Develop your own Success Mindset


Hey friends

We all have ambitions to change our lives for the better and creating the lifestyle that we want.

Unfortunately, not everyone succeeds because they have a list of excuses or reasons why things won’t work.

Those that do achieve their goals have developed a success mindset. When you look at the most successful people in the world, a skill they all have in common is the ability to generate momentum and get results.

We have the opportunity to do the same by developing our own success mindset.

Determine your Goal

The steps required to do this are quite simple.

First, you have to decide upfront why you want to achieve a particular goal.

Knowing why you want to achieve a particular goal will get you to take action when the tough times come.

"If you get a strong enough why to do something, you can figure out how to do anything."-Jim Rohn

Quite often, we determine the goal we want to achieve, take tentatives steps towards that goal and then get procrastinating because we’re faced with the first challenge.

We start to question our ability to achieve our goal and before you. That’s why the next step is also important.

Take Massive Action

Even if you didn't know where to start or what to do for your particular goal, start where you are and try anything.

If what you try doesn't work, what do you do? You try something else.

"Results come from an obsession with taking action - that's what it takes to succeed."

  • Tony Robbins

Once you start taking action, you need to generate momentum, and the secret to generating momentum is the sense of certainty.

Creating Certainty

Taking more action when you're uncertain won't work.

You need to change your certainty.

You do that by getting results in advance in your mind.

You need to visualize, feel, and experience what you want to achieve over and over again with enough repetition so that you get certain.

The mind does not know the difference between something you vividly imagine and something you actually experience if you do repeat the imagination enough times.

When you succeed or get a result, or you imagine it vividly, it makes your body more certain.

This causes you to take more action, get better results and build more momentum.

Step by step, you start building your own success mindset.

Enjoy your weekly dose of marginal gains!

🚀 Performance Hacks

How do you build a habit that sticks? 5 Steps I learned from James Clear (2mins)

Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits. The small decisions that you make and the actions that you perform every day. Starting a new habit should be easy, especially in the beginning. This 5 step process will help you build a habit that sticks.

How to become a Time Jedi (1min)

These three tips will help you master your time today. Combine them with creating a Not To Do List and you’re well on your way to systematically cutting unnecessary tasks out of your life and win back time.

🧠 Brain Food

📚 Book: Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll. I read this book in January after listening to this episode of the Tim Ferriss show. Since turning 40 a couple of years ago, I’ve taken more of an interest in my health and longevity, as well as challenging my fitness. This book is an inspiring account of one of the most awe-inspiring mid-life transformations ever. If you want a taster of what’s to come in the book, listen to this first.

📖 Blinkist: The 5am Club by Robin Sharma. I’m a big advocate of developing your own morning routine to get the most out of your day. In these Blinks you’ll learn a revolutionary morning routine that delivers epic results. It teaches you to focus on how you can use the firs hour of your day to drive personal growth and get the most out of life (don’t be put off by the time!). I’ve been using a version of the 20/20/20 formula in my morning routine for the last few years, which has been transformational.

🎙️ Podcast: Jeff Cavalier: Optimize Your Exercise Program with Science-Based Tools. Sticking with the health + fitness theme, this episode of Huberman Lab gives you a good overview for designing and optimizing your fitness program to achieve specific goals. It also dives into how to stretch, pain management, nutrition and enhancing your recovery and sleep. Check out the resources as well, packed full of value.

❓❓Two Questions

Question for you: What am I continuing to do out of habit, but is no longer serving me?

Question for me? Send me an email and I’ll be happy to help. If you want to have a chat to go deeper, schedule a Discovery Call.

✍🏾 Quote of the Week

“Establishing a morning routine works in the same way. Once it becomes a habit, and you’re powering through your routine on autopilot, it will give you freedom because you will no longer struggle to succeed.”

From The Power of Discipline by Daniel Walter. Resurfaced using Readwise.

📱 Tools + Tech

💻 App: Curve. I’ve been using this app for about 5 years and it’s the only card I carry in my wallet and use with Apple Pay. Nowadays we all have more than one bank account and it’s a pain to carry round a bunch of cards. Curve solves this problem by allowing you to scan all of your cards into the app and choosing which card you want to pay with. You can earn cashback, control your cashflow and spend abroad without fees.

🐦 Tweet Thread: How to stop being lazy and get more done than 97% of people.

Haha: Wow, look how many friends I have! Can’t you hear how busy I am? Or maybe I’m just using this “Busy Simulator” site.

💡 Recommendations

🏃🏾‍♂️I use Freeletics to work out for 20 minutes a day, wherever I choose.

🩸 I use Lumen to track & monitor my metabolism throughout the day.