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How to Change Your Thoughts

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

Hi David!

I’ve heard you teach that the image you hold in your mind, is the result you will receive. How do you change the images in your mind in order to get the results you want?

Neagle Code Answer

Great question, and one that I hear often.  

The simple answer is:

You have to build a new image of what you want, and then take action every day until it is achieved.

You can’t simply meditate or visualize what you want.  

You have to realize you aren’t just creating a new image, you are replacing an old one.

When you start to apply the action to the new image and you start to see results, that is when you know you are programming your mind all the way through.  

It’s image, emotion, action and result.  

You can’t just do one or some of these, each component is required in order to make a change. 

When you take action and get a new result, you know you have truly let go of the old belief and created the new one.  

Without the action, part of your mind just knows it isn’t real and will keep reinforcing the old programming.

Every day write down:

  • Your purpose. 
  • Your goal.

And then ask yourself, “Who do I need to be today to create this right now?”

It takes real commitment to say:

“I am abandoning the person I was, and I am going to recreate a new me.”  

You have to take it seriously and not waiver. The second you start to waiver, you instantly go back to the old behavior.

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A Rough Few Days

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

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I’ve been having a rough few days. I feel like everything in our firm is broken. My employees aren’t doing a good job. Our technology isn’t working. We’re not collecting money. I’m finding fault in everything, and it’s discouraging to me. I can’t even think of one positive thing to try and break out of this.

It really hit home when you were teaching on the need to focus on the vision and not the problems. I made a list of broken things that I need to fix. But maybe I’m phrasing it the wrong way. Can you help me?

Neagle Code Answer

Here’s the thing. With everything that’s going on right now with COVID-19, it leaves the mind open to suggestion.

Our mind is constantly on alert for finding things that are wrong.

If we start looking at one thing that’s wrong…we get consumed by that idea. We go into the “creative energy” of making other things wrong.

That’s where we start having all these other problems.

Very rarely does it look like we’re creating this ourselves.

It’s like, “Well, now all my employees are having a problem, and my vendors are having a problem. Nobody’s collecting any money.” It seems like an external issue.

We then start expanding on that…by focusing on it more. That’s the “creative energy” we’re putting out into the universe around the thing we’re afraid of.

The idea is that you have to stop it. Forget about the problems.

Focus on: Where am I going? What is the result I want? What is the outcome I’m going to focus on?

And you start moving in that direction.

Even in my company, we’ve had to change many things over the last two months. Some things broke down. There were miscommunications within our team. There was a lot of pivoting, a lot of doing things last minute. A lot of things got overlooked.

I think as a business owner, you’re always faced with this choice of, “Do I look at this as something negative — or do I look at this as something positive?”

What’s worked for me is focusing on being super grateful for all those things that broke down…because they tell you where you need to grow and what you need to fix, so that you can have the business you want in 6 months, 12 months, or a year.

Don’t focus on the problems or beat yourself up for them. That actually keeps you in the problem.

If you find a problem, or someone on your team brings you a problem, it’s an opportunity to say, “Fantastic. Now we know what needs to be fixed. Now we have a crack to fill. That will help us as we move forward.”

Try to stay focused on how each “problem” will help you, how this will be one less issue you’ll have to solve in 6 months or in 12 months.

Focus on gratitude and where you’re going in growth.

 

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A Blind Spot Around Money

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

David, I believe I have a blind spot around money. I can list off lots of reasons why I think this, but the primary reason is that I have been stuck at a financial ceiling in my business for over 3 years now…and I often catch myself making decisions based in money fears. How can I uncover what this blind spot is? Is it just simply a belief?

Thanks!

Neagle Code Answer

So here's what I want you to consider first off.

Your problem… your blind spot is probably a generational problem.

I want you to think about something. Somewhere back in your history, in your family lineage, problems started, and those problems literally became belief systems.

Now, I want you to think… if your great-great-great grandparents had experienced some misfortune in their life, and they didn't understand it, and couldn't see a way out of it, what would invariably happen is they would create a belief system around that problem.

That problem, all the circumstances around that problem, all the people around that problem, all the conclusions of that problem would become a belief for them.

It then gets passed down to the next generation that comes along until it finally hits you and your generation, and you have no choice but to accept it as being true.

(Remember, prior to the age of 7 you didn’t have the ability to reject beliefs.)

