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My email signature says, “Make life and adventure!”
This video shows how and why.
It can be anywhere, at anytime, under any circumstance but whatever the case my be, when you make your life an adventure, it’s full of fun and excitement. And one of the key benefits is, you become attractive to everyone around you making new opportunity flood your life in the most unexpected ways you could image.
This video will fill your day with an abundance of smiles and it’s a great demonstration of making life and adventure anywhere, anytime, and with anyone.
You don’t need to be doing anything epic or even out of the ordinary to make your life an adventure, in fact, one of the core meanings of make life an adventure means transforming the ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY!
As you go through tho week capture the moments and opportunities that surround you and make them extraordinary and hey, who knows, you might even get a free tank of gas out of it!
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This may be one of the most inspirational stories ever!
It’s a story about NEVER giving up, ALWAYS being grateful for what you DO have, and putting in every ounce of your heart, soul, mind, and body into YOU because in order to live your dreams, you have to become the person who is able to live those dreams.
Most people who “don’t” do it use excuses like time, money, other commitments, lack of ability, etc…
But I think very few people have been faced with an injury that has a 95% fatality rate, then just 4 months later picked themselves up, dug deep into their hearts to find the raw strength that every one of us has, and re-created a champion!
That’s exactly what D.J. did. He suffered an injury that has a 95% fatality rate but still didn’t give up on himself or his dreams.
He looked at a picture of himself and knew that was not the person that would have the strength, ability, stamina, and heart to step into his dream and make it a reality so he put 100% of everything he is into reshaping the guy he saw in the photo into the guy who could step into his dream.
His 100% effort wasn’t anywhere near what it was prior to the injury but he gave 100% to the levels he was able to and progressed each day. He gave everything he had every single day, eventually, building up his strength and stamina to rise from almost certain defeat.
Watching this story I had to hold back a tear or 2 when he got “the call” and he broke down. It’s an incredibly moving and touching story and an incredibly powerful reminder to NEVER give up on your dreams and even if your 100% isn’t at a level you want it or isn’t where you know it can be, whatever your 100% is, GIVE IT!
It’s the consistent and persistent effort that counts and creates the results you need in order to become the person who is able to step into your dream…
First round NFL draft pick to the Raiders! Congrats and much respect D.J. You’re a true inspiration to us all…
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7 Year old goes toe to toe with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and scores a 69 yard touchdown!
When you think of American football, especially here in Texas, you generally have thoughts of huge corn fed men snorting, gritting their teeth, and digging their cleats into the ground trying to get more solid footing for one reason, to crush the guy wearing the other color jersey and pound him into the dirt.
You usually think of tackles, passes, hard bone crunching hits, and rivals between fans like nothing you’ve ever seen.
What you don’t think about is being inspired to the point you get goose bumps!
You usually don’t think about a 7 year old boy who has battled brain cancer for 2 years, had 2 surgeries, and endured a 60-week barrage of chemotherapy.
And you normally wouldn’t think about that same boy standing toe to toe with these powerful giant athletes all suited up in full uniform.
But on this day, that was exactly what happened for Jack Hoffman.
This is 100% awesome pure feel good inspiration in just about 1 minute.
It’s these simple acts of kindness that make a lasting impression on the world in a positive way and for this little guy, made his dreams come true in front of 60,000 cheering fans!
Sometimes we forget how much power and ability we have to tape peoples lives with our words, actions, love, and leadership because we take ourselves and our talents for granted.
We all start at the beginning, and with hard work, perseverance, dedication, and through NEVER giving up, we gain skills, power, and abilities we didn’t have when we started. We gain strength, wisdom, knowledge, and confidence we didn’t have when we started.
And whenever we have the ability or opportunity to do something that impacts peoples lives like this, we should always remember that while some things in life my seem incredible simple to us to the point we take them for granted, having one shot at doing those very same things for others can be a life long dream come true.
Good job Cornhuskers for executing those phenomenal act of kindness and for not only adding an unforgettable experience to this brave little boys life, but for inspiring the rest of us to find ways to to the same for others with our talents, skills, power, and ability!
And Jack Hoffman… Great run little man, you scored a TD!
