This post you’re about to read was meant to come to you
as an email, but after uploading it into icontact and having them
mark it as ‘likely spam’ because I mention the word shit in it a few
times I decided to post it here on my blog.
It took me forever to type with one hand (as you can see in the picture below)
but I really wanted to get this out to you so sunk into a groove and
knocked it out.
Listen, there’s something you need to know about success…
…success in life, business, and personal development that
you wont hear from anyone else.
Far be it from me to tell you the ‘secret’ to happiness and life,
since I’m still learning lessons everyday.
But what I can teach you are the lessons I’ve learned so far
in my life and from my experiences so that maybe you can
use them as sort of a short cut for yourself.
See, I’m one of those people who has messed up a lot in
life…nothing big and tough like doing time or going bankrupt,
or surviving three divorces.
I’ve always been one of those kids who had to know what
that button on the stove did, or how big of a fire I can make
in the backyard (almost burned down our first house).
And once I even tried making my first car, an old piece of crap
Chevy something or other, faster by screwing with the engine
and destroying the entire car in the process.
I learn my lessons better by experience then by being told
or taught… though I’m getting better at it 🙂
In business I’ve always questioned the status quo. I routinely
looked in other industries and applied concepts I saw working for
them into my business… some worked, others worked really
well, and many failed miserably.
I’ve lost more money in trying new things then I wish to admit.
Then there are the life lessons, mindset lessons, and lifestyle
lessons that I’ve learned along the way.
– crabs (not the STD ones)
– the energy vampires
– negative self talk
– bad relationship/association with money
– trying to out smart the universe
– …and the list goes on
The funny thing is that no matter what the arena the lessons
were learned in they transcended into every part of life; business,
happiness, and personal success.
For me these are the 7 universal truths of success
in all aspects of life:
1) Understand the laws of the universe
This might sound a little woo woo to you, that’s fine with me, but I
can tell you that you’ll ALWAYS get what you deserve in life,
because you always get that which you focus on most – good or bad.
If you’ve seen the movie “The Secret” you might know what I mean.
Sure, you can’t just sit there and wish for millions and expect
the universe to manifest it for you. If that’s what you got from
The Secret then just stop reading this now.
What I can tell you is that you have a lot more control in what you
get in life than you think. Here’s how the universe works… if you
want financial freedom in life, then make it your goal to helps others
get financial freedom.
You want a thriving training business? Help 100 people get into the best
shape of their life and watch what happens… connections happen,
opportunity appear, and business will almost effortlessly grow.
Ever think of an friend and suddenly your paths cross out of the blue?
That’s the universe at work.
2) Relentlessly manage your time and energy
When I was operating my five training facilities I realized that I personally
had two assets that had to be ruthlessly protected if I wanted a successful
training business; my TIME and ENERGY.
If I allowed others to eat up my time with bullshit stuff then I had to barrow
more time from else where, like from my family time.
And if I used up my efforts or energy on trivial stuff that I could have outsourced
for $10/hr then I’d end up putting in half hearted effort in the critical things
Once you prioritize your time and energy, delegate trivial tasks and start
saying NO more often to the things that aren’t aligned with your values,
you’ll get more of what you want out of life, faster.
3) Be a value creator
At our most primal level we are designed to be attracted to those who add
value to our lives, just like we’re designed to repel value extractors, people
who only want to take and take.
Zig Ziglar sums it up best by saying: “help as many people as you can get what
they want, and you’ll get what you want.”
This goes back to #1 above… the law of the universe. Plus it just plain feels
good to add value to the lives of others. If you haven’t noticed, folks are willing
to part with large sums of money if you can demonstrate a REAL value
4) Cut out the crabs and energy vampires
Look, we all have these people in our lives, people who are negative,
always criticize, piss on your dreams, are scarcity minded, and
have this bad energy about them that just kills your mojo.
They could be family, friends, co-workers, or a spouse. Harsh words here…
CUT THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE.
You’ve probably heard this before: You are the average of the five people
who you surround yourself with the most.
5) The burning desire formula
Don’t just want something. Come with the burning desire that hell or high
water YOU will achieve what you set out to achieve.
When I used to dabble in person training I had two other jobs just to
make ends meet.
But once I committed to the thought and lit the fire of burning desire within
me I created the most bad ass personal training business in the area.
I charged the most, we delivered amazing results and practically every client
referred their friends and family to us.
Commit to your idea… don’t just ‘try’ it out.
6) Give a shit
This universal truth is actually the most simple, most powerful, and yet
most misunderstood. Give a shit… I mean truly give a shit about what
you do, the people you work with, your customers and clients, the people
you love and how you interact with them, like REALLY GIVE A SHIT.
It’s easy to act like you give a shit when people are watching, but what
really counts is how you are when no one is watching.
Just look at Facebook. If aliens came down from Mars tomorrow and only
read Facebook status updates on all of us they’d conclude that we’re the
most compassionate, caring, thoughtful and considerate beings in the
Because it’s Facebook and we know that everyone is watching.
You get my point here, right?
7) Be cool
In my late teens and twenties I was a different person; scarcity minded,
blamed others for my failures, and never took personal responsibility.
I was anything but cool.
These days my motto, if I chose to have one, is when in doubt, be cool.
Over deliver on value. Exceeds people’s expectations. Don’t sweat the minor
things. Learn to let go, and take time off to chill.
Live in abundance, be prosperity minded, manage your emotions, and take
Like I said, these 7 universal truths have helped in all aspects of life.
Hope one or two of them will do the same for you 😉