June 11, 2020

FFR047 - Dont Break the Chain

FFR047 - Dont Break the Chain

Today I want to talk a bit about the importance of building your own platform online, and a method I used to kill the procrastination that many people suffer from.    When Jerry Seinfeld was an up-and-coming comedian, he made a commitment...


  • Today I want to talk a bit about the importance of building your own platform online, and a method I used to kill the procrastination that many people suffer from. 

 

  • When Jerry Seinfeld was an up-and-coming comedian, he made a commitment to write one joke a day. Just one funny line, nothing huge. 

 

  • He had a big calendar of the whole year on a wall in his apartment. Every time he wrote a joke, he put a red X on that date.

 

  • Before long he had a growing chain of red X’s on the calendar — a visual reminder of the consistent work he put in.

 

  • What kept him motivated each day was the fear of breaking the chain. DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN. 

 

  • I had a new year's resolution of creating 2 podcasts a week for the whole year in 2020, and we are nearly half way through the year and I’m up to Episode 47 now. 

 

  • What inspired me was when I heard Steven Larsen saying he hated the idea of publishing initially, but once he finally committed to it it changed his life. 

 

  • It might sound old school but the key to finally making it happen was creating a SMART goal.

 

  • S = Specific

 

  • M = Measurable

 

  • A = Achievable

 

  • R = Relevant

 

  • T = Time-based