Why Dave Decided to Talk About Cheating:
Do you have integrity? More importantly than that, do you have integrity when it comes to the change you are trying to instill into the world. That change only comes from necessary, uncomfortable positions. Tune in and see if your funnels and business are a victim of cheating and get ready for some introspection.
Tips and Tricks for You and Your Business:
(2:54) Saying No to Your Trainer...Is it Worth it?
(4:31) THEY Might Not Know, But You Do
(7:08) Do You Put Yourself In Uncomfortable Positions Just to See Yourself Grow?
(10:04) Don’t Cheat Yourself Out of Your Progress (Especially in Funnels)
(5:54) “When you get want you want and you struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day just go to the mirror and look at yourself. Ask that man what he has to say.”
(7:44) “You’re either growing or your dying. You are never the same person standing still and too often we look for the easy way out
(10:10) “There’s so much reward that comes from mastery but so many people are just too afraid to pay the price for mastery.”
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Speaker 1: 00:00 Welcome to funnel hacker radio podcast where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top entrepreneurs are using to make more sales, dominate their markets and how you can get those same results. Here's your host, Dave Woodward. Hey for lockers. Welcome
Speaker 2: 00:18 back. Uh, this is going to kind of crazy story of last couple of days, hour getting ready here for funnel hacking live, how you probably listened as after funnel hacking live, but just want to kind of get you caught up on some of the craziness stuff. It's been going around the office, uh, late nights and everything else and the repercussions of late nights. So let me kind of tell you what happens. Just die. It was two nights ago. I was working late here at the office. Uh, Russell and myself, uh, tons of are really, we had almost half the officer's, it wasn't here. We had nick and John and Brant and Jake and, and it was just getting late. It was one of those things where everyone's just putting in time. Russell had to take off, take care of some family stuff and I end up staying super late that night. I, and as he was leaving, basically, you know what Dave, you want, uh, I know you've got a lot on your plate if you want to go ahead and not, I'll take the early workout time at 6:00 AM if you want to take the nine o'clock and I'm like, that would be fantastic.
Speaker 2: 01:09 I'd love to get some rest. So Russell took the 6:00 AM workout time and I took the nine and when I got there I woke up totally refreshed. And what happened is, it typically does is all of a sudden it was, you know, eight 30 around about seven 30 and my phone and my email, everything else just started blowing up and the day just got way out of control and I'm going, oh my gosh, I can't, maybe she didn't even go to this work. I just, I got so much, I've got to get done. I just can't, I can't do this if I, you know, I have to, I just, it's not fair to Eric. It's not, I just need to go. I'll do the workout back. You know, I'll just go early because my thought I'd just go early and then I can get kind of get a head start.
Speaker 2: 01:48 So I supposed to be there nine. I got over there at eight 30 and Eric cabinet pull in right behind me. Eric's that guy's been trained, Russell and I, and when we got there I said, listen Eric, I am, my day is just gone crazy. I, I have to be out of here by nine 30 I just really, there's so much going on. I just cannot afford to be late, so if we just make sure we get through this thing real quick and just get this thing done, he goes, oh no problem Dave. We'll just, we'll get after it. And Man, did we ever, I was so sore, I was just beat. There was like no rest between out. It was just like, oh my gosh, I'm just exhausted doing legs and I just, it got to that point where it was nine 20 I'm tired.
Speaker 2: 02:28 I'm like, I got a whole day in front of me. I didn't get much sleep last night or didn't feel like it did and then all of a sudden he brings out the dreaded most painful symbol of torture. I just hate, I just cringe at, I just, I literally, I start to sweat more than I normally just for just because I'm like, I know how painful this is going to be. And what he brought out is what we refer to as the BFR bands stands for blood flow resistance bands. And so what you basically do is you put this almost like a tourniquet raw at the top of your thighs and then you inflate it. It's like a surgical, it's so, it's like fabric that has a surgical tube inside and you inflate this, this tube up so that it basically cuts off a lot of the blood flow to your legs.
Speaker 2: 03:10 And the whole idea is basically it helps you get a large pump. It helps you get actually to isolate more muscle, helps build more muscle, faster it, it depletes the oxygen and and just really the idea is a great idea. The only problem is it's super, super painful. And then the idea is you then do step ups on the step up on the box. So he put it on one leg, you put that leg up on a, on about a box, it's, you know, 18 inches, two feet off the ground, and you do step ups and do 30 of them. And then you get done with that and take a little bit of a rest and then you 15 and then take a little rest and you did 15 tickle the rest and they do 15 so you do 75 of these stupid step ups in with taking a break between them.
Speaker 2: 03:50 And then you do, now you're halfway done. Now you gotta go to the other leg. And I'm like, oh my gosh, I just don't want to do this. I just don't want to do this. And I said, you know what, Eric, listen, I got so much going on right now. I just don't have time for this. I'm just going to bail. And so I did, and I could see the look on his face. Like, you're, you're quitting. Are you really gonna quit right now? And like Eric, I just, I said, listen, I just got to go. And so I bailed out, went to the House, showered, got to the office. When I arrive at the office out, we'd just finished our daily standup and during the deal stamp, Russell told everyone that I, I, I was been late at the office last night and he and I switched times.
Speaker 2: 04:28 So I get my workout in and, and which was great. And then I'm walking by Shane's desk. It was, hey Dave, you know, instantly just ask. So how was your workout? And right then and there, all of the memory and all of the pain of my cheating myself out, I, I just felt terrible. And I just broke out into this, into this confession. I felt like I was literally father forgive me for I've Sene type of a thing and I just, I went through them as total, listen, this is what happened. I got there and I cheated. I didn't do the blood flow resistance bands and I left. I just didn't do it. And they all laughed and I'm sure they didn't take anything else about it. The whole day. But I did. And it literally just started to bug me throughout the entire day. And so I started, I knew the only one who knew and the only guy that hurt by my quitting was me.
