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Apr 30, 2018

Now might just be a good time to take inventory of you life, both physical and notional. Have you grown or outgrown you comfort zone.


Episode Transcription

[INTRO]

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*Alex*

Welcome to Morning Mindset. A daily dose of practical wit and wisdom with a professional educator & trainer, Amazon best selling author, United States Marine, Television and Radio host, Paul G. Markel. Each episode will focus on positive and productive ways to strengthen your mindset, and help you improve your relationships, career goals, and overall well-being. Please welcome your host; Paul G. Markel. 


*Professor Paul*

Welcome back to Morning Mindset, I’m your host Paul Markel and I hope you’re ready to listen because I’m ready to talk. *Laughs* One of the joys of moving, well I don’t know if it’s the “joys” of moving, I know some of you may not consider it a joy. But you get to go through of all your stuff, you have to take Inventory of all your stuff. Now my family & I not only moved our entire business, but we moved 2 households worth of stuff all the way across the country last year.

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When you do that, especially when you’ve been in a house for 5-6 years, ot 10 or more, you find out that you’ve got a lot of stuff, and that’s what we did. We packed up everything, an entire business and 2 households and we had to go through it and decide what was worth transporting 2000 miles? Pick things up, you open cupboards and find stuff like “Wow, I haven’t used this in 5 years” or “I don’t even know where we got this. Honey, where did this come from? Do we need this?” and that’s what we did.

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We did a full inventory of pretty much everything that we owned. We inventories everything and picked it up and looked at it, if it was a couch or a nick-nack or whatever, and we had to say to ourselves or each other, “Do I need this? Is this worth loading up in a truck and transporting 2000 miles away?” Because we only had so much space, some things had to be sacrificed, some things had to be left behind. So we took inventory of all our physical things we owned, and many of those physical things we owned were sold or given away or donated to the Goodwill. Let me tell you what, it was good to be a friend of mine about a year and a half ago.

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Because I was giving away lots of stuff. Didn’t have time to sell it or anything, if you were a friend of mine you got away like a bandit, because there were a lot of things, like Lawn Tools and such that could not make the trip. So we took inventory of the physical things we owned in our life. Now when we talk about taking inventory, most of the time we think “Okay, what do we have/own, what things do we possess?” Every single year, every company that sells a product, distributes a product, what do they do?

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They take inventory. They go through all their stuff, they find out if they have more, if they have less, so on and so forth. If you work in one of those places, you know what I’m talking about. You know all about taking inventory. Now since we moved, we’ve been taking totes, we’ve been packing boxes & rubbermaid totes for probably 6 months prior to when we moved. Here we are a years and a half later, and I find myself, retaking inventory. Going into these totes & boxes, digging through them and saying “Ah man, I didn’t remember that I had that.”

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Often times when I find little nick-nacks or pieces-parts, or what have you, it inspires me. Makes me think “I’ve been looking for something just like that, I’m glad I found it .” We take physical inventory of things we own & possess, pretty frequently. But how often do w take inventory of our own lives? Yes, where are you today as compared to where you were a year ago or 2 or 5. If you went to college and got yourself a degree, now you’re further down the road. It’s a good time to take inventory and say “Okay, these were my plans going through school. I wanted to do *Blank*, *Blank*, *Blank*, & *Blank*. Those were my goals”

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Remember previously when we were talking about goals & goal setting, when you take inventory of our life, you actually take a moment to examine those goals. Are you any closer to achieving those goals? Let’s say that you have, you achieved some short-term goals. Great! That’s fantastic. Take inventory of your life, realize and appreciate that you have achieved your goals, and ask yourself “Now that that goal has been achieved, where do I go from here?”

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I betcha when you were a teenager or early 20’s, I bet some of you are now, you had big time goals, and there were certain things in your life where you’d say “Ah, I’ve achieved. I’ve gotten there.” Have you gotten there? If you have, now may be the time to be thinking a little bit bigger. It’s like Strength Training. You start picking up steel and it’s heavy, it’s heavy for you because you’ve never done it before, and you have goals. “I wanna do 200lb, 250, 300lb”, then you get there and realize “Wow, a year ago 250lb was a good goal and now I’m way past that.”

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So what’s it time to do? It’s time to take inventory and set some new goals. Perhaps you might take inventory and you come up short. That’s another reason we take inventory. We may think, the books say that we’re supposed to have 150 units out there on the shelves. But what is the reality? You go out there and you realize, while the book or the computer says there’s 150 out there, but you and a couple other people go out there and start physically touching things. You realize that you don’t have 150 units, you have 138. You’re missing some, where did they go?

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When you take inventory of your life you may get there and say “Okay, my path says this, this & this. I’m not there yet. I haven’t achieved that goal yet, even though I was supposed to.” Why is that? When you take inventory of your life, it’s a good time to figure out why. Maybe you wanted to own your own home, or start your own business, what have you, but something happened in your life and it didn't happen. Okay, take note of that and keep it in mind moving forward. Alright?

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Take inventory of your life. Not just the physical things you own, but your achievements and your goals. Alright ladies & gentlemen, thank you for checking out all of my books on Amazon & Kindle, you can pick up the Team Honey Badger book, the Intolerant Christian, I have a book called Faith and the Patriot; A Belief worth Fighting For. Like I’ve said before, if you have the Kindle Unlimited, you can get it there for no extra cost. I am your host Paul Markel, and I’ll talk to you again, real soon.


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