Personal Empowerment vol. 9 “Kindness

May 15, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Sprinkle It Everywhere"

With compassion and loving kindness in us, we suffer much less.’
Thich Nhat Hanh

Kindness isn’t just an gift we give others in a sort of momentary transaction. It is a deliberate series of choices and purpose that reflect our character as we progress to the champions we aspire to be.

 Join me all week as we look at kindness – what it means to be kind to others, and ourselves!

What great timing for Kindness week that we get to kick it off with Mother’s Day.

So we’ll just simply say happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and grandmoms and the women in our lives that show us strength through kindness and courage through generosity.

We wouldn’t be the champions we are, couldn’t be the champions we are meant to be without the women in our lives grounding us, guiding us, and loving us!

1. Can't Spell Income Without N-i-c-e

There are two types of businesses in this world: producers and servicers. Yes, I just made that up. Yes, we all know what I mean. An enterprise makes and sells a product or provides a service. Then people who need or want those things consume them. Business.

What the champion businesses and entrepreneurs and leaders know is that people don’t like to waste their money they worked so hard for. So, if they’re going to spend it at all, they’ll make sure it’s with the people they like. If I need a new mattress, I can just order on Amazon. However, there’s nothing nice about that experience. If I have a local “mattress guy” who has been kind to me when in our interactions, well, he’ll get my business every time.

As for the service industry? Goodness gracious! If you want to be the champion waiter, valet, Uber driver, whatever it is where you are serving other people, you better be nice. You better be friendly. A smile instead of a frown may be difference of 1, 2 or 5% in tips (or more even). And it makes you feel good too!

When we’re out here competing for business and trying to get that next client or order, just remember, what may set you apart from the rest is your kindness. And it’s free. Do kind things. Be a kind person. Live a kind life.

 

2. What Is Love? Baby Don't Hurt Me... Be Kind!

When it comes to love and our expression of it toward the people we say we love, is it even possible to mean those words and not be kind to them? Now it’s possible that out in our day to day lives, we do nice things for people, strangers, and not love them. But is it possible that we could love someone and then not be nice? I say no.

Not only is being kind to each other necessary to have a long lasting relationship, kindness is mandatory for it to be a loving relationship. So, I ask on you on this Tuesday to reflect on your actions, your relationships and really analyze how kind you are, what those people would say about your kindness. Then either keep doing what you’re doing, if you believe it’s to your personal standard. And if not, make some active choices to be kinder, to be nicer, to be more understanding and supportive.

Random acts of kindness will carry all our relationships further and bring that fulfillment that we all seek!

3. Increase Your Nice Expectancy

Back in the 80’s there was a popular movie and maybe even more popular theme song to the movie. I’m talking about FAME. The song you see tells us that being famous helps us live forever. And there’s some truth to that and maybe even some appeal to having our names carry on.

Well, I don’t have the power to make you all famous but I can give you some tips for living longer… practice kindness. Help people out. Not for what they can do for you in return but for what the act does for your spirit.

A fulfilled spirit is a healthy spirit and the healthy spirit produces more energy, strength and joy – all of which helps our physical and mental health, which of course helps us live longer.

Now, imagine if you practiced such kindness that you became famous for that? You might get to live forever after all!

4. Don't Get Sued

Remember earlier in the week when we started talking about mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money? Yeah, don’t go being a jerk and then losing it all in some legal battle that could have avoided had you just been a little nicer.

Whether it’s a doctor facing malpractice claims or an employer dealing with wrongful termination, how you manage relationships and treat people will influence the way they respond. How they respond may cost you.

Even if you win the battle, can your name withstand the hit to your reputation? Can your business keep rolling through the turmoil? Maybe so. Maybe not. Only you know that. But why even take the chance – especially when the cure is so easy and within your control?

Just be nice to people. As Maya Angelou famously said “people will forget what you say, they may even forget what you do, but they will always remember how you make them feel.” And that’s what? Hashtag #realtalk!

5. Reap What You Sow

As you may know, it’s extremely difficult to pick fruit off a tree that doesn’t exist… because you never planted the seeds. Coach V, what are you talking about? That’s obvious!

Yeah, you would think so. But so many people want rewards from relationships they haven’t cultivated. They ask for favors where they have been neglectful. They want the fruit but have done nothing to help it grow and become nourishing.

As we head into the weekend, find some people you haven’t spoken to in awhile, or ever, and start planting the seeds. Don’t approach it like a transaction where you expect immediate returns but rather the beginning to what will be a fruitful relationship.

Remember, the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago and the second best time is today. So get planting!

Thank you for following along all week as we considered all the benefits of being nice, spreading kindness and living with a generous spirit!

“Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional.”

"What I believe, will be!

Peace."

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Personal Empowerment vol. 8 “Positively Yours”

May 10, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Positivity"

No doubt some people are more naturally prone to an upbeat, optimistic and positive worldview. They see the good in the people and life around them. Others of us aren’t as fortunate. We must work to trick our natural tendencies toward the doom and gloom. But, the good news is that no matter how foreign positivity may seem to us, we can implement deliberate choices and strategies to make that change.

Positivity week. Welcome and let’s get at it!

Every breath is a blessing. An opportunity to win, to learn, to pursue and ultimately to progress.

Blessings are the things which we have been given outside of our efforts where all that is asked of us in return is gratitude and the understanding of the value of those gifts.

We may be blessed by loved ones helping us in times of need. It may be a spouse stepping up to handle a responsibility on one hand so that we may focus our attention on a goal we set on the other hand.

This week we will be discussing “positivity” and how that mindset can influence everything from our personal and professional growth, health, and well-being. I invite you to follow along with our daily talks and to find the value in positivity on your championship journey!

The blessings are around us and there to be recognized. One love. Ofa Atu.

1. All That We Get To Do.

We all have those moments where we hate our jobs, wish we could just lounge around and wear pajamas all day. Heck, some of you may have jobs that allow for that (like if you work from home let’s say). That “Monday feeling” is so deeply shared by all of us that we all know exactly what it means. However, when you stop and reflect on it all, how great is it that you, me and we get to wake up and solve some problems?

