This is a brilliant memo from the CEO of Mindvalley Media, Ajit Nawalkha to his team and has some gold truths in it for us all to benefit from. Very often we allow ourselves to feel trapped in a version reality that has been set as a standard, whether it be by society, peers, your industry, and the other usual suspects. But the thing is, there’s no space to be an average Joe at work and business anymore…
- More Fun
- More recognition
- Boosted Results
- The feeling of elation and wellbeing
- 1 – Have Two Speeds of Thinking – Fast and Slow
- 2 – Be Competitive With Yourself and No One Else but YOURSELF
- 3 – Embrace The Power of Detachment
- 4 – Limit your “Feeling down time”
- 5 – Be Unrealistic and Dream Big
- 6 – Have Nothing to Prove
#1 – Have Two Speeds of Thinking – Fast and Slow
“In the belly of speed lies tremendous intelligence.”
To maximise the capacity you already have for processing information, it’s very important to slow down and think. It’s in those moments of stillness that you’ll find the solutions to nagging problems that you may never have thought about before.
Tools to Change The Pace:
This could be about what you want your life to be like in 3 years, or how you can grow your career/business this year.
Scribble something. Brainstorm your marketing style, the sales system, or even how you tackle a problem. Mapping something out will make you structured in your thinking, and allows you to see patterns. This in turn enhances your ability to find structured solutions.
#2 – Be Competitive With Yourself and No One Else but YOURSELF
The worst thing you can do when on the path to success is to compete with someone else. When you compete with a colleague, manager, or anyone, you end up putting a limit on your own possible growth.
Eliminate this hindrance by asking yourself the following questions:
Now, start treating everyone you work with as an ally who is helping you achieve that dream. And focus on YOUR dream. Make that dream the goal to strive for. Not some arbitrary idea of beating someone else.
“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle” – Chinese Proverb
#3 – Embrace The Power of Detachment
Being emotionally detached from your project and results allows you to act rationally. You then allow yourself to work with the best idea, which may not necessarily be your idea. Once you detach yourself and look at a project like a piece of art, you welcome feedback, encourage collaboration, and yield a greater degree of success.
Here’s how to do it:
#4 – Limit your “Feeling down time”
It’s important to keep a positive state of mind – for your colleagues, and your own sanity. But there will be days when it’s hard.
Here’s what you can do:
#5 – Be Unrealistic and Dream Big
“Aiming high will set you apart from all those who think “realistically” and settle for mediocrity.” – Tim Ferris.
In business, and in life, dream big and make unrealistic goals. You’ll find that when working towards that one audaciously unrealistic goal, you’ll find that you’ll hit many of your other goals along the way.
#6 – Have Nothing to Prove
Once you get this, you will FLY!
You don’t need to prove a thing to anyone. No boss ever gives you a role without first knowing you’re capable of doing it. You got the role – you already proved yourself.
The problem is most people keep playing the “I need to prove myself” game. This then leads to insecurity, thoughts of being unappreciated, and the crippling feeling of inadequacy. And BOOM…You find yourself in the dreaded “negative cycle”. We’ve all been there. So that’s why it’s VERY important to stay out of this trap. And don’t worry if you’re in one at the moment – use your Happiness Triggers and remind yourself that you are worthy.
In closing, remember at the end of the day - You are a rockstar, You Are Enough, you just need to start believing it.Original article - Mind Valley Insights