Mike Agugliaro reveals why having mental clarity in your mindset is the only way you can achieve greatness in any area of your life. Listen to Mike as he shows you how to understand your emotional mindset and take action steps to get it to where you want it to be.
Key Lessons Learned:
The biggest load that people carry isn’t physical, it’s mental and spiritual. What emotional pain have you been carrying around that is holding you back?
Having clarity in your mind is the key to greatness. You can’t have inspired ideas if your mind is clouded and jaded.
Ask yourself “where is your mindset right now on a scale of 1 to 10.” Without a way to measure something, you have no idea where you are.
Your mindset is a choice. You can look at something bad as a problem and a failure, or as a learning opportunity.
Most of your emotional state is created by you projecting into the future what you think is going to happen.
Peak performance comes from what you allow to be in your mind.
What do you have to do to become an 8, 9, or 10?
You are never gymless. Get down and do some push-ups or get out and start walking.
You don’t have to wait to make an improvement in your life. You can do it RIGHT NOW.
Course correction is the understanding that you are losing the game and making the choice to start winning.
Embrace the suck.
There is your mindset, and then there is the emotional state of your mindset. Is your emotional mindset empowering or disempowering?
The people who survive difficult situations believe in their ability to change things for the better.
Be curious about yourself and what makes you tick. Until you understand yourself, don’t judge other people.
Mike Agugliaro asks you the question “Are you driven by fear?” Just when you think you know how businesses are built, Mike steps in to deliver a paradigm shift.
Key Lessons Learned:
The first thing you have to have in your life is purpose, but it’s extremely easy to become derailed by fear. You can either be driven by fear or by purpose and passion.
Look at the amount of time you have left in your life. How many days do you have left?
You have one life to live. You can either live that life as a leader or you can be ruled by fear.
You have to make a conscious decision to be in charge of your destiny. Human beings were built for combat and challenges, take them head on.
It’s easy to stay complacent and lead a half ass life.
If you want to 10x your life, you have to know where you want to go and then reverse engineer the process to get there. It’s not about 10x the effort, it’s about 10x the impact.
Personal power, spiritual and physical, is the key to growth.
Clarity and alignment gets pulled apart by issues in communication. The next step is accountability.
Challenge the norms and standards as you know them and break them if they don’t serve you.
Your definition of success is up to you. Some want financial freedom, and some people want to build an empire. There is nothing wrong about either goal.
People are too attracted to shiny objects. We’re inundated with new ideas that we often become overwhelmed and end up doing nothing.
The faster you execute, the quicker you will find the right solution.
You have to start with small changes in your life, family, and work before you can make major changes in the world.
Most people face resistance and give up. The only way to create something worthwhile is by pushing through the resistance. Resistance builds strength. You just have to be strong enough and brave enough to step up.
You also have second option when faced with resistance, instead of retreating, go around it. Find a new, alternative solution.
You are powerful, don’t wait for other people to tell you that.
What you tell yourself over and over again will become your reality. You can talk yourself down or you can demand power of yourself.
Mike Agugliaro explains how to actually learn new skills and why so many people can’t seem to succeed in life and business. When it comes to growth, people are often stuck in place because of their unconscious habits. Learn how to face the truth so that you can change and create the success you’ve always wanted.
Key Lessons Learned:
Learning New Skills
You have to listen through the lines to really learn what someone is speaking about. If you aren’t taking notes on the action items, you’re not getting the value you could be.
You have to be willing to do what needs to be done to be successful.
If you’re going to go travel to hear someone speak, you’ve got to come away with something that is going to change the game for you.
You should be curious about yourself rather than judging other people’s position or status. What got you to where you are will not get you to where you want to go.
As humans, we tend to inflate things. When things are “good”, it usually means less than good.
Luck is a component to success but it’s not everything, it takes hard work and dedication.
Look at the super successful people that you admire, and study their habits. Learn what they are doing and how they achieved what they have. Success leaves clues.
Information is everywhere now. The internet has changed the game and you can learn virtually everything.
“Applied knowledge is power.”
The difference between the ultra-successful, the ultra-wealthy and everyone else is belief.
The number one thing that prevents success is people will usually invest in things rather than investing in themselves and learning new skills.
Marketing, sales, and leadership are the main areas of life and business that you need to focus on if you want to grow and succeed.
You just have to be a little bit better as a leader than you were yesterday. Focus on the incremental gains and you will win each day one at a time.
When you get honest with yourself, you can change. The lie is preventing you from getting what you really want. Come to grips with the lie and you can improve.
Join Mike for this week’s episode of The CEO Warrior Podcast as he interviews Craig Cody on the importance of tax planning.
Craig Cody is a certified tax coach, a public accountant, a business owner, and a former New York City Police officer with 17 years of experience on the force. In addition to being a certified public accountant for the past 15 years, Craig is also a certified tax coach that is part of a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country that undergo extensive training and continued education on tax planning techniques and strategies.
Craig has co-authored the Amazon best seller Secrets of a Tax Free Life.
Main Questions Asked:
What are some things we should think about with tax planning within business.
What are some things that small business owners need to think about?
What are some of the other areas of tax planning that most business owners don’t know about?
Are there any tax strategies we should consider revolving around running a business?
What would a tax plan look like?
What are some things you should pay attention to when your business is in growth mode?
What are some tax strategies we should think about when it comes to acquisition?
What should business owners think about over the next two to three years?