What I Learned From The 1% ClubApr 09, 2023
6/10 Diseases Can Be Traced Back To Stress About $
The reason I have a financial fitness package in my programs is because 6 out of 10 diseases can be traced back to stresses about money.
Money is one of the 12 Key Areas Of Life that impact health the most. And P.S. for those of you who are new to my work, diet and exercise don’t make the top 12 list!
Yet, most people only look at diet and exercise when looking to improve their health or reverse disease. And so, is it any wonder most of us fall short of attaining what we really want?
Real health freedom?
Disease Reversal IS Possible
If we want exceptional health results, including the ability to reverse disease (yes that is possible) we need to start talking about the stuff that really contributes to how our bodies lay out the welcome mat to disease.
Money is just one of those things.
Most people continue to feel uncomfortable talking about money, their money habits, and their prospective financial future.
What does this discomfort feel like?
- Not good enoughness
I know. I’ve been there.
Where does this discomfort come from?
Most people still believe poor financial outcomes originate with poor financial habits or strategies. Even the money gurus will tell you that.
But why do we have poor financial habits or strategies?
Where did they come from?
I don’t like solving problems at the end or result of the problem. The fact is, even if you change your money strategy, you’re likely to have few if any results in your financial picture.
Because you didn’t address the CAUSE of the poor financial habits or strategies.
You didn’t address what drives the beliefs and behaviors that lead to the poor financial habits and strategies.
Poor financial habits and strategies are a symptom, not a solution.
And we already know symptom management isn’t a cure or reversal mechanism because it doesn’t address the underlying driver that created the situation to begin with.
Where DO we begin?
Your Money Drivers Live In The Subconscious Mind
We begin where our drivers live and that is in the subconscious mind.
Our money habits are a result of a program running on repeat, which provides our money standards, beliefs, behaviors, and strategies (or in many cases, lack of strategies).
That program is the thing we need to reveal and address in order to change the drivers of our money story and then our money outcomes.
How can this make a difference?
After I first regained my health after being given 3-6 months to live all those years ago, it didn’t escape my notice that there were many areas of my life that weren’t living up to my conscious expectations.
One of those areas was my financial life.
This caused me to seek a solution that brings about real results.
I read all the stuff most people read.
I read all about the best strategies.
I implemented many of those strategies.
But then, something would always “happen” to throw the strategy in the toilet, and I would find myself back at the same level I was before.
That drove me crazy for a couple of years and caused me to dig even deeper into my financial life.
My family had always been a paycheck to paycheck (and sometimes no paycheck) kind of family.
Financial struggle was the norm.
Because it was the norm in those precious 0-7 years for me, to my subconscious mind it felt like home.
One of the Rules of the Subconscious Mind is that it prefers and will always drive you toward familiarity.
Familiarity, to the subconscious mind is known and therefore safe.
The unfamiliar is unknown and therefore unsafe.
When I began treating my financial life differently, that is, applying new strategies to my money handling, without addressing the drivers behind my original strategies, my subconscious mind would drive me back to what it was used to; what felt like home; back to the land of money struggle.
The subconscious mind doesn’t care what’s good for you. It cares about running the program.
It will drive you back to the familiar even if the familiar will kill you.
It becomes essential then, to learn how to reprogram the subconscious mind to make a new familiar. The new, healthy familiar will then become what it will drive you to.
Change The Drivers To Change The Results
There are a couple of ways you can do this.
First, you can learn how to access the subconscious mind while in a conscious state in order to reveal, or make conscious, the drivers that produce your current results.
Then you can use the power of Qi Gong to reprogram your subconscious mind in order to quickly and with little effort, reprogram your mind to elevated levels.
In my programs we accomplish this through Qi Gong Transformation Sessions, much like a meditation experience, but with more profound insights and results.
Second, you can consciously build the strategy you know will produce high value results. And you can maintain the strategy regardless of the discomfort your mind, and through your mind, your body, will make you feel.
You hold yourself to this strategy regardless what "happens" to deter you AND until you achieve and maintain results.
You recognize the discomfort is caused by the old programming that didn’t serve you in combination with the Rule of the Mind that dictates that you will be driven back to the land of familiarity, AND YOU DISAGREE WITH IT AT EVERY TURN.
Just after I regained my health, I did the second option. I hadn’t yet begun studying Traditional Chinese Medicine and didn’t know about the first option.
But I did know how to do discomfort.
I thought if I could come back from the brink of death, surely, I could also improve my financial life.
It turns out I was right.
Within just a few years I was making over 7 figures.
That’s become my new comfort level.
But then something happened.
What Do You Expect?
I began working with a client who is in the 1% financial club.
And even though I’m comfortable where I am, I couldn’t help notice the difference between my comfort level and his.
If I have an 18 hour day or a series of 18 hour days, I might allow myself to sleep in, take it easy on my workout or even skip the workout, depending on how I feel.
If my client has an 18 hour day – and he has a LOT of 18 hour days – he changes nothing. He’s still up at 5AM. He does his scheduled workout regardless how he feels.
I have a scheduling system set up. It seems OK, but still feels a little fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants.
