Monday Mindset 🏆🚀
It’s Monday, and time to put another week in a headlock!
When I was 265lbs back in 2014, I was the fattest and unhealthiest I had ever been in my life.
I felt gross..
and I looked gross…
But when people would ask how I was doing, I’d tell them I was great.
I wasn’t. And I’m not sure they believed me anyway.
The truth was, it wasn’t just my weight that was the unhealthiest it had ever been… The same was true for my marriage, my bank accounts, my credit score, and my overall total lack of joy and fulfillment.
Now, there are a number of factors that contributed to how I got to that place, but for the sake of this morning’s Mindset Email, I want to hit on one of the primary root causes…
… Lack of Authenticity.
Back then, there was a big difference between who I was presenting myself to be versus who I actually was.
Out of a combination of self-preservation, ego, pride, and embarrassment, I would engage with people as if everything was amazing when in reality, it couldn’t have been further from the truth.
The truth was I was white-knuckling it through life. I was holding on for dear life, and it still seemed to be slipping away.
I was so far out of alignment with who I knew I could be.. vs. who I was presenting myself to be.. vs. who I actually was..
It was exhausting.
When I decided to STOP playing the “fake it til you make it” game and start being authentic with myself and others, that’s when EVERYTHING began to change.
It was one of those things that was simple but definitely NOT easy.
I started to have real and authentic conversations with others. I stopped having superficial conversations to avoid the real topics needing attention. And I started seeking feedback from trusted advisors and mentors.
Fast forward to today, my relationship with my wife and son has never been more rock solid. We own and have ownership in multiple 7 and 8-figure companies. I weigh 195 with a six-pack. And have amazing momentum into some incredible opportunities just ahead.
I talked about our journey on a recent podcast. I encourage you to watch or listen to it. The topics discussed literally changed my life and my family’s life.
And until you have a chance to give it a watch/listen, know this… If you’re currently where I once was in any area of your life (health, wealth, and/or relationships), I want to IMPLORE you to go toe to toe with the root causes rather than avoid them.
Not looking at the monster in the room doesn’t mean the monster doesn’t exist.
You’ve got to be authentic with yourself and others. You’ve got to have real and meaningful conversations around the issues. And then you’ve got to get into the driver’s seat of your own life and start taking massive action on the steps required to improve your circumstances.
You have the power and control to change any circumstance you don’t like. Always remember that.
Go forth and CONQUER!
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