You do not always need to be positive and ‘happy’.  In fact it is a good thing to feel sad, angry, depressed or fearful once in a while.  All things in life have cycles and seasons including you!

Once you realize it is OK to be sad, angry, frustrated, depressed (without hurting others) and there is nothing wrong with you for not always being happy life becomes a lot easier.  You can allow yourself to flow with your emotions and what life presents to you for better or worse.

The second cool piece to this is that while it’s totally cool to feel however you do in the moment you have the ability to change it in a heartbeat if you want.  Being sad or angry is totally ok and once you are done feeling that way you can shift to a place of excitement, joy, abundance etc.  The reason it is beneficial to be able to do this is because when we are in resourceful states we can get more done and operate at a higher level.

Can you think of a time you did something that totally impressed you?  What were you feeling before you did it?  You most likely were in a resourceful state of certainty, enthusiasm, joy etc.  These states are higher energy and give us the capability to tap into more of our potential.

What I like to do to give myself the ability to snap into a resourceful state on demand is surround myself with things  that remind me of my power.  Examples of this are:

Posters of inspirational people.  I have a poster of Muhammad Ali.

Inspirational quotes.  “Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee.”

Bracelets (like the one from MyIntent)

Clothes.  I have an awesome sweatshirt from SunLife Organics in Malibu that says “Be Here Now”

It can literally be anything that has an empowering meaning to you.  Maybe it’s a special watch from you grandfather.

The cool part is that after you do this for a while and you have all these different things in your environment reminding you of your inner resources, you begin to automatically be able to shift in a moments notice.

The contrarian would say, “I don’t need anything outside of me to change the way I feel” and I totally agree.  This is just a simple way to complement that ability you have within yourself and magnify it automatically without having to think about it.

What are some ways you have discovered to shift yourself into a positive state?  First 10 people to comment below get a free (all you have to do is pay for shipping) MyIntent bracelet with their word on it!

 

Journaling should be used by everyone to capture the magic moments of life

Scientific studies show that people who keep a gratitude journal and write down 5 new positive things they are grateful for said it increased their overall happiness about life.

Two great resources you can use:

The Morning Pages

The Five Minute Journal

 

This is part two of my talk with actor Walter Nudo.  We go deeper into mindset/health with the rituals Walter goes through to start his day off right.

STEP 1:

Enjoy the first few moments of waking up.  Don’t let your mind start racing and think about all the problems and things on your to do list for the day.

STEP 2:

Don’t check your phone.  Your phone should be on airplane mode all night until after you complete your morning routine.

STEP 3:

Meditate.  Use your mind.  Don’t let your mind use you.  Meditation helps you train your brain so you are living purposefully vs reacting to life.

STEP 4:

Drink hot water with lemon (filter out pulp of lemon if your stomach is sensitive).  Lemon alkalizes the blood.

STEP 5:

Go for a 20 minute walk.  Walking accelerates your metabolism.

STEP 6:

Start breathing to fuel your cells.  Breathing is everything.  If you stop breathing, you stop your life.

As you are walking do  four deep diaphragmatic breaths inhale and four exhale.

STEP 7:

Take a cold shower a la Wim Hof.

STEP 8:

Move your body to circulate your blood.  Circulation is everything.  You want flexibility, circulation and to warm up your muscles.  Try Sun Salute Yoga.

BONUS:

Colon Therapy.  Once per quarter (every 3 months) to cleanse and detoxify your colon and the rest of your body.

Your colon is a muscle and it needs to be worked out.  All disease starts in the gut so you want to create a healthy environment and cleanse out the toxins.

 

 

Connect with Walter Nudo

Website

Instagram

 

Links from episode:

Universal consciousness 

Meditate

Transcendental Meditation

Tony Robbins

Wim Hof Method

Colon Therapy

 

 

I went to Tony Robbins’ Life and Wealth Mastery event recently in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

One of my favorite things about going to events is meeting like-minded people who are a living example of health and well-being.

I met Walter Nudo when we jumped off 50 foot poles

We started talking and hit it off.

I learned a lot from him about health but even more I learned about the deeper principles behind why you’d do any of it to begin with.

