Why We Want To Achieve Excellence

The truth is, everybody’s answer is different. What we want in life is not the same as the person next to us. As much as we think about more money, a better job, a bigger house, a nicer car… it’s really more than that.

pexels-photo-261102.jpeg

Everything we think we want initially actually leads to more.

The first chapter in “Book of Excellence” is about why we want to excel. What will becoming more do for us?

More opportunities become available to us. When you think about who stands out in this world, you start to see the opportunities they have compared to those who do not stand out. This might mean an opportunity for a promotion within a company, an opportunity to get hired by a better company, an opportunity to go to a better school, or even a chance to play on a better team. There are simply more opportunities for those who excel.

Those who excel have more freedom than those who do not. This could come in the form choice; like a person being able to choose from 100 different companies rather than just a few. This could come in the form of position; like the person who chooses their role within a company. It could also mean freedom to simply do things the way you want to do them; they’re working so why stop? Those excel have more freedoms available.

Gravitation. Not in the way you think where an apple falls from a tree. In the form of people wanting to be around you. People wanting to know you, listen to you, learn from you. You become a greater influence on the world because more people want to be in your world. This might also lead you to becoming a role model.

Those who excel leave behind a legacy. One day we will all move on. Whether that be from a job, a classroom, a team, or whatever else you can think of. The work we do, the excellence we achieve, and the people we’ve impacted will determine whether we leave behind a legacy or we are forgotten.

Now think about why you would want to excel. What would you gain from it? What would the world gain from it?

Like this post if you’re on your way to achieving excellence. You can be a blogger, a student, an athlete, a parent, a friend, a professional at your job. Whatever you are doing, you have the chance to achieve excellence.

Comment on why you would like to excel.

Check out “Book of Excellence” on Amazon or by clicking this link.

Want to see what the book is about? Read my last post here.

Until next time,

John

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

“Book of Excellence”

I am the biggest believer that every single one of us has the power to change our world. We have the ability to change ourselves, our circumstances, and even other people and their circumstances.

There are people in this world who work to become more while others only yearn for it. There are people who accept average and there are people who go above and beyond the norm.

IMG-1068

In my book “Book of Excellence” we find the difference between CatX (those achieving excellence) and CatY (those who merely yearn for what CatX has).

“Book of Excellence” is about what it takes to reach every goal you desire and how to live a life of excellence. Our ability to change our world for the better is in our grasp.

Excellence is obtainable for everybody. Rich and poor. Big and small. Young and old. CatX holds no bias to the world. It does no matter where you start in life; only how you live it.

In the upcoming weeks I will be posting short blogs on each chapter of the book. Although I encourage everyone to check out the book, I hope my blog posts can at least get you started on how to benefit your life and others through excellence.

If you’re a blogger, a student, an athlete, a business professional, a mother, a father, an artist, and anything else you might be, this book is for you. Each concept written can be applied to everybody’s life. There’s even exercises to help guide you! Although we’re not all the same, those achieving excellence follow the concepts you will read about in “Book of Excellence”.

So if you’re ready to take the next step in your life to reaching your goals, check out “Book of Excellence” (on it’s way to becoming a best seller in less than a week!) on Amazon or click here. Or you can head over to Amazon and type in “Book of Excellence by John P Brocious”. Don’t have Amazon Prime? That’s okay too. You can also find it at your local book store.

Until next time,

John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

 

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

 

 

 

 

 

5 Fitness Tips

For anybody experiencing the daily struggle of working out, we have just the article for you. Fitness seems to be one of those things where you either love it or you don’t. Many of us know we need to work out, but don’t make time for it while others look forward to it. So to stay on track with your own fitness, we have some tips for you.

