So I shared recently about what happened after my month long social and content detox, the remarkable breakthrough that happened. About how I re-discovered myself and how it gave me much more clarity, focus and self-awareness.
I want to keep your attention for the next few minutes to further share what I discovered while on this downtime, also if you follow me on any of the social networks, you will have realised that I haven’t really gone back to posting either. Interestingly this has had zero impact on my business, or the traffic I get to my site or blog.
So, something I have talked about for many years is how our body resembles a car, if we provide the wrong type of fuel to the vehicle, i.e., diesel in a petrol engine, its stops working, if we don’t service it from time to time, it stops working, and if we don’t give it precise and clear instructions it won’t take us anywhere we want to go.
Well the exact same principles apply to our bodies, if we constantly feed ourselves the wrong fuel, junk food, fast food, not enough food, we feel lethargic, tired and eventually we will stop working.
If we don’t service our bodies, do some exercise, get check ups, use it. It stops working; you don’t get too old to play the game, you get old because you stopped playing the game. You know the saying, if you don’t use it, you lose it.
And like satellite navigation in the car, unless we are aware where we want to go, we rarely ever get there.
This also got me thinking what else do we resemble? A computer, software, apps, let’s face it, we are the most sophisticated piece of hardware known to mankind, yet we don’t innovate ourselves.
We build apps to save time, we build software to automate tasks, we use computer programs run all the apps yet we don’t do the same for ourselves. Just think about it, go to your app updates on your phone now, and I’ll be certain you have a newer version waiting to be installed.
You update your software continuously, a new operating system each year, yet we run around in the world’s most sophisticated machine that never had an upgrade.
This 30-day detox didn’t just teach me how addictive social media has become; it taught me how we get that pulled into reacting to others, that we never actually create anything for ourself. Let alone update the 20, 30, 40-year-old software that’s driving us.
Negativity is around much more than ever before, the radio, the papers, the tv, social media, information is always being pumped into us, and for the most part, it’s all negative.
7 and a half billion people in the world and we are doing the same things they all do, we consume the negative media, yet do nothing to change it or ourselves.
Like the car example I just mentioned, if you give it bad input, you get bad output, what you consume does the same, feed yourself negative information, and the output is also negative. You become a product of your environment.
We have some amazing teachers around us, yet don’t follow any of their advice, people who are doing amazing things and we continue to do the things we have always done. Tony Robbins says that success leaves clues.
There so many people who have paid the invoices for you, they have done all the research, they have done all the testing, we just need to follow some of the core principles that bring success and results. Myself and one of my closest friends often joke that nothing is new, its just had a little bit more glitter added to it, and I honestly believe that we all have the ability to bring outstanding results to the world if we just take the time to find our true calling and add our glitter.
But I don’t think you will find it when you’re lost in the fast pace of the world; you need to slow down, take some time out. Find out what matters to you, what makes you happy and satisfied, what makes you laugh, smile, motivated and driven.
I spent almost 3 years forcing myself to do things that everyone else was doing, mass social publishing, seminars, workshops, webinars and sure I added my glitter to them, but they wasn’t what gave me true happiness, don’t get me wrong they gave me a lot of fun, but fun is only short lived, I’m talking about complete happiness.
I only found that when I stood still, when I took the time out to rediscover myself, to update my operating system, to feed myself better, not just in fuel, but in content as well. I was able to move forward, to be happier, healthier, to understand what I really want to do, and not to do what everyone else was doing. To find my true calling!
There’s a lot of clues to success out there, so you’ve got to be sure you’re following the right clues, it doesn’t serve you well having all the right tools and digging in the wrong space.
I mentioned in my last video that I’m working on something right now and that something would help you discover all of the above. What I realised is that life is just about understanding patterns, what makes you happy, sad, motivated and excited, find your true calling then find the clues to success.
The first step is being happy, and happiness is the success formula. You become truly successful once you become truly happy, and what I’m working on right now looks at this, in fact, it covers four key components. The mind, body, lifestyle and business and I’ve pulled together some of the best teachers and trainers I know, who can help shape your career or business, remove limiting beliefs, advise you on health and wellbeing and aid you to discover your true calling.
If you would be interested in finding out more about this, click the link in this video or on the page, or simply head over to JonCovey.com/OpenMind and I will add you to the waiting list and let you know first the minute we are ready to roll it out.
Thank you for taking your time to listen, and I hope to see you on the other side soon.