My client’s schedule is meticulously designed and executed. Nothing is left out. Nothing.
He moves from one item to the next quickly and flawlessly.
When he encounters an obstacle, which seems to occur several times a day, his mind moves immediately to solutions, and he ensures someone is carrying out the solution before moving on to the next item.
When he encounters an obstacle, he feels nothing. (I know because I asked him.)
He expects obstacles and expects to land the solution to the obstacle immediately. From what I’ve observed, this is accurate.
Contrast that to the way I experience an obstacle.
I don’t have a temper tantrum, but I do feel a pang of frustration at my day not humming along as expected.
I can feel less than when things don’t go according to Hoyle. I didn’t think it was serious. It doesn’t stop me from moving forward. But it clearly serves as an interruption or stalling point to moving forward in a bigger way. It’s not 1% performance.
I learned my expectations are out of synch with reality. Not the first time I've learned this lesson!
The difference in expectations plays a significant role in whether something is stressful or not stressful. It's part of capacity building, which falls under one of the 12 Key Areas of Life - Evolution.
The Top 3
The top 3 things I noticed that separate me from my 1% client are:
One of the biggest differences I’ve noticed between me and my 1% client is that his day is spent mostly in high level production. He does consume good works, but it takes up very little of his day. And yes, it’s scheduled. The remainder of his day is spent producing works he considers are acts of service, planning the production of good works, and helping others understand their next best steps. Family time is scheduled. Everything is scheduled.
Another big difference is the level of focus. When he’s working on something, he’s working on it. It has his attention until he’s finished working on it.
I’m pretty focused, but I also allow myself to take a break to think of how I’m going to say something or write something. I believed this was a healthy practice. Maybe so. But what if it’s just a lack of training? I’m going to work on that.
He also makes decisions at the speed of light.
I thought I made decisions quickly, but clearly there’s another gear I have yet to explore.
And the third and possibly most important difference….
After following my 1% client around for a couple of days, I found his day to be intense, fast moving, and frankly, stressful. I didn’t fall apart, but I definitely felt like a needed a nap.
He remained as bright eyed, focused, and as cheery at the end of the day as he was at the beginning.
What does this tell me?
It tells me this is HIS familiar.
That level of production, focus, clarity, pace, and intensity is normal for him.
It’s easy for him.
It’s play for him.
It also tells me if it’s easy, comfortable, and familiar for him, it can be for me also.
But why, if I’m already comfortable, if I don’t have stresses about money, or paying bills, or doing things I like to do, would I want anything to change?
It’s not about the money, or the ability to earn money and take care of myself. Not anymore.
It’s because financial fitness is no different than any other type of fitness.
There are levels and degrees to fitness.
I just got results back from a recent physical I had. All the testing I had revealed my health is well above average for a woman of my age.
But is that all there is?
I don’t think so.
I know there’s room to grow even from those great results. So, I’m planning that next level now. I’ll share that in another Blog.
I managed to pull myself out of financial despair and disaster by altering my subconscious programming, being rigorous about my financial strategy, and learning to test my personal terror barrier – that barrier that tries to convince me to return to the land of the familiar.
I did it.
But I won’t.
Coasting is stagnation and I know what stagnation does to the body. It feeds the same chemicals to the body and those chemicals inform my cells how to operate and replicate. And if I’m feeding my body the same chemicals over and over, I leave my cells subject to the outside forces and toxins that might inform them with more powerful chemicals and chemical information to downgrade their abilities and operate and replicate according to their new information rather than mine.
I already know I don’t want that outcome.
Another perk to not becoming financially comfortable?
I can help more people.
I can have a bigger impact on my family by building the capacity to operate a family bank.
I can have a larger charitable impact by moving from donor to creating my own charitable projects to help those precisely in the manner they need it most.
Seeking to up my financial game isn’t about money. It’s about capacity. It’s about fulfilling my potential in that one area.
Just like I’m not yet cooked to doneness in the other 12 life areas – my mind, my emotions, my spirit, my body, my evolution and grit, my work, my relationships, my environment, the way I want to age, and my state of my being – I’m not yet done with my financial development.
Maybe I never will be.
And maybe that’s the point.
We start out being greatly influenced by the outside world. That influence can completely design how we operate in the world and how our bodies operate on a cellular level. It usually isn’t designed in our best interests.
But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do about it.
Every time we take charge of one of the key life areas, we move from being influenced by the outside world, to influencing the outside world. Then we are in command of how we operate. We’re in charge of the information being provided to the cells of our body. And we get predictable results.
This is not less true in our financial lives.
Obviously, my 1% client contacted me due to a health challenge, so something isn’t working. It would be easy to assume it’s the intense, high paced lifestyle that is the culprit. Or that his lifestyle is out of balance. That would be a mistake. Just because I found it stressful doesn’t mean he finds it stressful. His level of high productivity is easy for him. His capacity in this area is greater than mine. For now.
Reversing disease and solving health challenges is easy for me. My capacity in this area is greater than his. For now.
My job is to show him how to make disease reversal as easy for him as it is for me.
And I’m going to take it upon myself to build my own capacity for this 1% style of living.
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