Why You Should Put One Big Thing On The Calendar Each Year | Millennial Momentum Podcast 087

Why You Should Put One Big Thing On The Calendar Each Year | Millennial Momentum Podcast 087


all right welcome to another episode of
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welcome millenia momentum is podcasts focus on millennial personal development
and I think a lot of people want to get better you know they want to make more
money getting better shape a better relationship get that promotion and I
think you need three things you need killer work ethic a really positive
attitude and a little momentum which is forward motion with energy and so this
podcast is meant to help to be that momentum spark for you for me and thanks
for joining me today grateful that you’re here on the journey
and I want to get right into this this episode there’s no interview today I
want to talk about a few topics and its really spurred by you know I think this
quote sums it up really well Richard Branson once said my interest in life
comes from setting myself huge apparently unachievable challenges in
trying to rise above them and ever since I read that quote from him in his book
losing my virginity or finding my virginity you know really stuck out to
me as something that that’s really what his life is about and that really you
know resonates with me and you know one of the things I want to talk about today
is the misogi and we’re gonna get into what that means and how that actually
led me to you know a really big challenge about two weeks ago so you
know let’s take it back maybe you know a month or two ago I was in Jesse at slurs
build your life resume course I’ve talked about it a little bit in past
episodes but you know Jesse its ler for those that aren’t a familiar
best-selling author of living with the CEO living with the Munks entrepreneur
ultra endurance athlete current owner of the Atlanta Hawks married to Sara
Blakely youngest female billionaire in America
Oh nervous Spanx so he ran a course eight-week course called build your life
resume so it’s about you know you’re always talking about building up your
real resume that you’re your LinkedIn that you can use for jobs but this is
about for life you know the mindset you have the experiences you go through how
to build a business the relationships with your friends and family and we
talked about all these different topics and one of them you know one day Jesse
got on the mic and he said you know hey I call this one about the misogi Mis ogi
and you know previously it was a Japanese practice of purification and
Jesse interpreted it as you know a way to purify yourself through one big
challenge and that’s the ritual is the challenge to go through and he
essentially means it has one big thing on the calendar you put every single
year as a physical challenge and you know something that scares you that you
never thought you could do and you go out and you do it and you actually
learned this from kyle korver who’s a former Atlanta Hawks player
Lana Hawks card and here’s an article I’ll link it from Discovery from 3 or 4
years ago where Korver and a few other people go through this misogi and it’s
it’s his way of doing it every single year one day take on a challenge that
radically expands his sense of what’s possible and god I love that I mean I
love you know something on the calendar every quarter of improving yourself if
it’s traveling if it’s a big conference if it’s a physical event if it’s just
something to push you out of your comfort zone but that one day every year
you know it’s part that you trained for mentally physically but there’s some
things you just can’t really train for and so I took that to heart and I put it
on the calendar and last year I’d you know two years ago I’d never ran more
than six miles before and then last year I ran a marathon and we plan out for
about six months me and my sister and my good buddy Ryan that started
Podcast with me and we set it out and we did that and that was our massagin we
didn’t even know it this series said you know me and and three of my buddies we
decided that we are going to take on the Spartan World Championships we’ve done a
few done for Spartan races before that shorter distance and the world
championships were up in Lake Tahoe so it seems fitting you know just based on
the name and it was really intimidating it was thirteen and a half miles up lake
up excuse me squaw Mountain where they held the Olympics in 1990 it’s a famous
skiing mountain up nine thousand feet of elevation and within that you climb that
down to the very tip twice there’s thirty four obstacles you’re at one
point you’re swimming in water that’s 40 degrees Fahrenheit
then you get out and you carry a 50-pound bucket of rocks down a hill up
a hill 60 pound sandbag at the very top of the mountain you’re huffing and
puffing and I thought at one point that I might I might die on this mountain I
literally thought I am going to need some severe medical attention at some
point because I trained for running I trained for some of the grip stuff
there’s monkey bars and pull-up type of stuff tire flips but you can’t really
train for 40 degree water on top of a mountain when the winds gusting and you
there’s no oxygen up there and you can’t breathe it’s just all mental and it’s
all getting one step to another you know one breath to the other and you know
something that helped me get to that point was you know David Goggins and he
talks about you know how he does some of the incredible feats he’s a former Navy
SEAL and now he’s an endurance athlete you just talked about the cookie jar and
reaching in there and I’ve talked about it on another episode of like you just
got to get in and think like man I you know think of those times where you got
something done and you did a really good job and you did a marathon or you do
even a great job at work or a great workout or just things that boost you up
and say man remember that time remember that time like you can do this you can
do this and you just ache one step at a time and the best way to
eat elephant is one bite at a time so one step one breath and as a team you
know one of the one of the fellas Seamus gave me his gloves which is a lifesaver
and you know it’s just is a really good camaraderie to get into so you know for
the Spartan race itself you know the winner of the race the which is the
world champion it took him a little over two hours it took us five hours and 34
minutes just about to get all the way up that mountain down in going through the
Olympic Village up again and then back down it was a crazy day and it was
something that was just so meaningful and you know we were exhausted but just
a wave of pride fell over all four of us as we finished that said there’s no way
