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A Daily Success Routine: Transform Your Life 1 Day At A Time

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23 Lessons (3h 32m)
    • 1. The Amazing Routine... Life Is About To Get Awesome!

      2:43
    • 2. What Is The Amazing Routine?

      8:40
    • 3. The Secret Ingredient: Expression

      8:54
    • 4. A Quick Walkthrough

      4:19
    • 5. Element 1: Freestyle Expression

      11:29
    • 6. Element 2: Gratitude

      8:01
    • 7. Element 3: I Am

      12:47
    • 8. Element 4: Beliefs

      9:22
    • 9. Element 5: Teach What You Want To Learn

      9:52
    • 10. Element 6: 10 Ideas

      12:44
    • 11. Element 7: ReAction Mindset

      8:43
    • 12. Element 8: Your Perfect Day / Vision Board

      17:47
    • 13. Putting It All Together

      10:34
    • 14. Master The Art Of Expression

      8:26
    • 15. And Finally...

      8:39
    • 16. Supplemental: Create A Morning Routine

      12:25
    • 17. Supplemental: Wake Up Early

      8:19
    • 18. Supplemental: Create An After Work Routine

      16:48
    • 19. Supplemental: Plan Tomorrow Today

      5:32
    • 20. Supplemental: Create An Evening Routine

      7:47
    • 21. Supplemental: Don't Break The Chain

      7:52
    • 22. Supplemental: Express More Than You Consume

      9:12
    • 23. Remember...Download, Review, and Connect - Thanks!

      1:12

About This Class

Hi, my name is Derek Franklin.

And in this class, I'm going to teach you what I call The Amazing Routine.

What in the world is The Amazing Routine?

Simply put: It's a daily success routine that's designed to help you upgrade your thoughts, feelings, and actions, so you can:

  • Connect with the vision you have of what you want to be, do, and have
  • Feel happier and more satisfied in life
  • Learn new ideas and put them into action
  • Become more creative
  • Adopt good habits, to become more productive, a better communicator, healthier, and more
  • Eliminate bad habits in any area of your life
  • And a lot more...

This class is unique for 3 specific reasons:

  • It's highly visual - I teach ideas using tons of graphics, illustrations, and pictures, which engages your brain in the learning experience at a much deeper level than most courses you've taken in the past
  • It's printable - You get printable reference sheets of every single lesson in the course. Each sheet - which I call a LifeMap - contains the graphics used in the slides for that lesson, as well as a summary of the main ideas of the lecture and the related action steps, so you can immediately put into action what you learn
  • It's doable - Throughout the course, I give you specific steps and tips for putting what you learn into action - this is a complete road map for creating and practicing the perfect daily success routine... and it's simple to do!

There's a 4th way this course is unique and different from than any other personal development course out there - I call it The Amazing Routine's Secret Weapon.

This secret weapon is two things:

  • A power you've always had but you probably never knew you had
  • The foundation of what makes this routine so amazing and effective

Once you learn what it is, and how it works, you'll know exactly what I mean.

So, what is that secret weapon? Well, it's a secret, so it's something I explain in detail in the course. :-)

Aristotle once said: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

The Amazing Routine is that daily habit that will help you achieve excellence in your life and business.

Join me, and let's begin your journey to excellence, starting right now!

Be amazing!

