How to Not Lose Steam When Reaching Towards Your Goals w/ Jordan Ring

Show Notes

Most people give up after they hit setbacks in pursuing their goals. Learn from author of the book Volcanic Momentum  Jordan Ring how to keep your momentum while reaching for your goals and not lose steam.

“The majority of people begin to drift as soon as they meet with opposition, and not one out of ten thousand will keep on trying after failing two or three times…The capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged is the chief asset of every person who attains outstanding success in any calling.” – Napoleon Hill

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon Hill

QUOTABLE – “The capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged is the chief asset of every person who attains outstanding success in any calling.” – Napoleon Hill

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Volcanic Momentum: Get Things Done by Setting Destiny Goals, Mastering the Energy Code, and Never Losing Steamhttps://www.amazon.com/Volcanic-Momentum-Setting-Destiny-Mastering-ebook/dp/B07J5PVBP2/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1542756880&sr=1-2&keywords=volcanic+momentum

  1. Jordan Ring for the listeners that are not familiar with your background, I’d love for you to share about your background and your career leading up to becoming an author?
  2. Jordan, what inspired you to write your latest book, Volcanic Momentum?
  3. Jordan, Section One of your book is titled A Firm Foundation for Explosive Growth, I’d love for you to break down for our listeners this portion of the book is all about?
  4. Jordan Ring, from your research, where do most people get it wrong when it comes to not losing steam when reaching towards their goals?
  5. In your book you write about 9 Strategies for Mastering Momentum and I’d like for you to give us the cliff notes of this 9 strategies:
    1. Strategy 1 – Mastering the Energy Code
    2. Strategy 2 – Embracing the Tortoise Inside of You
    3. Strategy 3 – The #1 Enemy of Momentum: Wasted Time and How to Avoid it
      1. On average, American adults are watching five hours and four minutes of television per day. – https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/business/media/nielsen-survey-media-viewing.html
      2. That breaks down to nearly two hours (116 minutes) a day spent on YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter — not to mention some of the less popular platforms such as LinkedIn, Reddit, Tumblr, Pinterest and Musical.ly, an app popular with teens. – https://www.entrepreneur.com/slideshow/306136
    4. Strategy 4 – The Importance of Community for Sustaining Momentum
    5. Strategy 5 – Weekly Meetings for Abundant Momentum: Execute the Right Goals Week to Week
    6. Strategy 6 – Fail Forward: Gain Massive Momentum by Ditching the Plan and Diving In
    7. Strategy 7 – Create Serendipity to Keep Up Momentum
    8. Strategy 8 – How to Create Time: Get More Done by Saying No and Mastering Your Priorities
    9. Strategy 9 – Don’t Let Others Get You Down: Take Feedback Like a Champ by Mastering Your Personal Filter
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Audio Transcription

The majority of men begin to drift as soon as they meet opposition. I can’t find my password. I’ve got writer’s block top employee and not one in 10,000 men will keep on trying. After failing just two or three times,

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However, victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. Do Your facebook friends. It’s hard for me to keep going with feel lost and the capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged is, in fact, the chief asset of every person who obtains outstanding success in any calling. Napoleon Hill.

Welcome back to another exciting edition of the thrive time show on your radio and podcast, download and Z. before we get into today’s show and we bring on today’s guest, I wanted to just tee up the topic of what we’re talking about. We’re talking about volcanoes, right? How to not lose steam when reaching toward your goals. Is He? Oh Darn. I thought we were talking about volcanoes today. You as a kid on young for the fair thing for a science fair. I. I built a volcano when you’re. Do you ever do that now? The volcano thing. I recall other people doing it. I don’t think I had the talent to do that or the mindset or the desire, but I’ve seen some remarkable volcanoes. Volcanoes made by students. Is that not what we’re talking about? There’s volcanoes and we are talking about the volcanic momentum, but we’re talking about Kenneth momentum book called the volcanic momentum.

