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Episode 21: 3 Steps to Regaining Your Focus

Have you ever heard of or taken the Clifton Strength Finder test? It is an online assessment that helps people identify, understand and maximize their strengths. It shows you what your top 5 strengths are, and one of mine is “focus”.

But in my opinion and from my internal point of view, this past year would show that I fell really short of that being one of my strengths. Don’t get me wrong…in 2019, I accomplished a lot of really great things, and I reached a lot of my goals. But throughout the year, more than ever, I found myself spread thin, scatterbrained and stressed out from having committed to too many things, which in turn, weakened my focus.

That’s why I’ve committed FOCUS as my word and objective of the year in 2020. Not that I won’t be working on many other things, but I know that if I can dial in on this one particular thing, everything else I care about will grow.

So you might be asking, “if this guy sucks at focus, then why is he writing about it?” And well, I get you. But remember, technically, it is one of my natural strengths. I just had to have the humility to recognize that I had let it fall by the wayside. Now, I’m going to explain how I am regaining my focus, increasing my strength in this area, and how you can too.

Have you ever felt like you’ve lost focus? Here’s my 3-part process for getting back on track with life and goals:

 

1. Understand your mission, vision and values

I believe we have all been created and designed specifically for a purpose. If God has a vision for your life, then so should you.

It took me a bit of time, but in the last 5 years, I have identified my mission in life, my vision for the future, and the 12 values that support those statements.

If you’ve taken the time to identify what these are already, then you just need to revisit them. I try to read them to myself every day, and normally when I feel my life getting off track, it’s because I have most likely let that habit fall by the wayside.

If you haven’t already done this, then mark off a few hours in your calendar over the next week and spend time alone really thinking and praying about your mission, vision and values.

 

2. Learn to say no

Once you’ve identified your mission, vision and values, you should have a good idea of what it will take to accomplish your goals. Some of us waste too much time and energy doing things we don’t enjoy or things that don’t add value simply because we don’t know how to politely decline our friends, family and coworkers when they invite us to things or ask us to do things. Please take this into context and know that I am not advising you to tell your spouse or your boss no, because some things need to be done and aren’t negotiable, but common sense will give you an idea of the things in your life I’m referencing.

Here’s a few tips for saying no:

  • Be honest
  • Explain why (if necessary) but don’t make excuses
  • Keep it simple
  • Be confident and don’t over-apologize

 

3. Audit your time

I schedule mostly everything that I do, but over time, it seems like it is inevitable that unnecessary tasks end up on my plate. Conversely, new and important responsibilities stack up while I am still somehow managing to do the old tasks that got me to where I am. This is when an audit comes into play. I would recommend doing a “deep clean” once every 3 months and ask yourself 3 questions?

  1. What can I eliminate?

When you audit your time, you will recognize a few small things that simply just don’t need to be done. You may have to have a quick conversation with your boss, coworker or spouse before you ultimately quit, but these are the things that if they didn’t ever get done again, would anything negatively change? If the answer is no, then you can just stop. This act can add a few minutes back to your day, which can add up over time.

  1. What can I automate?

There are plenty of apps or services out there that automate plenty of roles for very cheap, if not free. In the most practical way for me to explain this, ask yourself, “what am I doing that an affordable robot can probably do?”. Once you identify a few things, simply Google, “how to automate ________”.

  1. What can I delegate?

If you work for a growing company, or if you are at least in a growing role, delegation needs to be one of your strongest weapons as a leader. Once you’ve audited your time and identified all the things that take up your time that may not serve you or your organization best to do yourself, and if you have important stuff leftover after eliminating and automating stuff, now it’s time to delegate. This is how you raise up leaders and high performers alongside of you.

