Hello and Happy Sunday to You!
Now before everyone goes and gets super excited…I am not back..exactly – kind of….
I am no longer working with clients in any capacity but have continued to maintain the lifestyle of veganism and fitness as I have pursued other interests in my life. When I posted on my facebook page that I would be taking the page down, little did I know that it was something that I could just not bring myself to do. In the deeper recess of my soul, something told me “no” and I listened. In this last year and a half, much has happened and little has also changed. I’ve jumped into fulfilling my love for motorcycles with both feet enjoying the thrill of riding and also building. Working with Harley Davidson and understanding some additional technical aspects of motor and engine builds has been tremendous and more than worth it. I have also honestly missed posting fitness and meal plans, as well as doing what I am doing right now…just talking with you all. I’ve titled this post I feel appropriately because no matter how much we either try to run or alter the true nature of who we are, we always come back to our fundamental roots. That being said, I will be brainstorming over the next weeks to decide what I will be offering aside from my blog posts. I’m a person that does not believe in going backwards so I am certain that I will not be offering personal training or classes. I may offer minimum consulting for meal planning but again, I’m unsure as to how far I will go.
It has been awhile I know but once I iron out what contributions I can make, I will be in touch. Until then, enjoy your Sunday and we’ll talk again soon!
Hey, how’s it going?
So since it’s Friday and you’re ready to get on with your weekend, I thought about a couple of things that have really been bothering me and wondered if you were having some difficulties rationalizing them too.
This past week has been an eye opener for me. I learned that from all my dilegence and research that I was wrong about some things. I realized that in order for me to maintain my professionalism and ethics, I would have to own up to the misinformation and inform my clients about the correct way to do things. I couldn’t be negligent with their needs, their health and lifestyle. After all, it would be my fault if I didn’t….right?
Accountability is something that we are all responsible for. If this simple check and balance is not in place, a great many things can occur. From theft and greed, to the gross management of someone’s life that would lead to their demise or ultimate death. So whose fault is it when you don’t have all the information about your diabetes? Yours? Your Doctor? Pharmaceutial Company?
All of the Above! Now, I know what you are thinking…”Jeremy is on the soapbox, telling me that I don’t have all the information that I need to cope with my diabetes.” I am actually telling you that you have just enough information to cope with your diabetes…not get rid of it!
It’s not your fault that:
You don’t know the right questions to ask
Your doctors continue to treat your symptoms
Your monthly medication costs are rising
You experience mood swings due to medicating
Your constant change in eating habits are making you depressed
Your Diabetes is Not Improving
You get sick and it takes longer to get rid of illness
You’re having trouble sleeping
You find that you are prone to having accidents in your clothes (#2!)
You’re thinking of suicide
You want to end this pain
You think I’m nuts
For the established reasons, the base that medical practices and what would be considered the normal course of action, much of what I am saying to you would seem like a conspiracy theory…when in fact it’s not.
I care about your wellbeing just as I care about my father, my brother and sister, my niece that go through (and have gone through and paid the ultimate price) the pain, the emotional valleys of dealing with sacrificing their lives on the account of “coping” with a curable disease. I don’t want you to die, I want you to live.
Live so you can embrace your life and touch those around you. Share your gift, your talents given to you with the world. Enrich a childs life and share that spark that exists within you to open a door to another realm for someone. Become an educator and understand that life is not defined in maintaining, it is defined in accomplishment and ever seeking higher degrees of capacity within ones self.
You should know by now that I would die for you. My life is pointless if I am not truthful with you and provide you with the tools required to assist you to reverse and eliminate your diabetes. I’ve watched you fight for too long to gain zero ground in defeating this disease. I plan to help you get rid of it…whether your doctor, pharmacist or pharmaceutial provider like it or not. My life is worth risking for you because you mean more to me living than you do to them as a consumer. I Love You and all that you represent. It’s not your fault.
Have a great weekend.
Yours In Success,
I just wanted to rap with you for a few minutes on this saturday afternoon about what is holding you back. I consider you a close friend and would like to think that you will still respect me after I tell you some things that might upset you and/or piss you off.
