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How To Turn The "Hard Things" You Avoid Into Base Instincts

How To Turn The "Hard Things" You Avoid Into Base Instincts

Summary


Most people suffer from the "natural giftedness" delusion.

They think that successful people are born naturals who master things immediately.

-- And -- 

If they try something new and they're not good at it and confident on the first few tries, its just not meant to be. 

This sort of thinking is fucked up.

Everybody is born into this world the same way... Everything must be learned through practice. Sheer repetition, consistency and time.

You will NEVER be successful in life or business until you turn the hard things you avoid doing into base instincts.

Things you execute on all day, everyday, without even thinking.

To do this you have to go through a few stages: The first one is to brute force your way through, then turn it into a habit, then turn it into a base instinct. 

The magic happens when the hard things become base instincts. 

And in today's video, I show you how to turn the hard things you're avoiding into base instincts with a proven repeatable process...

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below?


Here's what we cover:

1. Why humans happily chose failure over uncertainty and constantly "retreat to fine" where they're comfy. 

2. Why setting goals and dreaming of the future is easy but taking action on the tasks necessary to get there is hard. And how to fix it.

3. Why people invent things to do to avoid the important. 

4. Why Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant said that "thinking" is a recipe for failure and how they dominate their game by not thinking at all. (this will surprise you). 

5. The three stages of turning hard things into base instincts: The brute force stage, the habit forming stage, the base instinct stage. 

6. Why being an obsessive psychopath isn't a bad thing, but actually the only path to become number one.

I explain all of these in detail in the video -- make sure you watch it in full because theres a lot of gold nuggets you don't want to miss!

Check it out and let me know what you think in the comments below?

To Your Success! 

Sam Ovens & the team at Consulting.com.

