Reading: Artemis by Andy Weir

Here's What I'm Ready Now!

I read a lot of books. Mostly I read nonfiction in my continuous quest to learn and get an edge on life.  I know reading helps me to level-up, gain a new perspective and offers me ideas to design a more dynamic life.

I need to read more fiction. Truly! First of all, it offers me a much needed mental vacation, in very similar ways that mindfulness does, but through reading, over movies, it activates areas of the brain that will serve our creativity and productivity well in the future. We learn from others, whether they are real or fictional. Yep, it’s true.

A few years ago I read the amazing novel The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s still one of my favorite reads. It was made into a hit movie staring Mark Wahlberg. The movie was good, but the novel was phenomenal.

Well, I just found out the author, Andy Weir has another book out: Artemis. Wow! I just ordered it and can’t wait to dig in.

So… join me. Let’s read Artemis together. Grab your copy here! Let’s take a mental vacation. Leave your thoughts, ideas, and takeaways in the comments below.

I just had to share this treasure with you.

Best to you!

Kelly

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Success in any area can be achieved with consistency, tenacity, motivation, and insight.

If you are looking for an edge, a way to level-up in life, to advance yourself or to benefit your family, a personal coach can increase the results and lessen the amount of time and work. So many falsely believe that having a personal coach is not option, or outside of their ability, or they are unsure of the process and results.

I would like to offer my services to one individual for free to demonstrate how having a personal coach can be fun and deliver amazing results. Entering is easy,  please complete this short survey. I will select just one winner on April 1, 2018.

I work closely with just a few individuals each year to help them achieve amazing goals and incredible success, and I am giving one of those coaching seats away, this year, for free.

Through a combination of phone calls, texts, emails, video calls, and the online design of a personal system, I will help you advance and find the success you seek professionally, personally, spiritually, financially, and physically. We will begin with intake over the phone of questions, goals, and reality checks. I will formulate a plan of action and then hold you accountable. We will measure and record the progress. You will be astounded at the results within the first week alone.

There are no strings attached. I am an educator and I love to help people. I do plan on asking the winning individual to share his or her results with my audience on my podcast, which I hope will encourage others to live a life of design and purpose, and spur more interest in my coaching opportunities.

Imagine what you could achieve with me checking in with you every single day of the year! Find out by completing this short form and winning 90 days for free with me. 

Contest entry expires April 1, 2018.

It’s really as simple as answering a few simple questions in this form and clicking send. 

What does the future hold for you?

Do you want to:

  • Publish a book?
  • Start a business?
  • Build a website?
  • Host a podcast?
  • Become an entrepreneur?
  • Eradicate debt?
  • Quit a bad habit?
  • Become a better leader?
  • Become a speaker?
  • Get fit?
  • Run a marathon?
  • Become a leader?
  • Make progress on… (The possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.)

We can design a winning formula, and I will hold you accountable.

Let’s do it.

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Kelly

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FFP 009: How to Build Your Wisdom

In this episode of The Future Focused Podcast Kelly outlines how you can further yourself down the path toward wisdom and become a better leader and live a better live.

Win 30 days of coaching with Kelly.

In this episode, Kelly will show you: 

  • the difference between intelligence and wisdom.
  • the true definition of wisdom.
  • a valuable insight he learned from Brian Kight from Focus 3.
  • how to become a better consumer of information.
  • how to apply what you are learning.
  • how to store and recall what you learn.
  • the importance of reflection.
  • the most important questions you can ask yourself.
  • how to accelerate yourself on the path of leadership & success, saving you years!

Mentioned in this podcast:

The notebook, aka the secret tool, Kelly used to achieve success and increase productivity: This is the notebook! Click here! I hope you order one right now and invest in yourself. I will be posting about great ways I use my journal to get things accomplished and level-up. You can share your ideas in the comments below.

Enter to win 30 Days of Free Coaching with Kelly Croy, by completing this short, simple form: https://goo.gl/forms/U3yvwiNXf4Fb6CmP2

Kelly’s book, Along Came a Leader, that delves deeper into wisdom and the other 5 core leadership elements.

Brian Kight at Focus 3.

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? You can accomplish much with the right coach. I would be honored to work with you. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, or would like to inquire about the process or investment, please send me an email.)

The Moleskine Notebook I Use Every Day to Get Results!

If it is important enough to be written down, it goes in my journal.

I write a lot and talk a lot about how important journaling is in my life. I mention my journal quite a bit. I do this for one primary reason; it has been one of the single most impactful practices I have applied to my life. In short, journaling delivers results.

Ever read a biography of the historical greats? They journaled! Doesn’t matter if they lived thousands of years ago, or are crushing it right now, the greats all have something in common: they wrote down what worked and didn’t and used it to level-up their life. Quit writing important things down on scraps of paper you will lose or forget about. Invest in yourself. Invest in your future! Get a notebook that is worthy of the life you want to live. 

