Tom Brady’s Mindset

Being one of only two players to win 5 super bowls makes Tom Brady a really special football quarterback. As if that feat was not great, Brady set the record of being the only quarterback who won 5 Super Bowls playing for the same team. However, that is only the beginning of what puts him in a league of his own.

He has 4 Super Bowl MVP awards (the most), has been into a dozen Pro Bowls, has 2 league MPV awards to his name, and has seen his team win more division titles as a quarterback than anyone else.

Tom Brady is easily in the list of the greatest athletes in the sport. He has been an inspiring figure to tens of millions. These quotes from this legend will not only help inspire you, but they can also provide you an insight into the stuff that makes him so great!

“You can’t go out and practice average on Wednesday, average on Thursday, okay on Friday and then expect to play well on Sunday.”

“A lot of times I find that people who are blessed with the most talent don’t ever develop that attitude, and the ones who aren’t blessed in that way are the most competitive and have the biggest heart.”

“I think sometimes in life the biggest challenges end up being the best things that happen in your life.”

“You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one.”

My personal favorite quote from Tom Brady is the following:

“You Push your body to the limits, but you have to train your body to deal with the limits.”

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Jeremy Fouts Story Part 1

Sometimes in life there is the rare personality that slips between generational gaps and can’t quite be requisitioned to just one way of thinking. Often we pigeonhole individuals into groups such as millennials, Gen X’rs, or baby boomers, and some of us don’t know where we fit in at all. And again, then there are those that are the outliers, the outsiders, those which have an old soul and that seem fit in any where amongst any group of people. Jeremy Fouts is one such individual confident yet kind, generous yet sensible, unassuming and humble. For every high he has reached there has been a self-admitted low, for every low he has dug in until the climb became even more rewarding than the summit. His is a rag to riches story worth sharing. Why? Because he is still living it, he is still approaching each day with a passion to help others. His passion has been instilled in him from his youth and is still deeply seeded in who he is today.
Being brought up in small town Oklahoma Jeremy learned early on in life that if you wanted something bad enough you had to earn it. Like most kids that grew up in rural America life was good, but days were long and often filled with hard work. But those long days that end up defining the positive features of a country kid, helped to make the successes in life even more savory and meaningful when they eventual arrive.
A natural born athlete Jeremy took to the sporting fields with ease. He understood the hard work that he would have to devote into his interests if he wanted to experience the winning end of sports. On and off the field Jeremy was a natural born leader that led with love. For those that have had a chance to spend time with Jeremy it is immediately apparent that he loves without judgment and if you earn his trust you have a loyal friend that will always put your needs above his own.
Growing up in a household of boys with God fearing parents also helped Jeremy to sow deep roots of faith, knowing that there is more to life than just the mundane day to day activities. There is a deeper connection bigger than us all that unites us all. His work ethic and his drive eventually allowed him to attend college (with his lovely wife Candice Fouts) and earn his bachelors degree. Education has been just as important to him as hard work because of the opportunities and doors that it can help open for you. Being a deep believer in education has also helped him to understand that it is the best tool that we have to help raise each other up as humans.
Jeremy’s drive and determination eventually took him around the world helping to educate individuals on how to better their own space in this world. To be continued…
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Right Person, Right Place, Right Time 

When you look back on your life and consider all of the opportunities that have come your way, you may feel a sense of regret at a chance passed by, or you may feel a deep sense of gratitude for being in the right place at the right time. We often hear that term, “right place, right time”, “he’s always lucky.” There are times that can be considered luck, but as with most things in life, it’s because you were prepared. 

Being prepared is a culmination of mindset and work ethic.  According to the Cambridge Dictionary, mindset is “a person’s way of thinking and their opinions” and work ethic is “the belief that work is valuable as an activity and is morally good.”   

As I’ve been on my journey, I’ve learned that opportunities are only visible when you’re looking for them and your success is dependent upon your level of maturity.  My journey has been based on my ability to put aside what others say I should do and think and realize that I have to be able to change.  Change that is for the betterment of myself, my family and the situation that I’m in and don’t like.  This is where the “mindset” comes into play.  I choose on a daily basis what my mindset and attitude will be, whether that is positive or negative.  I also choose every day to work on my mind and strengthen my skill set.  I do this through the books I read or listen to.  I strengthen my skill set by self-evaluation, correction and practice.    

Each opportunity that you’re presented with should be considered a building block of preparation for future opportunities.  Have an open mind to see what’s available to you that will help you stretch and grow into a better person, which bleeds over into all other aspects of your life and relationships.  

Work ethic, something I pride myself on, taught at an early age and no one can take away.  I’ve made my share of mistakes, missed on opportunities that I either wasn’t ready for or couldn’t see the long-term benefits, but it wasn’t because I was out worked.  There is truth to working smarter not harder, as far as understanding what and when to delegate.  But when it’s time for me to work, it’s time to work.  Understanding what your goal is, having a plan to get there is critical.  However, the only way to make it happen, is to work when it’s hard, when you’re tired and others have stopped.  No one can make your dreams and goals happen but you.  Do you have what it takes?  Numbers don’t lie and neither does your work ethic. 

