If you watch the news, movies, spend hours on the internet, read the average magazine or get caught up on Facebook posts, the world can seem like a horrible place. In fact, so much vitriol, hate and negativity seems to permeate all of these places.
You’re always going to have self doubt. We’re human. The key is to take the doubt, acknowledge it and then lock it away. Spend your energy and focus on your mission which should be building a successful business.
Let’s face it. There are times you might feel like life is not going your way. You might be having a hard time getting on track. Don’t worry! It happens to all of us, but it’s through the difficult times you learn, grow and make the decisions that can push you on a path to success and positive results. The key is not staying stuck. The key is building positive momentum, even if you don’t see immediate results.
When it comes to self improvement, I’m one who is always searching for ways to optimize my mind and body. Now everyone seems to talk about health, exercise and diet but an integral part to operating at your full capacity begins in your mind!
Last month, like many sports fans, I was tuned in watching the final round of the Master’s golf tournament to see if Tiger Woods could pull off a win and achieve a huge comeback in his career. For those of you who are not dialed in, the story may not resonate but for those of you who have followed his career and know his story, it was pretty exciting!
As an athlete at heart, I often look at business, life and success through the lens of sports.
You can either live your life on Offense or Defense. You can be moving forward, taking chances and seeking out positive results or you can find yourself perpetually on the defensive where you’re stuck in a mindset of always defending, guarding and hunkering down.
Aristotle’s quote rings true as much today as it did during his lifetime over 2300 years ago. In a world where it’s often hard to detect truth from falsehoods, it’s more important than ever to be a free thinker.
When you’re feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed, it’s easy to think you’re fighting this battle alone and nobody has ever felt that way. We’ve all been there at one time or another but I’m here to tell you that a source of inspiration can be found by taking a look to antiquity.
Everyone in the motivational world seems to have their own bag of tricks so I’m going to give you some of mine. These below are what power me every day and can help you too if you embody it.
Being the best you can be requires you think different and be different. Often that means going against the grain. Here’s 9 ways to raise your game in life and win!
When you wake up each day, get excited about what you want to accomplish. Every day is a new start and a chance to make a difference. Don’t let the day control you. Get out and make something good happen. Don't focus on what you could have done yesterday but instead focus on what you will do today.
If you want to make some fast progress on your path to success, sometimes you have to hit the delete button. Negative people, personalities and those who bring you down shouldn't be part of your life.
I wanted to share this little nugget I found in my diary from 2005 of a typical day after building my company for just two years. It’s now 13 years later and my company is bigger than ever but it was the daily emotions like this you have to battle.
There may be times in your life where you feel sluggish and things aren’t going your way. You’re stuck in the doldrums of life. It happens to every one but the key is not staying there. So how do you kick it into high gear?
Too often in life we operate in a reactive state. We depend on the answers and opinions of others for acceptance. We get frustrated with things beyond our control and live in the past, stuck where there is no resolution except negativity. Here’s 4 areas where you can choose to break free and live life your way.
2:30 am, 4:00 am, cryotherapy, ice baths, grueling iron sessions. You name it, somebody is doing it. The morning routine of superhuman celebrity gods and the fitness gurus who inhabit the domain of Instagram, Facebook and the rest of social media remind us that while we are tucked in our warm blankets, someone else is out there getting a jump on the day.
The victory is in the journey. You ever wonder why when you achieve a goal you feel a little empty inside? It’s okay to admit it. It might not hit you right away but eventually though the basking in your glory, the accolades and encouragement from your friends and family fades and the trophy, award or medal begins to collect dust.