The problem is that it happens on a subconscious level. You got to remember if we’re uneducated on certain topics, we’re unaware of them. This is why I like continuous education is key. I study for three hours every day. It’s the first thing I do.
I read books. I write notes. I re-write those notes every night. What it does is education creates awareness. Foundational education across the board, across many different sciences, or many different topics, actually allows you to connect dots between those.
What I think people miss…this is what really drove me to create the program that I did…is that if we look at the three pillars, we’ve got science, business, mindset. Those actually integrate really closely.
You got to understand that the more knowledge you have on the science on how to get someone a result, the better you can actually mark it directly. Same with mindset and mentality. I don’t really like the word mindset, but it’s the best way it gets digested with people that I’ve taught.
There are so many factors in to the mind and how it works. Mindset is more than being, “Roar.” Will-power, motivation. It’s so much more delicate than that. When somebody’s working from a survival standpoint, it’s happening at a conscious or subconscious level.
I definitely haven’t come up with a lot of these topics. I’m not reinventing the wheel at all, but I think I’ve come up with a bit of a process, and this is what I was telling you about before, is that process is the arena.
The arena, for me, stands for the mind. The arena is winning the battle before the war. Before you go and try to achieve anything, you need to win the battle, and the battle is your mind, which means you need to understand your mind.
Survival happens from the nervous system. That’s an unconscious, passive thing to think that we can make changes to that just by simply changing small elements in our business. This is why you’ve got to do the work on yourself.
I had a guy come into our program and he’s like, “Yeah.” I’m like, “Dude, you just need to work on yourself a bit.” You need to engage in this process unconditionally. All those that are successful in business are those that just engage in the process unconditionally without any expectation of doing well.
You got to think about that. It’s like, “If I don’t know that I’m going to get a reward, but I still have to put this work in unconditionally.” Back in my mind, has to be able to deal with anything that comes its way, because I don’t know if I’m going to get a reward.
I can plan for it, I can visualize it, I can do all of that, but I don’t know. That’s the beauty of it and those that can engage unconditionally are usually the ones that have the most success, because, first of all, that’s an internal thing. It’s important to realize that our internal world creates our external environment, not the other way around.
If you’re seeking for things external to you, things like cash flow and branding. Although that stuff is great, it’s a foundation to having a successful business. The business owner has to have his shit together, in order for the business to start growing itself.
My advice for people that are working from a survival, or working, or whether they feel they currently only just got their head above water is, it starts with you. There’s a question that I asked them, when I present and it’s like, “Who here thinks that their values, morals, ethics, habits, play a massive role or are the foundation to success?”
Everybody puts their hand up like, “Yes,” and I’m like, “No.” The reason I say this is because, there’s three main topics that I think play a massive role in what we call mindset. There’s consciousness, metacognition, and mindfulness. All of these three exist in the same realm. They’re very intertwined, think about a Venn diagram.
Those are the three pillars and consciousness is experiencing more of consciousness so that’s based on sensory data projects out of the universe, and we all have an individual personal consciousness. Metacognition is thinking about thinking. It’s like, think about having a brain on top of your brain, just watching what that brain does. I know that sounds a little bit weird.
Metacognition is your ability to become aware of how your own knowledge and emotions actually affects your own behaviors, and then being able to do that with other people as well. I just call it thinking about thinking. Then, mindfulness. Mindfulness is a big thing right now. For me, mindfulness, metacognition, and consciousness, actually allow mindfulness to happen.
There’s another side, with consciousness as well, there is a conceptual end there as well, with both sides of the brain play a role. It’s metacognition, consciousness, and mindfulness, create this piece and that’s the missing piece of the puzzle. The reality of the situation is that we don’t get a choice in what we think in any moment. Thoughts arise just like anything else.
If we don’t get a choice in what we think, then why most people will go through their life, just listening to their thoughts. Think about it, if we don’t get a choice in that, then we are literally shackled. We are literally getting dictated in every single moment and mindfulness is your ability to change your trajectory to choose what you listen to.
If you’re not practicing, If you’re not experiencing more of consciousness, if you’re not understanding consciousness, if you’re not practicing metacognition, if you’re not thinking about the way you think, and having a bird’s eye view of the way you think and the way you make decisions.
You’re not being mindful in every moment, and you don’t have the ability to be mindful to stop and go…this is just arising, a thought is like anything else, it’s like a car driving past, it’s arriving in consciousness. If you have the inability to not to practice mindfulness, then unfortunately you’re losing the battle inside the arena.
When you lose that battle, how can you know what you believe to be your beliefs, ethics, morals? How can you know that they’re actually aligned? How do you know that they are the truth to what you are? The truth here is a brain only collects on average 47 percent of the data.
Think about that. Since the day you were born, on average, the brain only collects 47 percent of the data. That’s what it has to do. If it collected everything, we’d be overstimulated. You’ve got to think about that.
If we only collect 47 percent of the data, then we definitely shouldn’t be listening to every thought. We should be practicing mindfulness, but there is no possible way that you can truthfully say if you’re not experiencing moral consciousness and have this first piece of the puzzle that these values, ethics, morals, beliefs are in alignment with what you truly want as a human.
That’s why most people don’t achieve things. They’ve got these certain beliefs, morals, values based on their particular perception in the moment. They’re not thinking critically about that. The reality of it is it’s in disalignment, which means that you’re not going to [inaudible 28:55] how to produce the power, or the energy, or the drive to achieve what you want to achieve.
There’s a big missing piece of the puzzle there. It has a lot to do with the esoteric, spiritual…A lot of this stuff, I try to connect it from these three main areas. There’s philosophy, spirituality, and there’s the brain, neuroscience, and the mind. They’re not so different.
When you’re missing that big piece of the puzzle…This is why a lot of us work from survival. Because we’re so caught up in our own minds, we’re losing that battle. We’re so skewed from what the truth is or what our true values are.