- These are not hopes, they’re not wishes, they’re not dreams or wishful thinking, they are principles meaning that they’re kind of like laws, they’re immutable, they’re untouchable, they’re unbreakable, and if you get these things right then you can get anything and everything that you want out of life.
- Every single one of these 5 items interacts with everything else and every single one of these 5 also interact with the other 5 that I’m going to talk to you about in the next video.
- Everybody in our world today of social media and distraction is sacrificing the essential few for the trivial many and this is the biggest mistake that you can make.
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Hey there, I’m Alex Goad here, best-selling author coach and small business expert, back with another installation of 10X your life!
Today to talk about the first of the five of ten principles of ascension for the 21st century.
So I’m only going to talk to you about five of them in this video and we’re gonna keep it short. Just keep something in mind, these are not hopes, they’re not wishes, they’re not dreams or wishful thinking, they are principles meaning that they’re kind of like laws, they’re immutable, they’re untouchable, they’re unbreakable, and if you get these things right then you can get anything and everything that you want out of life. This is literally the manual or the blueprint for how to do it, and if you’re not getting the results that you want, take a good hard look at this and don’t tell me that you’re doing all of them right and you’re not getting results because I don’t believe you.
So with that said, let’s get started.
The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said that the measure of a man is how much truth he can tolerate because truth hurts.
Truth puts us in conflict, truth challenges our beliefs our feelings our emotions and our conception of the world. But you know what? Maybe that’s a good thing! The more you can challenge those things, the more you can find integrity with yourself and with others and with the art of doing, the further you can go.
Now this is particularly important in today’s world because the entire planet seems to have been re-engineered in order to make it small and commoditized. They’ve laid out all of the traps with the fake news the fake media the fake this that and the other, the useful idiots, the smiling and grinning lies that we find everywhere around us, the desire of all of this is to make us small and to make us commoditized so the we cannot be extraordinary.
So principle number one truth or as I like to say it, ‘Don’t believe a goddamn word they say, you got to remain independent in the way that you think’, which means that you have to be willing and able to challenge everything including what I’m telling you right now.
Courage is a big one and just like truth it’s being dissipated by so many people because courage can often create conflict. Courage is what you use to challenge the status quo and the things that are there the way that you don’t like them.
The American President Teddy Roosevelt said this about courage or something like it:
Essentially that what counts is not the critic, nor the person who criticizes or who points out where the strong man stumbles, nor where the doer could have done the deed even better, rather the person who matters is the man in the arena whose face is marred with dirt blood and sweat.
What does that mean? Well let me just tell you two things that happen once you get out of the stage, get out of the spectator area and onto the playing field. It doesn’t even matter if you score the touchdown, it doesn’t even matter if you do that well.
Just getting down there on the playing field does two incredible things for you.
a) It makes you into a doer rather than a spectator and you know it and everybody that’s still up there in the spectator area knows it as well. So once you go back there among them, you’ve already been designated as a leader, you’ve been on the stage in front of everybody, you’ve been the one that had the guts to get dirty, to bleed a little bit, to sweat a little bit. That pain is actually kind of like a trophy that the more of it you go for the more of it you can tolerate the easier it all gets.
b) You realize that you built it up to be that big but it’s actually much smaller. So courage is one of the magical elements that the minute that you take an act of courage is hard to predict, how many incredible and positive things are gonna start happening in your life because you have the courage to act honestly.
Another little quote for you here, this one is from the movie Miracle that has the American hockey team going up against the former Soviet Union’s hockey team. Now the Soviet Union had the most powerful hockey team probably ever assembled and they always beat the Americans and they always beat them very soundly and that’s why the name of the movie is Miracle because nobody expected it to happen. But the coach in the movie has them work extremely hard and in fact he has them work a lot on strength and stamina and the ability to keep going when everybody wants to quit. He says this very telling thing:
It’s the legs that feed the wolf, it’s the legs that sustain the hunt
And the same thing is true when we want to accomplish extraordinary things in our lives. If we want to have the best relationships, if we want to travel the world, if we want to become millionaires or have businesses that fulfill us, if we want to do and create things in this life that change other people’s lives and maybe even change the course of history, who knows, you’re gonna need energy to do it.