But here, here’s the idea. I’m going to tee this up. Today’s topic is something that I have personally never struggled with, but I know there’s somebody out there who has, but I have struggled with a lot of things in my life that’s on every show. I try to focus on something that can help somebody. And I think this is a big issue that a lot of people struggle with. Yes. Uh, I’ve always struggled with empathy. Empathy’s been my hardest thing to struggle with, but you know, starting a goal and getting things done has never been a hard thing, but there’s so many people will say I had this big idea, I started it and then I stopped. I started and I stopped. Now I’m 30 and I started and I stopped and I’m 40 and I started and I stopped and I’m 50 and so z. on today’s show we have a guy who’s written a book called volt volcanic momentum by the name of Mr Jordan ring, and he’s going to share with us about his book, which is all about how to not lose steam while reaching towards your goals. Jordan ring. Welcome onto the show. How are you sir?

I am great. What an introduction. I. That was awesome to be here.

Jordan Ring, I want to ask you this because I’m, I’m, I’m a guy who struggles with empathy. Have you ever struggled with empathy? Like really giving a crap what anybody else thinks?

Some days yes, but for the most part, no, I’ve, I’ve been fine with empathy.

This is what I have found. This is what my research has shown me as a business coach over the past 12 years, is that people that typically care what other people think, like they’re very impact. Marshall, you’ve seen this. Oh yeah. People have high empathy. They really do care about people. They really do care. They’re a carer. They are people that starting and stopping can be hard because it can be, be distracted a lot. And then people like me who are men bear pigs who are just goal orientated and that’s all the matters. That’s not a struggle. So for anybody out there who would, I would, I would classify as normal who is naturally empathic or at least wants to be. This is probably a struggle. Uh, Jordan Ring, what inspired you to write this book? Volcanic moment?

I got inspired to write it because exactly what you’re saying. I’ve always struggled with this idea of finishing out goals and finishing out tasks. I’ve had this thing in my life where I’ve always wanted to chase that shiny object. I’ve always wanted to go to something new and exciting and not follow through with things. Um, and that was me for the most of my life, most of my life and it’s only over the last couple of years that I’ve finally kind of figured out some strategies that worked for me, uh, that to kind of get me over that Hump and actually finish out things and to be steadfast and to actually finish out what I start and it’s made a world of difference for me.

I’d love for you to share with the listeners your background leading up to writing this book.

Absolutely. My background is in. I went to college for, I got a degree in criminal justice, ended up working with a company called Pennsylvania counseling services. I worked with kids that have, that, have autism and other illnesses like that. Then eventually got promoted and worked as a program director with them. And then finally this was the big life change in my life. They should. They sent me to what’s called the global leadership summit. You’ve probably heard about it and I’m sure other listeners have heard of it too. I got to hear speakers like Craig Groeschel and other people speak about how we are capable of so much more. And it was like one of those light bulb moments for me. I was like, you know what, like we are and have I been living my life with that in mind? No, up until that point, absolutely not, you know, just, I’m 25 years old and I have not been living to my fullest potential. I had been starting and stopping all over the place. Um, I mean that’s how I got started in writing. If finally was like, you know what? I really believed that my, um, my life mission is to write and write books and to help people in that way. Um, but it took a lot of missteps and failures along the way for me to finally get there.

Your book is really a well organized and thank you. You lay out the book in a way where you, you break down the book under certain portions. There’s sort of like a part one and part two. Could you talk to me about this, this first portion of your book, section one called a firm foundation for explosive growth. What is, what does this section one all about?

Uh, it’s all about just getting a platform for yourself and building from there and kind of figuring out your own mindset for growth and change. I think that’s one big thing that I talk about is the idea of this neutral myth. Do you know that idea that we are, you know, we hit, we can hit a certain point where we can finish out a goal and that’s it. We’ve arrived and you know, we’re good to go, but how often is that not the case that we think we’ve arrived and we think we finished out a goal, uh, you know, we’re not there. You know, you can take weight loss for an example, you know, we can hit that goal, but if we aren’t continually working at it, we’re going to start falling backward pretty much, you know, automatically it pretty soon. So I think this is the case for a lot of goals.