Derek

Transcripts

1. The Amazing Routine... Life Is About To Get Awesome!: Hi. My name is Derrick Franklin, and in this course I'm gonna teach you what I call the amazing Routine. So what in the world is the amazing routine? Well, simply put, it's a daily success routine that's designed to help you to upgrade your thoughts, your feelings and your actions so that you can connect with the vision that you have what you want to be doing. Have you can feel happier and more satisfied in life. You can learn new ideas and actually put them into action. You can become more creative. You can adopt new habits to become more productive, a better communicator, healthier and more, and even eliminate bad habits in any area of your life. Now this course is unique for three specific reasons. One is that it's highly visual. I teach ideas using tons and tons of graphics, illustrations and pictures, which engages your brain in the learning experience at a much, much deeper level than what you may be used to. Number two. It's printable, so you get printable reference sheets of every single lesson in the course. Each sheet, which I call a life map, contains the graphics used in the slides for that lesson, as well as a summary of all the main ideas of that lesson and the related action steps so that you can immediately put into action what you learn. And number three. It's doable. So throughout the course, I give specific steps and tips for putting what you learn into action. This is a complete roadmap for creating and practicing the perfect daily success routine, and it's simple to do now. There's 1/4 way that this course is unique and different from any other personal development course out there. I call it the Amazing Routines Secret weapon, and the secret weapon is two things. Number one. It's a power that you've always had, but you probably never knew that you had. And Number two. It's the foundation of what makes this routine so amazing and effective. And once you learn what it is and how it works, you'll know exactly what I mean. So what is the secret weapon? Well, it's a secret. So it's something I explain a detail in the course now, Aristotle once said, We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit. Thea Amazing routine is that daily habit that will help you to achieve excellence in your life and your business. So join me and let's begin your journey to excellence starting right now. 2. What Is The Amazing Routine?: So why is the amazing routine so amazing? Why do I call it the amazing routine? Well, it's because it in a nutshell, comes down to helping you to feel on a daily basis. Awesome feelings. Build a smarter brain, and it gives you a tool to help build a better and new you the kind of person that you want to be to have the experiences that you want tohave and to achieve the things that you want to do. That's what makes it so amazing. And it works extremely, extremely well as you'll find out going through this course. So what I want to briefly do, though, is kind of dig into that a little bit more. What is the amazing routine? Why is it needed? And what are some of the additional benefits that you can expect from doing this routine on a regular basis? First of all, what is the amazing routine? Essentially, it's a daily success routine, a daily success routine. So what that means is, for about 20 to 60 minutes a day, you're going to practice a series of exercises that are designed to immerse your mind and your body and your emotions in the ideas, the goals and the things that you want to influence and change your life. Okay, so this is all about immersion, and your voice is the main tool that you're going to use for practicing the amazing routine . You might be thinking my voice. Why is it so important? You're gonna find out why that's so important. But in some cases, in addition to your voice, images and music are going to be used as well to enhance the overall experience that you have with the amazing routine. So it's a daily success routine that uses your voice to immerse yourself in the kind of person that you want to be. So why is it needed? Why is the daily success routine even that important? Well, Aristotle, who was a very smart man many, many years ago, he once said that we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit. Very, very profound. Quote. So in other words, what he was saying is, if we don't intentionally make the pursuit of excellence and success, a daily habit, a consistent habit, then we'll likely never achieve it. Or at least we won't achieve it to the level that were capable of achieving it, and we're all a capable of achieving some pretty amazing levels of excellence and success. But we won't ever get to that if we don't make it part of a daily practice. Because as you go about life every single day, the elements that drive you to success, which are your thoughts your believes, your values, your emotions, those air constantly being influenced by the world around you constantly and what you watch , what you see, what you talk about, what you hear. And if you don't have a system in place to regularly pull those elements, your thoughts to believe your values, your emotions. If you don't have something to pull those things in a direction that do you, you want them to go. Then essentially, what you're doing, you're is You're surrendering the direction of your life to the winds of the world and wherever it wants to take you. And that's a scary, unsatisfying place to be. And this often leads to, ah, life that lacks meaning. Ah, life that lacks satisfaction and a life that lacks happiness because you're surrendering your life, your time, energy and resource is to wherever the world wants to take it. And believe me, it's not in your best interest to allow this to happen at all. So the bottom line is that your consistent daily thoughts and feelings become your reality , and you can either design and choose that reality by using a daily success routine like the amazing routine is going to give you. Or you let someone else do that for you. Set the path of your life and really, you want to be in control of that. And that's what the amazing routine allows you to do. So let's talk about some additional benefits, though in addition to the main overall, one of it allowing you to set the path of your life and who you are, what you do and what you achieve. And so while the foundational awareness of the amazing routine is to help you to mold who you are and what you do, these air summit secondary benefits that come with it as well, and these all come from the exercises that you do is a part of this routine. So what are those exercises going to enable you to do well First of all, they're going to make you feel amazing. You know, the amazing routine is all about daily flooding your mind in your heart with emotions, emotions such as joy, satisfaction, gratitude and more. And when you flood your emotions when you ignite thes inside of you joy, satisfaction, gratitude and all these great emotions guess what happens. You end up feeling great. You end up feeling happy and satisfied and joyful because you're igniting those emotions inside of you. So another benefit is that doing this routine will make you smarter and more effective. So was a part of just living life. You are learning things through experience, and all often times you're learning things as a result of reading books, watching videos, reading articles because you're wanting to better yourself, right? So the amazing routine allows you to take these strategies and these ideas that you learn instead of them just sitting in a book or being underlined or sitting in your notes. You are able to take those ideas those strategies and turn them into actionable tools that you actually benefit from. If you've learned a strategy to help you eat healthier, you're gonna learn how to put that into action. So it's not just something that you bookmarked something that you underlined and that sits in a book forever, but you are actually able to put it into action. If you learn some tips on how toe communicate with confidence, you're going to discover how to start using those tips in your everyday life as a result of doing the amazing routine. The third benefit is that it will help you to break the habit of being you. And you might think, Well, that sounds kind of strange. Why would I want to break the habit of being me? Because for real change to happen in your life, you need to experience a strong mental and emotional shift in who you are. You want to create a stronger connection with who you want to be, then you currently have with who you are. And this shift of making that connection with that vision of who you are and what you want to do is something that is triggered by the exercises that you're going to do as a part of the amazing routine, because once you make that shift and who you want to be becomes mawr emotionally compelling and desirable to you than what you currently are. Amazing things happen. And so that's one of the reasons why the exercises in this routine are such an important part in making that shift. And four, you're going to dramatically improve yourself. Talk. You know that little voice inside your head that either pushes you forward or kind of hold you back, because what you internally say to yourself is a very powerful force in shaping who you are and what you do. So you want that internal voice that self talk that you have, and you don't even notice it sometimes. But you wanted to inspire you and motivate you to. One noticed the good in any situation and not the bad. You want to say, Hey, there's something going on good here. Pay attention to that, not the garbage that's going on. And you also want it to help you to push past any obstacles that you may face and not fear those obstacles and just give up. And you want to help you to recognize your unique awesomeness. Not constantly point out your failures, so the amazing routine is going to help you to accomplish all of this and a whole lot more . And another final thing to keep in mind about this routine, which makes it so great, in my opinion, is that it's mobile, which means you can do it virtually anywhere you want, anytime you want to, whether you're in your car, your shower. If you're taking the subway, it doesn't matter. You can do it anywhere, so you there's never a good excuse for missing it, and you can do it on a consistent daily basis so you can start benefiting from it and experiencing these awesome benefits that we've talked about. 3. The Secret Ingredient: Expression: So the amazing routine is built around what I call a secret ingredient, and I call it a secret ingredient simply for one reason, and that is that it's something extremely powerful, and yet you rarely hear anybody talk about using it in the way that you're going to learn to use it in the amazing routine. And this secret ingredients, I believe, is the key to unlocking and unleashing your untapped potential better than virtually anything else out there that I found and then I've ever used over my decades of it. Personal experience and trial and error. This is the key, and that secret ingredient is what I call expression. So what is expression while in context of this routine expression is the process of speaking out loud, or at least under your breath if you have to? And we'll get into that a little bit later in the course. But it's the idea of speaking out loud. That's it, you might be thinking. What's the big deal with that? Well, there are some incredible benefits that come from practicing expression this way, and most of them are based on a basic idea that speaking what you think what you feel. What you believe draws up from deep within you the essence of who you are and what you want to be. And expression causes your hidden potential, which is buried deep within you right now to become active and to begin flowing out of you . Now, when you express consistently, it generates this expansive energy within you that increases your sense or your level of freedom, your sense of growth, clarity, influence and power. And to help you to understand this, think of it this way. There's a beast inside of you, a good beast that can help you to achieve some amazing things in your life and think of this beast as your untapped potential. And you personally hold the key to unleash its awesomeness in your life. And that key is expressing yourself. So when you rarely express positive ideas, beliefs and feelings through what you create, what you do, and especially what you say, then your internal beast becomes weak and become small. In other words, the likelihood of you unleashing your potential begins to shrink, and this often causes feelings of emptiness, unhappiness and even depression sometimes. But on the other hand, when you consistently express your positive ideas. Your positive believes your positive feelings through what you create you do and especially what you say, what you express. Then you generate within you this growing, expansive energy that gives power to that beast. And your full potential is a human being comes to life. And not only do you begin to see and feel its impact, but so do others. And this is when amazing things begin to happen in your life when the U unleash that. And there's a really great quote from a fellow by the name of Publius Cyrus, and he once said that speech is the mirror of the soul as a man speaks. So he is. Think about that for a second as a man Speaks, were expresses himself with his words by speaking out loud. So he is, And that's the foundation. The essence of why expression and speaking out loud is such a big part of the amazing routine. But let's talk about some additional benefits beyond unleashing the beast or your potential that come from using expression. The 1st 1 is that were built to express and the most significant and valuable things that human being conduce Oh, are all expressions love? That's an expression. Creativity. That's expression. Thoughts. You express your thoughts, you express your ideas you express your feelings were built to do these things, to express thes things. So if we're built to express these things, doesn't it make sense to use the power of expression with intention to help you to be happy and successful? Doesn't it just make sense? Another thing about using expression that is a benefit is that it generates within you energy and emotion. And if you've ever attended a music concert or sporting event, you know what I'm talking about because you quickly realize that the main mechanism responsible for the high energy an emotion that each person is experiencing in that concert , or that sporting and event is that they're singing out loud. They're cheering out loud, and they're raising their voices. Now imagine what would happen to the energy of the event or for you as an individual. If you were told that all you could do is just stand there and think about how great it is to be there at that game or that concert, you couldn't use your voice not even hum what would happen to the energy of that event and again, your own personal energy. It would sink dramatically, wouldn't it? But when you speak out loud and you express yourself, it has this related an unstoppable effect of triggering strong emotions. And that's an important element of thinking, feeling and acting in powerful ways. Are those strong emotions that expression will unleash inside of you? Another benefit to using expression is that it makes you more charismatic and a noticeable trait that charismatic people share is their ability to express themselves in a way that touches others emotionally. And when you learn to express yourself, it's going to raise your positive emotional energy in your interaction with others. That's just a side benefit. And it's also going to teach you how to communicate your ideas clearly because you're learning to speak out loud off the top, your head with feeling and emotions. That is one of the foundational elements to being a good communicator. Another benefit is that it buries truths into your mind and your heart because the more you consistently say something out loud, the deeper you understand it in you reaffirm it to yourself as true because you're the one saying it, and you tend to believe what you say. And you can use this to learn and understand new ideas quickly and deeply, as well as install empowering beliefs or get rid of limiting beliefs. Both of those. Another benefit is that it improves and shapes your thoughts so our actions are born from our thoughts. And if we want better actions, which we all do, we need to improve our thoughts. How's it's done? Well, of course, most of us don't stop and think about thinking we just think. But the more you express things that are good, positive and valuable, the mawr those expressions will begin to alter the direction and quality of your thinking for the better, something that's on automatic that will be adjusted and changed all without even trying as a result of using expression. Another benefit is that it creates awareness about good and positive things in your life, because what you pay attention to and what you're aware of, influences who you are and what you do, and expression brings a important, valuable and pleasant things to the front of your awareness. With a force unlike anything else and as a result of those things being at the front of your awareness, you begin to notice and benefit from them a lot more often. And finally, it puts you in a mode of action and emotion because consistently expressing significant ideas trains your brain toe, work in a mode of action and motion because you have to actively think about what you want to express and share in those ideas, and a mine in motion does amazing things. It breaks through fear and resistance, and it helps to build your confidence. There really are virtually no limits to using expression, because when you use it, you can improve any area of your life, including your communication skills, your ability to get things done, your ability to learn and grow to achieve goals and starting new habits and limiting and bad ones and a whole lot more so the secrets out and the secret is expressing yourself expression, and you're about to become a master at doing it. 4. A Quick Walkthrough: let me take you through a quick walk through of the amazing routine. So you know what you need to know in order to get started using it. First of all, let me give you an overview of what to expect. So the amazing routine consists of a series of unique and individual exercises, and most of the rest of this course focuses on teaching you each of those individual exercises of that routine, which includes describing what the exercise is, explaining, why it matters and showing you how to use it. And each individual exercise is designed to help mould your overall thinking, your emotions and your actions in different ways. So all parts of the routine are important, as you'll see as you go about learning the different elements now to begin using the amazing routine. There's a little bit of set up. Not a lot, but there is a little bit of a set up, and this is a very interactive course in routine, so it requires you to do a little bit of work, simple work. But there is a little bit of work involved, and that is necessary in order for you to personalize the routine for your particular needs . Now, to make this possible, you're gonna need the following. First of all, you're gonna need a text document and this could be either a paper document or a digital document. It doesn't matter, because what you gonna do with this text document is you're going to progressively create or update the document as you go through the course. And when you're done, this text document is gonna act as a reference sheet for you to review every single day that you practice the amazing routine so you'll look at it, you'll know what to do, and then you'll do the amazing routine. As you start this text document you want to at the top of the page, put your name, whatever that may be. Apostrophe s amazing routines. So in my case, that would be derricks. Amazing routine. Just put that at the top. Now, another thing that you're going to need is a little bit of brainstorming and creativity. The sounds scary perhaps to you if you don't think of yourself as a creative person, but it's actually very simple. And the reason why this is necessary is because this routine is meant to be customized for your particular needs. So be prepared to spend a little bit of time, a little bit of effort, doing things along the way to get it personalized. You can get the best possible results when you begin using the routine itself. So with those elements in place, let me explain to how the course will progress. You're going to learn an element of the routine and exercise. At the end of learning that exercise, you're going to update that text document we just talked about. Then you're gonna watch the next video lesson in the course and that you're gonna simply repeat step one and so on. Very, very simple. Now, along the way, you're also going to find several what I call supplemental video lessons that will provide a little bit more information and depth related to the specific topic that's being discussed. So watch for these and no only watch for these. But watch these because they're very important to help bring everything together. By the time you complete this course, you're going tohave this personalized document like I talked about a minute ago and that will become your reference guide that you're going to use during your daily practice of the amazing routine and practicing the amazing routine each day is very simple. Your going to, first of all review that reference document which lays out all the different exercises that are part of the routine. Then you're gonna practice the first exercise of the routine. Then you're gonna practice the second exercise the routine, and you're gonna practice the third exercise of the routine and so on. And the entire routine could be completed about 20 to 60 minutes, based on your preferences and your needs, as you're going to discover a little bit later in the course. And that's it. That's all there is to this whole entire process of creating your own customized version of the amazing routine and putting it into action. So let's go ahead and get started with building your amazing routine 5. Element 1: Freestyle Expression: freestyle expression. What in the world is freestyle expression? Well, I'm going to discuss exactly what freestyle expression is and how to use it in this video. But before I do, I wanna make this one important statement And that is that out of all the exercises that are part of the amazing routine and they're all very valuable and they serve a specific purpose this one freestyle expression is what I consider to be the most important and most powerful exercise of the entire routine. So let me explain to you why I feel that is the case and then I'm gonna show you how to use it. And we talked a little bit about this at the beginning of the course. But deep inside of each one of us is this untapped source of awesomeness. And this is your inner self. This is the part that you rarely see. But within your inner self, it contains your greatest potential, and you can think of it like a treasure chest. We talked about how it's like a beast that you need to unleash, but I want you to think of it as a treasure chest right now and in that treasure chest. As you can imagine, every treasure chest has a valuable things in it, and same thing with this one. Your inner self contains your best creative ideas, solutions to problems. It has clear insights, answers and guidance to help you to make great decisions and achieve your dreams. And within it is your best version of you, including the mindset. The characteristics that make you unique make you authentic and make you charismatic. And, of course, within your inner self are the most positive emotions that you can experience. They're all in there. That's the treasure chest. So the question comes up while How do you tap into this awesome resource? How do you get into that treasure chest? Well, the understand how to do that, I want you to think of your inner self as this deep well of water. So we consider it as a beast that you need to unleash a treasure chest that contains all these amazing things that make you who you are. But one final way to looking at this is to think of it as a deep well of water. So buried in the ground at the bottom is a bunch of water. Now, in order for that water and that deep, well, to be used and effect who you are and what you do, you need a way to pump it up to the surface so that it can start flowing in your life. And the best way to do this is through freestyle expression, which is three idea of speaking whatever is on your mind or in your heart for about 5 to 10 minutes. No thinking, no stopping, no editing. And when I mean no thinking, I don't mean that your brain dead, of course. But I mean that you're not stopping and trying to consider your thoughts. You're just letting them go. So no thinking or no editing, no stopping. Now this process is similar to journaling, something that you're probably familiar with. Onley instead of capturing your thoughts on paper, you know, in just writing things down as they come to your mind, very common practice. Instead of capturing your thoughts on paper, you say your thoughts out loud. Now you might be wondering why speak instead of right? Why do one over the other will? This is because feeling strong emotion is an essential ingredient to the process of connecting with your inner self and the stronger you feel, the stronger the connection and writing down your thoughts. Using journaling could be one way of making that connection. But it's not nearly as powerful as freestyle expression in my humble opinion. And I say that because I want you to consider the difference between writing down the lyrics of a song versus singing them out loud. So think of your favorite song. What is the best way for you to connect with the emotion that's tied with that song itself ? Do you think it's to write down the lyrics of the song now? That might trigger a little bit of emotion, but what about seen the lyrics of the song out loud? Which one of those stirs up stronger emotions? And that's the difference I feel in writing down what's on your mind and in your heart versus speaking it out loud. Just that one simple example. I could give you a bunch of other ones, but that should be enough to help you to understand the biggest difference between the emotional power that comes from speaking out loud versus writing something down. So How will this process, when you practice it, how will it change your life well again? Regularly practicing freestyle expression is going to have a huge impact on how you feel is going to charge those emotions. Those positive emotions bring them to life. It's going to have an impact on how you think, because you're going to get those clear insights. Those