running-runner-long-distance-fitness-40751.jpeg

  1. Start. To start is the hardest part of your journey. If you can get going, you’re more than half way there. So our first tip is to simply start. If you have a gym membership, simply go to the gym. Do the absolute simplest thing you can do until you’re ready to move on. If you don’t have a membership, you might find it benefits you to do one repetition of something. Maybe you can start by going for a walk and work your way up from there also. During your simple workout, you’re more likely to push yourself because you’ve already started. One push turns into 25, one lap turns into four, the elliptical leads you to a full blown workout. If you’re struggling, focus on the start.
  2. Find motivation regularly. Is there an old picture of yourself that you would like to look like again? Is there a body builder or another person you want to match their physique? Is there an event your training for? Visualize it, write it down, and look at it as often as you can. Motivation can drive you to start each day.
  3. Have a goal accompanied with a plan. Create a S.M.A.R.T goal (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely). Then create a plan on how you’re going to accomplish that goal. Take advantage of the millions of resources online for help.
  4. Join a group. This might be a fitness class at the gym. It could be inviting your friends to become fit with you too. Surround yourself with people who will help you on your journey to reaching your fitness goals. You might even be able to help them in the process too.
  5. Celebrate your achievements. An achievement is something we look forward to and love. Maybe you brought down your mile time or you’ve burned more calories per hour than before. Celebrate your small and large goals. This doesn’t mean celebrate your goals irresponsibly, however. Don’t celebrate a fitness goal by eating an entire pizza pie or taking 5 days off. Celebrate in a healthy, beneficial way so you can move on to your next achievement.

Your ideal fitness goal are just ahead of you. Take the time to try some of our tips and watch how fast you reach them. Let us know how it goes!

Infinity Intuition Team

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

 

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

Two Crucial Concepts You Need to Succeed

Success doesn’t come easy. Money doesn’t fall into your lap. Fat doesn’t automatically disappear from your waist. Climbing the corporate ladder doesn’t happen over night. What would you like to succeed in? What do you want to do that allows you to stand out in the world? Whatever you’re thinking, I have two things you need to be doing.
 
Yes, two simple concepts will lead you to success. It’s how we go about these two activities that will set us apart from the rest. But nonetheless, there are two things you should be doing each day that will allow you to succeed.
pexels-photo-888919.jpeg
 
LEARNING & WORKING
 
You could have told me that right? Everybody knows we have to learn to be good at work. And we have to work in order to succeed. If that’s the case, why isn’t the entire world as successful as they would like to be?
 
Let’s start with learning. When you are educating yourself on something, are you doing it just to earn a degree, certificate, or some validation that says you’ve accomplished “learning”? If you are, you’re going about it for the wrong reasons.
 
When we learn, it should be to MASTER something. The master of anything stands out because of how he or she is so successful. They know more than most people about what they do. The master of something is usually the teacher or mentor at some point. So, whatever it is you’re learning, are you the master? Are you able to teach others about it?
 
 
Don’t give me the excuse that you’re too young. There are 23 year old employees out there receiving raises while the person with 23 years experience sits and waits for the raise to come to them. You see CHILDREN able to master the piano while an adult hasn’t begun to start trying. A college dropout starting a tech company while tech students sit and wait for graduation day to start applying themselves. Why is this?
 
Each example above, and many other examples are possible through LEARNING. These examples have likely become borderline obsessed with their skill or trade. The don’t just go to school to listen to a lecture. They don’t do the mandatory training workshops their company requires. No, these people make their life about learning that one thing they are so talented in. They have indulged themselves in the knowledge available to them. I would rather talk to the 8 year old about learning how to play the piano before an adult with decades of life behind them. Why? Because that 8 year old has likely spent every single day for the last couple years counting down the seconds until she can learn more about that piano. They simply know more than the rest.
 
 
And don’t give me the excuse that you don’t have enough time. Nobody has enough time. That’s the truth. Every single person in this world has the same 24 hour day. And you want to use the excuse that you’ve created a lifestyle to fill up those 24 hours, so you can’t accomplish a certain goal. Get rid of this excuse right now.
 
 
If you want to succeed bad enough in something, CREATE A LIFESTYLE THAT FITS YOUR GOAL. Understand that SACRIFICE is necessary. PRIORITIZING is necessary. You have to be much better with TIME MANAGEMENT. There are certain aspects of your life that you must simply AVOID to accomplish this goal. I just published a book on this two days ago if you’re struggling that bad to understand any of this. All of the words I CAPITALIZED are necessary when you want to succeed. Not having time is an excuse. You’ve put an excuse ahead of your goal, and now you won’t reach that goal. And if you do, millions of people have already beat you to the punch. If you want something bad enough, change your life to get there.
 
