Up until about a week ago, the formula for succeeding in life felt like a total mystery to me.
To be clear, I’m not saying that I’m a master NOW. Not even close.
In fact, I recently had the privilege of spending 5 incredible days learning from 2 TRUE masters of life, relationships, and wealth…
And given that they’ve each spent about 40 years growing, experiencing, experimenting, and developing their teachings…
I’d say I have a bit of work left to do before reaching their level.
However, I did discover one thing during those 5 days that put together the puzzle pieces of success, happiness, and relationships for me in a way that resonates on every level of my being.
This concept, when understood and applied, has the power to change everything.
For me. For you. And for the world.
The Nucleus Effect
First, let me give credit where credit is due. The masters I’m referring to are Diamond & River Jameson, and the 5 day event I attended is called Living Freedom.
What they call the “Nucleus Effect” can be explained through a simple declaration. Read this aloud and see how it feels to you:
I declare that my relationship to my family, friends, community, and world will never be higher or greater than my relationship with myself, spirituality, and the earth.
So what exactly does that mean? The Nucleus Effect explains…
- Why Henry Ford said, “whether you think you can or think you can’t… you’re right” (because it’s 100% true!)
- WHY 2 people who graduated from the same school and got the same job out of college can wind up in completely different positions & with significantly different salaries within a few years…
- Why some people have such an easy time finding relationships (and other people struggle for years), and…
- How to quickly and significantly change every aspect of your life forever…
Pretty big stuff.
How To Apply The Nucleus Effect To Your Life
Acknowledging that YOUR WORLD is a direct reflection of YOURSELF is the 1st step to changing everything.
The 2nd step — and the really big idea here — is that your highest leverage move…
… The single greatest thing you can do to improve your results in life…
Is to focus on improving your core nucleus.
It was explained to me like this:
There are 3 ways to improve expand and improve YOUR core nucleus:
- Improve yourself (health, diet, exercise, fun etc.)
- Spend more time in nature (sunlight + time in our natural home is incredibly powerful)
- Deepen your spiritual connection through meditation, yoga, prayer, etc. (whatever works for you)
Now, I’ve tried a BUNCH of stuff related to this, and there are a few big things I’ve noticed help the most.
Here Are The Best Ways I’ve Found To Expand & Improve Your “Nucleus”…
A common question people have is, “what works BEST?”
Everyone is different, so you’ll have to experiment. But here’s what I’ve found to be extremely effective (after testing a lot of different methods):
Nucleus Booster #1: Having a Naturopathic/Holistic Health & Diet Program
I’m no health expert, but what I’ve read (and experienced) says that the #1 place to start is your health. Specifically, gut health.
If, after every meal, you feel like you have less energy than before… then something isn’t right. Your body isn’t getting the nutrients it needs, you feel like crap, and as a result your entire worldview is distorted to be GRUMPY!
Remember the Nucleus Effect – your world is a reflection of how you see and feel about yourself. And it’s really difficult to see things positively when you feel unhealthy.
This is something I talk more about in detail in my blog post here called:
So all I’ll say here is that you should check out Thrive.
It’s a 3-step premium, naturopathic formula of vitamins, minerals, plant extracts, anti-oxidants, enzymes, pro-biotics, and amino acids.
It’s basically all the good stuff we’re told to eat but have no idea how to get.
As of the time of this writing, I’ve lost 7 pounds in 15 days and feel more energetic, clear, and focused than I have in years. My conclusion is that I was seriously deficient in some really important stuff prior to starting it.
With 20,000 new people trying it every day, it’s the fastest growing movement in North America. And they have testimonials like this (which is similar to my experience):
It’s an exclusive community, so in order to see the prices and get their discounted rates, you have to sign up for a free customer account here.
Giving credit where it’s due once again, Kara Swenson (my wife) is the one who nagged me for 2 months to try this. Yes — I know what you’re thinking — and I will listen to her more.
Kara is also a zumba instructor and on her way to becoming a personal trainer, so she’s become a certified “promoter” of Thrive, and can answer any questions you have in person after you create your free customer account here.
You’re welcome :).
Nucleus Booster #2: Solo Hikes In The Woods
My lovely wife (aka the “health nut”) in our family also got me started on hiking.
Let me tell you, there’s nothing better than trekking in the woods by yourself for a few hours.
My goal? To go on at least a 2 hour hike by myself once a week.
That takes care of the “Earth & Nature” aspect of your Nucleus.
Nucleus Booster #3: Morning Meditations
The most common issue people have with meditation is that it’s so damn hard to focus.
Believe me, I get it.
Before I started Thrive, I had a lot of difficulty myself. What I’ve found is that part of the way to improve your experience is to improve your health through a holistic or naturopathic approach.
Another great way to get started is with guided meditations. My favorite YouTube channel for meditations as short as 10 minutes and as long as an hour is The Honest Guys.
Check ‘em out – you’ll love it.
The Bad News?
Now that you understand the “Nucleus Effect” and how to improve and expand YOUR nucleus, the bad news is that you can no longer blame other people for crappy results in your life.
It’s a bummer, I know.
But, in my experience, it’s also empowering. Once you get a few days or a week into some of these habits, you really start to feel results. Then “feeling good” becomes almost addictive…
And when you start to see your world transforming (and people are nicer to you or you get a job promotion unexpectedly) then you’ll REALLY never want to go back.
That’s all, folks. If you enjoyed this blog post and feel like you got some value from it, please go ahead and click the button on the left hand side to share it with your friends on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter.
Thanks for reading! Here’s to expanding and improving our Nucleus’ together.
To Your Success,