we’re not finishing so as we cross the line all together we each help each
other out and some of the obstacles and there’s some things that I do better
with as you know a guy that you know it’s a pretty good decent runner and is
155 pounds versus some of the guys that you know are better with grip or with
more strength so everyone has their strengths and their and their weaknesses
there but you know I think there’s really three reasons why you should be
doing the misogi and why you should plan this out for you know the rest of this
year or really plan it out for next year and really focus on it and you know the
number one thing is conquering fear I’m terrified of heights and anyone that has
done a Spartan Race know that knows that Heights are a large percentage of the
battle being done you’re climbing tois 10 15 foot walls you’re climbing up
these these different nets and cages that I don’t know might be 50 feet high
and you look down you’re like holy shit and you’re climbing ropes several ropes
monkey bars swings just things like that you know even just running up a mountain
can be a little intimidating and I’ve done you know four or five of these and
the first time you know I went to climb one of the the cages I was literally
shaking at the top like visibly Shay because I could not move I was I was
really intimidated and this time after doing it so many times especially
towards the end it wasn’t it was a non-factor and so you know there’s
things that everyone fears that everyone’s not comfortable with and
being able to tackle those is really important just to show yourself that
yeah you shouldn’t be limited by whatever your mind is telling you and so
it’s is the fear of heights gonna limit me in my life that much not really that
much day-to-day but the fact that I can conquer it that’s what’s important
that’s what I think is really important and so going against those and you know
another thing I’m not super comfortable in the water so maybe my next task will
be something more swimming related there’s plenty of things were afraid of
the second piece is training and it’s so easy to get caught in a rut in the day
to day the 9 to 5 or 8 to 6 whatever your you know your job is and you go to
the gym one day a week zero five seven but you do the same thing every time
ad or your the same workout the same run whatever it is there’s something to be
said about setting a massive ass goal on the calendar and getting after it and
setting the plan and you follow along to something you find online or you make
your own or you work with someone on it and you push yourself in it it
encourages that discipline that if you give yourself enough time and you have
the right plan you can get anything done you can conquer so much go read and
listen to people like rich roll or James the iron cowboy Laurence or you know
jason khalipa who’s on this show before about CrossFit or all these crazy
endurance racers that they just set these massive goals but they put in the
work they structure it and it’s all about discipline and getting it done and
then it’s also about the mental training setting yourself up and understanding
what the challenge is gonna be what the course is gonna be you know doing some
meditation breathing visualizing yourself getting it done because here’s
the thing this translates to everywhere and I’ll get to that in a second the
third piece is why you should be doing this is
you want to redefine what’s possible in your mind 18 months ago I didn’t think I
never run a marathon let alone you know do a World Championship event for an
obstacle course race or there’s a lot of things you don’t think are possible in
all areas of your life about with your relationship but with your job I can
never have that job I could never make you know that much money at my age I
could never have a conversation with that person with that guy with that girl
with that CEO that I want is my mentor you redefine what’s possible you dig
deep and you figure out and get what’s done then world is abundant with
opportunities with resources and this is a really good opportunity to change your
mindset and that’s the last pieces that this translates to everything what you
can do with your body you can translate to anything and I’m not saying to go out
and run a marathon I’m not saying you need to go out and do an obstacle course
race but something physical I think I think it should be physical maybe my
mind will change about that but for right now the misogi is a physical event
and if all you can do is a 10k and that’s gonna push your buy to the
absolute limit great let’s sign up for that 10k if you
are 10 times fitter than me and you’re going and you want to run across the
United States then you should set that as your goal
and however long that’s gonna take you but you know your limit and you want to
set it a little bit above what you think your limit is maybe a little bit more
than a little bit enough that you’re scared enough that you’re challenged
enough that you need to prepare and that you’re thinking about it and maybe
sometimes you’re dreading it and during it you want to quit and you want to cry
and you’re hurting but you’re not hurting yourself but you’re you’re
pushing through some real adversity you can make life super-easy for yourself
but that’s not fun and when the tough shit happens when you know there’s a
family illness or you get fired lose your money in the stock market get beat
up you get in a car crash whatever happens when life happens life punches
you in the face you’re ready because you’ve been resilient you’ve been
building that muscle of resilience that gets you there and
you know another thing you can do is if you yet do it with friends you do with
people that care about you that you care about that’s great too it’s a great way
to build a bond and build the resilience and you know you have something that you
can go back on with people and say hey remember back then when we did that
that’s cool fine you know find yourself with
like-minded people and get it done so I don’t know what I’m gonna do 2019 if
anyone has ideas let me know hit me up on Twitter and Instagram i’m at tommy
tahoe millennial momentum dotnet for blogs shownotes
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you think let’s have a conversation this is all about formative community I’d
love to hear if you put something big on the calendar this year in years past or
next year what that was and what the what the feeling was and all about your
experience so let me know I hope everyone has a great rest of the night
for the podcast listeners a Friday do your thing on Friday let’s make it a
great one and head yourself into the best weekend of all time everyone else
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