The life of an entrepreneur is laden with demands and commitments. If you can’t take the time to live in the moment, you can get weighed down and become miserable. How do you prevent this? We talk to entrepreneur, author and fitness/anti-aging expert Jay Campbell about Eckart Tolle’s book, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment and pick his brain on state change and outcome detachment.
The difference between being happy and being complacent is knowing when you have enough. -Jay Campbell
At the start of the episode Jay Campbell shared how the book The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment came into his life and the lessons he gained from it. The main thing he learned was the power of detaching from outcomes and learning to embrace the benefits of going with the flow. He also gained a lot of insight through meditation and mindfulness training. We went onto discuss how people can still motivate themselves when they are no longer attached to the outcome. Jay said, “you should envision success in your mind but you can’t have a defined outcome from a standpoint of “it has to happen this way.”
Jay reminded viewers that success will never happen exactly how you envision it, and when we obsess over it happening how we want, the ego mind takes over and the result is sorrow and misery. Most people live in the future or in the past and that robs them of the present moment. Jay went onto talk about how we should react to the ups and downs of life, “what if your reaction to everything was is that so?” Towards the end of the show we discussed state changes, trigger words or phrases and how the book changed Jay’s daily life.
Takeaways + Tactics
- To overcome a negative moment, ask yourself what you can do in that moment to change your state of mind.
- Not being attached to the outcome isn’t an excuse to fear the outcome.
- Don’t have a defined outcome from a standpoint of “it has to happen this way.”
Everything in life is a continuum, including happiness and sadness. How you react to those things is within your control. You set yourself free by detaching from the outcome and avoiding misery by embracing and living in the present moment. Rely on state change and your own power over negative states of mind. Remember that you can achieve something if you perceive it.
Jay Campbell is a Champion Men’s Physique Competitor, entrepreneur and the best selling author of The Definitive Testosterone Replacement Therapy MANual: How to Optimize Your Testosterone for Lifelong Health and Happiness. Learn more about him on trtrevolution.com and join his group The Decoders of Truth on Facebook.