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New Year’s Resolutions That Are Doomed To Fail

2019 is right around the corner.

That means, come Tuesday morning, most people are going to be working through their hangover to get started on the Resolutions they’ve set for themselves.

Which, in most cases, will mean dropping X number of pounds.

They’ll start a diet they hate, hit the gym a couple times, and end the week by binge-watching Netflix while eating junk food.


Because there’s nothing motivational about goals you can’t control.

And losing a specific amount of weight isn’t something we can control.

So, if you really want to get in shape, what goal *should* you set for yourself to get there?

Well, a buddy of mine was bragging to me the other day about how he lost 51 pounds this year.

He’s in the best shape of his life.

And he did it without a gym membership or a fancy diet.

He didn’t even set a goal to lose the weight.

He’d tried doing that the last 5 years (with the goal of only 25lbs), and always gave up. So he knew he needed a different approach.

So, what goal did he set instead of losing weight?

Just this: To start exercising every day.

That’s it.

And, since he’d tried and failed before, he knew it had to be a simple exercise routine.

So simple, in fact, that he’d never, ever, have an excuse not to do it.

So incredibly, brain-dead easy that he could do it every day, without fail, and maybe even *enjoy* doing it.

  • 50 pushups.
  • 50 body-weight squats.
  • And a 1 miles walk.

Pretty easy, right?

And no special equipment or gym membership needed.

He could easily work this into his daily routine no matter what else was going on in his life.

It’s not very intense either.

But it didn’t need to be intense.

Consistency was the key.

He finally discovered that *consistent* daily actions – which he could completely control – provided way better results than focusing on one big goal (losing 25lbs) that he couldn’t directly control at all.

In less than one year, he more than *doubled* his initial goal – which he had always failed to achieve the old way.

So my point here is this:

Setting huge goals for yourself in 2019 might blow up in your face.

It’s just human nature.

We set a big goal, without a clear idea of how to reach it, and totally ignore the fact that we can’t actually *control* the outcome…

Then, when we don’t reach the outcome right away, we give up and feel like we’ve failed.

It’s way easier to focus on goals you *can control*.

It’s easier to stay motivated when your goal is to change one thing in your daily routine.

Because then every day is a success.

It pumps you up for the next day… and the next…

And before you know it, that consistent, daily action adds up to some major positive outcomes in your life.


What big goals have you set for yourself in 2019?

Would your chances of success increase if you could break it down into a simple, daily routine that’s guaranteed to get you there (or beyond)… without all the pressure of focusing on the big goal itself?

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How Motivation Kills Success

If you want to make huge changes in your life…

Then you’ll want to avoid the trap of trying to make dozens of changes at once.

I realize the temptation is huge.

You discover subliminals that really work to make changes in your life.

You get super excited and want to change everything about yourself…

Everything that is holding you back…

And you want to change it all, now.

One of the most overlooked mistakes in personal development is over-motivation.

Basically, it’s wanting something so badly, wanting to make changes in yourself and your life so quickly, that you get in your own way and trip over your own feet.

When it comes to money, over-motivation can be an enormous hurdle.

Same goes for physical fitness.

This is why you make one change in your life at a time, instead of 20.

Once you decide to make a specific change, you track it.

And do so in a way that every day becomes a small victory.

Every day you improve a bit more.

Every day you feel successful, like you’re actually making real progress.

You can’t just learn something new and expect mastery over night.

Learning about it is only the first step.

Next, you have to *practice* what you’ve learned.

Study and practice.

Study and practice.

Mastery comes from *doing* the thing you’re learning to do.

Want to be more confident at social events? You need to attend more social events.

Simply listening to a subliminal session and repeating positive affirmations won’t cut it. They’re great for the initial mindset shift and confidence boost, but you need to solidify that new confidence with *experience.*

Want to master a new language? You need to speak that language, more and more each day. Just reading about it won’t get you there.

Want to start a successful business? Studying how to start a business won’t make it happen until you get out there and *do* what you’ve learned… And probably fail, but learn from your mistakes… then practice and try again until you master it.

In short…

Change takes work, and change takes time.

If you spread yourself thin across several changes at once, you won’t have enough time and energy to make serious progress with any one of those changes.

