Category Archives: Motivation

If it scares you…do it!

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The content here will improve any career, relationship, hobby, sport, challenge, or adventure that you apply it to. By overcoming our fears we free ourselves to be and do anything, no matter how fantastic it seems. Achieving the goals we fear may defeat us results in true personal growth, willpower, and strength that lasts a lifetime. Thank you “Bud Bilanich” for laying in down so clearly, Lee

If you want to become self confident, you need to do three things:
1) become an optimist;
2) face your fears and deal with them; and
3) surround yourself with positive people.
Today, I’d like to focus on fear — that uncomfortable feeling that prevents you from taking the action necessary to get what you want in life.

What scares you? What have you done to overcome this fear?

Continue reading If it scares you…do it!

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Where do you define yourself?

Bodytek Personal trainingYes. Periods of anxiety and being scared allow the sympathetic nervous system to override the parasympathetic system.

The subsequent release of catecholamines such as adrenaline cause your heart rate and strength of contraction to increase, in order to supply your muscles with more oxygen and glucose. Your heart therefore gets a workout, just as it would if you went on the treadmill. Your blood pressure increases, as does your breathing rate and depth. These are all good effects. Continue reading Where do you define yourself?

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Long Live Obsession!

Lee and Jake Brinn Surf obsessionistsI once had a client say to me: “Lee, you must admit…you’re a little over the top” and I said “Well I’m just as obsessed with getting you to your goal as I am with living mine if that makes you feel any better”.
I’ve found that when our focus is precisely directed at the one thing that we want; we get it! If you’re completely consumed by it then you become it! Oh, you may appear slightly insane at times or “a bit over the top” but who cares! I can tell you with certainty that most onlookers secretly wish they were as committed as you and someday will ask “How do you do it?” Life’s crossing guards with their good intentions beg us to choose safe routes, paths free of danger, and social acceptance. However by doing so, we get side tracked with tasks that keep us busy as bees but fail to provide true fulfillment in our lives. Every treasure in my life was challenging to attain and keep. I sincerely believe that the reward is equal to the effort. Still we unceasingly feel we’ve worked hard enough…when we’ve almost done so. As a tadpole struggling to catch my first wave I was treated to a profound bit of advice by a 19 year old wise man & surfer. As he paddled up alongside me he said; Continue reading Long Live Obsession!

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Having friends helps… JT WALK

Good morning Saturday lovers,

Waking up to a splendid sunrise over the dunes this morning, taking my first gulp of Eight O’Clock freshly ground original blend from my “Pike Place Market” Starbucks cup, and writing to you… Its my cup’s maiden voyage; just gifted to me from my good friend and loyal confidant Joe (yes Joe like cup of) who whenever possible encourages my fetish for coffee cups. This one so far is my favorite.. I may have had other favorites in the past but right now this one is king. And so far the cup is pretty stoked about the morning as well. I practically live on the beach so you’d think I’d be pretty jaded about the whole wake up to see the sunrise and all that. Fact is I grew up where the water meets the sand and like most people I find comfort in being home. So this morning I’m happy to share a friend’s Blog with you and suggest that you follow it. I’ve found that as a Real Estate Company or any other kind of company for that matter they are uncharacteristically passionate about the truth, providing solutions, and sharing interesting information. I like that.  The subject of this particular blog post is absolutely close to my heart. After sharing my association with the JT WALK with my friend Gary Lundholm he promptly began promoting it, thus a blog appeared later that day. Gary followed up with a contribution and pledged to walk this Sunday with his wife Marylou. Very characteristic of the man.. and his company. My friend Josh Thompson aka JT has inspired all of us to care, share, and reach out in the name of ALS. We walk together this Sunday for the 5th year knowing that we’re making a difference. Having friends helps… Read the Real Estate Group Blog, its real good stuff.

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You Don’t Know JACK!

The real Jack LaLanne

Looking for some hard facts to motivate you. At 96 Jack Lalanne still trained daily to keep his body and mind fit. The true king of Fitness; a real live super hero will truely be missed. Talk about oldies but goodies! Long before our time he spoke these words with enough passion to usher in an entire fitness generation which lives strong today. Take some notes from the master –   The video clip (link below image) was taken from Jack’s daily exercise show in the 1960’s.

JACK INSPIRED A GENERATION

Stick with it, Coach

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A Coachable Moment

Wow! Its been a busy winter right into a crazy spring and I’ve been scrambling to keep up with work, fun, and obviously Coach’s blog!

Among my todo’s this year is a Book that will more or less be comprised of thought sketches and lessons which I hope will cast a positive perspective on our mistakes and lead us to shore.

I’m sharing a few lines in high hopes that you haven’t forgotten me! Life rolls on and though I don’t see a huge break in the surf I so enjoy my little slices of time here as your coach. I hope you enjoy the following excerpt. “C”

It’s the summer of 2010 and the monster moment is just about to strike. The inevitably cruel moment when each of us realizes, we’re not awesome yet. It’s always at the pinnacle of our coolness; right when we’ve reached the top of the social mountain, and we’re just about to place that confidence incrusted crown on top of our royal noggins’ that the monster rears back and drills us right in the center of our chest. Our heart breaks; falling weak to our knees we frantically search our memory banks for shelter from this, the harshest of truths and cruelest of realities. We begin to doubt every move we make and thing we say; wondering if all those Atta-boys bestowed by parents, family members, teachers, and coaches were all just bull—-. It’s at precisely that moment that we get our first glimpse of the real world; with its insecurities, fears, black holes, and bottomless pits of self pity that hungrily anticipate our stumbles and eagerly await the chance to gobble us up. It’s also at this moment that we are presented the first of our precious weapons to defend against such monsters. The monster moment came for him at 9:00am Saturday morning without warning, piercing his heart, and leaving him with only one weapon with which to fight; courage.

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