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The Long game and feeling overwhelmed

Doing work that matters actually does matter

In fact, getting really specific about the change we seek to make is vital

With getting really specific comes the resolve and accompanying anxiety of choosing one path

It requires a trust in the process however trusting the process requires that there is a process

That we don’t just take on the dilution all approach that it will simply happen

It requires that we stay ever mindful

It requires a focus

It requires that we hold ourself and our team accountable to DO THE WORK

Understanding that the long game is won day by day, drip by drip

What is executable is all that matters

Focusing on the goal means not getting stressed and taking a shortcut

It means that it’s never about a all at once, storm the shores approach

Instead, it’s always about shifting culture

Day by day, drip by drip, engage, care, listen, repeat

Before we get excited it’s essential to script the first quarter so to speak of our 90 minutes

To start our 90 minutes in zone coverage before we see what the opposition brings to the pitch

The script- simple- executable- drip by drip

A framework

Becoming a unit of execution

Because after all it’s very rarely if ever a sprint

It’s a race and having the endurance matters when we hit those walls and hit them we will

So let’s start with Them

Let’s start why the Change we seek to make

Let’s look at the vehicles and nuances within them

Let’s show respect for those platforms

Let’s illustrate a worthiness of trust

Let’s not look rushed

Day by day

The long game

Now pick- what is the change You seek to make- go make a Ruckus 😊

Where to start?

The ultimate paralyzing question

But very necessary

What do you care about?

What do you want to create community around?

Is it being done?

Is it being done generously and with intent?

It all starts with a question seemingly easy but not really if we look within

“What is the change we seek to make?” And for WHO?

In my life, and in my career I have been part of cash poor startups that soared and part of highly capitalized brands that cannot get out of their own way.

I have seen amazing innovation stifled by egos

I have seen growth mindset in action

What is common amongst winners

1. Ability to see a goal

2. Starting ( as Steve Jobs famously stated ” Real Artists ship”)

3. Knowing exactly who it is for( because you can never have them all)

4. Knowing what the change they seek to create is

5. Thick skin for Haters because everyone has this to overcome to do the bad work that eventually leads to the good and sometimes, Great work

It is always about taking and putting on your plate only what you can finish.

It also comes down to maximizing connections

As I start out to do the work of creating the T2 experiment the change I seek to create is to create consciously connected people seeking something more

Within that is the passionate mission to enlighten a healthy ketogenic lifestyle and truly alter & optimize each one of us

This I promise will be fun

a game in perception

I woke to a beautiful spring morning

But it prompted a reflection that has been in my brain since I was a young boy

The quote is “perception is reality ”

But are we looking through similar lenses?

What if what I call green differs from what you call green?

What if we are not really all that connected?

What if left to me and left to you in reality are completely different

What if we see only fixed to our perceptions

What if we hear only fixed to our understandings

What if what we hold as reality is only perception?

I know it’s exaggerated but doesn’t this illustrate what we need to realize when we do this work we set out to do?

When we seek to truly empathize would it be best to go to edges and then settle back to reality

I don’t know but what would you do , say and how would you act if the assumed could no longer be assumed?

the Connection Paradox

par·a·dox
ˈperəˌdäks/Submit
noun
a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.


Please allow me to set the stage

We have Never in the history of mankind had available greater opprotunity

We have Never in the history of mankind had more opportunity to matter more

Yes we Hustle, Grind, Hack, we interrupt, over and over and oh yes over again

Sigh 🙁

“With great power, comes great responsibility.”​ – Voltaire

I understand that being true, being generous and being empathetic isn’t as appealing in a video on facebook as Hustle and grind but I will place my bets on the long arc and the end game and that truly seeking to show up every day contributing something of value “for others” will win out.

I am a eternal optimist so I have no choice

I guess it all starts with a decision we need to make that will dictate all steps, turns and decisions to arrive- Where do we want this to go?

Business- Do we want to be a major player in major market? Someplace in between? or are we totally happy with a fingerprint personal relationship with everyone we create our change for?

* and there is no wrong answer – only being untruthful to yourself

Personal- Do we want the possessions? Riches? or do we simply desire “enough”?  Enough to be free of spirit? There is no wrong answer just not being Truthful to yourself.

I do believe we waste on what matters little most of our lives. The great Stoics spoke at length on this very topic.

I realize more and more how much we shine spotlights on ourselves all for nothing but to torment ourselves.

The greatest advice I can provide my daughter as she grows is take action in life, do your best to get comfortable trying! Ask questions and listen- Listen and never seek to be the authority- embrace being the student.

In my career spanning almost 25 years I see so much choice it paralyzes

I see at the core what has always worked best

Genuine Caring

Genuine Emapthy

Genuine Generosity

simply a genuine desire to develop relationships with those we seek to serve

simply to create “Friends” and in creating a friend we create someone who would as Seth Godin says “would miss you if you were gone” – IF you didn’t show up tomorrow or the next day, No matter if on Facebook, Instagram, a weekly podcast or the local deli- would I miss you- would I look at my phone and be upset, would I grab the door and be sad it was closed- That is why we are doing this isn’t it after all?

To be for someone we cannot be for everyone

guess what- I get it- That is scary

scary because we might fail

scary because people will realize we don’t have all the answers- the map

but here is the thing- no one does!

All we can do is choose and show up

and when we fail (and we will)

we get to do it again

It is what we signed up for

so STOP seeking a magic bullet

and STOP worrying you will fail

Instead strive to Matter…..to someone …you have a choice …we always do

 

 

 

 

2018 Paradox

Lets start with the definition of paradox:

par·a·dox
ˈperəˌdäks/Submit
noun
a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
“in a paradox, he has discovered that stepping back from his job has increased the rewards he gleans from it”
synonyms: contradiction, contradiction in terms, self-contradiction, inconsistency, incongruity


In business and within brands there seems to be a chasm presently, maybe a space between the old Industrial and the new connection. Within this is the opportunity to become a Linchpin, a Anomaly.

