🙌HOW TO HAVE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER🙌(AND STOP SELF-SABOTAGE)

LET ME GUESS…2017 WAS PRACTICE, 2018 WAS THE WARMUP AND 2019 IS THE GAME? I HEARD PEOPLE SAYING “THIS YEAR IS THE GAME” BACK IN 2015.

The TRUTH? You made that post about how “This is YOUR year!” because you’re STILL more addicted to the dopamine spike that comes with telling people you’re GOING to do the work than the dopamine spike that comes with DOING THE WORK ITSELF.

You’re living in a land where it’s impossible to GROW anything, but you’ll continue to roll up your sleeves and play farmer, shouting from the rooftops that you’re THINKING about planting seeds this year WHEN THE TRUTH IS

You probably won’t do anything more than you did last year…

…UNLESS…

…you know how to ACTUALLY play farmer and tear up your problems from the ROOTS that are embedded so deep in the ground you can’t even imagine pulling them free at all.

Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs will enter 2020 DEVASTATED, making the same “New Year Resolutions” they set for 2019 and 2018 and 2017 etc. etc.

But why?

WHY is it so hard for entrepreneurs to change?

Why do 97%+ of businesses FAIL?

Why do the majority of business owners who are great people with great ideas STRUGGLE to even pay bills, letalone hit the income levels they see the GREATS in the industry hitting?

The truth is…

…they’re just caught in a period of their life right now where:

THINGS HAVE TO BE HARD!

It’s the most dangerous place to be in ever.

And chances are…you LIVE THERE and if you’re honest with yourself…

…you’ve been living there for a VERY LONG TIME.

But IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT!

At least…not ENTIRELY.

The “Grind-Hustle-Hustle-Grind” entrepreneurs are the ones mostly responsible for plaguing our industry with making you think everything is a struggle and business & life are a war you have to wake up and gun up and fight against every day.

Ever heard of HARD work?

Do you PRIDE yourself on your HARD work?

PRIDE yourself on making everything HARD?

Because then you’re the hero of the story.

You’ve slayed your dragon!

You did it! You saved yourself!

Truth is…if I dig down DEEP enough…I used to LOVE being broke.

Used to LOVE struggling.

Used to LOVE the endless pain that came with an entrepreneurial journey where you don’t even know if you’re on the right path or not.

You know WHY I used to love the pain and why you CURRENTLY love the pain?

Because it’s the classic UNDERDOG STORY!

We make OURSELVES the underdog…

…by fucking up our situation and self-sabotaging…

…then we figure shit out AT THE LAST MINUTE and “Save The Day”…

…and then instead of just BUILDING FROM THERE…

…we GO BACK AND RUIN EVERYTHING AGAIN…

…so we can LIVE THE UNDERDOG STORY once more.

Trippy, right?

I remember I used to be barely making any money and then at the end of the month bills Bills BILLS and ALL OF THE SUDDEN…

…I’d launch some little fly-by-night marketing campaign and make justtttttt enough money to cover everything so I could get by to the next month.

I was good.

And I was HAPPY that I could do this!

Let’s be honest…it’s good to know how to tap a few keys and make a Facebook post and pull in thousands of dollars that could bail me out of a bad situation.

I was STOKED that I now had this skill!

The “Save Myself” skill!

So…I kept putting myself in situations where I needed to SAVE MYSELF again and again so I could use my skill, sharpen my skill and make that skill a part of my life.

After all…that’s what we do with skills…

– We use them

– We sharpen them

– We make them a part of our everyday lives

But what if it’s a skill like THAT one?

A skill where I’m bailing myself out of trouble, and then just unconsciously putting myself BACK INTO TROUBLE AGAIN so I could live my “Underdog Story” on loop like every day is groundhog day?

VERY DANGEROUS.

What’s even MORE dangerous, is that most entrepreneurs don’t even have the “Save Themselves” skill.

Most entrepreneurs have the “Compile Information” skill.

They are good at buying every course out there.

They are good at knowing what EVERY guru in the industry is up to.

