Tactics to Frequent The Frequency
I discovered the Tactics to Frequent The Frequency during 4 transformative years of my life. These methods were conceived and applied to make the journey from my previous frequency to my desired frequency practical. The tactics structure the application of this protocol on multiple levels. Not only should you apply these methods in the framework of the protocol, but you should also apply them within each dimension to make balancing them possible.
This section covers the creation of your personal manual to actualizing your desired frequency. If you apply these tactics effectively, you will activate the daily flow of mastery. The flow of the master allows you to always be on a clearly defined path to your desired frequency while reducing the daily friction that you create for yourself.
First Tactic: Fuel
The first tactic is your fuel, and fuel is considered any form of consumable information. The cleaner the fuel, the better the performance. The higher the quality of your fuel choices, the higher the quality of your overall wellness. The fuel you consume also has a frequency that influences your own; thus, you will feel more aligned with your desired frequency when you begin to consume information that resonates with it.
How To Apply The Fuel Tactic
The fuel tactic aims to do exactly that, fuel. This tactic is first because nothing works or can even begin without it. The fuel to this protocol, and each sub-dimension of wellness, is propelled by your emotional connection to your desired frequency. What is your desired frequency? If you didn’t achieve this frequency, how would you feel? Would it not matter? If the answer is that it wouldn’t matter, then this is probably not your desired frequency, and instead it may be an idea of success that was forced upon you. If you don’t know yet what your desired frequency is, let’s dive into an exercise.
Clarifying Your Desired Frequency
To get clear about what your desired frequency is, you must create a frequency statement. It may be daunting for you to try and unearth your purpose and desired frequency, but it is simpler than you think. First, you must discover your “why.” Your “why” is the reason you wake up every day, and it’s what drives your journey to your desired frequency.
Newton’s 1st law of motion states that an object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. Getting an object into motion requires more force to move the object than it requires to keep the object in motion. Frequent the frequency follows this law in a figurative way. Your “why” is the initial force to get you moving, and the protocol is the force that keeps you in motion.
This desired frequency can be anything you want it to be, but for it to be fulfilling and sustainable, you must use your imagination to aim to be something beyond the limitations of the mind. Just wanting to be rich, popular, strong, or flexible is not nearly enough to get you moving perpetually. You can become the godlike entity of whatever you choose, but you have to align your 8 dimensions of wellness to support this desired frequency. By having your desired frequency clarified, you then gain clarity of decision-making, motivation, and properly allotted time and energy.
Before writing a frequency statement, you must imagine your desired frequency without limiting yourself to human-inherited restrictions. You have to be ambitious! You must strive to be godlike, and if you fall short, you will have achieved plenty in your life.
Imagine yourself as a deity: What would you look like (physique, style, etc.)? What would you sound like? What would you be the deity of (your skill or values)? How would you govern (love, wrath, intervention, miracles, absences, symbolism, etc.)? Where would you live? You must not worry about how expansive the idea of yourself is. You must allow yourself to have complete freedom in designing your desired frequency. Without fear of your current life and restrictions, what would you become? To get started with this project, you are encouraged to do the following:
Take out a sheet of blank paper (no lines; rid yourself of limitations and rules).
Write out your desired frequency (use the questions above as a starter).
Exhaust all that is in your mind that adds to the details of your desired frequency.
Draw or cut/paste pictures onto the page that illustrate this.
Writing The Statement
Writing the frequency statement will give you the ability to tune into your desired frequency. What the mind forgets, the pen never will. You should aim to scale what you can do in the next 3 years to achieve your desired frequency. Below is a template of a 3-year frequency statement that makes it more manageable:
By the year (Insert 3 years from now), I will (Insert occupational vision here). In your next sentence(s) add more details that will focus on the specifics of that vision.
By the year (Insert 3 years from now), I will (Insert financial vision here). In your next sentence(s) add more details that will focus on the specifics of that vision.
Carry this out until you complete all 8 dimensions. If for whatever reason you can’t seem to manifest the desired frequency for one aspect of your wellness, don’t worry; write what you can, and eventually, you will be able to see that frequency more clearly. It’s very important to stream these 8 ideas into a beautifully written statement or visual that is confident and paints a clear picture of the future you see for yourself.
It’s also important that in this frequency statement you are realistic with yourself about what you are prepared to accomplish. Make this 3-year desired frequency mildly challenging to achieve, and increase the intensity each year as you become experienced in this protocol.
Now, let’s break this 3-year frequency statement into measurable projects. Your desired frequency can’t be reached if you can’t measure it. It’s like going on an adventure with an incomplete map, only having an x that marks the spot.
