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What Does “GSD” Stand For?

Mike Arce

Mike Arce

Everything in my life revolves around the motto “GSD.” I live by it both at home and at my office. My show/podcast is called “The GSD Show,” and my coaching program is called GSD Coaching. I also wear my GSD shirt almost every day. So by now you might be wondering what the deal is with GSD … What exactly does it stand for?

In short, “GSD” stands for Get Shit Done. Depending on how you use it, it can also stand for Getting Shit Done. But to me, it’s about what it stands for in terms of attitude and what comes along with it.

I live GSD to the fullest. I don’t take credit for coming up with the term, but it’s something that’s resonated with me ever since I heard it. It’s exactly the attitude I not only wanted, but that I needed to have if I wanted to get better every single day.

My goal is to not wake up tomorrow in the same position I’m in today. I want to be healthier, smarter, better, nicer, have more contacts, make more money … But to make that happen, GSD needs to be a full-on attitude and mindset that I work on 24/7.

One of my favorite examples of someone adapting the GSD mindset was from one of our previous guests on The GSD Show, Lisa Nichols. That mindset is what took her from $12.00 to millions.

That being said, GSD is an attitude that I wake up with each morning.

Do this: when you wake up, write your goals down so that you know exactly what you need to do that day. Before you go to bed, write those same goals down again as a way to make sure that you actually got shit done. The next morning, write your goals down again.

There’s a really shitty feeling that comes along with writing your goals down and knowing that you didn’t accomplish it yesterday. To me, that’s an incentive to work even harder.

By doing this, I hold myself accountable and continuously learn and grow.

I have 4 children, and I constantly encourage them to be better. Whether it’s school work or something as simple as coloring within the lines, I encourage them to be better.

But when it comes to education, we don’t do this ourselves. We go to school for 12 years, some of us for 4 or more after that. After we graduate, we stop learning and reading. Why do we stop? We always need to test, explore, learn, and read.The whole idea of GSD is learning all the time. It never ends.

All the people in my circle have a GSD attitude. And if they don’t, I remove them from my group or remove myself from theirs. As adults, we need to know what we want to become in our lives. We have to surround ourselves with people who have the same attitude because they encourage and inspire us. And that’s the mindset everyone on my team has.

Some of you have followed my journey as “GSD Man,” my mission to become the most efficient man on the planet. It’s not something that just happens overnight. You have to make a conscious effort to have a GSD attitude. But I encourage you join me and live by the GSD motto.

If you’d like to follow my GSD Man journey, keep track here. My first meeting was with my personal efficiency coach, Chris Ronzio. You can see how I’ve grown since then. So, I’m glad to officially welcome you to the GSD lifestyle! What actions will you take each day to make sure you GSD?