There is a difference in mindset between people who ultimately end up successful, living the life they want to live and the unsuccessful people who end up miserable living life on someone else’s terms.
The former is a character I like to refer to as “Winner Warrior.”
Winner Warrior is confident in himself. There is nothing that he cannot achieve.
The mindset of Winner Warrior is that filled with confidence.
Mindset Has To Start Somewhere
As I stated in an earlier Vlog, I had no idea what the hell I was doing when I first started my personal brand. In that same vlog I was still trying to figure how to keep my big ass in frame. I was trying to catch the right lighting, all while editing a podcast.
I started filming workout videos on Instagram a few years ago.
Soon after this, I started playing with the idea of expanding the early conception of my brand by creating written word.
I started a tumblr in 2014 to begin writing.
Eventually, I started a real website. I didn’t know jack shit about domain names. Mindset is what propelled me forward despite my ignorance.
Did I know about “DNS” and “nameservers” and stuff? Nope. But guess what? I know how to read.
I also know what a search engine is so I looked it up. This all came from mindset.
I’m the type of person who jumps out of a plane to grow wings on the way down.
Now I’m not saying that I’m impulsive or anything but I am the type to set a goal then figure it out on the way there. My mindset is that of a winner warrior.
I knew I had a message to get out there. Getting my message out there via writing was a priority. I wrote until my hands got numb.
Once, I spent the WHOLE day writing, editing then I built my first website from the ground up with no help.
My mindset is that of an endurance athlete. This is a marathon. I didn’t stop until it was done. I won’t stop until I am done.
In Addition To Time, I Spent Money
Over the pass 3 years I bought $100 worth of domain names and ran over $800 worth of Facebook advertising. I tried on each domain name with every incarnation of my brand.
I also did a buttload of “A/B” testing time grow my audience on Facebook.
Once again, I had no idea what I was doing throughout that entire process.
Why was I buying domain names for a year at a time and switching them so much? I don’t know, man. But one thing I knew is that I had to keep going.
Why the hell did I burn $800 on Facebook ads? Once again. I’m not sure. But I learned a lot over that period of time.
Many of you start something then stop. Your mindset is that of a quitter. You’re misguided in your attempts.
You’re not quitting because you don’t have anything offer. You very much do have something to offer. I think everyone does.
You just HAVE to have everything figured out, huh?
No, you don’t. You don’t get any guarantees in this life. You have to make your own luck by taking action despite not knowing what is up on the road ahead.
You have to be comfortable with uncertainty. Having the mindset of a warrior will get you there. No amount of pre-packaged knowledge will get you there.
Last year I started my YouTube channel, this year I started a podcast. I have no idea what I’m doing on both of those ends but I guarantee I will figure it out. I’ll have a huge impact because I have a message.
Authentic Unfoldment Via A Mindset Revolution
If you’re reading this, you’re watching one mans history unfold in real time.
Read between these lines. It won’t tell you how to do it but it will give you the scaffolding, a hint of the kind of person it takes to make it to your destination.
You have to have the mindset of someone who is crazy. Yes you have to be crazy to think that you will defy the odds to live on your own terms.
Ask yourself this, what is your current mindset? Are you the type of person to come up with excuses?
I know of so many people who make excuse after excuse as to why they can’t go after what they want. That is a loser mindset.
It’s much easier for these people to stay the same. They have the mindset of a unbeliever. They don’t believe in themselves.
You’re different, though. Deep down inside you are yearning to do more with your life.
The opportunity is there. You just need to take a chance. Reach out and grab it.
Where is your island? Get your mind right by going to that island.
No I’m not talking about a physical island. But it might as well be real.
That’s where I’m currently residing. I’m on my island. I can’t hear anyone, or see anyone. I’m secluded.
I’ve become obsessed with a vision. No one else can see it.
Read what I’m writing because this is it. Like I said before you’re watching the life and times of a mans story unfold.
I’m telling you what most won’t.
Many of your friends and family won’t believe in you. They will nod, they will feign support but they won’t truly support you. They are of a different mindset.
They want you to lose but they don’t know they want you to lose. This is why the island is important. You go there in order to insulate yourself from the negativity AND the “compliments.”
Why would you want to avoid compliments? Because if you let anyone else’s voice seep in, good or bad, it will sink your ship.
You’ll become dependent on their accolades. It will become food for you. You’ll no longer do the work. That hungry winner mindset will become complacent with superfluous pats on the back.
We want more than that. We want to live out a vision most don’t have the endurance to shoot for.
Build that island. Stay there until your metamorphosis is complete.
I will be the hardest thing you’ll ever do. But it will be worth it.
Get out of your comfort zone to build something. You’ll become more than what you are now by building something you are proud of.
Do it for you.
The Mindset Gap
There’s much talk about a wealth inequality gap.
While I don’t dispute that, I am noticing something much more grand, a mindset gap.
I’m one of the few people I know of who has the mindset of a champion. I understand that all I have is my mind. Losing it would be devastating.
Why would I let my mind go? I never will. Many people allow their mind to be hijacked by all sorts of panics and terror. They wonder why they can’t stay focused on something for more than 5 minutes at a time.
It’s because they have given away their mind.
The people who win and the people who lose are participants in this experiment of the “mindset gap.”
Here’s an example of the mindset gap at work.
Two people, fail under the same circumstances. One of them use that failure to propel them forward while the other uses that failure to make excuses.
In other words, one thinks of that failure as a learning experience and then capitalizes on it. The other dwells on that one little mistake they made and complains about it for the rest of their life.
They complain about this “system” that’s keeping them down. They harp on how “unfair” life is.
While Winner Warrior acknowledges there are some forces at work bent on bringing him to his knees, he doesn’t have the mindset of a defeatist.
Against all odds he will keep fighting. This is what the Winner Warrior does.
And let me make this clear. Winning doesn’t mean that you become rich and famous.
Winner Warrior with the mindset of a champion strives to live life on his terms, whatever that may be.
Those terms are different for everyone.
The point here is that those who dwell, complain, bitch and moan are in a low vibrational mindset.
Winner Warrior is in a high vibrational mindset that takes setbacks on the chin and hits back harder than before.
The mindset gap is real. It’s time we start acknowledging it.
Ask yourself this, why is it that some people, despite the most treacherous terrain, always seem to find a way?
Then on the other hand you have people who are of the same basic material, sit and whine about that very same terrain?
That’s a rhetorical question.
It’s mindset, my friend.