Evaluate Opportunities and Accelerate Your Momentum
It's Brennan bazaar. And welcome to another episode of the Brendan show. People in productivity always ask the first question. They said, well, Brendan how do I value eight things because I'm a productive person? But you know, what happens to me is I keep getting distracted or I keep I don't know which one to do. I've got two good options. I'm not sure which one do all share with you my short, and I got two frameworks that helped me every single time. They're like backing that can things that can do that really helped me decide between the two different things because I get offers all the times get imagine them like can be overwhelming. And so here's how I do the first ones might sort of simple and famous occasion. It looks like this. This is my magical sort hand. That helps me so much the terms of any deal. The terms of any deal. Has to be less than ROI plus f v plus l plus PD. Okay. Next up. The second of your here. It's a super simple one. Okay. I got option air option B. I'm going to run them. Both through this aquarian, and whichever one wins is the one I'm most likely to choose. If I if they're really close run them through the second framework. I'm gonna show you. So the first one is easy time energy. Resources. Money. This means the terms of any deal have to be less than so what I put into something whatever I'm put into something has to be less than what I think I'm gonna get out. How many follow their utilitarian, right? Very utilitarian value here if I'm gonna put a bunch of stuff in better get more out. Okay. And what I found is if I have a deal, and I'm gonna put a bunch of time into it or energy or resources or money. I'd better get more out of it. But what my magical thing was was the s this is the one no one ever thinks about and everyone screws up, and they make a lot of a lot of utilitarian minded people, very logical very logical strategic people make decisions based on time energy resources money. And they forgot the ass. In the equation think about every bad decision you ever chose versus something else. He said I wish I wouldn't have done that. You just did not consider this thing called sanity. How much time energy resources money insanity? Am I gonna have to put into this thing? And I really got to think about that. Because how many ever did a deal with something where it really you had to work with someone who drove you insane. Great money great output, but the input of my own sanity. It would've driven me. Crazy entrepreneurs make this mistake, especially all the time. You don't think about how much craziness is going to go into something you just get attracted to the time energy resources money. You're not thinking about the lifestyle or the community or other things that could really shape how sane it is. Right. That's one thing. I'm proud about with what we do with C H. We make this very sane calming comforting community. We step by step it. It's not scary. Because I think a lot of other people it's easy to get attractive things that drive you insane. And I think it's important for you all to care. About you're saying so you can bring that. Yes. Okay. So whatever time energy resource money, and sandy I put it in something has to be this is less than sign. I learned that in math once. Has to be less than what I get out of it in terms on in terms of ROI what that means return on investment. So this is a straight one to one whatever I put into it. I better get that out investment. I better get that out it better. Save me. Some time Bill my energy Bill, my resources, or my money, or I don't wanna do that straight up return on investment. And then f v is where most people fail to have strategy F E stands for future. Value. Never do anything just for our wide. This is where they wreck kids in business school. They reckon because we're still teaching straight up balance sheet mentality in the world. That's why our relationships are wrecked. Because we're trying to have a balance sheet scorecard with our spouse trying to equal things out with our spouses, how's that working for you? And so we start ruining our relationships because we are trying to get that balance sheet just even in real life. We want future value built into deals. I want you're going to do something. I want you to be a lookout say while that's going to benefit me in one year two year three year four your I can see how that moving that piece right now that's going to be a building block that's going to serve me later on. And if you can't see that whatever deal you're doing as Sepang sewn. Don't do the deal. In a specially don't get trapped in the idea of thinking, whatever deal, you're going to do is a final steppingstone because a lot of people, especially when you're starting that deal changed my life. That's it. That's all I need will be good for life. That means you're short term survival thinking not strategic growth thinking. When you start thinking about future value make very different decisions fairy ferry differences. It makes you write different books. It makes you build different programs. It changes the way you sell. It changes the products that you build in your company. You gotta go back to future value thinking, including every little thing that you do if you hire people don't hire people to fill in the short term need higher future. Value players date future value people. Don't have short-term friends just because you need to lean on somebody who's a complainer crate friendships with future value people. Your job is to always be honoring and protecting and standing at the gates as guard and champion of your future. You gotta look past the short term go for the long term plays and the long term value change your life. Then if entrepreneurs typically suck at sanity in their evaluations. Then on the other side, they always fail on the big Al lifestyle. They'll take the deal because it's good time. It's energy. It's making a lot of money. It's not too crazy. It's not too crazy. I can handle it. But they're not thinking say, yes, that means I'm going to be working twenty hours a week who's ever said. Yes to something that made you work twenty or thirty or forty more hours a week. And you didn't anticipate it. Yeah. I've been there too. When you make decisions and you're not looking in the future value or thinking lifestyle. No wonder you're short term like titties wrecked. Because you said yes, or jumped into something that wasn't your thing. It wasn't of your character. It wasn't who you are. It was the lifestyle. You wanted to be it wasn't who you wanted to become and that's because you didn't take into account personal. Development either. You didn't think does this grow? Does this make me be who I want to be is the deal what you are doing going to help you grow into the best. You you can't keep saying, yes. Or keep evaluating things in like a sounds good. 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