Kick Ass

Anytime Life Gets Hard It Means You Leveled Up.

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Anytime life get hard it means you have leveled up. This statement has been like a warm blanket on a cold day for me. Getting my coaching business going has been successful and trying. Like playing a game where and you just beat a boss and now you have started a new stage. You have all your skills, weapons, and knowledge you are now just taking on bigger bad guys, beasts, and uncovering new areas.

I have leveled up a few times in my life. Promotions in the Marine Corps, promotions in jobs and career changes. Every time I have moved there has been a steep learning curve. I took on jobs that were bigger than I thought I was and every time I figured it out. It wasn’t easy but we all know the saying if it was easy everyone would do it.

I think this is why people stay doing the things they hate. They don’t believe they could handle it if they were to level up. The truth is they can, they are just afraid of whom they will become along the way.

I look at it this way. Each time you level up you know you have bigger more badass weapons coming your way. Stuff that you haven’t even thought of and each level has unique tools to take on its challenges. That stuff excites the hell out of me. It helps me understand that shit is going to get tough. Odds are I am going to get my teeth kicked in a few times. At the end of the day, it’s about the grind of the level and learning to play with your new skillsets.

Your leveling up. Remember at the start of the level shit is tough you have to figure the right lanes and the new equipment. The equipment doesn’t appear you have to break shit and blow some shit up to make it happen. You may even have to start over a few times. Either way, you have to keep moving forward towards the next boss and learn how to kick his ass. Sometimes the right teammates can give you tips to get better at the level this is why we have coaches, masterminds, and mentors.

Go through life trying to hit the max level in your game. Become the #1 in the world of being you. I think you will be surprised how badass you are and what you can accomplish.

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How Logic Destroys Passion

Logic Destroys Passion

Logic Destroys Passion

I sat across from a gentleman today who is an awesome guy. He is caring and genuine, and he connects with people. He has been in the real estate game for a couple of years, and he sat down with me to see if I could help him grow his business.

His story was like so many others. There is not enough business coming in to justify the cost going out. Better said he needed to sell more houses. We talked about his business and figured out he didn’t have a sales problem he has a logic problem.

What I mean by logic (which is something I love) his problem was he thought a lot and did a little. Thinking, he needed more business but not taking enough action is putting him out of business.

He was running his real estate business like a part-time job. Half-assing it in hopes that it would grow by osmosis. Now truth be told he didn’t see himself as half-assing it, he thought he was working. But as we dove into it, it was pretty telling he wasn’t giving his all.

The little things he should be doing he wasn’t. They were impacting his business significantly. He has a great contact list of friends, but only 50% know what he does. He has gone to events and met people and never followed up. His social game was lacking he has a great base but not interaction. He wasn’t taking risks and was playing it safe. All of these things he acknowledged when we spoke.

Here is how we discovered it. I asked him to become his own sales manager and ask himself what would his sales manager tell him to do. His response. “Get off your ass and get out there.”

When you don’t look at our job as a business, then you only think you are working.

His thoughts were that he was intruding on people asking them out for a cup of coffee. His thoughts were that he would be seen as a sales guy if he got out there. But what we found is he has a real passion for people and has a very cool niche of people in which he can connect.

His self prescribe prescription was to do more and hold himself accountable for going big and loud. He walked away from our conversation with a mission and a gameplan and a new sense of badassery.

So let me help you out. You are a badass. Stop thinking and start doing. Action drives your attitude and courage creates confidence. If you take action, then motivation will step in and take care of the rest.

You got this, and I am excited to see how far you.

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How Do You Kick Ass Today

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This question is what I asked a client yesterday that runs a video production company where he specializes is nature documentaries. He was struggling with going to a 3-day conference where most of the attendees would be his ideal customer. He wrestled with the idea because he was thinking too small. Instead of feeling like a badass he was thinking about survival.

In this day in age, you cannot have a survival mindset; you must be the aggressor and go after life. Play offensively and not defensively. You have to make shit happen and not wait for it to come to you.

I asked him how does he kick ass and go big as hell? He said to go to the conference. Awesome now how do you pay for it? He said I could pay for it now or wait for business to come in then pay for it.

All I said was how do you go big as hell right now? He said pay for it now. How do you find the money after you have spent it to replenish your funds I asked?

We then spent the next 10 minutes brainstorming high vibe, high energy ways to go big. We talked about guerilla tactics like going to his favorite restaurant and creating a quick documentary about the restaurant. Grabbing the manager or owner telling them you are filming a documentary and get them on film. Edit the crap out the video posting it to Facebook and tagging everyone in the video.

We talked about going to events where his key target clients are and taking his camera. Then walk up to his target ask for an interview and turn it into a blog and vlog post tagging that individual and anyone else he met at the event.

To kick ass today, you have to stop thinking small. Think about the most audacious crazy thing you can do to go big as hell and get seen. Being a badass is about not giving a damn what other people think and doing the things that scare you.

You got this I have faith in you. I see that inner badass trying to come out. Rip off the duct tape wrapped around your spirit and Run Like Hell.