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Announcer 0:06 introspective, inward looking, self examining, characterized by or given to introspection, and welcome to the introspective podcast, your compass for internalizing the path towards optimal lifestyle design, business success and mindful entrepreneurship with your host, Jake Anderson. Jake Anderson 0:30 What is happening everybody It is Friday, we are capping off our mindfulness week, at least on the interview side, to really dive in today, around the topics of mindset, tapping into the subconscious ways we can really start shifting things. So we are on that path to optimal success and not just our businesses, right? Because, you know, I know a lot of times as entrepreneurs, we get so caught up into thinking about success as it relates to our business. But it's more than that. It's our lifestyle. It's it's our marriage, it's you know, our relationship with our kids. It's a relationship with ourself and our friends. I mean, it all kind of plays into one pot. And I'm really excited about today's interview because this is somebody who this is actually probably one of my first internet friends, which is kind of funny, you know, like when you get online, you start building a business he he develop all these friendships and relationships and, and we just live in a time now where we're more connected than ever. And his name is Ronald hot and I call him Ron, he goes by Ron. He's an amazing guy. He's He's really my brother from another mother. And I'm excited to have him on the podcast. And we're going to talk about mindset to really cap this week off. And I will say that Ron hunt is a renaissance man, a title we really don't hear that often. He's also known as the growth mindset group guru. In traditional Ron fashion. He has taken the teachings of Carol Dweck and implemented them to enhance educational improvements in entrepreneurial journeys. One of the few people who listens before giving thoughtful insight whose hashtag is get shit done. He has taken the post career time of his life to revisit things that he wanted to learn more about, and to add new skills to the toolbox nondenominational minister, Reiki teaching master life in business coach, investor, Neuro Linguistic program just to name a few. He is a master speaker and helps coach other people to not only find their voice but to build out their digital courses with them. He also builds websites, apps, social media campaigns, podcasts and works with Click Funnels, in building sales funnels. He has recently produced a course on relationships to help regrow, restore, and thrive in the relationships in challenging times. He has met jack Canfield. He met jack Canfield back in April and jack asked him to teach one of his courses which he updated and taught. Never a man a few words, but he makes them count. I am pleased to welcome my friend and fellow broadcaster Ronald hot run. What's happening my friend, Ron Hunt 3:04 I'm gonna do my best to live up to that. No, that was probably the best introduction I've ever heard in my life. Thank you. Jake Anderson 3:13 Hey, you know, it's, um, I pre Listen, man, it all came from the heart. And you know, I I've got your background and your bio, and kind of the things you've done and, and, you know, just, you know, we've known each other for a while and I remember we first met it was in what was that group? The create your laptop lifestyle it was with? Ron Hunt 3:34 I remember. Yes. Yeah. Jake Anderson 3:36 Yeah. And, and you had sent me a message. And so I got in there. Because it's definitely like, that group was more, you know, I guess it was it was predominantly more female, right? Ron Hunt 3:49 97% Jake Anderson 3:51 Yeah. 97% more female. And, and I had made a post, I can't remember what I said it was, I think, was just a general outrage. And he reached out to me, and you're like, just Just so you know, like, this is predominately female, like, you know, be like, don't be too, you know, like, much with the testosterone or thing like, just kind of be aware of the composition. And then we started talking, I was like, you know, this is my kind of person right here. Like he looks out, like, because that's something that I think for people who are getting involved, you know, in the online space and, and starting to communicate with other people, like you really got to think about your audience and who you're speaking to, and be mindful of that. So I just remember that story. And, gosh, I don't know when that was, I think it might have been 2019 Ron Hunt 4:39 it's 2019. But it feels like a decade ago, my man. Yeah, um, it's, it's interesting, we all need to always niched down to our target audience and it's always evolving. And sometimes, I think that I've got a group of 5050 male, male and female and it turns out that depending on what I'm talking about, it's skewed 90% in one direction or the other. And my language has to change. Because they are, if it's all male, they don't want to know. They don't know what to know about the same things that an all female audiences, and they won't respond is as well, either. So yeah, absolutely know your audience always work your way backwards. We were talking OFF AIR about, you know, keyword searches and such in this life. Find out what your people's keywords are, and use them in your in your discussions, because that's going to resonate with people. And it really shows them that you are listening to them and speaking to them directly. Jake Anderson 5:44 Now, is that so I know neuro linguistic programming is an area that you have expertise in and I hear that NLP kind of the shortened version of the acronym, I hear it thrown around, and like yeah, I'm in now in LP and and I used it, I guess, that maybe they use in sales copy. But can you speak a little bit more to like neuro linguistic programming, because I think that's a good thing to talk about here, especially as it relates to communication to an audience and speaking to a person. What is this thing called NLP or Neuro Linguistic program and how is it used? Much like any Ron Hunt 6:21 other modern form of psychology, it came out of California in the late 70s. And it was actually only able to be implemented by psychologists and psychiatrists for the first six or seven years. And then a very famous coach name of Tony Robbins, took it as to improve himself and decided that he wanted to teach it and he ended up negotiating. And this, like, the psychological foundations kind of allowed him to do it for a little while. But his version was actually not the deep meditational introspection of a Tony Robbins is everyone knows, he's a great communicator. But again, his hashtag is also get shipped up. Yeah, so he didn't allow people to change at the pace that the establishment really liked. And he actually had to stop using NLP in his advertising and trade. But that being said, on neuro linguistic programming, it allows us to replace the mental pictures that we have, when we have negative emotions or negative outcomes. And