453 - Break a Boundary Today

July 19, 2018

Overcoming your limiting self beliefs is all about doing the things you thought you couldn’t do, things people have told you you can’t do, or things you believe you won’t be good at.

Recently I decided to learn the piano. I’m spending a few minutes a day chipping away at it. It’s a new skill, and I’m not getting hung up on the fact that it’s taking a while. That’s what happens when you break through an old boundary. I’m making incremental progress, which means eventually I’ll get there.

You can do the same with anything you want to do 

I was told by my friends all through my adolescence that I didn’t have the ‘build’ or metabolism to build muscle. I believed it for years. Eventually, I made a choice to find out. Turns out they were wrong!

I’m sure you’ve got a laundry list of stuff you’ve wanted to do for a long time. Maybe you want to go salsa dancing. Maybe you want to go scuba diving. Maybe you just want to ask a certain someone out for coffee.

You can do them all. Every single one. I talk more about how on podcast episode 453 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

How Many Boundaries Can You Crush In A Lifetime?

I’ve talked about doing that “one thing” you’ve wanted to do forever but never thought you could. But now I’m talking about things, plural.

What boundaries have the world put up around you? How can you start breaking them today?

Make a list.

List everything you think you can’t do. Everything that scares you because you might look foolish if you try. Maybe you’ve always wanted to sing a wild-ass karaoke song, but you never had the guts to do it because you were worried what other people might think. Write down every boundary.

Then, start to break them down, one by one.

You don’t have to jump up on stage right away and smash that one song. Start by doing a group song, then a duet, and eventually take the last step and do your song.

If you never thought you could do a marathon and you’re out of shape, but you’d love to have that on your record, start by running just 5 minutes a day. Gradually build up to 15, 30, 45 minutes, and then sign up for a quarter-marathon.

Each and every boundary will take a strategy to break. Bit by bit. Incremental progress. It might take a year, it might take 3 months, it might take a week, but if you don’t start breaking through the first boundary today, it will always be up, and it will always control you.

Don’t Take Yourself So Seriously

The desire not to look a fool, to save face, is a powerful emotion. I used to take myself way too seriously for the exact same reason. There was no good reason to. No good comes out of having a grim and prideful view of yourself. I kept myself back and I kept myself down. It was silly. I wish I’d learned this earlier.

Take your dignity with a grain of salt. So what if, the first time you meet up with your singing coach, your voice cracks like a 15-year-old boy? Laugh it off and keep going. You’ll get there.

I finally swallowed my pride, looked like a fool, and started dismantling my self-made boundaries. I want you to start breaking down your boundaries, too.

Other people might try to drag you down, say that something isn’t for people like you, that it’s for people like “them”… (the mysterious “them”). Put it all down on paper. You can do anything, and you can do everything. Hike that mountain, swim that mile, play that saxophone at a jazz club.

You can do it all as long as you set your mind and your heart to the task. I truly believe that.

Get me on Twitter @MrAsquith, and tell me the first thing on your list you’re going to tackle!

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

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Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

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452 - It’s Time to Do THAT One Thing

July 18, 2018

If you want to break out of your rut or crush a limiting belief, all you need to do is switch mental gears.

In order to switch mental gears, however, you need to take action.

I’ve already talked about how to free yourself from the delusion that the whole world relies on you by taking a dream week. Now, we’re going to tackle something similar. Maybe a little scarier.

The limiting self-belief we’re about to crush is that there are certain things you “just CAN’T do”.

We’ve all had bullsh*t imposed on us by others or by ourselves for our whole lives. Sometimes, all it takes is just to prove to yourself that one of the strongest ones is false, and all the others seem less solid.

If you do THAT one thing… the thing you “know” is impossible… what else is possible? I talk more about this in podcast episode 452 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

They Said I Didn’t Have The Right Genetics…

Like all the other limiting self beliefs I talk about, this one is very close to me.

I’ve spoken before about the magic of incremental improvement and progress logs. I was a skinny kid. A lot of people used to tell me that I didn’t have the genetic makeup to be a big, strong guy who could “makes gains” at the gym.

