Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Life and Lifting Basics

I'm flying to San Diego. Right now. I like flying to San Diego because, for one, you end up in San Diego. The second reason is that it's one of the few Air Canada flights that has in-flight wi-fi.

This trip to San Diego is special. When I arrive, it will be off to the hotel to prepare for the 2nd Turbulence Training Summit. We have Bedros Keuilian, Alwyn Cosgrove, Cara Eckerman, Mike Whitfield, and others presenting to almost 100 people.

Last year, our 1st event, was amazing. This year will surely top it. Looking forward to a life-changing weekend for our attendees.

No training for me today, but I will head to Fit Athletic on Friday morning for a squat workout and Sunday for a bench workout.

But you will get some words of wisdom on lifting basics today, from the master of one of the simplest, most effective strength building programs in the world, Jim Wendler.

"Lift to get strong, jump to be fast – don't do anything unnecessary." - Jim Wendler

The last part of that advice is more and more important as you get older.

Now over to today's

Q: what is the one thing that makes a person successful?

There is no one thing. There is no thing for anything. For some, it might be raising a healthy, happy, tight family. For others, it might helping dozens, hundreds, thousands, or millions of customers. I suppose if there is one common thread among all areas of success, it's the "Adding of Value". If you are adding more value to the world than you are consuming, then you are probably well on your way to success.

Q: How do you go about connecting with a mastermind group?

You have to invest time and money. You either have to invest time in finding people online or offline, or you find a coach you connect with and invest in their group. ETR has a new online Personal Mentoring "virtual mastermind" program coming out in July.

Q: Please teach me how to manage my time.

My best tips are here and in by Time Management book on Amazon.


Q: What's the best way to stay focused when setting a goal?

You need to have an action plan. In addition, you also need to have a "not to do" list so that you don't get off-track.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tips:
Recipe for failure: Want, want, want, no give, no give, no give.


Recipe for success: Give, add value, help others, no care about getting

Choose the right recipe for your life.

And stay focused on accomplishment, not activity. There's a big difference between the two.

"Everybody in your situation has the same choice: you can rue your situation or you can dedicate yourself to changing it. Accept responsibility for your future. Refuse to complain, criticize, or condemn." – Mark Ford

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

1 comment:

Jackson said...

Very Drucker'esk great advice!