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BELIEF MOVES MOUNTAINS

20 Feb

BELIEF MOVES MOUNTAINS.

4 Elements to Greatness

1 Jan

4 Elements to Greatness

It’s 2013, everyone is making goals and becoming a new person. And for many its the same goals as last year. Tenacity is good no question- but its time to skew focus.

There are 4 key ingredients to true greatness and for 2013 I want us all to embrace them even before setting a goal. Set your goals? No prob- just take this is first.

Belief
Nothing great is done without belief. If you don’t believe in your cause or goal you have no power. You will not move forward. You may not even tread water. When you aren’t confident- LIE. Even to yourself. Belief comes from within and from previous successes. See what you have done and believe you Will do more.
Belief in U.
If you don’t believe you can do it- you can’t. when you do it know it is all you. No one helps you. When I’m in the gym I have to lift off the weight. I work by the motto that if you can’t take it off the rack you don’t deserve to lift it. Right there I force my belief to grow. I literally put my mind into the muscle and shape my results thru my belief. Do you see how simple that is? How we can all do it. I bench press into the 300s. I get help. But I do it. No one lifts, they just make sure I don’t die. Get there.

Consistency
Without consistency you can’t do anything. You are recruiting to build your team?
You have to work the system everyday.
You blog? blog daily.. There is no blog if you don’t blog a lot. Blog often. And keep blogging. That may not have been said eloquently but you get the point. You have to work at what you do religiously.
Michael Jordan worked at being great. He was consistent with his gym time. He practiced. And practiced. And practiced. You have to work at it over and over. There are no breaks until you reach the mountain top.
I love the quote ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead,’ as it shows the level of dedication needed.

Discipline
To get to the top you have to be great. And the way to greatness lies in discipline. What you do daily is what you become. Let’s look at the meriam webster definition:
Definition of DISCIPLINE
1: punishment.
2: instruction.
3: a field of study.
4: training that corrects, molds, or perfects the mental faculties or moral character.
5a : control gained by enforcing obedience or order.
5b : orderly or prescribed conduct or pattern of behavior.
c : self-control.
6: a rule or system of rules governing conduct or activity.
Discipline is almost in its simplest form taking the other three elements and combining them simultaneously.
Loving what you do, and doing it consistently is discipline. Belief that you can and will do it is derived from discipline. When you make it your mission to live disciplined you will see greatness invariably.

Loving what you do
You’re wasting your time if your heart isn’t there. You have to love what you do. It has to be synonymous with you. I have a day job. Love it too folks. I have a business. Love that too. However when I stumbled onto Ray Higdon and how I could blog to build an empire I was astounded. And as he said, if he could do it so could anyone. And once I started this blog it was over. I’ve come to love the blogging and guest editorials I’ve been blessed to write. It has been an honor. You see writing was my first love. I’ve written stories, raps, songs, poetry, editorials, and now blogs. But my true love was always present- The Writing.
When you love what you do you already feel successful. However this feeling will grow and will lead to external success if not worldwide success.
See you at the top.

#thriveorsurvive.

“What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.”
-Arnold Schwarzenegger

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BE ROB DYRDEK

27 Nov

BE ROB DYRDEK

Today I’m going to put aside my normal spiel for a few hours and discuss a pretty cool guy. Rob Dyrdek is a renowned skate boarder and pioneer. He is also one heck of a branding machine and entrepreneur. From an early age he made deals for percentages of the companies who sponsored him as opposed to taking a fee. That’s just a savvy individual. Let’s break down some more Rob.
Rob Dyrdek Focus.
Rob is a focused individual. From the moment he knew what he wanted, what he loved- he made it happen. He’s been vastly successful I’d argue because he only travels one avenue. He may have shoes, a show, clothing and various other entities that feed his income- but they all revolve around skating. Being focused to this degree gives him a simple route. I’d even argue this level of simplicity boarders on eloquence.
Maybe that’s a stretch. I don’t care. I see it clearly. When you have an almost utterly ruthless pursuit of what you love and couple that with what you want you become a dominant force. There is nothing that is accomplished that focus doesn’t obtain for you. When you study for a test you are focusing. When you commit that same focus to your own business you win.
Indeed you will be successful in anything you focus on so be careful what your focus is on. Many people focus on failure. They focus on what went wrong not where they are going. Focus. Focus. Focus.