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Looking for a powerful leadership development plan that lasts?
I recently wrote about John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success and 12 lessons on leadership based on his insights shared in his book, Wooden on Leadership. Your response was overwhelming!
For those of you who don’t know who John Wooden is, he’s a record-breaking basketball coach who led UCLA to perfect season, 10 NCAA championships and 88 straight wins! If you aren’t a sports fan . . . just know he’s a bad ass.
Even with all of the accolades for his wins, he’s most well-known for his beliefs in teamwork and leadership. He coached his players to be great men, contributors, fathers, citizens, etc… If you haven’t read Wooden on Leadership yet, I highly recommend you move it up your reading list.
In his book, he talks about suggestions to lead by and rules to lead by. Today, I’m gonna cover some of the rules to live by. I encourage you to incorporate these into your personal leadership development plan! As you go through these, you’ll get the sense that he’s a no nonsense leader who hates excuses . . . like many other successful leaders.
9 Rules to Lead By for Your Leadership Development Plan
1. It’s Tough to Coach Character – If they don’t have it, you can’t give it to them. You may have team members who are talented in so many other areas, but if they are lacking character, move on. Life’s too short.
2. The Star of the Team IS the Team – Team comes first, not individuals. As a leader, you must be consistent in delivering your team first message. Top leaders must understand they are only as successful as their teams and their teams are what make that success possible. Teamwork and leadership go hand in hand. Selfishness? Ain’t nobody got time for that!
3. Go Out of Your Way to praise Those “Quiet” Performers Who Make Things Happen – not everyone craves the limelight and posts his accomplishments all over facebook. Recognize those making it happen and helping the team succeed. They’re great models for others to follow. Head down and getting it done!
4. Teach Your Team to Expect Unexpected Opportunity – Doors open and close all of the time in business! Knowing your industry and which companies are failing, knowing your products and when the offer improves and how to sell it, . . .all represent opportunity. Teaching your team how to recognize it is critical to their success.
5. Believe in the Hidden Potential of All – I’m not saying you should waste your time trying to drag it out of people, but I AM saying that you should foster an environment that rewards hard work, development and improvement – all of which lead to unleashing those hidden talents. Teamwork and leadership, baby!
6. Success Breeds Satisfaction; Satisfaction Breeds Failure – There’s a thinker! A leader MUST set realistic goals, but once they are achieved, don’t sit back on your laurels. You must not become satisfied. Achievement will continue at that level or an even higher level IF and ONLY IF you do not let the infection of success take hold of you and your team…. the symptom of that infection is complacency (hate that word!).
Contentment with what you’ve accomplished or acceptance of the status quo can kill your progress quickly! Celebrate your wins…. but remember that good is the enemy of great. Getting to the top is difficult…. but staying there is harder because that complacency sets in – don’t let it! This is one keeper for that leadership development plan for you and your team!
7. Identify and Remove Excuses for Not Getting to the Next Level – Boom! Dropped the hammer on this one! What are you telling yourself to rationalize where you are in your business right now? You got it in mind? Now tell yourself it’s bullshit and move forward.
8. Stop Saying “No” and Start Asking “How?” – Assume improvement is always possible and force yourself – and others – to figure out how! if you think you have all the answers, you’ve stopped helping your team. You have to keep asking the question “How can I help my team improve?”. Once you’ve asked yourself that a hundred times, ask it again. Constant improvement is a critical component to teamwork and leadership!
9. Welcome Contrary Ideas, but NOT Contrarians – You wanna keep that competitive edge? You must listen to new ideas and perspectives from those on your team. This should be done in a respectful manner where it’s not disruptive to the overall growth and direction of the team.
P.S. Which of these rules will you be incorporating into your leadership development plan? If you know others who could benefit from these rules to lead by, please share on facebook and twitter. After all, it’s all about teamwork and leadership!
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Trust Behaviors You Must Exhibit to Build Strong Relationship Trust
This is a step 2 Blog, following the “How to Build Self-Trust” one from yesterday. (LINK TO IT). Obviously, I take the concept of trust very seriously and you should too! Without it, you will fail in your business endeavors and your relationships. Sound a little dramatic?? Well, do you spend time or money with people you don’t trust?
