WILL Moore

Do You Share this One Habit with ALL GREAT Success Stories?
growth mindset

Do you Share this One Habit with
ALL Great Success Stories? 

How Would You Define the Ultimate Adrenaline Rush?

   

For an NBA star, it’s making a 3-point shot in the NBA Finals; For a baseball player, it’s a grand slam at the World Series; For a lawyer, it’s winning a big high publicity case; And for a doctor, it’s figuring out a way to cure their patient  against all odds. 

There’s an undercover theme hidden in all of the above examples. You might not think of it this way, but each of these superstars set a goal and subsequently crushed it.  We think of that basketball player as just being really great at shooting hoops or the lawyer as being amazingly persuasive. But so much more goes into it than raw talent or luck. 

The Real Secret Behind Jaw-Dropping Success

A basketball player spends his life working out, running, and practicing. He trains, trains, and then trains some more. That baseball player that just hit a grand slam? He lives, breathes and dreams the game. A doctor goes to college, then med school, followed by a grueling internship before becoming a resident. 

The end result we see as an outsider is their victory. That feel-good moment when they achieve greatness. The moment their team huddles at the World Series in explosive excitement or rushes the court after the NBA Finals. We see the tears of joy, the hugs, and the glory. 

We sit back and we think “Man! That guy has all the luck! What I wouldn’t give to be in his shoes!” But the real underlying story is that it’s not luck. These heroes all have growth owner mindsets and use goals to leverage their success. 

How Do you Set Goals and Achieve Them Like a Pro Who’s Destined to Succeed?

Making sure goals are attainable is important for your mindset and your persistence at reaching your goal.

One method is called setting SMART goals. SMART stands for:

Specific

Measurable

Attainable

Relevant 

Time-Based

In order to set and achieve goals using the SMART format, ask yourself are they: 

Specific  – This is the who, what, when, where and why of the goal. It’s the nitty gritty. Getting specific sets the foundation for ensuring the goals you set are attainable and measurable. Let’s say you’ve set a physical health goal of getting in shape.  What exactly does that mean to you? Is it when you’re thin? When you’re sporting a 6-pack? When are you in shape? This is one of those goals that, if not specific, could go on for an eternity while you lose just one more pound or firm up one more muscle. 

Measurable – Getting specific with your goal ensures that it’s measurable. Being measurable means having specific metrics in place to track your success. You’ll want milestones that help you see that you’re heading in the right direction. Getting in shape isn’t measurable. Losing 25 lbs or having a 7% body fat index is – but here’s the caveat – you have to have a way to measure it. 

Attainable – Want to drop 50 lbs in 6 weeks?  Think again. That’s the kind of goal that sends you right to the pantry to wallow in a bag of Cheetos. It’s not attainable so you’ve set yourself up for a not-so-fun failure loop

Relevant – Is there a reason you want to lose weight?  Do you even have any weight to lose? What purpose does it serve in your life? If you don’t have a relevant reason for setting the goal, will you be motivated to attain it? Or feel good about it when you do? It’s also important to make sure goals align with your core values.

Time-based – Goals with an infinite timeline are much less likely to be accomplished. A goal without a deadline is breeding ground for excuses. Having a timeline helps you prioritize the goal, as well as reassess how attainable it is. Timelines can be a great motivator too. Losing 10 lbs by vacation is much more motivating than just losing 10 lbs. 

Don’t forget to Gamify Your Goals for Motivation

Once you start setting and achieving your goals in a SMART way, you’ll be on your way to a growth mindset. You can make it even better by gamifying your goals and giving yourself rewards when you reach your milestones.  When you do this, the reward center in your brain gives you the dopamine hits that motivate you to keep going! 

For example, I have my long, mid and short term goals I’m constantly working off of. I review my long and mid every Monday, and then customize my prioritized to-do list based on these. I set goals for each week, and when I meet them, I’ll give myself a reward such as taking Friday off to hang with kids or play golf, treat myself to a massage, or order from my favorite Sushi restaurant (too expensive for regular thing, but that spider roll tastes so much better when I know I’ve earned it).  

These short term goals give me just enough dopamine hits to want to keep chasing that carrot that seems so far off. 

Now get out there and crush it like the super duper star you are 😉

Could this Secret Career and Finance Killer be Sabotaging Your Success?

 

 

Could this Career and Finance Killer be 
Sabotaging Your Success? 

 

Use this Millionaire Success Habit to Eliminate It Now

   

It happened again. You worked your tail off to reach an important career goal. You set goals, stayed ahead of deadlines and were one step ahead of every potential problem. Sure, you had to drive your team more than you’d like but it was all about to be worth it in the end.

Then you get the email. A pivotal team member has her dog’s groomer’s cousin’s grandmother’s funeral and has to miss work…. Again. Your project is DOA. As the Pac-Man game would so ruthlessly flash on the screen in my youth with no remorse or empathy, “Game Over.”

One of the millionaire success habits I learned early on as the CEO of Doorstep Delivery is to constantly make the changes needed to have the right team in place. A toxic team member can literally make or break your business. The problem is, even CEOs with millionaire success habits are human and also don’t like to flash someone the “Game Over” cue by firing them when they’re not delivering (pun intended).

This is where checking your goals vs habits comes in handy. You know what you want, and you know how to get it, but you make excuses for a poor performer and subconsciously enable their victim mentality because you don’t want to do the heavy lifting of firing an employee.

The truth is, though, sabotage from your team can affect every single one of your five cores. Have you ever had a team you can’t rely on so you couldn’t possibly take a vacation? That’s a hit to your emotional core. Who can spend time playing basketball when they’ve got to pick up the slack for Debbie in accounting who hasn’t sent out an invoice in 6 months? Now you’re falling short on your physical health core. Not to mention the stress and frustration chomping away at your mindset – especially when your relationship core is under stress because you haven’t quit working before 9pm in weeks.

 

The Millionaire Success Habit that will Change Your Life

 

A toxic team member is a deal-breaker for me. I can spot one a mile away and while I don’t relish the conversation that follows, I don’t hesitate to get them off the bus for the good of myself, the rest of my team, and all of the people in our lives that the situation affects.

Another crucial success habit is to take action the second you know a problem is attacking your cores. I consider finding and recruiting the right team a high priority in my job. My team members are either contributing to the success of the team, or they’re standing in the way of it. And when you look at it that way, it’s pretty easy to tell who fits in which category. When I have the right team in place, the payoff is amazing for everyone on the team, including myself.

I no longer dread the recruiting process or make excuses for bad apples just so I don’t have to go through the process of finding someone new. I’m always looking out for talent, passion and dedication and when I find it, I jump on it.

Below are some good habits I’ve tied into my success system for ensuring I’ve always got the right people ON the bus knowing what they need to do, and the sabotaging ones OFF the bus so as not to kill the team momentum.

 

Four Step System To Ensure Your Team Is Producing Maximum Momentum

 

  1. Document Your Processes – You won’t dread having to hire and train new people if you’ve got a documented system in place to onboard employees. The more detailed, the better. Create step-by-step instructions for each position and keep them updated.
  2. Automate – We use Asana on my team, which is a free project management tool. We have an onboarding project template all set up to walk people through basic training, signing documents, and getting to know our programs and systems.
  3. Keep an updated job description – Make sure to have clear requirements for the position and keep it updated as you learn what skills and personality traits work in each position (and which ones don’t).
  4. Retain – When you find the right employees, do what it takes to keep them! You can use gamification with incentives and contests to keep your team happy and motivated