How Emotional Intelligence Can Be The Key To Your Success

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Research about why humans fail at achieving their goals has been around since the 1970s, but you probably haven’t heard about it. There is a ground-breaking study that proved why most people dont even get 25% of their goals completed before quitting.

Plato said, know thyself and has was right. If we understand our patterns and biases, we can overcome our natural tendency to be comfortable and realize our goals. The system that solves why our goals fail is called the emotional cycle of change (ECOC). The ECOC was discovered and created by Don Kelly and Daryl Connor.

They recognized common patterns that we go through whenever we begin working towards a new goal. Everyone goes through the same cycle every single time we try doing something new and outside of our comfort zone.

There are only five stages to the cycle, yet most people dont get past stage two or three. All of us begin our journey on this cycle with a newfound excitement for the goal that we want to achieve. Whether its losing weight or starting a new business, we all start with uninformed optimism.

We imagine all the benefits of our goal before we have experienced any of the costs. This stage is fun and exciting because we only see the good things to come and none of the downsides. The goal exists in your mind as you visualize the new level of results you desire.

Maybe somebody planted a seed inside of you like Bob Proctor did with me 8 years ago. He thought that I would make a great business coach and he planted in my mind. He was right! And now I am creating online courses and helping entrepreneurs grow and scale their business around the world.

Unfortunately, this stage doesnt last very long. As you realize what it takes to make the change, your positive attitude can fade fast. When that happens, you drop down into stage two, informed pessimism. We are not aware of how to make the change, so guess what, we start going downhill because of fear and doubt.

This stage is a negative emotional state where the benefits dont seem so real anymore. The costs of change become clear and your goal suddenly doesnt appear important or immediate. You start to question whether the change you want to make it worth the effort. You begin to find reasons for giving up and quitting.

The third stage is where things can get worse, which is why it is called the valley of despair. At this point, we start to feel the pain of change and minimize the benefits. We become so uncomfortable that we are willing to go back to the way we used to be. After all, we rationalize that it wasnt so bad before. This is when we start to feel the weight of our considerations, fears, and perceived roadblocks.

We need to realize that we are stuck in our comfort zone. Its the little box we stay inside all the time. If you don’t get outside of the comfort zone, you don’t get to see what it’s like outside the box. So, we get stuck in our comfort zone and we don’t do anything. Then years go by and we regret it. The number one regret that people in hospice have is dying without doing the things they desired.

If you quit in the valley of despair, you go right back to stage one, which is a lot more appealing than being in the valley.

We mustnt begin the process of changing before creating a compelling vision. We all have had times when we wanted something so badly that we were willing to pay almost any price to get it. Maybe it was your first home, maybe it was starting your first business, or maybe it was pursuing your purpose in life. Whatever it was, you wanted it badly enough that you willingly paid the price of your own comfort to get it.

The fourth stage is informed optimism. You have a greater likelihood of succeeding at this stage because you have climbed back to the positive emotional phase of the cycle. This is where you start to see evidence of your actions. This is where the cost of change begins wearing down because of the new thoughts and actions you have been practicing. The important thing is that you continue to persist and dont stop!

In the fifth and final stage, success and fulfillment, the evidence that you have created with your new behaviors are fully experienced. The cost of change is virtually gone. The actions that you had to take to get out of your comfort zone at the beginning that were once difficult, have now become normal.

Each time you complete the cycle, youre not only expanding your capacity, but you also increase your confidence. Once you have built the mental and emotional muscles you need to complete the cycle, you can move onto the next change with greater assurance of success.

To Be A Great Leader – Start Taking 100% Responsibility

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We all tend to look outside of ourselves for things to change and improve. We are waiting for economy pick up, for the government to create more jobs, for our business partner to take more action, or for someone to finally notice our marketing and buy our stuff.

It’s easy to become a victim to circumstances outside of ourselves, spending our time and energy hoping and imagining what our lives would look like if the world around us were different. And believing that these solutions are the keys to increasing our results is why we get stuck.

