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Willful Blindness from the Breakfast With Champions Podcast

Today's episode from The Breakfast with Champions Podcast. This group began on Clubhouse in January 2021 and has been such a blessing to me. I hope you enjoy it!

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As it was so parallel to what Amanda was saying, and this has this idea of willful blindness. And so this morning, you guys might've heard me if you were in here since the beginning, after the rise and grind show, I shared that I was lacing up my shoes and I was going for a run and I headed towards the door.

Like I always do. And today, unlike always, which is most days, you can't say always or never, by the way, because it's not always accurate. So be mindful of your words. Most days I can just run out the door and I know where I'm going and I feel safe because I'm in a controlled environment and it's where I go every day.

However, this morning was a little different because I'm in a new place and in a new city and it was still pitch black outside. And I'm a woman before. In a new city. And so I immediately, as I went towards the door felt this sense of, oh gosh, I don't know where I'm going. I need to take a beat. And so I started asking myself questions and then realize that there was a manager standing feet away from me that I easily could turn to for support.

Meanwhile, Steven Koon is talking to my ear and so I went up to him and I'm like, Hey, which way should I write? And the first answer, her question out of his mouth was, well, do you want to run through the hood or the streets? And I'm like, oh, like the neighborhood or like the hood? What, what do you mean by that?

And he started laughing. He was like, oh no. I mean like the hood and I'm thinking, uh, okay. I'm like this little white girl, but sure. Yeah. Like, well, which one's more fun was my, was my answer. And he said, well, it depends on if you like adrenaline. Well, I do love adrenaline and want to always, um, acquire healthy adrenaline opportunities.

And so I stood back to that question for a minute and he was like, I think you should go towards the city. I'm like, okay, let's go towards the streets I'm in. So he starts jibber jabbering, a bunch of street names. I don't know some directional conversation on how far it takes for me to get from point a to point B and I am a visual learner.

And so I'm putting all these ideas in my brain and I said, whoa, whoa, whoa. I took Steven Coon out of my ear, open that my phone pulled out my map and I said, I need you to show me. And so we scroll through and resume in and we zoom out to the little. Talking about, and I see that I'm going to go towards the river and I see how I'm going to loop around.

And I feel a lot safer in that moment. And he's like, you got this have fun. I'm like, okay. So at this point I am now armored and a couple of things have now been established in a three-minute detour. Instead of walking out in willful blindness, I have a new. I have a new lens. I have new confidence. I have new hope that I'm going to get through this.

I have a new vision because I now see both in map form, and also in visualization form of how I'm going to get from point a back to point a, I have a connection with another human being and I got to make him smile and he got to make me. Um, I do have adrenaline cause I'm like, oh, there's the hood is like right there.

The streets are right here. I'm definitely going to be running next to a bunch of different people workers in the early morning. Cause again, it's not even yet. Sunrise. I got support in that moment and I got to manage my expectations of how far am I going to go? And how long is this gonna take? And then the last part, which was my favorite part, simply by, instead of choosing willful blindness, choosing to take off the mask or choosing to take off, um, those goggles of I got this right.

And allowing myself to kind of wave my white flag in the moment and say, So render to the fact that I don't know what I'm doing. I don't know where I'm going and I need help. And I don't think we do this very well as a society, as humanity. Um, and I'm not really sure the whole psychology behind it, but I think it's really important for us to do that and take that beat and realize that.

You're literally leaning on someone in order to do this. And those people want to share their expertise. Those people want to be of service to you. We heard so many times this morning, Nisha specifically said like, I love to serve. I love to rise up and help other people. It's innate in who I am. And I truly believe that's natural in all of us.

It's just a matter of if we're ever de. Worthy enough to be asked the question or we ever raise our hand and say, we are valuable enough and therefore begin to speak and allow people to see that we're worthy of it. You guys, I still don't see Mirena in the room, so I'm going to keep rolling. And if you see her yell at me, because I'm on a roll.

