Do you ever feel stuck in life, seeking to find the right tools to navigate yourself?
It’s very common for us to dwell on our thoughts and get lost in our own minds. Life as a human being isn’t always easy.
However, if you can learn how to master the power of that’s already within your own mind, you can master every area in your life, such as your health, wealth, relationships, and many more!
That’s exactly what Insideout Mastery is all about.
Insideout Mastery is the process of being able to tap into your personal power that’s already within you!
Insideout is the approach we need to take to get what we want out of life. This means that you need to focus on the inside. This is what Stephen Covey describes as “within our sphere of influence” in his book the 7 habits of highly effective people.
What else does Insideout Mastery mean?
The inside means our thoughts, feelings, and meaning we attach to it. If you understand how you can control those, you can achieve anything in any area of your life.
There is an immense power within your mind and if you don’t direct it, your mind will create its own path.
Life starts by being able to become aware of the process of how your mind works. Your mind is like the motherboard of a computer and without this, the whole system doesn’t work.
“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”
– Tony Robbins
The Blueprint of Life
I used to be unhappy more often than happy and definitely felt unfulfilled.
And that despite having a bunch of friends and a good education!
If you’ve read my story, you know that after I read Tony Robbins book, Awaken The Giant Within, a new world opened before my eyes.
I discovered that life actually has a blueprint!
What that means is that life has certain patterns. Once you become aware of these patterns, you’re able to navigate yourself better.
Everyone has his own map of the world and everyone’s map is different. These are the maps we use to navigate ourselves through our lives. The more you can align your map with the blueprint of life, the easier it becomes to create success in your life.
This blueprint consists of a few aspects. It’s important that we understand this because there’s tremendous power in this knowledge.
First, you need to understand your own mind and how it works. Your mind determines how you experience and even run your life. You can decide how this works at any time – it’s your mind after all!
Secondly, the principles of life. These are the natural laws that cannot be bend. Think about it like this, in a river would you rather swim with the current or against the current? It’s much more effective if you use strategies that are in alignment with the principles of life.
And strategies is the third aspect. Strategies are the “how to” tactics we use to get where we want to go. Not all strategies are great but if you’re able to identify what a good strategy is, you can get to your goals faster.
Key #1 – The Power of the Mind
it starts with an awareness of what’s actually happening between your ears. This is extremely important because it affects every single area of your life.
If you don’t have a plan for yourself and control your own mind, someone else will do it for you. And if not someone else, your mind will go on its own adventure.
Think about this: how many people have become super successful, yet died at a young age because of drugs?
And how come some of the poorest people are happier than some billionaires?
If you understand what’s really happening on a deeper level, you can shape the life exactly the way you want it. That’s why the power of the mind is the main theme throughout all our journey towards Insideout Mastery.
“Our life is the creation of our mind.”
Throughout this process of self-mastery there a few interesting concepts to note:
- Take Responsibility
- Make True Decisions
- Perception – Your Map Is Not The Territory
- Never Stop Growing
- Inside Out – The Outer world Reflect Your Inner World
Let’s take a quick look at what each of these concepts means. You’ll learn more about each individual concept in later articles.
This may come to you as a surprise but responsibility is the most important aspect when you want to live a life of higher quality. Without taking responsibility you’re powerless.
So, take responsibility for everything that happens in your life!
What happens when you take responsibility for everything? You no longer point at other people but rather take a proactive approach towards problems. And when it’s your problem, you can do something about it, right?
But what if it really isn’t your fault?
It may not be your fault. It may be the worst thing that happened to you in your life, and you couldn’t do anything about it.
But what you do control, is how you think, feel, and act in a situation when that happens. Nothing is worse than feeling like a victim and learned helplessness
Make True Decisions
You can change anything in your life by making a true decision. You can decide to not believe things or you can decide to be more curious and ask more questions.
Your decisions determine what you focus on and eventually what’s possible for you. If you don’t believe that you can be happy, decide now that you can. Because if you don’t, you never will find a way to be happy.
Thoughts & Meaning
You can decide what you think about most of the time. There’s a whole concept based around this and you might have heard of it – it’s called the Law of Attraction.
The meaning you attach to the events that happen in your life is even more important. When you associate a different meaning to the exact same event, you can change how you feel about that event in an instant!
Perception – Your Map Is Not The Territory
Everyone perceives the world from their own perspective, which is their own map. Not one perspective is better than another but it’s good to be aware of the fact that everyone has a different map.
