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The Decision Institute – Coach Manny Nowak

Sales and Leadership Development

Peter got out of the boat and walked on water to meet Jesus.

True, he lost his confidence on the way and sank, but the point is, he got out of the boat.

 

We always hear about him losing his confidence and sinking, but what about the rest of the disciples?  Why didn’t they get out of the boat, why did they just sit there and watch?

 

What about you?

Are you getting out of the boat, or are you just sitting there and watching?

 

Remember; there  are three types of people.

Those that make it happen.

Those that watch what happens.

Those that wonder what happened.

 

To create great success in whatever you do, get out of the boat.

Take some action.

Lead the charge to make it happen.

 

Just like Peter, you might sink, but, at least, you got to try.

 

So, how do you get out of the boat and make it happen?

 

Here are three tips I would like to share with you today.

 

Comfort

“Nowhere has God promised anyone, even His children immunity from sorrow, suffering and pain.  He just promises to give us the strength to handle it.”

 

When you get comfortable, it is very difficult to move.  When you get comfortable where you are, you need to raise the bar, increase your expectations, and raise your goals.  Too often, we get comfortable and waste the talents and abilities we have or never take them to the level we could.

When you get comfortable, get out of the boat and try something new.  After all, you can swim so stop worrying about it.

 

Procrastination

“If you ignore it, it won’t go away, but will intensify.”

 

 In today’s world, we think stuff to death.  We analyze it until it is destroyed.  We keep searching for certainty, which does not exist.  You did not get to where you are by thinking about it.  You got there by getting out of the boat, by taking the risk, by making it happen.  When you find yourself in that procrastination mode, stop, and do something.  Action creates results.  When in doubt take some risks.

 

 

Hesitation

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails, Explore, Dream, Discover.”  Mark Twain

 

What is that old saying… he who hesitates is lost.  Not just lost, but left behind.  We hesitate so much today that the rest of the world is passing us by, and we are still trying to figure out why.  Hesitation can come from and in many forms.  Often, it is caused by a fear of failure.  Forget it, as failure is a part of success.  It is a price we many times have to pay to get to where we want to be.  Stop hesitating and get out of the boat, right now, today.

 

If you are not achieving the results you are looking for, then take a deep look and see if you are sitting back watching, instead of taking action.  Commit right now to get out of the boat and do it.

 

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“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
― Henry Ford

So how are you doing with this?

Are you really taking your business to the level you want?

Or, are you holding back?

Are you doing great, but you known deep inside that you could do so much more?

Are you going backward? Doing things the way you always have and wondering why things are not taking off?

I wanted to share a great story with you this morning that I hope will help you in moving forward faster and stronger. Now I am no Bible scholar, but this story is a great story of believing you can.

Many years ago a might leader, you might have heard of him, Moses? He had a tough mission before him. He had a hard group of people to deal with. A group who kept seeing miracle after miracle happen, but then forgetting what happened and falling backward into unbelief.

Moses was on a mission. The mission was to take the people into a new land. He had brought the people a long way (God had). They had overcome so much on their journey, that by now, they should have had a great belief. But instead, they were weak and their belief sucked.

Just take a moment and think of how much you have overcome to get where you are today – don’t stop now. Believe you can.

Moses sent out a team of 10 men on a mission to spy out the promise land. These 10 men went out and they saw this beautiful land flowing with milk and honey. It was a beautiful place. All that God had promised them so long ago.

But, (isn’t there always a but) there were giants in the land and this created fear in the men. Even through they knew God could defeat the giants, they feared them.

Kind of like when you know you can break through this roadblock. You know you have done it before. You know you can take your business to the next level, yet you don’t.

How long are you going to sit there and let the giants hold you back?

So the men said among themselves, “we cannot take this land, the giants are to strong, we have to report that the land is not what we though. We have to think of the people.” So that is what they did. They reported back that it was not a great land and they should not move forward.

Does this sound in anyway familiar to any of you? I believe many of us have been there and done this. We know exactly what the combination to the safe is, yet we do not turn the dial, we do not open the door, we let fear hold us back. We let fear keep us from being all we could be and doing all we could do.

Today I want you to take another look.
You see, there where two men among the 10 who had no fear, who wanted to move forward, but they where held back by the rest.
What is holding you back?

Today I want you to start believing and start moving forward.
I read a great little quote this morning that fits here very well.

“Vision without action is daydreaming.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
Vision with action is beautiful reality.”

Today, start down the road to remove those roadblocks and to make it happen for you.

Stop holding back and start going for the gold.
YES YOU CAN!

