I just wanted to give you two thumbs up to a happy and prosperous year! I don’t know what it is. Maybe the fresh Southern California air (yeah right), maybe my ultimate fitness class, Trader Joe’s, or something else, but I’m fired up this year and you should be too!
Things are really coming together. Projects are gaining good traction, people are positive and making things happen, and I’m loving every second of it! Good stuff!
If you’re not fired up, here is a kick in the ass. Get going.
This year you’ll set new milestones, climb over obstacles that you thought were impossible, take care of your customers, invest in your team and get them more involved, and finally, you will wake up everyday ready to hustle.
If you don’t do these things, you failed yourself.
I’m a huge supporter of Startup American Partnership and you should be too. Let’s get the CA region started. What do you say?
Here’s a few reasons why they are awesome, why you should get involved with them, and why they will change the startup landscape:
- They believe that young companies that grow create jobs.
- They see entrepreneurship as a critical part of our countries long term success.
- They recognize start-ups as the drivers of our economy and their founders as American Heroes.
- And, they are just fricken awesome!!!
Startup American Partnership is doing a great job! Ever since they started last year, I’ve been following them and wanting to be involved in some way. They are now a year old and really starting to have an impact on the startup communities.
This gets me excited! In fact, so fired-up that I just signed up to take on the California region. Please support me.
After years of being an entrepreneur myself, and being connected to so many entrepreneurs, I’ve learned the ropes (there are tons), scuffed up my shield, and now I’m ready to take on this challenge and build a great community here in CA.
I’m very connected in all the big markets in CA: San Diego, LA, and San Francisco. I feel like this is a perfect opportunity to do something I love. And what could be better than: motivating, encouraging, and adding value to our american heros who will and are driving the economy!
Anyways, I’m fired-up and ready to take on this challenge. I also encourage you to sign up now. There isn’t a CA region at this time (at least that is what the site shows). However, sign up and you’ll be a part of the whole Startup America Partnership as well as “OUR” state (CA) when they approve me.
If you are wondering, this is a no cost program and there are tons of benefits. Being a part of this organization will help you connect with other people and prove that startups are where it’s at.
Do it now. Sign up and help America create more companies. What are you waiting for?
Is there a right or wrong way? No. It’s your way and you have to own it. Yeah, you can learn from others and take that and build it into your way, but it doesn’t mean that there is a right or wrong way to do it.
I might brush my teeth before I shower, you might brush your teeth after. I shave before I get into the shower, you shave after. There isn’t a right or wrong way, just as long as you reach your destination.
I see people all the time that think there is this “right way” to reach their destination. And because of this, never end getting anywhere but depressed and lonely. Why? Because they sat around waiting for this right way to come along and it never did. You can’t wait for the right way to come along. You have to make a way and own it.
Maybe you want to start a company. Do it now. Get crazy and go figure it out. There isn’t a right or wrong way to do it. Maybe you want to go to school or maybe you want to wait and travel the world. It doesn’t matter. As Nike would say, “Just do it”.
Honestly, it doesn’t matter what: starting a company, marriage, dating, whatever. There isn’t a right or wrong way, there is your way and I urge you to go figure it out. It will be blast…I promise.
What about you?
Are you making your own way and owning it?
Ever since I was youngster, my Dad trained me to be persistent. To never give up. To fight for what I believe in. And to go for it. I’m very thankful he drove these points home and I carry them with me today. Persistence is a big part of my life and it should be a big part of yours as well.
The days of racing and crashing in the first corner and my Dad screaming, “Get up boy and get going, you can fight to the front”, are all part of my inner persistence being developed and honed.
All while he was screaming, I was thinking in my head, “How am I going to fight to the front when I’m in dead last place?”. It’s possible. I won several races by getting right back up and fighting to the front and I have the trophies and stories to prove it.
This inner persistence remains with me today and it’s stronger than ever. It’s what wakes me up everyday to pursue my dreams, my relationships, my companies, my investments, my projects, and all the things I wholeheartedly believe in.
My mentality is this: never give up on anything….no matter what. And, do the things that others aren’t willing to do so that one day you can wake up and appreciate that you did it.
Do the right thing and stay at it. Don’t give up, don’t back down, and don’t take no for answer.
How about you?
Are you developing your inner persistence?
Do you want to be a game changer? Are you already a game changer? Either way, we need more game changers in the world today. We need people just like you to step outside the tent and do something so big, so impactful that it literally changes the landscape.
There isn’t nearly enough game changers in the world today. Let me rephrase that, there aren’t nearly enough people stepping outside their comfy tent to activate their game changer. Everyone has it inside of them they just need to activate it. I am writing this to help you activate your game changer – that is if you are serious about being a game changer.
No rehashing of old outdated ideas. I am talking to game changers: people who want to come up with something new, something brilliant, something game changing. A game changer doesn’t maintain the status quo, they blow stuff up and get excited about the outcome.
If your sitting at your desk reading this right now thinking, why can I not be a game changer. You can, and I am going to show you how. It’s not nearly as hard as you think. In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret, it’s simple. All it takes to be a game changer is determination, insanity, and faith that you can do the impossible.
I’ve put together a guide for those of you who want to be a game changer. I only want people who are serious. If you’re not serious, please move along and don’t wast anyone’s time.
Now, if you are serious you can Click here to download the Guide to a Game Changers Life.
After you’ve downloaded the document, read through each question, and fill in your answers in the space provided. Simple. After you’ve filled out the doc, and you 100% believe in what you’ve placed there, it’s time to post it everywhere.
Post it on your bathroom mirror, on your dash board in your car, and anywhere else you look everyday. If you truly want to be a game changer you need to keep your game changing guide in front of you. It is also a god idea to read through your game changers guide each week to make sure that you are on track and holding yourself accountable.
Game changers do the things that others aren’t willing to do. Go and be a game changer.
Do you have people in your life that tell you, you can’t? How does this make you feel?
The reason people will tell you that you can’t is because in reality they are the one’s that can’t. Instead of them getting off their ass and going out there and trying something, they would rather sit around and tell you, you can’t. These people suck in my book. You know what I tell these people? Suck it.
Quit listening to the negative Nancies and dream killers and start listening to God and your Gut. You can do anything that you put your mind to and there is nothing, and I mean nothing that you can’t do in this world.
As we come up on 2012, I challenge you to put all naysayers aside, dream big, and go for it. Yes, you are going to fail miserably (I’ve failed so many times I lost count) but that’s just part of the game. You will get back up, brush yourself off and keep going. And in the end, you can look back and be thankful that you stepped out and did something incredible.
How was your August 2011 and what are you looking forward to for September 2011?
My August was crazy with moving to California, launching FREELUNCHFRIDAY, pitching a few new startups, and trying to continue writing my books; one on social media and the other on business and self help. It was a super busy and overwhelming month at times and I am now thankful to say that we are settled in and it feels like Gods hand is on everything.
Don’t wait until tomorrow. Things are never going to be just right. If you are waiting for that perfect moment, you will be forever waiting. Stop waiting and get started now. Drop everything and get going. It will be a journey, but with each step and each day you will be making progress towards your goal. And if you keep at it, you will grow stronger and stronger until that day when you wake up and you’ve made it.