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50. Work-Life Balance: It Starts With Your Mindset - with Gene Rivers
Episode 5026th June 2017 • The ONE Thing • NOVA Media
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Are you spending too much time working in pursuit of freedom? We can't work more hours in the day and have a more flexible lifestyle – something else has to change. Today's guest, Gene Rivers, understands how anyone can achieve the work-life balance they deserve. He and his wife run nine successful businesses while still finding time to vacation four months out of the year and devote time to their family every day. In this episode, Gene will teach you how you can get anything you want if you're intentional with your time and willing to focus on the most important work.  

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

If you aren't where you want to be, or have hit a ceiling, you need accountability. Who is the mentor, coach, or consultant that you can go to for help? If you don't have someone, seek them out. Wanting to change won't make you change – someone holding you accountable to change might.  

In this episode you will learn...

  • [4:40] How you can create your ideal life with this ONE mindset shift.
  • [8:30] Why you always need to be intentional with your time (and what it sounds like to have completely focused mindset).
  • [21:25] How Gene uses a powerful (but under-utilized) two-letter word to control his time.
  • [29:00] How enlisting support can help you focus on your ONE thing.
  • [35:35] Why using standards with accountability will build up the people around you and help you succeed through others.  


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Links & Tools From This Episode

  • Go to to pick up a free copy of Gene’s favorite book, The Millionaire Real Estate Investor, if you are new to Audible  

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