Most Profound Life and Business Lessons Learned Raising the Barr Weekly Memo: Issue 263

Over the years, I have been impacted by many brilliant thinkers. Some are still with us and some, unfortunately, are not. Although, I could easily list hundreds if not thousands of such thinkers, today, I would like to share with you a few of the remarkable insights I’ve gained from several of these individuals that are still with us:

Neil DeGrasse Tyson:

  • The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.
  • I know of no time in human history where ignorance was better than knowledge.
  • No one is dumb who is curious. The people who don’t ask questions remain clueless throughout their lives.

Brendon Burchard:

  • How would you 10X your achievements this year? Ask daily: How would this day go if it was your next level day and what would you bring to it? Don’t limit your next year vision based on last year situations and accomplishments.
  • The biggest mistake is to set resolutions only for yourself rather than and also for and with your family, clients and team. You have to help them achieve it.
  • You don’t have energy or joy, you generate them!

Robin Sharma:

  • Remember that until your vision becomes your obsession your mission will never grow into a movement.
  • Spend an hour a day without stimulation [no phone + no social + no people]. Get to know, develop and love yourself.
  • Start doing projects that scare you and embracing the pursuits that terrify you. Where your fear lives is where your transformation lies.

Steven Pressfield:

  • The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. An amateur has amateur habits. A professional has professional habits. We can never free ourselves from habit. But we can replace bad habits with good ones.
  • Most of us have two lives: the life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.
  • Never forget: This very moment, we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance. This second, we can sit down and do our work.

Seth Godin:

  • The most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.
  • I made a decision to wrote for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.
  • One reason I encourage people to blog is that the act of doing it stretches your available vocabulary and hones a new voice.

Jeff Walker:

  • Our products and services become the blueprint to enable our clients to navigate the journey to success as entrepreneurs or emerging thought leaders.
  • Identify the gap between where your clients are and where your products and services will take them to close that gap.
  • One of the most important things is to build strong relationship with your list. It’s not the size of the list but the impact and connections. The value you deliver to their inbox is not just content, but hope, inspiration and aspiration. They come for the content, but stay for you!

Michael Hyatt:

  • You’re never as smart as you think you are when you are winning and never as dumb as you feel when you are losing.
  • Courage is the willingness to act in spite of fear.
  • I have learned to avoid this. The goal is to communicate, not to impress readers with your vocabulary.

Dan Sullivan:

  • 10X thinking is easier than 2X thinking.
  • Eliminate the stuff, which is everything others do better, everything that drains your energy, and relationships that go nowhere.
  • Increase your energy, which is everything that you permanently love, everything that produces growth, and everything that grows confidence.

Joe Polish:

  • There is very little that’s impossible which is only a state of mind. When you say it’s impossible, you are shutting yourself down.
  • What’s the story you keep telling yourself? Divorce the story of your limitation and marry the truce of your unlimited capacity.
  • When you attempt to solve a problem that’s 10 times bigger, you have to reinvent yourself!

Gary Vaynerchuk:

  • All dreams are achieved by massive action otherwise you are just a dreamer.
  • One of the toughest challenges for entrepreneurs is to take something from their brains and turn it into something consumable.
  • I hate words without actions. Execution is what builds the biggest companies in the world. The best way to avoid procrastination is to do the things you like and delegate or outsource the rest.

Write down what are some of the amazing thinkers and insights that have impacted your life and business.

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