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Why Do Most Successful People Have Morning Rituals?

Why Do Most Successful People Have Morning Rituals?

WHAT’S YOUR MORNING RITUAL?

 

Does it really matter what you do every morning? A ritual? Believe it or not a high percentage of people wake up already thinking about the stress that lies ahead. However, a positive incantation can be just the thing you need to get pumped and ready to take the day head on!

Those who have claimed to have an effective ritual say it really sets the tone of the day. Giving them a better outlook and approach. For those who have not adopted a morning ritual, many say it is a hit or miss. “They” like to say I woke up on the wrong side of the bed or Vice Versa. On those days of “waking up on the wrong side”, this mood is likely to carry on throughout the rest of your day, sometimes not able to snap out of it at all.

MAPPING OUT YOUR MORNING

The Huffington Post published an article on morning rituals that help you create a better day and ultimately a better life. The author places particular emphasis on the benefits of visualization and how Tony Robbins takes it to the next level by adding positive incantations. That’s right, not affirmations – incantations*.

Through Tony Robbins and his team is where I was first introduced and taught how to make and perform a proper incantation.I know, when I was first heard about this I had no clue what to think. I asked him, “So, I just look in the mirror and say I am beautiful over and over again?”, we laughed, but again I was confusing affirmations with Incantations. It is that and much more. Without jumping too much into our physiology or psychology. The bottom line is that we have the power to control and change how we feel. How we feel can change the outcomes and choices we partake in at home or in the office.

First, let me explain the difference between an affirmation and an incantation. An affirmation is a spoken word of encouragement, but for some people it just isn’t enough to be an effective technique. For those who really want to get in the “zone” for their day, just saying an affirmation will not cut it. Yes, reciting something that is uplifting may scratch the surface, but with an incantation, you are truly feeling the meaning of what you are saying by using your whole physiology. That is way more empowering. Not only are you speaking these words, you are using your body and your voice to bring them to life.

Start each morning with a ritual to set yourself up for success.

“Growth Happens When You Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone”

Incantations really come in handy not only as part of a morning ritual. We all have times when we are just not in the mood, but have a commitment or sales call where we must be in the “zone”.  Need help writing an incantation? Inquire within and we will be happy to assist.

10 minutes daily should be the bare minimum. Make a commitment to yourself, leave a comment below to solidify the deal. Embarrassed that others may hear you? Judge you? Successful people do what others won’t do now, so they can do whatever they want later. Throw some music on while you’re getting ready, take a walk or in your car on your way to work. My kids think it’s fun, so there is no excuses.

The first two weeks, you will notice yourself repeating it over and over in your head, before bed . After 4 weeks, other people will notice something different, a change. A confidence or just a feeling when you walk into a room. An “I’ll have whatever he/she is having” feeling. This will be the same for you, the words you say will have meaning as you start believing.

POWERFUL TRANSFORMATIONS

The key to incantations is how you are changing your whole physiology, your state of mind, and your focus. Bringing a positive outlook to everyday. There is nothing wrong with affirmations, they sound positive and are, they just lack power when not said out loud, with meaning and emotions behind them. An effective incantation truly hits the mind, body and spirit to alter one’s way of thinking, feeling and believing.

Maybe at first you don’t 100% believe what you are saying. Another voice in your head is saying “but I am not confident”. Keep pushing through these barriers we call limiting beliefs and not only will this change your morning, it could change your whole outlook on life and yourself. Remember, the mind has no eyes. It believes what you say to it, internally, externally and your senses. Studies on the brain have been done with piano players and Olympic athletes in which visualizing, the act of the performance had the same effect on the brain as preforming the task.

For those of you who like to work out, well guys at least, want to go heavier and heavier, adding up how much weight they just benched, bragging to their friends, but the weight doesn’t matter if your form is terrible. Someone who uses less weight with proper form would have more effective results. Why, because your brain cannot read the numbers on the weights.