When we’re in the midst of some problem it may have us thinking in that “grass is greener over there” mentality. But there’s no grass greener, no deeper pride felt for us as human beings than solving some freakin problems. And that is what our job pays us to do. Take your skills, your experience and create solutions. Awesome stuff!

And it’s not just our jobs. Within our family dynamic, if you’re the breadwinner or if you’re the planner, if you’re the cook or the cleaner, or if you’re any mixture or combination of those things (and I’m not here to say who in your family should be doing those things) you are asked to solve problems. The rest of the family depends on you and trusts in your ability to get it done. Again, how awesome is that?

So when we talk about positivity and changing our mindset start with the words and phrases that we use in our internal dialogue. Instead of the dreaded “man, I have to do this,” try changing it to “man, I get to do this!” See if that helps.

Except if you have to go to the DMV. That, I’m afraid, no amount of positivity can change.

2. Be Positive, Attract Positive, Multiply Positive

You know for this one I had to look up some math questions. Like we all know that a negative times a negative equals a positive. We were just told this as fact back in our middle school or high school days. But did any of you ever stop and ask why? Well I just did this week and what I learned is basically a (-) x (-) equals a positive because any other result breaks the system, crashes the math. Or to paraphrase my good friend Sherlock Holmes, when you identify what would be impossible then whatever you got left over, that is what has to be true. So basically we aren’t making heads or tails of that any time soon. Unless you’re a mathematician then by all means.

Unfortunately, life and our brains don’t work like that. Negativity times negativity just gives you negativity… at exponential levels.

For this particular concept, we might look at the law of attraction. Like energy attracts like energy. Positive people seek out and surround themselves with positive people. And the result is also exponential.

3. The Friend Within

The world is a big, sometimes scary, sometimes aggressive, and almost always unfriendly place. Think about the people in your circle, on your team and then think that there are nearly 7 billion others outside that collective you call your network. And all 7 billion have wants, needs, and goals just like you do. And all of those things they aspire to require resources, just as you require resources for your endeavors to come to be. That’s competition. There’s no escaping in our lifetimes. So go out and win those competitions and get what is yours.

However, there is another competition we face, one that does more to prevent us from our achievements and championship life that we seek: ourselves. There’s quotes for everything and this is no different. “Self doubt kills more dreams than fear ever will.” You could also replace “fear” with “outside forces”. No matter how big, fast, strong or talented our external competition may be, it lacks in every measure in comparison to the competition we create internally that prevents us from moving forward.

A shift in your personal dialogue to something more positive and reassuring can set the table for you to get after those goals and capture that flag. As kids it was a literal flag on a grass field. As adults, it’s more likely a promotion, newfound spiritual growth or something along those lines. Either way… be a friend to yourself and recognize the great things within you!

4. Upward and Onward

I want you to do me favor. Trust me, you’ll enjoy it. The next time you’re walking down the street and you make eye contact with some stranger walking the other way… smile at them. That’s it. That’s all you have to do. Just smile.

Now, some people have that natural, kind of creepy awkward smile or something. You know what I’m talking about. If that’s you, then practice to get that right. But, for most of us, a smile is a simple way to indicate connection, recognition of our shared experience, and of course, all wrapped up in a positive, pleasantly inviting package.

And if you do this for me (well, really you’ll be doing it for yourself and the person toward which you direct it) I promise you what will happen: they’ll smile back. They can’t help it.

Smiling is contagious. Positivity is contagious. Share the love. Share the light. And you don’t have to be Irish to share those smiling eyes.

5. Positive Mindset

You ready for some “hashtag real talk”? Of course you are! That’s why you’re here and that’s what I’m hitting you with today and every day. The real.

Check out the blue text below. Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional. And the option is within our minds. We can’t control many things in the world and that surround us here on Earth. We certainly can’t control the people around us (parents will know what I mean all too well). But we can control the approach we take to each new set of circumstances and each new environment we find ourselves in.

Positivity is that mindset that tells us what can be done and ultimately what will be done. It is affirmative and confident. When we are positive we generate influence, provide great counsel and change lives. We become the kind of people other people gravitate toward and want to be around. We become the reason for our success and a messenger of hope for those looking to follow in our footsteps. We change lives. Most of all, our own.

#alohafriday

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside the importance of positivity and making those changes in our way of thinking to bring about the positivity we need to take our lives to the next level!

“Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional.”

"What I believe, will be!

Peace."

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Personal Empowerment vol. 7 “Progress”

May 4, 2018 |by vchamp | 1 Comments | personal development

"The Process Begets Progress"

Progress is a forever journey. Every day, every moment, we are changing. How we spend that time determines whether the change is progress or decay. We want progress.

This week we’ll look at some of the steps that ensure the progress we want is ours.

When the innovators of a given time leave their mark, create the new technology and advance us forward, it all begins with a vision.

Perhaps one of the unifying qualities of all humans is the ability to dream, to ask the “why not?” to question the way things could be better. If that’s true, if we do have the vision inside us then what separates us from the Elon Musk’s and Nikola Tesla’s of the world? I would suggest it is their belief in their vision. It is their willingness to work on making that vision real and their overcoming any fear of failure that may keep our visions forever in our minds.

Even if you’re not in a place where you think you can change the world, remember you are the only one in position to change your world. So even if you aren’t working on the next rocket to Mars, you are working on something. Some kind of growth in your personal and professional life. That growth is progress and that progress requires the vision.

If you can’t visualize the outcome, how will you ever know what the outcome looks like when you get there? How can you measure success without a vision of what that success looks like for you?

The vision won’t be exact. The reality won’t ever be identical to what you created. But it does provide the framework, the foundation, upon which we can move forward in our pursuit of the championship life.

1. TCB: Taking Care of Business

One of my personal favorite rock songs. Taking care of business… everday… and working overtime.

Your life is yours. You share it with the people who come in and prove to care about you and that you in turn care about. If you’re lucky, you have love and compassion and support around you. But it’s still your life to live. Your choices to make. Your progress to work on.

And as you work on that progress, new and challenging obligations present themselves. To get to that destination you have envisioned it requires YOU to step up and handle it. You can and should lean on those around you for help but ultimately, the responsibility of seeing your progress through is yours alone.

So handle it!

