Joe Rogan has been one of my main mentors in life even though I have never met him. Through this blog post I will share 7 life-changing things Joe Rogan has shared that changed my life.
1. Be the hero of your own movie
If your life was a movie, and it started now, what would the hero of your life’s movie do right now? Imagine that. Pretend like your life is a movie and everything before this has been a disaster. With all the mistakes you have made and failures you have faced.
Now, pretend that you are in the part of the movie that starts to show you that you are a loser. Then, decide to not be a loser anymore. Forget about all the mistakes you have made. Realize that you are the person you are right now in this moment.
Pick up the phase and ramp everything up. Live your life like there is a documentary crew following you and analyzing everything you do. Make yourself the hero of your own movie and turn everything around.
2. Write it all down
When it comes down to achieving your goals, you probably need to go through a lot of daily execution before you get there. How does Joe Rogan do that? He writes down his goals. Then, he plans out his days and writes down all the things he should do each day.
Once something is written down, it must happen. There is no escaping from it. Joe Rogan trained his mind that way and so should you. Planning and writing your tasks down is a great tool that aids you to take that step and start executing.
3. Overcome resistance
Most of us have two lives, the live we live and the unlived life within us. Between us stands Resistance. The only way to live the unlived life is to overcome Resistance. Steven Pressfield wrote about it in his book: “The War Of Art”.
It is a book Joe Rogan talks about quite often and he recommends it to everyone. Through reading this book and listening to Joe Rogan I got way better at overcoming resistance. As Joe Rogan says about overcoming resistance: 90% of it is just showing up. Once you started that task, stepped into the gym or stepped outside to start running, it will take care of itself. You just got to take that step and show up.
4. Obsession can be a good thing
Obsession is a word that sometimes gets labeled negatively. Joe Rogan has the tendency to become obsessed around the things he likes doing. So do I, and here is why this is important.
Becoming obsessed around the things you like to do is crucial to keep doing it in the long-term and keep improving. There are way too many people who are holding themselves back when they like doing something. Why?
Let yourself become obsessed with it. Go out and learn everything around it. Put tremendous amount of time and effort into it. Enjoy the process of being fully emerged with something. It is one of the most amazing things to find something that you like, which is beneficial to your personal development, and then just going all in.
5. Spend mindful time in nature
If there is one thing I neglected for way too long in my life, it is spending mindful time in nature. When I was outside I would usually just focus on my next task or observe the people around me. I was not mindful at all around the nature and I was never spending mindful time in nature on itself.
Because of Joe Rogan I did start to spend mindful time in nature at least once a week. I have been doing that for about a year now and the benefits are amazing. By spending mindful time in nature, you start to feel more in touch with who we are as species and our surroundings.
You will also start noticing other benefits once you spend mindful time in nature. It decreases stress and declutters your mind. It will refresh your mental energy and make you feel more focused once you get back to whatever else you should be doing that day.
6. Surround yourself with the right people
Surrounding yourself with the right people is something you hear quite often. Well, Joe Rogan broadcasts the same message. But why is it so important to surround yourself with the right people?
By nature we as humans adapt to our surroundings. If our surroundings are dangerous we will be more cautious. If our surroundings are safe we might become comfortable. Guess what? If our surroundings consist of negative people, we will become more negative as well. We get hugely influenced by our direct surroundings. Especially by the people we spent most of our time with.
This is why it is crucial that you surround yourself with the right people. Look for the people who match your interest or ethics. Also, be sure to surround yourself with positive and hard-working people. Build a tribe like that and you will all have a great support-system.
7. You do not truly appreciate relaxation unless you worked hard
A life lesson that I did already experience many times before. However, since Joe Rogan emphasized how much he has to do before he earns his relaxation, my perspective on it has changed.
Ever had a Sunday where you were just chilling around the house? Where you were just doing nothing at all except maybe laying on the couch and watching Netflix. Well, how did you feel at the end of that day? It probably made you feel lazy, unsatisfied and not that relaxed at all.
Now compare that to a day where you put in a lot of hard work and came home late. Compare that moment of crashing on the couch versus that lazy Sunday you had. How much better did that couch feel after a day of hard work? Probably a whole lot!
“You do not truly appreciate relaxation unless you worked hard” is a true statement. Challenge yourself to better yourself each day and keep working hard. Put in the hours. The intensity. Earn that relaxation. Once you have earned it, be totally in the present and enjoy that well-earned relaxation.