//BIG ROCKS//

We all say it, I hear it all the time, posts on Facebook, passing conversations… “I don’t have enough _____ for that” Insert:  Time, Money, Patience, Knowledge, Experience, etc into this blank It is easy for us to say that we want certain things.  I want to lose weight, I want to have a six pack, I want to flip 10 houses and purchase 10 rental units, I want to sell 20 houses, I want to _____…But is that true??  Do my actions match these statements?  Am I doing the work that will result in these outcomes? What about you?...

//DREAM//

A few months ago, one of my coaches introduced me to positive affirmations.  This is simply taking your dreams, and desired outcomes, writing them down in a way that shows you already having them…like if your dream is to own a 1969 Chevy Camaro, white with orange racing strips…instead of saying I want to have a 1969 Camaro…you write it as I own a white with orange racing stripes 1969 Camaro RS/SS and drive it twice a week… What is the difference?  When you start seeing yourself and experiencing your dreams as reality your mind has a way of making...

//ARE YOU WILLING TO BE BAD AT SOMETHING??//

Taking my coach’s advice, I went out and bought an ab roller and a pull up bar. I have a full pull up station in my garage, but realized I was not actually going out there because it wasn’t convenient, so went to walmart and purchase both…I put it in my master bathroom and everytime I walk past the pullup bar I throw down a few pull ups… On the station I have in the garage, I was letting my feet touch the ground between pull ups, and I realized I was actually pushing off each time. Because of this,...

//STEP UP//

Married Men   How do you show up at home?   In my household, I work a job and my wife is a stay at home mom. This is an amazing gift for me, because I have a partner to help me with things.   She cooks and cleans for me and our kids, she manages the household, does laundry, drives kids to activities and school, runs errands, pays bills, and a MILLION other things that get done by her.   All of this without a “paycheck”. She works as hard as me or even harder than me everyday. She...

//FINISH THE RACE//

Have you ever heard of John Stephen Akhwari? I never had…he was an olympic marathon runner who represented Tanzania in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. Do you know WHY his name is known by some, and is down in the history books?  Is it because of the come back story of a nobody winning the race from behind?  Or beating a world record for fastest time? Actually he was the LAST person to finish the race more than one HOUR after the winner completed the race.  He had fallen and hurt his leg during the race, but didn’t...

//HURRY UP//

I don’t know about you, but I hate to wait…I am an impatient person.  I want to get things done yesterday…I drive fast, I talk fast, I push everything I do to the point of exhaustion It is important to remember that there is a natural delay between planting and harvesting. Think about it, when you plant a seed, it takes time to grow.  You have to feed it, water it, prune weeds, and wait…it needs the right conditions and time to grow…there is nothing you can do to speed it up…All you can do is keep doing the work...

//BREATH//

The morning started out as it always does, 5 am alarm followed by my morning routine, but my knee was hurting so I did not do my workout and just did stretching instead.  Moved on and meditated, then got ready for work and drove to the office.  On my commute I listen to podcasts, and use that time to reflect on my day. I get to work, and have this light energetic feel as I start to dive into the day, checking my calendar, responding to emails, etc.  Then something shifted.  I got a heavy feeling come over me, and...

//What can you do for others?//

Without much effort you have the ability to help someone in a big way. It may be buying someone a meal, letting someone cross the street, helping someone carry out their groceries. Or maybe it’s to take on a task that is usually the job of someone else. Like cooking dinner for your family. My wife is a stay at home mom and when she quit her job the agreement we made was she would cook. She wasn’t much of a cook at the time, although she is now, she also never has enjoyed cooking. I have always loved to...

//IMPACT//

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy That is a great quote… But let’s change it up a bit…. Today I am going into the world with the outlook of what can I do for my fellow man? How can I positively impact someone else today? Ask not what you can do for yourself, ask what you can do for others The amazing thing is if you go into the world and provide value, and do things for others, the return is that it...

//SHUT UP//

This morning my alarm went off and I did not want to get up and start my routine. I laid in bed for a few minutes before rolling out. I did my morning drinks and supplements then went into my office to do my morning run. I am running on a treadmill and have been pushing to beat my last PR each time so I started off on the run at the same speed I worked up to last time. Most mornings the voice in my head is telling me to stop but this morning it was freaking screaming at...