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Robert’s Friday Roundup – September 17, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Hope you are having a great Friday and that you are safe.  This week was incredible – with lots of exciting opportunities and challenges.

Side Hustles
The Self-Worth Mastermind Series launched this week with our Money Mastery course from Motive For Life.  Our topic this week is the Power of Belief and Money.  Since money is a human creation and requires a belief system to give it power (consider the power of belief on the stock market and cryptocurrency), you can see why human belief is at the center of money issues and opportunities.

Jeff Hauser and I co-hosted the kickoff session and I’ll keep you in the loop as to how the course goes and what the first cohort is experiencing.

Pallas Pens Have Arrived!
Our first shipment of Pallas Pens arrived this week and we started shipping the pre-orders!  You can order your Pallas Pens here and get a set for everyone you know!

Get your pens here: www.PallasPens.com

Also, Pallas Pens launched several new instructional videos last week on YouTube and promoted them via LinkedIn.  We are just now developing the SEO plan and targeting several whiteboard keywords.  So far, in less than 7 days, we have a nice number of views for a totally new topic and subject matter.

This week’s whiteboard skill is Storytelling and the Power of Thirds.  Find the video here.
What I’m Reading and Consuming
Gary Vaynerchuk continues to inspire me to push for greater social content and market awareness.  His podcast is a daily listen and something I genuinely love.  He can be a bit loud and talks over people however, I get and love his excitement and want to achieve at a higher level because of him.

Recommend chain-smoking his podcasts and consuming the content to get a flavor for him.  No doubt he is the dominant marketing persona in the industry today.  However, his best and most appealing characteristic is his focus on doing right and being happy.  Love it.

You can find GaryVee Audio Experience on Spotify here.

The Motive For Life Podcast
This week I went deep on finding your superpower in this  ‘a cappella’ recording and the Five Steps necessary to developing mastery and ownership of your talents.  The process of these five steps always helps me look at my character and ask, “Am I leading by example?”

Here are the Five Steps:

  1. Belief
  2. Seek
  3. Align
  4. Commit
  5. Lean In

You can listen to the Motive For Life Podcast here

Sleep, Meditation, and Mental Health
Lots of positive emotions this week – walking up feeling strong and mentally clear.  There appears to be very little fog in my days and I want to take advantage of these times of flow.

“LET GO” is a recurring theme that has entered my consciousness and is bouncing around my thoughts.  The question occurred to me, “What if I totally let go and let the flow of the Universe COMPLETELY handle my future?”

So, with that thought as my foundation, I am allowing FLOW to take over and put the future in the hands of the Creator.

The results are undeniable – I feel freer than I have felt in quite some time.  Just may extend the experiment!

Eating and Drinking
Weighed in at 203 most days this week.  Committed to my new food disciplines four weeks ago and have lost 9 – 10 pounds (depending on when I weigh myself).  So far, I feel great.  1800 calories every day and only eat between noon and 7 pm.

It works but some days are killer hard.  Hunger grabs me and doesn’t let go until I drink some water.  Speaking of water, struggling with getting enough – can’t seem to get more than 64 oz.  No matter how much I “commit” there seems to be a mental block.  Not beating myself up for it, just want to improve.

Sayings I Heard This Week
“There is a lot of gold in the ground and anyone can dig it up” – Unknown
“I am good at what I do because I start with knowing nothing.” – Legendary Tennis Coach Patrick Mouratoglou (GaryVee Interview is amazing)
“The best gift you can give someone is belief in them.” – Unknown
“I am 100% responsible for everything that happens in my life.” – Everyone that has a happy life.

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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Motive Weekly Roundup

Robert’s Friday Roundup – September 10, 2021

Hello Everyone!

Side Hustles
This week my partner, Devon Wayt, and I officially launched Pallas Pens, our whiteboard pen company.  We were tired of bad and wasteful whiteboard pens, we decided to re-invent the dry erase marker. Here’s the story. This side hustle was a great project, over two years in R&D, patents in the US, China, and EU, and lots of prototypes. But we got the first MVP done!

The pens are stuck in the conga line of ships at the Port of Los Angeles and should be in inventory shortly. We are taking orders now and will ship as soon as they arrive.

Bonus – We have a bunch of training videos as well. Check out the YouTube channel here.

Get your pens here: www.PallasPens.com

Motive For Life launched a new Self-worth Mastermind course called Money Mastery.  It is every Wednesday night at 7 PM Pacific and will run for 6 weeks.  You can register here.
What I’m Reading
Just finished Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir – an amazing story and wonderful look into the world of space travel.  Loved the pace, characters, and humor.  Highly recommend it for anyone – however for those who are math and science geeks, the depth and breadth of Andy Weir’s “science” narrative is amazing.  Have fun with this one.

Podcast Interview
This week’s interview is with Makeala Addell – a professed “army brat” and optimist.  She coaches women on how to find their purpose, schedule, and plan time to attain their goal and do it with a positive mindset.  Makeala holds an MS Education, Literacy & Learning Specialization and a BS in Psychology.  She had powerful teachers who shaped her character early and hold strong positions in her life today as examples of how to be true to yourself and others.  Her practice is about helping women identify their purpose and making time to achieve them.  She was a wonderful guest.

Podcast here

You can find Makeala at www.makeala-addell.com

Sleep, Meditation, and Mental Health
I wake at between 5 and 5:15 am every day.  It’s a routine that seems to have stuck over COVID.  However, this week, I’m struggling with sleep-up a lot because I injured my ear in my woodshop.  Can’t roll over without a shot of pain.  So that rippled downstream into my sleep rhythms, disrupting the usual 7-8 hours.

Found myself bouncing around on Insight Timer, looking for teachers who go deeper.  David Ji is a go-to teacher that I like as he breaks down the key concepts of meditation and opens a space for me to settle my thoughts.  His most popular mediation is called Surrendering to the Silence Within – excellent.

David’s Insight Timer profile is here.

Eating and Drinking
Start my day off with a handful of supplements with 24 ounces of water first thing.  These include:

  1. Fiber from Costco – 8 capsules
  2. Multi-Vitamin – 1 tablet
  3. Fish Oil – 1 tablet
  4. Prostate Health – 1 tablet
  5. Juice Plus Vegetable, Fruit, and Berry Blend – 2 capsules each

Struggling to get 128 oz of water a day into me.  Manage to get 48 – 64 oz but that is not enough.  It is an overt act of personal will and I just seem to forget and look back on the day wondering why it didn’t happen.  Strange head of mine.

Sayings I Heard This Week
“If I am not working on it, no one is.” – Unknown
“Make a good thing out of bad news.” – Leon Bridges
“Start listening, stop imposing.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“There isn’t a situation I can’t make worse.”  Unknown

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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