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Bodybuilder & popular motivator, CT Fletcher is probably one of the most inspiring people on Youtube. After getting through an open heart surgery, CT was told that he would never lift weights again. He decided to take on the challenge and has become one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the world. Winning several championships and building a huge online following. After years of hard work & obsession, CT Fletcher is definitely someone you should pay attention too. (more…)
I’m all about keeping things simple. The world is much too complex and I find that much like Vince Lombardi, we tend to complicate things. If we just focus on truly mastering the basics, we can achieve whatever we set our hearts and minds to. One of my favorite stories comes from Coach Lombardi’s best-selling book. (more…)
We’ve all played the game where we try to think of a message we’d put on a metaphorical billboard that costs us nothing.
The point of the exercise is to try and find out what one message you would share with the world that could change the game for all of us.
I racked my brain trying to think of mine. There are so many messages I want to share. Finally, I figured out what mine would be.
The message I would put on a giant billboard is:
“The stories you tell yourself come true”
The stories you tell yourself.
The reason I chose this powerful message is that it’s the one thing that has changed the course of my life. When I began telling myself a new story, everything around me appeared differently. I genuinely believe that I am going to change the world in a big way and create positivity.
You have a recurring story running through your own brain that you’re probably unaware of. The story might be one like this:
– Life is hard, so I better relax tonight.
– I need to make more money so life will get easier.
– Why do these disasters always happen to me?
– Why is it so hard to make a living?
– Why can’t I find my passion like everyone else?
These stories are all built on a lie. These stories focus on inaction and that will get you nowhere.
The stories you tell start with a question.
To improve your story, you first need to start by asking better questions. Questions that limit you will destroy your success. I’ve found the best questions to ask yourself have the following elements:
– They’re big and audacious
– They mention the phrase “Changing the world”
– They’re open-ended
– They assume the best, not the worst
– They’re not of a selfish nature
Write down some questions that will help you create a new story for your life.
You’re going to be repeating this story a lot so it might as well be good.
These stories play over and over in our head every day. You might as well have a story that’s interesting and makes you feel good don’t you think?
I don’t want to hear nonsense playing in my head on repeat. There’s enough of that in day-to-day life already.
That’s why my story says the following:
– I will inspire millions of people
– I will be healthy so I can have energy to do what I love
– I will have a life full of challenges and no matter what I’ll find the positive
– I will be fearful and that means I’m excited
– I will help others because that’s the true wisdom of life
What you tell yourself over and over becomes your reality.
Your life becomes what you tell yourself over and over. Change that pattern and insert a new story, and if you’re patient enough, you’ll become that new story.
Not overnight. Not in 60 seconds. In a few years probably.
So tell yourself things that are going to inspire you to do the extraordinary. Don’t fill your head with deadbeat ideas like “I’m not enough.”
You are bloody enough and you can be a bloody ripper of a person if you put your mind to it and tell yourself clever things.
The whole “Life Hacking” sport has become everybody’s favorite TV station. The thing is you don’t need to hack anything if you tell yourself the right stories.
Translation of “The Stories You Tell Yourself”
This line is a bit hocus pocus when I think about it. If I were to transcribe this phrase, I’d say that the stories you tell yourself stem from one idea: YOU MUST BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
All the stories I just shared with you that I tell myself are stories of believing in what I can achieve. If you don’t believe in yourself then how can you expect anyone else to take a chance on you? There are so many distractions nowadays so for anyone to give you their attention, they have to believe it’s going to be worth it.
Believing in yourself is centered around one idea: You’re going to back yourself even though you don’t know the outcome or the steps you necessarily need to move forward.
Believing in yourself is a belief in the reality of uncertainty.
Uncertainty takes courage and that means crushing fear. All of these fundamentals of life that I’m sharing are not new things that you’ve never heard. These pillars of life are interconnected.
“When you fall in love with uncertainty, you tell yourself that you’re confident, strong and can deal with obstacles. This creates a fortress around your mind that protects you from outside, negative forces, telling you a different story. It’s how you avoid the opinions of others and back yourself”
5 years ago…..
I told myself a story that I was going to crush my ridiculous fears and become somebody who focuses on the “doing” and spreading positivity.
That new story seemed so stupid at the time because of where I was but none the less I believed it. It then took everything I had to make it come true. I never let challenges bring me away from that storyline and I kept it front and center.
People told me I wasn’t good enough, rich enough, smart enough, experienced enough and I decided to tell myself the story that “Yes I am and I won’t be stopped from achieving my goal.”
I’ve told this story so many times since then that now the majority of my network and colleagues believe it. It’s no longer an idea. It’s now a reality.
“The stories you tell yourself do come true and I’m living proof of that”
Commit to a new story.
I never write any blog post without insisting on one action from you. The action for you right now is to commit to a new story. Sign up for a new story and put all your poker chips on the line. Throw away that old story that told you that you weren’t good enough.
Create a new story that supports the person you want to become and the goals you want to achieve. The last step is this: Tell that new story to yourself every single day and believe every word.
The stories you tell yourself do come true and that’s what I would put on a giant billboard if I were given access to one. Much respect.
