In today’s video:
00:10 – My garage door dilemma
01:11 – What small adjustments can do
01:47 – Are some changes in order?
02:56 – Your action step
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James Schramko here, and I’m going to share with you something that happened to me with my garage door lock and how it could potentially change your life.
A struggle with a lock
So I was down last week at my garage where I keep my surfboards, and the key was very, very stiff. So I tried some bicycle oil on the lock and it didn’t help. And it was very frustrating, because the more I turned the key, the more likely it was to snap, because it’s aluminium, I need that in the surf so it doesn’t rust.
So it was a really precarious, difficult situation. How do I get my surfboards out without breaking the key, because I don’t want to have the expense of bringing in a locksmith, having to wait around in my wetsuit while we get the key out. What I did after bouncing the door and trying to get the right angle, was eventually I got a screwdriver and I cleared out an extra millimeter of space where the bolts could slide, so that it could flow freely enough that the key was now able to turn smoothly.
So now my garage turns like a dream. I’m able to hold a surfboard in one arm, I’m able to use the key with the other arm, and everything’s great.
But it really did occur to me that this one millimeter adjustment, this recalibration, if you like, has made a completely different experience. Now if we take this to another step, imagine the recalibration of having a surfboard with no wax versus just putting a little layer, another millimeter, of wax on the board, how much more grip you get, how much safer it is, how much more performance you get. And then you start to see that very, very small recalibrations can change everything.
What can you change?
So I really want to encourage you to have a look at various areas of your life, and see what small changes you could make to get a really big outcome. For example, how’s your money mindset? Are you still thinking about stuff the way you thought about it last year? Or is it time to recalibrate?
What about relationships? Have you given some consideration to your current relationships, or are you still in the mindsets that you had a year ago? Maybe you need to make a millimeter of change to get a different result.
What about your wardrobe? Could you get rid of one item and bring in a brand new one and feel fantastic wearing a new item of clothing? What about your house? Could you get some flowers for the kitchen so that it brightens up your day everyday? Just a tiny little change to get such a big result.
Maybe it’s time to get a haircut, or a massage, just a little tiny change. Or maybe you want to eat out in a new place, and just change the way that you eat for the week. Maybe you want to download a new song on iTunes, so that you have a new music beat to listen to while you work. Maybe you can get one new Kindle, to change your brain forever more.
Whatever it is, I encourage you, make a small recalibration in your life, and come back here to SuperFastBusiness.com and post the result. What did you change, and what was the result? I’m really interested to see your comments.
Thank you so much for watching. I’m James Schramko, I’ll catch up with you again soon.
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