Relax. Be present. Enjoy this moment. Be here now.
Does that advice ever irritate the heck out of you — especially when you have a to-do list a mile long?
Even if you don’t get annoyed by the “be present” advice, you might feel confused by it.
Because most of us get that — in theory — being fully present is great for our brains, souls and relationships, but some of us wonder…
How the heck am I supposed to “be present” and still exist in the real world that constantly requires me to look ahead and plan my future?
If you want a simple trick to train yourself to be in the now and exist in the real world, you’re gonna love today’s episode.
I’m fascinated with great customer service.
Maybe it’s because I’ve spent years of my life as a bartender and waitress.
Or, more likely, it’s because truly outstanding customer service demonstrates the best of our humanity: honesty, vulnerability, forgiveness, generosity and ultimately — love.
In recent years, it’s been a mostly one-sided conversation.
We consumers tell the world how businesses treat us with our Yelp or Amazon reviews and through our blogs or on social media.
But have you ever considered how businesses would rate YOU as their customer?
Putting things off. Waiting till the last minute. Telling yourself and everyone around you, “Yeah, yeah, I’m totally gonna do that . . . tomorrow.”
Sure does to me. It doesn’t matter how productive or driven you are, if you’re human, there are times you procrastinate.
Which got me thinking.
Is procrastination really as bad as it’s cracked up to be?
A few days ago I was heading to dinner with a friend in Soho and we walked past a restaurant called Lure. I said, “I used to work there.”
He said, “You worked there? Really — not that long ago?”
Yup. That wasn’t the only place. At that particular time, I had three other gigs — outside of my online business — that helped me keep it all together.
One of the biggest obstacles that holds many people back from starting their own business is the fear of not being able to make enough money.
I completely understand that because it was my fear too. That’s why I chose to put my ego to the side, hustle my ass off, and leverage the power of bridge jobs along the way.
Have you ever let go of something pretty good in order to create something truly great?
Whether it was leaving a good-enough job, a comfortable relationship or even closing down a profitable business…
Sometimes the only way to get what you really want in life is to leave behind the sure thing you already have.
For many, success can be a trickier trap than failure.
After all, if nothing’s really “wrong” — why not just keep a good thing going? Shouldn’t we just keep our head down and be grateful for what we have?