 

BONUS HACKS FOR FOCUSED TIME ONCE YOU’VE DONE THE 3 PART PROCESS:

  • The “do not disturb” feature on my iPhone has recently become my best friend. Like most people, I have a hard time ignoring the vibration or ring from my phone. But when I am trying to do focused work, I simply put it on “do not disturb”, turn my phone upside down, and only check it when I really need to, or when I’m done.
  • Carry a mini notebook. I often have thoughts or ideas that need to be written down, but when I pick my phone up to write it down, somehow, I end up answering text messages and scrolling on Instagram. I’ve adopted using a small notebook to write down those things, so if they are important, they can go in my phone or agenda later.
  • Tell people when you are trying to focus. When I’m in the office, we have an open-door policy. I want people to feel comfortable asking for help. But if I know that at least for the next hour I am going to be intently focused on writing something, or reviewing a proposal, or even brainstorming a marketing plan, I ask them to email me instead and I will get to it ASAP.

 

My final recommendation: take your time, and don’t expect too much from yourself. Yes, you should be ambitious. And yes, you should set high expectations and lofty goals. But you know yourself better than anyone, and you need to be real, so you don’t discourage yourself in the long run. Don’t try to take all these steps and apply them overnight. Pick one, knock it out. Then move onto the next. Within a few weeks, you will be a way more focused person, and you’ll love it.

 

One thing at a time.

 

Episode 20: 5 Personality Traits of the Ideal Leader

Every Wednesday, my team and I have what we call a “leadership meeting.” We revolve who teaches each week, and since I think leadership is the key ingredient to success in any part of life, the topics are generally pretty broad ranging from “creativity in leadership”, “nutrition education” or even traveling tips.

 

This past week, however, we dialed in and talked as a group specifically about the key personality traits of the ideal leader. Below, I will outline them, define them, and explain how we got there.

 

At first, I went around the room and asked what the top 3 traits each team member thought was important for a leader to have. After going around the room, we ended up with 21 traits written on the board (we have 5 people in the office, but you’ll see from the picture below there was an “others” column)

 

 

After going through the 21 traits, as a team, we collectively decided that these were the 5 Key Personality Traits of the Ideal Leader:

 

1. Humility

Humility is the underlying ingredient to be the right kind of servant leader. The type who empowers others by setting the example but doesn’t always do the job for them. Humility, in this sense, is not a lack of confidence or self-worth, but the absence of pride and self-absorption. Knowing that you wouldn’t be where you are without your God-given talents, abilities, and most importantly, your team.

 

2. Influence

Influence is very simply the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of others. More specifically, positive influence. It’s hard to be a leader if people don’t want to follow you.

 

3. Vision

Vision can be defined as a picture in the leader’s imagination that motivates people to action when communicated compellingly, passionately and clearly. To be a visionary, a leader need have nothing more than a clear vision of the future. A visionary leader who clearly and passionately communicates his or her vision can motivate employees to act with passion and purpose, thereby ensuring that everyone is working toward a common goal. The end result is that everyone contributes to the organization’s forward momentum.

 

 4. Open-Mindedness

Open-mindedness is receptiveness to new ideas, which relates to the way in which people approach the views and knowledge of others. Open-minded individuals are more inclined to listen to, and seriously consider, alternative viewpoints. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “every man is my superior, in that, I learn of him”, which means that everyone has some value to contribute, and if we don’t recognize that value, we are stunting our personal growth and the growth of the team and mission as a whole.

 

5. Competence

Competence is a cluster of related abilities, commitments, knowledge, and skills that enable a person to act effectively in a job or situation, and we believe both relative to the specific field, and general competence are important for a great leader. This may seem insensitive, but charisma can only take you so far. People need to know they are following someone who knows what they are talking about, how to get the job done, and if not, someone who knows how to find a way to figure it out.

 

 

Us choosing these 5 traits doesn’t mean the rest aren’t important. If you look closely, the remaining 16 traits are key ingredients to mastering the main 5 we’ve identified. Open-mindedness takes self-awareness and empathy just like influence takes charisma, passion and communication.

