Mental Muscle

When it comes to doing IPA (Income Producing Activities) I often feel like I do when at the gym and it’s time to do some squats or straight-leg raises for a kick-ass lower ab work out. Deep down inside I know that these two exercises which also happen to be the most painful to me will do more to sculpt my body in my trouble areas than any other exercise. The irony is that the most powerful result-producing activities/exercises I should be doing at the gym are what I least desire to do; yet I somehow manage to desire the most powerful results, a 6 pack 22 in waist with a round perfectly sculpted 36 booty. Well, if you’ve ever worked out at the gym for an extended period of time, then I’m sure you know like I know that the body just doesn’t work that way– in fact, neither does life or business.

We often want to make the most money by doing the least income-producing activities in our business most; like posting a lifestyle post on Instagram or Facebook, then expecting the floodgates of conversions and 5 figure months to come hurling in. When I say least income producing activities, this is not to negate the intrinsic value in sharing a lifestyle post with your followers, but a lifestyle post alone isn’t going to hurl in instant conversions and 5 figure months for the most part. Or how about always posting positive quotes and memes but never following up with warm prospects to convert them to paying customers out of fear of rejection? We’ve all been there. We’d rather do the light weight stuff, like walking on the treadmill to tone our legs rather than grabbing those 15 pound dumb-bells and really going in on burning and sweating those thighs and gluts out with 3 sets of painful squats. As the saying goes, ‘No pain no gain.’

Successful entrepreneurs start their day going straight for the highest IPA they can muster, rather than procrastinating and messing around with checking email, scrolling through facebook for 3 hours or organizing files. Successful people go straight for the jugular upon awakening. In other words, immediately after a 60 minute morning ritual, successful people tackle their day by ‘eating the bull-frog first‘. Eat the bull-frog first is an expression, referencing the high-rewarding notion of getting the most uncomfortable, anxiety-producing task of the day out of the way early, which is tantamount to eating your vegetables, most gross thing on your plate first, so that the rest of the day then becomes smooth sailing. You’re no longer walking around with tension and anxiety in your belly all day while procrastinating the inevitable uncomfortable IPAs you know needs to be done. So you just dive in, eating that ugly, hairy bullfrog on your plate, or making that first phone call of the day to a warm prospect. When you begin to tackle the critical tasks of your day early, by noon for example the rewards are endless.

For one, you will be making more money than you’ve ever made before, just as you would be losing more weight than you’ve ever lost before. And once you become an expert at making more money or losing more weight than the average, your confidence will soar to new levels you never knew were possible for you. The ripple effect of these two factors alone, will transform you into a success magnet. Suddenly those painful activities will feel a lot less painful when you begin to see daily double and triple digit deposits in your accounts.

Self-Development Exercise:
Keep a picture of a bullfrog tape to a wall of your home office where you will see it first thing in the morning when you rise as a daily reminder to eat the bull frog first. By the law of compensation, law of belief, law of harvest, law of averages, law of attraction, law of inertia, law of cause and effect you will begin to attract the desired results in your business. I talk about these spiritual Universal laws in my book, 6 Figure Mindset coach: Change Your Philosophies, Change Your Life which you may now order at, and in print and Kindle editions.

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Interview with God –Advice for New Bloggers

Greetings fellow bloggers and subscribers! So I really wanted to write this blog based on a real conversation I had with my HP (Higher Power) this morning… It was awesome! I could hear Him speaking to me in Gary Vee’s voice as clear as day. Yes, God’s voice was the same as Gary Vaynerchuk’s this morning. (I Know – Weird, Who’d of thought, right??)

So any whoo… I conjured up my HP this morning with the 12-steps’ 3rd step prayer (it always works). next thing I know, I’m in the hot-seat…

HP: What is it that want.. and how can I help?

Me: Please help me be successful… What do I need to know

HP: So tell me, what is your talent Paris?

Me: Huh?

HP: Exactly… what is your gift… what are you extremely good at? You will never move forward til you answer honestly

Me: I guess writing … I’m a talented writer

HP: Excellent! See, that wasn’t hard. How good are you at writing?

Me: I’m okay. I could use a lot more practice, lol!. My work needs a little polishing I can admit. I’m not putting out my best

HP: How often do you write? I know you must have a blog I assume?

