Tornado or Toilet!

As storms create massive damage across the US this time of the year, we hear about the devastating effect of tornados. Tornados possess massive power and are capable of lifting heavy, even fixed objects (once thought immovable) high into the air.

As I travel around North America (with plans of going world wide) speaking to thousands of business owners I love to share the principle of the “Tornado or the Toilet!

It’s not difficult to imagine that your HABITS performed day in and day out, over time will produce massive results via the power of compounding. Habits take three distinct shapes…Neutral, Empowering or Disempowering!

When it comes to your disempowering habits, I use the metaphor of the “Toilet”. When you first begin practicing these disempowering habits they become easier and eventually bigger. The more you do them, the more you are capable of doing them more! This negative movement eventually picks up momentum and spirals down out of control, like water in a toilet.

When you begin practicing small empowering habits, over time you find it possible to implement more and bigger habits that lift you higher and higher in life, similar to how tornados are capable of creating LIFT!


  1. Start small and be consistent.
  2. Resolve never to give up or make excuses
  3. Rinse and repeat…by replacing your disempowering habits with empowering ones you’ll develop the discipline and faith that you can do it in other areas of your life

YOUR CORE FOUR – Focus on habits in these areas of your life

  1. Spiritual
  2. Physical – Body and health
  3. Relational
  4. Financial

EXAMPLE – (check with your health care provider prior to initiating any exercise program)

Begin a habit of doing 10 minutes of exercise each morning. Once you’ve adapted to the 10 minutes, go longer and harder. Before long you’ll find you look forward to your exercise routine because of the leaner body you’re sporting and the higher energy your experiencing.

Dr. Ron


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