Meet Mister Motivator
Jason Neubauer is an entrepreneur who admits that he’s made every single mistake in the book. He started his first company with money that he won on the television game show Wheel of Fortune. He now wants to teach people how to do it the right way, believing that it all starts with a healthy mindset and an open heart.
Neubauer’s goal is to teach people that if they operate from the heart, with a win-win mindset, then we can all be successful together.
I caught up with Jason to get some hints and tips on how to draw on some of that positive energy.
What are some of the techniques that you use to start each day with a positive mind-frame?
It really starts the night before - every night before I go to bed, I set my intentions for the next day. Also, five seconds of deep breathing before bed can really help you relax and be ready for sleep.
In the morning, when I get out of bed, I don’t turn on any electronics. I need to make sure that my energy is centred before I do anything else. I meditate, I do a morning workout, I think about my goals for the day, then I look at my phone, and I take it from there.
Every single day when we wake up is a clean slate, where we can actually start over. There’s only two choices in the way in which we can live our lives - we can either live in love, or live in fear. Fear is driven by ego.
A technique that you can use is that when you wake up, before you do anything else, sit there in bed and think about how you’re connecting with the earth, how you’re connecting with the sun - put it in your heart that you have love for all humans and start from there. Find a way to get connected, listen to your heart, and the mind operates from that.
If we’re having a bad day, or struggling to stay motivated, what are some techniques that we can use to try and work through that?
Having a bad day means that you’re letting some kind of energy taking control of you - whether that’s fear or anxiety.
You need to take control of that, or really pull back from that.
Controlling your breath is a good technique. Whether that’s just some deep breathing exercises, having a workout, or just going for a walk in nature - by focusing on your breathing you can bring your emotions and your energy under control so you can get back on top of things.
If we’re struggling with low self-esteem, what are some techniques we can use to try and boost our confidence?
Make sure you have a bunch of small things every single day. It could be as simple as getting out of your bed and then making your bed. If you feel like you’re getting things done, the things that you can control, then that positive momentum will help you through the day.
Just calling a friend is a really good technique. It’s okay to admit that you’re feeling vulnerable. Don’t just call a good friend when you’ve got something good to share, if you’re struggling with low self-esteem then sharing that anxiety with a friend is a good way to put that into perspective.
Who are some of the people that are currently inspiring you?
David Hoffmeister and his work around miracles. Jay Shetty and his work on making wisdom go viral. I like the Peptalk app - it’s easy to listen to. I’m currently on a retreat in Egypt at the moment with Qala Sri’ama Phoenix and am benefiting from some amazing teachings in advanced consciousness and self mastery.
What are some of your goals and ambitions for the months ahead?
I’m really focused on a number of projects at the moment, but I always feel that setting specific goals is really dangerous. It’s important to have an open mind, to really be present in mind, body, and spirit. Being really present every single day will take you to the next level - you’ve got to have an open mind to the possibilities that are out there.