Building new habits can be hard!
We often want the results that come from building positive habits but don’t realize that building a habit is a process, not an event.
But have you ever considered how long it actually takes to form a habit?
There are many common theories and ideas about how long it takes to form a habit.
Most often I have read and heard that it takes 21 days to form a new habit.
I assumed that because of how many times I have heard it takes 21 days to form a habit that this number must have been determined through some sort of scientific research.
Funny enough, the idea that it takes 21 days to form a new habit isn’t based in science whatsoever. It is an idea that has developed over the last 60+ years in what seems like a massive game of telephone.
Stick with me here for a second…
Have you ever wanted to be an entrepreneur? Have you wanted to have your own business or a side-hustle of some sort?
The dream of being an entrepreneur is about freedom, independence, making an impact and building a legacy for a better tomorrow.
However, forgoing your weekly paycheque to follow your true passion takes lots of guts. Therefore, most people spend their lives working to build someone else's wealth.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing and having a steady job and income can be extremely rewarding and lucrative.
But maybe you have an entrepreneurial itch you have always wanted to scratch.
The reality is that being an entrepreneur is dam hard.
46% of new businesses fail within the first 5 years and by year 10 that number is even higher!
And despite the odds of success not being in your favour, you still choose to forge on because the reality is that you would have it no other way.
This is your calling.
This is your purpose.
This is what...
May has been all about meditation! And this article will do a deep dive into everything meditation.
In this article you will discover:
And for this month’s article, I wanted to make sure the downloadable freebie was something really special.
So, this month you can download a 45 page eBook called, “Discover the Power of Mindfulness Meditation.”
This is by far the biggest free giveaway I have done so far! It is a complete guide on mindfulness meditation, and I know you will get a ton of value from it.
Many religions and philosophies advocate meditation....
In this article, you’re going to learn exactly how to develop and improve your public speaking skills using proven strategies that I have used to build a career and business as a professional speaker.
Even if you have ZERO intention of becoming a professional speaker, the strategies and insights in this article will help you improve your ability to present your ideas in front of other people and do it confidently!
This could be in a professional setting, or anywhere else where you are called to speak in front of others.
Over the last 7+ years, the strategies in this article have allowed me to get up on stages of all sizes and confidently deliver my message with enthusiasm and passion.
Just in the last 10-months, I have delivered 165 presentations to 20,000+ people!
Speaking in front of others is fun and exhilarating but it does come with challenges and trust me, there have been many...
For the longest time getting up in the morning was the MOST difficult part of my day. Let’s be honest, it’s still a struggle at times.
I then began to learn the importance of a morning routine, getting up early and how successful people from all walks of life, with all different types of careers and ambitions, use their mornings to jumpstart their day.
One of my biggest ah-ha moments came when I realized that if I could get my butt out of bed, then the rest of my day would be a breeze. If I could accomplish the hardest thing first thing, then I would set myself up for success throughout the rest of the day.
For me, when I first decided that I wanted to start getting up early and use my morning to jumpstart my day, I thought about my morning routine in 2 parts:
Part 1 – Getting Up Early
Part 2 – Habits and Rituals
Part 1 – Getting Up Early
When I finally committed to creating a morning routine, I struggled for...
What kind of an impact would increasing your level of mental toughness, aka grit, have on your life?
Do you think that would give you the edge you’ve been looking for?
With just a little bit more grit, mental toughness and perseverance you could…
Knowing that being more mentally tough could benefit you is one thing, but actually developing it is another!
So, the question is, how can you develop more grit?
How can you become more mentally tough?
And how can you learn to persevere when faced with challenges on your path to greatness?
Most people (me included at times) think that those who have...
Today we live in an age of immediate gratification. So many people are looking for an easy fix to almost everything.
Just the other day I heard of a recent study that concluded our attention span has dropped to 8 seconds from just over 12 seconds back in the year 2000. That’s a pretty big change in a relatively short amount of time. What this means is that we now have a shorter attention span than goldfish!
Like many of the “studies” out there, we have to take these findings with a massive grain of salt. Nevertheless, I am sure most of us would agree that the times we live in right now are fast-paced and the quest for the ultimate shortcut to success can be found all over Facebook and the internet at large.
There are countless ads and programs claiming “6 months to 6 figures” or “build your million-dollar business part-time while sipping Coronas on the beach!”
Although I do agree that in some circumstances people do achieve a crazy amount of...
At Stanford University in 1960 the first marshmallow experiment was conducted and it revealed something incredible — something that could be the difference between you succeeding or failing over the long-term.
A child about 4 or 5 is brought into a room by a friendly researcher. The child sits down at a table, and in front of them is a tasty marshmallow.
The researcher lets the child know that they can eat the marshmallow right away if they want, or…they can wait about 15-minutes and they will be given a second marshmallow.
If they eat the marshmallow in front of them then they won’t get a second. But if they can wait, they will get double the treats!
The researcher leaves the room and this is where things get entertaining.
Watching video of the kids in the room is hilarious and enlightening at the same time.
Some kids can’t control themselves and chomp down the marshmallow the second the researcher leaves.
Other kids show a...
1.) Inconsistent effort = inconsistent results.
2.) Getting clear on what you want and why you want it is the key to being consistent.
Consistency is defined as, “the steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form or actions.”
So I’ve got a question for you, how consistent are you in your efforts?
Are you someone who is willing to put in the work even when you don’t feel like it?
Are you someone who is willing to put in the work when you don’t get immediate gratification and when the results seem like they’re a million miles away?
Are you someone who is willing to continue putting in the work when progress seems slower than your peers?
There are times when concentrating our effort is necessary to achieve the results we are going for in the short-term. In thinking about success over the long-term, however, short bursts of effort are important, but consistency is the key ingredient that must be included if you really want...
1.) Having a mentor in your corner can shortcut your path to success.
2.) If you’re struggling to find a mentor, remember that mentors can come in many forms. Yes, having someone you can reach out to in person is ideal; however, you can find powerful mentors in the pages of your favorite books, videos, podcasts, speeches, and really anywhere there is someone who has “been there done that!”
A great mentor is someone who has been down the path you are taking, they have experience, success, perspective and insights that only someone who has walked the path could have. They might have even had some failures along the way. Bouncing back from a setback provides a level of insight that success isn’t able to!
A mentor doesn’t need to be older than you; they simply need to have a bit more experience than you do in the area you want to find success.
The first mentor I had was during my days as a DJ in Calgary. When I began DJing I remember practicing...