Episode 19: Morning Rituals - 15 Minutes to Freedom Podcast | Transcription

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Intro (00:00)

This is 15 minutes to freedom. I'm your host Ryan Nidell in today's episode is, what are your morning rituals? So I grew up in really the 80s. We'll say the 90s. So I have hip-hop references for everything. When hip-hop first came out, so as Ice Cube would have said, today was a good day. I grew up in really the 80s, we'll say the 90s. I have have hip-hop references for everything when hip-hop first came out. So as Ice Cube would have said, today was a good day. I can say today is a good day from the vantage point of exactly at 6.33 this morning. And I say 6.33 because this podcast, these words that I share always come after a meditation that I have in. My mind's clear, whatever comes out, I write down or actually type it in to some software that I use, and I come back and periodically reference these notes on the podcast. For those of you that checked out my YouTube channel, you might see me looking down at my computer screen from time to time, but if you just listen to it on audio, you'd have no idea that's what's going to play out. But what's happened at 633 this morning is when I started.3 this at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6. But what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6. But what's at 6. But what's at 6.3 this morning, what's at 6. But what's at 6.3 this morning, at 6. But what's at 6.3 this morning, at 6. But what's at 6.3 this morning, at 6. But what's at 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6. At 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6. At 6. At 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6. At 6. At 6. At 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6.3 this morning, at 6. At 6. At 6. At 6. At 6.3 this morning, at 6. At these notes. So I actually knew by 630 every day how my day is going to play out. And there's action items behind that. There's reasons why I know how it's going to play out. It's not left for chance. There's nothing that I'm doing that's ever really left for chance. I fully believe at this point in life that I'm I'm in control of everything that goes on to my day. I'm in control of my physiology. I'm in control of how my mindset is based around any situation. Sure I can't control if bad things happen. I can put myself in the proper position to ensure they don't happen, but when they do I get to be in charge of what that does to my mind and my body and my soul. You know I get to decide those things. So what I really look at, if I'm super specific, by about 4 4.45 every morning I know exactly how my day is going to evolve and go and I know by 4.45 because my alarm goes off at 4.30 and I'm in the shower by let's say 4.35 you know that that alarm clock goes off I spring out of bed and I hop in the shower. I mean I just go and I can tell from the minute my feet hit the floor out of my bed exactly how I feel that day and And if it's anything less than positive, I instantly start shifting my mind into a sense of gratitude. I get in the shower and obviously, you know, unclothed myself and I'm in there. I get to practice gratitude one-on-one with myself every morning. And that goes on for five or ten minutes. I make sure I'm clean and I shower myself off very quickly. But from there, I let that hot water run over my back and I start by just being grateful that I'm able to have a hot shower. There's so many people don't have the ability to have hot running water or even running water, period. When I look at the last week when I was out in California for the wake-up warrior event, there were so to be grateful for the ability to just have a warm shower. You know, in those moments of gratitude I can start to decide really how my mind, how my day plays out in my mind. You know, I can walk through not only the how my day is going to go. When I go to bed, you know, I probably have to back up just a minute.

Mornings And Mindset Enhancement

How I Do My Morning (03:07)

Before I go to bed every night, I have, I take at least a quick glance at my schedule, my calendar, so I know what's coming up the next day. Make sure I didn't forget anything. Try to have, you know, action items in place so that when I'm in that I'm in that's in that's my mind, you, you know, you know, I'm in that's in that's in that's in that's in that's in go here's the positive outcome that's going to come out of them this might sound like new age voodoo to you but I swear if you give it a shot it works I mean this works every time 100% of the time you just have to start walking yourself through the positive outcomes so when you start walking stuff through the positive outcomes in the shower for me as I'm practicing my gratitude I get out and I'm doing doing all the things I do to get ready before I ever go down and stairs and this is this is done with vigor this is done with purpose this isn't done like oh just a lotty dotty like I know I have actionable time items that I have to achieve I can't take a 20 minute shower because I have things that I've committed to to myself and if I can't honor the commitments myself then who am starting with me and I'm looking at what this really means and looking at the action items and I'm out of the shower and I'm getting ready in the morning and I'm walking through how literally every phone call, every meeting, every interaction, how my training is going to go at the gym, how the guys are going to respond to me in the office, whatitivity.

Getting Ready to Have Sex (03:50)

I put myself in the mindset of success. These aren't, like I said, new age voodoo things. These are things that actually work because if I feel it on the inside it's much more likely to happen on the outside. You know how often in your life of you spilled coffee in your pants or got a speeding thing on the way to work or got stuck behind a slow moving car and you were late. You said man what else could go wrong today. You know I wish I wish I wish I'd just go back to go else you know I wish you just go back to bed and start over that's a fucking choice like that's something you're choosing to put out to the world that's a mindset that you now adopted instead of looking at all the other things that could go right there's an old meme that you're late for work and all these things happen you know basically something of you were late for work and all these for them that God actually saved you from things that were coming to enter peril into your life. There's a divine reason as to why you're late or that you spilled coffee in your pants because maybe it was too hot it was going to burn your mouth.

