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Mentors Say Sharpen The Saw!

I have a daily calendar on my desk with short messages taken from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People book by Stephen R. Covey. I’m sure you’ve heard of the book, but perhaps you’re not that familiar with the contents.

The seventh habit in the book is to Sharpen The Saw, or developing a balanced program for self renewal. This program of self renewal is designed to focus on the 4 areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental & spiritual. In order for you to perform at your best, you must take time to renew and recharge in each of these areas. I’m going to outline some of my practices to regularly sharpen my saw, starting with physical.

There are a number of things you can do to revitalize your physical self, including taking in the right nutrition, exercising regularly and getting adequate rest. I admit, this can be a bit of a roller coaster for me. At times I get gungho and work out every day for a month or more, or I get up early and go for a run every day and then all of a sudden I fall off the wagon and it takes forever to get any sort of routine going again.

One of the simplest solutions to this that I’ve found was to make a small enough commitment that I couldn’t fail. Let me give you an example. Almost 3 years ago now, I was at an all day workshop and heard a number of my mentors speak. One of them, Lee Brower (the gratitude rock guy in The Secret) explained a system he had used to keep commitments to himself (and he learned it from one of his mentors). At the time, he wanted to read more, but was having trouble finding the time. His mentor explained how he made time to read from the bible every single day. Lee asked him how that was possible, and what happened if he missed a day. He said he never missed a day, because his commitment was only to read one sentence (or maybe it was even just one word) and there was always time to do that.

I started the next morning by committing to doing one push-up everyday, and kept that commitment for about 2 years. I don’t think I ever did just one, and it wasn’t long before I was doing 50 or more, and sometimes with my kids sitting on my back! Here’s my challenge to you. What’s one “sharpen the saw” practice you can implement today? Make a commitment to yourself to make it non-negotiable and the secret is to make it something you know you can commit to. Exceeding it every day will just help to boost your belief in yourself, but missing just once can be very detrimental to your self confidence. Start with one commitment, and add a new one every 60 or 90 days. At the end of the year, you’ll be a whole new better version of yourself.

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Your Own Mentor Dinner Party

I was asked an interesting question earlier today, and it caused me to stop and think. The question was, if you could invite any six living people to dinner, who would they be?

I went with my first instincts with my list, and here’s who I chose.

The first choice was Bob Proctor. I think primarily because it was a short appearance of his on the Ellen show that first brought The Secret to my attention. From there I’ve been on an insatiable quest for more learning about how I and the universe operates.

The next choice was Will Smith. I’ve always been a fan of his work on TV and in movies, but more than that I would like to pick his brain more about his thoughts on success, and what separates achievers from the rest. Here’s a great clip from one of his better movies that I really love.

My third choice was Tony Robbins. I’ve never attended one of his seminars and workshops despite having been to dozens and dozens of them over the years. He certainly seems to be at the top of the heap in personal development and human potential, so I’d like to spend some time with him to learn more from him.

Next I chose a couple of somewhat controversial figures. One of the first “success” books I read many years ago was “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki. Ever since then, I’ve read a number of his books, follow his work online and generally respect his perspective on investing and escaping the rat race. His book “The Rich Dad Prophecy” really opened my eyes to what’s happening in our world, and seeing the world events today just reinforces my respect for his vision.

The last person may not be as well recognized as the others, but he’s certainly gotten my attention the past couple of years. If you’re prone to watching infomercials (and I’m not) perhaps you know him too. His name is Kevin Trudeau, and one of his more popular books is “Natural Cures … They Don’t Want You To Know About” His current work is The Global Information Network (click the banner on the right side of my blog to set up a free affiliate account – use mentoredlife when asked for a referral code), and I’m impressed with the quality of the information they share, and their mission to share secrets formerly reserved for the elite classes with the masses. It’s a mission I have as well, so an opportunity to pick his brain would be fabulous.

Those are my six for now. I’d love to hear your six, and the reasons why in the comment section below.

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Mentor’s Master Class Sessions

The past week brought great progress in the creation of my interview series called the Mentor’s Master Class Sessions. Last Wednesday I found out last minute that Dr John Demartini would be in town for a presentation the following night. I already had plans to attend another presentation, but decided to change my plans so I could go hear him speak. I’ve been a fan of his work since he was one of the featured teachers in The Secret. He was certainly one of the more prominent figures in that film, and I really resonated with his message, so I didn’t want to miss out on an opportunity to hear him live. I was also hoping to ask him face-to-face if he’d be interested in doing an interview for this series.