The resources and tools for success are there for those who are resourceful enough to not just find them but adopt them into your life. Adding Incantations to your morning ritual will serve as a powerful reminder. Every day getting that confidence boost, you need to start each day as the man or woman you choose to be. It is a commitment to living your life with an energy so positive other people feel it. Tapping into the inner confidence buried inside yourself.

 

 

MORNING RITUALS: DAILY ROUTINE

Incantations allows you to take the wheel of your mind by choosing how you want to feel when you want to feel it. Change the quality of your life no matter what circumstances you may be in. Be strong, don’t let external forces control the way you feel. Don’t allow a limiting belief to stop you from living your dream life. Mental and emotional control can be a factor of how you look at your life and make key decisions.

This influences the stories we tell ourselves about who we are, what we’re capable of or what’s achievable or not. The states we go into most often will determine whether we find the strategies necessary to succeed and whether we come up with a story that will empower us. Knowing you have this massive power to change your life, what are you going to do with it?

MAKING ROOM FOR CHANGE

It is vital to manage your time efficiently. A morning ritual means you need to allow yourself the uninterrupted time to visualize and reflect. If you live in a house like mine, morning times can be hectic, rushing to get kids ready for school or camp while getting yourself ready for work. Rushing an incantation will just diminish its power. Maybe you have to get up a little earlier to have a comfortable, stress free environment to focus. There is a reason every successful person I have spoken to has a morning ritual. I guess the question to ask your-self is it worth it?

If anyone told you changing your life is a walk in the park, it’s because they haven’t had to change theirs. From finding time to add in a morning ritual or making other necessary positive changes in your life, it can be challenging. This is where a Life Coach could be beneficial. Having the aid of a life coach will not only efficiently map out your morning ritual but also have the insight of an experienced professional. I am a life coach, and I continue to work with a life coach still.

There is always room to grow, new strategies and techniques to learn, but the higher quality service I can provide for my clients. To complete rearrange your entire morning, giving yourself enough time and applying new techniques to the start of your day can be a daunting task. Help and accountability can be your keys to establishing healthy habits to bring about positive changes to your day and your life.

One of the greatest scientific discoveries has been that you can alter your emotional mood by a radical shift in your physiology, and we can achieve that through incantations. If a morning ritual has the power to transform your whole existence, isn’t it worth giving a shot? We can meet our true potential with positive incantations, which we can use to recognize the confident and driven person living within ourselves.

*Article Inspired By Tony Robbins

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What Motivates You to Take Action?

What Motivates You to Take Action?

Power of state: the role of a positive state of mind

When was the last time you smiled, not because you felt like it, but just for the sake of smiling? You’d probably do it more often if you knew that smiling was making you happier. That’s right! If you made all the facial expressions you make when you’re excited, elated and thrilled, even when you don’t actually feel those emotions, the truth is that you’d see an immediate improvement in your mood. Why does this matter? Because your mood is everything, especially when it comes to accomplishing your goals.

In fact, take a moment to smile right now. Why does something as simple as a grin have so much power to dictate what motivates you? How do you feel, physically and emotionally, when you allow yourself to smile?

Your mind interprets the events we experience within the framework you set for yourself, meaning that whether an experience is positive or negative is largely determined by our mood and state of mind. Think about it: the emotion and meaning our minds attach to events ultimately counts more than the experiences themselves, since they condition our willingness to experience and pursue them.

Examining your mood

A positive state of mind can be what motivates you in life, and a negative state of mind can be what holds you back.

It affects your mood by two different things: your physiology and your energy. What does it mean to say that your physiology can determine your mood? Consider the signs and vibes that a motivated person radiates. They smile, laugh, and they more often than not shine with unbridled optimism. They often have better posture and more approachable body language than someone who’s not as motivated. It’s true that certain goals and experiences cause these reactions, but this is only half the truth. Being happy, open to change and optimistic also work the other way, making you predisposed to positively evaluating the task at hand, your life and what the future brings if you accomplish your objectives. This can help you get motivated and discover what drives you.