A lot of the most important goals is that you have to just keep working on them. So I talk a lot about that and building and building a destiny goals for yourself too. That’s another big topic in that firm foundation, uh, that I discuss in the book, uh, is the idea that these destiny goals are goals that are just beyond you and they’re more, they’re important because it’s not just meeting your own needs and living out life for yourself, but it’s that greater purpose of giving back for the greater good. Um, and as I believe that’s where, that’s where our true happiness is going to be found. It’s found in helping other people and doing for others. I’m not against personal development and self help and all that stuff, but you know, working towards and doing things for other people is where it’s really at.

Can I, um, professionally argue with you on the podcast where you get to be, right? Because you’re the guest? Sure. This is just my first. How old are you right now, Jordan? I’m 29. This is this, this is, this defines the millennial latitude, by the way. Do you know that clay, we just, we just talked about this. This is important. I want to make sure the listeners get this because I do agree with 90 percent of what you just said and I have one little nuance and I’m not saying that. I guess I even disagree with you. It’s just more of like a clarification. I’d like to clarify this. I love it. I love it when people disagree. It’s all good. Oh yeah, absolutely. Are you fun? Are you married currently?

Yes. I’ve been married for six years. How many

kids do you have? Zero. Okay. Is a father of five kids and a husband. Uh, we, we, we share and their interest, the idea where we were married and what I have discovered is that if my wife is not happy, nobody’s happy. Z, would you agree with that first statement? Happy wife. Happy Life, Jordan. You agree with that? Agreed. Okay. Then I would say if my wife and my kids are not feeling loved, nobody’s happy again. Z. See, would you agree that far? Yes. I would agree. Jordan, would you agree with that? I concur so far, yes. Okay, so this is where maybe take a jump that maybe people don’t agree with. Years Ago I met a pastor z when I say a pastor, pastors plural, because I went to oral Roberts University, so I have been asked to coach a lot of pastors and I’m not exaggerating number more than a dozen and of those dozen mini.

Now I’m not talking some. I’m talking the majority, like all but five of this dozen plus men had the worst relationship with their kids and their spouse, but they wanted to go help everybody else have a great relationship with their kids and their spouse. They personally. I mean it was. I mean he was like, you couldn’t even be in the same room with both spouses. So my advice to one guy who took it, thankfully I said, the key is you I believe is not as your pastor, but this is a human. You want to a have an awesome family yourself, an awesome kid yourself and then go teach the world about that. But you writing these marital themed books and not being in a good marriage or you writing books about great family and not having a great family or you writing a book about business success and not having success. These are not good ideas. So I would encourage everybody out there too. I do believe once you personally have had some success once your cup runneth over, I do believe making other people happy, making other people happy is a great goal in my opinion. So I believe that what Jordan said is correct to me, they get the most fulfillment by helping people. After you’ve checked the boxes on maslow’s hierarchy of needs and you’re taking care of. Do you agree with that part Jordan Ring or do you disagree with that part?

No, actually I completely agree with you on that part. And that’s one thing I do. I even mentioned that in the book. The fact that you know, you, you do have to deal with yourself first. You have to put on your own oxygen mask first before you’re jumping in to helping other people. Um, Yep. It’s true. So yeah, I totally agree with that.

And Betsy, I want to get your take on this because I see a lot of people that are giving their oxygen mask to somebody else. Meanwhile, they’re suffocating and the other person can’t figure out how to use it either. Anyway.

Well, it is a new mindset that’s kind of, and you see it. We’ve had a lot of, uh, learned, uh, people on the show alerted people that apparently burned rich leather bound him and stuff like that. They, uh, people on the show and that’s one of the, one of the big things on how to manage people and putting people in different categories. You’d do what you can’t judge everybody by when they were born. But there are some trends. And it was interesting when we were talking about baby boomers and gen x and then, and then, uh, uh, uh, millennials, and we say with the millennials, he said, there’s two things that you have to, you have to really, for them to be happy as they have to feel like that they have a job where they can advance, you have to take and learn to think I’m better, better themselves, better.

They know that the future number two, they feel like they’re, they’re doing something good for the world. They’re, they’re feel like they’re impacting and do accepting better for the world. I, yeah, there are people out there. Yeah. And then he also said it and what’s in what you’ll find with him, it’s more important for them to, uh, you know, they don’t, they don’t necessarily to work seven days a week, which I mean nobody really wants to, but they’ll, uh, the thing about it is that a family time and spending that personal time is much more important to that generation than has been in a former generation. Does that make sense, Jordan?

