Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose https://asmithblog.com - A. Smith Blog - Leadership in Life Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:06:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-favicon2-32x32.png Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose https://asmithblog.com 32 32 - A. Smith Blog - Leadership in Life Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose adam@asmithblog.com adam@asmithblog.com (Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose) - A. Smith Blog - Leadership in Life Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose http://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/podcast-lg-logo.png https://asmithblog.com THE BRAVEST YOU Is On Sale Now! https://asmithblog.com/the-bravest-you-adam-kirk-smith/ Wed, 15 Feb 2017 06:01:36 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23889 https://asmithblog.com/the-bravest-you-adam-kirk-smith/#respond https://asmithblog.com/the-bravest-you-adam-kirk-smith/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="1160" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/9780143129899_TheBravestYo_JKF-768x1160.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="9780143129899 Adam Kirk Smith The Bravest You Penguin Books Tarcher TarcherPerigee Bravery Courage Fear" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/9780143129899_TheBravestYo_JKF-768x1160.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/9780143129899_TheBravestYo_JKF-199x300.jpg 199w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/9780143129899_TheBravestYo_JKF-678x1024.jpg 678w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/9780143129899_TheBravestYo_JKF-99x150.jpg 99w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />My new book, The Bravest You, releases on May 30th, 2017! I wrote a book about bravery because fear is the biggest obstacle that people need to face.

 

My new book, The Bravest You, is on sale now! I wrote a book about bravery because fear is the number one obstacle that people need to face in order to accomplish more with their lives, and I have a solution that I’ve repeatedly seen success with. If you are experiencing fear of any kind and need to find success with your ideas, this book is for you.

Here’s what people are saying about The Bravest You:

“Instead of cringing before challenges, those using Smith’s principles should be able to face any situation not only with confidence but with aplomb.”SUCCESS magazine

“In a world of online criticism, trolls and constant invitations to create a fake social media version of yourself, The Bravest You dares you to live differently. You’re the only you we’ve got, learn how to love that truth with this book.”—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over

“Too many of us live in the shadow of fear, letting it steal our happiness and human potential. Adam Smith’s book is a welcome antidote—a practical guide to living courageously that anyone can follow.”—Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach, business educator, and New York Times bestselling author of Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“Your greatest fears and challenges will lead to your greatest accomplishments and triumphs if you have the courage to keep moving forward. The Bravest You shows you how! Read it and leap towards your destiny.”—Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter 

“Courage is fundamental to human life and accomplishment, yet it is completely learnable. In this book, Smith gives readers specific action steps they can take to fight fear and make bravery a reality in their lives.”—Sydney Finkelstein, professor, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and bestselling author of Superbosses

“If you’ve ever held yourself back or played it safe, you know the toll that fear and conformity takes. You owe it to yourself to live a life of meaning and impact. The Bravest You shows you the path forward.”—Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, and adjunct professor, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

You can order The Bravest You from your favorite retailer below:

U.S.: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’sBooks-A-Million | Hudson | IndieBound | 800-CEO-Read | Target | Walmart | Jet.com

Canada: Amazon

U.K.: Amazon

Australia: MightyApe

Japan: Amazon

Brazil: Amazon

(If your country isn’t listed here, please let me know.)

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And as always, thank you for reading. I appreciate your support more than anything.

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My new book, The Bravest You, releases on May 30th, 2017! I wrote a book about bravery because fear is the biggest obstacle that people need to face.
My new book, The Bravest You, is on sale now! I wrote a book about bravery because fear is the number one obstacle that people need to face in order to accomplish more with their lives, and I have a solution that I’ve repeatedly seen success with. If you are experiencing fear of any kind and need to find success with your ideas, this book is for you.
Here’s what people are saying about The Bravest You:
“Instead of cringing before challenges, those using Smith’s principles should be able to face any situation not only with confidence but with aplomb.”—SUCCESS magazine
“In a world of online criticism, trolls and constant invitations to create a fake social media version of yourself, The Bravest You dares you to live differently. You’re the only you we’ve got, learn how to love that truth with this book.”—Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Do Over
“Too many of us live in the shadow of fear, letting it steal our happiness and human potential. Adam Smith’s book is a welcome antidote—a practical guide to living courageously that anyone can follow.”—Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach, business educator, and New York Times bestselling author of Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
“Your greatest fears and challenges will lead to your greatest accomplishments and triumphs if you have the courage to keep moving forward. The Bravest You shows you how! Read it and leap towards your destiny.”—Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter 
“Courage is fundamental to human life and accomplishment, yet it is completely learnable. In this book, Smith gives readers specific action steps they can take to fight fear and make bravery a reality in their lives.”—Sydney Finkelstein, professor, The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and bestselling author of Superbosses
“If you’ve ever held yourself back or played it safe, you know the toll that fear and conformity takes. You owe it to yourself to live a life of meaning and impact. The Bravest You shows you the path forward.”—Dorie Clark, author of Reinventing You and Stand Out, and adjunct professor, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
You can order The Bravest You from your favorite retailer below:
U.S.: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’sBooks-A-Million | Hudson | IndieBound | 800-CEO-Read | Target | http://asmithblog.com/?p=23761 https://asmithblog.com/resources-work-reward/#comments https://asmithblog.com/resources-work-reward/feed/ 2 <img width="768" height="416" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/resources-work-reward-768x416.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="resources work reward" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/resources-work-reward-768x416.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/resources-work-reward-300x162.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/resources-work-reward-1024x555.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/resources-work-reward-150x81.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />Although you are working throughout the process, once you have the resources you need at your fingertips, you will know where to put most of the work into.

What resources do you need to make your goals happen? What work do you need to put in to make your goals happen? What rewards will you reap from reaching your goals? Knowing the answers to these questions not only lets you know what you already have in your possession, but what is needed in the future to achieve your goals as well. 
The first question that probably comes to mind is a question about your current and future financial resources. I don’t talk about money often, but regarding resources, it’s a very important topic. Your question around this topic may sound something like this: “How am I going to make this happen with the finances I currently have and how can I save more money until the time that I really need it?” The answer could be to keep going to your day job every single day and put some money away in retirement and hopefully have enough to make it in the future, so you can “someday” achieve your goals. But when you settle for that way of life, you put your goals and dreams off for a time later than right now. You need to pursue your heart’s passion sooner rather than later, so it is imperative to find resources before the 10, 20, or 30 years that it could take for you to retire and reap the benefits of your work.


You need to pursue your heart’s passion sooner rather than later.
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When you find more income, you accelerate your power to impact others. This is the only reason that strong financial resources is important. No matter what you do, you need to find ways within your current career or with second and third jobs that build income. Very rarely do people who make a lot of money only work on one thing. Nine times out of ten, it’s those who have two or three sources of income and are juggling them well who will find financial freedom. Now, you don’t need to go and get four new revenue streams right away, but what you do need is help from people who have experience in your area of focus, a plan to make your goals happen, and to be willing to put in the work.

I will say it until I’m blue in the face: work is what makes your resources and knowledge come to life. Work is where the magic happens. There is always a reward that comes from the work that you do. But, it is up to you to decide whether or not your pursuit is worth the risks and effort along the way. 

And since changing things for the better requires taking action, think for a minute about how you can start building extra income. Can you sell something online? Can you have a huge garage sale? Do you have a service or product idea that other people want and need from you? Could you get by on one vehicle instead of two? However you can produce extra income, put in the work, and start setting money aside. There are so many benefits in doing this: lower stress levels, more options, and freedom, just to name a few. But many times, people remain so focused on their monotonous routines that they forget about everything else that they could be doing.

And in addition to increasing your income, there is also the need to save money. So, I will leave you with three of the best financial tips that I’ve ever received:

  1. Invest as much money as you can.
  2. Just because you make money doesn’t mean you have to spend it.
  3. Be a good steward.

Use these ideas to increase your revenue and save more money, so that you can begin funding your dreams, today. 

]]> Although you are working throughout the process, once you have the resources you need at your fingertips, you will know where to put most of the work into.
The first question that probably comes to mind is a question about your current and future financial resources. I don’t talk about money often, but regarding resources, it’s a very important topic. Your question around this topic may sound something like this: “How am I going to make this happen with the finances I currently have and how can I save more money until the time that I really need it?” The answer could be to keep going to your day job every single day and put some money away in retirement and hopefully have enough to make it in the future, so you can “someday” achieve your goals. But when you settle for that way of life, you put your goals and dreams off for a time later than right now. You need to pursue your heart’s passion sooner rather than later, so it is imperative to find resources before the 10, 20, or 30 years that it could take for you to retire and reap the benefits of your work.
When you find more income, you accelerate your power to impact others. This is the only reason that strong financial resources is important. No matter what you do, you need to find ways within your current career or with second and third jobs that build income. Very rarely do people who make a lot of money only work on one thing. Nine times out of ten, it’s those who have two or three sources of income and are juggling them well who will find financial freedom. Now, you don’t need to go and get four new revenue streams right away, but what you do need is help from people who have experience in your area of focus, a plan to make your goals happen, and to be willing to put in the work.
I will say it until I’m blue in the face: work is what makes your resources and knowledge come to life. Work is where the magic happens. There is always a reward that comes from the work that you do. But, it is up to you to decide whether or not your pursuit is worth the risks and effort along the way. 
And since changing things for the better requires taking action, think for a minute about how you can start building extra income. Can you sell something online? Can you have a huge garage sale? Do you have a service or product idea that other people want and need from you? Could you get by on one vehicle instead of two? However you can produce extra income, put in the work, and start setting money aside. There are so many benefits in doing this: lower stress levels, more options, and freedom, just to name a few. But many times, people remain so focused on their monotonous routines that they forget about everything else that they could be doing.
And in addition to increasing your income, there is also the need to save money. So, I will leave you with three of the best financial tips that I’ve ever received:

* Invest as much money as you can.
* Just because you make money doesn’t mean you have to spend it.
* Be a good steward.

