Over the last 15 years I’ve spent a LOT of time and energy re-programming the way I think and how I relate to what is possible.
This has resulted in a lifestyle, a business, a level of cashflow, a spiritual pathway, a set of connections, a phenomenal intimate relationship with an amazing woman, regular adventures and mystical experiences that far outstrip anything I could have ever imagined when this work started back in 2001.
Here are some of the mental shifts that REALLY changed everything.
1. Focus on what you want to create – not what resources you currently have.
“I can’t afford it!” it’s the mantra of the financial retard. The same people who “can’t afford” healing work, financial advice, coaching, marketing, or other things that they KNOW will develop who they are and what they are capable of can still “afford” car payments, overseas trips, tickets to festivals or boozy nights out on the tiles.
The single most powerful skill of entrepreneurs (and amazing manifesters too) is the ability to go after what they want REGARDLESS of how much is in the bank or whether its going to be convenient.
Do you need to learn a skill? Put the course on a fucking payment plan.
Sell one of your kids. (kidding.. mostly)
Just do what it takes to evolve. Otherwise you’ll be stuck where you are.
Where there’s a will – there’s a way (and other inspirational clichés)
2. Manage energy not time.
“I don’t have enough time.” Yeah I know. Me either. Except mysteriously when there’s something I’m passionate about. Then I miraculously find time. The truth is – time contracts and expands based on how we feel. When you’re inspired you can put 12 hours into something. When you hate something – even an hour feels like a mega drain.Stoner Voice “It’s all about the energy man.”
When we do things that enrich us (might have to quit that job you hate), when we look after our bodies, and when we manage our ENERGY as well as prioritise – its amazing how full (and fulfilling) things can be. You DO have enough time. You’re just investing it in things that don’t energise you
3. Live YOUR values. Not someone else’s.
Achievement and success are all well and good. But why are you doing what you’re doing? Is it to fulfill your parents values system? To be a good person in the eyes of society? Fuck that. Be honest with yourself.You have a purpose on this planet and you have things that make your heart sing. Do those things. Its not that hard. It just takes courage if you’ve been a bit brainwashed. Once you get a taste though – its impossible to go back!
4. Stop chasing money. Start creating value.
People sometimes think I’m some money hungry guy. I’m passionate about the subject because I think a lot of us are trapped by our relationship to it. The truth is though, money is just a measurement system. It won’t open your heart. It won’t keep you warm at night and it won’t make you feel like you’re making a contribution (at least not in and of itself).
The real magic is creating VALUE in the world. Serving the planet and the people on it in a tangible real way. Once you get good at this, once its engrained in the way you think and you can’t help but think of new and creative ways to serve people – so long as you VALUE YOURSELF as well – getting a return on investment is inevitable.
Hint: if you’re working a job (or building a business) that ISN’T working towards something you believe in – your still “chasing money”.
5. Condition yourself for your position.
We get conditioned. This world shapes us a certain way and if we don’t take a hand in that process we get whatever it gives us. If you want to be a professional fighter – you better be ready to train 6 days a week, hang out with people already where you want to go, get great coaches and spend your life honing and evolving yourself into that thing. The same applies for everything else. If you want to be a creative entrepreneur who makes a contribution to the world whilst living their dream lifestyle – there’s a gazillion attitudes, skills and behaviors you’re going to need to learn. If you are stuck in a day job – get one thats teaching you things you need to know later. For me that was sales. More on this later!