Back in 2004 I attended a Toastmasters district conference in San Bernardino California. The speaker was Sarano Kelley, a young black man with a powerful story. He walked down the center aisle of the auditorium that day, stopped in front of me and asked me a question that would change my life.
“John, What time is it?”
I didn’t know what to say.
He looked me in the eye and said in even a louder voice
“What time is it?”
I just blurted out… “It’s time to get started.”
Sarano went on to talk about the power of doing things today and setting 12 week goals. What he said that day had a profound affect on me. I bought his book, and made up my mind to set some goals. I went on to lose 26 pounds over the next 12 weeks and received a job promotion at work. The goal setting tenets he talked about that day helped me do some incredible things over the next few years.
I was able to write book, run a triathlon, and make it to the highest level of Toastmasters by writing things down and taking action every day. But something subtle has happened over the last few years that has started to sabotage those efforts. It’s so subtle that I hardly noticed it. But it’s effects have gotten worse and I knew it was time to do something about it.
I put together a short video demonstrating what is happening and how you might be drawn into it too. Watch the video before it is too late.
Do you know what time it is?
Resources from the video…