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“Whatever it is that you do, you are making a stand, either for excellence or for mediocrity.” - Brandon Webb.

Plenty Of Fucks.

At the bookstore yesterday after a meeting with the @HardWodder One media #team, I spotted this book.

I haven't read it yet, but I thumbed through enough of it to know that @brandontwebb was dropping k-bombs that hit me right in the face.

Fear is mastered... never eliminated.

I grow so weary of the "no fear" and "zero fucks given" crowd constantly spouting off bad cliches and even worse #platitudes about how nothing affects them.

These are lies.

Everyone has #fear and insecurities around something they want to create or do. And yes, you have plenty of fucks to give.

How do I know? Well, you keep telling me you don't... when really that's just an attempt to convince yourself.

Maybe own your fears... once you do, you can strategically and effectively minimize their #impact on your life.

Like anything else... a process paired with #discipline can lead any of us to new and bigger results.

It's only when we avoid the #truth of our emotional state that we find ourselves lost and stagnant.

One of my great fears is that my life will be meaningless... and each day it informs my activity.

It's one of the drivers behind my daily messages to you.

Do you have the strength to share one of your fears? Tell me below.

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"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat." - Herschel Walker.

What Training Means.

For a long time I was under the mistaken impression that #training for something translated to "go hard, heavy, or fast" every chance you get.

This idea permeates the #fitness world. In my CrossFit gym for example, some of the most difficult things to convince athletes to do is take a rest day, work mobility, or recover.

The mentality is workout hard and count it more if it's especially tough with lots of heavy breathing and #sweatangels on the floor.

But this is not training. This is only excercise.

Training means having focus and strategic targets for improvement. It means tracking results. Consistency. Proper maturity when approaching the #work.

Nothing wrong with getting hot and sweaty, going #HAM in your wods, or making sweat art.

But, that is only one dimension.

At each point in your journey, training means tracking your progress and having the #wisdom to slow down, speed up, rest, or mobilize such that your actions bring you closer to your desired outcomes.

Knowing this... and having the patience and #consistency to execute against what your results represent is true training.

For me, the massive holes in my mobility game are a concern for my continued growth as an #athlete.

By addressing them, I avoid injury, I hit positions properly, and above all I prevent spinal disc herniation and #pain when I'm lifting.

Part of my strength training is mobility... in fact, It's a prerequisite.

In looking at any aspect of life, you'll find these "annoying little things" that need to be present in the foundation of whatever you want to build.

Relationships, businesses, and of course, the #gym. Success in any area requires nuanced attention to each building block.

With this idea in mind... where in your life are you training vs. dabbling? Share your experience below.

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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#mindset #mindsetshift #mindfulness

“Only the truth of who you are, if realized, will set you free.” - Eckhart Tolle.

Get Real.

Sometimes I feel like l'm the only person out there who calls #bullshit on the platitudes of life and business.

No... you're not going hard 24/7. You sleep, eat, and require rest like all of humanity.

Yes, #failure is an option... the only people who do not fail are the ones not pushing themselves into new ventures or reaching beyond what they already know.

Maybe you really do have a #valuable product or service that can help me, just like your ad says... but, if your presentation is shit, nobody is buying anything from you.

Point is simply this: stop fucking #lying to me... and yourself.

@tombilyeu recently posted something to the effect of the kingmaker traits of this era will be #authenticity and #transparency... and I whole heartedly agree.

No one has a smooth ride from 0 to "finding a limit" on their capacities... not. one. soul.

Some days it seems the interwebs as a whole has forgotten how to show up and share the real raw #results, and the tremendous toll seeking more, bigger, and better can wrest from a body and mind.

The #journey is hills & valleys.

Sharing the realities of both is beneficial to aspiring humans everywhere.

Tell me how you overcame your worst #defeat, what it looked like, and how it colored your thinking and movement.

Tell me the fucking truth. Give me the value of your results no matter which way they point. Teach me what you've learned.

My business went backward this year, we lost focus and delved into too many tangents. Our power was lessened and the numbers told the tale.

With humility, I seek to right the ship... to move forward dedicated to the next step, rather than the next 5 at once.

What are your thoughts? Share a lesson you've learned below.

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J.
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#100to0
#crossfit
#saturdaystuff #mindset #mindsetiseverything #fitness

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"On your journey to your dream, be ready to face oasis and deserts. In both cases, don't stop" - Paulo Coelho.

