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Get Results and Take Control of Your Life with Blaine Oelkers – America’s ONLY Chief Results Officer®- Episode 86

3 top tips from Blaine Oelkers.

1. Mentor

So, mentor, I would highly recommend that you surround yourself with mentors. Now, this podcast is a mentor of yours, if you’re in a home-based business, you can use that but seek out people. And maybe you know, my number one mentor in my life was Jim Rohn. He’s no longer with us. But through audio, he is with us right or through what I remember of him and all of his teachings, I can kind of picture him in my mind and get advice from him. But get a mentor, surround yourself with mentors.

2. Mindset

Mindset understand the power of your mind, I wish I understood this earlier, you know, and I got a glimpse of it in college. But it took me a number of years after that, to realize the power your mind has to really craft your life. Now, I’m not saying you can control circumstances, you can’t. But it’s, you know, it’s not what happens that determines your life future, it’s what you do about what happens, right? And that mind is so powerful. And it’s also, you know, your reality is created by that mindset by the lens of your mind.

3. Move

Move. And that just means taking action, right? You’ve got to move to make things happen. You can’t steer a parked car, get moving, even if you’re moving in the wrong direction, I’d rather you be moving. So you can see that you are moving in the wrong direction and get going in the right direction. But you got to take action. And you know, knowledge is not transformation. Right? transformation comes from you taking actions, right or wrong learning getting better. And that’s what you can do every day. Right? You only have to beat one person. And that’s your yesterday self. You’d be here yesterday self, you got you. You got it, you got it. And just from your experience alone, and learning from that, even if it was a bad day, you can always kind of beat that yesterday’s self.


Episode 86 Better Business Better Life - Blaine



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Debra Chantry-Taylor  00:00

Good morning and Welcome to another episode of Better Business, Better Life. Today I am joined by Blaine Oelkers, who is currently America’s only Chief Results Officer. And he’ll tell a bit more about that not only for his own company Sellfluence but also for other companies and mastermind groups as well. So welcome to the show, Blaine. How awesome to have you here.

Blaine Oelkers  00:18

Debra, thank you so much for having me on the call, I am honored to be here I am been a longtime listener, I think I saw you give them your maybe 85, close to 100 episodes now. And I love the show because I work with and I am a small business owner. And I love your EOS system that you teach and all the different things around that. So you’re you we’re changing lives with this show. And so I’m happy to be here. And hopefully I can add a little value to the listeners today.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  00:46

I have no doubt that you will we’ve had a bit of a chat beforehand. So I’ve got some idea about the things that you do. But let’s start with the kind of the obvious question like chief results officer, what does that actually really mean?

