Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 30 – Feeding Your Limitations

be relentless podcast monday quick hit 30 - feeding your limitationsIf you fight for your limitations, you get to keep them
-Jim Kwik

I heard Jim drop this quote on a podcast and I thought it was worth digging into a little bit. Here’s the thing with limitations: Everyone has them. It’s not necessarily a bad thing to recognize them, even. That gives you some points to build a strategy on.

Too many people, though, choose to hold on to and identify themselves by their limitations. They keep those limitations at the forefront of their mind, as opposed to simply observing them, gleaning the available knowledge, and forging onward.

There’s a couple of reasons for this, beyond simple habit. In this quick podcast, I get into some of those reasons and how you can start to combat them… leaving those limitations where they belong: In the rear view mirror.

If you’d prefer to read a transcript of the podcast, you can get that here.

Be Relentless Monday Quick Hit 29 – Don’t Throw Load on Dysfunction

be relentless monday quick hit 29 - stop throwing load on dysfunctionSome mistakes cross multiple domains:

Fitness
Business
Relationships
Life in general

Not building a firm base before upping the ante is definitely one of those. For example, this is the time of the NFL Combine, and so there’s all kinds of really cool videos of future NFL athletes doing crazy training floating around.

I love those videos just as much as the next guy, but… Continue reading

Be Relentless Podcast Monday Quick Hit 28 – Move the Chains

be relentless podcast monday quick hit 28 - move the chainsOne of my mentors regularly uses the phrase “Move the Chains” in our conversations and it’s become a mantra that I’ve absorbed. In the game of football, the idea is to keep moving the ball down the field to eventually score a touchdown. In a perfect world, you’d do it in one shot.

Just like in life, that rarely happens. Continue reading

Be Relentless Podcast Episode 37 – Four Lessons From the Best-Worst Time of My Life

New Podcast Episode!

Good times, bad times
You know I had my share…
-Led Zeppelin, “Good Times, Bad Times”

It’s funny.

When I get the chance to talk to people who’ve had some success in their life and I ask them about the best (or at least most valuable experience) in their life they almost always point to something that you could consider the “worst” time of their life.

Maybe they hit rock bottom.

Maybe their world fell apart.

Which is terrible.

But it’s also where they learned how to grow, build, and overcome. It turned into a valuable part of shaping them into who they are today.

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Be Relentless Podcast – Monday Quick Hit 23 – Fall In Love With the Process

Allan T worked the process for six weeks, and earned the results!

Let’s be honest. The vast majority of people don’t hit their goals, whether it’s in fitness, business, or life in general.

They end up settling for less.

Now, is it because they’re not smart enough to get to their goals and dreams?

Usually not.

Is it because their goals and dreams aren’t rooted in reality?

Sometimes, but generally not, as most people actually dream pretty small once you boil away the extra.

No, most people fail because the way to their dreams is HARD.

And when it’s hard, they give up.

Why do they give up? Is it because they’ve hit a threshold of suffering that they just can’t manage? Again, maybe, but often times that isn’t the case at all.

They give up because the struggle and suffering that comes with chasing big dreams outmatches their EXPECTATION of what it would be.

So, what’s the answer? Listen and find out!