A while back, I was a plumber…
With a night hustle.
It was brutal, and involved doing massive hours.
To give you an idea, this is what my Monday – Friday looked like:
5:00 am = Alarm goes off.
Throw some clothes on and skull a cup of instant coffee, aiming for the door.
Gotta beat the traffic…
6:30 am – 12:00 pm = plumber work (absolutely hating it)
12:00 pm -12:30 pm = quickly check emails and ebay messages while on my plumber lunch break
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm = back to being a plumber and hating it.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm = Finish work and head to the golf range.
Hitting golf balls for 45 about min as “my exercise”
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm = work on ebay store.
10:00 pm – onwards = Dreaming about being able to quit work as a plumber and instead become a full time business owner.
This “lifestyle” continued for about 6 months, and it was killing me.
Gradually becoming more and more exhausted and frustrated by any notable progress.
There were many moments of self doubt.
Perhaps life as a plumber was it…
On the weekends, I would play golf and relax, trying to recover from the brutal weeks.
Feeling like I had earnt the break.
No progress was being made. So in a “do something or give up” moment … I joined my first mastermind group.
They had a training coming up on “achieving your goals”.
Which felt perfect for the situation.
I had a goal but was not achieving it.
A few weeks later, I was at the training!
The day started with the leader of the group standing up and asking 2 questions.
How bad do you want to achieve your goals out of 10?
How willing are you to change out of 10?
You might want it really bad, but, if you are not willing to change, then it won’t happen.
If you didn’t need to change in order to achieve your goals, you wouldn’t be here.
You would already have achieved it.
It’s easy to see how willing you are to change.
How willing are you to give up the things you love doing?
Would you stop watching TV or going out for dinner with friends?
What if you had to spend less time with your kids?
His words hit me like a kick to the face.
Pierced my soul.
I wanted to be a business owner, but wasn’t willing to stop playing golf.
I wanted to be a business owner, but wasn’t willing to put in time on the weekends.
There was an extra 15 hours a week to work on my business if I wasn’t spending it on golf.
My love of golf was real.
But, my unwillingness to change was preventing me from putting the time into my business.
It was time to make a pledge.
Stop playing golf until you are making $10,000 profit.
Six months later, the transition to full-time business owner was made.
I was a business owner.
Going all in was a great decision.
I learnt some powerful lessons from the experience.
– It’s not just about how bad you want it. YOU need to be willing to change to achieve your goals and dreams.
– If you want to be one of those people who achieve their goals, then you must both want it and be willing to change.
Keeping things on the theme here.
In this week’s episode of the podcast, Grant and I cover how to level up YOU in 2023.
Sharing some of the powerful strategies and tactics we use to level up our game.
Things that can help you crush your dreams and goals for 2023.
00:00 Welcome to Business and Investing
04:20 Why do some people level up much faster than others
08:05 Ask yourself what your goal is
11:46 Level of priorities
16:31 How much do you spend to level up?
19:39 Careful research of what I choose to do
20:09 Willingness to change
26:03 If you want to grow, you have to stop thinking you’re special
33:43 Do shit!
39:29 Being open to feedback
45:37 Finding the gold standard
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