The Three Things You Control (04:50)

There's all these things that could happen. So when you can start shifting your mindset and look at the positives, the world becomes this magical place to exist in. And it gives the opportunity to live every moment to its fullest in that moment. Truly be present, not just be going through the motions, not just be around, not just be here and doing things that you have to do, but fully enjoying the moment. Like as I'm sitting here on this podcast, like I'm engulfed in the situation. This is exciting to me. Again, you guys will never see it because he's behind the camera guy, things real time. Like I'm just enamored with the fact of all that I've created so far and all that I have the ability to have just by putting myself on the right position.

Getting out of bed, and Putting in the real Work (05:49)

And sure you have to work hard, like it's the law of attraction works in my opinion as long as you work for it and work with it, but you look at it, magical. So again, if I take a couple steps back and talk about getting out of bed, I can decide from the moment I really get out of bed what shifts will happen today? What am I going to do to prove my success to myself? Because everything starts from within. I can't prove my success to you, you know, through the airwaves, you listen to this conversation, if I don't feel successful myself. And there's tough days, like this shit's not always easy. I don't wake up with you know excitement in my in my mind every day There takes that shift but I guarantee you by the time I leave my bedroom I start heading downstairs I feel accomplished because it's 450 and I'm showered and I'm clean And I'm ready and I'm literally like bounding down the stairs excited for the next part of my day like I fully control I fully control I fully understand now that I'm in control of my own life. I decide my own fate every day. Actually if I'm specific it's every moment of every day. Like I'm the ultimate creator of my own ability. I don't know those of you that are about Christians and religious believers, no God or Jesus is the ultimate creator. I'm with it. I get that. But on some sort of level if we all agree that we came from a universal onness and that God's inside of all of us then we'd have to it would beg the conversation if if God's in us and we're also some of the ultimate creator that it's all inside of us every day we just have to tap into that we have to be ready to get to it so being that let me tell you a quick story I think that'll help if I put a little skin around what I'm saying with this. Yesterday I sprang out of bed at 4.30. Yes, literally alarm clock goes off at 4.30 and there's fire in my eyes and a passion of my soul that I haven't felt for a long time. That was easy for me because I'm coming on the back of that event, wake up Warrior event with Garrett White and all the guys out there, so it's going to stay easy as long as I make it to be that way. You know, it was a good day yesterday. It's easy for me to say that now in reverse. But let me start from the beginning. I determined how the day was going to play out before I ever left bed.

Adding Turbo Focus to our Mornings (07:55)

Like I'm practically applying how this stuff goes. The moment I placed my feet on the floor, I knew that yesterday was going to be different. I could feel it and I knew if I could feel that I can start to make it so like I can control that and I knew it. It's weird it's weird to know that you're in control and truly believe it that I'm in control of what happens every day. So I've started with a shower. Like I attacked've never been in the military, but I was almost on like a stopwatch, like at football training camp where, you know, you have five minutes to shower and five minutes really means four minutes, and if not you're getting in trouble. So, like, I'm in there and I'm showering, I'm scurbing and I'm practicing gratitude. And it's just purpose and I'm going to go on man, I'm in the shower by probably 435 and I'm out by 445. I'm grateful for what's going on. I get, I get showered, I get ready, and then I head downstairs and I'm bounding down the stairs, like I said, and it's quiet in the house, it's dark. And there's something very peaceful to me about't get up, the family's not awake, TVs aren't on, there's no noise, there's just you know very unique serenity about getting up before the sun comes up. I find that incredibly soothing, like it's just me, it's just me, my mindset, the time that I want to allocate to myself, that's all that's there right now as I walked, I, man, I'm killing it right now, it's now maybe 450, and I'm walking downstairs and it's like, all right, let me go through the checklist. I can know those things I have to do. And there's something I eventually get into called the Core 4, which is a wake-up warrior thing, which is focusing on your body being balanced in business every day. It's four areas of your life. And those four quadrants the Vitamix blender I open the lazy Susan and pull the vitamins blender out put it on the counter. Like man all right I know I can't have any carbs right nowcumin and a little bit of blueberries. I know blueberries have sugar, but I had to have something in there. I couldn't imagine just blending up greens. And so I put all the stuff in the blender, I put water, and I blend it up, and I drink it. It doesn't taste good. It kind of tastes like chewed up dirt, but I know there's a certain internal cleansing that's going on because I'm consuming more greens right now than I do most days. Like my blender was packed full of greens from top to the bottom, a couple carrots, a couple blueberries, but just enough to really give a little additional color. So I choke that's a part of that's part of what puts me in power. So the next part of core four is stepping into the gym. So I allow myself a little extra time because I really enjoy the gym. So I typically go to the gym around 8 o'clock in the morning. But in the office in the morning, I'll do a series of push-ups and sit-ups. I don't want to wake up the family so I'm going through the core four, the next thing is meditation. And I've taken my meditation practice to a whole different place lately. And again, I'm meditating now with purpose. Like there's an actual reason. It's not just to calm my mind. My mind is calm now. I'm in control of my own mind. No one controls that space. But through the controlling of my mind I realize the fact of like I can go deeper I can set an intention before I meditate and that intention almost always comes true if I allow myself to receive it. So my intention yesterday was to get additional clarity on just purpose. Like am I going the right direction? Really have some sort of additional connection with God a higher power, the voice, whatever you want to call it, I needed that. And so I meditate through a guided a guided meditation practice which includes breathing and some intense mental focus, and it takes about 50 minutes. So there's literally 50 minutes from 515 until 605 where it's still dark outside, it's still silent, and I'm meditating and it feels great. Like I come out of the meditation, I feel just rejuvenated. It's like I somehow was able to magically sleep, although I certainly wasn't asleep. it's just this euphoric feeling that I really don't know how to describe.

