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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My name is Eric Young. I started this blog to share my ideas around helping people create success online businesses.