You’re now in a place where you’re asking a different question. You’re ready to take this downward progression of a blind spot that has probably been going on for generations in your family lineage, and actually turn it around for a big win in your life.

Blind spots are usually masked in resistance… so get really quiet and ask yourself the following question:

What am I resisting Doing, Being or Having?

Examine ALL areas of your life, because how you do anything is how you do everything.

When you uncover the resistance, immediately take action.

And if you need some one-on-one help seeing what you can’t see, CLICK THIS LINK and see how I’m working with entrepreneurs to move them through their blind spots into results-based action… Because sometimes you just can’t see what you’re resisting without help.

And congrats to you for being willing to question the deep beliefs that are causing your problem!

 

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Not Sure What to Believe

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from Amanda L. 

Neagle Code Question

My biggest issue right now is that I’m not sure what to believe. I’m a small business owner, and I feel so confused about what to do. On one hand I have people telling me to act as if it’s business as usual, and on the other hand I have people telling me about how they are losing business and may have to file for bankruptcy, so I should be conserving and planning for the worst.

WHAT IS GOING ON? I feel like I can’t get my feet solidly underneath me. Can you help?

Neagle Code Answer

Hi Amanda!

Please know that you’re not alone in what you are experiencing. I’ve spoken to so many business owners over the last few weeks who have asked me the exact same question.

So, let’s clear the confusion.

First: Get focused on what YOU want. NOT what you think you can do…but the deep desire you feel in your heart for what you want to experience or create in this world.

This feeling has to be strong, because the power of your desire will push you through any fear or resistance that you may experience as you progress toward the goal.

Second: Make a decision. Decide on your goal and make sure it is in line with your desire. For example, if it’s your desire to expand your business, a goal may be to increase the number of clients by 25% in the next 30 days.

Third: Make a list of new behaviors (This is where it may get uncomfortable). For example: If your goal is to increase the number of clients by 25%, then new behaviors may be calling all your pre-existing clients and directly asking for referrals, running paid advertising or creating videos to send to potential clients.

Fourth: TAKE ACTION. Begin to take action and implement the new behaviors.

The truth is, it doesn’t matter what someone else is experiencing…YOU can create your own experience. Tune out everyone else and focus on YOU and what YOU can do right now to create exactly what you want!

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Project Too Big For A Calendar?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

I’m getting ready to do a big project —It’s going to be really intense.

I’ve heard you say, “Put everything you need to do on the calendar.” And my brain is partially rejecting that idea.

My brain is saying, “That’s great for regular stuff…but it’s not going to work for THIS project, because this is a big project.” Is that a lie?

Neagle Code Answer

Yes, it’s a lie. It’s a total lie.

Putting things on the calendar will work for every project, no matter how big or small it is.

Everyone gets the same 24 hours to work with. No matter how complex a project is, it can still be broken down into small pieces. The small pieces are no different than anything else you’ve been doing your entire life. It’s just that there are more pieces.

That’s how you eat an elephant.

You tell yourself, “I will endeavor to persevere. I will not expect it to happen overnight. It’s a big project, and I know how long it’s going to take — it’s a number, a specific timeframe.”

Even though it’s a huge project, calendaring is a process you can use no matter what you’re doing. Even if you’re on vacation, doing nothing, it could still be the process you use.

If a project is really big, ask yourself: what kind of support do you need in doing it?

And then give yourself that support.

Whether it’s reaching out to someone and saying, “Hey, I’m working on something really big and I may need somebody to talk to. It’s kind of stressful. Would you be willing to be a sounding board for me?” Or whatever you need. Do it.

If you need to give yourself a little extra time off around that project, do it. Give yourself the support you need to work through whatever you need to work through.

When you do that, you’re solving the problem consciously.

You know in advance things might get difficult. But you’re also acknowledging that, while giving yourself whatever support you need to move through it.

That’s where you grow, because you’re staying conscious throughout the whole process.

 

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Cleaning Up Past Messes

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

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In the past, my law business consisted of the three of us, and some contractors. We didn’t have workflows in place and were just winging it.

Currently we have several fires that need to be put out on some of our old cases. I hired a new team, and I’m giving them new cases to work on. But it would really help if they jumped in and worked on the old stuff, so we can catch up on things.

