Real Steel and be in touch with your inner warrior

Is it me or are you finding life and it’s challenges moving harder and faster these days.

Changes are happening in society, business government, how we shop, buy, where and how we pray and sometimes, it is just amazing that we are still here and still standing.

With change comes uncertainty, where do we go, where do we invest our time, money and energy?

These are valid considerations in this day and age.

Sometimes with this change environment we are in, it can leave you a little unsure, feeling a bit tired, where we need to catch our breath and settle down, by breathing, being in the moment of life.

I believe that in today’s world, we need to slow it down and use our super powers so we can be warriors (peaceful warriors) and win the day!

We need to rely on a few things to be successful.

1.) We need to rest and rejuvenate

2) We need to eat right and use food that is nutritious and fuels our bodies

3) We need to slow things down, taking time for meditation, prayer, exercise and even learning

4) But most importantly, we need an inner belief that we can make it. That we can succeed.

I know this year for me has had 2 major challenges and the only way through is to meet it head on…no backing down and taking what comes. Make lemonade out of lemons.

But if you practice the above 4 habits and adopt an “I can make it” warrior mindset, you will achieve good things.

Now, how things turn out may not be what you thought it to be, so you also need to give it your all and let go, see what  actually happens. Sometimes the challenges we face present different outcomes.

We need to be okay with all that is. Letting go f the attachment to the results we want. In other words, we have to let go and trust.

Here is the rub, one other thing you need to succeed is to not try to out think things, but to come from your heart.

I just finished watching a movie called Real Steel, it is about a father and son who re-connect in a future of Robot’s Boxing.

The father is a former real life boxer, who sells his son in a custody case. With the money, he buys a $50,000 robot boxer. The robot goes into a fight against the best robot, an unbeaten robot named Zeus, the $50,000 investment, is blown!

But in a freak accident, the son (11 year old boy) discovers a new robot, that saved his life in a fall, the boy brings him home and turns him into a robot boxer,..

It is a good story, a bit schmaltzy (predictable) but it is a story about finding that inner fighter when things go south.

The father is played by Hugh Jackman and the son is played by Dakota Goyo. The movie may cause you to cry at times, but it borrows on the Rocky formula, but with Robots.

The bottom line is…in life you may sometimes just feel tired, you feel weak and when you feel weak you feel like you want to just give up.

But, you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength And just pull that inner mojo out of you and get that motivation to not give up and not be a quitter, no matter how bad you want to just fall flat on your face.

Here is a video song from the movie…

I hope it helps inspire you this week ahead, practice those 4 things I wrote above and have that no quit attitude…

Make it a great week!





David is an author, business coach and facilitator and was the former host/producer and creator of the Small Business Big Ideas Show heard weekly for over 9 years. David has taught thousands over the years in both the non-profit and for profit sectors and has coached hundreds of start-ups to make those important first steps. He specializes in helping small business owners mine their strengths, get clear on their value, their markets and then begin to develop a sales and marketing game plan that gets results.

He also can be booked to do his keynote presentations; “The 8 Keys to Success, How I got to Kiss the Stanley Cup and his new keynote called “A breakthrough-through the glass”- how to overcome the fear that life and business might throw your way. He leads workshops in sales, marketing, market research, business plans, target marketing and customer service programs. David is currently with the City of Toronto, heading up an entrepreneur training program for inner city youth and adults. He has taught thousands and coached numerous clients in the area of Small Business Start-ups and business growth strategies.