 
Number two on our list today is WORK. After you have learned what it takes to get to where you want to be, work for it. Work smarter than everyone else. Work harder than everyone else. This might mean spending more hours on a project. It might mean working through lunch or even losing some sleep. Whatever it takes, work better than everyone else. Be the best at WORK. And a quick tip on working so you don’t have to work as long, learn the art of focus. Accomplish as much as you possibly can in whatever time your life gives you. WORK.
 
pexels-photo-893896.jpeg
 
 
These two concepts are extremely simple. But are you doing simple the best you can? Once you know what you need to succeed (LEARN), being to WORK. Throughout WORK, LEARN. And once you’ve accomplished everything you have learned through working, LEARN again. This is a never-ending cycle. Excellence is a lifestyle, not a destination. LEARN AND WORK.
Til next time,
John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition
 

MENTALITY IS EVERYTHING / LAW OF ATTRACTION / FIND YOURSELF

When it comes to life the number one thing that scares me the most is regret.  I decided for my myself that I am going to do what I want to do regardless of what people think of me.  

4268555D-16BA-4403-80AE-D0AA0CB30677.jpeg

This is where ENVISION SUCCESS came from. Everyone has different goals, desires, values, and dreams. To reach these goals, desires, and dreams your mental make-up is what is going to separate you from others. This doesn’t mean you aren’t going to struggle or go through hard times.

Everyone goes through these times. It is about how you respond to these times, what you’re willing to do to change your circumstances. That is where your mentality comes in.  

Change the way you think, and you’ll change your life. The reason why I created ENVISION SUCCESS was to change the way I think.  I started to look at things and people to find out that they are no different than me.  If I want something I have to believe in my heart that I truly can achieve or obtain whatever it is I want.

The next thing you have to do is change everything in your life to whatever it is you like, you’re good at, you enjoy, and make that the center of you mind. Have “tunnel vision” go after and don’t look back.  

See, distractions are a big part of this. They can change your vision, your thoughts and hold you back in many ways. Stop trying to please people and do things for yourself. This isn’t being selfish. This is you taking charge in your life again.

Yes, you may have to cut some people out of your life but that is all part of the change. You can’t expect to do the same thing over and over again and have a different outcome. Start surrounding yourself with people that you want to be like or inspire to be. Law of attraction is REAL.

If you think something is going to happen it probably is. If you focus on something for so long whether it be good or bad that is what you are attracting. Find something you love doing 7 days a week and go for it. The problem is, people start to become lazy when things go wrong or get distracted. To me there is no such thing as lazy. To me your mindset has changed, other things in life have become more important to you. You have become distracted by the world to not chase your goals!

This is where committing to yourself and believing in yourself come into your vision. See everything in your world starts with energy. When it comes to ENVISION SUCCESS, you have to create the energy you need to be successful and that all starts with your mindset!

Finding yourself has everything to do with your mentality. Start to see yourself as worthy, confident and smart. If you are seriously involved with changing your life, your thoughts are going to be what starts the change.  Get out of your comfort zone and go after whatever it is you want in life. Think positive, focus on yourself and ENVISION SUCCESS!!

Until next time,

Marc Magliaro

TO PURCHASE ENVISION SUCCESS GEAR VISIT:

ENVISION-SUCCESS.COM  

Twitter: Envision_ES

Instagram: Envision Success

 

 

 

