What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. This past Friday, we took our team out to a baseball game, the Nationals against the Braves. While the Nats are a terrible baseball team right now, it was still a lot of fun to get everybody together and just celebrate the successes that we’ve had individually and collectively. This brings this week’s topic of conversation, celebration.
Celebrate Your Tiny Successes
Celebration is a really important thing. I think it’s even more important when things are not going as well as you’d like them to. It provides a level of appreciation and motivation that I think can make a huge difference for you and your team.
Behavioral psychologist, BJ Fogg wrote the book, Tiny Habits. In that book, here’s what he says about celebration “When you celebrate effectively, you tap into the reward circuitry of your brain. By feeling good at the right moment, you cause your brain to recognize and encode the sequence of behaviors you just performed” In other words, you could hack your brain to create a habit by celebrating and self-reinforcing. He goes on to say, “Celebration will one day be ranked alongside mindfulness and gratitude as daily practices that contribute most to our overall happiness and well-being. If you learn just one thing from my entire book, I hope it’s this: Celebrate your tiny successes. This one small shift in your life can have a massive impact even when you feel there is no way up or out of your situation. Celebration can be your lifeline.”
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. I am celebrating my new weed-free garden where I did not literally pick one weed. I’m celebrating, even though one of my puppies, just put dirt in the yard, but it’s fine. It’s all good. I’m celebrating a clean and beautiful backyard.
Find those successes and celebrate with you and your team.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Have a great week.
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What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. When I was a kid, my parents had a garden in the backyard. We grew tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and all kinds of stuff. I had to be the one responsible for doing all the weeding in that garden which brings Today’s topic of conversation, weeding.
I’ve Got to be Creative
I hated doing the weeding. It was hot. It was humid. There were lots of bugs. I didn’t like pulling weeds as opposed to running around the neighborhood, riding my bike, or throwing a football. I have weeding PTSD, I hate weeding. As an adult, I refuse to do any weeding. Now the result of that is my backyard. There are weeds everywhere back there. It’s a disaster area.
When I think about the things that I need to get done, that I don’t want to do, I’ve got to be creative. I need to find ways to get things done without me doing it or I just have to live with the consequences, which by the way back in my backyard is not very good.
What do I do? I decide I’m going to pay somebody to come over and do the weeding for me. Now, I think that’s a good use of resources because quite frankly, I don’t make any money when I weed, I don’t create a positive impact in the world, except for what I have to deal with in the backyard when I weed.
For me, it’s all about how I leverage the right type of resources and get other people to do the things that I don’t want to do. I’m having somebody come over, his name is Javier. He’s going to do weeding, I’m going to be happy, He’s going to be happy, and he’s going to make some money.
By the way, the time that I will spend not weeding, I will be productive for my companies, I will be supporting my teams, and I will be doing work that relates to growing the businesses. When it comes to doing the things that you don’t want to do, like weeding, be creative and find ways to utilize resources so that you can get it done without you having to do it.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, weeding!
Hope you enjoyed it. I will see you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. I am here in Long Beach, California at Dignity Health St. Mary’s Medical Center. Two days ago, my father fell and broke his hip. Today is Monday, July 4th and I’m taping this a day early. Happy 4th to everybody, I hope you all had a great holiday.
A New Meaning to Independence
My dad just got out of surgery, he’s in postoperative right now, and he’s doing great. I’m so thankful for that. Today, being Independence Day, there’s a new meaning or an additional meaning related to independence for me. It’s independence as we get older.
I just started thinking a lot about the decisions that we make that either lead us to the hospital or we’re able to maintain our independence without hospitals because we are making good decisions every day about our health. We are eating right, we are making sure that we are exercising, we are taking care of our mental health, and we are avoiding things that are addictive, like smoking and drinking too much. All these elements end up playing a role in our future.
So, if we are doing the best job we can at making the right decisions every day, making small little decisions, and building tiny habits to maintain longevity and good health over time to maintain our independence so we, don’t end up at the hospital, our lives are so much better and also the lives of our loved ones are so much better.
I just want to encourage everybody to make the right decisions. I wanted to have pork sausage and a cinnamon bun. When I went into the hospital cafeteria, I wanted it, but I didn’t, because I knew that these decisions can hurt my health.
