5 Steps To Free Yourself And Get Ahead In Life | Business Lunch with Roland Frasier

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Key Takeaways

  • Often the ‘Crutch’ that you lean on will become a leash that holds you back or hurts you or your business
    • “The only way to fix dependence on a crutch is to let it go and start walking without it”Roland Frasier
  • The 5 steps to getting rid of your crutches:
    • Inquire
    • Identify
    • Visualize
    • Prepare
    • Act, Throw, and Cut
  • The reason crutches are hard to remove is that they helped us once
    • Ending a relationship, whether with drugs, alcohol, a person, or a crutch, is one of the hardest things we as humans may have to do
      • Prepare yourself for this: For each item or person, you need to let go of, write out what you want to say and rehearse the conversation in your head

Intro

  • Host: Roland Frasier (@RolandFrasier) is an investor, business mentor, and podcaster.

Be Careful of Crutches

  • Often the ‘Crutch’ that you lean on will become a leash that holds you back or hurts you or your business
    • “The only way to fix dependence on a crutch is to let it go and start walking without it”Roland Frasier
      • Crutches are meant to be used only for the short-term, not something you depend on forever
        • If you literally use crutches for too long, they can actually damage the nerves under your arm. The same applies to figurative crutches.
          • “Think about taking action today to break free from your crutches”
  • The 5 steps to getting rid of your crutches:
    • Inquire
    • Identify
    • Visualize
    • Prepare
    • Act, Throw, and Cut
  • “Take a minute and really paint the picture of how much happier, joyful, profitable, or fulfilling your life will be once you’ve eliminated that crutch leash” – Roland Frasier

Step 1: Inquire

  • Ask yourself the following questions:
    •  What things are you doing in your life and business that you don’t want to do?
    • What are the tasks that you dislike?
    • What are you doing that’s not earning you the money you need to live the life that you want?
    • Who is someone you work for, or with, that no longer brings joy or value to your personal life or business?
    • Is there anyone in your business or life that you don’t see eye-to-eye with on moral or ethical issues? Who has values that don’t match your own, and they’re not likely to any time soon?

Step 2: Identify

  • Make a list of things to stop doing and relationships to end, based on your answers to the questions above
    • When you’ve done this, you now have a list of all of the crutches that have become leashes.

Step 3: Visualize

  • If you are going to take these necessary actions, you’re going to need some help getting motivated
    • Take a moment to imagine life in a year, when you’ve eliminated each crutch/leash on your list. Picture how much more profitable, peaceful, joyful, your life will be. 
      • Behavioral Scientists call this future pacing
        • “Take a minute and really paint the picture of how much happier, joyful, profitable, or fulfilling your life will be once you’ve eliminated that crutch leash” – Roland Frasier

Step 4: Prepare

  • As humans, we are all conditioned to avoid pain and seek pleasure
    • The reason these crutches are hard to let go of is that at some point, they helped us
      • Ending a relationship, whether with drugs, alcohol, a person, or a crutch, is one of the hardest things we as humans may have to do
        • Prepare yourself for this: For each item or person, you need to let go of, write out what you want to say and rehearse the conversation in your head

Step 5: Act, Throw, and Cut 

  • Take action, throw out what’s not working and remove crutches in your life
  • Accelerate your happiness and success by using this process and taking a leap in the right direction in life  
  • Lean on the work you’ve done and do what you need to do
    • Now that you’re thinking consciously and intentionally about recognizing these crutch and leash situations, you will be able to move forward faster into the life you want to live.
      • At the end of these 5 steps, you should be freed from your crutch 
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Notes By Alex Wiec

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