Welcome back to “New Man, New Woman, New Week.” I’m Ben Newman, and you know I’m fired up to be with you today.
Today is gonna be one of those days where we’re gonna talk about creating an environment for you to achieve greatness in your life. And man, this is kind of an emotional story that recently just hit me. On October 27, 2013, there was a woman named Jeanine who competed in the Xterra Triathalon World Championships, and she sent me an email after she completed her race, and it was so emotional–and you know I’m an emotional guy, I cry when I watch Extreme Home Makeovers–and she just hit me by sharing with me that before she ran that race, she wanted to connect to having a positive mental attitude and knowing that she could fight through anything during the course of this race, and she mentioned that she went back and re-read Own Your Success, a book that we had written. And she mentioned that because of that book, she was able to connect on a whole different level mentally, and she put herself in position to have an environment to win.
Now here’s what’s interesting; a year prior, she didn’t even qualify to compete in the same event. Now she read books. She also read a book by Dr. Jason Selk called 10-Minute Toughness, and she was preparing her mind mentally to win. She focused. She put in the work, and she created that environment. How did she do it? She recognized that for her, it was important to connect to her “I am” statement. Now I know that’s a video that we shared with you previously, “Your I Am Statement,” the power that comes from it. I am not gonna have time today, cause I only can get so much of your attention, but you’ve gotta go back and check it out, “Your I Am Statement.” And for her, her “I Am” statements, picture this, they were on her bike. They were literally on her bike. She sent me a picture after the race of her “I Am” statements taped to her bike. She also had the number 180, and that stood for making sure that if she tracked her heart beat that she was above a heart rate of 180 because she knew if she remained above 180 that she was being relentless in her pursuit of finishing this race.
So I know what you’re wondering. What happened in this race? She finished fourth in her category in the entire world. Here’s an individual who inspired me, sending me an email to say, “Yeah, we went back and re-read your book.” It’s got nothing to do with my book. It was her choice, just like it’s your choice. She went back. She had the “I Am” statements. She knew the correct heart rate. She focused on things that she could control. That’s got nothing to do with me. She’s the inspiration. She’s the one who went out and ran that race! Just like for you and your life, what does the environment look like for you to achieve greatness? What can you do to your environment to put yourself in position to win?
So here’s the easy takeaway. I’m gonna give you a takeaway every single week because we’ve got to take action. It’s got to be about a commitment to take action because that’s where you drive results in your life. Three things…what are three things that you can do in your daily environment to put yourself in a position to win, just like Jeanine to go from not even qualifying to finishing fourth in the world in her category? Those are the stories that get me fired up every single week. Those are the stories that make me so excited to be with YOU each and every single week.
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