Enjoying a great Easter and time with family. Blogging will resume next week after a little break …
As a follow-up to our webinar last week, I wanted to share with you a book that I highly recommend. This book is titled, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” by Deepak Chopra. I read this book several years ago and I’m reading it again now. The first law is the Law of Pure Potentiality. The law states that if you want to make full use of the creativity which is inherent in pure consciousness, then you have to access it.
How do you access it? Ge outside and enjoy nature. This is one way to do it. Spending time in nature will give you access to the qualities inherent in the field: infinite creativity, freedom and bliss (as stated by Chopra).
Another way to access it is through the daily practice of silence, meditation and non-judgement, which we’ve talked about a lot in this course.
This first chapter in itself is a great chapter to read several times so that you can understand the importance of this law. It is interesting how this course and the concepts of this book overlap in a number of ways. As I read this book a second time, it takes on a lot more meaning.
Something as simple as spending time in silence each day can make a tremendous difference in your life. I have to admit I don’t do this every day, however, my promise to myself is to keep this book visible from now on so that I don’t forget! Chopra actually recommends one hour per day. Plan to maintain silence for at least 15 minutes per day (as recommended in the Master Key Course) and you will surely reap the benefits as Chopra describes.
Today will be a short post on how you can increase your PRODUCTIVITY. This is similar to the Franklin Covey model but adds a few things that I really like. Let me know you thoughts …
Make sure to block out time for 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes at night.
The night before write down all your tasks for the next days. Rank your 5 most important and determine how much time you will spend on each.
Schedule them in your day planner and start with the most important.
The next day make sure you do at least one thing to drive your business forward, no matter what.
Gratitude for each day is important so make sure when you wake up to write down at least 3 things you are grateful for today.
This is a simple routine that I plan on following myself. I do something similar but I don’t always spend enough time the night before planning. This is a system that if done consistently will allow you to get done in one day more than you ever have before!
Good luck … try it and I believe you may be surprised.
Over the last 21 weeks I’ve discussed a number of times the importance of building a life that is based on what you want to do and not someone else wants. I’m fortunate that I’m doing a lot of the things I want to be doing in life right now. This is not to brag but I have it good in a lot of ways and I’m very grateful for what I have. Gratitude is something that I practice daily and it always puts me in a better mood when I think of what I’m happy about in my life. You get more of what you focus on, right? Focus on the good and I believe you will get more good and vice-versa. In the last few posts I recommended a book for you to read and if anyone is interested in learning more about The Master Key Experience this takes the concepts discussed in the book to another level.
Do what works for you is what I suggest. One of the other “best practices” I plan to add to my life this year is more exercise. I generally run 3 or 4 times per week for about 30 minutes each time. This year I want to get back into more competitive running. I even plan to get more engaged in competitive group exercise. Yesterday I did a workout locally with a group of 10 people or so. You wear a heart rate monitor and you compete against yourself and others and the goal is to get your heart rate into an “uncomfortable zone” for at least 12 minutes. I hit my zone for about 32 minutes and exercised a total of 60 minutes, quite a bit more than what I normally do. If you can engage in any type of group exercise I highly recommend it. You will be a lot more motivated to work out and you will push yourself quite a bit beyond what you normally do. Also, it’s more fun in my opinion. This is a new activity a plan to add 3 or 4 times a week to my normal running routine. I will be running competitive 5K races again in no time with this group exercise component. It combines running on the treadmill as well. My heart rate hit 100% of max toward the end of the workout at the 1 hour mark and I burned a total of 900 calories!
It will be exciting to drop about 10 pounds over the next couple of months and enter a 5K race this summer. I expect to get in the best shape of my life this summer and also get back into competition which I love. I mentioned in another post my running background so it will be exciting again to see what I can do once I set my mind to an athletic goal. Personally, I know if I do this it will have a major positive impact on all areas of my life. Once you get in very competitive physical shape it has a major positive impact on all areas of your life. This has been my experience in the past … I look forward to providing you a few updates on my progress here. If you are not in group exercise, do it! I promise it can change your life and it will make it much easier for you to stay in an exercise routine. Would love to hear your thoughts on this and any experiences …
Wow! It’s been a super busy start to 2016. I’m ready for a vacation … lol. Seriously, I think I’m in need of one very soon.
