A lesson in reducing to ZERO



"Starve your distractions, feed your focus." -Unknown

Funny how things happen.  Life happens super quickly and in ways you will never guess. 

I have a friend who is in the process of forming an ah-mazing partnership. 
Another friend who took an opportunity back to "the corporate" world after swearing it off only to in the perfect place for her today and now. 
Another friend, Jess Rodriguez, just released a new podcast Align CEO that seems as awesome of a product as everything else she produces. 

I have spent the last few weeks running around meeting with many amazing people in some amazing moments.  
Network Executives.  Business Owners at the top tier.  
Paddling with dolphins with the head guy of Quiksilver too. 

And now I have a concussion.  Some freak accident and POW!

Here's the latest lesson.  The minutia has to go. 
Literally, in order, to heal it has to go. 
The blinds have to be pulled. 
The noise has to be cut. 

And the crap has to go. 
I feel like I am on diet where I am cutting everything in order to bring only the important back in. 

It's freeing. 
Too much light and too much stimulation literally hurt the process. 
Too much computer time, tv time, together time.

So what's important?
If you can only do 1 thing what would that be?

Today, for me, it was driving my girls to and from school. 
Then writing this email. 
Everything else is on hold or has been delegated out.

LEAD. Lovelies.  Lead.

-->  Remember the Einstein Method? Do the most important thing first.

-->  "My work is an action of gratitude."  Helloooo don't you just love that!  YES!  This week's podcast I talked with the unbelievably amazing Jasmine Star. We talked business, structure, hustle.  We talked about the work she's doing today and how it started as her being a photographer even before she owned a camera!  You have to listen in!


-->  What happens when you use the word Freedom instead of money?  “Should I put some freedom into my 401(k) so I have some freedom when I get older?”  

--> Best advice given to Amazon's #2 guys.  "There are things about you that are unique, don't hide them accentuate them.  That's what'll make you essential."  # of emails left unread?  70



-->  Give thanks to your good friends.  Despite what we think - it's not good eating or good exercise, healthy living or a healthy mind that keeps us around longer.  New studies show... it's good friends. 

Quick side note from Ashleigh.  Here are my most favorite tools ever.

  • For audio motivation - Relentless by Tim Grover. I listen to him as I was in the mornings.  My walk always becomes a power walk after listening. 
  • To focus during the day I love to focus@will.  They say music helps you focus and for me it surely does.  I blare the classical music.  I am not sure how many people my age choose that over techno but either way I love it.
  • Rosemarie Groner (from the Busy Budgeter) is a friend and I just LOVE how much she gives everything away.  She tells you and anyone she can her detailed way to making money!  Start with her Pinterest Strategy Guide that is worth every penny.  Not. going. to. lie


-->  I am honored to be one of the featured guests among best-sellers in The Soulful Care Series.  My time slot is for today!  If you haven't seen it, then please check it out!  No makeup and real talk - that's it in the Soulful Care Series pre-concussion! 

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