It held me back for 10 years until eventually, I said, “F*ck this! I’m going to do it.” I started training and eating properly and put on 40lbs of mostly lean muscle.

Had I not done that, someone else would have had control over me and dictated what I can and can’t do.

Do you feel like someone else is dictating (or has dictated, maybe way back when you were a kid) what’s possible for you?

Go and do that one thing you think you can’t do. 

Boost Your Creativity & Motivation By Doing That One Thing

I was recently talking to a friend I met at MAPCON. He was in a creative funk. He felt blocked and unable to be as consistent as he needed to be with his production and his strategy. Sound familiar?

He asked me what he could do about it. I said, “You’ve got to take a break and go do something else.” 

When I take a break from the grind and do something completely different, it resets my brain, and I bet it works for you, too.

If you take a break and do something different you previously thought you couldn’t do, you get a DEEP creative reset. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a small thing. The very fact it wasn’t part of your world before now opens up your brain to broad creative possibilities when you go back to your work. 

Pick Something People Said You Can’t Do & Book It

If you’ve always been told you’ve got no rhythm, f*ck that. Go and book a drumming lesson. Book salsa dancing lessons.

Been told you’re not athletic? Book running sessions.

Can’t sing? Find a vocal coach. 

Always been afraid of swimming? Read this post by Tim Ferriss and book some time at the pool. 

For me, right now, it’s learning to play the piano. My sole reason for which, as you may already know, is to learn the Jurassic Park theme song. Call me crazy. It’s just something I want to do.

Forget that it’s embarrassing. Everything’s embarrassing at first. Just book it and get it done. 

Step Into Yourself & Decide To Do Something Different

Annett Bone, founder and host of DancePreneuring Studio podcast, underwent a huge personal journey where she did what she thought was impossible. She was overweight and overrun by negative thought patterns. One day, she decided she was not over the hill, and she got back into dance. She transformed herself. Then she started a business around her passion and she’s thriving.

She did that one thing and became a motivational and inspirational person for me and so many others.

She stepped into herself, “chose herself”, and undertook change 

I want to hear what your “thing” is! When you take the leap and do the impossible (even if it’s a very small impossible), I want you to hit me up on Twitter. Write: “@MrAsquith, today I have…”

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

Reserve your seat on the next free coaching session, now 

Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

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451 - Take a Dream Week

July 17, 2018

If you think everything would collapse without you, you might be right.

Not because you’re right, but because you’re heading for total burnout. If you don’t plan your time off, your time off will just “happen to you” in the form of some sort of breakdown or health collapse, and since you hadn’t planned for it, your business might not do so well when you check out all of a sudden.

That’s why taking time for yourself is not just you being selfish! You’re the captain of your ship. Do you think the ship will be better off if you never sleep? Of course not. You have to be sharp.

In our discussion about limiting self-beliefs, we need to address this big one that keeps us from taking good care of ourselves: “The world depends on me to always be there.”

Luckily for you, the way to overcome this limiting self-belief is fun! I dig into all this on podcast episode 451 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

When You Forget To Live…

In your business, or in your job, you get bogged down. You forget to be yourself. You forget to live.

I often forget to do normal, day-to-day stuff because I’m so focused. My head is “in the game” all the time.

But sometimes I can feel myself on the edge of burnout.

Around late summer it typically gets bad. At that time our calendar is full of conferences. Podcast Movement, FinCon, Marketed Live, plus there’s product development, at the moment we’re hiring too… it can get crazy.

And because I’m in the middle of it all the time, I start to feel like I need to be completely embedded in my business in order for it to keep running.

Apart from my own health, this belief is terrible for my business. If the business relies on me and no one else, then it can never expand beyond me, can it?

Luckily, in 2017, I discovered the cure for this bullet-in-the-foot belief.

How A Holiday Can Show You How Little You Matter (& Free You)

In 2017 I went to Podcast Movement and MAPCON. Between them I had some time. 

Podcast Movement was a blast. I had a great time. But afterwards… man… I was spent.

My energy had finally run out, and although it pained me to do it, I knew I had to take some time to recharge before MAPCON.