I’ve traveled two out of the last 3 weeks. I returned early this week from travel and I’m ready to stay in TN for a while. I hope everyone enjoyed my book recommendation last week. I started reading this book, “The Happiness Advantage,” by Shawn Anchor again during my travels, however, I still need to finish. It has such worthwhile exercises that can be implemented on a daily basis.
I find I must do this on a daily basis or it’s very easy for me to slip into a negative mindset. I’m a very positive person overall but I find when I’m very busy and my life is non-stop with work and family responsibilities and I don’t have enough fun I can get moody. My wife tells me this anyways. Who doesn’t feel like this at times as life can get very busy and it’s never good when you don’t leave yourself enough time for fun.
I’m guilty of being a workaholic so I’m doing my best to only focus on the most important things and let go of the rest. I’m going back to reading the book this weekend and we pass along any tips I’ve learned in my next post.
If you’ve not read the book, “The Happiness Advantage,” by Shawn Anchor then I highly recommend it. I just pulled it from my book shelf today and will plan to read it again next week when traveling.
Many of the exercises that are part of the Master Key Experience have actually been proven to fuel success as outlined in Anchor’s book. It was helpful to connect the dots with this recently. My plan is to go back to this book and make absolutely certain I am doing everything suggested here. The techniques in the book have been scientifically proven to fuel success and performance at work. Most people will just read the book and not take any action, however, once you really start to understand all of the principles of success you will want to implement everything he discusses in the book daily. Prior to this course would I have gone back to re-read this book? … probably not. Now I can’t wait to tear open the pages again and go much deeper into these principles. It’s now a life long habit … ready and study a little it each day and strive to be better. The payoff will be huge.
I will be back here again next Friday after returning from my trip!
Today will be a short post as I’ve been traveling all week ….
In the last post I talked about the importance of setting a goal to become a Champion. Most of us have regular incomes but also are interested in multiple streams of income. I have something now that I believe will produce approximately $30K -$40K on near auto-pilot between Feb. 1 and July 31st. I believe this is a conservative estimation. If you are looking for a way to generate income outside of a job then this is perfect. It does not require you to take on a second job as most “opportunities” out there do. I’m starting to now figure out things that have taken me a long time to figure out! The costs involved to figure these things out have been staggering as well. I’m on a mission to help others out there so that do not have to go through the same learning curve.
This is something that I truly believe could also produce well over $100K as well sometime in August. The truth is I believe it will produce far more than this but I prefer to be conservative. The mentors I’m working with have produced tens of millions of dollars in internet marketing and the best part of the system is that it literally only takes a few hours per week of time. This is really the only type of system that works if you have a job. In fact, most people who try to make it in a business whether it be a home based business or an actually small business end up failing the first 5 years. I believe that approx. 95% of all businesses fail within the first 5 years … dismal statistics when you think about it. Why would anyone quit a job unless that had something already producing for them? It would not make sense for anyone to be this foolish.
Just add something to your already stable income. Add something that pays you upfront. What about something that actually pays you $1.50 for every single email? Once a person opts-in to this free system they are then entered into a sales funnel with 27 different income streams. In fact, my income projections for just 1000 visitors to my sales page is a 20% opt-in rate or $300. This is the first of the 27 income streams. I start this project on Monday so I will update on these pages as to my progress. It will be interesting to say the least! The income projections for the first couple of months are a minimum of $10K per month. You will know first-hand how well this project is going for me. The best part is I have very little outgoing expenses and it will take me only a few hours per week to implement!!! Perfect for someone like myself who has a very busy professional sales career and a busy family life. Technology is really changing things for the better … AUTOMATION is where you want to be with any business.