I encourage you to keep your eyes open and your hands working.  I can promise you this, IT IS WORTH IT!  

 

 

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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

Have you ever had the type of day when it seemed as if the world was conspiring against you? It is those kind of days when it feels like it is impossible for anything to go right, like you’re playing a real life game of whack-a-mole, popping your problems on the head as they spring up. The day starts with a cold shower because today was the day your water heater died, followed by a quick breakfast of nothing because the last thing left in the kitchen was a wilting banana. You were welcomed to work by a boss who can’t seem to find the value in your work no matter how you try…you see the trend, things can go from bad to worse minute by minute. There is a secret here my friends, you have a superpower to solve your problems and it is called gratitude.

This little miracle action, gratitude, holds the key to local untold treasures of mental health. I promise you as you sulk around your life holding your head low, there is someone out there in the world that would gladly change places with you in the blink of an eye.  Gratitude is the choice we make to see our world from a perspective of joy, and with this power of choice we have the ability to affect ourselves and those around us in a very commanding way. For every stroke of bad luck there is an opposing act of good luck. We have all heard the statement, “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”, but have we ever really given it a second thought? I would encourage you to really ponder that statement, really think about the mother who has just lost her son, the son who has just lost their father, or the father who has just lost his job. Not to sound like Debbie downer, but for everything challenging in life, there is always something even more disconcerting.

I challenge you to use your power of gratitude and cast off those bewildering negative feelings that take you to a place that is of no value in your life. For every negative thought, find the opposite thought and experience those feelings of gratitude. I would encourage you to practice something I do each morning and journal the things you are grateful for, from small to big and everything in between. Some days the list might be endless, other days the list might be shorter, but I promise you if you practice focusing on what you are grateful for you will find ultimate joy. We take so much for granted that it is easy to forget to be grateful, remember even the small things…the air we breathe, the people we love, the freedom we have to make a choice. You will quickly see that a short-lived cold shower is nothing but a thing of the past that helped you realize everything you love about your life.

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Indifference 

One of the biggest enemies of our minds is indifference or in other words, lack of interest, concern, or sympathy. Jim Rohn, calls this particular trait drifting. 

We all know someone who we would call a drifter.  Floating by in life, going from here to there with no specific reason, no intended goal.  How do they get by in life? This is a question I have asked often, because I don’t really understand this mindset.  I have always been goal oriented, and wanted to do my best at whatever I was working at. Of course there are different things that maybe didn’t spark that curious interest to learn more, but I’ve always been interested in bettering myself and my family.   

Drifting, I feel, is a dangerous place to find yourself.  If you can’t write down specific workplace goals, financial savings goals, where and how you want to live….are you a drifter?  Sometimes, it may occur because you haven’t been truly pushed yet. What I mean, is that you haven’t had some life occurrence that makes you feel as though you need to take a hard look at what you’re either doing or not doing.  This of course changes as we grow and mature. Have you found what excites you and makes you smile? Are you relying on others to make sure you’re taken care of? You can change this mindset, but it will take a concentrated daily effort.  And when you do decide to take action against being a drifter, you will feel so much better about yourself. Others will notice and that is when you will finally start to see the future possibilities present itself. Become a difference maker in your life and watch your world around you start to change and become the person you were meant to be. 

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Finding the Brightside

Never in our lifetime have we faced a challenge like we face today.  Many thrive on the fear of thinking there is no way they will ever be the same. Economic fears are just as real as the fear of death and our opponent is mighty. But even in this time of tests there is a unique juxtaposition that presents itself when you imagine what magic is currently unfolding before your eyes and what is to come on the other side. 

There will be a historic chance to rebuild, become stronger, and be better. Fresh starts are once-in-a-lifetime but they are magnificent. Our’s will happen. We come from a long line of ancestry that have proven this time and again. Although these bloodlines may be distant to us now, their sense of survival still courses through our veins. 

As we turn to each other to lend a helping hand and find ways to be together, this rare storm has presented us with an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime. When was the last time your children begged to be outside rather than stare blankly into an iPad, slowly draining any social skills from their intellect that they might otherwise have gained? When was the last time your family had the opportunity to sit together and have a meal? When was the last time that you truly were surrounded by your loved ones? Please take time to reflect on these precious moments that you would have never had otherwise.  

We may never again get this opportunity to surround ourselves with our loved ones, unburdened by the daily grind that slowly leads us to our grave. I pray that each of you will take this time to build bridges that you would have never had the opportunity to do, had we never been caught in such circumstances. Use this time to sharpen your sword, realign your dreams, and unconditionally love those around you.  

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