#600 Episode 600. Wow! I really appreciate all of you and a big thank you for helping me get here! We usually like to do something big for these milestone episodes, but I’m flying solo today. I have a fishing story for you that's actually a business analogy because that’s what I do. I'll get into a hobby because I enjoy it. And then I take my business experience and lay it over on top. So, there are going to be days when you do everything right. You have the right line, you have the right bait, you have the right location. You're doing all the same motions that everybody else is doing. And you're getting nothing. Why is that? What can we do about it? Well, I have some tips for you today, so join me for this milestone episode. Again, a huge thank you to all of you, and Team Flynn for the win! Show notes and more at SmartPassiveIncome.com/session600.
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SPI 600: Always Keep Casting - Thanks for 600!
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Eight-pack here and welcome to Episode, 600 section quite fitting, that Episode, 600 ended up on a Friday, and the Friday. After your rather amazing run, SPI Pro Audio workshops, audio teachings are teaching Friday is, if you will just thank you to all the pros who contributed and if you don't know what that is, we've had this community, SPI Pro. And we love to recruit members of that Community to share the mic with. And they've done so beautifully over the last few weeks. But I got the mic today and it's fitting because we're at a milestone episode episode 600 and I just want to thank you for listening to this episode. Maybe this is the first episode you listen to in which case you're like well I don't know what else is here. Well you know you Stephanie go back and you don't have to listen to All podcast episode. So though, I know there are a few of you. In fact, there's a few who literally go back to episode 1 and listen all the way through all 500 Episode 600 plus episodes. 500 plus episodes they listen to Just
Patriot which I think is insane. And first of all, I'm just very grateful for that. But I think if you're just discovering this podcast or even if you've been listening for a while, go back to some recent episodes and read the titles and understand whether or not, these are worth your time. I try to ensure that in the first minute or two of a podcast episode, you understand what it's about so that you can discover whether or not. It's the right thing to listen to right now. If not move on to the next one, right. I am not going to tell you to listen to everything I come out with. I want you to come out and say, you know, what am I going to find useful here on FBI today and I want you to find it, and hopefully we're doing a good job of pushing him toward you, so that you can make that decision. So, anyways, thank you again because I know that you are busy. You a lot of things going on and then even though you might be on a commute right now or at the gym and in a spot where you can listen and you're doing other things which is awesome, it just means the world.
So thank, you know, I don't have a big thing to Showcase here in Episode 600. Sometimes we forties my lab stones to have a huge guess, come on at the happened before and he's medicine episode other times. We do Recaps where we go back in time and listen to the highlights of the last 100 episodes and just pull the audio out for that and it kind of repurpose some stuff. I don't want to do that. I just want to tell you the story today and this is a story about fishing. Now used to fish a lot when I was a kid it's been very long time up until this recent April, when I picked up a ride again and I went to Lake and I got hooked if you will on it again. And I think it brings back a lot of childhood memories. But more than that I have been very conscious of what it's done for me mentally it's definitely helped me escape, it's definitely help me meditate, it's definitely help me find my flow State again. In fact when I'm fishing, what might seem like an hour is is actually like 8 hours going by like that's what happens when you are in the Flow State and I try to get in the flow state with work and I am sometimes, especially when I'm podcasting where I'm going to Great writing session that.
Time just flies by right? Well the same thing happens when I'm fishing because I'm just so focused and I'm doing something and there's no room for me to think about anything else other than watching the line or thinking about where the next phase might be here. Or what have you, but I've been really fighting, really hard to not share a lot about my fishing Adventures at least not yet, why? Because it is for me, you know, the first time I fish a while back in April, I was at the lake and there's a beautiful sunrise and the lake, which is class, right? There's no wind or ripples on the water and pulled out my phone. Also, I kind of take a picture of this have to share with everybody. Like, why? Why do I have to share this moment? I can, I just have it for me. You know. That might sound like it's selfish. Like, I would want other people to see and experience the same things that I'm experiencing, but I think it's also important to you. Yes. Be selfish to do some stuff for you. And sometimes that means removing yourself from the things that are making noise in your brain, right? And for the longest time ever since the beginning of the year, especially
Listen to beginning of the pandemic, really, just my mind races, all the time, all the time. What's next, what's coming? What if this, what if that and going to that Lake and putting my phone away deciding to opt out of sharing, it was deciding to opt in to my mental health and I think that's really important, but beyond that story which maybe I've told that before, I think it's a really important story and you should do something for you. That only is for you and not feel the need to share it, or if you do ask yourself, why? I think it's a really healthy question to ask ourselves is why why, why am I doing this or why is it have to happen or feel like it has to happen. And I start to question that I put my phone away, just enjoyed it and I've been enjoying fishing since then. I've gone a few dozen times since April, and I've been having a lot of fun, you know. Sometimes I'm on the water and I'm not catching anything. Of course, they say a terrible day. Fishing is better than a great day at work, but that's only true. If you don't like your workout, I love both my work and work that they do and the fishing at when I'm away from my work. So they're kind of wanted the same in that regard.
Beginning to get, it's good to get away for a little bit, get Outdoors, especially being nature and see that. And I also love the fun challenge of fishing because bass fishing in particular and everything attached again, is sort of catch and release. It is challenging, right? It's not just put your feet in the water. When you catch fish, you have to study the fish. Have to learn about the seasons and pre spawn and spawn and postpone it where they go. And what happens when the temperature goes up. What happens when the temperature goes down and we're on the lake. Might they be at this time with his temperature with a are in the wind in there so much and it's just so exciting. And so fun, so becomes a reward. When you see me, only put things together and then you catch that fish, but there's going to be days where when you're fishing in, this is an analogy to business. So keep that in mind. When you're fishing, or when you are doing business, there's going to be days where you do everything correctly, you have the right line, you have the right bait, you have the right location and you're doing all the same motions that everybody else is doing.
