fulfillment and meaning?
Yep, you got it. You’d have greater purpose, meaning and connection to God Almighty. Your life would be powerful.
You want more recruits and a bigger team in your business?
Force the Process.
Force the activities. You can’t force guys to join your team but you can force yourself to call 10-20 people a week and meet with them.
Force yourself to meet with 8-10 people a week.
Force yourself to learn how to recruit and to ask more powerful questions to recruits.
And what would your team look like if you forced the activities and process in building your team?
Yep, you got it. You’d grow and have a massive team.
Just by doing the activities (meeting, talking, recruiting, asking questions) you’ll recruit people. It just is and it really is what it is.
You want greater knowledge and mental toughness?
You want a stronger marriage and family?
You want tighter abdominal muscles and less fat on your body?
You want anything in life that you don’t currently have?
Force the Process!
Everything you want in life comes as a result of a process. No matter how long or short the process, the results ALWAYS come.
Figure out what you want, find the process that brings those results into your life and force that process.
It was October 22, 2012. I was sitting in my Organizational Behavior Class at BYU. I was somewhat miserable. I couldn’t fit into my clothes. I weighed nearly 330 lbs. I was confused. My professor Dr. Thompson taught a simple, yet, profound lesson on time management systems and implementing a system. I already knew this stuff but wasn’t living it.
I was also confused about my career direction. Do I stay and build with Vivint or do I pursue a career and mission utilizing my Master’s Degree?
That class period was the moment that everything turned around.
I made a decision and dropped 60 lbs. My confidence came back. I felt so much better, a night and day difference.
After applying decision analysis to my problem, I chose to go all in with Vivint. The very thing I was afraid of…the very thing I was almost embarrassed of…I was now embracing with every part of my soul.
I would adjust my school schedule to accommodate my work and I began implementing simple daily disciplines such as daily goal writing, daily gratitude, daily physical exercise and daily deposits into the emotional bank account with my wife and sons (stuff I knew already but finally decided to take action on).
We don’t need massive destruction to have an ‘aha’ moment. We don’t need to wait for a loved one to pass away before we reach out to our relationships that have fallen by the wayside.
We always, I repeat, we ALWAYS have the power to change our lives at any given moment.
What are YOU waiting for?
Quit playing small in your life.
Quit whining, complaining and blaming.
Quit the nonsense.
I know what it is like to play small and to whine, complain and to blame… because I began doing it. And then the moment came that everything changed.
If you’re overweight, change your course.
If you’re financially broke, change your friends.
If you’re relationships are zombie-like, change your heart.
If you’re unhappy, change your life.
If you hate your job change your job or change your perspective.
Your life only changes when you do. Things only get better when you do.
Make right NOW that moment…that everything changes.
P.S. What type of “moments” have you had to help you turn things around? Comment below…
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“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.”
Daily discipline matters most. Why?
Without discipline, we cannot achieve our highest aspirations, goals and dreams. Without discipline we give way to the easy path, most traveled by the mediocre average person whose results we do not want, but naturally reap because we lack discipline.
Daily disciplines include doing the hard things that most people are not willing to do. Daily disciplines bring about the prize at the end of the journey. Daily disciplines bring about the most desirable fruit that we all seek but that only few ever attain.
Almost everyone wants to lose fat and tighten their abdominal muscles, but only those who implement daily disciplines ever achieve it.
Almost everyone wants to have more meaningful relationships, but only those who discipline themselves to give time and attention to those relationships experience it.
Almost everyone wants to create more financial freedom and economic independence, but so few people implement daily study, daily practice and daily sacrifice to make it happen. Less than 1 percent of people will ever be financially free.
Almost everyone wants more joy in their lives, but not everyone is willing to do what it takes on a daily basis to experience joy.
Almost everyone wants fulfillment and satisfaction in their work, but most people give in to the easy-to-do mediocre practices instead of dong the hard, mundane arduous disciplines required for fulfillment. [...]
The Pit is a place where the mighty reps of the Dynasty Region within vivint go to recharge, to recommit, and to remember WHY we do what we do. It’s a place of brotherhood and bonding.
I sat at the Pit last night with a modern day warrior. His name is CBaugh (Casey Baugh). He is one of my mentors who has helped me to find that fire and passion for life that I lost for years after getting my teeth kicked in with mortgages, real estate and business. The Pit is his office. The cool winter breeze hits you as the contrast of the fire from the Pit warms your clothes and your skin.
