A public figure that I truly admire, is Tony Robbins. After growing up in a household run by an abusive alcoholic mother and being abandoned by his father, Tony decided to mold himself into the inspirational man he is, with no example in sight. He has transformed his life from that of an underprivileged child to that of a man focused on giving back to the world.
He is an incredibly well-round and intelligent man who has built his life on a firm foundation of education, hard work, and gratitude. His unique brand of life coaching has been sought after by celebrities like Leonardo di Caprio, sports figures, such as Serena Williams and MMA Champion Chuck Liddell, and even Presidents of the United States.
What I admire most about Tony is that he has created a platform truly designed to help people move forward, overcome personal obstacles, and learn to come from a place which is centered in GRATITUDE! He is making a huge impact. His relentless pursuit of personal development and contributing to make our world a better place, make him just the type of man I would like to sit down and have a beer with. Take 20 minutes to watch this Ted Talk by Tony, which has been viewed over 20 MILLION TIMES! He must be doing SOMETHING right! BAM!!!
Over the next several weeks, I am going to share some of my favorite sources of inspiration. This week, I am giving a shout out to The Rock! If you haven’t checked out Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson for a little comic relief and a whole lot of motivation, you’re missing out on one of my favorites sources of inspiration. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Instagram Page.
I admire The Rock for so many reasons but especially his drive and commitment to his grind. He is up at all hours of the night and day, working out and working on his career. His relentless pursuit of success and development is not solely focused on his professional growth. He is also committed to help others achieve their goals and make their dreams come true by his charitable works and special projects. His “Project Rock” offers personal motivation for individuals “to help many people get after their goals as possible.” Wake up and Grind with “The Rock Clock!”
The list of charities to which The Rock and his businesses donate includes Make-a-Wish and several charities supporting terminally-ill children, including his own The Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation, he founded in 2006 which works with at-risk and terminally ill children. He is also known to be an avid supporter of our troops and is involved with Boot Campaign, a charity focused on military appreciation. Follow The Rock on Twitter!
On days when you don’t want to get out of bed or push through the pain, hit up The Rock for a quick injection of motivation. He is pushes himself despite of his long list of past injuries, to keep his body healthy. Check out this warm up, which includes the long list of injuries and surgeries he pushes through daily! His work ethic just FUELS my FIRE! BAM!!!
11 Reasons to LOVE The ROCK!
This is for my “too busy” professionals out there…
Regular exercise can produce countless benefits—from improved concentration and sharper memory to enhanced creativity and lower stress—all of which boost workplace performance. Yet many of us believe we don’t have the time. So instead of viewing exercise as something you do for yourself, consider physical activity as part of the work itself. Here are a few ways to incorporate more exercise into your routine:
Identify a physical activity you like. You’re more likely to stick with an activity if you enjoy doing it. If you’re not into treadmills, try tennis or swimming or dancing.
Invest in improving your performance. Don’t think of it as “getting some exercise.” Focus on mastering an activity. Hire a coach, enroll in a class, and buy the right clothing and equipment.
Become part of a group. Find an exercise regimen that involves other people. It can be more fun and keep you committed.
Adapted from “Regular Exercise Is Part of Your Job” by Ron Friedman.