Adam knew from early youth that he wanted to be a professional American Football player. That’s true for a lot of kids. But one of the distinguishing factors about Adam is that he skipped over hoping and wishing and got straight into deciding.
I have a mind, but I am not my mind. I have a brain, but I am not my brain. I have thoughts, but I am not my thoughts. A favorite mantra of mine, and an amazing rule of thumb: Whenever you are feeling anything even remotely unpleasant, it is for one reason and one reason only. In that moment you are believing a thought that is simply not true. That's amazing news because...
How has my life been impacted because of the world that I live in? How do I want to impact the world because I have lived in it? Dr. Liese is an international expert in leadership, strategy execution, communication, change management, and conflict resolution. She works extensively in acute-conflict areas. Most recently, in the Middle East and previously throughout Africa.
We can't know what's going to happen next. We can guess with a reasonable degree of certainty, based on historical observation, but even a great degree of certainty contains a degree of uncertainty as well. So we get to make a choice here. We can either be cool with uncertainty (which is freedom), or we can struggle against it (which is hell).
Ivan had been brainwashed by some of the same powerful conditioned lies to which we are all subjected. One in particular was that it was important to make the acquisition of wealth and power the top priority in life. This is true despite his high level of intelligence. Real freedom resides in the intelligence that permits one to self-inquire.
Our guest for today’s Tough Talks episode is Chuck Bushbeck. Chuck is good ole’ North Philly boy, born and raised. He’s a former professional football player, current Life Coach, Inspirational Speaker, a Scout for the California Angels MLB team, Television show host, author and has written a soon to be released documentary, Quiet Toughness.
Chuck has defeated both cancer AND serious heart disease and he brings us some compelling stories of how he combined his own versions of Mental Toughness and mind control with western medical treatment to restore himself to perfect health.
I actually agree with the comment, "Don't get your hopes up." But for a contrary reason. This is one of the most profound and popular lies being propagated today - that there's a problem with not getting what you want. So to avoid the hurt that comes with that, lower your expectations and be less hopeful. Twisted.
Beginner coaches often delay the launch of their practices for a whole host of foolish reasons. Here's a list of the lies we are taught to believe that would have us hesitate in getting busy serving the people who need our gifts and contributions.