The 4 Fundamentals Of Unstoppable Motivation

The 4 Fundamentals Of Unstoppable Motivation

The other day, I was asked a question by a reader and friend.

She asked: "It’s hard for me to stay motivated and consistently make progress towards my goals. How do I get motivated and stay motivated?"

It's a good question, because when we are motivated, we stay consistent and we make progress. We'll stay up late, read all the books, put in the extra work, develop the skills, create the habits and do all the little things necessary to realize our goal.

It's that simple.

This got me thinking about the times where I was driven like an obsessive maniac to accomplish a goal, and the times I was unmotivated and failed. 

After searching through my stories, and re-reading the lessons of great leaders and peak performers, I noticed that there are 4 fundamentals to getting motivated and staying motivated.

When we understand and implement these fundamentals we create unstoppable motivation and achieve our goal. 

How To Quit Your Job, Find Your Purpose, Become The Next Steve Jobs, And Start A Revolution!

How To Quit Your Job, Find Your Purpose, Become The Next Steve Jobs, And Start A Revolution!

Admit it! You want to quit your job and become the next Steve Jobs.

You've imagined slamming down your resignation letter on your boss's desk, running over to Apple headquarters, slipping on a black turtleneck and pulling the next "i" product out of your pocket to a crowd of screaming Apple fans!

Or... maybe you haven't.

The point is, I talk with dozens of people each week who tell me their dreams. They want to build their own business, travel the world, start a revolution, create the next wave of consumer technology or cure degenerative diseases. "The Dream" of just climbing the corporate ladder, getting intoxicated on the weekends and retiring at 65 is dead. We don't want that anymore.

We feel like we're destined for something bigger and we are driven by something else. Our peers think were crazy and we feel awkward talking about our dreams to "normal people". 

Other generations really don't get it -- they are completely driven by top line sales revenue, business growth and personal financial gain...

 

WE ARE DRIVEN BY PURPOSE.

5 Crazy Things You Can Do To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

5 Crazy Things You Can Do To Overcome Your Fear Of Rejection

 

This post is going to be very different than anything else I've put out. 

It's going to challenge you, push you, make you uncomfortable and hopefully inspire you. It starts with a story about dealing with success barriers and follows with 5 crazy things I did to overcome my fear of rejection. 

Some of them are obvious, others are downright silly and they all can help you (if you actually do them). 

My hope is that you can learn from my experience and complete at least one of the five challenges. If you do, I'd love to hear about your experience. You can either post in the comments section or send me a email.

5 Simple Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

5 Simple Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

Look at Kobe, Oprah, Musk, Schwarzenegger, Gates, Buffet and Mother Theresa - they don't try to be someone else. They understand where they have talent and where they are weak. They know exactly who they are. 

Kobe isn't a governor, Oprah and Musk don't play professional basketball, Schwarzenegger isn't a speech therapist, Gates and Buffet aren't bodybuilders, and Mother Theresa didn't start an electric car company. They play to their strengths and use their talents to create world class results.

If you want to replicate their success, you must know yourself. This article discusses 5 different strategies to know exactly who YOU are and grow the leader within you.

8 Reasons Multitasking Is Bad For Your Brain

8 Reasons Multitasking Is Bad For Your Brain

We couldn't focus.

We couldn't get things done.

We were tired.

Our minds were always racing.

We couldn't sleep.

We kept making mistakes. 

And our To-Do lists kept growing and growing and growing. 

We tried to fix it…. by adding more to our to-do’s and doing more things at the same time. This only made it worse. 

To make matters more confusing we blamed it on gluten, high fructose corn syrup, vaccines, mercury in our fish, fracking, and the depleting ozone layer. Mass media fed on our fears and convinced us that the problem was everywhere and there was nothing we could do. All of this noise confused us and led us away from the root cause of the problem. 

It was right under our nose the whole time. You’re probably holding it in your hand. 

4 Books That Will Make You A Genius

4 Books That Will Make You A Genius

Many books are written and released each year. Most of them are bad, some of them are good, a few are great, and the top .001% are exceptional. 

It’s rare that an author is a great writer AND has deep domain expertise. This is a list of books by authors who are both.

Who’s this book list for? The creative/visionary/big picture thinker who wants to awaken their inner genius.  

How Eminem Used Success Habits To Recover From Drug Addiction

How Eminem Used Success Habits To Recover From Drug Addiction

A man who took a handful of white pills in an attempt to quiet the demons that called his name... A nearly empty fifth of vodka, perched on a table… A set of dark sunken eyes staring back in a dimly light mirror... The core of a man being challenged by his god…

…..He could no longer escape his past and his future threatened him…. He fell down and got up…. He fell again, this time paralyzed, unable to move... Everything went black....

...An instant that changed his life.  

