Complacentitis Is Curable If You Break The ROUTINE

We’ve become a society terrified of change. We like things to stay just the way they are. It’s easier that way.

Stretching the boundaries and personal accomplishment are not product of the status quo. It’s because our brains are wired to follow the same patterns.

Maybe it’s your personal life that is on auto-pilot, or you’re not at your peak in your professional life. Whatever the reason…

Stop complaining. Do something about it.

If you find yourself idling and feel the need to take a different road, make the move. Don’t sit idle, you’ll run out of gas.

Do you feel like you’re in the same routine going through the same motions day in and day out? Interacting with the same cast of characters, doing the same activities can grow old over time.

If you can identify with any of the debilitating descriptors below then you’ve fallen into a R O U T I N E and you’ll need to read on for further guidance…

R – Rundown
O – Out of sorts
U – Usual Suspects
T – Timid to change
I – Incapable of imagining
N – Nothing seems exciting
E – Everything is the same

We’ve become automated without even knowing it.
Our daily routines have taken over our lives.

How can we excel at anything in life if we don’t learn to push ourselves to the next level?

It’s equivalent to being in the neutral position. Your engine is running but you’re not moving forward.
If complacency is the disease, change is the cure! Let’s start with a few easy steps.

Complacentitis is curable if you work at it.
Here are 7 tips to get your started:

  1. Intentionally seek out new ideas to improve your surroundings.
  2. Start a list of ideas that can lead to progress in fulfilling your mission.
  3. Identify at least one actionable item a day, and make the necessary changes.
  4. Make an attempt to apply new ideas to your everyday life.
  5. Drive a different way to work. Try a new restaurant. Move your furniture around.
  6. Review your processes and procedures; how can they be improved?
  7. What little improvements can you make that will impact the big picture?

One thing is certain. You’ll have a new direction in your life.
These changes will help you become more and more efficient and effective.
Don’t settle for mediocrity.
Settle for excellence!

If it ain’t broke, break it!

My Video Book will help you cure the 5 Human Ailments, and put you on a path to your dreams!


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Work, Home, Dinner, Bed, Wake up, REPEAT

So you wake up, go to work, come home, eat dinner, retire to bed, wake up and start the process all over again. There may never be ‘the perfect time’… and then what? Too many people never experience the ultimate high, because they’re stuck in low gear waiting for everything and everyone around them to be perfect.

The perfect time is a grand illusion.

The perfect time only happens when your mind catches up to your fear. Listen friends we talk ourselves in and out of more opportunities because of a condition known as FEAR. Fear is the ultimate dream killer. We are fearful of things that may never happen, but we fear them anyway. Make FEAR your new friend! You make your own breaks, no one else is responsible for your successes, your failures, or for your dreams.

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed in a big way while others struggle to get by? Being the best that you can possibly be is no accident. We all have unlimited potential to succeed at whatever we put our minds to. Unfortunately many people will never realize that potential because they suffer from one or more of what I call the “5 Human Ailments”, if you know the signs you can avoid them all together. My video book will help you identify the signs and provide the roadmap forward.

  1. Copycatosis
  2. Complacentitis
  3. Not-Now-Fever
  4. Dirty Money Disease
  5. Judgmentanoma

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Maybe your personal life is on auto-pilot, or you’re not at your peak in your professional life. If you find yourself idling and feel the need to take a different road, make the move. Stop complaining. Do something about it. We’ve become a society terrified of change. We like things to stay the way they are. There is an old saying that familiarity breeds contempt – or is it complacency?

My friends, this is the perfect time to DREAM.

People Do Business With People They Like & Trust

We’ve all played the sales game at one time or another. When I was younger, I sold lemonade, vacuum cleaners, encyclopedias and magazines. You name it. It’s a process of learning and uncovering the benefits of a product and knowing when to shut up and let the product sell itself. You must believe in your product. When you fully understand it and you believe in it, your role becomes considerably easier. You can speak with ease and with the conviction that you would buy the product yourself. The buyer will sense this confidence.

Everyone is in sales – and that even includes you. Before you start to debate on how you have nothing to do with sales, consider that on any given day in one respect or another you have to sell someone. Whether you’re in an administrative role, back of the warehouse, the front desk or at an executive level within the company, you are selling to someone at some point of the day. You might need to convince someone of an alternative view on how to best handle the client needs. But in some roundabout way we all have an agenda and need to convince others to see it our way. Your fellow employees in your organization are your internal customers. They are just as important as your external customers. If you can’t convince your internal customers then how are you going to convince your external customers? It’s everyone’s responsibility to insure success through every touch-point of your communication. Whether or not you interact with your external customers does not relieve you of that responsibility.