Rob Dyrdek Mindset.
Rob has a mindset that is simply victorious. He makes dreams reality. He doesn’t shift his reality to make a half arsed dream. He makes a decision- finite. From there he publicly makes it know and refuses to fall behind. Ever see Fantasy Factory. He makes public bets that are quite ostentatious.
Why you say? It essentially forces his hand. And the power gained in being the force that motivates and drives you is invaluable. Let your mindset dictate your existence. If you believe you will be victorious so you shall.

Rob Dyrdek Belief.
Rob believes he can do anything. He has swam with sharks, jumped from planes, flipped cars and built an empire. He even has a slogan: Make Your Own Luck. It’s simple and speaks to his belief system. Rob doesn’t say no, he finds yes’s. This is key. Rob has made his own luck. Literally. What will you make?

Rob Dyrdek Team.
Rob is also a slick fox in that he surrounds himself with winners. A diverse group of winners at that. The team will make the dream come true in many cases.
Don’t associate with people who don’t believe in you. Don’t work with those don’t or won’t share your vision. Work with those who bring something to the table. Success is that much sweeter when we all contribute.
Rob has family and friends. He also has strangers who have become both. Those who go above and beyond deserve more than respect, more than loyalty. They deserve dividends. And when you look at the net worth of those surrounding Rob- its obvious they are all #winning.

#thriveorsurvive.

“If you have a dream you have to go do it to see if you suck.”
-Rob Dyrdek

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FIND YOUR FUEL 2

9 Oct

FIND YOUR FUEL 2.

So I started this journey with you guys last week. Finding Your Fuel will be a small series. Succinct. Concise. Motivating. That’s it. Its a concept that came to me late one night while going through my blackberry and sorting ideas and concepts that I’ve stored or just recently fleshed out.
I’ve assembled a few steps to walk you thought the process below.

-Agenda 1
*Meditation.
Meditation will help tremendously.
Meditation clears the mind and the heart. It will help illuminate a clear path. Indeed it will show you what really exists within and what truly resonates with your soul.
Meditate every day at least once building to a 20 minute span. Start with 5 minutes if need be.

*Eliminating distractions.
This is a big one too.
Tv, HD, PS3, LED, PSP vita, ugh! No. No. No.
Limit or remove these distractions. The bar, the friends, all are too distracting. Try books. Try the gym. Try yoga. We can’t be balanced only chasing one goal. So breaking up your day into positive increments is a great idea. Whatever eats at your growth eats at your dreams. Would you trade your soul for abs? Exactly.

*Task lists to remove distractions and clear mental clutter.
Organize your goals, dreams, chores. Everything. I have daily lists, a wish list, a dream board- all that. I also broke down on a list how much money I have to make for my wife to stay home with the kids. And when I broke that number down to an hourly rate its small. And you know what that did for me? Created massive hope. And a reachable goal. Aka a finite target. Not a wish. And also the organization is pretty nifty too folks.

-Agenda 2
*Forgive the self.
A lot of people have hang ups that hold them back. And a lot of us conquer these hang ups but don’t forgive ourselves.
Forgive yourself your mistakes, and faults. It is so easy that it is hard.

*Forgive others.
Holding grudges will poison your soul. It will kill your heart, steal your joy, and ruin your business. None of this is productive. None of this will build your business or clear your heart. Let go of it all. People change. Times change. Grow my friends.

*Move past the past.
Your past isn’t your present. And it sure as heck isn’t indicative of your future.
Let yourself see where you are and where you are going. Nothing Else. The rest is irrelevant. Forget what was done.
YES you should build off past accomplishments.
NO you shouldn’t dwell on it.
Determine exactly where you are at and where you aim to be. If you are stuck in a rut at step 3, and there are only 5 steps- hell you are 60% done! And life is the same exact process. You may have ran before your legs were shattered- and know u have crutches. Focus on the laps you will run.
Nothing matters but where you are going. That being the case get their.

