“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
- Edmund Burke -
"I used to be like you.....Until....."
- Until I started this business
- Until I got married
- Until I had kids
- Until I got a job
- Until I had no time
Why do some people climb while others fall?
Why can some people train alone while others need a cheer squad to train?
Why can some wake up early and train at 5 am or 6 am while others would rather be weak and skip train altogether?
Why do some succeed and others toil in mediocrity or fail altogether?
It's the mind set, plain and simple.
I said simple, not easy.
You must WANT to be a Bad MoFo and leave yourself no choice but victory. Tired, overworked, stressed out, beat up and beat down - you must still rise above.
That's life my friends. Those who succeed know they can count on themselves to get the job done.
Sure, you might agree, and on the flip side ask me why I talk about Navy SEALs so often who encourage the "team life" and relying on your buddies.
That is true, but those brothers got to the top because of their mind set and attitude. They were surrounded by like minded brothers who came together to achieve greatness, vs coming together to pull from one another and ride on one another's coat tails.
At age 38 with 2 gyms, 2 kids, an online biz plus traveling I'm supposed to be weak, fat and out of shape.
I choose NOT to be the norm. You can choose the same, you just gotta have the attitude that no one and nothing can hold you back.
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Last year at this same time, mid December, 2012, I became very sick.
It was unlike anything I had experienced before and for longer than I ever experienced. I was stressed out from some shady business problems and had pneumonia for the 2nd time.
I was sick for about 3 weeks, rebounded a bit and then 2 weeks later got sick again.
That shyt knocked on my ass for about 3 weeks the first time and then 2 weeks the second time. I was worried and scared. Concerned why my body could not rebound and if something deeper and more dangerous was brewing inside of me.
I rebounded to strength and health by changing my attitude and getting back to my warrior mindset.
I knew that life could knock me down and it was entirely up to me to stand up and get back to my ways of kicking ass and taking names.
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I was pissed at myself.
I got knocked down and was stuck in bed and on the couch. My back was killing me from laying down, literally, and NOT standing up. I had to use a heating pad to remove my back pain for a few days.
Even sleeping hurt my body. My back was hurting so intensely from the virus brewing inside of me it caused muscular and skeletal pain.
I started changing my mindset aggressively.
I began eating cleaner and started training even when my body felt weak, I forced it to develop strength. I thought about my kids and my motivation started getting on fire again, BIG time.
I wasn't worried how long I trained, I just got something done and knew that I had to get started. If I passed by a Kettlebell I hit a few presses and snatches. I kept a barbell loaded in my cold garage at 275 - 325 lbs and I would deadlift 1 - 3 reps at a clip, a few times a day.
I would grab the heavy kettlebells and farmer walk them for a few laps inside my gym.
I didn't let life knock me down. I didn't pussify myself by caving in to life's stress. I got knocked, but I got the fuck back UP. Like Rocky said, that's how winning is done.
I'd been down before.
This wasn't foreign territory for me.
I'd been in some stressful times when I was in debt, trying to start my business from a house I didn't even live in and was trying to get anyone to listen to me so I could show them my training methods.
I knew that momentum was key and stopping would put momentum against me, not in my favor. So I kept dialing it all in.
I kept doing the shyt that always worked for me.
Loving my family.
Standing strong for my kids.
Getting back to intensive coaching of my athletes vs being someone who spent more time behind a computer, eating weak foods and telling other people how to train.
F**k that. I was gonna LIVE everything I spoke about.
Reading Navy SEAL books before bed every night. Resetting my goals on my white boards and locking down my schedule 3 - 5 days in advance along with my Certification schedule.
Being strong is a choice, my friends.
You either get back up and smash anything that dares stand in your way or you make a laundry list of excuses.
The gym saved me. The gym is what led me to research and learn from men like Arnold and Navy SEALs. The gym inspired me to have the desire to learn from men who overcame obstacles and achieved greatness.
So, to end this blog post. How does one achieve a strong life, a successful life, a life where obstacles get smashed vs a life that pushes you around?
You learn to be strong and get back up no matter what the circumstance. You learn to face the devil if that is the person that wants to stand in your way and you don't back down.
We've all heard the saying "Life goes fast...." - well, I can comment on that and write a story about my life memories from the late 70s yet it feels like yesterday.
In this lifetime, you must live with the belief that you ain't got time to be Weak.
Live this Code every day. Period.
Don't be the excuse making cry baby.
Blaze your own path.
Ride the wave of no one else.
Stand for what you believe in.
Be prepared to walk alone.
Strength starts from yourself and without your own foundation of strength there is NO team, friend or buddy that can help you rise above.
In a nut shell, you gotta dig deep and grab life by the balls.
If you don't have the balls, then grow a pair.
It starts when you give yourself no choice but to emerge as the victor, day in and day out.
If you're A Strength Coach or aspiring Coach and you want your biz and your life to kick ass and take names, then you must have the proper mindset. The Warrior mindset.
You'll get this inner strength and Warrior mindset when you attend The USC Cert. Sure, I call this a certification but truly, this is an experience. An experience to change your life.
NO training program or system works unless the Coach and the people have the right attitude. If you're too good, smart enough, don't wan to travel, too busy and bla bla bla then this experience is NOT for you.
The USC cert is about Training for Life. Strength and Life go hand in hand. Time to rise above and be the success you want to be.
To learn more about The USC Cert Click HERE
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