As my man Andy Frisella says, the people at the top didn’t just magically land there. The success fairy didn’t just drop them at that top of the success mountain and BOOM they’re successful.
99% of them (rich, trust fund babies can be defined as the 1%) worked their assses off to get to the top. Day in and day out, they had to grind for years … yes years, to get where they are today.
I’ve been slacking on posting my blog, and I apologize. But, I have been super focused at chipping away at this success mountain and it’s been kicking my but majorly.
In my house, we don’t like to say that we’re overwhelmed, so we just say whelmed. I’m whelmed like 98% of the time these days. My plate is so freaking full.
There’s a human coming in four months, ready or not, we’re trying to build an additional home on our property (yaya for dealing with banks – not), we’re expanding the World’s Best Boot Camp to Orlando and Tampa, and Iron Legion is still knocking down doors. I’m all over the damn place.
But guess what, if I wasn’t that busy, I wouldn’t be nearly as high on the success mountain as I am. Sitting around waiting for things to get done around me isn’t going to make me any more successful.
So, I’m getting strategic. I’m maximizing my time. I’m delegating to a capable team of people who can help me. And I’m setting hard boundaries.
I downloaded an app called Wunderlist which is a digital notepad to keep track of what I need to accomplish and remind me of things that still need to be done. When I’m at work, I’m hyper-focused and I’m waking up earlier at home to work in the peace and quiet. I’m surrounding myself with capable people who can manage tasks that I would have never delegated before (I’m a control freak) and incentivizing them to succeed.
Most importantly though, when I’m home for the day, I’m done working. My husband and I have a 30 minute no phone rule once we’re both home. It allows us to focus on each other and share our day with each other. After the 30 minutes, I may answer some texts or messages but I will not answer the phone. It’s just a hard boundary for me. When I’m working, I’m focused and I’m grinding for 10-12 hours at a time minimum. So when I’m home, I’m home.
I’m making it to the top of this success mountain, come hell or high water, but I know it’s going to take years of grind. And I’m prepared to do that. I’m prepared to put in the work and surround myself with a team of people who want to work just as hard as me.
If you ain’t in it to win it, get the hell out of my way. We’ve got moves to make!