This year I become infatuate with Impact Theory and co-founder Tom Bilyeu. With what I would say is an exponential rise in entrepreneurship, Tom’s ideas of the the relationship with one’s mindset and it’s impact in business is totally on point. It was actually something his wife Lisa said during one of their relationship theory episodes that really hit home for me. “You get what you focus on.” I wanted to translate how I view that in the DJ world today starting with something I think we can all relate to. Drama.
1. If you focus on the drama, you’ll get more of it
“It’s a trap!” Don’t get sucked in. It’s not to say that all people that experience drama are going out there and looking for it, but that when you experience it, if you put all your energy into it… you’ll get MORE. I should know, I’ve been there. Say for example you’re in an argument, the moment is heated, maybe unresolved but you decide to walk away and cool off. If you allow it to fester and continue to fume about it, you may find yourself stuck. So what can you do?
2. Refocus your energy.
If we want a mindset that allows for growth, sometimes you need to break the pattern. Refocus that energy into your work, your art, maybe even yoga or exercising. This is where I might go listen to knew music, prep for an upcoming show, focus on design or editing a new video. Just throw yourself into your passion.
3. Come back and Resolve the issue. (If you can…)
I don’t want to say go record a 4 hours dj mix and never return to the problem at hand. But if you can focus on something that makes you happy or that gets you out of the fixed mindset, you’ll be better able to view the problem with a clear head and come up with possible solutions. You’ll thank yourself later for not trying to solve the issue when your mind just wasn’t in the right head space. And makes sure the person you’re coming to a resolution with has had time to chill, too.
4. Let go of the outcome.
We can’t control the people we work with, or the events that may follow but we can control how we responce to those events. We can plan for the worst, so that we can deal with the rest with ease. You’ve mentally prepared for all possible outcomes and let go of what you can’t control.
This might not seem business related but it 100% is. Think about if you had to make a huge business decision and it will have impact on your finical stability. You want to ensure you’re making a decision based on what’s best for you and your business partners, not simply on the emotion in that moment or pressure you may be feeling by others around you. This is also important in professional relationships with clients or other co-founders. This is especially important when you’ve invested in business with others.
Notes: Refocus your energy, resolve as best you can and move on.
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