Thursday, April 26, 2012

Anthony Robbins Diet: Day 42-57

Day 42-57: Getting back to focus

So when I set out on this Anthony Robbins Diet, I had a plan, and after about a 5 weeks into it, I lost some focus.  Although I am still incorporating what I've learned into my daily life and I know it is making a difference, I have strayed from my plan.  The good thing is everything is documented on this blog, and I know exactly how to get back on track.

As for the material I've covered in the last 15 days, it has been mostly Powertalk, Creating Lasting Change, Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (TV episodes) and I've been consistantly doing the Hour of Power.  And I feel that I've made measurable progress on building on my success cycle.  I think when I started, I was at about a 3 out of 10.  Now I felt at one time, I was at about a 4.3, but have felt back to a 4.  I will get back to focusing on that so that I get myself to a upward cycle.  Right now, I'm still at a downward cycle where if I don't make the effort to focus on it, I will start losing momentum.

I've also have been forgetting use my RPM Planner.  I'll do that right now, review my driving force...Done!

To my surprise, I looked at my list of goals, and half of them were magically done.  Love it!  That is why setting goals is so powerful.  You write them on paper, and they just get done.

I have also begun to condition myself to do some amazing things.  One is that if I envision something that I should do, I must immediately go do it.  With this, I have been able to work out in the morning, literally jump out of bed when I still feel groggy, and other things.  The working out in the morning is a bit surprising.  Trying to work out in the morning has been something that I wished I could do, and something I would plan on a daily basis for months, but never was able to do.  And I've been able to do it a few times already just by this conditioning.

I also got a good tip from a friend.  He pointed out that if I am having problem with motivation, work on my physical conditioning first.  He made me realize that whenever I was in my peak potential, it had stemmed from being physically happy first.  This absolutely motivates me to get fit, and work out daily.

I have also been trying to find out what other things I did before to where I was just a fireball of momentum.  One of the audiobooks that I listened to that may have helped me was Steve Chandler's 100 ways to motivate yourself.  I'll give that a lesson tomorrow.  I'll listen to it a 3 times because that's what I did last time.  It's all about using what worked in the past.  No need to reinvent the wheel when you already have done it before.  Just figure out what worked before.

Next: Ultimate Business Mastery System - Session 2

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Anthony Robbins Diet: Day 32-41

Day 32-41

I read 2 great quotes today.
"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently." - Henry Ford
"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear." - David Mahoney

These two quotes highlight 80% of my thoughts probably for the last month or two. I was trying to understand where my roadblock is currently.

Things I can improve on:
-I know I am overwhelming myself by looking at the daily action, then thinking of all the things that have to be done after that. I will recondition that behavior the next 3 days.
-I know I am avoiding the pain of disappointment of investing my soul into something so deeply, and having it not materialize. (Fear of failure). Dance with fear because fear will eventually wear out.
-Use anchors on a daily basis. Why not?
-Hold myself better accountable for commitments I make for myself. Be my own life coach on and check up on myself on a daily basis.
-Add to my success cycle. Make sure I make positive additions on a daily basis. Experience results before they happen because the mind and body can't tell the difference. Take small steps to build momentum.

Listened to the following over the last 10 days:
Financial Freedom (Audio)
There are 7 kinds of wealth. The first step is to realize you are already wealthy. And there might be a few that you can improve on. But in order to truly feel wealthy, you need all 7 kinds of wealth fulfilled. For example, if you had a billion dollars but you were miserable all day and weighed 1000 lbs, and no one gave a crap about you, you aren't wealthy. Maybe in a financial sense, but that is only 1/7th of what you really want. In a less extreme example, say you had 10 million dollars to spend, but if you had no time to spend it, then you aren't wealthy either. I keep hearing that you can be wealthy every day of your life by living with gratitude. I do not understand this yet, but I'm sure I'll understand this in the future.

Financial Freedom (Video)
Spend less than you earn. Invest left over money in 3 buckets. Security bucket (secured investments), growth bucket (unsecured investments), dream buckets (purchase of assets that make you feel successful, but may never return an investment).

"On Creating Extraordinary Relationship (with Johny Gray)" (4 segments)
Basically a summary of the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (Episode 1, Frank and Kristen)
Lesson: Rewrite (more like overwrite) your story. Redo what you did that didn't end how you wanted, and you currently use as an excuse to not do something, but do it again and win so that you erase that past. Sure you can let the past not equal the future, but imagine you had the power to rewrite your past. Everyone can do that.

Breakthrough Challenge 1
List empowering and disempowering emotions you feel on a weekly basis. Find antidotes for the top disempowering emotions and condition it.

Breakthrough with Tony Robbins (Episode 2, Ron and Marie)
Didn't really like the couple in the beginning, but I respect them for spending 2 weeks with homeless people. Tony lit a fire on their asses. I saw Ron's commitment in working hard. At the end of the show, I felt Ron still had some conflicts. It will be interesting to see an update with them 5 years from now. I hope they pull through. I saw a little bit of myself in Ron. I will work hard so I don't become like Ron. Lesson is to get your priorities straight.

I had a major breakthrough today. I realized how skewed my responsibilities had become. It is a complex problem, but I understand it now. Part of the problem was that I agreed to move to my mom's house while her situation gets stabilized. In that process, I've forgotten what it means to be responsible for myself. People are mentally conditioned to get into this mode when they are at home. Things are being taken care of for you. You subconsciously let go of your responsibilities and if you are not keen to what is going on, you just go with that pattern. This is why I have not been able to take initiative on big things that need to get done. And this is why I haven't been holding myself accountable for deadlines I've created for myself. I have 4-5 months left here as I am committed to moving out of here by August. But no time to wait. Change happens now. I am putting it in gear.

Next: Ultimate Business Mastery System - Session 1