TUL 033 – Break Free From Limiting Beliefs


Is it possible that what you believe about yourself is what’s holds you back from change?  Not only is it possible but true for all of us!  Whether we want to admit it or not the fact remains that our actions directly follow our beliefs!  We like to think that we believe certain things or ways.  We fill out on surveys that we stand for x, y and z.  But one close look into our daily lives might say something entirely different.

Beliefs are powerful, motivating and potentially dangerous!  On today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I share a few inspiring and entirely true stories that will help motivate you to push beyond limiting beliefs that might be keeping you from breaking through.  George Dantzig and Roger Banister are remarkable examples that we must learn from to push beyond what we think may be possible. Continue reading “TUL 033 – Break Free From Limiting Beliefs”

TUL 032 – Why You Fail To See Results

Are you where you want to be?  Are you making the progress you had hoped to?

Progress is hard.

On today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I bring on a very special co-host, Micah Shaw, to help break down some of the reasons as to why you may not be experiencing the change you want to see.  Micah is a head collegiate track and field coach in Georgia.  He also happens to be my younger (slower and shorter) brother!

Continue reading “TUL 032 – Why You Fail To See Results”

TUL 031 – Business Starter Tips: Is it time to jump?

Is there an idea, dream, or passion you’ve been churning over for some time?  Is it time to jump?

On today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I share some business starter tips to help you think through some of the first steps when jumping into something new.  Some powerful advice from not only my own experiences but also from gleaning from the wisdom of many of the best leaders and entrepreneurs and what they have learned along the way. Continue reading “TUL 031 – Business Starter Tips: Is it time to jump?”

TUL 030 – An Easter Principle That Will Change Everything

Bunnies, chocolate, pastel colors, egg hunts – they’re all fine, but they are not Easter.  There’s no need for debate or making a case for Easter, its historical origins are clear.  On today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I share about the underlining principal that makes Easter – Easter.

The work of Easter can be adequately summarized in one word RECONCILIATION.  It’s not a word we often use but it is a concept that many of us take for granted daily and find ourselves in need of often.

This show provides you with insight, stories and resources that help you take steps toward significant change in your life.  Today’s content will not just better your life, but has the potential to forever change it.  Our existence is boiled down to two primary relationships; 1) Our relationship to God, 2) Our relationship to fellow man.  If you’re normal, there’s likely a fracture or two in there somewhere in one of those categories.  Listen in today as I address some of the lies that hold us back and provide some motivation to help you take steps that can and will change you for the better!

May your Easter season this year be filled with reconciliation and peace!


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TUL 029 – Book Review: The Four Hour Work Week

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Books have the power to change minds, which have the power to change lives.  That’s why THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE exists, to help you make significant changes in your life!

On today’s show I break down for you the powerful insights found within the wildly popular book, “The Four Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferris.  This book as sold well over a million copies and sat on the New York Times best seller list for 7 years!

Tim breaks this practical book down into 4 main steps following the acronym D-E-A-L.  Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation.  Following this formula, Tim paints the picture of what he is calling the “New Rich,” those who understand and there are more currencies than just money.  For example, time, and mobility.  The “New Rich” believe that the aim is not to necessarily be millionaires but to be able to live like they think millionaires would live…more time to do what they want and enjoy, and the ability to engage in a wealth of new experiences.

I’m not kidding when i say this book is full of useful and thought provoking ideas.  You can, and will, find something that makes you think and likely pushes you further into that which you really desire to achieve.

Have a listen as I share an insightful overview as well as numerous significant quotes and takeaways that have helped me and I hope will help you.  If you’re looking for Tim’s Dreamlining recourse sheet (references in today’s episode) you can find that here dreamlineworksheet1.1.

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TUL 028 – You are the average of the five people you associate with most!

“You are the average of the five people that you associate with most”    – Jim Rohn

The quote is short and sweet, right to the point.  Who you hang around matters.  What influences you surround yourself with matters.

Many of us learned this as children.  You are who you hang around, for better or worse.

Join me on today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE as I break down not only the truth found within this phrase, but just as importantly an exercise to help you best apply it to your life!

Here’s the short version: Get some paper or get your notes app and write down the following in order.

