6 Lessons From a Mentor Who Made $1 Million in a Month Part 2

This is the second part in a 2 part series. Read the first article here.

Distinction #4 – Activity always expands to fit the time

This concept I’ve found to be so true in all areas of my life. When there is no urgent deadline, things just ‘cruise’ at an easy pace, and fill up the time. But put a time frame and make yourself accountable, and things start to REALLY happen.

This is true both on a long term (months/years) and short term (hours/days) scale. I’ll give you a quick example. In my time as a personal trainer, I myself used to hire a trainer to train me because I realise how important it is to keep myself accountable to someone else even though ‘in theory’ I know what I should be doing. As part of my sessions, I used to book 2 hour sessions with trainers, and by the end as you’d expect I was pretty stuffed. Then I started shortening the sessions to 1 hour, and I found I was lifting just as much and feeling just as fatigued as the 2 hour sessions.

Deciding my workout could be even more efficient, I decided to cut down my sessions to 30 minutes! Now I know when I go the gym, I have 30 minutes with which to be as intense as possible, stay super focused and then get out of the gym so I can do other stuff. My mindset was completely different, and in 30 minutes I was finding I could still get the maximum benefits in such little time. But I had to schedule that time, and I had to make sure that someone was there to keep watch and ensure I was on track.

Do you ever find things that should take you 30 minutes or less are taking you 1, 2 or maybe more hours? On a long term scale, do you find things that should take you 1 month max are taking you 6 + months, or heaven forbid, years? Why is that?

A great question I ask myself which has been very effective is this: “If my life (or the life of my child – works better for some people as many value others lives more than their own) depended on me getting this task done in 30 minutes, what would I do?” It’s a great question to cut through the fluff and get focused on the super important things.

Distinction #5 – It’s not about the money

When MM stopped ‘chasing the buck’ things started to grow massively. MM had always wanted to help people, but it was only recently when they focused on their ‘WHY’ did they monetise it profitably (cracking a million in a month isn’t too bad, is it?). You see, MM just loves playing the game now, and hanging out with other ‘eagles’. The money is nice and a good way to ‘keep score’!

Distinction #6 – The Gravitational Pull of your inner circle

MM swears by this law. The reason? It has worked miracles in their own lives. The 5 people you spend the most time with is absolutely crucial, because this law states that after a period of time, your annual income will be the average of the these 5 peoples incomes! Wouldn’t it be nice to hang out with 5 people who make at least a million per month? If you listened closely, they don’t rest on their laurels – MM has got big plans of $20 million+ next year. The bar just keeps getting raised higher and higher, but the scary thing is those 5 people that MM hangs out with are all up for the same challenge.

Write down the 5 people you spend the most time with. This may be a hard blow to the stomach, but you might need cut some ties if they aren’t where you want to be.

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