Saturday, October 19, 2013

Florence Hike and Nap Update

Now that was a nap. Fantastic.

After today's workout, a big hike across Pointe Vecchio and up the hill to Pitti Palace, I had a 20 minute snooze. As tough as it is, you have to limit your power naps to just 20 minutes, other wise you end up worse off than you were. Right now I feel wired. And that's after just 4 hours sleep last night and 6 the night before due to my messed up travel schedule. Naps are great, but keep them short.

Today's Kickbutt Mindset Tip:
Brian asked on
"How do you deal w getting fired from your job... it helped me pursue my dreams but now that income isnt there. I want to be a stand-up comedian."

I answered from experience:
You make a plan to get back in the game. You stick to your vision. You study the masters. You read "So Good They Can't Ignore You". You implement those strategies. You apprentice with a Mentor. You work hard. You hone your craft. You remember the people that supported you this far and realize you can't let them down by quitting. You look back on your past and see what worked. You remember what you have going for you, and you're grateful for it. You earn it. You never forget how much you've been blessed to pursue your dreams. You add value. You learn to add more value. You give and you give and you give and you give. You go to bat for others. You work for the intrinsic rewards, not just for money. You get up early, tackle the most important priority on your list, and you don't mess around. You don't make excuses. You don't whine. You don't feel sorry for yourself...because you still have it better than 90% (or more) of the world. You find a way. You just do it. You never, ever, ever give up on what is important to you.

Great question, Brian, thank you for putting yourself out there. Asking helped a lot of people. I'm going to turn this into an article.

Ok, now to get back out there.

Off to Juventus game tomorrow, then the hills of Tuscany for the rest of the week.

Talk soon!

Stay strong,

Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer

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