Mental Muscle

When it comes to doing IPA (Income Producing Activities) I often feel like I do when at the gym and it’s time to do some squats or straight-leg raises for a kick-ass lower ab work out. Deep down inside I know that these two exercises which also happen to be the most painful to me will do more to sculpt my body in my trouble areas than any other exercise. The irony is that the most powerful result-producing activities/exercises I should be doing at the gym are what I least desire to do; yet I somehow manage to desire the most powerful results, a 6 pack 22 in waist with a round perfectly sculpted 36 booty. Well, if you’ve ever worked out at the gym for an extended period of time, then I’m sure you know like I know that the body just doesn’t work that way– in fact, neither does life or business.

We often want to make the most money by doing the least income-producing activities in our business most; like posting a lifestyle post on Instagram or Facebook, then expecting the floodgates of conversions and 5 figure months to come hurling in. When I say least income producing activities, this is not to negate the intrinsic value in sharing a lifestyle post with your followers, but a lifestyle post alone isn’t going to hurl in instant conversions and 5 figure months for the most part. Or how about always posting positive quotes and memes but never following up with warm prospects to convert them to paying customers out of fear of rejection? We’ve all been there. We’d rather do the light weight stuff, like walking on the treadmill to tone our legs rather than grabbing those 15 pound dumb-bells and really going in on burning and sweating those thighs and gluts out with 3 sets of painful squats. As the saying goes, ‘No pain no gain.’

Successful entrepreneurs start their day going straight for the highest IPA they can muster, rather than procrastinating and messing around with checking email, scrolling through facebook for 3 hours or organizing files. Successful people go straight for the jugular upon awakening. In other words, immediately after a 60 minute morning ritual, successful people tackle their day by ‘eating the bull-frog first‘. Eat the bull-frog first is an expression, referencing the high-rewarding notion of getting the most uncomfortable, anxiety-producing task of the day out of the way early, which is tantamount to eating your vegetables, most gross thing on your plate first, so that the rest of the day then becomes smooth sailing. You’re no longer walking around with tension and anxiety in your belly all day while procrastinating the inevitable uncomfortable IPAs you know needs to be done. So you just dive in, eating that ugly, hairy bullfrog on your plate, or making that first phone call of the day to a warm prospect. When you begin to tackle the critical tasks of your day early, by noon for example the rewards are endless.

For one, you will be making more money than you’ve ever made before, just as you would be losing more weight than you’ve ever lost before. And once you become an expert at making more money or losing more weight than the average, your confidence will soar to new levels you never knew were possible for you. The ripple effect of these two factors alone, will transform you into a success magnet. Suddenly those painful activities will feel a lot less painful when you begin to see daily double and triple digit deposits in your accounts.

Self-Development Exercise:
Keep a picture of a bullfrog tape to a wall of your home office where you will see it first thing in the morning when you rise as a daily reminder to eat the bull frog first. By the law of compensation, law of belief, law of harvest, law of averages, law of attraction, law of inertia, law of cause and effect you will begin to attract the desired results in your business. I talk about these spiritual Universal laws in my book, 6 Figure Mindset coach: Change Your Philosophies, Change Your Life which you may now order at www.parisarmani.com, www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com in print and Kindle editions.

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Love,
P

5 AM Hustle: Morning Ritual

So I woke up at 5 am and as usual got sucked into the 3 hour social media black-out. In other words I clicked on a Facebook notification and 3 hours later, 8:01 am to be exact I’m at my laptop, coffee mug in hand ready to crank out this week’s 2nd blog post. My laptop is slow as molasses so I can never quite get on and off in 15 minutes like I initially plan, so today I’m calling myself out. i even missed my 45 min morning work-out. I’ve made a decision to purchase a new 8 GB laptop computer on my next pay day to end these 3 hour black-outs once and for all. It’s time to invest in my craft. 5 am is the optimum time for me to start my day in order to master peak performance. I have no time to loose on a crappy computer. The good news is it’s only Tuesday and this is my 2nd blog post for the week, which means I’m right on tract. I’ll definitely be done writing, editing and revising this piece within the next 2 to 3 days, but I absolutely refuse to crank out garbage content anymore for the sake of posting every day and every where. Greatness can’t always be rushed into a day.

