I want to share with you a powerful principle that I've used to change my life and that you can use to unleash your greatness.
Tiger Woods knows this.
Bruce Springsteen knows this.
Oprah Winfrey knows this.
Name someone great and you can bet dollars to donuts they know this as well. Before I share this insight with you, I want you to know you don't always have to be on your 'game' and great.
"Mike, did you just say I don't always need to be 'great'?" Yes I did and let me explain. I want to share with you the principle of what I call GAME TIME.
Let's look at the world class golfer Tiger Woods. If you ever watched Tiger Woods play golf in a tournament, you saw an intense, fierce, focused athlete who is concentrating very intently on winning.
For those 3 or 4 hours of the tournament that day, Tiger Woods is 'someone else' and here's what I mean. If you saw Tiger Woods 5 hours after the match with this wife at the movies, do you think he'd be so intense, so focused, so determined?
The answer is no way, he'd be relaxed, laughing, having fun. Why this change in Tiger Woods from focused to laughing? Because he understands the POWER OF GAME TIME. He understands that he only has to be GREAT and 'on' during the moments the game is on.
Here's an example.
Let's say you're in sales and you prospect 4 hours a day or even 30 minutes a day. That's your ‘game time.’ You need to be focused, organized, have a plan and prepare.
Have you ever seen a rock star on stage and they’re so energetic, running around and the crowd is going wild? Check them out 4 hours after the concert - are they acting like that? No chance, they're acting their normal self.
Here's what you need to do. You need to ISOLATE the times during the day that you need to be at your best. Maybe time with your clients, with prospects, working on a project at work.
For Tiger Woods, his game time is his gold match.
For Bruce Springsteen, it's when he's on stage at a concert.
For a great chef, it's when he's preparing a meal.
Isolate that time and then ask yourself this question:
If I was going to be powerful, focused and ready to win during game time, what actions would I take today, how focused would I be, and what would my next 2 action steps be?
It's funny, you don't need to be 'on' 24 hrs a day; find the 20% of your day that's GAME TIME.
When Steven Spielberg is directing a film, he changes into this focused, intense director.
When is your GAME TIME today?
Isolate it. Turn up your ENERGY and enthusiasm... And then give it your all.
Discovering your game time moments and maximizing them will bring you immense and quick rewards. You can be as great as Tiger, Oprah, Spielberg, Michael Dell and the rest.
Talk to you soon.
-- Mike Litman
Mike Litman is the author of the #1 Best-Selling book, Conversations With Millionaires. In the book 9 Millionaires share their strategies for becoming wealthy.
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