Jan. 27, 2022

EP159 - Take the Risk!

EP159 - Take the Risk!

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Mel Robbins joins the show today and Mel says, "You need to recognize that the risk of moving toward your dreams is much lower than the slow, everyday punishment you inflict on yourself by suppressing your dream."

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:07.589 --> 00:00:14.990 Good Day, my friend. Welcome to a moment with modes. Thank you 2 00:00:15.189 --> 00:00:22.420 so much for downloading the show. I think that it's most excellent that we're 3 00:00:22.739 --> 00:00:30.100 able to have another moment. Hope Your Day is going well. Thankful Thursday. 4 00:00:30.140 --> 00:00:36.009 Let me shout out to everybody who is supporting the show, whether it's 5 00:00:36.049 --> 00:00:41.369 at by me, a compycom sharing the episodes with friends and family. Thank 6 00:00:41.450 --> 00:00:51.280 you so much for everything you do. Mel Robbins joins the show today and 7 00:00:51.520 --> 00:00:57.759 Mel says you need to recognize that the risk of moving towards your dreams is 8 00:00:58.000 --> 00:01:03.790 much lower than the slow, every day punishment you inflict on yourself by suppressing 9 00:01:04.510 --> 00:01:12.950 your dream. There have been many times when I was a younger man that 10 00:01:14.269 --> 00:01:19.659 I'd go to open mic nights with with friends of mine, and I didn't 11 00:01:19.700 --> 00:01:25.219 play guitar back then, but I had a I had a couple harmonicas in 12 00:01:25.340 --> 00:01:29.659 my pocket and and in my heart, in my heart, I knew I 13 00:01:29.780 --> 00:01:34.530 could sing, but in my head all I could hear was my drama teacher 14 00:01:34.849 --> 00:01:42.090 telling me, never mind, you can't sing, and we'd sit there and 15 00:01:42.250 --> 00:01:48.280 we'd watch and I would watch the people up there and I knew, I 16 00:01:48.519 --> 00:01:53.560 knew I could sound as good as those people did that, and I'm not 17 00:01:53.640 --> 00:01:57.120 saying this in a competitive way or a better than way, but I knew 18 00:01:57.879 --> 00:02:00.870 that I could be up there. I knew I wouldn't be out of place 19 00:02:01.390 --> 00:02:06.909 going up on that stage and when the host would ask if anyone else wanted 20 00:02:06.950 --> 00:02:10.389 to come up, my buddy Danny, he would look at me because he 21 00:02:10.550 --> 00:02:16.419 knew Danny was my best buddy at the time and we would sing in the 22 00:02:16.620 --> 00:02:23.580 car everywhere we went, just him and me, wailing away to the radio, 23 00:02:23.659 --> 00:02:29.020 and when the host would glance in my direction, I would look away 24 00:02:30.289 --> 00:02:36.210 and I would die a little bit inside every time. Fast forward a couple 25 00:02:36.210 --> 00:02:42.210 of years is when I was in basic training. I decided that no one 26 00:02:42.370 --> 00:02:47.159 there knew that I couldn't sing, and so one day, while we were 27 00:02:47.280 --> 00:02:53.520 spit polishing our boots, I started singing. Sitting on the dock at the 28 00:02:53.560 --> 00:02:59.030 bay, the Great Odis reading song and I didn't look up at anyone. 29 00:02:59.710 --> 00:03:05.469 I just kept polishing and I kept spitting, I kept polishing and when I 30 00:03:05.629 --> 00:03:09.270 was done I looked over at the guy next to me and he was looking 31 00:03:09.349 --> 00:03:14.699 at me. He started to smile and he said Yeah, all right man, 32 00:03:15.860 --> 00:03:21.819 and that was the start. On February fourteen this year coming, I'm 33 00:03:21.939 --> 00:03:29.050 going back into the studio and actually finishing my first batch of songs as a 34 00:03:29.169 --> 00:03:35.210 solo artist. That wouldn't be possible, my friend, if I didn't get 35 00:03:35.449 --> 00:03:42.840 past that limiting belief that I let somebody else put on me. I stopped 36 00:03:42.919 --> 00:03:49.639 caring about what his opinion was and now I surround myself with people like Chris 37 00:03:50.080 --> 00:03:54.400 and Rocky and Michael, my engineer, and of course my sweet wife, 38 00:03:54.710 --> 00:03:59.710 my sweet wife Spurrow, who supports me and everything I do. But I've 39 00:03:59.789 --> 00:04:05.150 surrounded myself now with people that believe in me. I know it can be 40 00:04:05.270 --> 00:04:13.780 scary when we think about going after it and the resistance starts to talk, 41 00:04:14.340 --> 00:04:19.779 it starts to chatter. But, my friend, let's change the tapes, 42 00:04:20.420 --> 00:04:26.449 as my my old meditation teacher used to say, and instead of saying I 43 00:04:26.649 --> 00:04:31.649 can't do this, let's change that to how can I do this? And 44 00:04:31.810 --> 00:04:36.250 that's not how can I do this, it's no, it's how can I 45 00:04:36.410 --> 00:04:43.160 do this? What steps to keep our step motif going? What steps can 46 00:04:43.240 --> 00:04:50.000 I take to get from A to be? Let's change I can't sing into 47 00:04:50.680 --> 00:04:57.870 I can sing. It can be done, my friend, I know because 48 00:04:57.990 --> 00:05:04.949 I've done it. That means you can do it too. Carpe momentum. 49 00:05:05.790 --> 00:05:06.980 I'll talk to You Tomorrow