Speaker 2: 05:18 It didn't impact Russell, it didn't impact Eric. It did impact shade and impact anybody. The office, just me. And I reflected on the poem that my grandfather gave me, I don't know, 20 plus years ago, I was serving a mission for our church and I was having some hard times, uh, just, it was just frustrating. And he sent me the letter and just basically said, you know, Dave, what matters more than anything else is that you're honest with yourself. You're true to yourself. And he said, you know what, there's a poem that I really like. And so I'm going to include this poem in here. And the poem is called the man in the glass. So I'm gonna read it to you here. It says, when you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day, just go to the and look at yourself.
Speaker 2: 05:58 And see what that man has to say for it isn't your father or mother or wife whose judgment upon you must pass the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass. You may be like Jack Horner and Chisel a plum and think you're a wonderful guy, but the man in the glass says you're only a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye. He's the fellow to please, nevermind all the rest for he's with you, clear to the end and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test. If the man in the glass is your friend, you may fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on the back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartache and tears if you've cheated the man in the glass, and I totally did. I cheated myself out.
Speaker 2: 06:38 I was the person. No one else. No one else is impacted at all that what I did, and again, it's not, isn't that big of a deal in the eternal realm of things? No. But the problem is it's the little tiny, small things that make up and it's when you start cheating yourself out, you prevent yourself from the growth that you need. And I see this in business all the time, and I was thinking about, you know, how, how many uncomfortable situations do you put yourself in to grow? Are you trying to find it the easy way out? And you're always trying to cheat a little here. And she got a little there. And then you get fresh when things don't work or when you don't have the skill set or you haven't learned it. It's like, so how many of those uncomfortable situations are you avoiding?
Speaker 2: 07:17 And I can tell you right now, the key is you gotta stop avoiding growth opportunities in your life. You actually have to look for ways of growing. You've got to look for those things that are uncomfortable, that actually will help you to grow, to become the man, the woman, the person that actually will help you in your business, that allows you to get beyond and separate yourself from everyone else out there. Yeah. It's one of those things I've seen so many times, and that is you're either you're growing or you're dying, you're never standing the same, you're just never the same standing still and too often officer always looking for the comfortable way out, the easy way out. And I'm just a huge believer in the fact you've got to put yourself in uncomfortable situations. Being an entrepreneur, being a business owner, being that's uncomfortable.
Speaker 2: 07:54 But the key is you've got to keep, as you keep pushing through that, you've got to find out what am I doing? What are the things? Am I looking for easy way outs? And I looking to cheat the system here because realize when you're cheating the system, you're only cheating yourself. So there's a couple of things I learned through this whole process. Now, the first thing I learned is I exercise first thing in the morning because I live with a cheap otherwise, if I don't, so the way I avoid my cheating is by having the discipline of actually doing it first thing in the morning. Morning. The other thing I've realized is the impact of momentum. Momentum helps average people like me to obtain greatness. It's just one of those things, and the way I get momentum is by starting off with stacking successes, but really in the day, that's success.
Speaker 2: 08:33 That stacking a little tiny successes might be as little as you've been making your bed. It might be as little as getting to the gym. It might be one of those things where you just have to find some way of just getting that next thing I'm doing. Whatever it takes to make sure that you're building up those wins because the more wins you can stack earlier in the day, the easier it is for you to deal with all the other crap and all the other stuff that happens in business as you continue to fight and to push and to go through it because it's going to be there. You're going to run across it. It's one of the most frustrating things about life is you have to find a way of stacking wins. Uh, the other thing, just to kind of complete the story here is that next morning I woke up, I woke up early, I went to the gym, I did the cardio that I promise Eric I was going to do.
Speaker 2: 09:13 And then I went back over to Russell's gym. I strapped on those BFR bands, I pumped it up and I did those crazy stair stepping things all because I didn't want to cheat myself out. And again, I, when I put those bands on, it wasn't for anyone else but me. No one else was around. There was no fanfare, there was no bragging at the office. But you know what? I knew I'd done it. And that's what mattered most is. And I think so often as you take a look at things, sometimes it's, you know, we talk a lot about this fact you're one funnel away and people go, Gosh, how many funnels is that? I, I don't know. But I can tell you learn something with every single funnel that you build. And the key here is to make sure that you, you don't cheat yourself.
Speaker 2: 09:54 Don't cheat yourself out of the learning experience, do whatever it takes. Get good at it. Skill set, master that skill set. There's so much reward that comes in mastery that so many people, they just are afraid to actually pay the price of mastery. So pay the price you'll always be blessed for your business will be better for it. You'll be a better person, your family would be better people for it. So having an amazing day, get out there, crush it, and just remember you're one funnel away. By the way, speaking one funnel away. If you don't know, we actually are doing it. One funnel, a challenge, and this is probably the best thing you could ever do to commit to doing something on a regular basis every single day. So if you go to one funnel away.com and check it out, [inaudible] dot com we have a challenge that starts about every 30 days. It's typically towards the end of the month, beginning of the month. And what you'll find is you literally get a challenge every single day. And I can tell you those people who have actually doing it are seeing massive results. If you don't know what to do, the first thing I'd tell you do right now is go to one funnel away challenge or go to one funnel away.com so again, one funnel away.com take the challenge you'll be better for it. Have an awesome name.