Welcome back to “New Man, New Woman, New Week.” Today I am really fired up, and here’s why, because I’m gonna talk to you about having fun in your life thinking outside the box and doing the things you have always wanted to do in your life. That’s part of leaving your legacy. You see, I’m wearing a fun t-shirt today, right? So today, I’m gonna tell you why am I wearing this “Legacy” t-shirt, and also, here’s what I want you to feel. I want you to feel like I am in the locker room of your life. That’s what every Monday is. It’s firing you up for your life on your journey.
Now I’ve had the opportunity to do some fun things with some sports organizations–professional football teams, guys who are on the PGA tour–but one of the most fun things I’ve been able to do in the arena of sports was going back to my old high school, Ladue High School. Three years ago, I got invited to go back by my old high school coach and the new coach at the time, they were working together, Coach Anderson and Coach Basler, and they said, “Come on back, and will you fire these guys up in the locker room?” And I went into that locker room that first time, and it was like a dream come true. Just like for you, you’ve got dreams for you. Just go get ‘em! See this was a dream. See, I always wanted to be a coach. I always wanted to be a coach, and I got into sales, and I’m performing at a high level, and then I’m speaking and writing books, this was the dream come true. I walked into that locker room that first game. They were playing one of the top teams in the city. They were the underdog by far, and I went in, and I just poured into these boys, and they got after it that night. They beat this team by 13 points. We got ‘em connected to the passion for the process. It wasn’t worrying about their results, it was worrying about giving it their max effort; picking each other up; supporting the team, just like you can do in your life!
Now speed forward three years. They’ve stayed committed to max effort. I now have the opportunity when I’m in town to be in the locker room before the games, to be in the locker room at half time, to sit on the bench. I’m now Coach Newman! The dream came true and I am having fun baby! And these kids, guess what, because of their commitment to their passion for the process and their max effort, this year they’re gonna do something that has never been done before. They won the conference championship three years ago. Then last year, they won the conference championship again. They have the opportunity to be the first team in the history of the high school to win back-to-back-to-back conference championships. It’s all about their legacy. It’s about having fun. It’s about them committing to each other to release their greatness in their life. These T-shirts? I had these t-shirts made for them so that they could enjoy this experience to recognize they’re doing something that’s well beyond shooting hoops. They’re having their fun in their life. It’s a blast for me to be able to go back and to be with them on their journey.
So what can you do in your life? Just think outside the box. Is there anything that you’ve dreamed that you could do? What holds you back from going and just doing it? Having fun and enjoying the ride? Because you know how it is in business. You know how it is in life. We get serious and we get bogged down with things that we have to do, but sometimes you just gotta go have that fun and pour into other people and serve other people and give ‘em your best, and then you watch what they do with it.
I can’t wait to be with these kids this season as they go to set out to do something that has never been done before. So here’s the question I have for you. As part of your legacy, what is something that you can start right now? What is something that you can start right now that’s gonna put that big ol’ smile on your face? Something that you can do that at one point in time you didn’t think was possible or now it’s part of your journey; what is it that you can do to just get after it in your life? I’m having so much fun being with you every single week. I’m having so much fun with these kids. I’m having fun when people are subscribing to the videos, sharing feedback on the videos, the changes they’re making in their life, but have FUN on your journey. That’s the commitment to yourself this week. Identify something that’s gonna be fun to get after it. Until next week–you know I get so excited to be with you, you know I’m having fun! Until next week, this is “New Man, New Woman, New Week.” Go do great things.