Short Term Goals + Long Term VISION

Sadly... A lot of people have this false sense of what success looks like. They think that ROI on time $ money should be immediate. Like... If it doesn't happen in 30 days, something is wrong and they are frustrated.  They look at social media posts of all the successful people they admire and think that a 7/8 figure income happened with 62 hours worth of effort. πŸ’₯News FlashπŸ’₯  Nope.  Just because you became aware of them yesterday doesn't mean they started yesterday. I promise, 99% of them have been working towards where they are now for at least a decade. All of their life's experiences have led up to this point. Even the not so good stuff.  Marie Forleo's first video was 8 years ago (but she was a coach before that). Elon Musk started his first business in 1995.  Gary Vee made thousands of dollars at a lemonade stand back in the 80s.  Oprah got her start in TV 40 years ago.  See a pattern here?  Get rich quick schemes don't exist in the minds of legends.  If you're constantly focusing on your next dollar, and not focusing on longterm legacy in your industry then we need to course correct NOW!  Short term goals are great. They should be benchmarks, not end games. Map out quarterly, short term goals, but make sure that you have a long term vision to sustain it.

Sadly... A lot of people have this false sense of what success looks like. They think that ROI on time $ money should be immediate. Like... If it doesn't happen in 30 days, something is wrong and they are frustrated.

They look at social media posts of all the successful people they admire and think that a 7/8 figure income happened with 62 hours worth of effort. πŸ’₯News FlashπŸ’₯

Nope. 

Just because you became aware of them yesterday doesn't mean they started yesterday. I promise, 99% of them have been working towards where they are now for at least a decade. All of their life's experiences have led up to this point. Even the not so good stuff.

Marie Forleo's first video was 8 years ago (but she was a coach before that). Elon Musk started his first business in 1995.

Gary Vee made thousands of dollars at a lemonade stand back in the 80s.

Oprah got her start in TV 40 years ago. 
See a pattern here? 
Get rich quick schemes don't exist in the minds of legends.

If you're constantly focusing on your next dollar, and not focusing on longterm legacy in your industry then we need to course correct NOW!

Short term goals are great. They should be benchmarks, not end games. Map out quarterly, short term goals, but make sure that you have a long term vision to sustain it.

Exposed!!!

Dr. Tracy Timberlake EXPOSED

Candid shots. Gotta love 'em! Sometimes they end up being the ones you use for social. Sometimes... Not lol. Yesterday talked about story telling. A good candid/behind the scenes shot can go a long way... But today we are talking about something else.
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With all this technology, don't be surprised when I tell you that everything you say and do is being stored somewhere.
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Social media, the internet, your "private" Facebook account, your cell phone, Alexa... Yup! Big Brother may or may not be watching... How does that make you feel? 
Not telling you this to freak you out.

If anything, I hope it inspires you to live a life of authenticity and integrity.

Show up as yourself and you won't have to feel like you're "going to be made" at any moment.

And when it comes to #personalbranding, ie branding YOU, authenticity matters a great deal! And and I always say, it takes a great deal of energy to be something thank you're not. So... Might as well be yourself. Unapologetically.

If you start from there... Exposure actually becomes a good thing! (unless you're a terrible person... In which case, we need to have a different conversation. πŸ˜‚)

Social Story Telling

Social Story Telling Dr. Tracy Timberlake

People think in pictures. So, naturally social media would take off. Scientifically it makes sense. People also love good stories. So when you add that element to your feed, and focus on resonating with your audience you grow much faster.

In 2019 you can't build a personal brand without being a real person. So all your cute #flatlays and #motivationalquotes won't go very far without infusing some of YOU in it!

"omg! I shared my story on Facebook, and got so many DMs!" - a client told me yesterday.

Well yes! Duh! People are people and they wanna know that you're one too.

No matter what industry you're in, if you're not story telling on social, you're missing an incredible opportunity to connect with and impact people. The tides have turned and now the images of you working out are equally as important as the workout itself (I try share mine on IG stories all the time). Not only is it enough for you to speak to on stages, you also need pictures of it too! It's a thing...hence this image of me speaking for a chamber of commerce breakfast πŸ₯£.
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So this today, I challenge you to tell a story. What are you doing? Who are you meeting? What are you eating? Something! Value doesn't always come. In the form of 3 tips and how to's. Tell a story. Let people get to know you a little bit. Show them who they're working with! Capture people's attention with thumb stopping πŸ›‘ content. Then... Do it again, and again, and again.


People wanna know you cuz you're so awesome!


PS - if you take my challenge, comment below and tag me in the post so I can learn about you too!