  1. Leadership vs Management- No-one is inspired to be managed, boxed in, watched and told what to do. For years the industrial economy taught us that their was safety and security in being managed- but that really never was. it made us a COG, a number, a easily replaced one at that. sure when I speak with a retail chain manager a a big supplement retailer who has dismal sales and ask what can his store do, contribute and stand out to his community he assures me that any attempt to stand out is and has been squashed by ‘corporate” – yes this is industrial machine at its managerial best! The worst and a reminder of exactly why mattering more, taking risks really isn’t that risky at all!

Leadership- Thats where we all win! We strive to make a impact. We encourage people to be special snowflakes because we all are. We take a team of workers and empower them each as individual snowflakes. We strive to develop a culture within our walls. It in my humble opinion is where I see so many good intentioned get it so wrong.

Invest in making your greatest assets happy – your TEAM, then create a environment where each one contributes something that empowers them, builds their personal brand and thus making a super culture where the company benefits and ultimately creates a Tribes of totally loyal fans

This is why dysfunctional unfunded startups beat highly funded corporations- In the early stages the dysfunctional startups have one huge advantage – connection/ realness and care

So create your own content

encourage constant iteration

encourage FUN

LEAD

Certain Ramblings

Some statements are certain
Certain statements or Facts

-Your brand isn't a list of features and benefits
-Your brand isn't guaranteed placement
-Your brand isn't guaranteed our trust or loyalty
-You are not welcomed to spam me
-If I do not trust you I don't care what you cost monetarily because the true cost is what will I tell my friends ( Tribe) and what will I tell my boss
-Marketing is about taking frequent calculated shots
-Marketing is ideally a one on one , eye to eye relationship- scaled
-Only scale to where you are still in the conversation actively
-Show empathy because it matters to you Not because it's the word of the hour.
-Generosity matters most when it's done in privacy
-Caring always matters
-If you don't take time to daydream you are limiting yourself considerably
-Always ask What if? Why not? How can we?
-Habit destroys many , be the car that swings a UTurn, turns off that side road, after all it's the journey isn't it?

Ok good luck everyone

Just some ramblings I thought I'd share

the Silence is Golden

Simplicity + Execution

Willingness to iterate in the moment

all the while making certain I provide my due diligence and always asking first, “Am I iterating for success or to make the path easier?”

Over the next 8 weeks I will be silently journaling each day in my quest , for mind & body,

a simple, real approach the forging a IRON  Will and Body

For me it will revolve around increasing Focus and Clarity , Personally and Professionally

For me it will also revolve around developing a Show & Go Physicality

This journey will become a Free E-book with some collaborative components

the announcement will be mid April with enrollment www.Myotropicinnovations.com

there will be no mandatory purchases, just real information

the PRO

What does it mean to be a PRO?

the PRO is a Practitioner of his/her craft

the PRO understands that success or failure day to day is not ultimately controlled

the PRO understands that they can only Show Up Everyday and do good work

the PRO doesn’t fall in line with the kool aide drinking crowd

the PRO is not afraid to fail

the PRO starts often

the PRO doesn’t need your praise

the PRO knows their value

the PRO seeks “Hell Yeah” opportunities

oh, and the PRO gets paid

in this modern era the PRO must remind him/her self that they do not need to prove themselves for free

they are a PRO, they show up and #work

Manifesto

I have been in this sort of “Holding pattern” regarding the #Work I really am passionate about doing. I believe partly because its new and I fear looking stupid. I also believe it is due to the #Resistance #Lizardbrain attacking.

I remind myself daily that there is no “Right way” or “Wrong way” ONLY MY WAY to create my #Utopia Company.

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As Derek Sivers wrote

“When you make a business, you get to make a little universe where you control all the laws.”


Below I am reposting a Blog entry that describes the vision I have. I will print it out today. I will edit, iterate, and I swear to all I will #DO

#MOREMOREMORE Its Time I #ACT and #DO what I know needs to be done….The microphone is collecting dust…Time to #Matter

 


What is it for?

Why I LOVE the edge

The “thing” about what they leave out

the things they avoid telling us

they say things to uplift

they say things to mislead

they live on building false hopes

false hopes that crumble when tested

They tell you you can eat whatever you want and still attain your target body

Not True

They tell you that you can undue years of neglecting your health with a couple capsules

Not True

They tell you a $9.99 juice a day can replace developing a taste for wholesome foods

Not True

They tell you a Organic seal on a fruit from South America means more nutrition inside that that local farms “un certified” fruit

Not True

 

Always telling you what they think will get a short term approval, sale, endorsement, vote

and Unfortunately they leave out the piece, the thing, the magic …WORK…..EFFORT…EXECUTION….INTENSITY…

There is a great way I can personally explain this

In training I have always been a disciple of the Arthur Jones High Intensity school of bodybuilding

The sexy parts you see in magazines, HIT Training- massive muscles in minutes, one set to “Failure”, train for muscle in 30 minutes or less

WOW, 1 set to “failure”

So appealing, since the average person REALLY has a grip on what this entails…They do NOT

What it means, What it looks like, I will video the way it looks

Effort, Intensity, the juicy bits they purposely leave out

Its found in a bucket your puking in because you cannot breathe another breath

Its found in literally not being able to even more that bar another inch

its where the Juicy Bits are

In training

In life

In it all

they leave out what most always Trumps talent- WORK, EXECUTION, TENACITY its nice to talk MED (minimum effective dose)

BUT that only matters once you set the standard of EFFORT

Then its a Force Multiplier

Then is lightning  #mecca1BOOM!