Clarifying and Overcoming Your Fear with Tim Barker from Veraison Wine Events – Episode 002

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Tim Barker

I met Tim in Lewis Howes School of Greatness Academy.  We formed a mastermind group with four other friends from different parts of the world.   Tim just recently sold his amazon business in January 2016 to focus expanding his wine business, Veraison Wine Events, to the next level.  Prior to his entrepreneurship journey, he was in corporate world, responsible developing foot ware, apparel and medical devices and taking them to the market. Tim loves outdoor activities such as camping and skiing.

Tim Barker

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Take a deep look inside yourself then understanding and focusing on improving yourself.
  • Clarify and breaking through fear by writing down the worst possible scenario.
  • Tim’s personal development routines.
  • Thinking outside the box, get out your comfort zone and challenging the common perception around us.
  • How Tim started his Amazon business with imperfections and goal of understanding how Amazon works.
  • Tomorrow best may not be as good as today’s best. But at the end of the day, I am still doing my best at that moment in time.
  • Take the first step, even it will not be perfect.
  • Don’t take anything personal.
  • Focus on what are you great and stop trying doing things you are not good.
  • Tim’s wine business which has friendly approach on helping people to learn about wine.

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Accountability Partner: Working Together to Achieve Your Goals

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I want to give you one tip which has been keeping me on track on my goals and dreams.

Accountability Partner or Mastermind

I will talk about accountability partner in this email. Mastermind is more or less the same with more number of people involved. We will discuss Mastermind in future post.

I really see the benefit of having accountability partner (or what’s described asPeak-Performance Partner in The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy). It is the one which keeping me on progressing on my goals. My partner will message me every night (Morning her time) “What’s you plan for tonight?” and I have to report back before I go to bed. I would do the same thing to her. Yes, it does not happen every day, I would say 5 out of 7, I am still learning to be consistent.

I use a lot of “My, I” because I want to share my story, I hope you would benefit. I do not mean to “lecture”.

1. Why should I get an accountability partner?

  • Working toward my goals is always hard work and most of my goals are stretch goals (something which is reasonable but currently is not in my comfort zone, my ability, etc.)
  • Consistency is critical for forming a successful habit and becoming really good at what I am pursuing. I am guilty of this. That’s why I jump and take the opportunity to have accountability partner. Last year, I decided to start getting up early 5am (Restarting my Miracle Morning for a Xth times), I know I could not do it alone until I form it as habit. My wife supported it and woke at before 5 am and even ensure that I would get up by 5am. Now, I get up at 5am by myself.
  • It is easy for me to forget my vision or the reasons why I am working on my goals, especially when things are not going so well. It is so easy to get derailed from my goals when I hit difficulties, road blocks, or something wasn’t going well on some parts of my life (family, career, etc). Having a partner who relentlessly reminds me to keep going really helps big time!

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