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FACT

24 Mar

THERE’S ONLY BEEN 13 MR. OLYMPIA WINNERS IN 49 YEARS.

Dedication Determination, and Discipline will take you everywhere.

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CONTENT IS KING- OR IS IT…

27 Jan

CONTENT IS KING.

OR IS CONSISTENCY KING?

Not to long ago I was discussing this site’s statistics with my best friend. And I mentioned that I had a lot better results when I blog a lot. I mean daily. You see when you miss days the people who get the posts sent automatically- well they get nothing.
And new followers and fans- they get 100% of that same nothing.
Blogging is more than words.
It is ACTION.
Every time I blog I gain, I win. Not just from the perspective of building my business but of honing my craft. As I create more and more content I’ve noticed that my content gets better. It was pretty sweet as an epiphany. So I was on this high, thinking it was all good. I’d learned, I’d grown.
The lesson was simple: Content is King. Great content, and a lot of it was the crucial factor that was going to take me to the top. I had ideas concepts and a plan.

Fast forward a few minutes in our conversation (and in my mindset about 3 years lol) and my best friend shattered my illusion. How you ask? He simply said no, Consistency is King.
Ouch. Damn.
Yup folks he was right, I was wrong.
And it was earth shattering.
You see I’m big on not missing the obvious. I pride myself on being a thinker. And this time I out thought myself.

I was on the right track, wrong train. I live in New York City so trains are an integral part of my existence. I used them forever. Even now as an avid driver I use the train at times. It can be easier even if its not as cool. You see 42nd st is a hub. There are 10 or more trains meeting at this one destination. However if you hop on the 6 line and need the 2 line you are going to the wrong area. And this was my story.
I was focused on content- and a lot of it. And there in lies the answer to the riddle. Simply put I had the right idea- I was just reading it wrong.
Content is necessary. It is wanted.
But Consistency Is King.
It wasn’t my content, it wasn’t the quality. It was how frequently I posted said content and quality.

The true Linchpin is Consistency.
It always was and always will be in blogging. To blog is to do so freely and regularly.
And the statistics don’t lie.
When I’m consistent my traffic is as well.

Recently my wife was in the hospital so I blogged very little. I was fortunate to have some amazing new contact and a network. That pushes my content because they believe in its worth. That being said I’d have done even better if I was blogging more. So I’m writing tomorrow’s posts today. I’m working on being better than I can be.
A consistent work ethic will give me more than a great post.
It will give me consistent legitimacy.
It will make me better.
It will make my blog better.
And overall the discipline of blogging makes me a winner regardless of outcome.
#blogheavy.
#thriveorsurvive.

“If you can’t invest in you, who will?”

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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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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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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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Questions? Think I’m wrong?
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Need ideas?
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Let’s chat.
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Quote 14 May

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

Jim Rohn

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