Momentum Podcast: 128
Build Your Momentum Bubble
by Alex Charfen
Last week, Cadey and I went to a local event here in town, where a lot of entrepreneurs tend to hang out, and it happens once a week or once a month, and we decided to go and check it out. And we walked in, and ran into a friend of ours, and within just a few minutes, he brought up Harvey Weinstein and what's going on in Hollywood, and how terrible it is. And no joke, both Cadey and I had to ask, “What's happening?” And I didn't realize just how big an issue it was, I didn't realize how much was going on. How crazy it really was, and when he explained it to us, you know, I don't know, it sounds a lot like what's always happening in Hollywood, but now guys are just getting caught. And it sounds, you know I grew up in southern California, I got into the fringes of the entertainment industry and decided very quickly that it wasn't for me, because well a lot of the stuff that he told us about what has been discovered and what is coming out now.
There are an infinite number of things you can be exposed to on a daily basis. You could watch the news, read a newspaper, pick up a political magazine, and so much more. Are any of those giving you momentum? I encourage every entrepreneur I work with to build a bubble around them that insulates them from anything that will distract from momentum. The people places and things in our life are either giving us momentum or they are taking it away. There is no in between. When we become radically selfish and isolate ourselves from what takes away our momentum, we create the level of focus necessary to change the world. If you are ready more for more momentum than you ever thought possible, build your momentum bubble.
Full Audio Transcript
I'm Alex Charfen, and this is the Momentum Podcast. Made for empire builders, game changes, trail blazers, shot takers, record breakers, world makers, and creators of all kinds. Those among us who can't turn it off and don't know why anyone would want to. We challenge complacency, destroy apathy, and we are obsessed with creating momentum, so we can roll over bureaucracy and make our greatest contribution. Sure we pay attention to their rules, but only so that we can bend them, break them, then rewrite them around our own will. We don't accept our destiny, we defied it. We don't understand defeat, because you only lose if you stop, and we don't know how. While the rest of the world strives for average and clings desperately to the status quo, we're the minority.
The few who are willing to hallucinate, there could be a better future and instead of just daydreaming of what could be, we endure the vulnerability and exposure it takes to make it real. We are the evolutionary hunters, clearly the most important people in the world. Because entrepreneurs are the only source of consistent, positive, human evolution, and we always will be. Build your momentum bubble.
Last week, Cadey and I went to a local event here in town, where a lot of entrepreneurs tend to hang out, and it happens once a week or once a month, and we decided to go and check it out. And we walked in, and ran into a friend of ours, and within just a few minutes, he brought up Harvey Weinstein and what's going on in Hollywood, and how terrible it is. And no joke, both Cadey and I had to ask, "What's happening?" And I didn't realize just how big an issue it was, I didn't realize how much was going on. How crazy it really was, and when he explained it to us, you know, I don't know, it sounds a lot like what's always happening in Hollywood, but now guys are just getting caught. And it sounds, you know I grew up in southern California, I got into the fringes of the entertainment industry and decided very quickly that it wasn't for me, because well a lot of the stuff that he told us about what has been discovered and what is coming out now.
But that's not the purpose of this podcast. The purpose of this podcast is to demonstrate that Cadey and I didn't even know what's happening, because we have built a near perfect impervious entrepreneurial bubble. Let me tell you what I mean by that. I want a momentum bubble around me. When I was a kid, I remember there was this show called The Boy In The Bubble, and I'm pretty sure it was like the kid in the bubble or something like that, and it was an Afterschool Special about a kid who had so many sensitivities he had to live in this plastic bubble, and couldn't touch anyone. And it was supposed to be this show about how sad it was for him to be in the bubble, and I remember the who time I was watching it, thinking, "Gosh, that's pretty cool. Nobody's messing with him, nobody can touch him. He doesn't have anybody bothering him." Like, I don't know that, that bubble was such a bad thing. And obviously I understand how hard it would be, to be isolated and how difficult it would be, but as a kid, I actually saw benefit to the bubble.
Well now, as an adult entrepreneur, I do everything I can to stay in my bubble. I block out anything that does not give us momentum. When it comes to news or current events, or you know cultural trends, or what's happening in Hollywood, and all of that stuff, I absolutely ignore it. I don't watch the news, my family doesn't have cable TV, we don't look at a lot of that stuff. When we go to a restaurant and we get seated in a place where we can see a news screen, we usually ask to be reseated, because we just don't need to see and hear about it. And this is how I've been for years. Not only that, but the people I talk to, they're not interested in sharing current events with me most of the time, unless we go out to an event like we did the other night.
