Hi, Matt here and welcome to the next Disruption Session. I hope all of the troublemakers out there are doing really, really well. For me it’s been a really, really busy month with events. And running events or attending events is so important if you want to have a successful business. It can seem like getting behind your computer and working or taking your work to a café and sitting there all day is productive, but actually you need to be out there, talking to people in event situations and expanding your mental horizons. If you’re not currently in situations where other business people are able to influence you positively, now is the time to ask why that is. If you are afraid of getting out of your comfort zone or have some preconceived thoughts about why that’s not going to work for you, you need to start challenging that and switching to a new mindset. And you might not be able to do that on your own, you might need some help and that is where Nuero-Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques really can do wonders. But if you business needs to get to the next level, you might want to look at support that covers every aspect of support through Rapid Change Technologies (RCT). I’ll get into the details of what makes up RCT and why it’s so impacting a little later, but first I really want to share why having a successful business and the freedom to do what you want in life is import, beyond the obvious self satisfaction and rewards it brings. I don’t just think creating your own wealth is fun and desirable, I actually think it’s the only way to move forward in our current financial and social climate.
That old mentality of slogging it out on repeat, just doing the same stuff over and over until you retire has finished. That was all part of the industrial revolution, and as we progress and evolve in technology, the industrial revolution is proving to be more and more obsolete, and with it the industrial level of thinking. And that thinking was you start at the bottom rung and gradually climb the ladder over the next 40 years, in the same industry, doing the same job. After you are done the government is going to support you when you retire.
Now a lot of you probably know that Henry Ford and Carnegie were the founders of this system. They built the worker bee model with supervisors watching over and directing the majority, who followed instructions and perfected tasks on repeat. Under that they created schooling, which is pretty much the same principle, with the idea to be able to keep people in process jobs for as long as possible. Now the world’s changing and people really need to be taking a leadership position and cutting out new and original pathways. This is what has proven to be hugely successful, even life changing in recent history, people who have this burning passion, team up with like minded individuals and create something no one could even contemplate before, but you have to be willing to step up. What I mean by that is taking full responsibility for your own work and really starting to navigate your future, not leaving your choices and work style up to someone in the chain above you.
And we need to start on this now because artificial intelligence (AI) is coming faster than we can imagine. When it does most of the administration jobs we have will be going to machines that are faster and more accurate, and it’s not just admin jobs that will be effected either, IBM Watson is already doing so many incredible things, outperforming general practice lawyers, performing surgeries and diagnosis for health care. All of these things are leading to a bit of a perfect storm and that perfect storm is that a lot of IQ based roles are going to be gone. In fact, the stat is that in the next five years, 23 per cent of roles are going to be gone, and yes, new roles are going to emerge from that to meet demand but most of them will be around advanced technology, which the current workforce just doesn’t have a solid enough understanding of. So I’m predicting that the mass production of AI is going to be a shock wave that most of us are not prepared to combat.
I think a lot of people are still stuck in the industrial revolution way of thinking, which is that some other structure is going to provide for them. While it has been working in the past and we have come to rely on it over past generations, I just can’t see it being viable or sustainable for the majority of people going forward, which is one of the reasons why I run The Disruption Session, to disrupt your mind in a positive way, to disrupt your thinking, and basically to help you move mentally to a place where you can engage in situations, find new options and take steps to rapid change with little stress and difficulty. Rather than resent or fear change and independence you will learn how to love and embrace it, even look forward to the challenge. That way, no matter what the near future holds, you will be ready, because right now, I’m not sure that you are.
Think about your actions right now. Are you taking the position that every single result that you’ve achieved is your responsibility?
Do you believe that up to this point:
- Your bank account is your responsibility.
- The results that you’re getting around your relationships is your responsibility.
- The results that you’re getting around your health is your responsibility.
- Your emotional state is your responsibility.
- How you perform at work or in your business is your responsibility.
If yes, you are living at cause and able to determine your own outcomes. If no, you are living in the effect, as the victim who allows external influences to drive you and take over you decision making ability.
For a lot of people, this idea that everything you have and everything you will have is completely up to you could be really challenging. It could be frightening to realize that the sum total of your conscious and unconscious decisions have actually led you here. The thing about it is it’s so easy to blame everyone else. It’s so easy to blame the government. It’s so easy to blame your parents, a business partner, the list goes on, but the challenge is that if you blame others and you have a whole lot of reasons or excuses, then you stay stuck and those problems or conflicts keep repeating, even if you move to another relationship or another job. You stop moving, you stop shifting. And there’s a metaphorical image there about being stuck in a box and not being able to move beyond the boundary conditions.
I love to help unbox people and that’s really why I launched The Troublemakers, to help people break out of that box, to be able to break out of their job, to launch a business and then break out of that business and move to a position of leadership, and most importantly, break into life.
We only have a certain amount of time to live and I think it’d be a really good idea to be in charge of that time, to be able to set your life up so you have an enormous amount of freedom and to be able to do the things that you want to do with the people that you want to be around and live and have the experiences you want.
For me it’s being able to live life right now. It’s the simple things, being able to wake up in the morning and have the beach right outside my window, going for a walk on the beach with my beautiful partner and to be able to feel so grateful. I think those moments are priceless. I sit in my favourite location and meditate, spend time connecting with my communities, contributing and make a difference, and that really switches me on. I have breakfast with great friends who are often mentors. I do coaching sessions and run events all over Australia, but most importantly I get to help people create those opportunities in their life, to be able to create freedom, and that’s what ‘Your Future Now’ is all about, freedom in life and business.
