Brad Johnson is a sales and business strategist who helps wellness companies to develop enthusiastic clients. He's known as a connector and a community builder. He has invested the last 15 years of his professional life in identifying the things people get passionate about and then creating an environment where they thrive. His passion for cars also led him develop the country's first private vintage and exotic car show club. Today, at 44 years old, his mission is building communities of those who chose to live healthy, wealthy and generous lives without making sacrifices. In this episode, Brad will delve deep into some of the mindset tools and techniques that have enabled him to get to where he is today.
1. The Dickens Process
In November of 2016 Brad went to UPW, Unleash the Power Within, a Tony Robbins event. It was here that he underwent the Dickens process. Brad visualized how his life was going to turn out if he lived with purpose. Brad realized the necessity to commit to a better life ahead of him because if he didn't plot his course he was not going to end up at his desired destination. Brad then decided to apply everything he had learned to help companies that are in the world of health and wellness and those who are experts in the world of human behavior and health. He aimed to leverage his talents and skills to help the companies connect with an audience so that they could do more of what they're great at and build their business.
2. Daily Routine
One of Brad's daily routines is getting primed. So getting his body moving so that he can get into a state of flow and to feel active and empowered. Therefore, he will not be sitting around in his head worrying about things. He tries to visualize three goals as it relates to what he's going to accomplish that day so he can pay attention to what enters his world, enters his view, whether it be when he's out and about or something he's just randomly exposed to. He then visualizes a near term goal. Something that's within reach, maybe it's that week or month. Something he chooses to create. Finally, he visualizes a longer term goal. This is Brad's daily magic.
Brad uses meditation to help him stay on course for his goals. Brad began with TM, transcendental meditation. Now he is more into the Vedic Meditation where he is going a little deeper, a little faster and he is leveraging some tools. Brad points out that there is really no right way to do meditation. For people who want to start meditation, start with one or two minutes of closing your eyes, practicing your breathing and sitting in silence. This will allow you to go further and deeper in your medication. Isochronic tones and binaural beats can greatly help with this.
4. Box Breathing
Brad also practices box breathing where he essentially breathes in for a count of four, holds his breath for a count of four, exhales at the count of four and then holds his breath at the bottom of the breath on the count of four. This intentional deep breathing calms and regulates the autonomic nervous system, it lowers blood pressure and provides an almost immediate sense of calm. Brad has a daily incantation. This incantation reminds him of who he is. After all, the words that follow "I am", follow you. He reminds himself the power that he has by reminding himself of who he is through his incantation. Brad's whole morning ritual takes 20 minutes.
5. Detox Lifestyle
The lifestyle of whiskey, wine, cigars, great food and travel at Wingtip started to age Brad. He wanted to develop a lifestyle of health, wellness and chiropractic care. His chiropractor and coach, Jack Ricci, advised him to get into a place where he could detoxify his body so he could show up the way he wanted to. So Brad did his first 30-day detox. After the Detox, Brad was buzzing with energy and he decided to fully adopt this lifestyle. He now feels that though he is 44 years old, he has more vitality than most men half his age. His goal is now to be a fitness model by 45.
Brad's definition of fulfillment is establishing strong boundaries so he can say "Yes" to the things that can serve him and the people in his life and cultivating gratitude and happiness daily. Brad is grateful for his mobility, his vision, his health and the people in his life. Also fulfillment for him is moving toward a vision of travel and cultural exploration that he loves. Another fulfilling thing for Brad is knowing that he chose to not get married young so that he could mature enough to be the best possible partner for the woman that he loves.
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