Episode 18: 7 Life Hacks to Mastering Work-Life Balance

 

I’ve had tons of conversations and read a handful of articles about how there’s no such thing as “work-life balance”, if you really want to excel at both. Some say that when it comes to Fitness, Work, Family, Sleep or Friends, you need to pick 3. (1) Others say that when it comes to your health, friends, family or work, one is going to suffer. (2)

 

While I think it’s impossible to give them all 100% of your energy, because that is physically and mathematically impossible, I still think we can do much better at managing them all and stop making excuses for bad performance at work, lack of presence or commitment in marriage or parenting, no-showing on your friends and not taking care of your health.

 

Unlike the writers I referenced, I think there are four main quadrants (or “burners”, as James Clear would explain in the below reference) which would be: Family, Business, Health and Hobbies.

 

In Clear’s explanation of the Four Burner’s Theory, he illustrates a picture of a stove top where all four burners can’t be going at once. In my opinion, managing these well really looks like an ever-changing, seasonal pie graph, where you expend your energy differently on each thing throughout life. In the poorly drawn, peace-sign-looking illustration below, you’ll see an example of what I mean and how mine is in this season of my life.

 

I have a small family and no kids or wife, so that quadrant only takes up 10% (or an average of 16 hours a week) of my energy, and it is mainly on investing time with friends, get-togethers, church groups, dating and hanging with my pup. As you can tell, my health (45% or 75 hours a week) and business 35% or 60 hours a week) are the highest priorities in my life, with my hobbies being a much smaller, but still important percentage.

 

Keep in mind this is going to be different for everyone, so before we get into the life hacks, you need to spend time identify what your pie graph looks like and understand that this graph will change seasonally, and you need to stay conscious of it.

 

For example, when I get married and have kids, that part of the graph will grow significantly, and I will have to take away from the others. For you, it might mean that when your kids go off to college, you invest less time on “family” and more time on “hobbies”.

 

Once you’ve drawn out your graph, these are the 10 life hacks that are going to help you manage your pie graph with excellence:

 

1. Create a time budget (3)

If you begin to value your time like you do your money, you will get a lot more out of it. Identifying that there is 168 hours in every week, and what to do with those hours specifically will allow you make the proper commitments. Please check out reference 3 for an outline.

 

2. Use a meal prep company 

Outsourcing things you don’t enjoy is a key hack that gives you more time in your day. Since most people don’t enjoy cooking a ton of meals in advance, and health should be a priority, using a meal prep company kills two birds with one stone. This would give you more time with friends, or more time with the wife, rather than running through drive-thrus or cooking at home when you’d rather be on the couch, the office or out.

 

3. Outsource work or learn healthy delegation

Most business owners and entrepreneurs I know like to do all the work, because they know they do it best and it saves them money. But once you recognize where your energy in your pie chart should be expended, you may see that by hiring others, delegating roles, or researching automation software, you can invest in those other priorities.

 

4. Hire a personal trainer or join a group training facility 

We all need to be working out, but most of us don’t have time to draw up a work out plan and spend 2 hours in the gym every day figuring it all out. By hiring a professional or joining a group, you can be in and out in one hour and stay in shape.

 

5. Plan ahead and schedule everything

Even if it’s your work schedule, your daily work out, church on Sundays or picking up the kids, put it all on your calendar. It may seem tedious, but these things all take your time and energy and need to be documented so you know what you can realistically commit to every day/week moving forward.

 

6. Learn to say no

Once you’ve created your pie graph, you should have a better perspective of the things in life you really value. Some of us waste too much time and energy doing things we don’t enjoy or things that don’t add value simply because we don’t know how to politely decline our friends, family and coworkers when they invite us to things or ask us to do things. Please take this into context and know that I am not telling you to tell your wife or your boss no, because some things need to be done, but common sense will give you an idea of the things in your life I’m referencing.

 

7. Create a to-don’t list every month

Over time, we accumulate roles, responsibilities and habits that we simply don’t need to be doing anymore. At the end of each month or beginning of each new month, take 1-2 hours to sit, reflect and document the things that have added up in your day to day. If you’ve already begun to master 1 though 6, it will be easy to identify how to eliminate the things that will go on your to-don’t list.

