Days 2 and 3- Keep Pushing Forward!

From my experience, days 2 and 3 are the hardest days for making a change. Using weight loss as an example, it’s easy to have a good Day 1. You are motivated to make the change and have planned your day meticulously.

The next two days is where the rubber meets the road. It is where you’ve lost the excitement and you start to question if it is worth it. Don’t give in! Once you get over this hurdle, you have the momentum to keep going and achieve you goals. Stay strong and focused on why it’s important!

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Everyday has it’s ‘Crisis du jour’

Shane, A good friend of mine, taught me this lesson early my career. Everyday has it’s crisis du jour(crisis of the day). Sometimes it is a level 10 crisis and other times it is a minor crisis maybe a level 3. But you can always count on some form of crisis du jour.

So what’s my point? Remember that you have experienced many a crisis before and always found a way to overcome it. Don’t be foolish enough to think that you will go through life without the trials and tribulations we all face. You need to be ready to face your challenge. Ultimately today’s challenge will be long gone and you will have a new crisis du jour tomorrow. You’ve for this.

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Don’t let them change you!

Sometimes, shit happens! Someone might be mad at you because they misinterpreted something you said. Sometimes they might be mad because you screwed up. Or they might just be jealous of you.

Either way, you just need to accept it and move on. Be the bigger person and apologize for the situation. Then, spend little time dwelling on it and wait for them to come around(warning, they may not come around at all).

But whatever you do, don’t let them change who you are to please them. You can’t give them that power.

Never stop believing in yourself. Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Take Time to Reflect!

I have spent the past few days in one of my favorite places, Wildwood NJ. My fiancee could tell that I was starting to get burned out and needed a small break. I couldn’t see it at the time, but she couldn’t have been more right!

I was stressed out about work, finances, weight loss ups and downs, etc. I have had a chance to clear my mind and look at my life from more of a birds eye view. I was going through the day to day grind and I wasn’t able to see the forest through the trees! That is, I was working so hard without stopping, that I wasn’t able to see the big picture of what was going on.

What I personally realized, is that I have been spending way too much time on the wrong things. When I sat back and assessed my life, I realized that I was working really hard in a direction towards goals that I do not want, and not putting enough energy into achieving my goals and dreams. It left me feeling unsatisfied and angry. I have a much better idea of what I am going to stop doing, and what I am going to spend much more time doing in its place!

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Make it happen!

My last post was about setting goals and clarifying your vision. Find time to do so before you move on to the next step.

Now that you’ve set your goals, it’s time to make it happen. Ask yourself, what actions can I take today that will get me to my goals. Where will I be in a year if I continue to make the small errors in judgement everyday? Make the right decisions daily and you will live your life of success and happiness before you know it.

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Where are you headed?

What are your goals? What are you dreams? This is not a rhetorical question. Do you know?

You need to know where you are heading before you can get there. It has been said many times and many ways. Such as:

“You are the driver of your bus” -Jon Gordon

“Begin with the end in mind” -Dr. Stephen Covey

You need to set your goals and write them down. Once you know where you want to go and really commit to it, your mind will start answering the question of how you will get there.

Focus more on your goals and less on your problems. Your mind will continue to give you more of what you are focused on.

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims

Learn to Rest!

If you are going to be successful, you need to learn how to find balance in your life. If you try to go full speed all day long, you will burn yourself out. You need to find time to relax and recover. Also, find time to read and exercise to keep your mind and body fresh and sharp. This will keep you fresh and ready for when opportunity knocks!

Never stop believing in yourself! Talk to you soon 🙂

-Dan Sims