He brings a more purposeful and mindful meaning to health and well-being.

Enjoy!

Naeem Mahmood

 

Connect with Walter Nudo:

FaceBook

Instagram

Website

 

*note: the episode is cut short at the end due to technical difficulties.  Part 2 will be out soon!

 

Every morning when Steve Jobs woke up he looked in the mirror and asked himself, “If today were the last day of my life would I want to do what I’m about to do today?”  It created an empowering sense of urgency to use his time wisely because he reminded himself not to take a moment of life for granted.

On my recent trip to Rome I visited the Colosseum where countless battles were watched as entertainment.  Gladiators and fierce wild animals from all over the world were matched up against one another in battles to the death.  This once magnificent arena is also falling apart as time passes.  It reminded me of how precious life is and how important it is to truly live life to the fullest each day.

The necklace I wear is a reminder to live life now and not wait.  What is it you truly want to do in your heart?

Do you want to travel to another country?  All over the world?

Do you want to start your own business?

Do you want to learn to play the guitar?

Do you want to be a photographer?

There is a way to make your dreams a reality and the best time to start is now.

 

Links from episode:

Marcus Aurelius

Stoicism

Memento Mori 

carpe diem

Steve Jobs

 

 

If you’re working hard to create a result in your life but struggle to make it happen.  There’s one reason that’s holding you back.

Your beliefs.

We have an internal blueprint for every area of our life that is the cause for what we have currently produced in life.

Everything you have created so far in life in your health, intimate relationship, finances and business are a byproduct of your belief systems.

The crazy part is most people are totally oblivious about the beliefs that are determining every action and decision they make.  They are walking around unconscious and at the whim of their past conditioning and circumstances life throws at them.

Here’s a short clip from a talk I did with the Gracie Brazilian jiu jitsu team:

Nothing with change until you change.

In order to do something you haven’t done you have to be someone you haven’t been!

Here are a few simple steps to shift a disempowering belief:

1.) Create awareness.  What’s an area of life you are struggling with?  What is a situation you find yourself not being your best?  There is a limiting belief there.  Write down whatever comes up.

2.)  Question the limiting belief.  Is it true?

Example:  It’s bad to make a lot of money

Is it true?  Are there people who do great work in the world who make billions of dollars?
Yes there are lots of people who do and impact the world.  They are a force for good and use their money as a tool to create empowering change.

3.) Create a new empowering belief.

Example:  Money is a powerful tool to make the world a better place and create positive change.

4.)  Look for reference experiences to support that new belief.

Were there times you’ve seen money used in a good way by someone who had a lot of it?

Have you ever used your money to help others?

Find someone living by the empowering belief and be around them as the experience will challenge your current limiting belief system.

5.)  Condition it.

Write the new belief and put it on your wall.

Repeat it out loud and engage your body and voice to drive it deep in your nervous system so you never forget.

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I visited the Colosseum in Rome last week.

It was stunning to say the least.

Seeing the lower level where the gladiators trained and prepared for battle caught my attention.  It made me think how we must train our minds to be our best each and every single day.

 

 

Just like you wouldn’t expect to go to the gym or take a yoga class once and be fit for the rest of your life.

It is not a good strategy to expect your mind and emotions to just be the way you want them to be without doing anything to make them that way.

Most people expect life to just work out and allow things to unfold getting tossed around in the sea of life without taking control of the wheel (their mind) and directing where they want to go.  Become the captain of your ship.

 

 

Rather than expecting things to happen for you and being a creature of circumstance you must step up and become the creator of your circumstance and live life on your terms.

 

Key takeaways from the video:

We must train our minds like we go to the gym.

Successful people aren’t lucky. They train themselves to be, do and feel the way they want.

You can change the channel of your experience of life like changing the channel on the TV.

If it’s not working that means it’s working.

Trade your expectations for appreciation.

The beginning of suffering is expectation.

The end of suffering is appreciation.

Gratitude is a practice.

Training your mind is a practice.

What do you do to train your mind each day?  Comment below!

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What are you doing to get better each day?

