Being motivated and in the right state of mind can definitely take you places.

We all start our weeks really pumped and eager to do a lot of great things.

Our facebook timeline is spinning super fast with all those motivational quotes and you think you’re going to be left out if you don’t do something as well.

You may even drop a few favorite quotes yourself and hit the “like” button on a few quotes you like from others.

Nothing wrong with that, the only problem is…

Are you taking any action upon them?

If you aren’t, then the wisdom contained in those quotes are not going to do much for yourself.

Starting The Day On The Wrong Foot

So being pumped myself to start my day with a bang, I was planning to write about all the changes that I’m going to be making in the following days and keep myself accountable.

I looked up to my whiteboard only to see it’s completely FILLED with to-do tasks.

It is so over whelming that I practically did not know where to start.

I have incomplete sites everywhere, haven’t finished a report for this site, I’m still on the fence with a few services I need to buy, you get the idea.

Lulu Package On The Door

So a few minutes ago, the mail dude rang my doorbell, I went to answer and this is what I got in the mail…

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Really cool huh?

Beyond The Quotes Book

This book was written by Patrick Griffin and Justin Ledvina who are really good friends of mine.

It is divided into 30 days and for each day, there’s a quote that is analyzed and commented on and the really cool part is that at the end they encourage you to take action on a very specific task.

I’m going to take the first one and share it with you here.

Do, Delegate or Delete

This one is about taking a decision over a bunch of activities and making up your mind about it.

Think about making MASSIVE progress towards one goal.

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, and the worst you can do is nothing”

Theodore Roosevelt.

Take for instance a regular to-do list (you do have at least one to-do list right?)

Mine is going to be about product creation so I have a ton of things to do just about now (I actually shouldn’t even be writing this post right now lol).

The things I can do right away, I’ll get to them as soon as I publish this post.

The things I can’t do, I’ll outsource somebody else to do them for me. (I’m not crazy about this part but let’s face it, I can’t do everything myself)

And the things that I won’t do nor I won’t delegate to others, I’ll simply get rid of them!

Doing this allows you to become a highly optimized action-taking machine.

Get The Book

You can get Beyond The Quotes for Kindle here.

Or you can order directly from Lulu to get the paperback version here.

Conclusion

The next time you find another quote on motivation, either on facebook or twitter, take a minute to really think about it and see how you can implement that into your every day life.

I can assure you, it will help you a LOT.

As for me and this book go, I will devour it ONE DAY at a time and I’ll apply it to my business so if you’re interested in what’s going to happen, come and check me out in 30 more days! ;-)

Also last (but definitely not least important) a huge THANK YOU to both Patrick and Justin for taking the time to write this AWESOME book and massive thanks to Patrick for the incredible gift.

You guys really ROCK and I know you are already part of my success.

Take care and speak soon as I have a product to create! ;-)

Sergio


Sergio Felix
Sergio Felix

Hi, I’m Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I’m highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.