Do you focus your decision making energy on micro decisions that makes little to no difference or macro decision that shapes and transforms your life?
Hey everyone. Oz here. I wanted to do a video for my YouTube followers. I haven’t been doing that for a while. We’ve been extremely busy with the Blueprint Program. But today I wanted to get back to you guys and talk about a topic of great importance and I think many people have misconceptions about it. And that’s why I wanted to take a couple of minutes and explain the power, either negative or positive of this concept of making a decision, which is very, very important. So when you think about the power that you have with decision making, it is usually said that, “Oh, you have all the power to make all the decisions. Every day we make decisions and decisions shape our lives.” Which is very true, but I think many people understand it in the wrong way. So you have micro decisions and you have macro decisions.
So micro decisions are when you wake up in the morning, you might choose to run to the bathroom, or you might just to walk to the bathroom. You might choose to have omelette for breakfast, or you might want to have something else. You might have bacon and cheese, and cheeseburger and things like that. So those are micro choices that regardless of your social status or economic status and things like that, you almost always have the freedom to choose as we wish. But then there are macro decisions, and when you think about it, you don’t want to have a lot of them. Micro decisions, you have thousands of them and you have the freedom to do as you wish. But when it comes to macro decisions, there are actually a few and those few are the more important ones that kind of shape everything else in your life.
So I want to talk about them today. For example, if you constantly think about bettering your life and serving a higher purpose, whether it’s serving a higher creator, if you’re religious serving your God and things like that, or maybe you want to be in a better financial situation yourself or yourself and for your family. You have aspirations and goals to live at a better place. You have goals to have vacation once every two months, and you want to reach a certain income level and you want to declare your financial figured [inaudible 00:02:09]. And you want to have the control of your time so you don’t have to … you’re not forced to show up to a job at eight o’clock in the morning. So you have all of these aspirations and desires, and millions of people do have that same belief and they want to accomplish similar things.
But when you look at the percentage of people who actually succeed at that level, there’s a huge variance. And there are reasons for that. And the most important reason is your decision making process. The decisions that you make. So you cannot be making conflicting decision with the end goal. That is actually a very straightforward process. So if your goal is to live a multimillion dollar lifestyle and you’re kind of clinging to your job right now, those are very conflicting thought processes. Because your job, no matter how good it might be, it’s going to max out at some level. On average people from the age of 27 to 50, they only double their income at a job. So if you’re holding your job right now and you’re at 30 years old, and let’s say you’re making 50 grand, by 50, [inaudible 00:03:26] for a positive, you’re going to maybe break six figures. And that might sound like okay for you, you are breaking six figures, but think about how long it takes to double your income. It’s taking 10 to 13 years to double your income to whatever it is.
I’ve talked to people who are making a 175,000, 200,000, $300,000 a year, having really good jobs only to find out they’re fired as they get older because the company thinks they’re paying too much for that person and they’d rather hire someone at $40,000 and have them do the same job. That’s a wake up call, like knock, knock. If you think that your job is going to allow you to experience that lifestyle that you’re talking about, you’re very wrong. And you don’t want to find out one day that you’re wrong after you put in 15 years into a job like that. Because usually, [inaudible 00:04:14] argument to my argument is that, “Well, no, there are actually very great companies and they pay you X amount of dollars and you get the benefits and things like that.”
I agree to that, but does it serve the purpose that you want to accomplish, you want to reach? Because you have aspirations, you have goals. So that decision that you make, a decision you made to reach those goals, will shape what happens to consequences. If you just wish that you would have a better lifestyle but continue showing up to your job every single day without a solid plan, I’ll be the bearer of the bad news for you that 10 years from now, things will not be much different for you. Why? Because life goes from simpler to more complex usually. If you’re 24 right now, and you live with your parents and you think life is hard, think about what happens when you get married and start having kids. And once you start having kids, you think life is really complicated because they cry and you have to sooth them, you’ve got to get them diaper, and food and help them grow up.
And only to find out as they grow up, become teenagers, their problems become more complicated. Then they grow and they get married, then the problems become more complicated. Now you’re dealing with third parties and kids, and all of a sudden you have your grandparents and things like that. So I don’t want to make this sound like it’s a horrible experience. I love kids. I have kids and they are the best thing that could happen to somebody, but we cannot just write off the fact that they make life … growing up makes things more complicated. You have more things … so the things that you need to fulfill at age 20, 24 is not the same things that you need at age 50. And if you think that you’re going to rely on that good job, for that job to pay for that, you’re going to have an average life, which is most of the people.
A very average life
So they have a very average life. And when you just have them tell the story of what they have accomplished, it has to do with their jobs, and titles and things like that. I’m not looking down on that obviously. It’s a big accomplishment, but if you are different, if you know that you’re different, if you want to accomplish different things, you can’t make the same decision as someone who is average and expect a different result. It just doesn’t work that way. This is why I wanted to record this video as a wake up call, that if you’re going down a path and being really positive and think that five years from now you’re not going to do that bad, you’re going to still have the income and maybe you’ll buy a house, maybe you’ll buy a car, you might be 100% right, but that means that you’re giving up on those aspirations that you have right now.
