I love the Olympics. It’s inspiring to watch people who have worked their entire lives for a single moment on the world stage. When it comes to performance improvement, these athletes leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence. The best training, coaching, nutrition and of course, mental preparation all have their place.
My gym is packed.
You would think there is a doorbuster sale. There isn’t. New Years Resolutions are in full effect. Too bad most will fail. 80% abandon their goals by March. 92% will give up before crossing their finish line.
Are these people insincere, lacking willpower or missing vital tools and techniques? I find that hard to believe. They all seem to care about their health. Why else would they be at a gym during a vacation? It’s a great gym. All the tools to sculpt and tone are readily available. Classes galore, from Barre to Spinning. Skilled trainers too.
I first started to meditate, reluctantly, as a little kid. I find that when I have a consistent meditation routine, life seems to be less stressful and more fun. Wondering how to start a meditation practice? In this blog post I will share three simple, yet powerful, meditation techniques.
If you have seen Tony Robbins epic documentary “I Am Not Your Guru” on Netflix, you have witnessed the amazing transformations that can occur through Tony Robbins Date With Destiny program. This weeklong event is designed to compress decades of personal growth into days.
It delivers on that promise.
I’ve been fortunate to attend Date With Destiny, not once, but twice. The second time I brought my wife along. She didn’t know who Tony was when we signed up, and after spending a week with him, she was just as impressed as I was.
I don’t know what is drawing you to look into Date With Destiny, but whatever it is, all I can say is that the program delivers!
I also know some tips will help you to get the most out of your experience. That is what this post is going to explain. I’d like to share some things you would benefit from knowing if you are attending - or even considering attending - Date With Destiny. Nothing here is classified or confidential. They are just my helpful thoughts to support you in getting the most out of the experience.
Don't wait for your feelings to change in order to act. Act and your feelings will change. You must start before you feel ready. You are ready now.
What decisions have had the biggest impact on your life?
In my life, there are a few that stand out. Where to go to college. Taking a job in tech instead of consulting or banking. Moving to Seattle. Getting married. Quitting my job to travel the world. Starting my business. Moving to Colorado.
When you think about your major life decisions, what was it like making those choices?
Was it hard? Was it easy?
Did you weight the pros and cons or just go with your gut instinct?
Every day we are making choices. Some seem big, and some seem small. Decisions can be exciting, but also a drain on energy and source of stress.
In this post, we will get to the heart of what decision-making really is, and find a way to make them less stressful and more effortless. I’ll specifically focus on two big mistakes we make. These errors keep us stuck and limit our potential.
If our destiny is shaped by our choices, moving towards free-flowing decisions (and away from analysis paralysis) is a crucial step to take.
My entire adult life I’ve been very goal oriented. Career goals. Fitness goals. Financial goals.
Are goals required to live a fulfilling and fruitful life?
I was massively overweight as a child.
People who get to know me as an adult find that hard to believe.
That said, despite being more than a foot taller and much stronger, I weigh less now than I did when I was 12 years old.
We never have perfect information. Yet, we still act. We always a leap across the chasm of uncertainty, moving from the known to the unknown. We are always guided by some degree of intuition, even if we don’t acknowledge it.
This is true for most mundane tasks and complex choices. From deciding what to eat for lunch to making crucial business decisions, there is always an element of intuition guiding our movements in the world.
Most people think that cognitive power is our greatest gift as humans. We can plan, plot, scheme, and out-think other creatures. We trust that analysis and sound decision making, based on facts and data, will lead us to success in our careers and lives.
If you think this, however, you would be putting your faith in something that is all too failure prone. You are also ignoring your greatest form of intelligence, intuition.
What impact does stress have on our lives?
Stress throws us for a loop. It keeps us from stepping up as a leader in our careers. It prevents us from performing our best in sports or even making it to the gym for a workout. It keeps us from making choices and decisions that move life forward.
There are dozens of physical symptoms of stress, as documented by The Mayo Clinic, including headaches, fatigue, chest pain, sleep problems and more.
I have often wondered if it needs to be this way. Must stress hurt our chances to achieve and wreak havoc with our lives?