The World Is Waiting For You To Act, But You Must First….
My friend John Assaraf once told me that it’s important to be informed, but non inundated. Basically, know what is happening round you, yet focus on what you can control.
He is right!
I used to be the person who would “get political” and give my opinion on a wide range of topics.
Not any more….
Why? I decided to focus on what I can control, and decided to create my own rules, my own economy and custom design my future.
After reading what comes next, you will want to do the same.
First, a bit about our brain…
We have a part of our brain called the reticular activating system (RAS).
For a nerdy perspective… it’s a diffuse network of nerve pathways in the brainstem connecting the spinal cord, cerebrum, and cerebellum, and mediating the overall level of consciousness.
From a practical perspective… RAS acts as a filter against all information you receive. At any one time, there can be 2 million bit of info trying to get into your brain. RAS only lets through what it determines to be important.
It determines what is important by what YOU focus on most.
EXAMPLE: If you just bought a red Honda, it becomes more important to you. Suddenly, your brains sees red Hondas on the road more frequently. They were always there, but they were previously not as important.
What ever you focus on, give your time to, or believe to be true, becomes your reality.
So, if you watch the news, you will notice that your world suddenly becomes darker, limited, frustrating and even terrifying. That’s because your RAS now feels a need to find similar events and create correlations to “protect you.” Now you feel that hope is lost.
I call BS. I changed what I give my RAS to focus on throughout my day.
Since I stopped watching the news, I’m much happier. I see the world as full of opportunities. Sure, I know there is some bad stuff going on. And, I know 99% of it is beyond my control. What I can control is what I think, do and believe. The same is true for you.
Since I stopped watching the news and contributing to ridiculous conversations on social media, the following has happened:
My revenue is up well into the double digits. Why? I’m focused on the opportunities I now see, instead of thinking about bad things I cannot control. The world is filled with endless opportunities. Now, I never go to bed upset, sad, mad or frustrated about things beyond my control. Why? Because now I only spend time on things/people that enhance my life. Nothing else.
By changing my outlook, language and perspective, I also became “available” to other industry leaders who want to collaborate. It’s now happening at an accelerated pace.
This is not some woo-woo law of attraction stuff. This is neuro-science.
Your brain wants to protect you and keep you safe. That’s its job. However, when you watch the news and hang around negative people, your brain RETRACTS and you have a FALSE & NEGATIVE perspective on life, opportunity and living a life of abundance.
So what do you do now?
1. Stop watching the news. Get 3 completing different news apps (liberal, conservative, foreign). It won’t be perfect, but you will get a better, more well-rounded perspective of “the truth”. Spend no more than 2 minutes per day becoming informed. Then, move on and focus on what YOU will do to custom design your life.
2. Join groups that focus on what is possible and support your efforts. Avoid anyone who is negative and looking for an argument. Here’s my ZERO COST business/success group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cocktailswithjse/
3. Get the coaching you need and want to elevate your business and quality of life.
Here are my coaching/mentoring programs to serve you. http://www.johnspencerellis.com/coaching
Thanks for your time.
Now go be happy!