5 Must Have Connections

5 Must Have Connections

In order to win the outer game, you have to win the inner game. Winning the inner game could also be described as loving yourself. I call it living a phenomenal life. Be honest, sometimes you treat yourself terrible. You talk down to yourself and insult yourself relentlessly. You would never treat a stranger that way, much less a loved one. So why do you do it to yourself? This is a great first step to winning the inner game, loving yourself. You deserve to be loved. To win the inner and thus the outer game. So how do you love yourself? Start by questioning everything. Especially things you’ve been doing that really aren’t working. In order to love yourself you have to surround yourself with people you can trust, that will help you grow and uplift you. This is action you must take before you will ever see the results. Just like professional baseball teams (go Cubs), you need to draft A players to your team. A players are people that are successful in the areas you want to be successful in. People that have succeeded that you can get access to. It won’t be Tony Robbins, The President, or the Pope for most of us. Most likely it is people you might already know. I have have learned to love myself more and I am winning my inner game by drafting people from the following 5 groups. 5 Must Have Connections Needed to Live a Phenomenal Life: 1. Family and Friends. This is the group that gets us into trouble in the first place. We think because...
How to Win the Inner Game

How to Win the Inner Game

Aging has taught me the outer game is won by winning the inner battles. With the internet, Google, and the search outside of ourselves, most have it backwards. The inner game is where it’s at. The problem with the inner game is it’s lonely. It’s not glamorous. It’s often tedious and boring. But that’s where the fire is. The spark is already there, you just have to realize it and get air and kindling on it to row the fire.  Shawn Coyne and Steven Pressfield calls the forces that try to put out the fire resistance. Whatever you call it you must dominate it. Become a warrior and wage this inner war to win the outer. Your biggest enemy is you. Look in the mirror. Mine is me. I chose this minimalist theme as a way to win my inner battles. To put the words I write daily (the goal is 1,000) out in the world. My inner voice said don’t do it. No one will benefit. Then I realized one person will. Maybe two. Is it you? I am not the hero of the story, more of a guide for you. A guide to help you learn from my mistakes. I peel back the mask and reveal parts of my inner game. The life I am living and then I am reporting back here on what I am learning so you can benefit from the lessons, mistakes and transformation in my life. Conquering your inner game, life, is all about transformation. Transformation is the common theme in the most stories.  Do you want to transform some aspect of your...