We almost made it! 2016 is just around the corner. Big promises await and this time we know that it is time for some major changes. We need to hit it big in 2016, this is the year when all dreams will come true. You can read it on Facebook, Instagram or in the new Nike commercial, come on, Just Do It.
We almost made it. Have we? Not really. Will we? that depends. Depends on what? It depends on all the small everyday things that you can easily do but that are just as easy not to do. It is rarely the big things and some superhero powers that will get you where you want to get in life. That is the biggest misconception and illusion out there. Trust me. For years I have been stuck in the same matrix really really believing in the illusion of big things and great undertakings in order to achieve success. Luckily I was introduced to the concept of the compound effect through my mentor and friend Darren Hardy publisher of Success Magazine. Small things that amount to big things if you do it daily and consistently over longer periods of time. I bought the tracking tool Living Your Best Year Ever and I started on the new journey. Before the new year I would start with mapping the things I was most grateful for regarding the year that has passed. I would look at areas of improvement and designed specific written goals in all areas of life such as, mental, business, physically, spiritually, lifestyle, financial, family and relationships. After designing my goals I would create an action plan and decide the things I am prepare to sacrifice in order to achieve my goals.
Later with the help of this amazing tool I decided what to do every day, week, month and year. Everyday I focused mostly on the activities that would create most leverage and happiness in my life. At the end of every week I would track my progress to see how everything was really going. This took away the power of blaming others or circumstances for my failure. It was clear, everything was 100 procent my responsibility now.
I tracked the number of business meetings and how many prospects I contacted every week, how many push-ups I did, how many weekly date nights I had with my wife Michélle, the number of meditation minutes, how many pages I read every day, and how many times a week I revised my written goals. The magic of all this, is that I only did small things every day that didn’t take hardly any time to do. 10 pages of a great book a day, 20 push-ups in the morning, 3 minutes of meditation every day, one date night a week, and so on. I have been applying the compound effect for 4 years now, and I am heading into my fifth year during 2016. The effect it has had in my life is just amazing. People comment from time to time and say that I have some special powers, luck or I was just born ambitious. They are so wrong. The only thing I have done different is all the small things that are easy to do but just as easy not to do. I am now surrounded by inspiring friends, doing what I love, traveling the world every year, and helping others do the same. The best part is that positive things keep compounding as I continue to apply the compound effect in all areas of my life.
This year 2015 I have had:
263 business meetings, I contacted 359 new prospects and created new relationships, had 56 date nights, I meditated 193 times and did 7020 push-ups. Last year I read 28 books just by reading 10 pages a day.
I strongly recommend that you start applying the compound effect in your life and make 2016 to Your Best Year Ever. There is no magic to it. Trust me
Here is the link to order the goal setting and tracking tool if you wish to do that.
Let’s kick some ass in 2016!
Happy New Year