Good, I thought it was just me! You know, I realize that we all have a little fear hanging around. We should though…it keeps us alive and safe!
My daughter was lacking fear when she touched that brownie pan just taken out of the oven….OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW….with many tears of course!
So fear is not bad, for safety reasons.
Yet there is the darkside of fear. It controls our thoughts and actions. We feel dumb, stupid, less than. I can't stand that feeling. If my fear was a person, I would punch the hell out of him! But…it is not, lucky me!
I am not a violent man, but damn, the stomach knots and sweaty palms…I do not like it one bit.
We came up with this design as part of our Lew Flu Gear Collection, and the words hold true! But I have probably looked at this design 10 times and now it is saying something different!
Life and so-called "achievement" is about doing the work over and over. Sometimes, we just forget how simple things can be.
Many of us (me included) complain, complain, complain...it is too hard, it is not fair, why me? We are all going through a bunch of B.S.! As you know, complaining, whining, dreaming, and wishing does nothing! The talking, whether to someone or ourselves, does not create opportunities, action does!
Quick Question: What are you still talking about to...
We love the holidays. For our kids, they love dreaming for “stuff” and asking Santa. Come to think of it, our kids are like many adults today! They make a list of things they want, and hope they are delivered with little to no effort.
When you make your Xmas list this year, make sure that Action is on your list. What is Action? It is putting your goal in motion! Yes, it is on the piece of paper in your notebook, or the Notes app in your iPhone. However, if you keep it there and do nothing with it, your list is no different from our kids’ Santa list.
This gift requires you to extend yourself to a different place. It is uncomfortable at times and boring. But whe...
Last week, we wrote about giving yourself the gift of FOCUS. That is locking-in and getting down to business! Very important…
This week, we have another gift you NEED to give yourself this holiday season. Ok, consider us the twin Santa's and we come bearing...This present, when you get your hands on it, is one of a kind! We are telling you, this gift should be flying off of the shelves if they sold it in a store!
But they don't!
Ahhhhh...they don’t because they can’t! Listen, you cant buy consistency from the store. Sorry, there is not a Black Friday sale for waking up and grinding like hell. Want to be great? Pay the price because there are no discounts! Tru...
It is officially the holiday season and many people have started shopping for the perfect gift for their loved ones. After shopping for everyone else, what gift will you give yourself? Listen, we are sure the last thing you need is more "stuff." Everyone has stuff! Phones, TV's, and Tablets are cool! We love them. But there is more to life than money and electronics.
Listen, this holiday season, instead of the new Apple Watch or iPad Pro, what about giving yourself the gift of FOCUS! We know, your eyes are crossed and you are saying to yourself, "What the hell are those dudes talking about? Show me the Apple Watch!"
Slow down...slow down! Cool, get the watch! But...
We grew up in North St. Louis. If you have followed us over the years, you know the story. The drugs, violence, and gangs lived in our neighborhood, and to this day, we would not trade it for another life!
Because our environment made us Gritty! That's why! No, we were not fighting in the streets, or ducking cops, but the neighborhood showed us daily where we did not want to be. We are thankful, and aspired for something different...something beyond our wildest dreams.
Again, you know about the 14's on the ACT. We are fully aware that as a prediction, students who score that low on the ACT are not expected to receive doctoral degrees. On the other hand, as we tr...
Steph Curry is an absolute...BEAST....a GRITTY BEAST that is... He can shoot from anywhere on the court. Give him an inch...
If you try to defend him too close, he will dribble by you...
We know he is one of the best players in the NBA...now!
In 2009, Curry was drafted 7th by The Golden State Warriors, and he was projected to be average at best. He was small, and the majority of people thought the little guy from Davidson would get dominated by the bigger, faster, stronger players in the NBA.
Everyone was wrong! Very wrong!
Curry taught us that it does not matter what people think about you. It doesn't! So stop listening to the people te...
If you answered the President, you got a problem! Your decisions are more important than any elected official. How do you spend your time? What are you reading? Who are you hanging out with everyday? Trump, Obama, or any other politician can’t help you with that. You make those personal laws.
Yoooooo….a week ago we attended The Secret To Success Bootcamp with Dr. Eric Thomas. If you do not know Eric Thomas (or E.T.) click the link to find out more. But in short, Dr. Thomas is ranked as the #1 public speaker in the world and has changed millions of lives with his inspirational and passionate messages.
The Secrets To Success Bootcamp touched on self improvement and business development. It was amazing to say the least. However, we learned three important principles from that two-day experience. Because you were not there, we brought back a few powerful messages as it relates to personal greatness.
What’s good? What’s good? We will not hold any punches in this article! Your life is busy and crazy, right? As you are busy attempting to reach for your goals, life has a way of punching you in the guts…stopping everything. You could have failed your test, had a sick family member or broke up with your significant other. On the other hand, you could be grinding everyday and you are 1 or 2 steps away from
making it happen! You know what we are talking about, you are about to reach your goal!
Wherever you are in life, sometimes a great quote can take you over the edge and give you the push you need. It can give you the inspiration you need to move forward or get up!...
Since the early 90's, we have watched Michael Jordan dominate the court in more ways than one. He is by far our most favorite player of all time. Why?
Today, many know him by his clothes and his shoes. However, it was Jordan's Gritty nature that made him the greatest of all time. Jordan definitely had G.R.I.T. (Guts, Resilience, Intensity, and Tenacity), and we are convinced it is one of the reasons he was successful on the court.
In this article we share our top three Gritty success secrets we have learned from Air Jordan…
Success Is Sacrifice
"To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have t...
Everybody wants to be successful! We all love “success” and would all love to achieve success in the easiest, most comfortable way possible. Very few people are walking around thinking, “I want an average life”. No one wants average, but yet, people are getting average results over and over again.
For real, the reason people are not reaching their personal greatness is because it is hard and filled with heartbreaks, setbacks, and pain. You actually, have to try and put in the effort, you may have to sweat and feel uncomfortable. Yeah, Success Sucks! It really does! Think about all of the sacrifices you have to make. You need to study more to get the 4.0? However, y...