Discipline and mental toughness are two of the most important skills you need to become successful in business and life.
They aren't optional.
Ask any highly successful person that you know, and they will agree.
But, what does it take to build the mental toughness and discipline you need to win?
For most people, this isn't obvious.
For a long time, it wasn't for me either.
Then one day, it finally clicked.
Discipline and mental toughness are built through doing hard things, keeping the promises you make to yourself, and proving to yourself what you're truly capable of achieving.
It was through this realization and my years of studying mental toughness that 75 HARD, Phase 1, and the entire LIVEHARD program came to fruition.
Today, I want to talk about Phase 1, the second portion of the LIVEHARD program, and how it can help you further develop your mental toughness and discipline.
If you're not familiar with 75 HARD, or the LIVEHARD program as a whole, I suggest you start by reading up on them here.
If you already know about these programs, then let's dive right into Phase 1...
Like I said, Phase 1 is the 2nd portion of the LIVEHARD program, and should be started after you complete 75 HARD.
Phase 1 is a 30 day program which consists of a list of tasks you must complete for all 30 days with 0 compromise and 0 substitutions.
If you've already completed 75 HARD, you'll recognize quite a few of the tasks.
But, there are some extra tasks that are added on to challenge your mental toughness and discipline even more with Phase 1.
It's through these tasks in which you'll be able to further develop these skills.
Along with that, you'll also begin to build skills such as...
This is because through challenging yourself and continually developing yourself, you'll begin to really respect and love the person who looks back at you in the mirror.
Similar to 75 HARD, there are 5 main tasks you must complete every single day...
- Drink a Gallon of Water
- Read 10 Pages of a Non-Fiction, Self-Development Focused Book (No Audiobooks)
- Complete 2, 45 Minute Workouts (One Must Be Outdoors)
- Follow a Diet (No Alcohol or Cheat Meals)
- Take a Progress Picture
On top of these tasks, you'll also have these 3 additional tasks...
Cold showers are hard.
That's the point.
This is an exercise for your mental toughness.
Turn the shower handle to the coldest setting possible, immerse your body in the water, and start the timer.
After a few short days, you'll already start to notice the mental and physical benefits that these cold showers have to offer.
Above all, it will help you power through any situation, regardless of how uncomfortable it is.
Critical power list tasks are tasks that you must complete every day to help you make progress toward your goals.
These aren't checklist tasks, tasks on the program, chores, or habits that you already have developed.
Critical tasks are the most important things you aren't already doing that will help create the future you want for yourself.
This could be an extra work task, a healthy habit, continued education, or anything else that will help you progress.
For example, a critical task could be "Call 2 customers and check in/see how they're doing." (this is assuming you don't already do this)
You'll be doing 3 critical tasks.
Notice how I mention "3 extra" critical Power List tasks. That means IF you're already doing a Power List every day...
You'll need to do 3 additional critical tasks.
If you want to learn more about critical tasks and the Power List, you can learn more here.
This is a task that will be difficult at first, especially if you've never done it before.
Just like most things in life, you will need repetitions to get really good at it.
So don’t get discouraged if it’s difficult to stay focused at first.
If you're unfamiliar with visualization, this is the practice of creating a vivid picture of your desired life in the future.
It's giving your brain the opportunity to live out and create a connection between the life you want and the life you have now.
It's like having an intentional day dream about where you're trying to go and who you're trying to become.
I highly recommend you read into visualization and the power of manifesting your dreams into reality.
It can permanently change your life and direction in life for the better.
There are a few more things you should know about Phase 1.
For one, Phase 1 is the program that immediately follows 75 HARD. You must complete the 75 HARD program before moving on to Phase 1.
Another important thing to know is that if you fail at any time throughout Phase 1, you have to restart on Day 1 of Phase 1.
If you miss a task on Day 30...
The following day, you'll have to restart the program from Day 1.
The skills you develop throughout the program will serve you greatly. Just understand that these skills are perishable. You always have to keep working at them.
If you're interested in doing Phase 1, and the rest of the LIVEHARD program...
You're in the right place.
As I mentioned earlier, if you haven't already done 75 HARD ... you'll have to start there.
You can learn more about 75 HARD here.
Phase 1 and the LIVEHARD program can not only make you mentally bulletproof, it can also give you the discipline and skill set to dominate in every area of your life.
Quit putting your potential on the back burner.
Get started on pursuing the life you truly want for yourself.
Not only for yourself ... but for the people around you, too.
Because through your actions and the example you set, you'll set off a chain reaction that inspires the people around you to want more for themselves, too.
Ready to get started?
Every single one of us has gone through and will go through tough times.
It’s an unavoidable fact of life.
When we find ourselves in these tough times, it can be extremely difficult to maintain a positive outlook and attitude.
If you’re struggling right now, I want you...
"I'll never be successful because of [insert excuse]."
How many times have you heard this before?
If I had to guess ... more times than you'd like to admit.
One of the most common ways I see people severely limit their potential and happiness in life is by living as an inauthentic version of themselves.
In fact, this is how most people live…
They build their entire life and identity around the standards and expectations of society and the people around them…
Never taking the time to consider or express who it is they truly are…