21 Jun Brant Phillips Show 19: Levelling Up or Levelling Out
Welcome everybody to The Brant Phillips Show. Yes, I’m Brant Phillips and yes, this is the show dedicated to only one thing, only one thing my friends. That is helping you create results in your life and in your business. Today, I want to talk about levelling up or levelling out. Are you levelling up in your life and in your business? That means you are moving forward, you are moving upwards, you are going to the next level. While I know there is resistance always at the next level, and that’s why a lot of people avoid levelling up, a lot of people instead, they level out, they flatline, they go on this plateau.
Why am I talking about this right now? Just recently, just this week, I promoted my newest book which is Conversation with a Millionaire Real Estate Investor. Check it out. It’s on Amazon. I think it’s freaking incredible but I’m a little bit biased. Anyways, I was promoting the book and in the social media FaceTagrams, Pictabook (laughs) or whatever, yada, yada, yada, I posted it and a friend of mine shared it and was like, “Check the book out blah, blah, blah.”
Yours truly posted a picture of the old cover from one of the first drafts or what not and there was a grammatical error on the cover that I posted, the older cover. There was an apostrophe that should have been there after the word gurus. Anyways, not a big deal. Luckily, they caught it before we published the book and it’s fine. We didn’t publish it with that apostrophe there.
Quite honestly, here’s the point. I don’t even care. I make grammatical errors all the time when I’m typing and when I’m writing. Most of the time I don’t even correct them. I don’t even correct them because I don’t care that much about proper grammar when I‘m writing. There’s a time and a place when I do but also that’s why I have attorneys and assistants and other people to help me with that. I’m not that concerned about it because I’m concerned about levelling up.
The point here that I’m working towards is that in the social media thread, this guy, some guy, I don’t know who he is, he could be a really great, wonderful awesome guy, but he started picking apart about this apostrophe on the book. He was taking time out of his day, this is how he was choosing to spend his time. This is the message here. He was choosing time to point out a grammatical error on someone else’s work, someone else’s project, someone else’s accomplishment. That’s how he was spending his day.
I see this when I’m on social media which is not that often especially these days I’m on it very, very little. That’s what I see is that a pool of people, a high percentage that have levelled out in life. They have levelled out. They’ve plateaued. Rather than working on and focusing on creating something great in their own life and in their own business and staying focused on creating greatness, creating a life and a business that leads to a legacy, they instead are spending their time picking apart other people’s work, gossiping, doing the whole … Watching TMZ all this kind of stuff.
Here is the thing too, is that we see in the world that in which we see in ourselves. We see in the world that in which we see in ourselves. What we focus on expands. This gentleman chose to focus on a punctuation error rather than on the book accomplishment or something else, spending his own time focusing on something. Overall, I would say most of the feedback, I would say all the feedback I’ve received so far that I know of has been very, very positive and that’s great. While at the same time, I appreciate constructive criticism. Hell, I appreciate all criticism.
You can go online and you can see that on these other books that I have, not all my book reviews are favorable. There’s been a lot of good lessons from some of the feedback that people give me like, “I think it’s great.” That’s not the big deal. It’s not that I didn’t get, “Oh, Brant needs everyone to give him positive love and affirmations or else he’s going to be sensitive about it.” That’s not the case at all. I don’t give a flip about not getting everyone’s approval. You really can’t. As entrepreneurs, we can’t really care what other people think especially if you’re putting yourself out there in the social media world, on the internet and things like that. I’ve been very transparent with how I live my life and how I operate my business. You just can’t thrive with thin skin as an entrepreneur in my opinion.
The need for getting everyone’s praise and approval is not really there. It’s not really there at all. The message that I want to share with you or really pose to you is that if you’re really playing all in with life, then the blinders automatically go up, because there’s always going to be the haters, there’s going to be naysayers, there’s going to be people in your friendships, in your circle of friends, in your family, there’s going to be people who are going to try to tear you apart. You can write an entire book and someone is going to say, “Oh, that apostrophe was out of place. Oh, that word was misspelled. Oh, that sentence didn’t make sense.” There’s always going to be haters. Who cares? Who cares?
My question to you is, are you levelling up? Are you focused with your eye on the prize or have you levelled out? See, I just want to create the results that are on my heart. We each need to create our own path. We are not competing with anyone else other than ourselves.
For me, speaking only for me, I want to create a life and businesses that will lead to a legacy. The only way I know how to do that is to continually be focused on levelling up, improving who I am as a man spiritually, in my family, in my love relationships, in my health and fitness and in my businesses, just to level up, get better, get stronger, improve, grow, gain more knowledge, experience etcetera, etcetera. That’s it. In order to level up, we have to avoid levelling out. We have to avoid the plateaus. We have to avoid the duress. We have to avoid the social media toilet bowl of mediocrity and just non-useful time that entraps so many people.
My friend, my question for you is, are you levelling up or have you levelled out? My hope for each and every one of you is that you’re levelling up, levelling up, get out of the toilet bowl of social media and all these non-useful comment threads completely unrelated to achieving anything meaningful or result focused in your life and in your business.
If you are one of these people, take a good hard look at the mirror and you may find that you’ve levelled out. If you’re picking out apostrophes and punctuation marks in other people’s work or trying to tear apart what someone else is doing or criticizing what else someone is doing, get out there and create your own stuff man, get out there and do it.
That’s just my challenge for you today. Look in the mirror. Can you look in your own eyes and know, and know, and know for sure that you’re levelling up? Or have you levelled out? Are you on that plateau? Are you drifting without a definiteness of purpose? Just answer that question. Honestly get real and raw and transparent with yourself and just do what you need to do, make changes how you need to make changes. If you’re levelling up, if you’re on the path, stay that way. That’s all I got today my friends.
I’m going to ask you for one quick favor, actually two quick favors. First favor is, everyone listening to this show, do me a favor, if you are receiving value, motivation, inspiration, everything that you would hope from podcast, give me a five star rating. That’s the L in Apple if you are gaining value from what you’re hearing.
One other favor, one other favor I have to ask of you, go out and take action. For real, for real, go out and create the life and the business and the legacy that you desire. Create, create, create. Become a person who is committed to this path of creating, and learning, and growing, and expanding, and helping and just taking action. I guarantee you, this journey is so well-worth it, the journey of levelling up in all areas of your life all of the time. It’s not easy but it’s worth it. That’s it my friends. Just begin taking action in your life and in your business. Once again, I thank you so so much for listening to the show my friends. I look forward to helping you create results in your life and in your business.