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Be a part of the few now so you can be a part of the elite few later…”

What are you doing right now? Are you thumbing through social media…or are you looking binging through episodes? Are you griping about your present circumstances, the economy, or government?

Is what you’re doing right now productive or destructive?

Are you a part of few or many?

If you’re a part of few then you’re in good company, but if you’re one of many, you’re in trouble.

Maybe you’re learning a new skill, developing your technique, or deciding which book on negotiating or body language to buy.

Maybe you’re listening to audiobooks or podcasts such as The Sales Life. 

Maybe you’re out on the road jogging-every once in a while you’ll make eye contact with a fellow runner; your language to one another is non-verbal because you’re a part of the few.

Maybe you’re out in the driveway doing burpees and planks while the morning dew drips onto the driveway as the sun rises.

Maybe you’re putting pen to paper early in the morning or pressing record for your next episode.

“Are you doing what everyone else is doing,” I hope you’ll snap back with a, “Hell no!” because you’re the one willing, when everyone is able.

Most people match their day with what everyone else is doing. He’s not doing it, so I’m not either.

She’s leaving early, so I will too. It’s a, me neither or I am too herd mentality.

The  herd don’t want it hard-neither do the few, but they’re willing to take it on.

I need you to be a part of the few. While  everyone else is looking for the shortcut, you’re willing to take it on as it comes.

If it looks easy, it’s because I’ve put in the reps to make it look that way & if it’s hard, you’ve been preparing for this for months…years even.

A quick productivity test to you today. Are you a part of most or few?

Are you sitting or are you sharpening? Do you wish things were easier, or are you working because you expect better?

Yesterday I was pissed off  because I wrote, recorded, published the podcast , & exercised before I went to work. When I got to work there was extra work piled on top of my already busy day. I snapped because I started feeling sorry for myself. My poor me mind was complaining that while most people roll out of bed and waltz into work, I had already put in hours of work.

So I popped off…

As soon as I did, I said to myself, “Who cares what they did or didn’t do before, during, and after work? That’s got nothing to do with you.”

Don’t ease up because everyone else is too. Push hard so when the hard comes, you make it look easy.

When hard jumps on you, stay cool, controlled, and massively productive. Others will be drawn to how collective you are in the midst of chaos.

If you do, what most won’t, you’ll have what few can.

Be a part of the few now &  you’ll be a part of the elite few later.

Never settle. Keep selling your way through life, no matter what.

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Kyle Maynard was born with no arms and no legs. He may have been classified as disabled, but his parents didn’t treat him as disabled. Kyle grew up doing many things that his “normal” friends did. It may have taken him longer to do something, but he’d always figure it out. He tried high school football and ended up falling in love with wrestling. Initially, like anything Kyle took on, wrestling kicked his ass, but he stayed with it-pushing back the self-doubt & self-defeat-always determined to figure it out. (Check out his book No Excuses)

In Daymond John’s book “Rise & Grind,” Kyle said that he’d always wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest peak in Africa. Each year 20,000 people try to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, but with thin air and fierce storms, only half are able to check it off of their bucket list.

In the beginning, Kyle set out to climb Stone Mountain, a tiny mountain of only 900 feet in comparison to the 19,000 foot behemoth Kilimanjaro. The Stone Mountain climb was brutal for Kyle, tearing large patches of skin off of the ends of his arms in the process. When the climb was over, a beaten & battered Kyle told a friend of his dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. She looked at him as if he were crazy, asking, “You just tore up your arms doing (tiny) Stone Mountain. How are you going to climb Kilimanjaro?

Kyle answered her with three words, “I don’t know.”

But it was those three words that made him go to work to conquer his dream of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. (And he did it.)

What happens when you say the words “I don’t know?” Do you use the words as a crutch? Explaining that you’re not experienced enough… that you’re too short, too fat, too skinny, or the wrong skin shade? Do you say the words, I don’t know, because you’ve been conditioned all of your life to accept life as it is because you were raised in the projects; had to live with Big Mama, had no dad, had a drug addicted mom, were fired, demoted or bankrupt? Specifically what has, I don’t know, done to you? …but what can it do for you?

I don’t care where you’ve been, hell been only makes for a good story when you soon tell of your massive success. Don’t let “I don’t know” be a handicap & work against you. Make, I don’t know” work for you by going to work to figure it out.

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