3 Skills That Will Make You An Elite Performer

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus



“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.“

Mario Andretti (Professional Race Car Driver)

“Difficult times disrupt your conventional ways of thinking and push you to forge better habits of thought, performance, and being.”

Robin S. Sharma (Leadership Expert/Author, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)

”With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.”

Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

I recently started training and competing in Tough Mudder competitions.

This was something I wanted to do for a long time and now do once a year.

For years, I wanted to do one of these obstacle course races.

And never got around to doing it.

The reason I didn’t do it sooner was because I had filled my life with busy activities....

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3 Ways To Protect Your Mental Energy And Achieve Success

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus



“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.”

Warren Buffett (American Businessman)

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life”

Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

“Energy and persistence conquer all things”

Benjamin Franklin (American Politician)

Your mental energy is your most valuable asset.

It’s easy to get caught up in life thinking that other things are more important than your mental energy.

A lot of people think that money is the most important asset that you have.

Money’s helpful, but it’s not the most important thing.

You can always earn more money if you have enough energy to do so.

Something else that a lot of people say is their most valuable asset is time.

They think, “Oh, I just need more time to do this.”

But, if you’ve ever watched the same movie twice, you know that time is not your most valuable asset,...

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4 Steps To Create Mini-Habits And Reach Your Goals

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus



“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

Colin Powell (American Statesman)

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Aristotle (Greek Philosopher)

“Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.”

Vince Lombardi (American Football Player)

Everyone has their own collection of habits.

Bad ones (what you call your vices) that might include biting your nails when you’re nervous, an 8pm soda and chips habit on the couch, or hitting the snooze button 8 times every morning.

And then there are good habits, that you’ve intentionally built into your life to make you better, in an area of your life that you’re focusing on growth in, such as meditating and exercising every day.

The goal, of course, is to have an abundance of good ones and replace the bad ones.

Successful people boast their good habits as being transformational to the...

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How To Strengthen Your Willpower By Creating New Habits

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus



“We can use decision-making to choose the habits we want to form, use willpower to get the habit started, then — and this is the best part — we can allow the extraordinary power of habit to take over. At that point, we’re free from the need to decide and the need to use willpower.”

Gretchen Rubin (Author, The Happiness Project)

“Epic production has less to do with your willpower and more to do with the routines you install. Get those right, and you’ll enjoy exponential results automatically.”

Robin S. Sharma (Leadership Expert/Author, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari)

“Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.”

Benjamin Franklin (American Politician)

Get a grip. Hold it together. Push through. Buck up. Just do it.

And, there are more cliches just like these, all promoting the idea that if you can control yourself and do the things you might not feel like doing, you’ll reach your goal.

You might even get a prize.

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The Science Of Intelligent Achievement

Published by: Isaiah Hankel

Topics :Emotional IntelligenceHow To Focus



From the inside flap: Dr. Isaiah Hankel, bestselling author of Black Hole Focus, shares the best of behavioral science with the art of mastering mental focus in his next book The Science of Intelligent Achievement. This book is a compilation of strategies, case studies, rich personal examples, and smart tools that will give you a blueprint to create your own ultimate success. If you want results, if you prefer a direct hit over gentle prose, and if you’re ready to level up in your goals and your life… this one’s for you.

This book gives you smart strategies for achieving your goals and will show you how to…

  • Define your values and align them with who you are.
  • Stop depending on others for your happiness and success.
  • Become selective with where you spend your mental energy.

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