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Hello and welcome to BCBO daily. It is Monday, May 3rd. And I’m your host, Dan Murch back for another exciting week. I hope everybody had themselves a fantastic weekend. I had an absolutely awesome weekend. Really great. Tons of relaxing. Got to be outside, went to a great bar that I love that just has a great atmosphere.

Got to hang outside with Tucker and Emma. And there was a taco place there that serves these tacos and nachos that I absolutely love. So, it was an absolutely perfect Saturday afternoon, and then Sunday was nice and relaxing again. Nice, gorgeous weather. I hope everybody had themselves a great weekend too because it was, it was really great. It was nice to just be with family. Be outside, relax, recharge, get the stuff I needed to get done around the house done and kind of get myself ready to move into the new week. 

So that’s where we’re at. It’s Monday morning. I also did a little bit of reading over the weekend. That’s something that we’re going to talk about in a little bit.

So, but as we start our Monday, let’s like we do every week. Let’s make sure we are organized. Let’s make sure we are structured. Let’s make sure we’re setting our priorities for the day priorities for the week and something that I didn’t really get to do a lot last week, but I have it scheduled this week.

Let’s make sure we’re working on some of our big picture things too. Let’s not get consumed by the daily grind and everything that needs to be done today. Let’s make sure that we’re taking some time to focus on some of the bigger picture things. Some of the long-term goals. I have a pretty exciting appointment set up for this afternoon that I’m really looking forward to, that could lead to some big things down the road.

So, we’ll see how that goes. I’ll check in with you guys tomorrow and let you know how it went, but let’s make sure we’re setting some time aside for that too, so that we don’t just get again, get consumed by the day to day, because especially now for, for me and for our company, it is easy to do that. We are extremely busy. We are swamped. It’s easy to just get sucked in and let everything else go by the wayside, but we don’t really want to do that. 

So, like I said, I spent some time reading over the weekend, still slowly working my way through the habits book that I talked about, about creating good habits. I’m doing it as slowly as I can. I mean, I slacked off a little bit with it, but I’ve been trying to read basically a chapter a day. Cause again, I’m taking a lot of notes, really trying to do some studying along with it, researching some of the stuff that he references in the book and kind of going from there. But something that I read this weekend was really interesting to me.

It was about what keeps people from succeeding. Sometimes it isn’t a lack of skill or a lack of passion, it’s boredom. And it just, it hit me like, yeah. Some of the things that you must do to be successful after a while can get really boring to do, and then reading about it myself afterwards, outside the book, I thought of a great example was a professional athlete.

Basketball players, golfers, whoever, you know, to go in the gym every day and shoot a thousand jump shots or go to the driving range and hit 1,500 five irons, or, you know, whatever. After a while that repetition, repetition of everything has gotta be really boring.  The excitement of doing it kind of goes away, but you have to fight through that, right?

You have to be able to understand what you’re working towards and that you have to do these things every day. In order to be successful and reach what your ultimate goal is down the road. You know, so the truly great athletes, the ones that separate themselves from everybody else are the ones that can deal with that boredom and fight through it and see the bigger picture and go do it anyway. Not go try to find something a little bit more exciting to do instead. 

So that’s how it relates to professional athletes. So how does it relate to your personal life and your professional life? Well, I started thinking about it, and it’s something that we talk about all the time, especially in running a business. There are some parts of running a business that aren’t really that flashy, aren’t that glamorous and can be kind of boring and finances are one of them. And that’s something that we’ve talked about a lot sitting down and staring at Excel spreadsheets or QuickBooks reports, or trying to put together your budget or doing job costing to see, you know, where your estimate went wrong or went right, and kind of what you need to do for the future.

All of that isn’t the flashiest thing in the world. Isn’t the most exciting thing in the world to do, but it’s really important. So, you gotta be able to fight through that and deal with the boredom to understand that it’s going to help you reach your long term goal of being a more successful a company, more profitable company. Even if you don’t own a business, if you’re an employee and you’re just looking to advance your career, things like taking courses to get more certifications or reading some self-help books, whatever you feel you need to do to help you advance your career.

Not all of it is going to be super exciting and fill you with adrenaline. Maybe at first it will, because you’re just starting this brand-new thing. And as you start it, you feel like, oh yeah, this is, this is it. This is what’s going to springboard me to the success that I want.

But then once you get into the grind of doing it, that excitement wears off a little bit. So, the importance of it is still there, but the excitement’s gone. So how do you deal with that? How do you deal with the boredom of the routine of doing this thing every day or every week, whatever it is to get to your goal, and to be honest with you, I don’t really have a good answer.

It’s something that I got to work on. It’s not, always a skill or a passion that brings you through it’s the ability to fight through the boredom. I think some of the things that we’ve talked about in the past, things like visual reminders around your office, you know, on your desktop, whatever it is, looking at your goals, your vision on a daily, weekly basis, some of those things can really help.

Because you’re kind of reminding yourself again, this is why I’m doing this. This is why I’m reading this book. This is why I’m taking this course. This is why I’m sitting here, going through my P and L reports that just make my brain turn to jello. So, all these little reminders of why you’re doing it can help you fight through the boredom, but that’s really was just something that really interested me this weekend.

So, let’s try not to do that. Let’s try to not let boredom bring us down. Let’s try to be excited. We have a brand-new week. We have a brand-new month. It’s may. It’s going to be an extremely busy day, extremely busy week. I already know that, but I’m looking forward to it.

As we always say, we get to go to work today. We get to go to work this week. We get to tackle our goals and chase our vision. And that’s awesome. We’re really lucky to be able to do that. So, let’s be excited about it. Let’s be excited. Let’s fight through the boredom and let’s have the courage to go after our goals, and go get what we want out of life. All right. So, it’s Monday. Like we always do. Let’s go out, let’s pay the rent on our success. Let’s jump in with both feet and get going. 

Let’s keep asking ourselves that question. How would the person I want to be handle the thing I’m about to do? 

Let’s keep pulling ourselves forward. Keep putting ourselves in that forward thinking mindset, pulling ourselves towards our success. And like every single day we know. Things aren’t going to go always, as we planned them to go, there’s going to be hiccups. There’s going to be problems. There’s going to be things that really annoyed the hell out of us, but it’s going to be okay.

We’re going to figure it out. Let’s limit our negative self-talk. Let’s be good to ourselves. Let’s remind ourselves that we’re working hard. We deserve to be happy. We deserve the good things that are happening in our lives and let’s be kind to ourselves. All right. So, let’s go out there. Let’s put some good out into the world. We’ll get good back.  Let’s go have a great Monday guys, and we’ll be back tomorrow. Thank you for your time. Have a great day. Bye.