Hey folks this is David Martin! I work with executives who are ready to play their biggest game.
Sometimes people wonder what do they do to prepare themselves? What are they saying to themselves?
I mean, you know what you’re saying to yourself. But what are they saying?[showhide type=”links” more_text=”Read full transcript” less_text=”Hide full transcript”]With anybody I have ever worked with that’s done something great, they do have a dialog with themselves going. And as they prepare, here is what it sounds like…here are the top five things that I hear when people prepare to do something great.
- Is there something wrong with me? Am I crazy? I can’t get anybody else to see what I am seeing.
- I am not having fun anymore.
- What’s it going to take for them to see what I am capable of? I have a lot more game in me.
- When am I going to get out of tactics, so that I can actually get to the important work?
- I keep tripping myself up. I seem to be my own worst enemy.
Okay, maybe not what you expected, right? But, it may be familiar to be at that point where your passion is equaled only by your level of frustration.
But a lot of people wonder is there something wrong with that? I am here to tell you NO! There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It means you are normal.
But let me give you a little bit of background to explain why I say that. First of all, being frustrated means you are in the game. That’s basically what it means. You are in the game, because if you weren’t in the game it would be different. Let’s just imagine that you have this Zone of Capability. It is like a circle that contains all of the things you are capable of doing and you know you are capable of doing.
Then outside that circle are the things that don’t think you can do or you can’t do.
So, when you are feeling frustration, frustration is the emotion that tells you that you are actually in the zone of your capability. Because the emotion of frustration means that you know you can do something, but it is not happening or you are not being successful. That is what frustration is.
If you weren’t in the zone of your capability you wouldn’t be feeling frustration. What you would be feeling would be something like resignation or defeat, or you would be depressed. So the fact that you are feeling frustrated means that you are in the game.
The second thing to know about frustration is to think of it kind of like that game you use to play when you were young, when somebody would hide something and then they would help you find it by saying, “You’re getting warmer, You’re getting warmer. No, colder. Warmer. Warmer. Now hot! Hot! Hot!” Right?
So when you feel frustration it’s like your emotions are telling you, “Hot, hot, hot” It’s like your own internal indicator that says, “I’m getting close.”
Now of course you can’t stay there, but I just need you to understand a lot of people take that and think, “Okay, I should give up. I’m too frustrated.”
Frustration is just the entry card. It’s what you get when you say, “I’m going to stretch and doing something big.” But then you do have to turn the frustration into fuel and let that fuel create a fire for you.
And, where you need to get to is what I call the TIPping point—its an acronym. It stands for Turning Into an Impact Player. When you turn into an Impact Player, your inner dialog does change. The world doesn’t change. The situation around you is still the same, but your dialog will change.
You will start to say something like this. You will say, “Screw it. I’m done worrying about recognition or getting credit for this or getting a promotion. I am not going to wait for permission anymore. I’m going to do what I know is right for the business, and I’m going to rock these freakin’ results.”
It is a very different conversation. It is sort of a combination of taking charge and surrender.
A lot of people think surrender a bad thing. No. Surrendering when you have no control is actually a really smart thing. So you surrender control over whether you get credit, whether you get promoted, whether people like you or not, all that stuff goes out the window and you focus on the things, you take charge of the things you are in charge of—which is you. You are in charge of you and you can manage how you feel about it. So that is what you take charge of. Take charge and surrender.
So, I want to create a bigger picture for some of you to think of this, because if you are feeling frustrated right now, you might be thinking, “maybe I should quit.” And, maybe sometimes you should quit, because you can sink too many resources into something.
But what I find is most people who are frustrated are so close to making that TIP if they only know how to do it.
Reinterpret that frustration and understand it’s not a problem, it means you are on the threshold of something great. It means you are in the zone. You are playing the game. And then, use that frustration as fuel to move yourself forward, because the frustration can move you forward instead of it working against you and thinking “Oh my god, I’m so defeated.” Take the frustration and let it move you forward.
