Friday Ignite 6 – Power of Momentum

For years I’ve been playing pick up basketball. I just love it.

Unfortunately my 5 foot 8 stature and mediocre athletic ability has hindered my dreams of being an NBA star 😀

But I always love the feeling of getting out there and playing… of having some intense practice time. I remember spending hours practicing free throws to see how many I could hit in a row. I was addicted to the streak.

And I think we all have this addiction to some extent. We want to see how many times we can do something. How long we can keep something going before stopping. This happens in sports, business, school work, etc…

The real lesson here is that we can use this force as a tool to drive us towards our goals. Check out this video to see what I mean

Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think of this principle. How has momentum worked for OR against you. How can you leverage it starting today?

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22 Responses to Friday Ignite 6 – Power of Momentum

  1. Stuart September 14, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Awesome vid Justin thanks. I agree.. it’s getting in the ‘zone’. You should know that being a B’Ball fan!

    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 10:19 am #

      Haha… I wish my ‘zone’ moments happened a bit more often in hoops. But the ‘zone’ in business is a lot easier to reach and when you get there, amazing things can happen!

      thanks for your comment 😀

  2. Sean Breslin September 14, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Hello Justin, good video; not sure getting up that early would do anything for me… Except turbo charge my Mr Grumpy side!
    I do need to step up on creating worthwhile post’s, I wish you’d set up some of your plr for webcontent!! I could expand on that!!!
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    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 10:24 am #

      LOL My. Grumpy side… that sounds hilarious next to your little avatar image. Trust me, if I wasn’t totally loving what I was doing I would be pretty grumpy too.

      And thanks for the feedback on plr content. Something to consider for sure… will keep it in mind!

      thanks

  3. Bill September 14, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    JP – You’ve just kickstarted me !

    Mind, I think that 04:00 is slightly OC. and I’d have to take the dog a walk wearing night vision kit.

    I’ll settle for 06:30 starting from tomorrow – really I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and your video
    has probably come in a timely manner.

    May have to turn in a little earlier though.

    Take care JP.

    Now where’s that alarm clock!

    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 10:32 am #

      Well Bill if I have to become full OC to inspire you to get to a new level I’m prepared to do that :O 😀

      Seriously though thanks very much for the comment, I’m really glad to hear this has come at a good time for you. Crazy thing is I’ve actually eclipsed 4am and gone into the 3s a few times. More energy than ever too!

      Good luck finding that alarm clock, you’ll need it LOL

  4. Susan September 14, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Kudos Justin. You certainly motivated me this morning to do more rituals.

    One of my authors, Garret Kramer, wrote a book called Stillpower that when summed up teaches how our mindset is responsible for higher achievement, not willpower to push by doing more if you are in a negative mindset. It’s the turnaround that when we feel good about ourselves we begin to do better in work and in life. You clearly outlined in your video how the power of your mind – that once you are moving in a positive direction – can build upon itself.

    Great job and thank you. ~Susan
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    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 11:19 am #

      Hey Susan,

      Thanks for the comment. Glad to hear I was able to give you some motivation today 🙂

      Love that stillpower concept… makes a lot of sense. I’ll have to check out that book as I know you have mentioned it before

  5. Diane September 14, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Hi Justin,

    Once again, your timing is perfect in my life. Thanks for the video. Amazing, I already had a new routine in mind that I want to start TODAY! Now I have even more inspiration. I can’t wait to see how it goes. I’ll be playing this video a few times to see if I can pick up some more tips as this week goes on.

    Thanks for another great vid!

    Diane

    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 11:59 am #

      Hey Diane. Awesome!! I love getting feedback like this especially when it helps people take action NOW… in the moment. That’s when all REAL action happens anyway. I look forward to hearing about your progress 🙂

  6. Maradele September 14, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Love this Justin! Comes at the exact right time .. found myself dragging and rushing each morning since school has started … tomorrow I start … alarm set for 6am! Thanks so much for this kickstart! Will keep you posted!
    PS Love to Jess and the boys!

    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

      Hey Maradele,
      Great to hear from you and thanks for the comment. Good work… 6am comes early but I’m sure you’ve done it before so it won’t take long to get used to. Then you won’t want to break the streak!!

      good luck

  7. Nat September 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    Justin,

    Just started doing this myself 2 months ago to look at the stars with my Star Gazer app for a half hour and get my day going.

    It’s energizing and by the time the rest of my competitors are up I’ve already been cranking at my desk for 3 hours.

