Making Legendary Leaders
Insights to help you become the Legend you are destined to be and to live the Legendary Life you deserve! Each week you will learn the strategies you need to help you confidently take action in your business and move you one step closer to the life you deserve, your Legendary Life.
Season 2 is now live! Weekly episodes every Wednesday at 9 am ET. Listen below or go to our YouTube channel and watch there.
Because it’s the start of the new year I have been asked as of late which books I would recommend. Today we are talking about the foundational books and audio programs that I treasure.
So here’s the deal, first let me say that if you are going to go buy all of these books but then not schedule time in your day/week to read them, don’t worry about which books to read, because you will never get there.
If you are going to schedule 30 minutes a day to read or listen to something that expands your brain, then let’s talk about books. Remember too that you can give yourself permission to listen on Audible or a similar platform, you don’t have to physically read the book. If you get enjoyment out of having a paper book in your hands, then do it that way. But the point is to simply get the new perspectives in your brain.
I’m not going to sit here and tell you that my reading list is the best on the planet. Everyone has their own opinions so take it for what it’s worth. But I will happily let you know a few books and audio programs that I truly enjoy and recommend.What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith. I have recommended this one from my corporate days as it helped me figure out what in the hell I was doing and how to lead a team that used to be my peers.
The One Thing by Gary Keller–all about prioritization, time management and the like. It’s a good starting point.
Ask by Ryan Levesque–how to ask the questions that will help you better serve your customers. Who doesn’t want to know what to ask and how to benefit from the answers, right?
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill–what can I say about this book? It’s all about mindset and understanding how you can accomplish what you put your mind to if you follow a process.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosak, which is essentially how to make financial decisions that will help you secure wealth because the way we teach it today in society isn’t the successful path.
Just start with those. Those are some good, general books to get you going and they obviously are a variety of topics.
If you want to do some audio programs, you can never go wrong with Tony Robbins. Now he has books too but with Tony, my personal preference is to listen vs. read so I have his BreakThrough app and I listen to programs on it.
I recommend the Ultimate Edge audio program, which is for self-improvement. I also recommend Personal Power, which is a 30-day program around personal success. Last but not least I would recommend Time of Your Life, which goes with Tony’s RPM (Rapid Planning Method) so you can stop creating to do list’s and actually get crap done.
So there you go. Expand your mind, expand yourself, read, listen, consider other perspectives, try the lessons you learn in these books, take what serves you, stop what doesn’t but the point is to grow!
Today we are talking about not just a morning routine, but our personal daily routine that resonates with you. What daily routine do you execute that carries your energy throughout the day and is a routine that is yours, meaning it resonates with you and you enjoy it?
The point to all of this is that we can’t follow fads, we can’t do what we should do we must do what truly moves us, energizes us, and takes us to the next level. Once we figure that out, we need to find ways throughout the day to keep us in that state so we can deliver all day, not just for 3 hours in the morning.
As for me, my routine is to wake up and drink 16 oz of water. Then 30 minutes later I drink 16 oz of celery juice, if you have no idea what I am talking about with the celery juice, go check out Anthony William and learn about the benefits of celery juice.
Then, I go do a little Kinrgy each morning, a shout out to the Kinrgy crew who gets me moving each day! I then go onto my rebounder, my little indoor trampoline, and I do 25 minutes of incantations. Yep, I get my mind right and I continue to anchor in who I am!
After that it’s getting dressed and then doing 15 minutes of priming–a combination of breathing, meditation, gratitude, visualizations, etc. This is a Tony Robbins thing so YouTube the priming video and check it out if you need this in your life, and I would say we all do.
That’s my morning. But it doesn’t stop there. Throughout the day I have alarm reminders on my phone to remind me to do breathing exercises, I do Egoscue movements, I stand up and move around, I mediate at night with Master CO, and I do some tapping before I go to bed, check out Tapping Solutions by Nick Ortner if you want to learn more about that.
See, I don’t just do something in the morning and then I’m done. I START in the morning and that morning routine is the launchpad for my entire day. And I can tell you, when it was the day after Christmas and I traveled to see family and I DIDN’T do my routine that day, ugh. I felt a difference!
As you can see, I’m not exercising or doing a routine because it sounds good. I’m not following the hottest. new exercise routine. I’m doing what I do because it’s what is right for me!
So here’s what I want you to think about, are you doing a routine because you are “supposed to” or have you found a routine that truly energizes you, lifts you up, empowers you, and helps you slay the day? Because maybe, just maybe, you dread your routine or can’t stick to that resolution because it really isn’t “yours.” Meaning, you are trying to do what you think you are supposed to do instead of doing what you truly need to do for you.