Use these ideas to increase your revenue and save more money, so that you can begin funding your dreams, today. 
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#126: Results Are What Matters https://asmithblog.com/results/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:01:22 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23699 https://asmithblog.com/results/#respond https://asmithblog.com/results/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="376" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/results-excuses-768x376.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="results are what matters excuses" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/results-excuses-768x376.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/results-excuses-300x147.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/results-excuses-1024x501.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/results-excuses-150x73.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that results are what matters.

The hard truth is that most people don’t care about what you say you want to do in ten years; they just want you to do it. On the same note, the more work I do, the more I find that people don’t care about excuses; they only care about the results you produce. (This, of course, excludes the people who are closest to you.) This means that besides your current circumstances, and past your feelings, my question to you is, what are you doing? Yes, there is a time to grieve over traumatic events in our lives, because we’re human. We all have emotions. But at some point, to make a difference, we must bounce back; we must get up when the world tries to knock us down and out. 


To make a difference, we must bounce back; we must get up when the world tries to knock us down.
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Life is difficult sometimes. People lose jobs, people lose children, people lose spouses, people lose money, and people lose sight of their potential. But as former US president Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” He didn’t exclude anyone, because everyone has something beautiful to offer, no matter what. Even with your fears and imperfections, you can start working towards your goals today. How, you ask?

Learn what you need to learn to get where you want to go.

Make a plan that will help you carry out your ideas.

Fight back when things don’t go your way.

Show up when you say you will show up.

And do what you say you are going to do.

It is never enough to just think about what you want to do, because at some point, you have to put in the work.

Execution is what brings results and results are what matters. Now go and put in the work, today. 

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In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that results are what matters. Life is difficult sometimes. People lose jobs, people lose children, people lose spouses, people lose money, and people lose sight of their potential. But as former US president Theodore Roosevelt said, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” He didn’t exclude anyone, because everyone has something beautiful to offer, no matter what. Even with your fears and imperfections, you can start working towards your goals today. How, you ask?
Learn what you need to learn to get where you want to go.
Make a plan that will help you carry out your ideas.
Fight back when things don’t go your way.
Show up when you say you will show up.
And do what you say you are going to do.
It is never enough to just think about what you want to do, because at some point, you have to put in the work.
Execution is what brings results and results are what matters. Now go and put in the work, today. 
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#125: Lead and Influence More People https://asmithblog.com/lead/ Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:01:58 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23624 https://asmithblog.com/lead/#respond https://asmithblog.com/lead/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="657" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first-768x657.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="lead go first" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first-768x657.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first-300x256.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first-1024x875.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first-150x128.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/lead-go-first.png 1282w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that in order to lead, they must go first.

Want to influence more people through your work? Go first. That is why bravery and creativity are such important subjects of focus. You have to go where no one else will go and create things that others aren’t creating to stand out in the crowd. You cannot lead without first producing innovative products so that people will follow.

Think of the biggest businesses in the world right now in 2017 — Apple, Amazon, Facebook — they all built something first, giving others the option to follow later on. Apple built amazing computers and phones and now the world gets to enjoy them on a daily basis. They even have multiple companies imitating them, but people know who the original is. As long as Apple continues to become better, their results will attract even more people. Same for Amazon and Facebook. They continue to innovate, attracting even more people to use their products.

So how can you begin leading in your area of focus? Here are five steps that anyone can implement in their lives and in their work to lead in work and in life: 

Know who you are.

I recently wrote an article for Success Magazine on this very subject, and it’s an important step to not miss. Many times people don’t stop long enough to pay attention to this before putting in the work, and for an idea to resonate with you (which is what you need for the next step to make sense), it’s a good idea to focus on this first.

Find an idea that intrigues you.

Someone recently asked my advice for creating a new business, and here’s what I told them: Find something you love, something you’re good at, and what the market needs. That’s the idea that should intrigue you to pursue further.

Design a plan for where you want to go.

Although plans won’t end up exactly where you think they will, planning is still an important part of the process. A detailed plan gives you direction and clarity. You need a plan to lead well.

Realize that your work isn’t for everyone. 

Just because you receive criticism along the way doesn’t mean that you’re doing the wrong thing; you just haven’t found your audience yet. How do I know this? Because there’s a market for an incredible amount of bad inventions and ideas. (Not saying yours is bad. Ha!) As you pursue those ideas that you feel impressed to chase, there will be doubt, but that’s natural. Pursue them anyway.

Pick one thing and start working. 

How bad do you want your dreams to happen? If you want things to happen, you’ll put the work in. This is the most important part of the equation because nothing happens without taking action. Remember that the next time you wonder why your ideas aren’t taking flight and commit to putting your time and energy where you need to most.

Do these five things and go lead, today. 

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In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that in order to lead, they must go first. Think of the biggest businesses in the world right now in 2017 — Apple, Amazon, Facebook — they all built something first, giving others the option to follow later on. Apple built amazing computers and phones and now the world gets to enjoy them on a daily basis. They even have multiple companies imitating them, but people know who the original is. As long as Apple continues to become better, their results will attract even more people. Same for Amazon and Facebook. They continue to innovate, attracting even more people to use their products.
So how can you begin leading in your area of focus? Here are five steps that anyone can implement in their lives and in their work to lead in work and in life: 
Know who you are.
I recently wrote an article for Success Magazine on this very subject, and it’s an important step to not miss. Many times people don’t stop long enough to pay attention to this before putting in the work, and for an idea to resonate with you (which is what you need for the next step to make sense), it’s a good idea to focus on this first.
Find an idea that intrigues you.
Someone recently asked my advice for creating a new business, and here’s what I told them: Find something you love, something you’re good at, and what the market needs. That’s the idea that should intrigue you to pursue further.
Design a plan for where you want to go.
Although plans won’t end up exactly where you think they will, planning is still an important part of the process. A detailed plan gives you direction and clarity. You need a plan to lead well.
Realize that your work isn’t for everyone. 
Just because you receive criticism along the way doesn’t mean that you’re doing the wrong thing; you just haven’t found your audience yet. How do I know this? Because there’s a market for an incredible amount of bad inventions and ideas. (Not saying yours is bad. Ha!) As you pursue those ideas that you feel impressed to chase, there will be doubt, but that’s natural. Pursue them anyway.
Pick one thing and start working. 
How bad do you want your dreams to happen? If you want things to happen, you’ll put the work in. This is the most important part of the equation because nothing happens without taking action. Remember that the next time you wonder why your ideas aren’t taking flight and commit to putting your time and energy where you need to most.
Do these five things and go lead, today. 
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#124: Stop Dealing with the Same Problems Every Year https://asmithblog.com/same-problems/ Tue, 03 Jan 2017 06:01:01 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23607 https://asmithblog.com/same-problems/#respond https://asmithblog.com/same-problems/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="468" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/problems-time-fix-768x468.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="problems time fix" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/problems-time-fix-768x468.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/problems-time-fix-300x183.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/problems-time-fix-1024x624.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/problems-time-fix-150x91.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can stop dealing with the same problems every year.

January 1st was the day that so many people waited for to try something new in hopes to change their lives. Instead of starting what they should have months ago, they put their hopes and dreams off for this week. But, as much as these people want January 1st to be a clean slate — a new chapter in a new book — life doesn’t work this way. The same problems that you encountered on December 31st, 2016, are the same problems that you dealt with on January 1st, 2017. Just because a calendar flips over to a new year doesn’t mean that issues go away. In fact, for the months that people put off the necessary, their problems — and lack of self-discipline — only grew.

Maybe this resonates with you. Maybe every year the calendar changes over to another year and you have every intention to make things better, yet your life remains the same. But there are a few key reasons that this is a common occurrence, and here they are: 

1. You keep holding on to the wrong goals. 

Listen, if you’ve had the same goals for the past two years, and you still haven’t put a dent in them, it’s either time to get serious about these goals or get rid of them to make room for goals that you will actually work towards. There are so many frustrations that lie around having the wrong goals, and the easy fix is to be reminded that you get to choose what you put your time and effort into. Find what you are devoted to, choose your goals accordingly, and stop being disappointed in yourself.

2. Your expectations are too high. 

Having high expectations is great, but having too high of expectations is unhealthy. You need to be realistic with your timeline, because it is only when you do this that you can be happy with your results. This used to be my biggest weakness, but when I truly came to terms that there are only 24 hours in a day and that my goals will still be there when I come back to them, the workload I placed on myself lessened and my approach became much less stressful. You may have the right goals, but it could take you longer than you think. When you learn to not look at a long timeline as a problem, life becomes much more enjoyable.


Having high expectations is great, but having too high of expectations is unhealthy.
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3. You neglect the necessary habits. 

Of course, results don’t just fall in your lap. It requires a commitment to good everyday habits to make them happen. The question is, do your habits match up to achieving your biggest goals? (And if this is where your issue lies, I have an eBook to help you with self-discipline when you sign up to receive emails from me.) My best advice with this step is to take small steps towards your goals. No, you’re not going to win your goals in a day, but your daily habits over time will help you accomplish what you really want to.

4. You don’t have the right people helping you.

None of us are self-made people. We’ve all had people who helped us get us to where we are. And those who we allow closest to us influence us most, and many times, people have the wrong people closest to them. If you need more encouraging friends, find them. And if you need a trainer, coach, or consultant, hire them. You being able to accomplish your biggest dreams is always worth the extra effort in finding them.

Now go and stop dealing with the same problems, today. 