Your Excuses Are Worth Nothing

Quite often I find myself writing about what I experience as a Life Coach. Sometimes, clients that I talk to are going through something that I think needs addressing on a larger scale. It’s not a knock on them, if anything they should be rewarded for bringing up something so important for the world. Today I want to talk about my own personal experiences. If you don’t want to hear about my stories, that’s okay. Skip to the very bottom.
amazing-beautiful-beauty-blue.jpg
REGULARLY I come across a friend or somebody I coach with that has some excuse for why something can’t be done. If you read anything else today, remember this: YOUR EXCUSES ARE WORTH NOTHING. Worth nothing to you, to me, to the world. If anything, people will remember you for what you wanted to do, but didn’t do it.
I wasn’t sure where to begin with this blog, but I guess I can start with WHY your excuses are worth nothing. Plain and simple, they do absolutely nothing for you. An excuse actually hinders your ability to grow in the long run. You start creating a mindset that excuses are acceptable. A mindset that accomplishes nothing. You will continue to be stuck right where you are because your excuses held you back.
I want to give you a personal example. Now I don’t want to toot my own horn here, but I think I was in a position before where I made excuses. Maybe my stories can help you.
First, my career as a Life Coach. Although I am fairly young in terms of Life Coaches, I’ve been successful doing it. My job is to help others really any possible way I can. Most of the time it’s through reaching goals, but it extends to just about anything. My excuses for not doing this sooner was that I didn’t have a degree in it. Another excuse was that I was too young. And my third major excuse was that I didn’t know enough.
Well, first of all, there are no degrees in Life Coaching. If anything I would have gotten a psychology degree. Second, my age has actually helped me succeed in this industry rather than hurt me. And third, I found out that I did know more than enough to get going.
When I wrote my book “A Student- Athlete’s Guide to Excellence”, I got all sorts of feedback. Most of it was positive. Some of it telling me how my book was too simple. And another portion was from Life Coaches, counselors, mentors, and other success professionals telling me I wasn’t qualified to do this… to help. I started doubting myself. I pulled back on helping others. I thought that maybe I should leave this work to people with degrees and accreditation. After a few days I looked into what I could do to get a degree just like everybody who criticized me. Not that there is anything wrong with a degree in psychology, but it wasn’t for me and on top of that, I would have had to wait YEARS to start helping again. So, I looked into what else I could do. A simple Google search led me to becoming a Certified Life Coach. I had to put in ALOT of hours studying, taking notes, and researching. But it all paid off. I was able to gain some type of accreditation and learn exactly what I needed to help more people on top of what I already knew.
This is one story. There are thousands upon thousands of other stories out there that explain why a degree might be great, but it’s not exactly necessary. My excuse for not helping more people was because I didn’t have a degree, and I wound up proving to myself that my excuse was worth nothing.
One more example I want to share is the fact that I am an astronomer. I have a marketing degree which has absolutely nothing to do with astronomy. But this proved to be irrelevant. My passion for the stars has led me to hours of learning. Hours of my own research. I used the excuse before that because I didn’t have an astronomy degree, I couldn’t be an astronomer. Wrong. I’m still able to contribute to space agencies just from sheer love for what astronomy is. Astronomy isn’t my first priority by any means, but I’m still able to accomplish a great deal. I found this out by asking questions as to what it would take to do what I love (astronomy) while also helping contribute. NASA gave me more than enough to work with after asking.
Moving on to my point about being too young. One of the people I used to speak with regularly about their goals helped me get rid of this excuse. I was a 24 year old recently out of college mentoring other college students. And his point was this: You’ve been through it, you did great, and you’re willing to help. And he was right. That’s all I needed. I needed experience and an expertise. I was actually better able to relate to these students because of how young I was. And now I’m finding out these students who are not much younger than I am would rather listen to me than somebody much older with a degree and years of life on me. My excuse of being too young did me and everybody else no good at all.
My last major excuse was that I didn’t know enough. And it was because people told me I didn’t know enough. This changed when I actually spoke to one of my critics. I reached out to this person to learn what I could do better. And they brought up everything I just mentioned. I had to be older and I needed a degree. I listened politely, but knew those two reasons weren’t enough to hold me back. So I asked what does this person do to set them self apart from everybody else. At first this person didn’t have an answer, but they managed to come up with how they are always there for their client. Let me rephrase that. They are always there for their client when the client has $250 to pay them for the hour. When I heard that price, I asked them what exactly do they do for the client. And they said they give them a template (used for every client) with the same cliche sayings, quotes, and inspirational messages. When I heard that was all this person had to offer, I walked out of their office ready to work.
What I provide to people speaking with me is personalized and helpful. No client is the same, just as what I give them is never the same. This person had a degree, but I had more to offer. I had more to offer through a passion of hours upon hours of learning about how to help others. This person had a degree that led them to complacency. My excuse again, was worth nothing to nobody.
One last story. Although I haven’t been scuba diving in a little while, I used to every morning. And every morning I cleaned up the ocean just a little bit at a time. I loved it because I was killing two birds with one stone. I loved scuba diving and I loved being able to help. I used to think I couldn’t do this because I didn’t have a Marine biology degree. Wrong again. I am able to contribute. I’m not a professional in this industry, but that excuse is worth nothing.
All too often I hear a friend tell me why they can’t do something. And although I don’t tell each friend this, their excuse is worth nothing. I always hear about why something IS NOT possible rather than the reasons it is possible. Quite often these are the same people not willing to put in the work it takes. But nonetheless, their excuses are worth nothing. And if this motivates you even a little bit, it was worth writing. Every time you make an excuse about something, somebody else has the jump on you. They are making your dreams their reality and you’re left wishing you were them.
Don’t be the person wishing. Your excuses are worth nothing.
Til next time,
John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