answers, that guidance, it's within your inner self. It's going to come to the surface. It's been buried for a long time, but this will help bring it to the surface, and it's going to affect what you believe. Change your maybe limiting beliefs into empowering beliefs. And it's gonna eventually and essentially change what you do. Because once you change what you how you think, how you feel and what you believe, then you change what you do, your actions, your habits, which is the goal of becoming a better version of you. So how do you use this? Well, the first thing is preparation. So in your amazing routine document, I want you to create a section titled Freestyle Expression and then put in parentheses 5 to 10 minutes and then close the parentheses now below that, you want to create a list of what are known as prompts that you can use for inspiration to know what to talk about during your free style expression session. So here's some ideas you might want to talk about your goals, your dreams and really get into the details and specifics you want to talk about. Maybe some recent experiences that you've had some fears that you're dealing with right now or that you have dealt with in the past. Maybe some gratitude. Things that you are grateful for that have come into your life recently, maybe things that you've learned. Have you learned something new? Have you learned something that just blew your mind, or have you read something in a book? Watched a video that made an impact on you. Talk about that. Do you have ideas or specific idea that you'd like to have a little bit more clarity about ? We'll talk about that in your freestyle expression. If you have some memories that you want to relive or two DUIs that you need to take care of , or a recap of everything you got done yesterday or whatever just flows from your mind in your heart. Add those to a list of prompts and again, these air ideas that you can look at and kind of get a clear picture at what you want to talk about in your freestyle expression. So that's the preparation process. Next, let's talk about the actual routine. Are using this. So in order to use this and do a freestyle expression, you want to stand up, focus on an object like you're speaking to it. I die now. One of the things I like to do is I have a camera and I use that camera as the object that I look at and focus on. I look right into the lens like I have my own TV show, and that's what I focus on when I stand up and you can do this even if you don't want to have it turned on and recording. I don't keep it recording, but you can if you want. But even if you're just looking at the camera so that it feels like you're talking to something, I die. So that's step number one. Stand up and do that. The next part of the process is you want to set a countdown timer for 5 to 10 minutes, and you can do this on your smartphone or an egg time or whatever it may be. And then finally, and this is the biggest part of the whole exercise you want to express with feeling and emotion, anything and everything that enters your mind and flows from your heart. So just start talking. And I can tell you that this is going to seem very, very strange when you first start doing it, because it's probably something you've never done before, and you might be at a loss for words. You might be fumbling over your words. You might find it very difficult to do. But keep at it keeps saying whatever comes to your mind for the next 5 to 10 minutes. While that countdown timer goes down, you will. If you keep practicing, you will get into a flow eventually. Maybe not day one. Maybe not Day two, but eventually you get into a flow that when the countdown timer begins, you can start talking, and you can start just finding out things about yourself, coming up with creative ideas. Getting clear. But t about those ideas finding answers, Getting guidance to those decisions that we talked about earlier and just growing into a person that you never realised was there. It's been buried, but you're bringing that awesomeness to the surface through your freestyle expression. So again, talk about anything and everything that enters your mind and flows from your heart. And finally here, a couple of notes or tips to keep in mind. 1st 1 being that the content of each freestyle expression could center around a single topic or many topics. So you might want to talk about one specific goal that you have or one idea that you have and use the entire 5 to 10 minutes of your freestyle expression talking about that one thing. What it iss, why it matters, how you see it, playing out the steps to accomplish in it and those types of things So you can focus on one topic or many topics. You can talk about a goal or a recent experience you had, or a nun idea that you had, or something that happened yesterday. You can do whatever you want and talk about whatever you want it to talk about, and even when you're going from one idea to the next. It doesn't have to flow perfectly. Just keep talking. Just get that mo mentum going of that energy, that positive energy, your inner self. Bring it to life by just talking, not stopping, not thinking, not editing. And finally, and this is just a long lines. What I just mentioned don't hold back. You know, there's this tendency when you're doing this to kind of think, Oh, somebody listening, Or am I being recorded or this is kind of weird or whatever. Maybe now hopefully you've got everything unplugged. If you're using a camera and it's not recording and it's not being broadcast to YouTube, I'm gonna assume that that's true. So with that in mind, it's just you and the camera or the object that you're looking at, and so just don't hold back. Just feel like you're in on a planet by yourself, talking about whatever you want and let it flow. This is freestyle expression. Do this consistently, and you're going to be amazed at how it transforms who you are and what you do 6. Element 2: Gratitude: Let's talk about gratitude and what daily success routine would be complete without talking about gratitude. And I feel like a lot of other people do. That gratitude is essentially one of the foundational elements to being a happier, more satisfied person. Why is that? Well, it's really based on a simple formula, and that's simple formula. Is that what you give your focus to? You give energy and what you give energy to you give life and what you give life to gross. So in a nutshell, what this means is what you give your focus and attention to will grow in your life. So if you want more happiness, you want more joy. You want more satisfaction and who doesn't? If you want those things, well, then you need to give more of your focus to things that make you happy, joyful and satisfied. It really is that simple. That's where your focus needs to be, and the practice of expressing gratitude is based on that simple formula. So how will gratitude affect your happiness? Why does that change how you feel and your outlook on life? Well, it's because expressing gratitude regularly trains you to focus your attention, your thoughts and your feelings on everything that's awesome in your life, and that affects you in two main ways. First of all, in the moment that you're expressing that gratitude, you feel in that moment you feel happier. You feel more joyful, you feel more deeply satisfied, and I don't know about you, but to me, these are some pretty awesome feelings to connect with regularly. And the second way that expressing gratitude affects you is that it slowly begins to train your brains filtering system. Also known as your particular activating system. It trains that to begin noticing mawr of what makes you happy, joyful and satisfied unless of what doesn't make you joyful, happy and satisfying. So this, in turn gives you mawr to feel grateful for because you started noticing Mawr awesome things in your life. That's what your training your brain to focus on. And that's a wonderful cycle of goodness that comes from regularly expressing gratitude. So how do you express and especially feel gratitude? Well, some like to write their gratitude in a journal, you know, they have a gratitude journal, and they spend a few minutes writing down things that they're grateful for him. But one of the most powerful ways that I found in expressing gratitude, especially feeling it is to rapidly express out loud 20 things that I love. For example, I love the smell of coffee in the morning. I love putting on warm socks. I love doing work that changes people's lives. I love the beautiful scenery outside my window. I love the smell of fresh air that's flowing through my window. I love being able to have good health. I love the food that I just ate for lunch that is rapidly expressing some of the things that I love. Now there a couple of reasons why. I believe that expressing gratitude is better than writing them down, and I talked a little bit about this already. But there are two main reasons. One is that using your voice can ignite the feeling of emotions more quickly and deeply than riding. Your gratitude is down by your hand, and as I talked about, I mentioned that this is the difference between maybe writing down the lyrics to a song and singing them out loud. Two different levels of energy come from doing that. If you write down the lyrics to a song. You might feel some emotion about it, but when you sing it, you're gonna connect with the feeling of emotion at a much deeper level, so your voice can help you to ignite those strong emotions. Another reason why I think that expressing your gratitude out loud is better than writing down is because the speed or the pace of what you say has a way of making you feel alive and energized. If you say something fast, you'll notice that it raises your energy level instantly and you don't get that same experience when you're writing things down. Writing is a very slow process, but when you're able to say something quickly and express, your gratitude is quickly at a fast pace that just energizes your body. It gets those emotions stirred up in a positive way, and the real power of gratitude is unleashed the more you feel energy and feel emotion. And so, in my humble opinion, as I talk about and I expressed throughout this course expressing your gratitude, Trump's writing them down, and this whole idea of gratitude comes down to this one simple idea. Learn to love life by giving life toe what you love. And that's what you do by expressing gratitude on a daily basis As I'm gonna show you how to do right now how to use this. How do you start expressing gratitude in your amazing routine? First of all, let's get into the preparation of how to do this in your amazing routine document. You want to create a new section titled Gratitude and within parentheses. Put 1 to 3 minutes and then below that. Where you want to do is create a list of gratitude prompts to remind you the many things that you have to be grateful for and let me give you some examples. You could say things and putting your prompts Things such as. I love the smell of an orange. I love the feeling of warm clothes. I love the taste of a fresh cup of coffee. I love dark chocolate. I love corn on the cob. I love strawberry malts. I love Sarasota, Florida. I love the Grand Canyon. I love my wife, Kathy. I love little puppies. I love my work desk. I love my favorite shirt. I love that I went camping in February. I love the drives in the country that we go on. Me and Cathy. I love eating breakfast with Kathy. I love the ocean. I love sunny days. I love seasons. I love the rain. I love my comfortable bed. I love my camera. I love my guitar. Love the fact that I'm fearless. I love my thinking ability. I love my singing voice, and these air all prompts whatever it is. Just some get some ideas written down that you can look at and kind of use as a basis to spur on some inspiration when it comes to expressing gratitude, whatever that may be. Just make a simple list off things that you know that you could be grateful force that you can review it before you start the expression process and the routine part of this process is very short and simple. You will get your document out. Your review. Your gratitude prompts if you need to or you want to. And then, for the next 1 to 3 minutes, however long it takes you, there's no time on this because you're simply expressing 20 ideas. But you want to express with feeling and emotion, feeling emotion. 20 specific things, new things each day you don't want to repeat over and over the same things. You want to find 20 new things each and every day that you're grateful for, starting with the statement I love and then optionally. If you want to, you can add a little bit more, um, from power to each gratitude by briefly explaining why you love and why you're grateful for each item again. This is one of the essential elements to the amazing routine. And when you learn to express gratitude in this way, you're going to develop into a happier person. You're going to see more amazing things in your life, and it's gonna have a positive effect on your attitude, your beliefs, your emotions and everything that makes life amazing. 7. Element 3: I Am: I am create your identity, how to design, believe and live an awesome self image. Now it's been said that the two words I am are two of the most powerful words that we can say, because what we put after them define and shapes our reality. How is this true? Well, I am or words that we used to define ourselves, our self image or our identity. And one of the strongest desires that we have is to remain consistent through our thoughts , our feelings and our actions with how we define ourselves. So if you tell yourself enough, I'm socially awkward. You know, I'm just not very creative. I am sad and unhappy. I am unfocused. Things like that. Guess what? You're eventually going to accept it as true, and you'll do everything you can usually subconsciously. But you'll do everything you can to make sure that you think, feel and behave like that kind of person. Now, on the other hand, if you say things like I am confident or I am creative, I am happy. I am focused again. You'll eventually accept those as true, and you'll behave in a way that proves it to be true. So does your identity need a makeover? My, It It's up to this point. The formation of your identity has largely been left up to chance. It's the result of a couple of different things. One are the experiences that you've had and how you felt that you handled those, and to the descriptive ways that others have described you, especially those in authority or those who you respect. So if your parents always told you that you were either smart or, you know not so smart, that's likely part of your identity and how you see yourself today. But fortunately, if your current identity doesn't suit you, you could actually change it. You can intentionally change it. Now I'm gonna show you how to do this in just a second. But you do this by identifying the various elements of the identity that you want tohave and then daily, stating with conviction and out loud that those elements represent who you are. So when you change or shift how you see or describe yourself, it begins to shift your thinking. It begins to shift your perspective and especially your beliefs. So if you shift from seeing yourself as shy to seeing yourself as confident. Then speaking up becomes less about you know the fear of looking stupid to more about the excitement of sharing your valuable ideas. You've shifted your identity. Or if you shift from seeing yourself as a junk food junkie to someone who's a healthy eater , then the idea of loving highly processed foods and not carry much for fresh salads can be completely reversed. May sound impossible, but it can happen. And most of this happens at a very deep level. And change becomes less about what you have to do to naturally generating this internal desire that you want to live in a way that supports your new identity. Your new I am. So let's put this all together. Let me explain to you how to use this to change an upgrade your identity. First step Step one is to choose your eye EMS, so identify the various elements of your new identity. And if you were to describe your perfect self, how would you do it? For example, I am productive. I am healthy. I am energetic. I am a published author. I am a successful chef. I am a YouTube creator, I am an online teacher. I am a top selling realtor. I am a skilled guitarist. I am charismatic and fun. I am a great communicator. I am ah, loving husband. I am a professional speaker and you get the idea. So you want to come up with seven elements like that? Seven. I EMS that when combined, make your new identity and what you're going to do with the seven elements. They're gonna be used one each day of the week, and I'll explain this process in just a second. But you want seven elements? Seven. I am. Is that represent your total identity of who you are and who you want to become? Step number two is You want to create some related references. So for each, I am create a set of words or phrases that represent things and actions that a person with that identity would love toe, have or do, even if you're not doing them right now. So here's a couple of examples. I am a healthy and energetic person. This means I love feeling alive. I love eating fresh and simple foods. I love keeping a daily food journal. I love buying fresh fruits and vegetables. I love knowing what I'm eating. I love making daily progress. I love walking and moving regularly. I love breathing fresh air. I love having massive energy. See those I loves the things that I put after I love. Those are words or phrases that represent things and actions that a person with that identity would love. Toe have or do. Here's another example. I am productive and I get things done. This means I love doing something significant first each day. I love planning my day. I love tracking my time. I love accomplishing goals. I love using my productivity system. I love being focused. I love eliminating distractions. I love keeping my environment organized. So these again, the things after what I say when I say I love those are what you're trying to capture and step to these air, the things, the actions that a person with that identity would love to have or do. So why is it important to include these different words and actions after I am? Well, it's because accepting an identity as true is about more than just stating I am something you gotta have more than that. You also need to identify specific thought patterns or perspectives and behaviors that a person would have and learn to value, enjoy and love them. Yeah, absolutely love them. Now, this is part of training your brain to not only see an aspect of your new identity as worthy of being accepted because you love doing what it involves. You know, if your productive you love planning your day. You love tracking your time, so you're not only setting your brain up to accept that as something that you love. But this part of the training is also reminding you of specific ways that you need to behave and things you need to incorporate in your life in order to live up to that identity . So those are the two steps for creating your new identity. So how do you use this in the amazing routine? First of all, preparation in your amazing routine document, you want to create a section titled I am slash identity and put in brackets three minutes because going through this process should take about three minutes when you're doing it as part of your daily amazing routine. Now, below that, you want to list the seven elements of your new identity and a sign of day of the week to each one of those. So this would look like Monday. Colon. I am happy and fun. This means I love. What. Tuesday Colon. I am creative and artistic. This means I love. What? Wednesday Colon. I am fearless. This means I love what and continue doing that for the rest of the days of the week. Put seven elements there, one for each day of the week. Seven. I EMS. Once you've done this, the routine is very simple. Depending on the day of the week, select the appropriate element of your new identity and briefly review it. So if it's Monday and you have, I am happy and fun as Theo element of your identity that you want to really dig into for Monday. Then you select that, and then you express with feeling and emotion. The I am element of your new identity stated three times for emphasis. For example, I am happy and fun. I am happy and fun. I am happy and fun, and then after that, using the references that you created for that I am complete the statement this means I love and then state what you love. Now, instead of using the references that you created earlier for this particular I am, it's always better to express freestyle just whatever comes off the top, your head about how you have been or how you expect to live up to that identity. So you've created a list of items related to the I am, Let's say, happy and fun. You've created a list of actions and things that a person with that identity would do or have to do in order to live up to that identity. And you could look at that. You can reference that when you're doing this part of the exercise, but it's better just to let it flow off the top your head. When you're talking about why you are that person and the actions that you take in order to live up to that person, do it. Freestyle Now here, some notes and tips with the elements of your identity in mind. You want to go through life acting as if you're that kind of person. That's the whole point of this is living up to that identity. So when you experience a moment of awareness that you are doing something in alignment with your identity. Acknowledge it. Say I love eating fresh food because I'm a healthy and energetic person. See, that's all you have to do. If you have a moment of awareness and you tune into something like that, acknowledge it. And finally, you occasionally want to update the seven elements of your identity when you feel that it's time to improve it or tweak it even further. Do this whenever you want. Whenever you feel like you have one part of your identity down pat, then replace it with something else. So you always have seven elements to your identity that you can review throughout each day of the week. Now here are some I am ideas, some basis for building different parts of your identity, if you will, that you can use. I'm just going to mention these. There's a whole list that comes in the accompanying life map for this particular video, but here are just some of the different elements that you can include in your particular identity. However, you want that to look, and this is just something to kind of spark your inspiration so you might have these elements as part of your identity. I am productive and focused. I am authentic. I am healthy and energetic. I am a published author. I am a world class copywriter. I am fearless. I am trustworthy and loyal. I am a skilled guitarist. I am a charismatic and fund communicator. I am a professional speaker. I'm a great money manager. I am emotionally intelligent. I am curious about the world around me. I am generous. I am happy and fun. I am a fantastic parent. I am a minimalist. I am consistent. I am wise and discerning and so on. So these air just ways to start building your identity. And of course, this is just the first part. That's a step one, if you choose any of these include the actions, the things that a person would do if they had this identity and include those in building your particular I ems 8. Element 4: Beliefs: how to install a new set of beliefs. Because when you change your beliefs, your programming, you literally change your life because a large part of who you are and what you do is based on what you believe. And these are the rules and the ideas that you hold as true. And these include beliefs about how the world works, the motives of other people, how you think others see you, your own abilities, your expectations about the future and even the consequences of your actions. And our beliefs affect virtually everything we do because of the vital role that they play in the everyday decisions that we make both big decisions and small decisions. So when were faced with a scenario in our life that requires that we make a choice or decision, and scientists estimate that on average, we each make about 35,000 decisions a day, So when were faced with making these various decisions, we generally consult our personal book of beliefs if you will, to help guide us as we make our choice. And this often happens in a split second and we're usually not even aware that it's happened. But let me give you an example. Let's say that you've been asked to do something that you've never done before, and because you've never done it before, it scares you. Now if you believe If you believe that you're unskilled and you can't deal with failing and what others might think of you as a result, then you will likely say no and not even tried doing this thing because it scares you and that's not what you do. But on the other hand, if you believe that the road to success is paid with failures and you know that failure is sometimes ah, a necessary step on the road, toe awesomeness, you have to go through that. Then you say yes, and you welcome the opportunity to grow even if you fail miserably. That is a belief in action. Those air, two different beliefs in action. One saying that you can deal with failure. The other one is saying I welcome failure. Let's do this so you can see that when this is happening on a regular basis 35,000 times a day, that your beliefs affect what you do. They make you what you are now we all hold a variety of beliefs and some service. Well, some are great, and others hold us back as we just talked about. And most of our beliefs have been shaped by our parents, the media, the things we watch, the things we consume in our minds and our hearts and what's generally considered acceptable in society. Those really are the factors, the major factors that shape our beliefs. And unfortunately, most of these beliefs that are shaped from these different sources are limiting, which means they cause us to think too little of ourselves or too little of our abilities or too little of others. And the problem with limiting beliefs is that they create limited, small and unsatisfying results. But fortunately, if your current beliefs don't serve you well in, a lot of them are limiting. They could be changed, or they could be upgraded with a simple process that involves two steps. One is identifying the beliefs that you want to have, and to flooding your mind with those beliefs, as well as an explanation about what they mean or examples of when you've personally seen them proven true or specific ways that you plan on using them in the future. So that's how you can reprogram your mind and get different results with better beliefs. So how do you use this and the amazing routine? Well, the first part, of course, is