Shane writes about lesson’s learnt, advice received, what’s working and not working in business, current self development and his day to day life.
Successful people have their “success habits” that they have followed in order to get where they are.
And, people are always eager to hear about these success habits. As if they can hear about them, follow them and then get the same sort of results and success in their own life.
It doesn’t work like that though.
When people share their “success habits” they are often leaving out the 5, 10, 20+ years that it took to develop those habits. And all the habits that they tried and failed with beforehand.
We all need to develop our own success habits based on who we are as an individual. We can borrow ideas from others but we must turn them into our own based on how we work and operate.
95% of what we do in our day-to-day life is controlled by our subconscious.
To put that in perspective, the conversations we have with people, the physical actions that we take and the things that we do, only account for a fraction of what goes on inside our mind.
That’s pretty crazy when you think about it.
It’s also why we are often wrong when we start blaming other people or other circumstances for not being where we want to be in life.
If we aren’t achieving our goals, overcoming challenges or getting to where we want in life, we first have to have a look at our subconscious thoughts.
What have you told yourself? What beliefs do you have? What limiting thoughts have you continued to think about?
Telling someone that you are going to achieve a goal won’t mean anything if you are still doubting yourself within and telling yourself that you won’t be able to do it. You have to believe in yourself so your subconscious thoughts are working with you, not against you.
Success in your career, sport, hobby, relationships and life in general first starts at a subconscious level. Master that, and then you can master anything that you want.
It’s a question we often avoid asking ourself.
Yet, it’s a question that shapes who we are and what we do.
By knowing what’s important to us, we are able to determine our goals, values and directions in life.
With what’s happened globally at the moment, everybody has had to adjust in one way or another.
For most people, work has not been the same.
People were quickly forced into working from home, communicating differently through Zoom or Skype and using technology in ways they hadn’t done before.
Businesses were quickly forced to accommodate these changes, come up with alternative processes, create new products or services and adapt to a changing environment on a daily basis.
It just goes to show how quickly people and businesses can adjust, when needed too.
This shouldn’t just happen in pandemics like this though. This is how people and businesses should be operating all the time. It’s a way to stay ahead, pivot and adjust.
Creative ideas happen when you stop worrying about what others will think about them.
When you do that, you are limiting yourself.
You aren’t giving yourself the freedom to think bigger.
And, it’s that big thinking that will help you to come up with the big ideas for business, life, goals and dreams.
Money, people or things won’t bring happiness if you aren’t happy within yourself.
Sure, they might help to maintain happiness but you have to have it to start with.
Work on being happy within to experience true happiness throughout all aspects of your life. This means being happy with your health, fitness, mental health, relationships, living circumstances and your work.
When it feels like you are swamped in debt, it’s your money mindset that will help you get out of it.
To start with, you have to stop thinking that you don’t have money, that you won’t be able to pay off the debt, that you can’t make that much money, that you’re not good with money etc.
That’s only setting you up for more debt, stress and struggle.
You have to believe in yourself that you are going to get through this, that you are going to find the money, that things will work out and that you aren’t going to let this bring you down.
When you’re thinking and acting in a positive manner you are more likely to be creative about ways in which you can generate income.
There’s no quick or easy way out of it. But, continually thinking about your debt and the bad situation is only going to make it worse.
Instead, change your money mindset to one of abundance and capability to be able to generate money.
The “right time” is more an excuse than a reality.
We say it’s not the right time as a way to justify why we haven’t started something or why we can’t do something.
Being the right time rarely has anything to do with it though. It’s just an easy way out by saying that.
In most cases, there is never a “right time”.
There is always going to be things that change and external factors that we have no control over that can impact what we need to do.
A lot of pain can be had when we take things personally.
Whether it’s words spoken or actions taken from someone, they can hurt deeply if we let them.
But, the power lies in not taking things personally.
Instead, realise that most words and actions from others are based on their own present pain or pleasure.
Their bad day, their relationship problems, their struggling business, their stress or whatever it may be is being projected into their words and actions. Often, subconsciously.
Let people have their opinions. Let them have their bad day. Let them deal with their pain.
Be the stronger, confident, happier person that doesn’t let others opinions and actions get to you on a deeply personal level.
Around the world, countries are starting to look at what things will be like post-isolation.
Some have already started to relax the restrictions. There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether it’s too soon to start doing all of this.
Without getting into politics of what’s right or wrong, there’s no denying that the end of isolation is coming.
So I pose a question to you …. Have you made the most of this time?
Have you learnt something, created something, and released something that can help you generate income and move forward with your goals?
If not, there’s still time. But you have to stop fucking around and get to it!