In this Expert Insight Interview, John Mitchell discusses applying the science of success to leverage yourself, have an extraordinary life, and make the money you want to make. John Mitchell is from Think It, Be It, and the essence of his story is this: he turned 50 and decided that he wasn’t where he wanted to be in terms of life goals, so he set about achieving those and creating his system for achieving goals that he now shares with other people.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Making your own luck and forging a path to success
- The importance of “automatic discipline”
- How to reprogram your brain to be more productive and creative
Making Your Own Luck
There are probably many people out there who feel they are simply unlucky to be stuck where they are in life. John Mitchell disagrees with this notion and believes that everyone makes their luck.
When he turned 50, he realized that if he was to have an extraordinary life that he always wanted, he had to net over $1 million a year. He found the book Think and Grow Rich, read it, and discovered its problem: it only shares half of the secrets to success. After moping around for a couple of days, he woke up one morning and decided to find the courage and figure out the rest of the secrets.
Today discipline is almost like a dirty word. Nobody mentions it because today’s culture focuses on “living your best life” and striving always to be happy. Think and Grow Rich is based on a straightforward idea, which is that 95% of your daily actions are unconscious. If that is true, the only way you can have a higher level of success is to influence those unconscious daily actions by proactively influencing the subconscious mind.
Your success does come down to discipline, but the ability to reprogram your autopilot so that discipline happens automatically is the true game-changer.
Reprograming Your Autopilot
All of the inputs that we put into our minds on a daily basis fuel our subconscious minds with a lot of negativity and things that do not serve us. We all have a fundamental problem that we have to overcome: we are wired for survival.
When you factor that in with the fact that 95% of our daily actions are unconscious, you realize that your autopilot is innately wired to be fear-based, reactive, and negative. This is the exact opposite of how you want to be if you’re going to be productive and creative.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.