I have received quite a few questions about what exact journal I prefer using. While I don’t believe there is a wrong tool to use, I do have my personal preference. So here it is: My journal of choice is: extra large, soft cover, Moleskine Carnet ligne’ lined 192 paged journal measuring 7 and 1/2 inches by 9 and 3/4 inches.

Reasons I love it because it’s: 

  • a head-turner.
  • durable leather.
  • built with a pocket in back for storage.
  • built with a book mark ribbon to mark your place.
  • built with plenty of room. (I use about two a year)
  • the perfect size for portability.
  • just made so perfectly!
  • the perfect place to get creative.
  • a great way to stay organized and recall information I need.

The only drawback is that it does not have a left side margin, so I take a ruler and a purple Pilot pen and create one for every right-sided pages. For some reason the back doesn’t matter to me if it has a left margin or not.

How I use it: 

  • If something is important enough to be written down, it goes in my journal. Period.
  • I write down phone numbers, names, people I meet, books people mention, podcast episodes, good Netflix shows
  • I record all of the ideas I have. All. The good, the crazy, and especially the ones I know I won’t be able to start right away.
  • I record plans for trips, travel, presentations, etc.
  • I record workouts, things I want to buy, and the books I read.
  • I write down my successes, my failures, and what I have not taken action on.
  • I reflect about how to do things better.
  • I plan my blog posts, podcasts, and upcoming talks and books.
  • I plot home improvements, magic moments with my families and things I am proud of.
  • I brainstorm where I want to go professionally and personally
  • I use it as an accountability partner.
  • I list all of the books I read in a year.
  • I write down things I want. (And I notice after writing them down, I want them less.)
  • and so much more.

This journal costs under $20 and is one of the best investments I make in myself each year. My journal is worth millions to me.

Occasionally, I will go back and review previous entries from this year and journals from long ago. It’s awesome to see how I have improved… or haven’t.

Then bottom line is: if it is important enough to be written down, it goes in my journal. If I plan it, it is more likely to happen, and I won’t forget it.

I fill my journals up. I consume them. The are seriously among my favorite “things” in life.

I hope you order one right now and invest in yourself. I will be posting about great ways I use my journal to get things accomplished and level-up. You can share your ideas in the comments below.

Here is the link to order the exact journal I use. Kelly’s Moleskine Notebook!

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? You can accomplish much with the right coach. I would be honored to work with you. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, or would like to inquire about the process or investment, please send me an email.)

FFP 008: Attitude: The Most Important Leadership Quality of All

And What You Can Do About It


The Future Focused Podcast, Episode 8: The Most Important Leadership Quality

This episode is all about your attitude and what you can do about it. So many struggle understanding that they are in complete control of their attitude. They mistakingly believe that their attitude is a result of something that happened to them.

This episode is loaded with tips, tricks, and content to help you become a better leader.

You will immediately see results, your family will see results, and every organization you work for or are involved with will benefit, from having listened to this episode on attitude; I can’t wait to learn how it’s working for you.

Thanks for listening and sharing!

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Here’s the link to leaving an iTunes Review of this podcast, and once you do, email me and let me know you did, to enter yourself for a chance to win a copy of my book.

Here is the link to leaving to leaving a review of my book, Along Came a Leader; you will need it too for the contest.

Books I am reading: 

I am still reading Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss and I am loving it! I read about one section every day or every other day.

I am almost finished with the new book from Gary Vaynerchuck Crushing It! and I have to say it is indeed great! I am learning so much! If you want to start a business or side hustle; it is a must.

I just ordered Endurance by Commander Scott Kelly, I can’t wait to dig in.

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)

FFP 007: The Six Core Elements of Leadership

What Everyone Needs to Know About Leadership

In this episode, I focus on the Six Core Elements of Leadership. I explain why leadership is the solution to all of your problems. This podcast will help you become a better leader and help you live a better life. Leadership is not just a career or professional endeavor, we need leaders in our home, schools, sports teams, and neighborhood.

Not getting the results you desire? What you very well may need is a slight adjustment in one of these Six Core Elements of Leadership.

Also in this podcast, I will announce the winner of my contest to win a copy of my book, Along Came a Leader. I will also announce a new five-week contest that you will not want to miss. It is awesome! Truly, you are not going to believe it. It is the biggest give-away I have ever done, and I’m not sure it is something I will ever do again. Yep, it is indeed that huge. Let me know what you think after you listen and find out. I can’t wait to hear from you!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy week to listen to this podcast and level up your life.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Here’s the link to leaving an iTunes Review of this podcast, and once you do, email me and let me know you did, to enter yourself for a chance to win a copy of my book.

Here is the link to leaving to leaving a review of my book, Along Came a Leader; you will need it too for the contest.

Books I am reading: 

I am still reading Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss and I am loving it!

I have started the new book by Gary Vaynerchuck Crushing It! and I have to say it is indeed great! I am learning so much!