 

I recommend that anytime a major life change happens such as a new job, relationship, move, new pet, kids, health issue, etc. – you reevaluate your pie graph and adjust accordingly. The key to mastering work-life balance is being proactive about the seasonal changes in your life and always understanding your proper percentages.

 

Resources:

 

Episode 15: Leading Women In the Workplace Featuring Tammy Heermann

In this episode, Jared sits down with speaker, leadership development expert, and soon to be author, Tammy Heermann to unpack leadership in the workplace.

Tammy is specifically sought out by global Fortune 500 companies for her expertise in gender diversity and programs that accelerate women’s advancement. While having a significant impact in the C-Suite, she is happiest when pushing up-and-coming leaders to break through organizational and self-imposed barriers to reach their potential. She creates trust by sharing stories of her own journey from Senior Consultant to Senior Vice-President. Through alternating moments of humor and heartache, people walk away from their experiences with Tammy transformed.
Tammy helps individuals and organizations get serious about leadership. For over 20 years she has developed and facilitated pioneering and multiple award-winning programs, beginning from within Human Resources and ultimately as the head of the Leadership Development practice at a Global Consulting firm. She has helped change thousands of people’s mindsets around what it takes to lead, both self and others.
Tammy sits on the Women’s Leadership Advisory Committee for Women in Communications and Technology where she acts as a mentor and helps aspiring C-Suite leaders advance through sponsorship. She is a graduate of the London School of Economics where she earned a Master of Science degree for her studies on change management and global human resource strategies. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan.
To learn more about Tammy, visit her website at www.tammyheermann.com or follow her on Instagram @tammy_heermann
Episode 13: 4 Traits of High Performers

1. They have VISION

How do you establish vision?

  • What is my Mission?
  • What are my Values?

 

2. They have a “TIME BUDGET”

How do you create a time budget?

  • Schedule everything that’s consistent in your life. Put it on your calendar.
    • Hobbies (Bible Study)
    • Regular Meetings
    • Healthy habits (gym)
    • School
    • Work
  • Create running to-do list
  • Create a “to-don’t” list (and quite wasting your time!!)

 

3. They are HEALTHY

We all know this is important, but people rarely practice it. How can you be healthy?

  • Eat healthy
    • Find healthy food or a diet that works for you (or a meal prep company!)
  • Exercise regularly
    • Find an activity you like! It doesn’t have to be the gym.
  • Sleep enough
    • This is more important than most people think. Get no less than 6 hours a night, but ideally 7-8 hours per night.

 

4. They are HUMBLE

How can we maintain or gain humility?

  • Ask more questions
  • Fail forward and fast
Episode 12: 8 Steps to the Healthiest Year of Your Life

An 8 minute read by Jared Graybeal

As we look back at each year, some of us are filled with encouragement and joy for everything we were able to get done and experience, but some are filled with regret for looking at how fast the year went by without accomplishing their goals or getting any further in life. I’m sure we have all felt one way or the other at one point. Some would say that is a part of life, and while we can’t control a lot of what happens to us, there is a lot that we can control. Like our habits. We have all heard the famous saying, “it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish”.  Although that may be true in most cases, I am a firm believer that HOW we start, will ultimately determine how we finish. I think if you get in the routine of having enough “good days”, you will be able to look back and confidently say you’ve had a good year. It’s time to take a step in the right direction.

I personally have 15 things that I like to do every day, and since some of them are personal and individual to my life, I have pulled the 8 that I think can apply to everyone. I have taken the time to describe them as well as the rhyme and reason behind why I do it!

What’s great about locking down these 8 steps to a better year is that after enough of these ‘days’, they eventually add up, and lead into living a better life. And that is ultimately the end goal and what I want for everyone.

