Want to build a healthy thriving business that throws you lots of cash? Then you better learn how to stay out of your head.
Most people's heads are filled with constant noise:
"What if I don't meet my deadline."
"I'm going to be late for my meeting and I'll look bad in front of my boss, then he'll never give me that promotion."
"I can't wait until this week is finaly over."
"I hate doing my job."
"What if _______ and _______ happen and I have to ________."
"I'm horrified of my meeting tomorrow morning with __________, what ___________ happens?!?"
"I have to get ____________, _____________, and _____________ done by next week or I'm screwed. What if I don't get it done? How will I get it done?"
"What if I have to work this weekend?!? I hate working weekends."
The internal dialogs in our heads are endless. That's why you've got to get your ass out of there. Stay out of your head for at least 90% of the day. Sure you'll need to enter and re-enter occasionaly to make plans and think some things through, but after you get done, you need to litteraly RUN FOR YOUR LIFE back to the present moment.
The real reality is, you only have this one moment, right now. The trick to living a meaningful, fullfilling, successful life is to spend as much time as possible in the current moment. Unforetunately, most people spend over 90% of their day in their head. They waste their time with worthless internal dialogs about anything and everything.
Do you ever wonder how some business owners and managers seem to deal so well with an unbelieveable amount of pressure and stress? They do it by staying out of their heads. They are living in their body in the present moment; seeing, feeling, and reacting to everything in the moment. Their circumstances are irrelevant. In that moment they are not worried about what might happen later. They are only doing the best they can experiencing the current moment to it's fullest. The present moment is always calm.
When you live in your body in the current moment for 90% of the day, instead of 10% of the day, you can acheive 80% more. You can meet unmeetable deadlines. You can create uncreateable things. Instead of wasting your time debating about what you can or can not do in your head, you can spend your time experiencing the act of actualy doing it.
Living in the present moment takes practice, much like exercising. The more you do it, the better you get at it and the easier it is. Meditation is the exercise of living in the present moment. All it takes is 15 minutes every day to completely overhaul your frame of mind. If you can stick with it for a week, you'll start to see your internal transformation.
When you're starting out, I reccomend you listen to a guided meditation audio track. There are many smart phone apps available to help with guided meditation. Spend the $2.99 and start creating the best habbit you can possibly have: Meditation.
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Who cares what you are passionate about? I sure don't, and you shouldn't either. I constantly hear people talking about "finding their passion". To start, let's look at definition of the word passion:
Have you ever attempted to create a business for the purpose quiting your job? Or better yet, have you ever created a business in an effort to help other people quit their job? Do you dream of helping people start businesses so they can quit their job?
I would love to help other people solve this huge problem of having to spend their time at a job they hate, and I want your help. I want to start a business where I help other people start businesses doing what they love. Do you want to do the same thing? I have a hunch that crappy jobs are such a huge pain point for so many people that many people have a drive to fix this problem (and not just for themselves).
Unfulfilling jobs create large voids in people's lives. Helping people fill this void is a cause worthy of being my life's work. What about you? Is it a cause worthy of being your life's work?
Perhaps it's a problem that a group of people could come together to solve together. I think I have the solution to this problem, but before I spend a ton of time and money bringing it to fruition I want to make sure there is a huge demand. I'll need help in this cause, so I want to be certain that it is something other people are inspired by to the point they are excited about spending their full time working hours on it.
The only way I can know for sure is to get out there and ask the question. So that's what I'm doing. I created a landing page and to see if it's something people care about. Click here and check it out. (If you like the landing page and want to know how to make one yourself, ask in the comments below and I'll share). Make sure to enter your email if it's a cause you are genuinely inspired by.
Next week I plan on starting an ad to drive traffic to the landing page and get some additional feedback. I'll be sure to share the results. Want to know how I plan on helping people quit their jobs to start businesses doing what they love? Find out more when you fill out the form here.
Please share your thoughts about the idea of helping people create businesses doing what they love so they can quit their crappy jobs in the comments below.
Most people are constantly looking to others for the answers to their problems. People flock to the "guru" who stands up and promises to solve your problems. Have you bought a book or program from a "guru" who promised to solve some of your problems? Most of us have at some time in our lives.
If you have, the book or program you purchased probably simply pointed out the steps you must take to solve your problem yourself. You may have even already intuitively known what to do, but just needed to hear the answer from someone else. There was nothing in that book or program besides the inspiration and information you needed to realized you had the answer in you all along.
You can spend years buying books and programs and soaking up information from other "experts", but the truth is, everything you need is already in you. I'm not saying that books and seminars are not helpful, infact they are often very helpful.... But they should be viewed as sources of inspiration and information to help bring out the best in yourself. NOT as an external answer to your problem.
At some point, you need to start the creation process along with your learning process. The quicker you start to create by providing information, products and services to others, the quicker you can start to realize your potential. Until you convince yourself that you can be helpful to others, there is no way you can start to bring in money doing what you love.
If you want to be a ___________, you better start __________ing. I suggest you start out providing your services for free (or products at production costs). It will create a win-win situation for both yourself and your clients. You'll get first hand proof that you have something valuable to offer others. As a bonus, you'll get valuable feedback on how you can better serve your clients. Your first clients will get your service for free, which will help to create a pool of fans to support your business.
As your confidence and abilities grow, you can start to charge for your services. This way you can always feel like you have provided more than a fair value of exchange with your clients.
Everything you need is already in you, so why not start giving it to others? You'll learn much more from the process of doing than you will in any book or seminar. How could you start giving the thing you love to give tomorrow? If nothing comes to mind, share what inspires you below and I'll give you my best suggestions.
My name is Eric Young. I started this blog to share my ideas around helping people create success online businesses.