The Abundance Problem.

Scarcity vs. Abundance... you're likely aware of these concepts and their differences.

Operating from "never enough" is considered a #scarcity mindset while a focus on "there's plenty" takes us into abundance.

You've also been told that scarcity is no bueno, while #abundance is always positive.

But what if that's a lie.

From scarcity, we may derive desire and #motivation to create a more comfortable life.

And from abundance, we may look at all the options available and lose #focus on the thing we're seeking. Shiney object syndrome is ever present and new things are appealing.

As an example, having taken my business from barely cash flowing to solid profits, I found myself with multiple options for new investment.

So, rather than focusing on the importance of going to the next level in my current position, I made a decision to start #building a second profit center.

This meant roles and responsibilities shifted, time and energy was spread thin, and frankly the structure of the new #deal was poor.

It went badly... and the worst part was the abundant situation previously created was now #bleeding it's way back to scarcity.

We simply were not prepared.

And nothing will refocus you faster than watching something you nurtured go backward.

Lesson learned: the significance of abundance and scarcity is not inherent... the meaning is assigned by you and me.

In my case, I can assign positivity to scarcity as it is forcing a new focus in #business and teaching me about the potential pitfalls of abundance.

What say you? Drop your words below.

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#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

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#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindbodysoul

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"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway.

So Many Metaphors.

About challenge and #strength. Creative destruction. And, overcoming obstacles and tragedy in this life.

So fair warning... I've got another one coming.

There's a greater #reason for all of these words we use to describe the one who faces down his demons and becomes more... or, sadly shrinks in the process.

And to me it's a simple one... every single one of us comes to that crossroad.

All of us have that moment of choice to take the difficult path or to sit idle in our version of comfort and simply take the scraps #life tosses at us.

Human #nature tells us to go with easy in the moment, rather than suffer the consequences of the hard road for only a chance at more, bigger and better.

Take a chance or stay comfortable... only the #irrational would push back on comfort.

Today, I find myself laughing and crying with wifey this morning because of the #pressure I have felt to go beyond myself and master new domains.

Some decisions panned out. Some haven't. And I own both.

But, I will not allow the negative forces to compress me... make me #small. No. I push back.

With everything in me, I push back.

I refuse to accept the #limitations I feel around me, closing in on me like a shrinking room.

That will not be my fate.

I am meant for #great things... and will fight for my own expansion. As should you.

And as much as I want to come from light, there is a time for going #darkside. In that place you can gather energy and strength in the toughest times and push back against all the pain, disappointment, and limitation.

Don't live in that place, but visit it as needed. For no man may reach his heights without knowing his depths.

Keep pushing.

What are you felt like giving up on? Share your words below.

Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork #mindset #crossfit #crossfitapparel
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"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places." - Ernest Hemingway.

So Many Metaphors.

About challenge and #strength. Creative destruction. And, overcoming obstacles and tragedy in this life.

So fair warning... I've got another one coming.

There's a greater #reason for all of these words we use to describe the one who faces down his demons and becomes more... or, sadly shrinks in the process.

And to me it's a simple one... every single one of us comes to that crossroad.

All of us have that moment of choice to take the difficult path or to sit idle in our version of comfort and simply take the scraps #life tosses at us.

Human #nature tells us to go with easy in the moment, rather than suffer the consequences of the hard road for only a chance at more, bigger and better.

Take a chance or stay comfortable... only the #irrational would push back on comfort.

Today, I find myself laughing and crying with wifey this morning because of the #pressure I have felt to go beyond myself and master new domains.

Some decisions panned out. Some haven't. And I own both.

But, I will not allow the negative forces to compress me... make me #small. No. I push back.

With everything in me, I push back.

I refuse to accept the #limitations I feel around me, closing in on me like a shrinking room.

That will not be my fate.

I am meant for #great things... and will fight for my own expansion. As should you.

And as much as I want to come from light, there is a time for going #darkside. In that place you can gather energy and strength in the toughest times and push back against all the pain, disappointment, and limitation.

Don't live in that place, but visit it as needed. For no man may reach his heights without knowing his depths.

Keep pushing.

What have you felt like giving up on? Share your words below.

Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork #mindset #mindsetiseverything

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"The highest and most beautiful things in life are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but, if one will, are to be lived." - Søren Kierkegaard.

Experience All Of It.

Lately I have been feeling a strong pull on my life... and as I think more and more deeply about it, a fuzzy picture keeps coming to #mind.

It's a #vision of being on the lake... the same one I spent so much time on growing up.

Skiing, boating, and just taking in the beauty of every little thing from the temperature of the water to the feel of the muddy shore under my feet.

There was always time to imprint those experiences... no rushing around, no place to be, and no reason to want any of it to end.

I have been thinking hard about what that #life may look like going forward, and as I do I am pulled harder toward it.

Another property, a lake house, is in the cards... so why wait? My #purpose out west feels undone. My projects; incomplete.

Some days I want to sell everything and make the move now... and when things are hard, that thought comes at me fast.

I could easily do that.

But, I haven't decided if that would be quitting on my #growth or following my heart.

Soon a decision will be made... and the #beauty in that is I win either way in one sense because the one person who makes it all meaningful will be by my side no matter what.

Lake life seems like a #reward... one I'm not convinced I earned yet. Maybe that's ego. Maybe it's commitment to the current path.

I find beauty in both... the struggle for more, the vision of life on the water, and the process to staying to fight for my highest self.

Ultimately, any path will grow difficult... so really, choice comes down to choosing how you want to #suffer.

And if suffering it is, do it in the name of the highest and best use of your life, and those who help you along the way.

What experiences do you love and seek? Share your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything

"What labels me, negates me." - Soren Kierkegaard.

What Are You Doing.

As a kid, I was labelled the #smart one. So when I did something stupid I would beat myself up.

As I grew up, I was labelled the #responsible one. And when I wasn't, I would beat myself up.

As a young man, I was labelled the one with #promise... yet, when I fell short of that expectation I beat myself up.

I'm sure you see the #pattern here... allowing others to determine "what you are" is the fastest way to end up asking yourself #WTF am I doing.

To be labelled, even when positive, is to be restrained... to be shoehorned into a shape of you that may not align with your #purpose or wants.

What I am today is nothing I could have imagined being in my early years... and what I will be tomorrow may not be what I have in #mind for myself today.

And I'm good with that.

The days of planning your entire life from early on are gone. Things are changing too fast to know for sure in what capacity you'll best #serve.

But that doesn't mean you can't align your #life with purpose. Your purpose... this is where you decide the code you will live and the good you will to bring to life.

You may be smart, responsible, and full of promise, but what will you use those characteristics to create? How can you best #manifest your own vision in the world? Think about it.

Because once you decide your direction, no label either positive or negative, will determine your place.

Your purpose will inform your actions, and your actions then inform your identity. With your true north set, no external label will have any impact.

You're simply moving in #authenticity and light.

What say you? Tell me your purpose below.

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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday

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"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." - Thor Heyerdahl.

Fish On.

For the first time in what seems like eons, I got it wet.

Back in college, my friend Justin and I went #fishing nearly every day one summer. Quite possibly the best summer I can remember.

Every dollar I made and many I hadn't made yet went into the effort... expensive rods and reels, lures, trips to @bassproshops were the only things that mattered.

But soon #life would turn to work and a never ending search for the next promotion and payday.

My desire for financial and #business success, and ultimately entrepreneurship became my primary motivator.

And, I #love that life... my life.

But, as the sun set on the day in the photo above, I got the chance to relive one of the #greatest thrills of life: hooking into a decent fish.

I was about 5 casts into throwing a #spook thinking I might get a bass to take a bite... and bam! Something did.

It was such a thrill. I was thinking "good size #bass" until it got close enough to see an "ok size #catfish". Surprise. Not what I had expected.

But that didn't change the joy of the #experience, the memory of the moment with wifey, or the successful result.

In fact, fishing is the greatest reminder of all that the #work is guaranteed... not the result.

You never know for sure what you have until the line is reeled in.

Yet, that doesn't matter. The question is, "was the journey #fulfilling" yes or no.

These are the rules. The struggle is ever present, the #results... not so much.

So do something that fills you up along the way. If you've already found that thing... by all means fish on.

Do you love your journey? Share your wisdom below.

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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#sundaysoapbox
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindfulness #mindbodysoul

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"All coaching is... is taking a player where he can't take himself." - Bill McCartney.