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In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can stop dealing with the same problems every year. Maybe this resonates with you. Maybe every year the calendar changes over to another year and you have every intention to make things better, yet your life remains the same. But there are a few key reasons that this is a common occurrence, and here they are: 
1. You keep holding on to the wrong goals. 
Listen, if you’ve had the same goals for the past two years, and you still haven’t put a dent in them, it’s either time to get serious about these goals or get rid of them to make room for goals that you will actually work towards. There are so many frustrations that lie around having the wrong goals, and the easy fix is to be reminded that you get to choose what you put your time and effort into. Find what you are devoted to, choose your goals accordingly, and stop being disappointed in yourself.
2. Your expectations are too high. 
Having high expectations is great, but having too high of expectations is unhealthy. You need to be realistic with your timeline, because it is only when you do this that you can be happy with your results. This used to be my biggest weakness, but when I truly came to terms that there are only 24 hours in a day and that my goals will still be there when I come back to them, the workload I placed on myself lessened and my approach became much less stressful. You may have the right goals, but it could take you longer than you think. When you learn to not look at a long timeline as a problem, life becomes much more enjoyable.
3. You neglect the necessary habits. 
Of course, results don’t just fall in your lap. It requires a commitment to good everyday habits to make them happen. The question is, do your habits match up to achieving your biggest goals? (And if this is where your issue lies, I have an eBook to help you with self-discipline when you sign up to receive emails from me.) My best advice with this step is to take small steps towards your goals. No, you’re not going to win your goals in a day, but your daily habits over time will help you accomplish what you really want to.
4. You don’t have the right people helping you.
None of us are self-made people. We’ve all had people who helped us get us to where we are. And those who we allow closest to us influence us most, and many times, people have the wrong people closest to them. If you need more encouraging friends, find them. And if you need a trainer, coach, or consultant, hire them. You being able to accomplish your biggest dreams is always worth the extra effort in finding them.
Now go and stop dealing with the same problems, today. 
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#123: Decision Making Made Easier https://asmithblog.com/decision-making/ Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:01:03 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23539 https://asmithblog.com/decision-making/#respond https://asmithblog.com/decision-making/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="449" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Decision-Making-made-easier-768x449.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Decision Making" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Decision-Making-made-easier-768x449.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Decision-Making-made-easier-300x175.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Decision-Making-made-easier-1024x598.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Decision-Making-made-easier-150x88.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how decision making can be made easier.

The number one reason that people make bad decisions is because of fear. And many times, fear comes from a lack of preparation. So, how can individuals prepare to make better decisions? It begins with three things.

First, look at the data. 

One of the easiest ways to know if you are making a good decision is to look at others who made the same decision in a similar situation, and decide if they experienced an outcome that you want to experience for yourself. The results may not turn out the exact same way, but they will most likely be close. Past decisions are full of data to learn from and shouldn’t be ignored.


Past decisions are full of data to learn from and shouldn’t be ignored.
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This principle applies to individuals and businesses alike. Google is known as one of the most data-driven companies in the world. They collect it, analyze it, and make better decisions due to being aware of user data. Be like Google and use data to your advantage.

Second, think about the future consequences. 

There is no such thing as a future decision. There are only present decisions that affect the future.” – Venita VanCaspel

Can you think of a decision that you made long ago that is still affecting your life? My guess is that you can remember something, good or bad, that helped place you where you are at today. Whether it has something to do with your relationships, your work, your school, or your moving to a different city, there has been a decision along the way that changed everything.

Every decision has a ripple effect on your world, sending future consequences into motion. Every choice has a cost; impacting people, the available time that you have, and your own journey. Every time you choose one thing over another, you are taking time and effort away from something else, or even someone else. This is just another reason that our choices are so important. This means that we must weigh the cost versus the payout; the risk versus the reward; and the effort versus the possible result; and then make decisions accordingly.

Third, when other people are involved, use emotional intelligence. 

“What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your emotional intelligence — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.”  — Daniel Goleman

In a speech given at Harvard Business School, James Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase said, “Your IQ’s are all high enough for you to be very successful, but where people often fall short is on the EQ. It’s something you develop over time. A lot of management skills are EQ, because management is all about how people function.”

Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is someone else who is known for using his emotional intelligence. When someone wrote about their negative view of the work environment at Amazon in the New York Times, saying that management wasn’t accommodating to its employees, Bezos recanted with an internal memo to all of his employees. In this memo, Jeff made sure to say, “…our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero,” and for good reason. Bezos, the most successful CEO ever in my opinion, understands just how important having emotional intelligence can be.

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. It is explained as self-awarenessself-regulationmotivationsocial skills and empathy by Daniel Goleman, author of the book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. And these are all important attributes to possess as you make better decisions, because let’s face it, we are all emotional beings.

When you look at the decisions that others made and decide if you want to experience similar consequences, think about the consequences that your decisions will have in the future, and use emotional intelligence as an advantage, you will begin making better decisions. Now go and make better decisions, today. 

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In this episode, Adam tells listeners how decision making can be made easier.
First, look at the data. 
One of the easiest ways to know if you are making a good decision is to look at others who made the same decision in a similar situation, and decide if they experienced an outcome that you want to experience for yourself. The results may not turn out the exact same way, but they will most likely be close. Past decisions are full of data to learn from and shouldn’t be ignored.
This principle applies to individuals and businesses alike. Google is known as one of the most data-driven companies in the world. They collect it, analyze it, and make better decisions due to being aware of user data. Be like Google and use data to your advantage.
Second, think about the future consequences. 
“There is no such thing as a future decision. There are only present decisions that affect the future.” – Venita VanCaspel
Can you think of a decision that you made long ago that is still affecting your life? My guess is that you can remember something, good or bad, that helped place you where you are at today. Whether it has something to do with your relationships, your work, your school, or your moving to a different city, there has been a decision along the way that changed everything.
Every decision has a ripple effect on your world, sending future consequences into motion. Every choice has a cost; impacting people, the available time that you have, and your own journey. Every time you choose one thing over another, you are taking time and effort away from something else, or even someone else. This is just another reason that our choices are so important. This means that we must weigh the cost versus the payout; the risk versus the reward; and the effort versus the possible result; and then make decisions accordingly.
Third, when other people are involved, use emotional intelligence. 
“What really matters for success, character, happiness and life long achievements is a definite set of emotional skills – your emotional intelligence — not just purely cognitive abilities that are measured by conventional IQ tests.”  — Daniel Goleman
In a speech given at Harvard Business School, James Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase said, “Your IQ’s are all high enough for you to be very successful, but where people often fall short is on the EQ. It’s something you develop over time. A lot of management skills are EQ, because management is all about how people function.”
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, is someone else who is known for using his emotional intelligence. When someone wrote about their negative view of the work environment at Amazon in the New York Times, saying that management wasn’t accommodating to its employees, Bezos recanted with an internal memo to all of his employees. In this memo, Jeff made sure to say, “…our tolerance for any such lack of empathy needs to be zero,” and for good reason. Bezos, the most successful CEO ever in my opinion, understands just how important having emotional intelligence can be.
Emotional intelligence, or EQ, is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. It is explained as self-awareness,]]>
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#122: Five Steps to Better Business Ideas https://asmithblog.com/better-business-ideas/ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:01:06 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23378 https://asmithblog.com/better-business-ideas/#comments https://asmithblog.com/better-business-ideas/feed/ 1 <img width="768" height="502" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/better-business-ideas-768x502.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="better business ideas" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/better-business-ideas-768x502.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/better-business-ideas-300x196.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/better-business-ideas-1024x669.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/better-business-ideas-150x98.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam gives listeners five steps to having better business ideas.

To grow our businesses we probably don’t need more money, but what we do need are better ideas. Stop worrying about new investors and lengthy business plans, and focus your attention on what really matters. If you want your business to thrive, you not only need better ideas for now, but for the road ahead, as well. This fact shouldn’t strike you with fear, but instead, it should make you realize how important the idea process is, and it should also excite you for what the future holds.

So, here are the five most important steps to create better business ideas:

1. To have better business ideas, you must begin with research.

José Scheuer, a lecturer in business and marketing at the London School of Business and Finance, says that market research is necessary because competition is tougher than ever. In a recent interview, José explained that small businesses compete in a much larger field than ever before, much due to the growth of e-commerce. And with the growth of e-commerce, other small businesses, and large businesses, it is often found that competitors have greater negotiating power to source products and sell them at cheaper prices. This is why you must not miss the competitor advantage that research gives you.

Research is what will separate you from everyone else and will only make you better. What are other people in your business space already doing? Steer clear from those ideas, and find your own niche. Research will tell you where you need to be now and in the future, as well.

Who can you reach out to that will make you and your business better? Research those in your field who are doing things right, and learn from them. How do they work, what positives can you take away from their work, and how can you make your business better than theirs?

Whichever area you need help with in your business, researching businesses who do things well and not so well will help you become better. You can always learn from the triumphs and mistakes of other businesses. It amazes me how easy of a concept this is, and yet people miss out on it time and time again. These are the same businesses asking themselves, “Why are we not effective?”, when there are tons of resources available to help them become better. You need research to become better, so you can impact more people.

2. To have better business ideas, you must build on your previous ideas.

Joel Gascoigne, the founder of Buffer, built his company on the ideas of other scheduling Twitter clients and apps that didn’t perform well. He extracted the good ideas from those apps, threw away the bad ones, and then made his own tweet scheduler to fit his own needs and the needs of many others.

If you aren’t familiar with Buffer, the main difference that sets it apart from other tweet schedulers is that it has created a way to queue up tweets based on the time of day where the most people can be reached, instead of scheduling each tweet individually, without knowing if your audience is even online to read your content. Joel’s idea with Buffer shows that rarely is one idea sufficient on its own, because ideas are meant to be built upon. If an idea comes to you, make sure to capture it, but never consider it your final idea. This is where the ideation process is given life.

My own practice is to grab two ideas that have one similarity or more, to see how they relate and to see how they’re different. Once I have an idea of how they fit together, I take two brand new ideas that are completely different from the first batch, and then find something similar between those two ideas. At the end, I take the first result and the second result, which are opposite in some way, and then try to connect the dots between the opposites to create an original idea. It’s time consuming, but it’s worth the extra effort every time.

3. To have better business ideas, you must encourage mistakes along the way.

Did you know that the slinky was the mistake product that came from attempting to build a meter designed to monitor power on naval battleships? The inventor, Richard Jones, was working with tension springs, and accidentally dropped one of them to the ground. When this happened, the spring kept bouncing from place to place after it hit the ground, thus creating the slinky.

Did you also know that, Spencer Silver, a researcher with 3M Laboratories, is the person who developed post-it notes by accident? He was trying to develop a strong adhesive, but instead found an adhesive that was weaker than what he needed. It stuck to objects, but could be pulled off easily without leaving a mark. A great invention, but it wasn’t what he was looking for at the time. However, it was this grand mistake that led to a later business idea: the post-it note.

Freedom in your workplace breeds creativity. This being said, to have better business ideas, you must learn to take risks, let go, and promote creativity. Yes, with trying new things there will always be mistakes that are made, but that’s okay. It’s actually the only way to learn along the way, and who knows, you may find the next slinky or post-it note. Better business ideas are only found when you are willing to combine creativity, risk, and the willingness to make mistakes.

Creativity + Risk + Making Mistakes = Better Ideas

4. To have better business ideas, you must realize that everyone on your team has something to give.

In 2015, when I heard that Alan Lafley would be stepping down as CEO of Procter & Gamble, I knew that it was a loss for P&G. Everyone in the business world knows him as a person who listened to his team, welcomed feedback, and promoted healthy communication throughout his organization. Of course, David Taylor is doing a fine job as the new CEO, and is working to fix the company’s agility with decision making, but Lafley was the one who laid the extremely important groundwork for a company who now thrives off of this idea that everyone has something to give. I can only wonder if Lafley will be able to continue building this environment as an executive chairman, or if Taylor will strive to continue leading his company with this mantra at the forefront of everything they do. But, what I do know is how important this concept is for a team to grab hold of, because this can be the difference between a team who finds success and a team who misses the mark.

Former First Lady, Barbara Bush said, “Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.” Yes, everyone has something to give, but individuals must be willing to look for opportunities to do so. It’s those people who you want to be on your team — the ones who want to change the world for the better.


Everyone has something to give.
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You may have your go-to people who you seek out for help with ideas, but to have great ideas, you must see things from every perspective, not just the perspective of those who only agree with you. And the best way to do this is to have conversations with your diverse team. I say ‘diverse’ because if everyone thinks like you do, there will only be good ideas, not great ideas. You need to surround yourself with people who will tell you the truth, not only those who will agree with you. Build a team that works in different strengths than you do, and use those strengths to build better ideas for your business. The more input, the better, as it gives you more feedback and data to go off of. And the more feedback and data you have, the better your ideas will be.

5. To have better business ideas, you must know who your customer is.

The idea of Dollar Shave Club allows members to select blades, pay $3 to $9 per month for the cost of their blades, and DSC then sends those blades directly to their member’s doors every month. This idea sounded very different than anything that had been done previously in the shaving industry, but in 2011, Michael Dubin and Mark Levine knew they were onto something huge. Their idea proved to be successful, and as of right now they own 16% of the U.S. cartridge market by volume. Their rapid growth places DSC just ahead of Schick as the nation’s second-biggest brand. As for online razor sales, Dollar Shave Club commands nearly 50% market share, according to Slice Intelligence. So as you can see, their better business idea sparked interest and the company has been growing ever since.

Dollar Shave Club revolutionized the shaving industry, not only because they made the art of shaving easier for consumers, but because they are a company who understands their customers. They do this so well because they use data analytics to understand its member’s wants and needs. Sure, other companies collect this data, but not all companies dissect it, looking to improve in any area of business operations that they can. This is what sets Dollar Shave Club apart from so many other businesses. Looking at information and using it to their advantage allows them to deliver an outstanding customer experience every time. With over 2.2 million happy subscribers, they have proven that they will be around for a very long time, and their success is due to understanding that business is all about people.

It is only when you know who your ideas are for that you can focus your efforts towards their needs with your products. Too many times people will put limitations on their ideas first, which will never produce the best ideas. Thinking broader at first and then narrowing down ideas is the only way to produce better business ideas.

It is here that you can ask the questions, “Who is our customer?”, “What does my customer want and need?”, and “What can our company do exceptionally well to help our customers?” Great business ideas are found where the answers to all of these questions intersect.

When you conduct research, build on other ideas, encourage mistakes along the way, realize that everyone has something to give, and know who your customer is, you will immediately make a bigger impact with your better business ideas. Now go and have better business ideas, today.

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In this episode, Adam gives listeners five steps to having better business ideas. So, here are the five most important steps to create better business ideas:

1. To have better business ideas, you must begin with research.
José Scheuer, a lecturer in business and marketing at the London School of Business and Finance, says that market research is necessary because competition is tougher than ever. In a recent interview, José explained that small businesses compete in a much larger field than ever before, much due to the growth of e-commerce. And with the growth of e-commerce, other small businesses, and large businesses, it is often found that competitors have greater negotiating power to source products and sell them at cheaper prices. This is why you must not miss the competitor advantage that research gives you.
Research is what will separate you from everyone else and will only make you better. What are other people in your business space already doing? Steer clear from those ideas, and find your own niche. Research will tell you where you need to be now and in the future, as well.
Who can you reach out to that will make you and your business better? Research those in your field who are doing things right, and learn from them. How do they work, what positives can you take away from their work, and how can you make your business better than theirs?
Whichever area you need help with in your business, researching businesses who do things well and not so well will help you become better. You can always learn from the triumphs and mistakes of other businesses. It amazes me how easy of a concept this is, and yet people miss out on it time and time again. These are the same businesses asking themselves, “Why are we not effective?”, when there are tons of resources available to help them become better. You need research to become better, so you can impact more people.
2. To have better business ideas, you must build on your previous ideas.
Joel Gascoigne, the founder of Buffer, built his company on the ideas of other scheduling Twitter clients and apps that didn’t perform well. He extracted the good ideas from those apps, threw away the bad ones, and then made his own tweet scheduler to fit his own needs and the needs of many others.
If you aren’t familiar with Buffer, the main difference that sets it apart from other tweet schedulers is that it has created a way to queue up tweets based on the time of day where the most people can be reached, instead of scheduling each tweet individually, without knowing if your audience is even online to read your content. Joel’s idea with Buffer shows that rarely is one idea sufficient on its own, because ideas are meant to be built upon. If an idea comes to you, make sure to capture it, but never consider it your final idea. This is where the ideation process is given life.
My own practice is to grab two ideas that have one similarity or more, to see how they relate and to see how they’re different. Once I have an idea of how they fit together, I take two brand new ideas that are completely different from the first batch, and then find something similar between those two ideas.]]>
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#121: My Biggest Weakness https://asmithblog.com/biggest-weakness/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:01:28 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23274 https://asmithblog.com/biggest-weakness/#respond https://asmithblog.com/biggest-weakness/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="450" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/biggest-weakness-768x450.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="biggest weakness" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/biggest-weakness-768x450.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/biggest-weakness-300x176.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/biggest-weakness-1024x600.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/biggest-weakness-150x88.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners about his biggest weakness.

My biggest weakness is stopping long enough to live in the moment. (I’ve previously written a post on the need of being present, which you can find here.) I know it and have always known it. This being said, I must be very intentional with celebrating any wins along the way, I must fight the urge to skip past the present moment, and I must put my phone down and engage with the people around me. I have fought my biggest weakness many times before, and won, but as with many issues we all face in life, it isn’t a one and done circumstance, but rather, a continuous battle that I find myself in.

Since I have always dealt with this, I have learned a few things about how to best deal with bringing myself back to the present, instead of always being in the future, and here they are:

First, realize that you will never get your present moments back. 

I have to say that I didn’t truly realize this point until I had kids. Imagining my kids ten years older than what they are now, and knowing what I want them to say about me, has significantly influenced where I put my time. I have cut out things that aren’t necessary in order to create the moments I want to have with them. I haven’t been perfect in this area, because there have been seasons where business dictated my schedule more than I liked, but I am very aware that a busy schedule is only manageable for a season, not a lifetime. If I have any piece of advice for you in regards to time management it is to find a reason big enough to make you question where you put your time, and then make changes to match what you want from your life. When you create margin in life, you can then put things back into your schedule in order to do what you really want to do. But don’t forget to leave enough time to enjoy the present, to stop and smell the roses, and to live in the moment.


Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. ― Mother Teresa
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Second, see just how short life really is. 

28,000 days is the average person’s life expectancy. That may sound like a long time, but it really isn’t. You get one life, you can’t escape death, and what you do every day matters. Got it? Now go and figure out what matters to you, and cut out the things that don’t matter, because life is short, and you need to do something that matters.

And third, do what only you can do. 

When you take this idea to heart, the fear of missing out is lost in the hard work and dedication that it requires for doing what only you can do. You were put on this earth for a reason, and it is up to you to find that reason. You don’t have anything to prove to anyone else. Nobody else can be you. Own that, take that responsibility, and be the you who you are meant to be to the people around you.

Now, go and live in the moment today. 

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In this episode, Adam tells listeners about his biggest weakness. here.) I know it and have always known it. This being said, I must be very intentional with celebrating any wins along the way, I must fight the urge to skip past the present moment, and I must put my phone down and engage with the people around me. I have fought my biggest weakness many times before, and won, but as with many issues we all face in life, it isn’t a one and done circumstance, but rather, a continuous battle that I find myself in.
Since I have always dealt with this, I have learned a few things about how to best deal with bringing myself back to the present, instead of always being in the future, and here they are:


First, realize that you will never get your present moments back. 
I have to say that I didn’t truly realize this point until I had kids. Imagining my kids ten years older than what they are now, and knowing what I want them to say about me, has significantly influenced where I put my time. I have cut out things that aren’t necessary in order to create the moments I want to have with them. I haven’t been perfect in this area, because there have been seasons where business dictated my schedule more than I liked, but I am very aware that a busy schedule is only manageable for a season, not a lifetime. If I have any piece of advice for you in regards to time management it is to find a reason big enough to make you question where you put your time, and then make changes to match what you want from your life. When you create margin in life, you can then put things back into your schedule in order to do what you really want to do. But don’t forget to leave enough time to enjoy the present, to stop and smell the roses, and to live in the moment.
Second, see just how short life really is. 
28,000 days is the average person’s life expectancy. That may sound like a long time, but it really isn’t. You get one life, you can’t escape death, and what you do every day matters. Got it? Now go and figure out what matters to you, and cut out the things that don’t matter, because life is short, and you need to do something that matters.

And third, do what only you can do. 
When you take this idea to heart, the fear of missing out is lost in the hard work and dedication that it requires for doing what only you can do. You were put on this earth for a reason, and it is up to you to find that reason. You don’t have anything to prove to anyone else. Nobody else can be you. Own that, take that responsibility, and be the you who you are meant to be to the people around you.
Now, go and live in the moment today. 
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#120: At Some Point You Have to Make A Decision https://asmithblog.com/make-decision/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 06:01:18 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23178 https://asmithblog.com/make-decision/#respond https://asmithblog.com/make-decision/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="509" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/make-a-decision-768x509.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="make a decision" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/make-a-decision-768x509.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/make-a-decision-300x199.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/make-a-decision-1024x679.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/make-a-decision-150x99.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tell listeners how to make better decisions, because at some point we all have to make a decision.

Making a decision is much more difficult than anything else that comes before the actual decision. We can mentally prepare for what’s ahead, but to actually make a needed decision is much different that the process of preparation. To make a decision you must take all data into careful consideration, and then make the decision that you see fit, no matter how hard that may be. The good news is that very rarely is a ‘final decision’ truly final. There’s always room for improvement and there’s usually a chance to make things right. This being said, people many times become paralyzed, not able to make a decision due to the fear of being wrong. Let me just say that perfection isn’t possible, no matter how much time is put into the process. There will always be something that could be done differently, but the most important part to know is that a decision must be made, right or wrong.

So, here are five steps to making the best possible decision with the information you have in your possession: 

First, become okay with making mistakes.

If you’ve read my work before, then you know that I am all for making mistakes on the way to finding success. You need these mistakes to learn what works and what doesn’t. You can then make changes along the way to better your final outcome. This is called life. If you are just starting out along the decision process, it’s okay to not have it all figured out. Own that. You don’t need to know everything. Life will teach you lessons along the way — learn from them, become smarter from your journey, and keep pressing forward. Don’t let the wrong decisions cause you to give up, but rather, use what you learn from your decisions to become better in the future.

Also on this point, keep your distance from those who force you to be perfect with every decision. Those are the people who will hold you back and keep you from ever making a decision, because it’s ‘not good enough.’ Make the decision that your research and gut tells you to make and make changes if needed.

Second, pay attention to your willingness to fight for your ideas. 

If I’m passionate about an idea and believe that it will work, then I see it as worth fighting for. If I’m not fighting for a certain outcome, then I know that it either doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, or I don’t care about the outcome. Either way, I don’t need to waste my time with it. This principle applies to anyone and everyone. If you don’t believe in something enough to fight for it, then it’s probably the wrong decision, and you need to rethink your position.

Third, look at the decisions that others made and decide if you want to experience similar consequences.  

One of the best ways to know if you are making a good decision or not is to look at others who made the same decision in a past similar situation, and decide if that’s the outcome you want for yourself. The results may not turn out the exact same way, but they will most likely be close.

Fourth, don’t just look at what your decision will do right now, but think about the consequences that your decisions will have in the future. 

Every decision has a ripple effect on your world, sending future consequences into motion. Every choice has a cost; impacting people, the available time that you have, or your own journey. This can be heavy to think about, but consequences are real.

And fifth, use emotional intelligence as an advantage. 

This step is important because emotional intelligence, or EQ, takes emotions into consideration when making decisions, those of your own and the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is explained as self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social skills and empathy by Daniel Goleman, author of the book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. And these are all important attributes to possess as you make better decisions, because let’s face it, humans are emotional beings.

Now use these five steps and go make your decision, today. 

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In this episode, Adam tell listeners how to make better decisions, because at some point we all have to make a decision. So, here are five steps to making the best possible decision with the information you have in your possession: 
First, become okay with making mistakes.
If you’ve read my work before, then you know that I am all for making mistakes on the way to finding success. You need these mistakes to learn what works and what doesn’t. You can then make changes along the way to better your final outcome. This is called life. If you are just starting out along the decision process, it’s okay to not have it all figured out. Own that. You don’t need to know everything. Life will teach you lessons along the way — learn from them, become smarter from your journey, and keep pressing forward. Don’t let the wrong decisions cause you to give up, but rather, use what you learn from your decisions to become better in the future.
Also on this point, keep your distance from those who force you to be perfect with every decision. Those are the people who will hold you back and keep you from ever making a decision, because it’s ‘not good enough.’ Make the decision that your research and gut tells you to make and make changes if needed.
Second, pay attention to your willingness to fight for your ideas. 
If I’m passionate about an idea and believe that it will work, then I see it as worth fighting for. If I’m not fighting for a certain outcome, then I know that it either doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things, or I don’t care about the outcome. Either way, I don’t need to waste my time with it. This principle applies to anyone and everyone. If you don’t believe in something enough to fight for it, then it’s probably the wrong decision, and you need to rethink your position.
Third, look at the decisions that others made and decide if you want to experience similar consequences.  
One of the best ways to know if you are making a good decision or not is to look at others who made the same decision in a past similar situation, and decide if that’s the outcome you want for yourself. The results may not turn out the exact same way, but they will most likely be close.
Fourth, don’t just look at what your decision will do right now, but think about the consequences that your decisions will have in the future. 
Every decision has a ripple effect on your world, sending future consequences into motion. Every choice has a cost; impacting people, the available time that you have, or your own journey. This can be heavy to think about, but consequences are real.
And fifth, use emotional intelligence as an advantage. 
This step is important because emotional intelligence, or EQ, takes emotions into consideration when making decisions, those of your own and the emotions of others. Emotional intelligence is explained as http://asmithblog.com/?p=23172 https://asmithblog.com/save-hours/#respond https://asmithblog.com/save-hours/feed/ 0 <img width="768" height="506" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/save-hours-of-time-768x506.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="save hours of time" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/save-hours-of-time-768x506.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/save-hours-of-time-300x197.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/save-hours-of-time-1024x674.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/save-hours-of-time-150x99.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can save hours of time every single week.

Time is one of the most important possessions we have, so we must learn to use it wisely. This being said, here are three ways to save hours every single week:


Time is one of the most important possessions we have, so we must learn to use it wisely.
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1. Don’t be afraid to ask more questions… or Google it. 

Many times, due to ego and pride, people won’t ask questions. It’s like the old story of men not stopping at the gas station to ask for directions, which kids don’t even understand because of gps and smartphones, but it further proves my point here of questions saving time. Whether you ask a question to someone who already knows the answer or you type it into Google, asking questions and seeking answers saves much more time that just trying to figure it out on your own. There’s a difference between doing new work to go where others haven’t gone before and doing tasks that others already know how to do but you haven’t done before. You don’t know everything — none of us do — and that’s perfectly fine. Keep asking questions and find the answers you need along the way. And then use the knowledge of others to become better at what you do.

2. Batch as many tasks as you can. 

I have been using this process for years, as it doesn’t force me to drag out less than ideal tasks for longer than I need to. And even still, I also use this process for things that I like doing, such as writing. The mind best focuses on one thing at a time, and if you can devote each day of the week to one specific area, it’s better for you and your time. Doing this allows you to focus on the task at hand, allows you to get more done, and helps you build on previous ideas, rather than having to drop everything and come back later.

3. Figure out how much time you actually want to devote to the necessities of life and execute accordingly. 

If you figure up all the time you take to care for children, sleep, eat, drive, shower, and use the restroom, the time adds up. Those are the necessities of life — the things you have to do. I’d say that all of these things add up to 11 hours per day, give or take a few hours. Whatever you need to do every day, tally up the time and hold yourself to it. Be realistic with the amount of time you need, because it’s important. Just like the budget you have for your finances, your budget of time keeps you accountable to what matters most.

So now, if you add in work and working on the relationship you have with your significant other, you don’t really have much time left in your day. Now, the question becomes, where can you save even more time in order to make time for others? The answer is to combine strengthening relationships with the meals you already have to eat. I believe in Coke CEO, Muhtar Kent’s philosophy of always eating with others so you can focus on relationships while taking care of the necessity that eating is. This is a simple way to fit even more in and care for people at the same time. Since caring for other people is the only reason that we do what we do, we must learn to steward our time well.

Doing these three things will save you hours of time every single week. Now go and save more time, today. 

]]> In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can save hours of time every single week.
1. Don’t be afraid to ask more questions… or Google it. 
Many times, due to ego and pride, people won’t ask questions. It’s like the old story of men not stopping at the gas station to ask for directions, which kids don’t even understand because of gps and smartphones, but it further proves my point here of questions saving time. Whether you ask a question to someone who already knows the answer or you type it into Google, asking questions and seeking answers saves much more time that just trying to figure it out on your own. There’s a difference between doing new work to go where others haven’t gone before and doing tasks that others already know how to do but you haven’t done before. You don’t know everything — none of us do — and that’s perfectly fine. Keep asking questions and find the answers you need along the way. And then use the knowledge of others to become better at what you do.
2. Batch as many tasks as you can. 
I have been using this process for years, as it doesn’t force me to drag out less than ideal tasks for longer than I need to. And even still, I also use this process for things that I like doing, such as writing. The mind best focuses on one thing at a time, and if you can devote each day of the week to one specific area, it’s better for you and your time. Doing this allows you to focus on the task at hand, allows you to get more done, and helps you build on previous ideas, rather than having to drop everything and come back later.
3. Figure out how much time you actually want to devote to the necessities of life and execute accordingly. 
If you figure up all the time you take to care for children, sleep, eat, drive, shower, and use the restroom, the time adds up. Those are the necessities of life — the things you have to do. I’d say that all of these things add up to 11 hours per day, give or take a few hours. Whatever you need to do every day, tally up the time and hold yourself to it. Be realistic with the amount of time you need, because it’s important. Just like the budget you have for your finances, your budget of time keeps you accountable to what matters most.
So now, if you add in work and working on the relationship you have with your significant other, you don’t really have much time left in your day. Now, the question becomes, where can you save even more time in order to make time for others? The answer is to combine strengthening relationships with the meals you already have to eat. I believe in Coke CEO, Muhtar Kent’s philosophy of always eating with others so you can focus on relationships while taking care of the necessity that eating is. This is a simple way to fit even more in and care for people at the same time. Since caring for other people is the only reason that we do what we do, we must learn to steward our time well.
Doing these three things will save you hours of time every single week. Now go and save more time, today. 
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#118: Three More Ways to Be Nice https://asmithblog.com/be-nice/ Tue, 23 Aug 2016 06:01:09 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23133 <img width="768" height="445" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/be-nice-768x445.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="be nice" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/be-nice-768x445.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/be-nice-300x174.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/be-nice-1024x593.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/be-nice-150x87.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam gives listeners three more reasons to be nice to others. In this episode, Adam gives listeners three more reasons to be nice to others. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:22 #117: How to Do Something That Matters https://asmithblog.com/do-something/ Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:01:52 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23095 <img width="768" height="497" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/do-something-that-matters-768x497.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="do something that matters" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/do-something-that-matters-768x497.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/do-something-that-matters-300x194.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/do-something-that-matters-1024x662.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/do-something-that-matters-150x97.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can do something that matters. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can do something that matters. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:03 #116: There’s More Time Than You Think https://asmithblog.com/more-time/ Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:01:41 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=23063 <img width="768" height="509" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/more-time-768x509.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="more time" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/more-time-768x509.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/more-time-300x199.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/more-time-1024x678.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/more-time-150x99.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can find more time in their day, whether they currently have 'enough' time or not. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can find more time in their day, whether they currently have 'enough' time or not. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:09 #115: Do Anything But Sell Your Product https://asmithblog.com/sell-your-product/ Tue, 05 Jul 2016 06:01:36 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22935 <img width="768" height="412" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/sell-your-product-768x412.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="sell your product" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/sell-your-product-768x412.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/sell-your-product-300x161.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/sell-your-product-1024x549.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/sell-your-product-150x80.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they should do anything but sell their product. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they should do anything but sell their product. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:44 #114: You and Your Work Aren’t for Everyone https://asmithblog.com/you-work-everyone/ Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:01:46 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22889 <img width="768" height="421" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work-768x421.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="you and your work" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work-768x421.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work-300x164.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work-1024x561.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work-150x82.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/you-and-your-work.png 1450w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why their work can't be for everyone. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why their work can't be for everyone. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:26 #113: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find a Life Full of Passion https://asmithblog.com/life-passion/ Tue, 14 Jun 2016 06:01:00 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22758 <img width="768" height="391" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/life-full-of-passion-768x391.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="create a life full of passion" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/life-full-of-passion-768x391.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/life-full-of-passion-300x153.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/life-full-of-passion-1024x521.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/life-full-of-passion-150x76.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they need to create a life full of passion. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they need to create a life full of passion. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:54 #112: Everything Has a Cost https://asmithblog.com/cost/ Tue, 07 Jun 2016 06:01:30 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22745 <img width="768" height="335" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/everything-has-a-cost-768x335.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Everything Has a Cost" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/everything-has-a-cost-768x335.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/everything-has-a-cost-300x131.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/everything-has-a-cost-1024x447.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/everything-has-a-cost-150x65.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why everything has a cost. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why everything has a cost. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:28 #111: Stop Seeking Permission and Approval to Work https://asmithblog.com/seeking-permission-approval/ Tue, 31 May 2016 06:01:56 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22701 <img width="768" height="423" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seeking-permission-approval-768x423.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="seeking permission" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seeking-permission-approval-768x423.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seeking-permission-approval-300x165.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seeking-permission-approval-1024x564.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/seeking-permission-approval-150x83.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they need to stop seeking permission and approval. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why they need to stop seeking permission and approval. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:39 #110: 3 Ways to Become More Productive https://asmithblog.com/become-more-productive/ Tue, 24 May 2016 06:01:59 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22645 <img width="768" height="449" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/become-more-productive-768x449.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="Become More Productive" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/become-more-productive-768x449.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/become-more-productive-300x175.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/become-more-productive-1024x599.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/become-more-productive-150x88.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners 3 ways that they can become more productive. In this episode, Adam tells listeners 3 ways that they can become more productive. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:58 #109: Why It’s Necessary to Be Proactive https://asmithblog.com/proactive/ Tue, 17 May 2016 06:01:19 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22619 <img width="768" height="397" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive-768x397.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="proactive reactive" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive-768x397.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive-300x155.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive-1024x530.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive-150x78.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/proactive-reactive.png 1488w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam talks about why it is necessary to be proactive instead of reactive. In this episode, Adam talks about why it is necessary to be proactive instead of reactive. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:07 #108: Do What You Love; Love What You Do https://asmithblog.com/do-what-you-love/ Tue, 10 May 2016 06:01:06 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22498 <img width="768" height="462" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-768x462.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="do what you love" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-768x462.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-300x181.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-1024x616.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/do-what-you-love-love-what-you-do-150x90.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners to do what they love, because when you do what you love, you love what you do. In this episode, Adam tells listeners to do what they love, because when you do what you love, you love what you do. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:05 #107: Your Happiness Is Yours, So Hold Onto It https://asmithblog.com/happiness/ Tue, 03 May 2016 06:01:09 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22415 <img width="768" height="357" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/happy-happiness-768x357.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="happy happiness" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/happy-happiness-768x357.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/happy-happiness-300x139.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/happy-happiness-1024x476.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/happy-happiness-150x70.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses the two areas that people need to focus on to increase happiness. In this episode, Adam discusses the two areas that people need to focus on to increase happiness. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:52 #106: You Have to Learn How to Adjust https://asmithblog.com/adjust/ Tue, 26 Apr 2016 06:01:23 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22347 <img width="768" height="368" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/learn-how-to-adjust-768x368.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="learn how to adjust" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/learn-how-to-adjust-768x368.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/learn-how-to-adjust-300x144.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/learn-how-to-adjust-1024x491.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/learn-how-to-adjust-150x72.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses the need for all of us to learn how to properly adjust to our current and possible future circumstances. In this episode, Adam discusses the need for all of us to learn how to properly adjust to our current and possible future circumstances. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:59 #105: The 3 Types of Questions You Need to Be Asking https://asmithblog.com/need-to-be-asking/ Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:01:47 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22279 <img width="768" height="433" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ask-better-questions-right-answers-768x433.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="asking right questions answers" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ask-better-questions-right-answers-768x433.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ask-better-questions-right-answers-300x169.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ask-better-questions-right-answers-1024x577.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ask-better-questions-right-answers-150x85.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners the three types of questions they need to be asking to find the right answers. In this episode, Adam tells listeners the three types of questions they need to be asking to find the right answers. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:28 #104: How to Build the Best Life Plan https://asmithblog.com/best-life-plan/ Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:01:22 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22165 <img width="768" height="474" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/life-plan-768x474.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="life plan" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/life-plan-768x474.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/life-plan-300x185.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/life-plan-1024x632.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/life-plan-150x93.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can become super focused and build the best life plan. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can become super focused and build the best life plan. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:48 #103: Quickly Make Better Decisions https://asmithblog.com/better-decisions/ Tue, 05 Apr 2016 06:01:28 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22078 <img width="768" height="410" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/make-better-decisions-768x410.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="make better decisions" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/make-better-decisions-768x410.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/make-better-decisions-300x160.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/make-better-decisions-1024x547.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/make-better-decisions-150x80.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can quickly make better decisions. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can quickly make better decisions. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:52 #102: Should You Care About What Other People Think? https://asmithblog.com/what-other-people-think/ Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:01:57 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=22022 <img width="768" height="450" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-people-think-768x450.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="what other people think" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-people-think-768x450.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-people-think-300x176.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-people-think-1024x600.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/what-people-think-150x88.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam explains why the blanket statement of "you shouldn't care what other people think" isn't always true. In this episode, Adam explains why the blanket statement of "you shouldn't care what other people think" isn't always true. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:20 #101: Leadership and Grabbing Attention https://asmithblog.com/attention/ Tue, 22 Mar 2016 06:01:05 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21964 <img width="768" height="395" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-768x395.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="attention leadership problem" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-768x395.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-300x154.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-1024x527.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-150x77.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/leadership-problem-e1458503374891.