I hope this helps you as you think about how you are going to play your best game as you move forward. And now, this video is going two different directions and I am going to invite you to do whichever is better for you.
Some of you are going to want to continue listening, because you might want to know more about this. How to be better at this. Others may already have everything you need, and so you may be done. But before you leave this video, I ask you to make a comment below.
Tell us: How do you move from frustration to that tipping point? What is it you do?
For every person on the planet there is another way to do it. So teach us. Make the comment before you go.
Thanks for letting me share this with you. I will have another video for you in a couple of weeks.
If you want to keep watching, I am guessing that is because you are one of those people who actually has as big game. A game that is bigger than you have played before and you might already be frustrated. You might be worried about how you are actually going to stretch yourself into that. So to help you I’ve actually put something together that I want to let you know about.
I have a program that I am offering in October, October 20 and 21, in Washington DC. It is called Impact Player Launchpad. It is going to teach you what is it that Impact Players do, what are the people who are really rocking it, rocking the results doing better than anyone else.
And that is what I want to give you a little bit more information on now to help you decide whether this is going to be a program that you want to participate in or not.
So, in the program here is what I am going to be sharing with you. I have already started to share with you some of the high level ideas of helping you move from frustration into that tipping point.
There are seven games Impact Players play better than anybody else.
And, this work we have already been talking about falls into one of those. I call that the Mind Game. The Mind Game that mental game that you have to play so well.
You know the difference between Impact Players and the people who are talented but still frustrated is not talent, it’s who plays the better Mind Game. That is always the difference.
So I want you to play the best Mind Game you have ever played and I will show you how to do that. You will walk out with many things. You are going to feel differently immediately. You will take action in the program and be able to carry it forward. I will give you tools and habits that you can carry forward and practice on a daily basis to help yourself—to play the best Mind Game like the best of Impact Players.
The second game that I will help you play better is the Energy Game. This matters. You know having an impact is not easy. You know that, but think of it like in sports the last quarter of the last period, the last set, the difference between who wins and and who loses is often who has managed their energy the best. Who has the most energy at the end—who can keep going? So if that is a concern for you, I am going to show you how you can manage your energy better so that you end the game with as much energy as you started with or maybe even more. You can actually do that if you know what you are doing. So I am going to help you play the Energy Game better to make you the best Impact Player you can be.
The third game that you need to play better than everyone else, and this is one that a lot of people ask me about, is the People Game. If you are going to have a great impact you are not going to be able to do it alone. You need a lot of people. It might be a few people or tens of thousands of people, sometimes.
So how do you get those people to engage with you when already the laws of statistics are against you. Think of the distribution on Bell Curve.
When you introduce a new idea, 60-70% of the people who hear it for the first time, are either going to be actively resistant to it or they are going to be confused or on the fence, and they are not going to engage with you. So how do you get those people to come forward and to actually help you make that happen?
And, if it is a radical idea, you know it will be more like 80-90% of those people will be fighting you or on the fence. So how do you bring those people along, what I call “engage and uplift” them so they are engaged and they actually take it on as their own idea. Then you are not even necessary. They take it on their own and they carry it forward. That is what you need to be able to do. That is what Impact Players do better than everyone. I will show you how to do that in this program.
The fourth of the seven games that I will talk about today is the Ground Game. The Ground Game is essentially putting things into action. Executing. You can have all the greatest ideas. You can impress everybody with your beautiful eloquence, but unless you produce results it doesn’t matter. That’s why you get called an Impact Player. So you need to be able to play the Ground Game.
But here is what we know. You are going to make a plan and you are going to start to execute your plan. But things will not go according to plan. e.g., Interest rates go up or down. Your competition makes a move you hadn’t expected. Your budget gets cut. Your best player leaves your team.
Things are going to change that you didn’t plan for and you and all those people that you need to bring with you need be able to play a Ground Game so that ground game keeps moving. You need to be resilient, so that you can keep playing well. And so, I will show you how to play the best Ground Game.