Self enlightenment.
A side note on the above agendas- These steps will produce self enlightenment. This is simply a true awareness of who you are. And this will define your actions. Motives and actions will materialize and make sense. This is something we all need and should aspire to have.

-Agenda 3
*Give. Tithe. Whatever.
I’ve never seen this not work.
It will soothe the soul. It will help others. It will build your business and it will build your heart. Give to your church. Give to the poor. Give it all. Okay not it all but sharing is caring. And it works. You don’t lose when you care. Also the infinite rewards those who give.
To those who much us given, much is required.
It’s time to step up to the plate.

#thriveorsurvive.

“I don’t want to believe I want to know.”
-Carl Sagan

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Mondays!!!!

3 Jul

So this didn’t post because the attached media is unrecognized-but the theme is the loathing people have of Mondays- However perception still trumps all.

You see I like Mondays. I like getting into the groove at work. Perception and mindset can dictate success or failure so its important we start the day on the right page. If you think Monday dictates torture you will awake to that feeling.
You will have a persistent fear of a day that is guaranteed similar if not easier than the four that will follow it.
My opinion is you have five days to be excellent- So why let any ONE day be less than a stellar example of the greatness that lies within you…

Mondays are the beginning of a new week so if you hate your job, no biggie. You owe it to yourself to excel at it anyway. The way I see it is anything you do should get 110% no matter what. Why? Why would you give less than your best? And I know you aren’t supposed to answer a question with a question but it seemed perfect in this situation. (Apologies to the literary geniuses. ). You see I find no value in doing less than I can. Everyday I’m excited to simply exist. And yet I still aim to thrive not simply survive-(get the hint?). In life your only competition is you so aim for the gold.

Another reason to give 110% is people are watching. Always. People are curious to see how you do. Especially if you have pitched them a venture or product. Your vitamin biz gives you pep, but you slack?!- fail.
Your new venture gives you financial freedom but you sag in your office chair looking distressed and over-drafting simultaneously- fail.
These aren’t the marks of success.
People won’t perceive the winner within if you hide him behind Mediocrity.
Did you catch that? Its crucial folks.
We all have greatness in us. Its an innate characteristic. But you have to cultivate it and or simply let it loose. Arnold Schwarzenegger had to fight to be Mr Olympia and do so repeatedly. And we know how his life has turned out right?
Napoleon had to cultivate his courage. And we see his chain of victories.
What they did and what we all must do is cast mediocrity and fear aside and be the best. When we do all the people waiting on the sidelines will not just consider joining but will come in droves and bring teams upon teams. People want to be inspired. They want to be led.
So don’t let a case of the ‘Mondays way lay you on the road to victory. Be the leader you were born to be. Give it your all. You won’t fail. I guarantee that. However, if you did- don’t you want to go down swinging?

#thriveorsurvive.

“As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the “how” will reveal itself.” 
~ Tony Robbins

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#thriveorsurvive

Image 2 Jul

Funny picture but perception still trumps all.
You see I like Mondays. I like getting into the groove at work. Perception and mindset can dictate success or failure so its important we start the day on the right page. If you think Monday dictates torture you will awake to that feeling.
You will have a persistent fear of a day that is guaranteed similar if not easier than the four that will follow it.
My opinion is you have five days to be excellent- So why let any ONE day be less than a stellar example of the greatness that lies within you…

Mondays are the beginning of a new week so if you hate your job, no biggie. You owe it to yourself to excel at it anyway. The way I see it is anything you do should get 110% no matter what. Why? Why would you give less than your best? And I know you aren’t supposed to answer a question with a question but it seemed perfect in this situation. (Apologies to the literary geniuses. ). You see I find no value in doing less than I can. Everyday I’m excited to simply exist. And yet I still aim to thrive not simply survive-(get the hint?). In life your only competition is you so aim for the gold.