2. Graduation Day: Never

When we start on our championship journey, the world around us is in a certain state. It might be something as grand as a political system or structure (for example envisioning your future in the Soviet Union was likely a lot different than those same people envisioning their future after that nation fell) or it might be something as benign as the weather changing. In any case, we can’t predict the state of the world we will live in as our journey unfolds.

The way we still arrive at our destination, the way will still become champions, is by learning. We take in new information. We process the new and changing environment. We learn what is now asked of us and we apply whatever skills we have to progress through those new challenges.

If we set out with the mindset that we know enough and close ourselves off from the possibility of new and better information, we severely limit the heights to which we can achieve and we even diminish the very likelihood that we will succeed at all.

Grab a book. Grab your Google. Read. Immerse. Learn. Progress. The championship way.

3. The Winning Way

The journey of the championship life is long, at times difficult but ultimately rewarding. Are we all guaranteed to get everything we envisioned and set out to get? No. But that shouldn’t be the expectation nor the standard to which we hold our lives and then conclude if we missed out on X, Y, and Z it wasn’t worth it at all.

Instead what we must do is focus on the things we did achieve along the way. The wins we did enjoy as part of the journey. Because when we win and recognize when we win we enjoy it. We pick up momentum and our belief starts to take over.

In basketball, they say a shooter just needs to see that first shot go in. Mentally just that small win sets the tone for the rest of the game. In life, our progress, it’s the same thing. When our brain recognizes achievement it gets energized. It wants more. It goes after it.

For some us that win might be a key executive meeting with us. For others it might simply be getting out of bed that day. No matter how big or small it may seem, a win can carry us through and that is progress.

4. One Day or Day One?

As you look around the business and personal growth landscape, there are “hacks” all over the place. Growth hacks, productivity hacks, relationship hacks, travel hacks. It’s kind of silly if you think about it too deeply. The purpose these hacks serve, however, is to add convenience or save us time. And that’s a good thing ultimately.

One way to discover new and effective “hacks” is to understand the mechanisms of the human brain. While we all have our own individual thought process, some brain activities are shared. One such thing is the effectiveness of accountability on us reaching a goal.

When we feel that we are accountable to getting something done, we want to avoid letting someone (including ourselves) down. For whatever reason, we have been given the blessing of expectations and we must live up to and meet those expectations.

One small but effective way to make ourselves accountable is to actually write (or type) down the things we want to do by a specific deadline. The deadline is the key. Without any clear time frame within which we want to accomplish something, what is the motivation to prioritize it and actually get it done?

We must see, in real life, the expected result and the expected day of completion. That gives us the urgency and energy to get going. So, get going!

5. Be Consistent

The great Yogi Berra once said, “if it ain’t broke, don’t break it.” I think that’s what he said. Really, I have no idea if that’s what he said. He could have though. Because it makes all the sense in the world.

As we get going on our championship journey, we may start to see some familiar surroundings, some familiar faces and then familiar results. As people – some more than others – there is often a need to change things up. We love variety, right? It’s the spice of life after all. However, that’s not necessarily the best thing for us to sustain the success we have earned or to continue the path we have blazed.

That’s not to say change and variety aren’t worthy of our time. It is to remind you that depending on the timing of the change it may take you back to step one. It may create an entirely new and more difficult journey. It may take you further away from your vision. So I’m simply telling you to keep that in mind.

But also keep in mind, that even if your vision changes. A banker from Goldman Sachs wants to go live with the Pandas in China, for example. The same rules of making that vision a reality apply. See, the steps that bring us progress are the same whether that progress is an increase in income or an increase in spirit. And they all ultimately require that we be consistent.

Going back to our friend Yogi and the sport he played, baseball. A pitcher doesn’t practice throwing 10 pitches right handed, 10 pitches left handed, 10 pitches with a cartwheel and then 10 pitches backwards. He throws with the same motion and wind up every time. The consistency of that allows him to perfect his release and location and find success: striking out batters.

Find what works. Then do it again.

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside the factors that help us achieve the progress that we want to see in our lives and the lives of the people who rely on us.

“Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional.”

"What I believe, will be!

Peace."

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Personal Empowerment vol. 6: “Entrepreneurship”

April 27, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Entrepreneurship"

The world’s movers, shakers, and trail blazers all share characteristics. This week, we’ll look at what some of those are.

1. Face Everything And Rise

More than anything else, entrepreneurs are problem solvers. They provide a service or product to solve problems for clients. They provide employment opportunities to solve income problems for job seekers. They solve problems.

The thing is, when you enter the “problem solving” arena as your motivation you fundamentally change your positioning on the train. You ever take the family to an amusement park like Six Flags? Maybe you went as kid. Either way, you know when you see those massive roller coasters that excitement for and anticipation of the ride that awaits you has you running to the line. They often let you sit in whatever seat you want. First row. Second row. Last row.  You choose the experience you want. The train chugs up the big hill. The people in the first row get the first view or experience of the track. For them the course is a series of unknown twists and turns coming into focus. For people in the seats behind them, they experience the same course but only after the unknown was revealed to the leaders in front.

Entrepreneurs are the people in front. The people who brave the unknown. They are willing to set out and make a trail where there once was none. They open the door into the room marked “uncertainty.” They walk in understanding that whatever determination they’ve made on positives and negatives, they must proceed. 

Do entrepreneurs live and achieve in a world absent of fear? No. They manage the fear. They refuse to let whatever fear there is paralyze them and keep them from their achievements.

2. Wisdom Over Theory

If we’ve already established and agreed that life is simply a series of choices, which lead to outcomes, which lead to destinations, then we can ultimately decide for ourselves if the outcomes we’ve achieved are in line with what we set out to do.

Along that journey, those series’, we will no doubt encounter harder times and bigger challenges than before. The hope is that when we come up short in some of these instances, we learn from them. We take what went wrong and apply new information, new skills, or even a new mindset and attack once again.

That experience gives us wisdom. That experience gives us a familiarity that we’ve been here before, we’ve seen this monster (whatever it is) before, and we can and shall overcome.

Theories and ideas are great and have their place along the journey as well, don’t get me wrong. But if we are to take control of the problem solving, which is what entrepreneurs do, then we must move forward out of the land of ideas and into the world of actions. Win or lose, we seek the wisdom that will come and the chance to apply it later.

