Why is it that we only celebrate the big milestones?  Why not the small ones as well?  Celebrating small victories is as important as celebrating the big ones.  Here’s my story on Sunday-Funday.

In this episode, I talk about:

  • Poppin’ Bottles
  • Celebrate the small and the big victories
  • What are you celebrating today?

Transcript:

Good Morning, everyone! Welcome to this episode of the Path to One Million. This is going to be episode 140 and  this is Sunday Fun-day. I think what I’m gonna do is one of these days, every single week on Sunday is I’m going to talk about a topic that’s a little bit for more fun, that’s not quite as heavy as some of the other stuff that I have going on throughout the week. But I want to talk to you about Sunday fun day. So I want to take a trip back in time. Not too long ago when I got really heavy into real estate

I remembered that when I was getting back into real estate and real estate, especially in California, it’s just like super tough cause there’s one real estate agent for every six people that are out there. And I remembered that when I finally got my first client, when we signed on the dotted line and he said, yep, you know, him and his family said, yep, cliff, we trust you to help us find a home. And I signed on the dotted line. The first thing I did is I went out and I bought a bottle of champagne and I celebrated.

Didn’t buy a house, didn’t make any money, didn’t do anything like that, but I celebrated. Got a bottle of champagne because I just got a client and then when we went into escrow on a house, they found a house that they liked. They put down an offer. That offer was accepted. I went and bought another bottle of champagne and celebrated again. And the house fell out of contract. We went looking for another house. Found another house. That house when an escrow, guess what? I bought another bottle of champagne and I celebrated. And then when we finally closed escrow, I went out and bought a another bottle of champagne and celebrated. And somebody could say, “Wow, you really celebrated like quite a lot, Cliff. You must be alcoholic.” Absolutely not. That’s got nothing to do with it. The thing is is that when you save your celebrations, just for the big wins.

To me anyways, it’s actually de-motivating right? If you wait until the very, very end when you scored the big victory to celebrate, to me that’s demotivating. You need to celebrate, at least in my world anyways, I always celebrate the small wins because a small runs wins always motivate me to go to that next step. And plus it really at the end of the day, who is to define when you should celebrate any kind of a win.

If your goal is something simple like you know I just want to lose 40 pounds and you say to yourself, well I want to lose 10 pounds every two weeks and you get to the end of two weeks and you look and you checked and you lost 10 pounds. Celebrate. Figure out some way somehow that you can actually hit the switch, go out and celebrate. And say, you know what, I lost 10 pounds. I’m 25% of the way to my goal. I need to go out and I need to celebrate. Right. I hit this one little milestone. Then that motivates you to move on to the next one. Now. It doesn’t have to be champagne cause I know that there’s people out there that will say, well cliff, I don’t drink, I don’t do alcohol stuff. Dah dah dah dah. That’s fine.

Substitute whatever you want for champagne. Just do something to treat yourself. There’s been a lot of times where I’ve scored a victory and it’s the middle of the day and I, you know, for some reason or another I don’t feel like poppin’ a bottle of champagne. So you know what I do? I rollover to Ruby’s, not Ruby Tuesdays but Ruby’s I roll over to Ruby’s cause they got really good milkshakes. And that’s how I celebrate. I roll in there, I get a milkshake and I get a bucket of fries cause for some reason for me, shakes and fries go really well together. But I just roll in there and I get a shake. I get a basket of a shoestring fries and that’s how I celebrate. And I spend the next hour just sitting there at the bar, just happy as can possibly be. And you don’t even really need an excuse if you want to just go out and celebrate because it’s the end of a bad week.

You know, why should you let that week end on a bad note? End it on a good note. Get a bottle of champagne and say, you know what? You get together with a couple of friends and say, this last week for me absolutely sucked. It’s horrible and I’m celebrating that the week is over. And then tell your friends, you know, let’s just celebrate and let’s just, you know, start this next week. You know, over again, it could be something as simple as having just people over for dinner, you know, just do something to make sure that you’re getting out and that you’re spreading, you know, the spreading the good word. And you get other people involved. And guess what? Those people are gonna feed off of your energy whenever you do this. They come over to your house and you’re like, Hey, what are we celebrating? You know, we’re celebrating the end of a bad week, or we’re celebrating the end of a good week.

Or you do something along the lines of you know, saying something like, you know what, this last week I accomplished this, or I did this, or I had a, you know, I took my car in and they told me it was going to cost $3,000, but come to find out it only costs 100 bucks or something like that. Every single time that you score some kind of a small win to, you know, whatever it is that is in life, you should take a moment and you should celebrate. You don’t need an excuse to celebrate small victories and only save it for the big victories. So anyways, I always incorporate this into my schedule. Whenever I always have some kind of a big goal and I always break it down into smaller goals. I always, I always make it a point to celebrate every single time one of those small goals is achieved.

It’s just something that’s in my nature. And I love champagne and I, and I know that for men it’s like this, you know, manly thing like, Oh, champagne is just for women and stuff, da da da da. Well, I’m glad that I don’t have that hang up cause I actually really enjoy a good glass of champagne. Whether that champagne takes the form of real champagne, sparkling wine, Prosecco, excuse me, whatever that might be. I will always, always get a glass of that. Even if it’s something small, even if it’s by the glass. Even if I’m the only person sitting at the table that has a glass of Prosecco, if there’s some reason for me to have a bottle of bubbly and celebrate, then I will. I’d almost prefer a glass of champagne over, you know, over, over a cocktail. You know, because for me, when I’m getting together with friends, if we’re celebrating, you know, victory and as it, as you even have to be for me, it could be for them.

Maybe their kid turned two years old or maybe their kid had their first dental appointment or, you know, whatever it is we’re getting together. We’re celebrating, I always go for the bottle of bubbly. If it’s available on the menu, of course it’s gotta be good bubbly though cause there’s bad bubbly that’s out there. So anyways, go out, get a bottle of bubbly and just celebrate. It doesn’t matter if you want to mix it with orange juice, go right ahead. If it’s really good champagne, please don’t, but go and get a bottle of bubbly, celebrate. You know, it doesn’t even have to be for a reason. Could say, you know what, today’s Sunday, let’s just get a bottle and celebrate. So anyways I just wanted to share that with you today. On this lovely Sunday morning. Actually before this Live happened my good buddy and pal Matt sent me a text and asked me if I was going to drink champagne on this Live.

And I was like, Oh man, I should’ve! That would’ve been absolutely great. Even though it’s what, 5:35, 5:40 in the morning here in California. I guess it’s five o’clock somewhere in the world. Have a glass of bubbly with that. So anyways, yeah. So grab a glass of bubbly, go out and celebrate, find a, you know, get together with your loved ones. Get together with your friends or whatever it is, and just, you know, make the beginning of the week off to a good start. You know, even if it’s just one glass, just do something to treat yourself to that. Anyways, that’s what I have for today. Just some of the thoughts that rattling around in the back of my head. Thank you so much for stopping by and listening in. I really do appreciate it and have a fantastic Sunday and I will see you all tomorrow with with another story. I’ll see you then. Bye.