  • The 5 people you spend you associate with the most (not just physically present with but influences like authors, books, podcasts, etc… as well)
  • What kind of person do I want to be? What are the qualities you want to possess? (to be healthy, express a remarkable faith, succeed at business dealings, competence, good with people, make wise decisions, disciplined)
  • What are the 3 primary qualities (good or bad) that I see in those 5 people? (lazy, fun, good listener, complainer, cheater, smart, could be anything)
  • Do their qualities match who I want to become? Do they elevate me or bring me down? 
  • Who are the top 5 people who embody the qualities I desire? (could be known by you or not, living or dead)
  • How can I increase my contact with them? (Direct contact, exposed to products of their work, visualize being with them)

You can make significant changes in your life and an enormous factor in your ability to do so has to do with the company you keep, the influences you place around yourself. 

Who are yours?  Are they bringing you up or down?  Closer to your goals or further away? 

Take some time this week and listen in to the show and begin to take a hard look at the company you keep.  

As always, the choice is yours.  May you do what must be done to live an UNSTOPPABLE LIFE!

 

TUL 027 – Life Lessons From March Madness

3-2-1….It’s GOOOOD!!!

It’s March and Madness is in the air!  You don’t even have to be a basketball lover to get hooked on these few week’s of the year that feature, perennial powerhouses verses their meager foes.  The “Big Dance” as it’s called is truly one of sports great displays.  68 teams from every league clash to make a deep run and the fortunate one that makes it through unscathed is crowned national champion!

It certainly makes for great entertainment, cheering for the underdog, waiting on the edge of your seat for the buzzer beating shot, cheering on your favorite team.

 But what if there are transferable principles from March Madness that can make a difference in your own life?

Well, I’m glad you asked, because I believe that their most definitely are!

On today’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I spend a little time breaking it down for us.  Sport is a great teacher for life and there is much for us to learn from it.  As you entertain yourself with a dose of March Madness this year, consider these principles and how they can, and will, make a difference in your life today.

  1. Don’t ever count yourself out!  It’s not over until it’s over.  As an avid Purdue Basketball fan I know this all too well (However, this year will be different)!   The last two NCAA tourney were gut wrenching but nevertheless prove this point (listen to episode 027 to get the full effect). Life gets tough, maybe circumstances are stacked against you….don’t count yourself out!  Teams that pull off the upset are teams that believe they can!  If you don’t believe you can -you won’t- simple as that.  Your belief in yourself is enough to set you apart and take you to another level in life.
  2. You must be prepared.  The best team won’t always win, but the team the out prepares and outworks the other nearly always will!  They don’t just show up and become Cinderella.  It’s the stage they need, sure, but maybe more importantly it is the belief that they can do it!  They put in the work, and if you want to make strides in life, YOU MUST PREPARE.
  3. Predict the unpredictable.  Every year after the first weekend of the tourney they always announce that out of X hundreds of thousands of brackets there are 1 or 2 or no perfect brackets left.  The only thing you can predict with any certainty is that you can’t predict anything!  The best basketball analysts in the world don’t even come close to getting it right.  Like me, I’m sure you’ve seen your wife or the random coworker, who couldn’t name one player from any team, chose based on the mascots and beat you!  It will be uncertain and it is all about how you adjust.  Life is eerily similar.  We can try to predict and plan things out but life will always surprise you, throw you off, bring something to the table that you never saw coming and if you can’t adjust you will lose.

In episode 026 Chris Norton also touched on some of these necessary qualities (attitude and effort).  Also mix in a good dose of preparation and you have a recipe of champions!  Those principles will take you further than you thought possible if you apply them to your work, life, goals.  The ball is truly in your court!

So let March Maddness be a lesson to us all, may it make us better at our jobs, better in our families, better personally, better at life.

At the end of it all someone will lift a championship trophy and no one can ever take that away.  Why not you?  Whatever sphere or venue of life is most pressing for you, give it all you got, and prepare well, control your attitude, effort, and prepare well and you’ll go far.

I hope you do!

Boiler UP!

TUL 026 – Interview: Chris Norton Finds Happiness Through Adversity

What are you shooting for?  Odds are it’s not big enough!

Today’s guest on THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE has a story that will inspire, encourage, motivate, and challenge you.  My guest, Chris Norton, has been through far more adversity and change in his young life than most of us will have to deal with in all of ours.  After a college football injury left him entirely paralyzed Chris was determined to not give up and to refused to let that be the final chapter to his story.