In the 90’s I was so busy working and trying to get ahead that I barely paid attention to people. Sure people were important in my life, in fact a great many people. I was always trying to chase the sale. I found myself caught in the day-to-day mode of running the business. I had no idea of what a relationship looked like. I didn’t think relationships were that important. It’s not that I didn’t like people. I just didn’t put the time in to develop quality relationships. I was guilty of putting the sale ahead of the relationship. Guilty as charged.

When September 11th rocked the world, it devastated the advertising community. Everyone was so caught up in this world-changing event that everything else seemed unimportant by comparison. Like many others our business took a hit. Companies were going out of business and people were simply not buying. Well, let me tell you, I found out real quickly how important relationships were to sales. I promised myself shortly thereafter to develop the very best relationships possible. I made it my number one goal.

No longer did I want to rely on just the sale. It wasn’t a matter of people just knowing the company and what it stood for, it was a matter of people knowing the man. I spent decades building business and chasing the sale without ever realizing the value and the strength of creating great relationships.

I kept my promise to myself and set out to nurture the best possible relationships that I could. I made a commitment to get involved in the community. I associated my name with things that mattered. I set out to make a difference in the world around me. I discovered it wasn’t just about my business and the almighty sale. It was much more than that. It was about helping people. Making an impact in the community around me and putting people before the sale. It was about developing relationships.

The brink of an idea! Instead of focusing on money, focus on how you can make a difference in someone else’s life. How can the benefits of your product or service make their life easier and richer? Does it improve their quality of life? If you can connect your product or service to making their life better – then the sale is made. Help people solve a problem and they’ll buy from you. Be sincere, straightforward and honest – even if it cost you money or the sale. Now that can be a challenge for some. Especially if you have to pay the mortgage or buy a loaf of bread. But you’ll be rewarded with more sales and better relationships than you ever imagined.

The golden rule in developing relationships is not to sell people out. People are not for sale. I define money as ‘a dirty substance’ that elicits the worst in people. When you know your product or service and you do the right thing, money will take care of itself. Dirty Money Disease is one of what I call the ‘5 Human Ailments’. You can learn more on the ‘5 Human Ailments’ by watching my Video Book:


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That’s a hard lesson to learn folks. We’re all anxious to make a buck. BUT… Don’t sell your soul for that buck.

DIRTY MONEY DISEASE IS THE RESULT OF GREED.

  • How can the benefits of your product or service make life easier and richer?
  • Does it improve their quality of life?
  • Focus on buying vs. over selling
  • Focus on the real benefits of the product or service
  • Go the extra mile  – whatever it takes
  • Always do the right thing no matter what
  • Get the details down and you’ll shine above all else

Remember, people do business with people they like and trust. Straight talk works wonders and people will feel your honesty and that alone will separate you from the pack.

Copycatosis Cured

When a reporter asked that ridiculous question to Michael Phelps: was he the next Mark Spitz, having just broken Spitz’s record? Phelps response was perfect:

“I’m working on being the first Michael Phelps.”

I’ve never understood why anyone would want to be anyone – but themselves. Some people live their entire life trying to be like someone else. They convince themselves of their limitations. They never reach their potential because they will not allow themselves to envision all that is possible. If you find yourself caught up in this world, then you must take drastic measures or you’ll find yourself blending into the crowd.

You are capable of anything and everything when you let your mind go. Allow yourself to move beyond your self-imposed restrictions.

The benefits of being YOURSELF are tremendous. It’s the only way to win YOUR game. You won’t be without controversy. Some people may even be jealous, after all you are being someone they can’t be. They may be caught up in a world of average and they probably think they’re doing you a favor by having you join them. Don’t do it.

We need to tap into and respect our individualization. While the corporate boardroom is expecting you to conform to the rules, more than ever before your business needs you to break through with new ideas. We have become a society that is all too predictable. If you don’t conform to the crowd then you’ll be considered an instigator, or worse – a weirdo. God forbid you think a little different and standout.

We are creating a society of followers. Everyone clawing their way to the top trying to be like the next person. If you do everything by the book then maybe you can join the club. I despise those meetings where you get some person speaking about something that you know is BS. Everyone else in the room also knows it’s BS. But nobody speaks up. I’ve been in those rooms and find myself being the only guy that speaks up. Many people end up telling me their real feelings later. They will often ask me how is it that I can be so honest. I tell them it’s easy, just tell the OUT LOUD TRUTH!

Copycatosis can be a hazardous journey through life. There are followers and there are leaders. There are those who set the trends and those who follow.

If you don’t get uncomfortable with yourself and your routine, you will never discover that being YOURSELF is your key to success.