They are good at doing some pointless Google Hangout seventy times a week with their fellow entrepreneurs who are no better off than they are.

And they are good at attending the webinars and taking alllllllll the notes…

…but guess what?

They’re not good at EXECUTION.

Because they’re COMFORTABLE with their new skill of “Taking In Proper Knowledge”.

“Yea I used to be a piece of shit before, but now I’m into personal development! I know how to study from millionaires! I used to not be able to do this! I even say my affirmations!”

It gives them a high…a dopamine rush of sorts.

THEY THINK THEY’RE MOVING FORWARD WHEN THEY’RE STANDING STILL.

And it technically IS a skill…it’s being resourceful in a sense of the word…being able to find the right information and take notes on it and all that jazz.

But has THAT alone EVER gotten ANYBODY ANYWHERE?

The answer is a resounding NO!

They can’t take action because they’re TERRIFIED of what the “Next Level THEM” actually looks like once the action is consistently executed and the results are IN TO STAY.

TERRIFYING to most.

Because they KNOW they’ve heard the successful say things like:

“It’s not all about LEARNING! It’s about EXECUTION!!!”

BUT THEY’VE FORMED THEIR IDENTITY AROUND LEARNING!

They used to NOT learn anything good or worthwhile that would benefit their lives…

…and now THEY CAN FIND IT EVERYWHERE!

They know how to buy the beneficial courses and attend the beneficial webinars and watch the beneficial YouTube videos.

They learned how to find sacred information they never knew existed before.

HOW COULD SOMEONE LET GO OF THAT?

“That skill you have? Or finding the TOP INFORMATION in the world? Yea stop doing that and just go execute on a SLIVER of the information you already know and you’ll WIN!”

Hard to hear for most.

IMPOSSIBLE to execute for MANY.

Because their IDENTITY is there.

Their IDENTITY is wrapped around “The Entrepreneur Who’s Still Learning”

They have HOPE there.

“I’m going to make it someday”.

When the truth is…the version of themselves who EXECUTED wouldn’t NEED the identity of the underdog and wouldn’t NEED the hope because they’d just live in a constant state of success.

Sure that state would have bumps in the roads and hits you take, but in general the quality of business and life is just always going up up up if you’re on that road.

It’s the road most entrepreneurs will never walk.

Because they LOVE their identity of the “Entrepreneur Who’s COMING UP!”

The “THIS IS MY YEAR!” entrepreneur!

The “I’m missing the SECRET info so if I just buy this oneeeeee more thing I’ll have it! I’ll have uncovered the secret like a digital Indiana Jones!!!” entrepreneur.

You can spot them from a mile away.

Go on their Facebook profiles and look at the posts where they could have written something of value that they created THEMSELVES that would DIRECTLY translate into money…

…and instead see them recirculating cutesy personal development videos from famous successful people.

Tell them EXACTLY what to do and they’ll get high as fuck off the fact that they now have a MAP to follow…but they LOVE being the entrepreneur who’s starting from Point A and has to go alllllllll the way to the X on the map to “Get The Treasure”.

They love being ON the hunt instead of actually returning to camp with the meat in hand.

They could make it EASY…but being on the hunt is HARD…so they have to make it HARD.

Their identity as someone who’s successful would realize it’s EASIER to execute consistently and get results consistently…but they haven’t SURRENDERED to that identity yet.

They’re still playing in the identity of “Information Gatherer” “Hustler” “Grinder” “On My Way To The Top” “Underdog” and all the other identities that hold the vast majority of this industry back from ever achieving any REAL levels of success they desire.

To achieve the success they’re REALLY after…they’d have to kill off an entire identity they’re owning…and it’s one of the hardest things to let go of if you don’t know the way.

I’ve had to kill the “Starving Artist” part of myself I loved.

I had to kill the “Underdog Entrepreneur Who’s Abouttttttt To Make It” part of myself I loved.

I’ve had to kill the “Endless Information Gatherer” part of myself I loved.

And I’ve had to kill the “Grind-Hustle-Hustle-Grind” part of myself I loved.