3. Build A Strong Team

No man is an island unto himself. No entrepreneur is an island in business with nothing but himself. Or at least no entrepreneur with the hope of lasting long.

Understanding the tasks that you personally are good at and then the tasks that you personally must delegate is a critical component to sustaining success and growth. If you’re a great closer in sales, don’t delegate that role to outside help. That’s your bread and butter. Find the folks who can help set up the appointments for you to close. If you’re a great graphic designer, don’t delegate the design to others but find the sales and relationship staff to help bring new clients to you. 

Everyone has their talents and everyone has their deficiencies. Identifying where yours are as the entrepreneur can help you then find the best people for the roles you need that boost. 

When we were having success with the Boise State football team, we didn’t play the QB we played because he just asked to do it. It was because he had the skills and experience to fill that role. Likewise with our linebackers and every other position. Pairing talent with need is the name of the game.

Of course throughout the process you may come to identify new strengths or new weaknesses. Be willing to adapt your personnel as that new information arises. You may already have relied on some flexibility with regard to your product and service. Show some of the same flexibility with your team. And keep moving towards that finish line.

4. Can't Stop, Won't Stop

When it comes to sticking to the course, the important thing is to stay the course. So easy. But oh so difficult. Perseverance is a virtue for a reason. Oh, it isn’t? Well it should be. Along with patience, which I know for a fact is a virtue, perseverance is necessary. Read that again. N-E-C-E-S-S-A-R-Y.

If you are an entrepreneur yourself, you already know. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, now you know. I don’t know the guarantee for your success. No one knows that. Remember our first video this week, we talked about the fear of the unknown. As an entrepreneur you’ve already embraced that unknown, you’ve sought it out. But what I can promise you is that if you quit, you absolutely WON’T get to your destination. That is a guarantee.

When you buy stocks, the price may fluctuate and at any given time your balance may be lower than you invested originally. You can panic and sell and take what’s left and realize the loss. Or. You can remain patient, keep your money there and ride it out as eventually it grows. Patience vs quitting. 

Again, I can’t promise you that having patience will always eventually work out. I can only promise that quitting will never work out.

5. Inactivity

In my conversation with sales professionals aross the country, I’ve heard the phrase “motion creates emotion.” If a salesperson feels down or lethargic, often just standing up at their desk and moving is enough to jolt them back into focus. 

“Coach V, are you saying don’t ever rest?” No! Not at all. Think of your muscles when you workout. To grow and get stronger, they tear, they, hurt, they’re leaving their comfort zone. To take advantage of the work you put in, rest is necessary. To heal. Your personal and professional development is the same exact way. 

Our championship lifestyle, that we hope to instill and live by every day, requires us to rest. Reflect. Recover. But the rest only works after the periods of action. So get active. Be active. STAY ACTIVE!

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside some the factors of entrepreneurship and how, as aspiring entrepreneurs, we can set ourselves up best for long-lasting success!

“Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional.”

"What I believe, will be!

Peace."

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Personal Empowerment vol. 5: “Championship Lessons For A Winning Life”

April 18, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Championship Lessons "

Whether we win or lose, we must always find the lessons to learn and apply as we move forward.

1. Motivation: More Than a Noun

When you wake in the morning, every morning, what drives you? In current discussion this is called your “why.” The reason you put on that suit, drink that extra cup of coffee, bang out that extra rep at the gym, or whatever else it is you do. Why you do it will ultimately control how long you do it and the enjoyment you get out of it.

For some people it is their families; the people who depend on them. For others it is to make a lasting difference or legacy in the world. Whatever that “why” is, it will keep the fire burning.

No matter who you are reading this, following our video series, and looking for that champion life, you are at one of these positions along the journey:

  1. Haven’t yet identified your “why”.
  2. Have identified your “why” and are beginning to pursue your goals with that driving you.
  3. Have achieved great success through your “why” and look forward every day to achieving even more.

The thing is, no matter which of the three positions you would say you currently occupy, you have to keep moving.

If you’re stuck at #1, reach out to your trusted network with questions about what they see as your interests and passions. At the same time, reach into your soul. Dig deep and find what energizes you.

If you’re at #2, congratulations! You’re that much closer to the life you want. Stay the course. Set short term goals and knock them down regularly. In the NBA they say a lot of guys need to see that first shot go down. Mentally watching the ball go through the hoop sets the tone. It builds confidence and just acts like a snow ball picking up momentum rolling down the hill.

Those little, regular goals act the same way.

For those already at #3, just be mindful of the complacency that can set in. It’s natural. But, we can fight it. We must fight it. It’s great to be a champion once. Even greater to be a champion forever.

2. Whining Gets You Nowhere

I’ve mentioned before how great of a parallel sports is to life itself. The concept that whining gets you nowhere is just another such way that we see a tremendous overlap.

Turn on the TV any given week for a football game, or evening for a basketball game, baseball game, you get the picture. And I promise you that you will see players and/or coaches arguing with the officials. Now, in my experience as a player and a coach, I have never once experienced an argument with one of these referees where they said, “you know, that’s a good point. I was wrong. Call reversed.” Of course, in many sports now they do offer instant replay, and calls get overturned. Keep in mind, this process is only allowed for a select few circumstances and it requires a specific procedure and the standard is “uphold the call on the field BUT FOR irrefutable evidence.” This means that, what, 90% of all calls we think are bad never get turned into our favor? So, what does the whining and complaining get you?

And here’s something else to consider. Even if you think, “nah, Coach V, I’m going to blame others,” that’s certainly your right but keeping this on the football field, after a bad call against you, as a coach you still have to call plays, players still have to execute. You can’t “blame your way down the field.” If you felt so aggrieved that you just had to keep dwelling on it, you’re going literally get multiple delay of game penalties and end up shooting yourself in the head (not just the foot). So, don’t let that happen.

Bad things happen. Uncontrollable things happen. Whether I’m a great coach, a great motivator or anything else you turn to me for, I can’t keep those things from happening to you. You can’t do it for yourself. What we can do is push through regardless. What we can do is learn the lesson regardless. What we can do is keep trying to improve. 

That’s what I’m here to help with. That’s what I’m here to help you recognize. Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond.

Don’t respond by whining and placing blame. Respond with strength, dignity and the understanding that whatever adversity presents itself today can be overcome. You have that power.