You’ve got the choice to change and improve your own map and thus the way you navigate yourself through life.
Never Stop Growing
Especially in this fast-paced society, constant growth is more important than ever. We’ve got to make many decisions in our lifetime, and we’re constantly transitioning.
Growth allows you to update your map constantly so it stays up to date. Growth in one area often has major impacts on other areas in life. This means that little bits of growth can boost the quality of your life significantly.
Inside Out – The Outer world Reflect Your Inner World
When you start working from the inside out, you start to notice a slight shift in your environment. When you’re shifting to a more positive outlook, the whole world seems to do the same thing.
Isn’t that amazing?
This is helpful because when everything around you seems to become negative, you now know that this is a cue to figure out what’s really going on inside of you.
Key #2 – Principles of Life
Ever been bitten by Karma?
When you don’t align with the natural laws of life, you’re setting yourself up for a difficult time. These principles are unwritten rules that are always there and never change.
There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.
– Sylvester Stallone
Most of us realize (on an unconscious level) that certain things happen because it makes sense. For example the law of gravity, which is clearly all around us. We don’t really have to think about that.
Another law is the law of vibration. This law says that nothing stand still and everything is vibrating. This might come to you more as a surprise but it wouldn’t change much about the way you live your life.
So let’s have a quick look into some of the principles that make your life easier if you flow with it, instead of against.
- You Attract Who You Are
- What Comes Around, Goes Around
- Long-term – Slow & Steady Wins The Race
In future articles, we will discuss how you can use these but for now, let’s take a look at what these mean.
You Attract Who You Are
You don’t attract what you want, you attract who you are. In fact, there’s a saying that goes like this “Show me the five people you spend the most time with and I’ll show you your future.”
It’s probably obvious that if you want a partner that runs their own business, you don’t go into a bar to find them.
Yet, many people are doing exactly that.
No wonder how things can seem hopeless in times like these.
What Comes Around, Goes Around
Billionaires understand this concept and they give mountains of money away to charity. Not only does it come back to them multiplied, it also gives a deeper feeling of satisfaction.
But what you get what you give works for more things than money. Think about your time or energy. If you never help someone out, how can you expect to get something in return?
This doesn’t mean that every time you do something you should expect something in return. If you do this, you’re going to be in for a bad time.
Always provide more value than you expect to receive! But don’t be surprised when you receive more than you expect.
Long-term – Slow & Steady Wins The Race
The amount of “getting rich quick” schemes are insane. Most people want to do things, only if it gives them immediate gratification. Why invest time when you want to have things now, right?
But if you play only for the short-term, you’re going against a very important principle of life.
Even if you’re able to gain short-term success, chances are big that you walk into some ugly setbacks later on.
Play for the long-term and the chances that you succeed are much higher. You feel less stressed, happier, and more fulfilled. And if you happen to see some success in the short run – that’s great!
Key #3 – Strategies
Strategies are the tools that you use in your life. Coaching, courses, and books are full of strategies. You’ve got strategies in all forms and shapes.
This website in itself is full of strategies and tools. The goal of these strategies is to help you unlock your inner potential and through this transform your life.
The strategies are mainly focused on the power of the mind. Even things like exercise improve your mindset and make you stronger in all areas of your life.
“Success is 20% skills and 80% strategy. You might know how to succeed, but more importantly, what’s your plan to succeed?”
– Jim Rohn
A couple of concepts to keep in mind with good strategies are the following:
- Value – Give, Give, Give
- Impact – Your Contribution
- Take Action & Fail Fast
Let’s have a sneak peek at what they mean and let future articles explain how to use these effectively.
Value – Give, Give, Give
No matter what we do, we should always seek to give more value than we receive in return. Don’t use strategies only to benefit yourself and definitely don’t use strategies that are harmful to others.
The concept of giving more value works with the long-term mindset and also gives you a better feeling about yourself. Whether you like to admit this or not, if you know you’re not providing enough value, this will slowly chip away at your peace of mind.
Impact – Your Contribution
To have the biggest impact possible it’s useful to have you’ve excellent strategies. Having an impact is the ultimate way to fulfillment.
This doesn’t mean that you have to benefit millions of people but if you work with strategies that benefit all the people that are around you, this has a massive impact already.
Think of it like this; what if everyone would do this?
