YOUR "LIFE PLATE"

Life Plate

Your “LIFE PLATE”: MAKING SENSE of feeling Overwhelmed:

Quote of the Day: REMEMBER, THE EXPERT IN ANYTHING WAS ONCE A BEGINNER

Ever experience that scenario where you have your days planned, you’re kicking ass and taking names and things are going pretty well and you are moving in the right direction in life? But then all of a sudden find yourself backing off from certain tasks or commitments and saying things like “Sorry I have to cancel” or “Sorry I am gonna have to pass” or just not show up or follow through at all? 

Let’s MAKE-SENSE of this for a second here and perhaps find a breakthrough. 

Let’s imagine that all the things you want and need to get done to move your ship forward were the same thing as food? Why is it that yesterday, we find the clarity and courage to place food on our “Life Plate” and do so with full clarity that you intend to eat it and need it and want it and see it as exactly what your stomach needs to be happy? But then something happens! Sometimes even hours later or the next day decide that it’s too much food and you no longer can eat it. Followed by starting to strategically and apologetically remove items one by one from our plate with the same level of certainty that we had when we put them on yesterday? Simply put, you strategically convince yourself and others that you are no longer hungry to eat that food and it’s now too much!!

This is a metaphor that affects us all on a daily basis and the good news is that you CAN do something about it. Well, if you want to. 

After learning this you may decide that you prefer to continue standing in the way of your success and that’s what is so cool about success, happiness and fulfillment. It’s a choice and it’s yours. 

So how do we continue to eat the food we have put on our LIFE PLATE even when the little liar and ill intention-ed messengers of “you can’t” are swooping down out of the sky like Fire Breathing Dragons? How do we SLAY THESE DRAGONS and complete the task and move past GO and collect $200? 

In affect become a DRAGON SLAYER? It’s pretty profound but simple.  Just become conscious of them and what they really are. When that dragon begins to swoop down and passively communicate with your mind like a puppet, telling you there is too much on your plate, recognize that like a broken record, you are hitting your Hidden Barrier. 

PS: Got this from a profound book i read called THE BIG LEAP by Gay Hendricks.

In this case the one that tells you there is too much to handle and has the “Little Liar” in your head tell you that you are overwhelmed and must abort the mission. Become aware that it is happening and embrace the fact that it was created by you and engineered to be a safety valve to make sure you don’t go to the place where you might fall or fail. Also recognize that yesterday, you placed all the items on your Life Plate for a very specific reason? To move forward and uncover more success, happiness, health and fulfillment.  

Here is the secret to moving forward today. When the dragons show up and the Little Liar begins to tell you what to do, look at it with Joyful Eyes and realize that you created this safety valve and you are about to upgrade your current reality to a more fulfilled place, which is achieved by simply recognizing that it’s GO TIME and that moment is a gift of growth. You know, many of the people I coach in their health goals or business goals claim that this process of never moving forward and always falling own is exhausting and sucks the life out of them. I frequently reply with the reality that this process was actually fabricated by them so in actuality they are sucking the life out of themselves.

Give it a try today? What’s the risk? Much greater than the risk of not trying right?

With Love, Dragon

THE COST OF YOUR TV

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How much does your TV cost? Not to own it but to watch it? Ahhh there it is. Think for a second what the true value of your TV is?

The best way I can explain it as a Health Coach is through nutrition. In our optimal health universe we don’t eat food. We have fun with food and acknowledge that food doesn’t get us to our destination. When it comes to supporting our goals to improve our health, vitality, happiness and longevity we FUEL.

If my kids look at a piece of pizza on the table next to a piece of protein and veggies they delineate the difference. Pizza = Food = Fun and doesn’t move the ship forward. The other = Fuel = Health

Let’s be clear we like to have fun and we do eat an occasional pizza slice and we do watch TV occasionally. But... is your TV and that Pizza costing you your dreamlike?

Remember. Anybody CAN succeed in life beyond their wildest dreams but WILL they?

The average American watches 7 hours of TV a day. Now let’s look at that. The average American spends 80% plus of their entire life working. Add sleep and TV? Now you can see how much you paid for that TV right?

Did u just suggest you turn off your tv? No. I have a hard enough time telling myself what to do and have no interest in being that guy. However did I just wake your mind up to one thing you might do DIFFERENTLY in 2019 that can equate to a massive RAISE in health, happiness and wealth? Ummm yes!

