Monthly Archive for July, 2012

30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

When you stop chasing the wrong things you give
the right things a chance to catch you.

As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

  1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.  If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you.  You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.  Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth.  And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.
  2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on.  No, it won’t be easy.  There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them.  We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems.  That’s not how we’re made.  In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall.  Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time.  This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
  3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself.  Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.  Read The Road Less Traveled.
  4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.  Yes, help others; but help yourself too.  If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now. Continue reading ’30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself’

The London 2012 Olympics

2012 Olympics, London 2012, London OlympicsWe’re on the eve of the 2012 London Olympics when the very best athletes converge on London to put it all on the line.

For many, it’s the make-or-break moment of their (athletic) careers yet it’s been easier for them to train than the average person.


Let me explain.

Olympians have a 4-year timeline to work towards. It’s a FIXED DATE with FIXED RULES. That’s what makes it “easy”.

Everyday people don’t have that level of focus and accountability. They just live their lives, one day at a time not recognising that each day is either SPENT or INVESTED.

Olympic athletes know all too well that not only are the Olympics only once every 4 years, their biological clocks are ticking down every single day.

So what can YOU learn from Olympic athletes?

  • Lesson #1: Start to plan to achieve something in the future with a FIXED DATE.
  • Lesson #2: Don’t change the date or the rules of the achievement – that’s cheating.
  • Lesson #3: Treat each day as mission critical to “THE DAY” when you stand on the podium.
  • Lesson #4: Get yourself a coach and/or mentor who can get you “there” – wherever there is for you.
  • Lesson #5: Commit like an Olympian. Hold yourself to a higher standard. Don’t let yourself down.
  • Lesson #6: Follow through. You’ll have some good and bad days, just don’t lose faith in yourself.
  • Lesson #7: Learn the lessons along the way because unlike most Olympians who only get 1 shot, you can repeat this success EVERY 4 years, for the rest of your life!

Imagine holding yourself to an Olympic ideal from this day forward – WOW!


Does all this sound a little daunting?

It is. And it’s why there are so few “Olympic” level successes in the world – most people just don’t want “it” bad enough.


Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:   Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.

However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules.

The first set of rules would be:

Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.

You may not simply transfer money into some other account.

You may only spend it.

Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another   $86,400.00 for that day.

The  second set of rules:

The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Its over, the game is over!”  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all people you love, right?
Even for people you don’t know, because you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?
You would try to spend every cent, and use it all, right?


Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can’t seem to see it.


Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life, and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is  NOT credited to us.

What we haven’t lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank  can dissolve your account at any time….WITHOUT  WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400  seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in money

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you  think.

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!

Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.

Start spending.

Personal Productivity, Time Management


Thank you to Brendan Rigby from Inspire Fitness in Melbourne.

1 Percent Improvement = MUSCLES!

As a reader and/or subscriber of my blog, you know one of the foundational principles of personal mastery is what I call the 1 Percent Improvement Doctrine. It’s simple enough to understand, but one of our Melbourne-based clients, Frank Unger, has taken it to a new level that I’m sure is going to be an inspiration to participants of our Best Year Ever Program. You’ll want to read his brief summary of what it took to achieve this incredible feat… click on the links below!

Frank went from 108 kilos to 84.5 kilos via the Max Challenge Muscle UP Challenge losing 13 kilos in 11 weeks!

Click here for Frank Unger’s Max Challenge Profile
Click here for Frank Unger’s Facebook link to the event