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From Childhood Abuse To Successful Entrepreneur – Wesley Chapman

Have you ever had something happen in your past that would make you believe your potential is limited?

 

Maybe it was a teacher or coach who made you feel your potential was limited?

 

Or an experience from your youth that still makes you feel a certain way today?

 

What if you were abused in every way growing up by the people in your life and deemed a “failure” by the system, being fed drugs like candy to “work” like a normal kid?

 

The crazy thing is that I know someone who had this life.

 

What’s interesting is that they went on to be EXTREMELY successful in spite of all of the hardships and being labeled “less than” by a failed system that’s still in place today.

 

Meet Wesley Chapman – Entrepreneur and creator of A Human Project where he helps at risk kids to become empowered and live their true potential even through adversity and hardship at a young age.

 

This interview will inspire any entrepreneur, small business owner or person to live life with a strong, meaningful purpose behind what they do and why they do it.

 

You can learn more about Wesley and A Human Project Below

https://www.ahumanproject.com

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Have you ever had something happen in your past that would make you believe your potential is limited?

 

Maybe it was a teacher or coach who made you feel your potential was limited?

 

Or an experience from your youth that still makes you feel a certain way today?

 

What if you were abused in every way growing up by the people in your life and deemed a “failure” by the system, being fed drugs like candy to “work” like a normal kid?

 

The crazy thing is that I know someone who had this life.

 

What’s interesting is that they went on to be EXTREMELY successful in spite of all of the hardships and being labeled “less than” by a failed system that’s still in place today.

 

Meet Wesley Chapman – Entrepreneur and creator of A Human Project where he helps at risk kids to become empowered and live their true potential even through adversity and hardship at a young age.

 

This interview will inspire any entrepreneur, small business owner or person to live life with a strong, meaningful purpose behind what they do and why they do it.

 

You can learn more about Wesley and A Human Project Below

https://www.ahumanproject.com

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No Arms, No Legs And No Excuses – Kyle Maynard

Was there ever something that you’ve wanted to do in life but told yourself that you couldn’t?

It could be a dream job, a physical achievement or something else that you talked yourself out of.

Maybe it was the business you’ve always wanted to start but you decided to stop yourself?

My friend Kyle could have told himself that he couldn’t do a lot of things – but instead he decided to take action on ALL of the things he wanted in life in spite of being born with no arms and no legs.

Think about that for a moment – being born without the extremities that so many of us are gifted with.

Imagine growing up the challenges you would face with other kids…

Or just imagine the work environment – how would you make it?

It comes down to the right beliefs, mindset and actions in life.

I was honored to have Kyle Maynard on our show where he shared his story and so many inspiring moments from his life.

He’s extremely accomplished having set his mind to doing everything from being a competitive wrestler, Entrepreneur, MMA competitor, Motivational Speaker and even climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.

If you’re looking for inspiration in your life this IS the episode you will not want to miss!

If you’re interested in learning more about Kyle and all his amazing accomplishments, check out his Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/kylemaynard.fanpage/ or his website www.Kyle-Maynard.com.

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How To Get More Of What You Want In Life – Michael Bernoff

Have you ever wanted something in life but couldn’t get yourself to follow through?

 

Something that you seemed to talk about for months or years but you just failed to act?

 

So many of us WANT to lose weight, start a business or change some area of our life but find ourselves “stuck” in doing what we want to do.

 

What if there was a way to do whatever you said you wanted to do?

 

The good news is that you can really have whatever you want and it’s a LOT easier than you think.

 

I wanted to bring you one of the top experts in personal development who will show you the exact truth behind getting what you want in life.

 

Michael Bernoff has had a massive impact on my life and I’m extremely grateful to share his story and top techniques or helping you get more of what you truly want and desire

 

In this episode you’ll learn…

  • Why we’re all truly capable of getting what we want in life and how to follow through
  • What stops us from taking action or falling off the wagon with our identity
  • How to lose weight, start your business or go after whatever else you want in life (and finally get it)
  • Simple tips to go from “lazy” to inspired almost instantly

 

I can promise you if you’ve wanted to make any change in your life that this is going to be the KEY to succeeding.