What Don't You Know.

When I'm #coaching an athlete, I have both certainty and uncertainty. There is a balance of what is known and what is unknown.

And in the line between the two, exists the only place where real #work can be performed.

I see what the athlete knows... based on results, and look for an #opportunity to communicate only one singular step in taking him further toward what he wants.

Just one.

I may know where I want him to be.

I may see multiple flaws.

But, neither of us can skip the work of #process if we want to advance.

If I #firehose the info, I create confusion rather than learning. I show no patience... no art in my craft. Not to mention, I would be coming from ego.

Likewise, the athlete has a #responsibility to focus on perfecting each part of the movement on a step by step basis.

It does him no good to build on a shitty foundation... he too, must demonstrate a willingness to set ego aside and #focus on proper sequence and mastery.

And when either of us reach a point of failure, we take a step back to our "last know good" and step into the unknown #together again looking for a better result.

No individual can learn the unknown alone.

We need #feedback from our environment or a trusted mentor before we can even have a shot at seeing new heights.

It's a collaboration. And, when met with humility and #vulnerability, one of the most productive uses of your precious life force.

Who or what has been your greatest coach? Drop your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #crossfit #crossfitapparel #crossfitathlete

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"All coaching is... is taking a player where he can't take himself." - Bill McCartney.

What Don't You Know.

When I'm #coaching an athlete, I have both certainty and uncertainty. There is a balance of what is known and what is unknown.

And in the line between the two, exists the only place where real #work can be performed.

I see what the athlete knows... based on results, and look for an #opportunity to communicate only one singular step in taking him further toward what he wants.

Just one.

I may know where I want him to be.

I may see multiple flaws.

But, neither of us can skip the work of #process if we want to advance.

If I #firehose the info, I create confusion rather than learning. I show no patience... no art in my craft. Not to mention, I would be coming from ego.

Likewise, the athlete has a #responsibility to focus on perfecting each part of the movement on a step by step basis.

It does him no good to build on a shitty foundation... he too, must demonstrate a willingness to set ego aside and #focus on proper sequence and mastery.

And when either of us reach a point of failure, we take a step back to our "last know good" and step into the unknown #together again looking for a better result.

No individual can learn the unknown alone.

We need #feedback from our environment or a trusted mentor before we can even have a shot at seeing new heights.

It's a collaboration. And, when met with humility and #vulnerability, one of the most productive uses of your precious life force.

Who or what has been your greatest coach? Drop your thoughts below.

Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual
#mindset #mindsetiseverything #crossfit #crossfitapparel #crossfitathlete
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"Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

Uncomfortable.

Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

I've been robbed.

I've been to jail... a couple times.

So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

#Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work.

Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

What have you learned from discomfort? Share your thoughts below. .
Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything #crossfit #crossfitapparel

"Discomfort brings engagement and change. Discomfort means you’re doing something that others were unlikely to do, because they’re hiding out in the comfortable zone." - Seth Godin.

Uncomfortable.

Do you even know what #uncomfortable is... Do I? Maybe to a small degree.

I've been a kid who wore t-shirts to school in winter because I didn't have a jacket.

I've been the young man starting out who couldn't afford to turn on the #heat in my apartment.

I've been laughed at and talked about and had my girlfriend #cheat on me.

I've been robbed.

I've been to jail... a couple times.

So I can say I've been uncomfortable to some degree.

But that doesn't matter. What matters is what discomfort teaches and what you are willing to #learn about you in each instance.

Some are slow learners... you see the same problems again and again in their lives. I've been there too.

But now, as Iook at my life today, I feel less bad and wallow in less #emotion when I get uncomfortable.

In fact, I seek to process the emotion as fast as humanly possible in order to get past the wrong #mindset and find the haven of the "what can I learn from this" moment.

#Sotspress is a physical example. Frustratingly difficult to get in the position, and monumentally uncomfortable to #press from a full squat, it tells me something about my body and my thoughts around doing hard things.

Will I do the boring #mobility work, put in the light reps, and ultimately improve the lift... or am I not willing to become the man who understands the importance of process and short-cut the #work.

Ultimately sowing the seeds of my own failure.

The choice is mine. I have the #power to act on my own behalf for the best outcome by doing the uncomfortable.

I pray l Iearn the power of this lesson in life.

