In this episode we discuss how to handle pressure. This topic came from John being the mental coach for the 20 head athletic coaches at the University of Texas. The way to handle pressure is to simply focus on what you can control. Additionally, it comes down to simply quieting your mind and thinking. Understanding what is causing the pressure and also realizing that the pressure is coming from anticipation of possible negative events in the future. Which may or may not happen. Oftentimes we are worrying about things that have a very small likelihood of occurring. That’s why one needs to think through the situation, focus on what you can control, and not worry about what you can’t control. It’s also a good idea to not worry about what other people think, which oftentimes adds to pressure.
In this episode we discuss the impact of netting seven figures a year. We start our discussion with whether or not people really think they can take their income to that level. Almost everyone has internal doubts that they can do that. Then Kelly and John talk about their experiences once they were each able to take their net income to this level. And how it’s so much more than about the money. Your relationship with yourself changes. From enhanced confidence you see you can make a dent in the world. John also points out something that Brian Tracy has said. “The first million is the hardest. Future millions are inevitable”. And to wrap up the episode John and Kelly talk about how you take your income to that level. It starts with your daily mindset that is established in your morning routine.
In this episode we discuss how to thrive as an entrepreneur during times of adversity. The big thing to do is to focus on what you control. That starts with having a strong daily mindset. It also requires reassessing how you are operating. Making sure you’re focusing ONLY on what moves the needle. Making sure you’re intellectually growing each week. This is so critical. And that personal growth needs to be both consistent and strategic. Meaning it needs to be strategic relative to what you want to accomplish. You also have to set aside time a couple times a week to just think. To DEEP THINK. You also have to be highly organized. And maybe most importantly, you have to tweak up your marketing. Not scale it back in times of adversity. Make it more effective. So here’s the bottom line. During times of adversity, you need to step back and up your game as an entrepreneur.
In this episode we discuss the nuances of our 12 minute a day methodology. Specifically the nuances about our life GPS template and how to read the template each day. What our life GPS template is is it takes all the clarity that was established in our questionnaire and makes it concise and specific. So it only takes 12 minutes a day to read and so it properly influence the subconscious mind. There’s two pages of the life GPS. The front page is the “ideal you” in the five key areas of your life. Yourself, your health, your romantic relationship, your spirituality, and your career. The visualization opens with “I am a powerful creator. I visualize/speak my desired world into existence. I’m a force of nature”. On the back of the GPS template is the improvements you want in each area of the five areas of your life. As well as your goal for the quarter in your health, in your marriage, in your career. You state the goal, the why behind the goal, the key behaviors associated with the goal, and the time frame for achieving the goal. Essentially you’re living your life quarter by quarter.
In this episode we discuss how happiness happens clinically in the brain. We explain that the mind thrives on order. And everything that comes in your consciousness is evaluated relative to your goals. Things that support your goals make you happy. Things that go against your goals make you unhappy. Most things are neutral as to your goals. When something comes into your consciousness that is against your goals, it creates disorder. And the only way to restore happiness is to restore order in your mind. We give an example of how to do this. Additionally in this episode we talk about the legendary book “Psycho Cybernetics”. It has a whole chapter on creating happiness. Which comes down to living in the now, not the past or the future. Happiness is a mental habit. People are about as happy as they make their mind up to be. Happiness is just thinking pleasing thoughts most the time and ignoring stuff that irritates you. You can’t let outward events cause you to be unhappy. Having strong self-esteem and self-worth is the key to happiness. If you think about the past, only reflect on the good stuff.
In this episode we talk about the idea of doing what you say you’re going to do. Both to yourself as well as other people. We emphasize that the commitments you make to yourself are even more important than the commitments you make to other people. In this episode we also get into the topic of self awareness. So often people think they do what they say they’re going to do 90% of time. But when they really take a hard look at it, it’s closer to 50% of the time.There is tremendous value in embracing this idea of doing what you say you’re going to do as your core identity. When you do, it gives you the feeling of INTEGRITY, which translates to the feeling of CONFIDENCE . Further, when you hold yourself to honoring your commitments to yourself, you end up sometimes tripling the number of actions you take. Which can be transformative in one’s success.
Most high achievers feel in their gut that they are playing the game of life at 10% – 20% of their potential. Because they are! In this episode John and Kelly explained that to have more success & play to one’s full potential, you have to gain control of your unconscious daily actions. By rewiring your autopilot.
In this episode we talk about the idea of leadership of self. Something we typically didn’t learn from our parents or in school. We’ve had to muddle through and figure it out on our own. In this episode we talk about leadership of self relative to doing what you say you’re going to do. Having courage when it’s needed.
This episode of Net 7 discusses courage and believe that every problem ultimately comes down to courage. The courage to take action. Kelly talks about the courage it took her to become an entrepreneur and John shares when he was 50 years old and wasn’t as successful as he thought he should be.
We all have approximately 100 things coming in to our consciousness every second. The brain needs a filter and this filter is called the Reticular Activating System. The RAS determines what information gets in and what doesn’t – it’s your brains bouncer. You can set the filter by telling your brain what’s important to you. We should all use the RAS to our advantage!