So focus on one thing.

Track your progress daily.

And turn every day into a successful step forward on your journey!

Not sure where to focus your efforts?

Then perhaps getting clear on where you want to go in your life is the place to start.

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My Uncensored Opinion of “The Secret”

You might be amazed what you can accomplish when you finally figure out how to use the ‘control panel’ of your own mind.

Actively creating the life you desire… instead of reacting to external circumstances.

I mean…

Have you ever pictured your life and what it would be like if you were able to take control of how you feel?

Moment to moment, pointing your attention – like a flashlight – towards the people and activities that give your more of what you want… while leaving everything else in the dark.

Most people never look at it this way.

Instead of directing their own attention, they allow their attention to be drawn towards things by external influences… usually towards negative things… like their failures and regrets.

And if you’re always shining light on your failures… you’re leaving all the opportunities for future success “in the dark” of your mind.

Your imagination is the most powerful tool you have.

And when you use it properly, it can almost look like magic to anyone watching as you suddenly start succeeding at everything you do…

….almost as if you have some kind of psychic ability to see opportunities nobody else noticed…

…and immediately take action to get what you want…

…Without hesitation… and totally free from self-doubt and needless worry.

And, of course, anyone watching you transform your life so quickly will jealously downplay your success as ‘luck.’

And even if you tell them how you’re doing it, most people won’t believe you…

…because it can’t really be that simple… can it?…

…it will still look like magic to anyone who doesn’t realize, that success is just a matter of using your imagination

…and then…


And that’s why it’s still so easy for so many “gurus” out there to keep selling that “Secret” nonsense.

They just hope you don’t over-think the fact that they make all their money promising to teach other people how to ‘manifest’ money.

Well… I prefer to teach things that actually work.

Because it’s better for long-term business, it’s better for my karma (if you’re into that), and… more importantly… it’s better for putting food on my table, because…

My clients only pay me for results.

If I spend 2 hours with a coaching client and can’t help them make the change I promised them… I don’t get paid!

And… my clients appreciate my no-BS approach because they only want one thing when they hire me…

…REAL techniques they can use to increase their performance on the job, in their business, or in their social lives.

And when it comes to Speedzen Subliminal CDs, I’ve taken everything that works best for my clients and packaged it all into easy-to-use sessions that subconsciously install all the beliefs necessary to get similar results in a fraction of the time. (And at a VERY small fraction of the price of coaching.)

And what’s the most important thing I teach my clients?

Simply this: How to control their imaginations.


Visualization is the most powerful tool you have for accelerating your learning… for programming your subconscious ‘goal-seeking’ system to lock on to any outcome you want… and for controlling how you feel about things, so that you are never ‘stuck’ in past regrets, and only ever feel motivated to keep moving forward…

…But it is clearly only the first step in the much larger, and life-long process of becoming more competent – and therefore CONFIDENT in everything that you ever do.

Instead of just visualizing the stuff you want…

…It’s far more effective to visualize yourself DOING the things that will bring you what you want.

Sounds simple, right?

Most life-changing truths are simple.

And that’s why they’re so easily overlooked and ignored by most people.

So maybe you’ll want to read it again.

And remember…

Always be learning. Always be growing. And always expect greater things for yourself and your loved ones as a result of your actions.

Because that is how you manifest limitless abundance…

….by BEING limitlessly abundant in everything that you think, feel, and DO.

Just focus on developing the determination to follow through on the goals you visualize, and the rest will fall into place!

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Removing Toxic People From Your Life

I see a lot of advice out there about removing toxic people from your life.

Everybody talks as if we should be identifying and forcefully ejecting the people that hold us back, whenever we decide to improve ourselves.

I guess I have a different take on this issue.

Change always began on the inside, for me.

Starting with my own beliefs and attitudes.


Those changes manifested automatically in my outer world with my actions and habits.

And when I started really improving myself outwardly, my acquaintances sorted themselves out.

Whether that meant following my lead, or just deciding that I was nuts and distancing themselves from me, I never really had to “remove” anyone from my life, or convince them to follow along with the changes I was making.

It always just happened naturally.

Did some of them try to hold me back, like crabs in a bucket pulling the attempted escapee back down with the rest?