Yet, the truth is that we don’t control any of these things. The only things we control is our thoughts and actions. But those are enough if (and it’s a huge if) you are willing to take 100% responsibility for them.

It’s interesting when I started working I was about 10 years old. My father was a butcher and my parents had a meat shop. They worked hard and so my brother and I had to work hard too.

I didn’t just go to school and have fun with my friends in my free time. I went to school during the day and worked in the shop a couple of nights a week. Since Saturday’s were busy, I worked weekends and made Italian sausage on Sunday’s. During the summer I worked 5 to 6 days a week.

For 8 years from a young age, I learned to work hard and sell myself and products. I was so confident about my ability to outperform anyone else that I never feared being out of work.

After my father sold the meat shop, I went looking for work. The first job I applied for was considered hard to get. It paid well and was every young man’s dream job because it was a retail beer store. But I was confident and kept persisting with the manager checking for openings. I finally got the job and they loved me!

Since it was a part-time job, I decided to look for a full-time job to make more money. I was accustomed to getting paid hundreds of dollars every week from a young age, so another job made sense. So, I applied to work in a nearby factory. Again, I got the job, so I was working 13-hour days. I would work at the beer store in the afternoons and work the midnight shift in the factory.

This is significant because there was a recession. But I didn’t even notice because I was too busy working. Due to my ignorance and persistence, I chose not to participate in the economic downturn. Some of my friends were struggling to get work while I had two jobs. I didn’t wait for something to change. I created my own circumstances.

Steven Covey said I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.

I believe if you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything you experience in your life. You are either excepting or allowing the things you don’t want in your life. And you are taking actions that either pull or push away things from you. Blaming and complaining just makes you a victim. Cut these habits out of your life. You are in control of your life. Create new conditions and circumstances you want.

One of the easiest ways to take 100% responsibility and design your life is to establish core values and principles. They become the foundation for which you live by no matter what the circumstances. I established a value system that I call the 5 Fs.

They are:

➣ Faith
➣ Family
➣ Friends
➣ Fitness
➣ Finances

… in that order

Albeit sometimes difficult to live by, these values keep me focused on what matters. They help me keep my eyes open for opportunities to improve these specific areas of my life. The choice is simple, be a victim to your circumstances or follow your inner guidance system. You get to choose values that you can’t live without and measuring your success every week.

Since you’re still reading, you are likely someone with a greater purpose in life. You have a burning desire to create something timeless. Consider what matters most for you now. Write ten things down and choose three tactics that you can commit to starting now.

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Do we really have a financial thermostat?

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What is your financial temperature and what is it?