So I now have this, this new perspective. And then, and the last thing that was brought to life during that, which I was so grateful to was. The surprise element. So I had this new roadmap. I had this new vision. I had this opportunity to see the city, which I'm in Nashville, by the way, if there's any people in Nashville, I'll have some extra space in my schedule this weekend.

So let me know. Um, and basically I was going towards the. And downtown and I get there and I see the stadiums and I see all the country music, um, festivals, I see all the country music hall of fame or museum. Um, it was really magical as the sun was rising and not a soul on the streets other than workers.

Right. And as I'm going towards the destination, which was going to be. The three mile loop. I see the street name Broadway. And since I've gotten here, I've asked several Uber drivers, where do I need to go? What do I need to see? I'm going to be here for a limited time. And they said, you got to go to Broadway.

But what I know about Broadway is. Very party. And inducive again, I'm here by myself and well, not fully by myself. I'm here for a mastermind, but I came traveling alone. So I likely would be on Broadway by myself, but I love music. I love live music. I love the energy of a. Um, and so I see Broadway and I'm like, yes, this is awesome.

So in this roadmap, in this experience that somebody laid fully out in safety and vision and ability to have that confidence of where I was going. I had a draw to this new opportunity and this new opportunity was to see Broadway when not any soul was on the street. The lights were beautiful. Um, the entire interview.

It's still there, even though there was not a soul on the street. And so I started running and I was stopping and taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. And there's still music playing, but not live music at this point. And what I encourage you guys to learn and gather just from this morning's experience, which I clearly had for intention, um, while listening to, um, not only breakfast with champions, but also an interview that Myron had had earlier was in regards to this, understanding that even when you get those.

Even when you raise your hand for help, you have to walk the journey by yourself. And so there, there is this knowing that yes, there are teams and there are groups and there are six and seven day challengers thousand of them almost who are willing to support you and applaud you and pick you up when you're down.

But you still have to tie your shoes and walk out the front. It is not on them. And for me as a business coach, I think very much in tune with this, this idea that so many people, especially with the change of the world with COVID are raising their hand to this opportunity of establishing their own business.

Or they've taken a, such a B on life that they're ready to not just start a business, but they're ready to choose there, say yes to their testimony. Am I breaking up? You guys I'm getting feedback. I hear you Tamra. Okay. Awesome. And so saying yes to this opportunity of speaking out about their testimony no different than Amanda just did and needing to capture those stories in such a way that's going to serve the great abyss, right?

Maybe the one, maybe your community thousands, maybe 10 thousands, maybe millions, maybe billions, but knowing that it's going to impact for long-term. And yet we're not willing to raise our hands or take the beat because we set in a 67 day challenge our goals and gratitude, but are we actually taking the next step of the goals?

My goal go running, get my movement on exercise, the physical number four, right of the five things that we have to do for the 67 day challenge. And yet, are you actually creating the next steps after. We got to hear from Rayland earlier this week and he was asking the question, what do you want? And Glen came out and he shared about a financial goal that he had.

And I can assure you that Glen has a step-by-step, but I can also assure you that Glen is going to have surprise opportunities that come up and he's going to have a choice when he's standing at the T of Broadway or the roadmap that somebody has already traveled to. Their version of success and knowing Glenn and knowing his love for music and fun.

He's probably going to take Broadway like I did, and it's going to turn out that much more miraculous, but he's already laced up his shoes and he's doing so over and over and over again. And he's doing so out of a place of service. So today's guest was Myron golden. I love him. I have no idea where he is.

We've been talking all week. Um, I do know that he was into loom earlier, which is another place that I love. And so I want to give you guys access to him. I want you guys to be able to use him as a resource to ask him, take a beat and find out from his biblical knowledge. How has he establishing business?

He is a New York time bestseller. The trash man to the cash man. Um, it's an international best-selling book as well. And he's truly, is this wise Sage. You might've heard him from Russell Brunson. He coaches in the two comma club. Um, he also has, uh, uh, an amazing coaching business that he helped seven and eight figure earners.