All to make room for the version of myself who SURRENDERED to success and learned to ALLOW it to permeate my life by actually taking on the identity of the SUCCESSFUL version of myself who actually executed consistently on what I needed to execute on.

That was when everything changed for me.

But I had to KILL FOUR VERSIONS OF MYSELF to get there.

To make way for the fifth: the one who actually attains the desires I first see in my mind’s eye.

It wasn’t easy.

But the AWARENESS of these different versions of myself I was living gave me an insight into why I was making everything so hard when in reality…everything is so so easy.

SO much easier than we think.

Something that’s almost IMPOSSIBLE for the person who’s “Making Everything Hard” to even hear because…I remember when people would tell ME things were actually easy but it would fall on deaf ears.

I NEEDED things to be hard.

I NEEDED to be the entrepreneur who was “ABOUT TO MAKE IT” because that was all I KNEW!

I NEEDED to be the “STARVING ARTIST” because that was cool and edgy and set me apart from the crowd.

I NEEDED to be the “UNDERDOG WHO ALWAYS SAVES HIMSELF” because then I could prove my skills to myself AGAIN and AGAIN and AGAIN.

And I NEEDED to have a business that was “SICK” because whenever I was sick as a child…I got insane amounts of unconditional love in my direction from my parents.

You have no idea how deep the rabbit hole goes on the identities you’ve formed for yourself.

But it’s those very identities that are holding you back and sabotaging any chance of you reaching any REAL level of success you’re after.

You’re probably also clinging onto an identity where you don’t really even KNOW what you desire 100% yet because the version of you who KNOWS will be able to SEE THE MASSIVE GAP in between where you are…and where you desire to be.

So…the question running through your mind at a million miles an hour right now is:

“HOW DO I FIX THIS?”

And the reality is…it’s not an answer I can just type into a Facebook post here and you’re “Set For Life”.

It’s a constant process of RECOGNIZING what identities we’re forming around ourselves and then knowing the step-by-step process to break those identities down to make way for the new, empowering ones.

It’s about KNOWING how to STAY THE PATH and continue moving towards the NEW TRUE identities when the old ones do everything in their power and employ tricks you don’t even know you’re susceptible to in order to PULL YOU BACK.

And it’s about KNOWING how to not only step into the shoes of the version of yourself with that identity…but knowing how to LIVE THERE and not just drift back to how everything “Used to be” since that will initially be more comfortable for you.

Because this is a lot to cover, I put together SEVERAL modules in my course The Productivity Plan that cover this IN DEPTH so you always have something to refer back to time and time again whenever you need to catch yourself playing out one of these negative identities and quickly shift into the version of you LIVING in the POSITIVE ones.

If I hadn’t learned this material…I’d still be a mess.

I’d be a combination of a starving artist who just endlessly gathers information, tears my life down every month so I can build it right back up at the end and spins my wheels while hustle-grind-grind-hustling my face off to the point where I’m giving up EVERYTHING in my life to get the business results…while they slipped through my fingers like trying to hold water.

I’d be nowhere.

And now that I’m on my path…where I desire to be and just GROWING and SCALING everything from here vs. trying to REBUILD everything…I looked out at the marketplace and saw just how many entrepreneurs were OWNED by their negative FALSE identities, SLAVES to these identities, and I knew I had to help others break free like my mentors have helped ME break free.

That’s why I put the course together.

That’s why I don’t just say “Oh to be productive you just color code your post-it notes and clean your desk!”

We dig to the ROOTS.

We pull them UP.

And we create the SPACE for you to actually enter into that successful version of yourself that you’ve been DYING to step into for more years than you even consciously know.

So my question to you my friend:

Will you live this year and many years in the future through the lens of an identity that doesn’t serve you, and actually pulls you BACKWARDS?

Or will you take a deep sigh, know you’re worth it, push your shoulders back a little and COMMIT to becoming AWARE of these false identities and burning their houses to the fucking GROUND so that you can live the phoenix story and emerge from the flames as the TRUEST MOST POWERFUL version of yourself that actually makes your goals HAPPEN?

