James McPartland keynote speaker, author of the Unopened Gift series and Mind Shift, and performance coach. For over 25 years, James has been helping leaders and their teams access breakthrough performance and results. And what we’re going to talk about today is a mindset.
Overcoming Distraction, Faupo, and Shortcuts to Achieve Success
In today’s world, it can be challenging to maintain a positive mindset and stay focused on our goals. With so much distraction and the pressure of social media, it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeking instant gratification and avoiding the hard work that leads to success. However, with a little bit of effort and awareness, we can overcome these obstacles and reach our full potential.
The Addiction to Distraction
Distraction is a common affliction that we all face. We seek instant gratification and stress relief, and this often leads us to check our phones or social media accounts multiple times a day. This addiction to distraction can hold us back from pursuing our true passions and reaching our goals.
The Fear of People’s Opinions (Faupo)
The fear of people’s opinions, or “faupo,” can also prevent us from taking the steps we need to achieve our goals. This fear can lead us to seek validation through social media, but it can also hold us back from putting in the necessary effort and facing the challenges that come with success.
Taking Responsibility for Our Actions
One of the great lessons in life is to take 100% responsibility for everything that happens in our life. While we may not be responsible for external events like a pandemic or bad weather, we can still choose how we respond to them and take responsibility for our own thoughts and actions. By being intentional and taking responsibility for our decisions, we can overcome obstacles and get closer to our destination.
The Power of Purpose
Having a sense of purpose is often what motivates us to get out of bed and strive for something bigger than ourselves. It’s a future-oriented mindset that keeps us moving forward, even if the journey may never truly end. A sense of purpose is unique to each person and can only be discovered and pursued by the individual.
Stacking Your Days
Stacking your days can also be a key factor in achieving your goals. By focusing on one day at a time and making the most of our 168 hours each week, we can create a positive impact on our overall life. This can be done through prioritizing our time, creating a support system, and integrating new habits and behaviors into our busy lives.
In conclusion, it’s important to be aware of what we’re thinking about, to question it, and to focus on what we want to be thinking about. By overcoming distraction, faupo, and shortcuts, and by having a sense of purpose and stacking our days, we can achieve success and reach our full potential.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.