“Wherever you are, be all there.” — Jim Elliot
Recently I got to spend some time with the amazing Ken McElroy.
If you don’t know Ken, he’s got a very successful YouTube channel.
His videos get millions of views.
He’s worked with Robert Kiyosaki.
He’s written a number of books over the years.
He also has over a billion dollars in real estate.
I encourage you to check his stuff out!
When we had dinner, I sat right next to him and asked some questions.
I wanted to share that conversation with you today.
Some amazing stuff came up, and not just about real estate.
We talked about how we show up in life.
It was really profound and made me want to pass on the knowledge.
I have a lot of respect for Ken.
When I met him, he had just come from an event called the Limitless Conference.
1,200 people showed up and he spent his time talking to people and joking around.
Most speakers I know tend to go on stage and then hide.
Maybe they’re not as extroverted or not quite sure how to connect with folks in a large setting.
That’s totally understandable, especially if everyone wants to talk to you!
I asked Ken how he stayed present and available.
I actually have trouble doing that myself.
I get distracted often and I’m not always available for people.
He told me that I could change that and create space for people in your life.
Let’s get into his tips!
The first tip from Ken is the backbone to how he connects with people:
He allows for about 30 minutes of space in the morning for meditation or prayer.
In those 30 minutes, he creates an intention for the day.
Because of this, he’s able to be there for the people in his life when he has time later in the day.
He also gave an example from his time with Kim Kiyosaki.
They traveled to the conference together.
En route, she let out a sigh and he asked her what was going on.
That check-in led to a great conversation.
He said he could have missed that if he didn’t create space for other people.
I’m a busy person with work and traveling among other things.
I also want to be around and available for my nine-year-old daughter.
I want to be there for other people in my life, too.
The conversation with Ken really opened my eyes to the importance of that.
There’s a few things we can do to help ourselves accomplish this.
The first is through prayer and meditation.
There are prayer apps like One Minute Pause, which helps you take one minute a day to say a little prayer.
2. Check in With Yourself
The second tip is to check in with yourself.
On top of creating time to meditate or pray, it’s important to make sure you’re doing okay.
You need to give yourself space so you have space for others.
Only after you have your own space will you really be available to others.
Ask yourself: “Am I ready to be available for other people in this situation?”
If you are, then you’re ready for the third tip:
3. Be Available to Others
There’s a quote by Jim Elliot that says: “Wherever you are, be all there.”
A lot of times I go places and I’m thinking about something else.
In these moments, I’m not really present with the person I’m with.
When people come to me, I want to be available to them.
By carving out 30 minutes for meditation or prayer and checking in with yourself, you will create your own path for success.
I encourage you to try it out.
When you have, let us know how it goes!
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