I know which side of the fence I’ll be on.

And I know which side of the fence my members from The Productivity Plan will be on.

The doors are open my friend…and I’m so excited to see who you become when you peel away the BS and step into the REAL YOU who’s not just READY for success…but lives success every day like it’s the norm at levels that would blow the previous version of yourself away.

Not “New Year New You”.

New Year REAL You.

Let’s get to work.

⏳HOW TO LET GO OF THE PAST⏳(AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE QUICKLY)

⏳⏳ HOW TO USE THE PAST AS FUEL TO CREATE A VIBRANT FUTURE ⏳⏳

You hear it all the time…

“The past doesn’t exist”

“Don’t even think about it”

“Only focus on the now…”

“…and the future! Yes, the future!”

Well…

If that’s WORKING for you then by all means keep chugging along…

But if not, well…

Maybe it’s time to change something.

Something simple…

Something that doesn’t require back-breaking work or a 500 day seminar to make the actual change happen.

Perhaps something like…

A little daily gratitude?

I know you’ve heard of THAT one before too.

But in this case…let’s be SPECIFIC.

Gratitude about what you’ve created.

What you’ve ALREADY created.

Not what you’re creating NOW…

Not what you’ll create in the FUTURE…

But what you’ve created in the PAST!

See…here’s the deal…

There will ALWAYS be more to create.

And because of that sometimes we can get a little (or a LOT) overwhelmed, right?

Well…

Running a race would be easier if you had references in your brain that you’d won that race before.

Do you agree with me there?

If you’ve won 100 races, race 101 is just going to be another race that you win…naturally.

So…

REMEMBER THE RACES THAT YOU’VE WON!

You have GREAT THINGS that you’ve done in your life EVEN IF you’re about to try to argue with me on that one.

There are creations that YOU brought about…

People you’ve HELPED…

Projects you’ve FINISHED…

Which means you have a TRACK RECORD of projects you’ve finished…that is if you take the time to be conscious of what they were.

So…if the CURRENT project you’re working on is going to help you level up…

…hit those new financial goals…

…get that time-freedom you’ve been seeking…

…build that business you’ve always wanted…

…but it seems like you have an OVERWHELMING amount of work to do to get from A to B…

…THIS is where we remember the times in the past where we HAVE gone from A to B.

And my friend…

…if you go deep on these…

…you have a LOT of them.

A LOT more than you would think.

I can’t tell you what yours are…

…but what I CAN tell you…is that if you regularly think about your WINS, it gets easier to WIN.

LIVE in that state of winning…

…of CREATING…

…of COMPLETING what you started creating…

…and of unleashing that energy to the world.

And along the way…don’t forget your wins.

Because they’ll act as fuel for MORE wins.

🥳HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LIFE🥳(AND FIX ALL YOUR PROBLEMS)

🔥🔥 HOW TO SMOKE YOUR PROBLEMS LIKE A BLUNT AND START PLAYING BIG AGAIN 🔥🔥

Look…I get it. You have “problems”. We all do. But it’s when we give those “problems” POWER and see them as bigger than OURSELVES that they actually start negatively manifesting some not-so-cool shit in our lives.

The better way to deal with “problems”? Smoke em. Get rid of them fucking AS SOON AS POSSIBLE and then change your BELIEFS and your HABITUAL ROUTINES so that the “problem” never surfaces again.

I’ll tell you how to in a second.

But before that I’ll tell you what it’s costing you:

Ready for it?

EVERY-FUCKING-THING YOU’VE EVER DESIRED.

The money you want to earn.

The trips you want to go on.

The bank balances you want to look at.

The relationships you want in your life.

The material possessions…

…and the intangible abundant energetic state that you can LIVE IN and CREATE FROM and LOVE FULLY FROM.

You don’t get ANY of that if you don’t figure out how to deal with your “problems”.

So…here’s how we deal with them!

1. STOP CALLING THEM PROBLEMS!!!

The word “problem” has a RIDICULOUS amount of negative energy attached to it that rolls millennia deep.