So I did. I spent the first week in Palm Springs. Then I went to New York, met up with my brother, and had a great time there. When it was time I flew down to Philly and smashed MAPCON. And I still wasn’t done. I flew back over to LAX and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway to San Francisco with a good friend and had a great time there, too.

The whole time I barely touched email or anything else that was “work-related”.

I came back a new man. I was “fixed”.

And what had happened? Wall to wall catastrophe!?

Not quite. Actually, the business had carried on perfectly well without me.

That just about crushed this limiting self-belief. The world is not going to crumble if I take some needed time for myself every now and then. When I was free of this belief, I became free to work on the business instead of working in the business all the time. 

Your Business Needs To Take A Break From You

If you’re struggling, you can’t get traction, you’re in a creative funk… stop limiting yourself.

Take one bloody week off.

It doesn’t need to be expensive or grand. It might just be a chance to explore your local area. All those places you’ve never been to because, well, they’re on your doorstep so you can do them anytime. Why not go and actually do them?

My next dream week will involve my car, my camera bag, and the most scenic spots in Britain. I might hop on a ferry or a plane and shoot off somewhere abroad last-minute. I can’t wait.

It’s so liberating to know that you can take a week or more to do whatever you damn well please and the world doesn’t cave in around you. Then, when you come back, you’ll be a whole new person, one that your business will be better off for.

Tell me what your dream week is on Twitter. Right now, Tweet, “@MrAsquith My #dreamweek is… swimming with dolphins” or whatever. I’d love to hear it.

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

Reserve your seat on the next free coaching session, now.

Don't forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

 By the way, I’m a big believer in email marketing and in having the best email marketing tool to help you grow your email list. That’s why I use AWeber and I’ve paired up with them to bring you a special offer – just head to excellence-expected.com/aweber and use code exex.

 

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450 - Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help!

July 16, 2018

“Asking for help is a sign of weakness.” Who else identifies with this limiting self-belief?

The irony is, being able to ask for help when you could use some is a strength and always trying to go it alone is the true weakness.

As a young guy I was quite bullish. I wanted to be a sort of Superman, the guy who would solve everything himself. It’s a childish way of thinking. It limits you more than you think.

When you remove your ego from your business, you’ll do whatever it takes to give it every chance of finding massive success. Part of that requires knowing yourself, where you excel and where you’re limited, and planning around that. It requires hiring people who are better than you at something (or multiple things).

It turns out, asking for help is a huge strength. I talk more about this in podcast episode 450 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

Be The Leader Who Needs Help

When I was first building out the team for Podcast Websites, I had an ego to overcome.

I thought, “If I look to be less capable as someone else on the team in one area then I can’t be the leader. The leader needs to be the keeper of all the knowledge.”

Thinking this way only makes failure more likely.

Asking for help shows how mindful, present, and self-aware you are. It proves how good a leader you are when you understand your own limitations. There’s a reason employees get uneasy when they’re working for someone who has a grandiose idea of himself. They know something’s going to go wrong sooner or later because their leader is blind to his own limitations.

Be self-aware. Put your business and your employees before your ego. Be the leader who asks for help.

When Asking For Help Is Easy & When It’s Tough

I know how to code but it’s been ages since I’ve written any. It’s not “my thing”. Before starting Podcast Websites I knew I’d need a tech guy, so I brought in Kieran. Easy. No problem there.

But that was only the beginning.

Podcast Websites was a side-hustle I built to gradually transition away from my design agency, so my time was extra limited. Even still, when it came to building out the rest of the team, my ego got in the way. I realised we had to hire people who are better than me at “my things”.

I thought that if I suggested to Kieran we invest in some help on the things that I handle such as strategic decisions, vision, and marketing, I’ll come across as weak or incompetent.

When I was finally able to ask for help without feeling like I was admitting failure, it was a game changer for the business.

Design Your Future Org Chart & Start Hiring For It

Only recently have we brought someone else into the business who’s going to run the operational side of things – someone who would effectively be my boss!

Just think, 5 years ago I never asked for help on almost anything. And now, here I am recruiting a boss for myself. It’s a whole different way of thinking.

This way of thinking admits that I’m a limited human being (shock, horror!) and frees me up to find people who can help plug those gaps in my skill-sets and natural talents.

