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Jan. 20, 2022

4 steps to Persistence Pt 2 – Create the Plan

4 steps to Persistence Pt 2 – Create the Plan

Is your enthusiasm for your new goal starting to wear off?  There is a reason for that and usually has to do with setting the wrong type of goal.  Aren’t all goals good?  They’re moving us in the right direction?  Short answer NO
Today we dive furthe...

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Is your enthusiasm for your new goal starting to wear off?  There is a reason for that and usually has to do with setting the wrong type of goal.  Aren’t all goals good?  They’re moving us in the right direction?  Short answer NO

Today we dive further into Napoleon Hill’s 4 steps to Persistence, we are tackling step 2: A definite plan, expressed in continuous action.

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If you feel like your enthusiasm for your goals are waning, don't worry, I've got you covered. We are covering the four steps to persistence by Napoleon Hill in his book, Think and Grow Rich, so you're going to want to stick around. This is really important stuff and it's going to help you stay rock solid and committed to your goals in the new year and beyond.


The following was recorded in front of a live studio audience at the studio 21 podcast cafe. This is the United Podcast Network.


Welcome to rat race reboot. I'm your host, Laura Noel. And as a certified coach and former 27 year military leader. Each week, I provide bite sized mindset pivots that will help you reset your mind reawaken your spirit and regain your control.