 

I know how much what Michael teaches has influenced my life and I’m so excited to share the same thing with you

 

You can learn more about Michael Bernoff at:

http://www.michaelbernoff.com

 

You can also get a FREE gift from Michael (which I recommend)

http://www.180shift.com

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From College Dropout Turned Entrepreneur Who Followed His Passion to Create Multiple 7 Figure Businesses

Download on Itunes HERE!

Have you ever had a dream to start your own business – but let life get in the way?

 

Maybe you felt like you had a great idea – but couldn’t go for it because…..

 

You didn’t have the money

Lacked the belief you could do it

Said you didn’t have the time

You “needed” a degree

You believed no one would give you a chance

 

The bottom line is we ALL make excuses – whether it’s about reaching a weight loss goal OR going after a business we’ve wanted to for some time (trust me I know this from personal experience)

 

What if I told you it IS possible to succeed?

 

One of my own mentors, Duane Spires, proves how ANYONE can become “self-made” once they make the decision and then act

 

I know this from personal experience of working with him for the past 6 months

 

Just like anything, hard work ALWAYS pays off – that’s the motto he lives by

 

In this episode of Life Inspired you’ll discover:

  • How to turn an idea into a successful business – even without a degree
  • The mindset you need to achieve success in anything
  • How your health directly and indirectly impacts your job or business
  • What entrepreneurs need to know to succeed in growing their business

 

You will NOT want to miss this awesome episode.

 

You can connect with Duane Spires directly at:

http://martialartssuccessteam.com/

https://www.facebook.com/National.speaker

https://www.instagram.com/duanespires/

https://www.facebook.com/officialDuaneSpires 

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Pejman Ghadimi – From Immigrant To Self Made Millionaire

Download This Podcast Episode Here

Have You Ever Had A DREAM You Wanted To Go After?

 

Maybe you wanted to start a business?

 

And then “Reality” hit and suddenly you didn’t believe you could do it

 

You lost confidence in yourself or faith that it could (or would) work out

 

Or maybe you weren’t sure how or what to do

 

Maybe you even said things like “that’s not for people like me”

 

Or “I couldn’t make it in business””

 

Those are all things Pejman Ghadimi could have said to himself in his journey to becoming a Self-Made millionaire

 

In the latest episode of Life Inspired I share a POWERFUL perspective on life from someone that has truly done the work – without the typical excuses that come with it

 

In this episode you’ll hear:

-How powerful it can be to go from proving other people wrong, to proving yourself right in business in life

-How a self-made millionaire views the work, their work ethic and what it TRULY takes to make it in business

-How mastering your emotions can help you succeed in any area of business

-Why self-awareness is the most underrated skillset to have as an entrepreneur

You can learn more about Pejman here:

http://www.pejmanghadimi.com

You can learn more about his community (which I personally recommend) here:

http://www.secretentourage.com

SecretAcademics.com

You can get his best-selling book, Third Circle Theory here

www.ThirdCircleBook.com

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From 9-5 Desk Job To Bodybuilding.com Spokesmodel

Listen To Rickey’s Story Here

Have you ever felt like there was something BIGGER you should be doing?

Maybe you saw yourself helping people, living life on your terms or even doing something you’re more passionate about?

Honestly that’s how my friend Rickey felt

He was doing something that took care of him financially – but left a burning desire inside to go after what he really wanted, which is to inspire others through his pursuit with health and fitness

1 year ago Rickey and I reconnected after having met at our first Physique Competition over 2 years ago

He knew what he wanted – to become a personal trainer and pursue his journey in bodybuilding – but without the 9-5 that left him yearning for more.

