The blog posts are coming back!
It’s been several months since I even considered posting another blog. However, I recognize how blogs can be awesome, plain, simple, & true. I will do my best to post blogs more frequently, bare with me as I am working full time, raising 2 kids, & following my heart building this brand. Over the past 5 months, I have committed myself to creating valuable content for Youtube. The channel has had massive growth for me, and I am grateful for each and every subscriber. On my instagram page @tridentlion I have been documenting the channel’s growth, from 27 subscribers in November 2016 to over 2600 in March 2017. Most of the videos on my Youtube channel are whiteboard animation summaries.
THIS BLOG is a script for one of the most recent videos, which is an animated book summary/review on the book “Unshakeable,” by Tony Robbins. Specifically the video dives deep into the 3rd part of that book, the psychology of wealth.
Here you have the script, tweaked into blog from, from the video “How YOU can acquire real wealth!”
-Script model for video-
In the last video on “Unshakeable,” I go deep into explaining the valuable content Tony Robbins brings us on financial mastery. Covering the financial rule book, play book, and of course the psychology of wealth. Being that the majority of that video was done on the rule book & playbook I wanted to go back and elaborate on the last section, psychology of wealth, because this is most important part of the entire book. If you master “real wealth”, the psychology of wealth, then you WIN! No seriously, if you’re happy, you win in life. Being a rich, suffering asshole is NOT victorious in any way. Tony Robbins actually considers being rich and miserable to be the ultimate failure.
Seriously now, what is the point to amassing great riches if you are going to be miserable?
Financial freedom is awesome in every single way, however, it is NOT enough.
You must accumulate REAL WEALTH!
The idea is to be happy with your life.
To live out a life based on your terms.
The goal is not to be rich and suffer nor to be poor and suffer.
The goal is to live an extraordinary life!
When people dream about becoming wealthy they do NOT fantasize the actual figures. Instead, they fantasize the EMOTIONS that wealth can bring: security, comfort, and FREEDOM.
REAL WEALTH is far more than just money.
Real wealth is psychological well-being, as well as spiritual & emotional well being.
Make the decision to live in a beautiful state.
In the last video I break down some very clear examples of the differences between a suffering state and a beautiful state. Make the choice to be in a beautiful state. Remember 80% of success is psychological, & only 20% is mechanics.
Don’t make a financial goal with an emotional contingency saying that you will be happy once you have it. With that type of attitude you might never be happy.
Fall in love with the process of accumulating your fortune. Enjoy the journey.
It can take time to accumulate a fortune, which is fine. Have patience.
However, psychological, emotional, & spiritual wealth you can attain right NOW.
All it takes is the choice to exist in a beautiful state. Do it right now, feel yourself to be in a beautiful state.
One way you can put yourself in a beautiful state that I have found to work best is by expressing what you are grateful for. Feel the power of gratitude!!
Now let’s go back to that common goal we all share, the life goal, the goal to live an extraordinary life.
In order to achieve this goal there are 2 skills that you must master.
The first skill is the science of achievement.
The second goal is the art of fulfillment.
Let’s get into the first skill, the science of achievement.
In almost every field there are rules of success, and when followed, you’ll be rewarded with success. A great hack to achieving financial mastery is to model the strategies, principles, tools, principles, etc.… of previous successful people before you.
With the science of achievement there are three key steps that can enable you to achieve whatever it is you want in life.
The first step is to FOCUS.
When you put your entire focus onto something that really matters to you, this burning desire can help you obtain what might otherwise be unattainable.
Apparently there is a part of the brain called the reticular activating system, this is activated by desire and it draws your attention to whatever can help you to achieve your goal and/or desire.
The second step to the science of achievement is to…
GO BEYOND HUNGER, DRIVE, & DESIRE.
A lot of people out there tend to dream big but never ever get started on the path to achieving what it is they are dreaming of. This step you need to stop dreaming, stop pondering, and instead take MASSIVE ACTION. Learn as you go. Of course, one way to speed this process exponentially is to model people who have already achieved massive success. If you can prevent mistakes along the way from learning from other successful people, then that’s a huge time saver!