Oh yeah. You got it.

Yeah. And so when you said, when you said what you just said, it just kind of struck that nerve. I think we interviewed who was, that was last week and we’ve had so many great people on the show and I know Goldman, the clinical psychologist had Craig Rochelle, who you mentioned on the show had a lot of top performers now. And I just, I want to make sure that everybody out there, it gets this idea, Jordan, what he just said, we do agree with Dr c and I, you feel the most fulfilled when you help a lot of people. But first please make sure you can pay your own bills. Yeah, and I, I love what you said. I mean, that’s a great analogy. You put on, you’re putting on your mask, your oxygen mask before you help the person next to you. I think that that, that right there sums up that you know you should make the best that you can for yourself. So then therefore you can help. Now you have nine strategies you lay out in your book, and I’m going to just read the strategy and I’d like for you to kind of break it down and Z, interrogate him, read off the strategy, coming in hot, he’s going to break it down. Then you interrogate, here we go, strap one, mastering the energy code. What does this mean? That

that is the basics of making sure you have enough energy to finish out your goals. And I think that’s, you know, I’ve been through a lot of that in my life, but it’s healthy eating and exercise and getting enough sleep. Now I don’t go, this isn’t a, it’s not a dieting or exercise book by any means. Uh, but I share that like, hey, you need to remember this stuff. Like, you know, especially the sleep part for entrepreneurs. I think that’s one big thing is, you know, we sacrificed sleep and we, you know, we try to hustle and we try to get stuff done. Um, but it, it’s that long term commitment. We’re not gonna be able to survive in, you know, on maybe three hours of sleep for the next three or four years and to be able to finish out our goals, especially if those goals are large, you know, and it, it’s gonna take a lot of time to finish them.

To quote Ben Horowitz, the famous venture capitalist, he talked about finding a sustainable suck. That to me was very helpful, very helpful. Just understanding that, you know, Gosh, we’re sleeping six hours a night is probably not ideal for me. I don’t like that. But that’s not going to kill me or seven, but I mean I’d like to sleep in the future eight hours a day. But Steven Three’s not Jordan Ring. I owned a diagnostic sleep center. That’s one of my things and that just wears me out when I hear people say, yeah, I only. I only need four hours of sleep hours of sleep. No you don’t. Yeah. I only need 87, 87 minutes of sleep, man. I’m good. I look just like darth vader when he took his mask off, man. But I’ll tell you what, I’m committed. No, your body is science. There’s so much science behind it. You’ve got to sleep. You’ve got to recharge your batteries. I love that. The eating and exercising mentally, that’s great for your physical. That’s great for. You’ve got to be ready for the. You gotta be ready for the fight. You got to be ready for the battle. Strategy number two, Mr Jordan embracing the tortoise inside of you. What are you talking? Oh Wow.

She’ll love that title right there. But it’s all about making small changes, uh, and that that’s how you can increase that momentum over time. It’s not about drastically shifting all of your daily tasks and stuff. And one day it’s about, hey, make, make a small change and then keep that. I think that’s big too, you know? Uh, I can speak for millennials in that way, you know, and I, like I said, I’ve struggled with this myself, but um, you know, trying to get stuff done and saying, hey, that, that could work. And then doing it for a week and then moving away from it. But embracing the tortoise inside of you, it’s about making those small changes, letting them stick, stack those habits. And then, you know, building a building, you’re. And then growing from there.