Who controls your time?

He who controls his time, control his success.

She who controls her time, controls her life.

It is a plain and simple fact.

 

Time is Ticking away?  What are you doing right now that is productive?

Time is Ticking away? What are you doing right now that is productive?

If you are allowing others to control your time, you are not accomplishing anywhere near what you could.

 

Today you need to make a commitment to value your time.

Today start to believe time is the most valuable resource you have.

Today start living like time is your most valuable resource.

 

Let’s look at a few keys that can help you.

 

1/ Stop letting the trivial bombard you.

 

Is what you are doing right now the most important thing you can be doing?

If not, stop and change to something more important.

 

We don’t get to the important because we are stuck in the unimportant.

 

Today, make the commitment – I am going to start doing the most important.

 

Point: Get your priorities in line with your life.

 

 

2/ Get started – NOW!

“The greatest time wasted is the time getting started.”  Dawson Trotman

 

Stop thinking about it and just get started doing it.

 

An interesting test for your to try.  When you start doing something, write down how long you thought about doing it.  At the end of the week, total the number.  You might just be amazed.

 

Procrastination can stop an elephant dead in its tracks.

 

Make a commitment today to start doing.

 

If you want some help, check out my friend Tim’s great product

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This is a tool that can help you with procrastination.

I have used it myself, it is amazing.  I thought I never procrastinated and I was getting so much done.  Surprise.  Ten minutes twice a day for two weeks, and now I am really fast and moving so much further.  

 

Point: Stop thinking about it and get moving.

 

 

3/ Get organized

 

Did you know that according to Guerrilla Selling, the average business person spends over 3 hours each week looking for misplaced information?

 

Three hours – what could you do in that amount of time

You could change the world.

 

Let’s be honest, we all fall into this.  How many times have you spent 15 minutes looking for a file on your computer, or in your office.

 

Organization does amazing things.

 

 

Point: Either get yourself organized or get someone to do it for you.  

 

 

 

So, let’s take just a moment and think about this.

I focus on the right things, I spend less and less time thinking about it and more and more time moving quicker, and I get organized.  

 

WOW!

 

Do you think perhaps success will come a whole bunch closer?

 

Start today.

Learn more and get the webinar on time management:

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Procrastination the thief of time.

Every time I speak with a group and ask the
simple question, “is procrastination a problem
for anyone in here?” I get almost ever hand
in the air. Why?

Do we have to much time on our hands?

Do our decisions have to little effect?

Are we just plain not ready to move forward
or what?

What is it that keeps us from moving?

Why do we procrastinate and think it is OK?

And further, how do we overcome this problem?

Do we believe that if we ignore it, it will go away?
How you doing with that one?

First a couple of quotes I want you to read and
think about:

“Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin.”
Victor Kiam

“Procrastination – the habit of putting off until
tomorrow that which should have been done
last year.” Napoleon Hill

Let’s take a look at some ways you can over
come this monster problem:

1/ Action
Do something, doing anything is better
than doing nothing.
Action creates results.
Action creates movement.
Action gets something done.
Stop procrastinating and do
something, now.

Start with this and see what what
happens to your life.
It really does work.

2/ FInish what is on your plate or dump it.
All those things you started and are
not done.
You need to either finish them.
Or you need to dump them.
Stop thinking about it.
Do you know how much time you are
wasting.
Do this today.
Either it stays and you work it.
Or it goes.

Do not start new stuff until you clean
up the mess that procrastination has built.

3/ Make a decision.
You know this ability holds most people
back – we have discussed it enough.
It is the key difference between success
and mediocrity.
The key difference between doing what
you want and just doing.

Stop!

Based on what you know – make the
decision.
You will start to move.
You will be amazed.
Things will start to change.
If not correct, then all you have to do is
make another decision.

Sounds easy right?
We have more of these.
Download the entire list

Ten Ways to Stop Procrastination

Download at:
http://thedecisioninstitute.com/?page_id=226

None of us is exempt from this problem.
Yes, that includes me.

However, I want to share a great tool that I
found that really works in helping you deal
with and move past procrastination.
Today, I get so much more done because of it.
And I did not even believe I had an issue.
(not that many of us do).
But a friend ask me to try a tool he was
developing to deal with procrastination.
So I did.
Wow!
This stuff really works.

Check out the tool at the link below.
I can give you my personal experience
as a testimony, it really does work.

However, one caution, you might drive
everyone a bit crazy with all you get done -
that is how good it works.

Tool is call “Get It Done.”

Check it out:
http://thedecisioninstitute.com/?page_id=121