How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

We were pleased to visit with Jim Bouchard on The Bigg Success Show today. Jim is the author of Dynamic Components of Personal Power. Success the Black Belt Way. Jim turned his love for martial arts into a thriving martial arts business. From there he started his own publishing company and is now a successful author and speaker.


Jim shared 3 tips to get from where you are to where you want to be:


#1 – The only person responsible for you is you.

You don’t need, and shouldn’t depend on anybody to guarantee you anything. It’s nice when they offer and it’s nice to be helpful yourself. You become a much better resource to others and do more good in the world when you make yourself powerful. So get out there and do it!

#2 – Start with power.
Martial arts is all about developing power (e.g. power for a kick or a punch). Those same techniques work in life and business as well. Power is your ability or capacity to act or perform effectively. So perfection isn’t a destination; it’s a never-ending process. The more you embrace that process, the more prepared you are to take advantage of opportunities.

Of course, at times it’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling powerless. There may be conditions and circumstances beyond your control. At some point, though, you have to put on the brakes and take personal responsibility. Then focus on improving your ability and capacity to be open to opportunities.

#3 – Gratitude.
Jim says this could be first of the three in order of importance. He has a morning ritual that he practices no matter what’s he’s feeling that day. He doesn’t focus on what he doesn’t have; he spends a few moments expressing gratitude. Start your day being thankful for what you have.

For example, Jim says it’s wonderful for him to wake up every day and know that he’s in business with his wife and that she’s an extraordinary partner – both personally and n business. No matter what adversities they face, they can face them together and succeed. That’s a lot to be thankful for by itself!

George said he really hoped Mary-Lynn paid attention to that!

Download four chapters of Jim’s great book,
Dynamic Components of Personal Power. Success the Black Belt Way.
It’s FREE! Click Here.

Our bigg quote today comes from Jim Bouchard himself:

“You only stand on the mountain top for a moment.
It’s the journey that provides all the best memories.”

So even when the going gets tough, enjoy every moment of your climb to the top.

We thank Jim for sharing his time and wisdom with us!

Next time, we’ll look at how one young man made a bigg difference at work by adding his personal touch. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!

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(Image from jimbouchard.org

6 replies
  1. Barbara Ling
    Barbara Ling says:

    As a martial artist myself, I can also say, the martial arts are also for developing a inner calmness; that leads to power as well.

    I completely agree with the point:

    >> The only person responsible for you is you. <<

    Far too often people look for scapegoats to ignore their own problem ownership…

    Data points,

    Barbara

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  2. George and Mary-Lynn
    George and Mary-Lynn says:

    Barbara, we’re sure it’s not an accident that the most successful people we know are those who can remain calm before the storm and during the storm!

    You are right that inner peace is a powerful tool. In your calm state, you can take responsibility, own your problem and find your solution.

    Glad you enjoyed today’s interview with Jim and thanks for your comment!

    Reply
  3. Jeff
    Jeff says:

    I really enjoyed the interview with Jim. I like his morning ritual. I often wake up and immediately start worrying about the issues of the day. I’ll try thinking about what I’m thankful for first, and then worry!

    Reply

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