What have you learned from discomfort? Share your thoughts below. .
Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindsetofgreatness #mind #mindsetiseverything

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." - John Ruskin.

The Best Relationships.

Are not long or short, full of happiness or sadness, always loving or apathetic, nor any other set of descriptors save one: they are #purposeful.

They are designed for a reason.

They are crafted and honed into power and strength used to shape a #vision.

Why? Because bending reality to create the images you see in your head demands perpetual growth and motion.

And the odds of success are stacked against you.

Few relationships can survive this uncertainty... as few people will invest the time it takes to build a team in #marriage, business, or otherwise.

A purposeful relationship needs security, love, and unity... but, it also needs #conflict, uncertainty, and accountability.

There is no relationship on auto pilot with zero bumps and bruises surrounded by rainbows and lollipops that is going anywhere worth going.

A relationship where "we never fight" is a relationship full of #lies or stagnation or both.

I've had to ask myself many times, "Can I be authentic and true to who I am at my core?" in this scenario, on this project, or in this community... and if the answer is no or maybe, then I tend to prioritize my time elsewhere.

I'm not an actor, I don't create positive #results by pretending I'm someone I am not.

And, I sure as hell won't pretend and lie around people I truly value. Doing so would necessarily mean that there is something between us... a separation, a permanent wedge.

I found a #woman who works this game with me... one that will fight when necessary, yet love just as hard.

We both pull for the common vision of #teamarcher... and through all the ups and downs, together we become stronger, more capable and committed to our vision.

It's not easy, but it's always worth it.

Who is on your team? Share your wisdom below.

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#hardwodderone
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“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” - Malcolm Forbes.

Celebrate The Wins.

I have never been good at taking time out to #celebrate... I am a workaholic at heart and for me its always "on to the next thing" asap.

But, I am realizing the #error of my ways.

It will take #allyouhave to get what you want in this life... investing in yourself and your own ability to produce is key.

Without doing so, you will eventually have nothing to give... not even a smile.

So we took a time out to do that. To inject a few laughs and acknowledge how far we've come and how hard she worked to create this #result.

See, last night wifey put the finishing touches on her first book. "Feed The Firebreather" is a collection of morning drinks and foods designed to get your day started off with #power and energy.

She and Brianne worked hard to produce it and get it ready for showtime, and I couldn't be happier for their #success and their commitment to doing hard things.

So here's to you both... I am #grateful to share life with people as hardworking and committed to growth as you both are.

Want to get a copy? Share your morning nutrition routine below.

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"Change is the end result of all true learning." - Leo Buscaglia.

Flow... Futuristic-ly.

The #reps are necessary now... but, in the future, they may not be.

Sally Adee, an editor interested in the advancement of #learning, visited a lab in Cali that put her through VR-like combat training.

She was to pick off as many #targets and bad guys as possible with an M4 in a marksmanship training simulator.

She was quickly overwhelmed as the sim got #harder... after all, she had no #weapons training.

No reps.

But, she did have electricity... in fact, she had a real life "thinking cap" that placed electrodes on her temple and another on her arm.

With the electricity flowing, her brain functioned like a trained #killer. The neurons she need to fire for calm and clean kills did their job as if she had thousands of reps in.

Her second time around, she entered a #flow state and aced the simulation in a way not possible before.

All because electricity was flowing through the right regions of her #brain.

Forming the right firing patterns.

Humans in the future won't need electrodes... the electronics will be embedded in their #bodies.

Like Neo in the Matrix... you too will "know #kungfu" in an instant.

What would you learn if you could do it super fast? Drop your thoughts below.
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

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#hardwodderone
#honorthework
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#fridayfactual
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"Lose your shit tomorrow... today is no day to fall apart." - Buddy from the Ozark Series.

Soon You'll Be Dead.

My grandparents, like you and I, were born #beautiful and with so much promise.

Now, their bodies lie rotting in the ground... and their #spirits have been released to the ether to find new temporary homes.

This is the way of all living things. But, the dates of birth and of death are the least important aspects of our lives.

Focus on the dash... the "-" that sits between the dates is your #opportunity. Think of it as your lifeline. Your time line. Internalize just how short it is.

The Stoics would say "momento mori". Do that. Because today is your day to move, learn and #grow.

You have no #time for the things that bind you to the small and still.