Welcome back everyone to rat race reboot. I'm excited that you're here we are talking about the four steps to persistence in Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. And last week we talked about the first step which is having a definite purpose backed by a burning desire for its fulfillment. So just to catch you up, how you do that is you start dreaming again, you start fantasizing again, you know, we were taught not to do that after a certain age, when we're little kids, we're taught that our imagination is wonderful, and we're encouraged to use it, but not so much when we're growing up. And we're sitting in a classroom, we're taught that imagination is daydreaming. And that has a negative connotation to it. So really getting connected to something that you truly want and desire with all of your heart, a see goal that is exciting and scary at the same time, and you have no idea how you're going to achieve it. Now, if you've been following me for a while, one of the things that I always do at the end of every episode is get you centered and grounded back into the vision of who you want to be. And oftentimes, I'm asking you to be aware of any ideas or thoughts or inspirations that come to mind. So you can take inspired action. So we're gonna start putting some of these pieces together. If you haven't already, go to rat race reboot.com The addresses in our show notes as well, and download our quantum leap handbook. That is what we're working through. And if you're just catching up with us this week, don't worry. Just follow along, listen to last week's episode about figuring out what that burning desire. And that purpose is for you. And that goal that see goal, and then we're going to take it a step further. So that's the first step to developing persistence. The reason why people often fall off track when they're, you know, moving toward a new goal, a new vision or resolution is because it's not the right goal. Usually, it's something that is, you know, looks impressive from the outside looking in. It's a goal that they've achieved before in the past, and they're kind of re upping it. Or it's a goal that's just an incremental gain or a step above what they've done last year. And there's no inspiration in that it gets boring after a while and your old conditioning will start to kind of chip away at you and pull you back to home base without you even realizing it. And if you don't have a burning desire for a purpose, then it's easy to get pulled back to home base. So that's what creating and crafting a seagull is all about and having that goal statement. And the next step that you want to do is take that fantasy that you created last week, and you start to turn it into a theory. So you're in that fantasy stage, you've landed on a goal, you have a goal statement, and through the use of auto suggestion. You're repeating that goal to yourself, you're living from that goal, getting in harmony with it, when you make a decision, that you are going to go for something you're that's the goal, that's the star you're shooting for. You are in energetic, vibrational harmony with that goal automatically. The trick is in staying in harmony with that goal. So that's what we're going to be working on today. So the second step in this persistence is having a definite plan expressed in continuous action. And we're also going to tackle step four, a friendly alliances with one or more people who will encourage you to follow through with both plan and purpose. So you have your goal, your auto suggestion, all suggesting it every day, that means you're repeating it to yourself, you're writing it down, you're saying it in the car while you're driving, you're making a song out of it, you're reading it on your goal card, or the index card or the business card that you're carrying around with you. So to take it to the next step, we want to start to brainstorm this fantasy, and you want to start to turn it into a theory. So what you do is you, you have to carve time for yourself, you have to carve some quiet time out, there's no way around it 1520 minutes in the morning, should do you just find with a notebook and pen in hand. And I want you to just brainstorm this goal. What are some possible avenues I could take? What are some ways that I could move in this direction? One of the things that I like to ask myself before I carve out this quiet time, is how can I serve? How can I move in this direction toward this goal today, and then I just get quiet. And I just meditate and visualize my goal at the end state. Remember I talked about last week, having living from the end, having the end in mind and working backwards. So when I'm quiet, I opened myself up to receiving different ideas and different flashes of inspiration and I write them down, I brainstorm ideas down as to how I can work toward that vision. So here's a brainstorming exercise that I want you to consider and actually work through. And you can read more about it in the workbook, I want you to get out a sheet of paper when you're seated, seated down and you're quiet. And just write down on one side on the left hand side, why I can't and on the right hand side of that paper how I can and then draw a vertical line through between them. And on the left hand side of the paper where it says why I can't I want you to big draw a big giant X through that whole side, you're not going to need that you're training your brain to find solutions here. And then I want you to set a timer for five minutes, I don't want you to go any longer than this. And brainstorm. Write your goal at the top of the paper and then brainstorm different ways that you can reach that goal. And anything that comes to mind, write it down, don't second guess it don't get into Gebo, how would that work, just write it down. And get into the practice of doing this every day for the next week. And over the course of a week, you're going to find some pretty ridiculous and funny ways of getting toward that goal that would be literally impossible, but be childlike with it. Again, you're training your mind to only look for solutions, your brain is wired to filter out information it's familiar with. So if you're familiar with, you know why something can't be done, or you're you're kind of coming up against a brick wall, if you're focused on that your mind is going to show you more evidence to support that. So this is a brain training exercise, where you're only training your brain and your mind to look for solutions. So over the course of a week, you know, if you have 3040 different avenues that you could take, you're only going to pick one or two of them that are viable options. And those are your strategies that you're going to work toward, okay, you only want to pick one or two strategies at a time, if you have a multitude of them going at the same time, you're going to be overwhelmed, it's going to be too much. I want to keep you laser focused on one or two paths, and plans moving forward. So pick two of those strategies. And then I want you to write them out in detail what that would look like. What would you do, and this is all in that quantum leap handbook, I'll guide you through every one of these steps. But you're going to write in great detail your goal, and the one or two strategies that you're going to pick and go with and write it out in great detail. Then I want you to think about some of the to dues that would be required on that path. And think about what specialized knowledge would you need to acquire. So if you are new to coaching or new to the online world, and you don't know much about digital marketing or websites or anything like that, you might write I need a website, I need a copywriter I need. So a graphic designer, you know, it doesn't mean that you yourself have to acquire these things, but you could start to build a mastermind around you, surrounding yourself with people who have that specialized knowledge. So don't get caught up in the howl right now. Just write down your plan. some action steps that come to mind right now. And what are some skill sets and acquired knowledge, specialized knowledge that you think you need to acquire to make this happen. And then take it a step further, write down the names of some people that you already may know, who have the specialized knowledge. You know, we're talking about having and crafting a definite plan, expressed in continuous action. So we're really creating the scaffolding, if you will, of this plan, the plan, the specialized knowledge you need, who might have that specialized knowledge. And I want you to write down even some action steps that you would need to take that you already know off the top of your head that you would need to take. And in your quantum leap handbook, there's a calendar there, and a planner, I want you to start to plot some of these things down. And every single day throughout the week, if you're not already working on some of these action steps, I want you to have a running list every day of at least six things that you could be doing toward manifesting that goal and moving you in the direction, it doesn't mean that you're doing all six of those things every day. But I don't want you to be alone at a loss for things to do. Okay. And then I want you to start reaching out to those people, put yourself on the hook, who have that specialized knowledge that you need, and start having conversations with them. So point two is a definite plan expressed by continuous action. So we're starting that process. Now. Point four in this level of persistence and acquiring persistence is having that friendly alliance with people. So when you start to write down names of people who have the specialized knowledge you need, start to consider creating a mastermind of people around you who have the skills that you need, and you have skills that they might need have those conversations, remember, you're the composite of the five people you spend the most amount of time with. So wouldn't it make sense to pick four or five people who have some skills and attributes that you could lean on. And they could also lean on yours, and you could help each other. Also, finding a coach or a mentor who can help guide you through this process. I mean, this is it's simple in concept. But when you have your old paradigms and old beliefs chiming in, or you feel like you're at a loss for a mastermind, or people to mastermind with or you're at a loss for opportunities, you don't know what step to take, it's very helpful to have a mastermind or coach who can help you overcome those blind spots. So I'm giving you the resources here. And I encourage you if you want some support and help, and you want to know what that looks like, go to rat race reboot.com, download the Quantum Leap handbook, you'll have access to me, send me a message reach out to me, I'll also put the link to my calendar in the show notes, book a call with me a 15 minute consultation, and I'll get you pointed in the right direction. But it's imperative, it's so important, because a mastermind a good coach and a mentor can help you compress time. And I've told stories before in previous episodes how my mentor Bob Proctor really pointed me in the right direction. And I started to skyrocket in my results because I had somebody who was looking at me from another perspective, seeing my problems or challenges from a different perspective, they weren't problems or challenges at all, they were really easy to overcome, once he kind of pointed me in the right direction. And that's why I'm here for you. That's why I created this quantum leap handbook for you to get you started. So that is important. So next week, we're gonna be covering the third step to persistence and developing that persistence. And that is that mind close tightly against all negative influences from other people, and even your own negative influences paradigms again, and I think that's probably all of these steps are important, but oh my gosh, that will make or break you. So I'm really excited to dive into this next week as well. And take this a step further. So download the Quantum Leap handbook, go to rat race reboot.com and leave your comments if this has been helpful for you. Share the message, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Follow us on whatever channels you listen to podcasts on and leave your comments I do read those leave a review and that helps us get this message out to more people. So to recap today, we last week we talked about developing and coming up with a goal a see goal, something that you are excited about. You're enthused about getting up every day and working toward you have that burning desire, and today was all about


