I'm a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the luckier I get.
What makes successful athletes, leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and business owners is their consistent action towards a focused goal. It's their daily habits that they perform in order for them to keep moving towards their goal, irrespective of roadblocks along the way. What makes big change in your life is not doing big, bold things, leaping headfirst into a scenario, but rather small, disciplined actions that take you forward one step at a time.
I have had students come to my classes and proudly announce on their first day that they are going to be the best by the end of the year. And then they don't come back. This is because they are not willing to do the daily, consistent work of showing up and working hard at improving. They want instant gratification, they want a quick fix. And because they suddenly realise the amount of work involved, they give up and they don't even try.
Whatever you want to excel in requires work, commitment and discipline and in this video you will learn what the 1% rule is, or the Kaizen principle, and how to apply it in your life so you can live your life on your terms.
Life is a game and sometimes we get so caught up in the story that we forget that that's what it is - a story. When someone is talking to you they are telling you their story, based on their perceptions, their experiences and their current state.
When you separate yourself from someone else's story, it gives you an opportunity to be neutral and just notice what is going on with that person. You will learn so much about them that they are not even telling you. When you learn to really listen, you will notice that not only are you learning a lot about the other person, but you are learning about yourself.
You will notice your ability to listen to what's underneath. What is really bothering them, or making them excited? What are the predominant thoughts they are having? You will be able to asses very quickly where they are in life and how well they deal with people, situations and events. Their story is not about you, but when you get caught up in the story, then you make it about you.
If you learn to distance yourself, and I don't mean being aloof, I mean really listen without taking it personally, you will not only be able to offer a lot, but you will be more empowered.