I was recently told,

“I think you could be doing more.”

Cue the flurry of internal emotions, defensiveness, and objective WTF’s!!!

Ok… Maybe subjective WTF’s…

And all while trying to keep a smile on my face.

Everyone loves a smile…

They’re my go-to facial expression when I’m trying to make the best of any situation.

Try it on for size and let me know how it works…

The WTF’s, defensiveness, and emotions were rooted in this…

1, I’m working full-time in a salaried position (50+ hours/week)

2, I’m in a full-time master’s program (it’s actually an expedited online MBA)

3, I’ve got my side hustle businesses (speaking and sales)

4, My wife is super pregnant, doesn’t like it when I’m out of town, or going to bed alone…

FFFuuuuuuuuddggggee…

Did I mention I like to read, meditate, maintain physical fitness, and play sports?

Double fudge.

So… Tell me… I say in my head… Where the fudge could I be doing more?

What actually came from my mouth was…

Wow, ok. Thanks for the feedback. What or where do you think I could be doing more?

I’m often asked to be interviewed…

It’s usually around a couple things…

1, Business and entrepreneurship…

(Check out my latest one on the Bootstrapping Summit)

2, Blind Baseball and Paralympics…

I’m currently the world’s greatest batter in blind baseball and working hard for that GOAT…

P.S. Check this beautiful pic of me scoring a run against the Taiwan team in 2017 as captured by ESPN

Whether it’s comments from my mastermind group after me sharing my business wins and updates for the week…

Or I’m dropping bombs of value and inspiration on an entrepreneurship interview

I’m very frequently asked questions about…

How the hell do I do it all?

“What do you do when you’re bored.”

“You’re obviously motivated, but what do you tell people who are struggling to…”

It’s why I don’t even share what I’m doing with friends and family any more…

Because they don’t really care…

“What’s going on?”

“What are you doing today?”

And, “What have you been up to?”

Are just filler questions wrapped in politeness.

If I had a nickel for every time eyes rolled in the back of someone’s head when I told them everything I’ve been doing…

I’d have a shit ton of nickels…

Let’s break this down into applicable, consumable, practicality

Yes, I’m good at time management…

You want to get better at time management… Get busier.

Yes, I’m good at winning…

You want to get better at winning? Then hate losing…

Yes, I’m good at staying motivated…

Want more motivation? Find something you really love doing.

I make time to do everything I’m doing because of a few basic variables…

I’m nothing special… I’m just a guy who:

1, is really, really busy…

(busyness makes you cut out the time-wasting bullshit i.e. your inbox and news feeds)

2, hates losing… And

3, Deeply, ridiculously, obsessively loves what I do.

When you love something more than anything else…

The discipline, the consistency, the grind, all the choices become easy…

It’s almost like you’re on autopilot…

Cruising toward victory, toward winning, toward the summit…

Because there is no other choice…

I’m not afraid of trying anything…

And I hope this message helps you move closer to this choice…

This perspective…

Because if you don’t try something new, something different, some thing…

More importantly…

More than anything else…

How will you ever know or learn if you’ll love it?

Want some ideas on how to figure that out?

See what some other bootstrappers are doing in their lives…

You might just love it…

 

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