Ever asked yourself “How in the FUCK did I get like this”?
I did yesterday and I’ll share with you my answer in just a sec.
I’m in the middle of creating what will be a six-part webinar series with a working title of “The KICKASS Guide to Life” that’ll touch on the following areas:
1. Attitude / Mindset
2. Goal-Setting / Achieving
3. Relationships / Communication
4. Leadership / Teamwork
5. Health / Fitness (mind and body)
6. Career Development / Advancement
Basically, I’m gonna share all the KICKASS lessons I’ve learned to become the successful and modest man I am today :) As you can see, we’re gonna hit all the important areas of life except spirituality – I’ll leave that up to you.
Confidence is the key! There ya have it – no need to sign-up for the webinar. Haha..just kidding!
But seriously, confidence, true confidence in oneself and others is what really separates the successful from the miserable.
I took pen to paper, well it was really a pencil (I can’t lie), and wrote out all the negative memories that taught me lessons about myself. Then, I wrote all the great experiences that did the same.
Pretty quickly I realized my mom had more of an impact on creating this KICKASS guy than I gave her credit for. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the mental mind-fucks and the physical coke cans to the head didn’t make me like her too much.
But, by virtue of being a latch-key kid when I could barely hold a set of keys, I learned independence at a rather young age. With that independence also came CONFIDENCE! My mom was a fighter her entire life.
Here’s what happens in a nutshell:
1. We’re born
2. We make agreements about ourselves and others based on the inputs (conditioning)
3. We test those agreements occasionally
Now here’s the thing, in step #3, the successful people change their agreements as they go along. While on the other hand, the miserable folk stay stuck and pissed off. Spending their time blaming mommy and daddy for not hugging them enough. Sound familiar?
So, I suggest you take whatever writing instrument you prefer and do the same exercise I did. Then, YOU decide what YOU are gonna do about the shitty experiences in life. Are you a victim or a KICKASS victor??
Until next time, keep kicking ass and taking names!!