What are you holding onto, that’s actually holding you back?
Today Roland tells a story that demonstrates a timeless principle in business and life. If you want to move forward faster in your personal or business life, this episode will certainly help you do just that.
“The only way to fix dependence on a crutch is to let go and start walking without it.” Roland Frasier
Often the ‘Crutch’ that you lean on will become a leash that holds you back or hurts you or your business. If this rings true for you, listen in today for Roland’s Step by Step plan for throwing away YOUR crutches and leashes. Be sure to hit SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts and share this episode with your business-minded friends.
5 Steps To Free Yourself From Your Crutch (And Leash)
Step 1 Enquire
• What things are you doing in your life and business that you don’t want to do?
• Identify the tasks that you hate, that you loathe?
• What are you doing that’s not earning you the money you need to live the life that you want to lead?
• Who is someone you work for, or with, that no longer brings joy or value to your personal life or business?
• Is there anyone in your business or life that you don’t see eye-to-eye with on moral or ethical issues? Who has values that don’t match your own, and they’re not likely to any time soon?
Make a list of all of the above.
Step 2 Identify
Make a list of things to stop doing and relationships to end, based on your answers to the questions above. When you’ve done this, you now have a list of all of the crutches that have become leashes.
Step 3 Visualize
If you are going to take these necessary actions, you’re going to need some help getting motivated.
Take a moment to imagine life in a year, when you’ve eliminated each crutch/leash on your list. Picture how much more profitable, peaceful, joyful, your life will be. Behavioral Scientists call this ‘future pacing’. Now hold onto this visualization as you move on to step 4.
Step 4 Prepare
As humans, we are all conditioned to avoid pain and seek pleasure. The reason these crutches are hard to let go of is that at some point, they helped. At some point, they were beneficial. Ending a relationship, whether with drugs, alcohol, a person, or a crutch, is one of the hardest things we as humans may have to do.
Prepare yourself for this. For each item or person, you need to let go of, write out what you want to say …Even if you have to play devil’s advocate with Yourself and do some self-talk! Listen to the episode for Roland’s examples.
Step 5 Act, Throw, And Cut.
Accelerate your happiness and success by using this process and take some giant leaps forward, on your own two feet. Lean on the work you’ve done and do what you need to do.
Now that you’re thinking consciously and intentionally about recognizing these crutch and leash situations, you will be able to move forward faster into the life you want to live.
Who is Roland Frasier?
Roland practiced business, tax, and securities law for over 12 years and is now an active investor who drives growth and scale in his portfolio companies. He is co-founder and/or principal of three current Inc. Magazine fastest-growing companies and he has founded, scaled, or sold 24 different 7 to 9 figure businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million. Roland is currently growing DigitalMarketer.com, RivalBrands.com, and Plattr.com while advising over 150 other companies on digitally centric customer acquisition, activation, referral, retention, and revenue strategies and plan implementation.
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