Simon Lovell is the creator of the Super High Performer Formula and author of The Black Ball of Entrepreneurship. His fascinating insight will help us understand why business owners really don’t hit peak performance. In his career, he has also invested over $250,000 in personal development with the best in the world but still felt that something was missing.
[00:01 – 07:42] Opening Segment
If you’re someone who has reached their pinnacle, reach their goal, and wondered, what do I do next? Is this all there is? Then this is the episode for you. Simon Lovell has some really fantastic insight into why business owners and entrepreneurs specifically really don’t hit their peak performance and why so many people are happy-looking on the outside but miserable inside.
Simon introduces to us his concept of high performance vs super high performance. High performers get things done but they experience a lack of fulfillment. On the other hand, super high performance is that level where you have let go of all your limitations, all of the negative things you’ve dealt with in the past, and where you have fully tapped into self-love. He shares that he has personally experienced being the high performer that he described, as well as his own personal development journey that liberated him. It’s actually that same experience which led him to writing his book, The Black Ball.
[07:43 – 15:26] Ricky’s Personal Development Journey
Years after Mr. Smith, Simon’s teacher, bullied him when he was just six or seven years old, Simon still felt a lack of confidence, that something’s wrong with him, and had a hard time standing up to his other bullies. After all, negative things we’ve experienced as kids commonly tend to still affect us as adults, unless we’ve learned how to deal with those experiences properly.
At present, these unresolved experiences are what Simon is helping his clients deal with, now that he is a successful author and entrepreneur. He helps them deal with past negative experiences to help them break through the next level of their personal lives and careers. In addition, he shares that when we’ve let go of traumatic experiences, we can finally experience a sense of deep fulfillment, not just shots of short-lived, false happiness anymore.
[15:27 – 25:30] The Super High Performance Formula and The Black Ball
At this point, you probably want to ask Simon how did you develop that in your own life? How did you come out to the other side of bullying and other negative things you’ve experienced? Simon shares that he actually had his pivotal moment when he went to an event in San Diego that challenge him to work against his habitual behaviors and learned to start to let go.
“A balloon can’t rise if there are weights holding it down,” Simon quotes. He shares that once we start to identify fear and cut those weights off, we can finally have more energy in our system that allows us to take action.
In addition, Simon shares that “a lot of people have a plan for their business, but we don’t have a plan for themselves.” He shares that we need a plan to help us stay consistency. In turn, having consistency of behavior retrains our neural pathways, allowing us to have a new default, and a new default setting of behavior. He also shares one very valuable piece of advice–the benefits of meditation. “What it does is it starts to get you deep into your conscious subconscious. Here, you start to access and deal and break through things that aren’t even in your realm of possibility,” he shares.
Lastly, about the title of his book, Simon shares that it’s because he held a black ball in his hands in that very moment when he was placed at the hot seat of the event he attended. That very moment when he FINALLY learned to let everything in the past go. Keep on listening to hear the whole story too.
[25:31 – 35:04] The FOCUS FIVE Segment
The FOCUS FIVE are five questions I ask every guest on my show. Keep on listening to find out what book Simon gifts most often; who would he talk to if he can get an hour of any person living or dead, from the past or the present, and why; that one thing he believes but most people will disagree with; his morning routine; and lastly, where are the best places we can connect with him online. (See the links below for Simon’s social media links!)
“An Unhealthy drive can drive you to get somewhere. But ultimately, if you’re not actually being true to yourself and who you really are, then your body will start to break down.” – Simon Lovell
“Nobody’s life is perfect, it’s just that people handle situations differently.” – Simon Lovell
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