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Ep23 Transcript: 3 Ways to Be More Persistent – Top Takeaways from Jody Milward
Andrea Vahl: Hi everyone. It’s your host, Andrea Vahl, and in today’s episode of Top Takeaways, I’m going to dive into episode 22 with Jody Milward, and we’ll talk about three ways to be more persistent.
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Andrea Vahl: The biggest thing that Jody said led to her success was persistence, and she talked a lot about some different things that really contributed to that, and I want to dive a little bit deeper into some of these.
So step number one was really being committed to learning and staying curious and realizing that if you can learn, you can do anything and not to be afraid.
When you are learning to dive in, she was talking about how you can make money while you’re learning that skill, and that is definitely something I did when I got started as well. And I equate that to the sixth grader teaching the kindergartner how to do something. You don’t have to have a master’s degree or a PhD in order to get started.
You can help people who are at a more beginning phase than you are, but when you’re learning, you’re constantly getting more confidence and you’re excited about things and it will help you be more persistent.
Step number two was to create some habits that will help with your mindset. I think a big thing that stops people from being persistent is their mindset, and she talked about having a lot of different tools depending on what you needed at the moment, such as chocolate.
Or petting a cat, or she also was using some techniques called tapping and will have a link in the show notes to learn more about what that is all about. And something she talked about that I’ve used is like a success folder or a place where you keep your achievements so that you can look back and see how far you’ve come and remember that you have helped people. Maybe it’s you keep a thank you notes that people have sent to you so that you can look back and say that you are making progress.
Step number three is just to have discipline and systems. One of her quotes was, discipline brings freedom, and I think that is really great to keep in mind. It’s something that I struggle with all the time.
I have a lot of ideas, but don’t always have the systems in place. But I have gotten better over the years at that and having that discipline mindset that you are going to get up and do these tasks no matter what. I’ll also link to an episode where I talked about my habit tracker, forming new habits and things like that, because I think that is important to gamify your discipline in some way.
And then a little bonus tip is I think just having some grace with yourself, really checking in with yourself, realizing where you might be at, and realizing that you are making these baby steps forward and making progress even when it doesn’t feel like it.
So whenever we are starting something new, like a new entrepreneurial endeavor or a new healthy habit or anything like that, we do need to have persistence in order to make that successful.
So I think staying curious, creating some habits for your mindset and having that discipline is really going to help you be more persistent in whatever you’re doing.
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