5 of these should or can be done prior to going to work or starting your day, whatever that looks like for you.

1 and 2 takes 15 minutes before you go to sleep.

3 – 6 takes 45 minutes before your day starts.

7 takes 30-60 minutes and is only needed 3-5 times a week.

8 can take 5 seconds

Total: 1.5 to 2 hours

 

Step 1: Spend 15 – 20 minutes reading before going to sleep.

  • According to the National Sleep Foundation, a relaxing reading ritual can prepare your body for sleep and help your mind separate your sleep time from the stresses of daily living. A winding-down ritual can help people fall asleep faster and enjoy a higher quality of sleep throughout the night.
  • Reading before bed can help to lower the body’s cortisol levels by reducing stress. The result? A body with lower levels of cortisol is more likely to sleep soundly, and thus cope with the following day’s stressors more calmly.
  • General practitioners in Britain have begun prescribing book reading to patients who suffer from mild to moderate depression and anxiety, and many of these patients report an alleviation of their symptoms as a result.

 

Step 2: Review your short-term and long-term goals.

  • By looking at these every day, even just for a minute, it will continually help you navigate proper decision making. You will do a better job of saying “no” to opportunities that aren’t conducive to your goals, which will give you more time and energy to say “yes” to the things that do.
  • I like to do this before bed, but do whatever time works best for you.

 

Step 3: Upon waking, chug a bottle of (room temperature) water.

  • When you’re not properly hydrated, your brain operates on less fuel and you can experience fatigue or mood fluctuations, which is something I’m sure we would all LOVE to avoid.
  • Getting fluids right when you wake up will help your body start flushing out harmful toxins right away. According to Kenneth Ellner, an Atlanta based dermatologist, “Your kidneys do an amazing job of cleansing and ridding your body of toxins as long as your intake of fluids is adequate. “
  • A 2003 study fromThe Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that drinking two cups (16 oz., which is a typical bottle) of water upon waking increased metabolism by 30% after 30–40 minutes. Not only does water keep your body lean it also helps with keeping the flow of nutrients and helps get rid of free radicals.

 

Step 4: Prayer (some may call this Meditation).

  • The first half of my prayer is gratitude, or thankfulness. By spending time acknowledging every single thing that you have been given in life, you will immediately be in a better mood and be able to accomplish the things you set forth that day and tackle any challenges that may pose themselves much better. According to Robert Emmons Ph.D., regular grateful thinking can increase happiness by as much as 25%. I make a point to recognize and thank God for everything that comes to mind, both big and small.  Like the sun rising again, my physical capabilities, my senses, my friends, family, home, vehicle, clothes, talents, career, etc. (sometimes this can take a while – but that’s a good thing!)

“Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.” – Zig Ziglar

  • The second half consists of mentally mapping out my day and speaking life into (or self-affirming) all of the goals I have set and the things I plan to accomplish that day. Affirmations, or positive thinking, can interrupt your maladaptive neuro-nets. The more you do this, the more those nerve cells that are connected to each other start breaking the long-term relationship with your negative thoughts, literally re-wiring to your new, affirming beliefs. Science calls this neuroplasticity and it is the proof behind how powerful this practice can be.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof” – Proverbs 18:31

 

Step 5: Eat (a healthy) breakfast.

  • This is literally the most important meal of the day. For people like myself, who work in the health and wellness industry (and actually apply what we know), that is a given. But unfortunately, most people neglect this information and forego this meal on a daily.
  • Breakfast is a critical meal because it influences practically every dimension of our being during the course of the day, including how we perform physically and mentally. Breakfast immediately raises the body’s energy level and restores the blood glucose level to normal after an overnight fast. It also raises the muscle and liver glycogen stores.
  • Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast perform at a higher level in school and are more physically active than those who skip breakfast, ultimately leading to better physical fitness (which is a whole different article in itself). Also, breakfast helps increase the ability to focus and reduces declines in attention and memory over the morning hours.

