So many people are always looking for more skills, more tips, more ways to gain real estate knowledge. That’s great, but there’s something more important than just skills.
Taking care of the space between the ears – your brain – is by far one of the most important tasks for successful people.
Everyone has their own morning rituals, but of course there are routines just for entrepreneurs that are designed to help with motivation, goal setting and creating an incredible career.
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Mental training tips
The eight points below are just some of the many mental training tips that can benefit most people. These are not designed to be done once or twice. Rather, they are designed to be done on a daily basis.
These tips work best when they become a habit and become part of a morning routine. They are not set in stone and can be modified, but eventually people have to work on making them a habit.
1. Meditate and visualize goals
Anyone can do this while exercising, before the start of the day or before going to sleep. dr. Joe Vitale has done a great job in this area. He has also written more than 70 books, many of which deal with meditation. He developed a course called “The 31-Day Billionaire”, which has nothing to do with real estate and is 100% about the space between the ears.
Take a walk, lift weights, do yoga – do something – daily. This provides discipline, an elevated mood and more energy to achieve personal goals while reducing stress.
3. Assessment of the life plan and business plan
Write it down and read it daily, for at least four to five minutes. This one, of course, requires a life/business plan first! This can be as simple as an index card with the top four goals for the month and the top six to eight for the year written on it.
There is something to watch and embed in your subconscious on a daily basis that works wonders.
4. Inspirational reading
There are thousands of incredible books that will help keep any kind of entrepreneur motivated, focused and intense. Reading apps like Audible, Blinkist, and many others make it super easy to listen or read a book anytime, anywhere.
It’s actually easy to combine a few of these eight game-changers. Read physical books at home and while on the exercise bike at the gym, then listen to audio books while in the car, running, walking or working out on the elliptical machine. By the way, Blinkist provides a 15-minute summary of over 3000 books. Who doesn’t have time for that?
5. Motivating Listening
This can also be done while exercising or driving. The goal is to play something motivating or educational whenever possible.
There are many training sessions on self-improvement topics that are available as audio files. Download the audio files for these workouts and drive any car to college and take advantage of the time you spend driving around.
6. Recite affirmations
Affirmations are extremely powerful and almost all successful people use them to their advantage. Take it to the next level and create a confirmation audio loop to listen to on a daily basis.
Two fantastic books to get started with affirmations are Affirmations of Wealth: 101 Secrets of Everyday Success by V. John Alexandrov and What to say when you talk to yourself? by Shad Helmstetter.
7. Develop Healthy Lunch Habits
Mornings can be used in so many ways to prepare for the day. Pack lunch shortly after waking up or make a plan about what to eat for the afternoon to avoid running to a fast food restaurant for a quick bite.
It’s a good idea to try to eat lunch at the same time every day and eat something designed to give you a power boost in the afternoon. That will help you avoid the afternoon slump and redesign how, when, and what to eat.
8. Visualize and execute
Get into the habit of using the morning to get into the right mindset and think about doing something productive, otherwise the day may go by without anything being done.
It’s super easy to feel comfortable when things are going well. It’s best to try breaking annual goals down into daily bite-sized chunks — and regardless of the progress made so far, do that one thing every day — and it’s going to be a great year. Remember, don’t get complacent with success.
the miracle morning
Thanks to Hal Elrod and his bestselling book the miracle morningMornings (and lives) around the world are forever transformed. In the book, Hal discusses his findings from studying the morning routines of the most successful people. He notes six different activities that many of them do and calls them ‘SAVERS’. Many successful people practice at least four of these activities, but rarely do all six.
The routine (SAVERS)
Hal Elrod coined the acronym “SAVERS” to remember every aspect of the ideal morning routine. Here’s the list:
- To write
Craig Curelop (aka the FI Guy), admits he found the routine a little weird, but it worked out for him in the end. He used the technique for six months and achieved an extensive list.
He went from a job he disliked in San Francisco to his dream job at Pyjama People in Denver, Colorado; was able to get rid of his weekend drinking habit and eliminate all added sugars from his diet; created passive income streams in excess of $1,000 per month; and more.
“There was a huge improvement in my life in just six months,” Curelop said. “You will see that I have taken many steps to achieve my goals, resulting in a much happier life.”
Here’s an example of his SAVERS morning routine.
1. Silence/meditation (10 minutes)
The first thing Curelop does in the morning is meditate for 10 minutes. He uses a playlist on Spotify called “10 Minutes of Meditation,” and it helps him stay calm, focused, and focused throughout the day.
2. Writing/Journaling Part One (5 minutes)
Then he writes down three things for which he is grateful. Yes, this can get repetitive, but it gives a positive perspective to the start of the day and is a reminder of all the things to be thankful for.
In an effort to continuously improve, he writes down three things he needs to get better at. It could be things that need improvement – spending habits, fitness or dietary habits, or something at work or in family life that could be improved.
He then writes down three goals he wants to achieve for the day and makes sure they match his weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
3. Affirmations or prayer (5 minutes)
As Napoleon Hill (and also Curelop’s mother) says, “Anything you can imagine and believe, you can achieve.”
This may sound crazy, but affirmations are the simplest form of prayer. Curelop said, “When I repeat my goals to myself, my brain is unconsciously focused on them throughout the day. You will be amazed at how things are thrown into your lap, making it easy for you to achieve your goals. ”
He uses the Miracle Morning app on his phone, writes affirmations in it and reads them emphatically every morning.
4. Visualizations (5 minutes)
Visualizations are similar to meditation. The difference? In meditation, the goal is to train the mind to ignore distractions and think of nothing but breathing. Visualization involves imagining that they are achieving their goals.
This can be done in many different ways. Some people make a bulletin board and pin pictures of their wishes on the board. Curelop closes his eyes and visualizes that he is achieving both his short and long term goals.
“In all of the achievements I outlined above, visualization played a big part. I imagined I would achieve this one, and they came true,” Curelop said. “It’s weird, even creepy in a way, but I’m not complaining .”
5. Writing/journal, part two (30 minutes)
Once his mind is focused, he needs the next 20 to 30 minutes to write freely. Curelop said that he used to hate writing. But when he started writing about things he’s passionate about, he realized it’s pretty refreshing.
6. Read (90 minutes)
For some people, 90 minutes of reading may be excessive. However, Curelop aims to read 60 books a year. A major reason he is well on his way to achieving that is that he needs 90 minutes every morning to feed his brain. Curelop said, “You’ll be amazed at how much you can learn just by reading at least one book a week.”
7. Exercise (40 minutes)
A workout could be a morning run before the sun even shines or watching a YouTube workout video. For Curelop, he prefers to do his heavy training sessions in the afternoon. So in the morning, he throws on a podcast and does 30 to 40 minutes of foam roll stretches. This loosens up his muscles, releases endorphins and prevents injuries from his more intense afternoon workouts. Then he does as many push-ups as he can to get the blood flowing, hops on his bike and goes to work.
Curelop’s morning routine is long and a little sloppy. All in all it takes about 3.5 hours. He knows this won’t work for everyone and encourages people to try to wake up 30 minutes earlier than usual and do all SAVERS five minutes each. As time goes by and it becomes more of a routine, it can be extended to an hour, two hours, etc.
“Before you know it, you’re up super early and can get more done before 8:00 AM than most people get to in a week,” Curelop said.
The morning rituals covered in this post have many similarities: staying fit, writing affirmations and goals, visualizing. And they also share one goal: to help people become more successful and fulfilled.
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