preparation. And in your amazing routine document, you want to create a section titled Beliefs and then put in parentheses 123 minutes. That's how much time you're going to spend on this portion of the routine. So beliefs 1 to 3 minutes and below that you want to create a list of 20 to 30 beliefs in the form of a short, concise sentence for each one, and you want to make sure that those beliefs support your identity that we've talked about in your self image and your goals. Now for generating that list of beliefs 20 to 30 beliefs. You do several different things. One. You could brainstorm a list of beliefs off the top of your head. There are plenty that you could come up with that you believe that are empowering right now about various aspects of your life, and I'll give you some examples here in just a second to help you to understand what that might look like. But brainstorming is one way that you can come up with your 20 to 30. Another great resource that I found for coming up with beliefs are simply quotes and Sein's , which, when you think about it, simply distill a belief into a short but profound sentence or two and another source of empowering beliefs that you could use, or what people often consider as universal laws or principles such as I reap what I saw. Let's consider it a universal law on principle. That could be one of the beliefs that you write down because it's true. And as you're capturing your 20 to 30 beliefs, keep in mind that when appropriate, you want to write each belief from a first person point of view. So you don't want to say you reap what you sow you want to write down. I reap what I saw. First person. So that's the preparation. That's how you create and generate your 20 to 30 beliefs that you want to install that new programming. So how do you use this in the amazing routine? Well, as you're going through the routine each day, you want to select a single belief either randomly or each day you could successively choose the next belief on your list and then express with feeling and emotion. The belief itself start by saying, I believe, followed by the belief itself, whatever that may be. I believe I reap what I saw. Then after that state, this means and then expressed freestyle, an explanation of what that belief means, or examples of when you've personally seen it proven true or specific ways that you plan on using it in the future. Let me give you an example. I believe that life shrinks or expands in proportion to my courage. This means that in order to experience a rich, full and free life, I must show courage and all I do. Being awesome really is impossible. Without courage. I have to regularly do things that scare me and make me uncomfortable, such as, and then list some things that make you feel uncomfortable or scared. Courage is so expansive because when I show it, I grow beyond my current comfort zone and it feels amazing. I was really dreading having that meeting with Tony last week, but because I showed courage and we met, it felt like a weight of the world have been taken off my shoulders. I'm gonna show some courage by starting my YouTube channel right away. And I can't wait. That is the routine. Very simple. You take one belief and go through that process. Now, as time goes by, you'll want to add to or update your belief list as you discover new beliefs that empower you and support your identity in goals. So this is a dynamic part of the amazing routine and especially the amazing routine document. You can continue to grow and edit it as you see fit. So let me give you a few more examples of some very powerful beliefs that you could use in your own list or as a guide for how you want to develop your own belief lists. So here's one small shifts create seismic differences. I'll only receive more of anything once I can manage what I already have. There is genius in simplicity, and I really love this one. If it doesn't challenge me, it doesn't change me. My value to others is proportionate to my ability to help them achieve the emotions they crave. The more I give, the more that will be given to me. The difference between who I am and who I want to be is what I do. The temptation to quit will be the greatest. Just before I'm about to succeed. If I don't discipline myself, the world will discipline me. Good enough is good enough. And finally, things don't change. I change. So use these examples as a guide. And you might even want to go through the process that we talked about with one of these beliefs. So you can understand how it works, and you can get a good feel for it and then develop your own personal list of 20 to 30 beliefs that you want to be the basis of new programming that will guide your thoughts, your actions and your decision. 9. Element 5: Teach What You Want To Learn: a big part of transforming into what you want to be, have and do is to take the things that you learn throughout life, through reading of books, articles, watching videos, hearing people talk in a workshop, a seminar, all those ideas and doing something with them. That's how you improve. That's how you change. That's how you get better. So this part of the amazing routine is all about how to take that information. Those ideas, those strategies, those tips, whatever it is and integrate them into your life so that they can help change you to become a better person. Now the first thing that I want to really highlight is that when it comes to learning, learning is more than a one way street season. Believe that learning Onley happens when you consume an idea. You take it into your brain, you think OK, I've learned it, but it's more than that. That's how you gain knowledge about the idea. But learning when you remember value can explain that idea that requires more than just a inflow of taking in facts, the much bigger broader picture than that there's kind of like a learning highway if you will, research has shown, and my own personal experience has shown that one of the best ways to learn an idea again not just taken in but really integrated and consume it deeply is to teach it to others. Kind of like what I'm doing right now. But that whole principle, that concept of having an idea and teaching it to others is one of the best ways to learn. And this really makes sense. When you look at your favorite teachers or mentors, perhaps, you know, they share ideas on a level that you can really tell that they get it. They understand those ideas. They understand those concepts in those strategies. Is it because they read a book one day and then suddenly this idea made sense to them? You know better than it does to you because they just simply, you're smarter than you. No, not at all. But it's because they talk about these ideas all the time. You know they're teaching other people. These ideas and strategies and idea consumers often only get a fraction. Are the benefits from knowledge taking in knowledge. That idea express er's do so an idea. Consumer is somebody that simply reads a book and thinks that they've learned something. An idea express er is someone like a teacher or a mentor that takes those ideas and shares them and explains them with others. Now there's a paradox here about why you learn when you teach. How does that happen? Well, there are a couple reasons. One is that when you go into the learning process with the expectation that you're going to teach what you're learning, what it does is it ramps up your awareness and your focus, and those things increase. And as a result of having an increased awareness and focus, you do a better job of identifying key ideas and structuring them in your mind as you're consuming that information. So that awareness is a big part of making it possible for you to understand that idea better to as you explain the information as you teach it to somebody else. Then what happens is you reaffirm those ideas and the concepts in your own mind. You see it more clearly. It becomes more clear to you, and you understand it at a deeper level. You have to because you're trying to teach it to someone I remember many years ago when I was first learning how to program, do some programming. I was writing books for Adobe Press, and at the time I knew very little to nothing about programming. But there was an update to a piece of software that I wrote books about called Adobe Flash . Maybe you've heard of it, and it started integrating programming aspects into the software. Initially, it was just animation software, but it started integrating programming into the software. And guess what? As a author of that book, I need to be able to understand how to program in order to teach it to others. At the time, I really didn't know a whole lot about it, but I learned, read and discovered how to do it. But the biggest key in helping me to understand it was to teach it to others. Then, when I started teaching it to others, these ideas became more clear, and I understood them at a deeper level than I ever thought I ever would, because these were deep programming concepts. But it made a world of difference, and that's what happens when you are sharing those ideas with somebody else or pretending that you are as we're gonna talk about here in just a second. And here's an illustration that you can think about as you're considering this idea of how teaching someone else helps you to learn. It's as if when you speak about an idea or you teach it, you siphon it deeper into the place in your mind. That season more clearly is able to make more sense of it, organizes it and creates an emotional connection with that idea that siphoning happens when you're teaching it to someone else. It's like pulling it in to that deep place, and using this strategy with intention and purpose is one of the best and most powerful ways to learn virtually everything. I've experienced this over and over again in my life. Teaching is one of the best ways to learn. That's why it's included in the amazing routine. So how do you use this? Well, preparation is your first part. You want to get your amazing routine document, create a section titled Learning and Growing and put 123 minutes next to it because that's how much time you're gonna devote to this part of the routine as you go through it now. Below that, you want to create a list of prompts that remind you of the types of knowledge that you can talk about during this portion of the amazing routine. Here's some ideas. Something that you recently learned talk about for 1 to 3 minutes. A new strategy that you want to use. Talk about it an idea strategy that you know already. But you maybe want a master at a deeper level. Perhaps the content of a video that you watched recently, or the content of an article that you read recently, or your perspective on an issue or something that you want your kid to know or an idea that you're working on. Talk about those things. Express them out loud for 1 to 3 minutes. So those air your idea promise. Now here's the routine. When you do this part of the amazing routine, you simply want to choose a topic to teach. Could be anything you could say. Wow, I learned a new idea today and or yesterday, and I want to talk about it for 1 to 3 minutes to get it clear my mind. So choose a topic to teach and then express with feeling, emotion, everything you know about it, like you're enthusiastically teaching someone else that idea and you want to really hone in and focus in on these three factors of that idea typically, and that is what it iss so describe the idea. Number two. Why it matters explain why it's so important to use this idea of the strategy. Why is it even important to consider it and talk about it and share it and then three Explain how to use it. Describe the steps, the processes that you would go through to use it in your own life. Think of scenarios where it might come in handy and then talk through how you would use it in those scenarios. So let's say that you learn a strategy about how to eat healthier Well, then think about your own eating habits. And while you're explaining the how of how to use that strategy, talk about how you can integrate that into your own life with your own eating habits, your own schedule, and be very specific and clear about how to do it. That's how you're going to really siphon that idea into your brain into your mind, make sense of it and really put it into action. Now here's a tip that you can use, and I do this all the time. It's a great way of really understanding ideas, learning whenever you can, even outside of the amazing routine. And that is that when you have a few free moments, this could be while you're driving your car, it could be why you're taking a shower. Could be anything. Do this exercise. Just simply take a topic that you've learned that you want to master something you read in an article that just struck you as being just like a great idea. And then spend 1 to 3 minutes in the shower driving your car, whatever it may be and talk about what the idea is, why it matters and how to use it. You do this and those ideas that have just been sitting in the notebooks or been underlined in books that really don't do you any good at that stage. You know an idea is great when you capture it, but it's amazing when you implement it. So don't think that just because you've underlined something or you've made a note about it or you bookmarked a video that all of a sudden that idea is part of your life. This this process is how you make it part of your life. 10. Element 6: 10 Ideas: Express 10 new ideas. How to become an idea creation machine. Why would you want to? Why would you want to include this in a daily routine? It's because for you to function at peak performance every single day, your brain has to function at peak performance. It just makes sense, right? They go hand in hand with each other now to unlock the full power of your mind in your brain. You do this by consistently using it the way that it was designed to be used, and one of those ways is to create ideas. Your brain was designed to be an idea machine, and this concept of expressing 10 new ideas a day is something that was developed originally by a fellow by the name of James All Teacher. And he came up with this as a way to boost his creativity, get his brain exercised, getting it doing what it was supposed to do so that he could function at a higher level. So let's talk about why creating these 10 ideas or coming up with 10 new ideas every day is going to transform your life. Why? It's such an important part of the amazing routine Number one. It strengthens your idea muscle. So you constantly constantly need ideas. You need solutions in life. And so this process of developing and expressing 10 new ideas a day is going to help you to find and create better ones. That muscle of coming up with those solutions, exercising it again that is going to help you to be stronger, come up with better ideas. So that's one way that this is this exercise is going to help you Another way is that you're gonna have a wealth of ideas. Just do the math. So if you do 10 ideas a day and you express those and you come up with those times 365 days a year, that means that you're going to express 3650 ideas at the end of one year. Okay, 3650. Now, do you think one of those one of those ideas could change your life? Absolutely. If you do this on a consistent basis, you will be amazed at the things that you come up with. That you just kind of hit you out of the blue and you'll be like, Wow, that is an awesome idea and you might even want to write it down. But you will have plenty of those experiences that you will get ideas that may change the way that you do something to make change, a habit made change, a decision. It may cause you to go down a path that you thought, man, that's a great idea to pursue. You'll have plenty of those opportunities when you start doing this exercise. Another way that this exercise hopes is that it gives you a sense of psychological freedom . And you can think of this as that. There are these ideas that are lodged in your brain. Tons of them again. You're your brain is an idea creation machine already. But if you're not releasing those somehow some way, then guess what. You're gonna feel a sense of anxiety almost, and what this does is it takes all those great ideas that are in there somewhere, and it releases them, gets them out. And when you do this release process, you release those ideas. It can literally change how you feel. It can give you a sense of freedom, and it feels great. So This is another way that expressing 10 ideas a day is going to help you. Another thing that this process will do is that it brings the essence of life's awesomeness to the top. And what I mean by that is that some of the best insights and revelations in life come from answering great questions and generating ideas. And you're going to see that this whole process of expressing 10 ideas is about answering great questions. And then once you have those, you're gonna have insights, you're gonna have revelations, and it's just going to help you to improve your life in so many different ways. Another thing you can expect is that you can start each day with mo mentum. So this is kind of like a win when you come up with 10 ideas at the beginning of every day is a part of your amazing routine process. That's a win. You can look at that and say, Wow, I did that. I came up with 10 ideas and experiencing a win. The first thing in the morning can put you in a mode in a momenta, um, to accomplish more throughout the rest of your day. because you have that wind first. So you start each day with mo mentum. Now, another way that this process is going to help you is that if you have a problem with perfectionism, you know, just wanting to make sure everything is just right before you release it or share it or do it. If it has to be perfect, then this is going to help you to overcome that perfectionism. Why? Because you are going to be generating ideas without judgment or fear. You're just gonna be expressing 10 ideas. They may be crummy ideas. They may be great ideas. It doesn't matter. The point is to express the ideas, not the quality. They might not be mind blowing ideas. They might not be world changing ideas. That's OK, but you're expressing them. You're getting into this mode where you're just creating again without judgment or fear, and that is going to help you over time. If you do this consistently, it's going to help you to overcome any sense of perfectionism that might be slowing you down. Another thing that this process does is that it wakes up your brain because creating ideas energizes your brain in ways that affect your clarity, your focus, your positivity and even yourself. Worth how you feel. It just lights up your brain in a lot of good ways, and that creates a better brain who doesn't want a better brain? Right? And finally, this whole idea of expressing 10 ideas and we talked about this just a second ago, a little bit, but it could make you money again. Who doesn't want to do that? How can expressing turn new ideas a day making money? Well, it's because the ideas you generate can be used to create opportunities in your life in your business that you may have never discovered otherwise again. If you're in that mode of generating several 1000 ideas a year, which you will do in the course of 365 days, you will generate thousands of ideas. One of those all it takes us one great idea in order for you to find an opportunity in your life in your business to turn that idea into a source of income. I've done this many times. It's a beautiful thing. So how do you use this? Well, step number one is preparation, of course. So in your amazing routine document. You want to create a section titled 10 Ideas, and you can put in parentheses five minutes next to that, cause that's approximately the amount of time that you want to set aside for this portion of the amazing routine. Now, below that, you want to create a list of what I call idea prompts that you can use for inspiration about what to talk about. So here's some examples, but it's best to come up with your own or you can do a search, or I'm going to share with you a few more ideas a little bit. Ah, later. But here are some ideas of what I'm talking about. 10 ways I waste time each day and how to fix them so you would spend approximately five minutes coming up with 10 answers to that question. What are 10 ways that you waste time each day and water schism specific ways that you can fix those problems that is expressing 10 ideas one day so the next day comes around, you might answer this question. 10 valuable lessons I've learned in life come up with those 10 lessons. Explain them, express them clearly specifics. Just bring them the life. Get him clear in your mind again the next day, you could talk about 10 healthy foods that I can start eating today. What would those be? Look at them. See them in your mind as you're talking about him. Think about the benefits of eating them and come up with 10 ideas. 10 skills that I have that I can use to make money. Answer that question. 10 solutions to a challenge that you have in your life. Right now. Those are some examples of very simple examples of idea prompts. And you want to create a list of these so that you have them on hand. When you start the part of the amazing routine where you're expressing these 10 ideas, thes could be very helpful, so you can get right into the process. Each and every day. The routine is you select the theme of the 10 ideas you want to generate as we talked about just a second ago. Just pick one of those questions to answer one of those things, too, in ways that I waste time each day or 10 valuable lessons that I've learned or 10 healthy foods I can start to eat, select one of those themes and then express with feeling and emotion as always, any idea that enters your mind and flows from your heart. That relates to that theme. That's it. It's very simple. Now here's some notes and tips. I'm going to give you some idea prompts in the printed life map, so look for those. But to keep things fresh, select a new idea prompt each day until you go through each and every one of them. If you create your own list, or if you use some of the ideas that I give you, just go through each one of those every single day. And then once you get the end of that list, then start over again. Go back to idea one, because things change in life and you might come up with, and you typically do with 10 new answers that you didn't have before. So just recycle through them and they'll keep your mind fresh generating ideas of value. One last thing to keep in mind is that you want to try to generate 10 ideas. That's the goal. You want to push it to the limits and you might be thinking, Ah, man, I can only come with two ideas. Three ideas. Well, that may be the case. Sometimes. Maybe very unlikely. Try to generate 10 ideas at least as many as you possibly can to your brain hurts, but focus on simply doing your best when it comes to this exercise. If all you can do or nine and you're like that's all I've got, that's fine. Okay, Don't beat yourself up. If you pushed yourself to come up with nine Now, if you come up with nine easily and 10 is just like yeah, I can't think of anything. No, push yourself. That's the idea. Two or three typically aren't going to be an acceptable number. Everybody can push and get a bigger chunk of ideas, and you'll find that after you do this after a while that coming up with 10 ideas is just something that happens naturally and you're gonna be amazed at what you're able to do and what you're able to come up with. So here are just a few more idea prompts. I've got three months worth. That means 90 idea prompts that you can use in this process to help you to become a an idea creation machine. Some of these I'm just going to read them randomly and think about thes so you can understand how this process is going to benefit you. 10 things I like about myself. 10 things that I need to eliminate from my life and why 10 Places I want to visit and why 10 ways that I can be more generous with my time, energy and money. 10. Things I Love About my spouse. 10 Decisions that I need to make right now. Bigger, small 10 events that significantly changed my life. 10 things that are going right in my life right now. 10 things that are going wrong in my life right now and why 10 small ways I can improve my health right now that's just a handful of ideas. Again, there are 90 idea prompts that I've included in the life map, so be sure to look those over include those into your amazing routine document. As you wish. Come up with your own ideas, but the main thing is, learn to express 10 new ideas every single day so you can become an idea creation machine and use your brain the way it was meant to be used and so that you can become a very solution oriented, person idea, creation oriented person and do some amazing things. 11. Element 7: ReAction Mindset: Let's talk about how to automate successful behaviors using something that I call the reaction mindset no matter what you want to do better, whether it's to write, to eat, healthier, to speak with confidence. Chances are that you've learned some pretty great ideas, tips and strategies for doing it over the years, whether it's through videos, books, conferences, seminars, workshops, whatever you've learned some pretty amazing things, you've learned to be awesome. The challenge is how do you implement or remember to use what you learn? Because let's face it. Just because you've learned, for example, three tips for how to speak like Tony Robbins doesn't mean that you're going to remember to use them the next time you get up to speak right. Typically, you're going to forget what you learn in about three days. So let's unlock all that awesomeness with a strategy to implement those other strategies. And again, I call this the reaction mindset, and the reaction mindset is simply a way to trigger peak performance behaviors or actions right when you need them. So you intentionally design the mindset that used to approach various events in your life, and it accomplishes this amazing awesomeness through the use of what's known as an if then statement or a win than statement. So this is what it looks like when I right, that's the event. Then I will what? I will keep it simple. I will tap into emotion. I will provide massive value. That's one win, then statement. Here's another one. When I shop for food, then I will eat a snack first or only shop with a list. I will read ingredients closely. That's another when then statement. Let me give you one more example. When I speak to someone, then I will listen more than I talk. Look them in the eye value and validate them. So it's a very simple structure. But here's a basic explanation of how the structural works. The wind. Part of the statement represents the event that you want to trigger your new behavior. So in the case of these examples, when I write right is the event. When I shop for food, shot for food is the event. When I speak to someone, speak to someone. Is Theo event so again, the wind. Part of the statement represents the event that you want to trigger your new behavior. The then part of the statement represents what you want to notice or what you want to think or what you want to feel and do when that event happens. And this is a proven and effective way to improve behaviors because it ties taking action to a specific event where that action has significance, your brain remembers to do it. When you do this, it's like a recipe for your brain to follow a successful behavior. And that's all it is, very simple to use, but very powerful and effective. So how do you use it in the amazing routine? Well, first of all, here's to set up. Here's the preparation in your amazing routine document. Create a section titled Reaction Mindset and then put next to it one minute. That's about how long it could take 1 to 3 minutes. Now, below that, you want to create 3 to 5 reaction mindsets related to areas in your life that you want to improve the most. Now you want to make sure that your list of 3 to 5 reaction mindsets support your goals, your vision, your identity. So if you want to eat healthier and you say I am a healthy eater, and that's your vision and your identity for who you want to become, then be sure to create one or two mind sets with that vision in mind. So that's the preparation. 