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Communicating with a Leader

 Chiang Mai Thailand, Sal overlooking the city on the Akyra Manor Rooftop.

Chiang Mai Thailand, Sal overlooking the city on the Akyra Manor Rooftop.

It's been an amazing start to 2018 with all kinds of different opportunity flowing my way. From purchasing a one-way plane ticket to the United Kingdom to launching season two of my PODCAST (the increase in my business fees were a nice touch as well.) You truly can have whatever it is you want in this life. I often think of how much time I spent grinding away night after night in my business and how lonely it became.

I think it's interesting when you decide to live life on your terms whether that's quitting the corporate job, starting your own business, writing a book, starting a podcast, becoming a speaker, traveling across the world, becoming the mother or father or husband or wife you always knew you could, the list goes on and on. We get one shot at this thing called life. 

We dream, we seek greatness, we seek opportunity. 

For me, I couldn't bear the thought of living a life of regret. I couldn't imagine that as I approach the final years of life looking back and feeling like I could have done more (yikes.)

Thinking like this in my early twenties really lit a fire under my ass. I knew inside my heart that I was meant for big things. I knew there was a bigger reason for why I was put on this earth. 

What I learned is this, when you want something bad enough you get it. You do not have time to rehearse ideas of how "NOT" to get what you want. I remember those day's (and I still have to snap myself out of self-doubt every now and again) when I would spend the majority of my time thinking my way "out" of something rather than "just doing it." Before I move to the next part of the write-up, I want you to ask yourself something. 

Do you do what you say? Are you a man or woman of your word? Do you spend time challenging people and yourself, immediately thinking of the infinite ways they or you "CANT" do something?

Here is the thing you need to know about life.

Your words are everything.

The relationship with your words and how you use them will make you or break you in life. 

Over the last three weeks, I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with a Game Changer, a Leader. Some of you may already know her and follow her (if you are not you should.) She is not only a TEDx speaker and featured in Forbes, she is also an incredible woman who helps the ladies and gents of the world step up and turn their dreams into a reality. Her name is Stacey Sargison (check her out HERE.)

Why am I writing this? Why does this matter?

I remember when I first started my business in 2015. I hired a coach, saved some money, came up with a plan and just went for it. The outcome has been an epic business where I can travel whenever, where ever I want helping people around the world turn their own dreams into a reality.

After a few years of learning and growing, there was something that stuck out the most for me regarding my success. 

Yes, I have done "A LOT" over the last couple of years. From traveling the world to speaking internationally to creating and hosting the Grow Your Hustle Podcast and working with amazing people.

When you step up and go after your dreams it is so important to surround yourself with people who are doing it. Make sure to find the people who are already doing what you want and figure out a way to surround yourself with them. The fastest way to do this in my experience is to hire them. Reach out and see if they are taking on anyone one on one and politely ask them what their fee is. Another way you could do it is by taking the time to develop a relationship with them, add value by engaging in their posts and showing up. Figure out how to get their attention and over time, who knows, you may be able to get a call with them that will change your life.

Here's the thing though. If you lack skill in communication then it doesn't matter how many phone calls or meet-ups you have with these people because you won't be able to effectively share your ideas, thoughts or message with them.

This brings me to the title of this write up "Communicating with a Leader."

Outside of travel, I spend most of my days learning and collaborating with like-minded people. This has allowed me to become an effective communicator. I am now comfortable asking what used to be difficult questions. I am able to be present and provide my full attention to people. This has literally changed my life. Not only with my personal relationships but also in my professional life as well. 

Being an effective communicator allows me to powerfully coach aspiring leaders and entrepreneurs of today's world. It allows me to learn and grow and a rapid rate. It allows me NOT to go at this journey of life alone. 

By effectively communicating with people you can save lots of time. Your time is so important!

When communicating with a Leader your life changes. You become more of a leader than you could ever imagine. 

The results of communicating with a Leader:

- Feel understood and heard
- Massive Breakthroughs in both your business and personal life
- Increase in energy
- Increase in Motivation and inspiration
- More focused action
- Faster results
- Up-Leveling
- Increase in overall success
- Overcome fear and limitations

The above results are real. The above ingredients put's you in the driver seat. 

This is a recipe that gets you to where you want to go in life. 

You can have this right now. You can finally get out of your own way and make a choice.

It's the new year and people's new year's resolutions are already fading. How many of us are stepping back into our "old ways" and settling? 

Another thing I like about spending time with Leaders is that you are always growing. There is no such thing as mediocrity thus you get to create more of what you want in life.