And you're getting nothing right? Just get nothing.
I can't imagine how many times a fisherman with that drive to catch that fish will even if they're not catching fish, they continue to cast it out there. Right. When saying that we have and fishing is a just one more cast, right? And that one more task, never is just one more task because we have that drive. The next thing we put out there might be our personal best. We might hatch monster fish on the next cast, but a business for whatever reason, sometimes we take 1 cast and one cast only and we don't catch a fish and we're like an, I guess there's no fish in this life. You have to keep casting, right? And why don't we have that drive to keep going? I think because it is less. Maybe there's less at stake perhaps right with business. It's like well if it doesn't work, then things might fall apart and I might starve or I'm not going to have a house and I think in some cases that could be true but in most cases that's just a story. We're telling ourselves and I
Told myself that story before. If I don't do well with this launch, everything is going to be a mess and it's I'm a failure and all the stuff and I still feel that way many times during the pandemic. A lot of her corsage is absolutely just bombed.
But not because it was a poor Lodge, but I mean think about the macroeconomics and everything that has happened in the world, right? There's a lot of circumstances and variables that you cannot change somewhere to even though you might be in the right spot. Or like, even though you might be facing the right date, even though you might be making the best casts that you can.
You're not able to control whether there's a fish there or not. Sometimes you're not able to control whether or something to eat the day before caught that same fish. That fish still has that memory and doesn't feel like they want to be aggressive to a bait that they maybe I've already seen, right? But we can't control that but we can control is that if things don't work out the way we want, if we don't catch a fish on that cast, we can always keep passing. I'm going to make that the name of this episode always keep casting. Now, on the flip side, I saw a fisherman the other day, who, you know, this is actually, illegal, is in California. You can have a permit or license to fish. And you can check a box to fish a second pole, the same time. So, a lot of trout fisherman, a lot of cat Fisher, mehn catfish, fisherman, catfishermans, and that would mean they're like fishing for cats catfish fisherman.
But like the real ones not like catfishing on the internet. I'm not talking about that bill fish with two poles in the water, because it doubles our chances essentially will cast of hero cast, another one over here, one for, when sure it will cover more ground, if we might be more likely to get a fish, there was a dude on the lake the other day who was fishing with four poles, and I was just like personal that's not legal, but second of all, how many of us in business are actually fishing with 20 poles? We have Twitter, we have Instagram, we have LinkedIn, we have our blog, we have our podcast, with all the things, because we want to cast an every single part of that Lake. Because if we do then we're more likely get to get a fish. Has a big difference is here with a fisherman is a lot of these kinds of fishermen who have multiple poles, they have bait that they can just leave their right or pass if you can cast out some power bait in the middle of the lake and just wait till a trout comes by and then you might get a fish and then you put
Little Bell on the end of your polmont cast out something and wait, in business more like a lure that you have to cast out and then retrieve to cover water and to put the right action on it. And the truth is if you are fishing multiple poles at a time casting lures that require some motion and some action and some retrieval.
None of those dates are going to have the right action. You're going to go one at a time, right? I'm in a real, the one in my left hand and while that's happening to one of my right hand standing still, and now I'm going to real, to one of my right hand in the left hands going. I try to do both the same time. She can be funky and weird. I'm going to be overwhelmed and convoluted and just in a weird position to have how many people who are creating businesses treat their social media platforms, and their energy. And as a result of trying to be everywhere trying to cover all parts of those Lakes because those things require retrieval and action in motion, does baits are just sitting there doing nothing there for not catching any fish or that energy is just across so many things that none of them stand a chance.
So, in many cases especially for a fisherman fishing one pole and focusing on that is going to be best, especially if you have the right bait. Are you going to the right bait? But if you're not energy, focus on to that bait and not bring it in the way, it should be.
Might as well not even be at the lake or the ocean. Your it's like you're not even in the water. In fact, you're just kind of polluting it don't pollute water. I hope that analogy fits, I think it does. It doesn't my head and to all my fellow fishermen out there tight lines, tight lines and learning the lingo, right? This is the one of my problems. I'll get into a space, a hobby, because I am enjoying it. And then I literally take my business experience and lay it over the top. Then again, I'm trying hard not to just automatically create a YouTube video because if I say yes to that, I'm saying, no to other things that have already committed to the not saying no forever.
Wink-wink. Alright. Well, tight lines, everybody. Thank you. I appreciate you for helping me, get to episode 606. Shut out to the team of the production team and everybody on team. SPI who's help making this amazing experience. Not just for me. It's not even about me about you, the listener subscriber member of spi Pro, the member of the email list. I look forward to the next 100 and hope you do to thank you so much. I appreciate you, you haven't done. So already be sure to apply to ask April because at the time it was recording, we are quickly approaching our limit or are cap on that membership we limited because we know that if it grows too big similar to the fisherman with a million people in the water or energy is going to be spread too thin, and snot can be a great experience. So, we limit the number of people that are in there were slowly and actually quickly approaching our limit and we want you to be a part of it as well if there is room. So be sure to apply. We'll see if it's the right fit.
Number to SPI pro.com. It's just been so much fun. Thank you so much for the last 100 episodes and I look forward to the next episode that you've listened to hit that subscribe because we have a lot more great episodes coming here in the 600's, going to be awesome. Cheers, peace out. Thanks so much and it's always team for the win.
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