But it never really had much effect on me.

Not because I have some sort of unbreakable willpower and resistance to peer pressure.

I don’t.

I just learned how to keep my eye on the prize in those situations.

When I quit drinking, my buddies who only wanted to drink with me told me I was boring and stopped hanging out with me.

Not really a problem. Since my decision to quit drinking was final, and if that’s all we had in common to begin with, then so be it.

When I started eating right and exercising regularly, a few of my friends and family actually followed my lead and started exercising and eating better themselves.


When I decided to start my own business, everybody thought I was nuts and a few even tried to actively hold me back.

Money has a weird effect on people.

And if the people in your life have strong negative emotions towards money and success, then you may actually experience some real friction.

Some people, when they see you start to be way more successful than they’re comfortable with, will try to actively hold you back.

I still didn’t need to “remove” them from my life, though.

We just stopped talking about money and business, and continued being friends. Some of them even began to reevaluate their own beliefs about success and started looking for ways to improve their own situations.

So I gotta say, I’m not really a fan of “removing toxic people.”

Unless someone is blatantly abusive towards you, in which case, the solution should be obvious.

But, for me, the best approach has always been to give myself a plan – a mission – and focus on that. People who are attracted to that seek me out and stick around, and people who aren’t…

Well, they simply show themselves the door.

No explosive confrontations.

No hard feelings.

Just keep focused on your life mission.

Don’t stress yourself out over the opinions of people who don’t have that type of direction in their lives and…

Everything else always sorts itself out.

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Escaping The Envy/Inferiority Trap

Envy, like all emotions, isn’t really good or bad by itself.

It’s how we use it that determines if it’s useful or harmful to us.

And yes, there is a useful expression of envy.

Usually, though, we allow envy to make us obsess over the success of others, until we end up constantly comparing ourselves to others.

And… since there will always be people who are better than us at something…

Or who have more of something than we have…

Using envy that way can easily lead us right into constant feelings of inferiority, where we’re stuck comparing ourselves to others instead of focusing on our own success, and our own unique skills and resources.

I don’t know about you, but I never really enjoyed living life in the shadows of others.

And… on the rare occasion that envy pops up in my mind these days, I prefer to use it as a cue that there’s something I want to have that I didn’t know I wanted until just now.

It’s one of those situations where asking yourself “how” questions will get you thinking in the right direction:

“Wow, that person has something I really want. How did they get it? How can I get it?”

Constantly comparing ourselves to others blinds us to all the unique opportunities available in our own lives.

But, if you stop and ask yourself how you could get the same thing, or something similar but unique to you, those opportunities will begin to reveal themselves to you.

You instantly break out of that mindset of scarcity that leads to the envy/inferiority trap…

And your attention naturally begins to focus where it really matters:

  • On your own life and your own success.
  • On your own dreams and your own goals.
  • On your own unique talents and creative power.

Instead of feeling inferior, you’ll begin to feel joy for the success of others – as well as your own – knowing that there is plenty for everyone and that everyone has their own part to play in life.

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Super Successful Underachievers

I read a study yesterday that highlights the one real difference between underachievers and overachievers.

It also answers one of the most baffling questions in the business world, which is:

Why do the ‘A’ and ‘B’ students usually end up working for the ‘C’ students?

The overachievers in school are obviously the best and brightest. They’re smart and ambitious, and it only makes sense that they’ll be the ones to dominate in their career field and quickly rise to the top.

Or does it?

It turns out the dividing line between underachievers and overachievers isn’t what most people would guess.

It isn’t intelligence.

It isn’t ambition.

It isn’t anything physical or mental.

It’s completely emotional.

Specifically, it’s a difference in what motivates them.

Overachievers are motivated by serious, practical goals.

And underachievers are motivated by…

Fun and games.

That’s it.

That’s the difference.

In this study, there were several tests devised to measure all sorts of cognitive abilities: math skills, problem solving skills, reading comprehension, etc.

When a mixed group of self-described overachievers and underachievers were given these tests, of course, the overachievers outperformed the underachievers by a long shot.

These were serious tests, after all. And overachievers are always motivated to perform well on serious tests. And, since the goal of school is to perform well on tests and get the best grades possible, they always do very well in school.


