Words don’t change your life, but the meaning you give them can. Hence, the power of books! I was not a uber committed high schooler, or collegiate for that matter, but as I reached my late twenties I soon realized the power of learning. Education and information is important for developing skill sets and specialties in areas of career and study, but knowledge is vital to feeling fulfilled in your life and equips you with a mindset for taking action. Learning must be our quest until the moment we stop breathing.
Would you like to fast track your dreams into goals, Yet you are unsure of where start? Here is a Mindset Hack that can get you there.
It’s called the Power of AS IF.
Here’s what to do: Reverse engineer your goal.
Start by getting a visual of who you’d like to be as the expanded version of yourself. Perhaps you’d like to land that promotion, start a business, shed 50lbs or just have more love in your life?
Next, get a blank sheet of paper. Draw a horizontal timeline with two dots on either end. One for the present moment, and one for your future self. Write your goal above like a big flashing Vegas sign.
Have you ever noticed your heart rate rising in the middle of a conversation with a co-worker, boss, or family member? We hear people saying things like , "It just made my blood boil!"
What is it triggering in you?
How can you be less reactive and more responsive?
I have a theory about triggers and I think it'll actually make you like them more. Your triggers are the very thing that get you to pay attention. So the problem is not really the trigger, but rather your response to the trigger. The trigger itself is your finger-snap to wake you up from living in status quo (zzzz...boring). The stimulus of getting triggered actually provides you with great opportunity.
You’re off the hook. It’s not entirely your fault that you may not be at your healthiest. You have been in a trance; hypnotized by the habits and thinking of your subconscious. Many of our trance-like states started years ago. Known for bridging science with spirit, Bruce Lipton Phd, says, “Our thoughts are mainly controlled by our subconscious, which is largely formed before the age of 6, and you cannot change the subconscious mind by just thinking about it. That's why the power of positive thinking will not work for most people. The subconscious mind is like a tape player. Until you change the tape, it will not change.”
1: Commit to things that are too big for your britches. Life is an adventure. Stretch Yourself.
The alarm goes off at 4:45 a.m., and I am instantly awake. I've trained myself to become a morning person, and for this occasion, a marathon, everything about it allows me to awaken as I've done daily, but today with a bit more anxiousness. The anxiety of getting there on time, the pressure of mentally staying strong, being sure to eat right and fuel for the run, will I make a PR, or will something happen to throw off my time? A spew of thoughts flood my mind the moment I awaken.
It’s true. You can enjoy lunches with the girls, a business meeting or a Friday night date, and still stay on track. By following this simple guide, and instilling good practices, you can feel satisfied and get more fit at the same time. Here are nine quick and savvy reminders that will make dining out a fit and healthy event.
Almost all self development teachers praise the power of creating and repeating affirmations as a practice toward reaching our goals. Big thinker Napoleon Hill, Author of Think and Grow Rich urged us to think with repetition saying, "Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought."
Living life as an entrepreneur can feel like you’re split between inspiring, limitless creativity and the reality of the tireless work it will take to manufacture it. Yet there is a savvy common denominator that may just be your phenom fuel. It’s self-improvement that pays handsome dividends on the intangible rewards and puts the sexy back into working hard, both in your business and yourself. Jim Rohn, infamous for his leadership training preached, “Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you’ll make a living, if you work hard on yourself you can make a fortune.”
Do you ever wonder how some people stay motivated? They seem to have endless amounts of motivation while you're left empty? The good news is its not black and white; they have it and you don't. It is a process and perhaps you stopped just three feet from gold. To keep your fitness momentum going, shed awareness on your journey by recognizing how these four stages of motivation influence you.
Consistency is the glue that molds your successful choices together and creates a life and career you are proud of living. Unfortunately, consistency can also undermine your efforts when the wrong formula is in place. Have you noticed how fast a bad habit can develop? Your morning coffee routine now demands extra shots, cocktails after work with colleagues has become your de-stressing strategy, a stop at the vending machine during the afternoon lull provides you the kick you need, and it all becomes habitual and unconscious in about the same amount of time as ground mail traveling from LA to NYC. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but it is fairly fast and so seemingly innocent at first. A bad habit is sneaky and oh so convincing.