Blaine Oelkers  00:56

Yeah, so So basically, you know, I had a couple of moments of dawning comprehension where the light bulb goes off, and you’re never quite the same. That led me down this path to to helping people get results, right, and basically, kind of becoming their chief results officer, making sure they’re kind of getting stuff done. And, and a lot of times, people struggle with personal implementation, right? So so getting yourself to do those things that you know you should do. You know, we don’t really need more information, we need more transformation. You know, but people kind of know what to do, but they’re not doing it. So I started. For me the first kind of moment of Dawn incomprehension came when I was in college, I went to Purdue University, here in the States. And I saw this ad. And maybe like some of the listeners, I’ve always been a little bit of a seeker like, How can I do better. And I was saw this ad for where you could send away for an abridged version of the reading of a book called Thinking grow rich. And I was actually read by Earl Nightingale who ended up becoming one of my mentors. But it was the reading of this book Thinking grow rich, and when I got the tape was audio cassette. So kind of dating myself, this is back in the 80s. But I got this tape, I listened to that. And I bought the book and I read the book, and I realized they’re in college. And I came up a little thing called white table, which is an acronym for what you think about, you bring about, and I really, for the first time, and I think I was lucky at an early age to realize that you know, what you think about you bring about that, that by controlling my thoughts, you know, and directing those thoughts, I could literally kind of create my reality. Now, when you think about you bring about like, you have to take actions. It’s not just a simple law of attraction, but it’s kind of like the law of attraction with action. And that the lens that you look at through the day, really does make a difference in how your day turns out. So so that was kind of like, dawn incomprehension moment, number one. The second one occurred a little bit later. So my degrees in computer science, I was working for a software company, and I was on a long business trip, and I came back home. And my son who was one year old, he was kind of giving me the cold shoulder. I’m like Beth, what’s wrong with Bo? Like, why is he giving me the cold shoulder? Is he sick, she’s like, now he’s not, but you were gone so long, that he forgot who you were. And so that, like hit me like, emotionally hard. And I remember when I was a kid, I came home to an empty house, because both my parents work. And so that night, I made a clarifying decision. I said, no matter what, I’m going to be a work from home dad, no matter what, however long it takes. And it took me a year, I started two businesses. But but a year later, you know, I was able to break free from my job. And I haven’t had a job since and that was 27 years ago. So for the last 27 years, I’ve worked from home before it was like cool to do so. You know, work totally from home. Yeah. And, and I was that that stay at home, dad worked from home dad, and my kids now are all grown and left the nest. But what that gave me taking business ownership and creating businesses that had no daily operations on my part, gave me the time to really study results and self development. And so what I found out is that I really liked helping people kind of take control of their lives by taking control of themselves. And so I call that personal implementation. And so I just started doing that for different groups of people for mastermind groups, they started calling me the chief results officer because I was helping them get stuff done on a weekly basis. We try to like win the day, but also we I have everybody kind of check in on a weekly basis. And so they’re getting those results and I said hey, that’s a cool title chief results officer so went to the US Patent and Trademark Office got the registered trademark that are with the circle. And so I am currently America’s only chief results officer and and I think, you know, I’m put on the planet to help people you know, kind of take control of their their lives by taking control of themselves,

Debra Chantry-Taylor  04:59

Which I think is while I was attracted to having as a guest on the show as because obviously I worked with EOS, and that’s all about putting traction into your business. But sometimes the leaders that are doing that struggle with, you know, finding the time finding, being able to create the habits that are required for that discipline and accountability. So you’ve got a couple of little things that you you talk about, you’ve got a TED talk as well. I mean, it’s, it’s just the TED talks on the 21 seconds.

Blaine Oelkers  05:22

They haven’t seen that, actually. So the TED talk is actually about y tape about that idea of what you think about bring about  and yeah, that was a bucket list item for me, somebody submitted me. And I got to do that. And it’s, yeah, that really opened a lot of doors for me. And the cool thing is kind of like all your podcast, it gets put out online, like forever, right, so So you know, that TED talk, and your podcasts can touch lives not yet born, somebody like 2030 years from now, it may be listening from Mars, but they’re gonna hear us talking. And we’re going to help them in some way today, which is

Debra Chantry-Taylor  05:58

Fantastic. So there are a couple of things that you do like to talk about, apart from that is around the 21 second habits and also the 30 minute hour. So what should we start with? What is the what’s the thing that makes the most impact you think?