I didn’t think so!
You may be the smartest and most skilled person in your industry, but if I don’t trust you, none of that matters. So once you’ve mastered self-trust (LINK TO BLOG), you can move on to relationship trust, as discussed in Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, “The Speed of Trust“. Just like self-trust, you can build relationship trust through certain behaviors I’m gonna go over here. These are based loosely on the ones Covey covers in his book!
Don’t freak out as you look ever these . . .they’re not meant to be easy. They’re meant to be effective! Real trust takes some time to develop and nurture which is another reason to get started now!
“You can’t talk yourself out of a problem you’ve behaved yourself into.” – Stephen R. Covey
“No, but you can behave yourself out of a problem you’ve behaved yourself into . . . and often faster than you think!” – Stephen M. R. Covey
13 Trust Behaviors Designed to Change Your Life
1. Talk Straight
Tell the truth and leave the right impression. Simply let people know where you stand by using simple language and integrity. Never manipulate people or distort the facts to fit your needs. Leaving false impressions on purpose is the same as lying. Isn’t it so refreshing when someone just shoots straight with you? You feel respected and confident you have the information you need to make a decision.
2. Demonstrate Respect
The best way to do this by being genuine. Don’t “fake” care for someone. People will see straight through that. There’s nothing worse than watching someone you trust be super kind to someone, then turn around and bad mouth them to you as soon as they walk off. Second, treat EVERYONE with respect, especially those who can’t do anything for you! Last, and an important one for busy leaders, don’t try to be “efficient” with people. You’ve been there, right? It’s where you’re talking to someone, and they’re checking their watch or looking past you to find the real person they wanted to talk to! Don’t be that guy!
3. Create Transparency
“What you see is what you get!” is a great way to lead and build relationship trust! Share all of the information you can in an authentic and genuine way where people can verify the facts you just shared. Don’t intentionally hide information from people. Once they find out, not good! And you feel bad. So err on the side of full disclosure! They’ll respect you for it!
4. Right Wrongs
Admit your mistakes. Do everything you can to make it right and apologize quickly. Basically, don’t let pride get in the way of doing the right thing. It all comes down to personal accountability and humility!
“To know what is right and not to do it is the worst kind of cowardice.” – Confucius
5. Show Loyalty
Give credit where credit is due! One way I practice this trust behavior is acting as if the person I’m talking about is present. That way, I know I won’t say something I wouldn’t want them to hear and everything they would! Respect people’s privacy by not sharing something they confided in you. Stand up for those who aren’t present to stand up for themselves.
6. Deliver Results
This trust behavior is pretty easy to get since it’s so straightforward . . .establish a track record of results. Just get the right things done and make it happen! Strive to undercommit and overdeliver! No excuses.
7. Get Better
I love this one! The fact that you’re reading this blog tells me that you’re a learner looking to improve. Constant personal development is a must! For ideas on development, check out the top leadership books list and the top self help books list I created. Also, be open and receptive to the feedback people are giving you.
8. Confront Reality
This one can be difficult, especially if your reality sucks! You know what I mean . . .ignoring the bad stuff does not make it go away. Take issues head on and address the tough stuff directly and efficiently! Acknowledge the elephant in the room when others won’t. That is a very respected trust behavior!
9. Clarify Expectations
Make sure everyone is on the same page regarding what’s expected of each person in every relationship. If you have a business partner and the expenses are totally out of whack, it should be clear who’s responsible for that. That clarity comes from removing assumptions, stating things clearly and renegotiating, as needed. This is so important to build relationship trust and to avoid simple misunderstandings that can become huge problems.
10. Practice Accountability
When things go well, give credit to others. When things don’t, take accountability. This is a credo I live by as a leader. Obviously, this shouldn’t be taken literally but I hope you get the point. Too often responsibility is shirked and the blame game starts. Keep it positive. Hold yourself accountable and be a model for others to follow. This trust behavior feels good when you practice it…. and it has a trickle down effect that’s phenomenal!
