The Authentic Agent Podcast

How Much Time Do You Spend Fighting Reality?

June 8, 2021
Podcast Number: 033
Brandon took a vacation with his family after 16 months of being locked down and wow! Some important revelations have happened as he watched people adapt to the changing weather patterns on the beach and watched the ocean flow in and out. How many of us try to resist the tide in our business instead of adapting and trying to flow with it? Why do we make things more complex than they need to be? There’s so much we can learn from nature. Brandon shares his thoughts on this week’s episode on why you should practice a bit of joyful adaptability in your life.

Key Takeaways

  • There’s something about the ocean that simplifies everything!
  • So many times, we try to fight the ocean instead of riding the wave.
  • We get upset by all the things we can’t control, but to achieve success, you need to stop fighting reality and adapt to it.
  • Bruce Lee says, “Be the water.” Flow with it.
  • It’s important to also recognize when you’re creating complexity in things that are supposed to be simple.
  • You making things complex might actually be you secretly trying to avoid taking action.
  • Don’t have time? That’s an excuse.
  • Simple things are what drives us forward. It’s easy for us to get bored when we’ve “figured it out,” but we need to keep at it, and keep refining it.
  • How can you practice joyful adaptability?
  • Growth is not about abandoning one thing to go to the next. It’s about honing in on your craft.
  • If everyone can do it, then our value as people would diminish.
  • Nature is so beautiful, we need to anchor into it.
  • Why do we need to have things so perfect before we take action?
  • Where are you resisting your reality in your life?
  • Remember, our most critical learning comes from our mistakes.
  • We have to collect feedback. That’s how mastery is built.
  • How do you create value in your industry?
  • People WANT to pay for value.
  • If you’re waiting for opportunities, they won’t come.
  • What is your competitive advantage? It’s not your fee.

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