Blaine Oelkers  06:12

Well, I think for business owners, they are under the time crunch. And most business owners I like, I like to sit I’d like to move business owners from being a day behind. Sometimes they’re more than a day behind. But move them to Geek be caught up to get ahead and to be a day ahead. And so I have an even I’ve written some articles and have some trainings about the day ahead entrepreneur where you wake up and everything’s done for the day. Now you might have some appointments, what you’re actually working on tomorrow stuff. But that is the unicorn that is the rarity, I rarely find an entrepreneur that says, Yeah, I’m not busy or a business owner, I I’m not busy, I’ve got all the time in the world, but what can I do for and so that’s not the case, because they have this high drive his high ambition, they’re running this, this business. And it’s consuming a lot of their time, and they need more time. So I would say we start with this concept of the 30 minute hour. So the 30 minute hour is how to get an hour’s worth of stuff done in just 30 minutes. Now, this is a very powerful thing. And I often say powered by cell fluids. So that’s the company that I started. But in cell phones, we talk about everything you need is within reach, you’re already doing it. And you could master it. So we’re going to show you that you already know how to have a 30 min out because you already had some now you might have forgotten and you might not do it as often as you’d like. But you have done it before. So there’s nothing new to learn, you know how to do it. But I will say that it’s very powerful. And it’s so powerful that I have to make sure that the listeners use it for good and not for evil. And so let’s say let’s say that you and I have for 30 minute hours in a row. So that means basically, we got four hours worth of stuff done in just two hours. So that gives us to guilt free hours two guilt free hours, that you can do anything that you want to do. And so I’m going to ask you this question in a second. What would you do for me to heal for hours and here’s the key, it cannot be work. Now type A like you and me. Well, I’m just gonna get two more hours of work to know let’s say that it’s not work. So for me, I like to ride the peloton bike. So I might do that I have that here, my home office, I like to go outside. I’m in Phoenix, Arizona, I like to go out hiking. I also like to connect with old friends, especially friends from college back in the Purdue days. And then I also like to connect with family. And since I work from home, I do like the good old fashioned power nap about 15 to 20 minutes. So that’s what I would do if I had the guilt free hours. What about you if you had to guilt free hours? What What would you do

Debra Chantry-Taylor  08:51

So probably not so not so dissimilar. So we love to cycle we’ve got two puppies, and we’ve got little sight, we’ve got bicycles with actual puppy seats on them. And so we probably take the dogs for a bit of a cycle. And then I love photography and being out in nature. So I probably put my camera on my backpack, go out on my bike, take the dogs with me go to somewhere, we got some beautiful countryside over here. So go and take some some photographs of some beautiful countryside. And then I do love to read and not necessarily business books, and I do enjoy fiction books as well. So I’d probably be quite happy to go and lie on a beach somewhere and read a book.

Blaine Oelkers  09:24

Fantastic, perfect, great answer. And hopefully the listeners you have your little short list as well. And here’s what I want you to do. I want you to take some of those things and put them back in your day as you start to have these 30 minute hours right so that that a little piece of that you know goes into your day something for you. And a lot of times it is with other people or with pets and things like that, right? Put some of that stuff in your day because at the end, even if you ask the most successful business owners when they get to the end of their life, they never say I wish I would have worked more. They always say I wish I would have had more memorable moments with the people I love. That’s number one. And then sometimes they also say I wish I had more impact. I wish I took what I learned and what I knew, and gave more of that back out to the world. And that’s it. Those are the only two things that people say at the end. So you’ve got, we’re going to let’s unlock this for you. Now, there’s a day, there’s a day during the year, some people it happens more than once a year. But typically, at least once a year, there’s this day, that is the most productive day of the year. Now, it’s so productive, that people get 3 to 10 times more stuff done than their ordinary day. Now that’s 3x to 10x, we’re only looking for 2x, the 30 Minute hours, just a 2x or not a three to 10x. Do you know, what is this most productive day of the year?

