Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to Think Big!!! Your thinking is what will control your actions to achieve a goal. You will put in the effort, determination, and resilience that your thinking requires. If you are going to be in business then you should Think Big. Make it the most successful and exciting business in the industry.

If you are going to be in a relationship or have a family then you should Think Big. Make it the best relationship and family you possibly can. If you are going to spend time doing anything positive at all then you should Think Big. Make it the best ever. Thinking Big is just the process of stretching your imagination or goals to something just a little bit more than you would have.

Thinking Big is saying to yourself that I can do it if I can dream it. Thinking Big is being different than the rest. Don't let incremental success be OK. That should happen by default. What areas of your life today do you need to start Thinking Big? Don't put this off. Make it a habit and watch the results. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!!! Think Big!!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

8 Really Important Things When Thinking Big

#1 - Education and intelligence accomplish nothing without action
It doesn't matter if you have a genius IQ and a PhD in Quantum Physics, you can't change anything or make any sort of real-world progress without taking action. There's a huge difference between knowing how to do something and actually doing it. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action.

#2 - Happiness and success are two different things
"What will make me happy?" and "What will make me successful?" are two of the most important questions you can ask yourself. But they are two different questions.

#3 - Everyone runs their own business
No matter how you make a living or who you think you work for, you only work for one person, yourself. The big question is: What are you selling, and to whom? Even when you have a full-time, salaried, 'Corporate America' position, you are still running your own business. You are selling one unit of your existence (an hour of your life) at a set price (the associated fraction of your salary) to a customer (your employer).So how can you simultaneously save your time and increase your profit? The answer is slightly different for everyone. But it's an answer you should be seeking.

#4 - All people possess dimensions of success and dimensions of failure
This point is somewhat related to point #2 on happiness and success, but it stands strong on its own as well...Trying to be perfect is a waste of time and energy. Perfection is an illusion. All people, even our idols, are multidimensional. Powerful business men, polished musicians, bestselling authors, and even our own parents all have dimensions of success and dimensions of failure present in their lives.

#5 - Every mistake you make is progress
Mistakes teach you important lessons. Every time you make one, you're one step closer to your goal. The only mistake that can truly hurt you is choosing to do nothing simply because you're too scared to make a mistake. So don't hesitate - don't doubt yourself. In life, it's rarely about getting a chance; it's about taking a chance.

#6 - The problems we have with others are typically more about us
Quite often, the problems we have with others - our spouse, parents, siblings, Co-workers, etc. - don't really have much to do with them at all. Because many of the problems we think we have with them we subconsciously created in our own mind. Maybe they did something in the past that touched on one of our fears or insecurities. Or maybe they didn't do something that we expected them to do. In either case, problems like these are not about the other person, they're about us.

#7 - Emotional decisions are rarely good decisions
Decisions driven by heavy emotion are typically misguided reactions rather than educated judgments. These reactions are the byproduct of minimal amounts of conscious thought and primarily based on momentary 'feelings' instead of mindful awareness. The best advice here is simple: Don't let your emotions trump your intelligence.

#8 - You will never feel 100% ready when an opportunity arises
The number one thing I persistently see holding smart people back is their own reluctance to accept an opportunity simply because they don't think they're ready. In other words, they believe they require additional knowledge, skill, experience, etc. before they can aptly partake in the opportunity. Sadly, this is the kind of thinking that stifles personal growth. The truth is nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind. - William James
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success. - Henry Ford
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia. - Alexis Carrel
All the resources we need are in the mind. - Theodore Roosevelt
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. - Napoleon Hill

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate