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204 - It Is Not Good For Man To Be Alone

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It Is Not Good For Man To Be Alone

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Despite the fact that my family has been gone, here’s how I’m really feeling…

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I know we got a lot of solo entrepreneurs on here, but you’ve got to find someone to celebrate with. It can be a spouse, it can be a friend, can be a family member, can be an employee, can be a partner, can be a something. But if you don’t have that around, I’m guessing that that might be why you are struggling a little bit. Because today, it’s 9:20 at night, I haven’t had dinner yet. I just barely showered. People around you is a good thing and it moves you forward and keeps you doing amazing stuff.

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Hey everyone, this is Russell Brunson, welcome to Marketing in Your Car. Alright, my friends. I’m just leaving Fred Meyer right now, with a bag of grocery store sushi at 9:15 at night. While I was in the grocery store a thought came to my head and this is the message for today.

The thought was, it’s not good for man to be alone. It is true. Man, I’m almost getting in a wreck in the parking lot. So this is what I mean by that. Oh crap. Sorry, late night parking lots is like bumper cars almost out here. So this week I was really excited because4 my wife and kids were leaving as you know. I was like, “sweet I can finally get some stuff done, this is going to be amazing. I cannot wait to catch up and get some stuff done.”

So they left yesterday as you know, I was at the office til 4am, when you guys got my message about getting choked out. I have no idea if that was even coherent at all. Today, I passed out, had an alarm, my alarm went off at 5 minutes to 8, jumped up had a call at 8 o’clock, then went and passed back out again. Actually drank some ketone, then passed back out again. Woke up at about 1 o’clock today, got to editing my book. Spent the next 5 or 6 hours editing the book.

Then I was so excited because I got all this stuff done, it’s looking amazing, I’m proud of it and everything that I wanted to celebrate, and I got up and I looked around and nobody was there to celebrate with me. I was like, crap, what good is doing something awesome if there’s no one to celebrate with. So I voxed my wife and told and she voxed me back and forth, that was fun. Then I voxed my friends, then I voxed everyone who might even care a little bit. I’m celebrating with them because I’m so excited something cool happened.

And that was good, at least there were some people that would give me some feedback. Then I was like, “I need to get out of here for a little bit.” So I went in the backyard, went in the weight room and just threw some weights around, had a good time out there. Then our pool, we opened our pool, even though it’s way to cold to open the pool, we thought, you know what, why not? Let’s just do it. So we opened up the pool and the heater is trying to warm it, but I don’t know if it’s warm or not.

So I looked and it said 76, I’m like, “Dude that’s amazing.” And I opened the top and I put my foot in the shallow end, and I’m like, “it’s warm water, I’m going swimming right now.” So I opened the pool, go to the diving board, dive off, and I found out that like the top two feet of the water is 76 degrees, and everything below that is freezing, freezing, freezing cold. I jumped into this nice warm, hot pool, and then it turns into sheer freezing-ness, stabbing my whole body.

Which is probably good from a bio-hacking stand point, I’m guessing. I don’t know. But I immediately jump out of the pool. As I’m jumping out I come back through this warmth. I’m like, I don’t know what to do, it’s cold, its warm. It’s really confusing, right. I get out and I’m laughing and all this stuff, looking around and there’s nobody there. And I’m like, dangit.

So I voxed my wife, “Hey, I just jumped in the pool.” I’m telling people, I’m making podcasts. I’m trying to get other people engaged. It’s just thing after thing, after thing. I realized that as excited as I was to have my own alone and get stuff done and be home alone and be able to have time to work and focus, all those kinds of things. I’m so so so grateful that it’s just for a finite amount of time. I was sitting in the pool like, I wish my kids were here.

As I was celebrating my book, I wish my wife was there. As I get every step along the way and the thing going through my head is it’s not good for man to be alone. We need people around us to celebrate. Otherwise, what’s the point of anything we’re doing? If you can’t, I mean, It’s not much fun. So I was thinking about that, it’s true in life, but it’s also true in business. I was solo entrepreneur for a long, long time, I think when I started surrounding myself with other people on my team, my employees and my friends and all these kinds of things.

And my partners and all that kind of stuff, that’s when business became more fun for me. It wasn’t just me celebrating, “Look at this amazing stuff that I did.” It was “Look at this amazing that we did, that we accomplished.” It just changed it. So for you what I’m thinking is, I know we got a lot of solo entrepreneurs on here, but you’ve got to find someone to celebrate with. It can be a spouse, it can be a friend, can be a family member, can be an employee, can be a partner, can be a something.

But if you don’t have that around, I’m guessing that that might be why you are struggling a little bit. Because today, it’s 9:20 at night, I haven’t had dinner yet. I just barely showered. People around you is a good thing and it moves you forward and keeps you doing amazing stuff. That was my message for today.

So anyway, it’s not good for man to be alone and I’m excited my wife and my amazing kids will be back tomorrow, and I cannot wait. I miss them and it’s going to be a lot of fun. Then next week, I’ll be back on with the team and we’ll be able to celebrate all of our victories and our wins together and it’ll be amazing. So that’s what we got. In fact, one thing we started doing is Friday’s we do Marketing meetings. We have different divisions right.

We have programming, our support teams, all these different things, and I kind of focus on the marketing side. So Friday at the end of the day we have a marketing meeting, we kind of, “Here’s all the cool stuff that happened this week, and here’s what I’m doing next week.” So we all have a focused motivation and a focused effort for that coming week we’re running towards. And it always gives us a chance to talk about it Friday so that all weekend long your thinking about how to make that better and cooler and all that kind of stuff.

Anyway, that’s one of my favorite parts of Friday. We all get together and brag about our wins, celebrate a little bit. It keeps us all going for another week. Find someone to celebrate with. If you don’t have it, let me know. I can celebrate with you. Message me on Facebook and I will celebrate with you. But we need to be celebrating because otherwise what’s the point? Seriously.

Alright, I’m home and back in the garage. I’m going back in. I’ve got another 10 chapters of my book or so to plow through tonight before my kids get back home. Then I’ll get back to normal. I gotta teach at church tomorrow, so I got to plan a lesson tonight still as well. But I just drank some caffeine ketones so I may be up for….till church tomorrow, who knows.

We will see. Alright guys, have an amazing day. I’m out of here, I’m going to have my grocery store sushi, my ketones, I figures carb and a ketone, just negates itself and makes me feel good, we’ll find out soon. Thanks everybody, have a nice night and we’ll talk to you soon.

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