Your financial comfort zone works the same way as the thermostat in your home works. And we all have a thermostat in our home, either for heating or cooling, depending on where you live in the world.
But, here’s the thing. When the temperature in the room changes, or gets to the edge of the desired temperature (the hot or the cold range that you want). The thermostat sends a signal to the furnace or air conditioner to turn it on or off, right?
It’s the temperature change in the room that sparks the electrical signals to make the adjustment. The thermostat continually responds to the changes so that it keeps the temperature within that desired range you chose.
We have a similar internal psychological thermostat. It regulates our level of achievements and successes. It controls our prosperity and wealth. Instead of the electrical signals going the furnace or air conditioner – your internal Money Regulator uses discomfort signals to let you know that you are within your comfort zone. Right?
As your behavior, or riches, begins to approach the edge of your comfort zone, you begin to feel stressed out. If it’s outside of your self-image or what you are familiar with (what’s relevant to you) whether it’s your bank balance or whatever is going on in your life. Your mind and body are going to send signals of mental tension and physical discomfort to your nervous system.
It’s why you feel sick or uncomfortable. That’s where it’s coming from. It’s originating from your uncomfortable feelings. Your psychological financial thermostat is letting you know that.
To avoid discomfort, what do you do? You unconsciously pull yourself back into your comfort zone. You naturally do it, without much thought. Right?
And so, think about it from a monetary experience. Think about it in terms of the kind of money that your parents have made.
If you knew and remembered how much money your parents made. Some of us do and some of us don’t. I don’t, so that was a blessing. But if you knew how much your parents made at an early age, and let’s say they made, $45,000 a year collectively. That might be your psychological financial thermostat. Your monetary thermostat, simply because that’s the amount of money they made.
As soon as you aspire to that level, and your Little Bosses say, “Oh, that’s great, I’m making as much money as mom and dad.” Great. Then you might just stop right there and not wonder what it would be like to have more money.
Basically, that means that you are a $95,000 a year type person. And that may not be true, but it’s what you’ve learned. That’s your psychological and your monetary thermostat telling you what to do.
Thats the Little Bosses in your head controlling the quality of your lifestyle. It controls the kinds of vacations you take and the size house you live in. But you don’t have to accept that. Stop and think about that for a moment.
My father always bought used vehicles and still does. I made a commitment to myself that I would buy new vehicles 20 years ago. Which is why I have developed the habit of getting a new vehicle every four years or so. What happened?
Its a conscious choice. But it takes a deep desire to work to change your financial thermostat.
Are you ready to upgrade your financial thermostat and design your financial thermometer? It bothered me so much, that I created Money Attraction Plan (M.A.P.) course to solve this problem.

How to Lean Into Life and Get the Money You Want

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The Universe Rewards Action

It is a known fact – the world doesn’t pay you for what you know, rather it pays you for what you do, it rewards your actions. Analyzing, planning and organizing is a good way to go about an idea of a business, however, taking actions leaps above analyzing planning and organizing, it paves way for trial and error.

First thing first, there is no such thing as a perfect plan and even if there is, it is impossible for you to conjure one all by yourself and set it into motion (even if it is possible to create a perfect plan by yourself – by the time you are done, you realize you are too late), which is why trial and error is important, rather than wasting your time doing too much of unnecessary things, focus on taking action and learn from there.

Talk Is Cheap

Over the years of teaching and coaching thousands of people, I was able to realize that one thing that distinguishes winners from losers, it is that winners take actions – they get up and set things in motion, relying on the process for future planning. Once you have an idea or a plan in your head, step on the throttle, set it in motion, even without knowing what to do. Mistakes will come, correct it and move forward – they (mistakes) are unavoidable, they help you progress, help you build your momentum until you get to your desired line, your desired goal, the results you wished for or even something better.

It is hard to be successful but also simple if you do certain things. To be successful, you have to follow successful people, mimic their ways of doing things. Hack into what they are doing, know why they are doing it and once all aims and objectives have been identified, take your next step. TAKE ACTION. Action speaks louder than words, it reaches places your voice can’t reach and produces the desired results – if not the desired results, troubleshoot it until you get to your goal. Nothing happens unless there is action.

Ready, Fire, Aim

Most of you are probably familiar with the ready, aim, fire approach. Well, not to sound to blunt, that approach is getting outdated and lagging behind, too many people are getting stuck at the aiming stage, as they decide on not firing, either because they are discouraged (thinking their plans won’t work) or they just don’t know how to connect their theories to a practical world. They try to perfect their aim before firing, but as stated in step 2, there is no such thing as a perfect plan, a business idea only gets better with time.

By using the ready, fire, aim approach to business, you start by identifying the basic things such as aims and objectives, goals, mission and vision and so on. Once these are laid out, it means you are ready to fire, pull the trigger and shoot. Yes, you may or may not hit your target so what do you do? You don’t stop and say, this isn’t going to work and close down. Instead, you take aim and fire again. Ask why didn’t you hit your target previously, what factors affected the movement of the business?