You will never succeed in life by being a yes man, going with the flow, not causing problems, making others happy before yourself, being the ultimate respectful one, kind and overly generous. None of these life traits will lead to success in your life. There are moments and times when you should exhibt all that are mentioned, however the reason why doing these things now are futile in your current state is because of you primary issue: Your Circle Of Influence.
We are the sum total of the 5 individuals that are in our immediate circle of influence. These individuals most likely operate from a mindset of fear, scarcity, self sabotage, ignorance, false sense of security…you get my point. They will have almost no use for you other than what you may be able to do for them. More times than not, your progress will be brought to a halt or even push you back further to fulfill an agenda of theirs that is not in alignment with yours. This is self defeating. Les Brown states that there are “More Dreams and Ideas that people have taken to the grave with them.” Mostly due to fear, albeit self imposed or that “suggestive fear” from the Circle of Influence. There is a way that this destructive process can be corrected and it is done in the most direct and blatent way. Ready for the solution? – GET RID OF THEM….ALL OF THEM!
Motivational Speaker Eric Thomas says it best: “You can’t ask ordinary people to be phenominal, you can’t ask average people to be phenominal, you just are phenominal and you will attract phenominal.”
When you have a goal or dream that you desire more than anything in the world, when your “why” can not be denied, you can either wade amongst those that are scared to pursue their dreams, or you can tell them to piss off while you pursue yours. One of two things is going to occur: 1. Either you will be stuck in the mediocre life that someone else is projecting on you or 2. You will focus on the things that will make you happy, give you the life that you seek and accomplish and tell those that live in fear to leave you alone. They are crabs that mean you more harm than good.
Here is the hard part for you to accept and complete if you really want to win. Those crabs that you should get far from are usually: husband, wife, boyfriend, girlfriend, mother, father, brother, sister, best friend, co-workers. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. See, there are some people in the world that when asked what they would do for success, their answer is, “I’ll do anything.” Then there are others that get asked that question, reply with the same answer, learn that the crabs keeping them from success are within that group I mentioned and you know what they do? Nothing. They remain in mediocrity. Why? Fear of losing those that would otherwise keep you from accomplishing, succeeding in life.
I don’t want this to be you. I feel like you’ve come too far to be controlled and provided a detour to obscurity. I love the movie Talladega Nights with Will Ferrill. The most notable saying in that movie: “If You’re Not First, You’re Last.” Everybody remembers a winner…nobody remembers last place. Don’t you want to be remembered?
I know that at this point you’re probably a bit bothered with me so I will just say a few more words and just anger you. Yes, make you angry. There are few things in life that can not be replaced and with that concept you should never feel like you can’t pick up and start over. Do not play games you can’t win… The only no win situation in life is the one you decide to stay in. With the exception of your parents and children everybody else…EVERYBODY ELSE can either be eliminated or replaced..PERIOD.
You hold the key to your ultimate success…are you going to decide to drive your dream or will you be a passenger in your life allowing others to navigate you on a path to nowhere?
Thanks For Reading
Hey What’s Up Everyone!
I have been getting my workout in and on over the past couple of weeks. Gearing up for a couple of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournaments in Maryland and New Jersey. I have not forgotten about you but I’ve taken a step back to indulge myself a little bit. Kind of the reason for this post.
With today being Friday and how many that work during the week with weekends off, I want you to begin to practice something:
Treat everyday as if it were a day for you to accomplish your life-long goals. For me, competing and grappling has been a main staple in my life. I can honestly tell you that I feel physically sick when I either can not or am unable to train for whatever reason. Due to this and my dedication, I am always reminded of my love and passion for grappling and Jiu Jitsu. That being said, you should always pursue your goals and dreams with a relentless passion and never concede or give them up. For anyone to say that they have children and can not…I say you are full of it! I have two little ones that do the very best they can to prevent me from training and I refuse to let that happen.
Give this some serious thought this weekend while enjoying your family or some solid rest and down time! I will continue to get myself in the best shape of my life and grow as a martial artist as well as an outstanding human being. Always strive to be the best person you can be regardless of the obstacles and circumstances that you are confronted with.
Until the next time, enjoy your day and have a great weekend!