actually, if we do it properly, that replacement image that we have, is more real than the original one in our brains. So even though you've got, you've tried to get up to the sixth level of mariokart, art every time and failed every time. Instead of thinking about failing, you're going to visualize success. And, and that's going to help you towards your goals. And it's really super helpful to anyone who has imposter syndrome, doesn't feel they're good enough. Or is stuck in one of these negative loops. And it's not, it doesn't take long to do. I've done it virtually I've done it in person, I became certified to do it several years ago. It's a fascinating topic. It's almost an adjunct, as I said of meditation, there is a little hypnosis in it, because you do slow down the way that you're talking. And people start responding in a calmer method there. And you've done this in your I'm sure when you've done breathing workshops, your blood pressure goes down, all those great things start happening in your body, if you actually do talk a little bit slower. Jake Anderson 9:04 So I now I feel like I need to talk slower. Like, it's funny, because as you're saying this and as you started speaking slower, I started feeling more at ease. Not that not that I felt anxious or had anxiety when you're speaking before, but I just noticed a change in in how I was responding was like when you start speaking slower, and you're more calm. And you have that kind of it almost feels meditative. Ron Hunt 9:35 So for my entrepreneurs out there, take this to heart, when you're when you're teaching something super important in your training, or what people will remember this specific section of your podcast or your YouTube. Slow it down. People are going to lean in just a little bit more and listen just a little bit better. Jake Anderson 9:57 So the slower you speak The closer they get to you, the closer they lean into you, Ron Hunt 10:03 as long as there is a difference, you have to it's not just fast and slow in your speech patterns, sometimes you have to go up, and sometimes you have to go down, you should always mix it up, but in order to get your important points across, slow it down. Jake Anderson 10:20 Mm hmm. I like that. And that's something I'm going to be more conscious about, as I'm speaking, because, you know, as a podcaster, that's one of the things that's really been, on my mind, as far as ways to improve. It's like, how can I improve as a speaker because I mean, whether I'm on a podcast, or I'm on a stage, you're speaking out a message, and I think it's important to and I like the first time you do it, it's the worst time you do it. And then you get you get better and better and better and better over time. I mean, so for that's just been something that and I know a lot of people that listen to the show that I communicate with, they're also people who are seeking to get their message out and find their voice and, you know, get on podcast, and they might have some aspiration to become a public speaker. You know, whatever that is. So, when it comes to finding your voice, it can be it can be, it can be a challenge sometimes. And I think you're you're fighting through a lot of that kind of head trash of fear or resistance that's keeping you kind of like, almost tensed up in a way to be able to deliver that message. And so hearing thoughts like this, and like slowing down and like knowing like, Where's the toolbox I can pull from when it comes to speaking? I mean, do you? What kind of advice do you have on like, people who are trying to find their voice and are kind of dealing with that resistance? Like, what are some thoughts you have around that, um, Ron Hunt 11:57 I went to the same same sort of school of hard knocks, if you didn't public speaking, I went, I went live for two years straight every day. And people, you know, there's the we can talk about 8020 rules, 9010 rules, all day long. But for the most part, 97% of the of your audience will not go live on, you know, to teach a topic, if fear of public speaking, is so deeply ingrained in us from the time of being called on an elementary school. And this is where, you know, NLP, or meditation, or medic or hypnosis would really help somebody. Because all these subconscious things that control us, were taught to us by age five, or six. And we just accepted them internally as fact. And in and in truth, they really do not control us, we can let our conscious control our subconscious and use our subconscious for good instead of evil. So if you're afraid of public speaking, don't go live. But go on video in front of the mirror, analyze yourself over a period of a week to not beat yourself up, because the first week is a horror show. But it gets better and it gets easier. We all looked at people who were getting up on stage and they would do jumping jacks and push ups and get themselves all pumped up. This is how we grew up our version of entrepreneurs, this is how they got their energy. Well, yes, you need to start with a certain amount of energy to get the audience in. But then you have to use your your your entire tool kit and your tool sets to to engage them to keep them to go past that 32nd mark in YouTube, or that 10 minute mark in podcasts. Jake Anderson 14:07 Yeah, Ron Hunt 14:08 yeah. So here's, here's the thing, here's the thing you need to do. And this is the easiest thing for most people make a list of 10 problems you've overcome in your life. Because everyone, even even in your in your teens are going to change. Of course, every decade, your problems get bigger your and your solutions get quicker, and your pivots are better. But what you need to do is, is write your list of 10 things that you have solved in your life, and then say, Has this ever happened to you? Today, funding Fridays. If you have a cash flow problem, start with that get people's attention, and then slow it down and tell them we can help you. There is a solution. I worked through it. You can work through it. Here's how we do it. And then you break down your frameworks Jake Anderson 15:00 So if you do that, and I would say in conjunction to what you were saying earlier, he got the 10 problems. But then there's the consistency of, of starting with just recording yourself. It's not going anywhere. It's just you and Amir just kind of getting used to, I guess hearing your voice is that kind of like one of the other pieces of the tools that can come in play? Ron Hunt 15:23 Your voice sounds nothing like you think it does. And this is and once you get past that psychological crap of your of you thinking that your voice isn't great. Your voice is actually great. And all voices can be trained. So don't take that personally. It's and don't start don't don't look in the camera, don't look in your and your phone is we live in miraculous times. If you have a great Android or if you've got an iPhone, you have a video camera better than what people were using 20 years ago, in your pocket. Do not start with saying Is this thing on? Am I alive? Don't