3. Winning Never Gets Old

No matter how many gurus and coaches and motivators come along and reframe our thinking of losing, no matter how they redefine it for us, I promise you, it never gets fun.

You can be in sales and “go for the no.” I get it. Rejection and loss are difficult pills to swallow. By approaching that rejection with enthusiasm we can trick our brain in a given moment to not shut down. If that keeps you pushing toward the one “yes” then by all means, whatever you have to do. Do it.

Just understand, the reason you have to essentially trick your brain or learn to approach the loss that way is because losing SUCKS! It just does. It’s also inevitable. We’re all going to lose at something. How we respond to the loss is what makes us champions. How do you respond?

When you ultimately win, do you relish in the great feeling and just let the enjoyment wash over you? Nothing wrong with pouring a little champagne in the locker room or dumping the gatorade on the coach in the immediate aftermath of the win. It feels GREAT!

Just don’t let it go to your head. Don’t stay popping champagne 3 months later. There’s another season headed your way, another obstacle to be ready for. Be ready. Enjoy the win. But be ready.

4. Family [Dys]Function

If ever you doubt the veracity of some concepts of how to live your life, one way to tell if you’re on the right track, find the ideas that are consistent from culture to culture. If there’s a saying in Hebrew, Spanish, Russian, English, Tongan, whatever, espousing the same idea… believe it!

Thousands of miles of ocean and land separate people and if they understand the same truths, yeah, you can probably accept them as standards to follow.

One such standard is airing of family dirty laundry. There quite literally is a phrase or saying for it all across the world. Because we all understand, deep down, we shouldn’t do it.

Keep problems in house, keep drama for the movie screen, and keep your life moving. Even if you find people willing to engage your dysfunction, they are likely even more dysfunctional and you can what, dysfunction together? Where is that leading you? What are you accomplishing in your life in that space? N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

Handle family business as a family and go out into the world with your head high and your feet on the ground. 

5. Aloha Means Hello [and Goodbye]

For those who have been following along this past month, you’ve already read my thoughts about sacrifice and in economic theory the concept is “opportunity cost”. Because our time and resources are finite, we choose what we want directly, and by doing so, choose what we don’t want indirectly. 

Sometimes it’s obvious. To get more muscle tone we must sacrifice our body fat. We put in work at the gym and clean up our diet. That sacrifice is obvious. 

What may not be as obvious is that to get what we want in life, material gains or just quality in terms of happiness, we might have to sacrifice some people, long term relationships to get there. 

We talked on Monday about motivation and the sheer joy we feel around motivated people. Where do unmotivated people fit in then? If they’re relatives, we can minimize our interaction somewhat. Maybe we limit our time spent with them to just big family functions and holidays. If their lack of motivation is benign, we can maneuver around them and keep moving. Close friends as well. We can decide the extent to which we cut their time in our lives down.

What we also must be aware of are the people who are motivated, but in the wrong direction. If you were training wind sprints, you might tie a little sled to your waist and put some weights on it to add resistance. And that is some kind of resistance, no doubt. However, consider tying that same rope or bungee cord to another sprinter and have them run in the opposite direction. If their pull is stronger than yours, not only are you not getting closer to your destination, you’re being pulled completely off course.

To those folks, we must say aloha. Goodbye.

To the ones here to cultivate a championship life for themselves and have shown to be positively motivated in their own lives and working in unison with us… oh man, to them we SCREAM aloha. Hello!

Thank you for following along all week as we shared some of the important life lessons to reaching our championship potential. Be sure to tune in every day for videos and other words of encouragement as we look to get the most out of this thing called life! 

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Peace."

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Personal Empowerment vol. 4 “Value: Our Worth or Usefulness”

April 13, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Value"

Things we consider to be of high value are worth the cost of our time and/or money. It’s not enough to pursue our personal things of value, we must also work to provide value for the people around us.

Value. Five letters but a whole lot of meaning. Is it the worth of the success we are chasing? Is it the character that we are and keep working on that allows people around us to count on us? Is it the knowledge and experience we have to get a job done for an employer? Is it the development of spirit and faith that makes us a positive influence on our communities?

YES! All of it. The law of attraction informs us that whatever we spend our time focusing on is what we will attract into our lives. This could be positive or negative. If we agree that positivity is more aspirational and therefore more valuable, then we must be conscious of the positivity we are exuding and attracting. 

When we attract that for ourselves, we become more valuable resources for our loved ones and community as a whole. We also put our mindset in the right place to continue going after the achievements and life that we want. Be value, be a champion! 

This entire week we’ll be looking at different components of value and how to implement high value practices in our lives. Join me!

1. Give More & Get More Value

I’ve read different people, thought leaders, professionals… experts. They all seem to say in some form or another that you, and me, we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with. If this is true, and I tend to think it is, then we must appreciate and respect the value that those five people bring to us and the value in turn that we can offer them.

The more value we add to the people around us, the more we help them grow. The more they grow the more value they can return to us. Value for value. 

Proverbs 27:17 tells us that iron sharpens iron and we, as people, sharpen each other. Add value. Get value. Add more. And the cycle continues.

2. Value Costs Full Price

My wife loves a sale. She searches high and low for the best price on all kinds of products we need as a family. Her diligence is just one of many reasons I love her so much. Unfortunately, there’s no discount when it comes to the dreams, goals, and ambitions that we pursue. We don’t add those to our “cart”, enter a coupon code and wait for the world we want.

Sorry.

Instead, we understand the things in life worth having, the dreams worth pursuing are of high value to us. Things with high value come with a high price tag. That’s just the way it works.

Economics is essentially the study of choices people make with the resources they have for other resources they want. There’s an exchange. And whenever that exchange is made, the opportunity to obtain something else is lost. That’s opportunity cost.

The same works for us as people in our relationships and our pursuits. As soon as we identify what is most valuable to us, we pour our heart and soul into cultivating those things. However, in doing so we do lose out on the chance for other things. Opportunity cost.

The price for what we believe is valuable is high. There’s no getting around it. But if we are aware going in, we can prepare ourselves and push through.

 

3. Add Value To Your Surroundings

A rising tide lifts all boats. And luckily for us, we are in control of the tide we create. In this case value. And the great thing is that as we show our worth, prove to others we are the kind of people they can rely on, we not only help them directly but become the people they will remember and be open to working with and helping when the time comes for that.