 

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

Dryer Sheets

Weird title for a blog post right? Keep reading, you’ll find out how dryer sheets tie into success and excellence.
 
I was doing wash last night, and it dawned on me that something as simple as dryer sheets apply to success. I’m living back in New Jersey now, and I use a dryer sheet every time I put clothes in the dryer. Nothing out of the ordinary. When I was living in California, however, I did not use dryer sheets. We were too broke to afford it to be honest with you. Nonetheless, dryer sheets opened my eyes to something much larger than my wet clothes.
 
Why do we use dryer sheets? I’m not an expert on wash, but from what I know, it takes away some of the static in your clothes and it makes them smell nicer. Something so small can make a difference in your clothes. But I want you to think bigger. What are your dryer sheets in life? Stick with me, I’m going to help you out here.
 
 
We wear clothes as a necessity. (Nudists, I’m sorry, but you’re not going to like this article). Clothes are the norm. We put them on and wear them every day. Inside, outside, at the store, in a restaurant, anywhere you can think, you will see clothing. And dryer sheets reduce static and make them smell nice. Dryer sheets reduce/eliminate a problem, and then enhance our clothes by making them smell nice.
 
Dryer sheets cost some money, but in the grand scheme of what we’re talking about, they are an investment. An important investment when you think about it. They impact everyone, every day. Dryer sheets have an impact on the world you never considered before. Every day this simple product reduces static and makes clothes smell nicer. Next time you head over to the mall, look around. See the thousands of people wearing clothes. Thousands of people are using dryer sheets to benefit their every day life.
pexels-photo-443446.jpeg
 
OK, John what is your point?
 
 
I’m asking you to think about what is your dryer sheet in life? What is something that reduces a problem and enhances something you have or you’re involved in?
 
Do you own a business? Want to own a business?
Do you work in an office?
Do you drive a car?
Do you live in a house or apartment?
Do you exercise?
 
Apply this dryer sheet concept to anything you can think of. Is there one thing that you’ve made a small investment on that reduces/eliminates a problem while also enhancing whatever you’re thinking?
 
 
Let me give you another example. As you can imagine, I spend quite a bit of time on my laptop typing. I listen to music when I’m working by myself on the laptop. I used to have the free version of Pandora. I’m happy to say I can now afford to pay the $5 a month to avoid advertisements. This is my dryer sheet example.
 
 
Admittedly, I listen to some really upbeat instrumental techno music when I work. I get in this zone where my focus is what I can only hope a brain surgeon has during surgery. The advertisements used to take me out of that zone. I used to take a break from work every 6 minutes because I would listen to the ads. It’s not the ads fault, it was really mine. But it was a problem I had. So I fixed it with the $5/ month membership. Now I work until I’m done working. Not when the ads come on. On top of that, my work has been much better. My productivity is through the roof. What I’ve been producing is much better than what I used to produce. On top of that, I’ve actually been able to educate myself more on whatever it is I’m doing.
 
This Pandora membership changed my whole business. It solved a problem and enhanced my work. This is one of my dryer sheets. Maybe this (or something like this) can help you at your work too.
 
 
For those aspiring to do more. Anybody looking to start their own business, or maybe even create a side income, think about what your dryer sheets can be. What’s going to solve a problem and enhance what you’re doing? In terms of investing, what is a small investment that can do all of the above?
 