Leader's know the importance of "working together" and learning.

It's time to make this year special. It's time to step up and do something that scares you. The best version of yourself is on the other side of what you fear. Dare to dream big and make a change.

Stop selling yourself short. 

You get to find the Leader within yourself and change the world.

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When you can't sleep because you're so excited for life

 Fresh Coconut while sitting in a cafe in Bali (they carved a heart in it for me)

Fresh Coconut while sitting in a cafe in Bali (they carved a heart in it for me)

Hustle with Love. Hustle from the Heart... That's what you do when you can't sleep.

( I cannot sleep at the moment so I figured it would be best to get some energy and manifestation work done for myself because this upcoming week is going to be a game changer. If there is spelling or grammar mistake my apology I have just awoken)

Can't sleep because I am so excited to live and breath. I think about family, friends, and loved ones. I think about traveling to amazing places and meeting incredible people that enrich my way of being and my life. I think about all the abundance and money that comes my way doing what I love to do.

Are you thinking about these things today?

During one of my calls over the weekend, I had a cool conversation that I wanted to share with you all.

A lot of people have a hot or cold feeling toward the word "Hustle" and I am totally okay with that. I use it in my marketing for that exact purpose. It triggers people in a way that I want.

I chatted with a cool guy recently and we dove into the word "hustle" and how the way I "Hustle" is different from the rest.

I am not one of those people who overwork themselves or work so hard that at the end of the day there is nothing left.

I create a living (Hustling) doing what I love. I do not "hustle" to the point of burnout. That feeling sucks and I am not interested in going through that again.

This is why "Purpose" is so important to me, this is why I still coach people one on one. I know the power I have uncovered and honestly... how could you not offer that to a few special people??? It's all about love in the end.

Before I go further, I would also like to add this about myself.

Just because I am not interested in "overworking" myself does not mean that I am afraid of hard work or working hard (whatever that means to you.)

I am not afraid of rolling up my sleeves and putting the work in. Let's face it, there are days where we get to push the gas pedal a little harder than normal. I do not want to paint a false picture that every day is easy and that you do not have to work hard.

Hustle is an opportunity for you to get what you want out of life if you dare to go after it.

Back to the importance of "Purpose" and why you should CARE.

There is a reason why I can be thousands of miles away from my home and family but still in the middle of sleep on a Sunday I can wake up and feel inspired to live, breath, and share my love.

I know how important it is to have depth in the "WHY" of your life. Not only knowing your why or having a deeper sense of purpose has you (me) up writing in one of my rapid growth groups of 2018 (that's you guys), it also gives you and edge.

Do you know the "Edge" that I am talking about?

It's hard to put it into words so let me explain.

You ever meet someone that seems so comfortable with themselves, so sure of who they are, so focused and present it makes you stop and actually think about them?

You see this person and you noticed a twinkle in their eyes and a smile from the heart.

They are not like the rest. They are living life on their terms and are completely in control.

Welcome to the life I have created. Welcome to Self Mastery.

Yes... that is from one thing and one thing only.

It's not money
It's not fame
It's not career
It's not material or novelties
It's not the one-way plane ticket

It is your PURPOSE. It is knowing why you get up each day.

Not to be morbid but heres the deal. We have one shot at this thing called life and it does not last forever.

Each day, each breath is a miracle for YOU. We get to dance and laugh through this journey.

We get to create the Purpose of life.

You probably didn't know it but I'll let you in on a little secret about yourself. Some free advice for the soul. Take it or leave it.

If you are sitting there wondering how to find more purpose don't worry. Since you started thinking on your own and making your own decision you have been shaping and carving out your life.

When you decide to look deeper than the surface of our actions and experiences, we then start to understand what really "matters" to us.

Did your first car excite you because everyone else had one? Or was it more?

See, after we look past the color or trim or model or year or engine of our first car we get to see something even deeper.

You get to look back at what that vehicle did for you. Did it pick up your first date? Did it drive you to your first job? Did it take you back and forth to night school or college?

Over time the vehicle becomes more valuable to you.

It has a higher and deeper meaning.

It has a "Purpose"

Just like this car example, I invite you to look beyond the car and look into the greatest vehicle of your existence...

You. Your body.

I invite you to look back at your life as you would your first car and take inventory of your "purpose."

What about your vehicle (your body and mind) created deep meaning throughout your life?

If you can answer this question then you are off to a good start. The buck doesn't stop there. It takes work and attention to maintain that "edge" talked about above.

