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Arnold Schwarzenegger 2018 – The speech that broke the Internet – You can’t NOT be inspired after watching this!

I don’t care what some might think of him as a person with his personal relationship challenges, I leave that for others to debate.

His work ethic is legendary.

What’s amazing is how FEW people know his total commitment to doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to achieve his outcome(s)…

And he has done it SEVERAL TIMES in multiple, TOTALLY different industries, each requiring TOTALLY DIFFERENT SKILLS.

I have tracked his progress from his early days as a bodybuilder… and every step of the journey – the message is simple – WORK HARD, but in today’s nanny state filled with snowflakes, it’s as if he’s speaking of a bygone era…

It’s not a bygone era – NOTHING with respect to HARD WORK has changed.

What HAS CHANGED is the nuber of people willing to WORK HARD has diminished, which means…

You guessed it – the REWARDS today are MUCH greater than they were in “his day”.

That is a discussion for another day, another time. For now, get INSPIRED and make 2019 Your Best Year Ever.

Set your goals, dreams, aspirations HIGHER.

Antimimeticisomorphism: A Golf Example

I know you always look forward to the antimimeticisomorphism series of blog posts, this one won’t disappoint.

Onward and upward!

I took this photo at the start of a road trip from Sydney to Brisbane in 2009. Monica and I thought we’d drive up the coast at least once. It was a great trip – especially with the top down all the way there and back!

This photo vividly illustrates my signature sign off “Onward and upward!”

Almost 20 years ago, I read somewhere that having a unique and authentic sign off can have dramatic and long-lasting benefits. Onward and upward is what I am all about. As Anthony Robbins reminds us, “The past does not equal the future” and others have said “you don’t drive forward looking in the rear view mirror”.

All that being said, pushing “Onward and upward!” is a commitment, a philosophy, a mindset. Not one that can (or should) be embraced by everyone. It’s a responsibility to hold yourself to a higher standard – especially when you don’t want to.

I come across three types of people as The Exponential Growth Strategist.

Type #1: They will never achieve their dreams or reach their ultimate destiny. They don’t give up, they just never even try, thinking it’s not worth the effort. They’re right. If they don’t believe in themselves, it won’t happen.

Type #2: They would “like” their lives to change and give it a go from time to time, but always let themselves and others down by not following through. It’s like a see saw… up and down and up and down – within a range of results/weight/effort. These are the people who have some hope, but no drive. Unless they have a “defining moment” to give them the impetus to want to do what’s necessary, it just never happens and they commiserate with Type #1.

Type #3: They are driven, focused and determined to make things happen. They enjoy the process because they know success is about the journey of (self) discovery and not a destination. They are optimistic in nature seeing setbacks as lessons to be learned. They can visualise their end goals clearly. They are “at one” with their destiny that unfolds before them one day at a time.

Which type are you?

Here’s the good news – if you’re Type #2, you can shift to Type #3. Anecdotally, I have never seen a Type 1 shift to Type 2 or Type 3. They were always Type 2 to start off with. Are these types value judgments? Yes they are. Is one type better than another? No.

We are who we are and not everyone can achieve and win the game of life, business, wealth, success. There are and always will be winners and losers. The only question is which one do you want to be?

It’s your choice if your Type #2 or #3, If you’re Type #1, there is no choice, no option. You’re not officially a loser because you can’t lose if you were never in the game, on the field, on the court.

#1 Key To Success: Know Your Outcome

Today’s post is a video I just published on YouTube. It’s only 48 seconds long, but I can tell you chances are you’ll watch it more than once. It graphically and absolutely makes the point that you need to know your outcome to succeed. Kids, don’t try this at home!

#1 Key To Success: Know Your Outcome

Get Your Inspiration And Motivation Whenever AND Wherever You Can

I am often asked where I get my drive, determination and motivation. I have to be honest with you that it has now become second nature to me to get and STAY motivated. I’ll give you a simple example. Friends of mine from www.HomeDeClutterAndFun.com sent me this YouTube video that has very positive anchors for me. It’s only 4 minutes and 9 seconds, but that is enough to GET me going for the whole day.

That’s because I watch the Olympics and get into them like a 5 year-old in a sandbox. I’m right there with the athletes for the joy of victory and the agony of defeat. The anchors are very strong and can be triggered any time I want – ON COMMAND.

You would know that from Anthony Robbins‘ work on Neuro Associative Conditioning

So here is the video of David Foster’s Olympic theme song. By the way, he’s Canadian. The musician who performs this is playing all the instruments – NOW THAT IS INSPIRATIONAL!!!


The real lesson here is that I TOOK the 4 minutes and 9 seconds to GET MOTIVATED. Then I had to share it with you which means I invested another 10 minutes writing this post and re-living experiences and memories in my mind to make sure I transmitted the enthusiasm and passion I have for excellence – the power of the human spirit that the Olympic Games embody…

I don’t know about you, but I’m pumped and ready to GO, GO , GO!!!!!

Try Punching Above Your Weight

There’s an expression in boxing that says when you reach beyond your comfort zone, you’re “punching above your weight” which means you pack a punch like someone who’s a lot heavier than you are. Today, I went toe-to-toe with some of my squash partners and the last man standing (with me) stood his ground.

We played for 2 hours, there were 3 of us, then 4.

When we were 4, we played doubles on a singles court which is a great way to improve your reflexes, reaction time and quick movement as well as court sense – PLUS deal with all the visual and physical distractions of the 4 players on the court AT THE SAME TIME. (More on that in a future post…)

The last man standing with me only played the last hour, but still.

I was running him around and he hit the wall at about the same time I did, but did NOT blink.

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