My life is so much easier than it used to be.
But it sure wasn’t always the case.
I talk with Kelly Scanlon about being stuck, getting unstuck, sacrifice, and how things get ridiculously easier once you make a big decision.
“The most of us are stuck in this quagmire of the middle ground. Our lives aren’t too terrible, but maybe not as great as we like, but how can we get out of that?”
“I was stuck in that perpetual blah of everyday yuck.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“One step forward and two steps back. Or even worse: one step forward and one step back.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“It’s sure easier now. Now that I have made the decision to go down this path, sure, my life is so much easier than it used to be.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“Your father’s death created a sense of urgency for you.” — Kelly Scanlon
“Wait a minute, what’s this big deal? What’s this big mountain I have to climb? It’s all in my head. I don’t need to write eleven books on day one. I need to write one day in a row.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“It’s kind of like when you ride the roller coaster the first time and you’re kinda afraid and you’re done and you get back in line and you want to go again.” — Kelly Scanlon
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the second best time is today.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“I spent years not starting.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“I will start anything because I don’t care if I fail anymore. Failing is really just learning.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“I don’t care about your first book so much. I’m much more interested in your second. … Finishing number changes your mindset. Number two means you’re done with number one.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“There’s something about audio. It’s your earbuds, it’s a deeper, closer connection with somebody.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“It’s like a photo album. It’s his voice, it’s so sweet. It’s this memory, it’s this time capsule of my son, my family back at a certain point in time. It’s a treasure.” — Bradley Charbonneau
“One day he’ll appreciate it and even more important, his kids will love to listen it. That will really be powerful.” — Kelly Scanlon
“I can’t keep going like this. I need to be a writer.” — Bradley Charbonneau
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From the show notes:
Bradley Charbonneau joins Talking Business Now to discuss the power of habit. He believes most of us suffer from one thing that is something of a quiet poison that keeps us from thriving to new heights.
It’s being comfortable. Yes, most of us suffer from the habitual, yet not-that-terrible lives we wake up to every day.
Charbonneau was living a nice, comfortable life in San Francisco. He was running a successful agency, but it was killing him. His father’s death in 2015 jolted him out of complacency. He said: “It was as if, for the first time, I realized we were mortal and had only this life to live.” So, he shut down his agency, moved his family to Europe and started writing.
A strong believer in the power of habit, Charbonneau made a decision to write for 30 days. He saw it as a formidable challenge. But he realized that if he approached it one day at a time, he could form a habit and achieve his goal. Charbonneau has been writing now for more than 2,000 and has authored 11 books and numerous blogs and articles.
Tune in to discover:
The power of daily habit and how it can lead to exponential growth.Why “deciding” doesn’t need to be difficult.Why the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.The pattern of creating, failing and learning.A twist on what it means to “scale.”How to shake the cobwebs out of your daily routine.