You get to choose right now.

I don't care if it's late or early in the day.

Ask yourself why things mean something to you? Why does an experience you had, make you feel a certain way that comes up a lot throughout your life?

Self Mastery is all about understanding those feelings and what it actually means to you. Once you identify and understand a deeper meaning, thats when your life completely changes.

The money comes rushing in
The woman or man of your dreams appears right in front of you
The love for your children and family skyrockets
The people around you gravitate towards you
The things that were once a pain for you is all of a sudden in flow. It feels as though the pressure valve has been released.

You smile deeper than you could have ever dreamed of.

So whats next for you?

What is your next move people?

Do you want to lose sleep over excitement or stress?

You choose.

Today is Sunday. This is your day to live and breath the way YOU want to.

Go after it and don't give yourself an ounce of doubt.

- Sal

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Behind the Scenes of my product launch in March hence #marchwithsal

I decided it was a good time record my journey. I keep hearing from all over that it is important to record your journey. I have nothing to hide from the world and it's about time I stepped up. I am launching the entire video series recorded on me iPhone only (for now, until I get a crew to follow me) at the end of April 2017. BUT! if you want to see my journey before anyone else then you can join my private group HERE. I am posting fully live and uncut versions of my journey in that group. I would also like to add that this group is also where I post my free content where you can learn to build the life of your dreams and break through what is holding you back. 

SO.

If you want to see behind the scenes and what I am up to join HERE and not only change your life but be part of something that is going to big BIG!

I plan on changing the world people. What are your plans?

The Art of Visualization. Manifest thoughts into reality

The Art of Visualization

Manifesting your thoughts and dreams into reality

The first time I heard about visualization I was honestly very confused. Over a year ago I went on an incredible journey of self-discovery. Some people thought I was going off the deep end and others said I was on a journey seeking the truth. For me, this was a journey to figure out what was important to me in life. The more I dove down the rabbit whole, the more I realized how real all these self-help exercises worked for me.

At first, I had no clue what I was doing when it came to meditation, affirmations, and now the focus of this week’s topic The Art of Visualization.

When you take the time to focus within, magic starts to happen. I call them “Ah Ha” moments or breakthroughs.

I remember sharing with my mom all of these breakthroughs I was having, and she would look at me and say “Sal, I’ve been telling you that your whole life!” (sound familiar?) This blew my mind because she was right. I remember her already knowing some of these breakthroughs or Ah Ha moments I was just now having, but what was intriguing was the WHY now?

I loved all these breakthrough moments I was having, but the question was, why after all of these years did it finally land for me? Why is it now resonating? Was it simply because I wanted it to land? Was it because I chose at that moment to understand the vast complexity of my mind?

These questions raced through my mind and I again, went further down the rabbit whole searching for answers.

Let me go off track for a moment and say that I have conversations with my girlfriend Laura about the “path to enlightenment” or “the journey of seeking the truth.”(I think sometimes I drive her nuts.)

The fact is this; I am not looking to go live on an island for the rest of my life alone just scratching my head looking at the stars (although I have thought about it during some deep thoughts…..)

Part of Self-Discovery or what I now call (and coach) Self-Mastery, is allowing yourself to look in, and not always look outside of yourself. This lets you understand what you like and dislike. This is a beautiful journey for us to surf the current of life. Knowing and understanding yourself creates layers and layers of discovery and freedom in life.

So, here is where I was going with my “off track” statement. I am not on this path to be the next truth seeker (I found myself going deep in the past and realized it was not for me.) I am here to serve and give back to the world. My purpose is what I like to call “win-win.” This is where no one loses, and everyone wins in life.

So, you will notice that some of my writing may get a bit philosophical at times. Don’t worry; my invitation is that you just go with it and embrace the difference. Embrace the different depth of thought, try it on and see if you like it and if not that is totally fine.

Mine all the gold in all of life’s experiences.

Let me get back to the main purpose of this article! J

Again, this week’s focus is on visualization. I am calling it The Art of Visualization because this can be applied in all areas of life, and is different for everyone.

Back to the convo with my mom. I was so interested in why now, things started to click in my head.

At the time, I was doing some pretty rigorous morning routines. There was a lot of Ah Ha moments, but one of the more potent exercises that I was doing was visualizing.

I remember reading about visualizing in books and online social platforms. I understood the concept, but when I went to do the exercise, it took more practice than I had thought.