11. Listen First
Seek first to understand then to be understood. HUGELY important habit. People love to feel not only heard but understood. Listen with your ears, eyes and heart and get the full picture. Do this, and the speed o trust will be Mach3! Not only that, your ability to lead will be improved because you’ll know what’s going on versus assuming you have all the answers. Hell, you may not even know the questions, much less the answers. Everyone wins here when you practice this trust behavior!
12. Keep Commitments
Simply put, say what you’re going to do, then go do it! Commitments should not be made lightly if you plan to keep them. If you’re unsure, don’t voice the commitment . . . remember, “undercommit and overdeliver”. If you do find yourself in a broken commitment situation, own it. Take accountability and move on. Do better next time.
13. Extend Trust
I love the way Covey says this in his book, “The Speed of Trust”, so I’m going to quote it directly here. “Extend trust abundantly to those who have earned your trust. Extend trust conditionally to those who are earning your trust . . . have a propensity to trust. Don’t withhold trust because there is risk involved.” Couldn’t have said it better myself, Mr. Covey!
Whew! Told you they were powerful! I understand you may be doing great with some of these trust behaviors. However, I do hope you’ve identified some that could require some focused attention. Once you have those determined, you can put an action plan in place. I recommend referring to “The Speed of Trust” to assist you with that one. He has an entire chapter dedicated on identifying areas of work and how to create an action plan accordingly! Awesome stuff!
P.S. — Help spread the trust by sharing this on facebook and twitter.
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What the heck is self-trust?
If you’re like most people, you’ve never heard of self-trust. Because I’ve read hundreds of books on success, I’ve studied it some, but it’s not a common topic most authors or speakers cover. I recently read Stephen M.R. Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust and shared the stage with him last week in Vegas at my company’s convention. It’s amazing how little self-trust is talked about based on how powerful understanding it is for your success.
Let me ask you this . . . have you ever made a commitment to yourself and not followed through on it? New Year’s resolutions spring to mind or maybe a goal that you set but never followed through on for your business, health or finances. We’ve all done it. Imagine if that was a promise you made to someone else. Would you have tried harder to do what you said you were going to do? Most would answer that with a resounding YES!
Breaking your word with yourself results in low self-trust. It’s just that you’ve been doing it for so long that you don’t realize the damage it can cause you. Low trust is the very definition of a bad relationship. Are you in a bad relationship with yourself?
Why does this matter? Because you can’t build trust with others if you don’t first trust yourself! If you wanna know how to develop as a leader, then you must first understand how to re-gain your self-trust.
In Covey’s book, The Speed of Trust, he explains that self-trust is where you learn the foundational principle that allows you to build and sustain trust in all types of relationships. That principle is credibility. Ask yourself, “Am I credible?”, “Am I believable?”, “Am I someone people (including myself) can trust?” If the answer is no, don’t worry. You can work on credibility and re-building it within yourself!
“Self-trust is the first secret to success . . . the essence of heroism.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
So there are 4 Cores of Credibility. Basically, these are what make you believeable! The first 2 deal with character; the second 2 are competence-related. All 4 are necessary!
The 4 Cores of Credibility (Building Blocks of Self-Trust)
Core 1: Integrity – Are You Congruent?
This isn’t the same as honesty. It’s much more than that. Integrity is having the courage to act in alignment with your values and beliefs. You’re actions are congruent with your values.
Core 2: Intent – What’s Your Agenda?
This has everything to do with your motives or agenda and the resulting behavior. Trust grows when our motives aren’t purely self-motivated. It grows when we serve and lead.
Core 3: Capabilities – Are You Relevant?
Simply put, these are the abilities you possess that inspire confidence. This could include our talents, strengths, skills, knowledge… It’s the means we use to produce results. These can come from training.
Core 4: Results – What’s Your Track Record?
Did you do what you said you would do? People pay attention to the promises or commitments you make and if you follow through on them. This affects self-trust when you continually miss the goals you set for yourself, just as it affects others when you have a poor track record with them.
To get a better understanding of how these 4 cores work together, check out the diagram of the tree. Credibility is a living, growing thing that should be nurtured. Integrity exists as the roots and Results at the top. Makes sense, right?