So I’ve decided to share a few tips on how I usually wake up, hit the gym at 5 AM, and still manage to get in 90 mins of blog time. Yes I realize you’re not supposed to begin a sentence with “so” but this is one of my idiosyncrasies that help me speak more authentically in the voice in my head, so this is how it’s going down. Let’s dive into these tips.

Tip One: 30 Minute Alarm Trick
My first tip for waking up at 5 AM is to set your alarm 30 mins before 5 AM or the desired time you want to wake up.This is to allow you time to mentally wake up, scrolling through Facebook and basically just being wasteful with your time. You don’t want to waste any time after the 30 minutes of “free-time’ your give yourself.

Tip Two: Mind Over Matter
My second tip is to wake up your mind first, before your body. This is crucial to waking up at ridiculous hours of the morning, and actually staying awake during those first 15 critical minutes of the day. It’s said that the first hour of the day determines if we win the full 24 hours of the day. Well I find it to be equally true that the first 15 minutes determine if we win the first hour of the day.

Tip Three: Create a Morning Ritual
My third tip for waking up at 5 AM is to create a morning ritual using the SAVERS method:

S: 5 mins of Silence
A: 5 mins of Affirmations
V: 5 mins of Visualizations
E: 20 mins of Exercise
R: 20 mins of Reading
S: 5 mins of Scripting/ Journaling

Having a bedtime routine is equally important. I like to meditate 30 minutes before bed, then plan my next day by filling in my weekly planner in 90 minute blocks.

Be sure to be consistent no matter how boring it gets. As you develop the habits of the successful you will begin to reap the rewards of the successful and suddenly boring won’t seem so boring anymore when you start seeing those three digit deposits (okay 2 digit… 2 digit deposits for me but they add up to three digits) hitting your accounts. Just don’t give up before you start seeing results. The funny thing about doubt is that it often trips people up into quitting right when success is withing reach. Just stay focused on doing the one-two step, a concept I talk about in my book, 6 Figure Mindset Coach: Change Your Philosophies, Change Your Life

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Peace&love,

P

Moving Through Negative Energy/ Money Blocks

“When you’ve gone as far as you can on your own but still experiencing a money block, that is when you know it’s time to hire a coach.”

I just created a foundation! Why is this important? On a sub-conscious level we often have self limiting beliefs about money and why we don’t deserve to have a lot of it when there are so many people who lack it- but irony of these self limiting beliefs is that they don’t serve us or the the very people we create stories around to ease our guilt complex about having more. This is a scarcity mindset based on another “story” we tell ourselves that having more equates others having less. An abundant thinker on the other hand knows that the more they have the more good they can do in the world.

The solution to overcoming these stories we tell ourselves is to invest a portion of our income into charitable organizations that resonate with us, or better yet, play BIGGER and start our own charitable organization!

When you work with me we dig deep, and I do mean deep! I dare to go places that will make you feel a bit vulnerable at times to cut through the facades and layers of bull shit masks we present to the world in order to be accepted that really don’t serve us or the world in which we live. My job is to help unveil the deeper truth as to why you don’t have or do the things you say you want, or in other words, to expose your unique lie, or “story.”

There are no cookie cutter answers in our sessions. While energy/ money blocks have the propensity to show up in our lives with the same result, (scarcity and lack) it may take several intensive coaching sessions to get to the individual ” story” or self-limiting belief that is holding one back from playing full out. This is why my clients invest a private coach. They understand that they don’t what they don’t know. When you’ve gone as far as you can on your own but still experiencing a money block, that is when you know it’s time to hire a coach.

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