Remember the E-Myth Revisited. Which personality are you?

  1. Entrepreneur (vision, innovation, strategy)
  2. Manager (organisation, planner, pragmatist)
  3. Technician (tinkering, building, delivery)

Whichever you are, you need to hire for the rest. If you think you’re a bit of each, you’re kidding yourself. There’s one which is primary. Just because you can wear all hats doesn’t mean you should.

Your end-goal should be to only do those things that you find deeply fulfiling, that you are so good at you couldn’t find anyone better than you if you tried.

For everything else, you should probably replace yourself.

The way you know where you should ask for help first is by creating an org chart of your business 10 years from now. Go and re-read the chapter in E-Myth Revisited that lays out this exercise and actually do it. We have our future org chart on the wall.

We’ve got a CEO, CMO, CTO, CFO, a Head of Strategy, Head of Marketing, Head of Product, Head of Quality, Product Developer, Product Designer, etc.

We’ve already got these roles… and there’s only a few of us filling them all. Now we know what to hire for next by noticing which role is getting less attention than it needs… and growing the balls to admit that we need help.

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

Reserve your seat on the next free coaching session, now.

Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

By the way, I’m a big believer in email marketing and in having the best email marketing tool to help you grow your email list. That’s why I use AWeber and I’ve paired up with them to bring you a special offer – just head to excellence-expected.com/aweber and use code exex.

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449 - Plan Your Struggles

July 13, 2018

You’re going to make your own luck today.

Start with the big goal – to escape your lifestyle prison (if that’s what you want). To transition from your rut of boredom into doing work that fulfils you while maintaining the lifestyle you’ve built for yourself so far.

Next is a sub-goal of the big goal – to overcome your limiting self-beliefs. Once you weaken the beliefs that are holding you back from being what you want to be, what’s left to hold you back? The brick wall of fear or self-anger becomes more like a plume of smoke you just need to hold your breath to walk through.

So what does overcoming your limiting beliefs have to do with planning your own struggles?

I talk more about this in podcast episode 449 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

Why Plan Your Own Struggles?

To plan your own struggles sounds ridiculous. Don’t you want to avoid struggles if you can?

Well… sort of. But you also can’t walk this path without any struggle. If you focus only on avoiding them, you’re not going to develop the strength you need to build a truly fulfilling life.

You’re plagued by insecurity and worry over an event or person or a task you have to deal with.

You’re worried you won’t be able to do it and you’ll piss someone off. You become sure you’ll fall out with them and lose them as a friend or lose their respect.

Your insecurities, if you feed them, can build to the point of paralysis.

What if we just planned our way around all that?

Build The Ability To Face Anything

If I’ve got a problem, I’ll face it head on.

From the perspective of that frontal-attack personality trait, I watched other people and didn’t understand why they allowed their problems so much time to grow.

Most problems get worse with time as you ignore them. They can grow until they’re monsters, sometimes only in your imagination, but sometimes in real life, too.

Stop that sh*t. It’s time to build your ability to face anything that comes up.

Each weekend I want you to make a list of things you are dreading, but you know you have to do.

Maybe you have a difficult phone call to make, a sit-down conversation where you might have to hurt someone’s feelings, or a gesture that might make you look like a fool.

Stack them up throughout the week. Plan the struggles.

The next step is: The moment you complete each one, immediately write down exactly how it went and how you felt afterwards.

What do you think you’ll find?

It Ain’t That Bad

You already know how it’ll go.

Almost every one of your planned struggles (if not literally everyone) will have gone better than you feared.

And after every struggle, you will find you felt relieved and probably quite proud of yourself.

This habit absolutely destroys your limiting self-belief that you are not brave, strong, or tough enough to face the problems in your life. You’ll realise you don’t actually need much strength to stand up to problems or difficulties. You’re already enough.

The only reason you’ve got this self-belief that says otherwise is – at some point in your childhood – you got into the habit of avoiding problems.

Problems seemed to go away on their own (thanks Mum and Dad!), so you carried on avoiding them. Every time you did, it fed back into that belief that you are “someone who avoids problems”.