Look over these cores of credibility. Where do you need work? Where are you doing great and deserve a nice pat on the back? Identify the areas you need work and get to it. If self-trust is required to build trust with others and no relationship can exist without trust, shouldn’t this be a priority?
P.S. — Share this on facebook or twitter if you’d like to help someone improve their own self-trust.
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The Right Mindset
is the Key to Your
Network Marketing Success
Starting your own business can be a daunting task, even if you’re plugging into an amazing network marketing business with a system for duplication. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen and been a part of companies in the past that didn’t have a proven system to help each distributor achieve success in mlm but today’s blog isn’t about picking the right network marketing business (I may cover that in a later one. I like that idea. Yeah, done. Plan on seeing that one soon.). It’s about succeeding in the one you did pick!
There’s only one way to success in mlm, and it’s through the 6 inches between your ears. You’ve probably heard me say that network marketing is 90% mental and 10% skills. In fact, I think it’s 100% mental. If you don’t have the right mindset, you won’t acquire the right skills to get it done. If you want success in mlm so you can have the life you deserve, focus on these 6 keys to a rockstar mindset!
6 Keys to a ROCKSTAR Mindset for YOUR Network Marketing Success
1. Crush Your Negative Beliefs
If you want success in mlm (which you obviously do or you wouldn’t be reading this blog right now), you must crush those negative thoughts that are holding you back. I know, easier said than done. Honestly, this one does take time and commitment but I’ve provided you the blueprint in Why You Should Lie to Your Subconscious Mind. I’ve even listed out my top self help books to get rid of that negative self talk. Implement these strategies to check the box here on #1.
2. Read Your Daily Affirmations Aloud EVERY Day
Yep! I’m bringing up daily affirmations AGAIN! I can’t begin to tell you how much this practice has changed the direction of my life. Over the years, I’ve improved and tweaked my process based on hundreds of hours of training. I share those daily affirmation secrets in the hope that you will give this a shot for not only your network marketing business but for you personally in all areas of your life! I won’t lie… the first time someone told me to look in the mirror and say, “It feels great to be financially free at the age of 29.”, I thought they were crazy. Heck! I’ll be called crazy all day and all the way to the bank. This stuff works!
3. Know You Will Adapt to Challenges
Those with success in mlm approach uncertainty with confidence. When faced with an unfamiliar challenge, they think of similar situations they’ve conquered before or skill sets that might come in handy. By focusing on what you do know and the skills you’ve acquired along the way, your likelihood of success improves dramatically.
I believe in being a lifelong student. That’s one of the main reasons I do these blogs. I want you to have the knowledge to adapt to any situation life throws your way. Each time you do, your confidence grows, as does your knowledge. Keep reading, keep experiencing… keep growing. You network marketing success will naturally follow.
4. Own Your Individuality
Every great leader in mlm stands on the shoulders of giants, but successful leaders champion their individuality. In other words, they don’t try to become “the next Dexter Yager“. To be successful in mlm, LEARN from the people you admire but don’t try to BE them. If I tried to show up and present myself as an organizer versus a visionary just because I valued that trait in some of my mentors, it would be seen as false . . . And I wouldn’t be able to deliver.
Own your individual strengths and foster them. Trust me! This is how you stand out in your industry and get that much closer to network marketing success.
5. Be Grateful
To be great, you must first be grateful!
I’d argue that gratitude is one of the most powerful tools for fulfillment in life. When you’re grateful for all of the great people and experiences in your life, the challenges you face seem way less important and are easy to tackle.
A great way to remain grateful on a daily basis is by keeping a gratitude journal. I love this. Any time I’m feeling down and out or overwhelmed, I look at my journal and remember my blessings! Immediately, I feel better, more confident and ready to move forward!
6. Associate with the Right People
The influence people have over our own personal energy is amazing. Les Brown once said, “If you’re hanging out with 9 broke people, guess who’s the 10th!” His point is valid. Another mentor of mine used to always say that you are the company you keep. These sayings have been around forever for a reason . . . they’re true! Think about your latest phone conversation with a friend, did you feel better or worse after the conversation? Either way, your mood was affected! And it as affected by the friend’s energy.