3 to 5 reaction mindsets. Now here's the routine express with feeling and emotion, the entire statement of each reaction out lab. So you're gonna review all 3 to 5 of these mindsets and you're gonna express it out loud with feeling and emotion. And then for best results, what you want to do is express freestyle. So do this portion of the routine without your notes. Do it from your heart. Let me give you an example. Let's go back to our previous examples. You would say when I right. Then I will keep it simple. I will tap into emotion, and I will provide massive value when I shop for food. Then I will eat a snack first. I will only shop with a list. I will read ingredients closely. When I speak to someone, I will listen more than I talk. I will look them in the eye and I will validate and value them. I just did three reaction mindsets. Now, of course, I read this these different elements from an outline that I have. But again, it's best to express these different elements of your reaction mindsets, the things that you're going to do in response to an event you want to express those freestyle from your heart. So when I write, I will write with passion. I will write focused. I will write with other people in mind. That's the routine. So now that you've learned this technique, you want to maintain a growing collection of reaction mindsets. So if you discover a new strategy for communicating or a new strategy for eating or thinking or writing, turn that strategy or that process into a simple reaction mindset. Using a win than statement, You wanna have a collection of those that you can go to at any time because you want to update these mindsets that you expressing your routine as needed so you might create a reaction mindset, and over the course of a month or two of reviewing it, nail it, you might get really good at doing it. At that point, you can replace it with something else that is going to serve you better as your needs change. Now, the last note or tip that you want to remember is that when an event is triggered, you want to use your mindset. Okay, so try to keep this in mind, and you'll do this by reviewing these mindsets on a daily basis. So when you shop for food when that event is triggered, remember to use the elements of your mindset. Eat. It's not first Onley shop with a list. Read ingredients closely. Put it into practice when the event is triggered and watch how you automate thes successful behaviors. Now let me give you some sample reaction mindsets that you can put together just to kind of give you an idea how these might look. And there's a whole list of them on the life map that accompanies this video. But let me just talk about a few of them to give you an idea how to put these together. So here's the 1st 1 When I first wake up in the morning, then I will think of something positive for that I'm grateful for. Drink an eight ounce glass of water, avoid using any gadgets for at least 10 minutes that is a simple reaction mindset for first waking up in the morning. Here's another one. When I end my workday, then I will review when I accomplished today or plan tomorrow's tasks. I will place my plan tasks where I can see them first thing in the morning. Here's another one. When I meet someone for the first time, then I will se and use their name. I will smile and maintain eye contact and be friendly. I will pay attention to my body language where I point my feet, the position of my shoulders, what I do with my hands and I will focus on getting to know them what they do, where they're from and what they've done recently that is interesting and exciting again. Another simple reaction mindset. So build your own 3 to 5 and look for ideas on the life map for what events to use in order to create your own 12. Element 8: Your Perfect Day / Vision Board: Yes, we're gonna talk about goals, but we're going to do it in a very unique way, probably away, that you've never seen it or heard it explained before. I call it your perfect day slash vision board, and it really represents something that I described as the ultimate goal setting tool. So when you think about goals, goals connect you with your vision of the future, right, which affects your thoughts, your feelings, your actions when you're really connected with that vision that you see yourself living and designing and living your perfect day is like combining all the individual goals that you have in tow. One super goal. So instead of seen your goals individually, you know, like I want to do this with my health. I want to do this with where I live. I want to do this with, ah, bad habit. I'm dealing with whatever it may be. Instead of seeing those as individual pieces with the perfect day goal setting tool, you experience them as a whole in the context of living a day in your life. So design your perfect day, and then living it in your mind is going to greatly enhance your ability to achieve your goals because your brain is going to connect and see how all the pieces fit together for all your goals. And it's going to create a lot a stronger emotional bond to that vision that you have about your future. We'll talk about that a little bit more as we move along. So let me just share with you the steps for creating your perfect day. Designing that and putting together what I call a vision board. You may have heard about that before, and it's not really something I call a vision board is just is a vision board. So perfect Day slash Vision Board. Here's how to create your own first step. Step one is to identify the elements. So you want to think for a few minutes that if I was living my perfect life, what would it look like? Think about that for a second. So write it down, get a piece of paper or digital document and answer these questions. 1st 1 What does it look like when I'm waking up? What time is it? What's the first thing you see? What do you hear? What do you smell? What do you do first thing in the morning when you're waking up? Write that down. What's your location? The name of the town or the city that you live in? Is it near the beach near the mountains? Is it in the country? Is it in the city? Write that down. Describe it. What do you eating for breakfast? What's the setting? Who's with you? What are the foods that you're eating, your style and dress? What are the clothes that you wear on your perfect day? What are the shoes that you're wearing? What's your house look like? Where do you live? Describe the walls where they made off. What kind of pictures are on the walls? What furniture are you decorating the rooms in your house with What style is that? What's the layout? What do the floors made out of? What are the windows look like? When you look out the windows? What do you see? What's the view that you see and what's the exterior of your house look like? How about your neighborhood? What do the houses look like? What the streets look like? Do they have sidewalks? How wide are they? Are there trees are. Is there landscape? What kind of trees Is it? More desert or is it tropical or is it country? Is it snow? What is it described that? How do you spend your morning? What do you do in the morning? Who is part of your morning? What do you do for your work? Where do you do it? Do you do it at home? Do you go to an office? Do you do it on the beach? What tools do you use to accomplish what you need to accomplish? How much do you make? How much do you work each week? Is it just 10 hours a week? 40 hours a week. Describe your work. Lunch again. What are you eating? What's the setting? Who's with you while you're eating lunch? Where are you eating? Lunch. What is specific foods? How do you spend your afternoon? Who? Who do you spend your afternoon with? What activities are you doing dinner? Who's the company that you're spending your dinner with? What's the surroundings? Are you eating at home? Are you eating out? What are you doing? How are you spending your evening? What activities are you doing when everything is kind of wrapping up and you're kind of winding down your day. How do you do that? And who are you doing that with? Who are your friends? What are they like? What are their names? Right? Those all down. How do you spend your free time? Do you spend it relaxing? Do you spend it learning? Where are you spending your free time? Is it in a chair? Is it on the couch? Is it in your office? Is it out And about driving somewhere? Is it doing in activity? Who is with you before you go to bed? Do you read to your kids? Do you sit outside? Do you enjoy a movie? What does your bedroom look like at night? Write that all down. So this is step one of identifying all the elements of your perfect life and what it looks like. I think you should have by now a clear idea of how that part of the process works. And hopefully, as you go through this exercise I know I describe some of these elements pretty quickly. Probably too fast for you to write them down, but go through each one and describe those different aspects of your perfect life. And then once you do that, we're gonna move on to step number two, which is to create your script. So using the ideas that you gathered from Step one, that was kind of just some brainstorming. Write down a list of items that describe elements of your perfect day. OK, and this is where you get it. A little bit more concise. List about 20 or 30 items sequentially in order as much as possible to create a final lists . OK, so keep each item on that list short and concise, but includes some details. So here's an example. Begin with the following statement. I love taste. So write that down as the beginning of your list I love. And then you could say something like, I love waking up Refreshed in the morning and tropical Naples, Florida I love seeing the early morning sunshine and hearing the chirping of the seagulls and smelling the fresh ocean air. I love making a healthy breakfast of fresh fruits out in toast and a hot cup of black tea. So that's a very basic idea of how you want to list the 20 to 30 items that create your perfect day script. Now you want to focus on describing experiences in your list, not stuff you want to think about the emotions and what you're going to see and how you're going to feel really focus on that. But for stuff that you do want, you know, like a car phone, whatever it may be described how you use it when you're listing it in one of your 20 or 30 items. Say something like, I love driving a Cherry Red Mini Cooper to Siesta Key Beach if that's what you want. But that's describing the experience, not focusing on the stuff. So that is your script. By the time you're done, you have again a list of 20 to 30 items that represent your perfect day script. Now we'll move on to step number three, which is to create a digital vision board. So you want to create a digital album digital photo album of some awesome images that match the individual elements of your script. So let's say you have a picture of a beach that will tie to the element in your script that says, Maybe I love walking on the beach and feeling the waves hit my feet and and the sand feels amazing. You would then put in a picture in your digital album, maybe of Ebola fruit, and that would be tied to your perfect day script element where you say, I love eating smoothies and salads. They taste delicious, and they make me feel awesome. So you're tying pictures with those 20 to 30 elements in your perfect day script. That's how you build your digital vision. Port search Google images for some appropriate photos, illustrations, quotes, words, whatever you want and save them in a digital photo album such as Google Photos. It's free apple photos, window photos. And then once you have images that match up those elements in your perfect day script, organize them in a sequential order from morning tonight. How you would experience them from morning to night and again as they match up with the elements in your perfect day script. Because of its visual nature and how it pictures worth 1000 words, I'm sure you've heard that your digital vision board helps you in a couple of different ways, and especially when it comes to achieving your goals and getting you excited about. First of all, what this Digital Vision Board is gonna do is it's going to give you crystal clarity, so this helps your brain to know exactly what you want to experience and so that it can get the work on locating the people. The opportunities and the resource is that you need to make it reality because your brain conceive what you exactly want, and it has a script element that matches with the pictures. So those pictures really provide some great clarity. Another thing about pictures and images, and using this in your digital vision board is that these images ignite emotions 70%. Now this is This is pretty amazing when you think about it, but 70% of your body's sensory receptors are in your eyes. So when you see something that you love, it quickly stirs up strong emotions within you, which eventually turns into fuel for you to take action. You see it and you think, yes, I want to. I want to achieve that. I want to experience that. These are the benefits of creating your digital vision board and tying it with those elements on your perfect day script. So Now you have all three aspects. You've gone through the process of identifying the elements of your perfect day. You've created a script that's step number two, and then you've created a digital vision board. So you have images that match up with elements on your perfect day script. So how do you use this is part of the amazing routine? Well, the first part is always preparation. So you want to complete the steps for designing your perfect day in your vision board, as we just discussed. And then, in your amazing routine document, create a section titled Perfect Day slash Vision Board and in parentheses. Put about five minutes. That's how much time you want to spend on this. You can spend more on this if you want, because it's a great and funny exercise. But at least five minutes, and then below that you want to paste the script that describes the elements of your perfect day. This is the elements the part of step to that we just talked about. That's your preparation. Now here's the routine. Briefly review the elements of your perfect day script, and then, after you've done that review, you want to open up your digital vision board and as you look at each image again, these air in sequential order. So the 1st 1 might be a sunshine on the beach or a sunrise on the beach, whatever it may be for your perfect day. So open up your vision board. Look at that image and begin looking at those images. And, as you do express with feeling and emotion, what you love about each image. So say I love followed by what you love about the element of your perfect day that that image represents again. It might be a picture of the beach that you're looking at to start things off, and you would say, I love walking on the beach and feeling the waves hit my feet and I love the way that the sand feels on my feet. It's amazing. And then, once you've done that, move onto the next image and repeat the process and important to realize here that while the reviewing of the script acts as a reminder for each element of your perfect day, as you're looking at these images and expressing yourself out loud, it's best to express your thoughts. Freestyle, don't stick to that script so much that you are just repeating it. Word for word. You want to look at these images and just express what you're excited about while looking at that image. And, of course, it's gonna be closely tied to the script that you created for your perfect day because they go hand in hand. But it's better to just let flow out of your mouth out of your mind out of your heart freestyle like we talk about in several different aspects of the amazing routine. Freestyle expression is always the best, so keep that in mind as you're doing this part of the routine. Now here's some notes and tips. First of all, visualized living your perfect day whenever you have several free moments and as you visualize, express out loud or under your breath. If other people around you elements of your perfect day that you love, as we described a little bit earlier and see it as if you're living in. If one of the aspects about your perfect day is walking on the beach, then what would you see through your eyes? Not you looking at yourself doing it, but you're living it. You're seeing things through your eyes. What would you see through your eyes? And what would the sand feel like on your feet as if you're living it right? Then another thing that you can do is dig into an element. And what this means is, after you've done your overall review, then go back and describe a specific element of your perfect day like you're telling someone else about it. Okay, whether that's your neighborhood, whether that's the way that you're eating breakfast, your work, pick one individual element and dig deep into it. Explain the sights, the smells, the sounds, the temperature that tastes. Take that and dig into the details of that one element. And finally, another tip is to always keep it fresh. Your goals, your dreams, the things that you want to do in life are always in flux, that changing, ah, lot of ways. So keep your script and your vision board updated regularly. Do this, and you're going to love it. So design your perfect day, create your vision board and get ready to experience the ultimate goal setting tool. It really is an amazing tool 13. Putting It All Together: So now you have all the parts to the amazing routine, all the different elements. Now let's look at how to put them all together to do a session. Now, the first thing to realize is that by now, if you've completed the preparation step for each exercise, you have a personalized document to help you to practice the amazing routine. And you're gonna need this document as we go through all the following steps for how to do this on a daily basis. So get that out and let's look at it, review it as we're going through these different steps. Number one step number one for doing a session is that you want to prepare your environment because your physical surroundings play a major role in how good you feel and how clearly you think as you practice the amazing routine. So here's some elements or some characteristics that your environment should have. First of all, you wanted to be bright, opened the curtains or the blinds and let some sunshine in. It always amazes me when I am in a house with a lot of windows and you drive by a house with a lot of windows and it's a sunny, sunny day outside and all the blinds and the curtains there close. But the lamps on the insider on it doesn't make sense to me. Natural sunlight is awesome. So open up your curtains. Open up your blinds. Get the sun in. You want some fresh air? If you're gonna open up the blinds, you might as well open up the windows were possible and just have some good fresh air going . Also, you want your environment to be uplifting, So fill it with things that have emotional meaning to you. Pictures, Mementos, souvenirs, whatever it may be, so that as you look around, you feel like this is home. This is where I'm supposed to be, should be Uplifting goes without saying that your room or your environment should be as clean and organized as possible. Because when you keep your surroundings clean and organized, then it just feels better because messiness and chaos, what do they do? They create anxiety. And anxiety is a huge mental distraction. If you have piles of junk on your desk on the floor and the clothes are hanging off the chairs or whatever, maybe guess what that creates anxiety that stuff that you know needs to be taken care of on somewhere in the back, your mind and it's kind of knocking for your attention, saying, Hey, take care of me, Take care of me, Take care of me and that's a huge mental distraction. You don't need that while you're doing the amazing routine in order, get the best results. So clean up your environment. I know you hear that a lot, but it's so very important if you're gonna have clear thinking and you're going to get good results and you also want, if possible for your environment to be atmospheric and what I mean by that I just mean have some pleasant smells, you know, essential oils or sounds, maybe a small water fountain. Add that to your surroundings as well, so you can be calm, relaxed and ready to go in doing the amazing routine. So prepare your environment. Step number one step Number two is to play some music, and this is an optional step. But it can really enhance the whole process, because music, as we know, is a powerful motivational and emotional enhancer. When you hear music, what does it do it excites you often times, you know you increases your energy and the intensity that you feel inside your body. And so that really translates well into the practice of doing the amazing routine, feeling that motivation and that emotion. Now, if you choose to play music again, this is optional. But if you choose, then here are some simple guidelines to follow to make sure that the music is something that's going to enhance the process, and it's not gonna be a distraction. First of all, instrumental music is the best because words in a song, especially those that you like to sing along with, What are they going to do? They're going to distract you, and they're gonna distract your ability to come up with your own words and express them well, so you don't need that just instrumental Onley. Also, you want to keep it at a low level, so you want to hear your own voice as you express, not the music so much. And it can be difficult if music is playing allowed for you to hear your own voice, let alone your own thoughts. So keep it at a low level if you're gonna use it, and the third tip for using music is to choose wisely. Choose something that's upbeat. Choose something that's happy and even something that feels epic. You know, use your favorite music service such as, Ah, YouTube. You can search YouTube for upbeat music, happy music, epic music, relaxing music or something similar. And you can get all kinds of free music just on YouTube. Or you can use Google music, Pandora, whatever it may be for you. But just make sure that it has the right feel. You don't want something that's depressing and sad. That might be good at sometimes in your life, not while you're doing the amazing routine. So that's step number to play some music. Step number three is you want to grab your document and choose your exercises. So with your environment prepared and some music going and you're really charged ready go. It's time to grab your amazing routine reference document either a printed version or a digital version to do a session of the routine. Now, if you only have a limited amount of time, such as 10 or 15 minutes to go through the amazing routine, then just focus on some essential exercises. Do these these air? My suggestions. Freestyle expression, gratitude. One word. You're perfect. Day envisioned board, and I am. Those are what I consider the essential exercises. And if all you have are 10 or 15 minutes to do the amazing routine than choose to do those now, of course, this is your routine so you can choose to do or not do any of the exercises of the routine that we've talked about. Although the more you do, the better results that you're going to experience. Number four, you want a prime yourself. So to get the most from practicing the amazing routine, you've got to put your mind in your body in a powerful state. And there are some simple ways of doing this. One is to stand up, and we've talked about this in the course already. But just stand up and then, as you're standing up shaker limbs, loosen them up, you know, get your blood flowing, and then take a confident posture. Put your shoulders, make him square, stand up straight, and then take three deep breaths. Just go do that three times to get your mind in your body In a powerful state. That's what I call prime ing yourself. That's step number four. Step number five. Start a timer. This means you want to determine the overall link that you've set aside for practicing the amazing routine and then set a countdown timer. You'll find one on your phone. Every smartphone these days has a countdown Timer started and then begin your session of the amazing routine. You may have 30 minutes to do it. You may have 20 minutes. You may have 15 minutes. You may have 60 minutes. Set that in your timer. Get it going and then start your routine. Now here's a suggestion that can help you to manage the flow of what you do and how much time you devote to each exercise. Because, as you know, each exercise in the routine, sometimes they each require a different amount of time to go through. So as a suggestion, what you could do is create a mostly silent audio clip off site. Let's say 30 minutes in length or 60 minutes if you got that much time to do, Ah, full thorough process of the amazing routine. But let's just say 60 minute are 30 minutes and in that 30 minutes silent audio clip used an audio editor of some sort to insert a beep or another audio cue at various points to indicate it's time to move on to the next exercise. So when you play the audio clip when you begin your routine, use it as a guy to know when to move on to the next exercise. Very simple, but it could be very nice way to keep the pace as it should be. As you're doing your daily routine. Step number six is go after you have all these elements in place, do each of the exercises that you've selected to do one right after the other. And as you're doing them, look at your amazing