How you do anything is how you do everything
Today I had the insight of the century… It’s a potential breakthrough in creating Expanding Human Beings.
The source of the insight was a quote from Jim Rohn, “America’s foremost business philosopher.”
“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.” he said
I found that I was afraid. I found that I was hoping. I found that I was waiting.
Then I looked for what was missing. A way of being… a new way of being that I could invent, learn to be, and subsequently move my life in directions that were more in the direction I’d like my life to go.
After several trials, like nimble, etc. I settled on courageous.
That lead to an insight: I have, for the past six weeks, avoided putting myself in the position to be afraid. Even in my thoughts. Pure avoidance.
It is time to shake up my life, it is time to take steps that create massive fear so I can summon massive courage.
I need to make an outrageous promise, and then deal with the fear, deal with what I have to deal with to deliver on my promise.
In all the successful businesses that I’ve had, I used this technique, but I forgot about it… I went back to see how I was in times when I was successful and courageous.
I decided to sell a course I haven’t written yet. Then the promise to the people that buy it will make me actually do it… providing a counter balance to procrastination and fear: I have been procrastinating, and avoiding writing it.
Brilliant, I thought. It may work for my friend, maybe for everybody!
I tried to teach the method to a friend who needs something powerful to get him off his arse, to get the ball rolling.
Turned out he had no capacity to make a commitment. He habitually leaves the back door open, and all his initial enthusiasm leaks through there… fast and irreversibly.
The capacities of an Expanding Human Being
I have found that for an Expanding Human Being the capacity
- to declare a commitment,
- to stay with it no matter what,
- to be able to lock the back door, and
- to invent “So help me god” is mandatory.
It is also mandatory
- to have self-discipline.
- To manage your time effectively.
- To be able to keep your attention on a topic long enough so it brings results.
- To be good at restoring integrity
And it is very important
- to love yourself more than you love others, than you love comfort, than you love having excuses or explanations.
But capacity is not enough. You have the capacity to exercise every day but you don’t. You have the capacity to read every day, but you don’t. You have the capacity to learn a foreign language but you don’t.
But how do you train these traits, these disciplines that make all the difference?
The way you forge steel from iron. Heat and pressure.
It takes time, and it takes staying with it. It takes a hard-ass to teach it, like me.
What should be the topic?
It could be anything, but it needs to be something that we can all share.
It could be eating, it could be exercise, it could be a lifestyle alteration that makes you smarter, sharper, easier to focus, have more energy, and sleep better.
I am going to choose teaching sleep mechanics or the mechanics of sleep… not because you want to learn it, but because it is an excellent area to practice, to learn.
I am not quite ready yet, I need to write a sales presentation. But the idea is ready… and once I am clear about something, I rarely stop… my middle name is “pitbull” because I don’t let go.