Evaluating Your Energy Levels

Energy levels can affect the mood, too. It’s important to eat right, exercise, and take great care of yourself. Think about it: How can we expect our minds and bodies to tackle our responsibilities and ambitions when we starve them of nutrients and TLC? When you make the commitment to maintain your energy levels through natural means, like healthy eating and exercise, you’ll find that your state of mind will improve.

Good energy levels, got it–but how do you maintain them? Treating your body and mind right via exercise and diet plays a big part in finding out how to stay motivated. Another factor is breathing correctly. You’d be surprised how much of your energy comes down to breathing and to giving yourself enough time to reflect through morning meditation. If you really are serious about restoring that passion, that motivation, to succeed — not just professionally, but within all aspects of your life.

The three levels of beliefs

“Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.” – Tony Robbins

Our beliefs have varying levels of emotional intensity and they possess the power to change our actions. We can pinpoint at least three categories of beliefs based on their ability to influence action in you. Understanding each of the three categories will empower you to create healthy and positive changes in your life by beginning to adjust your beliefs.

1. Opinions are something we feel relatively certain about, but the certainty is only temporary and those can change easily. For example, you might think the head of your company’s accounting department is not qualified for his position, but your opinion may change quickly when you see how effectively he manages his staff.

2. Beliefs are formed when you develop a much larger base of reference, one that’s often associated with strong emotions and based on experience. Beliefs can create such a level of certainty that they close people off to new ideas. For example, some people believe that money equals success. Other people may have a different — yet equally passionate — beliefs abut what success truly means.

3. A conviction, however, eclipses a belief, primarily because of the emotional intensity a person links to the idea. A person holding a conviction feels so certain that he or she will be resistant to new input, often to the point of obsession. One of the best things you can do to create mastery in any area of your life is to raise a belief to the level of conviction. Convictions are at the core of what motivates you in life.

Conviction, because of the passion it inspires in us, has the power to drive you to action and push you through all kinds of obstacles. For example, the conviction to never let yourself become out of shape will compel you to make consistently healthy lifestyle choices, empowering you to get more enjoyment out of your life in the long run. The conviction that you are an intelligent and resourceful person can help steer you through incredibly tough times.

So how can you reinforce a belief and turn it into a conviction that will help you make a positive, lasting change in your life? (Learn how to master these skills at our Leadership Academy.

Identify the basic belief that you want to elevate. Reinforce your belief by adding powerful references. To create a conviction for a healthy lifestyle, you might research the medical consequences of gaining weight. Then talk to people who have lost weight and kept it off. The more references you develop, the stronger your conviction.

Then find a triggering event — or make one of your own. You need to raise the emotional intensity of the belief. If you were trying to give up smoking, you might visit the intensive care wing of a hospital to see the first-hand effects of emphysema.

Finally, take action. Each action you take strengthens your commitment and raises the level of your emotional intensity and conviction. What change will you create today by raising one of your beliefs to a conviction? Pick one and create an action plan, using the four steps above to influence what motivates you. Remember to put dates on your plan to keep yourself moving forward and track your progress.

Quick tips to get motivated now

Sometimes you’re working toward a long-term goal, but need a burst of motivation at that moment. As you consider what motivates you right now, get and stay empowered for success with these quick motivation tips:

Turn shoulds into musts. If you won’t make your goal a priority, it won’t get done. Set specific goals. If you want to write a book, set a concrete outcome, such as, “I want to sell 5 policies this week”. Don’t lose steam tracking undefined goals. By setting metrics, you can better gauge your progress and get the positive feedback you need to feel motivated to continue. When you reach your goals, celebrate!

Happiness and optimism breed productivity, so the more you achieve, the better you feel, and the more you can do moving forward. Chunk your tasks into manageable, actionable goals. This way, you resist feeling overwhelmed but attach emotional significance to your goals. Make a commitment. When you achieve a goal that is part of your action plan, reward yourself with something meaningful — and don’t skip it. Still not feeling motivated?

Get inspired as you consider what motivates you in life. Every day, ordinary people do extraordinary things. Read success stories, books, blogs and inspirational quotes to keep your motivational fire burning bright. Tell yourself that if people you admire can accomplish their goals, so can you.

