If Ya Grippin', Ya Trippin'

A while back, I was talking with my buddy James, and he said to me, “I’m going to become a millionaire, and when I do, I don’t think much is going to change in my life.”

I looked at him kind of funny because obviously a lot changes in your life when you become a millionaire.

He responded by saying, “What I mean is, I’m already satisfied with my life, my family, my faith, and my values. I know that what I’m doing is making an impact in the world, so the only thing that will change is the percent that I can do what I’m already doing. I’m already doing what I love, I’ll just be able to do more of it.”

The Hope Mistake

The Hope Mistake

Are you a learner or a loser?

What I mean by that is, when you make mistakes, do you learn from them? Do you take action to figure out why you made that mistake, and then do whatever you need to do to ensure that you don’t make that mistake again?

Or are you justifying your mistakes? Explaining them away. Or pretending that they're not there.

One makes you a learner, the other makes you a loser.

Why Not?

Why Not?

If you knew that you could have your dream job, but in order to get it, you would have to tell a white lie, would you do it?

Most of us would want to instinctively say no, but if we are really honest with ourselves, a lot of us would have to think about it.

Maybe it depends on what the lie is? Maybe we could just put a positive spin on it so that it’s technically not a lie?

Success is not possible without integrity. You can win and not be successful. You can be undefeated and still be unsuccessful.

Florence Moment

Florence Moment

In our latest episode, Mackey talks about a recurring conversation him and Colton have been having month after month. 

Back during 2W's inception, Mackey and Colton had some time between meeting with some coaches and athletes from Florence, TX , so they started crunching some numbers. During this time, they had received a bunch of promises that they would receive money, but they physically had no money yet. Afraid of the uncertainty, they began asking themselves the question, "what happens in the worst case scenario? What happens if this doesn't work out?" The more they looked at the numbers, the more they looked at the worst case scenario, the more worried they got. 

When they shifted their mindset from what was the worst case scenario to if they simply were to do their job, all of a sudden that weight started to lift, and saw hope. Hope has a way of brining light into the darkness. 

The worst case scenario is not the only option. If you take care of business, if you do your job in whatever it may be, it will be okay. 

Four Core Values

Four Core Values

In our latest episode, Mackey is with the athletes from Prosper HS.

He talks about the importance of making good decisions both on and off the field. The decisions you make off the field will show how much you are truly dedicated to the team and your team's mission.

You cannot compartmentalize the different things in your life. You can't work hard to become A+ on the field and be satisfied with being C- in the classroom. If you're not continuously pursing excellence across the board, you're not pursuing excellence at all.