Credit: http://sxc.huThere are many things we cannot control in life (pause for 20 seconds if you want to think of some examples!).

But what about the things we can control? What should we do about those…?

Here’s my top 3 list of things you should be regularly watching the dials:

  • Mindset
  • Consistent Action
  • Your Network of Influencers

Mindset: Make sure you regularly (as in a 30 minute daily dose – minimum) of encouraging & upbuilding wisdom from others who have learned how important it is to develop your mind and mature in attitudes. Haven’t got time? Ditch your TV. Listen to Anthony Robbins on your iPod instead of music whilst you exercise. Get up 30 minutes earlier, or go to bed 30 minutes earlier. Do whatever it takes to make the difference in your thinking.

Consistent Action: This is the single-most biggest secret of success that any successful entrepreneur has mastered. Most people fail in life and in business because they haven’t got a DMO (Daily Method of Operation) that works – or even exists at all.

Your Network of Influencers:If you’ve been around for a while, you will know the saying that your income is the average of the 5 closest people to you. Not only is your income influenced, but also the way you think, what you believe and the habits that you form. So watch carefully who those people are, and make some tough choices in your life. It’s your responsibility, noone elses.

Now, as I said earlier, there are many things in life that you can’t control (like exploding volcanoes affecting flight paths, for example), but the above 3 are my top 3 controllables that you should be regularly watching the dials for.

If you do, you’re much likely to fly in the direction you want to go. The alternative is a crash landing – and that’s not a pretty experience for you, or others. So if you are struggling in your business, do a quick spot-check of the above ‘dials’ and make your course corrections.

Lastly, the best way to steer the course of your life is to daily check your dials. Remember: most of the time, you will start to drift off-course (think: cross-winds ie, adversity)…so you must trim your controllables.

Wishing you every success,

Dez.

 


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Notes

  • Tony Robbins is a proponent (and so am I!) of the idea that if you have certainty in your mind, then you will release massive potential, enabling you to take action which reflects this huge energy. This leads to significant results, and that in turn feeds back into your mind with the affirmation of your previously held and consequently growing certainty.
  • As an essential part of developing certainty, you need to daily rehearse in your mind what it is that you are wanting to do or achieve, so that by the time you actually come to take the action, it’s as if you;ve already done the ‘thing’ many times already.
  • In one sense, and to some extent, your brain is willing to believe that you have done the action already (though, contrary to "What The Bleep" says, it’s not as strong as a response as the real thing – BUT it is a real effect in the brain). Tony Robbins coins the phrase "perfect practice makes perfect". His reasoning is that when the brain is able to simulate something, it doesn’t have the distracting and negative influence of the mistakes that produce a weaker neurological pathway.
  • I would argue (and I don’t have any evidence to back this up!), that because the mental rehearsal is free from other sensory input (ie mistakes) inputs, the learning path is set up more strongly (a bit like a well-worn countryside trek, with the most-used paths being the most well-worn).
  • This means that when you come to actually do the action, your brain has already experienced something very similar to what data it now receives as a result of doing the real thing, so the pathway is made even stronger, setting up a positive fedback loop which enhances your ability to make progress.
  • This could be complete rubbish what I’ve just written – as I say, I don’t have any direct research I can point to, but it seems like a good explanation of what might be happening.

 

Action

Enough theorizing! Go to http://dezfutak.com/holygrailsuccess to watch the videos, and access the notes I made on the ideas discussed on the videos. Feedback appreciated!

 

Dez.