engineering freedom

Setting ‘Contribution To Community’ Goals (and a little about the podcast future…)

Hi Freedom Engineers! We have come to the end of our 8-week goal setting series…

In this episode I discuss  goals related to making a difference (or Contribution to Community). 
Similarly to personal growth goals, these are goals that get you out of your comfort zone and will also help to lift you up to a higher level of performance in all areas of your life. If you feel good from making a contribution to the wider human race, you will perform better in other areas of your life.
I also talk about having a clear and guiding vision (as the final piece of the goal setting practice) – something that you can use as your navigational beacon, your Polaris Star.

I also wrap up the episode with a quick discussion about my plan for 2019, how my guiding vision is to focus primarily on High Performance Coaching and how this may mean I no longer record regular podcast episodes.
If that transpires (no more episodes) I want to say thanks to each and every listener who has tuned in to the podcast (particularly those who have been there from the beginning). You have been my inspiration and just knowing that there are people listening to a random guy from Melbourne, Australia discussing how you can change your future through the application of success strategies has kept this going as long as it has.

If you feel inspired to let me know how this has helped you in some way, I encourage you to reach out to me at dave@thefreedomengineer.com or check out davidbalshaw.com for some more insight and how to contact me for coaching.
Thank you all once again..
Have a great 2019!!!

No Boss And It Feels Great

Hello Freedom Engineers!

Today I’m feeling great because it’s day one of not having a boss.  Last week I clocked my last hour working for someone else…

I have been working hard putting in place the action steps required to focus 100% on my own business, following my vision of creating a life of freedom and success and today that milestone is real…

Have I got it all figured out?  No way, not even close… but… I have 100% confidence in my ability to figure things out and the pain of living a life of regret has far more pull than worrying about knowing it all at this point…

I encourage you all to focus on your vision, your goals and take the necessary steps to put your destiny 100% in your hands.

See you next episode..

You can do it but you have to choose!

You’ll get help along the way but it’s up to you to choose your path….

Believe that what you’re doing matters

You must believe, truly believe that what you’re doing matters. Then take action and it will work out!

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!

Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

From the lyrics of a great Midnight Oil song, Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained… “jump on board the train of Freedom, it’s a one way fare”

I’m excited to be heading to the Midnight Oil Great Circle Tour show at Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges outside Melbourne for a gig from my favourite band of all time…

Made me think when I was listening to some songs in preparation, if we don’t try something new, we’ll never gain any thing… any wisdom, any insight, any experience, and certainly we won’t gain any success. So come on, jump on the Freedom Engineering train and let’s go!!

If you’re looking for a ticket to the Freedom Train email me dave@thefreedomengineer.com

 

The Greatest Risk Is To Do Nothing

In your journey to Engineering Freedom and creating success, you need to recognise that risk cannot be escaped by inaction.  In fact, I believe that the greatest risk we take is by doing nothing….

If we do nothing, if we don’t take action towards our goals and dreams, toward a life of freedom and success, we run the ultimate risk of reaching the end of our life journey with the knowledge that we never really found out what it would be like to live our lives with passion, purpose and doing what we love…

 

Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life!

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” – Jim Rohn

When I started my journey to become The Freedom Engineer, I found a book on success principles by Jack Canfield. The first principle is “Take 100% Responsibility For Your Life”.  This is so true.

Once I started to realise that I had to make personal changes in my life, that no-one else was going to do it for me, that’s when my life started to change for the better.

Show Up For Success

When you go through life, you never know when the ups will turn to downs, or when the downs will turn to ups…

It’s important to remember to keep showing up, bring your A-game because you never know when the opportunity will strike….