And one of the things that he was talking about on another podcast was this idea of be, do and have that we are human beings, not human doings. And we are not human havings, but that there is this premise that God has placed in our heart. These desires to attain abundance and abundance looks different.

Success looks different to everyone. Your goal in the morning might be drastically different than my goal. I actually don't even really like running. I really don't, but I like running for short spurts and I like the outcome of the. And so I choose to do it, but I know afterwards what I need to do from a stretching perspective, which is counteractive to what I'm used to.

And so being doing and having are all different things, but the first thing, and this is what I teach all the time is the inside job. It's the being piece. It's the recognition of self that when I walked into the lobby and I realized that I had an emotional attack. Uh, fear I needed help take a couple deep breaths, your fine.

And then actually approaching the outcome factor that I needed, which was the safety, which was the. So it was really hoping that Myron was going to be here to give us some of the maps that he is used to go from trash man, the cash man to go from 14 years that he says that he's an overnight success, but it took him 14 overnights, 14 years of overnights to get to his fist.

First six figure mark. And then three years after that he unlocked 17. So let's speak to that. Uh, I, I'm glad that this is going to be recorded so he can hear all about himself. I love him so much. Um, is this knowing that when you get to the, when you get to the breakthrough, when you reach the goal, the next goal, it compounds so quickly, you have activation opportunity to reach it faster.

Guess why? Because you have unlocked the roadmap that works for you and you utilize every fail forward experience. And so that's why you now get to take that time that it would take you on the first goal and you get to compress. And make it happen faster. My husband has an HVAC company, a geothermal, um, and he specializes in like waterfront homes and it's been so cool because when we met, he actually was serving houses that were like literally falling apart in the middle of nowhere land in Virginia.

Virginia and to see where he's come from these like 800 square foot houses. So these 15,000, 25,000 square foot homes, it's really amazing. And he does the job with such service heart. And the reason I tell you this is because he is all about the human being and not the human doing, even though he has multiple teams, I've watched him go from really desiring at first thousand dollars, say, And then going towards the $10,000 sale to then realizing that there was this opportunity for 50, 70, a hundred, right.

And every single time the breakthrough happened, no different than when I landed my first $10,000 client. I had this overwhelming wave of emotion. Exactly like this overwhelming wave of emotion I had this morning before I went on the run. I thought I can do this. The 10 things that I talked about confidence.

I hope this can happen again, vision. I know how to get there. Connection, connection, not only innately with who I am based on identity that I am worthy. I am valuable. What I do is deemed valuable. My expertise, my knowledge is deemed valuable and worthy, but more importantly, my connection with. Because God gives us these goals.

He gives us this desire. He gives you this ability and this, this perspective of do human, having success is not selfish. And so as I've leaned in further to my understanding of biblical foundation in business, which is why I'm so passionate about the grow your business for God's sake, mission, not just the conference happening in Kentucky soon.

Is this knowing that if we premise our life in a vertical connection to him, the connection horizontally becomes magnificent. You aluminate the people around you. And that ripple effect that skipping rock on the side of the railroad. I could sing out a country song right now, but I'll keep it to myself.

If anybody knows that you can do it. And I'm just imagining us all doing that, then we get the adrenaline factor. Holy cow, I just landed. It works. It happened to go from what Myron thought when he built his first website, he's his goal was $400, 2005. He sets out and he's like, I'm going to try this online thing.

He was already doing really well in the coaching world, but he wanted to do, to move into this digital space. Imagine 2005, what was happening in internet? Not a lot. I think Facebook came out in 2004. So that gives you perspective. I don't know how he sold them. I was excited to ask him that question. So he sets out he, he creates this website.

It takes him a month just to create the website, took him two weeks just to establish PayPal inside of it, which was not PayPal at the time, but how to get people to pay him. It's why him and Russell Brunson connects so well. Right. And when he launched it and he said, I have a goal of 400. If I could make $400 this month, that would be great.

I would get recouped my investment, not investment of time, but investment of money. And he made $6,000 that first month. And he thought it was a fluke. He's like, there's no way there. I don't understand that. Must've just been in my, in my bank account. I definitely did something wrong. This isn't right next month, 10.

