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May 31, 2021

Boil It Down To Results

Boil It Down To Results

The Ideas and Concepts Mastermind (Facebook Group)
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matt@secondmix.net

In order to reach new heights, in order to not be living the same day over and over again, there are certain things you need to be looking for, and certain things to reflect on. I could give you a huge list of all the things that you could reflect on, but if you boil every single one of those down to their essence, you're going to find that the end game of reflection is results. 

Transcript

SM 033 (May 31, 2021) Boil It Down To Results

 

Welcome to the Second Mix Podcast where we reflect, revise, and remix our lives. My name is Matthew Bennett. At the end of this episode, there’s going to be a call to action - a call to take some little step to remix your life – please join the Facebook group Ideas and Concepts Mastermind so we can continue the discussion. The link is in the description.

 

In order to reach new heights, in order to not be living the same day over and over again, there are certain things you need to be looking for, and certain things to reflect on. I could give you a huge list of all the things that you could reflect on, but if you boil every single one of those down to their essence, you're going to find that the end game of reflection is results. 

 

Is it your goal to spend more time with your family? Did you do it?

Is it your goal to exercise more? Did you do it?

To start your business online? Did you do it? 

 

It’s always okay if you didn’t complete a goal. The important part of results that you need to ponder is what steps have you taken to do the things you say you want to do. 

 

The little steps everyday thing really does work, but only if you take the steps. So every day, there are some questions you can ask yourself at the beginning and end of the day to help keep you focused. Ask questions relating to your goals.

 

What step can I take today to accomplish this particular goal? Reflection isn’t difficult, but it takes time to answer your own questions seriously enough to get a result, the result that you are looking for. 

 

Taking just these little ideas and accomplishing them – by that I mean working on them throughout the day, making them habits, making them disciplines, they improve your self-esteem so much that it creates a snowball effect that allows you to accomplish anything that is on your goals list. 

 

So at the beginning of the day, ask yourself what you can do that day to accomplish these things. At the end of the day, ask yourself if you did it – answer honestly. If you did it, ask yourself how you could have done it even better. If you didn’t do it, ask yourself why, and then figure out a way to get it done starting tomorrow morning. 

 

I do this in my planner. It’s so easy to start talking about goal setting again right here when I’m supposed to be talking about reflecting, revising, and remixing, so I’ll stick to the topic at hand. 

 

I reflect every day, then I write down what I’m supposed to be working on the following day. I may be the king of procrastinators, but when I’ve written the same reflection, the same mistakes day after day, and I can look back through the planner and see that I’ve taken zero real steps towards whatever I want to accomplish, that gets to me eventually, and I begin to do the thing. 

 

Every week, along with setting my goals for the week, I ask myself how I can be better – what can I become by the end of this week? How can I be wiser, and stronger? How can I be a more loving dad and husband? How can I be a better friend and colleague? How can I be more valuable as a person at the end of next week? I don’t set huge goals. If I can improve all of this by 1 or 2 percent every week, the compound effect over 1 year or 5 years is enormous. 

 

I reflect a few hours at the end of every month, I go through my journal to see if I missed any ideas – time can fly by pretty quickly, and it’s really easy to forget something you know you should have worked on until the same problem comes up again. I want to be a student enough of my own life to see what areas I need work, and to keep them at the forefront of my mind, to always have them in front of me, instead of leaving them in the background to collect dust. I don’t want my problems collecting dust, so I review and reflect on them often. 

 

I get away now for a couple of days every year. I hole up in a hotel room with all of my journals, to see if there’s something I’m missing, to review my ideas and my goals. I haven’t hit the ten-year mark yet in my journey, but I suppose when I do, I’ll also take some time to reflect on my past decade in the same way. 

 

During all this time, I also ask myself if my results are what I want them to be. If I have reflected and changed what I said, is that new behavior getting the results I guessed it would? If not, is there something else I can read, or listen to? Someone I can ask, for help in getting the results I want? It’s all a guess – it’s all messy. This whole package of life and the world – nobody has it figured out. But the people who get ahead, the people who are successful – they are the people who are guessing, and trying to figure it out; people who are out there finding what works. 

 

What question could you ask yourself every morning that will help you focus every day on the right stuff? 

What question could you ask yourself every night to determine if you’re getting the results you want to get out of life?

 

Let us know in the Facebook group Ideas and Concepts – the link is in the description. 

 

Thanks for listening!  Once again, I am Matthew Bennett. You can grab this transcript on the blog at secondmix.net. I respond to every email sent to matt@secondmix.net. Please give me 5 stars on Apple, leave a review wherever you can and subscribe to see the latest.  If you know anyone who will find this stuff helpful, please join my mission and tell them about the show – I do this to help people.  I’m gonna be here every Monday and Thursday until Waldo finally stays in one place and we all know where he is. 

 

Take steps that will make your week incredible.  I’ll be back on Thursday. This week continue reflecting, revising and remixing your life. I’ll see you soon!