When you have people around you who life you up, believe in you and want you to succeed in mlm and life, there’s no room for doubts and even when they do creep up, you quickly dismiss them.
So now it’s up to you. I’ve given you some keys to a rockstar mindset. It’s up to you to open the door! Let’s do this!
P.S. — If you know of others looking for network marketing success, feel free to share this on twitter and facebook!
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The Hardest Challenge On The Path Of Success
When people ask me how I created the level of success I enjoy in my life today, I have a lot of different answers. But one thing I say always stands out like a mustard stain on a fresh white T-shirt.
Actually becoming a millionaire wasn’t that hard. The hardest thing about it was BELIEVING that I, Matt Morris, could actually do it! It was believing that it could “happen” to me that was the most challenging part, not actually doing it.
And when I reflect back to those times in my life, and coach others along their path of success, it always fascinates me at how incredibly obvious and simple the solution is to this VERY common challenge many, many people face.
See, just about the only thing that changed in my life from where I was, what I was, and who was to where I am, what I am, and who I am was my own perspective of myself. I always had all of the resource I needed. I always had access to plenty of the right people in my life. I always had the desire and drive to create success. But what I didn’t have was a real and solid perspective that I could actually build and create that kind of life for myself filled with all the financial success I could dream of and everything else that comes along with that.
And here’s the kicker, everyone ELSE saw it in me, everyone ELSE believed in me, everyone ELSE 100% knew I could, but the one person who matters most and who ultimately determines the outcome and results wasn’t 100% sure.
But the second I changed my perspective of myself to the point I could see myself creating this life, everything changed and it changed VERY fast!
So in this Motivational Monday I want to remind you that you are MUCH more than you may think. You are MUCH more than you might see. And you are already MUCH more than you need to be to create whatever kind of life and whatever level of success you want, we just need to get YOU to see that.
And when I saw this video I thought it would be a GREAT way for you to visualize how you see might see yourself and awaken a new perspective for you to look at yourself from plus:
It Reveals A Hidden “Gatekeeper” To Success…
Because at times, we are often our own worst critics and we see the world as we see ourselves, which can be very limiting when we are criticizing ourselves. And the powerful secret tucked away nice and tight in this message is, you can never really advance forward in any part of your life until you lift those limits you place on yourself that are 100% create by your own perspective of yourself.
And believe me, I know it’s not always an easy thing to do. You need great leaders, mentors, and people in your life who will accept nothing but the best you have, even if you think you’re already doing you best.
What many people fail to realize far to often is, the world sees the best in us, NOT the worst so when you “think” you’ve shown up to life with everything you have, you’re making that assessment based on how you see you and you probably still have a lot more to bring to the table.
And as you fill your life with amazing people who 100% know and are not even slightly afraid of how bright you can shine (this is SO important to do), you start to see what they see and you discover things about yourself that you never even knew existed.
You’re beautiful, compassionate, talented, wonderful, unique, and 1000% amazing and sometimes everyone else around you can see it but, you can’t.
When you look in the mirror, when you look in your heart, when you look in your mind, look for the physical beauty others see, look for the compassion and love that others find when they look at you, and look for the wisdom, humor, brightness, and ability others see in you when they look at you. And it’s 100% of to “borrow” their perspective of you if it serves you better than your own.
Because it’s there, like a perfect painting on a sturdy canvas and no matter how much dirt, mud, and crap you cover it with, your greatness is always there on that canvas. No matter what limitations are in your mind, with a couple of quick wipes you can clean up the garbage covering up how awesome you are and the heaviness of the limitations “hiding” who you really are places on your life.
And if you don’t believe me, just ask anyone else in your life!
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One Of The TOP Rules For Success
I just spoke at a huge event and was on stage in front of thousands of people and I LOVED it!
It was exciting, fulfilling, energizing, and FUN! And that’s what this Motivational Monday is all about, having fun.
Many people forget the importance of fun in their work and in their lives and that’s a critical mistake because fun is the fuel that dissolves overwhelm, frustration, and lack of progress paving the way for massive success.
When you look at your life chicness are you see what most people see, the huge list of things you have to do, have to get done, and the responsibilities that you hold on your shoulders.