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses the leadership problem we are currently facing due to people using the attention they've gained for the bad. In this episode, Adam discusses the leadership problem we are currently facing due to people using the attention they've gained for the bad. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 8:45 #100: What Should You Do When You Don’t Get Easy? https://asmithblog.com/get-easy/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 06:01:49 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21951 <img width="768" height="365" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-768x365.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="don't get easy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-768x365.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-300x143.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-1024x487.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-150x71.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/dont-get-what-you-want-e1457921048396.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses what you should do when you don't get things as easy as you think. In this episode, Adam discusses what you should do when you don't get things as easy as you think. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:17 #099: This Is What Really Matters https://asmithblog.com/really-matters/ Tue, 08 Mar 2016 07:01:49 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21730 <img width="768" height="375" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-768x375.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="really matters" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-768x375.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-300x146.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-1024x500.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-150x73.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/people-really-matters-matter-e1457416068133.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses the things in life that really matters. In this episode, Adam discusses the things in life that really matters. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:05 #098: The Power of Silence https://asmithblog.com/silence/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 07:01:55 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21704 <img width="768" height="349" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-768x349.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="silence" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-768x349.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-300x136.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-1024x465.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-150x68.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/silence-e1456615410918.png 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners about the power found in silence. In this episode, Adam tells listeners about the power found in silence. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:20 #097: Value Is the One Word That Changed My Life https://asmithblog.com/value/ Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:01:32 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21653 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-768x512.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="value" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-768x512.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-150x100.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/value-e1455582672245.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why the word "value" has been so important to his own life. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why the word "value" has been so important to his own life. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:53 #096: How to Efficiently and Effectively Help People Find Success https://asmithblog.com/success/ Tue, 16 Feb 2016 07:01:08 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21564 <img width="768" height="514" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-768x514.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="success help busy" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-768x514.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-300x201.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-1024x685.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-150x100.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/success-busier-e1455297515682.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam shares how you can efficiently and effectively help people find success for themselves. In this episode, Adam shares how you can efficiently and effectively help people find success for themselves. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:47 #095: Four Ways to Make Your Best Work Even Better https://asmithblog.com/best-work/ Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:01:06 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21477 <img width="768" height="403" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-work-better-768x403.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="best work" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-work-better-768x403.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-work-better-300x158.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-work-better-150x79.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/best-work-better.png 872w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make their best work even better. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make their best work even better. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:48 #094: How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed https://asmithblog.com/overwhelmed/ Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:01:33 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21471 <img width="768" height="433" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed-768x433.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="overwhelmed" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed-768x433.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed-300x169.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed-1024x577.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed-150x84.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/overwhelmed.jpg 1280w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can stop feeling overwhelmed immediately. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can stop feeling overwhelmed immediately. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:20 #093: How to Build Better Relationships Within the Workplace https://asmithblog.com/relationships-workplace/ Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:01:02 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21443 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-768x512.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-768x512.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-150x100.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/better-relationships-workplace-e1453759247197.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />So, if your workplace doesn’t have a great company culture due to a lack of relationship on your team, here are five ways to begin fixing problems, right now: So, if your workplace doesn’t have a great company culture due to a lack of relationship on your team, here are five ways to begin fixing problems, right now: Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:08 #092: How to Make Better Decisions https://asmithblog.com/make-better-decisions/ Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:01:06 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21379 <img width="768" height="319" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/make-better-decisions-768x319.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="make better decisions" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/make-better-decisions-768x319.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/make-better-decisions-300x125.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/make-better-decisions-150x62.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/make-better-decisions.png 912w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make better decisions starting, today. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make better decisions starting, today. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:56 #091: How to Get Your Work Noticed https://asmithblog.com/get-your-work-noticed/ Tue, 12 Jan 2016 07:01:53 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21346 <img width="768" height="493" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/get-your-work-noticed-768x493.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="get your work noticed" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/get-your-work-noticed-768x493.png 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/get-your-work-noticed-300x193.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/get-your-work-noticed-150x96.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/get-your-work-noticed.png 877w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells you how you can get your work noticed. In this episode, Adam tells you how you can get your work noticed. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:38 #090: 4 Ways to Make This Year Better than Last Year https://asmithblog.com/make-this-year-better/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:01:14 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21152 <img width="600" height="300" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/image-1.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/image-1.jpg 600w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/image-1-300x150.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/image-1-150x75.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px" />In this episode, Adam explains how you can make this year better than last year. In this episode, Adam explains how you can make this year better than last year. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:30 #089: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work https://asmithblog.com/goals-new-years-resolutions/ Tue, 29 Dec 2015 07:01:44 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21194 <img width="768" height="384" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-768x384.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="new year's resolutions" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-768x384.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-300x150.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-1024x512.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-150x75.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/new-years-resolutions-e1451155924174.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why goals work, but New Year's resolutions don't. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why goals work, but New Year's resolutions don't. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:56 #088: How to Stop Complacency and Begin Making a Difference https://asmithblog.com/complacency/ Tue, 22 Dec 2015 07:01:20 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=21067 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-768x512.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="complacent complacency" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-768x512.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-150x100.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/complacent-e1450654967157.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how to stop complacency, and begin doing more with their lives. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how to stop complacency, and begin doing more with their lives. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:26 #087: The Best Way for You to Know Which Ideas You Should Pursue https://asmithblog.com/ideas/ Tue, 15 Dec 2015 07:01:03 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20863 <img width="768" height="418" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea-768x418.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="best ideas pursue" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea-768x418.jpg 768w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea-300x163.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea-1024x557.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea-150x82.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/best-ideas-idea.jpg 1276w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how to choose which ideas they should pursue. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how to choose which ideas they should pursue. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:20 #086: The Best Way to Look at Marketing https://asmithblog.com/marketing/ Tue, 08 Dec 2015 07:01:21 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20860 <img width="768" height="303" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/marketing-e1449590954586.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="marketing" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/marketing-e1449590954586.png 1240w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/marketing-e1449590954586-300x118.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/marketing-e1449590954586-1024x404.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/marketing-e1449590954586-150x59.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can become better at marketing, and it's not what you think. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can become better at marketing, and it's not what you think. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:33 #085: How to Create Better Products https://asmithblog.com/better-products/ Tue, 01 Dec 2015 07:01:45 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20782 <img width="768" height="768" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/better-products-e1447807386792.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="better products" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can create better products with their great ideas. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can create better products with their great ideas. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:02 #084: How to Have Great Ideas https://asmithblog.com/great-ideas/ Tue, 24 Nov 2015 07:01:23 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20779 <img width="768" height="768" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/better_ideas.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="better ideas" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/better_ideas.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/better_ideas-150x150.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/better_ideas-300x300.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can think clearly, enhance the creative process, and have great ideas. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can think clearly, enhance the creative process, and have great ideas. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:12 #083: It’s Time to Fight for What You Want from Life https://asmithblog.com/fight/ Tue, 17 Nov 2015 07:01:52 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20758 <img width="768" height="356" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fight-boxing-gloves-ring.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="fight boxing gloves ring" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fight-boxing-gloves-ring.jpg 1080w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fight-boxing-gloves-ring-300x139.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fight-boxing-gloves-ring-1024x474.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/fight-boxing-gloves-ring-150x69.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam gives listeners tips on how they can fight for a better life, starting immediately. In this episode, Adam gives listeners tips on how they can fight for a better life, starting immediately. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:12 #082: “Just Do It” Is Terrible Advice Without Preparation https://asmithblog.com/terrible-advice/ Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:01:14 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20497 <img width="768" height="432" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/just-do-it-terrible-advice.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="just do it terrible advice" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/just-do-it-terrible-advice.jpg 1280w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/just-do-it-terrible-advice-300x169.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/just-do-it-terrible-advice-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/just-do-it-terrible-advice-150x84.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why "just do it" is terrible advice. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why "just do it" is terrible advice. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:24 #081: People Don’t Always Need Your Opinion In Conversation https://asmithblog.com/opinion/ Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:01:21 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20488 <img width="670" height="636" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/opinion.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="opinion" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/opinion.jpg 670w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/opinion-300x285.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/opinion-150x142.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 670px) 100vw, 670px" />In this episode, Adam explains why people don't always need your opinion, but they do need you to listen. In this episode, Adam explains why people don't always need your opinion, but they do need you to listen. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:04 #080: Credibility Is Necessary for Leaders https://asmithblog.com/credibility/ Tue, 27 Oct 2015 06:01:31 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20484 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/credibility-leadership-e1445887321311.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="credibility" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam explains why building credibility is so important. In this episode, Adam explains why building credibility is so important. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:51 #079: You Should Be Measuring Your Amount of Focus, Not Your Amount of Time https://asmithblog.com/focus-time/ Tue, 20 Oct 2015 06:01:10 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20394 <img width="768" height="543" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/focus.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="amount of focus" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/focus.jpg 1000w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/focus-300x212.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/focus-150x106.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses why you should begin measuring your amount of focus, not the amount of time you have. In this episode, Adam discusses why you should begin measuring your amount of focus, not the amount of time you have. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 8:56 #078: How the Fear of Looking at Reality Is Hurting Everyone https://asmithblog.com/fear-reality/ Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:01:29 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20353 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fear-reality.