on Becoming and Doing.

I study and speak extensively on “becoming” and on “doing. These are what I call the two work zones. In zone 



“Becoming” we describe it as: “I know what to do, but I’m not doing it”.  Zone 2 is actually “doing it”.  I am sharing notes I took at a past Anthony Robbins seminar on these topics.


Everybody gets their MUSTS. Not their SHOULDS.

You might no


t make your GOALS, but you will make your STANDARDS. Wants don’t get met, standards do.

Human beings follow through on who they think they are.  “I’m not that kind of person”! Really? When did you decide to accept that belief. When did you decide to accept that limit?

We adapt to be a certain way. Whatever identity we attach to ourselves, we live. We live who we think we are. Your identity = Your standards.

It’s not changing your identity, it’s about RAISING YOUR IDENTITY. Identify yourself in a new way. You will find a way. What are your standards/identity for: Your body, your money, your income, your health, your relationships?

Back your standards with RITUALS. ***now we are moving into what I call Work Zone 2- “DOING”!***  Rituals is where the POWER is! Little things you do each day that after you do them you get so much momentum each day. Rituals define us.

example: If you are where you want to be physically you have very different rituals than if you’re not where you want to be.

Little rituals add up.  Success is not some giant event that just shows up. Its something that happens everyday.  Failure comes from all the little things you do. You missed the little stuff.

People are awarded in public for what they practice in private.


What are the results  in any area of your life that isn’t where you want it to be. What are the rituals you have in place on those areas. What do you want. What are the rituals that would get you what you want.


Check out this blog post for more on this topic. It’s useful and interesting.


The state of acting against one’s better judgement

  I recently learned a new word. It is from ancient times. 

Akrasia   (/əˈkreɪzɪə/Greek ἀκρασία, “lacking command”).  Occasionally transliterated as acracy. Described as a lack of self-control or the state of acting against one’s better judgement.

Seems that acting against our own better judgement is as old as time. Why do we make plans, set deadlines, and commit to goals, but then fail to follow through on them? Why is procrastination so common? 

I found the following article both useful and interesting.

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It    –by James Clear

You can look at it now, or put it off until later…

Are You Mentally Tough?

Are You Mentally Tough?

People who are mentally tough have a psychological edge that enables them to cope better than others with the demands that competition places on a performer, athlete, business person, or anyone in competition. They are also more consistent and better than their competition in remaining determined, focused, confident, and in control under pressure.

Check out this excellent article on the 12 key attributes of mental toughness. Although the article pertains to athletes, it suitable to any pursuit where you want to win.

Are You Mentally Tough?  -from Scientific American