I think that’s good advice. I thought it was going to be more, eat more lettuce, but that’s good. That’s good. That’s good. Okay. That passes the test. Strategy number three, the enemy, the number one enemy strategy strategy number three, the number one enemy of momentum, wasted time. And how to avoid it. A funny story, not funny. Weird. I’ll hit it. I’ll hit the crickets, I’m talking to a guy recently and he said, hey, in our industry, this is a very tech industry, a true story, and he said, I just want you to know when you’re dealing with a lot of the guys in my organization, a lot of the guys spend a lot of time on computers alone, so there’s just a ton of masturbation

and I thought to myself, you’ve got to be kidding me. I thought it was like a joke, like a weird joke, like I’m Ms Dot played joke like awkward. He goes, no, I’m being serious. Like it’s a thing, so I’m just telling you when you’re dealing with people within this group, there are all these independent contractors. You got to understand that you’re antisocial and they prefer to be keyboard warriors and they’d spend a ton of time on social media comparing with each other and it’s a dark group of people, so just get ready for our it. I’m like, no way. Well then another person told me that and Z, there’s like they’re serious. People are spending their hours doing that or hours on social media or hours on addicted to Netflix or hours. I mean you might say, or pornography. That’s terrible. I might agree with you, but you might say, well, okay, well I’m going to judge them, but I do watch Netflix for five hours a night or you. I mean there are people were wasting copious amounts of time on computers. Oh, Jordan. Helpless.

I think it’s that balance piece, you know, and I don’t think it’s like we’re not going to talk about pornography, but how about Netflix? And I think that’s a good example. You know, Netflix, watching it for two hours every night is not a good thing, but maybe if you take a Friday and have a date night with your spouse and watch a movie, you know, then it’s not necessarily bad. I think it’s about really looking, look, really looking at what you’re spending your time doing. A and R are you, are you spending your time doing fulfilling things that are helping you move the needle forward? If you’re spending every day, uh, just wasting time then then what are you doing? I think it’s worth a look and if it’s worth it, it’s really your own personal question.

Marshall. You work with a lot of clients, a lot of great people who are hardworking. They come to us with kind of a needing some help, need some advice. They’re kind of stuck in some way. Some of them have a very successful company, but they’re stuck or they’re cut on unsuccessful. Then they’re stuck either way and you. You see a lot of people firsthand who will tell you, hey, here’s the deal. I have learned a lot in the last year and I was wasting a lot of time in this area. Where does the average business owner waste the most of their time? In your mind or what? What are the areas? I see business owners waste a ton of time, like a, like we’re talking about TV or spending copious amounts of hours on Netflix. I was talking with a business owner the other day, spending a ton of time on video games.

It’s, it’s just the. You have the ability to be so much more successful and get so much more done. If you cut that out, but it goes back to what are your goals? Okay. Have you achieved your goals or have you not achieved your goals? If you haven’t achieved your goals and your complaining, then you got to cut that stuff out. Let me give you an example of our Brag on Dr z and his TV viewing habits that I’ve noticed. Oh, nice. We were kind of really getting reacquainted and z goes clear. Going to come over some coming over. So what time you coming over? I said it was like 6:30 or seven. You Go, uh, you know, tonight. Tonight is tonight. It’s just this game of thrones night, like game of thrones, the HBO. When were they coming out? Like on Sunday nights or something?

Not sure what time? Eight o’clock. Seven o’clock. Somewhere around there. It was a thing where like you don’t sit there and like look through the boob tube all day going where? I’ll tell you, I don’t really know which good on here. I’m just going to flip through. Oh, home. The home shopping network. Let’s look at that. Oh, well we’re a little ESPN over there. I will say in in a little bit of anti trump little pro trump on Fox News, I’ll go back to the weather channel. That’s cool. You don’t do that, but you’re very purposeful about I want to watch this specific game right for this specific show. And it was hilarious because people were talking and you remember this, you probably did it so much. This is a show and it was like watch the show, but then when the show’s off, you turn it off. When the show’s over, you turn it off.

Right, exactly. It’s like, I want to watch this show. Talk to me about healthy, purposeful TB, watching CSI. Well, if you could right now, google it. The average person watches a little over five hours of TV a day. Yeah. We’ll put on the show notes to bat five hours of TV. Hey Jordan Ring, five hour. That’s insane. It’s absolutely insane, but I believe it. Yeah, and then you throw in their social media two hours a day, whether it’s social media, average. That’s a job according to psychology today in USA Today. We’ll put it on the show notes that mean that right there is a job that’s seven hours plus maybe a little bit more here and there, but you know, maybe a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. Someone’s gotTa Hey, I don’t get paid well for it, but I do it good. You don’t want to be relevant.

