“I spend all my time in the clouds or in the dirt. That’s why I’m successful.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Fall is here.
Just walk inside a Starbucks.
Holy pumpkin everything…
I find fall the best time of the year to make CHANGES.
No need to wait for the chaos of the holidays to disappear.
We can get a head start by BEGINNING NOW.
When the conversation at Aunt Nelly’s holiday dinner turns to New Year’s resolutions, we’ll have 3 months of progress to show.
How cool is that?
Besides, I have an awful track record with resolutions.
I don’t do them.
From learning to trade stock options to trying to be less sarcastic, I’ve failed at most of them.
Instead, I now focus on DAILY ACTION.
DAILY ACTION is the secret to accomplishing BIG GOALS.
Gary Vee calls this concept – “The Clouds and The Dirt.”
THE CLOUDS are your goals.
They are the places you want to take your life.
What BIG IDEA do you want to achieve?
- Create a $1 million customer?
- Lose 10 pounds?
- Write a blog post every Monday?
We’ll all have different answers to this question.
But THE PROCESS is the same.
The 1st step is DECIDING what we want to accomplish.
For me, I want to be a more consistent writer.
I’d love to be 2 to 3 weeks ahead with blogs posts.
Waking up Monday at 4:30am to finish this week’s post is not a long term strategy.
THE DIRT is how you get there.
It’s the DAILY GRIND.
The DIRT are the SMALL DAILY ACTIONS we need to take that make the CLOUDS possible.
THE DIRT is the journey.
It’s the gritty path that leads to our GOALS.
Decide on 1 daily action you can do that gets you closer to your GOAL.
For me, I need to write more.
My DAILY ACTION:
- Write 200 words each morning before 7am.
The SECRET is to be specific.
My goal is NOT to “Write every day.”
That’s too vague.
Our ACTIONS need to be:
JUST SAY NO
TIME and ENERGY are limited resources.
We have to be intentional where we invest them.
Gary Vee said, “I don’t spend any time on things that don’t matter.”
This means sometimes saying “No” to people.
Saying “No” is tough.
We think we are letting people down.
But when we don’t say “No” to distraction, we are only letting ourselves down.
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
When you look into THE CLOUDS what do you see?
Keep your eyes on the CLOUDS…
But your hands in the DIRT.
Our thoughts are with our friends in TEXAS & FLORIDA this week.