About the Episode:
Personality is a huge piece of the foundation we build our lives upon. It is a factor in how we live our daily lives, how we start our days from start to finish. A piece of Rick that he believes can be applied to everyone listening, is his personality type to not have bad days roll over to bad weeks, months, or years.
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What’s shakin’, I’m Rick Jordan and today we’re going ALL IN, you’re gonna want to share this out with at least three people. Because I know there’s going to be three people that you think of when it comes to this and this is just going to move you today, this is near and dear to my heart.
Because today I’m going to talk about how other people view you and almost like your responsibility to people that are in your life. And this could be as a parent, this could be as just a family member, this could be as a business owner, as an entrepreneur with your people. Because there’s these things that sometimes are placed upon us in life, you know, and they could be leadership roles, they could be just things that we have to get accomplished, or they could be a family, right that we choose to have. And there’s responsibilities and obligations that we choose to accept when we do these things.
And it’s just something like within me, and there’s a personality test that I took called 16 personalities and when I saw this in there, because I’m a campaigner, and I’m 96% extroverted in this too, go figure, as a campaigner, there’s this thing that I’ve always had inside of me, that I feel that can at least a portion of it can apply to everybody. And this is where I feel actually obligated for those who are less successful to actually help them become more successful.
It’s one of the reasons I have this show. It’s one of the reasons why I have a business. It’s one of the reasons why I took it public, it’s one of the reasons why I continue to press forward and develop new things and new ideas and keep trying to create more opportunity for my family, for people that work for me, for everybody that’s in my life.
I just feel it in the depths of my soul. When I see somebody could be capable of so much more, and I want to help them it’s like an obligation that I have. And I’m going to talk real talk today, because everyone that knows me, it’s like, “Oh, my God, you’ve got so much energy, when you’re on stage, I’ve never seen somebody who’s so dynamic as you, you really know how to move a room, you know, your podcast is great, you really inspired me to do all these things. You know, looking at all your accomplishments, look at what you’ve achieved the past year, man, your plans going forward are so ambitious, it’s incredible.”
I hear all these things all the time. And then there are days where it’s literally like It’s six o’clock in the morning, it can happen where I don’t want to get out of bed. But then yesterday, I was just like the peak of a mountain, right? And then there’s other days where it’s, you know, I will come into my office and it’s like, “Man, I just don’t feel like getting this stuff done today.”
I know that you’ve had this to why? Because you’re also a human just like I am. It doesn’t mean that there’s anything wrong with us, it doesn’t mean that there’s anything that we need to even necessarily fix. Are you with me on that? Just nod your head. Because sometimes, there’s not a problem that you need to fix. Sometimes there’s not an area of growth that you need to experience in your life, sometimes everything is already okay with you and you can still feel these ways.
So, if you’re hearing me today, I’m telling you, there’s nothing wrong with you. You don’t need to fix something about yourself. Because you have these days, you don’t need to try to, you know, muster up this energy and just pull yourself up to it and all that, you know, because there’s nothing wrong with you and you feel this way. This is way different then somebody making a choice, not to be productive, or making a choice to not fulfill those obligations that you have to your family or to whoever or a choice just to sit back in your chair, just because and blow off life. That’s not what I’m talking about.
I’m talking it’s okay to have bad days. Because it’s not you there are people out there. And maybe this part’s a kick in the pants for you, right, because you need that because you just continuously do this day after day. You don’t have a bad day, a bad day isokay. You know, maybe a bad week, okay? But a bad month. Come on. Now. I’m not talking about things hitting you external things from hitting you. But choices that you make. There’s a certain threshold to where, you know, and it’s different for each person, but for me, it’s never longer than a day before I realized this. Yes, I can have bad days but a bad week. Come on. You’re better than that. You’re way better than that. A bad month. Shut up. Get your ass up and start moving.
Okay, because here’s the thing. You are going after big things and when you’re going after big things, people tend to congregate around you, they tend to be magnetized towards you. I know this is the way it is with me. They tend to be like, “Oh my god, I really believe in you. What you’re trying to accomplish. This is something I want to get behind. Your vision is amazing. This is incredible. You’re an awesome person. You’re super nice. I love working for you. Yeah, it’s, I’m glad I married you. You know, I’m glad you’re my dad, I’m glad you’re my mom, all these things. It’s like Dad, I know you can get it done. Mom, I know you can accomplish this.”
You know, all these people that gather around you because they believe in you. And when you allow your bad day to turn into a bad week, or a bad month, or bad year that is on you. Because when you become lazy, this is what you are in these moments when you allow the bad day to become a bad week or a bad month, when you become lazy. It’s disrespectful to those who believe in you.
So take a look at the people that are in your life right now. Those who you have chosen to become obligated to. That’s right, it’s your choice. The people that you have in your life that you are now obligated to, it is your choice. You chose them, probably because you believe in them. Probably because it was a great job, they gave you a great offer, probably because it’s a field you love. Probably because it’s a business, you’ve always wanted to start it probably because it’s somebody you wanted to marry probably because it’s a kid you wanted to have, and be apparent to.
Those are the people who you absolutely cannot be disrespectful to by being lazy because they believe in you. Your bad day does not have to be a bad week. That’s the choice today. You’re obligated by choice to those who you put around you because you chose those people to allow to believe in you. And you’re taking them somewhere, wherever that is. And I know you can do it. As long as you think, one, don’t let your bad days become bad weeks. And two, it’s okay to have just one bad day because the next day that’s just the past. And now from here going forward is something that can be completely different. You will have another bad day, of course next month, next week, but that bad day can never ever become a bad week by choice for being lazy. So, get up off your ass and go ALL IN.
- Your Bad Day Shouldn’t Become a Bad Week, Month or Year
- Don’t Disrespect Yourself By Being Lazy
- We’re All Human