Deduce why the target wasn’t met, get people around you to offer their feedback after monitoring you. Find the best solutions in different ways – maybe the best option is to narrow your target and fire again. Once you’ve laid out your possible solutions, apply them, then go again – Take aim and fire. You will definitely hit or come close to hitting the target and if you don’t, troubleshoot again until you hit that desired target. FIRE, ADJUST AIM AND RE-FIRE.

How to Lean Into Your Intentions and Gain Momentum

According to an ancient Chinese proverb, a journey to a thousand miles starts with a single step. Success happens often when you just lean into it, make up your mind, let yourself know that you are willing to go through a lot to get your idea running.

One of the benefits of leaning into intentions is that you begin to create and gain momentum and attract unseen energy forces that drive you to do more, more resources and improvement ideas will come, more helpful and productive people will begin to come in at the right time.

I’ve been in a situation like this when I started out as a coach – I had no job or whatsoever, but when my mentor and he asked me to invest $20,000 to learn from him, in order to be a coach. He had over 50 years of knowledge and had read over 4000 books. Without even thinking twice, I jumped right in and today, it has taken me around the world teaching and training, thanks to that first step.

Planning for a specific business idea is good but taking action and eliminating time wastage caused by over planning is better. My advice to you is to lean into it, lean into whatever plans or idea you have and just get started.

Mind you, it is normal to be afraid when you take that first leap – we are all humans after all but overcoming fear will take you further than you can imagine. Watch out for my next video on fears and how to overcome them.

How Your Mind and Reality Control Your Money

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Your mindset around money is more important than your physical reality.

In this post, I’ll walk you through the entire process to help you bridge the gap between mind and your physical reality so that you can attract the kind of money you want and live a lifestyle you have always wished for.

What are a Mind and Matter?

What is the matter? Matter is your physical money. It could be your bank statement, your investment statement, your transactions, cash in your wallet or even your interactions with money.

The mind is everything you say to yourself. In this context, your mind is the thoughts that make your money mindset. They could be centered around vacations, cars, houses or something of the sort.

Maybe you might be saying that I cant afford a vacation right now or I cant afford a new car right now. You think about not having enough money, about finding other ways of making money, even about working more to get the money.

Perhaps you are comparison shopping and only a difference of a dollar creates havoc inside your mind. All these thoughts are affecting your money mindset.

These beliefs that run in your mind were not made up by you. They were given to you. But these beliefs regarding money ultimately contribute towards your money mindset.

Your Mind is Bigger than Your Matter

Your mind is bigger than your physical reality because what you are thinking about and whatever is going on in your mind matters much more. It attracts the kind of matter (money) you have in your life. Your interaction with money creates a mindset, your money mindset, that is responsible for the amount of money you get in life.

How Mind and Matter Come Together?

Imagine there is a bridge between your mind and matter, and money sits right in the middle of that bridge. You are always trying to somehow fill this gap between mind and matter. You are trying to bring your mind and matter together to get the money you want.

If you recall, the matter is whatever you have physically, your bank statement, your investment statement, and the cash in hand. There is a limitation to that. It drives you into thinking because I don’t have enough money I cant afford that vacation or I cant afford that car. If I get a credit card, I’ll be in debt and then I’ll have to pay interest. Sounds familiar?

On the other end, you have your mind, the center of your thoughts. You can ask yourself for the solution to your problem and have thoughts like how can I get that vacation? Where can I get the money? Can I find a better way? Can I find a better price? You can convince your mind to think differently.

Transform Your Money Mindset into a Growth Mindset

You can transform your already established money mindset into a growth mindset by:

  • Affirmations
  • Visualizations

You can do affirmations, in which you’ll say things to yourself that will help you change your money mindset and develop into a growth mindset. You can start thinking in terms of the kind of money you want.

You can do visualizations. You can visualize yourself having the money you want. You can visualize yourself on that vacations. Visualize yourself having that car or that house you want.

Shifting Mindset to Gain Matter

I have seen this happen many times, in fact even with my mother. She wanted to go on a cruise ship vacation. She kept giving me all sorts of reasons and excuses for not being able to go. Things like not having the money or who shell go with and where she will go. At one point I had to stop her and tell her to stop telling me about everything that cannot happen and instead just focus on what she wants.