Bad juju.

Call them projects instead.

Many great projects have been accomplished.

Whatever you have to do is the next one.

2. ATTACK IT FROM THE SOURCE

Get to the BELIEFS you have that are causing those “problems” to appear in your life, maybe appear all the fucking time even though you’ve tried to get them to go away in the past.

Eating shitty food every day doesn’t mean you have the wrong diet program.

It means you have the wrong BELIEF STRUCTURE.

Don’t believe that you CAN be fit, DESERVE to be lean, are WORTHY of creating massive MASSIVE WEALTH?

You’ve gotta fix that part right there first before you get into mechanics.

3. ZOOM OUT AND THEN ZOOM IN

Every project has an end goal and a series of action steps you can take to make that end goal happen.

Take emotions off the table for a second…

…and zoom out to see what all those actions steps ARE, the POSITIVE side that they lead TO and then how you can start taking those action steps right NOW to move the project forward…

…and design a life greater than you ever thought possible 😉

Cheers.

✈️HOW TO MAKE MONEY WHILE TRAVELING✈️(6 LESSONS I LEARNED IN BALI)

🌴 6 LESSONS I LEARNED DURING MY FIRST 6 DAYS IN BALI 🌴

“If you’d asked my 6 months ago if I’d be spending over 24 hours sitting in planes rocketing off to the other side of the world so that I could spend a month in Bali, Indonesia I would have said you were crazy.

Yet here I sit…in my outdoor kitchen facing the pool here in, you guessed it, Bali Indonesia.

What a trip!

I have the gift of being able to pass out on planes before they’re wheels up so while most people were busy telling me about how much it would suck to be in a plane for that long, I was busy enjoying dreamland and checking out beautiful views whenever I happened to wake up.

Side Note: If a waitress on Singapore airlines ever offers you a drink called a “Singapore-Sling” take it…it’s pretty tasty.

Anyway, here I am!

Beautiful Bali!

I was staying at a friend’s house for a few days and just grabbed the villa beside his and I’ll be here for a month until December starts.

Then it’s back to the states to lock down a place in Vegas to have that “U.S. Base” I know I need and then who knows what’s next from there.

That’s the beauty of living life on your own terms, even after the grueling years of struggle to set this life up.

And that painstaking process has led me to Bali, which has taught me so much in just the few short days that I’ve been here.

I can only imagine what I’ll experience and learn when I’ve been here for a whole month but for now here are 6 key things I’ve learned in my first 6 days in Bali.

1. You Can Change Everything In An INSTANT

MAN this is a biggie!!!

I was overpaying for an apartment in California that I HATED and it had turned into my little comfort zone even though it wasn’t that comfortable to live in with the screeching planes outside, fighting neighbors I could hear through the walls and crying baby I could hear in the apartment above.

I found myself COMPLAINING and if you know me, you know I’m not one to complain, so that’s a big deal for me when I catch myself doing it.

Anyway, I was talking to a friend and business partner Chris on Facebook and I’d occasionally slip in a complaint about the apartment.

Whenever I did he would instantly invite me out to Bali to come stay with him for a while to “get away from it all”.

I joked “Yea yea, for sure bro, I’ll have to do that someday” but in reality I knew I’d never pull the trigger on it.

One day something inside of me snapped (maybe it was having baby problems with no baby!) and I got rid of EVERYTHING (didn’t even bother selling it), condensed everything I owned to 3 bags, and I got on a plane and LEFT!!!

I emailed my complex LATER and told them I moved out.

They hit me with a fee of over $3,000 since I didn’t give 30 days notice on leaving but who cares.

Money isn’t real, doesn’t control me anymore and that was the best fee I ever paid.

Because I was essentially paying for my freedom, making the decision first and worrying about any “repercussions” later.

I went from being miserable in an apartment I hated to writing this blog post poolside in paradise and it only took one decision that I ACTED ON right away.

You can literally change whatever you want in your life, but you’re the only person who can pull the trigger on it and actually make it happen.