Most of the time when I'm talking to one of my clients, we get on the phone and we're talking about growing and scaling companies. We're talking about business. We're moving things forward. You know when we sell a day of our time, or when I sell a day of my time, it's usually $25,000 and up. Nobody wants to come and talk about current events with me, they wanna get things done. And that's exactly how I like it, because I wanna stay in my bubble of momentum. I wanna stay in my bubble of productivity. I don't need to know everything else that's going on around the world. You can call it naïve, you can call it sticking your head in the sand, you can call it whatever you want, but there is nothing positive that's going to come from my life, from understanding all the current events, and trauma, and issues, and challenges that are happening around the world. When something really, really bad happens, it will get to me, we'll hear about it eventually, but I don't need to watch the play by play.
Because in my world, what's most important is growing my business. Connecting with my family. Helping my clients, creating momentum, and creating my outcomes in the world. The things that I actually wanna see happen. So on a daily basis, I don't let any of that stuff in. So I'll take you] back to the other night at the party. You know Cadey and I, as soon as we walk in, we were assaulted with this news about Harvey Weinstein, and I'm awkward as it is, and I don't really do well in crowds or with groups of people. And so I only got more uncomfortable from that point forward, and I realized, and Cadey and I realized in that moment, like when we attend events like this, we expose ourselves to the crowd. We're not in our entrepreneurial bubble anymore. That's why we're so uncomfortable, because talking about things like Harvey Weinstein and obsessing about things that are on the news, and North Korea, and President Trump, and all these other things, that it doesn't matter what your opinions are, the fact is, I don't wanna hear them.
Because ignoring it all puts me in momentum. It doesn't distract me. I don't need to give time, effort, energy, or focus to any of those things, and that's how I want it. So for you, how tight is your entrepreneurial bubble? How tight is that momentum bubble that you have, where you don't let in things that rob your momentum. Where you don't let in the news, the people, the places, that rob you of momentum, that slow you down? Because I've said this before, it's analog, it's binary, it's either on or off. The people, the places, the things that you are allowing into your life, either are giving you momentum or they are taking it away.
Every day, when I get up and I interface with my clients, I record this podcast, I look at my social media news feeds. I don't have any of that stuff. You would laugh if you saw my Facebook, because any time there's something political, or frustrating, or upsetting, or a current event, I just say I don't wanna see posts like this and so my news feed is near 100% positive. So I don't get dragged down. I don't see the things that everybody else sees, I don't have the same reality that everybody else has. And when we craft our reality, it becomes what we live in every day, and in my world, people are growing businesses every single day. In my world, entrepreneurs are excited to be alive, and they call me and they tell me about it. In my world, people are making massive effects on markets, they're building movements. They're making millions of dollars and they're feeling like they're in full contribution, and they are predicting the future, coming back to the present, and making it real.
You tell me what world do you wanna live in. The world where the President of the United States is fighting with news networks, where news networks, depending on which one it is, have all kinds of negative stuff out there. The world where Harvey Weinstein and God knows who else is doing crazy things out in Hollywood. If we wanna focus on all those things, we can, but instead you have a choice right now. Start building your bubble. Start putting space between you and the pain, and the anguish, and the noise, and the pressure that the rest of the world invites into their life everyday. Start asking yourself, when you turn on the TV and when you turn on the radio in your car, when you pick up a newspaper or a magazine, is this giving me momentum, or is it taking it away?
Because what I think you'll find is that, when you raise the level of diligence around what you allow into your life, you will find that you can create an entirely new reality, and anyone who thinks it's crazy to think that, you can create the world and craft it to exactly what you want, I absolutely accept that. Because I'm happy to be crazy in my entrepreneurial bubble of momentum. I'm happy to be insulated from the pressure and noise that the rest of the world feels everyday. I'm happy to ignore all of the crap in the world that the media, and politicians, and news organizations, and newspapers, and magazines, and everybody else wants to distract you with, to get your attention. Because I direct my energy, my effort, my focus, my attention, and my time at exactly the outcomes I want to create in the world, and that's how I ensure they happen. I don't know how to do it any other way.
So are you ready to create your momentum bubble? Are you ready to put a space between you and the things that may slow you down? All it takes is the decision, and I guarantee you, you will never regret it. It's a game changer when you create the reality that you want to live in, because perception is our reality, and I know mine is in full momentum every single day. If you're ready to create more momentum than you ever thought possible, then take a look at our Momentum Masterclass. We will help you stop feeling like you're letting those around you down. Stop missing opportunity and understand exactly where you should focus to create as much momentum as possible. Join hundreds of entrepreneurs who have used these concepts to increase their income, change their physiology, get into full momentum, and stay there. Go to momentumwebclass.com. Momentumwebclass.com and check it out.