Transcript / MP3

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Hey, everyone. Sam Evans here, and today I want to talk about turning hard things into base instincts. So, first of all, like why would you want to do that, and what is a base instinct? So, when I look at these different Facebook groups and things, and when I look at what other people, start out entrepreneurs and things are going through, and the problems that they're coming up against and facing, a lot of it is, you know, they'll say things like, hey, I'm thinking about starting my own business, but I'm not sure if I'll be any good at it, or I'm not sure if I'll succeed, or I don't feel very confident, and they think, oh, because I don't feel confident and because I am not a master at this thing yet, then I don't know if I should start. I don't know if I should actually do it. And, this is a very common delusion that I see amongst all human beings, and what it is, is basically, as a human when we come up against something, when we face something in life, like a particular task or something, and we aren't good at it, and it's unknown to us, and we haven't done it before and it's foreign, what we do is we think, oh, this is bad. I'm not any good at this. I don't know what to do, and the outcome, I have no idea what that's going to be, and then all these emotions come on, and we start thinking, oh, this is bad. We shouldn't do this at all, right? And then, a lot of people think, well, if this is hard, and I'm feeling scared about it and I'm [inaudible 00:01:30], then I shouldn't it at all, and so they don't, and that's why most people never achieve greatness, and that's why most people never start their own business, and that's why most people don't achieve their dreams because they try to do something that's new. They come up against that resistance, the emotions come on, and then they react to that, and that's the sequence, and then they come back and they retreat to fine, and retreating to fine is like got to be the thing that plagues most people. They want to be up here. They dream of being here, but then they start to try and get there, then they feel a bit of pain, and then they retreat to fine, and then they just stay comfy at this level. But it's the worst, most excruciating place to be in the world because knowing you could be here, dreaming of being here, and not getting there and not even trying to get there, that's the worst. I wouldn't wish that upon anybody, and so what this is, it's a basic human bias that we have. Whenever we face circumstances or situations that are unknown to us and we're not able to predict what's going to happen, and they're foreign, then we tend to get emotional about it and not want to try it. And, you'll see this happen everywhere, whenever you try and change the way somebody does something, so even Facebook, like every now and then they'll change their user interface, the UI, and then all these people are up in arms about it, and then when Instagram changed their look, everyone was up in arms about it. Just changing little behaviors like that, because it's unforeseen and they didn't know that was coming, and it's a change in behavior, then humans are like, whoa, this is freaky. This is a bad move, but then once they get used to it, it always, no one even seems to remember what the old one was like. Can you think back to the old Instagram logo, or the old Facebook UI? No one even thinks about it, but when that first change happened you were like, oh, I don't feel good about this. Well, that's the same thing that's happening, and the key to breaking through this thing, and the key to getting what you want in life, and achieving what you want is you've got to turn the hard things into, not just habits, but base instincts. So what are base instincts? So base instincts are things that are hard coded in our DNA from millions of years that tell us what to do and how to function. I'll give you some examples of them, like we have instincts in us for survival. So, if you ever get into a situation where it's life threatening, then you stop thinking, your conscious cognitive mind does not do anything, it's just pure instinct. It's coming from your subconscious, and you have flight or fight and you just know what to do and you just react in the moment, and then afterwards, you think, man, I wasn't even thinking about that. And I'm sure a lot of you have had this experience, too. If you've ever been in a car and driving and someone pulls out or someone swerves or something like that, then your reaction is immediate, and then afterwards, you're like, whoa, I didn't even think about doing that. That move I just made, it didn't process through my conscious mind, and I didn't think about it. It just happened, all right? That is base instinct. That's something that's been practiced and repeated and ingrained into us so much that we don't have to think about it anymore, and the secret to being good in anything is to operate on instincts instead of thinking, like this is very, this is kind of opposing and polarizing to what a lot of people think, but thinking about doing something is often not the way to do it. I've read a lot about pro athletes, pro businessmen, pro everyone, and Michael Jordan, one of the things, and Kobe Bryant, the things that they said were, they had a lot in common, and one thing that they both said was when you step onto the court, you don't want to think. If you're stopping to think about something, it's too late, all right? You have to react way faster than that. You don't have time to think, and same with Formula One race car drivers and all of these people. They don't have time to think, and what we tend to believe ourselves is that we control everything ourself with our conscious mind, like, oh, we do what we want, and we think about doing something, then we do it, and our conscious thought controls everything that we do. But really, your conscious thought controls, I would say maybe 10 percent of what you actually do. Most of what you do is not what you actually control yourself to do. It comes from your subconscious mind, and if you don't believe me, then why haven't you achieved your goals? You know what you want to achieve. You know what you have to do to get them, but somehow when you go to do that action item or you go to do the work, some emotion comes on, you get distracted, and you kind of ping off, and then you come back and reflect on it later, and you're like, hey, why didn't I