Second Tactic: Simplification
“It is not daily increase but daily decrease; hack away the unessential. The closer to the source, the less wastage there is.” - Bruce Lee
The Second Tactic to Frequent The Frequency is to simplify all aspects of your life. You must rid yourself of as many distractions as you can (i.e, media, social media, people, clothing, space, obligations, etc.). You must only accept what is essential to your frequency, and discard the rest. This will quickly increase your focus, bring more clarity, and give you the control of variables in your daily life. It’s important to note that this will look different for each person.
How to Apply The Simplification Tactic
Applying this method is a tedious exercise, but worth every moment because it reduces interference in your desired frequency. To simplify the knowledge, you can look to David Allen’s Getting Things Done (GTD), and study the principles held within. The Black Rites Wellness Protocol adopts parts of the GTD structure and further expands upon the idea: your desired frequency is supported by your wellness, your wellness is a conglomeration of 8 dimensions, and each dimension contains a conglomeration of projects. Further, projects are a conglomeration of goals, goals are a conglomeration of tasks, tasks are actions you do daily, and daily tasks coupled with daily habits make up your ritual. After understanding this, the next step is to clear your mind.
Clear Your Mind
Write down everything that’s on your mind into a document where you can easily jot down information. This mind dump doesn’t need to be manicured in any way; it should work as it sounds, a dump.
Write down each project that you have in your mind to fulfill your desired frequency on separate pages. Write as many projects as you can until you can’t think of any more projects. These projects are personal, occupational, financial, books you need to read, etc. You must dump all the projects in your mind so you can begin to break them down into goals, and later into daily tasks.
Once you have gotten all the projects out of your head, go back through the pages and begin writing down all the things that need to happen in order for the project to be completed. Don’t spend too much time thinking about every detail, just get as much out of your head as you can for each project and move on. These are your goals.
Next, do the same thing for your goals, and you will begin to see how simple your overwhelming projects become.
If done properly, you will already begin to feel some relief now that these thoughts are recorded somewhere. This exercise will take a few hours, so sketch out some time on a weekend. The result you are left with is a number of tasks that need to be placed on a calendar that you will engage with at a specific time and complete.
Third Tactic: Practice
To bring this protocol into daily practice, the Black Rites Wellness Protocol utilizes the Time Blocking System to provide effective daily time management. Time Blocking is the practice of scheduling your entire day and to-do list onto your calendar. It sounds restricting; however, what it does is facilitate more concentration on each task scheduled and increases the number of tasks you can get done in a day. When you can reduce your stress and anxiety by being productive, you acquire the time to do the things that you enjoy the most.
Benefits of Time Blocking
Time blocking allows you to tap into the flow state more often. Most days when I allow my calendar to play out, I feel like I am flowing through the day. I am accomplishing all the tasks that I set for myself to reach my desired frequency, which builds my confidence. It also makes it much easier to be stress-free and demonstrate “effortless effort” when I know that everything I want to do is done or will get done.
When time blocking is properly applied, you’re able to reduce procrastination and are able to access deep concentration on the tasks you’ve scheduled. When you place a task on your calendar, you must realize you are making appointments with yourself to achieve your desired frequency. When you are at work and have an appointment with your boss, granted you have no major emergency, do you skip this appointment? Why would you skip an appointment with the boss of your desired frequency?
You eliminate distractions by creating conscientious barriers around what has your attention. If your attention is appropriately directed, this is how you access deep concentration. Distractions from others are always at your doorstep, like when someone asks for help with a task or asks you to go to an event. You are then forced to see if it’s realistic for you to do what’s being asked without disrupting your commitment to your desired frequency. We often help said person with a task or decide to go to said event only to feel disorganized and stressed later. Having your to-do list out of your mind and onto a calendar allows you to properly analyze what you are doing with your time, and how much time you actually have to give.
The 2-Minute Rule and Being Adaptable
Not everything needs to be scheduled. If a task will take you less than 2 minutes to do, then why put it on your calendar when you can complete it in the same amount of time it would take to schedule it? Allowing yourself to eliminate these small tasks will reduce a pile-up of work on your schedule. This rule keeps you in your flow state and your task-list low. At the end of your day, not only have you completed the tasks you’ve scheduled, but you didn’t add any, either.
Tasks that take longer than 2 minutes will present themselves throughout your day, emergencies will happen, and some events are just too amazing to miss. So what do you do? Simple: do what needs to be done. Prioritize what is important, adjust your calendar to reflect this, and identify when you will have time to complete what was scheduled. It’s important that you enjoy this new system and not allow yourself to feel trapped by it.
