064: Success by Getting Ready

I think a past version of myself would have failed at what I’m building today because I wasn’t ready. So what are the steps to prepare for what you’re about to do?


Now, I want to preface it with this: as you listen to different people, wherever they’re at in their stage in life, you got to remember, they’re at their current GPS location of where they are at. They know that and where they want to go.

Okay, so just because it pertains to me, or the result, leaders are the activators that you’re listening to out there. I believe you should be listening to the result leaders and activators over the motivators and thought leaders, just a personal opinion of mine. You need to sit there and say where you’re currently at. Because if you plug in the wrong coordinates for where you’re at, and you’re trying to build that bridge, you’re going to end up in the wrong location, because you didn’t start where you’re at. So make sure in anything that you’re listening to, that I’m giving you, any of the amazing coaches and masterminds that you’re hearing on this podcast or any other platform, you realize where you’re at. It’s going to help you solve so many different problems, knowing where you’re at for knowing where you want to go.

So I wanted to preface it with that. Now, let’s get a few things out of the way. Hey, I’ve been a little absent from the solo shows, or at least it feels like that. Well, I wanted to let some of our amazing coaches have the stage to lead with the give mentality and, and allow you to have and learn a little more about them and what they’re doing.


So you see, these amazing coaches are helping us build a brighter future with the company I’ve been telling you about, The Success Finder. The thought process, how it’s being built, and why it’s being built, was because of you, the listener, and them, the result leaders. So it came out of me realizing that there was a problem that it needed to be solved. So, you know, I made the statement that a previous version of myself, or an earlier version of myself would have failed. And that’s okay.

I realized that because that’s not who I am right now, that’s not who I am continuing to build towards and who I continue to aspire to be, I’m not sitting there by any means and saying that I’m an expert in anything.

I saw someone put up the other day that says, “Hey, I’m the expert in this.” However, they probably read a book three months ago. Actually, I know that. It wasn’t a probably. They DID read a book three months ago on something and now they’re an expert in that. And so, I don’t want you to ever sit there and think that “Hey, this guy is the expert in that I am surrounding myself with, the right people in the right order for my Rubik’s Cube.”

I am surrounding myself with the people that have already done it and continue to do it and that are in the trenches. And that’s why a previous version of myself wouldn’t have been able to succeed at some of the boulders and darts that are being tossed my way. And boulders and darts coming in and out of our lives every day, week, month, year.

It’s not how we react to it but how we decide to answer that calling. It’s how we decide to answer what needs to happen. If I show up and wake up every morning, I have my list of things I have to complete, and if I haven’t completed these things on my list, then I feel like I’m a failure, I did not get an A that day.

However, that’s just NOT true. The previous version myself would have thought that before. That was before I had the right coaches in the right order and the right corner. These are the people that are shaping what we’re building with The Success Finder and The Mastermind Effect and my other businesses out there. So I want you to realize that wherever you currently are at, whoever you’re currently learning from, you need to realize that they’re at a different GPS location than you.

Now, I want to also sit there and say, reach out to them. If you’ve been providing value back to them commenting, sharing, relating to their posts, reach out to them, you can find out where their current GPS location is. You can probably let them then know where your current GPS location is, and find a way to have a symbiotic relationship of working with them. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I’m at currently, with the people that I’m working with.


So prepare. How do you prepare? How do you prepare, going into the week? How do you prepare for your night, for the next day? How do you prepare for when something gets in your way that you had no working knowledge of how you’re going to address it?

So right now to get a little more personal. We’re getting ready to do the soft launch. Yeah, I said it.


You’re going to be able to go to the App Store, to the Google Store, and you’re going to be able to download it, look up The Success Finder. Now, is it perfect? No. Is it 100%? Is it 99% 98% 95%? Perfect? No, we’ve got stuff that we’re working on that it’s going to take us another 12 months. Previous version of myself years ago, would have sat there and say we can’t take off until we have everything ready.

Well, the reality is, nothing’s ever 100% ready. Nothing ever is 100% perfect. So you need to show up, make sure that you’re able to give it an A. Not only in the effort, but what you’re delivering and the problem that you’re solving, that it’s good enough to hear what the public has to say.

So, right now we’re getting ready to launch it. I’ve had people say, “What are you doing? Why are you doing this? I don’t understand it.” Hey, those are the crabs, we’ve talked about those. Then I have the cheerers. “Go Brandon! You got this. You can do this!” Now, they haven’t taken a lot of time, in order to know what we’re building and why we’re building it. They’re still the supporters, I love cheerleaders. It’s great. It makes you feel good.

But what I’m surrounding myself with and how I’m able to show up each day and prepare is by surrounding myself with challengers. And those are my coaches, those are my mentors. Those are the corner people in my life. Those are the ones that have already been through it, dealt with something similar, and they can see around corners that I can’t see.

So I can tell you, I’m just going to open up the book on some of the ways that I’m preparing. And by doing these things, I can tell you this, I’m going to try to explain why they are of importance. By doing these things and implementing these things, to prepare for what’s going on right now, it’s made a huge impact.


So here are a few things that my corner man has me implementing right now. To tweak up 12 minutes a day of daily activity, six to eight glasses of water a day, don’t eat after nine o’clock, five minutes nightly stretching, food ready for the next day, close out for the next day, 200 milligrams of magnesium five pills, it’s a whole another story on what those are but it is an amazing little thing right here, 30 milligrams of zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C, and then there’s some variants that are in there.

