Be Better – Live Your Life With Advance Dynamix. Be better tomorrow than you are today. This is the cornerstone of what Advance Dynamix is all about. It sounds really simple and when you look at the big picture, it really is to a certain degree.
Most people just drift through life with no plan whatsoever. If you live your life with the concept of employing Advance Dynamix in the forefront of your mind, you will accomplish much more than you would otherwise. Subsequently becoming better tomorrow than you are today.
Becoming better can encompass many different things. Become better at helping others. Become happier. Become smarter. Become stronger. Become more resilient. Become more solvent. The list goes on and on.
Consume more high-quality input
Harry S. Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” I hated the library when I was a kid. For some reason, the card catalog intimidated me. In addition to that, I wasn’t a big fan of reading the assigned books back then either. Once I became a little older, that damn card catalog was replaced with a computer system. That was a great step in the right direction. But, the most important change was when I realized how much the library had to offer that was actually of interest to me. This was shortly before the Internet came onto the scene. The library quickly became a regular hangout for me.
If you have been around Advance Dynamix for any amount of time whatsoever, you probably know one of my favorite, home-made acronyms is KIPFYH. Knowledge Is Power, Feed Your Head! I came up with KIPFYH when my kids were young in an effort to help them understand the importance of consuming as much high-quality input as possible.
If you are enjoying this blog post, there is an excellent chance you will enjoy sporting this Advance Dynamix – KIPFYH! shirt as well.
In this post, I talk about how winners are known for reading a lot. Some read a whole lot! Take Tai Lopez for instance. Tai consumes a book a day. Whoa! According to Wealthy Gorilla, Tai Lopez is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $60 million bucks! I’m thinking there’s probably a direct correlation there.
Your input totally impacts your mindset. No matter which medium you choose for the uptake. Reading books is extremely important. But, there are many other ways to get high-quality content into your head as well. Personally, I’m open to all medium types. It is mostly dependent upon what I’m doing at the time. For instance, if I’m driving down the Interstate, I am obviously not going to try to read a book. Audible books and podcasts help me learn more without creating an unsafe driving environment.
I listen to a lot of podcasts. I also take in a ton of YouTube videos. There is high quality content available for free all around us. You just have to make the decision to move from watching Game of Thrones or surfing Facebook to put good stuff into your head instead.
It is common for me to sit with the family while they’re watching TV but have my headphones in, listening to something that is teaching me something I don’t know. I’m still spending quality time with my family but I’m not melting my brain with useless stuff. Instead, I’m feeding my brain. As you probably know, I’m a huge car-buff. As I write this, the Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson auction is playing in the background. I’m kind of paying attention to it but I’m still getting work that matters done at the same time.
Set goals larger than your current comfort zone
Setting goals is a great way to be better. If I were to ask you what your long-term goals are right now, what would your answer be? What about your short-term goals? Do you know what they are? Have you written them down? Do you have pictures of them hanging up somewhere for you to see multiple times a day? Do you focus on them? Do you revisit them often? Most people don’t even set goals. Unfortunately many who do, don’t set them high enough. If you haven’t read The Magic Of Thinking Big by Dr. David Schwartz yet, you need to do that ASAP. It’s a fairly old book and the writing is a little wonky to read but it will totally change the way you think about goals. It’s another one of those books with life-changing abilities. A must-read, if you will.
Some of my goals include a six-figure houseboat on the lake, a seven-figure home in Scottsdale or Fountain Hills, Arizona and a seven-figure, ocean-going yacht. Big goals? Yep. Pipe dreams? Nope, not at all. I set big goals and then I attain them. It never happens exactly according to plan but you have to have a plan to begin with or it’s never going to happen at all.
Open your mind
Is your mind open? Are you sure? How much thought have you given to this? Trust me when I tell you, you don’t know what you don’t know. None of us do. We just don’t know. How is that for profound? The good news is, with the inception of the Internet, we can learn more about absolutely anything that interests us and we can learn it anywhere and at any time.
You’re going to love this! Some see the proverbial “writing on the wall.” Do you know where I came up with the idea for this blog post? I stopped at a convenience store today and there was permanent marker graffiti on top of the urinal. Yes, rather than “seeing the writing on the wall” as the old adage goes, I saw the “writing on the urinal!”
All it said was, “Be Better.”
It was a sign. Maybe my mind isn’t completely open but it was open enough to recognize that was a sign and not just urinal graffiti, not deserving of another glance. LOL! It was a sign to me of what my next blog post was going to encompass. Be Better – Live Your Life With Advance Dynamix
It was totally a statement I could get behind and it felt like it was probably something you and others could get on board with too. As soon as I got home, I started checking it out. Well, what do you know!? It was! That was enough for me. Because my mind is open, more than most, urinal graffiti spoke to me. Ha ha! Open your mind, damn it!
Operating with an open mind has the ability to change your life in major ways. You must be able to think outside the box. Be Better – Live Your Life With Advance Dynamix
I love the story of Tai Lopez looking for a job. He took a page out of the famous book, Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. Tai needed a job, had $46 bucks and piece-of-shit car to his name and was living with his friend. Most people would apply to jobs they considered low-hanging fruit. Not Tai Lopez, he found an old suit and put it on. Then, he opened up a phone book and found one of the biggest ads in its yellow pages and set out to get a job with the guy responsible for the big ad. Tai’s line of thought was if that guy could afford a huge ad, he must know how to make lots of money. Tai’s goal was to learn what that guy knew. The guys name was Mike Steinback and he was the head of a large insurance company. Tai explained his line of thought and offered to work for free in return for an education on how to make a lot of money. Now, THAT is the epitome of a go-getter!
I’m relatively certain Tai learned that move after reading Think & Grow Rich. If you have read it, comment below and let me know your thoughts. Seems pretty similar to me!
The importance of learning and finding good mentorship is extremely important when it comes to being better. Tai Lopez totally understood these concepts and he made them work for him. That is why he is worth $60 million bucks today. These are clues. Learn from them and employ them in life. Be Better – Live Your Life With Advance Dynamix
It isn’t all about hard work
Becoming better isn’t all about work. Quite the opposite actually. That may appear strange at first glance but it’s true. One thing I have always struggled with is spending a good amount of quality time with the ones I love. I have always focused so much on becoming better in other areas, I have let down the people I was doing it all for, to begin with, to a certain extent. That isn’t easy for me to admit but it is totally true, so I have to lay it out there for you and everyone else to see. Make sure you are balancing everything. Don’t lose sight of your really big picture (your friends and family) while you are working so hard to make everything better for them.
Learning more comes much quicker when you resolve to help others learn. When you teach others about the topics they seek and you already know, everyone wins. Be Better – Live Your Life With Advance Dynamix
Most leadership programs incorporate a classroom teaching element into them. Now, why do you suppose that is? That’s right. It’s because we learn when we teach. Teaching others will help you to be better. Help others, help yourself. You know how I love win/win’s!
What do you know that you can help others learn? Probably a lot of things. Find the one you love the most and go forth and prosper!
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