We first discovered Ed Mylett a couple years ago, and he has been an incredibly influential author, speaker, and business leader for the past several years. His charismatic personality is very quickly realized during his shows, and his following has social media has grown exponentially as of late.
Ed's motto is to "Max Out" all aspects of life, and this episode of The Ed Mylett Show is one of our favorites because it plainly outlines 10 aspects of getting the most out of your life. It's important to keep these in the back of your mind and execute them as often as you see necessary, because without application of information, no progress is made. It's also valuable to remember the beliefs shared during this episode when listening to all of Ed's content - they often serve as guiding principles and you'll notice recurring themes.
Below are the 10 Beliefs that Ed shares during the episode, powerful quotes, important messages, and our two cents of them.
Alter Your Beliefs
You get out of life what you think you're worth, and what you think you deserve
If you're thermostat (standard) is set to 75 degrees, when you make improvements and heat up to 85 degrees, you're destined to cool yourself down
In order to overcome this, you need to alter how much you feel you are worth
How do you do this? Put yourself in circumstances that are demanding. When you succeed outside your comfort zone, you grow. Association is also huge. Focus on the variety of associations you foster throughout your life, whether it be in business, faith, and relationships. Through association, you can increase your standards, but you can also decrease. A popular saying is that you're the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Don't Sell Your Will to Win
"Everything in your life was given to you, not for you..."
Approach things from the position of service and giving...
Overcome Your Struggles
A note for Entrepreneurs - "the first 5 years are full of false starts"
When you're struggling, you wonder - "is this really for me?"
Humans tend to misunderstand failure as meaning that it's not the right thing
Finding mentors helps you find guidance, and when you find guidance, you find belief in what you're doing and what you're pursuing
Sometimes there's an advantage of growing up rich
"Good is the enemy of great"
There's no stimulus when you are comfortable - comfort can be a killer
Most people are in the middle - not many successful people come from the middle
"Get comfortable with discomfort"
"That which you do not hate, you will eventually tolerate"
Be aware of the gap between where you are and where you want to be
Constantly be chasing the person you think you are capable of becoming
Chase the person who God created you to be - when the time comes for you to face God, don't meet the person you were destined to be and be total strangers
Master the Art of Persuasion
In order to do this, you need to have an incredible amount of belief
"You can't transfer to me that which you are not experiencing yourself"
Conviction and Belief
People respond to energy - they respond to what they feel
Get into a state of total belief and certainty
This is a concept which Jordan Belfort preaches constantly - the art and power of persuasion, a state of total belief and certainty, being an expert in your field or desired focus, and how powerful the combination can be in professional sales
Get Up Fast
"Don't spend too much time on your ass"
When you wake up in the morning, open your eyes and get up. You're going to get up at some point, so you might as well do it now
Constantly be chasing
Rely on Your Habits
Build an awareness of what you do and how you react when you're not feeling great
React reflexively (without conscious thought, automatically)
Rely on habits and rituals, these are going to enable you to achieve sustained success, but will also be dependable when times are tough
"If I can take control of the first 30 minutes of my day, and the last 30 minutes of my day, then it makes it a lot easier to control the middle portion of my day, or everything in between"
Consistency is key and provides comfort during times of uncertainty
Be a Champion
Don't extend the pain by sitting around and becoming stuck - constantly be pushing for the win
Run full speed into your challenges - you get adapted so much faster if you just dive in
The way that you get great at something is by diving into it
The people who lose are usually the ones who take their time - they are too logical
"Dive in and ride the waves"
Trust your instincts, your experiences, your backgrounds, and your system
"Owe no man nothing"
"Don't borrow money against a depreciating asset"
"Live below your means" - Pay yourself first. If you can't save money when you make a little money, then you certainly won't be able to save money when you make a lot of money. Peace of mind is saving cash.
Start reading about money, wealth, investments, etc. Start to learn and understand what you're talking about
Only put your money in things you understand!
"You're not a professional gambler, you're a saver and an investor."