Help yourself by finding your life dryer sheets. A small investment can make a gigantic difference in how you go about your day. Start by what you do or use the most. I work for most of my day. I enhanced most of my day by investing in my music. Something so simple, so inexpensive, but so important to what I’m doing. Figure out a way to invest into your daily life activities and watch what a difference it makes.
 
If you don’t have your “Life Dryer Sheet”, I would consider finding one. I gave some examples below, but there are millions of “dryer sheets” out there.
 
 
Done-for-you email marketing campaign… Drive up sales, increase awareness
Social Media management… Increase awareness, drive up sales
Updating your building… Create a better environment for customer/employees, increase business
 
Gym membership… Lose weight, gain confidence
Improve equipment… Enhance products, avoid negative reviews
Premium oil in car… Avoid a bad engine, allow the car to run better
Buy a book/the newspaper… Educate yourself, Enhance your life
Til next time,
John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

 

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

You DO Have Time, No Excuses

You won’t believe this, but you DO have enough time to accomplish your goals. Your “too busy” excuse won’t hold up anymore, sorry.

I’ve been asking around about why people don’t succeed in whatever it is they desire. And the majority of the answers were “I’m just too busy”. Okay, explain too busy to me. They go into such fine detail about how their schedule is filled up with this and that; none of which includes working toward their goal.

These are the same people that answered “Yes” when I asked if they watch a show regularly or look at their phone for more than an hour each day. Some of them saw were I was going with my questions and gave me something along the lines of “But I need to relax at some point!”.

pexels-photo-359989.jpeg

Again, these same people are seeking advice on why there are not succeeding. Well, the hour of Netflix and the hour of scrolling through social media on your phone each day aren’t doing you any good. On top of that, your day is filled with activities not even relevant to what you enjoy doing, let alone want to succeed in.

So I broke down the days, weeks, months, and years for those I’ve spoken to. With a lot of calculus, some algebra, and even more rocket science… I was able to come up with a timetable WE ALL GO BY.

In a day there are 24 hours.

-Sleep for 8 hours(if that)
-Work for 9 hours(lunch included)

At this point we have 7 hours to spare. I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and fill in your day some more.

-Commute to work for 1 hour(back and forth)
-Eat for 1 hour(all of your meals)(overlapping work by the way)

Now we’re at 5 hours to spare. I’m not positive what all of you do during the day, but let’s say:

-Miscellaneous for 2 hours(laundry,cook,clean,talk to friends/family)
-Exercise for 1 hour(gym, run, stretch)

Now at this point we have 2 hours to spare in our day.

If you’re reading this thinking, “I’m way busier than that!”… you’ve already lost.

If you are looking for ways to tell people (or yourself) that you’re so busy you can’t accomplish your goals, you’ve lost. You’re creating an excuse right this second as to why you can’t do something.

So if you’re struggling to accomplish your goals because of time, get rid of that excuse. If its an ego thing, like you need to be busier than everybody else, you’re not going to accomplish your goal. You will be putting this excuse ahead of your own goals; for what reason, I don’t know.

I can promise you the world will respect the person who accomplished their goals more than the person complaining that they have no time to do anything. And if you’re not doing this for respect from the world, that’s okay too. How about yourself? Which version of yourself is more impressive to you? The one knocking down obstacles and crushing their goals or the one moping about being too busy?

 

Moving on, let’s pretend you really are mostly busy and your day is jam packed with activities and events. You have 2 hours to spare each day. I’m even going to pretend you’re working 7 days a week for you complainers out there. This means you have 14 hours each week left over….pretend it’s a leap year… that gives you 728 hours each year.

728 is equivalent a little over 30 days (about a month). Wow, one entire month each year to accomplish your goals. Now some of you are thinking, but that’s going to take a whole year? You’ve lost again. Is your goal that important? Then a year of hard work won’t mean a thing. The time it takes you to accomplish this goal will mean nothing to you. If you really care about your goal, the time it takes to get there won’t matter, just the outcome.

I’ve given you busy bodies out there the benefit of the doubt. The bare minimum here is 728 hours in a year if you work every single day in that year and you’re packed to the gills with things to do.