I feel kind of embarrassed asking them to put out old fires. It makes me look disorganized. We have new workflows in place, along with new cases. We’re aiming for a spirit of excellence. But I’m embarrassed because in the past, it wasn’t quite a spirit of excellence in the business. How do I say, “Hey everybody, let’s jump in and put out all these fires”?

Neagle Code Answer

I think it’s just a simple conversation you would have with your new team.

There’s a lot of drama that you’re bringing to the table. I think it’s just a simple conversation:

You could say, “Here’s a bunch of stuff that needs to get done that’s left over from the past. We’re going to split this up between the team, and everybody’s going to take a portion, and we’re going to get this settled and get it complete.”

We’ve done this so many times in our company. We’ll hire someone and say, “Clearly we had no idea what we were doing prior to you, so now we need you to fix this.”

Don’t ever be embarrassed or ashamed. For God’s sake, none of us are perfect.

In essence, we’re all doing a bit of “building the airplane while it’s in the air” type thing.

There are things that need to be fixed from the past, from when you were bootstrapping something, or you didn’t have enough team, or you didn’t have the right systems in place, and it has to be cleaned up.

That’s just business. Every business has to deal with that to some degree.

Also, I think it’s important for your team to see that you’re empowering them to clean up the messes — and that they don’t always have to go to you for all the answers.

That instills a spirit of teamwork. Like, “Hey, you guys are great. Let’s get this cleaned up, and then let’s move on to the next thing.”

 

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How to Hire the Best Candidate for Your Team

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

We’re in the process of hiring a new person in our business. We’ve found two good candidates. The first one (I think) would bring a high-quality work product and good potential networking abilities, because of their good connections.

The second one (I think) would be a good worker, and a better fit personality-wise with our team.

How do I determine who would be a better hire? What factors would you look at to decide? — the better fit, team-wise? Or the better fit when it comes to networking and potentially generating more revenue?

Neagle Code Answer

Personally, for me, it would be — do they fit in with the company culture, first and foremost?

Without that, nothing else matters.

If they would both fit into the culture, and you’re trying to decide or differentiate

who would be better…there’s a really good book I would recommend you read called Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate The Three Essential Virtues Kindle Edition  by Patrick M. Lencioni.

That book suggests that you look for three qualities, besides the fact that they fit culturally:

  1. They need to be humble, meaning they value team and don’t value their own credit over everyone else’s.
  2. They need to be hungry, which means they’re willing to work above and beyond (think: outside normal work hours), and go the extra mile.
  3. They need to be smart. Meaning, they need to be able to think their way through solutions and also in interpersonal relationships.

Those are three big areas to look at in terms of hiring the right person.

The book also has sample interview questions you can use to determine if someone is hungry, humble, or smart. I would recommend reading it!

 

 

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Should I Stop Selling During This Crisis?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

Hi David,

I have a business that meets a need during this crisis. I’ve created a new package around my service and have started marketing it on Facebook. I’m not taking advantage of the situation, and I’m not price gouging or being unethical.

What’s happened has totally shocked me.

I have people commenting on my ads and posts and saying horrible things to me becasue I’m selling something right now.

Are they right? Should I just stop? It’s triggered guilt in me…

Neagle Code Answer

This question is an extremely important question to ask.

I have to take a stand and say, “Good for you for charging.”

And here's the reason why.

The more people that can actually continue to participate in our economy, the better.

Our economy is hanging on by a shoe string at the moment.

Part of the reason is that because when major parts of our economy come to a standstill, the situation that caused it to come to a standstill keeps people from working, which means they don't have money coming in.

They can't spend money.

In order for our economy to be healthy, money has to come in from people who are purchasing. They pay money to other individuals and businesses for products and services.

The owner and the employees that are doing the work in that company are then being paid to provide the service and the products to these consumers.

The money they're being paid is so that they can pay their mortgage, they can pay their rent, they can pay for medical assistance. They can pay for their family. They can put their kids in school. They could put clothes on their back. They can feed their families.

It keeps them independent from having to rely on the limited resources that the government is trying to supply people that cannot do that right now.

In my opinion, EVERY business that can should be innovating and trying to find ways to be of service to others during this time.

There is NOTHING wrong with growing your business during a crisis and the growth shaming that you’ve experienced is simply a projection of someone else’s ignorant or dysfunctional belief system.

