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The day after a bad day

When you have a bad day, the following day is a “Breakthrough Day…”

because the fact that you didn’t lay down, call in or hide, & showed up, the day after a bad day, is persistence in the making…

annnnd because you showed up, you get to do it different & a little bit better today.

You’re not failing as a loss, you’re refining to win.

Bad day? Show up…it’s a breakthrough day today.

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Your struggles ain’t all for you

Nobody likes to struggle…

& life is the only one qualified to teach you struggles…

But struggling is a valuable asset in your life. It hurts to learn but the lessons end up being priceless.

Struggles are fo you to Show & Share.

Because I believe 1/2 of your struggles are for you & the other 1/2 for others…

1/2 of your struggles are to show you that you’re capable of handling more. This may be the hardest it’s been, but it won’t be the hardest it’ll ever be. (See your 10 yr old self)

Many of your struggles leave you with no help nor options other than you have to keep fighting to figure it out.

& the other 1/2 of your struggles are for you to share…because inevitably you’ll end up crossing paths with someone, somewhere who will be struggling…

How could you relate if you didn’t first struggle yourself?

Because you know what the end of the rope feels like…because you can relate to when all looks lost…because you know exactly how it feels to only have enough strength for one more round…

& because what looked like the worst day then, turned out to be the best for you now…

You can share your struggles so they can keep fighting.

When it feels you’re the only one, someone steps in- just at the right moment to say, “I struggled too…& made it…& you will too.”

But you can’t share until you first show…yourself.

Keep fighting…

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“What are you Best in the World at?”

If I asked you, you’d probably compare yourself to someone way more successful than you & reply with…

“Nothing…”

There will always be someone better than you…

But you are BIW…

Because Best in the World is not what’s in the trophy case nor on the wall-that’s just the fruit…

BIW is a seed of a mindset…

BIW is a mantra…

BIW is a work ethic…

BIW is your swag…

BIW is your ethos…

Think about this…

If you considered yourself Best in the World, what foods would you put into your body?

How would you live?

What relationships would you keep & which ones would you distance yourself from?

If you considered yourself BIW, how would you think…what would you talk about?

Would you coast? Would “good enough” be an option?

Hell no.

Because you’re Best in the World…nothing but premium goes into your tank.

If you’re going to “be” why not just finish the sentence?

Why not BE…Best in the World?

“I’m not going to BE sitting in this chair 5 yrs from now…”

“I’m not gonna BE 60 lbs overweight 6 months from now…”

No matter how it looks or feels right now, finish the sentence…

Stop waking up, looking at the current score, & add to the losses…step out with a BIW to add to the lessons to win.

If I’m going to BE…I might as well be, “Best in the World.”

I recently read Rakim’s book, “Sweat the Technique” (From old school rap group Eric B & Rakim) & he lives by the mantra, “Be better than yourself,” meaning to not get so caught up in what everyone else is doing, just be better than yourself. The idea keeps you focused on developing your skills & techniques.

“Imagine the impossible, then do.” ~Rakim.

To be BIW it’s going to require a couple of things:

🔥 Don’t wait for motivation to show up. Practice the positive behaviors that lead to the greatest impact for you-even when you’re not highly motivated to do so. Sometimes motivation has to catch up. Motivation should accompany your actions, not be the sole driver for what you do.

🔥 Train with the best. “Training” for you could mean physical, but training is also the company you keep. Hang with the best…limit yourself to the rest.

Don’t just “follow” people on social media just to follow….absorb them.

Buy into what they do & less into what they say in their marketing. (The jewelry, cars, cash, & planes are all a way for you to buy what they’re selling)

What are the habits, rituals, & routines that you can incorporate into your own life? You may not be able to hang with a billionaire right now, but you can hang with their minds through books & videos.

“Best” takes years…but is practiced in days, hours, & seconds.

Overweight, broke, divorced, demoted?

Swag out with, “I am the best!” It’s not something you have to say to others…it’s what you think & do right now, from where you are.

The results will show!

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Wayne Dyer said, “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at begin to change.”

Your success is determined by how you look at things & if you choose to look at things differently, things begin to change for you.

Amazing…

But sometimes it’s like we grab the wrong prescription glasses and we see the world through those lenses… but if they’re not right everything is distorted & blurry.

So when you’re struggling, you’re looking through blurry lenses, but think you’re looking in a clear direction…

Things may be uncertain… scary… & unsure-It may look like all is lost because you can’t see, yet you’re giving it clear direction.