Me: Mmm… not enough … yes I do have a blog but I don’t post regularly. I’m spending a lot more time on YouTube these days, trying to grow my following you know? Plus I work a full-time 40 hour a week job. It’s hard to find the time, you know?

HP: If you want my personal advice Paris I’m going to give it to you straight and be brutally honest with you hon, okay?

Me: Yes that’s fine – go ahead and give it to me straight

HP: Ok- Straight no chaser here it goes: I think you need to focus all of your down time when your not working your full-time job on blogging. For the next YEAR. 95% of your free time doing nothing but blogging or preparing for your next blog. I’m talking a daily or weekly blog post at minimum. At a minimum you should be putting out great content every single week, maybe even twice per week. I want you to put out great blog posts twice per week that will knock your competition out of the park! How many professional bloggers do you know off the top of your head that are out here absolutely crushing it?

Me: not anybody comes to mind right now..

HP: PRECISELY! Why on god’s green earth would you bother wasting your time on YouTube or other platforms to grow your audience when those platforms are not best suited to your gifts… to what comes natural to you. You always want to choose the platform that showcases your natural gifts and talents and you will never go wrong. Don’t be afraid to lead the pack. When ever you are an original pioneer of something, not saying that there aren’t already some really great bloggers out there as Im sure there are, I personally don’t follow blogs, but to make my point, when you’re the pioneer of a thing, you get to make the rules as you go. So don’t be afraid to take risks. You’re in competition with no one but the person you were yesterday. But if you want to compete You will loose against those who are best suited for YouTube or other platforms- EVERY time! I kid you not! Stick to what comes easy for you in the beginning until you become the top expert! I mean think about it, which would you rather be… a mediocre YouTube vlogger or an expert WordPress blogger.. or expert consultant, or hair and make-up artist or what ever your thing or your gift is, as opposed to mediocre this or that just because everyone else is jumping in on the bandwagon, … right? you get me??

Me; (nods head in agreement while gazing into the eyes of her reflection in the bathroom mirror– continues brushing teeth)

HP: Write a fkng bomb blog every single week, aim for twice per week and none of that half-ass mediocre garbage you’ve been putting out– in all fairness by your own admission– I don’t know because I’ve never read your blog. But if writing is really your gift you are going to knock kit out the fkg park in 2018 just with blog posts! Do this consistently for the rest of the first quarter and by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2018, watch and see how much your following will have grown– And an ORGANIC following at that. I’m telling you, when you become the expert in your niche, getting your blog followers and subscribers to cross over to your other platforms when and if you’re ready to do so will be a piece of cake. But for now, lead with your strengths. You can’t afford to overlap your strengths with weaknesses this early in the phase of developing a name for yourself in the social media world. Develop your writing to the level of professional writers in your niche, go look at other successful bloggers with a ton of subscribers and do a shout-out (mention) on your blog. Don’t copy; put your own swag and your won spins on the same trending topics that are headlining with every one else saying the same thing– How bout your say something different? And say it using your own persona and idiosyncrasies only Paris can say it, The key is to “be so good they con’t ignore you.” Have fun with it; No, seriously, have fun; be humorous; be entertaining while informative. Know your audience and your subject thoroughly before you post so you can go beyond just the surface and click bait appeal and actually gain new followers.

Write about topics that are trending, and use relevant hashtags. Study google analytics. Even research how to monetize your blog and write a thoroughly researched and hash-tagged bomb post; Because everyone wants to know how to make money doing what they love- and if more people really knew and understood how to monetize their writing gifts there would be more people jumping on the bandwagon, subscribing to blogs yours as a trusted source of information– but you’ve got to be consistent. consistency is everything, no matter the genre! And the other thing is write about subjects you are already the expert in, and if you can'[t think of one, the mazel-tov! Even better- go find one! Find a subject you’re extremely passionate about and go document your research– then just continue to study and grow your knowledge base and skill set and you are going to knock it out the park by year’s end. 2018 could be your year– if you do what I just said, and stay focused and don’t deviate from the plan for the next year at least. Be patient with yourself and trust the process. Success doesn’t
happen over night. It took me 5 years to becomes an overnight millionaire. Best wishes to you Paris

Me: Thank you so much. I will stick to the plan for a year

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