Entrepreneur Arman Sadeghi stops by Lioness to explain what women entrepreneurs need to master anything.
There are four pillars to achieving true mastery in anything, including business, life, or any individual aspect of life.
Pillar I: Information & Knowledge
While it seems that knowledge and information get most of the press when it comes to mastery, they only make up 25 percent of what it truly takes to master something. This is best demonstrated when you look at people who have truly mastered knowledge, such as university professors, teachers, and coaches. While they have an abundance of knowledge, they are not always the best at using it to achieve true mastery in that area. Even though knowledge is a critical step in the mastery process, it is not the most important step. Today, with access to the Internet and millions of books, audio programs and videos available, the only thing that stands between knowledge and us is the will to succeed. However, simply gaining the knowledge is not enough, so we must step forward and acknowledge the second pillar.
Pillar II: Proven Tools
While knowledge gets us started, it is the proven tools that quickly and easily allow us to implement the knowledge to produce real-world results. There are tools available in every area of business and life, but it is critical that one seeks and finds the tools actually used by the masters; not the tools that may appear to be good on paper but not proven to work in real-life situations on a consistent basis. With knowledge and proven tools, 50 percent of the path to mastery is conquered. Nevertheless, one cannot stop here because there are two more pillars that are critical in order to attain success.
Pillar III: Subconscious Support
This may seem like an abstract concept, but subconscious support is simply the understanding that more than 80 percent of our thoughts and neurological processing happen in the subconscious mind. Therefore, consciously wanting and understanding something only utilizes 20 percent of your brain’s incredible power. The simplest way to attaining subconscious support is by understanding not only what you want, but also exactly why you are attaining mastery. The key to answering the question of why is to dig much deeper than the surface and get at the core of what it is that you want in this area or from life in general. If knowing what you want is the equivalent of having gasoline in your car, knowing exactly why you want something in the depths of your heart is the equivalent of rocket fuel. If you have the knowledge, the proven tools, and you are guided and driven, both consciously and subconsciously, there is only one pillar remaining to attaining absolute mastery.
Pillar IV: Consistent Conditioning
While the first two pillars live completely in your conscious mind and are things you must remember to do on a daily basis, subconscious support goes one level deeper and begins to put your mind and body on autopilot. With conditioning, you can put yourself on a consistent, subconscious, and autopilot path to mastery. Conditioning is simply a matter of repeatedly taking the daily actions that result in success. It starts with applying the knowledge you have learned, using the proven tools on a daily basis, and reconditioning your subconscious mind by reminding yourself of why you want this on a daily basis.
The four pillars of mastery have been proven throughout history and are backed not only by the results seen in the most successful entrepreneurs, athletes, and others, but also by the science behind how the human mind functions. Start with knowledge but don’t forget to seek the tools used by the best in the game. Then, ensure that you know exactly why you want to be a master and condition yourself on a daily basis. Once you follow these steps, mastery will come to you more easily than you have ever thought possible.
Arman Sadeghi is an entrepreneur, writer, speaker, and coach dedicated to sharing the tools that allow individuals to attain high level success on a consistent basis while enjoying daily fulfillment and happiness. He has spent 22 years crafting his Titanium Success Method, which has helped thousands of people reach peak performance. He attended two years at Harvard Medical School, and has a degree in Neuroscience and Molecular & Cell Biology from University of California Berkeley. Sadeghi has established and grown 12 companies in various industries and currently plays an active role in five; one of which, All Green Electronics Recycling, has more than 120 employees and was recently ranked as the 366th fastest growing company in the United States by Inc. Magazine.