The Sky Is The Limit

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I wanted to share something that we do several times a year to help us keep momentum going on our goals.

In my opinion, it is extremely important to create what I call a “Sky Is The Limit” List every three to six months.

So what goes on this list?

Anything and everything you want to do, see, create, and achieve.  Now you see why I say “Sky Is The Limit” right?

The best way I have found to do this is to turn off your phone and set a timer for five minutes.  During this time, write down everything that pops into your mind.  This could range from taking the trash out to living on an island.

Working this step is extremely important.  It keeps in mind the maintenance of your daily life while at the same time helps you start to put bigger dreams and goals on the table.  Besides, it is hard to effectively start executing a plan that has no steps.

Try this and see how it is easier to start thinking and achieving bigger things!

Guro Larry, Sonja, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
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“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
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Is Your Plate Full?

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These last couple of weeks have been so quick!

We went from helping our friends complete “The World’s Toughest Canoe Race” to a Black Belt Testing Weekend and then, a summer vacation we planned for friends.

I am here to say it isn’t going to let up any time soon.  I bring this up because one of my students Leighton asked me if I was a “Plate Full” kinda guy.

Guess what my answer was?  Yep!

I love this perspective that he brought up.  Don’t get me wrong I like a little R&R in my hammock too; but I want to earn it.  The only way I feel that I have earned it is by setting goals and achieving them.  Often enough my goals like the three major events above are about where our friends, family and students want to be.  We’ve made an entire community and training facility about that.  No matter what is going on in the world, you can bet we are here to help you achieve more.

Here’s an example of what I mean on our calendar.

Wednesday, July 18th
PreRegistration for Double Stick Workshop Ends!!
Private Self-Defense Workshop

Saturday, July 21st
Double Stick Workshop + Free Online Curriculum and Chance to Win FREE Bali Wood Sticks! (12pm-3pm)

Monday, July 23rd
ADV MMA & Tigers Youth Testing Week

Wednesday & Thursday, July 25th & 26th
Kickboxing / MMA Graduation!!!

Wednesday, July 25th
STORM Team Meeting where our Coaches meet and work on helping you more.

Friday, Monday, August 3rd-6th
MARS Los Angeles Training Camp

Saturday, August 18th
Houston Stick Fighting Tournament

Sunday, August 19th
Guro Dan Inosanto Workshop in DFW

These dates and events are all on the calendar to better our family and team here at Martial Way Legacy.  We plan most of these dates out at the beginning of the year and then leave some room for extra activities.  This makes a huge difference on your goals, drive, training, and work ethic.

Don’t be afraid of being “Too Busy” and watch at how awesome it feels to get things done while helping others achieve their goals.

Guro Larry, Sonja, Lauren & Tori St. Clair
Martial Way Legacy
“A Compass to the Preservation of Bruce Lee’s Philosophy and Legacy”
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Just Show Up Mentality

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What a day!  It’s felt great to get back in on a Monday and just tear through all my various training modules.  So far, I have even found the time to add a few new things to my list.

I bring up the word “list” very specifically because I think it is extremely important that you have a list.  You need to have something that you know you’re going to work on.

There is a little bit of discipline that it takes to get it started; but after you get the ball rolling… you are set!  In fact, once your list is created, the process gets extremely easy.  Review, update and hit it again tomorrow.

This process takes you away from the “Just Show Up Mentality”.  It puts you in the game and sets you up to crush your goals.

Try taking just a few moments to get the ball rolling and you will see what I mean.

Oh and remember, “Don’t Get Scared… Get Awesome!!!”

Rise to the occasion and just watch your successes stack up through even a week of practicing this.

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

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You know its great to get away.  You get a chance to unplug and recharge your battery.  The hardest thing can be the piles of work or tasks you have on your desk when you return.  My favorite is when you log in to tackle some of these tasks only to find your internet is still on vacation.

Once I finally got the internet to work the first VIDEO I see is of a gentleman earning his “Wings” as a commercial pilot.  This brings everything into perspective.  In this day and age of “fast everything”, we have to remember to be patient.. ten and a half years he said!

It doesn’t happen fast.  It might take more time than you think.  Most of all… it will challenge you in more ways than one.

We are all about setting goals and… CRUSHING THEM!  Speaking of, click HERE to watch this awesome video we put together to give you a small taste of how we do this at Martial Way Legacy.

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

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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”
http://www.martialway.net
512-821-3637

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