I mean come on. I mean that is a job. I mean, what could you do? Let’s say. Okay, you want to watch a series? You want to watch your, like you’d like to walking dead. You’d like whatever it is on TV. You, you dvr it, you sit around, you have a watch party. That’s okay. You know, bachelor. Alright, you watch the Bachelorette. Okay. Whatever, you know, but that doesn’t mean that that tb then controls your life. Season two, our, our segment three, a 14 minute mark of the bachelor was unbelievable. Self control is such a huge thing. Use it. Build it up. Use that. Self control. Muscle filling. Okay. Strategy number four, the importance of community for sustaining momentum.

What do you mean? And then Z, I gave you permission to disagree. Okay.

I’m talking about how other people can lift us up and then the importance of those connections. Um, I think like, like I said, a lot of my life I spent not really working on that, not really working with other people and it’s just amazing how other people, uh, can lift this up. Uh, and you know, we can work toward that. I can’t wait for you to disagree on this one.

Hi. Can you know, we have a saying here. Your, your net worth is your network. In other words, the people you surround, you take the five closest people that you surround yourself with and that defines you. That’s a little bit a little bit of you. You know, so we’re 20 percent, 20 percent. Do I have reviewed your, your, your, your, your, uh, but I can’t disagree with that. That’s a great saying. And that’s a worthy number. Four. Okay. We call that the, um, what’s the battle that comes up to bat cleanup, cleanup and cleanup and enhanced around you will help lift you up if you picked it. And here’s the key to that, Jordan. And here’s where I got to step out. Okay, here’s where I go to the cage fight. That’s why have idiots in that inner circle. Oof. It’s bad because those same people that can lift you up can also suck you down there.

I’ve been thinking about the inner circle and it does a lot of corners and the cycle a lot caught up. We need a cycle. There’s a certain people that don’t understand negative nancys negative nancy. Oh yeah. No, no. Disrespect him out there named Thomas. Enhance Dante’s defying. How would this babbling? Beals, aboves Oh, it didn’t offend anybody. Stopped babbling. Beals above. There’s not a lot of people out there who are virtuous. Good listeners named Beelzibub, right? Probably not every time I. every Jordan Ring, every time I ripped them like a negative nancy, someone named Nancy will email me and go, hey listen. Hey, listen buddy. I’m very positive. Jordan, do you know of any positive people in beelzebub? I think you’re good with bails above. I will see. Strategy number four again, was the importance of community for sustaining momentum. Strategy number five. Batting cleanup, which would be Matt Williams on the 1989, San Francisco giants, the third Baseman, weekly meetings for abundant momentum. Execute the right goals week to week. That is hot. Hot Sauce. Break it down.

This is my most favorite, my most effective strategy that I’ve found. I’ve been doing it for the past year and a couple of months. Yes. Um, my wife and I do it together. We actually sit down and we have a budget discussion. We have a, an a goal discussion and what are we doing this week? How are we gonna? How are we going to reach our goals this week? What are we going to do? Um, and then we hold each other accountable to those goals.

You know, I’ve been doing that with my wife for a long, long, long, long time. It is unbelievable. And I can just tell you it is what keeps our marriage and our relationship solid. It’s just that seeing each other, asking each other about how we’re doing on our goals, getting the goals done course correcting along the way. I think not doing that with your business is a lot like a, I don’t know, going out on the lake Z, get enough. We got a pontoon boat, pontoon boat and just kind of setting the course, put her on rounds, interact, Gilligan. Where do you want to go and say we’re going that way and then not looking up or making course corrections until you hit the shore crew. It could be bad, you know, so you want to make those course corrections. Strategy number six, fill forward, gain massive momentum by ditching the plan and diving in Jordan,

it’s all about how to fail and you’re using that for growth. That’s the big difference, man. I think people can say, hey, fail and then you’ll grow. Well, Hey, I failed most of my life and I didn’t know it’s about. It’s about using that failed in this way. How can I, how can I build myself up? How can I go from here? What did I do wrong, and then what can I do better next time? And then being intentional. And you said that before. One of my favorite words being intentional, how can I fail the right way?

