Category: Life Lessons (page 1 of 6)
May 23, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
My Office, Boca Raton, Florida
Usually I do a 3-day apple fast every time I am seeking to level up my clarity, actions, and results. This time I told Wanda that I was going to go a few days without any food, which one day after the next led to 17 days of no food.
My question to you is, “What questions do you have for me?”
Simply comment below with any questions you’d like me to answer (either here as a reply to your question and/or in an upcoming live training).
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PS – If you haven’t done so already, I do share quite a few of my insights about fasting at 3 Day Apple Fast.
May 23, 2018, 5:48 AM EST (pre-sunrise)
South Beach, Boca Raton, Florida
Join me from the beach this beautiful morning and learn how this philosophy can free you from adversity, obstacles, challenges, change, and chaos pushing you off track time and time again.
As you will see, this is my expanded epiphany after discussing the expected chaos, challenges, and obstacles that occurs regularly with me and my millionaire clients, that I learned while in the Marine Corps which is, “Expect to get cut!” when a knife is pulled out. That way you don’t flinch or lose your focus when you do get cut, due to that one second of distraction could very well cause your life to end.
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PS – Let’s have some fun (for the brave “martial arts masters” who can withstand massive blows to the groin; like the video below); which may be inspirational for those who are recovering from a painful shot to the nuts right now, and possibly healing for you to share how you overcame that devastating blow.
PPS – Our goal as entrepreneurs is to be like Kirby (who took that amazingly powerful kick and heart rate didn’t budge) when challenges come our way, and remain calm, cool, collected, and in control, versus being curled up in a ball crying for mama…or retaliating in a knee jerk, fight or flight, emotionally induced response (which is equally a waste of time, and in many cases exacerbates & expands problems).
When was your most recent, or the most powerful “kick to the balls” you’ve received by life, and how did you pick yourself back up and continue to press on? (comment below)
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Felt called to share this video, 100% in the flow. My hope is that you gain a tip or insight that may be helpful for you.
Comment below to let me know which part resonated with you most.
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If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting what you’ve been getting.
Explore, choose the outcomes you desire personally & professionally, and ask yourself the 4 questions shared in the video above to begin leading your life by design, not default.
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Brief video from Tom Beal shares his morning routine, PLUS the 3 word lesson he learned from the Marine Corps which will serve you well…
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Trying to wrap my head around the events of Paris, here is part of what I wrote today:
We have groups of cancer cells committed to killing healthy and vibrant cells in this body of humanity. Time for some white blood cells to swoop in and remove these lethal cells with surgical precision. Remove the cancer, so the body of humanity can continue to live in peace.
When a person goes through cancer and triumphs, or any large health scare (heart attack, etc), changes in their lifestyle are usually made to do the very best to prolong survival. Only someone who’s not committed to surviving as long as possible would not seek to change their ways, and shrug off any changes in their lifestyle.
Together we, as the body of humanity, must address the root of the problem which created these cancer cells to begin with. If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, it will keep creating new groups of cancer cells committed to killing healthy & vibrant cells.
Time for asking the right questions, searching for the root causes, and making the proper changes in the lifestyle of humanity is now.
If the world governments, leaders, officials, corporations, and policies, continue with the same “lifestyle of humanity” and not make necessary adaptations, that would be akin to a human making it out of a serious health scare, but not committing to changing their lifestyle and hence most likely shortening their life span.
If we as humanity keep doing what we’ve been doing, we’ll keep getting what we’ve been getting.
What are some lifestyle changes I’m referring to? Here are 3:
1. Focus and obsession on war and war machines as main driver of world economy => Transition to spreading education, healthcare, and basic needs (water, food, healthcare, and shelter). Spread love compassion & assistance, and watch what happens.
2. Shunning responsibility & pointing fingers. => When bad things happen to us individually or as a group, yes it is easy to point fingers, but true lessons are learned when the question is asked, “How did I contribute to this happening? What is within my control that can be done to prevent this from occurring again?” Read above to see how I describe that I do believe in removing cancerous cells. However it needs to be done properly to prevent a cycle of revenge & retaliation similar to the Hatfield & McCoy’s (a multigenerational family dispute where they were killing and harming each other, and no one knew why other than that’s what they grew up knowing it to be). We must ask those serious questions, and find answers that get to the root of the problem, which goes well beyond destroying the current attackers.
3. GREED. Goes back to point #1. Many leaders and economies prosper GREATLY during conflict. They have a vested interest in there being US versus THEM scenarios, and throughout history have even been caught red handed many times CREATING conflict when there was none, to spark wars, and boosts to their personal economies. Collateral damage (innocent lives lost) in many cases is what has been used in the past to spark outrage, create an enemy, and boost their personal economies through more wars.
We must recognize that we cannot look at things as face value as what we are told on the news. There are deep ulterior motives that are self sabotaging our progress as humanity with a focus on fear, separation, and hate instead of faith, hope, and love.
Will end with this. Regardless of your race, religion, status, color, height, weight, if you’re good most of the time or bad most of the time, whether you love me or want to harm me, I love you.
You and I are part of this body of humanity; billions of cells. I respect you and appreciate you in playing your role. Thank you!
