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Be The Fountain. Not The Drain

Explode With Compassion

Explode With Compassion

I have an acquaintance we call Eeyore. He walks through life as if everything is doom and gloom. It’s Chicken little the sky is falling and that makes it hard to be around him. He is a good guy just a real Debbie Downer.

As we move through life our actions and words tell a story to all the people around us. Do you inspire others or do you bring others down? Do you beat people up verbally or build them up with encouragement.

We are a flame like a torch in a dark cavern. Part of our job in life is to be the point man and light the way for others. We must keep our flame lit and feed it so it grows and explodes with badassery.

Fill your mug with knowledge, spirit, and strength and rise up. Toast to the world and conquer it this is your destiny.

 

Be The Fountain. Not The Drain

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If You Have A Dream Go After It.

Chase After Your Dream

Chase After Your Dream

Since an early age, I have wanted to speak in front of audiences and bring real value. Inspiring people to take action in their own lives. I loved watching others do it and I always enjoyed watching the light in someone's eyes when something resonated with them. 

The only problem I had with doing this was I thought I couldn't make money doing it and it didn't seem like a real job. That one word held me back for way too many years.

Oh, what word? Job! J.O.B or Just Over Broke.

I grew up with the belief you had to have a job. You had to go work for someone else earn a days pay and rinse wash repeat. It didn't occur to me that I could do something on my own. The thought really never crossed my mind. The word entrepreneur never had a definition I understood and no one around me was doing it. 

Like most people, I went from job to job living a mundane life. It was depressing and gloomy. Don 't get me wrong I have had some great life experiences and done some cool stuff. But most of my life was spent living someone else's dream. Almost like living someone else's life. 

Now that I am chasing my own dream the only regret I have is why didn't I do this sooner. Why didn't investigate my dream earlier? Now I am charging after a 22-year-old dream and just getting started. My patience is crap and I want everything now. Imagine if I had 22 years of already running under my belt. 

Some of us are late bloomers I get that. If you are reading this don't do what I did wait until you are 40 to chase a dream. Do what I did at 40 but do it now whatever age you are. Chase after your dream and go for it. The earlier you start the more you can compound success for the future. If you are like me and have always wanted to chase your dream but now you're older then start. Don't wait any longer, without starting you can't begin the compounding process and you will never see what you are made of.

Chase after your dreams and Run Like Hell. Look at the world and say hold my beer and watch this shit. 

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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What is your Regiment? What I Discovered When I looked at my Calendar.

Is Your Schedule Broken?

Is Your Schedule Broken?

Recently I looked at my schedule and freaked the hell out. Since starting my coaching business, I have been busy figuring everything out and learning what things I enjoy about running a business and what I hate. It has been very gratifying and surprising. I freaked out cause I had an open spot on my calendar. 3 Hours with nothing in it and it made me nervous. How could I let this happen? I was pretty hard on myself because it made me feel like I was half-assing it.

So I started looking at how I am running my coaching business to see how I could have that large of a gap in my schedule. What I discovered was I was only regimenting part of my day. I was going through a lot of motions but wasn’t creating a lot of actions.

Action drives attitude, so inaction is the decline of a company or worse a demotivator and a hit to your self-esteem. So, I decided to kick it up a notch and get more regimented with my time. I began by looking at my calendar defining where was I spending most of my time. Was I client/prospect facing or was I doing busy work? Interestingly it was both, but I was doing busy work when I should have been growing my business.

Now my schedule is way more regimented and aligned with my companies growth goals. (Which are lofty) I kept my morning routine of writing an article and posting on social media, journaling, and exercise. I changed up my times on meeting with clients and prospects and adding in more prospecting time. I improved my networking by reaching out to contacts and having conversations and referral discussions.

What is cool about this regimented change is my attitude is brighter, my outlook better and the company is growing. I just needed a good ole swift kick in the ass. Which came in the form of Timothy Ferriss’s Book, The 4 Hour Workweek.

Look at your daily regiment and see where you can improve your activities. It may be the change your business or career needs and allow you to kick some ass.

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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.