And I really believe that, when you handle the basic stressors in life, the basic stressors around your health, your relationships, your business, your career, all of those things, you unlock space where we tap into our true genius. There is a special energy there in that moment that gives us a creative or motivational edge. And you see athletes that can tap into that have a great performance but when they don’t, if there is a problem or an issue they are aware of instead, it’s like they have never seen the sport before. And that’s really the key, I think tapping into our true genius or energy and being able to get on a true target instead of a false target. To me a false target is being on that merry-go-round, not being able to get off because you start thinking about all the things going wrong or all the things that could be better and around you go again, in effect to your environment.
Now one of the things that has helped me really, really get onto a true target is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and coaching. I did my first NLP practitioner training when I was 12-years-old. I then went on a bit of a binge session of every course that I could possibly do. Tony Robbins was a big NLP influencer when I was in my late teens and I did a whole lot of Tony Robbins courses and that really helped me with a lot of confidence and a lot of certainty to be able to get out there. Thinking back that was probably the reason why I decided that I want to be able to help people through personal development, and what inspired me to be able to do interventions so quickly and help people transform.
I spent the bulk of my time perfecting NLP and being able to get lightening-like breakthroughs, and I’ve become famous in Australia for being able to get results with people so quickly using these types of techniques. For me, it wasn’t about making an impact in that way, for me it was how wonderfully NLP and I were able to get people incredible results, increase their confidence and certainty and get them moving forward in life.
I do these breakthrough sessions with people where I get rid of anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt, and we go through every limiting decision and knock it out. Whether it is health, relationships, business, money, every area of life, and we do these great sessions and people would leave feeling energized and focused, even after six hours of interventions.
The bigger the goal you set, typically the more chaos you attract. That’s why I love big goals because they do trigger you, they do bring up your past patterns, your past wounds, and they give us a bit of a blueprint to be able to shift. I love true goals because they activate all of the stuff that’s in the way. As we start to peel the layers back, suddenly we start to find a consciousness of our purpose, mission, and direction.
The first phase when I’m working with people, if they don’t know what they want, is working out what is the best version of you and bringing you into the equation. And once we’ve done that, the next phase is more mission purpose, serving in a bigger way. Goals that are bigger than you, that inspire you, that send you on a new journey of consciousness.
And part of the key here it to work on one goal at a time because they are disruptive, if your goal is big enough and impacting enough you will be attracting a lot of chaos and that takes energy. So just one thing at a time, get that sorted and let it settle then you can go to work on the next thing. If you still need to, although sometimes when you get massive clarity and resolution around one area of life then the rest isn’t a problem anymore and you can just move ahead.
The same is with a business. If you want to take the business to the next level, what typically has to happen, you have to go through a crisis. When you break out and get to a new level of creativity, a new level of consciousness, a new level of leadership, it requires an enormous amount of energy. If you have multiple goals you probably don’t have enough energy to put into all of those goals, especially if they’re not on a true target.
False targets tend to cause emotional leakage, you’re going to feel exhausted, frustrated and demotivated, and this is where coaching came in as part of RCT. As a coach I love being able to work with people and assist them in identifying what their true target is and get them really, really focused on one to two goals and put a plan in place. That’s one of my personal coaching strengths and why I love business coaching so much is because, with that plan, I’m really good at identifying what the core dollar producing activities are and getting leverage around those. From there it’s easy to create the structure, the right structure to help people follow through and this is so exciting, being able to help people do this.
The next phase is consulting, where you’re working with a client who is already at cause and is a high achiever, and you are able to give them more detailed strategies.
So I put all of this together and that is my branch, that’s what’s different from all of my trainings and my methodologies compared to a lot of other organisations out there, is that I’ve taken the mindset work, such as NLP timeline therapy, hypnosis and root cause techniques and meshed them with the best of coaching and consulting techniques, so it’s almost like you’re working with three practitioners in one. From there the practitioner has the ability to tailor their approach to match the needs of their client at that very moment.
Some people might need more mindset work to get them clear and present, other people might already be at cause but have multiple goals so they need a plan and structure or maybe just a kick in the rear to remind them to stay on track. If all of that is already in place, you need the best strategies to be able to take you to the next level.
I call this RCT and it stands for Rapid Change Technologies, which is root cause techniques and rapid coaching techniques and also rapid consulting techniques. All the things I’ve learned and loved from my many years within the coaching and personal development industry. And when something is yours and you’ve designed it to be the most powerful and most impacting program out there, it’s really exciting. And this is why I love training people in this because you’re really tapping into three major markets, which is the mindset market, the coaching market, and the consulting market. So you’ve got a competitive advantage because you can work with people in a way that most people can’t because typically a consultant isn’t necessarily trained in mindset work, and a lot of the time a client may not necessarily need strategy, they might be bumping up against their mindset, their emotions, their wounds, all of these things.
When you combine all of these disciplines together as a practitioner you are going to be bulletproof. You’re going to be able to tackle every single market and look at what’s happening in the world at the moment. The home-based business, the nomad, the laptop lifestyle is becoming more and more accessible and this is where the workplace is shifting to, and I’d love to be able to help you make that shift.
And that to me is what life is about, and if we look at technology and we look at all of these resources, coaching and consulting, it’s really opening up that opportunity.
A lot of people are just not upskilling, they’re not improving their education or they’re listening to old industrial revolution education, which really isn’t working anymore. It’s time to move to the cause side of the equation, it’s time to take full responsibility for your mindset, for your learning, to take a leadership position and maybe break out of those environments that are not serving you and start to learn from some people that are achieving the results that you want.
Probably the most important lesson I’ve learned is finding the people that are living the life that you want and learn from them and really commit to that education.
So I hope this Disruption Session was enjoyable for you and RCT has maybe inspired you to look at things differently and arm yourself with everything to get fast results. If you’ve got any questions, please write them on our Facebook pages. Have a wonderful week everybody and stay tuned for the next Disruption Session.