This post goes deep...
...and is rich with content.
For your greatest performance. In business. And in life.
You and I work for the world, you know.
And so we owe it to those around us to realize our natural genius while we optimize our crafts, elevate our creativity, heighten productivity and be helpful to more people.
In a world suffering from low attention, my loving encouragement is that you make the time right now to read this entire post.
Then, deconstruct it, battle chart it, study it and reflect profoundly on it. [The uncommon talent within you deserves to see the sunlight, doesn’t it?].
While the majority does long for pure success, real greatness and their place at the table of genius, they refuse to install the beliefs, run the routines, do the work and live the days that would make so much of their readily observable reality.
Add to this the fact that digital media has caused our brains to resist content that takes some effort, stretches our thinking and sparks our growth so you get a GCA [Gargantuan Competitive Advantage] available to you when you go contrarian by being a deep learner.
Popular culture is selling us on the virtues of easy thinking and instant gratification lifestyles. But you know there's zero gain there. The great masters all think long-term, develop rigorous patience to train daily on their skillset and move toward their most difficult projects, for there is where legendary lives...
...Those who will win + shine + own the game also love ideas and information that push their limits. They ache to expand. They devote to ascension. They hunger for the heroic. They want to spend the rest of their lives on pursuits that are meaningful. And of service to others. While they exploit their potential on the road to mastery.
For these Members of The Top 5%...
...personal elevation is their oxygen.
...relentless optimization is their addiction.
...making each year x100 better is their obsession.
The rare-air few who lead their fields totally get that effort breeds reward. That hard work delivers beautiful fruits. That focus + practice provide genius.
Oh, and that the path to amazing is a treacherous, dangerous and painful ride. Yet, it's so worth it.
[If this speaks to you and you want to learn the “game charts”, mental models, morning routines, prosperity frameworks and lifestyle elevation processes that I’ve taught to the billionaires and sports legends I’ve mentored for over 24 years…
You’ll want to snap up one of the limited memberships to my new program, The Top 5% Business Accelerator. It’s the finest program I’ve ever made available—specifically designed for self-transformation and business optimization amid volatile conditions.]
Anyways, the cold and precious truth is this: you've been presented with an exceptional series of opportunities in your life.
—A genuine shot at your own version of greatness.
—An open window to let go of former resentments, hurts and disappointments.
—The space to blueprint precisely what you wish to do and who you devote to become.
—The platform to release the dream takers from your life so people who understand you, encourage you and fuel your bigness start showing up.
—A clean canvas to produce work that is poetic and release value that is magnificent.
—A blank slate to develop the interior life like the giants of humanity.
To start our work together today so we get your dreams done, I [strongly] encourage you to make the following 9 clear moves quickly [if not immediately]:
#1. Write a Victory List. This is an inventory that you write with pen and paper [yes—go analog so your brain gets pushed] noting the 25 victories you've created over the year so far.
This will spark hope, faith, energy and momentum.
#2. Draw Your Perfect Life. I have the members of my private coaching group IconX [as well as the billionaires, tech superstars, and titans of industry I’ve served as the private advisor to] go through this revolutionary process to plan out the next 50 years of their lives so that they clean out the constraints, strip away the distractions and get super calibrated on implementing the few projects that will cause them to be legendary. This system takes only an hour. Yet it creates pure transformation.
One client shared with me that this single process that he experienced was responsible for him achieving financial and human wins he'd never thought he could achieve. And executing on goals he never has been able to get done. He told me,"It worked like magic."
Part of this system I teach involves drawing out your blueprint of your ideal next 12 months. In precise detail. Feeling the emotions you'll feel when you're not only thinking about you living at world-class but also as this gorgeous vision has become your everyday reality.
This exercise is done around my 8 Forms of Wealth model that so many CEOs from around the world use each week as they plan their schedules. Another key to the transformational power of this exercise is that you absolutely need to raise your standards x25 as you architect your best professional and private life over the coming twelve months. This challenge moves you to lift your courage and consider achievements you'd never thought about before.
Key: as you know from the latest positive psychology, your personal story about what's possible becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. You'll never perform higher than your self-identity. And what you believe to be possible.
#3. Set Your Monthly 5. On a large piece of paper, record your five priorities for each month in the next year.
They can be personal or professional. Just get them down so your best nature can start sensing opportunities to make them happen. [The brain looks for what you train it to search for].
You now have a tool you can use for regular review to keep you monomaniacally focused on The Vital Few.
Stop starting your weeks without a clear and calibrated game plan. That’s like attempting to scale Everest with no strategy. Hope and prayers are not a map. And lucky loves the prepared.
#4. Do a Life Detox Audit. The negative people, the pursuits you dislike and the environments that deplete your joy are costing you fortunes of income and empires of impact.
