Ray Longo is a mixed martial arts coach, a stuntman and an actor. Considered one of the top coaches in MMA, he is the Head coach of the Serra-Longo fight team. He has trained and cornered three UFC Champions, Matt Serra, Chris Weidman and Aljamain Sterling.
“I don’t need you to be the best, but sure need your best.” Deon Sanders
Too often, when we overthink this or that decision, we can get stuck in not acting. We get stuck in should I do this or should I not? Like Nike says, “Just Do It.” Afterward, assess the results and how different actions could have been better or if the step you took was correct. But remember, first, you must act.
Often times we try to hide the things we are ashamed of from the world. We try to deny them, so that people can’t use them against you. If they don’t know about them how can they be used against me? I disagree, let everyone see them. Let everyone know where you aren’t the best. That way, when they try to use them against you, it won’t matter because you have already accepted them.
So, you had an event yesterday or over the weekend that put your skills to the test. What do you do next? Does it matter if it was successful or unsuccessful? Does it matter if you won or lost? No, it doesn’t, what you do today is the same. Get back to work!
John U. Bacon is a five-time New York Times best-selling author. Everything from history, to health, to sports and finally leadership.
His latest is “LET THEM LEAD: Unexpected Lessons in Leadership from America’s Worst High School Hockey Team” featured on Good Morning America, New York Times, and more.
The book is currently being adapted into a screenplay with Jim Burnstein, who wrote Mighty Ducks 3.
John also has a popular podcast called LETTHEMLEADBYBACON.com.
You can go on my Instagram and other people like me and see a lot of motivation and success. You can see all that we have accomplished and are working hard towards. It can seem like we never have a bad day, skip a workout, or are just flat-out unproductive. Don’t Be Fooled
Matt Brauning is an avid motorcycle rider, church leader, and rock climber. He is also a former writer for FORBES, a 2-time best-selling author, and host of the top charting podcast “The Driven Entrepreneur”.
You also may have caught him on TV on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX. Or speaking on leadership at places like The Harvard Club, NASDAQ, and the United States Air Force Academy.
What the hell is a big hairy audacious goal? It’s a goal that is in the future and seems unattainable. It’s a goal that for you to reach, you will have to fundamentally be a better person. It’s a goal that stretches you in a way that is uncomfortable. Set one now!
Rob Cressy is a Coach who is committed to helping you be your best, do what you love, and show up powerfully. His work helps leaders build better mindsets, habits & routines to keep winning.