Then you grew up, and guess what? Problems don’t magically go away anymore. Uh oh.

You were already in your habit of avoiding problems, so now, your mind automatically rationalised the habit of avoidance and the belief that you are an avoider: “I must be someone who is not strong enough to face uncomfortable struggles.”

Go easier on yourself.

You learned a bad habit and backwards-rationalised it into a negative and limiting belief about yourself. That’s all.

You’re older now, but you can still change. You just need to be patient and committed to the process.

After a few weeks, you’ll look back and say, “Oh, hey, look at all these things I was dreading doing, but that actually went really well.”

Yeah… funny that.

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

Reserve your seat on the next free coaching session, now.

Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

By the way, I’m a big believer in email marketing and in having the best email marketing tool to help you grow your email list. That’s why I use AWeber and I’ve paired up with them to bring you a special offer – just head to excellence-expected.com/aweber and use code exex.

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448 - Your Progress Logs

July 12, 2018

If you feel like you’re stuck in a lifestyle prison (a comfortable but unfulfilling job or business that you built for yourself), and you want to get out, you’ll have to overcome a few limiting self-beliefs.

Right now I want you to crush one of the biggest limiting self-beliefs that holds you back from doing what you want to do.

“I can’t change.”

We all feel that, or some variation of it, at some points in our lives. It’s probably a little trick your brain plays to get out of the responsibility to improve yourself! After all, if you can’t change, then you don’t have to try!

But it’s bullsh*t. You can change. We’re going to prove it with progress logs. I talk more about this in podcast episode 448 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

You Can Change (And You Know It)

Once you’ve determined your hierarchy of goals spanning the next decade, and you’ve written your commitment manifesto that details the specific day-to-day actions that will bring you closer to those goals, you’re almost there. Just one more piece of this transformation puzzle, and that’s tracking your progress.

Hitting your targets depends on daily actions starting right now and tracking what you do in a progress log. You’ll be amazing how fast the goals become a reality.

When I was younger a lot of people told me I just didn’t have the metabolism to bulk up. I was very skinny for my height – 150 lbs at 6’1. That’s illness-level slim.

I believed them all for a long time.

Then one day, for some reason, I had had enough.

Even though I doubted it (because the limiting belief was still lodged in my skull), I started working out at least once a day, every day, and eating 4,000 calories a day (all from healthy foods).

I put on 4 stone – 56 lbs – in about 6 months. I’ve been that size ever since.

I’m telling you, all your past experience and all the people you know can be *_completely wrong*._

You can change.

How To Keep A Progress Log

I gained 4 stone in muscle because I focused on incremental improvement and keeping a progress log.

I’d take my little notebook to the gym with past-me’s score on the latest page. All present-me had to do was beat past-me. I didn’t have to do it by a lot, and I didn’t freak out if I was tired one day and I couldn’t quite match myself from yesterday.

I was just competing with myself and always keeping score.

Same story with my eating. I tracked my weight and found I’d gained a pound one week, two pounds the next, and up and up it went.

I was consistent because I was committed to the goal.

I kept a progress log partly to make it fun by competing with myself, but also as a reminder that improving on my past self was all that mattered.

The Magic of Incremental Improvement

If you want to live a more fulfilling life, you’ll need to overcome the limiting self-beliefs that keep telling you that you can’t do something, that you can’t change, that you’re not good enough or that you’ve failed too many times before. Forgive yourself. Let the past go. Then prove to yourself and to the world that you can change.

Implement the daily actions you’ve committed to that will drive up your sales (if that’s the goal you chose). Record how you implemented these actions and every sale you get.

You’ll get £10 extra into the business one week. Friday comes around. You’re tired, you look at your pathetic little tenner and go and blow it at the bar immediately.

But keep it up!

It’ll be £20 extra coming in the next week. £35 the next week. Then £70. Then £130… and up and up it’ll go.

At Podcast Websites we’ve got 7 core metrics that we track every week. When the good ones (like sales) go up, and the bad ones (like churn) go down, great things happen. It’s that simple.

If you don’t have time to keep a progress log, you shouldn’t be in business – you need to be doing something less demanding. Could you imagine a pro athlete saying they don’t have time to measure their calorie intake, their weight, or their number of hours in the gym?

