I attended Robin Sharma’s personal mastery academy this past weekend. For those of you that know me, I have attended a lot of events and conferences and spend a lot of time and resources thinking about personal growth. This was by far the best event I have ever attended in my life, yet. We all do strange things and these were a few of the strange yet simple to execute practice tools that I picked up at the event:
- The easiest way to detox
- Rewriting your goals from memory
- Nature Walks
- Consistent Journaling
- Ginger & Lemon Tea
#1: The easiest way to detox – Epsom Salts Bath
While I am the farthest thing from a medical doctor, I am definitely an experimenter. I also love talking to people who have experimented because to me these people have a very open mind without judgement. What we know is this… we are exposed to over 21,000 toxins on a regular basis, and the epsom salts in a warm bath seem to be able to detoxify in some way through reverse osmosis via the single largest organ in our body which is our skin. If not anything else, the placebo effect should work as you stay away from your phone, and soak in hot water that can be relaxing.
#2: Rewriting your goals from memory
I am just going to be honest with you… most of the people I talk to don’t have goals. When I say most, I mean 8 out of 10 people I talk to have generic goals because they think they should which go something like: I want to spend more time with my family, I want to make more money, I want to have better health, I want to have less body fat, I want to travel more, I want to read more books, I want to exercise more… yeah, whatever. We all know those are goals transferred over from year to year of failed new years resolutions. But the ones that can write and rewrite their specific goals from memory each morning, are 100x more likely to achieve them and more. Step 1: have specific goals such as “I weigh 171 lbs by September 20, 2018” and rewriting it out from memory every morning starts to rewire your thinking, actions, and luck to making it come to life. Not hokey “secret” stuff. You still have to do the work.
#3: Nature Walks
Robin spoke a lot about how we are animals at the core and we have to be in our environment at least for a few minutes a day. We spend 99% of our time in man-made manufactured environments and that has its impact on us both physically and psychologically. Lets not overthink it… when you have a second can you take a walk around the block? Can you walk to lunch? Can you park a little farther so you have to walk to get to your car? Can you walk for 5 minutes and then grab your mail? Leave your phone in your pocket or on your desk and let mother nature revitalize you.
#4: Consistent Journaling
Did you know that in a study done with men (I didn’t do this study, I just read it) 93% of men said that they didn’t journal because they were afraid that someone was going to read their journaling? Amazing. Let me tell you right now… nobody cares. I can’t even understand my own handwriting 20 minutes after I journal as its a process of reliving my memories and defeating my fears. Because when you journal you can re-live your wins and successes which is super powerful… and we also know the opposite is true that fear has no place on paper. For the highest of achievers, thinking on paper is one of the most powerful gifts that I can teach and I do this with the CEOs and high achievers that I mentor. You should consider it!
#5: Ginger & Lemon Tea
Pretty simple. Robin talked about the advantages of having ginger and lemon tea every morning. We have been taught warm water with fresh lemon squeeze… we have been taught the benefits of ginger tea from the monks in the Himalayas. If you have the ability to prep this, try it for a week and see how you feel. The real and placebo effect benefits all point to a very positive result from my research.
Which one was your favorite?