Under A Rock?


For those who “put it out there;” those who contribute to the world, not just consume; those who have the nuts to take risks; those who refuse to live under a fucking rock their whole life… here’s some great advice from a smart guy I’ve been following for years now, David Hooper of the Red Podcast:

Elbert Hubbard said, “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” “That’s good advice. If you look me (Hooper) up in Google or elsewhere, you’ll see there are plenty of people who think I’m full of it. So what? When you touch enough people, somebody is going to be pissed. And a lot of the time, the problem isn’t you, it’s them. So just ignore those folks who think (you) suck. You can’t please everybody. And if you try, you’ll please nobody.”

Trying to please everyone results in pleasing no one. Sounds simple enough, but I’ve been a victim of this over the years myself. In an honorable attempt to build an audience, I used to be pretty middle-of-the-road and “vanilla” in my content delivery approach. I was, and still can be, an excellent diplomat if I want to. Sure, there’s a time and a place for it, but diplomacy is overrated much of the time.

Today I embrace a much more honest, transparent, and genuine approach to my content delivery that is congruent with my real personality. Some like it; some don’t. And that is just fine. In fact, it’s preferred. My stuff isn’t for everyone; nor should it be; nor do I want it to be. We all gravitate towards people, places, and things that we find similar to our interests. And I’m interested in reaching people who are interested in the kinds of things I talk shiFt about here. People who embrace growth, and improvement, and being challenged to reach higher levels of personal and professional achievement. Haters, cynics, and critics… there’s a place for you too. Your feedback can be valuable at times. And who knows, maybe a few of you will even come over to the other side once exposed to the “truth” eventually.

I’ll leave you with another great quote that really resonates with me:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

Stay tuned-in…


The 5%

A lot of well-intentioned folks are afraid of truth; afraid to get honest and look at things objectively.

Based on a butt-load of personal experience and a bit of psychology, my bet is that 95% of people are.

I used to be… but not anymore.

Therefore, this writing, and my entire Get LIT gig here will likely only resonate with about 5% of people. I know this and embrace this. And it’s OK because the 5% is the minority that truly matters.


Because the 5% aren’t afraid of truth… the truth and their truth. These are the difference-makers who consistently choose action over apprehension.

The courage and capacity for a deep level of personal honesty and transparency is what separates the 5% from everyone else who are pretending, yet need it most. I speak to those who’ve detached from their denial; those few who are empowered by their potential to help themselves and serve others simultaneously.

Most are deathly afraid to look at the world and themselves with an unbiased, and unapologetic honesty.

It’s hard, very hard. But no less necessary.

By doing this you risk regrets, repercussions, of being found-out, and of being judged. This fear therefore keeps many frozen and fake.

Everyone has regrets. Everyone has done things that they wish they could undo. But, you don’t have live in that regret forever… unless you choose to continue to deny it.

True freedom is found by embracing truth and not being afraid of it.

This is the basic foundation of all recovery principles: getting honest with yourself about yourself, so you can break free from your self-inflicted prisons, to finally start living as the best version of yourself. Nothing else matters.

So simple to say; yet so difficult to do.

Writing this stuff will make me unpopular with many. But I don’t care. It’s how I’ve learned to live and break free from my own crap. I choose to share it with others today. This is Lifestyle Initiative Training™.

So, this is for the 5% who consistently DO the following…

→ Have the courage to look in the mirror and get honest with themselves about themselves.

→ Refuse to settle.

→ Are willing to sacrifice enough, long enough, to do what they need to get what they want and need.

→ Take responsible risks.

→ Aren’t afraid to changeor OF change.

→ Have the balls to admit when they’re wrong.

→ Resolve to improve by choosing to seek solutions.

→ Embrace that which is positive, motivational, and inspirational.

→ Notice and interact with the 95% majority, but can still play nice with the other kids.

→ Are willing to serve.

This is for the minority; the movers & shakers in the 5%.

Stay tuned-in…

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