I think that’s so. That’s a beautiful thing because I hear so many times I’m talking to somebody and they are going through the worst thing in their life. It’s horrible. It’s debilitating. It’s this is that. This is dogs and cats living together. This is acid rain falling on acid. Oh, just it’s horrible. Okay, and then nine months later you circled back with them. You run into them at a coffee shop, you know, bro, Bro. And he said, how you doing the go? You know that thing I was talking about nine months ago, it was the best thing that happened for me, for me. You’re getting fired from that job, really kicked me out of the nest and forcing me to go do my own thing or forced me to go get the thing that I’m doing now, which is the best thing in the world has ever happened to me. So you’re right. Sometimes the negativity is just the impetus to get out there and go get the positivity.

Step seven, big strategy number seven, big shout out to anybody out there by the name of Kevin. Kevin Grimes was seven Z. I see you said, did they write their big shout to anybody named Kevin? Anyone out there named Kevin because we’ve been pounded on a lot of names for Kevin. I tell him you just or even a devin out there. I mean really, or an Evan. We have a devin that worked for. Do you have an Evan, Kevin, any of these people. I just really. We appreciate you a big shout out to you now create serendipity to keep up momentum. A lot of people are saying, what’s serendipity even mean? I saw the movie, saw the movie. You don’t know what it means. Break it down.

It’s all about putting yourself out there and asking, you know, the worst that can happen is that people say no, and I think that that’s taken me a long time to get over and figure out. You know, that it’s okay if someone says no because maybe that means no, not right now. And maybe I can go back to them later. Uh, but we, I think, I, I believe that we can create a lot of our own success by doing that, by putting ourselves out there.

Where, where do you live now?

I live just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. And Huntersville.

How cool is it that we’re talking together on this podcast?

Oh, it’s super cool. I love it. I love technology. It’s great.

I, I love the fact that, uh, we heard about each other that you’re on the show. I love that technology, but if you hadn’t taken the leap of faith to ask to be on or we had reached out to you, if neither one of us ever did that were in this stalemate waiting for the phone to ring. The phone rang and I just, I, I love, I love entrepreneurs out there. Bold listeners who say, I’ve got a question, can I hop on the show and Z, you know what we do? Nine Times out of 10 say yes, right? Yes. And the ones we don’t have honor the people who are like, so here’s the deal. I’ve got a new company that I’ve started and what it does is it extort money from a shoe company. This old natal women, you have the small ones labeled. They have no idea what’s going on and you could extort the money from them. We’re like, um, that’s probably not a good fit. That’s fine, but pretty much, I mean, we, we let people that are sincere on the show. I just encourage everybody out there, be a participant, reach out, reach out. Okay. Step number eight, strategy number eight. Had a great time. Get more done by saying no, and mastering your priorities. Yes. What do you mean?

Priorities are huge. If we, if we don’t know what our core values are and our priorities are, then it’s very hard for us to make decisions on what we want to do a even in the week or what we want to make our goals. If we don’t have that kind of laid out, no, then it’s going to be hard to say no because how do I say no to this person if I don’t know whether I should do it or not? Well, how do you know whether you should do it? You look at your priorities and figure it out from there.

Okay. Now the final strategy. I want to have you break down from your, from your book, from your new book, volcanic Mo, mental strategy number nine. Don’t let others get you down. Take feedback and like a champ by mastering your personal filter. What do you mean?

I mean, what I mean by personal filter is being willing to accept criticism for what it is and then being able to look at that criticism and say, you know what that makes sense? Or maybe maybe it doesn’t make sense and you can just let go of it, but that’s how you grow as you take in what people say about you. Maybe about your writing. I mean, writing is what you, you feel it a lot when you’re writing because you have editor, an editor go in and say, this is terrible. This is terrible. You’re not saying the right thing. Uh, but it’s all about not, not being offended, not being easily offendable and saying, okay, I can, I can learn from that. I can grow from that,

