It’s all about the long game. Martin J. Reader is a former Olympic beach volleyball player turned entrepreneur and motivational trainer. This week, we hear from him about transitioning off the sand and building a personal philosophy in order to create authenticity in his everyday life. He shares tips about learning to love the process and staying focused on the big picture, rather than getting bogged down by the bumps along the way.
With so many distractions in everyday life, it can be hard to just be present. Sometimes, it can be all too easy to let past disappointments and uncertainty about the future define us. Reader encourages us to let go of the myth of the “daily grind.” Being intentional about what we do and how we do it takes us out of the victim role in our own story and puts us back in the lead. Rather than dragging our fears around behind us, we need to keep our sights set on our long-term goals and work hard, day in and day out, to reach our highest heights.
What You’ll Learn:
- Use intention, integrity, and intensity to accomplish your goals
- Let go of past disappointments and not let them define you
- Turn personal development into competitive advantage
- Focus on the big picture and not get caught up in the day-to-day
- Make priorities and manage them to fall in love with your process
“Win your morning, win your day. When you wake up, don’t outsource your time immediately to Instagram or text messages or emails. Hold onto a piece of time in the morning that is so valuable and protect that time.” -Martin J. Reader
“You are not your stuff. Each one of us is pulling this bag of stuff, our experiences, behind us. And the more you’re holding onto that, the heavier the bag is and you’re trying to drag that into the future.” -Martin J. Reader
“The mind is so much more powerful than the body.” -Martin J. Reader
“There is no such thing as the grind. The grind is a story that you’re making up in your head to validate your position of being a victim to maybe not necessarily enjoy what you’re doing. I challenge people to get out of the victim mindset of the grind. How can you turn your process into something that you enjoy and you love and that you’re excited about?” -Martin J. Reader