What is failure?

Last year I set myself the goal of speaking at pendulum summit in 2017 well I can honestly say I did everything I could think of to do that. But alas its not going to happen this year.

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As a friend of mine said we never fail, we only pick the wrong deadlines, which is 100% true.

In all fairness, I said at the start of the year, I have no idea how I’m going to do it, and that it was a ridiculous goal, that is why I wanted to do it. Because it would push me, out of my comfort zones and make me think at a higher level.

I had no idea what was going to happen, to me, over the coming year and there is no way in hell, I could have anticipated the level of growth, that would take place.no-idea

I was already growing and learning far beyond anything I could have even conceived and for what happened, this year, puts every other year, into the baby leagues.

My original plan was to work for pendulum summit (Ireland’s premier personal development event) and hopefully get an opportunity that way. But that didn’t work, so I tried plan b, which was to grow a big enough following myself, so that I would be of so much value, to them, that they would have to give me a go.

Plan b was a much bigger mission, than I thought, As all plan b’s are. ha ha. But plan b, is far closer to what I actually wanted to achieve, than actually speaking at Pendulum.

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Plan b, was to start doing my own talks. I started a meetup group, one random week, and the following week 8 people turned up, and what came about was literally something so far beyond anything I could have imagined.

This is where I really started growing, on my year of un-believable growth. I had been doing a lot of meditation, and was very sensitive to energies already, but I did not know how far this would go.

We basically went through a major spiritual evolution, and by major I mean fucking major. haha

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We started doing group healing’s, soon after the start of the group, and I took off as far as psychic and spiritual abilities go. Visions, feelings, messages, ancestral healing’s, Akashic records, card readings, mediumship and so much more, that I cannot even remember. Literally mind blowing stuff.

My vision was to speak at pendulum, to give people information that would free them up, and make life easier. I was planning on backing up my information with my story of how I got to speak at pendulum summit. Going from having a small business to speaking at one of the worlds top speaking events.

But now I can do so much more, far beyond anything I have personally seen, and I have done a lot of courses.

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Now my vision is feeling what is going on in the crowd and actually using spirit to lift those blocks / limitations and basically doing healing’s to thousands of people, in one go. Which is beyond what I could have imagined and awesome.

Right now, I am actually kind of stuck with my group, we have all grown so much, that it would be very hard, for people to come in and catch up, with what is going on for us. So, I have to think of another plan, to grow the group, if I am to reach this year’s goal.

I am quite confident that I will have opportunities, to speak at pendulum summit and blow the roof off the place, very soon. But probably in 2018

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I want to put it out to you, to think about what is failure? because to me it doesn’t exist and even though I did not reach my goal (yet) I am a far better person for it.

Till next time… Miller

Re-evaluating my goals.

My plan to speak at pendulum summit got derailed, for the past few months.

I set an audacious goal, and didn’t really know what I was getting myself in for.

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Just like all goals, plan A didn’t work also plan b, c,d, and e. But now finally after trailing and fail-learning and a bit of de-motivation, I am getting the picture back of what I wanted 9 months ago.

I can see myself speaking on stage and the energy in the place being off the charts. I know the type of energy I want, because I’ve was a DJ, and I know when a place is electric. 3 or 4 thousand people, with a real drive, to be the best that they can be. Just even saying this pumps me up.

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I got derailed like every one, my goal was going to take a lot more effort than I thought. But that is the mark of a real goal. Something that will grow you. I had all the pieces but had no idea how long and how to put them together.

My naive assumption at the start of the year was, I’d put out a bunch of videos and get traction, and that was it. Haha. So funny now. Totally delusional. But again that is the mark of a true goal.

So, I’ve melted my own head over, and over, just like every entrepreneur, and it didn’t seem as much fun, as it originally did. It started feeling like it was going to be a lot of hard work.

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My plan originally was to do a bit of online marketing, and get a job with Pendulum Summit doing marketing, network with all the top people, and develop an opportunity that way.

What has come about, is I’ve had to start a media company, to build my own brand, which still doesn’t exist. So I’ve had to do a lot of study, and growing, than originally planned.

I started a meet up group,(The Epic Life Group) because I needed experience as an actual speaker. Yea that’s how delusional, this goal was. I fucking love it. Totally nuts.

Because I got disillusioned by the scale of things, my energy started to go, and I realized, I had a lot less time, than I originally thought. I was aiming to have all my stuff together at the end of the year, and I’d get a place to speak. But thanks to DJ and Journalist, Mark Kavanagh, I realized I had a lot less time. I actually had to get my shit together months in advance, because that is when they would finalize the lineup. Yea as I said I was delusional. Haha

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So through setting up the Meet-up group, that became much more interesting, and of much more value, than speaking at pendulum summit. I was getting in a small way, what I was aiming for in speaking at Pendulum.

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I said to myself, sure if I just build this group to thousands of people, I wont need pendulum.

So I carried on with that vision for a few months and had to think about growing the group, so I started reading lots of books, and marketing stuff, primarily @garyvee and today I realized, that I was struggling with my marketing message.