Everything in life ebbs and flows. There are ups and downs. Trials and triumphs. But there is never a time when we are not in a position to add value. There is never a time when we cannot rise to meet the challenges placed upon us by the people depending on us every day. And when we channel our energy toward community, toward kindness and toward gratitude (the things that are truly valuable) the world has a funny way of rewarding us in kind.

Be the rising tide for your community. Watch as every boat sets sail. And revel in role you play in cultivating that for others.

4. Learning About Others

It’s a great, big world out there. 7 billion people and hundreds of cultures. Think of all the experiences, the stories and the traditions that have shaped so many communities and individuals. When we talk about value, would we say it’s more valuable to learn or to remain in the dark? I think we all would answer that very quickly: learning increases value. 

If that is true, then traveling and being exposed to all those unique cultures will do nothing but add value to our lives directly and then add to the value we offer in service of others. There’s no downside to spreading your wings and flying. Or at the very least, sitting in a chair on a plane and letting the pilot do the flying. Either way, the world, the people, and the value await us!

 

5. Work To Get Better

“No one ever said it would be easy, just that it would be worth it.”

Think of the achievement you are after as an Olympic high jumper who must clear a bar set a certain height. He breathes. He looks at the target bar and landing spot. He shakes his hands and does a few jumps to calm the nerves. And it’s on. He approaches, leaps, turns, lays out and just as he clears the bar, his leg hits it and it falls. He fails. He goes home. He trains again.

At the next competition, the judges come to him and say, “we heard you missed this height before, we’re going to lower the bar for you.” Would say thank you for lowering the bar and making this easy for me? Or would he be offended, say forget you people, put that bar back at the right height and go after it again?

I think anyone with any level of competitiveness and pride in our effort would find the value in conquering the more difficult height. Well, our own personal value works the same way. If we identify things of value for us and our first, second or third attempts fall short, we must avoid the appeal of re-targeting our sights on something easier. Instead, we must concentrate on getting better. Improvement from within is what will ultimately get us to our value. Keep working. Keep training. Get better so you can get better.

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside the ways we pursue the things in life we find most valuable but also how we can work to become people of value for those around us.

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Personal Empowerment vol. 3 “Change and Transformation”

April 5, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Change Would Do You Good"

Not just the title of a hit song in the 90’s, change can be just the thing we need in our lives. Not ALL change is good, however. What can we do to help make sure change is in our favor?

1. We Must Change

We’re all here to get the most out of our time. What that means for me or you or whomever else is up to our individual passions and pursuits. So those things are entirely our own. Unique.

What is not unique, what we all share in fact is that in order to get where we want to go, we must change some thing (or many things) about where we currently are.

It might be our physical location, where we live, where we work, where we put our attention. It could be a change in the amount of focus we put on any given thing. But the bottomline is, we must change!

“to get something you’ve never had, you must do something you’ve never done.”

 

2. Start Over From The Beginning

Every change that we hope to make in our lives comes with a learning experience. If you really strip it all down, life itself is just a series of experiences that teaches us something in that moment that hopefully we can use when we recognize similar circumstances later on. We would like for all experiences to be more pleasure than pain, but we can’t ensure that.

What we can ensure is that when we succeed the first time out, we test the process again, and again. Maybe it was fluke. Doing something once doesn’t mean we’ve figured out how to repeat it. We must learn in these moments of victory, or we may never taste them again.

We can also ensure that when we fail, we don’t give up. We learn from what went wrong and if it really matters, we come back and take another shot at it. Win or lose, we’re learning. Or at least we should be.

Sometimes we can get far enough down the road that we lose sight of where we came from and lose sight of where we really are on the journey. The journey will always take us to places we’ve never been before. In those moments, it is OK, yes, I’m telling you it is ok to find a familiar place, a comfort zone, where we can recalibrate and go back after it once again. 

Think about the mountain climbers scaling Mt. Everest. They don’t just start from the bottom and end up at the top in one attempt. They gradually work up to an elevation level then drop back down. They acclimate. They go farther the next day. They acclimate. They finally make their peak assent from a position they’ve built up to.

Making change happen in your life can sometimes require the same process. It is a process. One step back, two steps forward. One step back, 100 steps forward. Recognize when the steps back are necessary for you. 

3. Put In Constant Work

When it comes to bringing about change we can turn to two (very different) means: revolutionary and evolutionary. 

Revolutionary change is sudden. It’s noticeable. On a grand, macro level, it is violent. For our personal lives it may be suddenly deciding to leave a job. Relocating to a new city without a plan. Quitting smoking, or some other vice, cold turkey. There are times when we may really feel a shake up of this magnitude is needed. A jolt. That’s not really what I’m talking about this week.

Evolutionary change (in contrast to revolutionary) is procedural, methodical, and deliberate. It often goes unnoticed while the process is underway but when you take a moment to pause and reflect you see just how far you’ve come. 

Maybe it’s starting a new fitness routine. We may have our eye on a promotion and we work out the steps to earn the necessary recognition. We want to upgrade our house, so we start saving. Saving money and withdrawing from the bank at the right time: evolution. Walking into the bank and withdrawing as part of a robbery scheme: revolution. 

The reason I’m more focused on the evolutionary change is that we have control of this process. We identify where we want to see change and we have the power to start acting, start changing. Self-empowerment. That’s the name of this whole series for a reason: we are powerful whether we know it or not. Sometimes we just need to be reminded. This is your reminder!

Make consistent, gradual, incremental changes. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Before you know it, you’ve devoured the whole thing. Change. 

4. Don't Be Scared To U-Turn

Not every road we travel will lead to the desired destination. We know that. If you didn’t know that prior to this, well, you know it now. At the same time, not every obstacle is a reason to turn around. If you remember our article last week, we talked about the importance of a faith system. Here, we must trust in ourselves that we know the difference between a temporary obstacle to push through and something more permanent, more detrimental. 

As I’m sure you noticed, this is closely related to #2 in this series. Let me appeal to an analogy we may all (at least the husbands out there) be familiar with. You’re on a trip, driving along the highway. You have your significant other riding shotgun, maybe you’re holding hands and just feeling good. Like Smokey Robinson says so soulfully, “cruisin’ was made for us.” You’re kind of lost in the moment and BAM! you miss the exit.

