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Enjoy Life is about choosing your mindset, goals, and actions to guide your life how you want. Nick Maizy will share tips, strategies, and suggestions on how to make your life more how you want it to be and enjoy it too. Listen and take action today. Continue Reading >>
Enjoy Life is about choosing your mindset, goals, and actions to guide your life how you want. Nick Maizy will share tips, strategies, and suggestions on how to make your life more how you want it to be and enjoy it too. Listen and take action today. << Show Less
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235: Value What You Have I shared a big announcement the last 2 episodes. The main message of it was that the Enjoy Life Podcast is going to take a break. I am going to take a 6 month break from creating these podcast episodes so that I can focus more of my attention and time in an area that I believe I can have a far greater impact on people’s lives. You know if you focus on everything, then you focus on nothing. And I have been trying to focus on too many things recently. That led to me not being as effective as I could be. I believe narrowing my focus will help me have a greater impact and help people and families live the lives they want. So, the podcast will take a break. But, connect with me on Twitter. I will continue to share my message and material there. And I’d love to hear from you there too. Connect with me on Twitter: @NickMaizy   Today's Episode: Hope you had a great safe 4th of July. I know there are many issues that divide many people. Still, I hope you celebrated at least a little. I don’t celebrate the 4th because this country is perfect. Nope. It’s far from it. I celebrate for many reasons and few apply specifically to what we talk about here.    Value the freedoms you have to live your best life. You have the freedom to: Choose your goals Take action toward your goals Learn information to achieve Make a change to improve
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235: Value What You Have I shared a big announcement the last 2 episodes. The main message of it was that the Enjoy Life Podcast is going to take a break. I am going to take a 6 month break from creating these podcast episodes so that I can focus more of my attention and time in an area that I believe I can have a far greater impact on people’s lives. You know if you focus on everything, then you focus on nothing. And I have been trying to focus on too many things recently. That led to me not being as effective as I could be. I believe narrowing my focus will help me have a greater impact and help people and families live the lives they want. So, the podcast will take a break. But, connect with me on Twitter. I will continue to share my message and material there. And I’d love to hear from you there too. Connect with me on Twitter: @NickMaizy   Today's Episode: Hope you had a great safe 4th of July. I know there are many issues that divide many people. Still, I hope you celebrated at least a little. I don’t celebrate the 4th because this country is perfect. Nope. It’s far from it. I celebrate for many reasons and few apply specifically to what we talk about here.    Value the freedoms you have to live your best life. You have the freedom to: Choose your goals Take action toward your goals Learn information to achieve Make a change to improve
234: Plan What You Need Find me on Twitter: @NickMaizy I gave a big announcement last week. If you missed it, you can go back to episode 233 and listen to the beginning. The main message of it was that the Enjoy Life Podcast is going to take a break. I am going to take a 6 month break from creating these podcast episodes so that I can focus more of my attention and time in an area that I believe I can have a far greater impact on people’s lives. You know if you focus on everything, then you focus on nothing. Well, I have been trying to focus on too many things recently. That led to me not being as effective as I could be. I believe narrowing my focus will help me have a greater impact and help people and families live the lives they want. So, the podcast will take a break. But, connect with me on Twitter. I will continue to share my message and material there. And I’d love to hear from you there and share more about my shift to make a greater impact too.   Today's Episode: I’m taking off to camp at one of my favorite state parks with my family. I’ve been looking forward to it.  What do you need? A little fun? Relaxation? Or if you're struggling with ways to care for yourself. Whatever you need for yourself, do it.    Really caring for yourself so that you can perform at your best is important so that you can live your best life. This is your life. You can make it what you want. But, you have to be intentional with what you do.  One of the best ways I found for me to live the life I want is to schedule the things I need. Not just the things I need to do, accomplish, take care of. Yes, all those productive and responsible things are important. But, what’s also very important are the things I need to do for and with my family and myself.    If I simply focus on being productive, then I will miss out on the self-care and quality time that truly makes life worth living.    Whatever your best life looks like, make sure you do the things you need to do to make it happen. Schedule what you need. And do it.
