Tag Archives: Inspire

Treading water or swimming to success?

Going through this week, month or year are we treading water or are we making progress?

If we are treading water, why are we doing so?

  • Not in the game mentally?
  • Lack of personal effort?
  • Distractions?
  • Lack of motivation?
  • Not enough rest?

There are a multitude of reasons why we tread water in regards to work or personal life. Dig deep to find the ultimate reason this is happening.

How can we turn treading water into a full on swim in the direction of success?

Does it involve waking up earlier to accomplish more tasks? Turning off the TV to read or exercise? Or is it changing your mindset to focus on your ultimate desires?

If you feel like you are currently just treading water, look for an answer. Be honest with yourself about the things you feel and do. What activity is just turning the wheel everyday?

Write it down. Pledge to change it. Be the change you want to see in the world.

Make it the best day!


Finding your Inspiration

What motivates you?

What do you listen to or read that makes you think, “I am going to CRUSH it today!”

Do you know? If you don’t, find a few things that give you inspiration during a rough day or morning. It can be a book, poster, a friend with encouraging words. Be creative!! How about a picture of you as a kid being a total rockstar?

Find your inspiration. Scream it, hold it, read it, re-read it, embrace it.

To pull one of the best quotes from the movie “The Other Guys”

Let yourself fly!

Make it the best day!


Step up

Do something that makes you nervous.

Do something you haven’t done before.

Wake up earlier to go on a walk or bike ride.

Say thank you to everyone who does something nice for you throughout the day.

Challenge yourself daily (physically, mentally, emotionally)

Get outside of your comfort zone.

Do something with passion.



Embrace and get lost in nature.


Take the next step, grow as a person.

Love the rewards.

Make it the best day!


It’s the little things

Today’s post is short and sweet. It comes from an interaction I had last night with someone I had only met two times previously.

We will not delve into the specifics here. However, the take home point from the conversation is simple and profound.

You never know the positive impact you are having or have had on someone’s life.  When you are being true to yourself and speaking from the heart great things result.

Even if the interactions have been minimal or you thought it was a run of the mill conversation.

Be yourself, smile, be positive, be reliable, live in gratitude.

Happy Friday!!

Make it the best day!


Driving through your fear

Everyone has fear. It can come in many forms.

  • Fear of the unknown
  • Fear of rejection
  • Fear of looking “weird”
  • Fear of loss
  • Fear of gain
  • Too many to list here and really they are all the same

At a young age we try everything with no fear. For better or for worse we give it a try. Dancing, singing, picking up things, throwing things. Along the way our “Lizard brain” (thank you Seth Godin for bringing it to my attention) is responsible for our primitive survival instincts, think fight or flight..or FEAR!

Constantly telling us we can’t do what we want. The lizard brain affects us because it doesn’t like achievement, risk or change. It holds us back from what we really want. You can only overcome it once you are aware of it. Well the good thing is…you are now!!

Think about a time you were scared or nervous to do something new. Then once you did it  you wanted to do it again and again?! The lizard brain was scared of this new idea and wanted to hold you back. However, once you achieved it the rest of your body said “That was amazing Kev, let’s do that again!!!”

I am not going to say what you need to do to overcome your fear. One reason is because everyone has different fear for different reasons. The other is if you take my advice and then it doesn’t work….you are going to say “Well, Kevin said to try this and it didn’t work. I can’t do this. I am going to stop trying” (That isn’t Extreme Ownership, which we can learn from Jocko Willink. We will discuss that later in this blog 🙂

Think about what is holding you back from doing something you love. Nervous about the reactions from others? What will others think? Will I do it wrong? Will I be rejected?


Everyone has something they are scared of in their life. Holding them back from success in  either business or in their personal life. Step up to the plate, overcome your lizard brain and achieve things you never thought possible!

Only you can make changes to your life. You hold the key to overcoming your fear. Put a smile on, get pumped and achieve!

Make it a great day!




A Simple Experiment

A few days ago, I made a decision. Yes…I made a decision!!!

I thought it was time to start listening to more podcasts and see what all of the fuss was about. Driving over 80 miles a day gives you a chance for some self reflection and personal growth. In my new found desire to be on the podcast train I came across the entrepreneurs section. There were a lot of choices. I went with one featuring Seth Godin.  the podcast was insightful, pleasant and motivating.

Halfway through the interview he said everyone should write a blog for 365 days and see what happens.

I thought about that for a second and then two, three and four seconds.

everyone should write a blog for 365 days and see what happens…

everyone should write a blog for 365 days and see what happens…

everyone should write a blog for 365 days and see what happens…

everyone should write a blog for 365 days and see what happens…

Seth’s reasoning was it will challenge you, drive you, and when you look back there will be a lot of information to look on for growth and knowledge.

Most likely not every post will be New York Times worthy. Nor will it be perfectly punctuated. There are few things I can promise this blog will do.

  1. Utilize the full capabilities of the Performance Movement brand
  2. Encompass not only personal fitness thoughts, but marketing ideas, struggles, achievements, and positive affirmations
  3. I hope it will motivate the reader to pick up some new habits and do something that is challenging in their own realm
  4. Look at everyday as a blessing and ask yourself “How can I make this the best day I have ever lived?”
  5. Finally, have fun. The topics I write about will be all over the board. The thoughts might not always flow so congruently but it will be fun. IT WILL BE FUN!!

Please subscribe and follow along. Every day might not be Aristotle, Seth Godin or Steve Jobs type gems, but if you can pull something small out of it. Then this little experiment will have been well worth it.

Make it the best day!