Full Of Shit

It’s hard work…

I’m actually lazy..

I talk a big game but I’m full of shit.

My face got hot.

And my stomach knotted in pain.

I wanted to scream and punch something and explode, because the words hit me in such a raw place.

My behavior does not align with my stated goals

I want to have massive reach and help millions of people.

But I don’t execute.

That misalignment of intention and action is the kind of chasm that will create a nauseating void in one’s life.

A sickening regret.

A wasted gift for fear of failure.

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let it all through..

Now, grind-grind-grind is NOT for everyone

I wish I wanted to settle down with a Minnesota girl and have three kids and BBQ on Sundays and play below-average right field for the Kekembas.

But I don’t.

I recognize in my clearest moments that the harder I work, the happier I am.

The problem: most moments aren’t so clear. Usually, my lizard brain selects mindless content consumption over the next item on my to-do list.

Luckily, I know myself. And I know how to win here.


Reverse Bet II

Because this blog is already sufficiently polluted with non-fitness drivel, one most post can’t hurt.

Plus, I need you guys for a reverse bet to work.

Like betting my net worth on one article per week.

If I didn’t publish this… I simply would not follow through.


If I don’t execute my plan, I will get “I’M LAZY” tattooed on my left rib cage in 1-inch bold font.


My plan is simple.

Create content where attention exists.

I have a list, and I’m going to complete that list every day until I turn 30 years old (April 8th, 2017).

The reason I am not currently executing is because I fear not being good enough.

But the objective side of me knows that 365 shots @87% is greater than 114 shots @99%

Perfection ruins creators.

My barrier is to GO.

To post. To publish. To upload. To finish shit every day.

So that’s what I’m going to do.




PS: I didn’t promote this post.

No email, tweet, or snap mention.

If you are here, you made several intentional clicks through my website and read all the way to the bottom.

(thank you)

PPS: I was going put a face tattoo on the line, but when you combine my hate for laziness and love for my own serratus anterior, this might be even more motivating.

Comments for This Entry

  • Timo

    Go Mike! You can do this. Me the consumer is already enjoying the bump of your (video) posting productivity. For me you are inspiring and a reminder to not slack, work when needed and always take the stairs. Good luck!

    May 8, 2016 at 4:04 am | Reply to this comment

  • Adam

    Love that drive mate and you make me want to do more every day. Love your content no matter how it looks or what it is made up of as it all inspires me. Love to know what that list is and to see you post a picture of it so we can all keep you honest and let me know how much more I could be doing. As always mate, keep up the amazing work !

    May 8, 2016 at 6:02 am | Reply to this comment

  • Joeri Daenen

    As always amazed by your work ethic. Happy to know more content will be coming :) But how come you consider this non-fitness drivel? Making a reverse bet around fitness-related process goals can be a great tool for everyone.

    May 8, 2016 at 10:23 am | Reply to this comment

  • John Doe

    Love this post ...very timely for me personally I've got 3 kids and an amazing wife, but that doesn't mean I am willing to give up on my goals either Reverse bet sounds like a great motivator for you, how do you make sure you get the list done every .single .day? I'm building an attack plan with my wife in my guest bedroom and plastering lists and goals all over the walls and then keeping myself accountable with action items and a daily to do list ( I prefer good ol ' pen and paper ) Love you proclamation to the world.....ballsy as hell and serious repercussions if you fail GET SOME

    May 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm | Reply to this comment

  • FredW

    Obviously your serratus is pretty awesome...

    May 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Kevin Hamidi

    Love that drive Mike and that work ethic as always! always love seeing a new blog post and you putting out more content. Keep it up man love everything you're doing

    May 8, 2016 at 10:45 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Nicole M

    Love the honesty about your journey and the drive to achieve (your version of) success. I turn 29 in 7 days and have the same plan to completely annihilate age 29-30 to catapult myself, my business, and my team well into my 30’s. Should we compete!? haha

    May 9, 2016 at 6:45 am | Reply to this comment

  • Anthony Antonicello

    I'm right there with you, Mike. Super actionable advice that I am going to set for myself right now. I love that you teach about health, fitness, and macros, -and I can also read your posts to get an instant boost of motivation and confidence for entrepreneurial hustle. Thank you.

    May 9, 2016 at 9:51 am | Reply to this comment

  • Veronica

    You will do it! Don't forget that tons of us look to you for our kick in the butt! So don't let us down! That'd be worse than a face tattoo.

    May 9, 2016 at 11:06 am | Reply to this comment

  • Brittany

    Hey mike! I think I can safely say that most of us wish we had that drive and ambition that you have so just keep up the good work because your doing awesome. Always putting out great content and thats what matters. PS- "I'M LAZY" tattoo on face = no bueno :)

    May 9, 2016 at 5:11 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Zoë

    Love the honesty, Mike. Curious though....who is your coach? I mean, all of us come to you for strength/motivation/entertainment/accountability...who do you turn to? I know you have Gary Vee but anyone else? Just from what I've read and my own experience, doesn't matter if you're at the top of your game or super capable, a coach or mentor is always beneficial. Well, for us type who are always seeking to be better and so more, anyway :)

    May 10, 2016 at 7:32 am | Reply to this comment

  • Lisa

    Rock and roll baby!! Love it. =)

    May 10, 2016 at 11:44 am | Reply to this comment

  • Sam P

    Mike, you're a machine! Your drive is really inspiring to me - makes me grind harder too!

    May 12, 2016 at 10:10 am | Reply to this comment

  • Shane

    Man this was a great post to read. I literally have this same problem as a noobie fitness professional. So much intention and small (or even scattered) action. Thanks for being vulnerable and imperfect. It is a real awesome feeling to know people who are more successful than you struggle with the same things and push through it day in and day out

    May 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Jackie

    Discipline leads to freedom! You are free! What a treasure authenticity is! That is as valuable if not more than the particular health and fitness knowledge. People need to read and see REAL! Lord please affirm Mike in his mission and devotion!

    May 14, 2016 at 10:54 pm | Reply to this comment

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