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Alright, alright, alright. Alright, alright, alright. Hey everybody! Michael Gebben here and I'm super excited to be with you on another rockin' Wednesday. So first off today, I wanna give a big shoutout to all my Jumpstarter members. These guys and girls are crushing it. I'm just so excited to see these people from all over the world literally coming together in a supportive community and achieving their dreams, achieving things they once thought weren't possible and starting to make these things come true. There are people in there who are people who want to do Youtube stuff, there are photographers, videographers, there are designers, there are amazing artists, and then finally, there are even musicians in there.
One I wanna point out right now is Jemma Johnson. She just released her EP. You guys have to check her out. You can click right here and go over to her channel for Jemma Johnson. She's just outstanding. What's great is she was quiet for a month and a half. We didn't even know she existed in the group. Then, she spoke up and well, awesome things are happening now. She is fired up.
That's what the Jumpstarters is all about. It's getting people to get out of their shells, break free and start being able to go after those things that they really wanna go after when before they were scared and didn't know what to do. So that's all I wanna say about that right now. I'm super proud of her and I'm super proud of everybody else in the group. Exciting things are happening over there. If you wanna check out and learn more when we announce more about the Jumpstarters and how you can get involved, you can go to http://gebbsvip.com. GEBBS VIP right there and check that out.
Let's get into today's topic. Quit your job. Why say No? Why is it important to say No to things as opposed to saying Yes. Which yes, I might add, for a long, long time, was one of my absolute favorite words. I don't even know that I knew what No was. I didn't think No was in my vocabulary at all.
We think that when we're wanting to start our own business or do our own thing that everything's an opportunity. We never want to miss an opportunity and heck, even for you guys and people listening who don't have your own business and have no desire, you still say Yes to everything all the time. We think everything's an opportunity we're gonna miss out or we're gonna upset someone if we don't say Yes. Here's what I'm gonna tell you. There's one caveat at this. I do believe that in entrepreneurship and starting your own business and doing your own thing, there's a lot in the beginning that you do need to say Yes to. You do need to be taking these different opportunities. You do need to be doing these different things because you gotta get yourself out there. You have got to get yourself out there.
It's kinda like the video I said before (The Supply and Demand). It's kinda difficult to demand a premium for your work and the things that you're doing if there's nodbody asking for your work. Nobody knows who you are. It's better to get more upfront and start getting that word of mouth out there, getting people to talk about you, doing great work for people bbut there comes a time when less is truly more, that the way to achieve more is not by more. It's not by doing more and saying Yes to more things and think "Oh my gosh, if I say No to something, I'll lose. Here's the thing for me, that when I've achieved the most success... it's from a two-letter word not the three-letter word. It's by less. It's by removing that letters. It's by removing things in my life.
So it's not all about saying No to people and saying I can't do that. It's actually about and doing it gracefully. It's actually about removing things out of your life. The quicker way to achievement isn't by adding, adding, adding, adding, doing more, doing more, doing more, doing more all the time, Yes to everybody, fill up every second of every single day because what that causes is mass overwhelm and stress. It's not sustainable for the average human being. So you start removing things, removing things. In the beginning, you do a lot, you try a lot of things, you figure out what it is that you wanna do, what you like and then you start removing. Don't keep doing everything.
I was reading somewhere, I can't remember who said it but it said, "The quickest way to achieve more is by removing these different things that even you've started by ending something, stopping something." You might have 25 things that you're doing and pursuing right now. I can pretty much promise you, they will not all become successful ever as long as you keep doing them all, unless you're just a master delegator and you have all these people helping you and you're like a Richard Branson which not many of us are or know how to do that.
For us, we need to remove things. We need to try a lot of things and then remove things and go on focus on the things that light us up the most. For me, it's just a really powerful thing to say No and remove now and not just keep adding to my plate. If they don't fit. The way for me to know, if it doesn't fit in line with the things I'm really, really wanting to do and move forward on, then I just don't do it. I have to say No. I've been doing that a lot lately and before, I would feel bad about it but now I feel great about it. I feel better than I did saying Yes to everything and Yes to everybody because honestly, if you're stressed out and being driven crazy, you’re not actually helping people.