And when you look at that stuff, and focus ONLY on that stuff, even before you actual DO anything, how does it make you feel?
Tired, run down, frustrated, overwhelmed, etc and you haven’t even started doing anything yet!
But when you incorporate some fun into the mix, it has an almost magical power to make you CRAVE that stuff. A lot of people would be scared to death to get on a stage in front of that many people (or even get on a stage in front of 2 people) and I used to be that way. But when I shifted my perspectives, and made it a fun thing, I started to LOVE it and was seeking more opportunities to do it.
What once was a heavy sack of everything I didn’t want in my life, turned into an enjoyable and energizing activity for me because I made it fun.
And here’s the best part. After the event, we all went out and had some more fun and went and raced exotic cars! The fun just doesn’t quit in my life but it’s not that way by accident.
I had to construct my life that way. I wasn’t always successful and I didn’t always enjoy the financial freedom I enjoy today but even back then, I had to start to learn how to add fun in my work and in my life.
I believe that is a key element to not just success, but very fulfilling success that energizes you and inspires you to create even more success in your life!
Plus, lives WAY to short to not have any fun and if you don’t condition yourself and train yourself to do it now, you won’t be very good at it when you’re older.
Which is why I chose this video for Motivational Monday. Not only is it hilarious but it represents a couple who obviously learned how to have a lot of fun in their relationship. And my guess is, a couple like this will have a lot of great, happy, fulfilling, and successful years together BECAUSE they know how to have fun.
So give life all you’ve got, leave nothing on the field when the game is over, follow your heart, fill your life with passion, and never EVER forget to have fun on the journey!
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WARNING: This video does have a few harsh words in it so if you get offended easily, it’s probably best to skip it.
The Power Of The Human Will to Create Success
This is a pretty awesome compilation of some of the greatest motivation quotes, stories, and speeches by some of the most powerful and inspiring people ever!
You may have heard some or even all of these speeches and quotes.
What struck me about this video is the focus of the message:
The power of the raw human will find the motivation to keep on going no matter what!
Many people, in fact I’d say the majority of people, don’t give themselves enough credit. They don’t acknowledge how much power they really do have because they’ve never had anyone DEMAND the best they have to give.
They’ve never dug down as deep in their hearts as they can go when things get tough and then, dive in just a little deeper.
But when you do, when you get to the point you think you’ve reached your limits, you get to the point you think you can’t go on, you can’t grow anymore, you can’t do everything you need to do, or any other can’t you throw in there, and you dig your heals in and say, “NO! I will NOT accept that this is my best!”, and you find that tiny amount of extra energy, extra drive, extra confidence, and extra resolve, you unlock what is arguably the most powerful thing in human existence, the untapped, unfiltered, raw human will.
And this video focuses on and creates motivation to find that power by combining all of these great quotes and speeches that talk about that magical place of raw human will.
And make no mistake, we ALL get that point where “I can’t” pops up. Some more than others but all of us have been there and visit the land of “can’t” from time to time.
So the next time you get to that point where “I can’t” pops up, think about this Motivational Monday and any one of these great speeches and remind yourself that you most certainly CAN!
Will Smith’s speech from “The Pursuit of Happiness” -
“Don’t EVER let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, not even me. People can’t do something themselves and they want tell you can’t do it. You want something, GO GET IT! PERIOD!”
Or J.K. Rowling -
“If you live a life without failing at something, you’ve lived so cautiously you’ve failed by default…”
Or Sylvester Stallone from Rocky Balboa -
“You gotta be willing to take the hits and not point fingers saying you ain’t where you want to be because him or her or ANYBODY!, cowards do that and that ain’t you! You’re better than that!”
There are so many great quotes and speeches but I truly think that the ones that focus on finding that core place where you tap into raw human will pierce straight to the heart because we all can relate to the greatness and ability we have inside of us, we all know that power is there, we’re just not always able to find it without inspiration and motivation from other people who HAVE tapped into their own greatness.
Look for that within yourself and I promise you’ll find it. Look for it within others and you’ll see it in them. People, including you, are 100% amazing so go be AMAZING by finding your absolute very best today and every day of your life!