Think of how we condition muscles in our body. Think of the work it takes to build up the strength for our lungs to run long distances. Think of the work it takes to condition our arms and shoulders to have definition, and for those of you have learned how to play an instrument, think of the practice and the work required.

Well, when re-working the brain, re-training your thoughts, it uses the same principle. The cool part is, that when it comes to mindset work, the brain can have a beautiful butterfly effect on all areas of your life.

 

“The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something. You can do it, as long as you really believe 100%.”

-       Arnold Schwarzenegger

 

So, when you learn to condition the mind, you then understand with more depth how to condition life around you.

I realized that I was experiencing all of these breakthroughs in my life NOW because I finally chose to open my mind up and do the work internally.

Let’s talk more about what visualization is.

The Art of Visualization is the practice of visually creating thoughts and feelings of anything you want without the help of the tangible world, using only your mind. This is like the opposite of seeing is believing, only because, that saying limits what you see by using only the eyes. We are going beyond the boundaries of “it’s only real if it is right in front of me.” Remember, that nothing in this world was created without it first being born from the miracle of a thought.

 

What can visualizing do for me?

 

-       Overcome limiting beliefs

-       Land the ideal client

-       Turn low energy into high energy

-       Increase motivation and ignite the burning desire within

-       Self-love

-       Improved relationships

-       Improved physical and mental health

-       Tackle the fear of approaching people (approach anxiety)

-       Overcome imposter syndrome

-       Achieve greater heights in both personal and business

-       Create new habits for growth

-       Improved impact on the world

The possibilities are endless really.

 

Here is a challenge for you to do over the next three days.

 

Pick an area of your life that you would like to change.

Get specific about what it is that you would like to improve, or change.

 

For the next three day’s you are going to visualize every part of that change within your mind. The focus is to create the most real experience within your mind. Create and visualize all of your senses, the smell, the touch, the sounds, what you are wearing and others are wearing. Get specific and paint this picture as vivid as possible. The more real and specific you make this, the more your brain will create new highways of thoughts. This is how powerful habits are formed.  

 

The best time for visualization that has worked for me is right before bed and right when I wake up.

 

Make sure you are in a quiet and relaxed setting. Take a couple of deep breaths, and relax.

 

I am going to give you an example on how to do this:

 

Let’s say the goal is that you would like to improve your relationships in life because right now you feel that people don’t really like you. Or maybe you feel that you don’t fit in, or perhaps people are always judging you. The list could go on and on. Let’s start to remove that burden, that belief in your life.

 

Get into a relaxed state of mind.

 

Close your eyes and start to imagine that as you are working, your co-workers are smiling. But there not smiling because they just read something funny. They are smiling because of you, they are smiling because of your smile, your presence. The temperature of the room is just the way you like it, not too hot and not too cold. You are excited about your clothes because not only do they fit you perfect, but you love the colors. The green, the red, the grey or black or even the whites. You are feeling so relaxed because everyone around you feels your love for yourself and that strength creates endless smiles for them. You feel a slight soothing breeze from the window that is opened across the way. If you are in a sales job the phone is ringing off the hook with clients one after another, if you are an engineer or a programmer the day just makes since and everything you are doing fits together like a giant puzzle, every new piece you pick up, you know right where it needs to go and all of this is because, this is your day. This is your life and you love it. Your shoes are on point and fresh. People come up to you throughout the day and use the coolness of your shoes to start a conversation with you, even though your shoes are cool they really just want to collaborate with you because they want to feel the impact you create in the world. You are wearing your favorite cologne or perfume. This is a day where you don’t even notice the time clock, you don’t have to count down the hours of the day because time in itself no longer burdens you. You are perfect just the way you are, no one is you in this world therefor who you are and where you are is simple the best. You feel so deeply with who you are in the world and you are proud of your presence. You smile, but not just with your head, you smile from your heart. For the first time in years, you look people in the eyes softly, warmly and give the world love, hope, and comfort.

 

 

As you open your eye’s, you feel a new energy, a new light. You have just created a vision with your mind.

 

The feeling of people judging you and not liking you is now foreign to you because after all you just showed yourself a day where you create a beautiful, profound impact on the world where people love you so much.

 

You know it is possible because of what you just visualized.

 

How you show up for anything, is how you show up for everything.

 

You are the master of your thoughts; you are the captain of your life. Point the ship to where you choose and sail on into the universe of endless possibilities.

 

Visualization is so incredibly powerful. Think of doing it with anything in life.

 

This is why this week’s focus means a lot to me. Visualization changed my life.

