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Ep. 282: Goal Setting & Focus Beyond Taco Bell and Beer Money with Ryan Ayres

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  • Sometimes we are our own worst enemy in regards to executing goals
  • We’re putting too much time and energy into things that don’t matter
  • Don’t get caught up in the desire to be the next Elon Musk, but rather on what daily task are you taking to get to your goal

Just Do It

  • We work so hard on the things that are out of our control
    • Stop doing that
  • Are the things you’re doing lining up with what you want to focus on?
  • Take some time to define the North Star of your goals
  • Ryan balances his faith, family and fitness which keeps him focused… what are you balancing?
  • You’ve got to know what actions make you successful - emailing, cold calling etc.
  • Then do that more
  • Trust your gut instinct, live in your ‘now’

Closing Lines

  • So many people don’t think positively about themselves, which severely limits them
  • When you’re stuck in your head, you’re not in your zone of genius
  • Use. Your. Gut.



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Ep. 60 "Detour" Dave Sandler's amazing near death story

Dave Sandler is a DJ, author, pilot, survivor, speaker, and Baltimore traffic slave for almost 30 years. Hear his whole story on today's interview with The Nice Guys.

5 years ago, Dave Sandler died of a heart attack on a softball field. "Detour Dave" is an icon in radio with almost 30 years doing traffic on 2 of Baltimore's most popular stations, and fortunately for him, there were 2 doctors at that softball game who helped him back to life. Here's more that you can hear about Dave in today's interview:

• He has been DJ'ing private events for over 20 years

• He had been in broadcast radio doing traffic for almost 30 years

• His heart attack has given him a new lease on life, he is now a motivational speaker with the message to be aware of what's happening with you and around you.

• He has expanded his business to include aerial photography

And a few things to learn from him:

• Anything is possible if you want it bad enough

• Don't ever quit on your dreams

• Use your support group and lean on them hard

• Don't do anything in your life that you won't derive pleasure from

• You are stronger than you think

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Ep. 55 Five Rules to Live Your Life By

These 5 rules will help you in your business and in your lfe. Announcements and Tech Talk to from The Nice Guys Doug Sandler and Strickland Bonner

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5 Rules for living a life of Happiness

1. Don't take like so seriously.

2. Define for yourself what success means.

3. You have an unlimited number of do-overs.

4. Worry less about what "they" think.

5. Play by your own rules.

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Ep. 20 Don't Give Up On Your Dreams

Success is not always achieved by the fastest, the smartest, the richest or even to the most capable people out there. Action will help you achieve your goals. Inaction is a dream crusher. These 11 tips will help you stay focused on your dreams.

  1. In order to hit a target, you’ve got to have a target. First, setting goals will help you visualize where you want to be and second, if you don’t set goals, how will you know when you get there?

  2. Set realistic expectations. Many people quit because they have an unrealistic expectation of how quickly they want to reach their goal.

  3. Big goals need to be made into bite size nuggets. Once you’ve set your goals, take it a step further and break them down into daily tasks.

  4. Be prepared for the roadblocks. Don’t fall prey to excusitis.

  5. Set a realistic date for your goals. Set a realistic date, be as specific as possible and look at it every day. As you start to close in on the date, make a push to reach your goal. Get excited when you see the finish line and work hard to make it happen.

  6. Make sure you can measure your progress. I am usually able to find a victory in one of the analytics I use. Measurable progress is a must.

  7. Reward yourself along the way. Keeping your head in the game is the cause for celebration and you must not allow yourself to get into a negative funk. Negativity will squash your dreams faster than the Grinch’s run through Whoville.

  8. Watch what happens along the way. Speaker, author and successful businessman Brian Tracy says of luck, “I found luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active, show up more often.”

  9. Make yourself accountable to someone. Do not remain silent about your goals. It is critical that you find someone that will not let you off the hook so easily when you falter.

  10. Own it. Speak it into existence. When you talk about your goals and dreams, don’t talk about what you are going to do, talk about what you are doing to make it happen. Less wishing, more doing. Want to be an author? First, start writing. Second, when someone asks you what you do, tell them proudly, you are a writer.

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