Welcome to The Path To Mindset Mastery! My name is Brad Bizjack. I'm a mindset strategist and coach, inspirational speaker and creator of Appreciation Academy and I help online business owners silence all the negative self-talk holding you back from your dreams so you can finally see the success you deserve!
Today is all about energy management. I'm gonna show you ways to have energy on demand so you can feel energy whenever you want, even if it's not just natural.
So as I'm filming this, I have a pretty bad stomach bug. Stabbing pains throughout my body. 101-degree fever. It's not fun. But how do I manage my energy like this? How can I show up and perform at a high level even with that going on?
Or think about someone like Michael Jordan in the NBA finals playing with the flu and having one of his highest-scoring games of all time?
How is that possible. So many people fall victim to the mindset that their energy is out of their control and I'm here to tell you that's not true.
This is an exciting podcast because it's genuinely one of the main things that I do to operate my life. I've been asked time and time again, "dude how the hell are you so damn happy all the time?" or "how do you have so much energy?!"
You get to pick how you live your life each day. If you've been operating from a place of life-controlling you instead of you controlling life, then the chances are that when people ask you how you are, you respond with, "I'm okay," or "I'm tired," or "I'm busy."
Yawn! When you can see your life as a gift and every breath you take as a miracle, all of a sudden, you get a lot more energy.
But if you don't feel regular energy, the chances are that you're living your life trying to protect yourself from things going wrong, correct?
So there are two ways to control how you feel on a second to second basis. And I learned these from my mentor Tony Robbins. The first is your physiology, and the second is your focus. If you take control of those two things, your life changes forever. Why?
Well, let's start with physiology. Emotion is energy in motion. So if you ever want to feel differently, one of the best ways is to change your physical state. That can be a workout, jumping jacks, laughter, something as simple as jumping up in the air and giving yourself a high five over your head, and the list goes on. But physiology is one of the most important ways to feel more energy whenever you want.
Let me ask you a question- where does energy come from? What does your gut tell you? Does it come from food? Does it come from sleep? Does it come from recharging? Nope.
Energy is something you do. And sure, if you want long term sustainable energy, you'll need to eat healthily and get your rest. Of course! But I'm talking about turning it on when you need to. Energy is something you do. It's a choice. One of the best ways to take full responsibility for your life is to realize that you control your energy!
Do me a favor- close your eyes. Assess your energy on a scale of 1-10 right now. Maybe you're a 4. Perhaps you're a 6. Wherever you're at, assess it. Now, I want you to imagine a memory from your past where you were just so frickin pumped up. Maybe it's before a big concert. Maybe it's when you were about to walk on that football field. Maybe it's at your annual convention for your company. Maybe it's when you were about to go on a roller coaster. Maybe it's when you're about to teach a fitness class.
What is it for you? When do you feel pumped up? And I want you to go there. Don't just see the memory. Relive that memory. Same breath pattern. Heavy, fast breathing. Breathe the same way. Breath it right now. Feel it. Feel the energy you need to deliver. Put your shoulders back and feel the energy surge through and just imagine right now that a lightning bolt just struck you with energy and you took your number, and you just added three more points to it. How would you breathe? Are you up out of your chair? How you feel?! And surge it up even more. Feel it, breath it. Live it.
Open your eyes. What do you feel?
Let me guess: More energy! And you didn't change how much you slept last night. You didn't change what you had for breakfast this morning. You made a fucking choice to bring energy to this podcast episode. You chose to have more energy.
And what's so cool is that if you create enough of it, you can feel happiness at any moment at any time. You can be that person that others can look at and can feel your energy without you even saying a word. How would your life change?!
Let me show you how to decrease your energy at any moment. And by the way, if you're ever depressed or sad or worried or anxious, chances are that you do the following with your body.
Okay now, put your shoulders more slouched. Chin down. Eyes down. Slow down your breathing. And put your body in a tense state of worry.
What do you feel? More or less energy? Less! Because energy is something you do!
So my point is really simple! If you ever want to change your energy level in a moment and change how you feel at any time, change your body! Get up and move. Take the dog for a walk. Do jumping jacks. Go workout. Have sex. All of it is a state change.
Does this make sense?!
Okay, what about the second way to change your energy? By changing your focus.
