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Good morning, three things I learned this last week that’s really important when gaining traction in your career as I’ve been working hard to gain traction in mine. One, don’t compromise your morning routine, so I’ve had a few mornings where I crunched my morning routine so in other words, so for one hour I spend one hour each morning on a personal development, so exercise, calibrating myself spiritually, calibrating my mindset through visualization, through reading about my goals, through getting my mind focused on my future and as I do those things it’s helping me to have more focus and energy throughout the day, but on the mornings when I have to crunch, when I have to sleep in for some reason or life just interrupts in various ways. I’ve had to either crunch that personal development time or skip it altogether, but I’m going to stop doing that because I’ve noticed that when I
When I don’t do my full morning routine, I don’t have the focus and the creativity that I need throughout the day and I ended up being less productive and so I’m going to take time out of. I have two hours a day for Arrow light, my new business and seven hours a day I spend a with my videography business that I’m still running right now because I’m not ready to exit that yet. So I have two hours a day to build my new business and I’m willing to take, if I have to, if I have to cut an hour out of my morning, I’d rather take an hour out of Arrow light than out of my personal development time and I’m gonna experiment with that and let you know how it goes because I’d rather be have one hour of super focused, uh, and, and, and, and productive time with Arrow light because I had that personal development time than to have two hours of kind of unfocused time where I didn’t know my priorities.
I didn’t have the clarity I needed. Um, and so I’m gonna. I’m gonna Start doing that. I’m going to start experimenting with that. And, and the thing with this morning routine is that I’ve, I never really noticed dramatic, immediate results from these little things I do in the morning. But I know that in the last year and a half, the consistent effort of it is affecting my life in a lot, a lot of positive ways and, and even many ways that I’ll never even know about that over time, it’s building character and it’s given me the energy and the focus I need. It’s helped me overcome weaknesses faster. It’s helping me gain certain qualities faster. It’s helping me get out of my comfort zone more often that these little things that I’m doing each day do not produce an immediate effect. But I can tell you that over time it is absolutely getting me into a state that I am able to create and contribute and stay focused.
And so it really does work. One, another realization I’ve had is that when I first started this whole venture and building a new business, I, uh, you know, I really believed that if I had the right mindset, um, that things would maybe happen unnaturally fast and, uh, it’s definitely not happening unnaturally fast. Um, I’m not hitting certain goals in my business that I thought I would a lot sooner. But what my mindset is doing and what has done this whole time is it’s keeping me on track and it’s keeping me from giving up. There’s so many moments where, you know, I could have easily given up and easily seeing this as just a waste of time. But through my mindset training, I’ve been able to talk myself out of giving up many, many times and also talk myself in to doing certain things that have caused me to step out of my comfort zone and form a lot of great relationships and do a lot of things that are helping me get closer and closer.
That is building my business that is helping me move forward. I’m overcoming certain weaknesses that I never would have without that, that mindset without my mind set on what I’m trying to create without my mind set on my goals and my future and where I’m heading. And so it does have a positive effect that won’t necessarily. I know that it is helping me get to where I want to be faster than it would otherwise, but not unnaturally fast. You know, there’s an order to things and there’s certain things that need to happen to so you can have a strong foundation. One more thing is that on a podcast I listened to this last week, um, and I recommend you finding and searching out podcasts on itunes that’s related to whatever it is you’re trying to achieve and you will find really great stuff on there. Um, so I, I was listening to a podcast about restrictions and the blessing that restrictions really are for our life.
So for example, as I’m building a business, I have two hours a day devoted to building my business and the rest of that time is spent doing the job that is paying the bills right now. And I’m okay with that. I decided to take that ruth and just jumped ship and get into tons of debt and spend eight hours a day. And now I’m really starting to see the benefit of the restrictions that I’ve had because having a restriction only having two hours a day to devote to my business is forcing me to get really creative and really focused. And so if, you know, I could be spending eight hours a day on Arrow light, um, and somehow if I was, had all this seed money that I could just live off of for a year, I don’t think I would build my business as fast because I wouldn’t be forced to get as focused and creative.
I wouldn’t be forced to constantly reprioritize my tasks so that I’m only doing the most important things if I had all that extra time. So I really believe that the restriction of only having two hours a day is actually helping me achieve my goals faster. It’s actually helping me build my business faster and it is forcing me to build a certain amount of character that is necessary to run a business. It’s forcing me to get really creative and that creativity and that focus, I’m going to be able to carry those qualities into when I am running my business full time. When I do have employees that I’m managing, I’m going to. I’m going to look back and be very grateful that I had that restriction during those, during that early phase of building my business. Because of the qualities that I gained from it, but then I can use the rest of my life as I keep scaling up and so I, I’m, I’m accepting and loving the restrictions that I have because I’ve had a very love hate relationship.
Actually, mostly hate relationship with having those restrictions, with having little to no money to invest in my business and very little time has been a stress on me a lot of the time and it’s made it very difficult sometimes and I get very agitated sometimes when I think about those restrictions, but now I’m really. I’m accepting and embracing the restrictions and choosing to love those restrictions. So I want you to think about what restrictions do you have that are in your, in the pursuit of whatever goal you have in your career right now that maybe you’ve been annoyed at the now you can reframe and and decide to embrace and love and just know that those restrictions are forcing you to get creative and resourceful. It’s forcing you to get focused. It’s forcing you to step out of her comfort zone. Restrictions are a very good thing.
So those are the three important lessons that I’ve learned this last week that I wanted to share with you to help you gain traction in your career. They are lessons that are helping me gain traction in my career and to sum it up, be consistent with your morning routine, don’t compromise on it, and you will see the effects of it. Your mindset might not have, won’t, won’t make things happen unnaturally fast, but it will keep you in it. It will keep you from giving up. And 3, restrictions are a good thing. Love the restrictions and embrace the restrictions. They force you to get creative. They force you to get focused. I’m Chad Gravallese with ArrowLight signing off.