- My Dad, Lloyd Braxton
My dad once said this to me when I was dating a guy he wasn't particularly feeling. As soon as the guy was gone my dad turned to me and said, "He's not on what you're on. He's gonna try and get you on what he's on. But he's not on what you're on." I just looked at him and said, "I know." And that was pretty much the end of the conversation. I never forgot it.
I actually think about that comment all of the time. It's simple but powerful. Comes into play ALL the time. As I type I have a friend in town. LOVE HER. So much fun. We have the best time together. But she's a shopper (as am I). A professional consumer and a good one! Her finds are perfection. I'm a little caught up. I hate that she's leaving tomorrow, but it's good that she's leaving tomorrow! 😁 I've got a big vacation coming up, a car to purchase before 2023 is over, and home improvements I've committed to. My girl is well-intended...but just not on what I'm on right now.
I've said it before...clients will try and drain you dry growing their dreams and hitting their business goals, meanwhile, your own business and dream growth are stuck getting no love and attention. Not on what you're on.
Well-intended friends will get you off your game every time if you let them. Convincing you to join them for dessert when you're off sugar. Pulling you into evening-snatching conversations when you've committed to shutting it down at 8:30 pm. No ill will, just not on what you're on.
And here's the Real, most people will never be on what you're on. And it's human nature for them to try and get you on what they're on, well intended or not. So remember... Recognize. Boundaries up. Focus in. Eyes on the prize.