Meditate (12:07)

If you haven't meditated, you have to, I heavily encourage you. Now I'll say you have to go meditate. Again, I know I've posted about this before, I shared it on a podcast. It used to feel crazy to me to meditate, like to sit There's so many levels to what meditation can be and you can make meditation your own like whatever meditation means to you is what you should start by going down that path with. So you know meditate and then what comes out on the meditation is literally what I'm sharing with you right now, it's my journaling, it's what comes out, it's like the downhill slide as I'm coming off the backside of the core forward the next thing is sending a letter of appreciation to Lindsay letting her know that I love honor or appreciate her letting her she cares but letting her know that I care because I do it's very easy it's very heartfelt I can always look at the previous day and think of something that I either love her for that I'm honored to be with her for or that I appreciatena's even easier for me because she's so young and she's so impressionable that feels so good to share positive things with her. So she starts every day on a positive note and now she grabs her iPad or iPod and she sits on the couch and she sees what I sent her. And every day it's the same. I tell her that she's the best, most powerful, intelligent and beautiful bonus daughter in the world. I want to instill that in her, like her own edict.

Waking up with Lindsay (13:26)

Like it's something that she just carries around like a badge. She knows that about herself every day because a world's a tough place. The world's way different now. You know, she's an eight-year-old and I'm 34. It's way different than when we were young. just all the craziness it goes on the world, I need to make sure that she feels like she is in power all the time. Like that's very important to me. Get wrapped up with those things and I'm really like I'm running full speed down hill and I'm reading a book. And that book is a book by a Dr. Joe Gispenza. It's becoming supernatural. He's gonna be on the podcast here before too long. It's really incredible. Like this man, like this man, this man, this man, this what it is to meditate and to connect with God or your higher power and how you control the day is much of what I'm it's being thrust upon me from multiple different angles I just happen to be reading his book at the same time and so I'm reading the book and then I share it and I share it on social media because if you don't know it you can't know it you can't live it and if you don't share it or teach it or teach it's or teach it's or teach it's or teach it's or teach it's or teach it's or teach it's or teach it't really know it, or teach it. So I'm teaching what I'm learning and it's reinstilling in me.

Dr. Joe Dispenza (14:14)

So again, I'm coming off the back of this. I do this from about 5 o'clock in the morning until 7.30 takes me to do all this. Now, I know that sounds like a long time, but I'm meditating for 50 or 55 minutes versus 10 or 15. I've gotten this core fore done in as little as 45 minutes. It just isn't as important to me at that point. So all this stuff is going on, I'm also posting because there's something to be about sharing this journey on social media on Inst stories or on Instagram or a little bit on Facebook. And just sharing what this all means. So I'm sharing on posting, I'm not really paying attention what's going on on social media, but I'm just making sure that it's out there. Because it's a forced accountability, but it's also I'm hoping that people find inspiration in this. Like if this guy that owns a small business that has a wife and a kid and has normal shit that goes on in his day, if he can do this stuff and it's that important to him, maybe I should give it a shot. So I know I have to go to the gym. The gym. The gym, and it's at all at all at all the gym, and the gym, and the gym, and the gym, and it's at all of all of all of the gym, and the gym, and the gym, and the gym, and the gym, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, maybe I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, maybe I'm, maybe I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I can do this stuff, I'm, I'm, I can't, I'm, I can't, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I can't, I'm, I can't, I can't, I can't, I'm, I'm, I'm, I'm, I can, now I know I have to go to the gym.

Gym (15:26)

The gym's at 8 o'clock, got a couple guys I train with, and so I head to the gym. And the gym is great, you know. I'm walking into the gym with a preset plan. Like I know exactly what I'm going to do. I'm leaving nothing to chance. Because again, I'm putting myself in power, and this is all be and so I'm walking in not aimlessly like there's a set concrete plan of what I'm walking through those doors trying to achieve.

Family Time (15:46)

Now fast forward throughout the day like the morning ritual is done but I'm gonna walk through the whole day because it's important now. Then it's family time. And when I say family time it's it's not cell phone and you know barely being active or involved. It's true family time. It's putting my phone down, maybe leaving in a different room, and just being fully present for the people that really matter the most. Because in order of importance, it's me first, it's Lindsay and then Gianna. I love myself above all else. It feels really strange to say that out loud or it used to. It certainly doesn't anymore. Love myself first, love Lindsay second and love Gianna. We're gonna put an order third. I mean that's my family family that's what matters most so I'm love my second and love Gianna, if we're going to put an order third.


I mean, that's my family, that's what matters most. So I'm fully present in those moments, like that's all that matters then. But then there's date night. And date night's one of the best nights of the week for me. So every night, every week I plan a date with Lindsay out to dinner. I plan a date with Lindsay, I plan a 10 and wake up warrior. But I plan these things and it's not just like oh I'm going to take Lindsay out to dinner. It's I'm going to take her out at this place at this time. I'm going to have you know this be the desired outcome and all this happens again before I even sent into that environment like I'm there mentally before I'm there physically. So day night goes incredibly well. We end up going to a circle table. We cook a meal together. We get to experience this new salmon dish and crazy things that I wouldn't normally get to do. Like things that wouldn't dawned me. But I knew it was important to Lindsay, so I scabbled without her knowing and surprise her with the trip. And it's this great thing that we get to share together. Great conversation on the way home. And then I sit down and I get to plan my day for the next day. And this is what my days look like now. It's literally go, go, go, go, go, go. But it's going under my own terms. It's going under my own conditions. No one else is controlling how I go. Now, granted, I know as you listen to this, maybe you don't own your own business. Maybe you have to go, and you're actually deciding how you get to show up inside the confines of those four walls. So if you're not going all in for yourself every day, how the hell can you ever expect to get the promotion? Or have the testicular fortitude to leave that business if you know, an. Now there's one that's right or wrong, just if that's what you want, you have to start living that way now and bring it into power for yourself. There are literally so many actionable items every day that now are helping me prosper, that I can't really, probably quantitate them all to you right now.


Anything from the core form and the meditation, how all that works, but also having that positive mindset from the minute I set my phone on the floor. I would venture to say that if you interviewed a hundred of the most successful people you've ever heard of before, don't care who they are. I'll take some names that obviously everybody would know. A Bill Gates, a Warren Buffett, you know, guys like that and ask them what their mourning rituals. I guarantee they have some sort of mourning. It might not, be my morning ritual, but they have something. I know Warren Buffett every day goes to McDonald's. At the market's bull, he gets one thing, the market's bear, he does another. And he's done that every day for longer than he can remember. Because his rituals put him in power, because he knows what's going to come. And he's getting himself in that mindset of that mindset of creating, which ultimately, in some capacity. We just have been watered down throughout the years to stop creating.

Cultivating Creative Mindset


But if you can create your own paths and processes, then you start creating organically, which allows for additional creation in the parts of life that you might be a little stagnant in. Maybe it's your family, maybe it's a gym. It could be your job, but there's something that you're stagnant and that you wish you weren't where you just have to get in the creative mindset. So all these things are all like I said, just a ritual that allows you to enter into power and power to me is all that we all search for, at least us men. Like we want to be powerful. We want to know that we have our shit together. We want to have go through the mundane motions and this means actionable items again for me always lead up to something and so my tagline of course every time is these actionable items are like putting one foot in front of another walking towards a goal and as long as you're doing that every day it's a concert that every day you have to get shit done. Hey guys Ryan here thanks for joining me today If you've enjoyed this podcast, please head over to iTunes, Spotify, for wherever you consume audio and subscribe to 15 minutes to freedom. If this brought you value, please do me a favor and drop me a five-star rating. Then share this podcast with someone who needs to hear it. For additional content, head over to Ryan Nidell.com, that's R-Y-A-N-N-N-I-N-D-E-D-E-E-L-L-L-L-L-L-L-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-O-O-C-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-O-Y-A-N-I-D-E-L-D-E-L. com.

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