If you’ve ever hung around successful people you’ll have noticed that without fail the way they live their lives revolves around getting shit DONE. From the outside looking in, this looks like non.stop.work.
In fact, if you’ve NOT spent a lot of time in person with seriously successful folks then I’ll bet that your perception is we are all just freaking workaholics who burn the midnight oil AND the early light and basically never switch off.
Which is TRUE … but not exactly in the way most people think! Because here is the REAL secret about the all day every day grind of the truly high-level entrepreneur, leader, revofuckinglutionary, and this is also what I’d strongly recommend YOU consider focusing on in your own efforts:
We work hard.
We play hard.
We crush it all day.
We really DO never stop.
But what we’re actually doing all that time?
When people come and stay with me, or spend even a day with me, and they’ve up till that point only known me online, even if quite well, they are invariably taken aback at how my life really plays out. Specifically they’re taken aback at how much time I spend on doing shit that’s COMPLETELY just for me, non-business related, around self care or social or fun or just plain living my LIFE!
I’ve just spent the last few days staying here in Dallas, Texas with my fellow BAMF friend Ryan Stewman, and his awesome wife Amy. Ryan has a multiple-7 figure KICKASS business as well, is also scaling it to empire proportions, and from the outside looking in if you follow him online you’d be forgiven for thinking that all this dude does is WORK.
But I can tell you that after a weekend of full Texas experiences with him he DEFINITELY knows how to play hard, a lot, and also how to relax, chill out, DO the family and kids thing, etc! In fact I think I’ve seen him do a few solid hours of work and of course a bunch of stuff on the phone (that part is true, we ARE all always hustling and closing on the phone!), in between showing me all around Dallas (I got to see Mark Cuban’s house!!) and then a (ahem) pretty damn big night out at a real life Honky Tonk on Saturday. THAT was some awesome shit!
I myself have done a few hours work here and there, made some audios, hustled a bunch on the phone, the usual, AND we even got a Crossfit session in early this morning, but if you’d have spent the weekend here with us ‘workaholic’ is probably the last word you’d think to use, despite the fact that much of the conversation is worth millions in terms of topic and content.
When I hang out in person with Regan, or ANY of my entrepreneur friends who are killing it, there is DEFINITELY always talk of success and money and having it ALL going on. Let’s face it – we DO live and breathe this stuff!
But there is also insane – possibly ILLEGAL – amounts of fun being had, all day, and every day. In fact, if you were to follow us around for a day or two most of what you’d notice is a lot of laughing and scheming, interwoven with high-level conversations that’ll light you on FIRE, for sure. You’d probably walk out wondering WHEN ON EARTH THE WORK GETS DONE!
And sure, this past weekend here in Texas, or any time when I’m hanging out with friends around the world who don’t see often, there are EXTRA amounts of fun packed in than what might be normal … but honestly. The way my travel / sometime life looks is pretty damn close to how my everyday life looks. In fact, if we really get down to it my travel / sometime life IS my everyday life!
All of which begs the question:
When on earth DOES the work get done?! How are we making so much money, growing empires, running teams as well, and staying on top of so much content, client work, etc?!
It’s a conundrum, hey?!
Well, not at all actually; obviously I know when my work gets done! And look, let’s be clear here: I work my freaking ASS off, and so do my friends. We are success MACHINES, baby, and we do what it takes!
It’s just that –
The thing is –
We know how to crush it hard.fast.BIG. And just.like.boom.
We get our shit done SUPER freaking quickly. We know EXACTLY what our high-impact daily, weekly, monthly actions are. We ALWAYS do first things first. We do ’em without hesitation, without preparation, regardless of resistance or uncertainty or what the fuck else. We RUTHLESSLY discard anything that doesn’t make us money or create an immediate high-return outcome of some other kind. We fuel our bodies, minds, spirit with PREMIUM quality fuel designed to get us operating as premium MACHINES. We guard our ENVIRONMENT and who we will talk to, engage with, spend ANY time with, critically.
We know what is required.
We DO what is required.
We do it RIGHT AFUCKINGWAY.
We do it CONSISTENTLY, which also helps us do it ever faster.
We do it no matter WHAT.
And we absolutely do NOT do anything else.
I bet if you look at how much FLUFF time is really going on in your business and life you’d be appalled. If you want to get SERIOUSLY successful, you plain and simple need to learn to eliminate this shit.
But here is the other side of all of this:
We monetise our LIVES.
All of that stuff I mentioned above – the play hard, crush it hard stuff, the fun and social stuff, the work out stuff, heck even the sitting around drinking or TALKING stuff (maybe especially that!) MAKES US MONEY.
This past weekend of playing hard in Texas Ryan made 100k. I made pretty damn close to that as well. Neither of us lifted a finger for those particular chunks of income.
Our empires are money making MACHINES, baby. Our LIVES are money making machines!
I’m just gonna come out and say it like it is:
If you spend time with me, with any of my friends, you’re going to overwhelmingly notice how much fun and self-care there is. But at the same time you’re going to OVERWHELMINGLY NOTICE how we really DO never switch off, we live and breathe our businesses, it’s MOSTLY all we talk about, we are constantly in idea and hustle mode, the work DOES never stop.
It’s just that those of us at the top?
Have a different definition of all day work and grind than what the rest of the world does, or expects.
Look, it’d be nice to believe that the reason you’re not there yet is because you’re not willing to sacrifice other areas of your life in order to get to the top, but the TRUTH is that – as far as I and my friends are concerned – the only way to get to the top is to NEVER sacrifice any other area of your life.
So the secret, if you wanna call it that, is SIMPLE:
Work hard, work all DAY, CRUSH IT TILL YOU DIE.
PLAY hard, play all day, LIVE IT UP TILL YOU DIE!
I just said the same thing twice, get it? 🙂
And here is how you do that:
Make your BUSINESS work for you.
Make your LIFE work for you.
Get your shit SORTED, so that you know what your critical tasks are and you have a HABIT of just doing ’em.
Learn what it actually TAKES, what needs to happen day by day in your business, in your fitness, in your life, to get the results you DEMAND.
DO it. Fast. Every fucking day.
And simply insist upon having every part of what you WANT to be and do and have in your life contribute to the whole!
Stop trying to separate business from life, hustling from BEING. Stop imagining that those who are making insane amounts of money or an impact are working more HOURS. They may or may not be, but generally they’re ‘doing’ LESS than everyone else. Wanna know the REAL secret?
Stop trying to DO stuff to climb on up here.
The easy way is just to BECOME the person who lives up here already.
And if I did it, if we did it, if this is how it’s actually DONE and how we live:
You can do this too.
Don’t forget –
Life is Now. Press Play.