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My name is Lindsey Wilson.
Guys, I want to talk about anticipating problems. One of the things that I see a fair amount in our certification and actually probably more in particular with our insider students, which is the mastermind after people get certified because they're really building their businesses and they have big goals. They have a three-year plan that they're working towards and so they're really thinking about the future and they're really thinking about the business that they have now and the business that they have in the future. But this principle is really applicable to anything. You can apply this to getting a new job, a different house, you can apply this to having children, you can apply this to anything that you are thinking or planning on doing in your life, something that is in the future. It's this, it's anticipating problems.
Now some of this anticipation is good. Again, in the Insider Program we do a three-year plan so you can be working now towards something and making decisions, understanding what the future is going to be like. Again, a lot of this is great in normal life.
Right? I mean we say for retirement now, hopefully so that when we are older there's money there. Anticipation can be a really good thing. Here's where I see it being a problem and this is what I want to address today in our month until Monday. When we are spending time worrying about problems that don't exist, so if there's something that we can do, for example putting, I don't know, $100 away a month for retirement, do it. If we are spending time anticipating the problem and then spending time worrying about it without anything to do, this is useless and the reason that it is useless is because there's nothing that we can do in this moment and it's creating a lack of trust in our future self. So in these moments now, again I'll go back to a three-year plan, when we think about our three-year plan, for example one of my students is working one-on-one but to get to her three-year goal, there's not enough money and time in the day for her to be doing one-on-one so she'll have to do small group or team stuff.
Right? If she's thinking too much about that, she can start worrying about, well, can I do it? How do I do a small group? How do I work with teams? And she can spend time worrying about it, but there's nothing to do right now. So instead, what I want her to do is think about that, have that as the goal, and think about maybe small things she could do now, like she could test a small group. She could work with a team or a program. There's things she could do, but anticipating that as a problem, one, we don't know that it's a problem, right? Because in three years, if she has done some of this practice, it may not be that hard for her to switch to that.
Okay? Now, realistically, there will be some growing pains because that's what happens when we do something new. But we're anticipating a problem.
And what we are not doing, if we are sitting around worrying about it, is we are not trusting our entrepreneurial self three years from now to be able to figure it out. And if you've ever had children, or been around people that have had children, or even, gosh, getting a puppy, there's so much you don't know. And there's so much you have to figure out that you just have to try.
I remember before we had our child, it was like, we don't know what we don't know. But what millions of people have done it, right? Like millions of people have figured out how to renovate a house.
Millions of people have figured out how to go from one on one to small group. Like trusting that you can figure it out too is a really powerful place to be. And then you can make decisions with that confidence of your future self. Like my future self can figure it out. I don't have to have it figured out right now. So anticipating problems can be a strength or weakness.
It depends if we're staying there and just worrying about it or if we're taking action. So again, Mental Monday, just think about something that you are not trusting yourself to figure out in the future and either do something about it or let it go and trust the process. Alright guys, that's your Mental Monday. We'll see you again next week.
Bye for now.
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