Another reason to give 110% is people are watching. Always. People are curious to see how you do. Especially if you have pitched them a venture or product. Your vitamin biz gives you pep, but you slack?!- fail.
Your new venture gives you financial freedom but you sag in your office chair looking distressed and over-drafting simultaneously- fail.
These aren’t the marks of success.
People won’t perceive the winner within if you hide him behind Mediocrity.
Did you catch that? Its crucial folks.
We all have greatness in us. Its an innate characteristic. But you have to cultivate it and or simply let it loose. Arnold Schwarzenegger had to fight to be Mr Olympia and do so repeatedly. And we know how his life has turned out right?
Napoleon had to cultivate his courage. And we see his chain of victories.
What they did and what we all must do is cast mediocrity and fear aside and be the best. When we do all the people waiting on the sidelines will not just consider joining but will come in droves and bring teams upon teams. People want to be inspired. They want to be led.
So don’t let a case of the ‘Mondays way lay you on the road to victory. Be the leader you were born to be. Give it your all. You won’t fail. I guarantee that. However, if you did- don’t you want to go down swinging?

#thriveorsurvive.

“As soon as you truly commit to making something happen, the “how” will reveal itself.” 
~ Tony Robbins

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THE Three Simple Steps

4 Jun

So- My regular readers know I’m a fiend for the gym. Now my friends know I’m husky-ish, lol. But see, my goal has always been to build mass, then strength, and beauty aka the gym body is last in line for goals. Now I’m down, down to 270. I was bigger. I was smaller last year but I decided I wanted to be bigger. I decided I didn’t want the trim. I wanted to eat the gym.
Now being the MENSA member I am I hurt my back at a peak of strength 6 months ago. Pressing 120 pound dumb bells on the incline bench I strained my lower back, abs, transversals, and obliques- yup, major ouch.
Now that was the easy part. The mental fear lasted about two months longer.
However, three keys opened the door to a greater return on not only my physical investment in the self but in my online ventures.

What are they you ask? Simple. So simple it scares me.

Belief, Commitment, and Consistency.
That’s it.

So let me expound on this incrementally.

BELIEF- if you don’t believe in you, no one will. So simple its elegance will pass most of us by. Nothing is accomplished without belief. And a million twitter followers might, might help- but YOU HAVE to Believe in you first and foremost. What you believe you will achieve. And sorry for the cheap cliche but its true. How can you lead if you don’t have the belief?
How can they follow one who’s belief is not in his self and then in them. Its like fear- its contagious. So I ask, what do you want to infect your friends, family, team, prospects, leads and even yourself with…..

Commitment: if you don’t commit nothing happens. Belief is simply the turn key. I’d you don’t commit you will get nowhere. Is that success? I’d say no! It reeks of ignorance and fear. Commitment, when based on Belief will take you to heights unseen. Your commitment is like bricks in a wall. The more you re-affirm it the greater the wall, aka your success. Commitment is exactly what it sounds like- a union without end. No boundaries. You COMMIT and make it work. No excuses or theories. Get it done. I could say more but if you’re reading this you get the message.

Consistency: so you get that belief is a stepping stone of epic proportions. And you know you MUST Commit to your self if not to your venture and your success. Consistency is quite possibly the glue of not just simple success but of Leadership. You see for your life or your marriage or your business to succeed- you have to be a LEADER. People want to be lead. They want someone who steps into the void and illuminates the path. People as a whole want leadership- Obama stepped into a gap as big as a continent and convinced the populace to carpe diem with him. Get the point? His message was consistent. His terms as well. He followed through on what he said he would do. He believed he could do it. Most importantly he has been consistent in his dreams and objectives. So you’re a republican- fine. But see the message. Consistency changes not just singular lives but families, neighborhoods, cities and so forth. So I challenge you:
BE CONSISTENT. Let that goal lead you to be the business man and leader you were meant to be. Day in and day out meet every challenge and goal with a zeal that would put St. Peter to shame.
Let that bloom from your commitment to greatness. Your ability to meet every day and every task anew and smash them like a volley in your final match- sampras/agassi style.
Lastly let this all bloom from a healthy BELIEF in who you are and who you can and WILL BE. See, who you are, is constantly changing. Especially in leadership. You must rise to meet the needs of your followers.
A flock with a shepherd who believes he’s lost is indeed lost.
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