#B90X - DAY 4 - Who Inspires You?

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#142

Many people inspire me. I am most inspired by Jesus. I am also inspired by Steve Jobs, Kanye West, President Barack Obama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jackie Chan.

Jesus loved everyone and committed the ultimate sacrifice just so all of us could be saved.

Steve Jobs held deep convictions, unwaveringly, for technologies he thought could change things for the betterment of humanity.

Kanye West and his works transcended the genres of hip-hop and his production techniques always broke new ground.

President Barack Obama defied odds, and worked his way to become the first minority/ethnic/African-American president of the United States, a country still wrought with racism (though it has been improving every decade!)

Arnold Schwarzenegger also defied odds by coming to America with limited English capacity, but became the world’s biggest Hollywood film star despite that.

Jackie Chan is one of the most prolific actors/directors out there, and is legendary because of the amount of risks that he took for the sake of his craft. He willingly put his life on the line countless times (breaking every single bone in his body in the process), to film that perfect shot.

and of course @thedogelord! you inspire me to learn more about blockchain technology and crypto!


#143

I am inspired by my parents, who have given everything for their three sons to succeed. I am inspired by the people who have less and share more. I am inspired by people who go for what they want. I am inspired by people who have failed and stood up.


#144

I’ve been into a lot of things, hobbies, and sports over my lifetime. I’ve watched and learned from people of all walks of life. I can’t think of a single person who inspires me, but in the crypto space…it’s PEETA!!! I watch all sorts of investors. I watch the traders who study charts and flip coins. I watch the cost average hodl types. I even watch the Ponzi scheme affiliate marketing guys. But there’s one guy that I watch first and last. There’s one guy that brings us back to Earth with sensible knowledge. There’s one guy that’s not going to sell us call signals, but will teach us how to trade on our own. There’s one guy who gives us hope, yet won’t pump something for a quick buck. You know who I’m talking about! It’s PEETA!!! Beeeeet-Kooooo-Neeeeect! Smash the like button guys!


#145

My husband inspires me. I met him 9 years ago. He has pushed me to become a better person mentally and physically. He works 12-14 hour days and is ALWAYS level headed and in a good mood. He encourages me to follow all my crazy dreams. He is also not afraid to tell me that some of the things I want to try are just plain crazy and won’t work. I’m very stubborn though, I’ll still try it and sometimes fail, but he’s still there to support me.


#146

My dad is probably inspiration #1! He came from nothing, literally food stamps, double-wide trailers, and a hardship license so he could drive his brothers to school at 14 years old while his mother worked two jobs. He put himself through college, working nights, then went on to get his masters degree. He and my mom spend the first 12 years of their marriage building their life and building my dad’s business. He started the business at 29 (his goal was to start it before he turned 30), and then they had me at 31. 12 years later he sold his (by that point Inc. 500) company to SAS and became a millionaire before age 40. Then 2008 happened, and I watched my parents lose so much of what they had built over the previous 30 years of their marriage. Despite all that though, my dad (with the help of my wonderful mama) persevered and rebuilt himself again and again. Today he has an Inc. 5000 company with 120 amazing employees, 3 college educated daughters, a wife of 39 years, and a network of colleagues who would go to bat for him any day of the week. He is truly an inspiration!

Here are some of the little tidbits of wisdom I’ve gleaned from him over the years:

  1. Do the right thing. Don’t do the wrong thing. (I always thought this was too simple and would protest “but dad sometimes there is grey.” To which he would always respond: “you always know in your heart what is right. when it feels grey, it’s because the “right” thing to do can seem impossibly challenging. Do it anyway.”)
  2. No matter what, never burn bridges. (you never know when you may need to walk back over them, he would say.)
  3. Work at least twice as hard as the people you are asking to work for you.
  4. People hire who they know, like and trust. Make meaningful connections, be easy to work with, and honor your word.
  5. A commitment to Excellence, Trust, and Care are the three pillars to lasting business relationships.
  6. MS Excel is your best friend. Become a wizard. Use excel for everything.
  7. Beer is good. IPA is the best (and it’s even better when you brew it yourself…which he still does, from time to time).
  8. You can never watch Forrest Gump, Braveheart, or Tombstone too many times.
  9. Hakuna Matata
  10. Be ruthlessly disciplined in your action. Have a plan and commit to it. Work your ass off as efficiently as possible. And at some point, when you’ve spent years of your life giving it everything you’ve got, you’ll have built something to be proud of. And someone, or everyone, will say “You got lucky”. Just smile. You’ll know the truth.

#147

#3 is king. That’s what we do here. :slight_smile:


#148

Clive Sinclair
Richard Branson
Dr. Who
Jesus Christ

I did become a computer programmer and should have made more of it but thanks Clive anyway! I spent too much time in the ale house to do anything that Branson inspired me to do or be; Dr. Who took over.

Although Jesus didn’t show up for me till later, when I realised what the guy was about it changed everything. So now I am inspired in completely different ways.