Measurement is critical. It’s non-optional. And it proves that you can, in fact, change.

If you want help with solving your business problems then come along and join me at my free coaching sessions that I run every single Friday live on Facebook - 4pm UK, 11am Eastern, 8am Pacific. Together we can define, challenge and conquer your biggest problem.

Reserve your seat on the next free coaching session, now.

Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

By the way, I’m a big believer in email marketing and in having the best email marketing tool to help you grow your email list. That’s why I use AWeber and I’ve paired up with them to bring you a special offer – just head to excellence-expected.com/aweber and use code exex.

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447 - The Commitment Manifesto

July 11, 2018

Want to reach your goals?

Understand this: A goal is not a commitment.

A goal only defines the destination. A plan maps out the way to that destination. That’s all great, but only commitment will actually put one foot in front of the other and get you there.

Not, “I’m gonna try som’in’.”

Not, “I’m gonna give it a go for a month.”

Commitment doesn’t keep on eye on the door. Commitment says, “I dedicate myself to this.” Commitment says, “Come hell or high water, this is going to happen.”

If you won’t completely commit, you’re f*cked. It’s that simple.

I talk more about this in podcast episode 447 of The 7 Minute Mentor.

You Don’t Get What You Want Because You Don’t Understand Commitment

I was recently talking to a friend of mine, Wayne Smallman (@Octane on Twitter), about the concept of commitment vs goals.

We agreed that people don’t achieve what they want because they are not committed enough. They don’t understand commitment.

People understand goals fine. They’ve read the books and taken the courses all about goal setting and vision-boarding or whatever. They might feel committed to their goals if they want them badly enough. But that’s not enough. Not by a long shot.

There’s a big difference between wanting the outcome and being willing to put in the small, unremarkable daily actions that will make it reality for you.

People are not committed to the small, everyday actions that really make the difference.

Wayne and I were talking about this at VoiceCon, a great conference with Gary Vaynerchuk and bunch of other internet stars. I met a bunch of new friends and had a whale of a time.

I was snapped back to reality when I came home to some bittersweet news in my business. We lost someone important to the team. On the bright side, the loss opened up the opportunity to restructure our vision and make a bigger change, faster than we otherwise would have.

I had to “plan the decade”, to think about what I wanted to do by the end of the year, the next 2 years, 5 years, 10 years. I constructed a new, much bigger vision, and I had to continue to fix myself so I could step up to the challenge.

One of the last things stopping me move toward my new, lofty goals was a simple, but powerful, bullsh*t belief: “I can’t commit to a new direction because I’m so busy.”

It was rubbish and I knew it. I had to change my mindset and to do that, I decided to create a commitment manifesto.

How To Create Your Own Commitment Manifesto

I sat down, grabbed an A4 piece of paper and at the top in big, bold pen I wrote, “Commitment Manifesto”.

Beneath that, I wrote, “In order to achieve my life goals, I must commit to…”

I had my list of short term and long term goals next to me, and I started decoding them into the daily things I would need to commit to in order to make these goals of mine a reality.

These daily actions are called lead indicators. They’ll indicate to you that you’re on the right track, long before the results show up.

Remember that the far-future goals need to be broader and based on who you want to be, what you want to feel, and how you want to live.

Say you want to develop your courage and decision making prowess. The one-year goal to that destination might be to half your sense of anxiety. Perhaps you find yourself drawn to meditation, like I was. A great lead indicator to commit to would be daily meditation. Boom! Commit to that, and your anxiety is almost sure to half in months.

Perhaps you want to lose weight or be a more active person. Commit to 10,000 steps every day. Your destination can be fairly broad as long as the actions you commit to are highly detailed.

What would you have to commit to in order to move the dial on your nutrition, your work ethic, removing poison from your life, or living life on your own terms?

Commit To Commitment With A Little Morning Ritual

Every morning spend 30 seconds reading your Commitment Manifesto.

Drill it into your head. Don’t delay. Do it right now. There’s nothing else that will help you get out of your lifestyle prison faster than solid, clear commitment based on goals you truly value.

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Don’t forget, the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!

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