You're NEVER too old to learn new things. NEVER too old to become better. It's OK to change.
Many people take pride in the fact that they will never change. Change means you're evolving. If you evolve, you are growing from within and that is of utmost importance.
Without growth, You die.
I'm going to challenge you to do some things that you may not be doing..... perhaps you've NEVER done these "things".... perhaps it's been a long time ago.... I'll ALWAYS be here to challenge you. I do the same to my athletes and I do the same to anyone I connect with on a coaching level, and by reading this blog, I see myself as your Coach.
Many think I'm too hard on them or too hard on others. Too harsh, tough and not forgiving enough. I simply see it as tough love and if I don't tell you the truth I am cheating YOU and lying to myself. I lay the law down with my athletes and I truly see no other way.
These athletes MUST realize the opportunity they have and how the world CAN be their if they WANT it.
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I tell the parents outright how pissed I am at them when they allow their child to quit a sports team because practice was too hard. I tell them how pissed I am when they allow their child to blame the coach for not starting. Whatever happened to responsibility? Why do we enable how soft people are getting.... America is SOFT. That is #TRUTH and it pisses me off.
Excuses SUCK and so do the people who use them.... got excuses?
YOU suck. Period.
Why are so many athletes quitting in sports.... quitting in life.... and why is it ALL allowed & accepted!?!?
A BIG reason I left teaching was because parents would blame teachers and attack teachers when their child wasn't getting straight A's.
I HATED how this "system" was contributing to The Pussification of America.
I refused to partake in the lies, excuses and bull shit so I left it ALL..... built my own world.... Underground Strength Nation.
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Do I have excuses for things? Absolutely. I am NOT perfect but I RAGE against it when I allow Mr. Resistance to get the best of me and I fight back, tooth and nail, blood, sweat and tears.
When I catch those excuses I slap myself in the face and kick my own ass and do a complete 180. NO quitting, just brutal honesty with myself, you need to do the same for yourself if you want success.
When I saw 4 comments on THIS Kick Ass Blog I told Underground Strength Nation to check their pulse because that video was so f**ing inspiring that it fired me up how no one had words to evoke after such a video!
How are you NOT fired the HELL UP by intense videos!?!? Come on, Undergrounders.... Lead WITH me or get the Hell outta the way!!!
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Some NEW things I am learning:
- Saying "sorry" more often and accepting my mistakes....
- Saying "I love you" more often to those who put up with my craziness and love me unconditionally. I am NOT an easy person to deal with and I imagine it's tough being on the other side of the relationship with me....
- Nutrition consulting with my friend, Jason Ferruggia. My health has taken a priority like never before since late last winter after experiencing so much pain in my body due to abuse in training and average nutrition. I am pushing more and more for better nutrition and health from the inside out.
- Reaching out to people I've lost touch with through the years....
- Refocusing my business to the select few things that I can deliver best in. These areas of my business allow me to bring my best foot forward, giving you the best I've got makes YOU better. What makes YOU stronger makes US stronger. That is what Underground Strength Nation is ALL about.
Make NO mistake about it..... These changes have NOTHING to do with a new year or a resolution. They are driven by passion and what is important to my family and Underground Strength Nation. Period.
When I want something I F**King DO it, I don't wait for dumb ass new year resolutions or any other shit like that. NOW is when I do everything I want. NOW.... not tomorrow or later, NOW.
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I suggest you do the same. If you have demons, face them now. If you've been putting shit off, do it NOW. You MUST be honest with yourself, dig deep, look yourself in the mirror and look those you love in the eyes and tell them the TRUTH.
The world has enough liars, con-artists, bull shit artists, blame artists, excuse makers and enablers of the weak and lazy.
NOT in THIS House. Undergrounders are a RARE Breed. I know it and so do YOU.
Drop a comment and tell us how you're going to change for the better. We're an Army of Bad Mother F**kers, Be PROUD and stand TALL.
Underground 4 Life
PS: If you think my Blog is loaded with passion, wait till we connect at the next USC Cert. Austin, Texas it IS.
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