Hi, Erlend Bakke here, founder of mroutsource.com, actually wearing one of our new t-shirts today which I got from the mail and what I want to talk to you about today is probably one of the most powerful techniques you could use and apply today and it costs you nothing. After I started applying this technique my company has increased turn over by 80% or more in less than a year. Okay, this is really, really powerful.
Now, Tim Ferriss, author of “Four-hour Work Week“; he knows meditation. The original rich dad from “Rich Dad, Poor Dad“, Keith Cunningham, he talks about, “Thinking Time” which is also Meditation. Mark Zuckerberg and you know if you go back in history, Marcus Aurelius and most famous Cesar of the Roman Empire did meditation. So, here’s a simple technique for you how to do it.
Now, you’re going to have to just sit there and do the same as me. Remember to turn your phone on “silent” so you’re not interrupted and before you sit down you can set an agenda; so you know one focus point there you want to focus on or you can just sit and listen to the force that come to you. Now, I’m going to put it on 3 minutes. I usually do 15 minutes and I do that twice a day; morning and evening. And if I have time during the day, you know if I’m in a public transport or somewhere where I could get some good thinking time done, I’ll make time to do it there also. So, here goes… three minutes and counting. So, I’ll just find a comfortable position where I can sit and right be by myself. And I just try to sit straight, close my eyes, and I just relax and listen.
Okay, so I’m back in the world now. My timer’s going off and that was three minutes. Now I know what you think. “Oh, 3 minutes…20 minutes in the morning; 20 minutes in the evening…” “How on earth am I going to do that?” Now, how important is it to you to make the right decisions? You know, to see clearly? To be able to be conscious of where you are, who you are, what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. Now clarity you know Tony Robbins talks about “Clarity”. How can you get clarity? Okay. So, I know what you’re thinking. I know you’re thinking, “I don’t have time”. But how important is it for you to be clear to be focused so you can achieve and live what you want to be.
So, I’ve got a couple of apps that I want to talk about really quickly. One is an ipad/iphone app which I use every morning. It’s actually for… It shows you how to breathe while meditating and it’s proven to reduce stress enormously, so if you feel stressed as an entrepreneur, if you feel overwhelmed, if you feel like you have no control of where you are or where your company’s going I really, really strongly recommend downloading the “Pranayama” app and start at the very beginning with just five minutes and if you do this correctly, your head will feel a bit tingly.
You could do it sitting like I just showed or you could get more advanced and you could have one of these meditation cushions where you actually sit cross-legged in you know, the typical meditation position but when I started, I couldn’t really sit like that so it took me a really long time to learn but it’s very simple. It has given instruction that teaches you how to do everything and it’s a really good app.
The next one I want to talk to you about is an app called, “Relaxation” which I used a lot when I was very stressed before. When I struggled sleeping, I would drink and eat to sleep and that’s a really good way of disturbing your sleep. So, I don’t recommend that. But, you know, the health thing is a totally different ball game. And this app just talks to you, what you do is you listen to it. So, what’s cool with this is that your subconscious mind starts getting reprogrammed if you listen to this every day for thirty days, you start sleeping better! So, if you want to sleep like a baby, start listening to this when you go to sleep and you will sleep really well. Not only that, you will also wake up and be excited. So, it really programs you, kind of cool! So those and then for doing what I just showed you there’s an app called, “Mindfulness” and you just set it for different times there’s 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 minutes and this is the one that teaches you to just sit and relax and breathe and listen. You know, I really like this app.
The more I do it, the better I get at everything. So, that’s my lesson today, just look into it. Just see how you could fit it into your life. Try to commit for thirty days. If it’s not working for you, then quit. But as I said, the superstars do meditation every single day. So, if you want to be a superstar, you should look into it.
Erlend Bakke here, founder of mr outsource, signing out, byebye.