When another mixed group was given the exact same tests, and told that the tests were actually games, and they were just meant to be fun…

The underachievers dominated.

Their motivation was aroused by the idea that they were playing a game. It’s fun to learn new games and win at them, and so they did.

But the overachievers? Obviously, games are for children and not to be taken seriously, so they didn’t.

So how does this translate to the business world?

Well, the overachievers are motivated by getting good grades, so they find jobs that provide them with clear performance metrics. Most of them end up being managers, since their performance can be broken down into a series of tests that they must pass.

And the underachievers? The successful ones see business as a game – a competitive sport that they want to play for fun and hopefully win. So they become business owners and entrepreneurs, competing with other business owners for fun and profit, while leaving all the boring parts of running the business to the ‘A’ students.

This doesn’t just apply to business though.

You can start motivating yourself towards any goal you want, right now, if you just understand which type of motivation drives you the most.

1. Are you motivated to get good grades? Then treat your goals like tests. Make them very specific, break them down into measurable performance metrics, and then work to ace your tests.


2. Was school too boring for you? Then make your goals fun. Treat them as games that you can break down into daily ‘quests’ and then just have fun completing each quest.

And, whether you’re motivated by good grades or by fun, throw on some extra determination and you’ll become unstoppable at achieving any goal you set.

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Drooling Dogs and Peak Performance

Most people are familiar with Pavlov’s famous experiment with drooling dogs.

I’ll skip the gruesome details, but the main takeaway from his experiment is that you can condition dogs (and people) to respond in a predictable way to some arbitrary trigger.

In this case, he conditioned the dogs to drool in anticipation of food every time they heard a bell ring.

He did this by ringing a bell, and then giving them food.


Until, eventually, the ringing of the bell, all by itself, was enough to bring about all the physical and emotional responses associated with eating.

In NLP we call this anchoring, because you are anchoring a predictable physical, emotional, or mental state to some sort of trigger that you can use to recall that state on command.

And, as you can probably imagine, this technique can be used for far more interesting things than making dogs drool.

Getting “in the zone” is a difficult state to achieve, for example.

No matter what you do for a living, there’s a state you need to be in where you operate at peak performance physically, mentally and emotionally.

A state where you’re so focused, effective, and productive that you can accomplish more in an hour than you normally would in a day.

A state where everything just flows so naturally that you don’t even notice the passage of time and, before you know it, you’ve demolished your to-do list with such ease that it didn’t even feel like work.

But, most of use never learn to reach that state intentionally.

We just work hard, and count ourselves lucky whenever we reach that state…

And never really figure out how to get there on command.

Well, here’s how:

First, decide on the trigger you want to use to put yourself in a state of peak performance.

It can be anything you like: snapping your fingers three times, clapping your hands above your head, shouting a war cry, whatever you want.

All that matters is that it’s something you don’t normally do, because the only purpose this trigger will have is to get you into peak performance.

For this example we’ll just use snapping your fingers three times.

Then, the next time you find yourself operating at your best and most productive, really let yourself feel the state you’re in. What are you thinking about? How do you feel physically? What emotions are you experiencing?

When you’re fully immersed in that state of peak performance…

Snap your fingers three times.

Repeat this every time process every time you find yourself in a state of peak performance.

Keep reminding yourself to anchor that state to your trigger action and, soon enough, you’ll be able to get back into that state just by snapping your fingers three times.

However, if your peak performance experiences are few an far between, and you don’t feel like waiting forever for the next one, my Mental Focus & Productivity session can speed up the process.

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How To Fail At Everything

Success is easy…

  1. Pick one goal that really excites you.
  2. Decide that you will succeed at that goal – no matter what.
  3. Work towards achieving that goal every single day.

…But, failure is hard.

Failure requires you to carefully waste all of your mental and emotional energy in very specific ways.

So, here are the 5 rules you need to follow to guarantee failure in everything that you do:

Rule 1. Always pick three or more goals at a time.

The more goals the merrier. Every goal you pile on will scatter your mental focus and spread your creative energy that much thinner. Three seems to be the magic number where everything falls apart, but, you should aim for as many as you can think of if you really want to guarantee failure in all of them.

