What’re you actually willing to do in pursuit of your goals?
Every now and again, we hear of people who’ve done extraordinary things in pursuit of something better.
Nate Chambers is one of those people. While working a full-time corporate job, and in order to fund his dream, Nate gave up his house and lived in his car for 7 months.
He has a few inventions up his sleeve - including a device that sucks the yolk out of eggs, and a backpack that allows “corporate athletes” to train hard while on the road.
By making a sacrifice that few of us would make, Nate launched his product. And did well enough that he was able to quit his day job.
Now Nate has taken that extraordinary focus, and is working on creating the lifestyle he wants to live, helping others be better versions of themselves, and inspiring others every day.
This has got to be my ACTUAL favourite interview!
I'm tired of hearing people pressure us into believing that "when something is important to you, you make it happen". Why? Because it's actually not that simple.
Yes, I am a believer in prioritising. Yes, I think that if something is important to you it will, and should, be reflected in your day to day life.
But yes, I also think there is some grey area when it comes to the "priority" discussion. It's not as simple as "if you're not making it a priority above all else, then it obviously isn't that important to you".
Today's podcast is all about addressing the guilt that this attitude perpetuates when the inevitable happens: when something comes up, and life simply gets in the way of your priorities.
This week, among all the happiness of Project Row and my European tour, a constant in my life was thrown into chaos. My Gym Jones world crumbled around me as hate and jealousy took hold of so many I held in high regard.
Out of this turmoil however, so many conversations have arisen for me with people who I have come to know from the GJ journey I have been on. Real conversations, ones about values, priorities and absolute core beliefs.
It's so heartening to see that when the very worst of the human spirit is highlighted it also brings out the very best of the human spirit. What I have learnt this week is that things won't always turn out as you hoped but you always have a choice in how you react.
Today's podcast is about core values. What are they and why are they important.
Choose to surround yourself with people who build you up and want the best for you and walk away with your head held high when people put you down or let you down. Choose to act out of love and compassion and never compromise that which is important to you.
This one's for the good guys.