If people were to judge you by your lifestyle and your habits, would they know for sure that your Vision and Goals were important to you?
This question seems loaded, but it’s actually quite simple: How do you show what you value to others?
We can talk a big game, we can paint dream boards and vision maps and tell people what amazing plans we have, but in the end the only currency is our behaviours.
Even more important are the behaviours that are automatic in your life. How you make habits of the activities that drive you towards your goals and how you eliminate those that keep you away from them.
People with kids always know they are small behaviour-reflectors! They will do what you consistently do, not what you tell them to do. If you see behaviours in them that you don’t approve of or are counter to what you are trying to teach them, they probably learnt them from you. Whether it’s your use of language, your temper or your behaviour towards others, your kids will do what you do.
Not everyone has kids to show them how their behaviours are failing them. But if you could take a third person’s view of your life, what would you write down about the way you do things, what you do, how consistently you do them and how they affect your vision and end goal.
If you want to increase your ability to execute your vision, start programming and tracking what you do. Let your lifestyle be a collection of the activities that help you progress towards the goals that make up your life vision.
To those around you, your lifestyle should reflect the importance of your vision and the best way to see this is in what you do every do.
“You imagine who you wanna be, then you go out and you do, and as an end result you will have…”
David Karasek is an Olympian and former Swiss swimming champion.
Today he is a mental performance coach, currently reaching many top professional athletes through his Tribe of Athletes coaching business.
On the HPL#26 David and I spoke about the role of visualisation in developing long term success, especially using confidence as the most important tool in seeing your future self achieving what you want.
In this episode you will learn:
1. How to programme your subconscious mind using conscious mental visualisation,
2. How you can use cultivated emotions to battle external setbacks that demotivate you,
3. How to cultivate confidence as the link between your dream and its achievement.
“I don’t know anybody…who’s done anything significant who has not connected with their people .”
Joey Mongalo, together with a team of other great coaches, has been at the heart of the revival at the Bulls in South African rugby. Having started his career as a junior player there and then venturing into the corporate world, he was fortunate to have been lured back into the game by a former mentor.
Now specialising as a defensive coach in one of club rugby’s most talented coaching units (and rising commercial sports power), Joey is also growing as an academic in the field of organisational psychology, particularly leadership.
On the HPL#25 he shares his experiences, research and personal views from his career as championship winning coach and leadership student.
We especially discussed how understanding the context of the team and their culture is vital for successful leadership as well as the importance of diversity for success.
If you are a leader (or consider yourself to be), then the lessons from this talk can serve as a useful toolset for building high performing teams.
How can men still be men in a modern society that wants them to feel ashamed of their true nature?
Based on the principles of his Princes to Kings and Momentum programmes, Dylan Roos talks to Andri about taking ownership of your own path as a young man, one that can help you answer the question of ‘what does it mean to be a real man?’.
We discuss the importance of responsibility and mentorship in overcoming the stumbling blocks that sidetrack men from finding their true purpose and identity in life.
Fake role models, addictions and pent up emotions are the roots of growing anxiety and depression in young men, which disempower them from leading meaningful lives.
Tune in to find out how Dylan is overcoming these obstacles and what other young men can do from an early age to avoid the traps of the modern world.
“We are not what we do.” – Nic Groom (Professional rugby player @ Edinburgh Rugby Club)
How often do you feel your profession will define you?
And that professional value lies in going all-in on what you do?
In the HPL#22 ‘Groomie’ recounts his road to professional rugby through the disappointments and perspective changes that came with not making the team.
Nic gives some great insights on how to take an outside view of your professional life and how to put your career in it’s place, by building interests that can complement your career, but also help provide some healthy distraction.
We also spoke about shifting from the mindset of being the ‘outcome of your effort’ by not worrying about results but rather fixating on your behaviours and sticking to the process.