Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Be a Lifeaholic

In order to win at the game of life you need to be completely immersed in it. Not half in - all in. The term workaholic is considered derogatory these days probably because it's lacking as a full concept. You need to be a lifeaholic which is all encompassing.

What is a lifeaholic? It's someone who takes on every single facet of life to the fullest and pushes their personal potential - pushes what they're personally capable of - to the fullest. It's someone who dives into every crevice of life to make it better and mold it to meet the outcomes they visualize. It's also someone who wakes up everyday treating each day as a new day and packing that day full of each ounce of life to challenge oneself with what one can accomplish in a given 12 or 24 hour period of life.

A lifeaholic takes all divisions of life to the fullest from physical fitness such as running, playing with their children or spending time and having adventures with their spouse to learn and engage together, building teams, companies or projects with groups of people that all contribute and collaborate with one another to push each other to make things better, finding ways to improve the conditions of people and the planet to make it a better or safer environment for future generations and treating others in such a way that helps to make their day a little better.

These are some of the qualities of a lifeaholic. I challenge you to wake up tomorrow or start this new minute of time to take on this new viewpoint to become a lifeaholic. What would your life look like if you did? What could you or would you accomplish? While many complain and criticize others on a daily basis, a lifeaholic seeks to make life for themselves and other better.

I tend to consider myself a lifeaholic and feel the world could use a few more of us.

- Robert Cornish
CEO, Richter10.2 Media Group

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Self Motivate and Manage

One of the worst positions you can be in is one that requires someone else to motivate you, push you and supervise you to do your work and attain goals for the company. The position and mode of operation you want to adopt is for you to motivate yourself. You to push yourself. You to manage yourself. You to set your own targets and you to demand production and hustle from yourself to attain your goals.

Do not allow yourself to slack off. You can be and should be your own best motivator and manager. If you catch yourself getting distracted, re-focus your thoughts on your goals, motivation, wants and why you're doing what you're doing. Anything in life is attainable but it comes down to how bad you want it and what you're willing to do to get it.
Assess your day to see if you are effectively self managing and self motivating to hustle and nail specific targets and ensure they're attained for your own internal reasons or if you have to be managed and motivated by someone else and when you aren't, you aren't fully focused and applying yourself?

The path to real success comes when you have adopted a discipline to push yourself without being pushed by anyone else. Look at anyone that has attained huge success in life and you will see that something was driving them. Something kept them focused and clearly no one was cracking any whip to make them work and push them - they did all the pushing themselves. So push yourself, keep yourself motivated and demand production and high level of action from yourself and you'll see that you are actually the best manager and motivator you could have.

- Robert Cornish
CEO, Richter10.2 Media Group