Debra Chantry-Taylor  10:46


Blaine Oelkers  10:48

Okay, so when I tell you, it’s going to be self evident. And then you’re going to realize that you already had some 30 minute hours had that is the day before vacation. So the day before vacation? Yep, people get three to 10 times the amount of stuff done that an ordinary day. And when you think about yourself, you’re like, yeah, that’s that’s so true right now. So what I did is I went, and this was happening for me, I was having this great productivity on the day before vacation. So I studied in detail the day before vacation, and why did people get so much done? And how can we bring some of that skill set that you already have nothing new, just bring that skill set into your regular day. And so I came up with a little acronym to help everybody kind of remember. So when you think 30 minute hour, think day before vacation mode, but then think PDF. Now PDF, is very easy for people to remember because they they know well, it stands for portable document format, hey, email me the PDF or print out the PDF. But in our case, it stands for plan, delegate focus. So what’s different about the day before vacation, how you can have some 30 minute hours is you need to improve, you’re planning your delegation. And maybe maybe you’re deferring and you’re focused. So let’s talk about planning. The day before vacation, that day, is super planned out. It’s it’s planned out sometimes to the minute at least by the hour, I’m going to do this, I’m do that. Yeah, do this. And so if you’ll just do what I call NDP next day planning, you will have you will get more done, you will have 30 man hours, just simply by planning alone. Now, the other thing is that on the day before vacation, people wake up 30 to 60 minutes earlier than a normal day. So that’s one way you can have a 30 minute hour just wake up 30 minutes earlier, right. And maybe it’ll do that every day. But some people do it a couple times a week, just to just to get it going. The other two things about planning is one is on the day for vacation, people have a very clear vision, like this is what has to get done like I’m going out of town, this has to get done. So if you get real clear about what it is you want to get done, you’re less distractible, right, the day before vacation, think about all the things that don’t happen. No chitchat, no long responses on email, no long phone calls, no shiny objects and social media. Right, or social media, you skip the news media that day to your really, really focused rest, you have a clear vision of what has to get done. And then on the day before vacation, from a planning standpoint, people become the 80-20 rule expert, right? The Pareto principle, they become experts at saying this is the 20% that produces 80% of my results. And they focus in on the 20 and the outs to 80. Right? And so that’s that’s kind of the big components of planning to get to three males now the ousting of the ad, that comes into the second part here, which so P is for Plan D is for delegate. And so what happens on the day before vacation, people ask who before do so they see who could do this before I go do this, and they look to delegate and defer things, especially those things that are in the 80% that only produce 20% of your results. You know, for example, you know, my wife will say I’m going to run some errands, you know, Can I do anything for you? Oh yeah, you can go to the bank post office data. And now I just had a 30 minute hour because I delegated to her things. You become very good at delegation and you need to bring that back into your normal day so so even just thinking who before do you say I’m about to do this thing who else could do this thing? Right? So look to delegate then also look to defer those those lower value tasks because that’s this is what happens on the day before vacation. You know, you you defer stuff I can’t get that done. So it’s going to have to be done later or done by somebody else when I’m gone. Right? So really look to increase that. And then where I personally get my most 30 minute hours comes from the F which stands for focus of plan delegate focus. So on the day before vacation, people have this weird fierce focus right? And they beat Come very strong willed. You know, like you said, No chitchat and No, no social media news media. And nothing is split. Let’s see, do you? Let’s say you’re originally on the British side. So do you like James Bond movie? Yes. Do you know what the very first James Bond movie from 1963 was?

Debra Chantry-Taylor  15:19

Not well, stuff in my head. Now I’d have to probably Google it.