do not tell people your name. And you need to solve people's problems. In the first five seconds. You can tell people your name 30 seconds in or even at this point, I'm well enough known. If you do a Google search for Ronald hunt meditation, you'll get the videos on YouTube. If you do Google search, Ronald wedding officiant I'll be on page one, two and three. It's just so I don't have to tell people I'm coach Ron, or I'm Reverend rod at this point. But people want to tell everyone their name. Get over it. Nobody really. I hate to say it. Half the people will not remember your name. But they'll remember if you can solve the problem. Hmm. Jake Anderson 16:52 Yeah. Yeah, that's such a good point. And I remember I can't remember Dan Henry had mentioned something because he's talking about, like Facebook ads and social media ads. And he said, basically, the same thing you were talking about was like, Listen, that first five seconds. If you don't nail that people are going to scroll past, they're not going to stay like you've got to be extremely clear. to hook them in, in that first five seconds, you know, so don't put them you know, piddle around like, you know, Oh, hi, my name. My name is Jake. And they're gone. Yeah, there. Yeah. Okay. Oh, your name is Jake, while I'm scrolling. Because this is not, this is not hooking me in here, Ron Hunt 17:36 you know, that we can, we can take a step back from there, if you don't have a decent thumbnail. Yeah, you're not even gonna open your video. It's it, you know, these are simple rules. And we can get in front of so many people, and help so many people, we need to maximize our entry points in. So once you've been practicing your your lives, you're they're not lives yet. If you've been practicing your little, your small talks, your 30 seconds or one minute talks, you don't have to solve the entire nuclear fission problem in one talk, you need to help people with one small actionable item. And that's you know, that's our whole journey, as entrepreneurs is to not teach everything is to, if we can get people to that next, pass that first pain point to their next step in their goal process. We've changed their life, we've changed their trajectory. And I teach a system called motivation to motion to momentum. And every if you if you know what you want to do, if you all you really have to do is start taking those first steps. So you know that you're going to need a video or an audio press on the internet. It's a given in this day and age. So you need to take those first steps, and they don't have to be great steps because we're failing forward. We're walking towards our goal. As long as we're in motion, we've got our chance to get some momentum. Mm hmm. Jake Anderson 19:15 Yeah. And there's, you know, the whole topic of failure, and I guess the perception of failure, that and I think anybody that that's, that's new to the space, the whole the fear of failure is seems to be kind of centered around the judgment that comes from it. And, and only say, only reason I say no, and I could be totally off here. And, and one reason I say that is when whenever well there's, you know, not just a judgment, there's also the risk that comes along with it too. You know, if I'm taking a risk or I'm leaving my job, and I fail and then my income goes away and I don't eat you know, you have that piece too but but it's It's like people get so caught up into what other people think about their decisions. And it's like, well, if I fail, then, you know, people are going to think of me as a failure. And and do you think like, what do you think about that? Because I've heard that, you know, again, from my little sample size of speaking with people, you know, that's what I look at, like, this is just a sample of like opinions, I've heard from people that I've noticed a little pattern, it seems like people get too caught up into, you know, I don't want to look like a failure, you know, to my peers, or to my friends or to my family. But what are your thoughts on this whole perception of failure that's going on out there, it's, Ron Hunt 20:39 it goes directly back to our childhood. And those first five years, our parents told us not to take risks. Very few parents, I'm trying to remember the book that I just read, where they actually study the most successful people in our society, from Ilan musk to Tom Brady. And all their parents forced them to do things, even if they didn't want to, so that they get got the failure out of their system. So they got the taste of failure in their mouth, so that they would change a variable. If you're not afraid to fail, you should not be an entrepreneur, that that should be that should be the tattoo on on everybody's arm, I am here to fail. Because if we if we take it all the way back to Thomas Edison, he 999 attempts to to invent the light bulb. Yeah. And, you know, the the press in, in my little city of Schenectady, New York, used to he used to walk down or take the horse down to ge. And, you know, because he was quite the guy for public relations back in the day. And they and he, and they'd say, Well, you know, you failed again. And he says, No, I said, Now I know one more way that I can't do it. Hmm. So absolute, you have to fail. But you take small risks, you take educated risks, you document your journey, because even though you failed, let's say there's a 10 step process, you might have done seven things, right. So you only have three variables that you need to experiment with, to become a success. It's, it's so it's so important that we don't teach our children, we don't teach our children as generations go on. Don't take any risks don't the best thing, the best things that we can do to our children. Not we don't have to throw them into the deep end. But we can throw them into the shallow and, and rescue them if they don't swim. Jake Anderson 22:41 Hmm. Ron Hunt 22:43 That's, that's the that's the metaphor I'd like to throw on your audience here. Jake Anderson 22:48 No, it's it's really important to, to understand that. The whole evolution of I think it's an evolution to like what's failure, you know, it's the evolution of your business, it's 11, new evolution of you as an entrepreneur. I mean, you know, me, I've been that I was the pivot came back in 2020. band Ron Hunt 23:07 was close, it was close, Jake Anderson 23:08 it was definitely definitely had. I mean, it was a very volatile time period for me, and especially with my business, and you're in the weddings industry, you know, with that, that scene was like, in during a pandemic, and, you know, it's, it's, it's like, you go through it, I think with every, I don't even really look at him as failures anymore. It's just like, this is the this was like a pivotal moment. You know, this was a time where I was able to learn like, in I can't remember the guys name you mentioned was like, what not to do, right? I just learned what not to do. And the more you learn what not to do, eventually gonna figure out what to do. And it really like one success. One, you