 

Thank you all so much for reading. Have a beautiful and tremendous day!

The coach that changed my life.

Hi, people.

Do you ever have those days where you feel compelled to share about an amazing experience in your life?

Something that has shifted and altered your life for the better?

This is one of those days.

Life is about acknowledgment and giving. 

The end of the year 2015 I was at a very down time in my life. I had a job that I was unhappy with, my weight was not right, my relationships were not flourishing, and I was just miserable. I had hit what most would describe as "rock bottom." I forgot who I was; I forgot how to smile genuinely and forgot to be happy.

I decided, at that moment I was going to make a change. I started investing in myself. I worked countless hours each day, focusing on what it meant to live, what it meant to love, what is a life worth living and why?

It is absolutely amazing what happens in life when you start focusing on things that make you happy. For me it was self-help books, telling my mom and dad I love them, spending more time with family, going to entrepreneur meetups, leaving my corporate job and starting my own life transformation and coaching business, eating healthier, just down right showing up in life.

Then things started shifting like crazy. The whirlwind of happiness and success was racing toward me like a freight train.

I noticed something very interesting. The more I focused on the path of love, the path of my dreams, the more the universe conspired with my dreams.

The intention of one's life is some real freeking power (key word intention). If nothing lands with you in this post, read this one carefully because this, if understood, will be the most powerful lesson I could ever give someone.

Knowing who you truly are, why you are here, what you are here for is the fuel for a life worth living. This is the fuel to achieving the life of your dreams.

So as time pressed on, I created new content, exercises, routines, I coached people. It was amazing.

I felt like I was hitting my limit. It was hard to explain at the time but what I can say is this. 

I felt like I was capable of doing so much more in life, but I was lost in how to do it better, faster.

How could I gain more traction and have an even bigger impact on the world with where I was at?

One day I was at a family event, and I met some of my families friends. My Aunt had told me that her friend is in the same line of work (meaning coaching.)

To be completely honest, a lot of people in my life told me that "I should talk to <person I don't know>." I politely nod my head and thank them for the kind thought. 

This time it was different. I ended up looking up the name of this particular coach to see what was really going on. It is important to know that I was a bit skeptic at the time.

To my surprise, I landed on https://rebeccatdickson.com/

Here is when my life started to change. Here is when I was able to literally (in the words of Becky) "Up Level" which is a more badass way of saying level up.

Becky Dickson is a total rock star. Her and I was born in the same area of the world which made it really cool and nice to talk and relate to her.

Her story, her success, her passion, her experience as a coach completely rocked my world. 

Becky is the perfect mix between the biggest damn heart and the biggest hardass this world has ever seen. These two combinations are a force to be reckoned with.

Many people in the world have a hard time with being authentic. Talk to Becky, that bullshit will be slain in less than a minute. You will find her working all day every day, supporting her community of over 15 thousand women (some special men), being an amazing wife to an incredible husband, raising her beautiful children, running a farm, and I don't know how the hell she does this but I found out that she raises world winning dogs. Yes, WORLD winning dogs.

Everything this woman touches turns to gold. Her mindset on life is magnificent.

She gave me a Skype chat, and I was so nervous. In the Skype chat, she showed compassion, generosity, courage, power, focus and drive. She cut through most of my bullshit within 30 minutes.

I was grateful and empowered. I felt like I got more done that week after that phone call than an entire year of learning. YES! WINNING!

It took about a week for me to work up the courage to private message her and ask her how I could get a coach. What do I do? 

Here I am, a life coach and had no idea on how to hire my own coach. I tried different coaches in the past, but none were a good fit.

The important part about coaches is that they are not just a good fit, but a great fit. In the words of Becky "They are either a Hell yah or a Hell no."

This is gold for the people out there who are looking to hire a coach in life. Make sure that you both have a great relationship. Most coaches will sniff out bullshit and bad vibes in the first 10 seconds and will politely say "no thank you."

Coaching is a beautiful gift and an art of life. The self-investment niche is not something to half ass. Coaches are people who devote their time and energy towards you. They fight for you; they are the ones that call you out on your shit and advise/counsel you on the best decision for you. 

I realized that without working with a coach fighting for me, I would never accel at the rate I was looking for.

I once wrote this;

"Getting permission from someone outside your head releases the burden of self-judgement and allows the passion to flow freely unleashing the creative genius within."

- Sal Mariano

We can only go so far on our own. We were born, we were created to be social and team up in life.

Getting back to the story of;

THE COACH THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

Becky Dickson

Like I said, it took me about a week to work up the courage to ask her the best way I could start looking for a coach.

