Hey everyone, this is Brandon Fong coming at you with another video on how to crush it during quarantine. So if you're finding these valuable please like, share with your friends, all of this stuff is going to motivate me more to create more of these. And I'm excited because I know I have lots of content that can be very valuable. So the first thing I wanted to start talking about is this thing: routine is _____. So I listened to a podcast the other day by Russell Brunson and he called it "Routine is the death of memory".
And I thought it was really interesting because he talked about how as you get older, it seems like time passes by quicker. So why is that? And I think the best explanation is when you're a kid, every single day is new, right?
Like, "oh, my gosh, grass and like a plane and like a fire truck." And you're so excited. And time goes by slower because you're learning so much every single day, no matter how mundane it is to everyone else.
It's brand new.
But as you get older, what happens is your brain is like, "oh, it's just grass. Oh, it's just a plane." It's no longer exciting anymore. And so your brain isn't formulating, like it's not perceiving it as new memory. So it's kind of like a computer. Right. So if you have a file on your computer and then you try placing the same file on your computer, your computer's going to ask, do you want to keep both of these or it's going to delete it.
So it's kind of what your brain is doing is it's recognizing, oh, I've seen this before and it's just going to delete it. So if you reflect back in your life and you think about the things that have been most memorable, I guarantee none of them were you getting up and brushing your teeth in the morning and drinking your green smoothie. It's all things that are out of routine, right? Exciting things that you remember.
So the problem is when we're all stuck at home, what can we be doing that is memorable? So maybe it's not very memorable no matter how hard you try. But I do think there are very specific things that we can be doing during this time that will help us come out of this whole situation on top, because I can guarantee that the world will not be the same as it was before this whole craziness started. So the next thing I wanted to talk about to help you get an edge and take advantage of the situation is Google Maps.
If you were on the street and you saw somebody out of the corner of your eye and they were like cussing at their phone, they're like so mad. And they stopped you and were like, hey, can you come help? And you walked over to them and they're like, I'm so mad at Google Maps. It's not working. And you're like, OK, let me help you out. And then you pick up their phone, you look at it and you see they haven't put in their destination.
You'd think they were kind of crazy, right? Like Google Maps only needs two things. One, where are you and two, where do you want to go? And if you don't put those two things in, it's not going to work. So you think that they're kind of ridiculous. But the funny thing is, if you draw this parallel into achieving your goals in everyday life, most people don't have the two things figured out.
They don't know where they are and they don't know where they're going. And so I bet you if you just stopped anybody, that most people don't know, but at the same time, they get frustrated that they don't have the career they want. They don't have the health they want. They don't have the salary that they want. But lots of the time it is because, just like Google Maps won't work when you don't have those two things, you won't be able to achieve your goals unless you know where you are and where you're going.
So during this time, how can we figure those two things out so that we can come out on top and set ourselves up for success? Two exercises I recommend that anybody can use to determine these two things. The first is the Wheel of Life. That's what the missing blank is there. And if you just Google search Wheel of Life, it'll pull up an exercise, and there's many different variations of it, but the basic part of it is that it's a big circle divided into like eight pieces of pie, and each pie piece of pie represents an area of your life. So your health, your relationships, your fun and adventure, your career, money, all those kinds of things. And what you do is you simply rate on a scale of one to ten where you are in each of those chunks of pie. And then what you do is you look at the pie chart and basically the way you do it is like you imagine if you were like kind of coloring it in a one would be like a teeny little piece of the pie.
And if it was a ten out of ten, then it would be like a big chunk. So then if you look at this wheel and if it's something that you wouldn't put on your car, you have work to do. So that's how you can really clearly define and really quickly define where you are. Sometimes you just have to ask and most people aren't asking these kinds of questions. So that's how you can determine where you are.
The next step, again, is where do you want to go? That's where a second exercise comes in called the Vivid Vision. I learned this at Genius Network, which is one of the world's highest end masterminds, it costs twenty five thousand dollars a year to attend.
One of the people that was there was Cameron Herold. Cameron Herold was one of the people that grew 1-800-GOT-JUNK into a multi-, multi-million dollar company.
