When You Reach Your Goals And Think Now What?

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A friend of mine, Henrik Nordstrom, whom I really admire recently shared a story of his. He is originally from Sweden, and when he was 11 or so, he was overweight. He was made fun of in school and his life was pretty miserable. His mother had these Tony Robbins cassette tapes that she had bought, and one summer as he was sitting there bored, he started listening to these tapes. All about NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) and modelling. He was one of the slowest runners in school at the end of school year in the spring, and after going through these Personal Power II tapes and learning NLP and modelling a movie scene out f Jackie Chan movie (Police Story) where the character was running fast, he was able to improve his speed, without any actual training, but just through the power of his mind.

Brilliant, right? This is just the beginning. One of his favourite shows on TV was Miami Vice. He decided at the tender age of 10 to move there and start anew. He built a really successful business, had a Ferrari, a condo by the water, more money than he knew what to do with, and the whole shebang. He had made it at the age of 21.

The reason I love this man so much is because he asked the question that most people in his situation wouldn’t ask. That question was, “Now what?”  (more…)

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How To Create Unstoppable Momentum In Business?

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When I first started this business and brand, I did what everyone does. I started off by building a website. I went around the Interwebs and looked at all of the successful people in my field, and looked at their website. Of course, that was the worst thing to do as a newbie. I saw all of their amazing professional spick and span websites, and I looked at my starter website and I faltered.

This made me think, I am never going to get to where these people are at. I will never catch up. After I had that debilitating thought, I started working day and night trying to “catch up” with people who didn’t even know they were in a race with me.

Of course, I burnt out long before I got any further ahead. The lesson was, of course, to never compare. But also to take it as slow as a baby. Especially when you are starting out something so big. (more…)

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I Am On The Low Information Diet To Be More Productive

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Every single day, people come to me asking if I have read this or the other news. I always have to remind them that I am on the low-information diet, and I do not have the time, energy, or patience to be up-to-date on everything that is out there. Instead of spending my time on reading blog posts, or keeping up on the News, or listening to podcasts, I focus all of that energy on my work.

I am a big proponent of staying focused, and removing all distractions. This need we have as human beings in the modern era, to know everything, and to be informed of everything, is highly distracting. I have noticed this for myself – when I am on Facebook too often, and too much, I am more distracted and unable to focus on my work.

If I am able to stay focused, I can finish writing an article like this in a matter of an hour or so. But if I have one of those distracted days, it takes me twice or thrice as long as that. (more…)

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We Live And Die Under The Illusion Of A Thousand Tomorrows

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I have a procrastination problem, where I keep on pushing off my work from one day to the next, to the next, to the next, until I realize that the item I pushed off for months on end, isn’t even relevant anymore. Yikes. I see it happening, but like a car accident that’s gone too far, I cannot prevent it, all I can do is watch it happen over and over again, in a nightmarish way. No matter what app I use or how many admonishments I give myself, I keep on doing this over and over again.

There are two reasons for it. The first being that a lot of these items I am pushing off aren’t important to me, or aren’t important in general. If I was able to push them off for months on end, without any ill consequences to me, that means they weren’t truly necessary tasks, but just something nice to do. This reason is important, but not as important as the second reason, which is that, I live under the illusion that I am going to live forever.

That is the only reason I would keep on pushing off my tasks over and over again to this illusionary land called tomorrow, where I am a different person who gets everything on her to-do list done. If I believed that I was going to live forever, and I have a hundred or thousand or million tomorrows at my disposal, I can move off my tasks to those tomorrows, and still get all of my work done. (more…)

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