Are you looking for something different in your life? Your health. Your happiness? Increase your Financial status and work from home? It’s our passion to bring folks and families home where they can be free and live life around what matters most.

Reach out to Chicken and Dragon at info@chickenanddragon.com and say « I want to be free to be » 

With Love from Dragon

PROTECT YOUR CROP

Protect Your Crop

Protect Your Crop

MESSAGE TO ALL YOU HUSTLERS

Big respect for you if you’re all in and going after life. Hang tough and find some gems in today’s RISE UP With Dragon. To all those not going after life today? Wake the heck up!

Look in your mailbox.

You were invited to the party.

“The only way life gets better for you is when you get better for life.”

PROTECT YOUR CROP

Think for a second about all that goes into harvesting a crop.

It’s not something we just wake up to whenever we feel like it. Not something that greets us the morning after we say a prayer or ask for it. It’s not something that comes just because you want or need it and believe you can have it.

It starts with a decision and that decision is to engage in a process that will take lots of hard work, lots of time and patience, discipline, responsibility and consistency, but most of all a large risk that it could all be for nothing.

Good news, those chances of it failing are dramatically decreased if you practice all the purposeful action step and qualities with urgency and pride in an almost obsessive life dependent fashion. That’s right farmer of dreams. You must PROTECT YOUR CROP as if your life depends on it.

Because it does and this isn’t just about you. This crop feeds as well as provides livelihood and income for others too.

So, for their sake I ask that you PROTECT YOUR CROP!!!!!

“Don’t spend major time on minor things.”

You don’t have time and your crop needs your full attention outside the things that matter most. Therefore, keep the Main thing the Main thing.

Your Life and business are like the changing seasons. You can’t change the seasons but you can change yourself. Consider not only PROTECTING YOUR CROP but always look how you can improve your farming skills for better results.

Some call this “Personal Growth” ;)

Please farmer. Be aware and learn how to handle the winters. They come right after Fall every year so be prepared. Learn to handle the nights as these always come after the days. These nights always come so we must not learn to avoid them, but instead embrace them. We must learn to handle them with perfection. (Some great words I heard from Jim Rohn)

Protect your Crop. Once you start something you must protect it. It is like a garden - it can grow into what it is intended to grow into. Your harvest is the result of all the time and work you put into protecting your crop. The harvest is what the work is intended for yet only represents 10% of the process. So…… it’s all about the work and the 90% of time you protect the crop.

Take full responsibility for what happens to you and your crop along the way. Accept the outcome and accept your role in it with no regrets or apologies.

It’s not what happens that determines the quality of your life. The same things happens to us all. It’s what you do that changes everything. What happens to all folks is the SAME. It’s how we react and what we do that makes us DIFFERENT. I know life has happened to me many, many times. Some of us have even experienced losing it all. 

“Remember that disappointments are not things reserved for the poor.” Jim Rohn

Starting today. What are you going to do that will make a difference in your life? What I always loved about life is knowing that every single day I have the potential to change everything by simply doing life differently. If you don’t like the way things are in your life? Then change it.

Are you ready to do the work and commit to all involved in planting and nurturing and protecting your crop with a quality decision and full understanding of everything entailed?

Well then welcome to the party, Farmer. You have earned my respect and I only ask that you send me an ear of your delicious corn on the other side so I may enjoy the fruits of your labor with the taste reflecting all the efforts you placed into the protection of your crop.

THE UNCOMMON HUMAN

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RISE UP VLOG RECAP: https://youtu.be/gTVp3zucVE8

How does this sound? Let’s be common together?

You’ve HERD of the category many humans fall into called the Common Man or Common Woman?

For the sake of equality today let’s just say Common Human?

Let’s look at that word COMMON and attempt to make a connection to how being common affects your desire to reach your dreams. So in this space, I encourage you to recall your HOPES AND DREAMS for the New Year. What you want and why…

#PUTUPYOURDUKES.

Here is how it works:

  • Your right fist is your WHAT.

  • Your left is your WHY.

Can the Common Human reach their dreams and achieve their “What?” ABSOLUTELY!

But can they make it there by just being Common? Meh... Probably not.

I say probably not because their “common” might be common to them but UNCOMMMON to the rest of us. Remember that if you take the uncommon path and step outside your comfort zone - that zone where growth lives, for long enough, that uncommon place becomes a habitual thing, your NEW NORMAL and common. So I say most likely, in the grand scheme of humans in this world, for most of them COMMON means the HERD. Just like everyone else. Dig?