When you're pissed off, where is your focus going? To what's wrong or what's right? When you're worried, where is your focus going? To your blessings or what could go wrong?
Anxiety is a mostly unnecessary state caused by focusing on things that haven't happened yet, and having a desperate need for control in your life. But something I've learned throughout my journey of success is that you're never actually in control.
Wherever focus goes, energy flows. So if you focus on something more empowering, your life will change in an instant.
Let's use the example of me have a pretty gnarly stomach bug right now. I could focus on how it sucks and how my body feels like it's being stabbed with pins and needles. I could focus on how I got zero sleep, and I'm exhausted.
Or I could focus on how I have people to serve. One of them is you right now. And that my message is more important than any sickness I could have. Which of those two focuses would bring me more energy? Obviously the latter.
So there are a couple of ways to change your focus that I'd like to walk you through.
First, gratitude. Write this down. Gratitude is the cure-all because it's literally impossible to feel pain when you're deeply grateful! You can't feel anxiety and gratitude simultaneously. Impossible. True appreciation that is. Not the bullshit type where you pretend you're being thankful just to reward your disempowering story that it's harder for you. Genuine gratitude eliminates all pain in a single second. When you go to a state of gratitude, your focus completely changes!
Second, act how you want to feel.
Think with energy. Think enthusiasm, and you'll become enthusiastic. Your mindset is not fixed. It's not based on the things that happen around you. Your life is made up of events and the meaning you give to each event. It's on you to change it. Just the word mindset alone implies that it's something you set! So tell your mind what you want to feel. Your attitude is so much more important than the amount of sleep you got last night.
And I get that you don't want to. I understand that when you're in a down state, you want to stay down. Trust me. I lived it. Then make yourself do it. If you stand in front of the mirror with your shoulders back, chest up, huge insane smile with some laughter, hands on your hips like superman or wonder woman, it's physically impossible for your mood not to improve. I forget the stats exactly, but your cortisol level goes down something like 20-30 percent. And cortisol is your stress hormone. Energy is a choice.
And finally, life up everything you do.
Everything. Your handshake, your smile, your words, your thank yous! Hyperbole becomes your friend here.
What's better and more welcoming? A limp fish handshake? Or a firm handshake with a smile that says I'm so glad to meet you?
What's better? Leaving a 15% tip because your steak was a little cold? Or leaving a 25% tip, writing the words "Thank you!" and a big smiley face? What makes you feel better?
What's better? A little smirk that says, "I'm sad about everything?" or "Smiling with your teeth and your eyes!?"
What's better? A quick, "Thanks?" (where deep down you're more focused on how the lunch delivery is late) or "Seriously, thank you so much for this! It was so nice of you! How is your day going?"
What's better? "I'm okay?" or "I'm fantastic!?"
Your job from now on is to pour vitality into everything you do! Enthusiasm or lack of enthusiasm shows up in everything you do. This includes your job. Think about it… when you meet someone, does that person think that you're glad to see them? Or do they believe you're just part of the walking dead?
Find a happy and successful person who seems dead when you meet them. It is literally impossible. They don't exist.
It's time to start coloring your words and actions with good news and positive feeling. It's time to pour vitality into everything you do!
When you do these two main points: change your physiology and change your focus, your life changes very very quickly. Because you'll realize that you're literally in control of how you feel, and if you don't believe me, that's okay. I faced a point in my life where suffering felt good too. But I'm telling you. Something better exists.
If you're going to be here on this earth, at least be happy and enjoy the experience!
You just need to realize that you're in control of how you feel. If you've been doing all the things but not getting ahead and you don't know why, it's your emotional state. You could do the right strategies all day long, but if you don't have the energy to go with it, of course, people won't join you, and of course, your strategies won't work. Success is 80% psychology and 20% the how-to.
So I hope you took a lot away from this podcast today! Do me a favor, head to iTunes, and give it a rating and review. Share this podcast. Post it in your IG stories with a reason of why people should listen. Let's get more people feeling amazing because it's literally a choice that most people don't realize they have.
Thank you so much for tuning into The Path To Mindset Mastery today! My name is Brad Bizjack! Go out there today and every day and live your life with a genuine smile on your face. Because you know how to cultivate the energy to make that happen!
I'll see you next week!