Fast forward ONE YEAR from that conversation and he’s not only taken the “jump” after quitting his job, but he’s become successful as a personal trainer on his own (without the help of a big gym) and was selected to represent Bodybuilding.com

You can listen to the episode here

Also, I PERSONALLY recommend Rickey as a trainer if you’re looking for online support or are in the San Diego area

You can learn more about his training programs at 413 Health And Fitness

ALSO – make sure to follow him on Instagram for some powerful motivation! Follow Him HERE

 

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3 Reasons To Believe In Yourself

Validation and approval from others is a gift and a curse

It means we care what others think or feel, which is great if it’s our duty to serve them such as a personal trainer that cares about their clients seeing progress, a teacher that wants their students to succeed or any other leader that has integrity in what they do.

It’s also also our “Achilles heel” as we lose confidence in making decisions based on what we truly want as we’re constantly seeking approval from others if it’s the “right choice”.

This is my greatest strength and also my biggest challenge

It drives me to perform and then will cripple and freeze me in my steps when I lack certainty.

It has a major impact on ALL areas of my life that require decisions – from business to fitness.

From eating crap foods or sticking with my diet.

To blowing money when I shouldn’t to saving and investing in my future.

So what does this have to do with health and fitness?

What doesn’t it, is the better thing to ask.

I see it so often – the mom that wants to look and feel her best, improve her health, lose weight and boost her self-image for example.

She decides “ok, this is it – this is my time to take control of my life!”.

She puts the time in to get to the gym, prep her food in advance and make the right decisions, but then something happens.

She turns up to a get together at her favorite restaurant and doesn’t want to “be a pain” and order healthy things.

She also doesn’t want to feel left out so she enjoys a few drinks just like her friends.

No one wants to be the “odd ball” right?

Then she beats herself up for the next week because of the scale and how she feels.

Was it worth it? No. She immediately regrets her decision (which was really everyone else’s decision) and falls off the wagon.

The next week she’s back on plan – but puts her kids before herself.

She could’ve planned better – but is so focused on feeding her kids and keeping them happy that she forgets about herself.

Do you see what’s happening?

It’s reactive not proactive.

She’s last on the list of things that are important.

Look – not every day will be perfect. Not every meal will be good for you.

Just be honest that you’ll get what you want in life – whether that be more respect, better health, the body you want or even the job or career that leaves you feeling fulfilled.

Being able to make decisions and becoming an independent thinker is easer said than done – but it’s how we build our confidence.

From making decisions and STICKING to them.

By waivering because someone isn’t thrilled rarely serves us.

I find there are times where I make the “other” decision that goes against my goals and I end up being thrilled I did.

But these choices we make that don’t take us forward and closer to the life we want…..we must choose wisely. EVERYTHING comes at a cost.

If you go out late with friends and family and put your professional life on the backburner, is it worth it to you at that moment? You may still wake up early and do what you need to do – but maybe with a hangover that limits your productivity.

Sometimes that’s exactly what we need.

But know when you are making the decisions and the price you pay.

This isn’t to pass judgment – but share perspective and awareness.

WHY do we do what we do is the first thing we must answer for ourselves. Is it for US or someone else?

Is pleasing another what we really want or is it social pressure that really means little in the end.

WHAT we do is the next thing. If we cheat on our diet, is it a sample or two, or do we go OVERBOARD.

I’ve been guilty of this plenty of times in my life.

This is just a thought I wanted to share. We ALL have control over our actions as we manage our thoughts and physical state.

 

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How To Turn A Bad Day Around (And Save Your Diet)

Yesterday I woke up early – it was my day to “sleep in” and I figured what better way to start it than with a great workout.

I honestly didn’t sleep great, but I still woke up with my alarm at 430am sharp, went through my morning prep and hit the gym.

I went in for my workout, pushed through a great training session of squats and a handful of other exercises, hit a quick cardio session then freshened up just in time for a morning meeting with my team.

I hit my time right on schedule, hopped in my car and was a few minutes early to Starbucks as my coaches came in.

I debated in my mind if I should get a coffee – I then decided (really, justified it) that I would get a Venti Cold Brew.

If you know anything about me, you’ll know I LOVE my coffee…..the feeling it gives you, the experience, the environment, etc.

It’s One Of My Favorite Parts Of My Day.

There’s one detail I didn’t mention – I had caffeine before my workout.

Do You See The Problem Yet?

