In our latest episode we shared our takes on Daily Success Habits and recommended our favorite books for general success and self-development. We covered everything from morning rituals like meditation, exercise, goal-setting and review to bigger success concepts like eating your frog, timeblocking, habit-stacking and knowing your ONE thing.
We started this interview by sharing our favorite books on success and other sources of self-development material such as Success Magazine and Tai Lopez’s 67-day program. Then we talked about what it means to be mediocre and how to break out of behaviors that lead to mediocrity.
Then we each shared our morning rituals, common points include meditation and breathing exercises, journaling, reviewing goals and gratitude lists. We went deep into timeblocking and how to stick with your scheduled timeblocks, the role of Big Hairy Audacious Goals and why Greg wrote BHAG his on his shower wall in lipstick.
We finished up by sharing keys to keeping yourself motivated and on track, such as Matt’s Motivation Portfolio, key questions, knowing your ONE Thing, using daily rituals as triggers and how to give yourself small rewards.
We both have a passion for self-development which feeds our passion for helping agents develop themselves, and this episode was a great forum for the best self-development principles we’ve learned. We hope you enjoyed this special episode and put some of these principles into practice!
[4:30] Greg and Matt’s book recommendations
[7:45] What is mediocrity?
[9:20] Greg’s morning mindset and ritual
[10:45] Matt’s morning ritual
[13:45] How to look for ways to build happiness into your day especially when doing unpleasant tasks
[16:30] How to reward yourself to stay motivated and focused on business building activities
[20:15] The real challenge with timeblocking - Honoring the timeblock especially when it comes to prospecting and business building activities
[24:50] Why you must know your Big Hairy Audacious Goal, Greg’s BHAG and why he reviews it daily
[29:00] Matt’s Motivation Portfolio with key maxims and questions - Daily success rituals and the Power of Full Engagement - Using consistency to turn rituals into triggers that put you into productive states
[32:00] The power of daily gratitude and rest and their affect on your decision-making and creativity
[38:00] Greg’s vision board and motivational items behind his desk - Greg’s ONE Thing
[41:35] How Greg “eats his frog” - Simple meditation and breathing exercises and how they contribute to a calmer, more productive mindset and daily rhythm
[48:15] Greg’s experiments with meridian tapping and energy clearing exercises
[51:00] Where meditation and breathing exercises fits into Biblical theology - Success is something you attract by the person you become
[55:14] Why you must find your own BHAG that motivates you to get out of bed and attack the day