This week's Sixty Second Thought comes from the quote, "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." - John Wooden
How is your follow up? Here are 3 tips to improve and automate it.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. - Michelangelo
This Sixty Second Thought is inspired by the tragic events that took place in Paris.
It has been the most prevalent way of imposing one's ideals and beliefs; acts of war. The simple tactic of using fear of a particular outcome as a motivator to a different outcome.
Unfortunately, fear is never a motivator toward anything. Fear is only a motivator away from the known and undesired outcome.
With that, be very mindful of your fear of failure. Be weary of how much you allow fear to motivate you to any desired outcome because you are trying to move away from an undesired outcome.
Your fear of failure will never truly motivate you to success, it will only motivate you away from your fear.
Seek carefully to find a true motivator to what you believe. When you do, others around you will see it and attach themselves to it. You will find true support because you are moving positively toward something instead of fearfully away.
Talk to you soon,
I want us to have a transparent conversation and encourage ourselves and each other. Post somewhere on social media today with the hashtag #iam and follow it with #pitf. Listen to the episode to find out what that's all about!
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meeting his girlfriend / moving to New York after college
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As you may be able to tell, I am a big fan of adding value to relationships without any expectation of a return. Today I want to talk a little about nurturing relationships and how you can automate a portion of that.
I have a persistent reminder set for every Monday and Wednesday that will send me a text message that says, "Who can you help or encourage today? Pick three people and connect right now."
Who can I help or encourage today?
So... I really like this little hack because it encourages me to remain relevant in the lives of my associates, friends, and family without really thinking too much about it. It's almost like automating those relationships.
When I get the text message I randomly go through the contacts in my email, phone, Facebook, or Twitter accounts and select three people to reach out to. Although it may seem difficult to know what to say, it really is just as automated.
This little hack is best when accomplished before noon. I also like to keep mine set to earlier in the week. Having it set before noon gives you all day to continue the conversation. It doesn't take much effort to stretch out a text conversation over the period of 5 hours.
Let me help you automate the message too...
If the contact you select is someone that you speak to rather regularly you should have no problem drumming up some sort of relative encouragement... even if it's just:
have a great day today!
If the contact is someone that you have not spoken to in a while, be honest and acknowledge that in your message. Maybe it goes more like:
I know we haven't spoke in a while but I thought of you this morning. I hope you're having an incredible week. I would love to speak soon. - Rashad
It really is that simple to stay relevant in all of your relationships. This little hack keeps you in mind for at least 3 people each day. Of course, you can do it as many days per week you'd like. I recommend starting with 2 days per week and 3 people per day.
I would really love for you to do try it right now. Pick 3 people and encourage them real quick then, when they respond, find out if there is any way that you can help them with something.
Let me know if this is valuable to you,
It's a question I ask every guest but this is my most recent setback and it means changes to the way I do things on the podcast...
Today's Sixty Second Thought was inspired by something I heard Niyi Sobo say during his interview on EO Fire a while back.