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A Massive Red Zone – Robert’s Friday Roundup for November 5, 2021

Hello Everyone!

November 5, 2021

A Massive Red Zone!

This week I ran face-first in to the Red Zone!

The Red Zone is an emotional state I enter when I exceed my level of worthiness, specifically the upper limit of what I believe I deserve.  When I reach a new level of success (or an opportunity to achieve success), Red Zone emotions set in.  If unchecked, the Red Zone starts the downhill slide of subtle and weird self-sabotage behaviors.

However, after practicing the exercises I detail in my book (The Bug In Our Brain), I’m able to catch the Red Zone and “ride out” the emotional rollercoaster until my worthiness rises to a new level.

This Week Was A Whopper!  

On Monday, Pallas Pens received a huge endorsement and will be at the most important promotional products tradeshow – PPAI Expo in Las Vegas this January.  Not only did we learn a ton about promotional products, but the CEO of a very prominent distributor also jumped all over the Pallas Pen product line, calling it “genius and timely” and has lined up multiple opportunities!

OK – Here’s where the Red Zone came in.  As soon as I finished the meeting, a muscle spasm in my lower back knocked me to my knees!  Mind you, I am in great physical shape, meditate every day, eat wonderfully, and calm most days!

Yet, the Red Zone jumped on me like a mad dog!

What I Did To Get Out Of The Red Zone

Instantly I knew what to do – this is where training matters.  I turned inward and addressed the “thing” inside me that does not want me to go to the next level.  Its job is to keep the environment the same, keep conditions the same.  Here’s what I said:

  • “I know you are protecting me and I appreciate your help, however, I got this.”
  • “You are safe and protected.  I am here.  All is good.”
  • “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, and happy.”
  • “Everything works out to our highest good.  It’s OK, you can let go now.”

In addition to the above, I relaxed and practiced long, deep breathing – 5 counts in, 7 counts out.  I applied heat to my lower back and allowed myself 24 hours to rest and relax.

As of this writing, I have no back pain (48 hrs later).  The Red Zone has passed and I feel worthy of accepting this partner’s help in making Pallas Pens a success!

Lessons Learned

Everyone enters the Red Zone – no one is exempt.  The difference between those who succeed and those how fail in achieving their goals are those who recognize Red Zone emotions and take steps to “ride through the turmoil” and let their self-worth raise to the next level.

Sayings I Heard This Week

“Cheetos vs Veggies.  It is not even close.” – Unknown
“Never pass up an opportunity to keep your mouth shut.” – A friend
“I am a salesperson, and I am my best client.” – A different friend
“Wolves do not kill unlucky deer.  They kill the weak and mindless.  People survive because they are strong.” – Jeremy Renner from Wind River.

Daily Videos

Every day I post a new one-minute video.  Topics range from simple suggestions to the deep, philosophical ideas I ponder throughout the day.  All are rooted in the premise that higher self-worth is the basis of all advancement and the core of a great life.   Here are the social links:

The Motive For Life PodcastREPLAY – Most Popular Podcast of 2020
Devon Wayt and I pull apart the tactics to reset your day .How To Reset Your Day – Motive For Life Podcast here
Sleep, Meditation, and Mental Health
Over the last week, I’ve wrestled with the pain in my lower back while knowing that it is the result of an upper limit problem and the Red Zone. This weird dichotomy of subconscious emotions coupled with the physical pain of back spasms really pushed on my belief system and the practices I teach.All through the week, I talked to myself in a calm and caring manner, never condemning myself for being “stupid or irrational” regarding the Red Zone.  I treated the “other self” as if it was a fearful young child who only wants to keep things the way they are.  When the scared child inside me believes I am going to protect him and care for him, he lets go of my back and I quickly move out of pain.

This week’s meditations were focused on this practice.  It worked and much of the week was easy and joyful.

Meditation Commitment
NEW – Listening to David Ji on Insight Timer.  This meditation is called Deep Healing and really moved me.  It is an invitation to meditate for 22 minutes for 50 days. I’m making this commitment.  Excellent and you can find him here.

Pallas Pens – Found Our Pens!

We received the delivery of our pens!  90+ cases of pens (a total of 12,000) in assorted colors and packages.  Now comes the time to put our plan into action.  I will update everyone as we launch our programs so you can travel along with us as we build the brand and the business.

New – At the Whiteboard with Robert Christiansen – Video Series
I’ve developed a series of training videos that lift anyone’s confidence on the whiteboard.  In addition, I’ve looped in my leadership teachings on the whiteboard as well.  Hope you enjoy them!

Pallas Pens – Whiteboard Training!

Get your pens here:

Social and Feedback
Please, send feedback to my Twitter account @robertmotive, check out this week’s one-minute videos on Instagram and TikTok, and let me know what you think about the leadership posts on LinkedIn.All the best, Robert

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