One huge way to grab a win…
Is to add value to someone else! Anyone else with me on this? I am a firm believer that if we are always looking for ways to add value to someone else’s life, our world would be a much better place. So tomorrow, when you wake up, what if you thought about one person that you could bless or help, and then acted on it, how cool would that be?
So where am I going with this?
Jon Acuff is one of my favorite authors and speakers. In preparation for his book, All It Takes Is A Goal, he held a 6-week mastermind where he unveiled an amazing tool for maximizing life’s moments. I definitely think you should check out the book, but I will give you the 30,000 foot view.
Life is all about moments…
And the tool is called the Awesome Moments List. Basically, you list all of the great moments in your life that you can think of. Then you classify each of those as Relationship, Experience, Achievement, or Object. By learning where your awesome moments land in those categories, you find out what is important in life. And then you seek out more of those moments. Let me just say this had a huge impact on me as I am a moments guy.
I don’t know about you…
But I love moments. Moments are the good stuff of life. Moments are the things we miss when we are distracted and zoned out on our phones. When time is past, all we will have are the memories of the moments. And if we missed the moments, we miss the memories!
Everyone tracking with me so far?
I was blown away by the lessons that I learned from this exercise. So much so that I reached out to Jon. I wanted to give him encouragement that this exercise was sooooo good. In fact, Jon had recommended that we come up with 30 moments. I couldn’t stop! I came up with 150 moments and my list has continued to grow and is over 200 moments. Now I am constantly seeking these moments in my life! But I wanted Jon to know he had impacted me. And you all know how I feel about encouragement!
So what happened next?
Long story short, I got a book in the mail. From Jon. Why? Because he included me in the book! What?!? This guy sells hundreds of thousands of books. And he included me! Why did he do that? Well, he is awesome. But, I reached out to him to add value and he reciprocated. I didn’t give him encouragement to be included in the book. Not at all. But I sure wasn’t sad when I got the book! I won’t tell you the page numbers, but if you get the book, I promise you will get value from it!
So what do we do with all of this? A couple of things. First- we always look for ways to level-up. We always look for ways to get 1% better. We always look for ways to add value to other people’s lives. Second- we look to people who have figured some of this stuff out so that we don’t have to re-invent the wheel. Read Jon’s book. I have a great book as well that might help.
We are not in this alone!
You are not in this alone! If you feel stuck and want to have a conversation, message me and let’s see if we can work together to help you move forward! But whatever you do, be on the lookout for ways to add value to others. Let’s make this world a better place!