When you HUNGER for something that is right, that is not in opposition to the laws of God, and you are willing to go get it and pay the price, it will come. After five years in the financial and mental wilderness, the abyss of hopelessness, I finally found that HUNGER again. My hunger is an appetite for greatness, for success, for lifestyle, for contribution, for maxing out my potential, for legacy, for an awesome incredible relationship with my wife and sons, and for creating maximum value for others. The mortgage bust, adversity, bankruptcy and challenges killed my metaphoric metabolism. I was a walking zombie. The HUNGER is back. The HUNGER is getting hotter. I’m HUNGRY to compete for my goals, for my wife and for my sons.
Building any successful endeavor requires a few things. HUNGER IS ONE. HOURS is another. HOURS is what it takes for any business to get off the ground. HOURS = time, and lots of it, the amount that most are NOT willing to spend.
I read Timothy Ferris’s “4 Hour Work Week” a couple years ago and I thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be nice to only have to work four hours a week and be rich?” Here’s the bad news friends. It doesn’t exist in the real world, at least not for the normal human being. Timothy’s book is a masterpiece. It’s like the book The Secret. These books sell millions upon millions of copies because they teach “ease, lifestyle, no hustle, no hours, just push a couple buttons and voila, you’re rich.”
No one wants to read books that go along the lines of “Work long, Work hard, Work smart, and Work some more.” People today want more for less work.
Any business, any relationship, any marriage, anything of value, and any success requires certain ingredients, one of which is called HOURS. How many HOURS are you putting into what you want? Chances are, if you’re not putting in more HOURS (time) at the office, or into your body and health, or into your family, those parts of your life are most likely struggling. HOURS . . . are you willing to put the HOURS in?
Last of all is HUSTLE. Plain and simple, hustle can make up for a lack of talent. HUSTLE can make up for some lack of skill. HUSTLE can create so much. Almost all of the great successful people today attribute their success to flat out HUSTLING and getting after it.
If you don’t HUNGER after the goal, you certainly won’t put the required HOURS in and you certainly won’t HUSTLE after it.
Find that HUNGER, put the HOURS in, and get your HUSTLE on. Greatness will chase you if you do.
At the end of the day answer these questions:
- Am I hungry after my goals? Am I hungry enough to go pay the price? Do I really want what I think I want?
- Am I willing to put all, or as many hours it takes to succeed, to hit my goal, to take my business or relationship to the next level? Hours = Time.
- Am I willing to work for it, to grind, to hustle, to get after it, to just out-work people? Can I hustle hard enough till I see the results?
HUNGRY, HOURS, HUSTLE
Posted on 03. Dec, 2012 by Setema Gali.
He is overweight. He feels sloppy, unhappy, borderline depressed. He can’t fit in his clothes anymore and avoids going out in public for fear of what others may say.
She is financially obese and deceived. She lives a great lifestyle, but it’s built on a sandy foundation. She lives paycheck to paycheck and is up to her neck in debt. She is one pay check away from losing car and home.
Their marriage is stale. The romance they once shared is all but gone. They are practically roommates who share a roof and a bed, and even that is rare.
His career is going nowhere fast. He is unhappy in his job, unhappy in his relationships, and unhappy with life. He longs for the good ole days.
This may not work for you. But it has worked for me.
When a log jam occurs, you CANNOT pull one log out at a time. The ONLY way, and I repeat, the ONLY way to break the logs free and to get that free flow of logs is to grab the dynamite and go BOOM! It is called getting drastic.
Dave Ramsey calls this a “gazelle-like” focus. When the Lion of debt, divorce, obesity, unhappiness and anything else that sucks, has its razor sharp teeth sunk into your jugular, there is nothing else out there that exists except the focus to live. Most people give up and get hopeless. Screw that mentality. I want to live. I want to live at a high level. I want to live in the path that God intended me to live. I want to have the greatest life possible.
I will sleep when I die. You gotta want it. You gotta have a desire to live, to breathe, to succeed, to experience life at its fullest. Don’t give in to the bull crap mentality that you’re stuck. Forget the “fixed” mindset that most people have. I just dropped 50 lbs in less than eight weeks. I grabbed the dynamite and got drastic.
I had a bankruptcy two and a half years ago. I sold my wife’s wedding ring just to pay bills. Yesterday (our anniversary of seven years) I placed a fat rock on her finger. I got drastic in climbing out of the financial “lion” grip and used dynamite. It was humbling, but we are now alive and ready to thrive.
Yes, I was stuck. Yes I was depressed. Yes I was angry at the world. Yes I was fat (really fat and obese). That first example is me. And yes, I wanted to give up and throw the towel in. Thankfully great people came into my life and thankfully God is merciful and has led me through the wilderness.
Grab the dynamite. Get drastic. Get crazy. Insert massive, cold-turkey action. For some people, “baby steps” (as Bill Murray in the movie What About Bob calls it) is drastic.