You have (3) options as I see it: 1) you swerve late and cut across traffic, endangering everyone (this might be revolutionary change); 2) you keep going and say, “let’s just ride till the wheels fall off.” Picture Kramer in Seinfeld when test driving a car until it completely runs out of gas. Just like the two crazy men in that scenario, you may find some excitement at first – going with no plan. However, reality will eventually hit and the air will be let out of that balloon. It’s not a viable solution; 3) you calmly proceed to the next exit, get off the freeway, turn around and head back to where you should have exited. 

While choosing #3 isn’t the most exciting of the options, it will get you back on track in the most manageable way. And no one’s life will be threatened. Make the u-turn!

5. Focus On Yourself

Life, the universe, our spirit, these are wondrous things with limitless qualities. The imagination, the hope, the dreams of people are infinite. However, the things we actually have control over and can change are not infinite. Not by a long shot.

Shall we run down the list of the things we do have control over changing? Our choices. Our reactions to other people’s choices. Our beliefs. Our learning. Our attention. And there really isn’t much more we can say with any confidence we control; that we can change.

If we understand that we can’t change other people’s actions, choices, attention, reactions then we should understand taking on that responsibility will only lead to disappointment. So, really, truly, understand, you can’t make anyone do anything you want. You can’t make other people change the things you want changed.

To borrow from my good friend Gandhi, “be the change.”  You. Focus on you. Leave the rest to the rest. Handle you.

Thank you for following along all week as we looked at change and transformation. We must change. We must understand what things we can and can’t change. We must recognize the process that creates change. Don’t rush it! 

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Personal Empowerment vol. 2 “Choices”

March 29, 2018 |by vchamp | 0 Comments | personal development

"Decisions Determine Destiny"

Just how powerful are we? What if I told you, WE are the architects of our lives? Immensely powerful. Choices.

The course of our lives is chartered by the choices we make. That’s it. We make choices, we face outcomes, we make more choices.

Of course we all want the outcomes of our choices to be in line with our goals, dreams, and visions of what our lives are meant to be. But, we also know, we don’t always get the outcomes we want. How can we better equip ourselves for the next choice? How can we better anticipate those outcomes and prepare to respond accordingly? How can we learn to take what appear to be undesirable outcomes and use them as tools to sharpen us? 

All of this and more as this week we look at the power we have through the choices we make. 

1. Choose A Faith System

Every single one of us believes in something. Our belief system doesn’t have to be religious, or even spiritual in nature. It could be in the science behind the world we experience. It might be the belief in the love of those closest to us. In fact it could be a combination of many things. The bottom line is that as we are faced with choices to make, ultimately, our value system and what we believe in will drive the direction we go.

I’ve certainly found my place, my center of balance, through scripture. As I am faced with those dilemmas:  choices that appear to have to no good option, I have relied upon my faith in the Lord, and the lessons he so lovingly gave us through his life. To this point, this faith has served my family and I well and I know will continue to do so.

There’s little more personal to us as individuals than our faith system and that which speaks to our souls. Take some time, really get acquainted with your soul and what calls to you. Then run with it, man! Run with the wind behind you and the world ahead. With that foundation, you can’t choose wrong!

2. Don't Choose Entitlement

If we believe that we do make choices and the choices we make are within our control, then we must be accountable for the outcomes of those choices.

We may feel disadvantaged or that our situation is particularly unfair. I get that. We don’t all come from the same starting point. Sometimes folks use this analogy of running a 100 meter race with some people born 50 meters down the track. That sucks! 

You know what sucks even worse? When the gun fires and the race begins, just standing there or walking off the track. Not participating because “it isn’t fair.” That is our choice. That is where entitlement will get you.

Life isn’t about the most advantaged people probably going to win the race and therefore none of the rest of us should even bother running. No! The championship life is about taking what you have in the place where you are – WHEREVER YOU ARE – and taking control of the next choice. It is an affirmation that you, me, and we EARN what we get. No one is going to look out for me, or you, for us. We must choose accordingly. 

3. Choose To Be Your Best

All we can do is all we can do. As individuals that will certainly manifest itself differently based on god-given talent, the goals we set, and the environment in which we live. For example, I may never be Lebron James on the basketball court. But if I’m on the court playing, I can choose to put out my very best effort. And no one, not even Lebron himself, can stop me from doing that – even if I never score a basket.

Even if we don’t close the deal in our business, even if we don’t get whatever result we were working for, NOTHING in this world can prevent us from choosing to give our best in that moment in time. Only WE as individuals have the power to do it. We choose to give something less than our best. We live with that choice. 

Only we know what our best is. No one can determine that for us. And when we don’t give our best, it is we who feel guilty; we who carry the burden of “what could have been?” We feel that shame.

When we do give our best, win, lose, or draw, we hold our heads high and learn the lessons. We dust ourselves off and we choose to do our best all over again.

4. Make The Choice (Don't Be Indecisive)

Indecision is usually driven by fear. Fear of making the wrong choice. But fear is paralyzing. If life is a journey, then it requires we keep moving. Paralysis, then, is antithetical to our getting the most out of the life we are given. Champions we will never become. 

We all have those moments of feeling uncertain. The doubt creeps in and we question everything, mostly ourselves. This is when we must recall our faith system. The trust we have in that foundation will provide the metaphorical springboard from which we will bounce back. We will recognize our power in choosing and our power to correct should we choose wrong.

Sometimes we choose wrong. Sometimes we make mistakes. But mistakes are only losses if we fail to learn from them. We apply whatever we learn to the next choice. We get better. We proceed. We progress. But this is only made possible by us not allowing indecision to rule. Be brave. Be bold. Be ready to adapt. But above all, be decisive!

5. Choose A Positive Attitude

“Life is 10% what happnes to us and 90% how we respond.” Yes, it’s become a cliché in self-help circles but as with all clichés, they gain their popularity because we recognize the truth carried within the statement.

We can’t control everything, we know that. I would never suggest otherwise. What I will tell you is the bad attitude we CHOOSE (and yes our attitude is a choice) will hurt us, hurt the people around us, and ultimately prevent us from becoming all that we were meant to become.