routine document between each exercise. If you need to do that, this is important because it's going to help to remind you which exercise to do next. It's going to help you to review the various idea prompts that will help you to complete each exercise, and the more quickly that you shift from one exercise to the next, the better. So have that document ready to go so that you can look at it and reference it quickly, the more quickly that you can shift from one exercise to the next the better, because it's gonna help you to keep your mental, your emotional and physical mo mentum flowing disruptions of more than 30 seconds between exercises due to answering a text, talking to someone fumbling around, trying to figure out what exercise to do next, whatever it may be that can diminish your mo mentum significantly. So you want to avoid those things. Be ready to go. Be able to shift from one exercise to the next quickly. Finally, step Number seven is to wrap up when you've completed all the exercises of the routine, then take a deep breath to relax. Become aware of how amazing you feel and realize that you just started your day with a victory. So those steps again are one. Prepare your environment to place a music if you want. Three. Grab your document. Choose your exercises. Four. Prime yourself. Five. Start a timer. Six. Go, which means do your routine and seven wrap up by realizing that you just accomplished something great 14. Master The Art Of Expression: So let's dig into how to master the art of expression or expressing yourself out loud. And this is so important because obviously expressing yourself out loud is the foundation of the amazing routines. So you want to do it really well. Here are four simple ways to improve the power of your expressions. Number one is you want to get clear. So when you're expressing yourself, the point of doing that or one of the reasons for doing that is to bring clarity to what's going on in your mind. What you believe, your ideas, your goals, your dreams. That should all get clearer, as you are expressing yourself. And if you express or talk too fast or you're mumbling along and the words just aren't coming out because they're slipping your mind or whatever it may be, it's gonna be real difficulty to gain that high level of clarity that you want. So sometimes what you need to do is to simply slow down. You don't have to talk fast. That's not a requirement. Just slow down and slowed it way down, if necessary, and you want to enunciate your words clearly. That means, say, each one precisely like I'm doing right now. Maybe not to that degree. I'm just doing that to explain what enunciation means. So you wanna really make your words crisp and clear when you're talking and when you're expressing yourself and you want to be sure that as you go along, you include details and specifics. So if there's a date that you're talking about, give the date if there's a time or a name, somebody is in this situation that you're talking about are expressing about use their name . Talk about the events that occurred when you're discussing something specific in your amazing routine process. So dates, times, names, events include those details and those specifics. Now, of course, you want to find a balance here. You don't want to talk way slow, and you don't want to enunciate your words clearly to the point where it's annoying and just kind of just stifles everything, slows everything to down too much. You want to find a nice balance, but these are very important, especially if you need to do them initially in order to get those words flowing out of you Clearly precisely. And when you start doing this, especially when you first begin doing the amazing routine. Expressing yourself this way is gonna feel a little bit weird. Maybe a little bit a natural, but do it anyway. Clarity is so very important when you do this process Number two, get emotional. We've talked about this a lot because feeling strong, positive emotions is essential for you to experience positive change, to find the motivation to do it and to feel happiness. You know, that's all positive energy, positive emotions, and you want to feel that as strongly as you possibly can. And here are some ways to boost the intensity of your emotion while you're practicing the routine. Very simple steps, Very simple strategies Number one, stand up. So you're gonna feel more energized and alive emotionally if you stand up while you do this exercise. I used to do it for a long time, sitting down, and I realized, Wow, when I stand up, I have this power have the sense of confidence, and so I don't do it anymore without standing up to you can record yourself. So if you have a camera or webcam, set that thing up at eye level and do your routine do the process as if you're talking to it. I toe I, and this is an incredibly effective technique for getting your emotions going. The camera can be turned on or turned off. It doesn't matter. That's your choice. But it can feel like you're talking to somebody specifically and along those lines pretend that you have an audience. You know, pretend that somebody is sitting right in front of you. One person, ah, 100 people are 1000 people and pretend that you're attempting to convince them that audience that what you're saying is true and valuable. Be charismatic, be enthusiastic being and as intense as you possibly can. Nobody else is watching. So really get into it. Try to convince your audience to believe what you're saying. Also, to do that, you want to include some good gestures. Facial expressions. Make sure your face reflects how you feel and use strong, lively gestures when possible. Again. Nobody's watching you, and so you can be as crazy as you want. But that is going to stir up the emotion that's going to get your emotions really charged, and that's what you want to feel when you're going through the amazing routine process end with your words. Use emotionally and sensory laced words. So include words such as amazing or powerful or warm or delicious or joyful, beautiful mind blowing, whatever it may be for you. But make sure that they're emotionally charged and sensory laced, meaning that they describe feelings. Delicious. Warm those air feelings that you have through your senses or tingle again. Use words that trigger an emotional response is much you possibly can. And finally, just have fun, you know, Let loose be free, act crazy at times. Jump up and down If you want to assert long as you don't hit the dog or wake up your family , whatever it may be, just have some fun while you're going through this process and to make sure that your really tuned into getting emotional about the whole thing. Number three You wanna be positive? This is something you probably have heard more than once, and you're gonna hear it again. Has a share that with you right now, but you always want to focus on expressing what's positive and good state what you want, not what you don't want or what you want to avoid, not how I boy I don't want to mess up another presentation like I did last week wrong. But you want to say I love giving presentations that provide value. That's a true statement. I'm sure that you love giving presentations that provide real value. That's expressing the positive and the good that that's expressing what you want, not what you want to avoid. And finally, strategy number four for really mastering the art of expression express quietly when needed . Now, ideally, expressing yourself works best when you can do it out loud and with a lot of feeling and emotion. But not every situation is suited for doing that. You know, you may have family members that you don't want to wake up. You may be on public transportation, and you don't want to appear like a crazy person. You know? Why is that guy talking to himself and really getting into it? Why is he having an argument with himself? You don't want to appear like them, so those are situations where you might want to express quietly. So how do you do that? Well, when you need to be quiet, then just express on your breath with some intensity, but still be is lively and enthusiastic with your face and your body as possible. So this means that you might talk like this. I love doing this. I love greeting videos like this. I love sharing these ideas with people because it's exciting. See, I just did that quietly, and I'm doing this at three o'clock in the afternoon. I didn't wake up anybody, fortunately, but even if it was five oclock in the morning, I wouldn't be waking up anybody else as well. But I still be doing my expressing, and so just keep that in mind. You don't want to sit there and whisper like, Hey, this is really nice. You know, it's not toe sound quiet, but it's just to speak under your breath with some intensity. And when you need to do be both quiet and low key, then do the best that you can by saying what you want to say in your mind, as if you're quietly talking to yourself but just uses much emotion and his intensity as possible. So again, a summary for mastering the art of expression. Get clear, get emotional, be positive and express quietly when needed. 15. And Finally...: Well, congratulations. You've completed the course, and you now have all the knowledge and all the tools that you need to set up your own personalized version of the amazing routine. Now, before we wrap up there, several additional but importance points that I want to share with you and that you want to remember as you move forward so you can get the maximum benefit from using this amazing routine. Number one is You want to keep things updated because since the elements of the routine were designed to be personalized for your needs and your needs, change constantly, especially year over easier. They're meant to be personalized for your particular needs. So it's important that you keep him up to date. Look at those every year and make sure that they're up to date, because when you think about it, it's hard to get excited about and stay committed to a daily routine that feels old. That feels stale, and that just isn't any longer relevant. You don't want that to happen, so keep things updated. Set a place in your calendar creating event on January 1st or the week of January 1st every year or even better a week before that to update whatever needs updated in your amazing routine so you can feel like it's fresh. It's new. It's personalized for what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Keep it updated. You also want to be consistent in doing this. The goal of this routine is to help you to change deep things deep emotions, deep thinking that you have right now and deep changes on that level can Onley happen through consistent daily exposure and practice. You have to dig, dig, dig, dig every single day to make those deep changes. Think of it this way. If you practice the routine for 15 days in the month, but you miss 15 days, you're essentially right where you started again. You kind of have no gain the equalize each other out, So inconsistency is nothing more than a waste of your time. Either go all in and practice this daily or is close to daily as possible or as bluntly and as kindly and as nicely as I can put it. Don't do it at all because it will be a waste of your time. You have to do it consistently and order for it to benefit U, especially over the long run. You want to be patient, so you're gonna likely find that it's a bit challenging to do this routine. Initially, it's gonna feel weird. It's gonna feel a little bit strange, perhaps speaking out loud, doing some of the things that we talked about in the exercises for the routine. But that's to be expected. That is a feeling that you get whenever you're trying anything new. And this is the same case right now, when you're trying to do something that you've never done before, you're not gonna like it. You're not gonna find it easy. Perhaps, but you want to stick with it because over a short period of time you will find your voice . And when that happens, the effectiveness of the routine and the enjoyment that you get from it that you experience from doing it is going to increase dramatically when you find your voice. So be patient. You also want to avoid using time as an excuse for not doing it. And probably the number one excuse for not practicing this routine or anything new really comes down to the idea of. I just don't have the time and I've got my work. I've got kids and they're all getting in the way. These things are just standing in the way of me practicing this. But when this excuse pops up and it will, I want you to consider these truths. And they are truths. Number one is that the routine requires around 20 minutes to complete. Okay, if you do it effectively, and you kind of get really good at it, eventually you get to the point where you can do it in about 20 minutes. And when you think about it, you likely spend more than that amount of time on low value activities. Right now, watching TV, watching movies, social media and you can either choose it is your choice to devote time to becoming on awesome version of yourself. Or you can choose to do the things that will keep you where you are for the next 20 years. That's a choice. You're not a victim of being caught and having being forced to watch TV. Get on social media. You're not a victim. That's something you can choose to do, so choose to use your time wisely. Just 20 minutes that's all it takes every single day. Another mindset to consider is that if you devote one hour a day to doing this ritual this routine now you can do it in 20 minutes if you want. But if you give it an hour a day, that's equivalent to 9 40 hour weeks per year. So when you think about that, that's nine weeks of full time training to become the person that you want to be. So imagine the positive results that you'll see in life with that amount of personal development. Nine weeks like a full time job. It's unbelievable. Just stick to it now. A side benefit that comes from doing. The amazing routine is that you're going to see a boost in your clarity and your motivation , and this is going to create a considerable time advantage in your life in the long run because you're going to learn to stay focused longer. You're gonna have more mental and emotional energy to work efficiently, and you're going to learn how to minimize the distractions and the bad choices that could be slowing you down in life. And all this translates into getting way more done than the daily cost of time that comes from practicing the amazing routine consistently. Next, you want to value and review the materials so included in this course, a reference sheets of the material that we've talked about and I call these life maps. I referenced them many, many times throughout the course, and these life maps have all the essential information and instructions that we discussed throughout the course for each of the exercises in each of the elements of the amazing routine. And here's what I'm gonna ask you to do. I highly recommend that you print them up and even laminate them if you can. If you have a laminate, er, put them in some kind of lamination, if possible, and then place them in a folder where you can review them and look at them regularly, at least until you've mastered the routine. Because treating these life maps as valuable and special by printing them up and maybe laminating them is going to help you to value the information within them. And the more you that you value the information, the more likely you're going to use it. Finally, go mobile. What I mean by that? Well, the great thing about the amazing routine, since it's all about speaking and not writing things down. But speaking, you can practice the routine anytime, anywhere that you want so you can practice it while you're driving in your car, perhaps while you're commuting toe work while you're taking a walk. If you walk your dog, you and do the amazing routine or parts of it during that or during a light workout on a treadmill, you can do parts of the amazing routine or the whole amazing routine. If you're on the treadmill long enough, or while you're waiting at the doctor's office, you can do parts of the amazing routine or all of it. We all know how long it takes to get into the doctor's office and how long you wait so you might be able to do it two or three times, unfortunately, but you get the point. You can do it anywhere, any time. And if you don't have access to your reference sheet while you're mobile, just try to remember and practice as many of the exercises as you possibly can. It's that simple. And if you need to be quiet than just do it in your head, if possible. Just think about these things. It's important that you just don't miss a day. If you have an opportunity to do the process and the routine somewhere all right, it's better to do it and do it the best you can than it is to miss. So you have the opportunity to go mobile, doing any time anywhere. Take advantage of it. I just want to say thank you and express my sincere thinks and my gratitude for allowing me to share with you my unique daily success routine. And I hope that you continue to find massive value using it and that you experience better results than you ever imagined. All right, so be amazing. And thanks for watching. 16. Supplemental: Create A Morning Routine: I'm sure you would agree that as your morning goes so your day goes, right? If you have a great morning, then usually not always, but usually you have a great day. You have a crummy morning and things just aren't working right. Then you have a crummy date. Seems to domino, and one thing leads to another. And you just have one problem after another when you don't start your day off. Right. So here I'm going to share with you what I call the wake up and go routine And these air 10 simple things that you can do to start an amazing day so that the results that you get throughout the rest of day are as amazing as possible. You're still gonna have challenges. Of course, that's this life. But why not set yourself up for the best opportunity for success as you possibly can? And that's what the's 10 steps do. So let's go through each one. 1st 1 is that you want to unleash the beauty, not the beast. And what this means is that when you wake up in the morning, it's really easy to be grumpy to just be like, uh, you know, just not feel great and just not being the right mindset. So here you want to practice three positive actions, right? As you get out of bed, you could smile for no reason. You know, just put a big old smile on your face. Get that frown off of their why, but clean. Put a smile on your face, and then, after you're done putting a smile on your face, go open the blinds. Get some sunshine into your life. Get some sunshine into your room because sunshine has a way of affecting you positively. So get it in there. And then, if you have an opportunity, if it's not too cold, step outside and get some fresh air or just open up the windows. If that's what you are able to do, just open up the windows. If you're not able to go outside, turn on some music and do some actions that improve How you feel. You want to really get into this mode where you're feeling great, not grumpy, and that's how you do it is to do these little tweaks as you first get up. Number two. You want to do what I call nurturing your seeds of potential. So when you first wake up, the first thing that you plant in your mind often becomes thief fruit or the results that you see for the rest of the day. And here's the problem with what most people do. If you start off complaining, are you? You're angry. You're arguing. You're watching negative news. Guess what you're planting your planting negativity in your garden first thing, and then if you're doing these things, if you're getting up and complaining first thing in the morning, you're angry first thing in the morning. You can't wonder why the rest of your day is crummy because you've planted the seeds for a crummy negative day. So you've got to start to stop doing that. You want to talk, you want to think and you wanna watch positive things. Talk about positive things. Whatever you can find in your morning, something you're grateful for something that happened that was really great. Something that you want to express to somebody in your family that they did that you say, Hey, thank you. I appreciate that. Think positive thoughts and watch positive things. Turn off the negative news and stop putting that as the first thing into your brain in the morning. Because when you do that, guess what you're planting. Negative seat. You want his plant Seeds of positivity. First thing number three. No. And go. So the worst time to develop a plan is the moment that you need it. Because when you need a plan, you're kind of getting together, especially in the morning. You're trying to figure out what I need to do. Guess what? It causes stress. And it causes problems, things air forgotten. You forget something at home that you should have taken with you. It's easier just to eat poorly because you're rushing around and all these other things that can happen when you don't have a plan, so know in advance and have things ready to go. What are you going to Where? Get that together the night before. What are you going to eat? Figure that out the night before? What things do you need to take with you again? Figure that out the night before and set it next to the door if necessary, so that you have it ready to go. You have your clothes laid out. You have your food on the counter that is ready to be cooked if it can sit out on the counter and get everything in place the night before so that when you're ready to go in the morning, you don't have to mess with it. It's clear, and you just take action on it. Number four, you want to design what I call a day launcher checklist, which is a simple checklist of the processes that you want to follow every morning, Tow, launch or start your day. So that would include something like Make your bed open the blinds. Drinkwater, check your calendar. And you might be thinking, you know, that's pretty simple stuff. I can remember that. You know, why make a stupid checklist? Well, because that checklists writing it down and having ah list of things that you're going to accomplish in the morning is going to give you clarity and purpose. It's gonna help you to avoid the time wasting distractions that stress you out. You have a clear, simple plans. Even if you write it down, you get clear about it and you throw it away. At least you've solidified what you want to do in the morning and you can start practicing the next day. But until you do that, you have all these different steps of what you have to do in the morning. And they're kind of just floating around in your brain, not helping you out whatsoever. And so you wake up in the morning and, like, Okay, what do I need to do first? Um, what do I need to do next? What I need to do next, Just create a simple plan that sequentially lists what you want to do. So you're clear about it, and you just get it done the next morning. Number five, go back to the future. This means you want to spend 3 to 5 minutes planning tomorrow. Today. Think about what you want to do tomorrow. Create a simple list of actions today so that when you're ready to go in the morning, the next morning, you don't have to think about what do I need to do today? What do I need to do today? You already have a list. And why is this so important? Well, there are a few reasons one enables you to act with intention and purpose, not impulse. If you find yourself constantly saying, Oh, I've got this email. I got to react to that. I've got this request I got react to this. I've got to do this thing. I don't have to react to it. Well, if you create a list first, that gives you a direction that gives you intention and purpose when you start your day. So you're not just in reaction mode, but you're in creation mode. So that's one of the reasons why you want a plan tomorrow. Today, another thing. You just get it off your mind. You know, you have peace of mind knowing that you're going to bed tonight with a clear idea of what you're doing tomorrow so you can rest so much easier. It's so much better doing that. And also another benefit of doing this is that it gives your brain time to find solutions. So if you're planning out your day tomorrow and you're doing that today, that gives you until tomorrow for your brain to goto work and say, Okay, I understand everything that you want to do. I'm going to get to work finding solutions and answers and solving problems that need to be solved in the background because you told me what you want done, and it goes to work for you doing that so that when you wake up the next morning, things happen a lot easier. You're a lot more efficient. You're a lot more effective. And that's one of the benefits that come with planning tomorrow Today. Number six. You want to oil the rest, which means get your blood pumping, you know, get your muscles moving. And how can you do this? I'm not talking about a full outright exercise plan. If you do that, that's great. But even if it's just something as simple as walking around as your coffee brews or your tea bruise or your oatmeal cooks, walk around the kitchen, walk around your house, stretch in place, walk in place, just get your body moving, get the blood flowing and so that you have a sense of energy and you can do this anywhere I often times while my coffee is being brewed. I'll just walk around my kitchen into my living room cycle back around into the kitchen cycle background in the living room and do this several times just to get things moving get my muscles moving and my blood pumping. Do this and you'll feel a lot more energy. And starting your day number seven is shower down some awesomeness. So, oftentimes, what do you do when you're taking a shower? You're just focused on, you know, maybe washing your hair laddering up, cleaning yourself off, and that's the focus of what you're doing in the shower. Or maybe you're stressing out about what you have to do the rest of day. Well, instead of doing that and what you can do is you can express your goals. Your affirmations take that time to talk about something you learned recently state how your day is going to unfold the steps that you're going to take in order to complete the tasks in your day and see how that gives you clarity in getting the things done that you need to do. Number eight. Fire up your gratitude machine and this is very simple. I'm sure you've heard this maybe once or twice before, but a great way to start your morning is toe. Identify five specific things that you're grateful for big or small, past, present, future person, place or thing. It doesn't matter. Just identify five specific things that you're grateful for. And as you're identifying these and you're stating them out loud, saying, I am thankful for this, I am thankful for that. As you're doing that, see each item in your mind, see it, feel it, and be really, really grateful for it again. This is putting you in a mindset that is going to help you to have the positive energy to tackle problems. Have clarity to get things done and just feel great about the rest of your day. Number nine Get liquid fuel, which means to drink 8 to 12 ounces of water. Now I'm not talking coffee or tea. That might look like dark water, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about just plain old water and do that soon after waking up. You know you've gone without water for 6 to 10 hours. You need water right away. And if you want, if you have trouble with drinking water and it just doesn't taste good or whatever it may be, you know, squeeze a little Citrus into a little lemon and lime little orange. Whatever it may be for you that you like to give it some flavor, but it's important to get that water into your body first thing in the morning. There are a lot of reasons for it. Don't have time to get into it, but just realize that it's going to help you to feel great. I feel better and have the energy to get done. What you need to get done. And finally number 10. Start with a win. So it is really a great idea every day to start your day with a victory, even a small victory first thing in the morning. Because when you realize that you had a victory, that you accomplished something, guess what it does. It creates mo mentum to help you to achieve more winds throughout your day. So one of the easiest ways that you can win in the morning is to make your bed. A lot of people neglect this, but you know what? When you make your bed in the morning, you can walk away and say, you know what? I accomplish something. It wasn't a big deal, but I did it and when you do it consistently, it puts you in a state of mind. of being a disciplined person that gets things done, especially first thing in the morning. This is going to be a great way to build and carry that momentum throughout the rest of the day. So you could have another win, another one, another win. But it all starts someplace. And I think one of the best places to start is by making your bed in the morning. So there you go. 10 things to do to start an amazing day. Put this into action starting today. 