When it comes to Best of Breed Performance, one of the most valuable things I explain to my clients is the imperative of releasing these success bandits from your life.
The people who steal your fire, smother your ambitions and laugh at your visions are keeping your prosperity chained and your impact small. [This is an extremely important insight].
Having the wisdom and guts to let them go [while still wishing them well on their life's journey] is a total results-changer.
Deleting the energy vampires and drama enthusiasts, methodically and swiftly, will lead to your mindset becoming more positive, your bravery becoming more potent, your work becoming more excellent, your personal life becoming more peaceful and your place in the world becoming more unlimited.
So you can become the person nature truly wants you to be.
#5. Run The 60-Minute Student Routine. Spending sixty minutes every day learning and growing is essential. The more you know, the better you can do. And the faster you’ll grow, the higher you'll fly. The leader who learns the most wins.
Some of the books I'm currently reading that may be helpful to you include:
—The Greek Way by Edith Hamilton
—The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook by Ben Mezrich
—Leonardo DaVinci by Walter Isaacson
—The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn
—Fat For Fuel by Dr. Joseph Mercola
—Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
—Getting The Most Out Of Life, An Anthology by Readers’ Digest
—The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
—The Rise of Rome by Anthony Everitt
—Robert Sobukwe - How Can Man Die Better by Benjamin Pogrund
—Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Schedule [the things that get scheduled are the things that get done, right?] a daily period to invest in your personal development and mastery of your craft.
Build this right into your daily schedule for the next 90 days. Do this. Please. Because victims love entertainment but epic influencers love education. And learning delivers exponentially more optimizations than leisure ever will.
#6. Make Your Dream Collage. Pictures seduce your subconscious mind on the benefits of your visions.
Want to get ridiculously fit fast? Find images of your ideal body, the foods you¹ll eat and the new lifestyle you’ll embrace.
Amped to become The Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of Your Craft this year? Get some pictures of outright icons and glue them onto a large sheet.
…So do this for all your HVTs [High Value Targets] over the next 12 months. Then put the collage in a place where you can see it often, as positive psychologists now have hard data confirming that "triggers and cues" are powerful forces to reshape daily behavior.
#7. Take a Wonder Walk. Once you do even 20% of what I've encouraged you to do so far in this message [nothing works without the work; so execute on the information I'm sharing so openly with you please], you’ll be ultra-clear on what needs to happen for your dreams to get done [Clarity Breeds Mastery]. Big improvements must follow.
Next, do something I do almost every day: go for a long walk in nature. Many of the most creative and productive people in history ran the ritual of nature walks. Such a core habit.
As you step, reflect on the opportunity of your life. Resolve to forgive those who have hurt you [they made you stronger and more noble]. And commit to letting go of what no longer serves you [it got you to here]. Remember that the past was perfect preparation for you to become who you now are and to grow the extraordinary life that you now face the opportunity to create. Promise yourself that over the next 3 months you'll stay with your plans no matter what walls show up. Because they always do. [Relentlessness is the price of greatness].
#8. Create Your Morning Declaration. Come up with a 3-paragraph statement to remind yourself of who you are at your best, how you wish to live each day [master the day and you recode your life] and what you vow to stand for in the world.
I did this with a titan of business who wanted my help to raise his game and, over time, this routine [along with some of my other proprietary methods that I'll share with everyone who makes it into my new program, The Top 5% Business Accelerator], resulted in some massive improvements that led to some awesome rewards.
Reciting this declaration aloud when you first wake up reverse hypnotizes your mindset against negativity and resets your heartset so you delete apathy. And bring on your greatest audacity.
#9. Just Breathe. You know, life's too short to be too serious. Adults are just deteriorated children. So never lose your sense of wonder.
...Yes, conditions can get tough.
...Sure, unexpected events happen.
...Definitely, our great hopes can sometimes be destroyed.
Yet-there is so much striking beauty in the world.
And you have much more good in your life than you may realize. The built-in negativity bias of our brain allowed us to survive thousands of years ago against violent threats. Yet, it still often chatters endlessly in our modern culture, causing us to focus on what's broken instead of celebrating all that's working.
So just breathe, keep doing your best and remember that vast blessings are definitely on their way. Amazing things are in your future. And you really are precisely where you need to be. Trust me on this.
Life has your back. And the world wants you to win...
...I truly hope this post I’ve invested so much energy in has been helpful to you. I made it with love.
And if you wish to apply for the one of the small number of seats remaining for The Top 5% Business Accelerator before you miss this rare opportunity, you can do so here.
Our tiny planet needs more true leaders, pure producers and everyday heroes. Just like you.
Go be great.