You are doing a good thing in the situation that we're in right now. We need you to keep operating your business the best that you can in a fair and balanced way for individuals that can afford to pay you.

You're contributing to your personal community.

You're contributing to the country.

You're contributing to the world.

I want to extend a personal invitation to EVERYONE who wants to see the opportunities that are around them right now, and be a part of the solution to our current crisis to join me on Tuesday, April 7th at noon ET as I host a SPECIAL 3-Hour LiveStream Event that I’ve titled, Unwavering Resilience: How to Rise Above Adversity. It’s my sincerest hope to be able to help you see how you can take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your team by innovating and thinking outside the box to help others.

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Overcoming your circumstance

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

Sometimes I look at my life and think, “What have I been doing all this time?” How can I avoid feeling remorseful about the time I’ve wasted?

I’ve heard you say, “We’re always expressing, so we’re always moving toward our purpose, but sometimes not as quickly as others.”

How do we keep a positive outlook on our journey, up to this point? How do we start from where we’re at now — and not allow negative thoughts about what we ‘could have done’ or ‘should have done’ to enter into our current forward momentum?

Neagle Code Answer

There are two ways to approach this problem.

One is to say there really is no such thing as “wasted time,” if you’re looking at the ultimate truth of something. Everything we’ve done and experienced up until this point was 100% necessary to get us where we are today.

The other is to come from a slightly less positive perspective — which says, “Time is wasted if I knew what to do, but chose to do something else instead.”

Often, we know what we’re supposed to do to reach our goal…but we don’t do it. We do something else instead.

When we know what we’re supposed to do, but we don’t do it — then there’s some other problem we’re not addressing:

We don’t know WHY we’re not doing the thing we’re supposed to do.

Most people have this problem.

My belief is that most people know what they want. They know what to do to get it — but they don’t know why they’re not doing it.

So, they start feeling guilt around that. They go back into the paradigm of what’s holding them back, not moving them forward.

Guilt is just a way to keep you stuck in a past story.

Here’s the truth:

It doesn’t matter what you did (or didn’t do) in the past. We can’t go back and change anything. The only thing we can do is move forward.

When someone says, “I’m coming from guilt,” they’re really not. They’re coming from the original fear that would not allow them to move forward when they recognized it was time to move forward in the first place.

It’s very cyclical. It’s all part of the same conundrum of why a person doesn’t take action, regardless of what the circumstantial evidence is.

The circumstantial evidence of your life rarely plays a role in why you don’t move forward.

Throughout human history, we’ve overcome circumstances in every way imaginable or unimaginable. We have ample proof that we can do that.

Rarely are circumstances an actual reason to stop.

What’s important is:

Do we have the desire that will allow us to overcome our circumstances? That’s it.

Identifying what your desire is, and continuously moving toward the expectation of fulfilling that desire… is what’s important.

 

 

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Feeling Isolated?

This week's question from my portal “The Neagle Code: Directions for Life” comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous. 

Neagle Code Question

David, I’m recently divorced and I’m noticing an internal panic I’m having because I feel like I’m in this alone. Do you have a recommendation for how to move through this?

Neagle Code Answer

We all have a sense of feeling alone right now. The crisis itself is creating a feeling of being alone. Part of that is the quarantining taking place, but part of it is pure human nature.

Let me explain. I do an exercise called the 7 Dynamics of Change at some of my seminars. It causes a person to become very self-conscious for a few minutes and after it’s over I talk about how it’s interesting that everyone became very self-conscious during the exercise because we think that we’re the only one going through it. We feel very, very alone even though there may be hundreds of people going through the same thing at the same time.

Now we have a whole world that’s going through the same thing at the same time.

So please hear me: You Are Not Alone.

This is where personal responsibility comes in. You have to take responsibility for your own individual situation and think about how you can do something to get your needs met while also helping someone else get their needs met at the same time.

You need to get proactive about setting things up for yourself. I would reach out to friends, family, coaches, anybody you know through email, text, skype, however you can reach out to people you know. Just calling to say hi goes a really long way. Many people are setting up facetime chats to have a happy hour and share a glass of wine to unwind and talk about their day. People are getting really creative with this, playing games together online, celebrating birthdays through skype, some communities have even been sitting on their lawn at 5 o’clock and having drinks while they tease each other from across the street. Everyone is finding interesting ways to create a sense of community.

You can too.

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