hit success once. It'll make up for all of those failures very, very quickly. Because I'm telling you right now, I remember with my first business when, because I failed a lot for four years, it was nothing but failing and making mistakes. Not that I failed Some even after I launched this business, but it was it was I hit the gold, right hit to success. And that success made up Plus, you know, times, you know, however much all those years of failures, and you'll realize that very quickly, Ron Hunt 24:22 and how much sweeter was that success because you had failed, Jake Anderson 24:26 right? Oh, yeah. Yeah, it was it was huge. Ron Hunt 24:31 We celebrate you know, it's you're not quite to my to my age right now. But at this point, I mean, we celebrate everything. It's, you know, if I if I have a video that gets 6000 hits, no, I'm not getting 100,000 hits. I yeah, I I'm not 20 years old, and buff, but you know, but if I get 6000 hits, that's 60 people who really, really are breathing In what I was what I was trying to help them with. So I know what a difference I made in their lives, just just in one day. And then people go back and consume some content. And I get emails years later, of a project that I, pandemic, we, you know, if you want to talk about the pandemic, I was launching my Dropout Prevention Program in the middle of the pandemic that I've been building out for 18 months. So it's still there, and I still get emails, I still do consults on it, did I get to monetize it? And, and and make a million dollars? No, I did not. I consider it a roaring success. Because I became I was I became an educational disrupter. And, and God's some things in motion. It's like turning out, there are certain things in life. You know, when we talk about failures, we're trying to turn around the Titanic on some of these things in life, to get the educational system to change it all. It is, um, it's entrenched, you've got administration, you've got taxpayers, and you've got teachers unions, no one ever talks about the kids. Jake Anderson 26:16 Mm hmm. You know, I was listening to a video from Jim quick, it was like a 10 minute YouTube video is really, really good. In fact, I might even throw it in the show notes. Just if anybody wants to go listen to it. It's, it's, he was talking about how he said that he there's one clip and I'm married, and I was like, You know what, that's a really good point. Because in school, it's like, they teach you what to learn, but they never really teach you how to learn. And I mean, it was just one thing. I mean, there's so many other things to the educational system. I think that they really missed a buck on but but that was one thing. It's like, you know what, like, there is there is in Jim quick is definitely the master at this is like how to learn how to use your mind. But he thought about that. It's like, you know, there's definitely been like, how can I remember more? or How can I be more have more clarity? I'm reading the book. Now, the little book of clarity by Jamie smart. Have you read that book? Ron Hunt 27:15 Great book. Great book. Jake Anderson 27:16 Yeah. It's been great. It's Ron Hunt 27:20 Yeah, you could do you could do a whole a whole video series on that. 32nd videos. Jake Anderson 27:25 Yeah, it's, it's, it's amazing. Definitely recommend that. So that's the thing like I think, you know, and I want to shift into this. And I want to talk about getting clarity, maybe some mindfulness practices that people can can really bring into their toolkit here. What, what are ways that for people that have that head trash and I use that term, I throw that term around a lot, and we love it, love it or hate it, but that's what I call it as my head trash. It's like, it's all the noise. And I'm trying to get focus. And I can, I've got something anchoring me down to the right, and another thing pulling me to the left and something pulling me to the front in the back. And I can't, it's just this, this stuff in my head, and I can't get I can't seem to get it under control. What you know, I know you've got some and you and I've talked before, like, I know, you've got some really interesting practices and things that people can do to kind of settle that down, get more focus and get more on a trajectory to focus and clarity and having that momentum. So let's unpack that for a minute. And I'm going to go ahead and hand it over to you to kind of fill us in on what you have. Ron Hunt 28:34 Right. I think that mindfulness goes all the way back to the Bible. We there are 20 different meditations mentioned in the Bible. I, I learned from some of the Buddhist masters from the 14th century from the 13th century. I became a Reiki teaching master six years ago, and had to do a deep dive into meditation in order to center myself to play with energy. And that's that's just a phenomenal piece of my life. That I said that would be another podcast another day. But to become a Reiki teaching Master, you start with a simple meditation, it goes like this. And all meditation start with breathing but so we're just going to do one breath in but you guys can go back to Jake's breathing podcast for Monday. And and get the breathing down perfectly because breathing is the beginning of meditation every time. Take a deep breath in. Order fully release it. And think about these for a minute or so. Just for today. I will not worry Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings. Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor, and every living thing. Isn't that beautiful? It's it's the golden rule. And it's if you're Christian, if you're Catholic, if you're Jewish, if you're Hindu, if you're Buddhist, it it crosses every denomination. If you don't believe in a higher power, it still works for you. Spirituality is not religion. But it gives us peace. So let's take it a step further. Let's look at those principles. And I'll give you a link for people to to get on my website to take a look at this. If you do that first thing in the morning, if you do that last thing at night, before we do a little subconscious work, which we'll talk about, I'm sure in a minute. And just think about one of those after we read the file, maybe today you want to think about just for today, I will not be angry, do you have an anger problem? Wouldn't that be the one you want to focus in on a couple times a day, if you say that every day, for a week, you're going to be less angry, your blood pressure is going to be down, you're going to be thinking clearer, you're going to come up with solutions. That is this simplicity. And yet, the beautifulness of meditation and mindfulness is it we can choose to be better people. And I teach that is one of the legs, one of the legs in my six legged chair training, which I might drop in your notes as well. Yeah, it's a very, very cool thing. And once you start meditating, it's, it's it doesn't take long, the biggest complaint I get when I run meditation groups, I didn't really get into it, I didn't I didn't get into the state. It's