Month: November 2017

Discipline Equals Freedom

“Do I have a weakness? I am nothing but weakness. I am not naturally strong, or fast, or flexible.  I am certainly not the smartest person in the world.

I get emotional over stupid things. I eat the wrong foods. I don’t sleep enough. I procrastinate and I waste time. I care too much about meaningless things and not enough about important things.  My ego is too big.  My mind is too small, often trapped inside itself.

Now all that being said, I have a saying: A person’s strength is often their biggest weakness. But, their weaknesses can become strengths. Me? I am weak, in all those ways, I am weak.

BUT

I don’t accept that.

I don’t accept that I am what I am and that “that” is what I am doomed to be. NO. I do not accept that.

I’m fighting.  I’m always fighting. I’m struggling and I’m scraping and kicking and clawing at those weaknesses-to change them. To stop them. Some days I win. But some days I don’t. But each and every day: I get back up and I move forward.

With my fists clenched.

Toward the battle. Toward the struggle. And I fight with everything I’ve got: To overcome those weaknesses and those shortfalls and those flaws as I strive to be just a little bit better today

than I was yesterday…..”**

*From Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink.

What a great insight… to hear that someone as strong, courageous and disciplined as a former Navy Seal would share the same challenges as us!  What are you thinking??  What are you saying to yourself? Remember, each and everyday is a new day to focus on creating a better version of yourself.  To reach for your dreams, to create a life of passion and purpose.

 

Debt Freedom

Hello Freedom Engineers! Celebrated a milestone in the Freedom Engineer household with a zero debt balance achieved yesterday…

It shows what’s possible when you apply vision, goals, process and discipline.

Who Gives A Crap

Thinking about gratitude again!  We buy and use Who Gives A Crap toilet paper (whogivesacrap.org) and I was reading the bio and was reminded that billions of people don’t have access to toilets! This highlights the need to be grateful for all that we have in life because it’s so easy to take for granted things that we otherwise don’t think about – like toilets!.

Be Grateful….. it will help you to succeed…

 

Getting Unstuck With Focus

After getting stuck myself with some analysis paralysis, I’ve been able to refocus my energy and my thoughts and get back to my goal of sharing my insights and helping people get unstuck.

Shout out if you want some help getting unstuck.

dave@thefreedomengineer.com

Uncertainty Can Drive You Forward

No filter on this one, Freedom Engineers.  This is raw and authentic, from the heart!

Freedom Engineering Is Not Nihilism

I had someone suggest to me that Freedom Engineering and discussion about creating success and self development could potentially be construed as developing into Nihilism.  Without knowing what the meaning of Nihilism was, I did some research and find that it’s actually the opposite. Whereas Nihilism argues that life is without objective meaning, purpose or value, it is my goal through the podcast to inspire and educate my listeners that you can create a successful life that is focused on meaning and purpose.

What do you think??  email me at dave(at)thefreedomengineer.com

Customer Service Is Sooo Important

Hello Freedom Engineers!

I was out buying some more recording equipment the other day and went into a store that didn’t have many people in it.  It was soon obvious why. The service was terrible.  No enthusiasm, no engagement, no customers! It made me think of a quote from J T Foxx during the Success Resources Business Squared 2017 event last week.  “If you look after your clients, your clients will look after you and your business”…

If you want to be successful in business, you can start by providing great customer service and see how it leads to more customers!

Insights From Gary Vee

Hello Freedom Engineers.  On the back of the BusinessSquared2017 conference I attended today, here are a few insights from headline guest speaker Gary Vaynerchuk.

  • Don’t listen to other people’s opinions of yourself, or care what other people think… it’s your life, no one elses
  • The internet/digital/tech age is not going anywhere… you need to use it to grow your business/idea etc. or lose potential money if you don’t
  • Execute on your ambition, don’t justify it…  It’s your dream, start taking action!!

 

Success Leaves Clues

Seek out mentors.  Books, resources, in person, dead, alive…. it doesn’t matter, just find information that will help you achieve your goals… you’ll get there faster…