To my surprise, she showed interest in me!!!!

I couldn't believe it. I was totally blown away. 

I scraped up all the money I had and just went for it.

Financially, it was one of the craziest things I have ever done given that I had just given my notice to my cushy job and planned on leaving the country to work abroad and film a documentary that will change the world (The burden of time.)

The way I see it is this, you are either all in or you not in. I prayed, I felt my gut, and my gut said "Fucking go for it Sal."

Becky accepted me, and I was enrolled. 

It has been over a month now working with Becky, and I am so grateful for the turnout.

Having someone by your side in the journey of life is worth far beyond an amount of money.

When you hire a great coach, and it is a great match, wonders will happen. What you spent on the coach can be tripled, quadrupled.

She welcomed me with open arms to her community of powerhouse women; I was able to share my authenticity. My authenticity is me standing in my true power.

Becky, you are a true game changer, you are love, you are power, you are the success of your life.

For those of you who are reading this blog post, I ask that you digest this information. Think about it, let it settle.

Think about all the money you spend every year on alcohol, fashion, entertainment.

Think about your dreams and how much you spend on creating them. The action and effort to surfacing them into reality?

Think real hard about life and the investment into yourself.

The greatest investment one can make is simply to themselves.

Where are your money and time going each day?

Becky, between you and I. I love you and support you, I thank you for your support and love.

My path is clear; my intention is profound.

Free private group loaded with content and support

People, if you are ready to breakthrough in life, start looking at someone who will fight for you.

Tip: The money you spend is part of the coaching. It's a commitment to yourself and well being. Don't cheap out on your life.

Interested in one on one coaching? Here is your chance to change your life.

 

The cure to SHINY OBJECT SYNDROME

The Pomodoro Technique.

Do you have something called "shiny object" syndrome? 

For those of you that do not know what this devious little syndrome is, I'll tell you my version.

In life, do you find yourself always excited about every next thing? The next business plan? The next marketing plan? The next "make 30K in a week following these five simple steps?" How about the next sales funnel that promises you a trillion billion million followers converted at a 26.876% conversion rate/opt-in rate/pay per click..... wtf????

You get so wrapped up in all of these "shiny" new things that you forget to do what you love to do. You defer off the original path. You stop doing what you actually love to do. 

The worst part is because everything is so damn "shiny" and in your face, YOU NEVER FINISH ANYTHING.

In business and in life this is a major problem.

Does this sound like you? 

I have a private and safe community for solutions and support to all of this racket in life. It's FREE to join so why not start living your best life; no one is forcing you.... follow the link to get invited.

JOIN HERE

 
Don't you worry because I have a solution that helped me launch my business in less than 30 days, make a million dollars in profit in the first week and I had a million followers by the first month..... 

NOT, I am joking.

In life, getting rich quick, crash dieting, writing a New York best seller in 5 days, having everything you want in a flash does NOT exist.

Nature is way to damn smart for this madness.

I mean think about this for a second. Do you think Mother Nature would ever allow you to plant an acorn in the ground, then the next day without watering it, catering to it, with no cultivation what so ever it grows into a 100 ft oak tree....... NOPE, not going to happen and if you figured out how to do this, then PM on facebook and ill give you some cookies. :)

Being true to who you are, being patient, working PERSISTENTLY toward your goals, riding the ups and the downs, learning from not just the wins, but from the failures as well. Cultivating your life!

These will all yield you the life of your dreams. 

Examples may include:

  • Having an amazing marriage and partnership with your loved one
  • Creating the business of your dreams and taking it to limitless heights
  • Being the best mother or father this world has ever seen
  • Helping someone in need
  • Feeding the hungry
  • Educating the underprivileged 
  • Saving not just one person life but many throughout the course of your life

If you are still reading this post your f**king awesome, but you already knew that.

I told you I had a very powerful technique for you to stay focused and get stuff done.

This is called the POMODORO Technique.

Do more with fewer distractions.

Here is how this works:

  1. Set a timer for 25 minutes (If you want to be true to the method, use a tomato shaped timer), and spend that time focusing on a single task that you have chosen before-hand, no matter what. The 25-minute chunk is called the Pomodoro.
  2. Once the timer rings, take a 5-minute break to relax, have a glass of water, you can move around a little.

After your break, you will be refreshed and ready for your next Pomodoro!

Using this technique helps you gain back control over your day and focus on your work.

