Get on Your Grind
In Episode 6 of the Relentless: Real People, Real Results, Real World podcast we talk overhauling your input to produce the output you desire.
State of Relentless:
Relentless Main Event:
- The creative recharge provided by time off the grid and musings on replicating that in the day-to-day grind.
- Two truisms on input/ouput:
- What you put in becomes what you put out.
- The more you put in, the less you put out.
- Drawing inspiration from:
- Performing a self-assessment and honing in on sales, business growth, and consistently “putting myself out there”.
Take honest stock of your goals of 10, 5, 3, and 1 years ago. Are you on the trajectory to achieve them? Is your proportion of input to output satisfactory? Do you need to qualitatively or quantitatively make alterations?
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After a lengthy hiatus from the microphone, I’m busting back onto the podcast scene, and I’m excited about it! It’s time to introduce Relentless: Real People, Real Results, Real World.
A deep dive into how real people get real results in the real world. Relentless mixes stories to provide context and the actions you can take right now in both short-format episodes and long-format interviews. Get ready to tackle anything from your morning cup of coffee to your exercise and nutrition regimens to building a million dollar business.
The Relentless Semester: Create Your Own Education
In the first episode I discuss the Relentless Semester, an alternative way to approach education at any stage of your life. Here’s the rundown:
- Exiting a life rut by first pulling back aggressively and identifying the contributing actions that are under your control.
- Talking formal degrees and the opportunity to get equal or better expertise via your own initiative, drive, and creativity (at a fraction of the cost). Udemy and Lynda are mentioned as examples.
- Noting that a huge pro to formal degrees – and why they won’t die for a long, long time – is the structure they provide.
- Proposing the Relentless Semester as a way to chart your course and impose your own structure. Its criteria:
- Realistic Aggression – challenging but not enough to be demoralizing.
- Realistic Timeline – the right blend of short-term and long-term.
- Accountability – partnering, seeking meetups, establishing reporting habits, etc. with the end goal of holding your ass to the fire.
- Reliability – choosing course material that you trust.
- Practicality – each course is tied to something that you can apply in the real world. The more courses tie into your profession, the more you can take on. And vice versa.
- Balance – there is no excuse for selecting material that you hate. The more boring a block of material, the more you must be 100% positive it will make you better/happier.
- Encouraging you to include “gym class” or some sort of physical goal. Advice for those goals: know why, record metrics, seek social accountability, require little in the way of equipment/materials, and avoid overly-stressful plans.
- Offering my own summer semester as a case study:
- Course #1: Becoming a Supple Leopard by Dr. Kelly Starrett (book), Goal – become a better trainer by improving mobility.
- Course #2: The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman (book), Goal – refresh my business roots.
- Course #3: Practical – Establish Relentless brand and podcast, Goal – become self-reliant and find lowest effort, highest impact ways of publishing and publicizing content.
- Course #4: Practical – Quickbooks, Goal – better organize Relentless finance management.
Relentless Action: Whether or not you chart a full Relentless Semester, perform a self-assessment. Is there something under your control that you can improve upon? Can you apply one single course on the side to better yourself this summer?
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