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The 6 Weakest Points of Every Day and How to Overcome Them



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I’ve always had ambitious goals but I also struggle with a chemical imbalance that causes my energy to be completely depleted. Ambitious goals, no energy to get there…those two things don’t mix well together. For years I tested out different habit recipes to see which would energize me and when during my days they’d work best.

Below, I’ve identified the energizing habits you can implement to get through the 6 weakest points of your day.

Weak Point #1: Start of Your Day

In Japan, they drink Sayu (plain hot water). The best time to drink Sayu is right after you wake up. Sayu improves your blood circulation and helps your body flush out toxins. 

Energizing Habit: Starting Your Day With Sayu

After you wake up boil water and drink it. Drinking Sayu can be a great way to start your morning and a great way to start your workday. 

Weak Point #2: Pre-Meeting 

This habit will help you feel energized and confident before your meetings. When we present our body naturally goes into fight or flight. When we go into fight or flight we cave in. An easy habit to do pre-meeting is below.

Energizing Habit: Pre-meeting 

  1. Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth
  2. Put your arms out in front of you
  3. Open your left arm all the way to the left side
  4. Open your right arm all the way out to the right side
  5. Bring them in so your hands touch
  6. Bring them out
  7. Repeat 10x

Openers are a great way to go into your meetings feeling energized and confident.

Weak Point #3: Eating Lunch 

Most of us are guilty of eating lunch while responding to emails or scrolling through our phones. That can be the opposite of energizing. Viewing scenes of nature can reduce anger, fear, and stress while increasing pleasant feelings. It contributes to your physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones.

Lunch Time Energizing Habit: During your lunch watch scenes of nature 

“Life is an echo. What you send out, comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.” – Zig Ziglar

Weak Point #4: 2-3 pm slump 

It’s not you. It’s universal. This is when our energy drops and we tend to forget what’s most important. Implementing a vigilance break can be a great way to overcome your 2-3 pm slump. Veterans Health Administration implemented a vigilance break between 2-3 pm.

One year after the training began, the surgical mortality rate (how often people died during or shortly after surgery) dropped 18 percent.” Pretty freaking incredible! 

2-3 pm Slump Energizing Habit: 

  1. Block out 5 minutes on your calendar at 2 pm every day
  2. During those 5-minutes go through the 4 things you need to keep top of mind to deliver on your day
  3. Pat yourself on your back (you earned it!)

Weak Point #5: Overwhelming moment 

Workdays can get pretty crazy for most of us and it can be easy to have a moment that feels completely overwhelming. In moments of overwhelm, it can seem like there are 200 things to do, paralyzing us. This often leads to looking for distractions rather than narrowing in.

Energizing Habit: Getting Through Overwhelm 

  1. Take a breath in through your nose for a count of 4 (1,2,3,4…)
  2. Hold for a count of 4 (1,2,3,4…)
  3. Exhale for a count of 4 (1,2,3,4…)
  4. Write down one task that would give you the greatest return if you focused on it for the next 60-minutes
  5. Focus on completing that one task
  6. Repeat as needed

Weak Point #6 : Wrapping up the day 

Wrap up your day feeling energized, not drained. After you jump off your final meeting of the day you may have the urge to close your laptop and walk away until the next day. Spending five minutes tying a bow on your day and taking a peak at the following day is an energy gamechanger. 

Capping off Your Day Energizing Habit: 

  1. Block 5 minutes off at the end of your workday
  2. During those five minutes run through your calendar. Did you send the follow up’s you promised?
  3. Take a quick glance at your emails. Did you respond to the emails you said you would?
  4. What can you schedule for the following day that will help you have a productive day? Maybe it’s adding prep time or blocking off time to go for a walk.

Start off by implementing one of these 6 Energizing Habits. Which stood out to you the most? Once you successfully do one for a week, add in another. 

Cracking Energizing Habits is similar to cracking eggs if you try and crack too many at once you’ll create a mess. If you crack one Energizing Habit at a time you’ll get to a beautiful outcome. 

I’m a young founder/CEO -- after recently leaving my role as the youngest salesperson Globally at Spotify -- obsessed with applying Energizing Habits to reach my goals while feeling energized during and at the end of my days. I've built a Personal Growth club for young people, highlighting friendship and mentorship, including monthly social hours with growth-focused peers and monthly campfire conversations with inspirational leaders from wellness, finance, business, and spirituality. Repeat customers include members who work at top brands like Conde Nast, Google, Spotify, and others. I also work with a variety of employers, including Pinterest, OfferUp, NBCU, and others helping energize their employees.

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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