The 40% Rule, as David Goggins calls it in his book Can’t Hurt Me, is the idea that whenever you feel like you’re tank is about empty in whatever area, you’ve only used about 40% of your capacity. I’m not sure how he arrived at the math, but I know there’s some truth there. I… Continue reading Are You Really Done When You Think You’re Done?
Where can we push harder, add something extra, power through our required work and do 10% or 20% more? You first do what you’re supposed to do, and then do a little bit more. Something unexpected. Something unnecessary but helpful. As mental toughness coach Ben Newman calls it, doing the ‘unrequired.’ You do what’s required… Continue reading Where Can You Push a Little Bit Harder?
It’s simple. Focus on your past. That’s how you lose control of your future. If you spend all of your time looking in the rearview mirror, there’s a good chance you’ll run off the road or get in a wreck. I used to be a big proponent of making sure I deal with my past… Continue reading How to Lose Control of Your Future
What are you not doing that you know that if you actually did do it, you’d start getting the results you’re looking for in that one area in your life you’re trying to improve? To state it another way… What is the simple solution that you know will work if you work it… but you… Continue reading The One Thing You Know You Need to Do
Having middle schoolers and being in sales, I know a thing or two about having a rough day (in the suburban American version of having a rough day). On any given day, I can encounter a moody young teen, a customer frustrated with their insurance costs (my particular area of biz), or a weed problem… Continue reading Improve Your Perspective With This One Question
This post is blatant theft of the MFCEO Project Podcast Episode 22. Listen to that podcast at your own risk as Andy Frisella is uncensored and the f-bombs flow. But his cohost Vaughn Kohler provides a very nice yin to the Frisella yang. In the MFCEO world, the 2% are people who actually succeed over… Continue reading How to Become a Two Percenter