Never forget that nobody else can do it for you.

2. Change Isn’t As Scary As We Think It Is

Ever heard that saying “It’s all in your head”?

Well it’s 110% true!

I’ll be honest, when I was first boarding my planes to come out to Indonesia, (San Diego to San Francisco to South Korea to Singapore to Indonesia) I had some fears about missing flights, getting held up at customs, whether the TSA would let my Kangen K8 machine through that probably looks like a bomb in my suitcase, all those good little fictional worries that were dancing around in my head.

Guess how many of them came true?

ZERO.

But they APPEARED because my mind was trying to get me to stay in that comfort zone, to avoid change at all costs.

I made all my flights even though I got shuffled around to all kinds of different airlines and the only time I got “lost” was when the cab driver in Bali accidentally drove me 5 minutes away from my friend’s villa and we got there 5 minutes later after punching in new directions.

All the fears I had were all in my head.

The fears of what it’s like to condense all my belongings to a few bags, not have an “official U.S. residence”, to jet off to the other side of the world spontaneously, etc. etc.

It was all in my head.

It’s critical to understand that your reptilian pre-historic brain is still trying to run the show.

“Stay in the cave, don’t go outside, the big animals will eat you!”.

That equates to the modern day version of just sitting in your living room, watching TV and not going on adventures (certainly not to a place you’ve never been on the other side of the world!) because that would rip you out of your comfort zone and you could face a terrible demise.

This part of your brain will always be ON.

But you can quiet the voice of it down and remember that it’s not in control, not the voice that you have to listen to.

3. Life Rewards You When You Try New Things

One of the first things my friend Chris told me when I got here was that I needed to learn how to ride a Scooter because it was the easiest way to get around.

Funny thing is, I’ve gotten so used to just Ubering everywhere in California that I hadn’t even driven a car in the last TWO YEARS because hey, I could just Uber everywhere!

Crazy right?

Even crazier that me “learning how to drive again” would involve a scooter on busy roads in Indonesia.

Not exactly what I expected as my reintroduction to driving, but often times life is not what we’re expecting at all!

Day one I sucked.

I was gunning it, probably looked like “THAT American” who had no idea how to drive one, and almost jetted straight into a rice paddy in front of a bunch of beautiful Australian girls (super sexy move right?).

I only saved myself by hitting the brakes and slamming my feet down, but unfortunately for my left big toe I was wearing flip flops and the scooter dragged my toe on the ground and ripped off a layer of it on the top.

I still have the blood on my flip-flops if you ever want to see the evidence!

Anyway, we were on our way to my first surf lesson but instead we drove back so I could clean my wound and as soon as it was cleaned, my mind came up with about a hundred brilliant reasons why I should abandon the scooter for good and just take taxis everywhere.

I was about to go along with it too until my friend Chris again assured me it was the easiest way to get around and that once I got it, it would be as easy as riding a bike.

Fast forward to the next time we went out for me to practice driving a scooter and it felt like second nature after a while and the sharp turns and crowded streets no longer bothered me.

I’m not 100% yet but I’m sure I’ll be there in the next 2-3 times I go out with it.

Because I kept going out on it, I saw beautiful sights from a perspective I wouldn’t have seen them from otherwise, got to feel the feeling of the warm wind in my face as I jetted down long roads past the temples and rice fields with a big old grin covering my face.

I was rewarded for trying new things and without trying those new things I wouldn’t have gotten that reward.

It’s as simple as that.

4. Mother Nature Is Our Greatest Teacher

99% of the time, who are we “learning” from?

Humans.

Makes sense right?

We ARE humans.

Or at least we THINK we are, but that’s a rabbit hole for a different blog post!

I now see this as a big mistake in my book because although there’s so much we can learn from our species, when we’re ONLY looking at our species for lessons we are completely missing lessons from mother nature herself, and she’s got the BEST lessons.

I’ll see a beetle here die and minutes later a hundred ants come from out of nowhere and carry it’s body that’s twenty five times their size VERTICALLY up a wooden pole to their nest.

