Mentality shifts that unleash your potential

We are over scheduled, over connected, and overstimulated by all the tech, interruptions, and complexity of current society. And while these distractions and interruptions are fun, it is doubtful anyone will be on their death bed wishing they spent more time on the explore page of Instagram.

The Elon Musks, The Mark Zuckerbergs, music artists, athletes, and top scientists all run their days with a completely different mindset than those who get into the "busy" mindset.

Here are 4 of the game-changing elements of productivity


You have probably heard it time and time again, your morning routine is vital to set the pace for the rest of your day. Reserve the first 60 minutes for personal preparation. It is strongly recommended that for 20 minutes of intense exercise. This will release a brain chemical that grows neural connections. ( Working out releases dopamine (the motivation neurotransmitter) and serotonin (the happy neurotransmitter).

For the next 20 minutes, review your goals for the year and reflect deeply on your scheduled goals. Reminding yourself of your major intentions, and segmenting them into smaller objectives will get your mind in a clear task completion mindset.

Invest the final 20 minutes of this morning routine on learning: read, listen to a podcast, etc.


For the following 90 days, apply the first 90 minutes of your work day to your most significant opportunity, the one thing that can cause everything else to rise.

Typical performers go to work and open their email or surf the net. Reaching the office should be the start of showtime, they know to focus on their vital few priorities unleashes tremendous results.


Research validates what differentiates the best athletes the best in the world is their recovery methods.

Set a timer for 60 minutes, turn on do-not-disturb on your phone, close your door, and work  the project that matter. When the timer goes off, recover with a short break like walking, listening to music or reading.

Birds of a Feather

Behavioral scientists have discovered the phenomenon of “emotional contagion.” This explains that we sync up with the beliefs, and behaviors of the people we spend most of our time with.

Start spending your time with those who have the same goals you have or have already accomplished them. The shared mindset will influence you, over time.

Try out one, or better all of these techniques to unleash your potential!