Wild Foods Video Transcript Below!
"Okay, guys, today's big thought of the day is from 'The Magic of Thinking Big.' Chapter Six: You are what you think you are.
How you act determines how people react to you. How you think goes to how you work. And then what you do is the response you get from other people generally.
People aren't always going to respond the way you want them to, but you can only focus on yourself and do what you can about it, and then you have to accept what happens.
So it comes back to personal responsibility, extreme ownership, another video I just recorded, and a book I just read by the same title.
Remember, your appearance talks to you, and it talks to others. Make sure it says, "Here is a person who has self-respect. He's important. Treat him that way." And this is an example of how the kind of what you wear can follow how you think about yourself and how other people think about you.
Something simple as dressing a little bit nicer can boost self-confidence; they've done all kinds of studies about this, and they've proven that when people wear more excellent clothing, they tend to be more confident, they stand more upright, and they better interactions with other people, they get better results.
Here's a perfect one. Your work is essential. Always have a purpose.
There's a story often told about the job attitudes of three bricklayers. It's a classic, so let's go over it again.
When asked, "What are you doing?" The first bricklayer replied, "Laying brick." The second answered, "Making $9.30 an hour." And the third said, "Me? Why I'm building the world's greatest cathedral."
This is powerful stuff, guys. I remember hearing a quote about Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt. He talked to a janitor sweeping the White House floors and asked, "Sir, what are you doing?" Or "How are you doing?"
I am trying to remember exactly what it was, but the guy said something similar: that he's helping the United States by ensuring the bathrooms are clean and everything's clean for the people doing big stuff. And so he's just as important as everyone else, and he thought of that himself.
And so, a lot of times, it's how you think about your life and things you're doing, and you can always find a grander purpose. That's the point of this type of stuff.
You find a grander purpose for what you're doing. It could be a means to an end and a stepping stone. Most of the time, it is a stepping stone because we're constantly growing. It would help if you were developing.
If you're growing, then the thing you're doing now, even if you're making ten bucks an hour, minimum wage, whatever that happens to be at the time, that's a stepping stone to more money later on, pursuing your bigger purpose and your more enormous passion.
You have to do those jobs. I worked at a restaurant and bus tables, and my first job was at a movie theater, making minimum wage. You have to do these things as you learn and move up.
And you should never, ever, and I don't like saying never, but you should never, ever shortchange yourself or demean yourself by how you think. And that's the big, real idea today.
Always think as big as possible about your actions and situation. Find the usefulness in your case, use it to your advantage, and use it to paint the broader picture.
A friend who operates a personnel selection firm said this to me recently. "One thing we always look for in appraising a job applicant for a client is how the applicant thinks about his present job. We are always favorably impressed when we find that applicant thinks his present job is important even though there may be something about it he doesn't like."
You are what you think you are. Your thought power directs you to become. Suppose you are weak, lack what it takes, think you will lose, think you are second-class, feel this way, and are doomed to mediocrity.
But, think instead, I am important. I do have what it takes. I am a first-class performer. My work is essential. Think this way, and you're headed straight to success.
The key to winning what you want lies in thinking positively about yourself. The only factual basis other people have for judging your abilities is your actions. And your actions are controlled by your thoughts.
You are what you think you are. As simple as that, you are what you think you are.
So back, for today's power of thought, 'The Magic of Thinking Big,' you are what you think. Isn't it apparent why many people stay at one level all their lives? Their thinking alone keeps them there.
Now, to expand on this, even if you're the type that's in personal development and growth and you've been leveling up your life every step of the way, you're going to hit plateaus because the way you think now that's gotten you to this level.
A lot of the time, you have to break it down, build it down, and even destroy it and rise like the phoenix so you can build new. Because every level in life, financially, personally, etc., requires thinking differently and doing things that might be different to get to the next level.
That's why the pursuit of self-actualization is a life-long process because you're never going to reach perfection. And every step of the way, you get a little bit better; you'll have to do even more to get a little better beyond that.
This is what makes life fun, though. This is what makes life fascinating. This is why I love personal development because it's a never-ending process.
And even when you get good at personal development, you're constantly hitting ceilings. And you have to bust through those ceilings if you want to grow, and so I love this as a reminder that every step of the way, for example, my personal life.
I realize that now, as I'm growing Wild Foods, my whole journey over kind of the past 10 to 15 years, being an entrepreneur, my relative success, my different businesses and opportunities, some have done better than others, some I've shut down to consolidate so I can focus on this.
And now, with Wild Foods, I had this significant opportunity to have a huge company that can impact a lot of people around the world, and I've noticed that there are things that I like to do. I used to want to be behind the scenes. When I realized that I'm the best person to be out in front talking to you like I am now.
So I decided to do the social media thing. As much as there are a lot of pitfalls with social media, I have to prevent myself from focusing on the numbers and being obsessive about it, seeking external validation in comments, and all these things.
My next level is to become a personal brand to pursue our Wild Mission and to grow the company through my face and words because I'm the best person to do it. And I want to get more people involved in doing this.
But right now, to level up personally, professionally, and in business, I must keep doing what I'm doing. And this was a transition, right?
I committed to getting this apartment, spending all the money on gear; I was into video and photography a while ago; a few years ago, I got into it as a hobby, and then fell by the wayside a little bit as I was growing Wild Foods because I had a lot of other things to do.
And now that we've been able to grow the company, have help, and have employees, I've been able to reduce a lot of those things I have to do and have other people take care of them, so I can focus on doing my highest level thing, which is this.
This is talking to you guys and building an audience and dialogue with people following our Wild Mission and all of these ideas like books and whatnot that will help the world be better.
That's mine; that's what I'm trying to do. And great ideas and self-actualization, and personal development can help us do that.
I'm going to hit the ceiling with this for sure. I may do this for a year, and the next level is I have to start public speaking, which is on my radar as something I want to do.
It's something that I'm putting in the back of my head as I'll do it later because it's a big project, and I want to be very good at it. This is a stepping stone to doing that because one of my ultimate goals is to do a TED talk and have a New York Times bestseller.
Every step of the way is like, it's going to be another challenge, another thing I have to do, and it's exciting. And so, when you can learn to embrace that, embrace the struggle; it wasn't easy to figure this out.
I decided to do a podcast or YouTube, and I needed to figure out where to focus my time. And the more I thought about it, I enjoyed editing and doing videos.
Doing a podcast is a lot of coordinating with other people, and while I love doing podcasts, actually managing one is. Hosting one was a significant undertaking that would limit how much I could get done because I'd be relying on other people and scheduling and whatnot.
And so I decided that with this, on just a camera, I can record and pump out content, get better as I go, listen to the audience to find out what they like, iterate, iterate, iterate, grow, grow, grow. And so now I'm doing this.
And now the decision, which didn't come easy as a three to six-month process, doing a little bit, thinking about it, doing a little bit until I was finally like, no, I'm going to go into this.
My goal is to do YouTube. My goal is to grow YouTube. So right now, that is my primary focus.
Once, once I reach that goal, it's going to be onto the next thing. What's the following item from there?
Okay, guys, that wraps up today's thought of the day. Please take action on this.
Anytime you think negatively or even positively, do more of that, do more of the positive thinking, and try to eliminate the negative review.
Try to find what you are being pessimistic about, what you can change to make that a positive, and what you can use from that negativity to help you get to the next level. Because every negative thing that's in our way, every obstacle that's in the way, is an opportunity to grow. We have to position it as such.
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And you can reach me at email@example.com. Check out Wild Foods at wild foods. Co for all your superfood ingredients, and as always, thanks for watching, and be awesome. Life is too short to be anything but your best."