189: Top 3 Takeaways from Emerge

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Hey hey! Welcome to episode 189 of Life on Fire. If you’ve watched or listened to an episode of the show before you know I’m a big proponent of attending events. You also know I walk my own talk which means I go to events as much as possible. One I recently attended is called Emerge and the focus of today’s show is my 3 biggest takeaways or “ah has” from the event.

On this episode we’ll talk about why you’re capable of more than you know, why who you spend time with has a significant impact on your life and why thinking like a kid again can be so beneficial to fully realizing all of your dreams.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Can you push yourself further than you think is possible? (1:50)
  • Who are you the average of? (3:15)
  • What in your life do you want that you aren’t asking for? (5:55)
  • Where are you settling, and how can you stop? (6:05)
  • And so much more!

Emerge the event was like a “mancation” with 700 other men; we were all competing in challenges, camping and doing other great stuff together. We had pull up challenges, bench press competitions and even a contest to see who could hold their breath the longest while keeping their head in ice water!

The first thing I learned from Emerge was that we are all capable of at least 10x more than we think we are. Take the ice water contest for example. With this contest there was a certain environment happening: the guys holding their breath could hear when others were bowing out, giving them extra incentive to stay in and push themselves to a whole new level.

And that’s exactly what happened: one guy pushed himself to staying under for 3 minutes and 56 seconds!

Another example of this was a guy on our team during the bench press competition. We could all physically see that his muscles had given out, but he pushed himself for another 5 reps past that point! He did so because of his environment: the encouragement, support and accountability around him helped him go farther than he could have by himself.

The second lesson I took away from Emerge is the importance of proximity and the people around you. In essence that means any time you can be around people who have the lifestyle you want or are the type of influencers you want to be, be around them and it will elevate you faster than you can on your own.

We’ve all heard we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with, and it’s true. This event was just another great reminder of that fact.

And the final takeaway from Emerge is the idea of thinking like a child. When kids are young they believe anything is possible, any dream, wish or hope they have can come true. They have no limits in their minds and they ask for anything and everything they want.

What would happen if you were to take that approach in your life? What if you dreamed big like you were a kid again and you asked for what you wanted, instead of settling for what you got? How would that change your life? What would be different, how would you be different? Start dreaming, start asking and stop settling - and you’ll be well on your way to truly living a life on fire.

Tune in for more details and more inspiration on episode 189 of Life on Fire! Thanks for being here and we’ll see you next week.

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