Change The Relationship Mindset Monday Self

Mindset Monday November 29, 2021

Hi Team,

This week I’m looking to hold onto the gratitude from this past week. It is easy to say, but this past week has not been easy to maintain a grateful mindset. We have been challenged with a short week to accomplish our business, potentially extra food preparation, and even increased face time. There is additional pressure to maximize family time and be present. We also have to attempt to recharge, and we also try to sneak in clean-up and preparation for the next holiday.

No, this past week has not been an easy one, but we’re still here. I am grateful for the time and the opportunity to be my best last week. I know I did not succeed in every moment, but overall it was a great week. Not everything worked out, and there were some stressful moments where I reacted less gracefully than I would have liked. However, folks were patient with me, and I did my best to be patient with everyone else.

This week, my focus is on patience and keeping my mind on happily waiting for the right time. Timing is everything, I’ve heard it said. The longer I live, the more I do; it only becomes more and more authentic. But, unfortunately, the perfect idea too early or too late is not nearly as good and often seems to backfire.

We don’t benefit from rushing, but we don’t benefit from waiting too long either. The right timing can only happen when we’re clear on the data that is driving our decision. The purpose, the scope, and the process require patience to work through. Sometimes we feel like we’re in a hurry to get to the end. Sometimes we feel like we’re going to miss out. We get impatient, frustrated, fearful, and then we try to force the universe to act on our timetable.

When we get into this mode of forcing, the things we want start to recoil. Maybe we will find some of the things we hope for, but the things we need will be out of reach. At least, that is how it seems to work for me. When I try too hard, it all becomes counterproductive and self-defeating.

This week, I will be mindful of maintaining my patience. Whether I’m working through a challenge at work, helping the kids resolve a conflict, or even waiting for conditions to be correct for a trade entry or exit.

I am patiently following my process to lose body fat. I am patiently tending to my communication development process. I am patiently developing my trading process. I am patiently creating business streams. I am patiently helping the kids build their skills. I am patiently waiting for my trades to develop. I am patient while waiting for others to be ready. I am patient with myself when I don’t live up to my expectations.

It’s going to be a great week. I am grateful for the time I had with my favorite people this past week. I am looking forward to getting back to a regular workflow this week. I am patiently waiting for all of the opportunities. And I am patiently doing all of the work that I know needs doing to prepare myself for those opportunities as they present themselves.

This week is going to be a great week. So stay patient and do the work, my friends.

Stay Safe Out There!

Change The Relationship Food Ideas Mindset Monday Self

Mindset Monday November 22, 2021

Hi Team,

This Monday, I am starting the week thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday. Several things come to mind for me.

First, my main focus is on the food. We have already been shopping to collect nearly all of the ingredients for a proper feast. I do like to make a great feast. I have an enjoyable recipe for keto stuffing and a funky Shepards pie that I continue to evolve. I love preparing the food and making excellent meals.

Second, I’m thinking about how grateful I am for all of the incredible blessings in my life. With my wife, kids, family, friends, colleagues, and all of the opportunities ahead of me, the universe is truly abundant. I am excited to continue learning and growing on this journey.

Third, I’ve got a busy week ahead in my personal life. The week-long retreat was fantastic, but getting back into the regular flow was a sprint to catch back up. We take on a lot of activities as a family, and we continuously work on managing our health and well-being. We know that we can’t be our best for ourselves and others if we don’t take of ourselves.

Fourth, my professional life does not take a break. I am in the process of building multiple lines of business, and my day job demands high performance.

All of this has me thinking more about time. Time is a resource we have not figured out how to get back. We have to protect our time fiercely because it is the most limited resource we possess. We want to use our time wisely, and we seek to know our value and increase it.

This week, I want to use my time mindfully. I want to be mindful of the value my time adds. It’s my time, and I may be using it in the service of others, but it is always for me. I am my best when I spend my time in balanced ways, filling all of the cups a little at a time. I feel out of sync when some cups are too full, and others are not full enough.

As you go through the week, consider where your time goes; how are you spending it? Are you using it mindfully? Do you value where your time is going? When you choose to spend time in one way over another, why do you spend it that way?

Happy Monday!

Stay Safe Out There,