Grab the dynamite. Get the gazelle-like focus. Massive action. Bottom line is . . . you absolutely can crawl out of the hole that you dug yourself into. Yes, I used baby steps. Yes, I am just like you with my own challenges and yes, I am fighting for my life, for my wife, for my sons and for the life I want, and for the opportunity to help and influence others and yes, I am fighting to fulfill my contract here on this earth. Life really is awesome and what we make of it.
Insanity (not the workout program) is doing the same thing hoping to get different results. Stop it now. Grab the dynamite, light it up . . . See what you want and get the gazelle-like focus to live and to win. You CAN do it!
Failure is inevitable.
Failure means you’re doing something.
Failure is part of success.
Without failure, you will never succeed.
In order to succeed, you must fail.
Failure means you are taking action, and action is crucial, necessary, and a MUST for happiness, success and progression.
Fear of failure is silly. It says that “I don’t want to fail” which means, “I don’t want to succeed.”
Are you failing yet? The more fails you have (disappointments, no-show recruiting appointments, more “no’s”, more rejections) the greater chance you have to succeed.
The greatest, most successful, most wealthy people . . . are the biggest failures.
I love to fail. Fail early, fail often, fail forward. Learn from failure, then you really get better, hit goals, make more money, lose more weight, create more happiness.
Failure means you’re doing something.
Failure is inevitable.
What will you do AFTER you fail?
The answer: Make and keep commitments to yourself. Rinse and repeat. Rinse and repeat. And then make and keep commitments to others. Rinse and repeat.
I learned this from Stephen R. Covey, author of New York Times best-selling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (one of the best books on leadership, growth and personal development, go read the book.) I applied it and yes, it is true. That’s the only way you’ll know it works. Practice, practice and practice.
When you make and keep commitments to yourself, you build trust within yourself. Trust = Confidence. When you keep your word, you build trust and confidence within yourself. Suddenly, what other people think about you matter less, because what you think about yourself comes from a place of power, confidence and certainty. When you keep your word, you become powerful. Try it.
How can others trust you if you can’t trust yourself? Something magical happens when you do everything you say you will do. And something magical happens when you keep your commitments. On the other hand when you hit the snooze button over and over again when you said you would get up, or you don’t show up on time when you said you would . . . you lose trust within yourself. You lose confidence within yourself. You lose.
If you want personal confidence . . .
If you want trust from others . . .
Keep your word. Do what you say you will do. Make and keep commitments to yourself. Inner confidence cannot come from outside sources. It must come from within.
And yes, this is the fastest way to build TRUST and CONFIDENCE. Not only within yourself, but trust and confidence with and from others.
Keep your word. What commitment will you make and keep starting right now?
The 3 Keys THEY Don’t Want You To Know About Success, Joy and Wealth . . . No Seriously . . .MUST READ
Posted on 02. Oct, 2012 by Setema Gali.
Wait till you see the real 3 keys of success. It will blow your mind. It’s what propelled me to NFL status. It’s what all famous successful athletes share in common. Every movie star knows these 3 keys. Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Tony Robbins etc. all use the 3 keys. Every successful business owner knows these 3 keys.
Without these 3 secret keys, you’ll NEVER achieve your highest biggest goals. Want to know what they are? These 3 keys are what separate the lucky from the unlucky. These 3 keys will bring you fortune, happiness, wealth, health and an abundance of blessings.
Are you ready?
Grab a paper and pen. Open up your phone to take notes. Here they are . . . [...]
Posted on 01. Oct, 2012 by Setema Gali.
Consider for a moment that this might be true. Can you be open to the possibility?
In the space of ideas and content, there is no new information out there. (Contradictory, yes I realize that) It’s about processing . . . there is nothing new . . . Though in your world things may seem new. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS NEW INFORMATION. All we do is EXPAND our understanding of information. The most powerful teachers are NOT preachers. We are not looking for preachers. Preachers are like singers. They are a dime a dozen. They can be found everywhere. People with the loudest voices are often the newest flavor of the day . . . until the sun of boredom melts it away.
What exactly are we looking for today? We are looking for coaches who are willing to ask the tough questions that allow us to QUESTION OUR BELIEFS. In common terms, we are looking for someone to call b.s. on us.
Until we question our beliefs, the assumptions, opinions and philosophies that we hold to be true, we will never really know if what we believe is true. Yet, when we dig deep within our soul and question the beliefs we hold to be true, we enter a new realm of truth, reality and “things as they really are.”
Maybe we”re just too scared or comfortable. And we never grow when we are comfortable.
The game-changers today are those who are living the content of what they preach. The great insights are not so-called new information, but the very tough questions being asked from mentors, or from our inner-self.
EXPERIENCE IS 1000 TIMES more important than content. It’s a transformational economy. Are you LIVING? Or are you just giving way to rote memorization without becoming.