It’s About Time You’ve Kicked Your Own Ass

Have you ever had a ‘rude awakening’? It’s when someone else tells you something so brutally honest, it feels like they just threw some ice cold water on you behind your back in the heat of summer. It’s unexpected, feels completely awful at first, then you feel a little numb, and then the warmth returns slowly while you’re looking for the culprit (or trying to make sense of the whole situation). A rude awakening is honest, and can help you out of your comfort zone.


You are in a large 12-person jacuzzi in Las Vegas. You’re relaxing on one end, enjoying a Bahama Mama, all by yourself, thinking, “Wow, how did I get this lucky?” And then out of nowhere, you hear someone say, “Eww, how can you stay in there with that piece of nastiness in there?” Then, out the corner of your eye, you see a little turd floating towards you and you hop out of there so quick, you forgot your drink.

All it takes is a little shit.

I mean shift.


Anywho, all it takes is a little mental shift to get you out of someplace you feel comfortable, and it can help you in the long haul. And the best part? You don’t have to wait for someone else to give you a rude awakening for you to kick your own ass and get your butt out of your comfort zone. You know what you have to do, you know what you should be doing to be a success, so stop lollygagging and MAKE IT HAPPEN.

How To Kick Your Own Ass, Just Like The Pros 2.0

1. Take a deep breath. Stop worrying and overthinking, instead, be still.

2. Plan out your day and then -the sometimes hard part- stick to your friggin’ schedule.


4. Be what you know you are capable of, anything less and that’s not success.

Now, it’s about time you’ve kicked your own ass.

3 Ways To Build Resilience Now

What is one of the best tools to have in your soft skill arsenal that will catapult you into your even better self and get you to the next phase of your life that you’ve been dreaming of for a long time? Resilience, of course! Resilience is the ability to take a failure and learn from it, and become better, rather than wallow endlessly and pity oneself. Resilience is key if you need to achieve the seemingly impossible, because resilience is that ability to keep going, despite the crazy things that can throw us for a spin, either internally or externally. Resilience is the ability to keep going, and to turn obstacles into growth opportunities. Resilience is a muscle, and it can definitely be honed, and I’ll even give you a few tips that can help you improve your resilience today.

  1. Stop giving into your fears, but keep listening to your gut. Your gut will be the one that can either save or kick your butt, however, your fears only want your butt to stay stagnant and in your “comfort zone.” Deep growth lies outside your comfort zone, beyond what you are used to and familiar with, but is nothing to be afraid of.
  2. After you’ve had a moment to reflect, get back out there. Don’t think about the past too much and get so wrapped up in it that you forget that you’re in the present and can make changes right now that can help you out in the long run. Just get out and keep going.
  3. Remember the bigger picture. What initially got you into this idea, notion, project, activity, etc.? Was it so that you could be recognized in that field? Was it so that you could support yourself while also doing something you enjoyed? Please remember that not every moment will be one that is glamorous or lovely, but every bit of effort you put into overcoming obstacles will manifest itself into awesome experiences and your realities will soon become better than your wildest dreams.

The Importance of an Action Plan

When was the last time you actually said you were going to do something, and then actually did it within a reasonable time and felt a great sense of accomplishment? If it feels like it has been a while, or maybe you’re a bit less motivated than usual, then you’ve come to the right place.

An action plan is an awesome way to get out of your own head and better organize your thoughts. An action plan is a way to have a better sense of how you can best use your time, and it can be a very effective means of motivating you to accomplishing your work, or at least getting started on it.

In your own head, you may have some really awesome ideas, but you may also have some subconscious fears that you may or may not be aware of that are currently holding you back. Getting all of your thoughts down on paper (what do you want to do, when do you want it done by, what is the best way of tackling this, etc.) is a great start and can make something that seems so daunting actually not so bad after all.

What does a great action plan have?

  1. It lists what you need to do. Even if it’s something that’s not due until a month from now, that is something you need to start working on now. Keep it short and specific.
  2. It has specific due dates. What are the small steps that need to be considered and when should those be done?
  3. It needs to have your absolute commitment. You need to commit yourself to your plan and not let any distractions get in the way.
  4. It needs to have rewards or incentives. If you accomplish X by 2:00pm, maybe you’ll reward yourself by booking that trip.
  5. It helps you kick your own ass. The plan motivates you to get all your work done, while at the same time reminding you of how strong you are and that you are capable, by setting expectations that are do-able for you.

Simply put, a great action plan can be your best friend when it comes to getting sh!t done and making the most out of your time. It can help provide greater clarity and focus since you can have it in front of you, and not just in your own head. YOU GOT THIS.