Today on The Legalpreneur Podcast, I reveal the two things that are keeping you from reaching your goals. Circumstances are always changing but if you have an excuse handy for every occasion, you probably need to evaluate your habits. Once you’ve set your goal it is vital that you hold yourself accountable because you are responsible for your own success!
As a leader, you set the tone for those around you. If you’re comfortable making excuses, your team will be too. You may have to make some drastic changes in your daily life but that is the price of greatness.
As you grow in your ability to commit, be grateful for the strides you’ve made. Change is hard, so remember to appreciate how much progress you’ve made and how accountability has propelled you to bigger and greater things.
[1:00] You have to appreciate how far you’ve come and be grateful for the work you’ve put in
[1:30] Excuses are detrimental to your ability to succeed
[1:55] The results prove the amount of work you’ve put in despite the circumstances
[3:00] In order to reach your goals, you must hold yourself accountable every day
[4:00] As a leader you have to set the example of accountability for your team
[4:40] If you want greatness you have to do the work to accomplish great things
[5:40] Changing your habits is hard but if you want drastic change, take drastic measures
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Andrea Sager 00:03
Welcome to the Legalpreneur podcast. I’m your host Andrea Sager founder and CEO of Legalpreneur Inc. As a serial entrepreneur and someone that works exclusively with small business owners legally protecting their business. I’m dedicated to covering common legal issues faced by business owners, providing you with the business knowledge you need to catapult your business’s growth, and showing you just how some of the world’s most elite entrepreneurs have handled these legal and business issues themselves. In true attorney fashion, the information in this episode is not legal advice. This is for informational purposes only. And you should always consult with your attorney before implementing any of the information in the show.
Andrea Sager 00:45
Hello there, welcome back to another episode of the Legalprenuer Podcast. I’m really excited about today’s episode, because I don’t think I’ve ever done an episode like this before. And quite frankly, it just hit me like this is how I create content basically. Like, I really want to make make a great episode. And then it just like boom hits me in the face. And that’s what happened here. So the title, why you aren’t successful yet? This came to me because many times lately, I have these moments where I’m like, Man, why aren’t we there yet? Why aren’t we there yet. And I know I’m successful. And quite frankly, the title is clickbait click Beatty. Because you’re successful, too. You are successful. And I say yet because we get to where we want to be or we make great progress. And then we kind of get down on ourselves. And we’re like, Oh, why aren’t we there yet. It’s like, we have to appreciate how far we’ve come first. And I have to be grateful for all the work we’ve put in grateful for how far we’ve come so far. But there is a you know, one specific reason that I think a lot of us aren’t hitting our goals. There’s a lot of reasons, but I think one of them. Number one, it’s just excuses. We have these excuses.
Andrea Sager 02:07
And I’m very, very guilty of this, because I had this big plan of making this big dollar amount and we didn’t get it and like dammit, like what’s going on? Why didn’t we get their data, and I come up with this reason and that reason, and then like, but Andrea, I think it’s you just not putting in all the work like you the results are showing the amount of work that you’ve put in. And don’t get me wrong, like I work very, very hard. But there’s still things I could have done to make it happen. And so what I have been doing now is really scripting and designing out what I want my life and the business to look like. Because I used to think and I think a lot of people have experienced this, I used to think you know, the whole passive income thing like Oh, work five hours a week, make a million dollars, that’s just not how it works. Maybe eventually, you can get there. But you got to put in a lot of work a lot of work. And right now basically what’s been happening lately is like, Oh, I’m, I’m okay, I can go, I can go do this, I can only work this much today. And we’ll still be okay, we’ll still do this, we’ll still do that. No excuses. And quite frankly, in order to get past that hump, in order to get there, we have to be accountable. We have to take self accountability. And if we’re not being accountable to ourselves, we’re never going to get there. So if you want to be successful, you have to stop making excuses. And I’m not saying we never have excuses like, oh, you know, Thomas or Ali got sick and I wasn’t able to do this or that, like shit happens, life happens. But when it keeps happening over and over, and then at the end of the day, we know that we’re the problem. It’s me. Hi, I’m the problem. It’s me.
Andrea Sager 03:54
Yeah, totally throwing in some Taylor Swift there. But we have to realize there’s only so many other outside factors until it ultimately falls back on us. And we have to take that accountability. Number one, we’re leaders, we have to be accountable and show the team Hey, I’m a leader and I’m taking accountability for this. And if we all want to be on the same mission, the same team, we all have to be accountable. But if the leader is not taking accountability, nobody else will either. So I want to encourage you if you’ve been wondering or if something’s been in your mind, why am I not there yet? Why am I not successful? Why am I not hitting this goal or that goal? Get really critical. It sometimes it sucks to just face the fact that wow, I haven’t been like putting in the work. I haven’t been doing a great job. Maybe you’ve been doing good enough to get by. But if you want greatness, you have to do great things. And quite frankly, if you want greatness, it’s not just going to happen overnight. It’s not going to come easily.
Andrea Sager 04:58
You have to put in the work. If you’re not putting in the work, I think the team that you have will see like, oh, well, they’re doing things half assed, like, I can do things half assed. So if you’re wondering, I’m not successful yet, I haven’t hit these goals or why am I not there yet, you really have to take a lot, take a hard look, take accountability, and just know, okay, I’m going to do better. So for me, I’m like, Okay, this is what I want to be different. This is what I want to be different. And then I realized, okay, I do it for a little bit, but I don’t actually make the change. You know, change is really hard. Change is really hard. So if you want drastic change, you have to take drastic measures. I love playing poker. And I think poker is a great escape for me. But I also have to make a decision like, Hey, do I want to be a professional poker player? Do I want to grow this Legalprenuer empire? Because a lot of times on Fridays, I will take my laptop and work from the poker Club, which is totally cool, totally fun. And actually business from extreme like, Oh, what are you doing? Like, what do you do for work? And I tell them, like, oh, my gosh, I need help with this. And you help with that. I’m like, great, cool, let’s do it. But there are still things, more productive things that I could be doing than sitting at the poker club half assed working. And I understand that sometimes it’s okay, but why not be more intentional with my time and work a couple of you know, maybe two or three hard hours on Friday morning, and then go play poker and not have to worry about work. I feel like I’m just rambling and kind of like talking to myself at this point. But you’re gonna hear my pep talk to myself. Basically, that’s what this is.
Andrea Sager 06:40
And I know I’m successful. I am successful. But we haven’t been hitting our numbers. And it’s disappointing, which I will say January was a way higher month, I think it was January was higher than any month that we had in 2022. So I know, like, we’re on the up and up, like things are good, things are great. But I’m just like, Ah, I want to be great. I don’t want to be good. Like, I want to be great. So just letting y’all know, February, putting in a lot more hard work to get there. I hope this was helpful. I know, this is kind of me talking to myself. But hopefully it’s helpful, let me know because I can keep doing this. Maybe that’ll be Friday episodes, pep talks with Andrea, you can just hear my own pep talk to myself. If you don’t like it, let me know. And I will never do another one. So I hope you have a great weekend. Happy writing. Here at legal corner, we’re committed to providing a supportive legal community. For all business owners. I know how scary the legal stuff can be. If you found this information helpful, I would be so grateful if you could share it with a fellow business owner. And quite frankly, it doesn’t cost anything to rate review or subscribe to the show.
Andrea Sager 07:59
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