When he woke up, the men wearing white coats said he was two hours away from dying. He'd taken too much this time, it nearly killed him. Next time he might not be lucky.

The pills were supposed to be just like valium- a drug he knew all too well. It wasn’t. The amount of Methadone he’d taken was the equivalent of 4 bags of heroin. Enough to kill most men. 

As he lay there, part of him wanted it to be over, to escape the life that that tortured him. It would be easier this way. The the other part still had a spark. That part still wanted to make music, to be a good father and live a good life.

His spark kept him going. 

This is his story of Eminem’s recovery. It’s about how he got motivated, created new success habits, used mentors to get his life back and began making music again. 

3 Simple Steps To Create An Exercise Habit That Sticks!

3 Simple Steps To Create An Exercise Habit That Sticks!

My friend Dave is disappointed with life.

His job sucks, his life lacks meaning, his income is low, and he’s not confident.

All of these issues stem from what he see’s in the mirror. He’s skinny. Like really skinny.

It may be a compliment to call a girl skinny, but It’s the kiss of death for a guy. It not only insults his general manliness, but makes him feel weak, feminine, and soft.

Because he hates the way he looks, he finds it hard to be happy, grateful and assertive in his daily life. You would think this would be enough to start lifting weights and pounding down protein shakes. It isn’t.

Like most of us, he has tried to start an exercise habit, but failed.

In this article, I'm going to show you how to create one that sticks. 

The Hangover Cure For The Masses

The Hangover Cure For The Masses

I'm not a big drinker. But when I do, I get crippling hangovers. It's not just the awful hangover feeling that pisses me off, It’s that I stop being my best.

Instead of dealing with the repercussions of my poor decisions, I've been perfecting an antidote. It’s been years in the making, but I’m ready to release it.

I'm calling it "The Hangover Cure For The Masses". You can call it whatever you want.

What I’ve done is broken down a hangover cure using food and supplements. This post focuses on the fundamentals of hacking your hangover, with a few notes for the elite performer who needs to bounce back quickly.

How to Rapidly Increase Your Success By 400% Using These Little Known Powerful Strategies from LeBron James, Steve Jobs & Picasso

How to Rapidly Increase Your Success By 400% Using These Little Known Powerful Strategies from LeBron James, Steve Jobs & Picasso

They Hated Him.

His biggest fans burned his jersey. They cursed his name. They wished he was never born.

When Lebron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers he went from the biggest star in the NBA, to the most hated man in sports. Just like that, in an instance. 

This post is about his road to redemption.

It's about how he elevated himself to a new level of super-stardom.

In this guest post from my buddy Robert James Collier you'll learn:

  1. The secret behind 'Post Traumatic Growth'
  2. How he used his daily habits to create a new skillset. One that the basketball world had never seen.
  3. The common thread between elite performers like Lebron, Picasso and Steve Jobs. 

The Success Habits of Biggie & Tupac

The Success Habits of Biggie & Tupac

The other day, I was listening to Hypnotize by Notorious BIG and started to get nostalgic. Remembering the ‘good old days’ when life didn’t have so many responsibilities, bills and worries.

I then started thinking...

How did Biggie and Pac get so good despite being in their early 20’s? How did they stand out from the crowd? What was their path to mastery?

This post is an attempt at answering those questions.

How To Become Hollywood's Most Persuasive Man

How To Become Hollywood's Most Persuasive Man

This article is a series of lessons learned from Hollywood's greatest promoter and biggest dealmaker. He’s the man behind Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Bob Dylan, John Denver, The Ocean’s 11 Franchise, The Karate Kid and many more. 

 

No matter what life threw at him from club rooms of Brooklyn, to Mafia hangouts of NY’s Lower East side, to the hills of Hollywood he found a way to promote and sell tickets to his shows. 

"All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage," he writes. "I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.’ 

He’s is the most persuasive man in the history of showbiz and changed the industry with his unique insights. His path to mastery is a model for all of us. 

 

How To Learn Life Lessons From Your Farmer

How To Learn Life Lessons From Your Farmer

Our lives (even if we are not farmers) are governed by rhythms, flows and seasons of our lives. We go through cycles of work, tinkering, learning, experimenting, planning, growing, organizing, cultivating, testing and resting.

When we respect these seasons, we flourish. When we don’t, we burn out, get sick, get fat and age early. 

Are you respecting the Seasons of Your Life? Most of us push until something breaks. You need to look no further than the census of 2013 to understand that most Americans are overworked, overweight and overspending.

Our culture tells us to over-do it. Do it fast. Do it now.

And we do.

3 Steps To Turn Tiny Personal Habits Into HUGE Results

3 Steps To Turn Tiny Personal Habits Into HUGE Results

We live in a magic pill society.