There is no tree on this Earth where a branch wages war on another branch. We are all branches on this tree of humanity and it is my prayer that one day soon, we will focus on how similar we are, all part of one body, and not on how different we are.
You are Loved!
Love & forgive your self.
Love & forgive your family.
Love & forgive your friends.
Love & forgive your neighbor.
We are all neighbors.
We are one.
EDITED: As I was reading my post I noticed that I left out the BIGGEST step in making the changes that will revolutionize our future. This is the hard one for me, and for many:
Love & forgive your enemies.
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Business & Life Philosopher
End of my therapeutic writings for this sitting. Was helpful for me to get this out during this time of introspection and my hope is that it was somehow and someway helpful for you. May God Bless & Protect You!
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RE: How to Achieve Greatness, Mastery and Enduring Fulfillment interview of Robin Sharma by Joe Polish. Personal notes below by Tom Beal.
My morning ritual consists of me walking to the beach every morning which is a 1 hour round trip journey. On that journey I listen to numerous podcasts (at 2x speed) and/or Audible audiobooks (at 3x speed), and have recently begun taking notes on my iPhone while I walk (that must be fun to observe to the drivers by). Can picture several texting, “Look at that idiot walking & texting!” while driving. 🙂
Today I tapped into one of 2 podcasts that I listen to put on by Joe Polish (I Love Marketing & 10XTalk) and found myself stopping on MANY occasions to take notes from the wisdom that Joe’s guest Robin Sharma was sharing. (Joe snuck some good nuggets in, as well.)
Normally, I share my notes with my personal clients only, but today was too good not to share with you here. So below, you will see the video of Joe interviewing Robin and below that will be the notes I took while conducting my morning walk to the beach and back home.
My NOTES while walking: 5am club rituals. Always do: 20/20/20 the person who sweats more in training bleeds less in battle. 1st 20 is intense exercise, 2nd 20 is plan, 20 learning He who learns most wins.
Great student and teacher. Be an instrument of service
So much of an addiction to the shiny toys. None provide sustainable happiness and fulfillment. That all comes from inner power. Do hit best to birth your talents to the world. Do not care or be addicted to what the world thinks of you.
What do I want to stand for? Lead a meaningful & authentic life.
Can either be a victim or a leader. Can lead without a title. Way of thinking and being is being a leader.
Words reveal our beliefs. I can! Possibility. Stop giving away your power.
Leave what’s safe. Get rid of excuses. Own responsibility.
It’s not talent, it’s practice, social circle, inner drive and commitment is what genius & success is. Redundancy.
Trust in your vision even when people call you crazy. Bigger your dream Better the team you’ll need.
Marketplace always pay for mastery. Get your routines and habits right.
Cause driven! Not money driven. Find a cause that touches you deeply.
Be so good they can’t ignore you.
Find your passion.
If you’re around energy vampires it will seep into you.
Be loving and an A player!
Incons are not cut from a different cloth
Goal setting. Vague goals bring vague results. What needs to happen to make this my best year ever? What are 5 daily wins I can have each day?
Periods of in the pocket and blessed. Then recalibration years.
Life has things that work and things that don’t work.
The Greatness Guide. We’re all works in progress. I’m not a guru.
Moment I sold my Ferrari
Most hero’s are frightened little boys and girls.
Love and serve. Not ego and bank account. Focused, fit, keep promises.
Define life on your own terms.
Your income will never exceed your self identity.
Your core beliefs and identity.
You are not your fears. They’re your greatness coming to get you.
Energy is your asset. Fitness, diet.
Social network. People who push you and believe in you.
Enthusiasm covers many deficiencies.
On death bed: 1. Did you leverage your potentials? 2. How many people did you lift up?
You can do so much more than you think you can.
The Titan Summit (every year).
What makes a legend versus a fad? The Titans decline. The moment you think you know everything is the beginning of the end.
Prayer, affirmation, walking in nature.
If attention is off of creativity, service, and lifting people up, you’re off base.
Bravery is a skill! Be confident, be loving.
Bring your A game every day! Lead without a title. Put effort forward. Get your architecture in place. Be all about creating value. Innovation, not complacency. How can I Ben is products out that scare me?
Pain is the result of potential unexpressed.
People are addicted to phones, tv’s.
Had so much focus on love. Then we see icons as cut by a different cloth, and feel broken hearted.
If people aren’t laughing at you you’re playing too small.
Lead the Field. Once I got the person together the world came together.
If you feel small & powerless. Forgive yourself and others.
Eat the right foods, work out, hire a coach to show up at house. Spiritual life. Find your cause.
How do you want to be remembered? I don’t care. Legacy is an ego trap.
Who cares. Leave better than when I found them. Contribute value, while I can.
Trade offs. Profile rises: you’ll bring up the haters. Can pursue your vision or be liked; can’t do both.
Nothing tastes as great as feeling fit feels.
Leader has no title. ***End of NOTES.
We live in a day and age that is quite amazing! With the smart phones in our pockets or hands and ear buds in our ears, we can tap into minds that people pay very large amounts of money to for the wisdom, insights, and information they possess at no charge.
My hope is that my personal notes & the incredible interview video above assisted you in gaining some clarity on how to step more into your own awesomeness, share your talents with this world, and lift many more up along your journey. Your best is yet to come!
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