Blaine Oelkers  15:22

Okay, so you just said the name of it in your response, which Bodley happens most of the time when I asked you, but because it was Dr. No, that was the very first movie. And so what happens is, on the day before vacation, you have such a fierce focus that you become Doctor No, right? It’s a blank. Can you do this blinking? Do this? No, no, no, no, I have no time I’m on I got a vacation I’m going on. I my days already filled yet. And so if you will just bring Dr. No back into your regular day. And make know your default response that’s going to give you more productivity is going to give you more 30 minute hours. And even more important than giving you a 30 minute hour is that Dr. Know, avoids the 90 minute out the 90 minute hours where someone asked for an hour of your time, and it takes 90 minutes or somebody says Can I just have 10 minutes of your time, and it takes a half hour? It’s like mine, you know, what did I do? You know, so Doctor No. The other thing about focus is that people in the day before vacation, they tend to stay on schedule more. So they have scheduled appointments, they typically don’t run over because they can’t. And they use timers, you know, so for example, I know that if I’ve got to do some internet research, or I’m going into social media, that’s a trap for me. So I tell Siri to set an alarm for 15 minutes or timer for 15 minutes or 30 minutes, whatever I want. And if I need more time, I’ll set another timer. But I’m using timers all day long, all day long for many of my tasks, and that’s what people are doing. You know, on the day before vacation, they say look, I only got 30 minutes to write this article, I got to do get it done. So that’s, that’s on the timer. And the last part of focus. And this is where I personally get my most 30 minute hours is people on the day before vacation, they become tasking masters. It’s like a thing of beauty. Like when I say you already have the skill, you already have it. Yeah. And there’s three types of tasking, single tasking, multitasking, and batch tasking. And so single tasking, that’s where I actually get my most 30 Min hours is when it’s a task that only you can do, you do best. And you totally focus in on that task. And you remove all distractions. Now what I mean by that is like the phone is in airplane mode, or maybe it’s even turned off, right? I only have like, let’s say, for example, I can get an hour’s worth of article writing done in 30 minutes, if I will turn the phone off, maybe even turn my Wi Fi off. So there’s no way to get to me. But I got my screen, and I’m just typing and there’s no rings, dings beings, there’s no distractions whatsoever. That’s where I get my most work done is really shut out the world and do that single tasking. Now in the beginning, when I started that, I did have a little bit of the monkey mind. And so like I get some idea while I’m trying to do my single focus. And for that just have a scrap piece of paper and just quickly write the thing down, and then just come back to what you’re doing. So in the beginning, I might be interrupted in a 30 minute segment, you know, by 10 ideas, right? But then it was three ideas. And now it’s pretty much only maybe one or two ideas, I still capture those ideas, but then they get right back to the single, you know, the single tasking mode. So that’s where I personally get my most. The another one that I do like is multitasking which does get a bad rap. And some people say you can’t do it, but you can. But but proper multitasking is when you do two things at the same time without sacrificing the quality of either one. Right? So I like I can’t work on my email and be on this podcast. That’s not the you know, I can’t have high quality there. But I can talk on my hands free phone while I’m driving a car, right. So I’m doing I’m getting an hour’s worth of driving in and an hours of phone calls in you know, or 30 minutes of driving and three minutes of the phone call. So an hour’s worth of stuff done in just 30 minutes. I used to love to exercise but I love family time. So we taught the family to play tennis. So we could go out and do tennis for 30 minutes, but then also have 30 minutes of family time. So you’re looking for that. Where are those times when you’re exercising great time to listen to a podcast like this one? You know soap so there’s these things that you can do at the same time of high quality

Debra Chantry-Taylor  19:36

Both of high that without affecting the quality of either of them. Yeah,

Blaine Oelkers  19:39

Yeah. And then the last part is batch tasking. And that is you’re an expert at that on the day before vacation. If you had three errands to run, you’re not going to run one. Come back on one come back. Now you go out you run you batch them together, right? So you can batch errands together you do that. I also like I watched people on the day before vacation, they batch their interruptions and I I love that I learned so much from it. And the way they did it is they went to the, to their business or whatever. And they told their staff from nine to 11, I’m gonna be in single tasking mode with this door closed, don’t come in here unless there’s a fire. But at 11, I will emerge. And let’s have a 20 minute kind of open meeting. And you can ask me all the questions you’re gonna ask me during those first two hours of the day, right. And so they batched together almost in like an office hours, methodology, they batched all those interruptions, right? So they had time to kind of get their stuff done, my wife and I, we used to like text each other a lot. And that would be interrupting. But then we realized in the iPhone, we can have a shared note where we can just add stuff, the other person sees it, but only when you open the note. Like if we’re having lunch together or something like that. So there’s ways to do you know, even to batch but if you batch your phone calls, do them all back to back, you’ll you’ll get more done. If you batch your computer work, all those different things that are batch bubble, and the overriding day before vacation, the overriding kind of feeling of it is that it releases your inner perfectionist, right? So the day before vacation releases your inner perfectionist and Done is better than perfect. You know, it’s got to get done, and you move forward. So when you think, think of the, you know, 30 min hour, day before vacation, PDF, plan, Delegate focus, and you can bring those back, you know how to do it, you already did it back on the day before vacation, but you can master it by bringing some of that stuff back and not maybe not the stress of getting ready for vacation. But then also at the end of the day, a lot of times people will give themselves a little reward like some little reward maybe it’s really like those things that we talked about, at the beginning of of this discussion of the 30 minute hour, those things you’d like to do, I’ll give myself a peloton bike ride, you might go out for some photography or read a good, you know, a book, you know, think things like that. So that is that is the 30 minute hour Deep Dive.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  21:58

And that is fantastic. I was just reading to myself the entire times. I think whenever I go on holiday, I’m exactly like that I’m so focused, you know, I’ve got I’ve got my plan for the day. I’m definitely delegating and deferring a whole lot of stuff and just focus and getting stuff done. So yes, it makes perfect sense. And you’re absolutely right. There’s nothing new in there. It’s just how do we actually apply that to our work day as well. And how do we get the best quality out of our work hours.