After his presentation titled Create An Amazing Life, which was fantastic I approached him for a photo, and to ask to interview him. Thankfully a good friend of mine was there, and querried if he’d be available while he was here. It turns out, not only was it a possibility, but became a reality. The next day, I was sitting in his hotel room, creating the interview you can listen to below. Immediately after that, I rushed home for another telephone interview I had arranged with Greg Reid – The Millionaire Mentor and on Saturday I also interviewed Debbie Allen who’s an international marketing and branding expert, and one of my current mentors. You’ll be able to catch all of these interviews soon, once I launch my members site, so check back for updates. For now, you can listen to the interview I conducted with Dr Demartini right here.

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Thanks to Los Tiki Phantoms for the theme music “El Hombre Gamba”

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John Assaraf’s Vision Board

Do you remember that part in The Secret that John Assaraf talks about how his son was sitting on some moving boxes, and kicking the sides. Then when John opened the boxes to explain to his son what a vision board was, he realized he was living in the house that he had put on one of those boards a few years earlier.

Here’s a behind the scenes video of that story from the actual house with John telling more of the story.

I’ve created my own version of a vision board that hangs in my office beside me where I sit all day. I’m still looking forward to moving many of those photos over to my “achieved” board like John did, and I’m working on making it a reality every day. I’ve also created a video version of a vision board with a program called Mind Movies What I like about this program is that you can add music to it, download it onto an Ipod and take it with you, or just watch it on your computer. The software has improved dramatically from when I first used it, so now it’s super easy to create your own visualization tool in just a few minutes.

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My Top 5 Lessons from Mentors

The last few years have been an interesting awakening and discovery period for me. I think the catalyst that started my quest was catching a few minutes of the Ellen show when she interviewed Bob Proctor and John Assaraf. They were talking about The Secret (which I had never heard of yet) and the Law of Attraction. Even though I only heard them speak for a few minutes, it caught my attention enough to know that I had to find out more about what they were referring to. I did some online searches a few days later and finally found thesecret.tv website. From there I watched the trailer for the film, and ordered a copy of the DVD.

As soon as it arrived, I took it to work with me and started watching it on my lunch break. I was so amazed by what I was watching, and I couldn’t wait to bring it home and share it with my wife. While I now know there is more to the LOA than just thinking positive thoughts, I am so grateful for that film and the journey it has guided me on. Because of that, I’ve been able to attract some amazing people into my life, leave a toxic work environment, start new socially conscious business that will contribute greatly to society, and to believe in my ability to design my life the way I imagine it to be.

So, lesson 1 was to understand the law of attraction.

Lesson 2, is similar in that I’ve come to understand that our environment has a direct reflection on our results. You will be in all areas of your life, the average of the 5 people you associate most with. Take a minute to think about who it is you spend the most time with. Do they lift you up, or bring you down. If it’s the latter, you may want to start changing that and finding people who not only believe in you, but can also help you achieve your dreams.

Lesson 3 is to write down your goals. Studies show that the most successful people on the planet have clear written goals. The reason so many people never achieve their goals, is because they are only vague wishes, not clearly defined goals. A goal that is not written in a positive, present (as though you’ve already achieved it) and measureable way is simply a wish, and wishes rarely come true. If you really want to accomplish something in your life, take a few minutes to sit down and very clearly write down what you want. Then make it part of your daily activities to do one thing that will move you closer to that goal.

Lesson 4 is to get and stay healthy. I’ve really opened my eyes to the effects of a typical North American diet on our health. Just one interview I listened to with a leading health practitioner spoke about how it will take 25 glasses of water to neutralize the negative effects of a single soft drink of the same size! The sugar is a major problem, and the carbonation actually causes your body to rob calcium from your bones to offset the acidic nature of the ingredients. Compound the negative effect if the drink is diet because aspartame is a poison, and is linked to a large number of diseases growing at epidemic proportions. Obviously this subject alone could fill books, let alone a blog post, so I encourage you to do your own research. Regular exercise and a diet that consists of more green vegetables, fruits and less processed foods will be a great start though.

Lesson 5 is of course learn from mentors. Tony Robbins says “Success leaves clues” and if that’s the case, rather than getting out your treasure map and trying to find the elusive “success” on your own, why not find a mentor who’s already found it? Mentors can take on so many forms from books, and audios to one on one guidance. If you don’t know where to start, pick up a few books about people who’ve achieved whatever it is you want to do. Start where you are, and the path will open up ahead of you to find the next resources you need.

Live a mentored life in all respects, and the universe will support you to achieve any goal you set your mind to and take action towards.

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