What if I told you that anything you want to achieve in life is possible? Even with your busy schedule? And you only have to spend 10 minutes to get what you want! Would that be something you want?
Well, in this post, I’m going to teach you how to complete the final step of working with oneness and how you can achieve pretty much anything you want, with just a few minutes of work a day.
Oneness is great, and living with knowledge of oneness is an amazing way to live. As we described in our podcast, and in previous posts this is how the universe works:
1. You put your intention out to the universe (actively or unknowingly)
2. The universe picks up the intention and starts to work on your behalf
3. The universe sends you divine pings of opportunity to fulfill your intentions
4. You pick up on those pings and take action
The universe is an opportunity machine, it’s very easy to use it, but while the universe produces the opportunity, you are still expected to take action in order to achieve it. In most cases, a million dollars just won’t drop in your lap just because you wished for it (but sometimes it does)…
Here’s an example:
Let’s say, that you want to have more money.
You put that intention into your daily meditation and the universe picks it up and starts looking for opportunities that are right for you.
In this example, let’s say the universe feels that the best way for you to have more money is to become an investor.
So you start to see a lot of pings about investing, first a TV show you watch features the author of an investment book, then you get an email from amazon.com about that investments book, and then your friend tells you he just read a great book, and guess what, it’s the same investment book.
Since you’ve been reading our blog and listening to our podcast, you already know that this is a divine ping! And you know that you should follow it, so you buy the book and when it arrives, you realize it’s a 650 page book that’s heavier than a small toddler…
Well, you don’t have time to read a 650 page book! You’re super busy, and have other things going on, so you put the book on your bookshelf, and leave it there to gather dust… so much for that ping, right?
Think about your life. Have there been similar things in the past that you wanted to do but couldn’t because they seemed too big? Maybe learning a new language? A new skill? Working out? Spending more time staying in touch with friend?
Well, here’s the little technique that will help you get all these things done, and the way I get to read all the books I want, learn new languages and skills and basically get pretty much every single task I have done.
I call it “the 10 minute method” but you can call it whatever you want…
I first started doing it when I got the “4 Hour Body” by Tim Ferris.
If you know that book, it’s a 500+ page book filled with everything you need to know about weight loss, exercise and general physical wellness. It’s a great book, but it’s HUGE!
When I first saw it, I realized I’ll never be able to read it because it’s just too big and I don’t have the time to read 500+ pages.
But I did know that weight loss was important and I did put that intention out to the universe, so it would be a waste of a good ping if I just ignored it.
That’s when I started thinking of ways to get through that monstrosity of a book.
One day, I was working and a meeting that was supposed to last one hour ended 10 minutes early. So I had 10 free minutes before my next meeting.
I couldn’t really start any new work during that time, and in the past, I would have just spent those 10 minutes surfing the web or doing email or something like that to keep busy until the next meeting.
But, I did have the book with me, so I decided to start reading it for 10 minutes until the next meeting.
I’m a slow reader, so 10 minutes got me to about page 10 or so, but I did get a taste of the book and decided to dedicate at least 10 minutes a day to reading it.
It took me a while, but every time I had 10 minutes to “kill” I just pulled out the book and read a few pages.
Eventually, I finished the book and realized that I can apply this to other areas of improvement in my life.
I use this technique for writing (I wrote and edited this post over several 10 minute periods), to learn a new language (I’m learning Spanish and already know almost 400 words), to exercise (10 minutes of intense exercise per day is a good start…), and to read some books I’ve been putting off.
We’re all really busy, and finding an hour to work out every day is very difficult, but I dare you to tell me that you can’t find 10 minutes in your day to do some pushups in your office/conference room/when you get out of bed/etc…
Obviously, you don’t want to pack too many tasks into this method, since 10 minutes times 12 tasks, becomes 2 hours.
You don’t have to use exactly 10 minutes either and you can adjust to whatever works for you, for example, I spend 8 minutes a day on Spanish, 9 minutes reading, 15 minutes working out etc… as long as you do something for a minimally effective amount of time, you’re good.
You won’t be fast, and probably won’t have the same results as people who dedicate hours of their day to these tasks, but you will be moving forward to achieve the intention you set forth into the universe.
It’s better to read for 10 minutes, than to not read at all.
It’s better to work out for 10 minutes than to not work out at all.
It’s better to learn a skill for 10 minutes than to not learn one at all
You get where I’m going with this, right?
And finally, think about this.
If you choose to spend 10 minutes a day learning how to play guitar for example, the cumulative time during the week is 10×7 = 70 minutes, which is equivalent to over 2 hours of practice per week. Not too bad for something you can squeeze in between work meetings, right?
So what skills do you want to learn? What do you want to achieve? Do you think you can practice them in 10 minutes a day? Let us know in the comments below.