loader from loading.io

How "burning your boats" can skyrocket you to your goals

Thinking Big Podcast

Release Date: 02/07/2022

Neuro Hacking: How to Supercharge Your Imagination (podcast series) show art Neuro Hacking: How to Supercharge Your Imagination (podcast series)

Thinking Big Podcast

Welcome to the first episode of our neuro hacking podcast series. In this episode, we will be discussing what neuro hacking is and how you can use it to supercharge your imagination. What exactly is Neuro Hacking Neuro hacking is a process of using specific techniques to improve your mental abilities. This can include anything from improving your memory, to learning a new skill faster, improving your imagination, to increasing your focus and concentration. Stay tuned for future episodes where we will discuss other ways that you can neuro-hack your way to success! Almost everyone has heard of...

info_outline
The REAL Reasons Why So Many Married Entrepreneurs Fail, With Robert and Kay Lee Fukui show art The REAL Reasons Why So Many Married Entrepreneurs Fail, With Robert and Kay Lee Fukui

Thinking Big Podcast

Our goal as married entrepreneurs should be to have a happy life AND a healthy business without killing each other. Right! Today I welcome Robert and Kay Lee Fukui to the podcast. Robert and Kay Lee run "Power Couples by Design" teaching us how to have a better balance between business and your marriage They have walked a mile in your shoes as a power couple. They have created tools that allow entrepreneurial couples—like us—to thrive and prosper under any circumstances. They host the top-rated "Power Up Your Marriage and Business" Podcast and their brand new book "Tandem" is...

info_outline
Part 2 - Discover What A Near Death Experience Taught Me About Sales, Success And Getting Business To Come To You - With Jeff Buehner show art Part 2 - Discover What A Near Death Experience Taught Me About Sales, Success And Getting Business To Come To You - With Jeff Buehner

Thinking Big Podcast

Jeff has always known that he had an obligation to share this gift with as many people as possible before he retires, he has now made it a personal mission to share these secret's as far as he possibly can. Twenty-eight years ago, Jeff came across the writings of the richest man to ever walk the earth, Sultan Musa of Mali. No one’s ever come close to this guy, not Jeff Bezos and not Elon Musk. The Sultan could not talk openly about how he learned these secrets, so he embedded the principles of his success in a fairytale so compelling that centuries later nearly everyone in the world...

info_outline
Discover What A Near Death Experience Taught Me About Sales, Success And Getting Business To Come To You Part 1 - With Jeff Buehner show art Discover What A Near Death Experience Taught Me About Sales, Success And Getting Business To Come To You Part 1 - With Jeff Buehner

Thinking Big Podcast

Jeff has always known that he had an obligation to share this gift with as many people as possible before he retires, he has now made it a personal mission to share these secret's as far as he possibly can. Twenty-eight years ago, Jeff came across the writings of the richest man to ever walk the earth, Sultan Musa of Mali. No one’s ever come close to this guy, not Jeff Bezos and not Elon Musk. The Sultan could not talk openly about how he learned these secrets, so he embedded the principles of his success in a fairytale so compelling that centuries later nearly everyone in the world...

info_outline
Learn How To Join, Start, Or Run A True Mastermind Group show art Learn How To Join, Start, Or Run A True Mastermind Group

Thinking Big Podcast

There's a seldom-discussed concept behind the success of every renowned athlete, famous musician, successful entrepreneur, or even business leader I know, and virtually everyone you can think of.  No, it isn't because they have an outstanding IQ or academic record, the right family name, or good looks. Here is the secret element - each of these people has surrounded themselves with other successful people, and they have all used the Mastermind Principle. A mastermind group sounds like something that would be the exclusive realm of super-successful people, but it’s not. It can actually...

info_outline
Leadership Lessons from Around the World With Guest Zac Hoffman show art Leadership Lessons from Around the World With Guest Zac Hoffman

Thinking Big Podcast

This week we get to talk with Zac Hoffman about leadership, and leadership across different cultures. Zac is a leadership developer, transformation coach, award winning author, and former professional American football player. Zac has spent his twenties living in 6 different countries while playing and coaching American football. During his time abroad, Zac developed the SWALeadership concept based on his many thrilling and eye-opening experiences within various leadership roles across cultures. So today we are thinking big about our leadership Connect with Zachary Hoffman Instagram: ...

info_outline
The Gen Z Mindset On Success And Money With Guest Michael Boly show art The Gen Z Mindset On Success And Money With Guest Michael Boly

Thinking Big Podcast

This week we get to talk with Michael Boly about the mindset of the Gen Z and how it is different than my generation “Gen X”.  Michael is a podcaster, entrepreneur, and mindset enthusiast, passionate about expanding his capacity to enjoy life, and helping others do the same. At age 22, Michael’s belief in the power of perception has helped him generate over 200K in sales across his ventures (while in college!).  Now he focuses on helping Gen Z create the life they truly desire through his podcast called The Wealth Mindset Show. My biggest takeaways from our talk are: Gen Zs...

info_outline
If you can tell a good story, people will pay to hear it. With Guest Kyle Gray show art If you can tell a good story, people will pay to hear it. With Guest Kyle Gray

Thinking Big Podcast

If you’re an entrepreneur you already know or will learn the lesson quickly that people connect with stories, it’s been that way since the beginning of mankind. And today we have a great guest with us, Kyle Gray from the story engine Kyle is an entrepreneur, story strategist, and author who helps coaches, startups, and influencers use storytelling to communicate their unique values better and create connection and trust with their audience.  Kyle helps entrepreneurs use storytelling to attract their ideal audience and inspire them to take massive action. So today we are thinking big...