do that? And then this mode becomes default. Avoiding pain and avoiding the hard stuff becomes a default, and so this happens to everybody, and a perfect example I can give you of base instincts is survival, and that's probably one of the strongest instincts we've got. Another one is to procreate. So, if you're born a male then that's one thing that we're all hard wired to do, and if we weren't then the human race wouldn't be as large as it is today. And if any animal wasn't hard wired to have instincts to procreate, then that species wouldn't exist. So, these things are hard coded in there, like survival instincts and also the instinct to procreate, and there's some other ones, too. But, what you really want to do, like you won't achieve massive success in life or business until you turn the hard things into base instincts because if something, if you need to do something to be successful and that thing is really hard to do, and it remains hard to do, then you'll never be good at it because doing something hard that we don't like and that we have to think a lot about is too energy consuming. It's too draining, and we're not going to do it. We might be able to do it one day, but we're not going to be able to do it consistently, all the time, without even thinking about it, right? So we need to turn these hard things that are necessary for us to achieve our goals into base instincts that happen automatically. How do you do that? It might sound great in theory, like, Sam, all that makes total sense. If only I could turn doing hard things into something so ingrained in me that it was just like fighting for survival, right? And, you can do it, and you have to go through some different stages to get there. So the first thing that you want to do is identify what you have to do to get what you want. You have to look at the end that you want to achieve, like where do you want to be one year from now? Where do you want to be two, three, four, five, 10 years from now? You have to zoom out and kind of think where do I want to be? And then you can reverse engineer back to today, and then you can identify the things that you have to do along the way to get to where you want to go, right? That's a pretty easy, conscious exercise. It happens from your logical, rational mind, and it's pretty easy to do, but the hard part is doing it and sticking to it, and doing it every day, and this where most people fall down and fail because pretty much everyone creates New Year's resolutions, goals, dreams, all of those, but barely anyone achieves them, so we can tell from that that the hard part is doing it, not the planning. So once we've got the planning done, and we go to do it, and we feel like what I can guarantee you is going to happen is you're going to go to, you're going to be really happy about your plan. Lots of dopamine's going to be set off from doing that planning exercise because you're thinking about yourself and the future, being rich, successful, happy, all of this stuff, right? Fun exercise, but then you've got to go and do the work, and then you get, you sit down at your computer and you start doing the work, and you're like, man, this is hard. Man, I don't know how to do this. I'm not that confident at doing this, and like, I haven't done this thing before. This is harder than I thought, all of these thoughts rushing through your mind, and then the emotions are going to come on. There's going to be this fear. There's going to be like a pit in your stomach or a tightness in your chest, anxiety, and you're going to have these emotions kind of come on over you, and they're going to start to wreck havoc with you because now you're uncertain, rationally, and emotionally you're anxious and frightened, and so a lot of people, they don't have the self-control or the awareness to deal with that. And so what they do is they receive these emotions and logical processes, and they think, exit, get out of this, don't do it, wrong thing to do, right? So they stop, they retreat back to fine, and then they stay there, and they don't come back, and they don't come back into the battle to get what they want. So the first thing you need to do is just be totally aware that this is normal, like when you do the plan, that's easy, but when you go to do the work, know what's going to happen to you. There isn't anybody who doesn't experience this, when they go to do something totally foreign to them, right? You could take like Michael Jordan, who is like the best in the world, or Kobe Bryant, like some of the best in the world at basketball, but if you put them on a soccer field or in a hundred meter freestyle race in a pool, they're going to be totally freaking out, uncertain and everything because that isn't instinct for them. This is now in uncharted territory, and whenever a human goes into total uncharted territory, this happens, so you need to understand that first of all. It's not that you're different and that you're the only one who experiences this. It's not that you're not good at this or you don't have the confidence or anything, plain and simple, it's just because you haven't done this thing before, and it's normal. So once you have that awareness and you know it's going to happen, when it happens, you can be like, oh, okay, this is what Sam told me was going to happen, and then you can kind of just sit there and think, all right, this is normal, this is normal, and then you need to push through it, all right? There's no getting around pushing through it and going through a bit of pain. Absolutely no way around it, for human beings have innovated a lot of stuff, we've like flown, traveled to the moon and stuff, invented all sorts of crazy things, but no human has figured out a way to get fit and healthy and everything without going to the gym and sweating a lot, and so there's no, like a lot of people think there must be a way to get around the pain, but there isn't. At first, you have to go straight through it. You have to just look the monster dead on in the eyes, feel the pain, and just push through. There's no other way. Trust me. You can go to every seminar in the world. You can read every self-help book in the world. You could become a professor from Oxford University on self-improvement and emotions, yet when you try to do something you haven't done before, you're going to face the pain. There's no way around it, and this is a big thing for a lot of like motivational and spiritual guru people, and