IDEAS TO CURE COPYCATOSIS:

  • Stop imitating the crowd; try new ways of accomplishing your routine
  • Step up and lead by your own example
  • Be diametrical to the usual routine
  • Justify the reasoning behind your involvement or actions
  • Chart a new course that will take you in a new direction
  • Focus on elements that make you stand out
  • Make a commitment to yourself that you will introduce at least two new concepts into your life every week
  • Refuse to follow trends, start your own

My Video Book on the 5 Human Ailments will assist you on your journey, Good Luck!


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What Happened To The $5 Lunch?

Surely you remember the old adage, “don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today.” The meaning of that saying seems to have gone the way of the five-dollar lunch.

Procrastinators are made, not born. It starts at a very young age. When a child doesn’t want to do something, they respond with a not-now attitude. Children don’t often understand that there are always consequences for their actions. Children can easily pick up their procrastination habits from their parents. They see how their parents behave and assume that it’s normal behavior. Parents must reinforce a more positive attitude of follow-through with their children. Otherwise these childhood episodes will follow them into their adult life.

Procrastination is habit forming. The word is derived from the latin verb procrastinare, which simply means to put off or postpone for another day. Today, behaviorists typically define it as a learned habit derived from a human preference for short-term rewards. There is no set reason why procrastinators delay in completing projects. There are three types of procrastination behaviors, as identified by Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at De Paul University in Chicago, and Timothy Pychyl, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. The arousal procrastinator, the avoider procrastinator, and the decisional procrastinator.

First, arousal procrastinators do so for the thrill of working at the last minute to complete a project. Often these people are unorganized and have trouble with time management. They may get it done, but  because it was so rushed right before the deadline the quality will suffer.

Second, there is the avoider procrastinator who avoids either the fear of failure or the fear of success. Their indecisiveness will prohibit them from trying new things and exploring new ideas. People who fall into this category will achieve average throughout their life.

Third, decisional procrastinators believe that not making a decision relieves them of the responsibility of the outcome. They simply don’t want it to fall on their shoulders. These people are followers. They don’t want to stick out, they prefer to blend in and let others make the decision.

We not only put off projects we could easily finish, but we put off projects we don’t want to do. This is our way of saying “I don’t have time”. How many times have you heard that? We make time for everything that is important to us and everything we want to do. If you “don’t have time” it’s because you don’t want to make the time. Let’s face it, it’s simply an easy excuse to use when you want to avoid something. We’ve all done it. We just tell people we don’t have the time when what we really want to say is that we don’t want to.

You have time to party, you have time to watch tv, you have time for relationships, you have time for everything you deem important. If it’s important to you then you’ll make the time. I wish people would be more honest with each other. Instead they just drag people along with the thought that they might actually still be interested – and they’re not.

How many times have you made a call to someone, or left a voicemail, or sent an email and they never call back or respond in anyway? It doesn’t feel good does it? How many times do you do it to people who are trying to reach you? Your intentions may be honorable, you planned on calling them back, you’re just too busy, whatever your excuse is it’s still procrastination.

Have you considered what procrastination or lazy work habits are doing to your productivity? Failing to follow through with a sensible timeline and deadline for your projects is the kiss of death. I see too many people with no sense of urgency. They’ll get it done when they get it done.

There are steps you can take to rid yourself of this troubling disease!

  • Each morning, start with a list of things to accomplish for that day. Make a decision as to what can be finished by the day’s end. Commit yourself to not leaving work until the list is finished. If you can’t finish every item on the list then donate twenty dollars to your favorite charity. Do this every time you miss completing an item. This should make you accountable pretty quickly. Either that or you’ll be broke. Be honest with yourself, if you cheat then you’re only fooling yourself.
  • It is human nature for people to unload their challenges on others. Do not be too accessible throughout the workday. Your agenda will never be completed with interruptions. Plan your day so that you have time to collaborate, but isolate yourself the remainder of the time. It may be best to start off the morning with open time for others so that they can get on with their day. When you are focused on your work, do not allow yourself to be dragged into other problems. If you must close the door or find a quiet place to work – then do it.
  • Don’t over-promise! Don’t set yourself up for failure! Deliver what you know you can finish in a timely manner. Your word is your most vital asset. If you tell someone the deadline is Friday then make absolutely sure that you can finish the project prior to Friday or do not make the promise. Whenever you make a promise, be certain you can deliver what you promised or refrain from inserting that foot of yours in your mouth. This will take serious discipline.

My Video Book, the 5 Human Ailments will assist you greatly on your journey forward!


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UNLOCK YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL: Cure The 5 Human Ailments™
UNLOCK YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL: Cure The 5 Human Ailments™
You'll never realize your true potential if you suffer from the 5 Human Ailments: Copycatosis, Complacenitis, Not Now Fever, Judgmentanoma, or Dirty Money Disease. The history of human experience is full of tales of success and failure and amazing stories of perseverance. What separates the average person from the exceptional? ...