Does it seem like the word – #Hustle – is all you hear nowadays?
It seems like there are so many people who are so busy, so stressed, and so willing to do what it takes to succeed yet, go nowhere fast.
Well, on this week’s #MillennialTalk chat with, Jon Acuff, author of the book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, we discussed whether or not hustling actually works or if it causes people to burn out. Unfortunately, it seems that many people get lost in the hustle- and feel overwhelmed, confused, and ultimately don’t have the proper foundation in place to FINISH the goal(s) they desire to accomplish.
We spoke about why most goals fizzle out so quickly, how to bounce back from failure, and how perfectionism can be a roadblock when it comes to finishing what we start.
It is time to stop #hustling and start #finishing…LET’S CRUSH SOME GOALS 💥
Scroll down for a recap of this weeks Q&A:
@ChelseaKrost: I think it is all about b a l a n c e ! Sometimes a little bit of hustle and bustle gets the job done, but you must be aware of your limits. Don’t over do it. Know when it is time to take a break, unplug, and decompress.
@JonAcuff: It depends on the amount of Hustle and the season you’re in. It’s kind of like asking if vitamins are good or bad. If you take the right amount at the right time, a vitamin is amazing. If you eat the whole bottle all at once, it’s not great.
@LeadinStilettos: I prefer
#alignment rather than #hustle. I still have to make it happen but with alignment I am doing the right things at the right time!
@ChelseaKrost: People set goals all the time and don’t complete them. This is NORMAL. Instead of feeling ashamed, let’s dive deeper into WHY this happens.
Is your goal(s) attainable?
Do you have a timeline?
Do you have a support system?
Are you giving up too easily?
Are you purposefully planning for success?
@JonAcuff: One big difference is that people who finish goals don’t fall for perfectionism. They’re ready for the day after perfect, the day when the goal hits a bump. Perfectionist quit when the ideal is dead, even if the goal isn’t done.
@TheOriginalBPC: Those that take action have the right mindset and support system needed to accomplish their goals. They are realistic with their plans and have smaller goals to help them accomplish bigger goals along the way. They learn and grow from setbacks on the way
@ChelseaKrost: Let’s be real- sometimes life simply gets in the way. S*** happens. BUT, don’t make excuses for yourself. It is up to you to get yourself back on track. The comeback is always stronger than the setback.
@JonAcuff: One reason is that the only thing that changed is our goal, not anything else in our life. We announced, “I’m going to run a marathon” but didn’t change our schedule, didn’t change our wake up time, didn’t join a running group, etc.”
@RunnymedeCap: Distractions or lack of accountability. Writing goals down helps keep me focused and on task. Loving the bullet journal.
@wallshark84: I would have to say the lack of preparation. People jump into goals without fully breaking it down into the actionable steps needed to accomplish it.
@ChelseaKrost: Sometimes people set too many goals. Forcing yourself to cut your goals in half allows you to:
realize what your main priorities are/should be
Actually execute & accomplish more in a shorter period of time
relieve pressure from your day-to-day
make more time do what you love
@JonAcuff: People who cut goals in half were 63% more successful in our research study. A big reason is that when you cut that first goal in half, you’re likely to meet it, which gives momentum for the second goal. Massive goals create massive disappointment when they fail.
@tschill86: Love a lot of the answers here. I recommend the @bestselfco journal as it has you write down large goals for 13 weeks and then breaks it down into milestones. Casting a wide net doesn’t always get the best results. It takes work but you should enjoy the work
@ChelseaKrost: Yes! We are always are own worst critics. Don’t give up because something isn’t perfect. Focus on the big picture and ditch the all-or-nothing mentality. I always say prepare, experiment, tweak, try again!
@JonAcuff: Perfectionism is a poison that pretends to be a vitamin. We think it’s about excellence. It’s not. It’s about fear. I know so many people who are going to lose weight, write a book or start a business when the timing is “perfect.” That just means they never will.
@PhilipW_GMU: paralysis by analysis
Overthinking and trying to be perfect can waste time and hinder you from getting things done. Sometimes you have to just go, make mistakes, adjust, and keep going
@ChelseaKrost: Hard to admit, but here are some of my secret rules:
Social media captions? I am SUPER picky about them. I often find myself over analyzing my words and spending too much time trying to perfect a simple social media post.
I must complete my daily to-do list everyday before I allow myself to do anything else. I am working on saving the less important stuff for another time…
@JonAcuff: 1 of mine is that I can’t ask for help or admit I don’t know how to do something cause I’m a “New York Times Bestselling author” & should just know how to do everything. That’s ridiculous & prevents me from learning new things. Admitting it is a good first step.
@mbalexan: My secret rule. Be aware of my thoughts and those who I surround myself with – encouragement is key. These two things can make or break our goals. @TrevorMoawad talks a lot about how our thoughts really can affect our outcomes.
@ChelseaKrost: When you choose something to bomb at, you are relieving yourself of all the pressure and anxiety of it being OR needing to be “perfect.”
@JonAcuff: The benefit is that you can’t do it all. There are going to be some things you don’t get done. When you choose what to bomb, you decide them ahead of time. Author Josh Davis calls it “Strategic Incompetence.”
@GenePetrovLMC: Yeah. I tell most people I am not going to be helpful when it comes to some of the more technical aspects of digital marketing. SEO, website design, and paid social ads are not something I want to do. I choose to bomb those so I can focus on people
@ChelseaKrost: Failure is simply a chance to revise your strategy! Thanks to #socialmedia we can try and fail, then try again ➡ refine, and then repeat consistently. 🔁
@JonAcuff: I admit it hurt first. Sugarcoating failure instantly is a lie. Stop trying to learn from it so quickly. Admit it hurts. Process it. Learn from later it so that you don’t repeat that same exact type of failure.
@LizzVo: Don’t see failure as “failure.” Every mistake is a lesson learned
@ALLISONSMILES: Whatever happens – PROMISE yourself – you will get back up. Then, get up! Failure came to teach. Now take the next step.
@ChelseaKrost: Just #FOCUS…
-cut out the noise
-block out the haters
-prioritize your goals
-believe in yourself
-get your head out of the emails
-be H A P P Y
@JonAcuff: Make it fun if you want it done. Fun improves your performance by 46% and satisfaction by 31%! When I wanted to improve my Instagram account, instagram.com/jonacuff/ I had to make it fun or I knew I would quit when the results were slower than I wanted
@caltomare6114: be accountable and take it one thing at a time
Break down large strategic tasks into small manageable day to day ones and track them
How do you best eat an elephant?
One bite at a time!
**I dont eat elephants yall. It’s a saying – I love me elephants.
@ChelseaKrost: Taking my personal brand to the next level 🔝 #ChelseaProductions has been on quite the journey over the past decade & I’m ready for more! Looking forward to creating fresh content, website makeover & leveraging my brand to bring in more business.
@JonAcuff: I’ve got two: I’m telling as many people as I can about my book, “Finish” amzn.to/2F5fYVd and I’m completing the proposal for the next book I am writing.
@SailorsBen: My only goal this year is to keep improving as a father, husband, and business person. Vague, but with three kids under 4, it’s all I got time to think about right now!
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