don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with those people. I actually quite like them because they're positive thinking and that's a whole lot better than being negative thinking, right? But, there's big flaw in their philosophy, in their world view, which is that everything should just flow and also everything should be easy and natural and just come to you, and you should have attraction and abundance and all of this crap, right? And that you should just sit there, meditate and think about happy thoughts, and then money's going to start flowing into your living room or into your letter box. That ain't going to happen, right? You have to do the work to get the results. It's better to have a positive mindset than a negative one, but a positive mindset without action is just going to make you a happy, poor person, and that's all, so you have to do the work. That's the only way to get things done, and the only way to do the work is to go through some pain, and so you have to just look the monster in the eyes and just drive straight through that thing and get it done, and here's the good news. It's not going to be painful forever, like it's only going to be painful, the most painful time is the first time. I can tell you that. I remember doing the first sales call I ever did, oh, my God, my emotions were going absolutely berserk, and I'm pretty sure after that, I had to decompress in bed for three hours. Thinking back now, I'm like what the hell was I doing? I was like a total emotional mess, and totally irrational, but it's because I'd never done it before, and I'm an introverted person, and I'm shy and I don't, I'm not an outgoing person that just loves talking to people all the time, so when I went to go and do something I'd never done before and talk to a stranger on the phone and tried to sell them something, all sorts of havoc crept in, and so you've got to expect that to happen and push through it. Then the second time you do it, it'll get a little bit easier. Then the third time, easier again. The fourth time, easier again, and if you do it enough times, then it starts to get easier, easier, easier, and then it becomes quite easy, and when it becomes quite easy, it becomes fun for you. And then you actually like doing it, and then when you go to do it, you don't have to think about doing it as much, or you don't have to worry about it. You just kind of do it, and that's when really doing a hard thing gets turned into a habit, and it takes about 30 days to really form a, like the starting of a good habit, so what I recommend people do is find the actions that you need to do every single day to get to where you want to go, and then do them everyday because what we do every day becomes who we are. It becomes so ingrained in us that it becomes our habit. The key is to do the things you need to do every single day, so for a lot of entrepreneurs, what I tell them to do is you need to do revenue generating activities every day. What are those? Well, that's things like generating leads, so that might be posting on your Facebook page, saying, like making offers to people, sending people cold emails, growing your network on Facebook and LinkedIn, messaging people there, contributing in Facebook groups and things, and talking to people, having conversations with people, and then making them offers, trying to get them on the phone for sales calls, talking to them, making them offers. Those are the revenue generating activities that really move the needle in business, and you need to make doing those things, they can't just be oh, do them every Wednesday or I'll do them every second Wednesday. The people who make those things, kind of tasks that happen, like not that frequent, like that, they're always painful for them to do. So you need to start doing it every day, and the best thing is to do it every day, first thing in the morning because what we do every day, first thing in the morning, becomes probably the strongest habit that we have as a human. So that's why you want to do that, and you've got to stick to it for at least 30 days, and I can promise you if you do something every day religiously for 30 days straight, then it'll start to become more natural to you, and it will become a habit, and one thing you can do to really hack your brain's psychology and create habits easier is, I learned this from this book called The Power of Habit, and it's by some guy called, his last name's Duhigg, it might be James or Charles Duhigg, something like that. It's called The Power of Habit. It's a good book, and in the book, I can boil it down into a 30 second sound bite, so basically the way we have, the way our brain forms habits is with three things, a trigger, an action, and a reward. So, a trigger is just something that triggers us or signals us that oh, we need to take this action. So, a trigger could be waking up first thing in the morning. That's a trigger, and another trigger could be an alarm clock or 12 o'clock could mean, could be the trigger for lunch. It could be a time. It could be a moment in the day, or it could be a sound or an alarm or something like that, right? And, a good experiment to think about this is like Pavlov's dogs, and what they did is the scientist, he, and this is a really old experiment, what he did is he would ring a, he had a dog, and he would ring a bell, and then he would feed the dog some food, and he did that enough times, and then eventually, if he rang the bell and didn't give the dog the food, the dog would just sit there like salivating, like waiting for the food because the dog had associated that stimulus, which was the bell, to receiving food. So, the dog was starting to form a habit, and that's what your animals around your house will do, too. They will have associated like triggers with certain things, and when those triggers happen, they will react in that certain way, just kind of like when someone says your name, like Sam, you turn around and you're like, who said that? All right? That's like a trigger, and so if you want to create a habit, you've got to first of all think what's my trigger going to be? Like, what, is it going to be a time of the day? Is it going to, like what is it? And I'm telling you the best thing you can use is just first thing in the morning. So like the people who go to the gym and have the most success with it, they just go first thing in the morning because you just get it done with. You want to try and move those big rocks first, get it done, and