The Alter Ego Effect, by Todd Herman, teaches the power of creating an alter ego of your ideal self. He shares that creating an alter ego is a quick, impactful way to overcome the mental obstacles holding you back. The reason? You can make an alter ego that’s simply not fearful…of public speaking, sinking the high-stakes putt, attending a networking event, etc.
One tactic to activate your alter ego is using a totem (like glasses or a piece of jewelry). In the words of Todd Herman:
Your alter ego is real, and it needs to be grounded in a physical presence. That’s what your totem
or artifact does. It’s what you use to represent or connect to your alter ego, giving it a form and a shape.
I have a particular watch that serves this purpose. What will you use for your totem?
Source: Ben Meer