Pay It Forward
I was thinking the other night about how really lucky I am.
I know, I know, I’m getting soft in my old age. Well, I’ve got a little secret for you. I’ve always been just a big softy. Despite how dynamic, agile and cool I might seem (that is sarcasm 🙂 ).
Something you might not know about me is that I grew up on a farm and never really had anything. I worked hard everyday and got up early to feed horses, cows, chickens and a host of other animals before school. During the summer I had three jobs and always wanted what the other kids had.
But I always seemed not to be able to get it. It wasn’t really the material things, it was really the feeling of fitting in.
As I look back at that skinny kid always working real hard at school and trying to fit in, I just smile. Because I know why, even today, I work my ass off for everything I have.
In fact, you guys might not know this but it is pretty common for me to be up to midnight or even 1am working on video editing, blog posts, articles and everything else.
At this point in my life I wanted to reflect on how really, truly lucky I am. I have an amazing wife, beautiful kids and awesome friends.
“Good things come to those who wait!” – NO! Good things come to those who work their ass off everyday and relentlessly drive toward their goals with a purpose and desire that no one can deter. That is how I feel. I would not have gotten to where I am without this work ethic.
I hope that if there is something you want or a goal you have, you are working hard to achieve it because I know it is possible. I am living proof of it because I literally started with nothing.
What brought about this reflection? Well this month (I didn’t realize it until yesterday) I am in 3 major fitness publications.
- Men’s Fitness
- Muscle and Fitness
- Inside Fitness Magazine
Has this ever happened before? A fitness author being published in 3 separate publications in the same month? The perfect storm!
I am so excited about the features and am humbled beyond words.
So, now you benefit! But there is a price to pay!
I am giving away 10 copies of my new DVD, not even on the market yet!
Why? Because I want to give back to you for all of your great support over the years.
But what is the price to pay, what do you have to do?
You Have To Pay It Forward.
I want you to go to your email right now and send 10 of your friends, family or anyone else you haven’t spoken to in a while or someone who has influenced your life, a note.
I want you to tell them:
- How much they mean to you
- How much they’ve helped you
- Or tell them about that one time they influenced you to be better
- Tell them why they are important to you.
At the bottom of this email, ask them to tell 10 of their friends, family or influences.
The first 10 people who do this and post a comment to this blog post will get a copy of my new DVD.
This is the honor system, so no cheating. If you post 5 minutes after the post is created I know you cheated. This will take some time and be honest. Don’t lie to get a free DVD. Be a man, do it for real and do it the right way.
Also, if you DON’T make the TOP 10, please send the 10 emails anyway. You know how good it feels when you get an email from someone thanking you, selflessly, for something you did for them. Give someone else that feeling!
Thank you all for all of your years of support.
PS. If you want to know what I wrote about in the magazines, it was all built on the principles of AMD, the only complete muscle building system.
PPS. Here’s another cool training DVD I’ve sold to hundreds of coaches, athletes and strength enthusiasts all over the world – Combat Core DVD