You’re going to kill those dreams in five years because the paths you are going is not going to lead you to that place. That’s just how it is because it comes down to the definition of the word decision. Decision does not mean you’re choosing something. Decision means you’re cutting something off. Incision is cutting in decision is removing something, cutting stuff off. So decision means that you are eliminating things that are not helping you reach towards a better goal, so a better lifestyle. So decision is not choosing a business option. Decision is the decision to change your life and eliminating things, and people and everything else that’s not serving that bigger purpose. Only then you can reach those levels of success. That’s why there’s a big variance between people who want to live a better life, who want to reach certain levels of income goal and things like that versus the ones who actually do.
And if you’ve been wondering why that’s the case, that’s not your … that hasn’t to do with your destiny, or with who you are, or your age, your skin color, whether you have an accent or not, how long you’ve been in the States or in Canada, or skillset has nothing to do with that. It has to do with your power to cut off things that is not serving that purpose and everything else will fall in place when you make that decision to live that life. I guess that’s the most important thing that you want to start with today. That doesn’t mean that you go back tomorrow and tell your boss that you quit your job, but that does mean that you set your mind to start a business because you cannot reach your goals financially speaking.
Have the freedom
You cannot have the freedom that you want to have while you have a job and you’re counting days to your two, three weeks of vacation per year. That’s just not the way to go. I’m not against having jobs. I had corporate jobs for many, many years and I’ve reached the income level of $175,000 per year, that’s when I quit my job. My boss and everyone else was super surprised because I had my best year and they thought I would just continue, but that’s the year I noticed that I already had been working on building my business on the side anyways because I made up my mind, but no one believed me, including some of my family members. They said, “Yes, do your side gig, but just keep your job too as a safety because you never know. Life happens and you want to have the benefits, and the insurance and things like that.” And everyone was super shocked that I told myself, “All right, this was the year. I had a great year. Now it’s time to quit that and spend that time building my business, build my empire.”
And then from that point on, [we’ve 00:09:50] reached multiple seven figure years after that, which I would have never experienced through a job. But I know that that’s not because I was special or I went to special schools and things like that. I was pretty average actually when it comes to both schools, and the work and performance and things like that, but one thing maybe unique about what I have done is I understood the weight of a decision. A decision is a seed that you plant either in yourself, in your brain, or somebody else’s brain that flourishes if you feed it. For you to feed, you have to cut off certain things. If you’re trying to grow a very healthy tree and there are weeds around that tree, well, those weeds are sharing the same resource. You might be watering that tree every single day, but if the area is covered with weeds and other creatures, well they’re just taking the nutrients that should be going to that tree.
A fruit bearing tree
So you have a fruit bearing tree in a short amount of time. This is the same thing. You’ve got to clear the weeds out of your mind. So when you make up your mind, you’ve got to kind of look around and see who’s not supporting that purpose. A lot of times we’ll find out that they might be the people that whom you’ve been interacting with. As Tony Robbins says that your income is the average of the five people that you hang out the most. So you got to be careful who you’re associating yourself with because some people’s purpose, with all the good attentions, is to kill your dream because they just want to constantly remind you that, “Listen man, you’re pretty average. So yeah, it’s good to have those things but what if you fail? You’re going to go back or you’re going to feel embarrassed.”
So these people are constant promoters of staying average. Again, they don’t do it with the evil intentions, but sometimes that’s just all it takes for you to come back to realize and you think that that’s the reality, that’s the current reality maybe, that, “Oh, you shouldn’t be dreaming that big. And that’s only for the wealthy. Money is the source of all evil. Yeah, I’m doing okay right now. At least I got my friends and things like that.” Those are the things that will stop you from what you’re doing. Sometimes I get the question from people who schedule calls with me to join the Blueprint. And then one of the questions is, “Oh, Oz, can you tell me what separates from winners than losers in your program? So does everyone make $1 million? Does everyone make 20, 30, $40,000?” And I tell them all the time … my response is the same.
It is what they do.
What will separate one from the other is not so much about who they are. It is what they do. And what they do is determined by how they think. And how they think is determined by their decisions. So everyone starts any kind of training with all the good intentions, they want to make a change, but they can’t keep that same excitement over time. Some of them do, most of them do, but those who can. But the next day, the next week, the next month, that excitement goes down because of their environment. So they go back to the same job and that should be a motivation for them to work harder so they can get the heck out of that job. But then they associate with people, they hang out, they do this five o’clock happy hours and they chill. And they’re kind of sucked back into an environment that they were initially not happy with.