Rule 2. Only choose goals that give you a lukewarm feeling.

If you choose goals that make you feel hot and supercharged with energy, you’ll reach them no problem. So definitely stay away from those. What people don’t realize, however, is that the same is true for goals that make you feel cold or even repulsed. If you choose a goal you hate you might accidentally succeed at achieving its opposite, so don’t do that either.

Only go with goals that give you a weak, lukewarm, “meh” feeling in the pit of your stomach. This will guarantee that you only give halfhearted attempts and prevent you from wasting time thinking about your goals, or worse, becoming obsessed with them and building up a strong desire to really work at achieving them.

Rule 3. Make your goals as vague as possible.

This is super important. If your goals are crystal clear in your mind, you might actually stumble upon a useful course of action for achieving them. Be sure to use vague language when writing your goals down. The more you sprinkle your descriptions with phrases such as “well, umm…,” “maybe,” “sort of,” the better.

(Pro Tip: The easiest way to check if your goal is vague enough to guarantee failure is to read it out loud to someone else. If the person gets very confused, and can’t understand what you’re trying to achieve, you’ve nailed it! However, if the other person understands perfectly, and is maybe even a little inspired by what they just heard, you’ll need to throw that goal away and try again.)

Rule 4. Be as inconsistent as humanly possible.

Consistency has a weird way of making things work out even if you’re not very good at what you’re doing. So avoid it at all costs. Even if you’ve followed the first 3 rules, if you work consistently, each and every day on achieving your vague, uninspired goals, you’ll probably still achieve something big through daily action alone.

To avoid this, you must only work towards your goals when you feel like it – which won’t be very often if you followed Rule 2. Spend your days dealing with distractions and following your whims. Keep jumping from one shiny object to the next. And only ever work on your goals when it occurs to you that you’ve just spent the last 5 days binge-watching “The Office” on Netflix, and you should really get in a good 30 minutes of working towards your goal before the next 5 days off.

Rule 5. Give up and pick a whole new batch of goals.

At some point you’ll need to quit. You just have to do it. If you never quit you’ll still maybe reach one or two of your goals through random chance alone. But don’t worry! It gets easier to give up on yourself every time you do it. And soon, you’ll have so many failed goals under your belt that giving up will just come naturally to you. It will be so much a part of your habits that you will automatically fail at everything you ever want to achieve.

Keep these 5 rules in mind at all times (or whenever it occurs to you that your life is going a little too well), and you’ll be back on the path to constant failure and disappointment in no time!

Best wishes,
Jason Lynch
Founder – Speedzen Subliminals

PS – On the off chance that you don’t enjoy over-complicating your life and making everything hard on yourself – or, for some weird reason – you’d rather succeed at every goal you set, then you should probably check this out instead:

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How to Truly Love Your Job

Do you put in long hours every day, struggling to succeed in your career or business?

Are you stressed out and overwhelmed by a lack of results equal to your efforts?

Do you wish you could truly love your job so that you could focus more on producing quality than quantity?

It’s no secret that people who enjoy what they do for a living do it better, do it with gusto, and just plain do it more than people who are only trying to “get by.”

Successful people find their niche in the world and produce consistent results with an invigorating passion that drives them through 12 to 18 hour work days without exhaustion or feelings of overwhelm.

If anything, the very act of working on what they enjoy gives them even more energy to keep doing it!

While others burn out and crack under pressure…

…forcing themselves through their days with little to show for their efforts…

…Successful people take home not just the financial fruits of their labor, but a deep satisfaction in the results of their work itself.

Work becomes an ongoing journey of self-actualization instead of a means to an end.

Money becomes the icing on the cake instead of the primary goal.

Unfortunately, work is becoming more of a prison for the Average Joe than a form of self-expression.

Work is something he forces himself to do in order to keep up with the mortgage payments and put food on the table.

He pumps himself up every morning with stimulants like caffeine and nicotine to force his mind and body to perform mundane tasks that don’t engage his imagination or true talents.

After the daily grind, all he wants to do is relax and unwind with beer and comfort foods.