And since then just continued to incur. And it's the recognition that. Because of his consistent alignment with God because of the adrenaline and the vision and the consistent support that he was getting thereafter, he was able to compound and now educate based on his experience and expertise. And so he managed his expec expectations differently because he had a road.

And so are you someone, and I know anyone in this room, this applies to you, regardless of what your goal is. You don't have to be starting a business for this to apply to you, but I know that you desire growth. I know that you desire prosperity. I know that you desire abundance, and guess what? It's already yours.

It's already promised to you. It's already a yes and a. But are you lacing up your tennis shoes? Are you willing in that experience to also wave your white flag? I don't think it's often that people fit at the starting line and pause though. I do believe that a lot of people stop at the. But there's a difference between a pause difference between taking a beat.

Like I did this morning and asking a couple of questions, that's literally all it takes. And so often in event planning in business, building in relationship, creating in partner acquisition in sponsorship development, we don't ask the direct question. And Glen always tells us it's to be kind is to be clear, ask the question.

The worst that can happen is know as you know, but what if they say yes or what if they point you in the next direction? Do you want to go hood or do you want to go streets? I don't even know what that means. Give me more details. What is a hood look like to you? Cause I live in a neighborhood. She had came forward to us, increased its sales by over 136.

My name is Kravis fighting. We have seen over 55% increase in sales to Jeremy. Now in here, we finished our month off at not even a 20% increase, but a 30% increase. Hey guys, show up. I'll get right here. I've experienced massive increases. 156% collectively, 125%. My name is Kevin stress matters. We went an increase of 50%, 50%.

We went from 50 units to 75 units. We got a 39% growth in volume. This stuff work. I'm Glenn Lundy creator of the 800% club. The results that we've been getting out of the 800% club or ridiculous, everything that you just heard all happened in the first 90 days. So I want to open this up, helping more dealers across the country.

We're now enrolling for 800% club members. So look, the time is narrow. It's time for you to protect your legacy head on over to 800 elite automotive to learn more. We have to get clarity. Otherwise we stay at the starting line trying to put together all these ideas when other people have gone before you Brendon Burchard always says, you only have to be 10% ahead of the people you want to.

I want to help people cultivate businesses. We always go back to their storyline. We go back to their testimony. If I was to sit down with Amanda and we were to unpack all of the things that she learned, even just in that one segment of life, that year, where she was able to read 125 pounds and reestablish her identity and to truly transform her life, it didn't just happen in a year, the entire decades before that a lot was transpiring, whether trauma.

Or trial tribulation, even the triumphs, because of course there are highs and lows to every single part of our life. I would want people to connect the dots to their life pains and passions and serve from a place of purpose because that's where your true valuation and expertise comes from, not the college education.

And Stephen spoke to that earlier. I went to business school and I loved it, but I was in college and my prefrontal cortex wasn't even closed yet. Everything was ingrained. I was a sponge in all the wrong ways cause I was at a party school. So it's, it's the knowing that we have choices every single day, but we have stop points as well.

I stopped when I got to Broadway, when the surprise opportunity came and I took it, I took another beat. I took in the view. I took in the fact that I got up an hour earlier than everybody else here to go for a run when it was dark outside to be on breakfast of champions, to write my gratitude and goals, to not hit the snooze button.

Right. All of these things. These are me lacing up my shoes minute by minute by minute. And so you build your business shoe tie by shoe tie by shoe tie, every single. And momentum begins to grow. Habits, begin to form expertise begins to create. And that wise Sage that I wanted to introduce you today, you will become, but you have to be today in order to become otherwise you're stopping at the start line and you're not actually accomplishing anything.

You're likely creating that negative ripple effect because your energy is low because you have no clarity because you feel like you're lacking purpose. And my intent today was to truly teach you that you do have purpose, and there are people literally positioned right next to you on stage right now, right next to you at a breakfast table who might have the roadmap yet.

