BE BOLD. BE BRASH. BE STRONG…it’s what I tell myself each morning. It’s what I say to myself before I meet with you. It’s not to dominate you, but rather to be the best I can be for YOU. I’m a believer that whatever I tell myself, I will live. I’ll give you an example. I ran track from sixth grade until freshman year in college. I never told myself I was the one to beat. I never told myself that I would be the state champion. And in the end, I wasn’t. Instead, I told myself that I was the number three man. And I was. If I had just told myself that I was number one maybe I would have been.
I came to this conclusion after focusing on my self-awareness for the past seven years. It’s all in what you believe. Change your thinking, change your actions, and you can change your life.
Be Bold. Be Brash. Be Strong.
This is the best quote I’ve heard in a long time.
I have a friend that is really struggling with his position in life. I have watched him struggle with his fears and, unfortunately, he has become half the person he could be. The barrier isn’t other people. The barrier isn’t his job. He is not sick or physically impaired. Quite the opposite. It all comes down to what he believes.
Every morning he wakes with the idea that everyone is judging him. Yet the reality is that no one is judging him and if they are, so what. This person lives every day in fear and dismay because he has the wrong beliefs. If he could change what he believes, his life could change.
Your beliefs provide a map for your life. If you want to have different life, change what you believe about yourself. Build a plan and execute that plan.
“We live who we believe we are” – Tony Robbins
Believe in yourself.
You may have played a game or a variation of this game at a party or maybe even in school when you were younger. The jest is a person tells a series of facts about themselves and then it is up to the others in the group to sort out which fact is ACTUALLY true. I think it is a refreshing way to get to know someone rather than just a list of facts. So, every so often, I intend to post some “Truth of the Matter” posts about myself. If you have any questions you would like to ask me, I would love to hear from you and I would certainly consider answering your question online or even giving you a call and telling you the answer. So here it goes….
I have actually had many different jobs in my lifetime. While I would not say I have enjoyed every job as much as another, I think each came at a different season of my life when it just made sense. Each of those jobs taught me different things even when I was a teenager. I can look back and tell you something important that I carry forward from everything I have ever done professionally.
Which of these is the “truth of the matter?”
- I worked as a personal assistant for a fashion designer during my summer breaks in college.
- One of the jobs I had was an assistant chef at a Mexican cuisine restaurant.
- Right after graduation from college, I was a tax accountant.
Click here to find the truth.