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Just the photo please

Just the photo please.

Six tips (in above photo).

Gold.

Timeless.

Literally going against the proverbial current with everything i’m gonna say on Mike Simmons’ podcast in two hours.

  1. What is mindset? Our habitual attitude.
  2. What are common mistakes we make about mindset? Not being intentional about our sources/influences. Not being present nor motivated enough to improve. (Season 4 unpacks this)
  3. Why do we make these mistakes? Entertained, distracted and medicated. Herd mentality – if everyone is this way, it must be ok.
  4. How can we avoid these mistakes? Establish a clear, concise, and compelling goal that can only be achieved by dramatically raising your standards. A goal so compelling that trumps “Why am i doing all this hard work?” Because your attitude is worth defending.
  5. How does this change in the context of remote work from home? It doesn’t. Period. Of course there’s change, but change is nothing new – it’s the constant fabric of life.
  6. How does this change in Team context? Biggest addition is becoming a teacher not just through your example, but through intentional efforts to teach using VIP model.
  7. How does this change in Customer context? Now is not the time to start fawning and communicating like crazy with your customers. The time to do that was everyday before Covid-19.
  8. How does this change in Self context? Nothing changes, except this…you automatically gave yourself a grade for how prepared you are right now. You should be getting an A. If Disney Ran Your Life, operating below excellent levels would not be acceptable.
  9. Resources: Podcast, TED Talk, MLC book, LI content, Twitter.

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Completely Different?

The future is exciting because i’m creating new rules

Business notes
The future is exciting because i’m creating new rules. This photo is from a year or so ago. Dusting it off for 2019.

The future (specifically 2019) is exciting because i’m creating new rules.

  • First, you are in charge of your own rules.
  • Second rule is to shun conventional thinking.
  • Third rule is to do stuff i’ve never done before.

Finally thought, a year from now you’ll wish you had started today.

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Dear Son

First rule of life

Apple watch Mickey Mouse screen shot
We must balance pixie dust with reality – our dreams and hopes with our reality.

 

First rule of life: Life is hard, for everyone, get used to it and find a millions ways to figure it out.

 

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What business expenses are deductible?

IRS tax deduction explanation
2015 was the first year with speaking revenue.

 

How long does it take to start a business?

Personally, it took six years of spending (on average $1,000/month) without making a dime. In year seven (2015) i finally made my first dime.

i told my tax professional i have carried a deep fear the IRS would tell me, “You have been deducting expenses for six years without any income. Is this a hobby or a business?”

In year seven, 2015, i was blessed to not only have income, but have enough income that removed any doubt whether it’s a hobby or a business.

To be deductible, a business expense must be both ordinary and necessary. An ordinary expense is one that is one that is common and accepted in your field of business.

A necessary expense is one that is helpful and appropriate for your business. An expense does not have to be indispensable to be considered necessary.

 

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