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Zackry Where Do You Get All That Energy???

rocksLately and many times in the past I have been asked “Zackry where do you get all your energy from?”  I get all of my energy from building power on a daily basis.  My power is built on living in 4 dimensions of my life.  These 4 dimensions, in this order, are my Body, Being, Balance, and Business.  I have learned that in life you can talk all day about what you want to do, but in the end the only thing that matters is the results.  Results don’t lie.  They tell the true story.  I have been coached to gamify my life in these 4 dimensions of Body, Being, Balance, and Business.  Everyday I work to hit a “single” in each dimension.  In my past I would focus on trying to hit a homerun vs. trying to be consistent in hitting a single on a daily basis.  The odds of hitting a home run daily are far less than that of hitting a single.  I have learned that if I can hit a single daily I can create a lot of power, or what some would call endless energy.

First dimension is starting with Body.  Body is first because you have to have a fit body to be able to help others.  If you are out of shape and not taking care of yourself, it is going to be very hard to take care of others.  Each day I score myself a ½ point for finding a way to sweat for the day.  Now some days I sweat more than others but the question is, did I sweat today?  If so, I get a ½ point.  The next Body score is Fuel at ½ point.  Did I drink a green smoothie today?  I will not go into the benefits of a green smoothie but they are countless and you can do the research.

Second dimension is Being.  Being starts with a ½ point for meditation.  Did I meditate today?  This can be 1 minute to 10 minutes, your choice.  The question is, did you take time to shut down the brain for a moment and take time for yourself?  In taking this time it creates the space to stay out of “reaction” and not get caught up in “worldly” ways.  The next ½ point in Being is reflection.  Did I take a moment to reflect and journal?  Some days my journal entries are long and others it can be short and sweet.  Many of my journal entries are spurred by meditations, so it is very easy to journal if I meditate.

Third dimension is Balance.  I score a ½ point in taking a moment to appreciate and love my queen, aka my wife.  I do this by sending her a love note, a text, a video, and any other ways I can share my appreciation for her.  The next ½ point in Balance is family.  I take time for my son, brothers, mother, father, etc.  I reach out or take a moment to check in, the same way I appreciate my wife.

Fourth dimension is Business.  The first ½ point is to discover something new in business.  That can be a podcast, an article, a coaching cd, a webinar, etc.  The key is I discover something new.  The next ½ point is to take that discovery and declare it.  Meaning share what I have learned with others.  This includes clients, referral partners, team members, family, etc.  The key is to take what I have learned and share it with an individual or individuals.

I have learned that my power and energy is off the charts in the days I live in all 4 dimensions, and score a daily total of 4 points.  Somedays are not perfect and I have to remember playing the simplest form of the game is key in completing all 4 dimensions.  My morning routine knocks out most of the dimensions before my day even gets underway.  I am always striving for a perfect score of 4 daily, and 28 at the end of the week and record my scores daily.  There is no coincidence that my days are more productive, my relationships deeper, my reactions are more patient, my energy levels are high, and my results are off the charts on a week of scoring a 28.  I challenge you to gamify your life, hit singles, live in all 4 dimensions, and get the results you truly desire and deserve.  I love to share and help people with their personal journeys, so I welcome your calls and emails.  Let’s play the game together and create an abundance of energy on a day to day basis.  You deserve it.  Until next time I thank you for being a part of my life.

Be well my friends,

Zackry Cooper

Referrals are the lifeblood of my business.  I am never too busy for your referrals.

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Consistency Is Our Brand Both Personally and Professionally

Recently I have been reading a lot and being coached a lot on consistency. At first I was thinking about how this applies in my business life. What we do over and over again that impacts individuals lives and also what do we do as a team consistently that creates the outcomes we desire for our clients. And then I thought about a consistent branding for our team. Like the 18 Day Closed Transaction that we are known for. And as I delved into this this subject it started to creep in how consistency really shows up in all areas of my life. How am I consistent with my wife and making sure that I always do certain things, or acts, speak, chores, etc. for her to count on? Am I consistent in going to the gym? Being consistent to certain reoccurring meetings. Being consistent in keeping contact with friends and family. Being consistent in things I share with my son. For example: taking him to his weekly swim lessons or waking up with him every morning and sharing some quality time. Coming home every night to give my wife a huge hug and take a moment to hear how her day was. Being consistent in waking up every morning and going through my morning ritual before the rest of the house awakens. My coach once told me he “lives a boring life.” He does the same things over and over again but always get the results he desires. At first I did not really relate with this message. As some of you know or don’t know I like “shiny objects” or I get excited about new ideas. But as I have continued to think about this concept of consistency I realize this is my brand both personally and professionally. Consistency is my brand and it is how I want to be known in those whom I encounter both professionally and personally. “That Zackry guy…..he is always at his sons swim lessons, he is always at the meeting every week doing his part, he is always in the office at 9a every morning, he always makes it to his gym appointment with his workout partner, he always calls me on my birthday……” I am really looking at this subject in a new light and thinking about commitments to reoccurring events or tasks. I’m choosing to be very selective in what I commit to in order to be consistent. If I can’t be consistent then I need to gracefully say no. I am also being very careful of those shiny objects. I am choosing to first find the consistency in everything I do day to day. I am super focused on the fundamentals or priorities that I have identified first before allowing anything else in. I want to look back after every week and consistently work through these items and reflect in how I personally showed up and look for consistency. We play many roles in life as I am a husband, father, son, brother, coworker, team leader, friend, nephew, and many more. One of my commitments to be consistent is in my communication with clients. I will share with you my journey in life and keep contact throughout the years. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life and the people you know – something I do not take lightly and respect greatly. I leave you with thinking about where you are consistent in your own life and where possibly there may be some inconsistency? I will be working hard on being more consistent and welcome hearing about your journey. Be well my friends.

Sincerely,

Zackry Cooper

PS I am always here for you and the people you know. I appreciate any introductions you can make to myself and team.

“It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, it’s what we do consistently.”
– Anthony Robbins