If you want to know how you can motivate yourself to get your life and business to the next level, then this video is for you.
Last time I dropped off my daughter at the daycare center, I had another dad come up to me.
He said: Julian, I just wanted to tell you that my family and I are going to move to the suburbs. We found a house that we are going to buy.
We’re going to miss you and the excellent daycare center but hey we’ll have 6 rooms and a little yard…
This is when it really hit me: with our 2nd baby on it’s way and housing getting more and more expensive in Berlin, I now have my motivation to get to the next level right there in front of me…
I just can’t see myself moving to the suburbs. I don’t mind being called a hipster and I wouldn’t want to live outside of the city.
If you watch this video until the very end, then you’ll know exactly what keeps us from reaching new levels in our lives, how we can trick our brains to stop resisting real change…
and what you can do, starting from today, in order to move closer to what it is you really want in life.
Hi, I’m Julian. I am a dad, husband and business owner from Berlin, Germany. On this channel you’ll find proven strategies that will help you live a rich and meaningful life.
When I first started out being self-employed, I had zero contacts, no clients and almost no money.
One of the first things I did back then was to read the excellent book “Think and grow rich” by Napoleon Hill.
In that book, Napoleon Hill writes about the importance of joining a mastermind group. This is to help us on our way to get rich financially.
So what I did is I joined a mastermind group that helps business owners to earn more money while also working less.
The mastermind I’m referring to is called Superfastbusiness and is run by James Schramko. So, with a little help from a mentor and like-minded people, I was able to first go from…
0 – 10.000,- USD in monthly revenue. Then from 10.000 USD to 20.000 USD and then from 20.000 USD to 30.000 USD dollars in monthly revenue.
Why am I talking about my numbers here? It’s because I like transparency. That way, hopefully you can determine whether it’s worth listening to me.
Also, what matters here are not necessarily those absolute numbers but the progress I was able to make.
Because in absolute terms, there is always someone making more money. And comparing ourselves to others is not necessarily a good idea.
So, in theory, each time after I reached a new level I could have said to myself: this is it, I am going to settle for the new level I just achieved.
However, staying for too long on a plateau isn’t anything I can recommend.
If we stop stretching ourselves, getting better and reaching for new levels, then life starts to get dull and we start to get bored and frustrated.
Behind all this is the human need for growth. If want to know more about this, I can highly recommend you read up on or listen to Tony Robbins and the 6 human needs.
So, while it’s okay to take regular breaks from stretching ourselves, it can be quite dangerous to leave everything the way it is for too long.
Some people say: what doesn’t grow will eventually shrink and die. Just like a plant needs water, a business needs new clients. And a relationship also needs new input in order to thrive.
So, the reason I’m recording this video is because – together with you – I’d like to find out how we can reach that next level.
So, now as promised at the beginning: what keeps us from growing and stretching?
What is holding us back when it comes to earning more money or doing what we really want to be doing?
First: It’s our internal programming. If you do not first see yourself earning more than let’s say 3.000 or 5.000 USD per month, then you will never earn more.
We could say in this case you’re programed or destined to never make more than this amount.
Second: Growing and stretching ourselves usually comes along with some pain. Many people resist this pain and prefer to stay where they are.
Third: If everyone around us earns a maximum of 3.000 USD or 5.000 USD per month, then this also makes it harder for us to break that barrier.
So, what did I do when I bumped my numbers from 10.000 to 20.000 and then to 30.000 per month?
I’ll show you exactly what I did in just a sec. It might work for you or it might not, I really don’t know, I’m just sharing what has worked for me.
And maybe, if all else hasn’t worked for you, then this might actually work for you for the first time. So why not give it a try?
When preparing this video, I went through some of the threads of my superfastbusiness mastermind…
And there I found some records of what had happened and what I did in order to achieve those goals.
Let me summarize what has really worked for me. Basically at the core, I reprogrammed myself by writing certain things down and saying them out loud.
Because it’s fun, let me share with you my top-10 list of things that I had been writing down every single day.
I did this both in the morning and evening, and I did it for several months. Oftentimes, I would close my eyes and applied some fun visualization for every sentence of this list.
So, here we go:
1.) I have doubled my monthly income to 20.000 USD until January
2.) Every morning, I practice Yoga and I meditate
3.) I plan everyday in advance
4.) I always ask myself: “Is this the most valuable use of my time right now?” – “Is what I’m doing right now taking me closer to my most important goals?”
5.) Everyday, I’m having fun at work
6.) I read or learn for at least one hour everyday
7.) I’m a genius and I apply my wisdom (I got this from a book from Dr. John Demartini)
8.) I invest 10% of my income in Exchange Traded Funds
9.) I have bought my dream car until March, 28th
10.) I regularly relax completely
As you can probably already tell, this is a mix of some behavioral goals and affirmations – like I plan everyday in advance – and a few more traditional goals, like I earn this amount of money by this or that date.
So I would just repeat those every day, twice a day.
Along those affirmations, there were some resulting action steps that also helped me along the way.
With my business mastermind, I booked a trip to the Maldives and paid 5.000 USD just for a business class ticket. That didn’t yet include the price for the actual trip.
I had never done anything like this before and I was really afraid. I can remember how I send a screenshot of that Singapore airlines business class ticket to my business mentor.
I focused on feeling good and being happy everyday
I started a collaboration with someone who already had the type of clients I wanted for myself.
Jay Abraham calls this “host beneficiary relationships” – you can google it and find more information about this online.
Then, I also…
- I focused more on new leads
- I talked to more prospects
- I upgraded existing clients
- I added 2 more people to the team to help me out
Then, finally I spend a lot of time with people who are a lot more successful than me. Whenever I would read or listen to a book, I effectively spend that time with that person.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money to meet someone in person. For example, if you want to get to know Richard Branson, you can get one of his 16 hours long audiobooks and there you go, you get to spend that much time with him.
That’s just incredible I would say. You buy an audiobook for let’s say 9 bucks and the time spend with that book could potentially be worth millions of dollars in the future.
I attended a live event of my business mastermind in Sydney, Australia
There, I attended a brilliant presentation about the power of having a team by James Schramko. And afterwards, I watched the same presentation at least 2 more times.
You can probably tell that I was really committed.
That’s it really for what has worked for me. Hy hope is that this inspires you to go for that next level.
I’m curious. What has worked for you in the past? How did you reach a new and better level in your own life or business?
What are you planning to do next?
Please let me know in the comments below.
You can find the business mastermind I mentioned in the video by clicking here: https://www.superfastbusiness.com