Welcome to another solo round of the Healthpreneur Podcast! Today I’m going to tell you a secret so you don’t risk self-neutering your future. That’s right. Your actions right now may be severing any potential personal or business growth. Ouch.
Luckily, this self-neutering is one that can be reversed. How? By remodeling your belief system. You see, if you’ve been conditioned to jump only so high, it’s going to take some changes to remember how to leap higher than you thought possible.
For starters, you’ve got to run with a pack that runs faster. You’ve got to jump with the frogs that jump higher. You can’t stick around with the slow-movers and expect to skyrocket into the next level of business and life. Tune in to find out exactly how to live big, dream big, and do bigger than even your imagination lets you believe.
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In this episode I discuss:
1:30 – 3:00 – Frog in a jar analogy
3:00 – 5:00 – Our beliefs determine our future, and we can either stunt or create our dreams
5:00 – 10:00 – Borrowing beliefs and surrounding yourself with people who are living big
10:00 – 13:00 – Success stories that were never thought possible
13:00 – 14:30 – Healthpreneur Live event to up level your tribe
What You Missed:
In the last Healthpreneur Podcast, we explored the world of JOGA with its founder, Jana Webb.
Jana discovered that yoga wasn’t conducive to her athletic body, movement, and mental needs. From this realization, she created JOGA, a brand and practice that combines yoga with the movement, cadence, and flow that athletes require.
If you’re a Healthpreneur creating something wildly new in our space, this episode will provide you with some invaluable information.
You can tune in to this episode right here: How Jana Webb Turned Yoga Into The International Sensation “Joga”
Hey guys, welcome to the Healthpreneur Podcast. Yuri back with you once again, and today we’re going to be talking about whether you have self-neutered your future.
Frog in a jar analogy
Let me share a little story with you. Imagine a jar, and inside this jar we have a frog. The frog’s natural tendency is to jump several feet into the air. That’s what it’s able to do.
Now, it’s confined in the jar and the jar has a lid on it. The frog is wired to jump. He jumps and guess what? He hits the lid. He falls back down and tries again. He jumps back up, and once again, he hits the lid. He hits his head, and it doesn’t feel good.
He does this a few more times, and slowly but surely the frog learns that the higher he jumps, the more he gets hurt.
Thus, his journey of playing life at a smaller level begins. He has essentially limited his ability based on his environment. His environment, which is now this jar, had limited his potential to jump high.
Now, here’s the sad thing. The frog is then taken out of the jar and allowed to roam freely. You’d think that the frog would just jump right back up to several feet in the air as it normally could. No. The frog has learned by being inside the jar that it can only jump a few inches high. Thus, that is the extent to which the frog believes it can jump moving forward in his life.
The moral of the story is that our beliefs determine our future.
Our beliefs determine our future, and we can either stunt or create our dreams
Sadly, most people have limiting beliefs that hold them back from achieving their biggest dreams. We see this every single week. We get on the phone with a lot of people every week and we see the limitations of their mindset and their belief systems. It’s very frustrating and it’s sad, because you know these are the people that have said they want help but they’re so stuck in fear and limiting beliefs that they can’t move forward.
We had a call with a lady recently who, when we asked her, “If you could create anything in your business, what would you want to have in terms of income, freedom, lifestyle, and impact?” all she could think about was putting food on the table and not having to sell her house. That was the extent of her vision.
I understand that everyone has different goals and ambitions. Some people just want to pay off debt and that’s fine. But I want to challenge you like we challenged her to think bigger. If you only think about taking care of basic needs, that’s all you’re ever going to get.
I would rather recommend shooting for the moon so at least you hit the stars, as the saying goes.
Borrowing beliefs and surrounding yourself with people who are living big
Remember this: Your beliefs determine your destiny. If you’re having a tough time getting out of your own limitations, I’m going to give you one extremely simple and powerful way to build your beliefs. I call this concept borrowing beliefs.
You simply surround yourself with other people who are playing life at a bigger level. That’s it. That’s as simple as it needs to be.
If we go back to our frog in a jar, he jumps up, keeps hitting his head, and eventually learns that he shouldn’t be jumping high anymore. If you take the frog out of the jar and put him on his own, he’ll only jumps a couple inches.
But what happens when the frog is put back into the environment with other frogs that are leaping three feet into the air? Very soon, the frog will learn that he can, too, even though he was conditioned to only jump a few inches. Slowly but surely, the frog will jump three feet again.
The challenge with humans, is that we’re conditioned to act in certain ways, believe in certain things, and have a specific mindset that’s based on our upbringing, for the most part. It’s unfortunate that we can’t rewind and do things over again, but it’s never too late.
There’s some interesting research that was done that showed that, up to 25, you can change who you are at a pretty profound level. After 25, the research suggested that humans require some type of traumatic event to stimulate that change. Otherwise, we coast with our default setting and make small improvements here and there, but nothing game changing in terms of becoming the best possible person we can be.