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? Yes, but only if you can afford it. You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)

 

FFP 006: Misconceptions of Work Life Balance

What You Need to Know to Achieve High Levels of Success

In this episode of the Future Focused Podcast, I focus in on the Misconceptions of Work/Life Balance.

So many people are being mislead about what it takes to be successful. If you truly want to get amazing results in your life you need to understand the commitment and sacrifices that you will need to make.

This podcast will be a real eye-opener for many. This episode will provide the mindset and tools you need to take another step in your journey to leveling up and designing a dynamic life.

Listen and find out how you can win a free, signed copy of my book, Along Came a Leader, and hear the teaser about next month’s give away.

Learn what the two “D’s” are to true work/life balance. It isn’t what you think.

Thanks for tuning in.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Here’s the link to leaving an iTunes Review of this podcast, and once you do, email me and let me know you did, to enter yourself for a chance to win a copy of my book.

This is the link to the Tom Brady video I mentioned: https://www.facebook.com/tomvstime/

Books I am reading: 

My favorite read from last year: The Daily Stoic.

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuck, and his new book, Crushing It! will be out this month.

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? Yes, but only if you can afford it. You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)

FFP 005: What Does It Take Today?

What does it REALLY take to be successful?

Everyone wants to know the answer to the question, “What does it take to be successful?”

Too few people, I fear, actually ask themselves this question, and even fewer try to discover the answer.

In this episode, I share my thoughts on how to better frame this question, and offer you some insight on how to make significant progress in achieving your goals. I’ll explain: why you need a proverbial “leg day”, how to make sure you have the advantage of an end-of-year review statement on yourself, the questions you really need to ask yourself, and offer up some advice on some things you really need to stop doing.

(Remember to leave a review of this podcast for a chance to win a copy of Kelly’s book.)

Mentioned in this podcast:

My favorite read from last year: The Daily Stoic.

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Crush It! by Gary Vaynerchuck, and his new book, Crushing It! will be out this month.

The Tim Ferriss Show Podcast by Tim Ferriss

The Focus 3 Podcast by Tim and Brian Kight

A book mentioned by Terry Crews, The Master Key System.

And many updates on my book Along Came a Leader, and my speaking.

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? Yes, but only if you can afford it. You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)

FFP 004: Turn a Setback Into a Power Move

Don't Just Recover From a Setback, Leverage It Into Greater Success, At a Faster Pace!

This fourth episode of The Future Focused Podcast is all about How to Turn a Setback Into a Power Move.

I don’t want you to simply recover from a setback, I want you to be able to turn into something you can benefit from and catapult yourself into even a greater success.

Yes, a setback really can become a power move with the mindset, systems, actions, and tips discussed in this episode. I was sure to give you genuine examples and everything is actionable.

Listen to this podcast because you will experience a setback at some point. It’s not if it’s going to happen, it’s just a matter of when. Will you be prepared? You will if you listen to this podcast.

Also, I have book giveaway opportunity mentioned in this podcast as well as a reveal of what my next publication will be. I hope you will take a listen and follow along at www.KellyCroy.com.

Mentioned in this podcast:
Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss This is the book I am currently reading!
Along Came a Leader by me, Kelly Croy: This is my book!
A Reveal of My Next Project
www.KellyCroy.com

Book Kelly Croy to be the speaker at your next event.

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Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? Yes, but only if you can afford it. You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)

FFP 003: Accountability Tools That will Change Your Life

Powerful Life-Changing Accountability Tools

This third episode of The Future Focused Podcast examines how we can be better accountable to fulfilling our goals and building the daily habits needed to design a dynamic life.

I share several systems that you can employ immediately to start making progress on your goals and resolutions, including: The Tom Hanks Method, Accountability Partners, The Utility Bill Method, Event Deadlines, The Kaizen Way, and more.

I also share some amazing resources, tools, and apps you can use to level-up and get an edge on making significant progress.

I emphasis the concepts: that we must master our devices, or they will master us, where we find success, we also find consistency, and discipline can be strengthened with clarity and repetition.

You are going to enjoy this podcast and immediately begin to take action and get results with all you learn.

Mentioned in this podcast: 

Moleskine Journal: This is the journal Kelly uses to brainstorm, plan, set goals, and stay on track.

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss, is one of the books Kelly is reading right now.

The Millionaire Mind by Thomas J. Stanely

Apps I use for accountability and habits: Things 3, Coach.me, Commit to 3, Time, Forest, Evernote, Day One, Scrivener, Udemy, Hootsuite, Pocket,

Thanks for taking time out of your busy week to get FOCUSED on your FUTURE.

~Kelly

Kelly Croy

Inspirational Speaker & Performance Artist

www.KellyCroy.com

Click Here to email Kelly. 

1-800-831-4825 

Should I hire a coach? Yes, but only if you can afford it. You can accomplish much with the right resources. (If you are interested in working with me as your coach this year, please send me an email.)