And so what Cameron Herold teaches is that most companies have this thing called a mission statement, and it's got really "corporate-y" sounding synergy words or whatever. And it's not very inspiring or very motivating. And the thing is, is as a leader of the company, how are you supposed to get it to where it's supposed to go if not everybody in the company knows where they're supposed to be going? So the Vivid Vision is very clear, in this case it's areas of the business and how they want to seem from a customer experience, revenue, and all that kind of stuff.
But the same concept applies in our day to day life. So what I've done is I've created a personal Vivid Vision, and I used the same categories from the Wheel of Life and I created a personal Vivid Vision that forecast what I want my life to be like in painstaking detail in each one of these categories that are in the Wheel of Life. So what do I want my health to look like? What do I want my finances to look like? Who do I want to be working with?
What are the relationships I want? And it's very clear. And the thing about three years that's so cool is that it's far enough out in the distance where it's going to push you, but it's not too far out where it's like you don't know what life is going to be like in 10 years.
So once you have these two components, the Wheel of Life, which shows you where you are, and the Vivid Vision, which shows you where you want to go, all you have left is to determine how you're going to actually bridge the gap between those two. How are you going to actually end in that destination? So there's another process that I'm teaching people right now. People are paying me to go through this.
And it's something I call the Focus Formula. And I believe that there are only two things you need to accomplish any goal. And this is super simpl so it's not going to be mind blowing to anybody, but these two things are very, very important. And this is a perfect time to be thinking about these things. You need a plan and you need to execute on that plan. Not too complicated, but the crazy thing is that, again, most people don't have these two things clearly spelled out.
So if you think about it, if you have a plan and you're not consistently executing on that plan, you can't blame the plan for not working because you never did it to begin with. But if you have the execution and not the plan, then you're just running in a million different directions and not knowing where you're going. So the key is to have these two things playing together, where you have clearly defined action items on goals that you're trying to accomplish so that every single time you complete the execution, you're trying to track, did I actually move closer to where I wanted to go? Because then, if the plan is not working and you're executing on it over and over again, all you have to do is to adjust the plan. So just a quick recap. And again, if you guys are finding this valuable, please like, share, and I'm gonna be creating a lot more content like this.
So step one, where are you (Wheel of Life)? Step two, Vivid Vision, where do you want to go? Step three, figure out the two things, the plan and the execution. And one thing I realized I didn't mention here is that when it comes to creating a plan, the execution, I take the chunks of the vision that I want to accomplish that are the biggest domino effects, like what will have a bigger impact on my life if I execute this one specific part and then I break it into a 12 week goal. So what can I accomplish that will get me closer to the Vivid Vision within 12 weeks? So it becomes, holy crap, this is three years away to oh my gosh, it's just three months away. And that's not that bad. And that's what I'm focusing the planned execution around is how can I accomplish this thing that I want to accomplish within three months that is tied into the Vivid Vision that is three years down the line.
With all this together, is it unreasonable to think that if you actually did this, that this would be very valuable coming out of this whole situation and to use your time more efficiently? The whole world right now is sitting on Netflix, they're scrolling through their phones, and they're complaining and worrying. But you don't have to worry. You don't have to wait for things to get better. You can start planning things and making it better right now.
And this is a perfect opportunity. People always complain, "oh, I don't have enough time to do X, Y, Z or to learn this or to do this." But now nobody has that excuse anymore. We have more time than we want. And so how can you use this more efficiently?
Do a proper assessment, figure out where you want to go, where you are today, break apart those things into consistent action plans and then focus on achieving those things within a three month time frame. The last thing that I will say is that I always try to execute on at least 85 percent or higher of my plan. I have it broken out week by week by week what I should be doing and the goal is to complete 85 percent or more of these tasks.
If you want to learn a little bit more about this process there's a really good book called "The 12 Week Year" that I borrow lots of the process that I use to grow from. So, again, if you guys are finding this valuable, please give me some likes, some shares on this. I'm very excited to continue creating this content and I'm so excited for anybody to use this process. If you use it, shoot me a DM, leave a comment below, and I can't wait to see all the results that you guys get from this.
We'll talk to you soon.