How to raising your standardsAug 25, 2022
Let's talk about Raising Your Standards.
Welcome to the Self-Performance-Strategies (S-P-S) Newsletter
The Quick Strategy:
"Without standards, there can be no improvement."
– Taiichi Ohno
The 2nd Strategy:
Always chasing numbers and rewards.
For a long time, I would chase numbers.
If I make over $100k a year, my life will be different.
If I have 50k followers, my life will be easier.
The funny thing is, your life never changes that much.
More often than not, when you hit the targets you chase, you feel empty or lost.
You had attached glamour to the result
You made a mental movie about how life would be.
And then life never played that movie.
You may have played that movie in your mind for months or years
Thinking about how people would treat you differently or how life would feel.
But those things never happened.
You were expecting results to improve the standard of your life.
However, results don't do that.
You do that mentally, emotionally, and physically in the present.
The life you want is available to you sooner than you think.
The life you want is created by raising your daily standards, from your habits to your thinking.
As the great Stephen Covey said:
"Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it."
When you focus on raising your standards, you take huge qualitative leaps forward in your life quickly.
Standards demand you stick to your word.
You do what you say you will do, and you feel good about it.
You quickly realize that chasing the result was a waste of time.
Each day you live is the reward.
Being in alignment with who you want to be and having high standards mentally, emotionally, and physically is the key to external success.
How you do anything is how you do everything.
People get life backwards and think they will change because of future results, but they never change and never get the exact results they dreamed about.
If you want to create your dream life start today by raising your standards in all areas.
The 3rd Strategy:
The 7 ways to improve your standards to create the results you want in life.
Let's look at 5 essential pillars and then 2 ways you have never thought about before:
If you want high standards with your thoughts, you must craft your environments to be high quality.
Destructive thought patterns lead to depression, worry, and anxiety.
Your internal self-talk tells your subconscious what you think you are capable of.
A client wants to help young people become entrepreneurs but felt he was not ready to do that yet.
He had created two 6-figure businesses; he had more experience than most business professors.
He had a low internal standard; we called it out and moved past it.
You raise your standards whenever you ignore the lizard brain and say no to distractions.
Self-discipline is about understanding delayed gratification and choosing voluntary discomfort.
You do hard things until they are easy.
I take all my clients through the Productivity Diet.
It shows you where you could be doing low-value work.
One of my clients who works a lot from his phone didn't realize how much it was stealing his time and distracting him 1st thing each day.
We fixed this quickly.
Raise your standards by eating healthy foods, training your body, sleeping well and relaxing on purpose.
Your health and fitness have to rise way above an average person if you want to live well and feel good in your body mentally, emotionally, and physically.
The busy trap.
A client dropped his workouts and golf games when his weeks got busy.
Then he would start to feel even more frustrated and overwhelmed.
Peak results come from peak rest.
You need those breaks, and he got back out doing them.
Wealth is more than money.
But if you want to raise your money standards, learn to manage your finances.
Spend wisely, track your expenses, save for the rainy day, and invest.
You can live frugally but don't miss out on experiences that truly enhance your life.
A client had got caught up in big weekly spending.
Going out to bars every weekend, maybe even spending too much to show his success.
I helped him clear what he truly wanted, which was more trips away and life experiences.
A simple shift with a big impact.
Don't lower your standards to fit in with other people.
If you're not careful about the people you surround yourself with, you may get stuck in mediocre or stereotypical thinking patterns.
Find people who raise the bar and help you improve.
A client was spending a lot of time in some online communities with people who he didn't vibe with.
I asked him if leaving would affect his business; he said no.
I asked if leaving would make him feel better; he said yes.
He left we moved on to his next success.
Less dumb sh*t:
It is easier not to do dumb sh*t than to start new habits.
The less dumb sh*t you do, the higher your standards will be.
Doing less dumb sh*t is similar to having high standards with your self-discipline.
But it's about prevention over challenging yourself.
Look for what is disrupting your energy.
A client was struggling with his mornings, especially on Mondays.
We looked at his weekends, and he stayed up much later, drinking and eating.
That was the dumb sh*t messing with his sleep and focus, so he stopped.
I love making things simpler.
I call it tactical lazinesses.
Finding ways to do less work while improving results.
When you improve how you get results in all areas of your life, you are raising your standards.
Look for ways to make your life simpler.
A client found it hard to fit in working out, journaling, and tracking ideas in the morning.
Part of my P-R-O framework is to help my clients create daily systems.
We created a frictionless morning routine by stacking habits in an order that worked for them.
Raising your standards is the key to your next success.
It always has been and always will be.
Before we go, I have a few announcements:
The SPS podcast; is now on episode 18.
You can check out the pod here Self-Performance Strategies Podcast.
You can also jump into the FREE program, the Productivity Diet, and you can get access here: Productivity Diet.
I hope you all have a fantastic week.
Make it a great one,
Maximizing your self-performance is the key to you creating even more freedom of time and money, and I will help you do that with my P-R-O Accelerator Program
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