Working as a coach means I'm always looking for ways to improve. I want to be smarter, faster, and more effective. In constantly training myself to be better, I think it's important to stay cognizant of my ultimate goal, to positively influence 40 thought leaders by 2026.
The trap that most people fall into is creating goals just to create goals. I've been guilty of it too. The other day I was pondering the possibility of parenthood in my future, and I thought to myself, "I want to be the best father possible, so I should work now to become that man." In considering this, I adjusted some of my reprogramming. Specifically, I decided to stop cursing. My loved ones know that I swear like a sailor. I also considered the prospect of dressing formally on a regular basis. I wanted to be "classy."
Fast forward to today, and I'm listening to Joe Rogan interview famed powerlifter, Louie Simmons. Simmons is unapologetically vulgar, and I can't picture the guy in a suit. And you know what? He's effective, and I like him! As I continue listening to the 68-year-old Simmons talk about training techniques, I find myself nodding in agreement. Then he hits me with a quote that I'll never forget, "Normal people give you normal results."
I'm a heavily tattooed, former pro wrestler, who likes to drop the occasional f-bomb. I'm not ordinary, but then again, I get extraordinary results! In the past year alone, I've helped approximately 1,200 individuals transform their careers. I've helped over 1,000 men and women find romance. Countless others have become healthier following Spartan Plan. I thought about all of this and wondered, do I need to stop using curse words? Do I need to wear a suit and tie every day? Are these things required to achieve my objective? Fuck no.
Be bold. Be unapologetic. Be Spartan.