Use your precious life force to #expand into all the things that create beauty and accomplishment in this blink of time you posses.

Do not be afraid... you already know the real end is your death. You just dont know when.

So move your ass.

From this day forth, how could fear, ridicule or the asinine (<= one of my favorite words ) opinions of others be placed above the value of your own desire to become more, bigger or #better.

Sprout a sack and get after it... the death #angel is hunting you. And, you will be his prey.

Why not go down swinging for every. thing. you. want. And, give yourself the possibility of leaving a #legacy.

Even if that is simply an example of what #working hard looks like. You never know who's watching... nor how great that impact may be.

What are you working toward? Drop your insight below.

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"Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand." - Thomas Carlyle.

More Than Zero... Today.

I remember those words when I want to build a new business, #create a relationship, or do something as delightfully mundane as lay a wood floor.

Each day I rise, I am reminded that a day with zero #progress toward what I want is unacceptable.

So what do I need to do? Something productive now.

I don't complicate it. Neither should you. Step each day in a #positive direction and over time your body of work will generate a positive result.

It takes time and #patience to build anything great, so do as much as you can at each opportunity and trust the process.

Because getting what you want means consistently investing time, energy and efforts in stepping toward your targets each day.

When we decided to #remodel the new house, I committed to laying 2400 feet of floor. But, I never set out to do it all at once.

I simply made a #commitment to lay a box a day... about 30 feet or so until I couldn't go any further.

In short order, I ran out of house... #consistency took me where I wanted to go, and I got all my other commitments handled without fail.

Patience and steady movement can carve the Grand Canyon, or take you where you want to be.

Your only obligation is to #focus yourself on what you want, and do more than zero each day to create it.

Want something more? Then do something more. Share your words below.

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J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
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#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
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"I am upset because I see something that is not there." - From ACIM.

Small Upsets.

When #friction arises with the Queen, it comes in the form of a feeling of being out of sync.

Like we're pulling against one another, rather than down the same path, and working toward the #vision we want to bring into being.

It's usually a seemingly "little thing" that festers or spawns a chain of events that ultimately leads to a #great divide.

How something was said, clothes on the floor, or cleanliness... when these things spark conflict, you can be sure the root cause and underlying #feelings go much deeper.

The surface level argument is just a distraction. A way of deflecting from the raw part of us that if exposed, would be #vulnerable to attack.

We start to see things... to make up #stories about why squeezing the toothpaste in the middle is the ultimate act of disrespect.

But that's not reality.

We let something that seemed insignificant, but that legitimately caused #upset to go unaddressed... and now we project that onto all interactions.

All forms of upset must be dealt with... for they will always come to #light eventually. No small upsets exist.

Trust yourself. What you felt is real... and you can shortcut the discontent by addressing the #root now, or take the scenic route through the surface level angst just to get back to the root later.

Unless staying angry #forever is your strategy, might as well get back to even asap.

What do you need to bring to light? Share your thoughts below.

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J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder
#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything

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"Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work." - Ralph Marston.

Unrecognizable.

The #labor movement was born in the late 1800's... this period of history comes as the industrial revolution is peaking.

But... before the steam engine, the cotton gin, the loom, and the sewing machine, you were lucky to eek out a #living providing for yourself anyway you could.

Even in 1850, almost 70% of workers were farmers.

A regular job? A means of selling your labor in exchange for regular #income... that was a pipe dream for most prior to the technical advances of industry.

But as job seekers grew, and flooded into cities seeking employment, the need for #business to provide good working conditions and benefits actually lessened.

The supply of labor was #abundant, and the attitude was you'll take this job or someone else will.

There was a lack of #appreciation... and, an "us vs them" dynamic developing. So, we got labor unions. The little guy organizing to #fight the big guy.

Out of all this struggle back and forth, #LaborDay was born.

The very first Labor Day "parade" was held on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City. The day was celebrated with a picnic.
10,000 workers marched from City Hall to Union Square. It was more of a #protest than anything... the men wanted shorter work days and better pay.

Not being an official holiday yet, each man risked his job to attend.

136 years later, we can't imagine their difficulties. And we #celebrate with a long weekend and over consumption of anything we desire.

A far cry from their cries, indeed.

What are you #grateful for on this fine Labor Day? Tell me below.

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#hardwodderone
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#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
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#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
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