This method is so powerful because the brain knows that it's only 25 minutes.... So working on that boring slide show is a breeze because its only 25 minutes and then you get a break! Duh! easy-peasy.

Remember that it takes two to three months to climb Mt. Everest. You cannot climb it in a day. There is the proper conditioning, altitude training, etc.

Have a goal and aim for ten Pomodoro's a day (total of 250 minutes or a little over 4 hours.)

This level of mono-focusing is amazing, and the results are incredible. 

When I first was introduced to the Pomodoro Technique by the amazing Entrepreneur and leader; Laura Latimer (founder of Nomadicare) I was totally blown away with how much I was getting done in just one day!

I was able to stay focused and crush through my work.

A tip that I will end with is this:

This is a full-blown commitment to yourself, friends and family and even strangers may come up and try to talk to you. Be polite and let them know that you can talk to them later (after your 25-minutes).

Stay true to who you are and focus. The rewards of maintaining 100% presence in your task will separate you from the world. 

Thank you so much for reading all the way through! 

If you are still here well then Great! You are double F**king awesome now!

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"The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals are known as "pomodori", the plural of the Italian word pomodoro for "tomato"."

- this is from the google description to save you some time :)

The ups and downs of life. Don't stop loving.

I had a very weird past two weeks...

As some of you may know I have been doing some pretty crazy things. 

Turning my life upside down is probably an understatement. I have officially done the opposite of what my traditional life requested and required of me. 

Two months ago I gave my notice to an incredible job that provided me with great work hours, amazing benefits, and yeah... great pay. This was a corporate job and yah, I am not a corporate guy, nor am I someone who settles in a job just because the pay or the benefits are great. 

I am a dreamer, a lover, a fighter.

Life, is not a corporate job for me; it never was supposed to be.

which leads me to this blog post.

Passion, desire, intention, conviction.

All the words above are powerful. In today's world, business guru's, thought leaders, and visionaries rant about knowing your specific purpose. 

Who are you? What are you here for? Why are you here? 

Although I would love to write this post on finding your purpose, ill save that for another time (that's what my coaching is for.)

This post is focused on motivation and inspiration with a dash of action.

Over the last two weeks I have been saying goodbye to loved ones, packing all of my things into two suitcases (selling all the rest), changing my address to "the world", falling head over heals in love with the woman of my dreams, leaving my cushy job, going full time with my purpose of life (salmariano.com) and filming/producing a documentary starting in Bali Indonesia.

Life, you could say has been a bit busy. 

Before I left home, I had a fire inside me that could not be put out. Not even a giant fire hose could put this fire out.

It is my intention to acknowledge that ebbs and flows of life or the ups and downs of life are all part of the beautiful journey. 

Don't give up just because you are coming down from your high. You cannot sprint every damn second of your life. There is a time when you need to rest. Or there is time you spend on the downs of life after flying high. Embrace these moments. 

Do not give up on life. 

The depth of our emotion is our connection to life itself. If you are fighting your feelings, then there is an imbalance. If there is an imbalance then there is stress and friction, and at that point something is wrong.

I have spent far too many hours and days on trying to be perfect. Avoiding the downs of my life has caused more emotional exhaustion throughout life.

How you show up for anything is how your show up for everything.

How are you showing up in life?

Are you late for everything? Do you worry constantly? 
Are you tired all the time? Are you sick all the time? Do you work yourself to exhaustion? Do you always argue with people? Is money the problem? Is relationships the problem? Is health the problem?

No matter what the "problem" is, here is the point. YOU create the damn problem because that it how you are showing up in the world.

Like I said earlier, the last two weeks have been busy. I created the "busy" mindset. I created the sickness and the lack of sleep in my life. I author my life. I have the pen, and I create all that I do. How I show up for anything is how I show up for everything.

I am so grateful of this realization. The downs in the life are equally if not more valuable than the ups. Thank you, the universe, God, and the creator for allowing the depth of this feeling of life.

Simply put. 

Do not limit yourself, because if you are, then here is the hard truth. 

YOU ARE THE LIMITATION.

love and trust yourself, be true to your heart and live every day like you intend to.

Be you.

Put love first in all that you do, be 100% present in life, surround yourself with those that are in alignment with your goals and dreams.

If lost in translation, here is the message.

Do not fight the flow of your life. Embrace it all. If you get mad and sad, it's okay. If you get happy and excited, then let it flow. Stop putting so much pressure on your life. Remember who you are and why you are here. Time is finite, meaning it has a limit. Don't spend the rest of your life putting too much pressure on yourself. 

