Ok so the title is a little misleading. I’m on Elliot Hulse’s mailinglist an I got this email today, and it made me realize that I am the same way! I’ll let you read it and then I’ll jump back in.
Fine morning Kings and Queens ,
Whether you are aware of it or not, you are the Orderer
of your life.
Your thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams and action are like the
bulldozer and and cranes by which you build your life.
Making you the foreman, top contractor, conductor and KING of
No one can take that away from you.
No matter what your circumstances, YOU are in full control
of your thoughts, hopes, fears, dreams and actions…. therefore,
YOU are the creator of your experiences.
When we take full ownership for our experiences, no matter how
pleasing or painful, we begin to shape the world around us.
You are THAT powerful.
Earlier this week we spoke about Love Languages, and how
we tend to love other people the way we ourselves like to be
It reminds me of the fact that I DO NOT care so much for awards,
or physical gifts.
Not that there is anything wrong with giving and pursing love though gifts
and awards; I just happened to be a words-of-affirmation kinda guy.
I prefer to be told I’m doing a good job, rather than awarded
When I was in hot pursuit of Strongman trophies back in 2006-2010
I was racking up award after award, winning more and bigger shows.
Above is a picture with Tom Mitchell and I after winning my Pro-card
Tom was my first, and only, Strongman coach.
What you may not notice in this picture is that I was far more pleased
and nurtured by Tom’s handshake and his soft but powerful affirmation,
“I am proud of you Elliott” — rather than the trophy I’m holding.
In my hand is the biggest and most prestigious trophy I’ve ever
won in my four-year Strongman career, and it meant sh*t to me
compared to Tom’s kind words of affirmation.
I have a question for those of you who are competing in the years
Strength Camp Challenge….
What are you most excited about?
* The thrill of the pursuit?
* Setting and achieving the goal?
* Cheering and excitement of the crowd?
* The $10,000 cash prize?
* Or just a warm pat on your back, accompanied by the words “I am
proud of you”?
It’s a good idea to know what our real motives are, so when we
reach our goal — we can rest, enjoy and be at piece in it…
Rather than feeling empty, jipped or ripped off.
Remember, you are the creator of your life… so its up to you to be
clear about what makes you feel good, and what is just an empty
Today, most of my Strongman trophies and awards are stowed away
in a box somewhere.
But Tom’s words-of-affirmation still reverberate in my ears and heart.
Just a heads-up…
The entry fee for The Strength Camp Challenge is going up pretty
So, if you are still thinking about joining us and competing for the
cash prize and a pat on the back 😉 — then be sure to click here and
Those of you who plan on joining us as a spectator, to meet me and
about 10 other YouTube celebrities— PLUS our massive after-party,
you can get all the info here too.
Wow I am the same way! Getting awards and trophies really don’t mean that much to me. I am actually equal parts embarrassed and proud when people ask about them. Just the title of this email warmed my heart. Is Elliot truly proud of me? I doubt it he doesn’t even know me, but I do represent the type of person he is proud of.
We don’t need to seek individual praise for what we are doing. Realize when someone is praising a group that you belong to that… THEY ARE ALSO TALKING ABOUT YOU!!! If you say something nice about my kwoon (Kung-Fu school) about a member of my team at Team Beachbody, or any of the people I teach. You are also saying something nice about me.
OK time to go, big kiss other equal parts of the larger meta being! Mwah!
Hey did you know I have a mailinglist? It’s pretty awesome I have all kinds of tips and tricks in there to supercharge your full life upgrade.
go to https://kungfuwithwashu.com/join-the-team/ to sign up.