233: Don't Put It Off Major announcement. I loved creating this podcast for you. It has been my passion for the last 6 years. Thank you for joining in, listening, and many of you taking part by reaching out to me, subscribing, and following on social. My focus has always been to help people make positive changes, create the future they want, and live their best lives. That hasn’t changed at all. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about how I can make a greater impact. I’m going to focus my time and attention on sharing how people can create their future and live their best lives in a more direct way.  What does that mean? I will take a hiatus from the podcast. And am planning on returning Jan of 2023. Old episodes will still be available. Download any ‌you want to keep access to. Subscribe because I may come back with some powerful lessons to share with you. And connect with me on Twitter. I am sharing a lot more there. And I’ll be sharing simple things you can do to live your best life and you can connect with me there directly to talk about possible next steps that may be fit for you and your life to make it what you want. I hope to hear from there.    And on to today’s episode. Make the most of your time. This is just like the major reason I'm making a shift in how I share my message. I have to make the most of the limited time I have. The same I believe should be true for you. Make the most of your time.  Time is short. But, you have enough time to focus on your priorities.  It's never as long as it may seem at the moment. Still, you always have enough time to focus on your most important priority. As long as you give your best.  One of my mentors said something that stuck with me.   Laziness creates busyness.   If you approach life as though you simply have plenty of time, you may end up putting off doing what you should do now. You can call that procrastination. Procrastination is simply putting off doing what you know you should do to make the progress you want in an area. Maybe you don’t feel like doing the work. Or, it’s not as comfortable as doing something else.  When you put off what you know you really need to do, it doesn’t get done. Later on down the road, you’ll have a scramble to catch up. That’s where Laziness creates busyness.  Original message on this episode was going to be “Watch out! You only have 13.” One of my mentors shared about only having 13 summers with his kids and how he needed to cherish and make the most of them.    You need to take action. What is it you want? What kind of life do you want to live?  Take action toward it today. What can you do now?    You have enough time to focus on your priorities. But, really focus on them and do what needs to be done. Otherwise, time will pass and you’ll end up having to scramble trying to catch up and it just may be too late.
232: How To Choose Your Best Life - Commit If you want to live you best life, then you have to commit to it. It is not about having to always do the huge tasks. But, commit to the life you want by doing the small daily habits that will get you there.  You’re one commitment away from being able to live the life you want.    Helpful Resources/Links: I need you. How can I serve you better?Please take this quick survey Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com
231: How To Choose Your Best Life - Action This Episode’s Main Points: Acknowledge the importance of your actions. Small, big, positive, or negative what you do matters. Take small steps toward your goals. You won't make progress without action. You can't improve without action.  Develop the habit of take small steps toward your goals.    Helpful Resources/Links:   Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com   Show Notes: Your actions matter. Far too often, other people discredit the importance of the ‌small actions they take regularly. It's those small steps that will either be the ticket to the exact life you want or staying stuck where you're at or worse off. How to get moving: Give yourself a specific time Break into chunks (by importance, temporal, smallest piece) Just do it. It won’t be perfect. You can’t improve in a vacuum.    There was a class where students were learning how to sculpt clay. For the final exam, the teacher gave the students a choice of how he would grade their test. Either based on quantity or quality. The students who picked quality only needed to create one pot, but I needed to be the absolute best they could make. The other students in the quantity group simply needed to create as many pots as they could and the quality wouldn’t impact their grade.    What’s stopping you from taking action toward your goals?    Not good enough? Want to get it just right? Don’t have time to do it all?   What’s the next small step you can take toward the life you want? Toward achieving your big goal?  Set a specific time. And do it.