#149

#150

My father.
He has always had a great impact on me. I have admired him since my early childhood. Everyone has a great respect towards him. His personality, always knowing how to act, how to behave, what to say and what not to say. His strongest virtues imo are his will power, his sacrifice and discipline in anything he does. He has always tought my brothers and I to NEVER, EVER SURRENDER! And after the years, this lesson came in real life when one day he had a pretty bad stroke. He is one of the healthiest individuals I know (No smokes, barely drunk, daily sports, pretty fit military mountain elite troops…) but the oods turned against him that day. Lost part of his right side vision, the motor skills of his entire body got affected as well as his speech and reasoning capability. Doctors were not positive at all he would make it through. Little by little, day by day fighting he started to improve. After 3 months in the hospital he started a long recovery, over a year of therapies and he walked again, learned how to read and write again, and over time he became better, even fitter than before!
Now, a little over 4 years since then, he’s almost entirely recovered. And eventhough he would never be the same person (something changed him that day for the good and the bad) he is still around because he NEVER, EVER SURRENDERED!


#151

I think its difficult to always narrow down who inspires us the most, as we always move through various stages of our lives and sometimes even in our darkest moments it can be difficult to find the right inspiration needed to press on but for me in those moments I always found a way to meditate, connect with my inner self and tap into my own state of mind to find the inspiration I needed to overcome adversities and difficult times, I found that it was in those moments where I truly discovered what I was made off and what could be accomplished by having the right state of mind.

Having said that I have found inspiration in others even when I might not have realized that I needed it, for example after seeing what my brother accomplished recently from nothing by entering Bitcoin back in October it created a sense of realism for me that this could be done. Ive always found a sense of belonging with my favorite philosopher being Alan Watts on the nature of the self, and what it means to have the patience and perseverance to pursue something you share a deep sense of care for. At this point in time now im just motivated to be here and I have found inspiration with everyone who is here fighting the same battle and striving to be on the winning side.


#152

Jocko Willink (He has an amazing YouTube channel)… Here’s an example that inspires me (that I would like to emulate) This will get you through EVERY FUD YOU EVER ENCOUNTER.

"Good."


#153

To be honest all of you guys do, they way you stay positive really encourages me


#154

The list of people that inspire me is pretty big.
First off, My wife and our kids, they amaze me everyday with how the learn and grow and how she can do all the things that she does for our family!
My mom and my step dad Jim would definitely need to be on that list.
taut me the value of hard work, and that its okay to spend weeks out in the woods to disconnect sometimes.
and of course Peter and everyone on the PUB!:grinning:


#155

My 7 year old son who sadly passed away is my biggest inspiration and continues to be everyday. He was partially paralysed during a surgery procedure and yet smiled all the way back to walking again. He had a few heart surgeries but yet again was always smiling through the pain he must have been facing. Simple thing is no matter what he faced he was always positive and so he opened my eyes up to a new world :+1:


#156

As a Dad this breaks my heart. Continue making him proud of his Dad as he watches you from the heavenlies, carry on and keep staying positve. Thank you for sharing. Peace


#157

Who inspires me?
God - Duh!
Wife - Totally consistent and honest in everything she does. It’s kind of annoying :smile:
My friend Dey - He is wildly optimistic and relentless in everything he does.
People who work their ass off generally inspire me. @peter


#158

Doug Polk, a Crypto Youtuber and former poker pro has been my inspiration for a couple of years now. He has a very similar personality to myself and traits that I admire. He has been at the top of the Poker World, yet continues to expand into socials, Youtube, other businesses and industries. I think what I admire the most is that he has the drive to accomplish the highest of goals and then re-start from scratch one something new, not limiting or identifying himself by one particular venture.


#159

The people who inspire me most are Eric Thomas, Tom Brady and the entire Patriots organization. Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker and preacher. He went from being homeless with no H.S Diploma to a multimillionaire with at Ph.D. The passion and belief when he speaks is palpable.
Superbowl 51 saved my life. I was going through an extremely difficult point in my life and felt as if I was at the point of giving up. I sat at home alone and watched the game aghast at halftime thinking, the Patriots are going to lose to the Falcons? I remember the shot of Tom Brady sitting on the side line with his head down and his eyes closed as if he was zoning everything out and refocusing himself completely. After halftime I witnessed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history on the back of Tom Brady. He talked his team for one of the greatest displays of teamwork I have ever seen.
Some of the best things that i take away from Eric Thomas is his persistent enthusiasm, his passion, and his belief in hard work and dedication. I can also relate to Eric Thomas on several other personal levels and find him to be a constant inspiration.
From Tom Brady and the Patriots I learned the importance of discipline, preparation, mental toughness, and faith. The comeback of last year’s Superbowl was a surgical operation only made possible through resounding mental toughness. Down 25 points at halftime most teams would have given up, not team in any Superbowl had recovered from such a deficit, but they did.


#160

not to kiss ass, but @peter is one of the few people that can hold my attention. I had never heard of him until I randomly found his Youtube channel back in December. At first I was like, whoa this dude puts out way too many videos a day… pass… as I continued my journey around the crypto space I found the bitconnect lords and got stuck listening to them for a bit. no, I never fell for their scam… but I’m glad I got stuck there because Decentralized TV kept showing up on the right side, so I finally decided to give him a listen. 4 hours of DCTV videos later, I was hooked. Less than 2 months later and i’ve got tons of respect for this crazy korean guy and his korean bbq! One of the biggest things I’ve learned is to hodl that shit to the moon! The next thing I’ve learned is never… never… buy a lambo with bitcoin. Bro… that’s gonna be a $4 million car soon! haha. But really, I’ve learned a lot in what he says, I plan to keep listening, and I’m hoping to get even more out of the teachings in this course.


#161

Thank you sir for being here! I’m grinding for the cryptonation!