17. Supplemental: Wake Up Early: learn to wake up early. Everybody's favorite topic right here are four ways to get out of bed even when you don't want to. How many days out of the years that for you, if he has most people, that's gonna be 364 days out of the year. They really don't want to wake up early that one day that they do is probably to go on vacation so that they can sleep late. But here's how to do it. Because the reality is getting up early is very important habit. Very valuable habit to develop. And we're gonna talk about that in just a second. But the basic idea with this is a little bit different than maybe what you're used to, because you want to get into the habit of waking up early by slowly increasing your internal energy and small ways. That is the really the key to waking up early and doing it in a way that you're okay with, as opposed to being irritated, but increasing your internal energy and small ways. What does that mean? We're gonna look at that in just a second, but let's talk about this idea waking up early and why it's so important. And just basically, if you look at most successful and productive people in this world, you're gonna find that one of the most common success traits that they all share is this idea of waking up early. So there's got to be something to it. And when you consider that success is like a recipe that if you look at somebody that successful and you follow what they do, then you're gonna get the same results that they do are basically the same results. That's the same thing with waking up early. If you have a number of people talking about this habit that waking up early is responsible for part of their success, why not follow that same recipe to achieve similar results to those that they're getting? And if waking up early is a big part of that, let's figure out how to do it. But let's do it in a way that doesn't rely on irritation. And when you look at most methods for helping you wake up early, what do you find that you'll find that most of the time irritation is the motivator and you have people telling you. Hey, you know what? In order, get up early. What you want to do is you want to move your alarm across the room so that when it starts going off, you know, making it irritating noise, the irritation of hearing that is going to force you get to get out of bed and shut it down . So that's hoping you wake up early. Seems logical, right? But it's irritating. I don't like irritation. I'm sure you don't either. Yeah, another irritating way waking up early that most people talk about is the idea of using multiple alarms. You know, set multiple alarms off in your phones, your devices and have them go off all at the same time. So the irritation of multiple alarms going off will force you to wake up again. Not a fun way to do it. There is a better way of waking up early, and it doesn't have anything to do with being irritated. And the key to doing this is to slowly generate internal motivation because when you think about it going from rest ful, sleep to where you barely moved for hours to getting up and moving can be a shock to your system, and this is one reason why people don't like doing it. It feels good to lay in bed and be warm and not moving. And to think about the idea of jumping up and just change in your state is not a pleasant experience for most people. So shocking your system by using these irritating motivators like multiple alarms shocking your system and to get out of bed is usually not a good way to motivate yourself to do anything, including waking up. You start associating waking up early with the idea of being upset and angry, because that's what the irritation process will do. So a better long term approach is to slowly acclimated from the total in activity of sleep . You know, when you're just laying there and you're just snoring away toe having just enough energy, just a smidge of energy, enough of it to get out of bed. In other words, you want to slowly increase your internal feeling of energy and motivation. So how do you do it? Here are four simple strategies to try out tomorrow morning, pick one or do all for whatever works best for you, but I think that you're gonna find the very effective At least try one and put it into action. And to see how this idea of internal motivation and energy actually works in the first way that you can slowly increase your internal motivation and energy is to move your body and small ways. So this sounds kind of weird, but why you're lying there in bed and you're just thinking about the idea. Waking up, start slowly moving your tongue around inside your mouth, and then once you started moving your tongue around, then start moving your lips and then your mouth and then start wiggling your toes and then finally start wiggling your fingers. And what this does is that it acclimating us your body to the idea of moving. Or it gets it used to the idea of moving. And so your blood starts flowing a little bit better and you get used to the idea of getting out of bed, which is gonna require movement so these small movements can help you to really generate that internal energy and motivation that you need to get out of bed. A second strategy for generating that internal energy and motivation is to say action words repeatedly, things like power, energy, excitement. Just say those under your breath with increasing energy, power, energy, excitement, power, energy and excitement. And the reason why this works is because your brain associates these words with a sense of a live nous, which tends to get awakened on some level when you say them, especially when you say them with increased intensity and energy. So that's strategy Number two. Third way to wake up without being irritated is to do a simple countdown so state to yourself that you're gonna slowly feel mawr energy toe Wake up while you count down from 30 seconds to zero, and then when you hit zero, you'll open your eyes and you'll get out of bed. So start at 30 29 28 27 fill yourself waking up. And as you're doing that, what you can do is slowly increase the movement of your body, as we talked about in strategy number one. While you're counting down from 32 0 and then when you hit zero, wake up, get out of bed and the fourth strategy that you can use to slowly get acclimated to moving and feeling alive and getting out of bed is to start breathing more deeply. So while you're lying there in bed with each breath you take slowly increase the depth of your breathing. And what this does is that it gradually increases the oxygen to your body, making you feel more alive with each breath that you take so breathin. Breathe out and do that until you feel a little bit more energy internally, just enough to get out of bed. And that's the key is to have enough energy and motivation to jump out of that. So right now, what you want to do in order to get familiar with these four different strategies is just do a simple practice run, pick a strategy, pick off four and experience what it's like to go through each one so that when you start using it in the morning, either one of them or all four, you'll know exactly what it's like and how these four strategies will help you to build that internal energy slowly to help you to wake up early 18. Supplemental: Create An After Work Routine: a fellow by the name of Marc Forster once stated, Anything that does not get regular attention will start to change for the worse. So as a person who is seeking to grow and improve, you need to regularly track your results to make sure that your life is moving forward and an after work routine provides a process to help you to pause, help you look at and analyze what you're doing in your life as well as planned for the future. In addition, an after work routine also gives your brain Ah, heightened level of awareness of what's happening in your life. And this helps that worked behind the scenes to find solutions to challenges and discover other ideas that keep you on track to achieve your goals. And what's great about this is that it often happens in ways that you may not even notice. It's very natural when you start doing this process, so you want to create an after work routine. And here's how to start. Here's some important points to keep in mind when you're creating your own personal after work Routine Number one is that it's ideal ing practiced at the end of your work day. That's why it's called an after work routine. You can do it any time. Really. You can do it in the morning. You can do it and late in the evening if you want, but ideally, it's practiced at the end of your workday To is, it can take any form that you like, but it's best to keep it simple and focus on tracking the basics of what you did today and what you need to do tomorrow. And three. Since you need to capture and track information, you need a document of some kind to do it. And I personally use a digital text document in Google docks. But you can use a paper document or a journal. Either one of those will work as well. So here's some suggested elements to include in your after work routine Number one. You want to update the chain, and I've talked about this before, but the chain is a simple habit tracking mechanism that's based on this idea that you have a Siris of boxes and this could be dates on a calendar, and then, for every day that you successfully practice a specific habit, you write an X in one of those boxes, and the goal is to create is long of a chain of successive days as possible where you practice that habit or you do something to achieve that goal. So for this part of the routine, you want to begin by creating a series of boxes for tracking your results. This again could be just boxes on a calendar. The second thing you want to do is choose a habit you want to track. This could be something like walking for five minutes, eating a piece of fruit every day, not biting your nails, and then write the name of that habit that you're wanting to eliminate or improve above. Those boxes may be at the top of the calendar if you're using a calendar and then every day that you successfully practised the habit that you've chosen or you've done something to move closer to a goal that you're wanting to achieve, you put an X in the appropriate box on the grid and then in the next box for each successive day that you practice that habit and then so on. And if you miss a day, if you're not successful, one day it happens. Simply skip putting an X in the box that represents that day and start a new chain. So process number one in your after work routine is to update the chain number two. You want to track what you've accomplished, so to help you to notice your own abilities and to build confidence in your abilities and to become more aware that you're getting things done, you really need to reflect on the daily victories that you have each and every day. So for this part of the routine, you want to list 3 to 5 of the most important and significant tasks that you've completed for that day. As best to just keep it simple. Something like this. I created two new videos for my course, spent two hours preparing for my upcoming presentation. I took my car to the mechanic to have it serviced and made a healthy dinner for me and Kathy. That's it. And you want to make sure that you focus on actions that you take not on the responses or results that you get from those actions, and what this means is that it's better to write. I presented my proposal to client. That's the action that you took spare to write that. Then a client accepted my proposal because the 1st 1 brings awareness to the action that you took, which is always a win, not the result, which may not always be a win and optionally. What you can do when you're doing this part of the routine is that you can write your satisfaction with the results that you created, which will help you to identify patterns of great or poor results so you can adjust accordingly. She can put a satisfaction score underneath the list of successes that you've had. Those small winds just put satisfaction, score and then put a number could be 0 to 10 1 to 10 whatever rating system you choose to go with but do that so you can help identify patterns where you're not really achieving many good results throughout the day. You can say home I need to stop and analyze what I'm doing here so I can improve this. That's process number two in the routine Number three. You want to identify what you can do better, and this goes hand in hand with number two so all systems have a weak point, and what that is is it's an area or thing about that system that, if it were fixed, would have the most dramatic impact on improving the results that that system produces in your day and how you manage it. Your day is a system, and somewhere within that system is a weak point that needs fixed so that future days will produce better results. And when you get good at seeing those weak points in your day and how you process your day and you start finding solutions to those, then you naturally begin to work more efficiently in all areas of your life. So what you want to do for this part of the routine is you want to identify something specific that you did allowed or experienced during the day that, if it had been eliminated, would have the biggest impact on getting better results on future days. So after you get clear about what the weak point waas that week element, that is preventing you from getting better results. Once you've identified that, write down what you need to do in order to make sure that it doesn't cause problems in the future. So let's say that your weak point is that you were taking phone calls. Wow, you should have been doing important work. You could write down not answering calls while I'm focused on important work. Or maybe fear of creating videos held you back from creating videos you could put on their acknowledging my fear of creating videos and then create one anyway, that was your weak point. And that's the solution for doing it. Is acknowledging your fear for creating videos and go ahead and do then and when a weak point keeps showing up on your list and you'll notice this if you do this process consistently when it keeps showing up on your list, then you want to consider elevating the solution to the habit that you track on the chain that we talked about earlier. So if you keep forgetting to drink your water and that is something you really want to do, or if you're allowing distractions to interfere with important work, then you want to elevate that to something that you're tracking with the chain and that will give that issue higher awareness and help you to find a solution to it. and stick with it until you actually improve it. The fourth part of your after work routine that you want to include is you want to track your food choices, and multiple studies have shown that tracking what you eat can have a huge, huge impact on your health because it brings awareness to your eating habits and how those things that you eat make you feel and how they make you look. And it's heightened awareness about these things that will help to motivate you to make better choices naturally meaning you'll need a lot less will power, which is limited to do the right things than you would otherwise. Because you have awareness of what you're eating and its effect on you. And also it's going to increase the chances that you'll avoid eating junk because you know you have to write it down later and you have to acknowledge it. You have to recognize it and become aware of it, and sometimes it's not a pleasant experience. It's not gonna be a horrible experience. But even if it could be an unpleasant experience in a slight level that can help you to make better choices next time, now there are a lot of different opinions about what you should capture when tracking your food choices. But for me, I like to keep it really simple because simplicity encourages consistent action. So for this part of the routine, you want to write a simple list of what you ate and drank for the last 24 hours. And since you do this routine after work, this would likely include the previous evening, morning and noon meals that you've had up to this point. And what I like to do is capture specific foods. Not all their ingredients, not their calories, not the fat, just the food. And then I make a guesstimate of the quantity of that food that I ate, and that's it, so that my entry would look something like this one. Bowl of granola based cereal. One. Coffee was sugar. Handful of tortilla chips. Ah, plate of roasted vegetables. One grilled fish taco with corn salsa. One dark chocolate kind bar. That's how I track what I eat. So that is processed number four of the after work routine. Number five is you want to track your movement has been said that sitting has replaced cigarette smoking as the most dangerous daily habit that can lead to early death. So obviously you likely want to move mawr a lot more than you do now and again. Bringing awareness to how much you move will help you to do just that. So for this part of the routine, what you want to do is check your fitness device and this could be a smartwatch or your phone, which may track your activity automatically. Mine does. Yours probably does as well. Or, if nothing else, just come up with a guess for how much you moved and then write it down. And the level of detail that you choose to capture is totally up to you. As long as you have a number A number that helps you to quantify your daily activity either steps walked minutes, you've moved miles. You've moved things like that. So track your movement that is processed number five and the after work routine. Number six. You want to track your spending. So this part of the routine is very, very simple because all you have to do is when you spend money, write it down again. This is another great example of where having awareness of where your money is going is going to help ensure that your hard earned money is being spent on valuable, not value, less items. So for this part of the routine, what you want to do is write down a rough total what you spent for the day, as well as a simple description of what you spend it on. Now I only track money spent on non essentials. This includes luxuries, if you will, of eating out, buying clothes, buying flowers, buying gadgets, things like that. And the reason why is because essentials are essential and tracking them seems kind of pointless because you need to spend money on those anyway, So simply focus on tracking expenses for non essential items and optionally. You can also capture the amount of money that you made for the day. If that makes you feel better as well. So that is processed number six. Track what you spend. Process number seven. You want to update the blue money that you received your like blue money When the world is blue money. Well, blue money is an idea that I learned from a gentleman by the name of Zack Smith and Blue Money is essentially any money that you've received out of the blue makes sense. Discounts, gifts, unexpected money, gift cards, gas cards, things like that. These air things you weren't expecting in your life. But they showed up somehow some way to your benefit. And tracking these unexpected blessings is a great way to constantly remind yourself that there are good things flowing in your life that you could be happy for, that you could be grateful for. So for this part of the routine, what you want to do is write down the total monetary value of blue money that you've received that day and then write a simple description of where it came from. And the reality is that Sunday's the blue money that you get maybe zero or some days. Believe it or not, it could be two figures, three figures, even four figures or more, depending on where your blue money comes from, whatever it may be for that day, write it down even if it zero and optionally. Where you can do is if you've received something good that's not money, then write it down as well. Because of blessing is a blessing, right, and you want to acknowledge it and be aware of it. That's process number seven. And then finally, process number eight that you want to include in your after work routine is plan tomorrow today and I've talked about this and other videos as well. But the idea is very simple. You want to wrap up today by creating a clear plan of the specific tasks that you intend to accomplish tomorrow, and planning in this way has a lot of advantages. But the two biggest that stand out to me is one. You eliminate a lot of anxiety and worry that comes from spending your evening and the next morning thinking about what needs to be done tomorrow. When you plan tomorrow. Today you create a plan and you can let it go. You don't have to think about it after you've created a plan. You've done that today. You don't have to worry about anything until the next morning, when you get to work and to is creating a plan and planning tomorrow. Today will give your brain a clear idea of what you want to accomplish so that it can spend the next 10 to 12 hours doing what it does best, which is coming up with ideas and solutions that will help you to be successful at getting those things done. Now each of us have our own way of planning our day, so I'm not going to go into discussing a specific system here. The important principle I want you to remember for this step is a quote from Jim Rohn. You may have heard of Jim Rohn before. Very awesome motivational speaker, personal development teacher. He's no longer with us, but he was phenomenal. You see, some of his videos on YouTube watched them, but he said this one time he said, Don't start your day until it's finished on paper in short plan tomorrow. Today, that's processed number eight. So now that you know all eight processes of your after work routine, how would you use this to create a single day's entry? Well, a single day's entry would look something like this. You would have the date 09 slash 24 September 24th. Then after that, you would put I accomplished, Then list what you accomplished. I can improve my results by and then list the weak link that you had in your day and the way that you're going to improve it tomorrow. Then after that, you would write, I ate list what you ate. I moved list. How much you moved. I spent list how much you spent. I received blue money and then list how much blue money you received. That's it. Very simple process to capture. And although this routine is simple and can be completed in 3 to 5 minutes, there are a lot of different elements to it. So here's a suggestion to help. Remember each one of those eight processes that we have talked about and that is to list somewhere as a reminder, either at the top of the document or on a different page, or on bookmark all those different eight processes so you can have a reference that you can look at on a daily basis as you're creating this content. And as you're writing down your entry for that day now, let me just finish by saying that doing this daily routine may seem challenging and it can seem time consuming at first. But if you stick with it, if you stick with it day in day out as much as you possibly can. It will get easier. And with time, what you'll see is that you begin to experience the positive benefits that come from doing it consistently. 