09 Oct Brant Phillips Show 21: What Is Your Anchor?
Welcome everybody to The Brant Phillips Show, and yes I’m Brant Phillips and yes this is the show dedicated to only one thing my friend, only one thing and that is results, helping you create results in your life and in your business. Today, I’m going to talk to you about your anchor. What is your anchor? What is it that holds you firm and holds you tight whenever those storms blow in? Because look, as entrepreneurs, as real estate investors, we know there are going to be many, many unknowns, many, many times of turbulence and we never know what tomorrow holds.
Here, I live in the Houston market and we’ve just got hit by floods. Look, there’s going to be fires, there’s going to be tenants, toilets and taxes. Yeah, I’ve just got hit with an enormous tax bill again for making too much money, cry me a river. What the deal is my friends is that the only thing that’s going to stay the same for us as entrepreneurs is that nothing is going to stay the same. What we think is predictable will someday and at some time become unpredictable. The certainty that we experience at times, that certainty is also going to become uncertain when things change, when markets shift, when opportunities evaporate, when competition comes in. All of that is the norm, there’s always going to be this constant ebb and flow of change.
My question to you is what is your anchor during these times, when that turbulence or when these challenges come in? Meaning like what is your belief? What is the belief at your core when you get tested? Is it strong enough to get you through? Do you have faith my friend that you’re going to survive the storm? Because there’s going to be these storms. My friend, consider that having a strong, strong firm anchor and belief in yourself and in your success that is rooted deep, and I’m talking about deep, think about an acre in the ocean, in the lake that it needs to be anchored deep into that bedrock. You my friend need to also have this anchor deep within because it’s one of the critical factors once again that’s going to help you create success. What is your belief anchored to?
I happen to believe in God, I have faith but I also believe in having a tremendous work ethic, taking on this attitude like I need to pray and ask God to put things in his hands and ask for his help but at the same time know that it’s up to me to do the work here on earth, here in my business, to bring these things to fruition. My friends, beginning with this end in mind, seeing the end, seeing the finish line, getting clear about your outcome is one of the things that’s going to help you to develop a stronger core, a stronger anchor and making sure, make sure that the goal that you’re working for that’s not only at its crystal clear but it’s completely worth the struggle because if you have a goal that you’re not truly committed to, that doesn’t excite you enough, like when these storms and these challenges come in, my friend, you’re just going to quit and you’re going to give up.
What are you seeing at the end? What is your anchor holding you firm to? Are you seeking just fame and fortunate and the appearances of success? Often times that’s not going to challenge you enough. Look for something deeper, look for something bigger, look for a legacy vision, look for something that when you reach that goal and you create those results it’s something that you can hang your head high about that whenever that you’re creating not only results, not only success but you’re creating success and results that lead to a legacy.
Hey, this is Brant and I hope you’re enjoying today’s show. If you’re in a place in your life or your business where you just feel stuck or you just don’t know what actions to take to help you get unstuck or on to the path to creating the results you truly desire, please take a few minutes and go to my website brantphillips.com. There are some really valuable resources and information that may be able to help you out. If you’re interested in really speeding up results with the help of a coach or mentor and adding true accountability and guidance to your life and business, please reach out to me from my website as well at brantphillips.com or going directly to www.brantphillips.com/coaching. Now let’s get back to the show.
Having this clarity is so critically important, it’s so critically important, it’s one of the key components of creating success because if you understand that your success, it’s tied to two things, your clarity on the goal and your commitment to doing the work required to accomplish the task at hand and not giving up when those challenges come in, having faith in yourself, having the fortitude to keep going. Make no mistake about it, faith is a choice, having that faith and belief in yourself that whenever you’re challenged, whenever fear comes in, that you’re going to keep moving forward, whenever you’re signing closing documents on a new deal, whenever you’re stepping out and maybe you’re speaking at an event or raising capital, whatever it may be that having faith in yourself is a choice.
Now, some of you may be able to borrow your mom’s faith and you’re on occasion saying, “Oh baby, oh sweetie, you’re going to do just fine.” You can tap into her faith for a little bit on a certain level but someday if you’re truly going to create real results, you’re going to have to buy into your own faith from within and that’s the only place it comes from, it’s the only place that comes from.
Listen, difficult circumstances, difficult challenges, the winds and shifts of change that are going to come are not meant to break you my friend unless you allow them to. The difficult times and the difficult challenges are simply the training ground for us to be stretched, for us to expand and really cease upon opportunities and learn about ourselves and to grow. I say this a lot but once we expand, especially in our mind and we see a new realm of possibility and we know that we’re capable of more, our minds will never retract, once we expand they will never retract.
My friend, just keep focused on the end, keep focused on the goal, focus on the finish line, have faith that your anchor is going to keep you from being blown around and blown away from the storms of the sea but if you have your anchor to a firm bedrock, my friend you will withstand the challenges and the winds. You’re not alone, these circumstances are going to determine your outcome, you rising up and doing the work, becoming really clear about your goal and confirming your commitment and just honoring, honoring and moving forward on your clarity and your commitment are going to help you determine your outcome and your results.
Look, I truly believe you’re listening to this podcast because you’ve been called to do something big, don’t deny that, do not deny that. Now it’s time for you to challenge yourself from within to confirm your commitment, to stay focused and clear on the outcome. Find others to stay connected to when things get tough and when the challenges arise, simply love a lot my friend to outwit and out worth the obstacles. My friend, I will see you on the other side of results. That’s it my friends, just begin taking action in your life and in your business. Once again, I thank you so much for listening to the show my friends. I look forward to helping you create results in your life and in your business.