When I first began competing in bodybuilding back in 2004, I thought I knew a lot.
For my first few contests, I was able to tough it out.
Extreme will power and determination.
But, as you may or may not know, you cannot form a lifestyle out of pure willpower.
Once it really clicked with me that it’s all mental, it became so much easier to life fully in my fitness and fasting focused lifestyle.
Yes, there is discipline day in and day out, but I enjoy what I am doing.
I need to be ready at any moment to take care of my family.
Being a Ripped Dad is about being ready to: save your own life, save someone else’s life or being able to kick someone’s a** when needed.
It all starts in the mind.
In 2014, we ran our very first Ripped Dads contest.
I remember at that time being so pumped to watch the transformations happen and that we had such a niche program.
Well, over the past 8 years, I have grown to love this contest since I am now a father of 3 that knows the struggles of fatherhood and I have seen the impact we can have on dads.
Secondly, I have also come to realize over the years that it’s all in the head.
Your mindset is everything….EVERYTHING!
In the latest episode of ULYIS, I discuss 3 things every dad can do, right away, to take their life, relationships and career to the next level.
Any surprise that the first thing I mention has to do with the mind????
How Will We Impact 1,000,000 People
A few weeks ago, I was refining our 1 year vision for Newell Strength and I had written one of the things as, ‘To impact over 5,000 local lives’.
The only problem was….it didn’t excite me. And if it didn’t excite me, you can be sure that my team was probably not excited.
So, I sat there one night and thought about it and BAM!
The 1 year vision in that realm was to impact over 1,000,000 lives around the world.
Now, this might sound impossible, but it’s not.
With that thing called the Web and our strategies for social media, it might actually be too low.
But, when Evan, our Marketing Director, asked me during a recent brainstorming session, ‘What is the impact? How will we improve over 1,000,000 lives?’
I didn’t hesitate in my response….
That’s my thing, and that’s what I am going all in on.
Even the Panda is a function of mindset and Mind Map.
In today’s episode, I drop 3 critical traits for mindset that you can start implementing right away.