230: How To Choose Your Best Life - Environment This Episode’s Main Points: The environment you choose will have a huge impact on your life. It's not just the physical location it's also the people you surround yourself with that can make all the difference in the life you live.    Helpful Resources/Links: I need you. How can I serve you better?Please take this quick survey Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com   Show Notes: Do you want to live your best life? If not, you’re probably in the wrong place. If you want to live your best life, that’s excellent because that is what this episode and series are all about.   Your environment has a huge impact on the life you live and experience.  This could be the physical environment. You want to be in a healthy environment. Clean air, water, and such. But, the people make up a major part of the impact your environment will have on you, your life, and your future.  Associations (people)   Some of them you chose Friends Mentors   Many are more passive Work Clubs/Hobbies Neighbors School Kid’s school Default Family Relatives In-laws Other   What can you do?   Prioritize good environments and good associations. Acknowledge the power and influence they have.    Extreme example: If you were an alcoholic, would it be wise for you to hang out with people while they were drinking or for you to hang out at a bar? NO.   Why not? Because being around that behavior can influence your behavior. The ‌same is true for all other not so healthy or positive behaviors. Talked about the power of words. Hang around people that speak their negative mindsets and that will impact you too. Hang around people who have given up on their goals, don’t strive to improve or be their best, don’t care about living a good life? What do you think will happen? Do you think you’ll get them to change their ways or could they possibly, ‌over time, influence you, your thinking, and your actions?    Choose to be in an environment that is helping you live your best life. It is that powerful.    Recently, I pursued a mentor to help me build an additional income for my family. Yes, I wanted his advice and guidance, which has become invaluable. But, a huge part of what I knew I needed more of was the positive, constructive, encouraging environment that being on his team brought. The association with a more future focused group of people has helped me a lot. Sometimes you may need to remove what’s not helpful. Other times, you can add what is helpful.  What adjustments can you make to your environment or the people you surround yourself with that can help you live your best life?
229: How To Choose Your Best Life - Words This Episode’s Main Points: The words choose to use are crucial to living the life you want. Choose the words you put into your mind Choose the words you say Choose the words you think Choose the words you repeat Choose the words you repeat   Helpful Resources/Links: I need you. How can I serve you better?Please take this quick survey Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com   Show Notes: Do you want to live your best life? If not, you’re probably in the wrong place. If you want to live your best life, that’s excellent because that is what this episode and series are all about. If you hear something enough times, you’ll begin accepting it. Once you accept it enough, you may begin believing it. Once you believe it enough, it will change your actions. Once your actions change enough, your life will begin changing.   It can all start with the words you hear.     Each one of us hears many words each day. Most of them we do not specifically choose to hear. We just hear them.    With all the power that those words can have and the impact that ultimately can make on our lives, we probably should pay a little attention to what they are and what they are doing. Right? Words lead to thoughts, belief, and actions. Now is the time to become intentional.  Now is the time to choose your words.   What words should you pay attention to?  Words you put into your mind Words you say Words you think Words you write Text  Social Email To yourself Words you repeat   Changing your words leads changing your belief.   What can you do? Pay attention to the words you use. Notice when you complain. Or say negative things about yourself or others.    When do you doubt yourself or your abilities?   What do you put into your mind?    It’s time for you to combat the negative words.    What helps me I have a note card. It has my goals, priorities, my values, positive messages for myself. I don’t put a lot of fluff on it. Any time I ‌see or say something negative out loud or in my head, I can look at my notecard. And those truths remind me of what is really true. That I have powerful goals that are worth my absolute best. And that I can accomplish great things as long as I give my best. Simply reminding myself of what I need to hear helps me to do the work to live the life I want. The same is true for you.    Remember, words are powerful. Choose them well.    What are you putting into your mind? Are you choosing your words?