How to Time Block
Now, you are ready to take your desired frequency and put it into action. Before you schedule anything, you should consider a few things like how your personal rhythm works throughout the day. You may have more energy in the morning versus the evening and should schedule according to this rhythm. Keep in mind that it would be wise to overestimate how long it will take you to complete a task. Also, you already have some static blocks that need scheduling:
Work - 6-8 hours daily
Time for sleep - 6-8 hours daily
Schedule these areas at a recurring time on a digital calendar that allows you to have notification alerts. Once you have scheduled these blocks you can see the open gaps of time that have been revealed. This white space is where you now complete your ritual with practices to manifest your desired frequency. Those practices will be presented in the second part of this book.
I encourage you to develop a morning and evening ritual. Your morning ritual should start the snowball effect for success throughout your day. This is can be:
Make your bed
Meditate for 20 minutes
Review your calendar for the day
Listen to a language learning podcast
Pack your lunch
Starting your day with a ritual can lead to lower levels of stress and greater confidence. The evening ritual will end your day the same, putting your mind at ease before you rest.
Read a book
Go to dinner with friends
How do you actually do the things you’ve scheduled without forgetting to do them? You create triggers that remind you to check your new system. It’s important that you don’t let these ideas sit on your calendar and the time pass by without completing a single task. By allowing yourself to not commit to your tasks, you teach yourself that what you have to do isn’t important, and this is simply not true.
You can create many different triggers in your own way, but this protocol aims to be practical. An effective trigger system that you have, but you probably don’t use efficiently, is your phone. When your phone vibrates, you check your phone, become distracted, and spend hours doing nothing. Now, you will harness the power that this external device has on you to manifest your desired frequency.
Imagine your phone vibrating and it’s not a message or a social media like, but a reminder 45 minutes ahead of time that you have to be at work at 7 am. The 45-minute reminder is actually a trigger to let you know that it’s time to leave the house because the commute is actually 40 minutes. The next reminder triggers at 10 minutes before work; this is a timestamp to help you determine if you’re on schedule or not. If you are going to be late, you can send a 10-minute notice to your supervisor. Now imagine using this system for your entire day. This triggering system on your phone can be used for all of your tasks. Understand that everything your phone notifies you about, you will do, and each task you do gets you closer to your desired frequency.
Fourth Tactic: Repair
The fourth and final tactic is about repair. It is inspired by the thought that organic matter begins to break down over time, especially without proper maintenance. Like your phone, car, TV, shoes, backpack, or anything you use heavily, it needs a repair at some point in time. Your mind and body aren’t exempt from this rule. This is why you must keep up with your maintenance to sustain your connection with your desired frequency.
How to Apply Repair
If you can measure and document your journey, you can also look back on it and see where you may have taken a wrong turn. I encourage you to schedule some time to keep your new system operational. You must keep this new system organized and not create an externalized version of the clutter that was in your mind. These reviews help you diagnose the source of your breakdown by allowing you to look more deeply at your daily habits. Once you analyze this information, you can begin to improve or replace the areas that are no longer beneficial for your optimal performance.
Without this information, you can find yourself wasting time fixing things that are not broken, creating more problems from ineffective engagement, and/or losing confidence in yourself. To create an effective diagnostic system, you need to designate time in your evening ritual to evaluate your calendar’s alignment with your frequency statement. Schedule a weekly review to collect the information from the passing week so you can also prepare a solid foundation for the week to come. On the 6th week, you will check your goals to reassess or re-align yourself with them to achieve your desired frequency.
End of the Day Review
At the end of your day, it’s good practice to do a quick 15-30 minute update of your calendar. This is a time to collect data about yourself so that you can record and analyze the information to find defects in your process, as well as get a glimpse at the next day. While reviewing your calendar, ask yourself the following questions to gain further insight:
Did you complete all of the tasks that you planned to do?
Do you have to migrate any time blocks to another day?
Did you stay within your financial budget?
Did you stay in your nutritional budget?
Did you go into sleep debt last night?
Did you push hard enough in your exercise today?
Did you complete your morning and evening rituals today?
A weekly review is a broader look at your previous week and the week to come. This review should be simple and quick so long as you are keeping your daily reviews up-to-date. Utilizing your end of the day review questions, you already collected the information you need, so now you just need to ask “...if not, why and how can you prevent this from happening in the future?” These weekly review questions help you to find the defects in your processes that you can correct and integrate into your next week.
6 -Week Review
Because the weekly review is so brief, it’s important that you create a comprehensive 6-week review. Similar to how our bodies need rest from exercise every 6 weeks, our goals need to be reassessed to ensure that we are still in alignment with our yearly project(s). You can do this by:
Taking all of your weekly reviews and reading over them.
Glancing at your calendar to see what you’ve been doing with your time.
Analyzing and creating a 6-month budget.
Doing your physical measurements and weight assessment.
and so much more.
Then, identify what you did well this 6 weeks, and what you could do better. These reviews are very important in keeping an uninhibited connection with your desired frequency. If you are properly engaged in the protocol, you will find the 6-week check-in to be very motivating and empowering.