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The Growth Mindset by Rick Capozzi

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Chapter 19Getting Into Flow

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”

Carl Jung

In order to achieve optimal performance, regularly ask yourself, “Am I running the business, or is the business running me? Am I still having fun? Am I being challenged? Have I just become complacent?” Advisors are often asked to put together a business plan outlining their vision, overall plan, strategy, and tactics for attracting clients and assets. It would be wiser if advisors were asked to put together a life plan, one that would include the impact of their business on their personal, social, and spiritual life.

Ask yourself:

  • What do I value most in life?
  • What drives me?
  • What principles guide my decisions?
  • What do I ultimately want to achieve in my life?
  • What's my mission in life?
  • What's my vision of my future?
  • What inspires me?
  • Am I living my life or am I still living the life one of my parents wanted? (Set yourself free and seek a new challenge.)

Creating a life plan helps you keep all aspects of who you are in perspective and allows you to measure your performance based on truly important goals. Naturally, you should adjust your life accordingly when those objectives aren't met, but it's also essential to reward yourself and your family when you do attain your goals.

What Is Success to You?

“Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, ...

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