Who might be able to create voice from your voiceless past, who might be able to teach you how to write your first book and get it published, who might be able to kit your podcast and your story and get you into the interview realm of podcasting globally, who might be able to help you create your first e-course and launch that first web.

Maybe they're just there to give you the directions of how to go running this morning. I believe so much in the power of this community. I believe and love that. It literally looks when you're looking through the audience, like the heartbeat of heaven. There is not any single person in here that is. And even on the day that we all splashed the page with the, I took the pledge, which I see.

Can I see you? I see winner Fred, you guys took the pledge and we had all these purple. We just splashed purple in this room. We still were unique. Our names are not the same. It's so important for you to realize when you look in the mirror that even as you're looking in the mirror, It's not you that you're seeing, it's your reflection.

And so if you move your eyes away from that space, if you look blank into a wall, you should be able to be more in tuned with your identity than when you're standing in front of the mirror. You should have an internal piece. You should have an internal knowing, but there has to be activation to that vision, to those.

In order for you to get to the next step that God has promised for you for the Broadway that is in your day today, he is all around you all the time. And if you're not in the state of relying and willing to surrender those goals, even the desire of that abundance, he cannot possibly multiply it if you are holding onto it.

So. If, if Myron had held that site so tight and never released it, the goal of $400 could have never been multiplied to 6,000. I would've never found Broadway. I would've never served hundreds of women last year. I would've never been able to break through that first $10,000 sale. If I never rose to the occasion tied, my shoes stood up without looking in the mirror.

And internally knew my value. And if you need that roadmap, I promise you there's Bible story. After Bible story, after Bible story and thinking through the acts of Ruth, I'm thinking through the service in secret that David did before he ever got the opportunity to hit the Goliath moment. Joseph, you guys think about all of the patterns in his.

The pitfalls, but it was a sharpening. And so Myron having 28 years in the field and you see his success and you're like, let me emulate that. I bet. If we asked him today to go back to the first time he tied his shoes and launched that site, or even the businesses before that, or when he got married and he had a child and had literally no.

How do you go from a trash man to a cash man? He cannot give you the cash man blueprint today because you're not ready for it. And that's okay. That's the beautiful thing about the evolution of self it's. The beautiful thing about becoming is we have an opportunity every single day to grow, to serve, to experience.

To connect, right? And that is where wealth is established. That is how we transform from the inside out. We're willing to be the vessel that can be sharpened. If you stand in isolation, if you stand without the willingness to raise your flag or start the race scared, you're never going to have the opportunity to have.

The I can'ts the excuses, the limiting beliefs, the stories that we tell ourselves, what are other people gonna think about me? That's a whole nother conversation. Those are roadblocks. They're literally barricading you from having that runner's high from experiencing that healthy adrenaline. And so I just really encourage everyone here to.

To tie up your shoes to get ready for the race, and then actually go run it. If you're not going to run or go walk that realize that there's a gonna be a compression of time. And the pace that you start on today is not the pace you're going to finish up, but you've got to start today in order to get to that eight miles, 10 miles marathon.

David Goggins. Right? He didn't start until he started walking. Right. And there's little by little that the freedom factor is establish that your roadmap is created. And as you established your roadmap, you get to pass it to other people and you get to say, do you want to take the hood? Or do you want to go to the street?

Because you know, the ins and outs of your trade. Of your passion of your purpose. And at that point, all you want to do is gift it. So I hope as you're doing this, that you're taking notes on your life that you're like Matthew McConaughey, as he established his green book and he opened the beginning of the introduction and he said, I've been keeping journals since I was a boy.

I've been writing poems since I was. And he shares them. He's been collecting bumper stickers for years. What bumper stickers are you collecting? What Broadway streets are you running? Remember them take note of them, share them with other people, give people.

Thank you for joining us on breakfast with champions. If you want to catch the live version, you can follow us on clubhouse and listen from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Eastern time. Monday through Friday, Saturday six to noon and Sundays with our one 11 Sunday service. Make sure you're keeping up with breakfast with champions and getting yourself a seat at the table.

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