I realized that I had no direction, for what I was doing, I lost my north star. My vision had evaporated.

I was reading this stuff to grow the group, but to what end. It was vague and mushy.

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Over the past few months, I had felt this vagueness, but I had no idea what it was. I went from being proactive, to just reading stuff that seemed like being productive, but it wasn’t leading anywhere.

I am reminded again, and again, that we have to have a north star, a destination, a goal because, that puts what we are doing, now, in context, and gives what we are doing, now, purpose.

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I was proactively lost.

I can even see it in the epic life group, I had lost that drive to grow, by being vague, and the group, I feel,could feel that too. Every bit of content I was putting out was great, but it lacked that bit of drive, and conviction, that direction. What we are all doing this for. We want epic lives, that is why, we are here, and that energy, was faltering.

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I understand on a whole new level, the purpose of goals, so much more now. Goals are not to be attained, but they are there as tools to help you grow.

The goal itself is irrelevant, the journey is the most important thing. It is who you become as a result of your journey, that is most important. But! the goal gives you direction.

This goal has gone from being something fun, to something much more serious, it is now become a mark of my growth, as a man, a person, as a person who can make a difference, to his own life, and as a result the people around him.

The goal has gone from being a selfish one, to one that I hope will empower others.

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I know now, that I am mad late, on speaking at pendulum, but miracles happen every day.

I am re-energized, and clear again on what I want to do, and why. We all go through these processes. If you are to take one thing away from this, is just keep going, keep moving forward, and things will become clear eventually.

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If  I had have stopped, I would not have a second chance now, and I gave myself that second chance.

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My energy and clarity is back.

I see myself in the Dublin Exhibition Center speaking to 3 thousand people, and bringing them on a journey that empowers the fuck out of them. I see the place going nuts, for themselves, because they will see how far, they have come, through my story.

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If I can be so delusional, and keep going, so can anyone. I can tell you now, I am 100% a better person for all the effort I have put in. Win, loose, or draw I have grown, and that is the real purpose of goals.

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I can not go back to who I was, and one way or another, I am going to have better things because of this.

I look forward to meeting you on our Epic Journey’s

 

A Little more about me.

I’ve been farting about with this blog for years now, and it’s time to make something of it.getting nowhere

I’m not a writer, and I’m not an internet marketer, hence being so slow at posting and promoting my blog.

I asked myself one simple question. What one skill could I develop that would give me the greatest impact on this planet, and you guessed it Blogging was the answer. Ah shit.

I’ve had a mad life, to put it mildly. Mad in a bad way, and the awesome way. Now it’s time for me to put what I’ve learned into practice, and start living the life of my dreams.

But like everyone on this planet I’ve got some challenges, and this is what I want to share with you. I’ve read all the books and gone to all the seminars but still there is something holding me back.

i was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 26 (ADHD does not exist, poor focus does) so that puts into perspective how good i was at school, i failed everything and school failed me. I had Little or no self-belief, no self-worth, and most of all no skills to start figuring my way out of this.

held_back_by_h_nguyenSo over the past 10 years I’ve studdied and learned, about how the mind works, but still something was still holding me back. No matter how hard I tried, I could not move forward with my life. I could learn, but not take action on what was going to move me forward. I was stuck!

Through years of pushing ahead and getting nowhere, I started to get sick, I was Chronic fatigueburning out, so much so, I was laid up in bed for nearly two years, with chronic fatigue and was most definitely depressed as a result.

All that started me looking further and further afield into more alternative solutions to my issues. i started to ask better questions. i went from asking why was i sick to how can i improve.

living an epic lifeThis is where my life started to pull back together. Once you realize that everything is energy, your thoughts, your words, your electrical impulses that make you move, your brain waves, then you can really start healing and improving.

i started to realize that there are many levels to personal development, but two main ones. Your mind set and the energy in your environment, (internally and externally).

You can be the most positive person in the world, but if you’re around a bunch of depressed people, they will drag you down. Maybe not a lot, but one way or another your environment dictates, the majority of what your life is going to be like.

As I got more and more into the energy side of personal development, the more I was able to take action on what was actually holding me back. I realized that certain things have pulls on your mentality. A simple example would be the Social Welfare, because they give you 200 euro for nothing, it makes it hard to do a job for 300 Breaking limitationseuro, because you will have to work 40 hours for only a 100 euro increase. Also because you only have 200 euro it is very hard to dream about what you want next, because your limited by how much you can invest in your life. A cheap course at 50 euro is a huge chunk of your money. Where as someone who is on 500 euro a week its only 10% of your weekly wages. So being on the dole limits your mentality and as a result your energy and then you get depressed. You have to change your whole environment to start to feel good again. It is a real uphill struggle. but once you can see the energies in your life that are holding you back then you can take charge and do something about it.

As you can see our personal growth can be hindered by not only ourselves, but the environment we live in. This is a much broader spectrum than most of us realize.

What I’ve been doing for myself over the past 10 years is learning all this stuff and bit by bit putting it into practice. I’ve broken most of the things that have been holding me back and now its all about living an epic life.

The life I want to live is one of endless enthusiasm. I realize that I will have my ups Bungee jumpand downs, but through it all I’ll be excited for the coming day.

So this blog will be about what I have learned, what I have done to change that, and what I’m doing to start living the life of my dreams.

The next post will be on how to build your vision.

 

Traits of an Entrepreneur.

EntrepreneurWe can get caught up in traits, behaviors and miss the true essence of a person. This is a great post on traits of an entrepreneur and also someone who is living their life to the fullest. Richard Branson

What I want to show is that we are all individuals, and we come at every single thing in life in a completely unique way. So no matter what, trying to emulate traits, is actually not being true to yourself, and demotivates you.

I’ve found through dealing with a number of entrepreneurs that effective personality traits develop as desire for the business grows. The desire to create an effective mind-set and routines grows in line with the business.

So the key personality trait that I would suggest developing is clarity of vision. see how your business can work get out there and start asking questions.

However, there is an aspect of this, that has to be kept in mind. It is to develop clarity of vision with a focus on improving ones self to achieve that goal.

Just like running a marathon you can not go straight to running 42 kilometers you have to grow but by doing your research each day and doing your bit each day you learn about yourself and as part of that you grow in every aspect. you get more organized to run in the morning you learn about eating better. all the traits develop as you move towards the goal.Entrepreneur calm

Let me ask you do you think Donald Trump and Richard Branson where born with all these skills, or did they learn them as they went along. Each of them learned personality traits from their parents. How many rags to riches stories have you heard, from people who had no parents. What happened is, that they had a goal and developed the traits along the way.

Goals come before traits so develop your goals and become the person who can achieve them.

What are your goals,  and who do you have to become to get there?

Winning the game of fitness (and everything else to boot)

Winning the game of fitness (and everything else to boot)

I can promise you this: if you read this full post you will have a new way of looking at the world. But this post isn’t going to be easy for all to read. So ask yourself am I the type of person who lets a few words me? Or are you going to be victorious over this post?

How do you see yourself? I’m fat, I’m ugly, I’m unfit, I’m lazy, I eat too much, I have no will power, I hate life, I hate work I can’t stand myself or I’m fun, I’m out going, I’m fit, I’m full of energy, I’m crazy, I love life, I have fun every day, I eat really healthily, I’m getting healthier and healthier?

Did any of the above statements make you feel anything? If not read them again, if they did, what did they make you feel? Did they make you feel bad, or did they make you feel good? I told you this post may be a challenge. But it’s well worth it.

Did you notice how just these few words have power over you. Just a few words can make you feel bad or good? But they are only words, why are they so powerful?

What words do you say to yourself on a day to day basis? Do they make you feel good or bad? Do you ever listen to yourself? Have a think…………? Do you listen to the news and say to yourself on a day to day basis that the country is fucked, or do you complain about things. Or do you actively say to yourself, I’m great, I’m going to have a great day no matter what?

Have you noticed at this point that words control your emotions? I’m assuming that you have been on a mini rollercoaster of an emotional ride with this post. Why is it that, just a few words make you feel bad or good?

We have established that, what we say to ourselves on a day to day basis makes us feel good or makes us feel bad. Give it a go. What do you say to yourself that makes you feel bad? Have you ever said I’m such an idiot for doing that? What do you say to yourself that makes you feel good? Have you ever said to yourself, gees that was great?

Listen to what you’re saying in your head now. Are you arguing with this post saying this is shit or are you agreeing with it? Have you noticed what you are thinking?

We all talk to our selves all the time, but the vast majority of people don’t notice the actual chatter that is going on. We have an internal dialogue that is going off all the time and it’s just words but those internal words control our outcomes on a day to day basis.

How do you control this chatter I hear you say? How can I take charge of my thoughts? How can I take charge of how I feel? How can I take charge of my life? And what the hell does this post have to do with fitness?

Have you noticed that I’ve been asking a lot of questions?

Have you noticed that I’ve been controlling your thoughts this whole post? Mu-ha ha ha.

Have you noticed that these questions are making you think and listen to what you are saying to yourself?

Are you putting 2 and 2 together now that what we ask ourselves is what controls our thoughts? And our thoughts control our feelings and our feelings control our day?

So ask yourself again what makes me feel bad. Do I moan a lot? What makes me feel good? Do I congratulate myself or other people when they do well?

Do you see how by asking those two different questions, your focus and your outcomes change? One leads to misery and the other leads to a brighter happier you.

So how does this apply to fitness? What questions do you ask yourself around being fit? Is it hard work out, or is it fun, or does it make you feel bad or is it and exciting challenge?

How do you make yourself feel? Do you say I’m too fat to go, or do you say I’m going to be fit and feel great.

How are you going to take charge of your thoughts and take charge of your life?

If you want to get fit what questions will you ask yourself to make you have a good time getting fit.

My one tip to you is that this takes practice. That practice isn’t easy or hard it’s just practice. The more you do it the easier it gets. So write a note to yourself, put it at the end of your bed or where you will see it in the morning and ask yourself. How good will I make myself feel today? How much fitter am I going to be today than I was yesterday?

How are going to become the champion of your day?