Get a Coach. Sometimes it’s tough to get a neutral perspective on your goals, your progress, and your strengths and weaknesses. A Life Coach can give you the sound feedback and motivation you may need now and can also serve as an objective sounding board.

The reason so many people struggle with reaching their goals is the same reason they struggle with unhappiness and feeling unfulfilled. Make the link between your emotions and your physiology and achieve a moment of authentic decision and clarity that can help you stay happier and healthier for life.

Inspired By Tony Robbins www.tonyrobbins.com 

How To Make a Massive Action Plan (MAP)

How To Make a Massive Action Plan (MAP)

A 3-STEP PROCESS TO ACHIEVE TANGIBLE RESULTS

Do you know the results you want to achieve in your business? Many business owners and managers understand where they want to go, but they don’t have the roadmap to get there. Knowing where you want to end up and having a concrete path are very different things. Business action plans are effective tools to take you from point A, where you are now, to point B, your version of success – Instead of taking action, you need to take massive action. See how your business is doing with our Business Assessment.

THE POWER OF A MASSIVE ACTION PLAN

Once you have absolute clarity about the exact result you want and why you must achieve it, the next step is to create the MAP (Massive Action Plan) to get yourself there. Remember, the why is just as important as the clarity of your result. Using a MAP goes beyond goal setting; it changes the emotional meaning behind all of your activities and forms a stronger link back to the outcome, making it more likely you’ll achieve it. One of the core qualities of a great leader is the ability to influence others. But you can’t influence others to take action if you don’t know what that action looks like.

Recognizing you need a MAP and knowing how to make an action plan are two different things. Fortunately, there are some simple questions you can ask yourself to develop a plan that works for you. While not all maps will be the same because of your unique goals, your working style and the structure of your company, they do all have some similarities.

CREATING YOUR MASSIVE ACTION PLAN

When you’re creating your MAP, ask yourself, “How much?”, “By when?” and “For what purpose?” Then write it down. Make it a permanent, tangible expression of your mental target and then get ready to take massive action. The “For what purpose?” question is the key to make it all work because, as any good life coach will tell you, it connects your values and emotions to your goals. If you are not able to visualize, verbalize and write down why you are pursuing a goal, it’s likely you have not formed the connection needed to make it a reality.

When you’re ready to put your business action plan into place, it’s time to take the next step. This exercise will help you solidify your purpose and mentally prepare for action.

Exercise: Are you committed to taking massive action?

Complete your own Massive Action Plan in the graphic below to help you stay on track.

1. Write the results you want to achieve.

2. Write down your purpose (compelling reasons you want to accomplish your goals).

3. Develop a sequence of priority actions.

MAPS FOR GROWTH

Business action plans can generate growth for your company as long as that growth is in sync with your value system and you understand why you’re doing it. When developing a Massive Action Plan for growth, be as specific as possible when writing the results you want to achieve. “Doubling sales” will not cut it for a MAP. Use concrete numbers or percentages so you can determine how effective your plan is and where you see opportunities for growth.

Look at your entire organization and how each department will affected if your goals are achieved. For example, an exact figure of how much you want to increase your sales in the next year, anyone you will need to hire onto the team to reach these goals, that a person who is an ideal fit for your company and what other costs will be necessary for new equipment, buildings or technology. These should all be included when you’re writing your massive action plan.

MAPS FOR CHANGE

How will your business handle change? Change is inevitable between competition and technology. You must always be prepared to take action and adapt in the areas that need adapting. Continuous innovation is one way to always stay ahead and become the trend not join it, but any plan has to be flexible when the time calls for it. Having a road-map will not only help you, but your team members when change occurs. They will know the exact steps to take to continue business as usual.

MAPS FOR CRISIS

We can also use a MAP to guide your company through a crisis. This business action plan will need to address any issues being a resource for your employees. Having compassion and developing a process that can be replicated should another crisis occur. The effectiveness of this game plan will work on and off the field.

Inspired By Tony Robbins- www.tonyrobbins.com