Halloween is the “unofficial” gateway to caloric overload.
Treats. Sweets. Indulgences. Reflections. Goals. Resolutions. All of these words are associated with the holiday season and the dawning of a New Year. After all of the parties, quick meals while out shopping, and two straight months of “cheat days,” Americans are left to reflect on their unachieved goals from the past year and once again, set New Year’s resolutions.
Have you ever stopped to think why only 8% of all New Year’s Resolutions are kept? How difficult is it to stop 2 months of over indulgence when the clock strikes midnight on January 1st? Why not start implementing small changes in November and December to set yourself up for success? Huff Post has a great article from December of last year that offers tips on changes in the New Year.
It seems retail stores roll out Christmas decorations earlier and earlier every year, why not start planning your New Year’s Reset earlier this year!?! B.A.M. Logic is an easy way to lay out and stick to a plan: BEGIN with a Goal / Plan. Achieve Consistency. Maintain Motivation. I would love to help you plot your plan of attack for a successful in 2018! BAM!!!
Since the eighties, the resources which attempt to guide us toward becoming the best version of ourselves is abundant. Over the last month I have shared a lot of motivational resources, MOTIVATION MONDAY – Tony Robbins, Motivation Monday — THE ROCK, and last week’s blog, #MotivationMonday – School of GREATNESS. Today, I am featuring a man who offers daily inspiration in my life, Les Brown and his YouTube Channel, Genius Mindset.
This incredible man was born on the floor of an abandoned building and given up for adoption at 3 weeks old and found a home with a single mother who believed in him. The importance of her entrance into his life, Brown concludes, was immeasurable. “Everything I am and everything I have I owe to my mother,” he told Rachel L. Jones of the Detroit Free Press. “Her strength and character are my greatest inspiration, always have been and always will be.” (http://biography.yourdictionary.com/les-brown). Mr. Brown has gone from being born on a floor and sleeping on the floor of his office while he was homeless, all the way to lifting himself and millions of others off of the floor.
He has an incredible YouTube channel which focuses on living the best life possible! Take some time to browse through some of the life-changing talks, lectures, and quotes. Let me know what you think!
Remember MOTIVATION is a MILLION DOLLAR WORD and the M in BAM LOGIC!!!
Lewis Howes, the man behind “The School of Greatness,” has overcome everything from sexual abuse and being bullied, to a career ending injury and suicidal thoughts. When he began questioning his worth after he lost his career in sports, he turned his focus to education, personal development, and investing in himself and others. He has become a New York Times best-selling author, an advisor to billion dollar companies, and has one of the TOP 100 Podcasts on iTunes!
“Always remember you were born for a reason, a purpose and something bigger than yourself. But YOU have to activate this calling; no one is going to turn it on for you! It’s Your Responsibility to build yourself into the person who can live a great life. No one is going to give you the power to develop your mental strength, emotional intelligence and physical health to have the life you want. That’s between you and you!” Lewis Howes
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“The School of Greatest” consistently offers inspiring information and can help you to to maintain that MILLION Dollar Word – MOTIVATION! Check it out and let me know what inspires you!!!
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!