Rise + CRUSH

Rise + CRUSH

THIS is how Rebels face a new day. In my mid 30s, I committed to Julia Cameron’s simple concept of Morning Pages: hand-writing 3 pages of random thoughts each morning.  It doesn’t matter what goes on those pages, what’s important for me is just getting some of the noise out of my mind so I can tackle the day with some focus.  As life became busier, this didn’t feel possible every day. While I still love this habit and can crush it a couple times weekly, what’s absolutely non-negotiable for me every morning is the Five Minute Journal. For me, some form of journalling and connecting with myself every morning is non-negotiable when it comes to keeping my sanity.  Morning Pages are tough, because mornings are bananas. For most people, the start of the day is filled with other people’s needs and a race with the clock, so finding time to sit for 15 minutes of journalling can seem self-indulgent and full-on impossible.  Lately, I’ve been using Tim Ferris’ book Tools of Titans to help me sit long enough to focus on my journalling.  I read a couple pages for inspo, then grab my pen. Tools of Titans is filled with success tips from zillions of brilliant super-champs Ferris has interviewed, along with his own reflections and gems. This morning my random flip opened the book to Super Size Me director Morgan Spurlock’s feature, where he mentions a t-shirt given to him at an Avatar event.  The James Cameron quote on the shirt stopped me in my tracks: Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not...
REBELLION: The Guts

REBELLION: The Guts

We can do a lot more than we think. Each week we’ve highlighted a hardcore Rebel truth.  As we head into Week 4, let’s recap, superstars! WEEK ONE: The TAKE-BACK! The greatest successes are born out of passion. We took our power back… instead of focusing on ways others think we should look, feel and act, we highlighted reasons to crush that resonate with us. WEEK TWO: The GRIND! The road to great success is paved with HARD WORK.  We accepted this hardcore truth and embraced the challenge. WEEK THREE: The ZONE!   Those who succeed develop the ability to focus and drown out the doubts.  It’s up to us to keep our eye on the prize. In WEEK FOUR, our Rebel truth is this: Crushing goals requires THE GUTS to face fears. Being GUTSY is the ability to turn toward risk and say, I’VE GOT THIS. There is nothing wrong with fear, in fact we’d be pretty careless if we weren’t afraid of anything.  Doubting ourselves is a good sign that we’re not arrogant, that we operate with purpose and integrity.  Fear is a sign that we have a choice to make, and the right choice could be the difference between status quo or a goal crushed beyond belief, so as Rebels we train ourselves to appreciate fear - it’s a chance to make huge things happen. How to find The Guts. Courage is a muscle that needs flexing. If you’ve lost some of your gumption over the years, fear not.  Just like working out, courage is a muscle that gets stronger the more we work it.  Like anything, we start with small risks. Here’s how we...