    Your video is spot on

    Thanks for sharing

    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

      Hey Nat

      Awesome! Another 4amer. GREAT idea with the star gazer app. Sounds awesome

      My inspiration was a speaker named Eric Thomas who does a youtube program called Thank God Its Monday. He is on absolute fire and it has become contagious. Not for obsessive reasons… but because when you are on fire and passionate about what you do… EVERYONE benefits. Your customers, your family, your friends, your customers.

      thanks for the comment

  8. Michael Finlayson September 14, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi Justin,

    Mad I may be, but 4am, even I’m not that crazy 🙂 You got me thinking. In May I started going to the gym and I renewed my acquaintance with the rowing machine. Back then I thought that it would be a fun idea to go from cold to competing in the Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships next january… which is getting way to close, way to quickly!!! My first go on the rower saw me grind to a halt after a mighty 670m, but at least I could only get better 🙂 I currently train 6 days a week and I usually row 12,000m plus (though if you are tempted to try those distances could I strongly recommend that you get a seat pad!!!!!!!!!). I’m getting stronger, my weight is going down, and I’m not doing too badly in all the challenges and competitions.

    Before I started at the gym I was really struggling to make any headway in creating my online empire, all sorts of health issues meant that instead of powering forward I was plodding forward with all the life, energy and vigour of an exceedingly wet fart (and that was on a good day).

    Now that I’m pushing myself, now that I have goals, now that I have a routine, I’m finding that I’m getting more done, admittedly not as much as I would like to have done, but a damn site more than before the gym. And thinking on it, what I’m doing with my rowing (and it worries me that I enjoy it so much…LOL) is feeding through into my daily activity. Things can only get better 🙂

    Have fun,

    Mike
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    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

      Hey Mike,

      Wow thanks for sharing that. That’s awesome. Good for you and congrats. That’s taking momentum to the next level.

      But I love how when you focus on impoving one area of your life, it often bleeds over into other areas. Because being/doing your best becomes a personal standard.

      Please keep me up to speed on how your rowing pursuits go. Sounds like you are pushing for a huge goal there!

      Best of luck

  9. Cheryl Kissell September 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi Justin:

    My oh my…I need to know what time you go to bed? As a kid (up to 17) my father had me on a 7 o’clock curfew and that meant being in BED…boy did my other 6 siblings hate it. So 3 or 4am works with that!

    Now, I’m going to bed when you’re getting up…hmmm…maybe I need to re-thrink that.

    I have numerous rituals…I play a motivating video as soon as I wake-up…even before the 1st cup of joe and then while I’m enjoying my joe…I actually put an audio/video/book on self development…so that I am constantly improving myself…and it does show up in my results by the end of the month…and it grows and grows and grows.

    One of my bad rituals is losing focus on projects as I get bored pretty easily…and finding outsourcers who are reliable to continue…after it’s ALL set-up has been tough. Been waiting for school to start so I can see if there are some possible apprentices out there.

    Thanks…your videos are just the right length so I don’t walk away from them…canno believe the trend on video and some going over 2 hours…whew…
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    • Justin Popovic September 14, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

      Hey Cheryl,

      Haha… my average bedtime is 11-11:30 … I don’t sleep very much 😉

      Your ritual is great… very similar to mine. I love early morning motivational programs… it sets the day off on the right foot. I share a bit of the same regarding losing focus. I have so many things on the go that I sometimes fall behind on certain commitments and then I have to scramble to get caught up. But I guess its all part of the process!

      thanks for your comment

  10. Andy Beveridge September 15, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    Great video Justin, made me think for sure.

    I am going to try that getting up early routine myself. I am always saying I do my best work in the mornings, so it makes sense to have a bigger morning. I think 04.00 am is maybe just a bit too early though. Maybe try six first.

    Andy
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    • Justin Popovic September 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Hey Andy
      LOL definitely ease yourself into it. I Was already getting up pretty early (between 5:30-6) so moving to 4 wasn’t that big of a shift. I’d be curious to hear what kind of changes you notice once you start your new early morning routine. Keep me updated on it!

  11. Kater September 15, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Hey JPo!

    I actually started to get into the 4am routine, but I think I need to get to bed earlier.

    I have to say the ‘streak’ concept is really true. I kind of got out of the routine of producing and started to feel edgy and uneasy. I think I’ll have to set a product delivery deadline for every week! I feel much better when I’m pumping out products.

    Kater
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    • Justin Popovic September 15, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

      Hey Kate,

      Welcome to the 4am club. Yeah I go to bed between 11-1130 most nights but then it a few days a week I go to bed early to get some extra sleep in. You might want to try that so you get a bit more energy. And setting a schedule would be great. We created a “weekend special” routine in our business that keeps us on track and producing a lot of new material to sell.

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