Top 10 Rules – “PLAY Like a CHAMPION, TRAIN Like an UNDERDOG!”
It means that keeps you up at night is the real dream You should be chasing but to chase that dream to find that dream to make that dream a reality You need a strategy.
Don’t waste your time trying to live someone else’s life, you know, don’t be trapped by Dogma focus in on your own strengths your own element what you have to offer if you really want to achieve something you’ll find a way and if you don’t you’ll find excuses The motivation watch it top 10 with believe nation.
What’s that belief nation at seven? My one word is believed and I believe in you I believe you have Michael Jordan level talent at something and I want you to find it embrace it I make a difference using it So let’s get your motivation to attend and get you believing in you grab a snack and chew in today’s lessons from a man who went from being bullied as a child for being overweight and nerdy to becoming a monk in India To now having a goal to make wisdom go viral and is one of the most viewed people on the internet He’s Jay Shetty and here’s my take on his top 10 rules a success vol 2 enjoy Okay, let’s kick things off with rule number one have a plan how many of you have a crazy dream or a crazy goal.
I want you to write out in the comment section What is your crazy dream the dream that keeps you up at night is the real dream You should be chasing but to chase that dream to find that dream to make that dream a reality You need a strategy why a dream without a plan is just a wish Tony Robbins said that right a dream without a plan is just a wish Right without a strategy without a guiding philosophy without guiding principles without actually creating a clear plan I used to have this economics teacher and I want you to think back to school as well.
Maybe you had one I remember this economics teacher you walked into the classroom And the first thing that you wrought in the board, he didn’t even tell us his name We’d even know who he was and he turned up he went inside the classroom and he wrote on the board.
He said Failing to prepare is preparing to fail and all of us.
Just burst how laughing this guy I don’t even tell us his name yet.
But on the board, he wrote failing to prepare is preparing to fail And now when I look back at that and as I grew up and hopefully became a bit more mature than I was in high school, I remember thinking about that statement I thinking how true is that?
Then when you’re not prepared for something you miss out on our Unbelievable opportunities now, I’m not saying good things don’t happen spontaneously Sometimes things happen by chance Randomly, etc with a reason but when you’re prepared you can capitalize on things in a huge huge way rule number two Live in your element play to your own element.
Don’t try and perform someone else’s expertly So in modern terminology or how would I say that is? Don’t waste your time Steve Jobs.
Don’t waste your time trying to live someone else’s life, you know, don’t be trapped by Dogma Focus in on your own strengths your own element what you have to offer don’t get lost in Trying to become like someone else or pretend to be someone else There are a beautiful one of my favorite quotes by Einstein and then Steve Jobs against said if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree they’ll spend its whole life believing that it’s stupid and Too many of us are fish trying to climb a tree Too many of us a monkey’s being taught,
how to swim too many of us are lions being taught to live like cats We’re not getting to live in our element So my second piece of advice is live in that element that you’ve naturally been given don’t try adopt another You know, we’ve more got a special genius inside of us It was Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs this conversation Steve Wozniak looked Steve Wozniak for those who don’t know is the tech guy behind Apple He practically invented the technology and the software and everything So Steve Wozniak looked at Steve Jobs and he says this is in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs Steve wasn’t I wasn’t yet looking at Steve Jobs and he says what do you even do? He said you’re not a coder.
You’re not a designer.
You know, what a marketer and you’re not an engineer What do you even do? Imagine challenging Steve Jobs and Steve? Jobs replies he says he says musicians play their instruments.
I play the orchestra that Is the deepest understanding of one’s role in life and not getting lost in other people’s identities And perceptions of you Steve Jobs knew that he wasn’t a marketer.
He wasn’t an engineer He wasn’t a coder so he hired all of those but he played the orchestra.
He brought it all together and That’s when you find confidence in your own role.
You won’t be envious of anyone else rule number three Don’t let failure stop you during a research experiment a shark was placed into a large tank of water And then some small fish were released into that tank as you would expect the shock quickly swam around the tank What’s the fish and then ended up eating all of them?
Then a strong piece of fiberglass was inserted into the tank This would create a division between where the shark started and where the smaller fish started again the shock quickly attacked but they stunned the shark went in straight into the fiberglass divider and Stop it tried this several times again and again and again until it became tired and weakened Meanwhile the fish on the other side of the divider carried on swimming peacefully after about an hour The shark finally gave up This experiment was repeated several dozen times over the next few weeks where the shark became less Aggressive every single time it got to the point where the shark stopped trying to attack and eat the fish that’s who the fiberglass was then removed out of the tank and To their amazement the shark still did not attack the shark had been trained through habit that a fiberglass divider was there and that he would bounce off,
and therefore didn’t even consider it at the same time the small fish freely swam wherever they wanted the moral of the story Many of us are experiencing setbacks and failures in everyday life Eventually, we get emotionally drained tired unmotivated and we stopped trying Like the shark in the story We believe that because we’ve been unsuccessful in the past That that barrier still exists even for new ventures in other words We continue to see a barrier in our heads that Separates us from our dreams even though there is no real barrier between where we are Where we want to go and remember this the teacher has failed more times than the student has even rule number four my personal favorite believe in your mission Fred Smith was an undergraduate at Yale University in 1965 as part of his coursework.