 

Step 6: Learn something (relevant to your career and/or passions) for up to 30 minutes.

By spending a bit of time increasing your knowledge of your trade, you will naturally go into work each day an incrementally better, more equipped employee. Doing this every day will eventually and inevitably lead to higher pay, promotions, opportunities, etc.

  • The more you know, the more you can help people. No matter what you do for a living, if you want to be successful, you have to consistently focus on how that product or service is benefitting others. By investing a short period of time each morning to learning a little bit more, you will have more opportunities to relay that information to others throughout the day and begin to positively impact the lives around you.

 

Step 7: Exercise for 30-60 minutes a day for 3-5 days a week.

(If you can) Morning exercise has been shown to improve focus and mental abilities all day long. Not only will you feel awake and have more energy after your workout, but your mind will be ready to take on whatever tasks you have lined up that day.

  • No matter what time of the day, when you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins also trigger a positive feeling in the body, similar to that of morphine. It’s ideal to do this first thing in the morning, so you can go into work feeling AWESOME!
  • By getting a short work out first thing in the morning, you can increase your EPOC (Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption), which allows your body to burn more calories at rest throughout the day.

 

Step 8: Do or say something nice for someone else.

Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. It promotes positive physiological changes in the brain associated with happiness
  2. Helping others leads to a more physically active lifestyle
  3. It distracts us from our own problems
  4. It improves our self-esteem and competence
  5. Studies show that older people who give support to others live longer than those who don’t

Examples:

  • Buy someone coffee
  • Send an encouraging text
  • Tell someone you love them
  • Give someone a compliment
  • Teach someone something (vs showing them)
  • Volunteer
  • Mentor

 

I believe that by implementing these 8 steps every day, you’ll immediately begin to experience a better day, have a better year and ultimately, a better life!

 

Much Love,
Jared Graybeal
CEO – Superfit Foods

Episode 11: 4 Steps to Tough Organizational Change

In my professional career, I’ve made a ton of mistakes. Heck, in life I’ve made a ton… and today’s teaching will reflect and help you with decision making in both your personal and professional life.

Today’s teaching focused primarily on “leading through tough organizational change”.

AS LONG AS you lean in and apply what you learn – then this should provide a lot of value for you. Because we know that knowledge is only valuable if we use it…

So let’s dive in… tough organizational change…

Do you have to fire someone? Maybe it’s a family member, good friend or a long-time, now underperforming employee?

Do you need to shut down a portion of your operation and are having a hard time developing strategic communication around that?

Are you a new leader and are dragging your feet on some effective changes you need to make in order to reach your goals?

I can empathize. This year, I’ve had to:

  • Let go of my brother, who was our kitchen manager
  • Part ways with my best friend, who was a manager in the company
  • Shut own our original kitchen and let go of 6 employees (we got them jobs within a week)
  • Part ways with my business partner
  • Deal with a software crash in our busy season

And these are just a few of the things that, as a company, and as a leader, I have had to navigate through…

Jim Stockdale said:

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they may be”

  1. Face the facts and forget your feelings

Especially in the small business sector, or when leading small teams, it is easy to get close to the people around you… as you should.

  1. Talk to a professional and/or mentor

Never assume that just because you’ve made your decision, that it is always the right one. Seek out a professional in your space, a mentor, or someone who has been in a similar situation

  1. Prepare

Take practical steps towards making the change:

  • Prepare how you will initiate and execute the change.
  • Prepare for how this change will affect your organization
  • Prepare how you will communicate the change, and why.
  1. Execute immediately

Too many people spend time in the waiting stage, hoping for another sign that this is the right decision.

 

4 QUESTIONS:

  1. What changes are you pushing off, that you know you need to make, but one of these reasons is holding you back?
  2. Who do you need to seek out?
  3. How are you going to prepare?
  4. When will you execute?
Episode 9: What You Need to Know About Chiropractors

In this episode, I interview Chiropractor Dr. Shaun Janse Van Rensberg (be careful saying this around him LOL) and ask all the questions everyone else is wondering about the profession and field of Chiropractic Medicine!