Blaine Oelkers  22:24

Yeah, and I, you know, I have a little reminder thing, you know, note in my office here, you know, day  before vacation, you know, and sometimes I’m in such that mode, people I’m like, Oh yeah, man, day, day before vacation mode, and they go, Where are you going, I’m not going anywhere, but I’m just maximizing my productivity, then you know, so it’s, it can be fun. But it really, really works. So just yeah, just give one of those who try. And

Debra Chantry-Taylor  22:46

I also really love the idea of setting timers too, because I think that I am I’m highly distractible as in  I’m very, very easily distracted, and I can go down a rabbit hole in a heartbeat. So I might just suddenly hop on to LinkedIn just to quickly check something and next thing you know, you know, an hour has gone and I haven’t achieved anything. So just being on a set a timer, whether that’s a physical time, or it’s on your on your Siri or whatever, just sort of to remind you that actually, time is passing. That’s a fantastic idea.

Blaine Oelkers  23:14

Yeah, I do that I just tell Siri, you know, it’s a very easy voice command. You know, I’m doing that kind of all day long. And you know, having that schedule to like if you, you know, I know the the world is going to come in and mess up your schedule. But if you plan it out, you have a plan, you’re less distractible, if you will kind of fill your day out, right. So I kind of have my day broken out by the hour, you know, and I’ll fill it in. And and sometimes they are thinking time and, you know, free time and different things in there. But really kind of fill it out. Because then when you cross over from one hour to another, you know, you don’t, you won’t get stuck in that one task and let it kind of, you know, take over four hours of your time or something like,

Debra Chantry-Taylor  23:52

Hey, look, I’m obviously not a huge amount of time. But I’m just wondering, is there anyway because you do talk about how you actually create habits as well. So it’s great to say, hey, look, we can do these 30 minute hours. But how do you make that a habit?

