What it Takes to Win Gold in Your Business

What it Takes to Win Gold in Your Business

August 5th, 2021 // 10:50 am @

What it Takes to Win Gold in Your Business

Since I can’t talk about it every year and even this one got postponed, I’m bringing back the Olympic theme again this week as we wrap things up.  Actually, I find there to be a lot of irony in the “2020 Olympics” which is something that the powers that be think they can do.  As if they get to go back and reclaim last year even though they, depending on where you live, took it away.  It’s not 2020 anymore.

I reckon when everything is pre-planned so far into the future you find a way to use it and make it happen even though it might not be exactly on the timeline you once thought or expected.  Maybe there is a lesson in that all by itself.

Here’s a point I want to revisit and remind you about that I find most fitting to bring up during the Olympic Games.  I talk about it with my Doctors and have used this to bring home many points in my Private Doctor’s Memo that I write each week to the “inner circle” and secret society.

It begins with a question…

Do you know what the single greatest attribute of an Olympian is, the one thing they do that is different and better than all others?
The difference from an amateur versus a professional versus an Olympian?
It’s simply really… disciplined, dedicated, religious routine.
That’s it.
Every single day they train, they focus on their goal, and they do nothing that is going to deter them, whether it is day one of a four year preparation or the day after the culmination of the last competition.
It may not be the same training every day.  Of course, the body has to rest, even the mind has to rest, and you have to rejuvenate in order to accelerate to new levels of performance.
No matter the type of training that is done – there is disciplined, dedicated, religious routine that an athlete commits to.  They train when others don’t, they work when others won’t, they keep going when others can’t, and they win when others lose because of these four words.  And it takes all of them by the way, not just one, all of them.
The question today is, in the Olympic competition with yourself, to win the gold medal of your business: money, growth, success, contribution, whatever that is …
What is your disciplined, dedicated, religious routine?
What do you do every day, week, month, quarter, year that no one else does?
What do you do every day to win, to grow, to earn, to be valuable that no one else does?
What do you do without fail every waking morning that proves you worthy as a winning business owner?
What do you do to be worthy of your desired success?
Because I can tell you this, without question, there is no such thing as a winner who didn’t deserve to win, at least not one who does so consistently and sustainably.
You hear it all the time.  This year it isn’t Michael Phelps though he has some interesting things to say in some great mindset lessons he’s shared during Tokyo, it’s Caeleb Dressel and I could add other names to this of shining examples but it applies to every Athlete at this level.

Here’s the facts: their names change from Olympics to Olympics but they all get better and better.  This principle in this message, whether five years ago or three years from now, the same thing applies.  It’s Simone or Suni instead of Aly or Gabby or whomever else.

There are amazing triumphs and incredible defeats and every athlete experiences them both and yet it doesn’t change what is required to perform and compete at this level.

When people fall short, winners get back up again like that famous song and they practice even harder.
Most business people, their biggest enemy is complacency and their biggest demons are excuses that they let rob them of their fullest potential.
If you want to win, do what it takes to win.  You have to be better every day, you have to be focused every day, you have to be committed every day and the thought of winning can’t be optional.
And that is what Olympic Champions do, they do whatever it takes to win by refusing to fail and refusing to be less than what their potential allows.
Business is a competition not with others but with yourself.

In what ways are you losing the battle with yourself?  With your time?  With your mindset?

How could you improve in these ways?

What habits, behaviors, disciplines could you add, adapt, adopt to achieve this?

And the reverse of the question is just and maybe even more valuable…

How do you win?

What is your approach to winning?

To being your very best?

To taking care of yourself?
To staying centered?

More importantly, how do you keep your focus and fuel your ambition on a daily, week by week basis.  Just maybe it’s easier to have 1460 days of focus and discipline and commitment when there are benchmarks and competitions along the way and an Olympics to plan, train, work for.

But what about you?  What is your equivalent?  What is your driving motivation?  What are you winning in your business and in life?  How do you keep yourself on track?  Or do you?
I challenge you to have your own disciplined, deliberate, religious routine of success that leads you to victory every day and supports your capturing of your own gold medal again and again and again.
This doesn’t take away your lifestyle and ability to enjoy and relax, that is part of your routine, and if that enjoyment, relaxation, and lifestyle is worth it then you will do what’s necessary to earn it while you are fighting to win.
There is no point in playing unless it is to win.
There is no point in competing unless it is for the gold.
Be inspired by these Olympians but remember you are your own Olympian.  It’s easy to live through the lives of others, but their victories and sacrifice are in vain if you let that be all that you take away from their glory and achievements.
Instead, let them be motivation for you to master your disciplined, deliberate, religious routine that will lead to your own victories in your life and business.

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