Growth happens outside the comfort zone and when the common human becomes UNCOMMON and strays from the HERD. Growth happens when you STOP BEING AFRAID OF THE UNFAMILIAR. The unfamiliar is the place we must all go to find success. Sometimes I like to define success and things like HEALTH and WEALTH as places we have never been as they live in a space that we must go to most commonly for the first time. The amount of time you spend here in “UNFAMILIARVILLE” is called consistency - and about showing up in this unfamiliar place day in and day out, is called discipline!

As you move closer to the New Year, perhaps assess how you did things this past year and maybe even the year prior. Did you get where you wanted to be this year or no? If no, let’s consider not doing what we did again. Let’s dare to be different and uncommon!

What are you gonna do to walk towards your goals today? Are you gonna fuel right? Drink more water? Exercise? Perhaps engage in learning and positive growth-conscious things more?

Let’s RISE UP and make this day ours!

Love Dragon

CAN YOU IMAGINE?

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FROM THE DRAGONSLAIR

Take a moment today and evaluate your thoughts. Don’t worry about what you will find, good or bad. This is the first step in practicing being conscious and no matter what you find, you unveil the potential in your new conscious state to shift!

What have you organized your thoughts towards? Are your thoughts organized towards your goals, dreams and desired state? Or are your thoughts disorganized and susceptible to being changed by outside forces? Are your thoughts of what you want, coupled with counterbalanced thoughts?

Have a look at the inner conversation  in your mind today and access whether your thoughts are focused on what you want or if they are focused on why you can’t have what you want?

See, you don’t need to know how you’ll get what you want, you need only get focused on the value of having it to the degree that you are willing to make everything about your day be in support of that which you want. Like the child that has his eyes on a dog or bike for his birthday or Christmas? You’ll notice that everything about their lives or day is focused on this thing they want. Tell them they can’t have it and they won’t quit. They may cry, but not give up. I like to refer to this process as “Putting Up Your Dukes”. One fist is what you want, the other is your WHY. With those two up in both an attack and fending off manor? Nothing can stop you because like the child, you’ve made up your mind.

Are you focused on the things you want like this? Are you almost OBSESSED with your goals to the point where you won’t accept anything but them and the reality they bring to your life? Have you written them down? Have you made sure that they are in plain view of you every day? Look through your child’s stuff and at the things they doodle on paper andsee how they manifest their goals. Are you visualizing having them? Drawn pictures of the scenario?

CAN YOU IMAGINE what your life would and will be like when you make everything about you about your goals? Well stop imagining and realize that you control your thoughts the moment you put up your dukes and keep the Main thing the Main thing.

Love 🐉

FLOW BURGLARS

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FROM THE DRAGONSLAIR

FLOW BURGLARS:

Have you ever had a great day? Like one of those days where everything just seems to be going your way and you simply can’t fail even if you tried? Effortless success. The kind of success you chalk up to luck or maybe even thinking that God must really love you?

This is known as being in the FLOW STATE and it actually has very little to do with timing. In reality, it is something controlled by you and in another discussion we we’ll talk about how you can start to hack flow.

But today I want to direct your attention to the FLOW BURGLARS! You know those negative people or things that seem to come at us while we are in the ecstatic flow state?

The ones who want to constantly stomp out your fire? We call these the flow burglars. And guess what? They are there for a reason. Their purpose is simply to challenge your conviction towards your goals and mission. They have been put here to try and throw you off so they can see how bad you want that dream life full of joy, happiness, health, hope, and freedom that you envision for yourself. But beware... they are extremely good at stealing your flow.

Like a burglar that strategically goes after the right house, these flow burglars will go after specific people and specific scenarios. They like to go after those who are showing signs of flying high. Those who are in the “Flow State.”

When in the Flow State you become the target “home” for a burglary.

But, remember, they have no impact on your flow outside of the impact you allow them to have. So send them packing! You need only show them commitment, discipline, and consistency in your life. These principles are the equivalent of the home that has a state of the art security system that informs the burglar that it is impossible to enter.

So... Do you know what you want and why to the extent where you won’t be knocked down no matter what?

Are you in full-out action? Then you are experiencing FLOW often. Is your security system strong enough? Your conviction, commitment, and discipline?

This day right here… it’s yours.

Love 🐉