Goals Must Be A Daily Habit
Two days into #MyReinvention I was looking for inspiration as I drove a couple of hours North to Austin to attend what I thought was a Real Estate Conference. I had seen the ad for the Expo on Facebook and thought I would check it out. It was free and when I learned Pitbull and Daymond John from Shark Tank would be there, I knew I couldn’t miss it!!
My girlfriend and I woke up too early on a Saturday for what ended up being a transformative trip for me. I want to share some highlights that resonated with me that you might find helpful as you embark on your new journey.
PitBull, clad in his trademark dark suit, did not disappoint. He began his presentation before thousands with a from-the-heart pep talk. He passionately shared how his mother’s sacrifices raising him still drive him today. I could tell by his speech, he truly believes in being thankful, working hard and as his lyrics go, “turning a negative into a positive”.
Life is not about instant gratification! There is no failure, only opportunities” -Pitbull
He wrapped up the feel-good talk with a mini concert complete with dancers and smoke machines. Dale!
Daymond John was all business, as I expected. And, what he revealed in a Q&A format has stayed with me. He began by recounting the years it took to take FUBU, a hip-hop clothing line started in his home to the what it is today. Part of his success is his doggedness. He shared this mantra: “ACT, LEARN, REPEAT”. Simple but powerful. Setting goals is a big part of that formula. And, here’s the freeing part. He says it’s OK if you don’t hit one or two or possibly more of your goals. It is a process.
” Failure is part of the journey!” -Daymond John
Daymond John appeared to be so fixated by goals that it’s one of the last things he thinks about before bed and the first thing he focuses on the next morning so to plan the steps needed to achieve them!
He sets long and short-term goals. Out of ten, pick say six goals to expire in six months. Then, set a single goal to expire in 1 year, another in 2 years, then in 5 years and a decade. You get the idea.
While driving back home from the Expo, I realized I had missed the seminars teaching how to flip house, but I learned how to flip my life! “ACT, LEARN, REPEAT!” Dale!