He ends his day by numbing that nagging feeling that he isn’t achieving his true potential. He finds solace by distracting himself with the fantasy realities portrayed in his favorite television shows, or escaping into video games or other forms of mind-rotting entertainment.

I’m sure you can guess the ultimate end to this sad story. Heart disease, cancer, or any number of diseases brought on by the combination of stress and a poor diet…

An early end to a life never fully lived.

Luckily, nobody’s story has to end that way. There is a way out, and it’s as simple as making a decision.

Decide that you will begin to live your life, more and more each day, doing what you enjoy.

Use that decision as your compass for every other decision you make from this moment on, and a world of opportunities you may never have even imagined will open itself up to you.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re stuck in a dead-end job, or if you’re already doing what you enjoy but can’t seem to make ends meet by doing it.

All that matters is that you decide.

And then put every ounce of energy inside of you behind that decision.

Yes, I am describing the Law of Attraction. And it really works, but it isn’t the magical hocus-pocus nonsense you might have been led to believe.

How it really happens is like this:

  • You choose exactly what you want in your life.
  • Write it down and get as clear as with yourself as you can about it.
  • Engage all of your senses as you write.
  • Describe sights and sounds and smells.
  • Make it so crystal clear in your mind that you feel as if you’re already there.

The purpose of visualization exercises like this is to communicate the goal you desire to your subconscious mind.

Your subconscious controls your automatic beliefs, habits and actions.

So whatever goal you set for it this way, it will seek out during every waking and sleeping moment of your life.

It will focus in on opportunities you would have never noticed before…

… And it will lead you effortlessly to exactly where you want to be.

But you need to be clear with yourself about your desired destination.

Clear your mind, give it some thought, and then decide.

And if you ever feel you need a jump-start to rally your subconscious mind behind your conscious desires, you can check out our library of subliminal CDs and discover just how quickly you can change your career, and your life, with the right tools.

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Attitude of Gratitude: 1 Simple Trick for a Happier Life

Happy people are more successful in their personal and professional lives than unhappy people. Feeling happy improves your immune system and increases your energy levels so that you can live life to the fullest without getting bogged down by illness and unfortunate events.

Happiness makes you more optimistic and motivates you to achieve new heights in every area of your life.

So if you ever think for one moment that you have to be successful to be happy, you’re using a backwards approach to success that will leave you spinning your wheels…

Not to worry! Here’s one simple trick you can use every morning to maintain a healthy, positive attitude of thankfulness.

When you first wake up, before you do anything else, say to yourself “Today I am grateful that …” And then fill in the blank with anything you feel even remotely happy about.

It doesn’t matter if you’re at the lowest point of your entire life and everything that could possibly go wrong has gone wrong. No matter how bad things seem, the fact that you’re still alive means there’s something that can make you feel thankful.

Maybe you’ve lost your job but you still have your health. Maybe you’ve fallen ill but you have a supportive family. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one but you have caring friends. Pick any one thing you can feel grateful for and then write it down. Keep a notepad and pen by your bed so that you can write down this one thing right away, every single morning.

That’s all there is to it!

Now maybe you’re thinking that this simple little exercise won’t do much good. It’s too easy, or too silly to make any difference.

On the contrary. I guarantee that if you start tomorrow morning and do it every morning it will change the entire direction of your life for the better. And the effects are cumulative. The more you do it, the more it works, the better things become in your life, and the more you feel like doing it.

Here’s why…

You know how when you’re driving and you look at something off the road for longer than a quick glance, and you begin to automatically drift in that direction without realizing that you are turning at all? The same thing happens mentally and emotionally on the road of life. If you find yourself focusing too long on the obstacles in your path instead of focusing on the road ahead, your subconscious mind will begin to subtly shift your thoughts, feelings, and actions in ways that move you more towards the obstacles and away from your goals.

On the other hand, if you focus on feelings of gratitude for what you already have, your subconscious move you to think, feel and behave in ways that will create even more success and positive events in your life.

When you spend the first few moments of every morning thinking about just one thing that makes you feel grateful, you will begin to feel happier in general. The happier you feel, the more outgoing and energetic you will be. You’ll make more friends and improve your existing relationships by making others happier. You’ll make better decisions, take better care of yourself, and become more successful in everything you do.