Working “smart” is a worthy goal... being efficient is a wise thing to aim for. However, every once in a while, a true GOAT comes along and reminds us what REALLY gets results. In this episode, I break down an excerpt from the autobiography of one of the most successful advertisers of all time, Claude Hopkins, and he gives us the true formula for greatness. #Bars
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There's a common misconception that you have to be “born” to do something, or blessed with incredible talent. History shows us the opposite—take Nipsey Hussle as an example... In this episode, I break down a powerful Nipsey Hussle lyric that proves that you can do just about anything you set your mind to. #Bars
You will fail often… you know that, right? But what should you do when you’re failing more than you feel you need to? It’s beginning to get tough, and you’ve been working your tail off. In this episode, I show you the mistakes most people make when approaching “failure”, and how to approach it the right way.
(1:22) Preface to today’s episode
(2:58) COMMON RESPONSES to repeated failures.
(4:04) Common response: Embarrassment…
(5:16) Common response: Complete avoidance…
(6:10) Common response: Justification…
(7:34) PROPER MINDSET towards failures.
(7:51) Proper mindset: This failure doesn’t make you different.
(8:50) Proper mindset: Let go of that extra weight.
(10:28) Proper mindset: Failure is necessary and VALUABLE.
(11:11) Proper mindset: This is the best way to optimize.
(14:00) CORRECT RESPONSES to repeated failures.
(14:06) Correct response: Owning your failures first.
(17:52) Correct response: Acknowledging your mortality.
(19:11) Correct response: Re-Up
(20:20) Don’t make these mistakes…
One of the most difficult things to do is master yourself...it’s even tougher to build a harmonious relationship with another person, especially if you started off on rocky terrain. Many of us grow and find things out as we go along, and it can be a struggle to grow with your partner without things getting downright explosive. In this episode I share some keys, jewels and insights with you as I navigate these same waters.
(1:22) Preface to today’s episode
(7:55) Reality: There’s no rules to this
(10:35) Reality: Avoid the shortcuts
(14:00) Reality: “Beginner’s luck”
(18:52) Reality: There is a reset button
(22:34) My keys for you…
(23:32) Key: Know yourself
(29:07) Key: Give your partner your “keys”
(32:53) Key: Reinforce success
(35:56) Key: Establish the leader + enroll
(42:15) Key: Establish relationship roles
(44:34) Key: Encourage personal growth
(48:10) Key: Evaluate
(50:53) In conclusion…
It’s easy to avoid competition, and most people avoid it without even being aware that they are. In this episode of bars, Tee Grizzley explains the danger of avoiding competition, and even worse, spending time with people who make you feel better than what you are. #Bars
Most people cling to their “values”, not realizing that they are actually just scared. Rapper Tee Grizzley breaks down his philosophy on success, and it’s quite different than most “balanced” pretenders out there. #Bars
There are many who claim to really be about the jungle life, but only a few who actually live it... In this episode, I show you the clear signs of a pretender, and how to change your mindset and approach (if you’re the pretender).
(4:07) Are you really about that life?
(7:33) Signs that you are not ready
(8:55) Sign #1: Avoiding the harsh realities, ignoring the numbers
(12:00) Sign #2: The people around you make you comfortable and happy
(14:47) Sign #3: You optimize for feeling good
(19:03) Sign #4: Current pride turns defensive
(24:00) Sign #5: More time advertising your mindset instead of living it
(28:40) Sign #6: No respect earned from the around you
(29:44) Sign #7: You don’t read everyday
(33:00) Sign #8: Lack of engagement in your vision
(41:00) Respect for everyone else living in the jungle with me
(42:17) Unpredictability… “Why wait??”
(50:00) Its time to start living in the jungle
A lot of you have been complaining of little to no playing time, lack of revenue, and how no one knows about you. You say it as if it should be different.
Your challenge is to see the truth: you are not working nearly as hard enough to create the results you want.
In this episode, I challenge you to take gonna different mindset and approach to WORK.
(1:22) You are competitors by nature
(2:30) Do you have trouble reading books?
(6:42) 10,000 hours
(7:40) Today's reality check: PUT IN MORE WORK.
(8:06) Why Drew Brees stood out from the rest.
(11:28) How I stood out from the rest of my high-school teammates.
(12:36) Do more work than everyone else. Create your own routines.
(14:37) Specialized training
(18:05) No more complaints!
We are taught that pain is bad, and our trauma "shouldn't have happened". What if I told you that your trauma and pain can actually be the things that make you come alive? What if I told you that you can and should be motivated and locked in EVERY DAY? This can only happen if you stop repressing and denying your pain, and instead incorporate it into your mission. In this episode I show you how.
(1:22) What's your trauma?
(4:31) Examples of the greats...
(5:32) You have to generate the right energy to overcome your pain
(6:55) You and your DORMANT ENERGY
(7:42) Use PERSPECTIVE; stop referring to your pain/traumas as "bad"
(9:49) ACCEPT your pain, and channel it
(10:56) A father story, Pt. 1: School-life was rough... but I learned a lot.
(15:59) A father story, Pt. 2: What happened post-NFL, and a very important Fourth of July family moment.
(19:19) A father story, Pt. 3: My reality check, after retiring the desire to please my father.
(22:42) My purpose is to teach people how to take control.
(27:32) Here are my steps for you
(28:03) Step 1: IDENTIFY what the PAIN is.
(30:07) Step 2: Be AWARE of your INSECURITIES.
(31:13) Step 3: Turn these INSECURITIES INTO ANGER.
(34:21) Step 4: Find a TARGET for your anger.
(36:40) Step 5: Find a VEHICLE to express this anger into ACTION.
(40:37) Step 6: REINFORCE the anger OFTEN and when NECESSARY.
(41:50) Questions for you to reflect on after listening...
Everyone says they want to "grow"... in hopes of getting better results, feeling better, or simply seeing improvement in the the quality of performance in some areas. The problem is, our expectations of what growth looks like, often keeps us frustrated, confused, and without what we want. In this episode, I share some of my own advice from the jungle, and lay it out for you in a way that you can apply it for yourself.
(1:22) Inspiration behind today's episode
(6:24) The prerequisite needed for your growth
(11:45) Evaluate yourself against ultimate standards
(18:41) Consistently create challenges for yourself
(41:18) Actions for you to take on right now, today
(43:17) In conclusion...
On the path towards greatness, you can bet on making a mistake that is obvious (yet unavoidable). However, not all mistakes are created equal. In today's episode, I share with you 4 common mistakes I see among those who want (just as bad as anyone) to succeed, but their blindspots leave them stuck because of these fatal moves.
Listen in to real wisdom from Stoic-philosopher, Epictetus. #Bars
All of us, at some point or another, get "stuck" in life. We lose momentum, clarity and motivation. In this episode I share with you a simple formula, in a series of questions, designed specifically to generate that tangible momentum we all need. This is a prerequisite for accomplishing what we want, at a very high level.
Today I break down a deadly mindset, one where the subject tries desperately to receive themselves of pressure why being grateful and focusing on accomplishments.
Over the next 8 episodes, I will be breaking down a fatal mentality I see so many have, and how to replace it with an entirely new mentality that will bring power, control and supreme confidence.