I recently read something that described anger as “holding a hot coal with the intention of someone else getting burned.” I like that. But I like it with regard to all our negative attitudes. Anger. Jealousy. Self pity. Grudges. Hatred. All of these burden us. All of these, like anchors around our necks, pull us down and may even drown us. 

No matter what that 10% of life that we can’t control is; no matter what those things are that happen to us; we must focus on the things we are grateful for: health and wealth. And I don’t simply mean financial wealth. I mean a wealth of love, of spirit, of hope, and of audacity. 

Find the audacity to love fearlessly, to practice your faith fearlessly, to reject entitlement fearlessly, to be your best fearlessly, and to respond to the outcomes, in your favor or against you, with fearless positivity.

Choices. We have the power. 

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside the power we each have to take control of our lives and determine our destiny!

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Personal Empowerment vol. 1 “Disease of Success”

March 22, 2018 |by vchamp | 7 Comments | personal development

"Disease of Success"

What are the life attributes that hinder, block, or kill our progress;
our opportunities; our achievement; or us becoming the best version of ourselves?

Disease. Sickness. Illness. The body is a beautiful thing. You know, when any of these invaders, these parasites who wish to do us harm, get inside our system, we have natural defenses to attack. We strike back. Our white blood cells form like soldiers, like Voltron (hoping some of you remember those days), and proceed to kick major butt in the battle of our health.

However, we are more than just bodies: physical flesh and blood. We are minds. We are souls. We are beings with dreams, goals, aspirations and inspiration. And all of these things determine our course. We believe that if we stay the course, following our dreams, pursuing our goals, we will achieve success. But just like our bodies, the parts of us that control or manage our goals are susceptible to attack.

Unfortunately, our physical, bodily defenses are useless in this battle. We need to be mindful of our surroundings and keenly aware of the forces seeking to damage our psyche and knock us off our course.

These invaders, these viruses and parasites are what I refer to as the “disease of success”. These are the things that keep us from becoming all that we can be and prevent us from growing into the person we want to become. I’ve identified five (5) different forces actively working against us. These are areas I’ve found getting in the way in my own life. I don’t think I can provide every answer for every reader, but maybe as you continue reading, you say, “man, I know exactly what you mean!” And we can then move forward together.

1. Comparing Yourself To Others

Better car. Better house. Better spouse. The list of things that we use to compare our situation to our neighbors, or friends, or family is really endless. Social media like Facebook and Instagram make the comparisons easier and more profound. Thinking someone is doing better than us doesn’t just steal away some joy from our day, it can lead to deep depression.

Like a virus, this reflex to compare gets inside our brains and makes itself at home like a group of squatters in an abandoned house. Don’t leave your mind unattended. Pay attention. If you catch yourself making comparisons, think of the things in your life you are grateful for. Think of the things that bring you joy. Then direct your focus on them. Devote yourself to the positive things that you do have and watch them grow and watch you prosper.

I’m not saying it’s easy but I am saying if we are aware that we’re doing it, we can more effectively stop ourselves. We can be the team of white blood cells. We can defeat that disease.

2. Hanging With The Wrong Crowd

On this journey called life, not everyone we meet, heck not even everyone we are related to is going to be on the same path. They may not even be moving, or even worse, they may be moving backwards. 

They’ll try to pull you in their direction. Misery loves company. Struggle loves companionship. We all struggle. But we don’t all have to buy a couch, new TV, kick off our shoes and get comfortable there. You, me, and we have places to go. We have successes to achieve. The people we choose to spend our time with will have a tremendous impact on our ability to reach those goals. Choose wisely.

If you must, don’t be afraid to cut people off, cut people out, and keep it moving. We must do what is best for us. Self love, baby.

3. Negative Self Talk

Stop. Me. If. You. Have. Heard. This. Before. You are you’re own worst critic. I knew it. You didn’t stop me because you know it’s true. We have enough trouble fighting off those external diseases. But at least with those, we can identify them as outside our existence and go to work defeating them. What do we do then when the disease is self-inflicted?

We have to first understand the why. Why are we so hard on ourselves? Why do we treat ourselves so poorly? Why do we let ourselves talk to us in ways we would never allow another to get away with?

We have qualities as people that other people love. We are lovable. Identify those qualities that others do love about us and use them as the foundation to love yourself. Loving ourselves helps us understand that we deserve what we aspire to. We deserve the success we are chasing. We deserve forgiveness for the times we came up short. Once we allow ourselves to be who we are, and love ourselves for it, we can overcome that negative internal dialogue. Let us shine!

4. Diet. What Are You Feeding Your Body?

The food we put in our bodies can provide the nourishment we need for our bodies and our mind. It can also be the poison that kills us daily. Little by little. This is why it’s so important that we choose what we eat wisely. 

Have you ever sat down to a big meal, so delicious? Of course you have! The food prepared with love, calling your name. And we eat those meals, enjoying the time and love and company that is sharing the moment with us. Food brings us together, no doubt. It’s a unifier. 

But, did you ever notice how you’re not exactly your most energetic after those meals? You aren’t exactly ready to grab success by the horns; unless of course success is a recliner and a nap. 

I’m not here to tell you what to eat or what not to eat or not enjoy food. I’m simply telling you to be aware that what we eat affects how we approach the day and could be another obstacle in our way. An obstacle that we have ultimate control over.

5. Inactivity

In my conversation with sales professionals aross the country, I’ve heard the phrase “motion creates emotion.” If a salesperson feels down or lethargic, often just standing up at their desk and moving is enough to jolt them back into focus. 

“Coach V, are you saying don’t ever rest?” No! Not at all. Think of your muscles when you workout. To grow and get stronger, they tear, they, hurt, they’re leaving their comfort zone. To take advantage of the work you put in, rest is necessary. To heal. Your personal and professional development is the same exact way. 

Our championship lifestyle, that we hope to instill and live by every day, requires us to rest. Reflect. Recover. But the rest only works after the periods of action. So get active. Be active. STAY ACTIVE!

Thank you for following along all week as we dove deep inside the factors, both internal and external to ourselves, that can block us on our journey to becoming all that we can become and fulfilling all that we are destined to do.

“Life is struggle and struggle is life. Misery is optional.”

"What I believe, will be!

Peace."

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