I told her to go on the internet and look at pictures, videos, and cruise ships. I told her to start asking herself who would like to come with her on this cruise trip. Start looking into everything that could possibly happen and make it so she finds a way to make her vacation come true. She did and in 6 months I was congratulating her for she had successfully planned her cruise. I told her that you have done a fantastic job, and this is something really great you’ve done for yourself, here are a $1000, go and have a great time.

She focused on bridging a gap between mind and matter and that shift resulted in the growth mindset we all need in life. You can do it too. Just start thinking in the direction of your dreams and goals and let your thoughts only be in the favor of what you want.

Jeff Walker, a great friend, and mentor of mine started off his career 20 years ago. He was going through some tough times and because of that, he was removing twist ties off the bags when buying fruits and vegetables at the grocery store. Can you imagine! He was so desperate and did this so he did not have to pay for the weight of the twist ties. He only had $400 income every month. That was everything for him and his two children to live on.

His mindset around money was so limited, so small that he was convinced that removing the twist ties would save him money. You would think of it as insane because twist ties weigh almost nothing and only save a fraction of a cent.

Over time, he shifted that money mindset and even created a Product Launch Formula that he sold in a very small way for a few hundred dollars. Eventually, that price grew from hundreds to a few thousand and from a few thousand to tens of thousands. His mindset around money changed and he was finally able to get a house for his family. He needed $100,000 to invest in the house. Because he had developed a growth mindset around money, he set his intentions to generate a $100,000 and did it through his online course only.

I bet there are still some lingering limitations around money in his mind but he worked on it a lot to make that shift.

Start with this…

By now I’m sure your mind is wondering how am I going to change whats going on with the physical reality and matter in my life.

Heres a quick tip, when you go shopping just silently or out loud say Thank you for the money when you pay at the cash register.

Physically interact with the money differently than you would otherwise. Ge grateful for it. Write that down even on your credit card statements and on your bills. Thank you for the money. Even with plastic. Credit card companies have given you the credit, they have lent you money so that you can go out and buy things with it.

You have to work on your mindset more than you have to work on your physical reality. A bit of both can bridge that gap for you and get you the kind of money that you want so that you can have the lifestyle that you want.

This post is all about you taking the steps to change your money mindset, develop a growth mindset and conquer whatever you want in life. If you take anything away from what I’ve shared, take some form of action – do affirmations or visualizations about the things you want most and start shifting your mindset around money.

Jeff Walker did it, my mother did it, I’ve done it, and you can do it too!

How Your Income Equals Your Money Mindset

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Ever wondered how your mindset is producing the income that you have in your life?

Or why is it not producing the income that you don’t have in life?

Can one really tune into a money mindset? Or better still a growth mindset?

What if I told you, your mindset is a mental currency and that money and mindset are related more than you think they are.

What is a Money Mindset?

Think of your mindset as being a currency that you are investing in every day. So, your thoughts are a mental currency and every day you invest them little by little. Because of how you invest your thoughts in your mindset, you get some sort of outcome in the form of money. That outcome directly depends on your input – the quality of your thoughts in this case.

You may have a job or a business that you are working on every day and so you are investing in it by putting in all your effort. If you are investing in having more money, then you can’t go around trying to skip out not tipping at restaurants or buying the cheapest thing when you are comparison shopping. You can’t go around buying used vehicles instead of new ones.

If you are guilty of doing so, then you have this thought process that says, “buying a new car is a rip-off.” As soon as I drive off the lot I’m going to lose 30% of the value.

This thought process eventually takes you far from the growth mindset you wish to achieve.

So, think of your thoughts as a mental currency. Honestly, your constant chronic thoughts and your money mindset are producing the kind of income that you either have or don’t have in your life. They are determining the quality of your lifestyle. If they are well targeted towards what you want and your beliefs are positive in that regard, the ball is in your court. But if you keep acting and going against your wishes, you don’t even see where the ball is.