So, make good decisions, and maintain your independence. Take care of your physical, mental, and spiritual health. I think our lives will be a whole lot better that way.
So, that’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Have a great week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is transactional versus relational. I just got off a call a minute ago with a buddy. Brilliant dude, chiropractor, very successful. He was telling me a story about why he moved from one vendor to another.
Vendor number one was very transactional while they came out the gates racing hot. Everything was about the transaction. He saw through it initially, and when he got enough of it to say, “you know what, enough is enough!” He needed to move to another company, even though the product was the same. He needed to move to a company where the relationship is. Well, it’s relational.
It just got me thinking about my experiences. I recently took a group of people out to a restaurant, and the waiter was very professional; nice restaurant and very professional. Everything was about the upsell. We just ordered eight sides; he is like, would you like any more sides? I’m like; we just ordered 18,000 sides! Do we need another side? Or we just got a couple of bottles of wine. Would you like another bottle of wine? No, we are good! If the wine runs out, we will tell you.
The flip side of that was I was just at another restaurant last night, and the owner came out and gave us tastings of wine for free at like no charge. Not because he’s trying to do anything other than giving us a great experience and build a relationship to be repeat customers.
I guarantee you that everybody watching this video is pretty much a relational person. But just in case you think about the transaction. First, I would encourage you to think about people and relationships because that matters. That’s what makes our lives richer, and at the end of the day, it makes our bank account richer too, but don’t do it just for that reason.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is around sharing and vulnerability. I have been doing these things for a while and started sharing things I did not think I would on these videos. It’s started off a lot around business ideas and has gotten fairly personal.
Let’s Share With the Rest of the Group
I’m continuing to talk about these things because I am getting a lot of responses from people, and I’m so grateful that you guys are responding and you’re thinking about what I’m discussing and getting, to your heart, to your soul. It’s striking a chord.
I love all the messages that I get from you. I get the texts; I get the emails, but I’m asking that you consider posting your thoughts, ideas, and comments on the social channels we post on.
I am asking you to do this because first, we share a lot of things in common. We’re all human, and we all have many trials, tribulations, challenges, and successes. And we should be sharing that with everybody, not just the two-way communication between you and me. Secondarily, we’re building this community of like-minded folks, and we often have the same aspirations, goals, and values. So in that respect, we should be building this community of connection and communication so that we are helping each other because one-to-one communication is cool. I appreciate it, but it’s not the same as somebody receiving a message that I would typically receive privately, but receiving a message where everybody else in the community could see it, hear it, and ultimately benefit from it.
It’s about rising tide. Raising all ships. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill.
Thank you, guys, so much for your positive comments and your feedback. Let’s share with the rest of the group, just post on the social channel where you watch.
Have a great week, and I’ll talk to you all next week.
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is failure which is inspired by one of my personal experiences. About seven or eight years ago, I was speaking at the ACA’s National Chiropractic Legislative Conference. It was on a Sunday at 9:00 AM and do you know how many people showed up to that class? Nobody!
Learn From Your Failures
I got up this morning, I’m at the Texas chiropractic association at the Chiro Texpo event. I spoke today, with my good friend Brad Cost. We had a great time and a great crowd.
This morning, I saw the stadium when I looked out the window and I was like, man, Minor Leagues and that brought me back to a point in my career about seven, or eight years ago when I was speaking at the ACA National Chiropractic Legislative Conference. It was on a Sunday at 9:00 AM and nobody showed up to that class. That was a pretty lonely feeling. It was a feeling of complete and utter failure. Nobody knew who I was and my brand didn’t matter. Nobody cared what I was talking about.
I learned how to use that day and that experience to try and hone my speaking skills, my relationship skills, my marketing skills, and my writing skills. So, at some point in my career, hopefully, people would want to at least hear what I have to say, even if they didn’t like or agree with it.
I’m here at this event and I just think about all the hard work that was put in to get me to this point so far in my career, and also all the hard work that I have ahead of me to be, as my good friend, Jeff Lesher would say “even better”.
So, it’s been an incredible journey and I just want you to know that when you fail and you’ve got those lonely moments, think about what you can learn from it and then take action, and when you do good things will happen.
That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill, have a great week.
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