not the state is different for everybody. But if you practice it, you will get there if if reading it at bedtime, and in morning don't work. I suggest people take a hike in nature. And five minutes into the hike, just stop. Take a breath in, do a full 360. Look at the trees, look at the flowers, look at the grass look at the animals or the kids playing in the playground. And you kind of realize that you're meditating. Because when you put the brain at rest for a little bit, you are actually more productive the next three hours. So meditation is is super important. When you have a project to take that five minutes out. If even if you do the Pomodoro timers, which I love to take five minutes out at the end of the hour to recharge, you come back with more power, and you get more done the next hour. So it's just something that everybody needs to do. 10% of the world's population does it. They're happier people. And I think everybody on a subconscious level knows they want to be a happier person. But we're letting we're letting those other things get in the way of our happiness. Because we're busy. We don't think we're getting enough done. We're afraid of failing. We don't think we're good enough. This is this is something I want to touch on today. You can out hustle, any fear you have. Let me say that one more time. You can out hustle, any fear you have. So if you if you think this is all woowoo stuff and you don't want to do it this way. Just go back to your list. And whenever you think that you that you're something's not going to work. Look, do one of the things that you know you need to do to make it work. And you're going to find out at the end of the day. Oh, you got that done. You worrying about it did wouldn't have given you any positive momentum. Doing it overcame that fear. Isn't that magical? Jake Anderson 34:46 Huh? I love that. You can out hustle. Any fear you have. Ron Hunt 34:51 Right? You can out any fear you have that's going on a T shirt. Jake Anderson 34:55 That is that's going on a quote card. You're going to get it Ron Hunt 35:00 I'm going to put on a pitcher spin tonight. That's the first time I've said it like that. Jake Anderson 35:03 I don't I don't I don't normally and I was telling people EMI is like following my podcast is starting to learn like my little rules of repurposing. It's like I don't do quote cards unless you deserve the quote card. Yeah, Ron Hunt 35:15 thank you very much Jake Anderson 35:17 you got you got it's got to be a quotable line for the going a quote card. So that will go on a quote, car, I love it. And I want to I want to shift to the subconscious mind, I was talking to my wife about this this morning, because we were she we were talking about hypnosis and and just the different practices that kind of like goes into and that is by no means my expertise. So like, as I'm talking to her about I'm very much so amateur level discussion here. But I do know that your subconscious mind is kind of running the show. And because we were talking because she'll say things, you know, I'm trying to get back into the gym and get back into working out, I've gained some weight. And I told her, it's like, She's like, I don't understand, you know, why? Why you why, like, you're the most driven person I've ever met. Like, why can't you be driven here? I said, I want to, I do. But for some reason, I just don't. And I don't know why. Ron Hunt 36:19 Jonas Jonas says do or no do it. Sometimes it is that easy. When you've got something that you're having trouble doing. And you know this for a fact, because we've had the conversation, you have to do it first thing in the morning. And once you start doing it first thing in the morning, you can do it at other times your day, my wife, you know, she she thinks I love going to the gym, I go to the gym, not just to stay in shape. But because I would not be able to walk because of my horrific accident 16 years ago, if I did not work out on a regular basis. Do I want to go to the gym? No. Almost nobody wants to go to the gym. Once you get there. You're okay. Yeah, so so it's overcoming that subconscious. I don't want to go to the gym. Well, you know, if you go to the gym, good things happen. So why don't you replace that I don't want to go with the gym with I know if I go to the gym, good things will happen, I'll have more endorphins, I'll have more energy I'll get I'll be more productive, just like meditation, burning burning energy. And it also increases energy on some levels. Depending on how you do it, unless you're a complete hit, kind of workout nut, which I wouldn't suggest anyone directly go into, I suggest getting into a little bit of shape before you start doing hit workouts or you know, tie bow or something like that. But you add at home, if you're doing a little yoga, you can use that time to incorporate some of your meditation, you're going to use your breathing, you can think about precept, just for today, I'm going to I'm going to I'm going to go to the gym. But you know, you touched on subconscious and conscious before the statistics that we all grew up learning, you only use five to 10% of your brain. And the front end, it's in the frontal cortex and the meticulous and all of these technical terms that I'm not going to bore your audience with. The truth is, we actually use almost 100% of our brain. But the we are only using the conscious part of our brain five or 10% of the time, the rest of the time, we are on this subconscious autopilot. And this subconscious has been programmed by age five. To add it back back in the days when cavemen had to look out for lions and tigers and bears pretty good idea to be afraid. When we're growing up crossing the street, or when we're when we're small children in our parents go. I grew up in New York City. So I am just going to go down a rabbit trail for a minute. Bring me back because I want to talk about the subconscious. It wasn't just the green light or the red light. If a bus or a taxi was coming, they had the right of way. This is what you teach your children in New York City because the bus or the taxi isn't going to respect that red light every time. Right so. So this is something that we learn. And we need to have certain rules like what when you when you get to be a teenager, you know if you look left, right left, you're going to make it across the street. But some of the some people 80% of the people are still going to sit there and wait For that walk sign, because they've been conditioned, that's how they learn to cross the street. So we can overcome those things, I want you to think about the three things that you need to do tomorrow. And keep a stack of 100 index cards by your bed. And I want you to write down after after you do your, your, your little meditation, in your in your in your hour without screens before you go to bed. Because no one gets enough sleep in this life, and no one goes to sleep the right way. Write down the three things you want to do read them once, put them on his on your night table, sleep, let