One of the biggest challenges I used to have personally and I see show up with most people is the desire to get to a place in life where you no longer need to put in the work to become better.  They want to

People want to have tons of money so they can sit down and do nothing all day.

People want to go to the gym for one weekend and be fit for life.

People want to be in their dream intimate relationship and have all their needs met and be fulfilled by their partner rather than thinking about how they can give and meet the needs of their partner.

People want to reach the pinnacle of success in their careers without putting in the work and be like the ‘overnight’ success stories they hear about and not put in the work to keep on innovating and creating.

The two main motivating forces driving this behavior is the human needs for certainty and significance.

We have a need to feel safe and secure for our survival which is very important.  The challenge that is where most people go all the time out of their fear rather than stepping out of their comfort zone into the realm of uncertainty.

We also have a need to feel special and important which is also valuable.  The challenge here is most people get addicted to this feeling which is why you see so many people in our culture wanting to be instafamous.  What they really want is a sense of love they feel they are missing and are driven by their fear of not being enough so they overcompensate on trying to be significant because they think the attention will give them the love they desire deep down in their heart.  It actually does the opposite because when you are so special and significant it separates you and those you want to be more connected and share love with.

So why am I saying all this?

Because in order to live the lives we truly desire we need to step out of our comfort zones a little more each and every day.  It never stops as long as you want to keep on growing and live an expansive life with rich experiences.  Every day in our health, relationships, career, finances, spirituality, contribution to the world we must grow and step a little more into the unknown.  The training never stops.  The reason we must grow is ultimately so we have more to GIVE which brings true fulfillment in life.

Here’s a short clip from a talk I did with Carlson Gracie MMA for their athletes and coaches on stepping out of our comfort zones into the realm of uncertainty each day.  Enjoy!

 

Key take aways from the video:

Nothing in life stays the same.

You are either growing or dying.

You are either moving forward or getting left behind.

Your past does not equal your future unless you choose to live there.

What’s one small thing you will do to step out of your comfort zone?  Take action now!  Comment below!

Do you ever wonder how some people are able to accomplish so much while others are constantly grinding away and seem to be getting nothing important done?

Even more the people who make things happen seem to still have more time to travel, enjoy life and spend time with their family and friends.

They don’t have more time.

We all have the same 24 hours in a day.

They have a system.

A system to manage their minds.  Because what is time anyway?

Time is EMOTION.

If you can learn to manage your emotions and your mind then time is malleable and you can get those seemingly impossible projects done and get more done in a year than most people get done in a lifetime!

I created this video below that explains it in more detail:

 

 

Here’s a quick recap of the process:

 

Step 1: 

Capture, write down everything you have to do.

This is usually most people’s overwhelming to do list.

Step 2:

Review last week.

What went great?  What were the highlights…success can only build on success

What did you learn?

What can you do better?

Step 3:

Set up your outcome blocks.

How much time will each one take (this can be over the course of many weeks for one project)

What are the top 3 outcomes you have for the week?

Step 4:

Schedule them in your calendar and how much time they will take to complete.

Step 5:

Be flexible and come up with your plan in case life happens and you need to change your approach.

 

Post below your top 3 outcomes and action steps to achieve them and we will send the top two posts our DreamOSLabs t shirts anywhere in the world.

 

I used to live in reaction to life.  I could be in a down mood for any number of arbitrary reasons.  If it was raining outside, someone said something mean to me, had work to get done, woke up in a bad mood etc.

I was sick and tired of feeling depressed, angry, confused, tired, unmotivated….

That’s when I read an awesome book by Jack Canfield “The Success Principles”

Yeah I know books like this can seem cheesy, but Jack is actually a really smart dude – he graduated from Harvard and worked for W Clement Stone

The two big takeaways for me were that I must take 100% responsibility for what has happened and what will happen in my life and that there are technologies to manage my thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

One of the tools I use daily is in this video I made for you.  You’ll like this video if…

  • You want to take control of your life
  • You want to tap into the power of your subconscious mind
  • You want to be creative and have a fun time with your environment

Dominate,

Naeem

Ps.  Leave a comment on the video and we’ll pick someone in the next 48 hours to send an anchoring exercise that will make a powerful shift in your life ($100 value).