Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You're Being Watched


Mother Teresa gave until it hurt ... then she gave even more! 

When you're striving, working, attaining, remember that you're being watched - maybe by younger ones, looking for a role model. Someone around you is searching for help. 

Be selfless in your actions, kind in your words, and know that you're an inspiration to someone - maybe even a total stranger.

Your goals may be personal, but your achievement of those goals must be shared!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Be A Dream Catcher


Achieving your goals, changing your habits, creating a "new you" isn't a technique ... it's a lifestyle. Immerse your every waking hour into becoming that person you know is inside of you. 

Don't be a dream chaser, be a dream catcher!

99% talk about what they want and what they'll do to attain it, but the committed and passionate 1% get it done!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stop Being Afraid

This one changed my life a few years ago. Fear had dominated me, as it does so many, but the moment I took control, everything improved!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekend Rerun ...

Kevin gives a powerful message about desire not being enough, but having a "why" being absolutely mandatory! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

Flip The Switch


Wake up with a sense of urgency! 

What will you do today that's never been done?

Attack your fears and doubts with a passion 99% can't fathom.

Game time is now. Your future is now. 

Strike.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Live It, Breathe It, Sleep It

"When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe" isn't a sign you hang on the wall or in the locker room ... it's a way of life! It's a hunger, a passion, a decision that you'll no longer settle for less.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Offensive Minded

Listen to how he describes his mindset. There's no doubt, fear, or worry about what "may" happen. He only focuses on MAKING it happen!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Find Your Reason


In order to be a phenomenal singer, you must emotionally own each song from the inside-out, making it come to life. No matter how beautiful your voice sounds, if the audience can't feel you, it'll fall on deaf ears. This emotional connection is the key to making your dreams become a reality, regardless if you're a singer, athlete, entrepreneur, mother, or father. Find your "why," create your greatness!

This picture epitomizes my "why." I know I've posted about Logan in the past, but when you're internally locked-in to why you do what you do, it's who you become, 24/7. She's the reason my passion for the 1% Mindset bleeds out of me every second of the day. How she chooses to view each difficult circumstance is my reason.

When you tap into your motivation for breathing, and emotionally connect to it, you'll witness every ounce of potential spill out of you.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Difficult Is The New Easy


If you want easy, take up checkers. If you want life long success, take up difficult. 

If you're not failing on a regular basis, you're not pushing yourself hard enough. Out of that failure comes strength of character, confidence, and a path to greatness. 

If you avoid the drop, you'll miss the rise.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

You Win Because You've Lost


Most don't understand the power of failure. The majority spend their day avoiding it at all cost because they've been programmed to believe failure is the opposite of success. In reality, failure is the seed success is born from.

When I speak to those striving to reach their "next level," I make sure they understand I'm where I am strictly because of the failures in my life. I don't speak from a place of success, but rather from a place of rock bottom. Everyone has failed and can relate to the emotions associated, but not many understand the power each failure holds for their future.

Instead of constantly looking for ways to succeed, create a mindset of designing a path of risk and potential failure. If you do fall, stay there longer than you normally would - embrace this time, learn it's power, and rise higher because of it. Fall hard, climb high.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

1st Ever Motivational Throw-Down ...

Ray Lewis: One of the NFL's all-time best, also known for his motivational speeches.

Eric Thomas: Universally recognized as the voice of, "When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, THEN you'll be successful."

Someone Tweeted Eric, saying Ray would tear him up as a motivational speaker. Eric replied, "Call Ray right now - let's do it anywhere. As matter of fact, let's do it in Ray's locker room, speaking to his Ravens team ..."

Who's better? You decide. Not even close, in my opinion. Ray may want to duck ... ET's swinging!




OR

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Boom, It Hit Me ...


I wanted to share a message that was recently sent to me, anonymously. This person proves that pain and struggle is real, but doesn't have to run our lives forever. Thank you for allowing me to take a glimpse into your life - I'm humbled beyond words.

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"I woke up and saw nothing of myself. It was as if I didn't exist and had nothing to offer this world. Hopelessness was my best friend, always pointing me in her direction, and holding my hand on the path to nowhere. I cried. I never laughed. I smiled, only to wonder at what it would be like to do it for real and feel it's power. 

When I arrived at school, I wore a 7 hour mask, hiding the fear and doubt from all that whispered, "are you o.k.?" Of course I was fine. Not really. I wasn't fine at all. I was wondering on a path to nowhere. As the clock ticked, purpose for my day became obviously nonexistent, making the frustration of my path even stronger. No one knew my pain. No one understood my agony. I was alone.

Then it all changed ...

I woke up one Tuesday morning, and asked myself why I was living this way. When I couldn't come up with a good answer, I thought maybe I didn't HAVE to continue. I then took 30 minutes to make believe I wasn't sad and alone, and imagined my life with purpose, dedicating it to helping people like me. I sat and visualized myself as a changed person, and as you always say, "BOOM," it hit me: I didn't have to remain walking on this path. I had choices and control over my destination. There were others stuck in the darkness I knew too well, and I would help them. I would touch their future and teach them that they can overcome anything. 

I'm in the beginning stages of this process, but it's happening. I no longer feel darkness and loneliness and I've thrown the mask I wore to school in the garbage. Thank you for helping me see that, no matter how impossible things seem, we always have a way through. My way out of the sadness may not be how everyone finds their way out, but it worked for me, and I'll help them find what works for them. 

Here's to a life of purpose and passion." 





Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Do What No One Will Do

The 1% separate themselves by doing what no one would think of doing!

This is from a year Pat Summit lost first round of the NCAA tournament for the first time in Tennessee history. She's one of the all-time greatest coaches because she holds her players to a higher standard ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fearless Dad vs. Safe Dad

Mediocrity begins this early, unknowingly grown from the safety nets of the adults around us.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

The 1% Broadcasted Live

I took the 1% Mindset live, on-air, with host John Williams of AXON Sport Performance. We focused on the importance of eliminating mediocrity from our lives and how to raise the bar of expectation, on and off the athletic field.

Listen to internet radio with AXON SPORT PERFORMANCE RADIO on Blog Talk Radio

Thursday, October 4, 2012

1% Mindset Live On Air



Join me live tonight, HERE, talking 1% Mindset
with John Williams of Axon Sport Performance.
9pm EST. Be a part of the show by calling (347) 237-4682. 



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Play Big Or Not At All


Risk. Love. Endure. Succeed. Repeat.

If you want your 1% Success Story written, you must risk failing, over and over again until your efforts and game plan stick. 

The love of the fight, confrontation, and battle to make it happen must excite you. Instead of shying away from the grind, learn to invite it into your day.  

The 99% want the immediate win, and are willing to succeed 364 days / year, knowing on day 365, they're likely to lose it all. The 1% are capable of enduring agony for 364 consecutive days, knowing on day 365, they'll find overwhelming success, making the past worth the pain.

After all the risk, love for the fight, and endurance of struggle ... your goals will be reached. Ironically, because you're the 1% and hungry to continue improving, you'll set new heights and repeat the process.

It's not about attaining ... it's about crawling, bleeding, sweating. You gotta love it!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Reach Beyond Your Best

You're the only person who can define your best. Strive for more than you've ever accomplished in the past.