your subconscious come up with creative ways while you're sleeping, to solve those problems, because you will actually get into a deeper, REM sleep quicker, because you've given your brain something to do. And you wake up and you read your your three, your three things that you want to do today, you will have new ideas, you write them down. And then when you get to work an hour later, or two hours later, depending on your childcare responsibilities, you will actually be more productive, you can use your subconscious for good instead of letting your subconscious control you and hold you down. Jake Anderson 41:26 So let me let me let me read let me recap this for the listener so that this is a really, really interesting exercise that makes so much sense as you describe it. He taken it like before an hour before you go to bed, we got to put the phone down, right? The phone Ron Hunt 41:45 however TV, the Jake Anderson 41:46 Netflix, any device, any screen right needs to be cut off. because it affects your sleep, it affects your I guess it affects your your focus, it does some nasty things in your mind, right Ron Hunt 42:02 is that is that the reason for exactly the blue light, the blue light is is just very difficult on our brains to absorb, anytime, but especially that hour before you want to go to sleep. And if you think about it, an hour is not a lot of time, but it's an eternity. Think about the things you can do with your partner. You know, the conversations, the the intimacy, all the things that you're not doing right now. The meditation, pre planning your day tomorrow, getting that off your mind, by writing it down, you're actually getting it off your mind. How many times do we wake up in the middle of the night, because we're worried about what we have to do the next day, because we haven't released it. And this is a way of releasing it. Jake Anderson 42:52 So that's the index card, you get the index card out and you're releasing that the it's the things that you need to do the following day. That's right. Ron Hunt 43:01 Okay, so listening, you're releasing it from your conscious mind Jake Anderson 43:05 getting it out. And there's something with writing it, that maybe it is there that's important, like you don't type it you don't, you actually got to physically like pull out a piece of paper the note card, right? And write it down because that has a cognitive benefit, I guess to it, or some kind of a big benefit when you're actually Ron Hunt 43:23 twice twice the amount of cognitive benefit. If you take notes as opposed to taking them on your laptop, you will retain approximately 85% Jake Anderson 43:32 Hmm, that's good to know. And I think that's, that's why I remember having this discussion one time, we were talking about like courses and like people taking courses, and it's like, yeah, like print out the worksheet and actually write your answers down. When you go through the course you're going to be more you're going to retain it more you're going to have, you're going to just perform better through the course if you do it that way versus just typing things in. And it came down to that it's I guess it's like a neuroscience thing here as far as you know, how your brain reacts to that modality of documenting something. So it's important, like that's a critical thing here, we got to write it down. And when you go to sleep, what you're saying is, at that point in time, because you've written it down because it has that I guess spark or boost in your, in your brain, you know, with that message, I guess ingrains more into the mind because you've written it down. And this before you go to sleep that when you're when you're sleeping, that's all subconscious activity, correct? I mean, it has to be right because you're not constantly awake. It's also just it's Ron Hunt 44:36 all subconscious, Jake Anderson 44:38 right? Okay. Got it. So by you're basically putting that message into the subconscious then before you go to sleep, and then when you wake up. That subconscious has kind of wrapped its creative hands around it. through that time of sleep and when you wake up, you're more you feel more maybe more clarity. Or I guess maybe around that topic are the things that you need to do for the day you feel more connected to it, like what's the feeling like when you wake up, after doing this exercise, Ron Hunt 45:09 you're actually your subconscious is actually more creative. If you can harness it, it will look at it will look at your your problems or issues or your goals in a different way than you would look at them consciously. Because because it's just the subconscious, just so large, that you've got the creative side, and you've got the analytical side. And you're actually going to use both instead of being predominantly one or the other as we are in our daily lives. It's, it's, it's so super cool. Jake Anderson 45:43 Yeah, that is super cool. That's really cool. That's, I mean, that's an awesome practice to really, especially like a good like, that's like really strong nighttime routine. That's very simple. You know, it's not anything, it's just, it's just, you got to discipline yourself to do it, it's like, turn that TV off, turn the phones off an hour before you plan to go. So you got to get disciplined, because I know I've been guilty of it, you know, going to going to bed and and you know worse, here's my phone, I'm like picking it up. I can't even find my I should just start podcasting before bed because I can't find my phone when I'm podcasting is because I set it down. So it doesn't distract me. But what I do is just like a look at it. And then I'll start scrolling. And next thing you know, I'm, you know, just kind of in this state of, you know, almost a zombie mode. And I've, like overloaded myself before bed with all this content. And I'm interested in I know, we've talked about this practice, and it's like the key to it has been getting the discipline to put that into action. Ron Hunt 46:50 I want something I did for my wife last week. My wife, my wife thinks that there isn't enough time in the day. I don't know if any of your listeners have ever had that problem. Jake Anderson 47:00 Oh, right. Yeah. Ron Hunt 47:01 Yeah. I'm Jake Anderson 47:03 talking about right. I got plenty of time every day. Ron Hunt 47:06 You know, and you know, I grew up it's like, well, Jim Rohn used to say that, you know, I studied millionaires, they get the same 168 hours of you. It's how they use it. So what I did what I did for her. She was concerned that she wasn't doing enough art on the weekends. Yeah. So it's like, in my brain. It's like, wait a minute, I'm cleaning the house. I'm cooking all the meals. I bring everything into the house. I take care of everything else. Why can't you do art on the weekend? Mm hmm. So it's inseparable. But you see, as a husband, you learn not to say things like, right? Jake Anderson 47:47 Oh, yeah, I've learned. And I have, because I have said things like that. And I've learned, Ron Hunt 47:53 you know, remind me after I've