When we speak to people in their 40s and 50s who are just starting their career in health coaching or have been in business for a long time and they want to get to the next level, a lot of times what holds them back is their pre-programmed conditioning. It tells them, “Listen, this is what’s possible, this is what’s not possible.” To overcome that wiring, you need to rewire and reprogram yourself.
It starts by surrounding yourself with people playing life at a bigger level.
This can come in a few different forms. Number one, it can come in the form of this podcast. You can consider me your virtual mentor if you like, because I want to give you belief and hope that whatever you want to create you can create, no matter what stage of life you’re in.
Success stories that were never thought possible
Ray Crock, famous for building out the McDonald’s franchise, stumbled upon McDonald’s in his 50s after working as a door to door salesman for 30 years. Louise Hays, who sadly passed away about a year and a half ago, started Hay House in the second half of her life.
There are people who believe it’s too late. They think, “What’s the point?” They retire and just want to put their feet up at the beach and just kick back.
It’s never too late. You can be 90 years old and start something. Don’t use that excuse. The key is to surround yourself with other people who are doing what you want to do; to show you and remind you that it’s possible.
You need to borrow their beliefs. Listen to inspiring podcasts. Listen to audiobooks that are going to uplift you. Surround yourself with people in person that are playing at a higher level.
When you surround yourself with people that are playing life, taking risks, building great things with their business, supporting a lot of people, and have big dreams and ambitions, it rubs off. We are wired as humans to not be unlike our tribe, because if we are, we will be ostracized.
Tribal mentality is a fundamental need of all humans. If your tribe consists of poor people, guess what? You won’t want to be wealthy because your tribe isn’t going to approve. If you hang out with wealthy, successful people, you are more likely to become like them because you simply must level up.
In sports, players play against better players and that’s how they get better. They must. Otherwise, they don’t continue. If they played players that were worse, they would get worse. We see this all the time, whether it’s an individual player or a team sport. They always play down to their competition, but they rise to the occasion when they’re playing a competitor that is leagues above them.
A couple years ago, a friend of mine knew a guy who was a pretty successful offline health celebrity, if you will, in Canada. He spoke on TV. He started an online business back in the day, but spent a lot of money building out a platform that did nothing. Eventually he learned the basics of direct response, how to build a successful business online, and now he has one of the most successful products on the market.
He’s a great guy and lives in Toronto, which is even better. Maybe I’ll have him on the podcast.
My friend was at a mastermind, and sat beside a mutual friend of ours. He is one of the godfathers, if you will, in the online fitness space. He does eight figures a year selling a couple eBooks. It’s amazing. He was at this mastermind, sat beside our mutual friend, and was leaning back in his chair. As he leaned back in his chair, he caught a peek of our mutual friend’s computer screen while he was checking his stats.
My buddy almost fell off his chair as he was leaning back and observing, because what he saw on the computer screen was something he never thought possible.
He saw the daily revenue that our mutual friend was making. $15,000, $20,000, $34,000 every single day. This wasn’t a one-off launch. Every single day he was bringing in these types of numbers. My buddy said it completely transformed his view of what was possible.
In an instant, his belief system was shattered and reprogrammed. He said, “Listen, this is happening. People are doing this. A buddy of mine right beside me is doing this every single day. I can do this too.”
Healthpreneur Live event to up level your tribe
When you surround yourself with people who are at that level, it’s going to rub off. Naturally, borrow their beliefs. If you don’t have your own, say, “Listen, I’m going to borrow your belief that this is possible and I’m going to do this, because you’ve done it, they’ve done it, she’s done it, and he’s done it. If everyone else has done it here, well, I’m not that dumb. I can do it too with the right support, coach, and strategies. I can make this happen.”
Do not neuter yourself by spending the rest of your business life in isolation. If you don’t have a mastermind, coaching group, or coach, get yourself plugged in. If you don’t, you are going to struggle.
If you want to be surrounded by 150 amazing people in the health and fitness space, then you may want to check out Healthpreneur Live, which is our annual event. It takes place September 20th through 23rd 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
We’re almost sold out, so if you want to apply to attend go to healthpreneurgroup.com/live. Once you’re on the page, scroll down and click the red button that says, “Yes, I’d like to attend,” and fill out the application. We review all the applications that come through.
This is an application only event. It’s very curated, very vetted, which means you’re going to be surrounded by great people who are doing great things in their business to support their clients, live their bigger dreams, and not take no for an answer.
If you see the value in surrounding yourself with other frogs, metaphorically speaking, that can help you jump higher, then this event is where to be. If you qualify to attend, we would love to have you. It will change your life and business, just like it has for hundreds of people that attended last year.
That’s all for today. I hope this message finds you well, lifts you up, and inspires you to surround yourself with great people.
Don’t be the frog in the jar. Do not self-neuter your future.
I look forward to seeing what’s possible in your business as you surround yourself with awesome people to help elevate you to the next level. Thanks so much again for joining me for today’s podcast.
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