Then they spend three hours a night watching Netflix. They spent a couple of hours a week watching YouTube and they can’t stop scrolling through Facebook because they’re just nosy. They want to know what’s going on in other people’s lives and things like that. And those are all decisions. So those decisions take away from … you’re cutting away from the decision to work on your business instead of working on having a good social media profile, or having new connections, or have more people view your Instagram stories and things like that. So I just want to remind you that you have the freedom to make a decision, but know that the outcome of your decisions are usually not immediate. That three hours that you spend not working on your business will not give you an immediate feedback right now. But if you repeat that for the next six months, that three hours per day adds up and that becomes months of time that you could have invested back into earning your freedom.
So do not take the meaning of the word decision to cut off lightly. And if you’re serious about those aspirations that you talk about, talk to your wife, your husband, your friends and your family, well, you got to live up to it. You got to come through. You can’t just say things and just have them turn into dreams and things like wishful thinking that you go through every single day. And there is a formula to succeed, which is for you to find a vehicle. And once you find the right vehicle, which is awesome, but you will only follow through if you decide to follow through. That’s why in your aspirations and goal setting, be very specific. Do not say things like, “I want to be rich.” Well, that’s just too broad. How do you define being rich?
Do you feel rich when you make your $20,000 per month? Maybe. Some people do and that’s plenty for them. There’s nothing wrong with that. Or by rich you mean how many million dollars in the bank account? I don’t know which one it is and neither your mind. So you got to be very specific on the things that you say you will do because the more specific you become, the more realistic it becomes to you. So it’s not just bunch of things that you say because don’t forget that usually, the talkers are not really doers. So people who do things, they just do it. They just find a way. They figure it out. They find the information. We have thousands of people who just find, for example, my channel on YouTube because they want to get information about this industry. How do they come here? They just found it, they decided that they needed more information.
They decided that they wanted to start a business, and be the owner of their own business and be in control of their destiny. So people do things sometimes automatically without noticing the power of what they’re doing. So if that’s you, if you have bigger goals than where you are right now and you’re just not sure if you’re working towards them, just keep plugging yourself in, find mentors that you can follow, find systems that you can work on, but do not forget that it all comes down to, for you to eliminating things from your life that is stopping you from getting to that level. Because the decision is not a one time thing. You don’t decide once and things happen. The decision is done every single day. Once you decide to be in business, once you decided to join the Blueprint, you have to reinforce that decision every single day by taking action.
Have a strong belief system
And that will only happen if you have a strong belief system to what you want to accomplish. So find things that motivate you. It might be just looking in the eyes of your loved ones, your daughter, or your son and your family and imagining better things for them. Or it might be yourself walk into … I used to do this a lot when I was selling door to door. And I never had an expensive suit because I didn’t have the money for it. So I would always buy it at a discount from K&G and things like that for $100, $150. That was my budget.
But I would go to malls where you have Neiman Marcus and things like that. I would walk in and try the jackets on before the salesperson comes and asks me, “Can I help you, Sir?” Because I wasn’t in a position to buy, but I would put on those expensive jackets, and suit and things like that and look myself in the mirror. That does something to your mind. That makes it more reachable. Instead of saying, “I wish.” You kind of feel the fabric, you kind of see the look … it kind of makes you look a little different. And you look at the price tag, it’s a couple of thousand dollars easy. You’re like, “All right, all right. So I want to experience this more. I want to own this.” So you might say, “Well, this is all material stuff.” But that’s okay. Some of us are motivated by things like that and it can be more emotional to you. Like if you want to give to the charity at your church, imagine yourself … I used to write cheques to my future self.
I would pull out a cheque book and write a cheque to myself or a million dollars. And I would put a date on it saying that I’m going to cash this check in 2018, this was back in 2012, 2013. Why would I do that? Because I want my brain to experience my dreams as my current reality. You want to do that. And I know this might sound a little woo, woo to you, and it might scare you, but a successful person does whatever it takes. If this kind of exercise … or even if it’s helping only 1%, well it’s getting you 1% closer to your goal because that that gives you the power to make that decision and show your mind that you’re actually doing something for your business.
A lot of times we do a lot of things in our marketing to repel people because if they’re not really at the entrepreneurial type, I don’t want to babysit someone in the program. I want people who just really want to make a change because if they really do not have that why, I cannot give them their why. They need to have that why. So we have a lot of single moms in the program. They don’t really need an extrinsic motivation. They have kids at home and they want to spend more time with them and things like that. So some people just walk in with this massive why, other people need that awakening a little bit. So I wanted to create this video to hopefully provide you that.
My approach is a little direct so I don’t sugar coat things. So hopefully my message was understood the right way. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel, you can definitely do so below the video. And if you like this video or if you have any feedback or questions, just comment below the video. And if you’re interested in our program, there’s a link below this video that you can go watch a completely free webinar, so you find out more about what I do in my program and things like that. So hopefully, you enjoy this and definitely looking forward to see you in the next one. Take care now.