The three other games I’m not going to talk about now just for the sake of time, but there are seven games as I said that Impact Players play better than everyone else.
Here is the other thing I want you to know about this program because it is unique. This program is an immersion program. What I mean by that is that we’re going to lock out the rest of the world for two days and help you focus on just this—on just you and what you are doing. In a lot of trainings, you are checking your emails, you are checking your voicemails, you are IMing people back and forth. You are kind of there, but you’re kind of not there.
This program is an immersion. You are going to be 100% there and if you can’t be 100% there, then maybe this program isn’t for you. But when you do that, when you come and we create an immersion, you learn faster and it sticks with you so much longer. (Actually I will give you guidelines so that you can know how to show up and make it an immersive experience for yourself and everybody else.)
I’m talking about making an investment in your career that is not just a two day thing—that is going to carry with you forever. That is what I want for you, and that is why we are doing this as an immersion. So I will show you how to do that, but that’s different than most trainings you go to that are not immersion programs.
So the other questions you probably have are what is it going to cost.
The program cost $1950 for the two days, and if you sign up early by September 30, (I am trying to give you an incentive to want to be there and sign up now) it is $1650. A $300 discount for signing up soon, so that you will get engaged because there is actually work to be done and the sooner you sign up the better for you.
There is prep work that you can do so that you come in momentum. I want to give you every possible advantage to get the most out of this. So I am going to give you two extra things that will help you get started.
- One of them is that I am going to give you access to the online version of Impact Player Launchpad. There will be five hours of video you can watch and all the worksheets and work that goes along with it, so you can be prepared. Some people in have already enrolled in this program already did the online program, so they are coming with momentum. I want you to have the same advantage, so I am going to give that to you. The next time I sell that program it is going to go for $2000. So that is a $2000 dollar value that you get in addition to signing up for the two days.
- The second thing that I am going to give you to help you prepare and make sure you are really ready is a Mind Management program. It is a three part audio program that I created to help people play the Mind Game better and you can come all ready with a bit of a heads start and you are ready to go. It is going to show you how to build your resilience. It is going to show you what happens when you get thrown off your horse. Why is it? And how can you get back and actually build things into your life so that your mind is a much more positive state on a regular basis. So that’s what that is. That is a $300 value.
Those both come with the program if you sign up because I want to give you that momentum. I want to give you every advantage so that when you come into that immersion experience, you are full on.
Okay. You are probably now at this point falling into one of three camps:
- You are either saying, “Yeah, I definitely want to do this” and if that is the case you can see below where you can click to sign up and read a little bit more about the program.
- You may be saying, “It’s definitely not for me”, and if that is the case that’s cool. I love you anyway. It is not for everybody. Definitely!
- But there are some people saying, “I’m not sure maybe this is for me, but I really don’t know. You may have a question. And if you have a question, I want to give you an opportunity to get an answered.
So if you see below says, “I have a question” and what you will do is set up an appointment with me, and we’ll have a brief conversation to help you assess whether this program is a good fit for you or not. It is not a sales conversation. I am not going to try to twist your arm or talk you into anything, because I only want people there who really want to be there and need to be there. This is your choice, I am just going to help give you more information to decide.
So we’re going to have a lot of fun.
The last thing I want you to know is that the room I booked is a relatively small room. I did that on purpose so that we can keep the group small. It is 40′ by 40′. You can’t fit that many people into it, so the size of the group is going to be limited. So if you know you’re interested, sign up now so that there is still a seat available for you.
That is what I want you to know. We started with what do Impact Players say to themself when they are preparing and hopefully it was familiar to you and it made you feel a little more normal. But also we can use that frustration as fuel and do something with it. And, now, if you are really interested and you want to go for it, the Impact Player Launchpad program is ready for you and ready for you to sign up. So consider it. Maybe I will see you there.
Either way I hope you have found value in this video and that you are ready to go out and make a bigger impact in the world. Thanks so much.
Tell us: How do you move from frustration to that tipping point? What is it you do?