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fear-reality.jpg 1280w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fear-reality-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fear-reality-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/fear-reality-150x100.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam discusses how the fear of looking at reality is hurting everyone. In this episode, Adam discusses how the fear of looking at reality is hurting everyone. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:52 #077: The 6 Words You Need to Stop Using Right Now https://asmithblog.com/words-stop-using/ Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:01:18 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20196 <img width="768" height="336" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/words-matter.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="words" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/words-matter.png 881w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/words-matter-300x131.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/words-matter-150x66.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners the six words he no longer uses, and why they should stop using them, as well. In this episode, Adam tells listeners the six words he no longer uses, and why they should stop using them, as well. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 8:03 #076: The 4 Biggest Differences Between Leaders and Bosses https://asmithblog.com/leaders-bosses/ Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:01:24 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20163 <img width="346" height="346" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/boss-leader.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="bosses leaders" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/boss-leader.jpg 346w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/boss-leader-150x150.jpg 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/boss-leader-300x300.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 346px) 100vw, 346px" />In this episode, Adam explains the four biggest differences between leaders and bosses. In this episode, Adam explains the four biggest differences between leaders and bosses. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 8:33 #075: 14 Steps to a More Confident You https://asmithblog.com/confident/ Tue, 22 Sep 2015 06:01:49 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=20048 <img width="704" height="457" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/confident-confidence.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="confident confidence" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/confident-confidence.jpg 704w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/confident-confidence-300x195.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/confident-confidence-150x97.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 704px) 100vw, 704px" />In this episode, Adam gives listeners fourteen ways they can be more confident, today. In this episode, Adam gives listeners fourteen ways they can be more confident, today. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:50 #074: How to Identify the Right Priorities in Your Life https://asmithblog.com/right-priorities/ Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:01:18 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19953 <img width="768" height="768" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/priorities.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="priorities" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/priorities.png 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/priorities-150x150.png 150w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/priorities-300x300.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can begin setting the right priorities in their lives. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can begin setting the right priorities in their lives. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:46 #073: 8 Signs It May Be Time to Quit https://asmithblog.com/quit/ Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:01:55 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19790 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/when-is-it-time-to-quit.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="when is it time to quit" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/when-is-it-time-to-quit.jpg 3773w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/when-is-it-time-to-quit-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/when-is-it-time-to-quit-1024x683.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/when-is-it-time-to-quit-150x100.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam reveals 8 ways to know that it is time to quit. In this episode, Adam reveals 8 ways to know that it is time to quit. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:54 #072: The Power of Positivity https://asmithblog.com/positivity/ Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:01:08 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19556 <img width="640" height="633" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/positivity.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="positivity" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/positivity.jpg 640w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/positivity-300x297.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/positivity-150x148.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px" />In this episode, Adam explains why positivity and thankfulness are so powerful. In this episode, Adam explains why positivity and thankfulness are so powerful. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:11 #071: Be a Good Steward with What You Already Have https://asmithblog.com/good-steward/ Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:01:20 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19524 <img width="768" height="511" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/good-steward-stewardship.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="good steward stewardship" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/good-steward-stewardship.jpg 3008w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/good-steward-stewardship-300x199.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/good-steward-stewardship-1024x681.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/good-steward-stewardship-150x100.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells you how to be a good steward with what you already have in your possession. In this episode, Adam tells you how to be a good steward with what you already have in your possession. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 10:11 #070: Create A Better Company Culture https://asmithblog.com/company-culture/ Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:01:51 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19395 <img width="768" height="432" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/company-culture.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="better company culture" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/company-culture.jpg 822w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/company-culture-300x169.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/company-culture-150x84.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam explains to listeners how they can help create a better company culture. In this episode, Adam explains to listeners how they can help create a better company culture. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:02 #069: Why Looking at Your Past Is so Important https://asmithblog.com/your-past/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 06:01:22 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19274 <img width="768" height="432" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/look-at-your-past.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="look at your past" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/look-at-your-past.jpg 1920w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/look-at-your-past-300x169.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/look-at-your-past-1024x576.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/look-at-your-past-150x84.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners why looking at your past is so important. In this episode, Adam tells listeners why looking at your past is so important. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:38 #068: Four Ways To Be Happier Than You Are Right Now https://asmithblog.com/happier-podcast/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:01:56 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19048 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/be-happier-e1437844885400.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="be happier" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam shows listeners four ways that they can be happier. In this episode, Adam shows listeners four ways that they can be happier. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:17 #067: Quit Being Too Busy https://asmithblog.com/quit-busy/ Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:01:37 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=19046 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/quit.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="quit" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/quit.jpg 1280w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/quit-300x200.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/quit-1024x682.jpg 1024w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/quit-150x100.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that they may need to quit. In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that they may need to quit. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:54 #066: 5 Tips to Simplify Your Life https://asmithblog.com/simplify-save-time/ Tue, 14 Jul 2015 06:01:41 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=18658 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/simplify-e1436679112660.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="simplify time" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners what they can simplify in their own life so they can think about more important things. In this episode, Adam tells listeners what they can simplify in their own life so they can think about more important things. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:13 #065: How and Why to Get More Sleep https://asmithblog.com/more-sleep/ Tue, 07 Jul 2015 06:01:43 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=18749 <img width="768" height="499" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/more-sleep.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="more sleep" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/more-sleep.png 848w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/more-sleep-300x195.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/more-sleep-150x97.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can get more sleep and why they need more sleep in their lives. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can get more sleep and why they need more sleep in their lives. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 7:29 #064: Make Life Easier With These 7 Steps https://asmithblog.com/make-life-easier/ Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:01:03 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=18646 <img width="768" height="371" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/make-life-easier.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="make life easier" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/make-life-easier.png 853w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/make-life-easier-300x145.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/make-life-easier-150x72.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make life easier instantly. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can make life easier instantly. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 12:14 #063: Your Story Matters If You Want to Build Community https://asmithblog.com/story-matters/ Tue, 23 Jun 2015 06:01:48 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=18182 <img width="768" height="503" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/story-matters.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="story matters" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/story-matters.png 821w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/story-matters-300x197.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/story-matters-150x98.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam shares why your story matters. In this episode, Adam shares why your story matters. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:19 #062: Take Action https://asmithblog.com/take-action/ Tue, 16 Jun 2015 06:01:22 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17952 <img width="653" height="328" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/take-action-do-more.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/take-action-do-more.png 653w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/take-action-do-more-300x151.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/take-action-do-more-150x75.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 653px) 100vw, 653px" />In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can move past talking and finally take action. In this episode, Adam tells listeners how they can move past talking and finally take action. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:08 #061: Fear Can Be A Good Thing https://asmithblog.com/fear-good-thing/ Tue, 02 Jun 2015 06:01:55 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17409 <img width="768" height="412" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fear-good.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fear-good.png 894w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fear-good-300x161.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/fear-good-150x81.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam shows listeners how fear can be a good thing. In this episode, Adam shows listeners how fear can be a good thing. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:47 #060: Here Are Three Reasons You Should Start A Blog https://asmithblog.com/060-why-you-should-start-blog/ Tue, 26 May 2015 06:15:35 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17358 <img width="768" height="508" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/start-a-blog.png" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="start a blog" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/start-a-blog.png 856w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/start-a-blog-300x198.png 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/start-a-blog-150x99.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 768px) 100vw, 768px" />In this episode, Adam explains why you should start a blog. When you start a blog it allows you to have complete control over online customization. In this episode, Adam explains why you should start a blog. When you start a blog it allows you to have complete control over online customization. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 3:55 #059: What I Look For In A Mentor https://asmithblog.com/059-mentor-mentors-mentoring/ Tue, 12 May 2015 06:01:31 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17354 <img width="509" height="236" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mentor.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mentor.jpg 509w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mentor-300x139.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/mentor-150x70.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 509px) 100vw, 509px" />The reason for being mentored is to have people speak into your life who have been through what you are currently going through or what you will go through in the future. The reason for being mentored is to have people speak into your life who have been through what you are currently going through or what you will go through in the future. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 8:55 #058: How To Grow An Audience https://asmithblog.com/058-how-grow-audience/ Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:01:20 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17332 <img width="768" height="435" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/grow-an-audience-e1430194410105.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam shows you how to grow an audience. In this episode, Adam shows you how to grow an audience. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 5:11 #057: Do What Is Necessary to Create https://asmithblog.com/057-what-necessary-create/ Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:01:02 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17208 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/create-e1429477168727.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam helps you discover what is necessary for you to create. In this episode, Adam helps you discover what is necessary for you to create. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 6:22 #056: Your Plans Will Change https://asmithblog.com/056-your-plans-will-change/ Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:01:14 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17093 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/your-plans-will-change-e1428953182624.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam explains the need for a plan, but also informs listeners that plan will change, too. In this episode, Adam explains the need for a plan, but also informs listeners that plan will change, too. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:05 #055: Be Thankful For The Journey https://asmithblog.com/055-thankful-for-the-journey/ Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:01:49 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17096 <img width="768" height="512" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/thankful-journey-e1428201938971.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" />In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that when times are rough, remembering to be thankful for what you do have is what will help you along your journey. In this episode, Adam reminds listeners that when times are rough, remembering to be thankful for what you do have is what will help you along your journey. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:59 #054: How Are You Doing On Those 2015 Goals? https://asmithblog.com/2015-goals/ Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:01:55 +0000 http://asmithblog.com/?p=17088 <img width="610" height="324" src="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-goals.jpg" class="webfeedsFeaturedVisual wp-post-image" alt="" style="display: block; margin: auto; margin-bottom: 5px;max-width: 100%;" srcset="https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-goals.jpg 610w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-goals-300x159.jpg 300w, https://asmithblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2015-goals-150x80.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px" />In this episode, Adam reminds you of the importance of going after your 2015 goals, and achieving them. In this episode, Adam reminds you of the importance of going after your 2015 goals, and achieving them. Adam Smith - Live Life With Purpose 4:34