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Do you get overwhelmed? Yea, me too!

There is a popular quote I remember once hearing that goes something like this “If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.” At first, I thought that was crazy. If I want something done, I am not going to give it to someone who has a lot on their plate. I am going to give it to someone who has a lot of free time.

The reality is that as I get busier and busier, I know that quote to be very true.

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I am at a point in my life where I have more and more added to my plate: I run a very busy chiropractic clinic. I have a website. I run the Ultimate Achievement Show podcast. I have a relationship. I have a social life. I have an intense fitness and movement practice. I love to read and write. I have other things in the works that I haven’t even listed here.

Is it overwhelming, you ask? At times, absolutely! I find that when I get overwhelmed, it helps to ask a few really powerful questions.

1 Is this important to me and my growth?

2 What is the lesson here?

3 How can I be more efficient?

Here is the key: I have to answer YES to number one, and if I don’t, I scrap the idea or project. I don’t even move on to number two.

I remember in the past when one or two of the things on my list were overwhelming and now it feels easy. As long as I continue to ask the right questions, continue to persevere and grow, and look for more ways to be effective and efficient, the things that are overwhelming today will be a cake-walk tomorrow.

Lessons:

If things are important to you, don’t give up just because things are hard.

Find ways to become more efficient so you can accomplish more in less time.

Look for ways to delegate things that don’t require your full attention and that will maximize your time and progress.

The terrible affliction that many of us suffer from is being in the same place in our lives today that we were 5 years ago.

Make every year – scratch that – make every DAY better than the day before. Make every day more efficient, more passionate, and more meaningful than the day before.

It is the pursuit, not the destination, where true fulfillment resides.

All the best,

Dr. Matt Westheimer

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021: The Profit and Mastering the 3 P’s

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There is a great show called The Profit with Marcus Lemonis. The star Marcus Lemonis is a very successful entrepreneur who has built massively successful companies. On the show, he visits struggling companies to see about creating a strategic partnership. He comes in to strike up a deal where he buys in as a partner and begins to turn these companies around.

It is extraordinary to see the transformations in a short period of time. The show itself is fascinating and captivating but I don’t watch it just for its entertainment value. I mostly watch it to learn.

Every transformation is based around what Marcus calls his 3 P’s – people, process, and product. That’s it. It is that simple. Sure, there are complexities to master each of them but the ability to focus on the MAIN thing is paramount in creating success.

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020: The Man Who Changed My Life with One Question with Dr. Rick Markson

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Dr. Rick Markson asked me one question that changed my life back in 2010. (*Hint* – We talk about it in the interview.)

Rick shows us that we can build an extraordinary life no matter what our circumstances have been. Rick’s parents were divorced when he was a child, his mom passed away from cancer when he was a teenager, and his wife was diagnosed with cancer about 6 years ago.

Through all of these challenges and more, he has built a thriving chiropractic clinic, a coaching company helping hundreds of people design and manifest the life of their dreams, and at the same time has been a loving and committed father, husband, son, and friend.

I am beyond proud to call him one of my mentors and members at the table of my virtual board of trustees. We dig deep in this episode and I know you will love this one!

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018: Undercover Boss and the Guy Who Almost Turned Down $100k

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Today’s episode shares with you one of the keys to ultimate fulfillment – CONTRIBUTION.

The show, Undercover Boss, has been a favorite of mine for a long time. It demonstrates what is wrong and what is right within companies.

It also highlights extraordinary people doing seemingly ordinary jobs. It highlights the amount of struggles and challenges they have had to overcome. It also highlights their amazing commitment to their company and the teams of people they get to work with everyday.

The story I use on this episode highlights an amazing person who almost turned down a $100k gift.

Listen to why…

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013: Using Meditation for High Performance

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One of the most powerful tools for high performance, happiness, and success is meditation. Meditation is no longer just for monks sitting in caves and contemplating the meaning of life.

Meditation is used by the highest performers in the world to gain more focus, clarity, and resilience in all aspects of life.

Would you like to perform better at work? Would you like to focus and concentrate better? Would you like to improve productivity and efficiency?

This is the episode for you!