Part of my passionately-held and emotionally-charged personal mission is to share the mindsets, practices and behaviors that those playing at BIW (Best in World) run so you can do your finest work and carve out a life that truly matters.
In today’s episode, I want to share 1 of the rituals I’ve personally used to do my best work and drive excellent results.
I’d love to help you play at your absolute best, in this era of immense upheaval. And so...
...I’m super excited to share that I’ve created a robust new audio program called The Victory Over Difficulty Anthem.
...I’m even happier to share that I’m giving it to you for free [even though it has a $95 value]. I’m doing this to celebrate your promise and to honor your gifts. You’re going to find this audio program really helpful to stay strong, positive and excellent during the pandemic.
P.S. We're also happy to provide you the transcription of today's episode at no cost:
I get inspired by my nightly sunset ritual. I do it most nights, especially when the weather is good. What I do is, I sit inside and I watch the sunset. It sounds so obvious. You know, if the sunset only happened once every thousand years, you and the rest of humanity would be watching the sunset, but because it happens every night, we take it for granted. Positive psychologists call this mental psychological phenomenon “Hedonic Adaptation”, because the sunset happens a lot, our brains get used to it so we take it for granted.
Here's another game changing insight. Our brains are hardwired for ingratitude. It served us well thousands of years ago. because we really had to be on our game and so we had to notice what was not good about our environment. Otherwise, the tiger would eat us. Now here we are, living in the modern age and we still have an implicit bias within our brains for negativity. What I'm suggesting to you is watch the sunset, because if you don't, you will miss it. Personally, I would rather have a gorgeous sunset than all these nice things. I would rather have a conversation with my children over a 3 hour meal than all the money in the world. I would rather sit with my team and build a product that serves millions of people than have all the fame and fortune. I would rather go for a walk in the woods or I love mountain biking. I would rather mountain bike and connect with nature and have a ride that opens my heart than all the worldly wins in the world. I've had a lot of those things.
I've had a lot of external success. I've experienced a lot of those toys. I've stayed at beautiful places. I've met the rich and the famous. Here's what I'd like to offer to you is about staying inspired. What inspires me are the most simple pleasures. The sunset ritual is just one of them.