got a funny joke about that, in any case. So what I did is I sent her a timer. And when that timer goes off at New, she has to create art. No matter what she's doing, no matter where she is, she needs to put that down, pick up something, something creative, and draw or cut or, you know, or mold, mold jewelry, something creative. And since we put that timer in that little piece of structure, she's a happier person. And she's not beating herself up for not getting our done on the weekends. Now, all we did was shift a little bit of time, it's the same amount of time. So you can set yourself a time. But it would be wonderful in this life, if I could say that I'm going to go to bed at midnight. Every night, I would love to do that because I get up really early. I'm one of those guys. So but what I do is I set a timer. And at 1130 I start if I haven't wound down already, I go through my little rituals to make sure that I'm in bed at least by midnight. And we can all do that we've got we've got a timer in our pocket. And we can actually make we can actually if you've got an Android, you can name it. You can name it, bedtime setup chores, or whatever you want to do. Or time to create art, Ellie's timer time to create art and it works every time. Jake Anderson 49:37 Yeah, so Ron Hunt 49:38 if these are just little things we can do around the edges. Don't beat yourself up about what you're not doing out, hustle it do something change a variable. We all have that capability, but because we let our subconscious control us we don't do it. Jake Anderson 49:58 Got to change. Yeah, I mean you have To make some changes, I love the timer, the timer hack, we'll call it that whatever, whatever whatever methodology it is, it's it's used to to keep you, I guess it reminds you on how to stay structured and keeps you structured throughout the day, because we can get lost into the clock, you know, it's, it's easy to get lost into the clock, Ron Hunt 50:21 eye. And if you get distracted, sometimes the statistics I see you can lose 32 minutes of that hour, getting back to your task after getting distracted, right. So for for some of my business coaching clients, my high end clients, I make I make them put their phone in the desk, from the start of the hour to 40 minutes past the hour, until they get into the rhythm. And they tell their associates and they tell their bosses and their bosses, respect them for it. And then the bosses note to email them at 40 minutes after the hour or to message them and 40 minutes after the hour, because they're getting so much stuff done. They're getting all their appointments booked or or, you know, building out their, their, their methodologies. Everything's getting done, because we all have the same amount of time. It's just how we use it. And we cannot be on Netflix and social media for four hours a day, on average, per American, we need to use these things as tools. I'm not saying people have to do that today. But, you know, I listened to my podcast is it at the gym, as a reward for going to the gym. So you need to you need to have have some clarity in your life, about what you want to change, and then write down the steps and to it. Jake Anderson 51:49 Yes, yes. And, you know, earlier on this interview, when I was trying to find my phone to do the visual like, you know, oh, yeah, it's like, this is what I was trying to get the visual there and I couldn't find it. And it's for the exact reason that you said it's like I before I start any podcast interview, even like 15 or so minutes before I even start, I set my phone facedown on my desk, kind of tucked away, I turn off, you know, the whatever notifications Do Not Disturb on the computer and get off because otherwise, and sometimes I forgot there have been times where I've forgotten to do this. It's just dinging all around me, you know, some message or some email comes in or what have you. I'm like, Oh, my, he has like so much noise around me. And so really, putting putting yourself in a position where you're not subjected to these distractions that we live in now. I mean, because we do we just everything around us wants our attention, you know, some message or some app wants your attention, because that's where, you know, that's the currency that we have, like attention is currency now, and people used to say, how is how is Facebook? I mean, how like, back when Facebook, remember when back when Facebook first went public, people used to say, I don't even where's the value out? They don't sell anything? Yeah, they sell it. They sell people's attention. Right. And you know, I mean, they sell ads, but but this attention like they own so much attention. And that's what it is. And I mean, being able to to have billions of people. Four hours a day is what you said is the average time spent on social media. Yep. Think about that. I mean, that's, that's a commitment. Four hours a day is a commitment that that you're not even realizing you're committed to. Ron Hunt 53:48 When I'm marketing to women, one of my core audiences on Pinterest, women are 80% of the Pinterest users are women. And of that 80% of them are on Pinterest at nine o'clock at night, every night, every night of the world. So if you if your people, if any of your entrepreneurs are marketing towards women, that's that's when you need to drop your pins at nine o'clock at night. But you're going to get you know, you're going to get unbelievable reach. And then the cool thing about Pinterest is that they actually stay there for six weeks instead of six minutes that they do in Facebook. But someone was complaining to me about Google might be sharing information in in private mode. And he was he seemed surprised to me. And I said if you are not paying for an app, if you're not paying for a program, they are selling your information. That is the world we live in. So if you're not paying for an app, they are making money on you. But we can use Facebook we can pop in and out of Facebook. We can use it for messenger, we can use it for 10 minutes out of the hour, after we've done our 40 minutes of productive work. Yes, it's all doable, and you just need to be conditioned you to stay on the platform. That's how they make more money. Yeah. So you so you need to be in control of your life, it's, it's really, it really comes down to that you can own your own life by taking some mindful action, and everybody has it within them. And I'd love to help people more if they're interested. Jake Anderson 55:38 So let's we're at the, we're at the end of our time here, and I want to, to make sure that people know how to get connected with you where to get connected with you. And, and if there's anything I know, you had mentioned, that you have, I can't remember it was it was, it was mindset, or as motivation. It was the three arms program that you have Ron Hunt 56:04 motivation to motion to momentum Jake Anderson 56:06 here, again, motivation, and I love that name. Because it's like, ultimately, that's what we're trying to get to is that place of momentum