  1.       What got you into this field?
  2.       Common misconceptions about chiropractic practice?
  3.       Common injuries?
  4.       What is your most memorable SUCCESS STORY?
  5.       What are some preventative measures for the audience, so they can actually see you less?

The majority of working class citizens, both inactive and active, deal with injuries – whether it’s neck, back, knee or whatever, so this episode will be very valuable to you!

Plus Shaun is from South Africa, so his voice is super cool. ( :

As always – please comment, like, SUBSCRIBE, leave a review, tell a friend and feel free to let me know what you’d like to learn/hear about next!

Much love,

jared@e3biz.com

 

2 Crucial Factors to Starting a Successful Business

Are you thinking about starting a business? Have you already started one, but are having difficulty seeing progress from the launch stage? Whether this is your first one, or your 10th one, identifying these 2 things are going to help catapult you and your business to a new level of success and impact.

#1. Define your MISSION statement.

You are probably thinking, “DUH! I did that forever ago when I wrote the business plan.” You might even have a plaque on the wall with your mission statement. Unfortunately, I am not talking about some cookie-cutter reverbed version of your favorite company’s mission statement. No offense.

I work with small businesses and start-ups fairly often, and one of the first questions I ask them is “what is your mission statement?”. Most of the time, they either a) don’t have one or b) have one that isn’t very good or relevant.

Your mission statement is a short, one sentence statement that identifies your purpose and how you will accomplish it! When people read your mission statement, they need to know what you stand for and how you stand to fulfill that goal.

#2. Establish your VALUES.

What you value determines what you do! The WHAT is your business or platform, the WHY is your mission, and the HOW will be defined by your values. So many people know WHAT they want to do, but fail because they haven’t defined the WHY and HOW.

A set of values are short, life-giving statements that support your mission statement. My recommendation is to come up with 15-20, then identify or consolidate them down to 10 solid values.

Why are these 2 things so pivotal to long term, sustained success?

A personal mission statement and defined values determines your:

  • Direction – what our future will look like.
  • Decisions – can make or break you as a leader.
  • Environment – where we spend our time and with who.

In addition, it welcomes:

  • Positive Changes – change is inevitable, progress is optional. I intentionally wrote “positive” changes because change is only good if we embrace it, and stay ahead of it.
  • Creative Strategy – In order to set yourself apart from your competitors, you have to be different; in a good way.
  • Evaluation and improvement – You can’t grow if you don’t recognize your weaknesses

Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life. – Proverbs 19:20

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Encourage | Educate | Empower
OUR MISSION IS TO ENCOURAGE, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER LEADERS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL

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e3 Business is a consulting agency dedicated to helping businesses, big or small, established or start-up – inspire growth, increase traffic, manage change, implement management and leadership strategies, as well as marketing & advertising, etc. to ultimately create long lasting, positive and sustainable success in the work place and an impact in the community.

Our Values

PassionCommunicationCustomer ServiceAttention to DetailGratitudeGenerosityConsistencyTransparencyIntegrityResults

Jared Graybeal, the founder and CEO of e3, is an entrepreneur and business owner, primarily in the health and wellness industry, with a passion for driving positive change. Throughout his 9 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, Jared has managed chains like LA Fitness, Gold’s Gym and Lifestyle Family Fitness as well as a chain of small group personal training stores and independent personal training studios.

He is the CEO and Co-Owner of Superfit Foods, a meal prep company serving Central and North Florida. Jared is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Behavioral Change Specialist and Nutrition Specialist. (CPT, CEC, BCS, FNS)

Being a Personal Trainer at heart, Jared’s main purpose is driving results and creating a positive impact in people’s lives through encouragement, education and empowerment.

Our focus is to encourage, educate and empower you

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OUR MISSION IS TO

ENCOURAGE | EDUCATE | EMPOWER

LEADERS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL