I wanted to send you a short reminder to let you know that, if you haven’t accomplished or achieved some of the goals you have set out for yourself/your life….keep going as you are so close to victory.

In fact……you’re only 2mm off from reaching your destination.

It doesn’t sound like much and you may find it difficult to grasp, but we very often (this has been me many times) get in to the habit of thinking we’re miles away from where we should be, because we don’t have the results we want yet.

Because I don’t have the confidence, or am not in a relationship or not performing at work, or I have problems leading my team…….and so forth.

I am here to tell you what you already know to be true……you’re so close and are only 2mm away from victory.

Any shift, breakthrough or result you want requires just a 2mm shift in thinking/decision making:-

Having More Confidence- A 2mm shift in what you think about and focus on, and how you see yourself

Following your dream- A 2mm shift of making the decision to discover more about you, instead of settling in a job you don’t like.

Improving your relationships- A 2mm shift of saying, being or doing something with your loved one daily that touches their heart

Becoming Healthier- A 2mm shift in your exercise routine or food plan

Performing Better at Work- A 2mm shift of letting go of anything slowing you down, or doing what you do 2mm better every day.

And so forth…

You are so close my friends…..keep going.

If there is anything I can do to support you, or if you would like to connect for a powerful coaching experience to set and plan your 2017 to succeed, feel free to send me a direct message and get in touch.

Until next time, have an outstanding rest of week

Live Empowered,

Your Friend and Coach,

Raghav

Dear Reader,

I have a challenge for you today…. that if you accept…

I know will have an Extraordinary impact on any personal/career/business goals you are working towards, results you desire & also any Breakthroughs you seek….

If you are in and ready to play…. let the games begin and your challenge lies below in this short post.

Mastery… a journey of growth. A journey that we are on & a journey that never finishes.

I’m curious, what right now is the next shift you want to create in your life/business or career? Where in your world are you looking for a Breakthrough?

Neuroscientists, Coaches, Therapists & Psychologists say that today, it now takes 66 days to form a new habit.

66 Days of continual, persistent, focused & inspired repetition!

‘Repetition is the mother of all skill’

Your Challenge: Whatever your goals or objectives are for the remainder of the year, or even your personal ambitions/life’s vision…

I challenge you to:-

1. Choose 1-2 habits you would absolutely benefit by developing & mastering, which would in turn help you make significant strides towards the achievement of your goals/vision.

Habits personal to you and they could be anything from and beyond:

N.B. Choose wisely…. what would really truly make a difference to the quality of your work, success & personal Growth?

2. Secondly, to then practice the habit/s every single day for 66 days.

Whatever your chosen habits are……set aside time/space for the habits as appropriate..and then commit to focused practice everyday for 66 days.

There was a reason Jim Rohn said ‘Repetition is the mother of all skill’ because what you repeat and practice with consistency is who you become.

I truly believe that we don’t get what we want…but what we demand and command from ourselves with consistency, determination & resolve.

Whatever your chosen habits are, practice them for 66 days because then the habits will become a part of who you are. You’re thinking and Psychology will become rewired for Peak Performance as these habits and way of life become second nature… almost like breathing.

Now imagine the impact that could have on you personally & professionally……

Once you have completed the 66 days… CELEBRATE! and then start the challenge again with some more powerful habits you want to integrate in to your world!

What will you choose to do? Comment Below and let the Games Begin!

If there is anything I can serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

Live Empowered and make this week extraordinary!

Your friend and Business Coach London,

Raghav Parkash

I don’t know….

Do you ever find yourself feeling stuck when asked an interesting or challenging question…. or when you are in a very unfamiliar situation in business or even personally… to only answer it with I don’t know (or a similar answer).

That feeling of anxiousness, heat & blankness filling your entire body… leaving us with the feeling of I don’t know swimming around in our mind and thinking.

I’ve been there too… many a time and today, I want to share with you a powerful distinction/insight that will help you surge beyond these blind spots and harness the power of your creativity.

The truth is, I don’t know is one of the least resourceful ways of thinking and responses we could ever conjure up during a time we seek answers or knowledge.

Yet I don’t know seems to be a very natural and easily produced response.

When i’m in the process of coaching my clients, I often hear them say I don’t know when asked powerful questions, but then shortly after, they follow up with but it could be X or Y or Z.

It truly amazes me because not only do they have the answer but the answer comes from within them not outside of them.

Insight 1: Very often when you think you don’t know, most of the time you actually do know…if you give yourself the space & time to reflect in that moment.

Also to believe in YOU a bit more.

Saying I don’t know is just a defensive protection mechanism that stops your mind from doing the deep sea diving and searching for answers.

You could also call it a form of mental laziness to avoid doing the work.

Another of my mentors reminds me that ‘Our language creates our world’ and how much truth does this statement hold as when we use ‘I don’t know’…the vast majority of the time, we end up not knowing.

Very often, I don’t know is just simply a natural response we have wired in to our thinking from a young age by practicing it with repetition and focus during times of uncertainty.

I actually ban my clients from using I don’t know… and they don’t initially like me for it but the rewards are great in the future. (Who said breaking an unresourceful habit is always easy 🙂 )

There is this cheesy coaching question some coaches use when a client is unsure and reads along the lines of:

Client: ‘I don’t know’

Coach: ‘I know you don’t know but if you did know what would you say?’

I told you it was cheesy right? But this inspired way of thinking does produce extraordinary results.

When you don’t know… slow down, take a moment and go within. See what shows up for you.

What would you recommend someone else do if they were in your shoes? If you did know the answer, what would you say or contribute?

Now what happens when you genuinely don’t know the answer… and you are in a situation where you need to find out.

Insight 2: Ask resourceful questions!

One of my mentors often reminds me that our life & business is a direct result of the quality questions we ask or don’t ask.

During moments in your business where you are unsure of the answer…it is very easy to let the mental chatter or monkey mind to take over and disempower us.

One of the best strategies to re-focus and tap in to our personal power is by asking resourceful questions. Questions such as:

  • How can I find out?
  • What are 2-3 strategies I can use learn the answer
  • If I were coaching a best friend on this situation, what would I say?
  • What would need to happen or be in place for me to reach my outcome
  • Who else do I know that is likely to have the answer or has been in a similar situation before?
  • We always get what we focus on.

    ‘Our language creates our world’

    If you want to be more focused & creative, I challenge and invite you to ask powerful questions to direct your mindset for focus and creativity.

    Challenge: I also challenge you to ban ‘I don’t know’ from your vocabulary. Challenge yourself and see what happens.

    I would love to hear from you and see how the challenge is serving you.

    Here’s to your continued success & I hope you enjoyed reading this article.

    If there is anything I can serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered and make this week extraordinary!

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    Dear Reader,

    I’m curious….. what does Stress mean to you?

    It’s interesting because as I write this article….. today is International Stress Awareness Day, how co-incidental. So what does Stress mean to you?

    The Stress that crops up in your business…. or at work…. when you are at home…or even thinking about the next holiday and how you will make it happen.

    When I work with my clients, stress is one of the top factors that stops them getting the results they want. The breakthroughs in their business, transformation within the workplace, leading their team powerfully, achieving their overall vision & ultimately being their best.

    So where does Stress come from?

    As a coach, I love asking powerful questions so a better question yet…is how do we create our stress?

    It’s a very controversial question as it implies stress is created internally not discovered externally… but as Michael Neill says ‘We create our world from the inside out’

    Thats right, we create our stress so then how do we overcome stress? Whats the answer?

    Here are 4 steps I want to share with you today, that have personally made a huge difference in my world and the lives of my clients to grow through their stress:-

    Step 1: Accepting Responsibility for & Embracing your Stress

    Self awareness truly is the first step for our breakthrough and as we create our world, lives & business from the inside out, taking responsibility is the first step in liberating ourselves from challenges including stress.

    Once we do this and understand how we create our experiences, we can then focus on what we truly want instead and then go out there and create just that.

    Another truth is that stress isn’t a bad ‘thing’. We label it bad and it then becomes much worse than it has to be but stress is just a part of wanting to play a bigger game and achieving more in business, life, work or any other part of your world.

    However, learning to grow through stress is really the key. Let stress guide you to discover what you really are capable of.

    Step 2: Discover the blindspot

    As Tony Robbins says ‘If you follow the trail of your stress, it’ll take you to your deepest fear’

    Stress often (not always) can be a hidden fear and what scares us most masked by and within parts of our life called work, relationships or many other areas where stress shows up.

    I often find when working with a number of my clients on the subject of stress, that stress enters their life through their thought processes and where they live emotionally when going through challenging situations.

    If you feel stressed about work, your relationships or anything else…ask yourself this question… what stresses me out about this?(wsmoat) Whatever answer shows up, repeat the question to that particular answer and keep repeating this process until you feel you have found what is the real cause of your stress.

    Below is an example of the question process using the wsmoat question above:

    Start- Where am I stressed: Stressed about work -(wsmoat)- missing targets-(wsmoat) not delivering-(wsmoat)- loosing job- (wsmoat)- not being good enough and facing family with the news, bills etc :End

    Deep down lies the cause of your stress and even if you are stressed about work…what you really could be stressed about is your team not delivering, missing targets & then ultimately loosing your job or letting your family down…

    Its not a pleasant conversation by any means but if you discover your fear, you can grow through it and be victorious.

    (Source: The Metro.co.uk)

    Step 3: Slow Down, Breathe, focus & get in to action

    When we feel stressed, we also feel overwhelmed by thinking about all the things we need to do, be & have in our professional and personal lives.

    The next step is to really slow our thought process down (which is great for working through overwhelm) and focus on what will serve us right now in this moment. What action or step will put you in the right direction?

    Maybe its going for a quick walk, listening to music or really getting in to action mode with our business/work.

    We can’t possibly work on everything in one moment…but remind yourself of your vision, the results you want & then re-focus on just one thing you can do right now that will make the difference.

    Step 4: Live & Own your values

    Through my coaching journey and working with a number of entrepreneurial clients, one pattern I have seen which creates significant levels of stress in people, is that they sacrifice their values on the road to being successful.

    I had an Entrepreneurial client recently who told me he was burning out while trying to work harder… & ‘hustle’ in his words. While he was trying to work round the clock, he wasn’t living his values and doing what was truly important to him.

    When I investigated his values, his top 3 were Freedom, Family & Connection which he wasn’t meeting at all by adopting his new working regime.

    Our values are our internal drivers/Sat Nav that steer us towards living a life that we deem will satisfy our needs and wants. One lesson I learnt early on in my coaching journey that has served me powerfully throughout, is to never ever compromise your values and to make sure we are living them regularly.

    Compromising your values is compromising your self.

    To work out your values, ask yourself what is important to me about life?

    Keep repeating that question seeing what shows up and then write the answers down accordingly (you can even rank your top 5 & 10 values).

    You’ll be surprised by the answers..but whatever your values are, keep living them regularly and you’ll feel so much more euphoric, energetic & alive!

    Thats my 4 step process for today and I hope you enjoyed reading this article and it has provided you with some insightful steps to overcome and deal with stress as it shows up in your world.

    Dear Reader,

    Do you ever feel stressed?

    Stress is one of the biggest obstacles/challenges many of us face and regularly. Whether you are in business…running a business.. working in the public sector… or even at home… one thing I know for sure is you’ve probably experienced stress on some level.

    Last week was International Stress Awareness Day and here on LinkedIn to coincide with the day, I had written the first of a 2 part series on managing stress.

    For todays article-part 2, I want to share with you 1 powerful strategy on top of last weeks’ post to help you deal with stress effectively instead of stress dealing with you.

    The 1 strategy is The Power of Habits and Rituals

    You create your habits/rituals and your habits/rituals create you.

    As a coach, I have seen that one reason stress easily enters our lives…is because of low self care.

    Thats right, literally how we look after ourselves and manage our personal states.

    Through working with Entrepreneurs/senior directors, I have seen that many (without even realising it) live with the philosophy of so much to do and so little time (sound familiar?).

    You can just imagine the impact this can have on how one would feel through their day to day lifestyle.

    Even the very thought is stressful.

    There my be lots to do, accomplish and create, but 1 powerful strategy that will help you focus, get clarity, be on purpose, manage your time, feel confident and get more done is building powerful rituals for yourself daily.

    Rituals to manage your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

    You create your habits/rituals & your habits/rituals create you

    Your Rituals: Build your work around your life…not your life around your work.

    Bill Gates & Barrack Obama are famously known to hit the treadmill/working out before beginning their day

    Steve Jobs would look in the mirror and prime himself about the work he would go on to do each day and asess if his activities are aligned with his real purpose.

    Tony Robbins advises his companies and all employees each year to plan their holidays in first and foremost along with their charitable days off before filling their calendar with work. Tony himself never begins his day without doing a morning ritual for 10 minutes each day including breathing, priming, prayer & visualisation.

    Jack Welch would spend 1 hour each day looking out of the window to feel inspired and uplifted while gaining perspective.

    For you the extraordinary reader, are you managing your own needs powerfully?

    As disease can only enter the body when the body is at a dis..ease, stress can only enter the body as a function of not meeting our needs powerfully.

    I firstly invite you to create a morning ritual to set your day up to win. As part of a morning ritual, some of my clients meditate, exercise, journal & much more.

    To combat stress I would also definitely recommend planning your day in advance and priming your mind and thinking with everything you want to accomplish today and then just focusing on one activity at a time until completion and accomplishment.

    Secondly, how well do you look after yourself through the day?

    Managing our own needs are absolutely key, because once we do, we feel so much more fulfilled, alive, euphoric & happy.

    We often sacrifice our own needs to overwork and complete all the tasks we have set out in our mind….but what if..you were to manage your needs powerfully?

    Imagine how much more impactful you’d be with your work and everything else that is important.

    Imagine how much better & happier your would feel about your work.

    I hope you enjoyed reading this article and it has provided you with some insightful steps to overcome and deal with stress as it shows up in your world.

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    Some say this is one of the most abused quotes in the self development space at the moment.

    I couldn’t agree more… (you might have a hunch I’m not a fan of this quote)

    Yet at the same time I’ve come across a number of Entrepreneurs, Directors & Leaders who turn to ‘Fake it till you make it’ when life/business gets tough and happens to us.

    Which lets be honest…is very often which is one of the many joys that comes with being driven & ambitious.

    I just wonder… Why do we need to fake anything? Especially when whatever we need to create, whether an emotion, skillset or belief…can be created from/within us and the moment itself.

    Created through repeated, consistent & determined action in the right direction.

    As a Peak Performance Coach I have seen this truly apply to a number of areas we aspire to enhance..whether personal confidence, managing stress, decision making or even leadership.

    The real challenge I find with the fake it mentality…is that it implies we’re not enough as we are…and need to be something else, that when we become the something else, we will finally be enough.

    Faking will only get one so far…but connecting with whats real and adapting your mindset/psychology is a much more powerful place to come from.

    Instead of the fake it mindset…I have a powerful invitation for you. The invite is to play with this 1 mindset hack that is the difference that makes the difference.

    This 1 mindset hack has made a significant impact in my life and the world of my clients.

    The 1 mindset hack is…. ‘Proceed as if success is inevitable’

    Out of a number of mindset hacks I’ve come across…taking on this way of thinking/being has tremendously helped my clients create massive certainty in themselves, as well as the drive and energy to follow through on all they want to create within their business.

    As Steven Covey said ‘Always begin with the end in mind’ because whatever we focus on…..expands.

    From a Peak Performance perspective, by focusing on your outcome and seeing yourself in the future having the success you want…..

    You will feel so much more confident, happy, creative, powerful, focused, stress free, driven, motivated & able to bounce back from challenges more valiantly.

    Visionaries becomes visionaries, not because they have a vision, but because they breathe their vision every single day through who they are, their thoughts and their actions.

    I’m curious, if you were to proceed as if success is inevitable, what impact could this have for you?

    How would you feel both personally & professionally in business or your career?

    What would be different? What would you notice that is different in how you experience the world?

    How would your outlook on the future be?

    What emotions would you hold with this belief?

    What impact would this have on your performance?

    I’d love to hear your answers….. please do comment below and let me know what you think.

    Proceed as if success is inevitable…… and light up your 2018!

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    “You make your standards & your standards make you”

    Little did I know at the time how much power this very statement holds. The strategies you do & the person you decide to be daily…or not, that creates the results you have.

    As a Peak Performance Coach, I’m privileged to work with a number of extraordinary Entrepreneurs, High Performers & Executive Leaders who want to be their best while creating the impact they envision.

    Ultimately like you and for my clients and almost everyone around you…. success is one of the ultimate targets. Being successful in the office, at home, in the gym or anywhere else that constitutes success for you.

    Regardless of what your definition of success is, one pattern I have found that either serves or hinders people to reach Peak Performance & being their best…is their daily standards.

    Daily standards meaning the minimum you demand from yourself & settle for each day because whether your goal is to lead your team powerfully, boost sales, find a way to add even more value to your customers or even become a better husband/wife…

    your results both personally and professionally will be capped by the lowest standards you tolerate.

    Low standards come in all shapes and forms whether it is how you deal with stress & burnout, how you treat others, allowing personal egos to run the office, not making the tough business decisions required, having no time to work on yourself and your own game as a leader, tolerating unprofessional behaviour by staff in the office, not speaking your truth in meetings and the list goes on…..

    You make your standards & your standards make you

    If you want to see a breakthrough in your business growth, sales, marketing, mindset, personal performance or even at home in your personal life, I can guarantee you one of the forces that will enable you to have the breakthrough…

    is your daily standards & truly learning to set each and every day up to succeed.

    My invitation to you today, is to identify the standards you have and whether they serve you or not both in the office & at home.

    A great way to uncover your personal standards is through a simple but effective framework I was taught years ago called MOLO which stands for More Of & Less Of

    What can you do More Of each day to reach/take strides towards your outcomes?

    What can you do Less Of each day and eliminate to achieve your outcomes?

    So, what can you do More Of & Less Of?

    I’d love to hear your answers, comment below!

    Once you have your answers from the MOLO exercise, the next step is to create a list of your ‘Daily Standards’ and make a powerful committed decision that these will be the standards you live from each and every day.

    As Jim Rohn said ‘Repetition is the mother of all skill’ & through my experience as a coach working with a number of high performers, I truly have seen that we don’t achieve what we want but what we demand and command from ourselves daily.

    Build your daily standards & they will serve you every day moving forwards.

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    What does it take to become ‘World Class’ at what you do?

    Maybe that is an ambition of yours or maybe not but regardless, there is one fact we know for sure. You want to achieve success, success on your terms and what success means to you personally as well as professionally.

    Early on in my journey as a coach & speaker, one of my first mentors often quoted Jim Rohn and used to say ‘success leaves clues’. At the time, I hadn’t truly comprehended the power of this statement….but now I do truly.

    If we want to achieve any result whether it is taking your company & business to the next level or maximising your health, by studying history and looking at the people & organisations that have created the results you want, you can start spotting a number of patterns and clues on the ‘how to’s’ of achieving the results you envision.

    Because success does leave clues, if you choose to look close enough.

    Success Leaves Clues

    For part 1 of this week’s article, I want to share with you the first of a series of clues i’ve spotted through coaching some extraordinary leaders who are dedicated to becoming world class and leaving a powerful legacy behind.

    The 1st clue for todays article is the power of Deep Practice.

    Deep practice meaning consistently finding one area to grow & then focusing on real mastery of that area.

    Leaders & visionaries love growth because growth truly feeds who we are, our being, soul, mindset and persona. Any living organism that stops growing starts declining and growth is what we are built for whether physically, psychologically or emotionally.

    Importantly within leadership, we can only give to others what we give ourselves.

    The education, learning & development you personally invest in for you will constantly contribute to the business/team culture around you that others follow which is why a growth orientation is vital to make tremendous progress

    There is a famous principle stating that it takes 10,000 hours to master any skillset or talent. Spending 10,000 hours in deep focus, practice & repetition to achieve the result you want.

    Repetition is truly the mother of all skill & execution is the father.

    Through working with a number of leaders I have found that we all want to achieve/feel success & fulfilment… but the truth is we don’t get what we want, but what we demand and command from ourselves with repetition, focus & consistency.

    So here is my challenge to you. Whether you are an Entrepreneur and run a business, or you lead teams from 10 to hundreds+ or you want to be a leader at home for your kids,

    I challenge you to find an area you want to become extraordinary/world class at and then every day for the next 60 days, spend minimum 1 hour each day in deep focus studying, practicing, rehearsing that skill set.

    What will happen is:

    1. Whatever you choose to practice will become second nature

    2. You will move from unconscious incompetence, through conscious incompetence right up to conscious competence meaning you are aware of your blind spots but also what you are becoming masterful at.

    Will you take the challenge on? What do you want to create World Class mastery at/within?

    I’d love to hear from you below and please do feel free to leave a comment or share this post with your network/team.

    I hope you enjoyed reading part 1 of the ‘World Class Leadership’ series.

    Keep an eye out for part 2 next week where I will be diving deep in to another clue that can help you transform your performance & the impact you are creating both in the office and at home.

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    Self Awareness,

    One of the most undervalued and under appreciated skillsets one can master.

    If you are in business and desire to be an effective leader, CEO, entrepreneur, role model or manager, sharpening your Self Awareness is a mentality we must consistently adopt & practice otherwise, not doing so will be at the detriment to your success & growth.

    Self Awareness for me ultimately means knowing thyself, understanding your blind spots/weaknesses & identifying your growth opportunities.

    Through my coaching practice, having worked with hundreds of high performers, I have found that ‘understanding ourselves’ is truly one of the least developed skillsets we have or fine tune through our personal & professional lifestyles.

    I’m sure now as you read this, you can see that Self Awareness is more than just a fancy statement.

    Why is Self Awareness so important?

    If you are in a position of leadership (meaning a position where you have the ability to influence, impact or inspire another human being), here is something for you to consider:-

     

     

     

    This is a harsh truth that people don’t like to hear, but the facts are that if you struggle to get the best out of a team or individual both in the office or at home, the first place to look for the challenge is the person you see in the mirror.

    It’s very easy to let our ego run the situation as leaders, but how often do we look deep in to a conflict/challenge and ask that magical question ‘How am I co-creating this experience?’

     

     

     

    How can you bring more Self Awareness in to your work & life?

    1. Read & Study. Research today says the average CEO reads 60 books a year. We really don’t know what we don’t know & the more you read/study on any area you want to master, you can only get better.

    2. Take 100% Responsibility. If you are faced with a challenge/conflict, start by looking inwards not outwards. Ask yourself ‘how are you co-creating this experience’ even if it feels someone/something else is at fault. Leaders always go first after all. Take responsibility for the situation first, define how you could have done things differently in the moment & you’ll create a very honest and open culture from the people around you that you work with.

    3. Invest in constant & never ending improvement. Similar to point 1, the more you focus on masterful deep training, you really become aware of what is missing in your vocation.

    4. Contemplate & Reflect. Jack Welch was often famously known to take an hour each day to look out of the window and reflect. Reflect on life/business while allowing himself to be filled to the brim with ideas, creativity, solution & thus be the answer to the challenges in his business & life.

    Reflecting on the state of things is truly important as you gather insight & ideas on what is missing and can be done differently.

    As Steve Jobs famously said, ‘you can’t connect the dots moving forwards, you can only connect the dots looking backwards’.

    5. Hire your own personal Coach. Having a coach is truly a powerful gift & investment in yourself. One of the many benefits of investing in powerful coaching is letting someone peek in to your world & help you identify what is missing, where you are holding yourself back and what it would take to create the results you want both personally & professionally.

    Importantly, a coach will say to you what no one else will dare to say. A coach will call you out on your stories, excuses & blindspots that are holding you back. You’re in a high flame environment that fosters exponential growth.

    Receiving coaching has created a significant and priceless shift for me in a number of areas, especially business & I pride myself in investing in my own coach each year.

    I hope you enjoyed reading this article and were able to gain much value from it. My invitation to you is to take the next step on the path of Self Awareness whatever that would mean to you personally & I have no doubt it will reap many fruits and victories for you.

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

    Dear Reader,

    With the new year fast approaching, I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you for a new and exciting series of 7 articles on ‘The 7 Powerful Rituals of Extraordinary High Performers’

    During each article, I will be diving in to one of the 7 powerful rituals with you to help you be your best, inspire peak performance from yourself and others and importantly, create the lifestyle you want in 2018.

    I hope the series serves you and your business powerfully.

    Enjoy!

    Ritual 1

    So, kicking off with ritual number 1…is the power of a morning ritual.

    It is a known fact that many leading figures, business minds, athletes & high performers have a powerful morning ritual in place they consistently act upon that ensures they truly win their day.

    A ritual that begins the moment they arise for a new day.

    Jim Rohn famously said ‘You either run the day or the day runs you’ and if you want to be & perform at your very best, a morning ritual does just that by ensuring that you are primed and focused to take charge of the day and everything that lies ahead.

    A morning ritual is simply a set of activities that prime you mentally, emotionally, psychologically and physically to unleash your best throughout the day.

    As an example:-

    One of many reasons morning rituals are so powerful, is because they interrupt the survival/defence/protection mechanisms that kick off as soon as we wake up, that essentially runs our entire day.

    Our brain isn’t designed to help us thrive, its main function is for survival.

    Your morning rituals can help you realign your thinking, focus & psychology on the most important parts of your life/world we normally neglect.

    Owning each day can’t be left down to luck or ‘hope’. If we want to be more effective, productive and achieve Peak Performance, we must first demand it and command it from ourselves.

    After all,

    ‘We create our rituals & our rituals create us’

    If you haven’t already, I invite you to create a morning ritual that serves you powerfully.

    Whether you choose to meditate, exercise, visualise, plan your day, practice gratitude and mindfulness (which is very powerful), reading or even starting your day with a healthy breakfast…

    The key is to design a system that is not just achievable..but works very well for you.

    Even if your morning ritual is just 10 minutes long, 10 minutes is better than nothing. You can then add to your ritual over time as what you do starts to feel very second nature & more effortless.

    What will you do? I’m curious and it would be great to hear your answers in the comments box below.

    Feel free to share your current morning ritual with me below if you have one in place or what ritual really inspire you that you’d like to take on and begin your day with.

    I hope you enjoyed reading this article and were able to gain much value from it.

    Here’s to your continued success & if there is anything I can do to serve or support yourself and/or your business or if you have any questions about my latest article then please feel free to reach out to me here or at raghav@raghavparkash.com.

    Live Empowered,

    Your friend and coach,

    Raghav Parkash

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