The last step in the science of achievement, step 3, is grace. Grace is the 3rd step to achieving whatever it is you want.
Be grateful & appreciative of what you DO have. The more you recognize grace the more grace will be present in your life. Be grateful for the fact you didn’t have to earn your brain or your heart. It was simply given to you. I remember seeing Tony’s documentary “I’m NOT Your Guru” and towards the end, Tony’s crowd was doing the heart meditation. He said, “Feel the power of your heart. Feel grateful that it was given to you, you didn’t have to earn it…”
What a powerful truth!
When I first saw this I got an intense rush of gratitude.
There you have the first skill to master to achieve the life goal of living an extraordinary life.
The second skill to master is even more important than the first skill, the science of achievement.
The second skill is THE ART of Fulfillment.
What’s the point of mastering your external world if you can even master your internal world? There is no point.
Mastery of your internal world is so important. This is where we can get a better grip on our psychological and emotional well-being.
The idea is to be happy, & mentally healthy.
The art of fulfillment is how we can reduce and overcome the suffering we experience in our life.
To live an extraordinary life we must learn how to NOT suffer and also assist other in not suffering as well.
And of course, as I said, gratitude is great. Feel yourself to be in a beautiful state right NOW!
In order to achieve fulfillment there are 2 principles you can model.
The 1st principle is YOU MUST KEEP GROWING.
If you’re not growing, you’re dying.
One of my favorite Tony Robbins quotes is “Progress equals happiness.”
If you don’t keep growing, you’ll become miserable, frustrated, irritable, depressed, & intellectually stagnant.
The 2nd principle you can model to achieve fulfillment is to GIVE.
If you want to feel fulfilled you have to give.
The last video I did on unshakeable I ended the video stating Tony’s secret to life. The secret to living is giving. Tony has emphasized this over and over again.
Think about the last time you shared something with someone, whether it was a slice of pizza, a great idea, valuable advice, whatever think about how emotionally fulfilling it was for you. We are naturally ingrained to care for and to help others. For most people, we are ingrained to care more for others than even ourselves!
Think about how most mothers will do ANYTHING for their children’s well being, and will not even take basic care of themselves.
Give as much as you can and as often as you can. In a world where people are constantly divided, give with your heart.
To achieve real success you must feel fulfilled. If you do not have fulfillment, you really have nothing (unless of course you count suffering to be something).
But you don’t want to suffer. I don’t want to suffer.
And again, it takes a commitment & focus. A commitment and focus to living in a beautiful state. The emotional & mental state we live in is ultimately the result of where you choose to focus your thoughts. Focus your thoughts and direct your mind to be in a beautiful state.
I’m sure at some point you have felt frustrated, depressed, angry, scared, jealous, self-pity, and whatever other flavor of suffering you may choose to prefer. Suffering is just the result of an undirected mind, which is hell-bent on looking for problems.
Whether conscious of it or not, you are focused on one of three suffering triggers.
- Is Never.
Let’s get into this first suffering trigger, “Loss.”
When you focus on loss you’re convincing yourself that a particular problem will cause or has caused you to lose something you value. Whenever you believe the illusion of loss, you will suffer.
This is where the art of stoic philosophy can be of extremely valuable in helping you to not only over come loss, but to accept it as an inevitable part of life. But I’ll save getting deep into stoic philosophy for another video.
The second suffering trigger is “LESS.”
Whenever you subject yourself to focusing upon the idea that you have or will have less, then you will suffer. The suffering trigger “less” can be triggered by what you or others do or fail to do. A powerful remedy against the suffering trigger “less,” is to drop expectations, and feel grateful for what you currently DO have.
The third suffering trigger is ”never.”
Never shall I ever subject myself to the 3rd suffering trigger never.
