Taming the Monkey Mind
One of the highest leverage points to upgrading yourself is to monitor your mind chatter, your internal self-talk, the constant ongoing narrative we all have with ourselves. The way we talk to ourselves, the way we explain the world to ourselves is incredibly powerful in shaping our moods and intensity levels, for energy flows where focus goes. Make sure your inner voice is fully on your side; your positive coach, your cheerleader, your BFF. There are enough challenges in this world without renting out space in your head to the opposition!
Pick Your 5 With Care
It has been said that you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with. The actual number is irrelevant, the point is we are greatly influenced by those we choose as our companions in life. If your friends belong to book clubs, take class at night or head to the gym after work or get together for fun runs on the weekends, odds are likely you will too. But if they head for happy hour or love to eat large portions of fast or fried foods and have desserts…
Set Goals, Make a Plan For Your One and Only Life
Goals pull you forward, goals tied into your values motivate and inspire you. Creating Action Plans and Accountability Checkpoints will keep you on track when otherwise your energy might fade or dissipate. An eye on the mountain top makes every path easier. Consider goals for each of your six major roles in life: 1) Family/Personal 2) Career/Financial 3) Physical/Health 4) Spiritual/Creative 5) Education/Mental 6) Social/Community.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, including yourself.” – Jim Rohn
“Few people have any next, they live from hand to mouth without a plan, and are always at the end of their line.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.” – Ralph Charell
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier