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Cut Out The Distractions, Focus On Growth


This past week the power of my relationships was highlighted in my life. We don’t travel through this life alone. We have community and as my dear Lindsey says “The connections of community... Make the impossible, possible”. Friends, clients, and strangers alike invested in me and cheered me on through a scary time. Now I am doing everything in my power to cut out distractions, and truly capitalize on the investment in my life (because with every investment there is a hope for a return).  I feel like I was given a lifeline, an opportunity, a bit of a buffer, the practical currency of a little more time to go HARD after my dream.

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. - Dr. Wayne Dyer, Change Your Thoughts - Change Your Life: Living The Wisdom of the Tao

We each are given the same amount of hours in our day. How are we spending it? Because the PRESENT is really all we have, there are no guarantees of future. Don’t let excuses hold you back. Don’t wait for the stars to perfectly align to go after what makes you come alive. Focus on GROWTH this next week, whether it’s personal, business, or in your community. Expect to see results from your INTENTIONALITY. 

“Men of genius themselves were great only by bringing all their power to bear on the point which they had decided to show their full measure.” - The Intellectual Life, Sertillanges

Two Core Abilities for Thriving in the New Economy 1. The ability to quickly master hard things. 2. The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.

The Core Components of Deliberate Practice 1. Your attention is focused tightly on a specific skill you’re trying to improve or an idea you’re trying to master. 2. You receive Feedback so you can correct your approach to keep your attention exactly where its most productive.  -  Cal Newport, Deep Work

Let's Do This! Esther