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A few months back I did an interview with Eric and Jarod of http://www.backofficelab.com/ about lifestyle and Entrepreneurship and finally got around to uploading it to my blog here and to be able to share it with ya.
Click here to listen (You’ll be redirected to the Apple iTunes link)
The first one should be my interview, you’ll see “Who Is Chris Hughes” there and can just click it to listen.
Over the last few months I’ve been actively building up my business, along with building up quite a few other things to be able to sell in a few years.What that meant is that I’ve ignored my personal blog here because it doesn’t directly put cash into my pocket.
I do however feel that it would be valuable for me to start blogging again, at least a little more than I have been. I’ve been learning a lot in business, marketing and advertising along with mindset training and of course I have been surfing everyday.
As of today, February 9th, I live on the beach in Costa Rica again. From where I’m sitting, I can see the ocean and hear the waves crashing. This is a shot from my living room looking out. You can’t see the ocean from the picture, but it’s right on the other side of that little wall.
I’d love to have you listen to the interview and learn a little bit more about myself, how I’ve built up my ideal business and how you can do the same.
In the interview you’ll also learn where I was at when I was at my lowest and had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with my life. Click here to listen.
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Have you celebrated any of your successes lately?
In business it can be extremely difficult to celebrate our successes.
I know from personal experiences that it felt weird celebrating things like my first lead, my first sale or even my first $3,000 day. I wonder if it goes back to my childhood and me struggling to truly celebrate things. I’ve always immediately thought “what’s next?” after accomplishing anything.
When I first learned how to juggle 4 balls, my immediate thought was that I needed to learn how to juggle 5. No hesitation, just straight moving on quickly.
I’m not sure if you know what I’m talking about with that, but it can be difficult for me to celebrate my successes. Lately I’ve been working on this more and more and have found that I feel better after relaxing, stepping back away from work and actually having a mini-celebration for a success.
For instance, I hit 1 million fans on a fan page I have the other day before recording that video. So instead of immediately thinking “I want 2 million!” (which I actually did think), I decided to go enjoy the beautiful sunset and not worry about 2 million… yet 😉
I believe its human nature to not truly stop and appreciate our successes and I’m happy to share with you that my celebrating that success had led to some great ideas during and after the celebration.
So wherever you are in your life or business, take the time to celebrate your little victories.
Maybe you’ve generated 5 leads today, or made your first sale.
HIGH FIVE! That shits awesome!
It sure is a great feeling, you should do a little dance and pat yourself on the back. That’s something that a majority of people will never experience and you’ve done it!
Try this out the next time you experience a small or large success and let me know what ya think in the comments below!
Why I Changed My Backyard…
A few years back I moved out of NY where I was born and raised and spent 22 years of my life.
Instead of settling in a place where I wasn’t truly happy, I decided to switch up my location and head to a place where I knew there would be sun daily. I packed up my car and headed down to life uncharted down in Florida.
What I noticed while I was there was that my life started to change dramatically. Heading down to Florida was a life changing moment for me. It was a time in which I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do in life or with my “career” in business. I knew that I wanted to work for myself, but I wasn’t always in a position of this happening.
Stepping out of my comfort zone by moving to a new place did something for me.
It changed me.
It changed me in a way that I am forever grateful for. It showed me that it was alright to step out of my comfort zone and to step into a place that I wasn’t 100% comfortable in being.
What places or place have you been or always wanted to go to?
What was it about this place that you loved?
Was it a certain amount of sunshine or snow that made you happy?
Was it certain noises that you heard or certain animals that were running around you?
For me, it was the sounds of the ocean and tropical birds flying around. Little crabs crawling all over the place, seeing lizards running all over and hearing those birds chirping makes me extremely happy.
Here’s my current backyard:
So what I’ve decided to do is to make sure that my backyard has the ocean in it, or is at least near enough to an ocean that I can go to the ocean to either surf or just listen to the waves and meditate.
Turning Your Should’s into MUSTS is one of the best ways to overcome any issues that you have been having.
If you want to know the difference in people’s lives, you need to look at what they do on a daily day. What their habits are and what things they do on a daily basis that make them live at their highest level of themselves.
Check out this video from Tony Robbins about why you need to change your should’s to musts:
Today I speak about getting rid of the bullshit that sometimes clouds your thoughts. It can be difficult to realize how much BS is being spread in our day to day activities.
What’s important to recognize is what you’re actually putting into your brain on a daily basis.
Are you putting good information into your mind on a daily basis or putting junk into your mind?
I would love to share with you some resources that I’m using that are allowing me to put the “good stuff” into my mind to help me grow as a person.
Want to learn how to change your mindset?
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