We all have busy lives. We’ve got kids, parents, ex-boy/girl friends, bad bowling teammates, a job we may or may not, and of course that car that just never seems to give you 30 miles to gallon. Thus we are all looking for ways to make it work. We are looking for ways to get to the next level. Yet some how that next level just doesn’t exactly show up…and now we are kinda going around circles looking for the escalator to the next level. Here are 4 simple things you can do everyday to get yourself on to get to your next level.
1. Take Care Of Your Body!
This is number one for one simple reason – you must be able to physically endure your journey. If you are not in the best possible physical shape of your life, you are going to struggle to make it to your definition of the top. Just look at the top performing people in any industry – they are in shape, have the confidence of an Eagle, and frankly people find them very attractive. Of course, there’s always exceptions to the rules. And there are way too many articles, studies, research to prove taken care of your body leads you faster to your goals – then not. It’s been proven that those who are physically fit make more money…and just have the power to stick with it. Check out an article written by Stephanie Faris at Smart Hustle. In her article she points out that there’s increased brain function, better mindset, and lower absenteeism in the work place. Now I am not advocating you to become a gym bunny or a fitness model. I am advocating for you to spend 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes working on your body. You can do that by walking your neighborhood. You can walk/run in the park. Anthony Robbins calls it “An Hour of Power” in his “Get The Edge Program.” I love, love, love, love this. Get this program – if you don’t have it. It’s a classic and still transforming people’s lives in 2015. I used this program 2008…and double my income and everything just got better. Simply because I moving, breathing, and was alive!!! Once you start to work out, walk/run/cycling/lifting weights, etc – you will start to eat better/sleep better. You will start to feel a difference in your body and you will love that feeling. If you don’t, then see a doctor as you might have some other challenges. Get yourself to a gym, go for a walk, run, cycling, etc… make yourself a huge priority. If you don’t how do you expect the Universe and others to make you one in their world?
2. Take Care Of Your Mind!
No one can produce a $1 million dollar income with a minimum wage mindset. We’ve all seen this with lottery winners, who are broke within 5 years. I haven’t seen a magic trick yet that will allow 5 gallons of water to be held in a 24 ounce glass? The same as it as about success, money, wealth, abundance, etc. We must change the way we see ourselves as it relates to success and money. Let me be frank, this is not going to happen over night and it’s not going to happen by hanging out with folks who think making $15 per hour is awesome. Nor is it going to happen by hanging out with people who think it’s hard to make money is evil/bad/hard/dangerous/not possible etc. Despite what we hear in the media, etc… it take money on this planet to get, have, or do anything. Until we as a planet change our concepts of paying for services, it will require money! Thus if you are currently making $30k a year, and you want to make $100,000.00 you must develop the mind set of $100,000.00. You must develop a successful mind which believes: 1. you are worth it. 2. you must have it. 3. you will work for it by providing value to others and helping them to achieve their goals. The fastest way to do that, is to get around people who share that mindset, read and study success, attend conferences, and take daily actions with the tools you’ve learned as a result of studying success. Then you must share it with others to complete the circle. Study, practice, and share!!! The first place I would start to get the fastest results is with Bob Proctor’s Six Minute to Success. Bob has been studying himself and success for years and makes more in an hour than most people make in a year! I’ve used his Six Minutes to Success and found it to be awesome. I’ve used some of information to help me close some big deals in my sales career. I’ve used to help me go from 190 average in bowling to a 200+ average. I’ve used his training to help me get over some personal hurdles. It’s was one of the best investments in myself. Not to mention, it a great for those who say, “I don’t like/don’t have time/can’t stand to/my husband will laugh at me / or blah blah read.” Break free…you are worth it!!!
3. Take Care Of Your Emotions!
No matter how hard I try and pretend like I am not “emotional” the more I realize… Yeah I have them. As such on my journey to take care of my family and leave a legacy for them, I must surround myself with people who share that goal. I surround myself with those who will support me in my crazy decision to pursue my freedom, create abundance, and provide for my nephews/nieces/etc. I don’t hang out with people who might even think about tearing me down…and try to make me feel guilty for wanting the very best I can get from my life. This is so hugely important, there’s no room for compromise. Listen, I Can Do Bad All By Myself (great movie by one of my favorite people Tyler Perry!) I don’t need nobody’s help with that. Trust and believe. Let me encourage you to have this resolve. There’s no room on the train to the next level for the baggage of doubts, fears, dismays, worrying, complaining, and debbie downers. That stuff will kill even a buzz from smoking crack. If you think crack is whack, then you cannot surround yourself with folks who do not love you/support you, and you don’t love/support them. One of the biggest reasons people don’t win, is because they playing in the weeds instead of the flower garden.
4. Take Care Of Your Spirit!
You don’t have to believe in a god or religion to recognize that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Notice the next time you are thinking about your friend Steve, while you are at dinner with Karen, then Steve just shows up, or text you, or calls you, or send you some sort of message. We have a huge connection between us that goes beyond physical barriers. Let’s just acknowledge it for what it is and figure out how nurture this side of us. If that is “church” then awesome. If it’s mediating, then awesome. If it’s working out while listening to audio books, then awesome. However we each do it, great. As we all have our own way of connecting or reconnecting with God/Source/Universe/ Spirit. I’m trying mediation, Yoga, and expressing gratitude every time I buy something/wake up/sleep/spend time with family and friends. The point is we must not deny this side of our sides as we push towards are goals and dreams, as this side of us will and does give us ideas/insights/directions on the next move/course direction/course of action to take to reach the next level. Learn to embrace it!!! The Daily Mediation Blog site is full of great ideas!!!
In the end we are trying to get to the next level. We all face road blocks, challenges, etc on the path to the next level. What I know for sure when I work out, keep myself engaged in reading, studying, audio books, etc on success/abundance, hang out with people who are committed to reaching a higher level and supporting me in my efforts as I support them, and I take time out to acknowledge and nurture the spiritual side of me – things move! They move fast and with a quickness. Success is easier to reach when we take time out for ourselves, take care of ourselves, and prove to ourselves that we matter! Prove to yourself that you matter – and watch your world transform.
I am wishing you continued success on your journey, and I am expecting to add value to your journey. I will see you at the top.
If you got anything from this, then share it with your family/friends. Maybe this is what they are looking for to validate their next steps on their journey.