 

I know nobody out there is working 365 days a year for 9 hours each day. I know most of you aren’t even getting in 8 hours every single night. And I know that every other daily activity I brought up doesn’t happen every day for anybody.

Eliminate the excuse that you have no time. You do. It’s how you use your time that separates the successful from the unsuccessful. In reality, you have more than 2 hours each day. You probably have enough time to accomplish your goals AND relax. So I know this blog post was harsh to some of you. If you’re a person who needs to tell everyone or yourself how busy you are to feel better about not accomplishing your goals, I hope this can spark a change in you.

Thinking about a goal and actually accomplishing it are much different. If you want something bad enough, make time for it. Not only that, but make a habit of working toward that goal. Incorporate it into your everyday life. Lose the excuse, and get to work

 

Do you have advice for anybody struggling to make time? Leave a comment to help other readers.

You can always reach out to my email: contact@johnbrocious.com for more help.

Share this and be a part of this world willing to help others!

John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

 

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

The Nature of Fear

You have a great idea, an ambition, a dream, but something is holding you back from beginning the journey to achieve it. Most times, fear is holding you back. It could be fear of failure and fear of your self- image. No matter the nature, fear is still holding us back.
Let’s start with fear of failure. Whatever it is we are thinking about accomplishing there will always be the possibility of failure. There is a chance we go after something wholeheartedly and come up short. And how you’re thinking about this right this second might determine whether you succeed or fail.
Consider the opportunity to fail a blessing. Yes, a blessing. Stop thinking about the opportunity to fail as a negative connotation. I’ll give you an example to explain this a little better. Let’s pretend you want to start a business. As you might know, there are millions of people just in our country who want to do the same. For example’s sake, lets say 1 million people want to start a business too. Out of those 1 million people, we can assume many of them (a number around 90% depending on the business) won’t even begin the process of starting a business. Right off the bat, our competition has dropped tremendously. Then we have those who start the business, but quit after a series of small failures. Now you have our world. The people that pushed through the initial fear of failure and those who stuck it out through the difficult times of their business. What’s left are the people that used failure as fuel. They learned from their mistakes, they’ve conquered the problems they were faced with. What does this example tell us?
We can see fear of failure as a great attribute to our world. In a sense, it helps us out. Fear of failure weeds out the people who clearly don’t want it bad enough leaving us less to compete with. Not that competition is a bad thing, but I’ll take competing with 100,000 people compared to 1,000,000 any day. And then once people take that initial step, and face failure head on they quit. This means our basic guideline to overcoming fear of failure is simple.
First, BEGIN. Just go for it.
Second, OUTLAST. Outlast failure. Learn from it. Grow from it.
And at last, if you have learned from failure and not quit, you have succeeded. Make this simple! Don’t think about the complex details of your goal when you first begin. Understand that failure can be your friend. It can work for you if you’re willing to let it.
Now we have the fear of self- image.
All too often we see people concerned with how they’ll look once the world knows their goal. We see this because the world is accustomed to laughing at people with goals higher than anything they could image accomplishing themselves. The 99% dictate how each person feels individually. And because we see the “norm” doing or saying something, we feel the need to follow along. Then we wonder why we’re not happy with ourselves living a normal life.
We combat the fear of self- image with confidence, emotional intelligence, and commitment.
We gain confidence through a number of ways, but the smallest victories count the most. Find something every day that makes you proud to be you. Something that says you’re ready to stand out in a crowd of millions just because you are who you are. This might mean you worked incredibly hard today, or you’ve accomplished a small goal others are not willing to accomplish.
Emotional intelligence is tough for most people to understand. It’s an understanding of people. I think of this as one of the closest things to mind- reading. We need to understand what others feel and often think to see through their doubt of our goal. Quite often you will hear people tell you why something can’t be done. You have to have confidence within yourself to hear what they have to say, and work to prove their theory wrong. Understand that they think this can’t be done because they do not have confidence in themselves. They also doubt your goal because they do not have a plan of their own to accomplish it. We have to be able to say “Okay, thank you” and distance ourselves from their negativity and put in the work.
Our commitment covers a variety of positive traits to success. First we must commit to our goal by planning. This means you have a detailed route to accomplishing your goal. We have to commit our time, energy, emotion, and feelings. We must be willing to sacrifice doing things that don’t allow us to reach out goal. We must be ready to wake up early, stay up later, and give energy toward this goal for it to work. Emotionally this won’t be easy. We must be ready to experience the highs and lows of what our goal entails. Commit to any and everything relative toward your goal, and you will find success.
Can you overcome the fear of failure and the fear of self- image? Everybody will face both, but not all will succeed. Can you outlast the rest? Failure is a prerequisite to success. Will your mind help you or hurt you in this process? Doubt is inevitable, success can be too if you’re ready mentally.
Let me know what your fear is. What’s holding you back? How can we help each other move forward from fear?
John

