Mon, 26 December 2016
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 218 of Life on Fire. If you watch the Life on Fire episodes regularly you’ll surely remember today’s guest: Joseph McClendon III. If you haven’t caught Joseph on this show before, he’s Tony Robbins’ righthand man and he is incredible.
Joseph has spoken to over 4.5 million people around the globe and today he’s back to talk about getting clear on your vision. This is part one of a two-part series so be sure to check out episode 219 too! But first get ready to tune in, turn on and take action with Joseph McClendon III on this edition of Life on Fire.
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Joseph covers a lot of ground on this show. He discusses his neuroscience practice, what prosequences are and how the book Think and Grow Rich changed his life and led him to do what he does today.
He briefly touches on his practice to explain that the faster way to overcome a fear or a challenge is to face it head on. He gives some examples from his patients. If they were afraid of dogs, a dog would be in his office for their appointment. If they were afraid to talk to women, there would be a woman in his office when they arrived.
And it’s because the faster way to get results now is to face that fear head on.
Another topic he covers is the term prosequences. Prosequences are the opposite of consequences. They are the resourceful, fortunate, preferred and desired things that happen as a result of good behavior and positive behaviors. When you do the right things, call the right people and take the right actions, then you'll have a better life.
However, sometimes calling the right people and taking the right actions are calls and actions we are afraid of, or are uncomfortable with. We can learn to like them and with time they become easier and more comfortable, even second nature.
Joseph gives an example from this childhood. He grew up in Hawaii and loved to fish. He would do anything if it meant he could go fishing! Normally, he hated his chores and his homework and wouldn’t do them, unless it meant he could go fishing when they were done.
One day his mom asked him why he would only do his chores and his homework if fishing was the end result. He told her it was because he liked fishing, and he hated the other things.
His mom was smart and told him to learn to like the stuff he doesn’t like! Joseph jokes that it took him another 10 years to catch on but eventually he did, and it stuck with him.
Another lesson he shares is the myth of willpower. Anyone can do anything when they are excited about it, but it matters what you do when it gets hard and uncomfortable. Many of us have drank too much one night and swore we wouldn’t drink again, only to drink again. And many of us have promised ourselves we will start our diet tomorrow, only to quit when we see cake the next day.
Instead of relying on willpower or motivation, we can focus on vision to help us go further, faster. Today Joseph explains why vision is different than a dream, and also provides an exercise to help you get clear on what your vision is. Check out episode 218 of Life on Fire to find out what that exercise is and to do it for yourself!
Direct download: 218_Get-Clear-On-Your-Vision-with-Joseph-McClendon-III.mp3
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Mon, 19 December 2016
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 217 of Life on Fire. Today another awesome guest is joining us, Mark Divine. You may have heard Mark before, but on this episode he shares stories he’s never shared on this show!
If you don’t know Mark he is one of the most decorated navy seals of our time; he graduated #1 in his buds class (that is the class you must graduate from in order to become a SEAL). He has also trained hundreds of navy SEALS, and as a result he has learned so much about achieving ultimate performance in every area of life.
On this episode of Life on Fire, Mark shares some of those lessons including a breathing technique to calm your body and sharpen your mind in any situation as well as some amazing visualization exercises he has used for himself and his trainees. Listen in for all of that and more on episode 217 of Life on Fire!
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On this show Mark jumps right in and explains some specific strategies you can use to take control of your body, your mind and your spirit to develop your full self.
The first one is your why. Mark says you must wake up to your why. What is it you are meant to do with yourself and your life? Find it and develop your personal ethos around it. Your personal ethos is based on three things: your purpose, your passion and your principles.
If you truly want to succeed in life, you have to know why you are doing something; what is it that you alone can do on this planet? Each of us has a unique brilliance to contribute to the world. And your why is that unique thing you can contribute.
Take time to figure out your why because that is the thing that will pull you through any obstacles, challenges and doubts you encounter along the way. To illustrate this point, Mark shares a story of how a group of SEALs rescued Army Rangers in Somalia, against seemingly insurmountable odds.
The second strategy is to build your foundation. To truly build a solid foundation you must fuel yourself properly for performance. You eat when you need to eat, not when convention dictates. If you need to graze throughout the day rather than stuff yourself with three meals then graze.
