Sometimes we have to just do the work. Every big, audacious goal requires an investment from us. Sometimes it requires a large investment of time, like writing a book. Sometimes it requires courage to take the first step into a gym for the first time. And sometimes the goal requires we swallow our pride and start ugly, slow, or inexperienced.
The investments are uncomfortable.
So instead of doing what we know we need to, we choose easy distractions and create excuses to justify their importance. We sacrifice reaching our true long-term goals for short-term quick-fixes that we talk ourselves into believing matter.
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After years a special education teacher, Jenny Dean Fitness decided it was time for her to have kids.
Following the birth of her second child, her husband was traveling nearly every day for work. She found herself feeling unfulfilled and wanting more from her own life. She took a yoga class and was immediately hooked.
Now, seven years later, she’s a professional yoga teacher who also runs retreats, is a DFW fitness influencer, and is looking forward to the opening of her own training studio later this year.
Listen to this new episode and learn how to:
➡️Find ways of working out that work for you
➡️Think outside the box to build your practice
➡️Incorporate fitness into your everyday life
➡️Use fitness to engage with kids and get them active and social
Learn why the disadvantages you *think* are holding you back may actually end up creating the advantages and skills that help you win - but only if you're competing every day.
You don’t have to be the most athletic, the wealthiest, the smartest, or the most talented to be very successful in what you want to do.
That’s the core message from today’s guest, Ryan Michler, founder of Order of Man. Order of Man is dedicated to building up strong, independent, and capable men.
While men and women both may question their capacity for greatness because they don’t see themselves as the best at anything, Michler wants people to move past that roadblock.
How did we get to this place?
A place where people believe they're entitled to reaching their goals and a certain lifestyle because of simply who they are. A place where fans can be racist or offensive simply because they can afford courtside seats. A place where kids expect to start as true freshman - and when they don't, transfer.
Most people spend more time complaining about what they believe they *deserve* instead of doing the work required to earn it.
I give my thoughts on the rampant entitlement culture - and why Competitors will be the ones to break it.
Relationship-building and communication skills can help you succeed in sports, business, and life.
Former Olympic synchronized swimmer Carrie Garten currently works in talent acquisition for Ernst and Young, and credits the long hours and grueling days training for the Olympics with building the necessary skills she relied on once she transitioned from sports into the business world.
Learn why people who have high versatility are geared for success - and how you can build yours.
Learn how to:
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Talent isn't the reason you haven't reached your goal.
Talent factors into the success equation - but your effort is TWICE as important. Angela Gritworth shares in her book Grit that talent factors into success, but your effort and how hard you work is TWICE as important.
In this episode, Jake challenges you about the importance of avoiding the "they're more talented than I am" excuse and instead focus on outworking your talent.
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Sometimes it takes another person being invested in you to kickstart your motivation.
That’s what happened with this week’s guest, motivational speaker and author Jonathan Jones. He was working a retail job when his boss came to him one day and told him he needed to re-frame his perspective.
It was the boost he needed to go back to basics and figure out what he wanted from life and what he needed to do to get it. Now, years later, he’s using what he learned along the way to help fellow millennials (and people who work with them) gear up for success.
It's easy for us to find motivation to dig deep and do the work every day when things aren't going our way.
It's easy to find the motivation - and use it - when things aren't going your way. Frustration, anger, disappointment all fuel us to work harder and become a solution that fixes our current downward spin.
But what about when things are good?
Learn how you can maintain your motivation when things are going your way or after you've reached a goal.
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