then you've got momentum for the rest of your day. But after the trigger comes the action, and the action is when you actually just do the thing. So like first thing in the morning is the trigger, action is going to the gym, right? Simple. And then the reward is what you give yourself afterwards for completing the action because you want to give your brain a reward so that it can associate, oh, this thing happens, I do this, I get that, right? That's how it works. And you want to give yourself like a little treat, and it doesn't have to be extravagant or anything. Some examples, like what I've used personally, so after going to the gym, like the thing that I think about is like my morning smoothie and my coffee, so my morning smoothie, it tastes pretty damn good, and the coffee does, too, and so the first, my trigger is first thing in the morning I think, all right, first thing in the morning, gym. It's bit painful, got to get it done, but I want get through that so I can get that reward, the coffee and the smoothie. And it becomes an ingrained habit over time, and back in the day when I was, when I had a lot of difficulty doing sales, what I would do is my trigger was first thing in the morning, so first thing in the morning, I would come to my desk, open up my laptop, and I would do the necessary tasks I had to do to generate sales, and that was a little bit painful for me to do, but afterwards what I would do is I'd go to my favorite café and just sit there with an awesome view in the sun for like 30 minutes and just drink a coffee. That was my reward, so think this right now. Trigger, action, reward. What's the one thing that you need to do to get what you want. Identify that thing, that's the action, that's the thing that unlocks everything you want in life, doing that thing. So find out what that thing is and write it on a piece of paper and stick it around your entire house, so that you don't forget because it really is this simple. If you do that thing then you'll get everything that you want. So, making yourself aware of what that thing is and not forgetting it is pretty damn important, so plaster it everywhere so that you don't forget, and then think what's the trigger going to be. I recommend first thing in the morning, and then what's your reward going to be. Maybe it's having a smoothie, maybe it's a coffee, maybe it's something else. Whatever it is, write it down, figure out what your trigger, action, reward pattern is, and plaster that thing around your house, so that you don't forget. And then stick to it for at least 30 days, very important, and what I recommend here is to just have a Google spreadsheet, and just day one, two, three, four down like that, and every day you get it done, mark done, done, done, done because what happens here is once you've done something for like four or five times, and then you look at it, and you're like, yeah, that looks awesome, I've got that track record there, and I can see it, I can visualize it. Then you're like, oh, it would be too painful to not do this thing now because then I'd have to go back to the start again, and this is one of the main things why Alcoholics Anonymous is so successful at helping people with their alcohol addictions. It's because they go to these meet ups and they give people these little things like I don't know what they are, but I've heard of them, they're like a coin or a badge or something, and it says how many days, years or months a person has been sober for. And you can imagine, and actually when they do the meetings, the first thing they say is what their name is and how long they've been sober for. So, they make it a thing like that because honestly, when you track something and you gain momentum with it, and you're aware of that thing all the time, the more of a track record you have, the more painful it will be for you to break that thing because as humans we're more motivated to avoid loss than we are to get gain, right? So, once you have something built up, you want to fight like hell not to mess that thing up, and so you want to track your Google sheet like that and build up that momentum and just give it everything you've got to hit those 30 days. I can promise you the first day will be the most painful. The first week will be the most painful week, and the first 30 days will be the most painful period of doing the thing ever. But after that, it becomes a habit, but a habit is still not enough, like the true killers and the true masters of their game, it doesn't matter what it is, sports, business, anything, they've honed these things so much that they've become something more than a habit. They've become base instincts because with a habit, you still kind of have to think about it, and it's still not an instinct. A habit might be brushing your teeth and going to the gym, but an instinct is like something like survival, like fight or flight, right? And that, an instinct is on another level than a habit because it doesn't matter what we do, humans are hard wired to fight for their life, but not every human's habits are that strong. Every habit kind of falls off every now and then, even brushing your teeth, going to the gym, things like that, they're not base instincts. So, the next level that you've got to take things to is base instinct, and how do you do that? Well, there's only really a few things. The first one is practice. There's no other way to get good at anything. I know a lot of people believe that we're born into this world with these skills and these gifts, and I can tell you that that's a load of bullshit. Michael Jordan was not born good at basketball, and he didn't know how to play basketball when he was born, and he had to practice and learn to get good at it, and it was practice that made him good, and if you looked at the amount of time that Michael Jordan practiced, it would have been more than everybody else, so why was he better? It's not some gift. It's hours of practice. He practiced more than everyone else, therefore he wins. So practice is the answer to winning. If you practice more than anybody else, you will beat everybody else. It's plain and simple, just like that, and I remember I read this book where this guy had devoted his entire life to finding out why runners in Kenya were better than other runners from all around the world, and a lot of people had kind of guessed at what this might be. Maybe it's their spirituality, their religion, maybe it's the altitude, maybe it's something in