cropped-infinity-intuition.png

Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition

4 Steps to Better Meditation

This post comes to you from a person that used to hate meditation. For most of my life I thought it was weird, a sham, and pretty much not useful. I could not comprehend why people would meditate and what the accomplished doing it.
Then life started getting busy. I seemed to be doing a lot of different things. I was working, I was moving, I was going to college, I was creating my own ideas about future businesses, and still trying to live a happy life. I remember one day after working on everything I just mentioned for about 14 hours, I knew I had to make a change. I wasn’t happy. My head was cluttered with thoughts from everything I was doing. And I wasn’t performing the way I knew I could in anything.
pexels-photo-823694.jpeg
So I started looking around at what I could do. I was reading blogs just like you are now in search of some information that could help me. I was grasping at anything that could help. I was downloading productivity apps, looking at quotes, reading about what others do, and just about every article on productivity, happiness, and success. Throughout my search, I saw a lot… a whole lot of meditation. A found out that one key to success, happiness, and productivity was meditation. So I gave it another try when all hope was lost.
Now I write to you as a beginner. Not in terms of time, I’ve been meditating for about a year now consistently. But a beginner as in, there are plenty of people that know much more than I do. But I’m writing to anybody who might be hesitant to try meditation or anybody who is looking to improve their life a little bit.
When I got back into meditating, I went at it with a plan. I researched what people do when they meditate, what they listen to, where they meditate, the benefits of meditation, and anything else I thought could help me meditate better. I was on a mission to make this work. So I wrote down everything and began to practice. Yes meditation requires practice. I would try: listening to music, meditating in different areas, change the temperature where I was meditating, thinking differently, and even changing the time I was meditating. I found certain things I liked and others that I didn’t. I tried changing certain aspect of meditation to help me improve for the next day. Now I have a pretty good system for mediation.
I’m writing to you today to talk about the benefits. First, I was relaxed. Something I was struggling to do prior to meditating. I found I was happier. I was getting rid of most of what was stressing me out. And the 1/2 hour I was (and still am) taking to meditate proved to increase my productivity. I wasn’t working with a cluttered mind anymore. Life was simply better.
Now I’m not here to guarantee any of this for you. But if you feel stuck, try meditating for 30 days in a row and see what it does for you. I only meditate for a 1/2 hour, but I’ve heard of people going anywhere from 5 minutes to 2 hours. Find whatever works best for you.
When you’re experimenting meditating, try these variables to make your experience the best as possible:
1. Where you meditate.
-Go somewhere quiet
-Sit or lay somewhere comfortable
2. External Noises.
-Listen to music
-Listen to a sound
-Listen to a guided meditation (YouTube has this)
-Anything you hear (if anything) should be relaxing and pleasant
3. Time
-There is no specific time
-See how long it takes you to block out everything else and go from there
-Practice meditating without the clock, when you’re finished, open your eyes and write down the time it took to finish
4. Thinking
-Begin by thinking about something simple
-I think about what dropping into a puddle to start and allow my mind to relax
-Let your mind take over itself by blocking out all thoughts
-Done correctly, you will be in complete peace with your mind and body
Some helpful links to learn more about meditation:
Give these a try and let me know what you think! Is there anything you found that helps you meditate effectively? Outside of meditation, what helps you relax? Comment on any of the social media this is shared on and let everyone know!
John
Twitter: @infinityintuit
Instagram: @infinityintuition