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Will It Fly with Pat Flynn

Will It Fly with Pat Flynn

Larry and Shawn interview Pat Flynn, founder of Smart Passive Income and author of Will It Fly. In this episode, Pat shares his dynamic story of ground-up success and balancing an entrepreneurship with family.

Key Takeaways:

The intro of Will it Fly with Pat Flynn…We’ve all done it-taken a plain piece of paper, folded it into what we believe will be an aerodynamic masterpiece, only to watch our paper dream nose-dive to the floor. Why? Why would our paper airplane be any different from the other guy’s which looked eerily similar, yet flew like an F-15 Fighter jet? Well, maybe we simply needed a bit more direct guidance. Pat Flynn likens this scenario to entrepreneurship: we see one guy making bank over a great internet idea; we think it looks simple enough, buy business cards, get a great website going and boom. Fail. Why? Maybe that idea worked for that other guy because it worked for them; it fit their values, and it helped them look inward.

Pat states that in work, you don’t need to trade time for money; it’s more trading value for money. For instance, if you provide a service, product or idea online that makes other people’s lives easier or better, you can literally work mere hours in a work week, wake up and see exponential money in your account. Of course, this only works if the idea, product or service is something you believe in and others will need. You need to identify your “why”. Why do you want to create this product, service or idea?

Then, once you’ve got that great product and it’s time to market it and get your business up and running, you have to balance your family and home life as well. Schedule your work around your life, not your life around your work.  This means building entrepreneurial boundaries. In other words, make your own set hours, stick to them and “check-in” to your family and other core values. This way, you are able to focus 100% on what is directly at hand.

So, maybe your first attempt with the paper airplane didn’t fare so well. But, in your second attempt, you got guidance, you decided what you wanted the airplane to look like and it was a total success.

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How to Set and Accomplish SMART Goals as a Dad

Episode Overview on How to Set and Accomplish SMART Goals as a Dad:

Larry and Shawn give you a New Year’s gut check on your New Year’s Resolutions. Providing realistic and specific strategies to help you set and accomplish smart goals as a dad, you will come away from this episode feeling recharged to have a stellar 2016!

Key Takeaways:

The streamers litter the floor, intertwined with glittery confetti and rapidly deflating balloons. Half-full champaign bottles are stacked like the haphazard beer can pyramids, reminiscent of the after effects of a frat party.

Looking around, you can’t help but compare these sad-looking post New Year’s party favors to your quickly fading New Year’s resolutions. Actually, you’re not the only one feeling this dismay. Over 50% of people have given up on their resolutions after 6 months. But wait! There is hope!

You have to be SMART. You need to set Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Sensitive (SMART) goals. Using this method helps you to stick to those resolutions that sometimes get away.

Specific

General resolutions like, “I want to lose weight” are great aspirations, but not very specific ways to accomplish smart goals as a dad. So, make the goal more narrow like, “I want to lose (amount of weight)by (insert reasonable deadline here!).” This way, you are able to make yourself more accountable because your goal is more real.

Measurable

A natural second step to specificity is making your goal measurable. Let’s say you want to go on a vacation next winter with your family. There are certain costs associated with this goal like air fare and hotel accommodations (not to mention dining and the numerous amounts of commemorative t-shirts you’ll end up stuffing in your luggage). Once you have that set amount, look at how much money you can put away towards this vacation each month. This way, that fun vacation is top of mind and you will have plenty of money when the time comes!

Achievable

Ah…yes. Losing those last 10 pounds can be the hardest thing to do and you aren’t going to do it in 2 days, let alone 2 weeks (I don’t care what the tabloids tell you). Do your research on your goal and what is reasonable to achieve in a given amount of time. This way, you will not sabotage your efforts and are on a better path to seeing results.

Relevant

Why do you want to lose that weight or go on that vacation? Is it just because you thought it sounded good or because the neighbors took an awesome trip last year they won’t stop talking about? How are these reasons relevant to your values? Gut check yourself and identify the core motivator for accomplishing your goal.

Time Sensitive

Your goals should have a deadline. This way, you have better idea of what to achieve by what day and have fun checking off the mile markers along the way!

Once you have set your goal, review it and make sure it meets all of the SMART criteria. Having a road-map for your resolutions will help you avoid having your resolutions fall to the proverbial post New Year’s ball room floor.

Free Resources:

Check out a free chapter from: THE DAD’S EDGE on UNLIMITED PATIENCE HERE

The Dads Edge Book

Check out this free resource on: CONNECTION WITH YOUR SPOUSE

Check out this free resource on:  CONNECTION WITH YOUR KIDS

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