Blaine Oelkers  24:02

Yeah, yeah. So let’s talk real quickly about let me give you an introduction to this concept of 21 second habits, right how to create a new habit and 21 seconds, not 21 days, if I told you it takes 21 days, somebody lied to you. We’re sorry about that. Neurologically, neurologically brain chemistry wise, the habits begin to form in about 21 days, and it takes 63 days to really have it wired on its own. But we’re going to give you a little mind hack to get to get around that. And so I’ll just tell a brief story here, my wife, this is how I kind of discovered this. My wife used to have goods pass pass test nearly daily migraine headaches. And so the doctor said, Look, you got to fill with this headache log. We’d like what you eat, what are the triggers? What’s the weather, what’s the barometric pressure, all these different things? And my wife would fill it out for a couple of days. Then she would lose it. Then she forget to fill it out. She couldn’t go more than three or four days and one night We’re thinking about how can we fix this solve this problem. She needs this habit of filling this out every single day is like critical to her health. And I was watching her brush her teeth. And and I said, you know, Beth, you’re, you’re a master at brushing your teeth two minutes, just like the dentist says, in the morning and at night. And when’s the last time you didn’t brush your teeth, and she couldn’t remember it was years. And when I asked this in workshops, you know, all the hands go up, you know, everyone’s brushed their teeth, and last 24 hours, and everyone has done it for years. So I want you to realize upfront, kind of, like we talked about before, you’re already doing it, you’re already a master at many, many habits like brushing your teeth. So what we did, my wife just took her headache cloth, put her toothpaste and toothbrush on top of it. And when she brushed her teeth for those two minutes, she’d fill it out. Now she had four primetime minutes every day, no willpower required happens all the time. She knows where the log is 24/7. And she went 90 days in a row filled that thing out, got it to the doctors, and today she maybe every, every couple of months, she’ll have a migraine. So it’s very, very much improved. So so the first key here to the 21 second habits is what’s called habit linking, where you link it to a habit that you’re already a master, right. And so like when I looked at that, I said, Look, I want to start two new habits that happened for me every day. One was this Bible app, I had one to do that everyday. But the other one was, I realized I was better when I took a mind shower. Now most people think like a physical shower, I want to take a mind shower every morning, just like it took a physical shower, where I wash out kind of the dirt in the head trash, you know, from my mind from the previous day, which if you’re on social media, or news media, or you interact with anybody in the world, you’re gonna have some mad trash from the Wonder wash that out. So I said, What can I have it linked that to? I said, What do I do every morning? Without fail? No willpower required? What’s the first thing I do because I want to do it first thing, and I realized that this is Martinville iPhone. That was I opened that every morning without fail. And so what I did is I moved all the apps off my homepage on my iPhone, and I just put the Bible app and app called Headspace, which is in a meditation attic space here, my jar. And and so when I opened my phone every day, I said I have to do those two things before I do anything else. And that’s the second key to the 21. Second habit is Burj surfing, to get yourself to do the new habit, you need to serve some urge that you have for something else. So when I opened my phone, my son lives in Denmark, you know, and there’s a lot of times there’s text messages, right? And you can see that little bubble down there. And I’ve got text messages, or I’ve got new orders that came in, or I want to know what’s out well, what are my finances? What’s going on in the world? Like all this stuff, I want my email, right? It’s all there on my phone. But I say no, I serve the urge to want to do that to get me to do those other two things. And what I like about those apps is they track how many days you’ve done it in a room. So today, it was like day 17 103. You know, so it’s many, many years, that that I haven’t missed that habit. And I started that habit instantly by habit linking, and then urge urge surfing. So there’s so many things that you do on a daily more than once a day like teeth brushing, or once a day like opening your phone for the first time or getting dressed or driving to work. There’s so many habits that you have that you can already use to link to. And then once you like it for 21 days, yes, it begins to form 63 days, it kind of can stand on its own.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  28:26

And I do love the idea because you’re absolutely right. The first thing I always reach for in the morning is my phone. And I love the idea because I you know, you’re immediately bombarded with errors on your homepage, which can be stuff that completely takes you off, again, down a rabbit hole, not necessarily the right path. So by changing that whole homepage, just the things that are most important, will fundamentally make a difference. We use your phone, right?

Blaine Oelkers  28:47

Yeah, and you’re gonna open that phone every day. So whatever you want to do, if you want to be reminded of the person you want to become, you want to be reminded of a goal, you want to do a little meditation. Now I like a 10 minute minute shower. But if I’m strapped for time, I’ll do a three minute one, I got three minutes, right, you know, so you might have to nanosize you might have to shrink it down. Because you want to win early when off and and that becomes really small. But whatever you want to do, you have make it first thing in the morning, then you kind of want you’ve already won the day a little bit, which is a good feeling.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  29:17

I think I’ve done a little bit this subconsciously I’ve actually got in my shower, I’ve got my laminated sheet or things that I like to remind myself every day, which means that every morning I’m in the shower, I’m actually reading what my goals are for the year what my intentions are, and a little bit of a mantra that I like to remind myself of so yes, I think that some

Blaine Oelkers  29:36

You’re already doing it. I see you’re already doing it and that leaking to the shower is great. So I’ve got some calf exercises that I linked to the shower. I have a little stretching that I do with a towel that happens every time I take that shower and you don’t have to remember to take the shower. It’s already it’s already there. already had it.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  29:52

Gosh, that’s fantastic. Wow. Okay, well, we already have many, many, many tips from you. And I’m really grateful for you for sharing that. But if you had to kind of come up close to the top Three things that somebody can do to help make you know, their, their life or their business better, what would be your three top tips?