I single out three different types of energy.
1. Physical energy
It’s pretty obvious, it’s the energy that you have in your body based on the food that you eat, based on how you train yourself so that you can sustain a high level of effort all day long.
2. Mental energy
This one is particularly challenged in today’s world. Mental energy is your ability to focus, it’s your ability to pay attention, it’s your ability to bring your mind back on track when it goes off track, it’s also your ability to shape the way that you feel and the things that you think about. That’s one of the things that determines the lowest performers from the highest performers.
The lowest performers believe that their thoughts just appear or that they feel a certain way because that’s the only way that you can feel in that circumstance. While the highest performers never leave any of those things to chance. They use systems so that they create their energy, they create the way that they feel, they create their thoughts and in so doing they give themselves tremendous doers energy.
3. Spiritual energy
I’m not talking about anything mystical here. You don’t even have to believe in any form of higher power to understand that there is a spiritual energy that animates all of us. Just think about it this way, if the goals in your life, if the objectives in your life and if the goals are small and the truth is missing and you’re not facing it and you’re not doing something that matters to you then why should those animal spirits and why should that kind of magical energy that animates us when we’re in flow and when we’re doing what we really care about, why should you have that?
Of course you won’t and so that’s spiritual energy.
The amount of value that you can bring to the table determines the size and the scope of your life very quickly
That’s pretty obvious but here’s something that I have discovered over the course of building three eight figure companies in the last ten or fifteen years. There are certain skills and I call it the independence skill set and those skills are disproportionately valuable. As an adult I’ve had the privilege of living for a year or more in four different countries on four different continents, different languages, different religions, different cultures and I can tell you that while all those people were largely different, one thing wasn’t different which was that when you understand and can shape and control the laws that govern money and its acquisition. That skill will be disproportionately valuable anywhere that you go and specifically those skills have a lot to do with sales and marketing. A lot of people don’t like to do those things and you know what, I invite you to find a little place in your heart to enjoy those things and to see them in a positive light because those are skills that other people are so hesitant to acquire and they shy away from them and that’s actually a wonderful opportunity. It’s been for me my whole life and it’s one for you right now.
One of the best books that I’ve read in the last couple of years is by Greg McGowan and it’s called Essentialism. The whole gist of the book is pretty much the idea that:
Everybody in our world today of social media and distraction is sacrificing the essential few for the trivial many and this is the biggest mistake that you can make.
If you have disproportionate skills in one area because you’ve gotten clarity and you’ve decided as Robert Greene says in his book ‘The 48 laws of power’, the 23rd law – concentrate your forces.
If you found a way to concentrate your forces towards the accomplishment of one goal, one big thing and you know on a daily basis you’re totally clear on what it is that you need to do, then what you’ll realize is that you don’t have to do a lot of things right. You just have to do one thing right and if you do it over and over on a daily basis, all of the doors open and you get everything that you want. I’m sure that you’ve heard the proverb or motto or whatever you want to call it, ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’. That’s what everybody specializes in these days, but the jack of all trades never gets disproportionately rewarded, it’s always the specialist, the master, the leader, and the way that you do that is by generating in your life extraordinary clarity.
Before I end this video, I just want to take one moment to ask you to notice the following thing which is that – every single one of these items interacts with everything else and every single one of these five also interact with the other five that I’m going to talk to you about in the next video. So the truth is that in order to 10X your life and I really mean make it ten times bigger so that you can be ten times more popular, ten times more good-looking, ten times richer, whatever it is that you want to accomplish you don’t have to take any one of those things and multiply them by ten. You just have to do a tiny little bit better in each one of them and every time that you do, everything else is going to improve as well and all of a sudden you’re going to see that the pace at which you make progress in your life wildly accelerates because the way that you do one thing is the way that you do everything.
So learning these principles and living by them might be the most intelligent and valuable thing that you can ever do because it will influence the results that you get from every other minute of your life that you live.
So if you can do these five you’ll have exactly 50% of what it takes to live an extraordinary life and I’m gonna give you the other five in the next video!
I’m Alex Goad and I’m reminding you that today counts, so behave yourself accordingly.
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