Harvard’s Secret Research To Well-Being & Success

It’s crazy, but even the most Spiritual Entrepreneurs in our community suffer terribly from ‘Energy Saps’.

Even though we’re all trained (and even teach others!) how to live more vibrant lives – when you try to succeed in your business, you shockingly find yourself lacking enough energy, stretched like a rubber band about to snap.

Without noticing them, the ‘Energy Saps’ all around you are sucking your energy dry.

So if you find yourself disappointed at the end of your day, not having manifested enough today, in a state of frustrated exhaustion – Harvard is about to be your new best friend.

We Had Enough Of The ‘Energy Saps’ Ruling Our Lives

Even though our deepest goal is to change lives and make a BIG impact – running a business can be draining.

…and we had enough. It’s time to be able to change lives, make a big impact, and run a successful business:

– With glorious divine energy

– With happiness and fun

– With plenty of downtime

– Like we’re a divine beings having a profitable human experience 🙂

What we discovered was just amazing…

We dug deep and found some very enlightening research from Harvard. So we couldn’t help but share it with you.


3 Ways To Vibrantly Manifest Your Purpose…Without The Overwhelm Or Stress


1. Get It All Done Without Work


As counterintuitive as it sounds – when you’re having FUN, you get a lot more accomplished.

And when you’re stressed as all hell, you’re actually not that productive. Right?

So how do you get more done and have fun?


Before you start your work day – do the following ‘Big Impact’ Meditative Practice:

1. Close Your Eyes, Focus On Your Breath, and count from 7 to 1

2. Relaxed, watch your entire day’s work being a power of change in people’s lives.

3. In as much detail as possible, see how your work is literally changing lives

4. Feel gratitude of your work and its big impact on the world

5. Now see yourself about to get started to work – and feel how HAPPY you are to do it

6. Slowly open your eyes and say mentally, “This is going to be fun”

The combination of ‘Meditation’ and ‘Fun’ has been proven to increase your well-being, energy, happiness and productivity – in just a single day!


2. Avoid Sleep At Your Own Peril


I can’t tell you how many YEARS I tried to avoid sleep.

Until I came across this astounding research.

Do you know what it said?

Harvard’s Business Review reported that SLEEP is more important than food.

Depriving yourself of sleep has been proven to wreck havoc on your memory, ability to focus, ability to complete tasks, and even be happy.

…not cool.

And the opposite is also true. That the highest achievers in society, sleep.



Sleep More To Manifest Greater Abundance

The top Violinists in the world sleep an average of 8.5 hours a night!

The Dalai Lama has even said that sleep is the best form of meditation.

So here are 3 ways to increase your well-being and impact in the world, with more sleep:

1. Go to sleep earlier TONIGHT

Stick to a set time every night that allows you at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

It’s either that or struggling to be focused and happy (your choice).

Once you get in the habit of sleeping like an achiever does (7-8+ hours a night) you’ll see better results.

And watch your potential manifest like Gandhi 😉

2. Wind down 45 minutes before sleep (so you’ll fall asleep when you want to).

You can only fall asleep when you’re relaxed.

So the first thing to do is to prepare to sleep.

You might not be 4 years old, but something like a bedtime story works like magic!

Personally, we like to read a little Marianne Williamson or the Course in Miracles before bed.

3. Write down what’s on your mind.

I’ll admit it too.

Before going to sleep my mind is racing with all the things I didn’t finish that day.

So I write down what’s on my mind in a state of flow.

Then, what’s not done or completed I mark as, “Universe To Do Tomorrow”.

That gives me a sense of peace and calm and I can turn in.

…sleeping like a baby, ready to perform tomorrow like Tony Robbins.


3. Three Spiritual Buttons To Press Next Time You Feel An ‘Energy Sap’


Next time you feel drained and exhausted, press these buttons:


You could be cleaning toilets in a prison.

You could be in a cubicle…. or sitting in traffic to and from your J-O-B every day.

You could have a boss who says things like, ‘Saturday off? No, not a good idea. We work weekends here’

The good news is you’re working on a business to change lives and make a huge difference in the world.

And you write your own rules, YOU call the shots!

Wash in a warm bath of gratitude and feel your energy levels rise like Moses splitting the Red Sea.


Worry about yourself and find yourself in a rabbit hole of despair.

Care for others, feel their pain, and know how your work will set them free and impact their lives like nothing else they’ve ever experienced.

And suddenly your soul is on FIRE again.

OWN how your work heals the lives of others and feels how much more energy you suddenly feel.

3. FUN

Get freaky my friend – it will set you free.

Let go of the demands and understand you’re manifesting HOT awesomeness today and every day.

Have some fun, be wild and silly, kiss your neighbor, and grab someone’s ass…

That’s right, Harvard even said we should have fun!

Your soul is on fire to manifest its greatness.

With happiness, love, and a whole lot of fun.

Share your comments below

In your corner and by your side,
Mark & Shannon

PS – here are some of Harvard’s research we used when writing this post for you.

A. Good Think (Shawn Achor from Harvard founded and runs this company)

B. Harvard Business Review (posts by Tony Schwartz)

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4 thoughts on “Harvard’s Secret Research To Well-Being & Success”

  1. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

    This is an on target new year’s refresher/reminder as I dive into the post holiday to do lists. I think Dr. Viktor Frankl said something about the power of the answer to WHY? will give us our HOW. Thanks for re-minding me!

    1. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

      Awesome Candace, yes, perfect reminders for the New Year ahead, for us all! Love Viktor Frankl, so insightful xoxo Have a blessed year ahead!

  2. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

    Mark and Shannon – I love this! I’ve been doing all these things with special focus in the last few months and can attest to the ease and beauty of my days. Showing up for clients who are receiving me in my (higher) value with full commitment to giving my best and compassion for their needs. My plate is fuller than it has been for 15 years!

    Sleep (lack of) has been my downfall and I’m breaking that habit. Absolutely true and amazing how taking a moment for attitude shifts touches all and opens to Possibility.

    To showing up fully and enthusiastically especially in THIS new year!!
    Of love and big impact,

    1. Avatar for Big ImpactHQ

      Love hearing this Caroline, you’re making a BIG impact! And taking good care of yourself is such a key to longevity and legacy. I see you getting PLENTY of sleep in 2017 and feeling so alive! Big hugs xoxo

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