info_outline
Marketing: Opening a Relationship vs. Closing the Deal With Duane Zingale show art Marketing: Opening a Relationship vs. Closing the Deal With Duane Zingale

Thinking Big Podcast

The market is savvy, and people are getting smarter about marketing; which means the old tactics of a shark and the used car salesman won't work anymore. You can become more in tune with new ways of marketing by being curious or passionate about learning these skills. In this episode of the show, we talk with Duane about his philosophy that marketing is not about closing the deal, it's about opening a relationship and how we can automate this process. He believes that the art of marketing should always be framed in terms of relationships rather than transactions. We explore how to build trust...

info_outline
How How "burning your boats" can skyrocket you to your goals

Thinking Big Podcast

Achieving your goals can be tough. You may have a lot of competing priorities and it's easy to get discouraged. It's hard to stay motivated when you're not seeing progress. You may feel like you're stuck in a rut and don't know how to move forward. "Burning your boats" can help you achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible. Hi! I'm Sean Osborn I'm a mindset strategist helping you find clarity, achieve growth, and make your impact on the world. There are two types of people in the world: those who take risks and those who don’t. The ones that do are rewarded with success,...

info_outline
 
More Episodes

Achieving your goals can be tough. You may have a lot of competing priorities and it's easy to get discouraged.

It's hard to stay motivated when you're not seeing progress. You may feel like you're stuck in a rut and don't know how to move forward.

"Burning your boats" can help you achieve your goals faster than you ever thought possible.

Hi! I'm Sean Osborn I'm a mindset strategist helping you find clarity, achieve growth, and make your impact on the world.

There are two types of people in the world: those who take risks and those who don’t. The ones that do are rewarded with success, while the ones that don’t are doomed to a life of mediocrity.

Some would say this is due to luck, or coincidence, but it's not. It's because when you stop being willing to retreat from your goals, you start moving forward towards them instead.

Today we will look at how eliminating all sources of retreat can help you achieve your goals!

1. What is the concept of "burning your boats".

The concept of “burning boats” is often traced back to a story associated with the conquest of the Aztec Empire by Hernán Cortés. In 1519, 

Hernán Cortés made the decision to burn the boats upon his arrival in Mexico, in order to motivate his men and discourage them from turning back. This act of desperation showed his determination to conquer the new land and demonstrated his faith in their success.

He was about to send his armies against a powerful enemy, whose men outnumbered his own. He loaded his soldiers into boats, sailed to the enemy’s country, unloaded soldiers and equipment, then gave the order to burn the ships that had carried them.”

Addressing his men before the first battle, he said, “you see the boats going up in smoke. That means we cannot leave these shores alive unless we win. We now have no choice, we win- or we perish". They won.

2. How it can help you achieve your goals.

When you want something bad enough, burning your boats is the push you need to make it happen. This phrase represents the point at which you refuse to turn back, abandon or retreat from any goal or vision. When you're no longer willing to give up on your goals, you start moving towards them instead.

When you burn your boats, you're committing yourself completely to achieving your goal. There are no other options available to you – you have to succeed. This can be a major motivation booster, as it eliminates the possibility of failure.

3. My boats were burned for me :)

Let's say you want to start a business. This is a major goal that will require a lot of work and dedication. But what happens if you don't succeed? What happens if things don't go as planned?

Most people have an escape hatch, a plan B, and end up retreating at this point. They would give up on their dream and go back to working a day job. But this is exactly when you need to "Burn Your Boats".

4. What are the benefits of taking this kind of risk.

Taking risks can be scary, but it's also incredibly rewarding. When you achieve something that you didn't think was possible, it feels amazing. You feel like you can conquer the world and nothing can stop you.

On the other hand, not taking risks can be dangerous. Think about this, if you don't take risks, you are today all that you will ever be! NOW THAT'S A RISK.

The phrase "burn your boats" is often used to represent the point at which you refuse to turn back, abandon or retreat from any goal or vision. When you burn your boats, you're essentially putting all of your eggs in one basket. You're committing yourself completely to achieving your goal.  There are no other options available to you –you have to succeed.

This can be a major motivation booster as it eliminates the possibility of failure and spurs us on towards our goals even more than before! If this sounds like something that would motivate and inspire you then take some time today (or tomorrow) and start brainstorming what ships do you need to burn? What escape hatches do you have?

I hope you enjoyed this blog post! If you're looking to achieve your goals, burning your boats is a great way to do it.

Be sure to check out your free 6 Human Needs Assessment

https://www.thinkingbigcoaching.com/6needsassessment

Why are the six human needs so important to understand?

It is important to understand they are not goals nor merely desires, but profound needs that underlie and motivate every choice, every belief, and every decision we make.

Because they are the driving force behind any person’s behavior, understanding the needs and vehicles used to meet them, we will better understand why life is the way it is currently and, more importantly, how to facilitate change.

The 6 Human Needs Assessment finds your top core needs – and then explains how to improve and balance your life.

There are 6 human needs that everyone has at varying levels. The 6 needs are CERTAINTY, UNCERTAINTY/VARIETY, SIGNIFICANCE, LOVE/CONNECTION, GROWTH, and finally CONTRIBUTION. Knowing ourselves, what drives us, and what our blind spots could be are incredibly important. This test was developed by Tony Robbins and Cloe Madanes is a great way to get insight into ourselves.