But your foundation is not just fueled by food, it also fueled by air and water. Drinking water throughout your day is critical as is breathing. Breathing properly is key to optimizing your physical and mental health, which Mark explains on this episode. He also walks you through a proper breathing exercise that will give your mind more clarity and will bring more energy to your body.
The third strategy is to up level your training. He explains you must train physically, in some form every day. And you must do so deliberately, with a focus on every area of your life including the mental, the spiritual, the intuitional, the physical and the emotional.
Finally, his fourth strategy is what he calls the grow up and clean up strategy. This means you take full and complete responsibility for the growth of your character and your consciousness. You do so through trainings, preferably integrative and immersive ones. These types of trainings, like Mark’s Seal Fit and Unbeatable Mind programs, are the most effective at accelerating your growth.
This step also includes becoming aware of your thoughts and your stories, listening to your mind to see what serves you and what doesn’t. You clear out what doesn’t, and focus on what does and strengthen the positive.
Those four strategies dovetail into Mark’s big four skills which he also breaks down on this episode. You’ll hear the details behind breath control, including the breathing technique to calm your body and stimulate your mind, positivity, imagination/visualization and focus.
Mark really brings some amazing insights and tools to the table so tune in to hear all of them! And then let me in the comments below what your biggest insight and takeaways were from Mark on episode 217 of Life on Fire!
Direct download: 217_Develop-an-Unbeatable-Mind-with-Mark-Divine.mp3
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Mon, 12 December 2016
Hey hey! Welcome to episode 216 of Life on Fire. Today we’ve got an extra special edition of the show - you’re going to see and hear the 2016 Inspirational Panel from our Life on Fire event.
These guest speakers are real people who started out like you: wondering if they could actually achieve their dreams, and on this episode you’ll hear how their success stories: the how, the when and the why behind it all.
This is one of the sessions that will show you that you are capable of so much more; it’ll help you ignite your purpose and your passion to live your own life on fire! Check it out on episode 216 of Life on Fire and see how anything is possible.
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There are several speakers you’ll hear on this show, the first one is my man P.J. After attending his first Life on Fire event, he declared publicly he was going to quit his job by May 1st of 2015. He followed through on that declaration and in the 18 months since he has been on 30+ podcasts, speaks from the stage regularly and is now creating his first series of international events.
Today he shares how he has gone through a few iterations of his business and has learned how to lean into the fear of every change, evolution and experience along the way!
P.J.’s story illustrates that on the other side of fear is something greater and if you can take a step back to look at life from a new perspective then new opportunities will open up for you. Like he says on this episode, take a different perspective and you’ll take a different path.
You’ll also hear from Lakeisha, who is a natural singer and performer. She’s even the creator of our Life on Fire theme song and you’ll hear it on this show!
Lakeisha has been a hair and makeup artist by trade, but really wanted to become a singer and make her living as a musician. However she found herself feeling stuck in the “how” and kept questioning how she could make a living as a music artist. She couldn't let go of the past failures that were holding her back.
And then started coaching with Life on Fire in October of this year and by the time the event rolled around in early December she had secured $9k in contracts to sing! With support, hustle and vision she made her dream a reality and it’s only getting bigger.
Another inspirational story you’ll hear is from Calvin. Calvin went from knocking on doors and making $20k a year to being published in Entrepreneur magazine, being a guest on John Lee Dumas’ EO Fire podcast, publishing his first book, becoming debt-free and being paid to speak to 2000 people!
Calvin was another person who had to learn to stop worrying about the how, he finally realized that part of the journey was none of his business! He discovered it's all about making a decision and then doing everything to make that decision the right one.
Taking that approach freed him. He has learned one of the secrets of the most successful people in the world: they don't wonder or worry if they made the right decision or not, they make it the right decision and get on to making things happen. As Calvin says on this episode: Done is better than perfect!
You’ll also hear from Daniel about how he left his job, started selling his own products and earning $10k a month. He also shares that he has now learned to embrace his full potential and stop short-changing himself.
Mina has also made massive shifts in her business and created a much bigger vision for herself and her business.
And finally Tracy shares how she created her dream of Artc: an autism research and treatment center. You’ll hear how a big why pulled her beyond her fears, doubts and worries, and made Artc a reality today, complete with an amazing supportive community.
Tune in to hear those stories for yourself on episode 216 of Life on Fire.