Was sitting at Subschownz the other day with the Palko Pink Trio;
Sophia (age 7), Georgia (age 4) and Vivian (age 3).
Handsome guy walks in.
Georgia says to Sophia, “What. Do you think he’s
handsome cause your looking at him?”
Sophia says nothing…
Vivian responds in a squeaky voice while eating a Dorito,
“You better watch it Georgia, or he’ll punch you in the face.”
I sat back and admired my wonderful girls.
I listened as Sophia peppered Georgia with questions
and Georgia fired answers right back.
Hearing their interaction was amusing. They carried on
like I wasnt even there. Also, was kinda cool to be observing what goes
on in a female mind when admiring the opposite sehx.
Now lets talk success for a spell.
What if you could take a step back and observe
all the chatter that goes on in your head on
a daily basis. See it for only that – just chatter.
Like I observed my girls.
When you meditate this makes this process a heck of
a lot easier.
Why would you want to do this.
Well, when you are a detached observer watching yourself -
you can assess yourself and your situation as just that
flashes coming in and out of your mind.
Thats how you handle the negative chatter
that exists all around you these days.
See it as chatter – nothing else.
When you reach the point where this chatter is
amusing – then you know you are connected
to your higher power.
To learn a meditation that connects you
to source, eliminates the chatter, and leaves you feeling energized
and alive – grab a seat on the Success Rocket Ride ship.
Because you never want someone else to
be in control of your thoughts – only you.
P.S. If your world is falling apart and is negative
right now. Do what Suzanne Summers said,
“Find ways to turn negatives into positives” – after
being fired from Three’s Company and becoming
a best selling author and successful entrepreneur.
My coach in college used to say
“treat success and failure the same.”
He never said this after victory… only defeat.
That kept us on an even kiel and it helped
us get back out there and fight again.
That got me thinking when I woke up
to a rainy, dreary day that most would say it is.
You see the last few days we’ve had
warm weather in the 50s.Â My broh
in Jacksonville would say 50 is not warm.
He’d say its winter jacket weather.
He used to be tough living up North
but how fast things change.
Anyway, when it was sunny and 55
you could feel people’s mood lift from
the heavy doom and gloom feeling down and out
to one of pure exuberance.
I saw people on the path in shorts, like
myself, – riding, biking, blading.
And they saw me doing my Linebacker shuffle with
spinning rope in hand. LB shuffle is short for
a slow jog while spinning my Linebacker rope. The same
speed rope found inside my Linebacker Fitness course.
Anyhow, today is a different story.
So far I’ve heard three negative cloudy stories
from acquaintances, the news and the former mom in law.
So I needed to shake the negative nillees off my back.
Key thought today is to treat sunny and rainy days the same – just train.
No matter the weather, you’ll feel better about yourself afterward,
the economy and any other pressing issue you cannot
shake from your craw.
And I mean train outside if you can… keep your hood up
and get after it. Your body has to heat itself up more so
than on a sunny day and you burn more calories in the process.
While training in the rain visualize the negative nillees
washing off your back.Â Tis a wonderful feeling when you are done.
Okay, all for now.
Make TODAY better than yesterday!
P.S. If you think you are too old to tote a linebacker rope in
hand, check out what this 60 year young man did with the
program to dispel any fear of starting an exercise routine like Linebacker Fitness…
YOu’ll be amazed.
While there, I thought I to grab a souvenir from the
city hosting the biggest sporting
event of the year seen by cabillions all over the globe.
I grabbed a sweet long sleeve blue and lime green shirt that
simply said Super Bowl XLIII. No crappy Steelers logo on it.
The guy ‘up sold’ me a hat. He showed me a couple
different styles.Â One had the two teams on the front
and he called it a battling emblem hat. I told him
I could care less who wins. So give me the matching
SuperBowl hat like my badass shirt.
The truth is I dont care who really wins. Meaning,
my week wont be ruined if either team takes it.
But I’ll be tuned in for the game … and to see Springsteen
rock Tampa at halftime. No Bama rhetoric Bruce. Just play man.
I want what most people dont want to see… a defensive
battle. You know the low scoring game … where it comes
down to a goal line stand with ten seconds left … where one
team wants it more than the other and edges the other team out.
THATS WHAT FOOTBALL IS ABOUT.
Thats what life is about too.
HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT.
When you are soar. When you are tired. When you wanna
give up. Can you dig deep to pull
out something you never knew you had.
I can remember being on the bottom of a pile in
the endzone fighting for a fumble. The ball went back and forth
between me and my opponent.
By the time the refs pulled everyone off…
I had the ball in my hands.Â And it wasnt cause I was stronger
that the bigger o-lineman. Its because I wanted it more. It took everything I had too.
Thats WHAT I WANT TO SEE.
Thats what separates winners from CHAMPIONS.
The ability to focus and attain your dreams when
you have chaos and pressure beating down on you.