Every day is a blessing, and every breath is a miracle. 

Be you.

Until next time..... 

One exercise that changed my life

no fear

Has any of you ever heard of Positive Affirmations?

Read below for a wonderful exercise to start releasing those built up fears

Follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Write a list of all of your perceived short-comings

This list of negative qualities may include criticisms you have heard from employers, friends, or family.

 

Step 2: Find the common theme

Discover which themes reoccur in your list of perceived shortcomings and negative qualities.

 

Step 3: Ask yourself, “is it useful to dwell on these negative qualities?”

 

Step 4: Write a useful alternative to the negative theme

For example, if your major theme is that you’re incompetent and not good enough, your alternative statement would be, “I am capable and effective!”

 

Step 5: Recite your useful alternative statement regularly

Start by reciting this out loud during your morning routine. If you feel comfortable, you may even recite it out loud in the mirror after brushing your teeth in the morning. 

 

Another alternative is to integrate your affirmations with your journaling. Simply write out the affirmation after your day’s journal entry. You can write it as many times as you wish. The key is that you feel the positive emotions that comes with the affirmation. Simply stating affirmations for the sake of stating them is not enough.

 The purpose of affirmations is to train your brain to focus on useful thoughts and emotions, allowing you to grow the type of mindset that propels success. 

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Why use Sal as a coach?

 

People.

 

I know that we all want money, fame, the great body, the sexy partner…. I get it.

After all that what is next? Is that what life is all about? That is completely up to you to figure out. I want you and everyone to know this very important word.

 

LOVE.

 

Does all the above things give you enormous amounts of love?

 

Do you love yourself? Do you look at yourself in the mirror and smile every damn day?

 

Does your employees love working for you, or do they put their head down when you walk by?

 

Does your wife or husband avoid you at all costs? Do you avoid them? How are the conversations every day? When was the last time you watched the sun set with your partner?

 

When was the last time you took your children out? To watch them grow and teach them, show them how to love, how to dream and become anything they want in this world?

 

Life is to damn short people….

 

I spent the earlier part of my life struggling to make everyone happy. The cars, the money, the clothes, the clubs…. The list goes on.

 

All that was so instantly gratifying. Then it was over. Waking up day after day in the rat race of life.

 

I felt it.  I felt it again. And again. I created a wall around my life, I created a wall so high not even the beautiful child within myself could see the world. I trapped my inner child and passion in a box. I turned my back on the world because of….

 

FEAR.

 

Fear of judgement, fear of pain, fear of “not fitting in,” fear of poverty, fear of having my heart broken, fear of becoming ill,

 

FEAR of DEATH.

 

I realized that I spent so much time running away from my dreams, forgetting faith and hope simply because I was afraid.

That was then.

 

Today I do not accept mediocrity; I do not submit to fear.

 

Every day I love myself and the world as freely and as naturally as my soul and body can do.

 

I started to think bigger and bigger. I started to realize that life is short and that each day is a miracle. Each breath in life is a miracle.

 

I started to think about legacy and the butterfly effect of my existence. Who am I? Why am I here?

 

I came to the realization that I am here to serve the world with love. My passion and excitement in life once suppressed my ability to shine. I hid the passion and excitement because I was afraid “I was too much” for people.

 

It dawned on me that when any being in this universe suppresses who they are, things happen, things change. This is not how nature intended us to be. Closed off is un natural.

 

Being un natural creates negative energy.

 

This is where hate, glutton, anger, lies, cheating starts to surface. This is what counters the imbalance of our existence.

 

Do you feel this way?

 

Freedom?

 

Being out of balance with yourself will strip you from the given right of freedom.

 

Remember those days where everything was “just right?” The weather was perfect, the nice cool breeze on a hot day, your normal work seemed just on point and flowing. Your wife or husband were smiling all day waiting to hold you in their arms?

 

These special days do not have to be few and far between anymore.

 

So how about this. What if I told you this?

 

You can have everything I mentioned at the beginning of this write up in your natural state.

 

This is why I coach, love, give, and support people in their lives.

I have created some fun exercises to strengthen the body, mind, and soul.

 

Life is one giant amazing journey of endless possibilities.

 

This is NOT an overnight success, or a get rich quick scheme. Nature does not like something for nothing….

 

If you are interested in learning one of these exercises to improve your life, please put your information in the one of the sign up’s on this page or click the link.

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Cheers to you, cheers to your health, cheers to your love for this world, cheers to the love for yourself.