the water, maybe it's their diet and their food or their culture, right? All sorts of stuff, and so this guy like dedicated his life to researching it and trying to find out why, and in the end, he found out and he wrote this in his book, he said that they just train longer and harder than everybody else. They practice running more, and when they practice, they practice harder. That's it. Nothing else, no whoo-whoo stuff, just that, and also Kobe Bryant, that guy is a beast, and you want to watch his documentary. It's called Muse. Kobe Bryant, Muse. M-U-S-E. It's an awesome documentary. You'll like it. But in the end, he said, I wanted to be the best in the world, and he thought, well, if I want to be the best in the world, I just need to practice more than everyone else, and to practice more than everyone else, I'm limited by time. Time is a huge restriction, so he thought, how can I squeeze more practice in, in my day, every day? So, he started looking at it, and he thought, well, if I wake up at like three or four a.m. in the morning, I can do a practice session then, and then I can kind of have a sleep, kind of go back to bed, and then have another session, and then rest and relax, maybe have a nap, and then have another session, then rest, then have another session. And he said, most players were getting in maybe one to two practice sessions a day, and he got in three or four, and a lot of players, they would take a couple of days off each week. He took like none, and a lot of other players, if they won a game or a championship or something, then they'd go out that night and celebrate, and then the next day, they'd probably relax and chill out, and he didn't. The day after he won, he'd just be back in the gym, four sessions. There's no slowing down once you win, back to it because otherwise someone's going to beat you, and then even like off seasons, a lot of athletes when the season's off, they kind of go back to their normal ways and they go back to their normal eating and they chill out, they don't practice because they think, oh, I'll get back in shape when the season's back on again. Not Michael Jordan and Kobe. They practiced four times a day, every day, even in the off season, even when they won, even when everyone was calling them the best in the world. They still did it. So practice makes perfect. That saying is true. And, a lot of people, I think they dismiss it because it sounds too simple, but it is true, and the only thing that separates people who are there from people who are here is hours of practice, and so you've got to practice to turn something into a base instinct, and it doesn't matter how hard it is right now. If you practice it enough, and you do it enough times over a long enough period of time, it will become a habit, and then if you keep at it, it will become an instinct, and once it becomes and instinct, that is when you're dangerous. That's when you're powerful because you no loner have to think. Your subconscious mind controls most of what you actually do, and if you don't believe me then try and stop your heart right now. Just pause, and just think all right, stop my heart. Let's try and do that. You can't do it. All right? And also, like when you're asleep, how are you breathing? Right? When you're walking, are you really telling every muscle in your leg, like oh, this muscle on the right side, tweak a bit, put some pressure there, lean that way, lean that way, lean back a bit, move forward? Imagine how many commands have to come from your brain to all of your different muscles and everything in your body to balance and walk and do all of that, but you don't have to think about it. It just happens. That's all controlled by your subconscious. A lot of people don't ever think about this. And, when something's in your subconscious, that's when it's like a base instinct, and so, when you do something enough, and you practice something enough, it starts to get programmed into your subconscious, and then it starts to just happen automatically without you thinking about it because when really good basketball players step on the court, they're not thinking. Their mind is quiet. There's nothing going through their mind at all, and they just know what to do because it's all instinct, and when the best stock traders make their decisions, instinct. They're not sitting down with a pen and paper and rationally thinking. It's like instinct. And, same with the best businessmen, the best salesmen, the best everyone, they've worked on the things that were hard, and they were hard for them, too. They turn them into habits, and then they turn those habits into instincts, and that's what you need to do. Figure out the thing you need to do to get what you want in life. Make that thing known to you. Turn it into a habit by doing for at least 30 days. Find your trigger, action, reward sequence to drill it into your brain, and then stick at it until it becomes an habit. And not a habit, sorry. Until it becomes an instinct, and a lot of people, they ask me, Sam, how come in your program, Consulting Accelerator, what separates people who make zero from people who make six figures, what separates people who make six figures from seven, and what separates people who make seven figures from eight figures? And I've looked at all sort of variables to try and figure out what one variable really does determine this, and I found out what it is. It's strategy sessions. So those are sales calls. So, if you just, if I just find out how many strategy sessions somebody has done, it is a true indicator of how successful they are, and how much money they make, and so I'll give you an example. Someone who doesn't have any clients and they're wondering why they're not successful, they will have done most commonly, zero strategy sessions. And they're wondering why they're not successful. It's ludicrous, really. If you don't do any sales calls, you're not going to get any clients, but still they think it's something else, and then someone might have done five calls, and they don't have a client. Well, it's because they've only done five. Most people, to get their first client, they need to do around 30 calls. Some people get it one their first pop. Some people get it with five, 10, but on average you need to do at least 30, and then, to get good at something, you need to do more than a 100. So to get really good at it, you need to do more than a 100. And the conversion rate that we look for is 20 percent, so if we