It’s so easy to get off track with your day.
You wake up and immediately get bombarded with social media, news, and responsibilities.
If you don’t get your mind right, you might be absorbing negativity and passing it on to everyone you interact with that day.
I know there have been times where I’ve bought something at a convenience store and let my bad day affect the way I’ve treated a cashier.
So, how can we make a positive impact on the world instead of “spreading bad seeds?”
For this 5-Minute Friday, I revisited a conversation I had with Tim Storey where he shared how he is able to “shift his satellite dish” so that it’s picking up good channels instead of bad ones.
Tim Storey is a self-help author, motivational speaker, pastor, and founder of Tim Storey Kids Foundation. For the past 10 years, Tim has served as an adviser to leaders and celebrities like Robert Downey Jr., Kanye West, Christian Slater and more.
Like Tim says in this episode, “Every day we start with a bag of seeds.” We can either spread bad ones or good ones.
Learn how to keep your thoughts trained on positivity and quiet your fears in Episode 690.
Lewis Howes: This is 5-Minute Friday!!
Thank you so much for joining me today. We’ve got an incredible guest on. His name is Tim Storey, and for the past ten years, Tim has served as an advisor to leaders and celebrities from all around the world.
He’s helped celebrities like Robert Downey Jr, Kanye West, Christian Slater, and so many more. He is a a self-help author, motivational speaker, pastor, entrepreneur and founder of Tim Storey Kids Foundation.
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Tim Storey: The number one thing is education. When you become educated about something then it begins to dissipate fear. Like, for instance, people are afraid of flying. I will talk to them many times, even on aeroplanes, and I’ll say, “Okay, let me help you with something. You can get in an accident so much quicker, and it’s so much more common by driving a car, by walking in the street, because it’s not common that a big aeroplane is going down.”
So, when you educate yourself on a subject that you are fearful of, it helps to dissipate the fear. To say it in a Tim Storey rhyming way, “When you feed your faith with education, you starve your fears or doubt.”
So you’ve got to feed your faith, and starve your doubt. I think that meditation is simply what we’re talking about and that’s stopping, and it’s shifting your satellite dish. So, back in the day, you would have these big satellite dishes, and we could go to somebody’s house, like, in the late 80’s and they’re like, “Watch this! I flip my TV here, and I get Canadian football! I go over here, I get the Minnesota Vikings!”
So, wherever you shift your satellite dishes, that’s what you pick up. So again, if you’re shifting it on, “My kid’s smoking weed and he’s ticking me off.” Or, I’m shifting it on, “I’m 42lb overweight,” and that’s what you’re always thinking about, that’s what you’re going to pull in. A’la The Secret, the way you see it, it becomes closer to you.
Same thing with meditation. If I shift my satellite dish to a place of peace, that’s what is going to come towards me. So, from a Biblical standpoint, to me, I shift my satellite dish to the All Things Are Possible Network, I meditate on the things of God. I meditate on Biblical scriptures.
I did it today, as soon as I woke up. For twenty minutes, I meditated on Psalm 23, because that’s what I’m into, and it put me in a really cool place.
Because I speak for a living, seventy-three countries, I speak around the world. I’m on stage. There is a buzz to being on stage. Mostly if the crowd is super big and they’re energetic.
Lewis Howes: Yes, yes. It’s a high.
Tim Storey: It’s a high. So I used to wake up, as happy as I am, kind of down. Like, “Ah, man! Why do I feel so tired?” But it could have been a phenomenal night. So, one of the things that I do, that I cannot get around, is I get up and I either walk or run every single morning of my life. I don’t care how I feel. I got to do it.
Lewis Howes: First thing you do?
Tim Storey: I did it this morning. First thing I did is, I meditated, so I’m feeding my spirit. Second thing I did, I went to the park that’s not far from my house, I walk, run, or – I’m a basketball player so I go to the gym – I shoot baskets two to three times a week.
Lewis Howes: Ooh! We’ve got to play some pick-ups then.
Tim Storey: Let’s do it! I’ve still got it! I mean, I’m fifty-five years of age, and I’m still hustling, running, so I have to do that to stay in the zone, to be balanced. So the meditation, the exercise, then here’s another thing.
Every day, me and you have a bag of seeds. I’m going to sprinkle either good seeds or bad seeds. An attitude, bad seeds. A grouchy little way about me, bad seeds. Every day I plant good seeds everywhere. On purpose. No matter my mood.
Whether I walk in Seven-Eleven, tell people great things about themselves, motivating people, calling my mother, calling people that don’t think I’m going to call them. Every day I try to empty out my bag of seeds.
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