Ep 59: How to Get Out of Your Own Way (ft. Arel Moodie)

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Welcome to The Creative Speaker Podcast! Today I’m really excited to interview Arel Moodie! Arel has built multiple 6 & 7 figure speaking businesses and has spoken to over 500,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries. He has even been invited to speak at the White House. He has been named to Inc. Magazine's 30 Under 30 list and been quoted in New York Times, Forbes, USA Today, & Essence Magazine. He is also a best selling author and host of the podcast “The Art of Likability” which is listened to in 170 countries.  He’s and exceptional family man and mentor and has been extremely influential in the growth of my business.

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Episode takeaways you don’t want to miss:

  • Don’t be afraid to have a mentor. Almost anything you want to do has already been done!

    • Almost anyone who’s been successful has had a mentor or a teacher

    • When you think you’ve mastered something or have become really good ask yourself if you’ve become complacent!

      • A Mentor will keep you accountable and ensure you push yourself hard even when you think you’ve reached the mountain top

    • Be a “forever” student! No one has all the infinity stones in life!!

    • Your perfect mentor may be someone completely outside of your bubble and very different from you.

      • Judging by appearance could cause you to miss out on an amazing mentor

  • Two powerful motivating factors are

    • Positive motivation: Focusing on the noble cause... doing what you do for others (supporting your family or others who depend on you)

    • Negative motivation: A tough and harsh external voice.. Looking yourself in the mirror and being brutally honest when you’re feeling down.

      • Focus on having the dialogue that addresses the harsh internal pains you’re having, not the dull ones.

        • Those significant pains and disappointments in your life are what drive you on the days you would normally quit

      • Check out David Goggins - The Accountability Mirror

  • Imagine yourself on your deathbed and ask if you would be satisfied with everything you left on the table in terms of opportunities/dreams/goals.

    • If the idea of wasting your potential or talent does not motivate you, then there’s no hope for you. Wasting what you have should scare you to death.

  • You need to have a systematic way of approaching a goal

    • Stop throwing spaghetti at the wall and spinning your wheels. Get focused.

    • A mentor is one of the best ways to get clear direction

  • It's crucial that you lose the mindset of “if I don’t do it today, I can do it tomorrow”

    • You need to have urgency in what you do

      • How much time do you have between your thoughts and your actions? That is your litmus test

      • People that are less talented than you are succeeding every day because they took action when you didn’t

        • Sometime’s something as simple as letting people know that you’re available for hire is enough to get you new leads

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