Keeping Promises To Yourself

We all need to be inspired sometimes.  There are going to be days when you don’t “feel like” doing the work.  So I am constantly on the lookout for things that fire me up.  That way, when I hit that spot (and we all inevitably do) when I don’t want to do anything, I know where to go to find some motivation.   That’s what led me to this interview.  On this Impact Theory interview with Tom Bilyeu, Tom interviews Ed Mylett.  This was my first introduction to Ed Mylett…and wow!  This was impressive.  There were several takeaways from this interview that were powerful.  But probably my favorite is the idea of “keeping promises I made to myself.” Mylett and Bilyeu talk about ways to increase your success and to make an impact throughout the interview.  But one big takeaway from Mylett is that you need to change your identity and  your expectations from life.  In order to do that you need to increase your self confidence and your self worth.  Makes sense right? When asked how to increase your self confidence, Mylett talks about keeping promises you make to yourself.  If you want to get in better shape, you need to set simple goals for yourself that you can check off the list.  If you want to make more sales, you know the activities you need to do.  They are simple…not easy. But when you do get up and do the workout, it creates a sense of worth in you.  It raises your level of confidence.  It’s not an outward activity.  It is you keeping a promise to you.   By doing this over and over again, you create habits that will help to propel you toward your goals.  I love it. My recommendation?  Spend the time and watch this interview.  I have.  Now I am looking for other material from Ed Mylett so that I can motivate myself on the days I don’t want to keep my promises.   Make sure you never miss an update or a chance to be inspired, sign up for our VIP newsletter here.    

Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.