  • Get rich in 30 days!
  • Lose 20 Lbs in 20 workouts!
  • Find the woman/man of your dreams in 7 easy steps!

After being exposed to so many different marketing messages, we start to believe that we’re special (it’s everyone else who needs to figure it out!).

Ramit Sethi calls this “Special Snowflake Syndrome”, Andre 3000 of OutKast calls it “thinking your shit don’t stink” and Charlie Munger calls it “delusional confidence”. These phrases all point back to same fundamental flaws of human psychology.

  1. We can’t see how our daily habits affect us in the long term.
  2. We think we’re going to become an overnight success.
  3. We think we’ll avoid the decades of hard work that typically goes into building a life worth living.
  4. We think we deserve it.

Unfortunately, you can’t avoid the truth.

Interview With John Hargrave: Mind Hacking, The Secret Service, and Overcoming Adiction

Interview With John Hargrave: Mind Hacking, The Secret Service,  and Overcoming Adiction

Ben chats with Sir John Hargrave, CEO of Media Shower about his soon to be released book Mind Hacking. His new book is about reprogramming your brain using strategies taken from the world of computer programing. The tactics outlined are designed to eliminate negative thought patterns and replace them with empowering ones. 

In the interview, we talk about growing up in the computer revolution, overcoming addiction and how he almost got arrested by the secret service!

Check out this and more in our interview. 

How To 10x Your Productivity Before 8am

How To 10x Your Productivity Before 8am

Another day dawns. Typically, it goes something like this…

The alarm sounds on your smartphone. Ugh. You grab it, hit snooze, and… You awake to look at the clock and it’s been well over an hour. “WTF just happened!?” The day is now well underway. The detour has left you scrambling for time and running late for your work, without achieving anything you intended.

A wonderfully unproductive start.

The day then continues on a sidewards course. You still feel half asleep, you’re angry that you didn’t get to eat and exercise like you wanted, and you just can’t seem to get on top of things. It’s like you’re always one step behind...

Does this sound familiar? Sadly, it’s an all too regular occurrence, especially as your workload increases, your commitments heighten, and you try to cram more into each and every day. You seem to have more to do, and less time to do it.

How do you break this destructive cycle? What if there was a way to put yourself on the right foot as soon as the alarm sounds? What if, when you wake up, you’re able to create your most productive day ever and really kickstart your life into gear instead?

3 Ways To Hack Burnout, Anxiety And Fatigue

3 Ways To Hack Burnout, Anxiety And Fatigue

In our go-go-go society we rarely take the time to rest, rejuvenate and recover. And this won't be a lecture about "overdoing it" and I won’t bother telling you to avoid caffeine. Instead let’s focus on damage control in the moment and ways to keep you performing at a high level when you need it the most.

As the leader of your group, tribe or organization, you can't afford to break down. Your people need you. 

Who’s This For? This post is for the high performance investor-entrepreneur who loves work they do and won’t stop. It’s practical advise that you can implement in your daily habits to deal with burnout and stress and as they come along.

The Free StrengthsFinder That Actually Works

The Free StrengthsFinder That Actually Works

There a major problem with StrengthFinder Tests. They are meant for people who are unchanging and static. For the average Joe or Jane who watches 6 hours a TV everyday and goes to a job that they tolerate for 40+ years and then retires; they work fine.

These tests focus on who you are right now. Not who you want to be and what you want to do. They don’t integrate important factors such as your values and the environment you grew up in.

If you are a dynamic and constantly developing person, than you are going to need a different solution.

What follows below is a strengthsfinder for the dynamic, developing, multipotentialite who understands that who they are today and they person they will be in 10 years is massively different.

4 Steps for Immediately Breaking Bad Habits

4 Steps for Immediately Breaking Bad Habits

We all know what we should be doing, yet we have a hard time actually doing it. We are quick to judge others and slow to take action in our own lives.

Unsure of how our surrounding and environment affect us, we get mad at our lack of willpower, self control, lack of consistency and our inability to create habits that would ultimately get us ahead.

It’s time we understand what creates lasting change. It’s only after we understand this process that we can begin to make the changes that get us ahead of the competition and start doing the work that actually matters.

What follows is a process for understanding how to break bad habits and replace them with empowering ones. If you have bad habits that hold you back. This post is for you.

5 Ways to Get In "The Zone" (Proven by Science)

5 Ways to Get In "The Zone" (Proven by Science)

The zone is just a brainwave state

It’s important to know that “The Zone” is not a quasi-mythological state, but well researched brain wave state.

Research conducted by the Biocybernaut Institute shows that peak performers from Brady to Mark Cuban know how to generate peak performance when they need to. They understand how to calm their nervous system before big moments and can get generate performance boosting brain waves (almost at will).

Today’s post is about how top performers can use well researched methods and techniques to produce more Alpha brainwaves and get in the zone.