You think by saying Yes to everybody, you’re helping people. The reality is you’re not. You’re actually disservicing a lot of people because it’s almost impossible for any individual to fulfill all the needs of every single person that they say Yes to all the time. That’s the thing. Start shifting your mindset as you’re actually gonna make a lot more people happier by referring them to people who can help them at that moment in time when you’re not the right fit as opposed to thinking you’re superman and you can do everything and help everyone. I hope that part helps.
Let’s go to quitting your job part. Let’s get to that part of things. Some of you may have already quit your job and you have a business but maybe you’ve created a cage, maybe you’ve created a job for yourself, something you don’t enjoy. This will apply to you. For those of you who are going, “Man, I’d love to live my dream. I’d love to do the thing that I think about all the time for a living as opposed to doing this thing which is what I get paid for but I don’t really love and I don’t really enjoy.” Let’s talk about that for a second because what’s gonna happen is every single one of us out there is going to find an excuse at any point in our life as to why we can’t do that. You’re too young, you don’t have the resources, you don’t have the money, you don’t have this, you don’t have that. Then you get older. You’re like, “I’m too old, I have these kids, I have this, I have that and I just can’t do it.” Anywhere in between, anything you will find the excuse as to why we shouldn’t do it or why we can’t.
I’m gonna give you a few different scenarios of the people and the scenarios like the ways that I think that you can really look at things depending on scenarios you’re in, how to achieve, how to quit your job, how to really do what you love. For me, if you live at home still, if you’re in school and you’re younger, you’re in a prime position. For me, I’ve said this before, the biggest stuff for me at 19, 18 years old, and 28 now, right here and not the way I look.
Before, I used to say, well people won’t take me seriously. People won’t pay me premium rates. People won’t this, people won’t that. It was all the wrong language coming out of my mouth, just reinforcing what I actually thought. I can’t do this… but I did. I did. Something broke through to me to actually start my business. At that point in time, I lived at home which is a perfect scenario. If you live at home, you don’t have a lot of obligations when it comes to money. You can really go (as I always joke), falls the walls on your idea, on your thing. Give it all you got. Make your parents proud. Prove them wrong if they don’t believe in you and do it when you don’t have all these financial obligations. It’s a perfect time. Once you believe,(I talk about it all the time), you can start achieving things. If you don’t think it’s possible, it can still be possible but it’s much more difficult but I’m telling you right now, it’s possible. That’s my story. I started when I lived in my parents basement back when I was 19 years old.
If you already have a job and you have more obligations or you have kids or you have these things, this is where the No, this is where the removing things come really important. The reality is, if there’s something you really want, if you really want to go for your dream, if you really wanna go for this thing and get out of this thing you hate, you will have to make sacrifices somewhere. I’m not the person who says, “Just go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go and never stop and never enjoy yourself. I will say, if you’re not willing to make some sacrifices and say No to some things and take that time while you’re at work doing what you gotta there, leave that and spend that extra bonus time somewhere by the things you need to remove to work on the thing that you really wanna do or start trying things.
You’re in the position then, when again you don’t necessarily need the money. So you can work on this in your spare time. I think that’s a great situation for people who have jobs because when you don’t have your job and you have nothing, you’ve got to some degree (which we’ll get to the third one), be making money as quick as possible. Whereas, it’s better to build those relationships, do those different things which is gonna bring in my third one, save up money so that the third scenario, you save up a chunk of money, you’ve been building your business at the backend when you didn’t need to worry about money or making any money and then you’re able to quit with this, maybe three, four, five months. People give you a million different scenarios of what it is and how much you need. That’s up to you and your discipline level.
