218: Get Clear On Your Vision, with Joseph McClendon III

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Hey hey! Welcome to episode 218 of Life on Fire. If you watch the Life on Fire episodes regularly you’ll surely remember today’s guest: Joseph McClendon III. If you haven’t caught Joseph on this show before, he’s Tony Robbins’ righthand man and he is incredible.

Joseph has spoken to over 4.5 million people around the globe and today he’s back to talk about getting clear on your vision. This is part one of a two-part series so be sure to check out episode 219 too! But first get ready to tune in, turn on and take action with Joseph McClendon III on this edition of Life on Fire.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why do we all learn more in our first 12 years than in any other period of our lives? (4:10)
  • What is the reason someone has different results than you do? (10:00)
  • What does prosequences mean? (15:15)
  • Is willpower a myth? (29:00)
  • What are the two fatal flaws achievers have? (40:00)
  • And so much more!

More About This Show

Joseph covers a lot of ground on this show. He discusses his neuroscience practice, what prosequences are and how the book Think and Grow Rich changed his life and led him to do what he does today.

He briefly touches on his practice to explain that the faster way to overcome a fear or a challenge is to face it head on. He gives some examples from his patients. If they were afraid of dogs, a dog would be in his office for their appointment. If they were afraid to talk to women, there would be a woman in his office when they arrived.

And it’s because the faster way to get results now is to face that fear head on.

Another topic he covers is the term prosequences. Prosequences are the opposite of consequences. They are the resourceful, fortunate, preferred and desired things that happen as a result of good behavior and positive behaviors. When you do the right things, call the right people and take the right actions, then you’ll have a better life.

However, sometimes calling the right people and taking the right actions are calls and actions we are afraid of, or are uncomfortable with. We can learn to like them and with time they become easier and more comfortable, even second nature.

Joseph gives an example from this childhood. He grew up in Hawaii and loved to fish. He would do anything if it meant he could go fishing! Normally, he hated his chores and his homework and wouldn’t do them, unless it meant he could go fishing when they were done.

One day his mom asked him why he would only do his chores and his homework if fishing was the end result. He told her it was because he liked fishing, and he hated the other things.

His mom was smart and told him to learn to like the stuff he doesn’t like! Joseph jokes that it took him another 10 years to catch on but eventually he did, and it stuck with him.

Another lesson he shares is the myth of willpower. Anyone can do anything when they are excited about it, but it matters what you do when it gets hard and uncomfortable. Many of us have drank too much one night and swore we wouldn’t drink again, only to drink again. And many of us have promised ourselves we will start our diet tomorrow, only to quit when we see cake the next day.

Instead of relying on willpower or motivation, we can focus on vision to help us go further, faster. Today Joseph explains why vision is different than a dream, and also provides an exercise to help you get clear on what your vision is. Check out episode 218 of Life on Fire to find out what that exercise is and to do it for yourself!

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