You can’t always choose what’s happened or what’s happening around you, but you can choose how you look at them.

“What you see is what you get,“ is not only a figure of speech it’s a way of life.

So if you’re looking at everything through dead-end lenses then what you see if what you get…

but-even if they seem unfair or unjust, if you choose to look at things differently you’ll find your option. It’s not that you ignore what you see, it’s that you acknowledge it & choose to see it in a way that will not stop you from achieving success.

You have options & now that you see your options, things will begin to change for you.

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Wally didn’t feel like playing the baseball game that day so he said, “Go ahead & let the other guy play…”

The problem for Wally is that the other kid never gave his Wally his position back.

You’ve probably never hear of Wally Pipp, but you’ve probably heard of Lou Gehrig…

For 56 years Lou Gehrig held the record for most consecutive games played.

This message is 2 fold:

If you’re deep on the depth chart today…even if it looks like there’s no way anything’s going to open up for you…

Play, practice, & prepare like you’re a starter because you never when that “1 opportunity” turns your whole life around.

When you hear, “Go ahead,” you play in such a way to never give that position up.

& if you’re in the lead position, don’t ever think that you can’t be dethroned.

Every opportunity counts…every customer counts…every situation counts…

Because all it takes is for you to “not feel like it,” & say, “Go ahead…”

That’s the day you fall…& the moment they rise.

“Go ahead,” is not a command it’s a mindset & if you say it once, you’ll say it anytime “you don’t feel like it.”

Opportunities exist for you…but they exist for others too…

Especially when you say, “Go ahead…”

Instead say, “I got it…”

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(Thanks to Michael Strahan’s book for the inspiration for this post)

“This time it’s gonna be different!”

“This is it!”

“This is hard…”

“This is b.s.”

“This is ridiculous…there’s no way this is gonna work for me…”

“Oh well…”

When enough is enough…& you’re sick & tired of being tired, you push off to change…

Only to realize early on that it’s harder than you expected…

The only result you seem to be getting is just constant pain-mentally & physically.

Things seem bad…but then they turn to worse.

So you quit…& go back to the way things were.

If this all sounds familiar, you’re in great company because we’ve all pushed off hard & fast in an effort to change, only to feel the pain, give up & turn back.

Now that you know that you’re not crazy nor weak, see the cycles for what they are & take them head on.

The 5 Emotional Cycles of Change (ECOC) are listed in Brian Moran’s book, “The 12 Week Year.”

I. Uniformed Optimism: “Piss & Vinegar” stage. All upside & no downside. (Doesn’t last long)

II. Informed Pessimism: This stage you’re moody because you realize the change is harder than you expected. You’re looking for ways out because things are bad…but it gets worse.

III. Valley of Despair: “Things weren’t so bad before,” you rationalize…so you quit & go back.

Stage III is where most turn back…but with a strong enough purpose, you’ll learn there’s more…if you keep going.

IV. Informed Optimism: The clouds break open and you’re finally seeing some results…but you must KEEP GOING. This stage is where most people sigh a breath of relief too long & relax too much-negating all of the hell they pushed through.

V. Success & Fulfillment: You’ve built new capacities & confidence. You can handle more & take on more because you now you’ve shown yourself what you’re truly capable of.

Congratulations on reaching Stage V…now move the bar because there’s more for you. 😉

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You’ve said it…

I’ve said it…

We’ve all said, “Hang in there!”

I never liked the phrase because the implication always seems to be wrong.

“Hang in there,” is active not passive.

Normally when you hang in there you passively sit like a big lump waiting for fortune & favor to drop in your lap.

Hanging in there is a combination of mental, physical, & emotional skills.

& since it’s a skill, it can be learned.

I’m sure you’ve found yourself frustrated because you know you checked out of a situation too soon.

You turned back or rang the bell & regretted it immediately wondering what could’ve happened if I would’ve only hung in there?

The only way you’ll learn to hang in there is by hanging in there.

Physically, Emotionally, annnnd Mentally.

Physically: Your body language has to convey that you’re still in the game & can be here all night if you have to be.

Emotionally: It’s not that you don’t feel the high emotions, it’s that you learn how to manage them- not letting them spill over and ruin your leverages.

Mentally: Actively looking for connections and openings in order to link your separations together so you can positively move forward.

All 3 have to be in play in order to successfully hang in there.

Hang in there 😉

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