Becoming a Ferocious Buddha | Road to Revenue #56

Apr 19, 09:00 AM

Step 1: Identify when you’re in ego-based consciousness This step requires becoming cognizant of your ego and your feelings involving the current situation. By this, I mean stepping back from the situation to understand how and why you feel this way. For example, every morning I get up at 4:30 am to meditate and workout. On a Saturday, a few months back, I woke up and noticed one of my daughter’s cars was not parked out front. I was upset, and my initial response was to call her and yell at her. But in that moment, I stopped and realized I was acting out of my ego-based consciousness. I wasn’t angry, I was actually just terrified that something may have happened to her. By coming to this realization, I was able to move to step two and figure out how I was going to effectively communicate with her. Step 2: Be ferocious and get yourself to STOP Once you have figured out why you feel a certain way, stop in your tracks and take a deep breath. Taking a moment for yourself allows you ...

Step 1: Identify when you’re in ego-based consciousness

This step requires becoming cognizant of your ego and your feelings involving the current situation. By this, I mean stepping back from the situation to understand how and why you feel this way.

For example, every morning I get up at 4:30 am to meditate and workout. On a Saturday, a few months back, I woke up and noticed one of my daughter’s cars was not parked out front. I was upset, and my initial response was to call her and yell at her. But in that moment, I stopped and realized I was acting out of my ego-based consciousness. I wasn’t angry, I was actually just terrified that something may have happened to her. By coming to this realization, I was able to move to step two and figure out how I was going to effectively communicate with her.

Step 2: Be ferocious and get yourself to STOP

Once you have figured out why you feel a certain way, stop in your tracks and take a deep breath. Taking a moment for yourself allows you to come back to center before you act.

In my daughter’s case, I took a few moments to myself and decided to call her. By taking these few moments to breathe, I was able to call her in a calm, concerned tone rather than out of anger. Due to this action, my daughter and I had an effective conversation where I learned that she was in her room and had

Uber-ed home after a party she attended last night. If I had yelled at her, she probably would have yelled at me back and we would have had a completely different conversation that could lead to her making different and potentially less-safe choices in the future.

Following these steps will help you become a ferocious buddha enabling you to communicate more efficiently, rather than letting your ego corrode the connection to others. Practice these steps, to become a ferocious buddha that I know we’re all capable of! Remember, the secession of success comes from being an efficient communicator.

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