Chris set the nearly impossible goal of walking across the stage at his college graduation at a point where he could not even support the weight of his own head!  The Doctors told him he had only a 3% chance of ever moving anything again.  Chris’ incredible determination, willpower, faith, and work ethic helped him accomplish this impossible goal!

His story has been documented through most major national media outlets, and videos floating around the web of his walk are in the multi-millions.  He came on the show today to share a candid conversation with me chronicling his journey and explaining how he dealt with it and what’s he’s learned along the way.  As we recently discussed the topic of happiness on the past couple episodes of the show, you’ll find that Chris’ perspective and insights are the perfect culmination to the series.

Listen to his powerful message, and unwavering attitude, as his story is certain to impact yours!

You can watch a great version of one of those videos below.

Wherever you find yourself, know that there is hope.  You can move beyond it as your attitude and effort are always in your control.

May Chris’ story inspire you to live an UNSTOPPABLE LIFE today!  You can get more information about Chris Norton, including contact information for motivational speaking engagements at https://www.nortonmotivation.com/

His transparent and powerful book “The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes,” which he co-authored with his father, can be purchased here.

TUL 025 – Happiness: Part 2

Can happiness be controlled? If so, what can be done to maximize happiness in your own life?

On today’s edition of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE we cover those questions and more.  There is an abundance of research on the topic and studies have shown that 50% of our happiness is already wired in!  That’s right, our genetics make up half.  However, there is another 50% that is malleable!  The surprising finding there is that only 10% is made up of the extrinsic things that were are told to focus on most.  Things like money, status, health, possessions, and rewards.   10%!  That, of course, leaves 40%.  That percentage is made up of intrinsic behaviors.  Things that are inherently satisfying in and of themselves.  Things like personal growth, close and meaningful relationships, community service, purpose.  

These truths are highlighted to an even greater degree in what is widely understood to be the most extensive study ever conducted on evaluating human life.  The Harvard Grant and Glueck studies.

What they found in their 75+ year study is that “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier”

On today’s show I go into greater detail and line out the “3 Goods” that motivate us all toward happiness.

  1.  Good for others:  Our ability to cherish our most meaningful and important relationships lead to our happiness.  We were made to cooperate with our fellow man and the result is happiness for all.
  2.  Good at it:  It’s simple, do more of what you are good at and do less of what your not so good at.  Work out of your strengths and passions.  When we do what we were made to do we naturally come alive!
  3.  Good for me:  Take care of yourself!  Prioritize your own health and well-being.  Your spiritual, emotions, and physical reserves must be managed well for you to maximize your happiness.  Balancing those important aspects of life produce the fruit of happiness in you. (Need some help? Check out these episodes 019, 020)

It wouldn’t be an episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE without some clear actionable steps.  Specifically, what can be done today to improve overall happiness?  (*First, read what I read the morning before studio recording)

Ok, you want to start today?  Here are 5 things proven to improve your outlook on life and subsequently your overall happiness.

  • 3 Gratitudes:  Everyday for a set period of time (try one month), at the end of your day write down 3 things that you are grateful for.  Easy as that.
  • Journaling one positive experience: Similar to the first option, at the end of your day journal about and reflect on some meaningful positive event that happened.
  • Exercise:  Pretty much self explanatory.  What are you waiting for?  Feel better, be healthier, look better, and release dopamine.  It all equals boosted happiness!
  • Pray/meditate:  There’s no better way I know of to bring perspective to our lives than to spend time connecting to the author of our lives.  If this was a ranking list, this would easily be #1. 
  • Random acts of kindness:  The sky’s the limit.  Encourage and bless others.  It not only makes them happier but it does the same to you.  Win-win!

What are you waiting for?  Get busy!

TUL 024 – Happiness: Part 1

Happiness.

We all want it.  So how can we get it?

Happiness is defined as “a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.”

After wading through a number of academic and popular resources I’ve boiled down the essential content (you also got a taste from TUL episode 013).  On this week’s episode of THE UNSTOPPABLE LIFE I share with you not only why the topic is so relevant to us today but we’ll also play a little game that will help us address, confirm and debunk these popular thoughts and myths about happiness.

  • Money buys happiness
  • You can control your happiness
  • Exercise makes you happy
  • What I eat makes me happy
  • Adversity makes us less happy

Hang tight as today’s show focuses on the right information and next week will be all about the right application!

Don’t worry – Be Happy!