Thats how CHAMPIONS are forged.
And the reason why the Cardinals will win. I like the under dogger.
So it will be a defensive struggle, yet, at the same time I
think the Cards will win because of Komeback Kurt …
who has the ability and the eye of the Cardinal to do it.
Kurt is one who can pull a team up by its bootstraps in any situation and rally.
So I wont be vague and just say they will win. More on Komeback Kurt tomorrow.
Here is my prediction:
Cards 17 — Steelers 13
Good luck to both teams.
And let there be no major injuries on either side of the ball.
Be a champion today.Â Drop the excuses. Drop
the negative self talk. Drop the remote …
drop the news that has no baring on you and start moving
in the direction you want your life to go.
As the holidays draw near – you will
need this secret to get you fit.Â To get fit while others sit.
Now dont get me wrong.Â I like to relax
and take it easy ’round the holidays.
But just like on vacation (or any other time when
I have extra free time) make sure you get active.
This way you wont feel slow as a slug
after you return from the holidays.Â And the task for getting
in shape for the new year wont be as daunting.
Like those around you who will sit, sit, sit and sit some more…
while sipping coffee, eating coffee cake and talking up a storm.
I call the secret M.T.E.
More on that in a bit.
Last week I was on the road
back in Akron, caring for Dad who
is recovering from surgery.
Side note: 3 cheers for Dr. Bill
for providing excellent restoring tips
that Dads doc didn’t even suggest.
When I got to Dads … Faith Hill, was having her
Christmas special on his big screen. We both sat mesmerized by
her mighty fine singing voice and larger than life- fine energy.
However, am normally not a TV sitter or news watcher.
So at some point – I had to bust free
of the boob tube and M.T.E. time… Make Time to Exercise.
The perfect moment came when
pops decided to take a nap.
I jogged down to where people were ice skating.
and warmed up next to a metal barrel of burning wood.
Then I ran along the grey Cuyahoga River skyline and also did some
stair work.Â I stopped next to a raging waterfall, stood up
on a large stone protruding out of the river and performed
some recharging qi gong exercises
(taught by Dr. Wu…. seen here http://www.vincepalko.com/recharging_qigong.html).
There is an over abundance of energy waiting
for you when you exercise next to powerful forces
in nature. But thats another talk for another time.
And when I walked back into the house, I was a new man.
My face was bright red (from the wind) and my fat burning furnace roaring.
Perfect for kicking back, relaxing with dad (as he healed)
and catching up on our movies together.Â Not to mention taking time to
lead him through some powerful, powerful healing visualizations.
So this holiday beware of the holiday sitter and sitting
that takes place… discover ways to politely excuse
yourself and find ways to M.T.E.
And come the new year you’ll be off and running
towards a fitter, healthier, happier YOU.
P.S. Tough times call for tough people, and I’m excited to introduce
a new book all around this theme, soon to be released.
Before I dash to join my family for dinner today,
I wanted to send a quick note to THANK YOU
for being in my life for quite a long time now.
I wish you and yours the best on this Thanksgiving.
Dont be fooled by the brevity of this email… as I am sending
out MANY blessings and good thoughts to you on this holiday.
And I am finding tons to be thankful for.
For instance, yesterday, my computer crashed and twas the first
time in my life I could be thankful for such a major
disruption in my schedule. I took three trips to the computer
store to trouble shoot the issue.Â And finally discovered
the issue late yesterday.
It taught me to slow the hell down and enjoy the ride.
And that sometimes we need to start fresh and drop the
extra unneeded baggage that holds us back.
I hope you can do the same.Â Be thankful for all the good in your
life. But ALSO be thankful for the seemingly not so good stuff toO.
Discover why its there. Allow it to teach you something.
And if you do this, what you’ll be staring at is
a big fat pearl of wisdom.
The other day I made the mistake of leaving
the door that connects my house
to the garage open.
I guess you could say, I made another mistake
of not cleaning out the big Ole trash bin
that I set out at the curb each week.
So wormies galore at the bottom of the bin.
Strange thing was I dint know about the little
white suckers until taking the bin back from the
curb this morning.
I just knew the last couple of days its been attack
of the killer flies around here.
The good news is I have been practicing my
quick reflexes to rid the suckers.
I’m at the point where I could take on Danielson’s
teacher in the Karate Kid – Mr Miyaggie.
Do you remember the scene where he stands
real still with a fly buzzing round him and …
Nabs one out of thin air with his bare hands.
Yeah, that’s been me recently.
Luckily, I have been practicing my cat like quick reflexes
in my Linebacker Fitness course… where I teach
lightning like moves to blitz the fat with the jump rope.
As well as the Super Body Blitz.
Short burst movements at a high rate of
speed allow for you to train quickly and get on
with your day.
Without these two systems in your life, expect to be slow,
butt draggin and miserable.Â So grab em both while you can.
I have set up special bundle including both programs
for a low price on the LB Fitness order page.