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One of the most popular topics on blogs right now is content about how to have more confidence. It’s driving me bonkers! I’m unsure what the fascination is with the subject.
Having gone through the whole confidence battle myself and come out the other side on top, I think I can share a few things that will help everybody.
Act as if.
Rather than be caught up in the foreplay of overthinking, considering and asking too many questions, just do.
“Quite simply, what has worked for me is to just get on with the task and tell myself I’m becoming an expert while being in motion”
Getting going is the part we’re all missing when it comes to confidence. You can’t be confident unless you get some experience at whatever you want to be confident at. This advice sounds simplistic because it is.
I’ve become more confident over the last five years by running up miles in the beaten-up VW Beetle that was my mind and body. Through gaining experience, I turned that VW Beetle into a Lamborghini by trying things and executing.
There’s no pretending when it comes to confidence. You only start to believe you are confident when you begin taking action. I could probably wrap it up right there and you’d be done when it comes to confidence. No more self-help secrets and private masterminds are required.
Act as if you are already confident and your mind will believe you. Your mind only believes what you tell it. Tell your mind you are confident and you will gain more confidence in the execution. That extraordinary mind will then do as you tell it.
Sit up and stand up straight soldier!
I always believed this one was total hocus pocus or maybe even a Jedi Mind Trick. It’s not. Confidence is also in the way you move. People feel confidence in you through your presence. If you need to perform at 110% in say a speech as an example, you have to stand up straight and physically be confident.
Now this is harder than it looks so here’s what I did: I stood on the stage with my back straight. I then rolled my shoulders back and poked my chest out slightly. Each movement on stage was acted out as if I was Arnold Schwarzenegger posing for the Mr Olympia Final (that’s hard as I look nothing like him but stay with me peeps).
Simply having a confident physical presence allowed the audience to be confident with the words and advice I was delivering. Even if each point I presented was not completely thought through, the effect was still the same. I came across as confident.
So, next time you want to be confident, try this out for yourself. Pick your own hero who’s oozing confidence, to be the person you imagine when you go into your confident pose. No matter how ridiculous this seems, it works. Don’t question, just do.
Self-talk is key: three words to confidence.
Okay, let’s not overdo this confidence lesson. The self-talk in my head when I need to be confident is very dumb and easy to copy. The three words I use are:
“You got this!”
Say those three words whenever you need to be confident. Say them over and over until they drown out your negative inner voice that wants to doubt your ability.
“Doubt is the disease that sabotages your confidence”
I had no idea about blogging as an example. I just believed I’d find a way and I did. My doubting brain told me that I was hopeless at English and couldn’t master grammar to save my life. That aside, I just used these three words to silence the inner critic.
Your inner critic is only right if you let it be. Back yourself. Talk to yourself like a winner (not a loser) and you’ll have more confidence. No need to buy that book on confidence anymore. No need to read another self-help, pump up blog post that gets you all warm and sweaty.
Disconnect from the outcome.
Confidence is about putting the outcome aside. Everything you do is a lesson and will give you confidence. Being tied to the idea of what the outcome looks like allows your doubting mind and your inner critic to come back to the main stage of your attention.
Where your energy flows to, is where your focus goes. Focusing on anything other than being confident about your daily battles will give you the results you hate. Nine times out of ten you can’t control the outcome anyway.
So focusing on doing your best and being confident will take you so much further. Like I keep saying “You got this!”
Swag it out like whatever outcome you achieve is phenomenal because you are incredible for waking up each day and just giving it a crack!
Say yes and learn later.
Confidence comes from saying yes and deciding to figure out the strategy later. If an offer or idea resonates with you, then say yes. You’ll find yourself gaining more experience by doing so. My superman complex used to make me carefully think about each offer I was presented with to assess whether I had the skills and capability.
Now I choose offers and proposals that bring me joy instead, and I use my newfound confidence to say yes, and know that I’ll learn what I need to execute properly along the way. Failing that, there’s someone I know in my network that can fill any blanks in regardless so I’m very unlikely to fail.
BUT even if I fail it’s all good because I still learned heaps, got experience and had fun in the meantime. All of which made me more confident. Confidence is unstoppable when it starts to compound through experience and taking action.
Remember that all of us have no idea including me.
This was something I learned through a podcast. If you look at your heroes and get to know them as friends, you’ll quickly realize, like I did with my own heroes, that they have no idea. Your heroes just act as if and see what sticks.
When approaching any goal with this in mind, you find an inner confidence to have a go and see what happens.
“When you realize we’re all flawed, it sets you free to try stuff and execute on a few wild goals that you may not succeed at”
I have no clue about most things and that’s where the beauty lies. Stop idolizing and be confident in your ability to get sh*t done.
We’re all extraordinary when we believe we are.
Belief in yourself is key to having confidence. The truth is that all of us can be extraordinary no matter where we come from, our nationality, the struggles we’ve gone through, what books we’ve read or who our current friends are.
The opportunity to be extraordinary exists for all of us. Let this very idea give you the confidence you need to change the world because you can.
You don’t need more self-help articles on confidence: You need to understand you’re already extraordinary.