But here’s the thing, you can change it. I’m going to share with you just how you can achieve the growth mindset that will eventually increase your income.

What are the Barriers to a Growth Mindset?

Think about every time you need to fill your car up with gas. You may look at the rising gas prices and get upset. Or you get upset because you bought gas yesterday and today the prices went down.

This also happens when you buy something and then you see the same thing at a better, more reasonable price. It gets you thinking should I return what I bought and get it for a better price? Those are kind of conversations that we have with ourselves every single day and are wasting our mental currency and pushing money away from us.

A friend of mine goes grocery shopping and has a conversation with money about the products he’s buying. When he’s looking at two products with a difference of only a $1, his mind makes such a big deal out of it, which in turn causes him suffering and pushes money away.

These sort of conversations or dilemmas come from our childhood and our upbringing.

Why You are Not Aligned with the Money Mindset

When we were young we were in a trance. In scientific terms, its called a Hypnagogic Trance. When we were young we couldn’t filter information at all. So, we basically accepted every bit of information that came our way without saying no. We did not know how to say no. We did not know how to reason. We don’t start reasoning until were about six or seven years of age. Before that, we had no ability because we were in a trance.

Maybe you buy apps online for your phone. Did you know that there’s something called the 99-cent syndrome? We’re so accustomed to seeing free apps that when we see one that costs 99 cents, we get confused and start wondering whether we should buy it or not, or look for similar one that’s free.

How can you change that?

How to Achieve a Growth Mindset? – The ATM Method

It’s not what you think it is. You won’t be stealing an ATM.

I am talking about Automatic Transformative Mantra (ATM).

Marie Forleo gave me this idea and it’s absolutely fantastic.

Basically, its affirmations – things that you say to yourself. You are always talking to yourself and if you realize that when you talk to yourself in a way that is going to produce the kind of life that you want, you can generate the kind of money and lifestyle you want and get into a growth mindset in the long run.

If you use affirmations positively on a regular basis, your mind, especially the part that is ruling you – the subconscious mind, will generate the results that you want.

The subconscious mind produces about 96-98% of your results, behaviors, and habits. It’s giving you everything that you want or don’t want in your life. And you can program it for the things you want, especially in terms of money and mindset.

So, think of it from this standpoint, what if you said to yourself an affirmation like:

Large, rich, opulent, lavish financial surprises are coming to me now and I am grateful.

Edwene Gaines gave me this affirmation in her book The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity. Her affirmation is one that you can say to yourself and convince yourself that you will have large, rich, opulent, lavish financial surprises. That, in turn, will change your beliefs. More on this below.

3 Simple Steps to Changing Money Mindset

To get into a growth mindset you need to adopt some changes in your mental attitude towards what you are doing in life.

Napoleon Hill says, Conceive, Believe and Achieve.

Conceive is where you get the idea. Like the one I’m giving you here.

Believe is where you affirm what you want. You change your mind and think about the things that you want.

Achieve is how you get it. You take action. You get emotionally involved, take action and get the results that you want.

Your mind is creating mental currency all the time, you have your ATM (Automatic Transformative Mantra) by saying affirmations. Just put them into practice and you’ll change your reality.

Edwene practiced saying her mantra consistently and regularly, but one time she had a complete falling out where there was a severe storm and her live event was cancelled. She owed thousands of dollars to pay for all of her expenses and her employees and she did not know what to do.

Then she saw a casino outside her window as the storm was blowing all around her and decided to go there. She put twenty-five cents into a slot machine and ended up winning $10,000. All of her problems were solved.

She had a problem and the solution came right to her instantly. Why? Because she has a mindset and believed that large, rich, opulent lavish financial surprises come to her all the time. That is exactly what she got.

She had a problem and a solution was given to her almost automatically. Now it’s in your hands and you get to choose what you want to conceive, make your mind believe and achieve.

