Your beliefs around money have everything to do with your financial success later on in life.
When you were a child, in your most malleable state, you are absorbing your beliefs about life from the people and situations that you experience.
You are literally being programmed by your parents, by advertising, by your peers, even by the financial system.
You were told to save, save, save. Kirsten and I agree that this teaches people to live in scarcity. To 'live within your means'.
True abundance is not living constricted, it is about expansion.
Kirsten and I talk about some of the things that we hear from our parents in our childhood that create our money blocks and money limiting beliefs.
In this new episode of Mindset Hackers Podcast Kirsten also talks about Grow and Arrow, her financial consulting firm, where she not only advises financially but helps her clients remove money blocks and limiting beliefs around money, and you don't often find that.
Kirsten is also a master of using...
Wealth Advisor and former college football coach Kevin Adleman talks with me about how our financial system has set most people up to fail by teaching them to have a scarcity mindset because they teach you to scrimp and save, to live within your means until one magic day when you retire, then you need to live even more within those boundaries until you die.
Kevin Adelman discusses the importance of mindset, your subconscious and your personal development as it relates to financial wealth. He talks about Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Robert Kiyosaki, Warren Buffet and how they have shaped and influenced his life and career.
Kevin talks about his backstory where he breaks down to the point where he felt so lost, then found a Tony Robbins book that changes everything for him and allowed him to move from a scarcity to an abundance mindset and build a 7 figure business.
This is an absolutely powerful discussion about how Kevin helps teach his clients about scarcity and...
Today On Mindset Hackers we are going to be talking about what I call the Dopamine Treadmill, when you constantly chase the symbols of success and still end up so unfulfilled and unhappy in life and why that happens from a neuroscience perspective.
I'll also give 5 tips on how to let happiness, success and wealth coexist together.
Matthew McConaughey said it best in Wolf of Wall Street:
"𝙄𝙩'𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙘𝙖𝙪𝙨𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙙𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙚𝙙."
"Come up with another brilliant idea. A 'Special idea'. Another stock to reinvest his earnings. And he will come back every single time. You keep them on the ferris wheel and keep it spinning, and spinning, and spinning."
This is why there can be so much wealth co-existing with so much unhappiness, anxiety and depression.
Dopamine is the 'molecule of more'.
It's all very intentional.
Social media 'likes'.
Dopamine is the reward seeking chemical and is highest when the payoff is unpredictable,...
How do you embrace the suck when you feel...
Like an imposter.
Full of self doubt.
Like you cannot take one more step.
Go to your Cookie Jar
David Goggins, former Navy Seal and Ultra-Athlete has a mindset tool that he uses for such scenarios to get him through.
He calls it "The Cookie Jar."
What is the Cookie Jar?
Imagine a large jar into which you place all of your past accomplishments—the things you did which you once believed would be too terrifying, too difficult, or too impossible.
But you did them anyway.
You transcended your own self-limiting belief.
You conquered in the face of adversity!
Those are the "cookies" you place in the jar.
When you are confronted by obstacles in life that feel too overwhelming, remember to go into your cookie jar and remove cookies of past accomplishments and draw from your past victories.
They are placed there to remind you that you can do it.
Have you made yourself a cookie jar to call upon when it gets...
Daylight savings time changed the course of my life.
I know that's a bold statement but it's true, here's what happened:
For my entire life, Fall DST was the day when you get an extra hour to sleep in!
After a few days you start to normalize to the new schedule.
In my days as a club promoter and DJ, it even meant an extra hour of partying, not to mention it often fell on Halloween night (the best clubbing night of the year).
But in 2018 on DST, for just one day out of my life, I decided to keep that hour for my personal development instead of sleeping in.
That extra hour was pure 'me' time, and put even in front of my workouts.
This is how I pay myself first with time.
I've now had 1000+ hours of meditation, reading books, listening to podcasts, journaling and visualization.
My stress level is virtually non-existent, my happiness and joy are through the roof and my income is extremely abundant because of the opportunities that have unfolded.
I only made the switch once and that hour...
On this fresh new episode of Mindset Hackers I have discussed the idea of 'raising your frequency' to bring up the energy level of those you interact with.
Imagine being able to walk into your next interview, teach a class or a coach, do your next sales call or presentation, be on a stage or on a podcast and come in with a transferrable energy that lifts others up and inspires.
Epic sales people know how to influence and inspire by what I call the 'Transfer of Enthusiasm'.
Your energy level is completely transferable and you will be able to affect not only your own state, but the state of others, which can put them in a place where they are ready to take action.
You know those people that you meet who just make you feel good when you are around them, they bring up the level of energy in a room, they know how to impact others, they influence those around them.
You also know the people that are a buzzkill in a room and bring down the energy, and have the frequency of Zombie.
On this episode of Mindset Hackers we talk about the only 2 things that you need to succeed in sales, business, entrepreneurship or any other professional pursuit.
Before we start, I'd like to share my 4 mindset mantras that I say to myself every single day:
Affirmation #1 - If they can do it, so can I.
Affirmation #2 - I can figure this out.
Affirmation #3 - I can go harder.
Affirmation #4 - I will do whatever it takes.
Those four mindset mantras are painted above my shower so that every morning, above my cold shower, I see those as I embrace the cold. I thump my chest and I say those out loud and I prime my day to crush it with the momentum of a freight train. Then I start my day.
Now back to the 2 things you need for success:
Knowledge & Action.
Simple right? Not so much. It takes a strong person to seek out knowledge because as soon as you do, then the excuses start showing up in your mindset.
We allow ourselves to believe that these are real limitations, but they are not,...
Want to know all the ways you can create income with your knowledge?
Confused about how to start and create income sources?
If you know 20% or more than the average person on a specific topic, you have the ability to create streams of income from that knowledge.
What are you waiting for? Grab a pen and paper! Start listing down all your abilities.
Some Ideas Include:
A mastermind group
Membership group (paid community)
Paid podcasts (new trend that is emerging)
Challenges (3-5 day works the best)
Mini Digital Course
One on One Coaching
Here are some other cool things about 'Knowledge Brokering' :
- You can run it from anywhere in the world.
- Doesn't require a physical product (storage, shipping).
- Can be set up with minimal costs (email, zoom & a FB group is all I used for my first course).
- Doesn't need to be a race to the bottom with margins that can happen with physical...
"Well it's because....." you say defensively when someone asks you about it.
The story about why you aren't enough that keeps you from thinking and playing bigger.
To justify is to act from a place of fear rather than a place of power.
To justify is to give a discount for already damaged goods.
If you can't let go, you don't have your hands open to receive something better.
You could say:
I deserve better.
I am capable of more.
It no longer serves me.
What if I succeed?
What if I can make more?
I can have higher standards.
I will not let my life be average.
I can figure this out.
I can learn how.
What if you let go of everything you have to justify?
You will tap into your higher power and become the badass that you're meant to be!
Take ownership of everything.
In this episode of Mindset Hackers we will talk about the quote “You are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with” by the great mindset mentor and personal development guru, Jim Rohn.
Jim is known as the godfather of personal development and was a mentor to Tony Robbins and so many other greats.
As much as I love and respect the legend Jim Rohn, I completely disagree, but not in a bad way. Jim was right that spending time around the right people, or the wrong people, can massively impact how your success follows.
The way I say it, you are actually the sum of EVERYONE that enters your sphere (your mindset, your environment), and this isn’t just people, but you are also the average of everything that you consume, such as the media, the music, the podcasts, the books, the shows, the news, the food and even your personal space.
You are so valuable and your sphere is so worthy of being protected from people who will suck your energy or bring drama...