The Charge – A Review Series
Today I’m tackling Chapter 2 of The Charge by Brendon Burchard. The Drive For Control.
What drives us?
Well Section one of The Charge is about the first 5 of the 10 Human Drives.
We all have a human drive for control.
As a control freak(ish) person, I was not surprised at this at all, but what I found interesting is that Burchard tells us – yes, we can’t control a LOT in our lives. But there are many things we can do to control the way we experience life. A simple example would be to eliminate as much negative in our lives as we can.
Here is a tip I highly recommend you implement in your life, especially if you are in network marketing. This is something I’ve heard time and time again throughout my life as I’ve learned about how to live a rewarding and joyful life. I remember years ago, reading one of Dr. Andrew Weil’s books and he talked about doing a “news fast.” Why? Because we tend to feel more and more OUT of control when all we hear is negative things and doom and gloom. Just about any good mentor or leader will tell you, to eliminate as much of that in your life as possible. That even includes hanging around with the complainers and critics in your life.
Replace that with the exact opposite – meditation, peace, education, personal development, positive motivating friends and you will see a dramatic improvement in your view of the world.
The next section was a light bulb moment for me. Brendon Burchard introduces the concept of our need for “NEW” – meaning we are programmed to want “novelty and change.” Are you already thinking about 10 things you’d like to try? Do you get bored fast? There is a reason for that!!! I always felt badly that my passion for things generally peaked and then fell off. Now, I understand why – it is the deep seeded need to try as much as I can, do as much as I can – in this very short life. I bet you have the same feelings.
Don’t mistake me to mean that we then don’t finish things we start and don’t follow through – that is a different thing altogether. But Burchard offers 6 ways to ensure we keep the “new” in our lives. All the ideas were great, but my favorite was “Travel Adventures.” THAT is one of my biggest passions! Taking one big trip per year – saving up, making plans – going somewhere exotic… that has to be one of the all time best ways to add a little “new” to anyone’s life that I can think of!!
One of the things I wrote in the margin of the book was to take my kids camping! So simple! But how fun that would be – an adventure for us all!
So how about you? Does that ring true to you? Do you see how adding new things to your life could make you feel more alive?
Being in business is a tough job – at FIRST. We work many hours for not a lot of money and then one day we get to make a lot of money for not a lot of hours. But no matter where you are in that journey, you can still make sure you are energizing yourself, feeling truly alive and living in the now.
Excited to hear what you think!
Bossy Redhead OUT!
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