19. Supplemental: Plan Tomorrow Today: a very wise man by the name of Jim Rome. You probably heard of him. He was a motivational speaker, A personal development coach. He once said, Don't start your day until it's finished on paper. In other words, what I like to say plan tomorrow today. So this strategy is based on the idea of every day at the end of your work day, you want to spend 1 to 3 minutes screen a simple plan of action. Ah, list of to do's of what you want to accomplish tomorrow. Now, why would you want to do this? Well, I'm gonna share with you three reasons why this is such a great idea. Number one is that it gives your brain direction because without a clear path to follow, your brain tends to gravitate toward doing whatever has the strongest emotional appeal at that moment. And the source of an emotional peel tends to change a lot throughout the day. Could be your desire to want to answer an email. It could be your desire to want to search something online. It could be your desire to want to talk to somebody, and all of these things are tugging at your time and attention, and you tend to give them your time and attention because they're emotionally satisfying on some level. And this is one of the biggest reasons why you find yourself jumping from one thing to another to another throughout your day and then wondering at the end of the day why nothing is getting done. So what a clear plan of action does is that it helps you defeat the chaotic pool that those emotional impulses put on your time and attention so that you can have a focused path to follow in order to get things done. I call this the kryptonite of those emotional pools and helps prevent them. Minimize them so that you can get things done. The second reason why you want a plan tomorrow today is that it activates your brain's ability to produce answers. Your brain is an answer machine. It likes creating solutions, but it's always a good idea to give it some time. Could be an hour, two hours, eight hours, 10 hours to produce those answers. So if you tell your brain what you want it to do tomorrow, it will go to work today to find the answers to get those things done. And the answers that you're gonna get are gonna come in the form of solutions to problems, creative ideas and strategies for working effectively. And often times these answers were gonna come very naturally to you. You're just going to sit down, ready to do something, and you're gonna think, Oh, I need to do it this way or how I just had an idea about how to accomplish this. That is your answer machine at work. But it works best when you give it time to find the solutions plan tomorrow. Today, 1/3 reason why you want to practice this strategy is that it gives you more rational control. So when you start your day without a plan and you've probably done this, I have. But when you start your day without a plan, what happens will you quickly find yourself reacting to the events in your life as they happen? And when you are in reaction mode, this tends to heighten your emotions. You get stressed, you get feeling uncomfortable, and this affects your ability to feel in control of what's happening. So planning your tasks a day in advance removes so much of that stress and emotion, and you're able to plan your date with a more rational mind. Ah, higher reasoning mind, which gives you greater sense of control and a greater sense of peace. So how do you do it? Well, first of all, you want to decide on when you're going to do it a specific time, such as 5:30 p.m. Or on event. Like when I call my last client. That is the first thing you want to decide that you're gonna do. When are you going to plan? Tomorrow? Today, and then you want to decide on the tool that you're going to use in order to do this process? It could be a notebook. It could be a phone app, whatever works best for you. And then at the end of the day and every day moving forward, you want to spend 1 to 3 minutes, create a simple action plan. These are things that you want to get done for tomorrow and write them down and then let it go. And it's important that you keep it simple. You want to include some details and some specifics. That is important as well, but you don't want to overdo it. Don't write out paragraphs of information. Just keep it very, very simple as you're building your list and then after you've done that and you let it go at the beginning of your next day in the morning, do a quick review of your plan and then get to work. Now, since this is a new habit, you might need a little bit of motivation to get it done. Simple way to do that is put the tools that you're going to use to plan tomorrow. Today put those on your desk, make them too convenient to get to. So at the end of the day, you don't have to go looking for them. You don't have to figure out what they're going to be there, right there on your desk, and you can get to work creating your plan for tomorrow and you want to do it today, not tomorrow. You might be thinking, Why did I just do in the morning? Well again, remember, your brain needs time in order to find some answers. And if you do this process tomorrow as opposed to doing it today, then you're gonna lose a lot of the benefits that come from doing it a day in advance. So do it today. Planned tomorrow today. 20. Supplemental: Create An Evening Routine: how to create the perfect evening routine. Why would you want to do that? It's because what you do in the hours leading up to going to bed have the greatest impact on your body's most important function. Sleep, as well as the level of success that you experience the following day. And let's face it, if you don't have a simple plan of action that outlines the steps that you want to take to help you to get better, sleep and prepare for successful tomorrow, then you'll likely just give into acting on impulse, bad habits, things like that that lead to fatigue, stress and other negative results. You'll eat whatever, do whatever and feed your mind whatever. And it's all those whatever's that lead to waking up and thinking what in the world. So an evening routine that you deliberately design is going to help motivate and direct you to do the right things and eliminate or minimize your tendency to do the wrong things. Now, good evening routine is built in stages. Here's the 1st 1 three hours before sleep. You want to avoid anything that disrupts or blocks your ability to sleep and the most obvious is caffeine. This includes soft drinks, energy, drinks, coffee and, yes, even chocolate. One of the best ways for keeping your consumption of caffeine and check is to set a caffeine curfew, which means you set a boundary where you stop consuming anything with caffeine after 2 p.m. And then you discipline yourself to stick within that boundary. The second sleep blocker to avoid three hours before sleep is alcohol. It may make you drowsy and relaxed initially, and this country que into thinking it's a good thing. But studies have shown that it will eventually disrupt the restorative R E M phase of your sleep cycle and disruptions to the I am phase of your sleep can lead to drowsiness and poor concentration the next day, not what you want. The next link blocker to avoid is drinking too much water. Of course, water is good for you, but not if you go to bed making sloshing noises and you wake up every several hours to pee . This is a disruption to your sleep that you can minimize by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially in the morning after waking up, as well as using the restroom right before you jump into bed. The final sleep blocker to avoid is negativity. This includes TV shows, movies and the evening news, many of which creates stress and anxiety because they feed and stir up negative emotions even slightly. That's what they do. And the effects of this type of mental and emotional stimulation can take a least several hours to dissipate and can disrupt the relaxing state that you need to be in to fall asleep . And remember, just because something is labelled entertainment doesn't mean that is designed to relax you . Now let's move on to the next stage of designing your evening routine. This is what you want to do one hour before sleep. Start by planning and preparing for tomorrow. No. One advance and have them ready to go, what you'll wear, what you'll eat and the things that you need to take with you in the morning, including your briefcase, your purse, any documents and things like these. By planning and preparing these things in advance, you stop thinking and worrying about them, and you go to bed in a more relaxed state. Next, turn off your screens. This includes your phone, your laptop your TV and your tablets, and this isn't easy, but it's a habit you have to adopt if you want to sleep better. And there are two important reasons for doing this. Number one. Keeping electron ICS with screens turned on means that your eyes are constantly downloading data that needs processed, which contributes to keeping your mind turned on an active and to these devices emit artificial blue light that contribute your body to produce hormones that caused alertness. So turn off the screens instead of using a screen to relax, read or listen to something relaxing. You know, visualize your goals in your dreams or simply do nothing again Doing nothing but sitting quietly may initially feel anything but relaxing. You know your mind might be racing with tons of thoughts that seem like you can't turn them off. But after several days of practicing this, you'll find they slow down and eventually are replaced by a sense of quiet and peace. The next stage of your evening routine involves what you do right before you go to sleep. At this point, you want to prepare your environment by making it cool between 75 degrees and 54 F. And one of the best ways to do this is just to open a window even in the wintertime, and then smother yourself in a ton of blankets. Sounds pretty great, doesn't it? So keep it cool. Make your environment dark. Do the best that you can to cover any light in the room that's coming from the street. Your electron ICS were outside the bedroom, and of course you want your environment quiet. And if there are noises that you can't control such a street noises, then use a fan to create white noise or put in some earplugs. And one of the main goals of these tweaks is to prevent small disruptions that you may not even consciously notice from interrupting your sleep, which they can do if you don't take a little time to fix them. The final stage of your evening routine involves what you do to fall asleep, and even though falling asleep should come naturally to us sometimes due to the pace of life, we have to train ourselves how to deliberately relax and glide into sleep. And if you need help doing this, here are three simple steps to follow one. Take a few deep breaths to start quietly, repeating under your breath the words Peace, calm, sleep, peace, calm, sleep and then three. While you're doing that, tune into your body and release any tension in it by pretending that you're floating on water. Focus on getting your mind and body into a state of relaxation, something that you may have to train yourself to do. There you have it. Everything you need to create the perfect evening routine. So how do you use this? Well, here's a seven day challenge. Day one. Using a piece of paper or digital document, spend a few minutes creating a simple step by step outline of your own personal evening routine. Make each step an item on a bulleted list include the suggestions that we've talked about here and, of course, add your own as you see fit. And then day one through seven and beyond every night you want to do a quick review of the steps of your evening routine and then focus on doing at least one of them really, really well. And when you have that one aspect of your evening routine, mastered, then choose another and focus on doing that really, really well, and then repeat the process until you've not only designed the perfect evening routine, but you're living it. 21. Supplemental: Don't Break The Chain: would you like a real simple way to motivate yourself to achieve your goals and to change your habits? This is one of the best ways that I've ever found Super, Super simple. It's called Don't break the chain. And essentially, what you want to do is keep track of each day that you successfully practice a new habit so that you can see your progress with your own eyes. You can look at it and then you use that progress as a source of motivation to not miss doing that habit any day. You don't want to break the chain of successful days that you've practiced it. So why is this such a great tool for motivating you to achieve your goals and change your habits? But when you think about it, great plans always start on Mondays, don't they? Starting Monday, you're going to start eating healthier. You're gonna write in your journal every day. You're gonna take a 10 minute walk every day in Monday's or just the place where everything amazing is supposed to start, which is great on some levels. But how does the week actually play out when you start making changes like this eating healthier writing in a journal, taking a walk every day. Well, this is typically how I have seen it in my life, and I've seen in other people's lives that always use Mondays as Thedc full for change. This is how they're weak, typically plays out Monday. What do you do? Well, you usually stick to whatever it is you're wanting to do differently, right? Which is awesome. Monday is great. You're like, Wow, that was pretty easy. Tuesday comes along, you stick to it, but it's just not as easy as Monday. You still feel a little bit charged, but there's some little bit of resistance there, too. Doing the new habit Wednesday comes along and that voice that's in your head that's telling you it's okay to miss a day. You hear that? But guess what? You don't listen to it and you stick to practicing. Your new habit Thursday comes along, and that nasty voice in your head telling you, Hey, you know what? You've gone three days. He had done this successfully for three days and it starts screaming at you to take the day off. So it's OK. You know, you have nothing to worry about. And so you do. You take the day off, Friday comes along and you tell yourself, You know what I missed yesterday? It's Friday. Today I'm just going to start over Monday, and so Monday is your new target, and you just blow off Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, thinking you're gonna pick back up on Monday and then what happens on Monday? Typically, Monday rolls around, and by then you've moved on to something else, and you've totally for gotten that you wanted to improve or change or you may not have for gotten, but you've got to the point where it really isn't that important to you anymore. So the key to success in making these small advancements in your lives improving yourself changing habits, achieving goals is really to silence that voice inside your head that tells you to quit. Because if you don't have anything in place to counter act that negative voice that tells you, hey, you know it's OK. Just go ahead and miss a day or two. You know, your old life was pretty good, right? Why do you want to go and mess it all up if you don't have something to silence that, then you're eventually gonna give into it. That's the reality. And you can silence that voice by building a chain of successes and then not breaking that chain. And that's what this whole strategy is about. And it's rumored to have been developed by Jerry Seinfeld, who is the comedian, and he used this to motivate himself to write at least one new joke a day. He told himself, You know what? Every single day, I'm going to write a new joke for 365 days out of the year, and he started doing this rumored that he started doing this. I haven't talked to jury, so I can't confirm it, for sure. But it was rumored that he did this and he started keeping track of every new day that he successfully create a new joke and that kept him motivated to continue on and continue on and continue on creating a new joke every single day. Now, obviously, this isn't a strategy that's only restricted to writing good jokes, but it can also be adapted in a lot of different ways. You can use it to start a new habit. You can use it to eliminate a bad habit, and you can use it to achieve a goal. So let's talk about how to do the process, how it works. Number one. You want to grab a paper calendar or a piece of grid paper, something that could be seen at all times that you can have it right in front of your face . That will allow you to easily place an X on days that you experience a success that you practice something successfully. Number two. You want to identify a single goal that you want to achieve, or a single habit that you want to start or eliminate. And this could be doing something like practicing a daily routine, walking every single day for a few minutes, writing for a few minutes. Things like that. What's a goal or a habit that you want to practice successfully and then list the name of that goal or habit somewhere near the top of your tracking to whether it's a calendar or piece of grid paper. Number three. You want to identify what minimum success looks like. So think about what specific action or set of actions you want to complete in order for you to consider that day a success. So if you want to eat healthier, maybe a successful day means that you eat at least one piece of fruit or salad that day. If you do that and X goes on your tracking tool, if you want to write in a journal, maybe a success means that you write at least one page or for a time limit of at least 10 minutes. If you do, either one of those and X goes on your tracking tool, and a success will usually be identified by a minimum length of time, such as 10 minutes if you do something for 10 minutes or a minimum amount of some kind, such as one page or one piece of fruit, and then for each day that you experience the success, put a great big old X in the box that represents that day in your tracking tool. And then you want to continue to chain together as many successful days as you possibly can and use that momentum as fuel for continuing to succeed. When you see that you are knocking it out, being successful one day after another after another after another. That's motivation. That's a lot of fuel to help keep you going and being successful at practicing that habit. That new habit limiting an old habit are achieving a goal now when practicing the strategy . Here is a couple things to keep in mind for best results. You want to only build a single chain at a time. There may be multiple things that you want to improve in your life, multiple goals that you want to achieve, and that's great. But when it comes to using this strategy and using this tool, you're going to get the best results. If you focus on one chain at a time, it now if you practice habit or do things to achieve a go over the course of 30 days and you've built a 30 day chain and you think, Okay, I have got the momentum to keep this going and I'm ready to start something new, then go for it. That's fine. After building successful chain of 30 or 60 or 90 days, your choice. Select a new habit or a goal and get to work on it. Start building a new chain and keep this process going for all those little tiny improvements that you want to make in your life that will make you, ah better version of yourself. 22. Supplemental: Express More Than You Consume: Express Mawr than you consume. Connect with the flow of energy that generates results and success. So there are two ways that we interact with the world. Two basic ways. One is consumption. We take in stuff we take in knowledge. We take in ideas we take in music when we listen to it. We take in TV shows when we watch them movies, news we are consuming. Those things were bringing them into our life. Now that's one way that we interact with the world. Another way that we interact with the world is through expression, which is where we share our thoughts. We share our creativity. We share our knowledge. Sure, ideas are beliefs things like that that is expressing ourselves. So you have consumption and expression. Now these two modes of interaction have two different flows of energy. Consumption pushes inward, where your point it in toward you and expression expands outward, where the flow of something is flowing out from you so inward and outward. Now, when it comes to consumption, consumption these days has become like a drug. Hasn't the world around us has made it easy to consume things in the number of choices and the quality of those choices make consumption really irresistible on a high level because we just see all these different things around us. We think I want that. I want to consume that. I want to watch that and listen to this, and it's just all around us. As a matter of fact, we've been given names on identity, and most people in society are known as consumers. How interesting is that? Why? Because we are known to consume everything that's thrown at us, and there's a lot thrown at us in overtime. Because consumption has become the focal point of what most people do, then the importance of expressing or expression has been minimised, you know, again sharing ideas, sharing creativity, sharing knowledge, getting that flow of energy going out from you than it is coming in Now there are some real dangers that come with consumption addiction, and that is that people in general who do nothing but nonstop consumption or mostly nonstop consumption, they become junkies, you know, they're always wanting more things to consume. Mawr TV shows more movies. They can never get enough music. They can never get enough things flowing into their life, and this kind of nonstop consumption is overwhelming the inward flow of energy, and it can lead to feelings of depression. I'm not saying that this is the Onley cause or the main cause. I'm saying that contributes to this idea of depression. When you think about that, depression is just the opposite of expression. Look it up and you'll see that depression is this inward flow of energy. That's kind of crushing. And that's what stress does. Stress is pressure that it feels like it's crushing you. And this also, this nonstop consumption addiction can lead to feelings in a mindset of selfishness. You know me, me, me, I want I want Give me, Give me, give me, give me. And that's where it can all lead to. And consumption can become this crushing, restrictive energy when it's not offset with a healthy dose of expression or expressing herself and again that's become largely a lost art because we've just been taught and society really pushes the idea of consuming as much as you can of the world around you. So what are the effects of expressing ourselves? Order some of the awesome things we can expect when we start sharing and giving more well. When you think about it, expression is again an outward, expansive flow of energy. So when you share your ideas when you share your creativity, when you share your thoughts and express those things to the world around you, it generates this feeling of freedom and contribution. Because it's an expansive energy flow, you feel yourself growing and you feel yourself expanding and, of course, your sphere of influence. Again, this is an hour flow of energy, so you're expanding your sphere of influence and you make a greater impact on people's lives. When you are expressing those things, your ideas, your creativity, your thoughts, you're having an impact on people's lives. And that's an awesome feeling. Also expression. Expressing yourself can be a cure for a lot of elements, and if it's not a cure, at least makes them better, which is okay. We don't always need to have an 100% cure in order to practice a strategy. Sometimes we just want to make life better, and this can help in these various areas when you really practice expression on a regular basis. If you're feeling lonely, you know that's kind of an ailment. Feeling lonely? Express kindness, you might be thinking. How is that gonna help? Try it? Expressing kindness is a great way to offset feelings of loneliness. If you're feeling depressed and you want to make it better, then express your creativity or be generous. Express your generosity. If you're feeling empty, express gratitude. Be thankful for what you have and express that in some way feeling unappreciated again. Express your creativity. Make an impact on the world around you by sharing your unique awesomeness. So how do you use this? Well, here's a seven day challenge. Day one through Day seven and beyond. What you want to do is start paying attention, tuning into how much time you spend consuming How much time or how much of your week are you spending watching, listening, reading, eating, buying all that inward flow of energy of consumption. And when you start paying attention to that, you're gonna be amazed more than likely at the level of consumption that you have going on in your life. Now that's just to bring awareness to how that is a impacting your life and how much you're involved with it. But really, to change. You want to focus on expressing yourself more than you consume. How do you do that? Well, here are three simple ways. One. Express your creativity. Create things, share them. Do something with your hands, your mind, your thoughts, your creativity. And don't just leave it in a book, but share it. Share with the world posted online if you draw something posted online. If you create a video posted online, express your creativity. Express your ideas if you have knowledge that you think other people would find valuable, and there's a great chance that you do, because we all know unique things, teach others what you know. Express your ideas, express your knowledge and finally express your feelings. Demonstrate that you're happy. Let people know that you love him. Have some joy in your life. Let people see that your joyful that you're grateful express those feelings every opportunity that you can just get into that mode of getting that outward energy flowing so you can experience all those benefits of expression. So here's a mind set that you can adopt as well that is going to help you along this process. When I tune in tow. What I'm currently doing, then I will. One asked myself If I'm consuming or expressing and if I should be expressing, What can I do right now to express? So if I were to practice that mindset right now, when I tuned into what I'm currently doing, which I'm making this video and sharing my knowledge, then I will ask myself if I'm consuming or expressing. I'm expressing. I'm expressing my knowledge. I'm expressing my creativity. I'm expressing my joy and being able to do this hopefully and my gratitude, my thankfulness for being able to do this. So I'm in the mode of expressing myself right now, and hopefully you're benefiting. See, if I was simply consuming reading something, watching a TV show or a movie, I would be having no impact on your life whatsoever. That's one of the joys that come from expressing yourself. So keep that mind set in mind. Always be asking, Can I express right now? How can I do it and watch how it changes the results that you get and the feelings that you experience on an everyday basis? 23. Remember...Download, Review, and Connect - Thanks!: Hey, this is Derek again, and I hope you got a ton of value from this class. Let me just start by saying that, and before we wrap up, I just want to mention three quick things. One. Be sure to click the projects tab below to download the pdf versions of the life maps that were discussed in this class. Go ahead and print them up and use them as a reference tool so you can put the ideas into action that's so important. And remember that as long as you don't alter them in any way, you're free to give them a way any way you like. So do that, too. If you found value in this class, I sure would appreciate it. If you would click the leave review button below and either give the class of thumbs up, that would be cool. Or write a short text review, which would be even more cool. But both are really great. So if you do either one, thanks in advance for doing that. And finally, just remember that I teach other classes here on skill share, So if you like this one, there's a good chance that you'll find value in one of them, so be sure to check them out as well. Again. Thank you for joining this class and have an amazing day.