A slightly more humorous blog

A few days ago, I'm checking my twitter messages and I get a message from someone claiming to be a representative of Samsung, asking why I didn't claim my prize.  

I decided to play along, knowing full well what was to come. Working for a financial institution I hear and deal with horror stories of people who have called into such scams.  

I hope you enjoy the following. 

 

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I at first try to call this persons bluff jokingly, but what followed was just too good of an opportunity to pass up.  

 

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Okay, so as you see above I am the one that is supposed to be "honest" because they hate "anything call scam or games." He doesn't even use proper grammarsings (insert sarcasm font on grammarsings).  

 

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Go ahead and look up where that address and phone go to.  

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Yes, that is my idea. I promise... 

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Oh no!!! He reported my profile?!?! Please no!!! I'm so serious I want that $800,000!!!  

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He even calls me out about the photo ID I sent. He tries to add fear and urgency to the scam, I mean...  

 

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I saw that coming. The old "We will send you a cashier check, but you have to pay for the shipping first" routine. I knew he was going to ask for that when this all started haha.  

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Notice I mention $900,000 I'm the comment, but he doesn't correct me? I pull out some cards under my sleeve with notaries and attournies.  

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I'm raising the stakes now to $1,000,000 and tried to see if he would call the number to try and get my bank account information over the phone. He is a little smart and didn't take the bait.  

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I got a little bored with him, so I shut it down. It was quite enjoyable while it lasted.  

 

Sadly a a lot of people fall for these kind of scams. Stay honest to the way you make money, and you will have a more fulfilling life.  

Killing Comfort

Stacy A. Cross is the creator of The Comfort Killers. You're asking yourself right now, "Who are the Comfort Killers?" Check the video below...then read on.

 

Who is Stacy?

Is Stacy little intense? For some maybe. Such as the average, the lazy, the complainers. Stacy, there is no "E" in her name, has some of the greatest energy you will ever come to face with. You can feel that she has greatness inside, and she freely shares that out into the world through her company The Comfort Killers. She promotes positive life styles, personal development, daily motivation, inspiration, real world education, and what does she charge? Time. That's all. Just a little bit of your time to sit and watch a video, read a blog, and what does she ask of you? To get uncomfortable. That is all.

Everything that is great, is just outside your comfort zone.

How do I know Stacy?

I first discovered Stacy on Grant Cardone TV, and from the first video I watched I knew I needed to start networking with her. We got connected on Twitter, started communicating, she saw this blog I wrote and asked me to contribute to her site. You can see that blog HERE.

I was humbled that she wanted to host my blog on her site. Then the next crazy thing happened, she asked me to be in her documentary of the 10X Growth Conference that Grant Cardone put on. Watch Stacy's documentary here: 10x Growth Con Documentary.   How cool is that? Another totally humbling moment.

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To the point already!

The only way you get to have a one on one with a guy like Grant Cardone, or meet someone like Stacy Cross, is to get uncomfortable. "To do the opposite of what you were doing" -Stacy Cross.

Getting out of your comfort zone has a mix of emotions that go along with it. There are 4 stages of getting uncomfortable

  1. You start freaking out, and feel that uneasiness in your gut,  before you even step up to the plate to make the decision to get uncomfortable. 
  2. You're now right in front of the decision, about to make it happen. Things get even more uncomfortable, but you really haven't done anything yet. That knot in your gut start tightening up.
  3. You finally step into the uncomfortable zone, take actions, and start making things happen. Now you're really uncomfortable. That knot jabs at every nerve inside of you, and you have to force it back.
  4. You then get a smile on your face, realizing that it was the best decision you could have made. That knot in your stomach? Wasn't a knot. It was your fist holding your stomach, trying to hold yourself back. You realized that when you got into the uncomfortable zone, you needed both hands, and that knot went away and you didn't even realize it. Congratulations, Comfort Killer.

Stepping out of your comfort zone brings out the best qualities within you. You go into "survival" mode. You don't know what's about to happen. Do you win? Do you lose? Does nothing happen at all? Does a random pirate ninja jump out and karate chop your leg off? The only way to find out is to jump in there and roll with the punches.

Going Forward

If you're not already following Stacy A. Cross on every social media platform, I encourage you to do so. In fact, go to the Comfort Killers website and you will see every social media site you can follow her on.

 

Stacy and I will be working more together in the future. I guarantee that.

 

Final Thought

Be great. Do something incredible with your life. Build a legacy. Stay uncomfortable.

 

 

10X Growth Con - Les Brown - Takeaways

"There is greatness in you"

 

Les Brown is a motivational speaker and author. To learn more about Les Brown and his business, visit his website here: https://lesbrown.com/

Background

Les was born in an abandoned building with a twin brother. Les's mother died, and he was adopted. In this house, he was 1 of 7 children. His adopted mother cleaned homes for wealthy families, and cooked their meals. Les explains that these were very kind and generous people, that told her to take home any food that was left over to help feed her 7 adopted children. He would say to his mother his dream was, "mama, one day when I become a man, I'm going to be able to buy groceries for us. We won't have to wait until someone eats so we would be able to eat."
They wore hand me down clothes from the children, he would say "when I become a man, I'm going to be able to buy new clothes for us. Brand new, that no body else has worn."  He was looking for way to change his mother's life.