He wrote an economics paper Exploring the transportation of goods in the United States It’s how things get delivered to you and me he found that shippers were transporting large Packages and items either via truck or through passenger airplanes.
He thought he had a more efficient method He wrote a last-minute paper as you do about how a company Transporting small items via airplane would be a much better business model because he was rushed He never really got around to explaining in the paper how that company with one and he ended up getting a C the funny thing Is he still didn’t give up and in 1971.
He actually launched the company He was speaking about but within three years of founding the company Federal Express as it was called was actually on the verge of bankruptcy They were losing over a million a month that was because of rising fuel costs competitors in the same market and at its zenith it was only worth about $5,000 Smith even made a final pitch to General Dynamics hoping for more funding it was rejected Most people at this point probably would have just shut down Projection the great Closing a million a month,
but Fred Smith had different ideas Smith actually ended up flying to Las Vegas that weekend with all of what the company had the $5,000 the Monday morning after the company had $32,000 thanks to his blackjack skills that money made it possible to cover fuel costs for just a few days more Soon after the company was able to raise significant funds he went around to multiple places to find sponsors investors people that believed in what he was trying to achieve as a service the amazing thing is that he was Creating a company that we all know today.
It’s called FedEx it now operates in over 220 countries and has a new revenue of over 45 billion dollars the interesting lesson that we can learn here is that there were countless Occasions in Fred Smith’s life where he could have said, that’s it.
It’s not working for me He could have stopped when he got that C for the paper.
He could have stopped when he was losing a million a month He could have even stopped when he finally only had enough to just last a few more days But he believed in his vision He had believed he had Conviction about his idea and the process and the service that he was creating and that’s the lesson here if you really want to achieve something you’ll find a way and if you don’t you’ll find excuses Rule number five have a strong why I think Mark Zuckerberg said it brilliantly at Harvard ,
He was saying that finding your purpose isn’t enough You have to help other people find this and I know you’re passionate about this whatever that definition is But it has to lead everyone So if I’m whether I meet a celebrity and entrepreneur or whether I meet somebody starting out, I’m always asking them this question How can you use what you have to make a difference in the life of other people? Yeah, because if you start there everything else will work out but if you’re starting from the point of what am I gonna get? then you’re always gonna feel disconnected and I see that I see people who live like that and feel pain in their lives every day? I see that it’s not like some Conceptual philosophy we see it.
I see people who are only in it for themselves and they feel disconnected dissatisfied every single day and then you see the other extreme where people are just trying to give too much more than they even have themselves and they also feel Disconnected and again, nothing at all.
Nothing at all.
Right, so we know it again attachment and aversion two sides of the same coin Mm-hmm.
So we want to be in that dynamic balance of growth but always to give yeah So I always think how can I go three steps deeper so that I can move three steps forward So I can give three times as much Right, it’s all that’s always my mentality.
How do I go deeper to go more forward to give more? Yeah And if I can get those three in action for that reason see it’s what about the reasoning? You can do anything you like but it’s why are you doing it worse? rule number six train like underdogs Now it’s incredible that we root for underdogs.
It’s incredible that we want underdogs to win Why because we’re used to wanting our team to win we’re used to wanting the best to win We’re used to wanting to associate ourselves with people who are successful, right? We never go.
Oh, yeah I know someone who plays for that really bad team like we don’t say that right we say things like oh I know so many places without a really good team.
I know someone who was MVP I know someone who’s the son or the daughter of the MVP? We try and associate or link ourselves to success and when we do that it, in turn, makes us feel more successful It’s one of the reasons why when your team wins you say we won, right? You say we won but when someone asks you or how did your team do and if they lost that day you say they lost? you rarely say we lost it’s incredible how psychologically, we distance ourselves from failure and we close and or like on ourselves to success but The exception to that rule is the underdog we all get excited by underdogs.
We all get motivated by underdogs we feel Completely enamored by the story of the underdog Prashant.
Underdogs are just simple-minded They don’t have expectations and don’t have anything to prove to anybody and Prashant.
You’ve just hit the nail on the head That’s the principle.
I’m trying to get across Actually, we should play like champions and train like underdogs Why because the underdog works in a way not worrying about what anybody else thinks or believes? That gives you an edge It gives you a phenomenal advantage when you’re actually worried about what will people say when you’re not concerned by am I going to fail am I’m going to look worse is what I’m doing not going to Succeed as an underdog you don’t let those things cloud your mind.
You can focus in on the task at hand See when we become successful even as underdogs if we’ve risen to success the biggest Enemy of that success the biggest Achilles heel The biggest thing that can trip us up is not me connecting to that feeling of an underdog So no matter how much success you’ve achieved no matter where you are always remind yourself the mindset of an underdog is the mindset that nurtures talent that nurtures success that Harnesses your true potential rule seven go through hurdles This man began singing and playing the guitar at aged four his parents didn’t want him to watch too much television He was banned from playing video games, but he had a lot of books about art He didn’t enjoy school and was even bullied at age 15 a year.
Later He decided to quit school and follow his dreams of making in the music industry Now things didn’t go as planned He ended up homeless sleeping often on trains Just to get by this lasted for around three years where he had nowhere to live He spent multiple nights and days Performing to small groups often without even eating to his surprise some of his tracks went viral on iTunes Even reaching the number-two spot on the iTunes chart by the end of the year.
His album had sold 800 and 1000 copies making it the eighth best-selling album of the year His latest song was one of the most listened to worldwide His name ed Sheeran today, he’s mentored by Elton John Paul.
McCartney says that he’s a fan He’s even written songs for Taylor Swift in one direction and many many more Edie story teaches us that there’s no such thing as an overnight success He was so shocked and surprised when his album went viral online But when you look at the struggle before that you see the pain he had to go through Often we only view people’s success as what we see in their highlight reel and we forget what they actually Had to go through to get to that stage and that’s why the next time you see someone that you think is successful Don’t focus on what they’re doing now Focus on what they did to get the real number 8 grow your brand.
What’s the ROI on social media?
Right? What’s the ROI now?
The funny thing is your business work in service my business work in service literally lives off of social media so there’s obviously an ROI, but the problem is we live in a world where we want everything to be measurable and There’s a beautiful Einstein code that says not everything that counts can be counted and not everything that you can count counts Right, and we live in this world where everything needs to be measured like, oh that video has a million views How many cells did you get through that but it’s like life doesn’t work like that There’s a load of adverts and billboards on the street that the biggest brands pay for that don’t convert into direct sales Do you think that coca-cola looks at the billboard out there and goes how many people saw that advert today? And how many people bought I look because of that advert.
They don’t have that number It doesn’t exist and they’re one of the biggest brands in the world, but they still do it So social media video is just a new billboard.
Mm-hm and the biggest brands know That the more you see it as I mean, this is funny I saw this thread so a big billboard outside of my hotel that has all the Jenners and the Kardashians wearing their Calvin’s.
Have you seen it? I saw it straight away this morning.
Then I swear on Instagram and then I swear everywhere So already I’ve seen in three places now.
I don’t need women’s Calvera underwear But the point is that I’ve seen it in a million places.
It’s not true But but it’s told that when Nike first went to India They went there and it’s not Nike it’s any sneaker brand It’s its ass nice story and when they first went to India, they saw everyone was barefoot So the first reporter came back and said or there’s no market there because no one wears trainers and then the second reporter went then he said oh, no one wears shoes.
And then he came back and says we’ve got a huge market out there Right and it’s the way you see it that someone a sword no one wearing shoes.
There’s no mark here But another presence that everyone not wearing shoes as a marketing Right, and that’s what video is that? You can sit here and debate the ROI on video for as long as you want the truth is every major brand has invested In a front window that may know translate to direct sales or work or whatever it is, man But it does you think every brand should be using video.
Every brand should be using video rule number nine choose love I’m almost 30 and I don’t feel like I’ve accomplished anything in life I made a promise to myself while I was a university that I would get a job that excites me every morning But right now I’m afraid I’m not going in that direction That note was written by a young person and when I read it my heart sank I felt that way because I know so many people that are in that exact position I remember when I decided to trade my nine-to-five for a 24-7 it was because I wanted to do something that was meaningful every day I wanted to do something that was purposeful and fulfilling from the moment.
I woke up to the moment I went to sleep.
The one thing.
I didn’t know before I started is how achievable that was But also what is required when I transitioned from my nine-to-five or actually my 9:00 to 9:00 to her 24/7 I realized that I was going to have to work harder smarter and faster and that step was full of fear full of Anxiety full of insecurities full of questions like what will happen if it doesn’t work What will people say should I just have stayed where I was I went through all of those emotions all at the same time and then something came to me I wrote down the various options that I had in life at the time and ever a word above them that I believe summarized the Experience or the result of what?
I thought that would give me some of them said ego because I thought those career paths would give me a boost to my ego Some said security because there were certain roles or jobs I could take that would provide a certain level of financial security and then one path said the word love because I knew if I did that that I would love every moment even if it was truly Challenging and sometimes really difficult to deal with and that’s why I’m here today making this video speaking to all of you because I chose The path that had the word love above it try that exercise.
Try that activity out to try and Differentiate the motive the intention behind what you’re choosing and selecting in life Now just because you choose the word love doesn’t mean that everything’s gonna be smooth sailing and are you going to be successful? It’s going to have its own ups and downs and that’s why wherever you go with your heart Take your head with you and rule number ten.
The last one before some very special bonus Clips is made wisdom Go viral, what’s the impact that you want to have on the world? I think you’ve said it so beautifully so many times and shared my vision Which is wonderful and it’s wonderful to know that we share the same thing.
It’s making wisdom.
Go viral There’s an incredible study in 2017 that said the most successful people in the world healthy wealthy and wise Choose education over entertainment The impact I want to have from the world is I want to transform and revolutionize the entertainment industry So that it becomes educational without anyone knowing so it’s still completely Entertaining it’s still like watching Netflix But you’re learning about human behavior the mind neuroscience and everything without even knowing you are to me That’s the greatest win that we can have for our society.
How many people are going to quit watching Netflix? I’m reading a book every night.
I don’t know But if we can make that book come to life on Netflix that’s going to change the world because that’s what people are going to consume so for so long Media has been used to numb people to to switch people off if we can use it to excite elevate enlighten people Not by just not by like the cheesy way of like well Let’s follow someone through their journey of enlightenment or like that kind of stuff I mean like really entertaining programming where you can learn by being entertained at the same time if I can do that By changing the most powerful industry in the world.
Then I will feel that I’ve had some some whatever an impact Because that way I think we’ll reach the world without having to get Iran to change their habits too much my my thing is, how do we meet people where they are and And really deliver a message and a powerful expression of love and to me that’s the highest form of compassion the highest form of empathy love and compassion is To meet people where they already are rather than expecting them to change you Now I’ve got two very special jay Shetty clips on how to one be resourceful and two don’t underestimate the power of volume But before that I want to know what did you learn from this video? What’s the single most important lesson that you’re going to apply to your life your business somehow? Leave it down the comments below when you write it down.
It’s much more likely that you’re going to actually take action on it So, let’s see it in the comments.
I believe in you I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever. Your one word is much.
Love see you soon and enjoy the bonus clips So I quit my job comfy corporate job doing really well for myself and I’m trying to get into media and so I’m Writing to every big media company with before my videos and saying please give me a job Like I’ll come in like a video journalist salary I was looking at salaries that like a quarter of what I made.
I was like I don’t care about the money I want to make videos and I want to spread a message I’m getting rejection email after rejection email saying Jay you never studied.
You have no background So I’m getting rejected by all the biggest companies Business Insider HuffPost The Economist wired.
You name it I’ve got all emails and Then I try and network with the editors of these magazines.
So I find out where they are I go to the events are trying to talk to them and they liked me.
Hey, man, you’re like 28 years old Why do you want to do this? You make more money right now.
Hang in the corporate world.
Do it as a hobby I remember running after one of our biggest news anchors in England called John snow and He rides a biker in London, please Like he’s huge is on Channel four one of the biggest Broadcasters for us here and so I’ve run off to him when he’s on his bike and I’m like John Please please stop and he stops.
He’s really kind.
I said, John.
Can you please give me a job? I’ll just I don’t want to get paid I’ll just watch you and I because he creates these powerful documentaries He’s interviewed the best of the best like Mandela and all this time life-changing Conversations and he goes to me he gives me a card and he goes Jay go get a masters and median and come back I’m thinking oh, it’s one-two, three more years.
Yeah, exactly I’m gonna go back like Annie So I came to a point where I literally had no other option than to start a YouTube channel and And my honest limiting belief at the time was that doesn’t work for anyone and that’s what I said to myself as well is not Gonna work for anyone but I literally had exhausted.
I think it’s Thomas Edison who says when you feel you’ve exhausted every option Remember you haven’t and I’d come to that point where I felt I’d exhausted every option apart from starting a YouTube channel So I launched the channel Jan 3rd, 2016 two years ago and it’s doing pretty well.
Have you ever seen someone successful or famous? And though I could do that better than them.
So, what’s the difference? Why is it that they’re out there achieving their goal while you’re not able to see people? Underestimate the value of volume the potential behind.
How many doors are you ready to knock on? How many toilets are you willing to send how many people are you willing to ask for help and ask for their guidance and stares? We hardly achieve anything the first time we try the people that have made it it’s on their tenth twenty a hundred Sometimes thousand attempt, so don’t underestimate the power of volume Don’t underestimate what’s possible when you go out there and speak to everyone that you know The most important work ever if you had to think of one word That’s most important to you or that sums you Apple so it would be like a little beacon Table Ignatian if you want to know what the most important one word is for Tony Robbins, Gary Vaynerchuk Oprah Winfrey will.