A Simple Way To Battle Your Thoughts

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This weekend was definitely tough.  Just after our Free Saturday Kickboxing MMA Class we received the call, my Uncle Bobby had passed away.  He was at home surrounded by his wife, family and animals which is the way he would have wanted it.   

Getting the news was difficult, especially just before we were going to start our MARS Curriculum Workshop.  But, my Uncle had an amazing life.  He was a hard worker and an wonderful human being.  He respected hard work and loved his family.  So, I did what I love to do in his memory.  Share and teach some great knowledge with my martial arts family.  It was a long 10am-7pm kind of a day… and totally worth it.

This brings me to something I see as a method to help us all in life.  We can always look for an easy way out of things.  But that wasn’t how my Uncle Bobby lived.  He didn’t make excuses and he sure didn’t listen to them either.  This re-enforces the only way I know how to combat these moments and thoughts.  One simple and easy step… get busy!!!

This is probably why I keep my plate full with so many goals, projects and tasks.  You see things happen when you get moving!!  This reminds me of my favorite saying.

“Motion Leads to Emotion”

In moments where thoughts can really weigh you down, try getting busy!  Get up and just literally just start doing something.  You will notice a huge change in the way you feel and what you can accomplish.

Now enough reading… time to get busy 🙂

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
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A Tough Time

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This week has been really tough for me.

I am snowed under with work for the MARS Southwest Camp.  My list also isn’t getting any shorter on things to finish building, creating and adjusting at our academy.

I have felt lethargic and slightly unfocused.  My back hurts in two different locations.  My elbow is swollen.  My right hand is tingly numb from a pinched nerve.  My right food hurts and the sun isn’t out.

I am torn on the argument dealing with our country’s issues on gun control, mental health, lack of parenting, education and more importantly helping our youth express themselves.

On top of that… my uncle, the patriarch of the family and the last person close to my dad is not doing too well.  When we lose him, I feel like I will loose that last connection to my dad.  They will all be gone.

You see it is easy to make excuses on why not to work towards our goals.  The real challenge is finding reasons why we should make ourselves smarter, stronger, faster and healthier.

My motivation this morning was simple.  I have my health.  I can adjust my training to what I can do.  I can start slow and build up.  Even if I don’t hit it 100%… I am still hitting IT!

We all have crap going on.  We all have bad days.  That being said… we all need to grab that gleam of light, cause or even purpose and push forward.  Not every day is roses  and even when it is, they could… still have thorns.  Count your blessings and punch procrastination, weakness, and fear in the face.

I hope your day has been awesome and that you go for it.  What ever it is… reach out and get it!!!

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
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Getting More Done

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Anyone that knows me, knows that my calendar is completely stacked!  That being said, I have been playing around since November with something known as the Bullet Journal.  This has been a great addition to my task management and calendar.  More importantly it has given me an analog system that I can customize day to day.

I have been enjoying this format and have updated my methods of implementation week by week and month by month.  This has been awesome because it has helped me monitor (remember Numbers Don’t Lie!!!) my progress on a concept I call “Splintering”.  This concept really has changed my thought process on task management and even working out.  Honestly, I am getting more done than I ever have before and I am  training way more than I used.  More importantly… I am achieving new levels in all things and crushing each goal I set for myself!

Now there’s no magical way of snapping your fingers to make this happen.  You still have to put in the work; but I am here to tell you, this is the best method I have tried yet.

The basic concept is that you alternate things on your task list for a duration of time no longer than 25 minutes.  During this time I focus on one specific task.  Lets stay it is opening up Martial Way Legacy for classes that day.  This might include our announcement board, etc.  Once I complete one of those tasks I hit a workout regimen.  These are already pre-planned so it is easy and I don’t have to think about talking myself out of it.  Maybe it’s rounds hitting the bag, stretching, One More Mindset, Push Up Challenge, etc.  After I finish that workout, I move to a next task and so on.  I continue this format for a set duration of time.  So I am hitting 6-8 different types of workouts while at the same time knocking out 6-8 different tasks far faster than ever before.

You know how it goes.  You start training and you never get any work accomplished, or you start working and you never get to train.  I really do feel that this method helps balance all of these things out.

Give it a try and if you need more help on how to set it up please feel free to reach out to me.  I love this new method and I think it could help you reach your goals faster and stronger.

Guro Larry St. Clair

Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
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Numbers Don’t Lie

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So here is the question you have to ask yourself…
How has the plan towards my goals been working for me?   
What I mean by this is you have to run the reports on how your progress is going.  My favorite saying is, “Numbers Don’t Lie”.  If you are doing things as planned then you should be moving along really well.  If not, then maybe your plan needs an adjustment. Run this audit every week and even every month. Check your numbers and see where you are at.
Are you more flexible?
Are you stronger?
Are you faster?
These are all things just like inches and pounds that can be measured.  So measure your progress and see how you are gaining ground on your goals.
Cya sweatin to Black Belt Health and Beyond!

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

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Getting Back To Normal

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After the holidays, it really does feel great to get back to some sort of “normalcy”.  I use this “word” carefully though because Normality (or Normalcy) is the condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical or expected.

This is some thin ice to walk on.  If your normal, everyday routine doesn’t have you pushing for new levels… well then there could be a problem.  The point is complacency kills us.  How so?

Well complacency is a feeling of satisfaction with one’s achievements.  It is making your way to a goal or accomplishment and just sitting back coasting after wards.  This doesn’t make you any better.  In fact, the more time between when you attain a goal and when you start working towards a new one can really destroy your momentum.

So what are we looking for then?  I am looking to be content, not complacent.  Contentment is a state of happiness and satisfaction.  I want to be happy.  Do you? Your answer should be “YES!!!” of course.

So how do we progress and also be happy?

Your new goal is to find a way to make forward advancement your point of contention.  This will not happen over night.  There are going to be days you don’t want to do it; but… you MUST!

So find a way to get uncomfortable.  Find a way to challenge yourself.  Embrace the grind and get busy pushing yourself to be stronger, faster, smarter and healthier.

Let us know what we can do to help!

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

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Bad Case of the Mondays

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I will tell you that Mondays are stacked for me.  There is a lot of prep work to get the first classes of the week started strong.  If I don’t finalize the plan a few days before… well the day is just gone!

That is how I felt today. Basically, I didn’t finalize my task list / calendar set up before the alarm clock went off.  You know what that feels like?  It is like you are standing at the starting line of a race.  The gun has gone off and everyone (the day) has left you behind.  The rest of your day you feel like you are playing catch up.  This causes you to spend most of your time responding to things.

Our momentum slows down drastically anytime we are not taking action towards our goals.  I know what I will be doing tonight before I call it a day.

I hope your day is going well and you are taking action and killing it!

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

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Timing Is The Key

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Man, yesterday I felt it.  Whether I was ready or not; IT was coming.  The first day of the month is always a busy time for us. Combine that with the 1st day back after a long holiday and the New Year… ugh!

As I reflected on this last night, I was reminded of a powerful concept that someone coached me on.   

“Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan”

You know when to take your lunch.  You know when to pick up the kids from school and you even know when dinner is with your friends.  These dates and times are scheduled on your calendar to help you know “when” to do something.

I give you this because it is “Resolution Time”.  You probably have some goals you want to achieve and you even have a plan to make it happen. But often enough, “what” you do, isn’t nearly as important as “when” you do it.  Just like martial arts and life itself… Timing Is The Key.

Try this with everything and watch yourself accomplish more day to day towards your goals.  This is guaranteed to give you a Happy New Year!

Guro Larry St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

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