As a child in 5th grade, the school selected kids who were slow learners. Saying that they were educable mentally retarded, and was sent back to the 4th grade.

 

The Quotes

"People worry about what's happening in the white house, you should worrying about what's happening in your own house."

"Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality"

"There's no success without successors."

"You've got to be unstoppable"

"You've got to stay hungry"

"Your voice can make a difference"

"You can change your life"

"It's not where you start, it's where you're going"

"Telling your story increases credibility"

"Transform your mindset, Expand your skill set"

"Angry is the wind that blows out the lamp of the mind"

"OQP - Only Quality People. If you want success, be around quality people."

"Provide more service than you get paid for."

"Give before you ask."

People that are hungry:
"Do what they know, not what they feel"
"Want to be on top, because the bottom is too crowded."
"No excuse is acceptable."

"There's power in association"

 

My Takeaways

There is a greatness in each of us. We have to be bold enough to tap into it. Hungry enough to go after. We have something great that can change the world. We have the ability to use our strengths to help people, and create the life that we want.  

Inner Greatness

Some people never tap into it, some resist it, some reject it, some ignore it, and then there are those that acknowledge it every once in a while. Some embrace it and become greatness. I know that "Become greatness" is not really proper English. The definition of greatness is "the quality of being great." What I mean by "Become Greatness" is to "Become the Quality of being Great."
If you begin to acknowledge that you have greatness in you, become it. A great quote from Les is "Your voice can make a difference." Ultimately isn't that we want to do? A long the way of making our lives better, we want to help make a difference in others?

What's holding you back from becoming greatness?

 

 

Change the Game, don't just participate in it

Kevin Harrington talked about "Filling the Void" at the #10xGrowthCon. In the 80's television at night would have dead air, because the tv station closed. So from about 9pm-5am there was this void in tv space. Kevin saw this as an opportunity. Rather than just play the regular game of advertising, newspapers-daytime tv ads, he sought to Change the Game. He rented out the time slot, and from this came the birth of the infomercial.

Find problems, or voids, and solve them. That's what businesses do, that's what entrepreneurs do.

What voids have you noticed in market? What's keeping you from trying to fill them?

 

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A weakness of mine

 🎙 One of my mental weaknesses is taking action. This one thing I'm heavily working on right now. Rather than over analyzing everything, take action and just figure it out later (as @grantcardone would say). I know what I am capable of doing, it's just a matter of doing it.

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What is one thing you know you need to do RIGHT NOW?! But, you're just sitting on  it waiting for the right time or something else? GO. DO. NOW.

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@attackathletics #10x #motivation #inspiration #sports #basketball #athletics #michaeljordan #kobe #10xGrowthCon #NoComplaining #dreams #macro #nonegativity #positivity

 (this was originally from an Instagram post where I typically write small blogs on my posts. Follow me at 10XMillennial on Instagram) 

 

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First let me tell you who I am right now...

Introduction

I'm really not anybody who is more special than anyone else. I'm a single, middle class, 28 year old, white male who lives in America. I have debt, I work in a bank call center, and I want something more for my life. You could say that I'm just an "Average white guy."

I've become more self aware of who I am, and where I want to be. My biggest challenge is the fact that I tend to overthink most things, and lack execution. Being self aware of this makes it easier to catch myself and simply just make a decision and go with it sometimes. Let's add some emphasis to the sometimes. "Sometimes."

Some of you may be in a similar situation. Maybe not the single, middle class, 28yr old, white male in America part. But, probably more so the "I want something more for my life," part.

If you know you could be doing more, you should be doing more.

 

Why I write - Blog your challenges to success

I'm really not that great of a writer. I am honestly terrible at grammar. So if you're an English major and cringe when you read my stuff, I'm sorry. But you know what? I'm really appreciative of the fact that you took the time to read it. Seriously...Thank you!

I began writing blogs to help me solve problems. By writing it out I found it made it easier for me to begin breaking things down, and working them out. It helps me work through thoughts, ideas, to digest things I'm learning, or even things that intrigued me. If I hear something, read something, see something, that really gets me thinking, I will write about it as I'm learning it. At the same time I then share it to the world in hopes that maybe someone will benefit. Or someone even comment to add something beneficial for everyone.

 

What I hope to gain

I think right now the most important thing is that I'm just doing something. Gary Vaynerchuck talk's a lot about how you just need to "DO." Take action now! Grant Cardone has a quote that says "Take action, figure the rest out later." With me being self aware of the fact that I tend to "over think" everything, and lack execution, this is a really good exercise for me ever time I write a blog. It forces me to just not think so much, and just put out what I'm thinking, work through it, and then take action on it.

 

What I hope to give

I hope to give value. Lots of it! Maybe my me working things out, I can solve a problem you're facing. Or help give some direction. I want to challenge each person to try writing at least one blog when you're working something out. You'll see that it helps to mentally break things down, and when you post it, you become vulnerable. But you grow through that. By putting yourself out there, it becomes easier to express yourself, and your personal brand. After all, each of us are a brand. If you can embrace that and build that, you can begin to create the life YOU want for YOU.

 

Conclusion

The point here was to give a quick insight into where I am at, who I am, and show you my beginning on this crazy journey I'll be sharing through blogs, images on instagram, and twitter.