Blaine Oelkers  30:08

So I was thinking about this, because you actually told me at the beginning that I might have to talk about that. So this was very good. So I’m going to go with the three M’s and as the three times I have, or mentor, mindset and move. So mentor, I would highly recommend that you surround yourself with mentors. Now, this podcast is a mentor of yours, if you’re in a home based business, you can use that but but seek out people. And maybe you know, my number one mentor in my life was Jim Rohn. He’s no longer with us. But through audio, he is with us right or through what I remember of him and all of his teachings, I can kind of picture him in my mind and get advice from him. But but get a mentor, surround yourself with with mentors. Number two is mindset understand the power of your mind, I wish I understood this earlier, you know, and I got a glimpse of a glimpse of it in college. But it took me a number of years after that, to realize the power your mind has to really craft your life. Now, I’m not saying you can control circumstance, you can’t. But it’s, you know, it’s not what happens that determines your life future, it’s what you do about what happens, right? And that mind is so powerful. And it’s also, you know, your reality is created by that the mindset by the lens of your minds, right? So like if I, if I said, Oh, Debra, today’s gonna be one of the worst days of your life. And then you’re almost hit by a car and you say, oh, my gosh, blamers, right, I was almost hit by the car, that’s my words. And physically, you’re going to be scared, you’re going to be nervous, and what other bad things are going to happen, and it’s going to be a terrible day, but Physiol physiologically, you’re going to be trembling and fearful, right? But in that same day, the same circumstance in the morning, I said to you ever today’s gonna be one of the best days of your life, something’s gonna happen. Magical. Same thing happens. You’re almost hit by the car. And then you say, Whoa, blameless. Right, I was spared, I wasn’t killed. The universe has a reason for me to be here and you’re excited, you’re uplifted, and what, you know, what is my purpose in life, I’m still here, I wasn’t killed. And it’s the same aspect, but you’re physiologically and how you interpret that is so different. So that lens mindset, that’s so key, you can change your life quickly, you know, by changing that mindset in that in that lens. And the last one is move. And that just means take action, right? You’ve got to you’ve got to move to make things happen. You can’t steer a parked car, get moving, even if you’re moving in the wrong direction, I’d rather you be moving. So you can see that you are moving in the wrong direction and get going in the right direction. But you got to take action. And you know, knowledge is not transformation. Right? transformation comes from you taking actions, right or wrong learning getting better. And that’s what you can do every day. Right? You only have to beat one person. And that’s your yesterday self. You’d be here yesterday self, you got you. You got it, you got it. And just from your experience alone, and learning from that, even if it was a bad day, you can you can always kind of beat that yesterday self.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  33:01

So yeah, I love it. Okay, so that’s mentor mindset and move the three M’s.Hey Blaine, it’s been an absolute pleasure, I love doing these podcasts, I make the most amazing people, I get to learn a little bit every day myself, which is always great, in terms of people finding out more about you and finding out more about how they can work with you how they can get this information. How do we get ahold of you?

Blaine Oelkers  33:20

Yeah, I think the easiest thing is to just grab my TEDx talk. So just go to So you can opt in to get my talk. You’ll get a transcript of it. And then we’ll be connected to email so you can reach out you’ll, you’ll get some emails about me and the articles that I do and right, I run these things called Super resources. They’re a lot of fun. So yeah, that that’d be the simplest.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  33:45

Fantastic. Okay, so that’s Blaine B L A I N E And as you said, Yep, the BALINE And they can sign up and they can actually be in contact with you. And they can email you directly if they wish to as well.

Blaine Oelkers  33:59

Yeah, sure.

Debra Chantry-Taylor  34:00

Fantastic. Okay. Thank you so much for your time. Really, really appreciate it. I’m going to go if you haven’t had a chance to watch that TEDx talk yet. I saw it, but I haven’t had a chance to watch it. So I’m going to make myself an extra half an hour by having a a 30 minute out a day. And then I’m going to spend that time watching that TEDx talk. So thank you for your time Blaine, really appreciate it. Look forward to keeping in contact and then yeah, following with interest what you get up to.

Blaine Oelkers  34:23

Yeah, thank you so much for having me on. Great to be a part of it. And I’ll leave the listeners with this. The bad news. The bad news is that time flies, the good news. You’re the pilot. So pilot. Well, my friend’s pilot. Well,

Debra Chantry-Taylor  34:35

Thank you so much.




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