moving forward, you're taking that plan, turning it into a fantasy. Taking that from fantasy to theory and putting it into a plan with continuous action, and then having the right resources around you, the mastermind around you to help you manifest it and put it into action. So we're going to end today the way we always do, and it's with the end in mind. So I want you if you were in a safe space to get comfortable, get connected with your breath. And think about what it would be like at the end of this year, the end of 2022, you are living your best life, you are living your dream, you are looking at the world from your goal, as if you've already achieved it. How does it feel? And really bring to mind that mastermind of support? who's around you? Who do you need on your team? Do you love to have in your corner? And if you've never invested in yourself with mindset coaching or business coaching, what do you think would be possible for you? If you did?


If that coach or mastermind could help you compress time. What do you think that would enable you to do?


Think about celebrating all of the glorious wins you've had this year


what would you be celebrating? How would it feel to be you? What impact are you having in the world? Maybe even what ripple effect would that have for the people in your life? What that mean to them?



Your family, your community? The world? What unique gifts Could you share with the world? And how would that feel? This is your life and this is meant for you. If you can see it in your mind, you can hold it in your hands. Own it Welcome back. I want to thank you so much for tuning in today. And again, if you haven't already, download the Quantum Leap handbook on rat race reboot.com. The link will be in the show notes as well as my calendar link. If you have questions or you want to know, what would coaching look like for you. I want to support you in that and I welcome a conversation with you. Join us next week we're going to finish up the series and Napoleon Hills four steps to persistence we're going to be talking about a mind close tightly against all negative influences and discouraging influences including those or friends, family members, even your own thoughts. That's a big one for most people. So until then, remember, everything is created twice. First in your mind and your imagination always and then in physical form. We'll see you next week.


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