You have to be the best that you can be to lead a happy and sustainable life.
I know, it’s a cliché. You could hear that exact same thing from every self-help guru in the world.
But just because it’s a cliché doesn’t make it any less true.
I’m living proof of that. In fact, I’m only here today because of that cliché.
I’m someone who has the “disease of more”. In my younger days, that meant I was always looking for the next big thing. I never appreciated what I had because it wasn’t enough.
Now on the outside, I may have looked like a success.
I’d built companies. Several of them. And a few of them managed to get really big. People all over the nation knew my name and knew about the companies I built.
But it was never sustainable. Every seven years or so, the company that I’d built would collapse. I was off looking for more and I wasn’t focused on building a sustainable life for...
I’ve got an addictive personality.
A little never feels like enough for me. In fact, enough never feels like enough.
I always want to have that little bit more of everything.
I call it the “disease of more” and it stopped me from ever feeling truly fulfilled in my life. After all, how can I achieve fulfilment if I’m always looking for more?
I found myself in that position because I hadn’t done the deep work on myself. I thought always wanting more was the mindset that I needed, especially in business.
Here’s an example of what this mindset does to you.
At 22, I founded Vision Personal Training. And that business skyrocketed. It was really pumping and things were going well. The business ended up with a ton of franchises everywhere and I seemed to have everything I wanted.
But I got bored of that in about 5 years. I wasn’t happy with what I achieved. I just wanted whatever came next.
Next, next, next.
My life became all about...
You can’t wait for life to get better.
Life will always have complications.
It’s always going to throw up hurdles and barriers that could stop you from achieving success in any goal you have.
So you can’t wait.
You have to learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you just run out of time.
TJM tribe member Alicia found herself struggling to find her happiness. She says she had an addiction to sugar that was taking over her life. Combine that with coffee and you have a lethal cocktail.
Alicia was also taking various prescription medications for anxiety that she wanted to kick. Now, I don’t recommend people to automatically come off their medication when they start The Jowett Method. That’s something for you and your doctor to work out. But Alicia wanted to get away from them and she had the green light to try.
Mindset was the biggest barrier that Alicia faced when trying to overcome these...
Here is a terrific video to watch on vulnerability and why we numb.
The problem is that we cannot numb the bad emotions without numbing the good. We numb it all. You have heard me talk about numbing agents before (namely food and alcohol). This video reinforces those thoughts and provides a strategy.
This video got me super excited this morning because it massively reinforces everything we do here in TJM.
"The Power of Vulnerability"
This is the absolute path to breakthrough, change and most important of all, happiness. And of course the byproduct of this will always be weight loss and improved health, reduced addictions.
Let's talk more about this tonight