I always get asked about my schedule, which looks like this:
It seems like a lot but I’ve been able to keep up what I call a highly productive schedule for well over a year now without burnout.
How do I do it?
In the most recent episode of the Mindset Hackers podcast...
Visualization is an exceptionally powerful tool that you can use to create any dream that you wish. This is why so many high performing athletes use visualization as part of their routines, it is a way to rehearse the outcome that you want.
Athletes that use visualization include:
My question is if these athletes swear by visualization, and this is a tool that anyone can use, are you taking advantage of visualization to create the life that you desire?
I first read about visualization nearly 30 years ago when I was given a book called "Psycho Cybernetics".
In the book it talked about a study that was done over 20 days to improve 'free throw' accuracy with a basket ball.
Group 1 - no practicing through 20 days.
Group 2 - 20 minutes per day throwing free throws.
Group 3 - 20 minutes per day visualizing free throws.
Group 1 - no changes at the end of the study.
Group 2 - 24% improvement in accuracy.
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...
The number one reason I meditate (and there are several more), is it helps me to run extremely efficiently.
I've shared my schedule in posts before and I can get an extraordinary amount of things done in a day and not feel rushed.
It gives me more clarity and focus.
Stress and anxiety is virtually non existent for me.
It helps me not think about 'all the things I have to do'.
Instead of worrying, I have the feeling of 'whatever needs to get done... will'.
I have abundance in how I perceive time, which is fascinating because a lot of people don't meditate because they don't want to give up time to do 'nothing'.
The time I invest in meditation actually creates more time by helping me be more efficient, and feel less rushed.
It also helps me to savor the smallest things by being more present.
There are more reasons but the last one I'll say is it extremely pleasant, I can literally feel Seratonin (love, gratitude chemical) drop into my body.
There is no question that meditation has grown...
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