You have the power to set your mind running with a growth mindset. You now know exactly how you want to change your money mindset to achieve what you actually want in life. How are you going to turn tables in your favour now that you have his knowledge is totally up to you.

How to Win the Game of Making Changes in Your Life

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When you decide to make a change, you usually run into three things.

They are conditions, fears, and roadblocks.

The way to overcome these three potential “show-stoppers” is to focus on your goal from two perspectives.

Most times, we just focus on it from where we are now and forget about the power of our supercomputer mind…

…and the invisible forces of life supporting us all of the time.

I use this method all of the time even when I am on vacation and it works.

I was on vacation with my family and really wanted a late check-out time because our flight wasn’t until 9 PM.

So I thought about what I wanted and visualized the whole experience with the vacation representative in the lobby.

Not surprisingly, the whole event unfolded exactly as I had visualized it.

…and you can do it too.

Watch this video and start winning the game of change more often.

How to Manage Your Mind During Uncertain Times

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What if you had superhuman powers because you knew how to navigate todays uncertainties and major changes? How would your life and business move forward if you knew you couldnt fail?

So, what is causing people to feel so uncertain today? Well, there is a rare convergence of three major earthly cycles that impact all humans including you according to Gregg Braden, a world-renowned author, and scientist. These cycles have been influencing humans for thousands of years. They come and go without warning and leave a scar on human history that we can track and predict.

Not only until the last one hundred and fifty years have we been able to track and measure these cycles so that we can be better prepared for them. Some people fall prey to the cycles while others rise above and grow stronger. What differentiates the winners from those who suffer is determined by how we invest our metal currency – our dominant and daily thoughts.

The way we think, what we think about most and talk about the most becomes our mental currency. What we give our attention to and focus on consistently becomes our reality. We invest our thoughts every day and like compound interest, they convert into outcomes – our return on investment. So, what are the three major cycles and how can you manage your mental currency so that you dont lose control an end up on top instead?

The three cycles that are converging upon us right now are climate change, economic crisis, and human conflict. Climate changes have been documented by analyzing 420,000 years of ice cores from the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. Economic upheavals have also been documented over the centuries in the history books and more recently with big media. And human conflicts have scarred the earth and humans for thousands of years leaving a dent in human history that can be charted according to its peaks and valleys.

Early in the twentieth century Nikolai Kondratiev, an economist was the first to recognize the rhythm of cycles that directly impact global and local economies. Whether we zoom in on the small scale of a family or zoom out on the large scale of a community or the world, it seems to be the same thing. He identified a 66-year economic cycle and broke this cycle into seasons now known as the Kondratiev Seasons.

Then there are cycles of conditions that make us more vulnerable and more susceptible to conflict. It doesnt mean that the cycles drive war and conflict, however, when we find ourselves in those cycles, we become more vulnerable and susceptible. This is an opportunity for us to respond differently and work towards an agreement, and seek cooperation, amongst our families, friends, communities, and between nations.

So, the value of knowing when we are in this cycle of human conflict when its so easy to be triggered and misunderstood and cause a situation that can wreak havoc on entire nations – the value is that it equips us with greater wisdom and knowledge to be more conscious about our agreements and communications.

These cycles occur in a repetitious pattern and leave signs forewarning us of their pending arrival. These extremes leave a scar on the human psyche of those who are unaware and poorly equipped to manage the problems and uncertainties that come with them. Whats unique about the cycles is that three of them are converging all at once and they interact and intertwine with each other. This convergence only happens every few thousand years. And now that we have the scientific evidence, we can chart them out and better prepare ourselves. But is it too late?

As you can imagine, these major cyclical changes put a tremendous amount of pressure and stress on us. You may have noticed a rise in the number of marriages failing, levels of frustration and anger, procrastination, and businesses fighting for supremacy. Signs of anger and frustration like road rage, shootings and protests are clear signs of uncertainty and its resultant product, fear, on the rise.