Honestly, it probably wouldn’t have been an issue – but there’s 2 things I you should know (and can learn from)

  1. I’ve made a commitment to significantly limit my total caffeine intake and cut off when I have it to 500mg or less no later than 10am  (typically had 500-1000 per day before throughout the day)
  2. The pre workout drink with caffeine + the Starbucks coffee had WAY too much total caffeine for my system

This all came about after committing to improving my health with a higher standard and cutting back my caffeine intake weeks ago.

Now the slightest bit extra is felt – and this time it was for the worse.

I noticed I saw all the immediate benefits – excitement, “energy” – you name it…..then it all came crashing down.

By 930 I felt irritable, anxious – you name it.

I was self-aware that I was in a bad mood and was struggling to re-frame my thoughts in a positive.

I was coaching my clients but I knew I was struggling to give my best and it showed.

So What Does This Mean For You?

What’s interesting is usually I can re-frame a negative thought or low energy state with changing my Physiology through simple exercises that get my heart rate up, going on a quick walk and shifting my mental focus to something that gets me excited or makes me feel fulfilled….but this time I couldn’t.

I learned that I had overloaded my system with caffeine and I had to ride it out.

I felt out of control.

I was extremely negative, wanted to stress eat and didn’t want to really do anything.

I had several commitments lined up for the day and the only thing on my mind was to cancel and back out, to fold.

This Is EXACTLY What People Struggle With When It Comes To Low Energy, A Poor Diet And No Exercise – Ready To Change It?

Unfortunately I had to just ride it out.

I just “did the work”.

I accepted I was having a “shitty” physical and mental state and moved on.

There’s a saying that success is defined by what we do when we feel like doing things the LEAST.

This mindset helped me stick dead on to my nutrition plan, bring on a new client and then what happened next was even better.

I volunteered to help ABC 7 viewers with their biggest health & fitness struggles by taking calls for a few hours.

As I found myself helping people, expecting nothing in return, it allowed me to get back into my “flow” of the true me. Thankfully the caffeine overload had worn off and I could be my over the top, positive self.

I was able to serve others, influence and impact their lives by showing them what the next step with their health and fitness is instead of chasing the latest trend or quick fix.

I literally turned my day around and went to bed feeling incredible – and excited to wake up at 4am today 🙂

So How Do You Pull Out Of A Funk And Keep Committed To Things In Your Life When Down?

Step 1: Clean Up Your Diet

As you saw I was influenced in all ways by what went into my body. I eat super clean with the only sugar in my diet coming from a small bit of fruit so food isn’t an issue for me – in fact it leaves me feeling full of energy. Caffeine is something I MUST control and NOT make justifications around.

Being brutally honest with ourselves – and going cold turkey on crap food is the first step.

Step 2: Own Your State

Movement, the focus of our thoughts and how we communicate with ourselves and others makes all the difference in how we think, act and feel minute to minute.

With nutrition in check all we need to do is prioritize sleep and daily movement of some kind (ideally a training session) and use other strategies to keep our mind calm and our head clear.

Step 3: Give to others

If you’re feeling down or like a “victim” with a “why me?” or “why is it so hard?” mentality, one of the most powerful things you can do is give with expecting nothing in return.

I did this as I genuinely showed interest in what people calling in with questions were asking. I honestly focused on how I could help them with where they’re at now.

Doing something nice for someone will ALWAYS impact your state in a positive way.

Just a few things that will work

  1. Buy someone at Starbucks behind you in line their drink and keep anonymous
  2. Shoot a text to someone you truly appreciate that you haven’t told in a while
  3. Write a note to someone and thank them

It Really Comes Down To A Decision Every Day, Minute To Minute

You have to DECIDE you want to get into and stay in a positive state of mind.

This does NOT just happen on it’s own.

When you are YOUR best, everything becomes a heck of a lot easier – whether it’s showing up for your workouts, sticking with a proper diet, following through on your commitments and excelling in your professional and personal relationships.

Use this frame of thought and the strategies I’ve laid out here to be the best version of you with all areas of your life.

With love and honesty,

Coach John 🙂