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” The mind is everything. What you think you become. “
MINDSET: Train your brain to win
Daily Habits for a Healthy Mindset
- Journal and brain dump. Before your day starts, write down what you’re anxious about, what you’re excited about, and what you need to get done.
- Review your goals. Review your goals so you can prioritize your tasks and motivate yourself to do what’s most important.
- Timeblock your schedule. Planning your day the night before saves you time and energy. Schedule tasks in timeblocks so you know exactly what to do and when you’ll do it. When you’re starving at lunch time, but you told yourself you’d finish your task before you eat, you’re going to be determined to finish your task.
- Mindset check-in. Every now and then throughout the day, bring awareness to what’s going on in your head. This helps you come back to the moment and re-focus.
- Limit social media time. Set boundaries around the way you use social media. Try spending more time creating than you do consuming other people’s content.
ACHIEVERS’ ARMORY: Equip yourself with proven tools & tactics
Square – Time to Square Up
When it comes to customers, there are two undeniable facts. They like to shop online, and they hardly ever carry enough cash in-person. This can be frustrating and overwhelming for a new business owner. You have these great products but are unsure of how to sell them digitally. You have the opportunity to sell your stuff in-person, but dread having to set up one of those clunky credit card machines. This is why you should check out Square.
Square provides all the tools you need to run your business digitally.
Create an online store that showcases all of your products, including images, information, and pricing. You can send your customers there and allow them to purchase your products with ease. Then, the system tracks their purchase and sends you an e-mail to fulfill the order.
Delivery and Pick Up
Thanks to Amazon, consumers are used to having their orders in their hands quickly. Square offers designated delivery hubs for your customers to pick up their items. This is the type of service and experience that creates long term relationships.
Accept Digital Payment
Like we said, not many people carry cash. Square offers various wireless solutions you can set up anywhere and allows you to accept digital payment such as credit cards, Apple Pay, Google Pay, and more. The solutions include a small device you can plug in your phone to swipe credit cards or pocket sized device that sits on a counter and allows contactless payment.
Square has the tools and resources you need to sell your products to anyone at any time. To learn more, visit www.squareup.com.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Master the soft skills
Determine Where You Stand on the Ladder of Accountability
Accountability means being responsible for decisions made, actions taken, and assignments completed. It builds trust, improves performance, inspires confidence, and promotes ownership.
Just as ladders have rungs, accountability has levels. Individuals who cling to the bottom of the ladder tend to avoid accountability while those who climb the ladder embrace it. The decision to climb the ladder is mostly a function of the degree to which you feel “in control.” The greater the internal locus of control, the higher on the ladder you climb.
Here’s a breakdown of the ladder from bottom to top:
People here pretend that there is not a problem. They might be aware of the problem, but they willfully ignore it.
People here are aware that the problem exists, but deny responsibility and shift the blame to others. They usually play the victim card.
People here avoid responsibility by claiming confusion or incompetence. They tend to avoid tough issues and situations. This is the “I can’t stage!”
Wait & Hope
People here know that the problem requires action, but they choose not to act in the hope that things will magically improve.
People here let go of magical thinking and acknowledge the reality of circumstances or events.
Own-It/Take a Position
People here own the problem and honor their commitments and responsibilities. No excuses or blaming others.
People here own the problem and own the solution. They actively seek to implement solutions or find the people that can achieve the solutions.
People here are all on board. They act as if they are the sole decision-makers, assume responsibility for implementing their solutions, and are committed to success.
MONEY: Become wealthy
Saving vs. Investing
We all know how to save money right? Take grandma’s birthday cheque or holiday cash, throw it in a savings account and forget about it. This is a good practice and more people should do this. In fact, paying yourself first is a key principle in wealth building. Taxes are (usually) taken out of your paycheck before you even get it, and Uncle Sam gets paid first.
Investing takes saving one step further and, after a certain amount of saving, should take priority. $1,000 sitting in a savings account will be $1,000 ten years later (not accounting for the time value of money or peanuts of interest the bank gives you); in a stock, mutual fund or ETF it will have grown significantly more. Don’t know what to invest in? No worries, buy a share or two of the S&P 500, (I like the stock: SPY) which is the top 500 stocks in America.
Investing in the market will provide a greater return than savings by far and the important thing is simply doing it. Get in the habit of putting a little a way at a time into the market, retirement fund, or a plan offered by your employer, and enjoy watching your investments outstrip what’s in your savings account.
SELF-DISCOVERY: Unleash the Achiever within
10 Signs that You Lack Personal Boundaries
Personal boundaries are the limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships. A person with healthy boundaries can say “no” to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships.
Here are 10 signs that you lack personal boundaries:
- You fail to speak up when mistreated.
- You give away too much of your time.
- You agree when you actually feel like disagreeing.
- You feel guilty for dedicating time to yourself.
- You feel taken for granted by others.
- You have toxic relationships.
- You have chronic fear about what others think of you.
- You over-share details about your life with others.
- You always feel like the victim.
- You attract people who try to control or dominate you.
Setting boundaries for yourself and honoring those boundaries is a way to take charge of your life. Figuring out if and where you lack boundaries is the start.
FUN STUFF – WORDS
Find a food word to complete the sentence. For example, “They would not ___ __ inside without our tickets” can be completed with LETTUCE (let us).
If we ________ this year, let’s have a formal wedding next year.
NEWS BREAK: Stay informed
- US stocks plummeted into the close on Thursday, with all three indexes recording their worst performances since March 16.
- Crossfit CEO resigned after controversial comments regarding George Floyd.
- Amazon will stop providing its facial recognition software to police for 1 year.
Call A Family Member And Ask What Their Summer Plans Are
Answer: CANTALOUPE (can’t elope)