#266 Work on the Mind

by Max Effort Muscle
Work on the Mind

Strategies to Get Better

Always be looking for strategies to get better. Always be striving to get better. Complacency is the enemy.

Personally, I didn’t do well in school, I hated to read, and got a 13 on the ACT. It’s safe to say that traditional school wasn’t my jam.

On the other hand, my eyes were opened when I was exposed to different books on business, different podcasts, mentors, and other industry icons.

 

What Are You Dedicating Daily?

What time are you committing to every day? Is it five minutes, 10 minutes, or 30+ minutes? 

That’s not the point though. The point is that you are doing something every single day. Once you get the ball rolling, you won’t miss because you’ve created a ritual that is set in stone. 

Do you have a commute to work every morning? Why don’t you swap out the music or radio talk show shit for a podcast or audiobook on confidence or business?

Pick something that is going to sharpen your mind. Pick something that is going to make you better.

 

Create Your Strategy

Career, relationships, learning a new skill, getting through something that’s holding you back, etc. It can be a whole host of different things.

It’s time to create a strategy that works for you. Will you get it 100% perfect right out the gate? Probably not, but that’s to be expected. That’s where experimentation comes in. Plug and play to find your winning strategy.

 

Be in the 1%

I’d bet money that maybe 1% of the population regularly consumes personal development material.

Sure, there’s going to be some head-in-the-clouds BS out there, but there’s also going to be some high-quality diamonds in the rough.

The key to understand here is that you must always be looking.

What I’m looking for isn’t going to be the same as what you’re looking for. We’re two different people with different goals.

 

Before the Noise

Oh, you don’t have time? 

Wake up earlier. It doesn’t even have to be dramatically earlier. Wake up 20 minutes earlier so you can listen or read something that is going to make you smarter.

One of the reasons why I get up so early is because I know that I won’t be distracted by anything. Absolutely nothing because everyone is still asleep!

Let me remind you that this is coming from someone who absolutely hated school, barely got out of high school, and barely made it through one year at Columbus State Community College.

 

Find Your Version

Again, my personal development material lineup is going to be different from yours. Will there be some overlap, or do I have recommendations for getting started? Sure.

Start exploring. Start listening. Start reading. Start organizing your thinking and come up with a strategy for being a more successful human being.


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