Find what works for you. Steal shamelessly from my routine if you want. Then create a daily routine, not just a morning routine.
We have officially done it. A full year of daily podcast episodes! 365 episodes. It’s mind blowing, humbling, and exciting!
I had to take this last episode to first, thank you for listening to me. And at the same time, let me apologize that you had to listen to my insanity at times. But seriously, thank you. Thank you for finding value in my experiences, my knowledge, my perspectives and my support.
Legend Leaders and this Legendary Leaders podcasts exist for me to serve you. That is the point! Now, I also used this platform to learn, grow, expand myself, unlock opinions, experiences, examples, and trainings within myself and bring them to you.
SThis experience was meant to serve you, but also to help grow me; allow me to take imperfect action but taking action nonetheless.
I have to say, it was hard at times trying to come up with a topic or an idea that I felt would be worth your time. Sometimes I landed the plane, in my own opinion about how I did, and sometimes I completely bombed it. But I put it out there no matter what. I kept pushing, trying, growing, learning, thinking, and it has helped me tremendously.
I appreciate you being a part of that. Thank you for listening each day and being an active part of my personal growth journey as well as the journey for Legend. Each day I wake up in the morning is a day I know I have been given to serve and contribute.
Whatelse did I learn?
I figured out who I really want to support the most over the past year. I want to help amazing women working in the corporate world who want to start their own businesses, or who have started their own businesses and want to grow them so they can quit their day jobs.
Going forward, season two will have 1 episode a week. The episode will be here, via the podcast, and it will be on the YouTube channel. So you watch or listen, whichever you prefer.
Those episodes will post every Wednesday, so tomorrow there will not be an episode but Wednesday we will pick right back up with season two and start moving ahead.
Are you scrapping your resolution already? It happens. We have the best of intentions but we don’t ground ourselves in the process to help us build a true habit. That’s where most people fail. They focus on the “resolution” or the end result, but they don’t focus on HOW they will deliver on that result.
Example, I will work out 5 days a week. I love that resolution. But how are you going to do that? If you don’t set your clock earlier in the mornings, get your workout clothes ready, pick out a routine to do as your exercise routine, etc. then it’s not going to happen. Just like running your business, the success is as much in the planning as it is the execution.
So, let’s talk about 5 steps to success for a second. I got these from Tony Robbins.Ask specifically. You are trying to accomplish an end result, what is it? When do you need it by? What does it look like? Define it clearly.
Ask someone who can help you. Find a coach, a mentor, etc. Whatever you are trying to achieve, someone else has already done it. Find them and figure out what they did right.
Create value for the person you are asking. You are asking someone to help you with your needs, create value back for them in return. Be it extra money, a testimonial, other referrals, or sharing your gift that they can benefit from.
Ask with focused belief. If you really don’t want to get in shape for example, no one is going to be able to help you. You have to ask for it within yourself and you have to want it.
Ask until you get what you want. Adapt, adjust, and change until you arrive. Don’t give up.
Now, this can be applied to any part of your life. Personal, professional, corporate world, personal business. It’s all the same. If you can deliver on these 5 steps, you will achieve your ultimate outcome. Because this is a plan. When you created your resolutions, you didn’t have a plan. So if you are still wanting the results you would achieve from your resolution, then start applying these 5 steps and let’s get on track.
Today I want you to go ahead and plan your first big reward of 2021. I push you often to establish your life plan pillar, right? Lately we have talked about celebrating the 2020 year, the results, the financial performance, the grit and determination, etc. I have also been pushing you to go ahead and get moving on your path for 2021. But what we haven’t talked about is how you will celebrate your first achievement.
Now notice this, I said plan your first big reward, I didn’t say your first big achievement. You see, the achievement doesn’t have to be huge. The reason being that if you make it huge, you will never deliver on it. You will constantly change the rules of what “success” looks like and that reward will never be yours.
So establish a reasonable goal, make it so easy to hit the target, that there’s no way you can’t deliver to it. Something simple like, you get up each day and do your morning routine for 1 full month. Or, you review your metrics daily or weekly for a month.
It’s basic, it’s simple, it’s building a routine, the routine will impact the business, etc. When you deliver on that basic routine, you need to give yourself a big reward!
So now that you decided the act you will celebrate, create the big reward for yourself. It should be something that makes you feel amazing. A massage. A full spa day. A 3-day weekend away in an airbnb. Anything that is a true celebration.
So today you are challenged to create your first big reward of 2021 and let’s decide on it, schedule it, and get ready for it!