So I just threw out a bunch of things. And you’re like, “Okay, what does that have anything to do to me?” Like, hey, you’re only doing 12 minutes a day of activity? What’s the water doing for you? Well, I can tell you, all of these things. There’s a reason now where my current GPS is where I’m currently sitting. These things pertain to me, I can tell you, we’ve been tweaking about three things, it seems like to be the order of three. Three things a week, when I meet with my corner man, and we just keep adding, and adding, and adding, and making sure what we’re doing is actually making an impact and affecting me and how I’m able to work with my team with the people around me and what the deliverables are.

You should also look at your daily activities, you should look at your weekly preparedness and see how is that helping you? Or is it getting you further away from where you need to be? You should have a standard operating procedure. If this happens, how can we prevent that from happening? Have a plan that is built out, tailored towards you to continue to move to a better version of who you continue to want to be, and who you will become.

So I have to say I’m truly blessed. And it’s by design. I don’t want to say I’m lucky but it’s by design by some of the people that I’ve been able to work with, surround myself with, listen to, learn from, and become an avid learner, after decades of not really learning and taking in any information. How I’ve changed that over the last few years. It’s never too late. Don’t look and sit there and say, “Man, I wish I had started this three months ago, six months or 12 months ago.” Start it today.


Whatever it is, you’re sitting there saying “If I had done this here, look where I would be today.” Everyone has that story. Everyone has that mental roadblock that is holding them back. Start something today. It doesn’t have to be major tweaks in your life. I mean, geez, I just told you, I really wasn’t doing much activity at all. And they’ve got me doing 12 minutes a day of activity. Now, I’m doing a little bit more than that—fifteen. Okay, so I’ve added actually three more minutes of that. But small little tweaks have made the biggest difference in keeping me from being reactionary and wearing my emotion on my sleeve to making a decision, a choice, when those roadblocks, when those boulders and darts come at you or they come at me, and how I’m able to attack them. I mean, right now, we’ve got a snowstorm that’s come through but who knows whether I’m going to be able to go out to the East Coast to help with the soft launch of the company or if I’m going to get there on time. Schools are closed. So we’ve got our son home, it’s amazing to have him home. Then, you know, I’ve got the App Store coming back and saying, “Oh, This picture isn’t right. Like the app is on hold. There’s so many different things that are coming at me right now. Brandon 2017, 2018, 2019, you know, would have been reacting as opposed to choosing the best best path forward.

So I want to let you know, implementing small things, because I even had someone you know, keep going back to the 12 minutes and the six to eight glasses of water a day and say, “What the heck is that doing for you?” Small little steps continuously with purpose will help you plan and make a much larger impact on yourself, your business, what you’re building towards, who you want to be around.

So remember, it’s the small things that add up to the big things. If you continuously to do them day in and day out, you don’t have to sit there and say, I’m going to do 75 hard to get some amazing results. You don’t have to sit there and say, “I’m going to go paleo,” or you know, whole 30 all good things. I’m not saying any of those things are bad. But start with small little steps to prepare for what you need to do.

Alright, so let’s wrap this up. As we’re going to have some more amazing solo shows, with these coaches coming, we’re doing three episodes a week, we realized we had so much, I don’t wanna say contact, but results that you can listen to learn from. And so we went to three episodes a week.

Our team is pushing hard to make sure we get out more quality content with results that you can actually implement on there. The app, it’s coming, I want you to go and download it. That’s my ask. My ask is for you to go to the App Store and download The Success Finder. Go to the website, check out some of the stuff that we’ve got on there.

Now, here’s the thing, you might get there and find an incomplete page. It’s not perfect, or it has something you like, what the heck is this going on? It’s not 100% perfect, but we’re giving over 100% of our effort because we’re building towards something larger.

When it comes to the self-education space, we’re building something larger when it comes to being matched with the right coach and mastermind to make sure that you are working with result leaders. Whether it’s $500 or $5,000, it’s equally important to us and the people that we have vetted that we are working with and that we know will make a change in who you are.

We’re going to cut out the noise, we’re going to bring in the signal. And we’re going to help you build your bridge more efficiently in what you’re doing. You don’t need a bedazzled bridge, in order to get to where you want to go. That’s just the noise that’s just deviating you from that bridge that you’re building.

So I’m asking, I don’t ask a lot. Go download it. Let me know what you want to see more of. Let me know who you want to hear more of. We’d love to have some of our previous guests that if you’re just like, wow, this person was amazing. I’d like to hear him again. We have a great relationship with the people that we’ve had on the platform and the podcast so far. So let us know. And listen, get ready, because you need to show up each and every day and know you were becoming a better version of yourself than you were the day before the success finder is here to make that happen. Have an awesome week.

Tweetable Quotes:

“Small little steps, continuously with purpose, will help you plan and make a much larger impact on yourself, your business, what you’re building towards, and who you want to be around.” – Brandon Straza

“It’s the small things that add up to the big things if you continuously do them day-in and day-out.” – Brandon Straza

“You need to show up each and every day, and know you’re becoming a better version of yourself than you were the day before. The Success Finder is here to make that happen.” – Brandon Straza

“A past version of myself would have failed at what I’m building today, because I wasn’t ready.” – Brandon Straza

“Nothing is ever a hundred percent ready, nothing is ever a hundred percent perfect.” – Brandon Straza

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