Then I’ll see the lizard that’s there waiting for them at the top to pick them off since he knows where they’re going to go and then I’ll see the exact same process the next day with different beetles, different ants and different lizards.

Nature is always in MOTION.

It’s always INTERCONNECTED.

And it’s always working together in perfect harmony.

The beetle is not thinking “Ah there are so many things I regret!” before it dies.

It lives and it dies.

The ants are not reading motivational ant books about how to move a giant beetle vertically up a pole.

They just get together and make it happen.

And the lizard is not thinking “What if I run out of ants to eat?”

It knows there is an abundance of them and will be more everywhere he turns.

In short, nature doesn’t OVERTHINK…and neither should YOU, for you’re a part of nature after all 😉

5. There Is Beauty Everywhere You Look

I’ve never seen a sunset like the ones I’ve seen in Bali.

I try to capture them on my iPhone and even though the pictures look beautiful when I post them it doesn’t even come close to what it looks like in reality.

I’ll have to buy a nice camera soon to see if I can capture a more realistic shot of the sunsets here.

And that’s just at NIGHT!

During the day I see the rice fields, the temples, the smiling faces of the Balinese people I walk past in the street, and I’m reminded that there is beauty EVERYWHERE I look.

And the biggest lesson there of all was that the beauty wasn’t JUST something I saw when I got to Bali.

There was beauty in that apartment building I hated living in.

There was beauty in the late nights when I would hustle to get out of my current situation and into a new one.

There was beauty in living somewhere I didn’t really want to live and having that lead me to make big moves that drastically pivoted the way in which I see the world.

In short, there wasn’t beauty JUST when I got from A to B.

There was just as much beauty in point A because it made point B a reality.

Where would I be if I didn’t have so much I had to overcome?

How much weaker would I be if I didn’t have to go through so many obstacles to get to where I am now?

There is BEAUTY in your life, even if you can’t see it yet.

If you push through it you’ll wind up a much more beautiful version of yourself inside and out with a much more physically beautiful view around you, but don’t forget that without the mud there is no lotus so there is beauty in your struggles as well.

6. Allow Contrast To Increase Your Gratitude

I would have been grateful just staying in a room in my friend’s beautiful villa, let alone deciding to pull the trigger and get the whole villa next door for myself for the month of November.

When I climbed up the stairs and gazed over the beautiful view of the fields and the buildings, I noticed a little shack to my left put together with spare metal, and I learned later it was the home of a decent-sized family.

The average worker here makes under $2,000 USD per year, farmers probably even less, even though they’re the salt of this earth.

Yet everyone seems happy.

Offerings are seen all over the streets every day for the gods the Balinese worship.

I hear them singing and worshipping in the fields, setting off fireworks, eating as families outside at night while they smile and laugh.

It’s truly a beautiful sight, and I’m grateful it’s one that I get to see for a whole month.

When you read “under $2,000 per year” maybe you cringed a little bit as did I when I first looked up those stats.

But money isn’t what it’s about.

It never is.

It’s about living the good life, being happy, experiencing joy with those you love more often than not, and spreading that love wherever you go.

That’s what the people here do.

I know they have less worries than we do even though I’ve talked to so few of them.

You can just see it on their faces.

And it’s a contrast between lives I never would have seen if I didn’t make the move out here to see what life somewhere else besides my “comfort zone” was really like.

I’m forever grateful to be learning so much so quickly in Bali even though I’ve only been here for a few days and I promise to keep sharing what I’m experiencing and learning with you so that you can experience it in a way too.

Come out here sometime.

Don’t stay at a big swanky resort that doesn’t give you a real taste of what the culture is like.

You can get a nice villa right in the heart of everything and experience the real Bali, the real Canggu without that “two steps removed” feeling of staying at a big hotel or something, even though sometimes that experience is great as well.

Wherever you go, wherever your travels take you, enter them with two eyes open so that you can truly take in the magnificence of a new place on earth, and all the lessons that come with it.