in our life. So if you've got anything like that, or any resources that people could connect with you that you're working on, I want to give you the opportunity to share that here on the podcast. So yeah, how can people get connected? You know, what resources would you would you have for people in this area? Ron Hunt 56:30 Um, my, my training programs are virtual and in person, but they've been virtual, obviously, for the last 12 months. So we do that training, usually May and September of each year. And if you email me at Ron at funnel fund.co, I'd be happy to put you on the waiting list for that. Jake Anderson 56:56 Awesome, awesome Ron at funnel. funnel fund Co. Is the email we'll make sure to get that in the show notes as well, for anybody wanting to connect with Ron and, and I know you're on LinkedIn, you're on Facebook, and you're, you know, different corners of the internet. So any social media that people can connect with you on as well, we'll make sure to get that linked up. Ron Hunt 57:17 The primary mindset is funnel fund co as well. There are of course, at this point, probably 20 different websites. Yeah, Jake Anderson 57:27 it's a well, and I think that, you know, the the diversity of things that you can offer. And what you can do for people is really cool, man, like, I definitely love like, you just have such a passion to learn and grow. And that's something that always has drawn me to you as a person aside from you're just, you're just an amazing human being and you've got a heart to serve. And, and you know, we've connected on that level. But But definitely, you're somebody who had every time I speak to you're like always learning something now, I so I certainly respect that about you. Ron Hunt 58:01 But it's a good thing. And it's a bad thing. The Internet wants us to only be good at one thing, check. You know that? Because it's confusing to people. Yeah, but but my generation we grew up, I talked to you about all all the time, certain jobs, we had to be great at 20 different things in order to do that one job. And, again, we're teaching kids just find your one thing, do it well, and when when, when a question comes up on anything else, just don't say anything. And that's the wrong attitude. We all we we have the ability to learn anything we want to learn. We can learn quantum physics on YouTube now. You used to have to go to MIT and give them $200,000. Jake Anderson 58:46 Yeah, no kidding. I mean, the information is certainly we're certainly not lacking there. The opportunities to learn and the access to education is, is pretty, pretty remarkable. Ron Hunt 58:59 Can I leave? Can I leave your audience with one last thing for their kids? Yes, when they come when they come home with a good grade on a test or do it or they win the football game, don't give them praise for getting an A, give them praise for working hard. Because if you praise the working hard, they're going to work hard. And if they got that a without a lot of work, they're going to beat themselves up. Because they don't think they have to work hard to get a taste. So you see how that one shift in how we raise our children can can make them better people love it. Jake Anderson 59:39 I appreciate you, you know, dropping that mean, especially with kids. And you know, as you know, I've got little kids that are little boys that are four and seven. So I'm just now getting in. I'm starting to get into the years where they are running around where there's weather. Now the sports parents were like running around to the games and they practice the practices and Yeah, I mean, it's it's it's definitely a challenge, you know, when it comes to raising kids and being able to raise a generation that is well rounded they tribute, their independence. They've got, you know, the drive and the right mindset to move forward and progress, I think is huge. And so thank you for that. Ron, it's been a pleasure having you on the show, man. As always, it's just great to connect with you. Everything that you brought to this episode has been tremendously valuable. I hope anybody listening definitely, definitely go back. And I mean, there's there you had some really strong frameworks, because I'm encouraging people go back and listen to some of those frameworks. And don't just listen to like, actually put it into action. That's the thing. It's like, don't just listen Sunday. Yeah, that sounds cool. Like, go try it, go try that nightly routine that you spoke about, you know, and see, like, see how that would work for you and see, like the benefits like let that let the proof speak for itself, because the subconscious mind is certainly running the show and in a lot of ways, and finding tools and treatment and tips and different methods like you speak of, to tap into that. So that subconscious mind to really put you in a place of momentum. Now that right there is leading to a path of success in life and in your business, and anything that you're working on. So thank you so much for bringing all this to the show. I really appreciate it. Ron Hunt 1:01:25 It was the highlight of my Friday, Jake, I hope that all your audience has a great weekend and a productive 2021 Jake Anderson 1:01:34 All right. That does it Transcribed by https://otter.ai
Friday is around the corner again and we are capping off our Mindfulness Week interviews here on the Introspective. Our interviews for this week focused around the topics of mindset - tapping into the subconscious ways we can really start shifting things as entrepreneurs. Diving into mindfulness is not just beneficial for ourselves, but for our businesses as well. To conclude this week of interviews, we have Ronald Hunt here to talk about mindset. Ron is a master speaker and helps coach other people to not only find their voice, but to build out their digital courses with him. A Renaissance man and known as the Growth Mindset Guru, Ron has taken the teachings of Carol Dweck and implemented them to enhance educational improvements and entrepreneurial journeys.
Notable for his hashtag GetShitDone, Ron is one of the few people who listens first before giving thoughtful insight. Ron possesses a lot of skills and occupations such as being a Non-Denominational Minister. Reiki Teaching Master, Life and Business Coach, Investor, Neuro Linguistic Programmer to name a few. He also builds websites, apps, social media campaigns, podcasts and ClickFunnels. He has recently produced a course on relationships to help people regrow, restore, and thrive their relationships in challenging times. You’re going to learn a lot from Ron so make sure not to miss this episode!
What You'll Learn
- What is Neuro-linguistic programming and how is it used
- Mindfulness practices that can boost your focus, clarity, and momentum
- How to really find your voice and overcome your fear in public speaking
“You can outhustle any fear you have.”
Learn the different mindfulness practices that you can use to boost your focus, clarity and momentum.
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