In his book, the 7 habits of highly effective people, Stephen Covey noticed that Win-Win is the only real way to go through life. It shows confidence and simultaneously builds trust and synergy.
It means you don’t play the martyr at the cost of yourself or play the competitor at the cost of others.
Of course, there are situations that this rule doesn’t count like in a game of chess. But when it comes to developing ourselves and improving our mindset, we’re seeking for win-win strategies.
Take Action & Fail Fast
Our focus may be on the long-term but we can play our strategies can be fast. You don’t want to play save in life because we only have a limited amount of time on this planet.
And failure is going to happen!
Long-term doesn’t mean never-term. This means that we need to take a bunch of actions, fail more often so that we can arrive at our long-term destination.
How You Can Apply These Keys
We’ve already discussed how we should develop ourselves from the Insideout. By understanding our thoughts, meaning, and map, we can navigate ourselves through life more effectively.
If we combine this with the right strategies, aligned with the principles of life, and you’ll see a lot of success.
But there are a bunch of areas in our lives and while we can be successful in one of these, that doesn’t mean you’re successful in another. That’s why we’ve to work with the 3 keys in the following areas of our life:
- Mind & Meaning
- Health & Vitality
- Character & Contribution
- Love & Relationships
- Influence & Leadership
- Time & Productivity
- Wealth & Financial Freedom
“Imagine Your Life Is Perfect In Every Respect; What Would It Look Like?”
– Brian Tracy
Mind & Meaning
Although this might not seem like a practical topic, it really is. Thoughts come and go all the time and it’s important to become aware of your own flow of thoughts. Once you start to see this happening, you can start to understand what it means to you.
Then you have emotional mastery. Thoughts, emotions, and meaning are all connected to each other. Once you understand the whole structure you can shape your life in a way that sets you up for success. That’s what Mind & Meaning is all about.
Health & Vitality
The body and mind are connected to each other. If you work on improving and sustaining a healthy body, this benefits you in all other areas of your life. Your levels of energy are going to get you to the moon!
Character & Contribution
This category is all about shaping your character, figuring out what you want to do in life, and how you want to contribute to the world. This category alone can give you a feeling of true fulfillment.
Love & Relationships
No matter how successful you’re in life, it’s always better to share this feeling with another person. Seeking connections with other people can give your life more depths than anything else. I think we can all agree that strong connections are giving us great satisfaction in life.
Influence & Leadership
You’re either influencing other people or other people are influencing. One is not necessarily better than the other and both of them happen all the time throughout your life. But at some point, you want to be able to influence people.
You want to be able to influence your employees when you’re a business owner, your children when you’re a parent, and other’s when you have a good idea.
Time & Productivity
The only asset in our lives that we cannot get back once we’ve used it is time. This is more important today because we’re always busy.
If you don’t make a plan for how you spend your time, life will fill the gaps for you. That’s why a morning routine can be a powerful tool to take control over your life today.
Wealth & Financial Freedom
Money seems to be a controversial topic today but we cannot deny that it’s easier to have some of it, rather than not. Ask someone who’s poor if they want to have more money and they’re very likely to say yes.
This is not always the case because wealth and freedom is only a concept. What this means to you can be completely different from someone else. That’s why it’s not only important to look at how you can become wealthier but also how you can feel wealthier.
It’s Time To Unleash Your Power
“It’s not resources but resourcefulness that ultimately makes the difference.”
– Tony Robbins
You’ve already got every resource you need in life. This website is here to help you as a navigation tool that can help you through your transformation.
Whatever it’s that you want to achieve in life, you must start on the inside. Focus on improving your skills and abilities and become a master in your chosen areas in your life.
It’s time for you to set higher standards for yourself. Commit to your dreams. Start living with full responsibility. Start living from the Inside-out.
How You Should Use This Blog
I’ll provide many strategies and tools on this website to help you live a life of abundance and prosperity. This doesn’t mean you’ve to use all them but you’ve got the option if you want to.
Don’t get upset if something doesn’t bring you immediate results. Try to understand what you’re doing and keep working on your goals. Be flexible when things don’t work out but stay focused.
Doing this consistently separates you from the majority of people.
Remember that repetition is the mother of skill. Commit yourself today and live the ultimate adventure yourself. Let’s make life happen!
My goal is to help you to transform your life! To help you reach your potential and live a meaningful life on your own terms. Let’s do this through understanding timeless principles, developing powerful habits, and the mastery of our mind.
“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”