you know, drove when I was a young whipper snapper,

when he was a young boy at hog,

we had a saying that has been lost in the bushes, have been lost in translation is no longer relevant, but when I was a kid it was. It was kind of a relevant term and it went something like this. You may have heard about this. You’re not going to have to say one of those words. We can’t say anymore. Are you going to do that? Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me and it seems like we’ve gone from that to six because it will break my bones and words can really get you a lawsuit. Get me offended and I’m pissed off, and now we’re going to fight with a cage fight. So a truly gun. It’s society used to be like, Hey, just let it roll off your back. And I loved how you said that. You know, just don’t be offended by it. Don’t be offended by it. It seems like this is gluten and comments could break my bones, but words will maim me and sticks and stones. I don’t even know where they are anymore. Of course they’re illegal to pick up anyway, so I can’t touch them. So if you want to, you want to get back and treated me through, throw a pound of gluten on him and telling him bad words, you know, by the way. Go Sue somebody. Yeah,

that’s the, that’s the modern phrasing. Okay. So somebody out there that’s struggling with just getting over being offended. Jordan, what advice would you have for them?

Um, I think it’s really, I mean, I think it comes back to your priorities. I mean, what’s really important? You know, why, why are you offended by that? I think asking yourself, you know, really, really getting in, digging down, why does that bother me? You know, maybe it bothers you because you should do something about it. And I think those are the types of things we shouldn’t be offended about. But for the most part, you know, when we’re on social media and stuff, maybe we shouldn’t be offended by what other people say and think,

okay, so for anybody out there who says, you know what, I really like what this guy has to say, I give you the floor as we wrap up today’s show to sell us on why everybody out there should pick up a copy of your book. It’s certainly weld laid out. It’s well written. Why should everybody pick up a copy of your new book, volcanic momentum?

I mean, first of all, because you get to learn a little bit more about me, you know, but beyond that, uh, you know, it’s about you and it’s about how you can reach your goals and finish out a and how you can achieve that level of momentum. And like I said, it is, it is laid out very. It’s laid out for someone that likes a broken down, very actionable steps. I’m all about taking action. Theory is important, but if you can take action and go to that next level, that’s where we’re going to find success. And this book shows you how to do that.

Is there a website you would direct all of our listeners to check out or have the best place to buy the book? Volcanic momentum?

Yeah. My website is www dot [inaudible] dot com. And you can also buy the book right on Amazon. If you want to just type in volcanic momentum, you can do that. Or if you go to [inaudible] dot com slash volcanic national momentum, it’ll put you there as well. Either one of those is totally fine. Uh, it’s available on Amazon in audio book, print version and kindle version.

Jordan, I appreciate you for hopping on today’s show, man. I, I know that you’re a busy guy and, uh, hopefully we didn’t harass you too much there. I really do think your book is laid out in a way that, that makes sense. And if you’re out there listening today and you are struggling with executing and turning your ideas into reality, this book is a great way. It asks you tough questions. It’s going to provoke you to think about the way that you organize your life. It’s gonna, it’s gonna push you in the positive direction. I would encourage you to get this book. I really do believe it has a lot of great material here and a Jordan Ring, as you know. We’d like to in each and every show with the Puma, Marshall Morris. Are you ready to bring the boom? I am absolutely ready. Jordan, are you ready to bring the boom? I think so, yes. For listeners out there who don’t know what it means, boom stands for big, overwhelming optimistic momentum and so now that any further, I do want.

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So when you said you could save like $500 a month, I mean, are you talking about actually being able to save $500 a month? Yes, that’s why I said the number. You could actually save $500 a month. Just think about that for a second. What would you do with all that extra money? Thrivers you can be buying a flat screen every single month. That’s 12 flat screens a year, $6,000 per year or 12 flat screens per year. Where I have been trying to save up for 12 flat screens and this seems to be the most, a reasonable, prudent way to do it. And yes, people love it. They love it because it works. It’s believers who share each other’s health care costs and now with over 400,000 people, a k, eight members of Medicare, again with over 400,000 members. There’s proof it works and it’s growing like crazy. It would be like having a seven foot tall third grader in your family. It’s like growing like a weed. It is taking off fight at how much you could save and why Medicare is so popular. Go to medicare.com, forward slash clay. That’s Medicare med. I share.com forward slash clay or call them at eight, four, four to five. Share for more info. That’s eight. Four, four to five share.

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