You can quit and you’ve got this built up. Hopefully, you’re not quitting, you’ve never done anything and you don’t even know at all. Some people do that. Depends on your level of risk that you’re willing to take. You save it up, you’ve been working on it, you’ve got some clients, you’ve got some things rolling. What I tell people is, what would you do with the extra 200 hours a month that you would have available? Do the math. If you have a 50-60 hours a week, let’s say 60 ‘coz you’re driving with everything. 60 hours a week for that job. What’s that times four? That’s 240 hours in a month for you to pursue this thing that you’re only being able to put a little bit of time into. 240 hours, disciplined hours, you can gain a lot of momentum in a couple of months if you’ve already built up some connections and some relationships and you’re already making some money and getting some things rolling and you have that little bit of money saved up.
For me, those are some great options. Anybody at any stage of their life can do that. You just have to start reprogramming your mind to see things a little bit differently and start to learn that you might have to make some sacrifices. You might have to say No to some things. You might have to remove some things from your life to be able to make this happen. Even if you’re already making things happen and you’re freakin’ overwhelmed out of your mind and you’re thinking, “How can I add more?” “How can I charge more?” “How can I do more?” “How can I find more time?” It’s not by taking on more things. It’s not by saying Yes to more things.
Even sometimes when they might seem like great opportunities. You will be able to achieve more, help more people and do more things by actually saying No to more things, by actually doing less because when you focus on just those few things, those few critical things, it can move the needle. As my man, Paul Reddick says, “Move the chains.” If you just can keep moving the chains but it’s hard to move the chains, it’s hard to move the needle on 90 different things all the time. I know, you know when you think about it, how hard it is to keep up with everything, everything in life. So what can you become great at? What can you become great at by focusing on just a few things. That doesn’t mean boxing you in, you can never do anything else. It just means, what are those few critical things you can focus on? After you’ve tried a lot of things, done a lot of things, you’re overwhelmed, you’re stressed out, remove, remove, remove. It’ll be okay.
I can go on, and on, and on about this. I just really, like I said, I’m excited for all my Jumpstarters. It’s a community that we’re building now to make this stuff a reality. We’re really diving deeper than I’m able to do on these Wednesday videos every single week and there are people talking, supporting each other. I just love that because finding a community of likeminded people as an entrepreneur, people wanting to quit their jobs or just achieve more in business and the things they’re doing right now, it’s difficult to find awesome people that can support you.
That’s what it’s all about for me. That’s what I want for you guys. Whether you join or not, that’s up to you guys but what I want more than anything from these videos is for you guys to be achieving your dreams and knowing (as my channel says), anything is possible. It really is when you believe and it doesn’t matter. I could bring out a book on the case studies of all the human beings that are in every walk of life, from little kids to old, old, old people. They may be 80s or 90s who are doing crazy things and achieving crazy things because they believe, because they tried, because they go for it. You know what, I commend them. I know you, you have it inside of you to achieve amazing things, to whatever capacity that means for you, because sometimes we start looking at everybody else and we think we don’t have that. It doesn’t matter what everybody else has. It’s what you have. And that my friends is what matters and you, every single one of you has greatness inside of you that you can achieve anything. Start putting your mind to it. Start making it happen.
Start removing those things. Start removing the clutter. Start saying No just a little bit more. Just try it a few times. I promise you when you start removing and that also includes people. We’ve talked about that in the past as well - removing toxic people. When you start doing all these, the weight will start to lift off your shoulders. The stress will start to go away. You feel more free. Rock and roll my friends. I truly appreciate you being here each and every single Wednesday. If you’re new here, be sure to subscribe to the channel. You can subscribe right here and we have a new video each and every single Wednesday. Again, you guys rock. If you wanna check more of the Jumpstarters, http://gebbsvip.com and be sure to check out Jemma Johnson as well. You’ll love her music. She’s absolutely outstanding. Till next time, keep rockin’ and we will see you next Wednesday. Bam!
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