Oh if only it were that easy. A goal to never suffering again might be impossible, but we can certainly strive to massively reduce the amount of suffering in our lives and one way we can do it is by reducing the amount of times we negatively use the word never. When you focus on the idea that you’ll never have something you value whether that be respect, love, joy, happiness, wealth, etc. then you will be doomed to suffer. So be sure to never say the word never!
Those three triggers: loss, less, & never, account for probably all of the suffering we experience.
Whatever you chose to focus on, you FEEL. Your focus creates your feelings, & your feelings are what create your perspective and your overall experience.
Either your mind masters you or you master your mind.
So if you want to experience an extraordinary life, take control of your mind. Focus on the things that put you in a beautiful state. Be the captain of your ship and sail yourself towards your goals, smiling every moment of the journey.
In the end, it comes down to your decisions. Our lives are shaped by our decisions, NOT our conditions.
Make the most important decision of your life right now in this moment, & in every moment.
I know this is going to sound a little repetitive, but that should show you how freaking important it really is. Make the choice right now, and in every future moment, to come to live in a beautiful state.
Choose to live in a beautiful state, no matter what happens to you. In the book, when Tony mentions, “No matter what,” he means no matter what. Otherwise your survival mind will create suffering in you whenever your desires, & expectations are not met.
Life is such a precious gift & is way too short to suffer. Extended and drawn out moments of suffering is certainly a way to waste this precious gift.
Here is a powerful affirmation from the book to declare you no longer suffer.
“I’m done with suffering. I’m going to live my life everyday to the fullest & find juice in every moment, includes the moments I don’t like, because life is to short to suffer.”
There are several different techniques you can implement in order to grasp control over your mind & direct it towards achieving the goal of being in a beautiful state.
One technique is called the 90 second rule.
Give yourself 90 seconds to stress about it then after 90 seconds stop the suffering and return to being in a beautiful state.
Another technique, which comes to mind is called like the 5-5 rule.
If it’s not going to bother you in 5 years, why waste more than 5 minutes suffering about it?
If you are feeling stressed out try to look at it objectively. Mentally take yourself out of the situation, distance yourself from the part of the mind that is generating the suffering thoughts. Slow down your thinking by focusing on your breathing. Realize that you do NOT have to identify with these thoughts.
Negative thoughts are always available, negative perspective is always an option.
However, positive thoughts are also always available and a positive perspective is also always available for you. Simply choose the one that is more valuable for you.
Shift your focus upon what you do appreciate.
Suffering cannot exist in the mind of someone who is in the emotional state of appreciation.
Feeling grateful & appreciative is not only to be used we you’re happy.
Rather they are to be used always, ESPECIALLY when you’re feeling suffering.
Be consistent, shifting your mind from a suffering state to a beautiful state. When you’re in the heat of the moment, suffering, choose to feel grateful and appreciative. This relentless, alchemical approach to transforming your negativity into positivity can rewire your nervous system, training your mind to find the good in every situation, so your experience in this life is based on joy & gratitude.
This mental alchemy is like any skill, the more you use it, the better you get at it.
When you make the daily switch to living in a beautiful state, you become more present & valuable to the people you love. Don’t get caught up in the bullshit suffering triggers of loss, less, & never.
Be happy, that’s the goal, right?
The more happy your are, the more you can positively impact yourself, your loved ones, your business, your friendships, your environment, etc…
Living your life in a beautiful state no matter what is the ultimate treasure & ultimate freedom in life. It’s an experience of true wealth, absolute abundance & abundance of joy.
Financial abundance will be achieved for you as long as you model the successes of others and follow what we discussed in the first video.
However, what is better is that you possess real wealth, emotional, psychological, & spiritual wealth right NOW! The decision to do so, now rest in your hands.
Only you and you alone can give yourself this extraordinary life.
Only you can reduce and/or eliminate the suffering in your life.
So I end this post with a challenge for you.
I challenge you to now, take action!
Do what you need to do, when you need to do it.
Make the promise now to yourself that you will commit to live every single day, no matter what life throws at you, commit to living in a… beautiful state.
Always be Learning,
Always be Creating,
& Always be Inspired!