do 100 calls, we should close 20 of them into clients. That's like a baseline, and in order to get to that baseline, you need to do at least 100 calls to get there. The first five might all be no's. The first 30 might all be no's, but once you've done more than a 100, you'll start to get up at that 20 percent conversion rate. It's just practice. Sheer repetition and sheer practice and sheer consistency is what makes someone rich in business, and it's this simple, but everyone thinks it's all this other crap and makes it all complicated, all right? I'm telling you this is as simple as it is. And then someone who's making six figures, right? I can tell you that they'll be doing strategy sessions daily. They'll probably be doing one to two, maybe three calls every day Monday to Friday, right? And just because they're doing that, that'll be the reason why they're making six figures. What about seven figures? This is where it gets interesting. Because we've got a lot of data now, we've had, we've got like 13,000 customers, I've been doing this for five years, and I have 25 people making seven figures, and I have all of their data, so I can look back at this data, and really analyze it and see what goes on, and I've never seen someone get to seven figures without doing at least 1,000 strategy sessions, but most people who, well, the only people I know of that have got to seven figures, they've all done more than 1,000 strategy sessions, all right? And so if you want to get to seven figures, just try to do 1,000 damn strategy sessions. You want to get to six figures, try and do at least one to three strategy sessions Monday to Friday. You'll get there if you do that action, and how you do that action all the time, is by turning it into a habit with a trigger, action, reward sequence, and then turning it into a instinct. And then what about like multi-seven figures? What about like two million a year, three million, four million, well, it's just doing more strategy sessions. Andrew Ague, one of my students, when he got to seven figures, he'd done about 1,000 strategy sessions. Then when he got to about 300 grand a month, which is about like 3.6 million a year, he had done probably 2,000, 3,000 strategy sessions, and now he's at eight figures, which is like more than a million dollars a month, and we've actually got two students at that level, Nathan Fritz and Andrew Ague, and I think our Consulting Accelerators is probably one of the only programs, training programs, where people actually get to eight figures, like because eight figures is more than most gurus make. So it's like, it would be, like a lot of my students make more than most gurus, all right? That's a funny thing. I quite often joke that my student's student's students make more than some gurus because some of my student's student's students are making seven figures, and it all happens with practice and repetition, so how do they get to eight figures? Well, eight figures is when you can no longer do enough strategy sessions yourself, and they have to hire teams, so Andrew has, I think he has like six or seven sales reps and they're doing strategy sessions every day, and that's how you get to that next level, so the rule still applies, it's still the same action to get the same result, and you just take it to the max you can possibly do yourself, and then you multiply yourself by hiring other people, and you make them have the habits, all right? This is all it is. This is all business is. Finding out that one action that gets the result you want, doing it religiously every day, turning it into a habit, and then turning it into an instinct, going nuts on that thing, doing it all day every day, being obsessed about it, being obsessed about this thing to the point that people look at you and they think that you're a disturbed psychopath. That's a good thing, if you're doing the right thing, all right? Most people think that obsessive and really hungry successful people are like psychopathic or crazy or weird or something, but that's because most people aren't very good at anything. So of course, people who aren't good at things are going to think that that's weird, but once you become one of those people, you think that the other people are weird. So, you want to obsess about that thing you need to do so much until it just, it's all you ever think about and all you ever do, and when you do that, you'll be amazing at what you do because Michael Jordan and Kobe, they turned practicing into something that was just an obsession. And the best artists, the best photographers, they do something so much until it pretty much becomes a part of them. I'm sure you've ridden a bike before and learned to ride a bike. At first when you get on that thing, it's hard and you fall off, and you have to think about doing all of the stuff and it's really confusing, but then once you get the hang of it, it becomes a little bit more natural, and then once you've really got the hang of it, you don't even think about it. You just lean, everything happens without you thinking. That's how everything happens. We seem to understand it with a bike, but we don't seem to understand it with business. We seem to think that oh, if I try to do something in business, and I'm not good at it at first, that means I suck at it, and it must not hae been a God given gift to me at birth. Madness. It's just like riding a bike. Nobody gets on a bike at five years old, having never ridden one before and just nails it. Never happens ever. They have to practice. They have to go through the learning process, and no one gets good at it without practice either. So just keep things simple, and find out what you want in life, reverse engineer it, figure out what that action is that you need to take to get what you want, and then do it every day, trigger, action, reward sequence, plaster that thing next to your computer, plaster it on your wall, put it on your fridge, put it on your bathroom mirror so that you don't forget it, and then put a, get a Google sheet up on your computer, track it every single day and stick at it every day for years until that thing becomes a base instinct, and you just annihilate all the competition and own what you do. That's the path. That's how you get there. So, go and get it done. So if you've enjoyed this video, what I want you to do is click that like button right now. Also, leave me something in the comment section below. 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