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The #1 Reason Why Your Priorities Are Holding You Back: Insights from a High-Level Mastermind

As entrepreneurs, it’s essential to step out of our comfort zones and surround ourselves with successful and inspiring individuals. Recently, I had the privilege of attending the Thought Council mastermind in Dallas hosted by Jeff Hayzeltt where I spent a weekend learning from and collaborating with some of the brightest minds in the business world. While it can be intimidating to realize you’re not the smartest person in the room, the experience proved invaluable, saving me an estimated six months of wasted time and money going of trying to go it alone.

One of the key topics discussed during the mastermind was priorities. As the leader shared his daily planning strategy, it became crystal clear the things he considered most important, such as growing revenues, took center stage in his day.

This got me thinking about my own priorities. I plan my day using the “A” task in my Best Planner Ever. For those unfamiliar, the A task is an activity that is easy to procrastinate or avoid but, when completed, will significantly move the needle forward on your goals.

Examples of A tasks might include:

– Making collection calls when cash is tight (easy to avoid but will get the cash in the bank🤑 )

– Attending networking events to expand your brand and influence (even though meeting new people can be uncomfortable and easy to avoid😨 )

– Doing that workout to improve your fitness (I can come up with dozens of reasons to put off working out 😒)

Upon reflecting on my own priorities, I realized that while most were in line with my goals, a few were actually holding me back. This may seem counterintuitive – how can a priority hold us back?

The answer lies in the way we prioritize certain attitudes and behaviors over others.

For instance:

– Do we prioritize making excuses for why we don’t have enough money over taking action each week to increase our income?

– Do we prioritize the health and well-being of others over our own, using that as an excuse for not eating right or exercising?

– Do we prioritize people-pleasing over scheduling ourselves with balance? Remember much overwhelm is a direct result of over-scheduling.

When examining the results we’re getting in business and life, it’s important to take a hard look at the results we’re not satisfied with, such as a lack of free time, insufficient money, poor health, or strained relationships and then re-prioritize.

I challenge you to evaluate your priorities in the areas where you’d like to see different results.

Is there a priority that’s holding you back from achieving what you want? When you sit down to plan your day, ask yourself, “What’s my A task today?” Then, commit to doing it.

By consciously aligning our priorities with our desired outcomes and taking action on the tasks that truly move the needle, we can break free from the habits and mindsets that hold us back. Remember, success is not just about working hard; it’s about working smart and focusing on the things that matter most. ✅

So, take a moment to reassess your priorities, and don’t be afraid to make the necessary changes to propel yourself towards the life and business you’ve always dreamed of.

With the right mindset and a commitment to taking action, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

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