Filtering the Noise and Focusing on Success



It can be tough in the midst of everything to make sure that you stick to a vision of what’s really important. Find out how to deal with fear and doubt and focus on your goals in this episode.

  • Recognize fear and doubt and act on it
  • Finding something relaxing

On today’s podcast:

  • How do you deal with fear and doubt?
  • How to handle failure
  • Maintaining focus on your goals
  • Getting a personal board of directors

How can you stop fear and doubt from paralyzing you?

We learn anxiety. Little kids think they can do everything; they’re fearless. Ask any parent with a 2-year-old and they’ll tell you, their little guy/girl is the most overconfident creature they’ve ever met.

Once we grow up and become professionals, we make up all these stories about all these awful things that could happen to us. We have to respond by recognizing when we’re making up a story that doesn’t match reality.

How to deal with failure

Michael Jordan, of all people, encountered major setbacks in his professional sports career. He pushed through though, working on his skills and coming out stronger as a result.

If life’s setbacks are really getting to you, see if you can carve out some time to decompress and relax. Pick up a good book, practice a musical instrument, or try another activity to change your mindset.

How to keep pushing towards our dreams

Steve keeps things simple. While 1-year plans are really popular, he prefers to focus in on a 90-day strategy for goal achievement. This lets him focus on simple, positive, daily habits that help him increment his way to success.

It also helps you realize when you may be barking up the wrong tree before you commit 9 extra months that you wish you hadn’t.

Ensuring accountability

Great companies are made through great teams. The same strategy can work for your personal achievement.

Find 2-to-3 people in your life who you can check-in with regularly. Give each other feedback on how everyone is doing. It’s like having a personal board of directors, keeping your ship on course!


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