Mental Toughness and Getting Laid Off (A repost)

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(Here’s a repost of a blog I did last year. I’m reposting this blog and part 2 because I got a bunch of emails in the last month about my readers getting their pink slips. Times are still tough and I don’t care what the President says.

We are still in a fucken recession.

Hang in there, folks)

I get a lot emails and questions from my readers about how to obtain mental toughness during a life crises. Unfortunately, I’ve been getting some requests about how to deal with life when one just got laid off or fired. Nothing sucks more in life when you are suddenly jobless, especially when you have a family and kids to take care of. I been through this situation is the past and I know how grueling it can be on you psychologically and the drain it can put on between you and your family. It was just an awful time in my life and one my darkest periods where I felt like a complete failure. I’m usually an upbeat person, but during this time when I was constantly getting rejected from potential new employees, I went into a deep self-destructive depression. My mind was ravaged with negativity and just bad thoughts about everything. I was so full of frustration and anger, I wanted to lash out on my ex-boss and those new businesses that wouldn’t bring me for at least an interview. When I had nobody to direct my hate to, I inwardly pointed all the bottled up pain I was feeling towards myself. Continue reading Mental Toughness and Getting Laid Off (A repost)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 3)

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(This is part three of this life skill series on how to use your will in your personal life. Many of you have discovered the power of an indomitable will when you finish a rough CrossFit WOD. Pushing yourself to the end of the WOD when you have nothing left in your tank is the result of a hard-to-kill will. Discovering and strengthening your will during the WODs is the first step towards your mental toughness growth. Now you must transform your will to how you live your life.)

With this mental toughness-CrossFit program, you will learn to have command of your will when needed the most. The majority of you will learn to solidify your relationship with your will from the physical training of this program first. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 3)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 2)

index(This is part 2 of this life skill series on making a strong connection with your will. In the last section, I talked about how you must train your will to be relentless in the gym and when you leave it. One of the main problems the typical hardcore gym rats is having is that they can implement their will into lifting heavy weights, but don’t apply the same will strength to their personal lives. Universal toughness is never depended on your surroundings. Nor is it the goal of this mental toughness program to make you one-dimensional when you hit the weights. One of the objectives of this training is for you to make the transition of having a hard-to-kill with your physical training and when you renter the real world. With a will that is always in attack mode, you are ready to slay any opponent, problem or hardship at any given time, regardless of where you are.)

Having a will that never quits during the workouts is that’s only half of what you want to achieve in this mental toughness program. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 2)

Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 1)

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(This part one in this series on how to make strong connection with your will in your personal life. I’m sure many have you have discovered how crucial it is to navigate your will during the WODs. If you have weak will, there is no way you will be able to handle the brutality from the CrossFit, Litvinov and barbell complex workouts. If you have made it through several of the WODs, it’s not because you are a great athlete or physically strong, but because you have a strong will. One of the many purposes of the ruthlessness from the physical training is for you to discover your will. It has gotten you past several high intensity WODs. Now you must learn how to activate the same will when you face your personal adversities.

The goal of this mental toughness training is to train your will to be indiscriminate when facing a formidable foe. It doesn’t matter if you have to go up against a rough CrossFit WOD or a major problem at your job. It makes no difference who or what you are facing. The objective is the same.

You are training your will to kick, push outside and wipe out whatever obstacles that get in the way of you are trying to achieve in life.)

As you will find very early in the physical aspect of this program, your will is the difference maker if you make it through the difficult WODs or if you will quit. Continue reading Mental Toughness Life Skill #2 – Making a Strong Connection with your Will (Part 1)