228: How To Choose Your Best Life - See Successes This Episode's Main Points: What you choose to look for will determine what you see. What you see will determine what you do and achieve. See success and benefits in: The past The future Possibilities Challenges The big The small   Helpful Resources/Links: Want To Reach Your Full Potential?3 Parts To Reaching Full Potential Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com   Show Notes: Do you want to live your best life? Your absolute best life? If not, you’re in the wrong place. But, if you want to explore what you can do to make the most of where you’re at right now and begin to guide yourself to take your life in the direction you want, then this episode and this series ‘How to choose your best life’ is just for you.   Welcome my friend! We are in a series on ‘How to choose your best life’ and I am thrilled you’re here and joining in. Say, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes in this series. You don’t want to miss any in this series, but I also have a few more series coming out where I’m going to hit some major topics to help you Enjoy Life & Create The Future You Want.    Have you ever got a new car or truck? Maybe one that was just new to you? Did you ‌see it all over the place after you got it? Over my years, I’ve had a few different vehicles. Some were more popular and weren’t. But, the same funny thing happened with each one. As soon as I started driving it, I saw that same car or truck all over the place.  Now, did everyone else go out and get that same used vehicle I got the same day I got mine? Of course, not.  I saw more of them because my attention was on the vehicle I was driving. I looked for them and I saw more of them.    What you look for can determine what you see.  See Success Past Right, wrong or whatever. See the benefit. Be kind to yourself Give yourself a little grace You're human If you don't see the success in your past, it will be more difficult to build on it. Future Believe in your future Believe that you can achieve. Maybe with some help, guidance, or even mentoring. If you don't see success in your future, it will be more difficult to pursue it.  Possibilities Life is full of possibilities. It is far more risky to never take a risk.  Be optimistic  If you don't see possibilities, it will be more difficult to take advantage of them. Challenges Today's struggles will give you the strength you'll need tomorrow.  If you don't see success in the challenges you face, then it will be more difficult for you to overcome them. Big Hope in the big things that are important to you Keeping the big things you want in mind can help you keep going in the right direction  If you don't see success in the big important things, it will be more difficult for you to achieve them. Small Value in taking the small steps Focusing on the small steps you need to take can help you continue to make progress If you don't see success in the small steps, then it will be more difficult for you to stay persistent in doing the work to achieve goals and create the future you want.    What can you do?  Start where you're at. Of the areas I just mentioned, which ones are you already seeing the successes? The Past, The Future, The Possibilities, The Challenges, The Big, The Small. What areas is it easier for you to look for and see the positives?  Which area
227: How To Choose Your Best Life - Goals This Episode’s Main Points: Without goals won't achieve what you want. What can help you: Achievement goals Habit goals Growth Vision Helpful Resources/Links: I need you. How can I serve you better?Please take this quick survey Follow me on Twitter:Nick Maizy Follow me on LinkedIn:Nick Maizy More material:NickMaizy.com   Show Notes: Do you want to live your best life? Your absolute best life? If not, you’re in the wrong place. But, if you want to explore what you can do to make the most of where you’re at right now and begin to guide yourself to take your life in the direction you want, then this episode and this series is just for you. Welcome my friend! We are starting a series on ‘How to choose your best life’ and I am thrilled you’re here and joining in. Say, make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes in this series. You don’t want to miss any in this series, but I also have a few more series coming out where I’m going to hit some major topics to help you Enjoy Life & Create The Future You Want.  Before we really get going, I need to hear from you. This podcast is growing like crazy, so thank you for sharing it. At the same time, I need you to tell me how I can serve you better. This will help me make this podcast and all my material the best it can be for you. Please go to NickMaizy.com/survey and let me know. I value your input and getting to know you.  Become most like the person you want to be. Become the person who is living the life you want. And that isn’t you becoming someone else or being fake. Absolutely not! Instead, just think of it as becoming the best version of yourself that you can be. And doing for you and what’s important to you.     If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time. - Zig Zigler   If you want to live your best life, have goals. Plain and simple.    What Goals Will Help Achievement A specific goal that you can arrive at In an area of your life that is most important to you Related to your values Do you have specific achievement goals? Habit A change in what you do regularly Do you have a specific habit goal?  Growth Reach your full potential You won’t arrive. You won't change it and be able to forget it. You will surprise yourself on how far you can go.  Do you have a growth plan? Vision Can be the hardest or most challenging Attempt to see what could be for your life Becomes greater when you include others Leads to significance over success Do you have a vision for your life?    Start where you’re at.  Where are you at? Do you have goals? Achievement, habit, growth? Or, do you have a vision that guides your life? Wherever you’re at right now, start from there and work to improve and increase the goals you have for your life.  You can create the life you want.
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