So many people are always looking for more skills, more tips, more ways to gain real estate knowledge. That’s great, but there’s something more important than just skills.
Taking care of the space between your ears – your brain – is by far one of the most important tasks for successful people.
Everyone has their own morning rituals, but of course there are routines specially designed for entrepreneurs that are designed to help with motivation, goal setting and creating an incredible career.
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Mental training tips
The following eight points are just a few of the many mental training tips that most people can benefit from. These are not designed to be done once or twice. Rather, they are designed for everyday use.
These tips work best when they become a habit and become part of a morning routine. They are not set in stone and can be customized, but ultimately, people should work on making them a habit.
1. Meditate and visualize goals
Anyone can do this during exercise, before the start of the day, or before bed. Dr. Joe Vitale has done an amazing job on the subject. He has also authored over 70 books, many of which deal with meditation. He developed a course called The 31-Day Billionaire, which has nothing to do with real estate and 100% with the space between the ears.
Take a walk, lift weights, do yoga – do something – daily. This creates discipline, an elevated mood and more energy to achieve personal goals while reducing stress.
3. Review of the life plan and business plan
Write it down and read it every day for at least four to five minutes. Of course, this one requires a life / business plan first! This can be as simple as an index card with the top four goals of the month and the top six to eight of the year.
There is something about checking this out daily and embedding it in your subconscious that works wonders.
4. Inspirational reading
There are several thousand incredible books out there that will keep any type of entrepreneur motivated, focused, and intense. Reading apps like Audible, Blinkist and many others make it super easy to listen to or read a book anytime, anywhere.
It’s actually easy to combine some of these eight game changers. Read physical books at home and on the exercise bike at the gym, then listen to audiobooks in the car, while running, walking, or exercising on the elliptical machine. Incidentally, Blinkist offers a 15-minute summary of over 3,000 books. Who doesn’t have the time for that?
5. Motivational listening
This can also be done during training or while driving. The goal is to play something motivating or educational whenever possible.
There are many training sessions covering self improvement topics available as audio files. Get the audio files for these trainings and do the drive to university and make the most of the time you spend driving.
6. Recite affirmations
Affirmations are extremely powerful and almost all successful people use them to their advantage. Take it to the next level and create an acknowledgment audio loop that you can listen to on a daily basis.
Two fabulous books to start with are affirmations Affirmations of Wealth: 101 Secrets of Daily Success by V. John Alexandrov and What you say when you talk to yourself by Shad Helmstetter.
7. Develop healthy lunch habits
The morning can be used in many ways to prepare for the day. Pack lunch soon after you wake up or plan what to eat for lunch so you don’t run to a fast food place for a quick bite.
It’s a good idea to have lunch and something that will give you a boost for the afternoon at the same time each day. This will help you avoid the afternoon lows and reschedule how, when, and what to eat.
8. Visualize and execute
Make a habit of using the morning to get into the right mindset and think about doing something productive or the day may go by without anything being done.
It’s super easy to get comfortable when things are going well. It’s best to break your annual goals down into daily bite-sized pieces – and regardless of your progress so far, do so every day – and it will be an amazing year. Remember, with success, you don’t get complacent.
The miracle morning
Thanks to Hal Elrod and his bestselling book The miracle morning, Tomorrow (and life) around the world have changed forever. In the book, Hal discusses what he learned from studying the morning routines of the most successful people. He remembers six different activities that many of them do and calls them “SAVERS”. Many successful people practice at least four of these activities, but rarely all six.
The routine (SAVERS)
Hal Elrod coined the acronym “SAVERS” to remember every aspect of the ideal morning routine. Here is the list:
- Silence / meditation
- Write to
Craig Curelop (aka FI Guy) admits he found the routine a little strange, but in the end it worked for him. He used the technique for six months and made an extensive list.
He went from a job he didn’t love in San Francisco to his dream job at Advance Guide in Denver, Colorado; was able to give up his weekend drinking habit and remove all added sugars from his diet; created passive income streams in excess of $ 1,000 per month; and more.
“In just six months my life has improved tremendously,” said Curelop. “You will see that I have taken many steps to achieve my goals, which have resulted in a much happier life.”
Here is an example of his SAVERS morning routine.
1. Silence / meditation (10 minutes)
The first thing Curelop does in the morning is meditate for 10 minutes. He uses a playlist on Spotify called “10 Minute Meditation” which helps him stay calm, focused, and focused throughout the day.
2. Writing / Journaling, Part 1 (5 minutes)
Next, he writes down three things for which he is grateful. Yes, it can repeat itself, but it gives the day a positive outlook and reminds you of all the things to be thankful for.
In order to continuously improve, he writes down three things he needs to get better at. It can be things that need improvement – spending habits, fitness or eating habits, or anything that can be improved in work or family life.
Next, he writes down three goals he wants to achieve for the day and makes sure they align with his weekly, monthly, and yearly goals.
3. Affirmations or prayer (5 minutes)
As Napoleon Hill (and Curelop’s mother, too) says, “Anything you can imagine or believe, you can achieve.”
This may sound silly, but affirmations are the simplest form of prayer. Curelop said, “Repeating my goals for me causes my brain to subconsciously focus on them all day. You will be surprised how things fall into your lap and how easily you achieve your goals. “
He uses the Miracle Morning app on his phone, writes affirmations into it and reads them vigorously every morning.
4. Visualizations (5 minutes)
Visualizations are similar to meditation. The difference? In meditation, the goal is to train the mind to ignore distractions and to think about nothing but breathing. When it comes to visualization, you have to imagine how you will achieve your goals.
This can be done in many different ways. Some people create a notice board and post pictures of their wishes on the board. Curelop closes his eyes and imagines how he will achieve his short and long term goals.
“Visualization played a major role in all of the services described above. I imagined achieving these and they came true, ”said Curelop. “It’s strange, even scary in a way, but I’m not complaining.”
5. Writing / journaling, part two (30 minutes)
Once his mind is focused, he takes the next 20 to 30 minutes to write freely. Curelop said he hated writing. But when he started writing about things he was passionate about, he found that it was quite refreshing.
6. Reading (90 minutes)
For some people, reading for 90 minutes may be an exaggeration. However, Curelop has set itself the goal of reading 60 books a year. A big reason he’s well on his way to achieving this is that it takes 90 minutes each morning to feed his brain. Curelop said, “You will be amazed how much you can learn if you read at least one book a week.”
7. Exercise (40 minutes)
A workout could be a morning run before the sun is out or watching a YouTube training video. For Curelop, he prefers to do his rigorous workouts in the afternoon. So he throws up a podcast in the morning and does foam roller stretches for 30 to 40 minutes. This loosens his muscles, releases endorphins and prevents injuries from his more intense afternoon workouts. Then he does as many push-ups as possible to get the blood flowing, hops on his bike, and makes his way to work.
Curelop’s morning routine is long and a bit of a mess. All in all, it’s about 3.5 hours long. He knows this doesn’t work for everyone and encourages people to get up 30 minutes earlier than usual and do all the SAVERS for five minutes at a time. As time goes by and it becomes more routine, it can be stretched to an hour, two hours, etc.
“Before you know it, you’re a super early bird and can do more before 8:00 am than most people can get in a week,” said Curelop.
The morning rituals covered in this post have a lot in common – keeping fit, writing affirmations and goals, visualizing. And they also share one goal: to help people achieve greater success and fulfillment.
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