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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!

 

Sales is tough for most people.

It was tough for me as well when I first started out.

I had all these stories in my head and internal conflicts about selling.

Here are some of the thoughts that were floating around in my head:

“I don’t want to be aggressive.”

“What if I don’t actually help this person with my product/service?”

“What if they can’t afford it and I take all their money?”

“It’s bad to make a lot of money.”

“If I really cared about this person I should just give it to them for free.”

Sounds so silly right!  I know.  I feel liberated that I do not allow these BS stories to limit the impact I have on my clients lives and new people I can reach.

The coolest part is now I have the skills to help a person when the opportunity comes and I deliver value and help them make huge shifts in their life!

Here’s the foundation you need to have in place to sell anything.

KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE

If your audience was best represented by one person, who would that be?  What are their fears?  What are their dreams?  What is stopping them from having what they want?  What do they like to do for fun?  Where do they like to spend time?  These are basic questions that will get you to really understand your prospect and if/how you can help them.  You want to know as much or more about the person than they know about themselves.

MAKE THEM AN OFFER THEY CAN’T REFUSE

How can you deliver 10x the value you are charging them?  If you are charging $1,000 how can you over deliver and give them $10,000+ of value?

I’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse right now.  I will customize a fitness/nutrition plan and coach you to get to your desired result and you don’t pay me until after you get it!  The first person who takes me up on this is the WINNER of this irresistible offer!

SET UP YOUR SALES FUNNEL

Work backwards from your goal.  If you want to earn $100,000 how many sales is that on average?  To make that many sales how many presentations/conversations do you need to have?  How many calls/emails/texts/LinkedIn messages do you need to send to book ‘x’ amount of presentations/conversations?  The reason why tracking/measuring with your sales funnel is so important is because it gives you optics on your numbers.  Top performers know how many calls/presentations they need to make the income they want.  They are not leaving their income up to chance.  They create the outcome they are after and if they need to they can increase the dials for greater output.  Another reason why it’s useful to have a sales funnel tracking system is to you can disassociate from the process so fear of rejection doesn’t get in your way.  You know that it will take a certain amount of action to produce a specific result.

That’s the 80/20.  Yes there is scripting, closing, tonality and other strategies.  However if you follow these three pillars you are well on your way to success in sales!

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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

 

I was recently in the Netherlands at my good friend Jason Van Oijen’s gym Sky Health.

When I first met him he was a professional model in New York City and competing in professional Muay Thai (Thai Kick Boxing) tournaments.  He was the New York State cruiser weight champion (click here to see his video).

I would joke with him about how he was able to keep his job modeling while trying to protect his face from the barrage of strikes that would come at him during a fight.  Just goes to show he was the real deal and usually wasn’t the one on the receiving end of the strikes (Here is another video of Jason training).

Now Jason is focused fully on functional fitness for himself and helping his clients get the results they are looking for.  In the video Jason gives us some pointers on his training philosophies and some pointers we can all use to keep on improving.

Jason’s tips:

Start with the basics.

Get a program or make your own program.  You can get one for free online, download an app or pay for one from a trainer.  Make a program to hit your goal and keeps you motivated.

Focus on compound movements.  Compound movements use more than one joint and large muscle groups.  Examples are squats, deadlifts, bench press, pull ups.

Listen to your body.

Get your body used to training.  Develop the habit.

Have a direction/vision of what you want.  What are you training for?

Keep on pushing to the next level so you do not stagnate.

Self educate yourself on proper form, reps, techniques etc.  Just like in life you need to keep learning.

Focus on mobility training to increase the range of motion in your joints and the surrounding muscles.

Connect with Jason:

Sky Health The Hague

Instagram

 

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Einstein said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”  

 

Warren Buffett said, “Complexity is the enemy of execution.”  

 

These are principles that apply to any area of your life.  Your business, finances and in this case your body.

 

We all know the basics behind how to get the healthy fit body we all desire and deserve.  Yet why do so few people get to be a living example of the amazing potential the body has?  

 

For most people it is because they are so overwhelmed by the task they don’t even start.  Their desire to do it perfectly triggers them to make the process more complex than it needs to be.  

 

I had the privilege of speaking with Mimi Kuster on the fundamentals of fitness and health and she echoed the same sentiments as Einstein and Warren.  

 

Keep it simple and don’t over complicate it.  We have enough complication going on in life as it is.  Why not keep it as simple as possible in this super important area of our life so we can have the energy, strength, vitality and good looks we deserve.  

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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!

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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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.

 

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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).

 

One key skill successful people have is the ability to turn problems into opportunities.  They alchemize the painful experience and turn it into a pleasurable one.  Here’s a video I made that discusses more about it:

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