Lessons you can apply to your life, your business, your relationships, your view of the world and most importantly your view of yourself and the path YOU are walking down.

The view doesn’t change from your comfort zone, but it certainly does when you step out of it.

Never forget that.”

💎HOW TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR💎(AND START YOUR OWN BUSINESS)

I still remember waking up with a frown on my face, almost disappointed that there was another day that I had to “get through”.

I didn’t know where I was going.

And I felt like even if I knew, there was no way I was ever going to get there.

Ever felt that before?

It’s brutal, totally drains you.

These were during the days before I went FULL TIME in the world of entrepreneurship, those days where I had the shitty job I was trying to get away from but the business was barely even PART time, let alone stable enough to support me.

I was always an entrepreneur though, don’t get me wrong, selling things since I was a little kid.

But I wasn’t always SUCCESSFUL as one, in more ways than financially.

I wasn’t always fulfilled.

I wasn’t always this motivated.

And I certainly wasn’t always experiencing this much upside.

Even now feeling like I’m on “the other side” of things, it’s still a challenge.

The more a business grows and the more YOU grow, the more problems you’ll have.

But they’re better QUALITY problems.

That’s the important part to pay attention to that so many ignore.

You see, here are some problems I had BEFORE I was able to support myself full time in the world of entrepreneurship, particularly through the world of running online businesses:

– Had to get up earlier than I wanted because of my job

– Had to waste time and gas money driving to and from a job

– Had a job I didn’t enjoy that I didn’t have any passion for

– Had a VERY low job paycheck only come once every two weeks

– Had to be told when I could or couldn’t take breaks at work

– Had to get treated like crap by employees that I couldn’t fire

– Had to waste hours of my life doing something I didn’t love

My problems were all centered about not being FREE!
This is very important to notice.

Look at the problems in your life and find that central theme.

If the central theme revolves around feeling restricted or not feeling free, having a successful business WILL help alleviate those problems over time.

Now here’s the key.

PAY ATTENTION!!!

Most people want to “never have problems again” and “just fix everything”.

This is literally impossible.

So don’t even think about it!

The goal should be to UPGRADE your problems.

And if there is one group of people who are always experiencing better and better problems in their lives, it’s the entrepreneur.

Here are a few of the “problems” our team has experienced lately:

– Accounts closing for making too much money too fast

– Overwhelmed by which potential 8 figure project to kick off first

– Too excited about all the different ways to make more money

– Too many messages in our inboxes to even respond to daily

– Scaling projects up to figure out how to turn $1 into $10

Notice how I didn’t say “Entrepreneurship started working and now all of the sudden I don’t have any problems!”?

Exactly.

There will ALWAYS be “problems” but you just want better quality problems.

For example, can we agree that it’s better quality problem if you’re making SO MUCH money that now you have to find out a way to get clever with taxes?

Vs. having the problem of never making enough money so you’re always worried about bills and how you’re going to make rent?

So…by now you’re probably wondering how it is that you can get away from all the little BS problems in your life and actually have some problems that MATTER…some fun problems…some “you know you’re playing big WHEN” problems.

How do we upgrade our problems?

It’s simple.

We start by upgrading ourselves by upgrading the people we learn from.

It’s all about modeling.

Find someone who has higher quality problems than you on a consistent basis and then work closely with them in business and soon you’ll have those problems too.

Imagine if I was trying to learn business from someone who’s regular problems are “the boss was mean this week” and “John from accounting is a real piece of shit!”

You’ll never get wealthy talking about “water cooler problems”.

Those are the small ones that people talk about before they realize the true game that’s being played and their true power.

Once you’re around these people, getting mentored by them, implementing the advice they give you and WORKING WITH THEM then it’s only a matter of time before all your little BS problems seemingly fade away only to make room for big, new, exciting problems.

And those are the ones you want.

Because when you figure out how to solve THOSE…you get to design an unbelievable lifestyle for yourself that many people only dream of.

And on your way there you’ll be increasing the quality of your life so fast that you don’t even recognize what you were stressing about just a few short months ago.