At the end of my last post I mentioned that I would review a chapter of a book that I started with Audible by Amazon. I plan to review chapters in sequence until the book is finished. I am leaning toward reviewing Napoleon Hill’s Outwitting the Devil. It covers drifting through life. I have listened to it once or twice previously. I know some may not be a fan of audiobooks. I prefer audiobooks because it allows multitasking while listening. I have listened to a variety of content for the last 3 years. Some of the material I have consumed has suggested that taking notes will aid in the digestion of information. I have not succeeded in doing so until this post. My hope is that while providing thorough reviews for you I will also learn the content provided.
I did not start reviewing the book as planned. Instead I chose to review a podcast that Garyvee posted to “The Garyvee Audio Experience”. In this particular podcast he was interviewed by L.H. Lawrence the personality behind “The Rich Roll Podcast”. This episode was longer than Garyvee’s traditional episodes. However it was full of great advice.
The episode opens with Gary’s traditional advice, which is “it takes hard work”. This is nothing new from him. He consistently shouts this message in his content. I have listened to hours of his materials and his message is just starting to sink in. Garyvee said he utilize every minute of everyday. He compares his hustle to the same consistency of working out to get the results that we desire. The good thing about his content is that it can be widely applied to multiple disciplines.
He realizes that most people dream to reach Garyvee success level but the dream does not match the work that is executed to succeed. He also admits that he has a team that aids in production that follows a formula or plan daily to ensure he consistently execute as a brand. I can relate to this message. I have not reached his level of success and I do not utilize a team. But I have been an successful sale representative at a variety of different companies. Each time I have experienced success it was because I followed a formula that I executed on. From my experience executing on a formula takes away the thinking. He stresses that thinking slows down progress. Gary says, “the reality is that most people work ethic does not match his”.
Sales is very competitive. However I believe in abundance so I always share my formula because someone shared their formula with me. However, people including myself has lazy tendencies and will not execute even when a proven recipe is presented. For example, I have been listening to his message for at least 2 plus years where he gives tactical advice and I have failed to implement consistently to get results.
In episode 16 he admits that he doesn’t want to boast that he works harder than everyone else. Because everyone does not want to work as hard as him or does not want the same goals. He uses his daily life as an example of what working hard looks like to show people that aspire for similar success what it looks like because there are so many impostors preaching the “work hard life” but are not really living it.
Balance, is brought up by L.H. Lawrence mentioned that he has not accomplished anything notable until his life is out of balanced. Garyvee says he is not interested in being politically correct about being balanced because that is not what he believes. He wants to do everything he can within his power to make himself happy. He knows once he is happy he can make everyone else happy around him. I have to admit when I am not doing what I want am not happy and the people around me are affected. Rather directly or indirectly. Doing what makes me happy is not alway consistent. I am a strong believer in taking happiness into my control. Its irresponsible to put that responsibility on someone else. Relying on someone else to make me happy has not always worked for me and if it did make me happy it was a temporary fix. Garyvee makes the point that balance is unique to every individual. I will continue the the review of this Podcast episode in my next post. This was one of his unusually long podcast and the review will in multiple parts. Until next time…