5 Life Lessons From The Past 21 Days
The last three weeks have been crazy good even though I’ve been crazy busy!
Baltimore. ATL. Knoxville.
In Baltimore I spoke at three youth experiences at Miracle City Church during their BIG Easter Weekend. Annnnnd….I got the chance to be on TV. #DopeWeekend #MoreOnTheTVPartComingSoon
In Knoxville I spoke to over 2,000 young people at the 2017 Youth Congress and challenged them to desire higher. Over 30 of them took a stand for Christ! #Blessed2BeABlessing
But the biggest highlight for the past three weeks was my trip to ATL. I wasn’t speaking. I went to a conference to learn how to be a better speaker. I went to learn. And boy did I learn. It’s been two weeks since P7Dominate and the lessons I learned there still got me fired up!
So let me share with you 5 Life Lessons From The Past 21 Days. Honestly, they all come from one place: my P7D experience.
Lesson #1—Investing in yourself pays more than it costs.
Too many times we want people to invest in us when we are not investing in ourselves. It’s like asking someone to borrow some money to pay for something that you want but you have the money but don’t want to spend it. That’s what average people do. That’s what broke people do. Once I started investing my own money into my personal development, I noticed that I took it more serious and I applied the stuff I learned. Over this past 6 months I have spent more money on books, audiobooks, and conferences than I have spent ever before. And it actually feels good because I am growing.
Lesson #2—Focus on growing your network not just your net worth.
At the end of the day, life is not about money. It’s about relationships. It’s about connecting with people. Attending conferences and events like P7D was a great place to meet likeminded and amazing people like these brothers below.
Lesson #3—Going to your next level requires help from people at the next level.
If you’re like me, it’s kind of hard admitting that I need help. Here is a universal truth. NO! MAN! IS! AN! ISLAND! Of course there are so many things that we can do on our own. But when you talk about going to the next level, I don’t care who you are, an accountability partner you need a coach, a guru—someone who has been there and done that. Even the greats, Michael Jordan, Kobe, Lebron James, needed help going to the next level in their careers. What makes you think you don’t need help?
Lesson #4—Measure what you treasure.
I treasure my personal growth and development but attending this event helped me realize that I haven’t been measuring it. Without measuring, how can you know if you’re making progress?
Lesson #5—Make another re-commitment to being consistent when you've been inconsistent.
This was my biggest takeaway. It’s like, no matter how many times I hear it, it’s still a challenge to be consistent. Every successful person in the world swears up and down that consistency is the key to success and they are so right! When I have been consistent in the gym I experience gains. It took consistency for me to finish my first book. I just need to apply that consistency to other areas of my life. I especially want to be consistent in creating inspirational videos for you weekly. I hate starting and stoping and stoping and starting. But here I am again.
With that being said, I’m making a re-commitment to be consistent with producing videos. In order to build that habit, everyday, for the next 21 days, I’m going to make a video. Tune in (via Facebook or my YouTube channel).
And tell me what you think?