The first step of overcoming this rare convergence of cycles is to be aware of them and except them as natural and normal. Theres very little that we can do to stop them, however, the way we manage them will determine whether they reoccur or not. What we think about, talk about, and complain about can be directly correlated to cycles of human conflict and economic crisis personally and globally.

Our collective consciousness stores memories of human atrocities, lack, and scarcity. Stories are recorded in history books and passed down from one generation to the next. It is a clear misuse of attention and void of any good intentions. People suffer and die leaving an indelible mark on families and cultures for centuries that lives on in their long-term stories, memories, and emotions.

Braden suggests that we ask ourselves, How can we be resilient in a world thats growing more volatile by the day? How can we thrive in the new normal thats already here, unless were honest with ourselves about that story and what its showing us?

Furthermore, I suggest that we ask ourselves, how can we accept the people and circumstances of our life more openly and allow the cycles to come and go and investing our mental currency in the outcomes we would choose given the option.

How to Program Your Inner GPS to Avoid Painful Problems

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Are you wondering why you’re not living the life of your dreams when that’s the reason why you started your business in the first place?

Few of us have a plan for our life. Most of us are passive spectators, watching our lives unfold, one day at a time. Others, unconsciously follow someone else’s agenda, unaware their life has been hijacked by their career.

The process of getting from where you are to where you want to be is like using a GPS. Let me explain.

Think of your mind like a GPS system. With every picture you visualize, you’re re-confirming the destination that you want to get to. Every time you express a preference for something, you are projecting an intention.

For the GPS to take you where you want to go, it simply needs to know your current location and where you want to go.

The GPS calculates where you are from the signals it receives from satellites and calculates your exact position. When you key in your destination, the GPS plots the best route for you. All you have to do is follow the directions.

Success in life and in business works the same way. Just decide where you want to go by clarifying your vision, lock in the destination through goal-setting, affirmations, and visualization, and start moving in the right direction. Your inner GPS will keep revealing your route as you continue to move forward towards your goal.

Our vision controls our perception

Once you clarify and remain focused on your vision, the exact steps will keep appearing along the way. When you are clear about what you want and keep your mind consistently and constantly focused on it and the how will keep showing up, many times just when you need it and not a moment earlier.

Unfortunately, most of this information and your thoughts are non-productive, random, contradictory and definitely not intentional. It just happens without your conscious awareness. There’s a part of our mind that’s speaking (the conscious mind) and there’s a part of our mind that’s listening (the subconscious) and reacting.

“Until we make the conscious unconscious, it will direct our life and we will call it fate.” – Carl Jung –

What’s worse, we constantly send out negative requests to the world and to our subconscious mind through our thoughts every time we criticize ourselves, blame, complain and focus on the lack of things in our lives.

Worrying is one of the easiest ways we set negative goals. We are essentially creating negative images in our mind of what we don’t want. The pain associated with the negative feelings that result from not getting what we want should be sufficient warning signal that we’re off track, but it doesn’t seem to be enough.

Even just talking about the way things are (our reality) actually creates more of the same in our future. When we think about and voice our opinions about our current circumstances, whether good or bad, it’s actually prescribing the future, rather than simply describing the present.

The key to programming your GPS accurately is to ask for what you want, not for what you don’t want. Every day you send out requests through the thoughts you think to your subconscious mind and to the world. Everything you listen to, read about, talk about, think about and give your attention to is feeding information to your inner GPS.

This includes the radio stations you listen to, the TV shows you watch, the emails you answer, the websites you visit, the magazines and books you read, and the audiobooks you listen to. Literally, everything that you’re listening to and watching all day long.

The best way to get control over your inner GPS and stop working insanely long hours and organize your life so that you’re not missing important family moments is to create a plan for achieving your goals.

To make this easy, you can access my step-by-step lifestyle planner and get control of your inner GPS. Click here to get it now: https://www.danlefave.com/lifestyleplan

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