Sunday January 28, 2018
8:18 AM Pacific [SACRAMENTO]
From titles like “Combat Conditioning” to “Expect to Win – Hate to Lose” and “The Unbeatable Man” – Matt Furey taught me a lot in one very short week…
Although Matt’s probably more well known for learning how to sell stuff on the internet better than just about anybody and while the Internet was still being invented by Al Gore… my interaction with Matt had absolutely nothing to do with sales and…
everything to do with attitude!
You see, a couple buddies and I traveled between our junior and senior years of high school from the podunk town of Orangevale, CA to Ashland, OR for short week’s worth of wrestling camp.
At the time Matt was leveraging his experience as a National Champion wrestler, being trained under Dan Gable to launch a successful local business in Soquel, CA (near Santa Cruz) and he was taking this gig for the coin and opportunity to shape young minds.
And – he shaped mine.
To this day – 30 years later… I still respond to others the ways he made us respond to him in Oregon.
On most days… if you ask me how I’m doing…
I’ll tell you “I’m doing great… but it’ll get better!”
That’s the attitude champion’s have…
It’s the attitude of being able to overcome adversity.
And, to Matt’s credit – I had an extraordinary year wrestling as a senior in high-school!
But, what’s even better is that my perspective changed forever.
I was already generally positive… but it was that summer that I became mentally prepared to take on the other challenges that came my way:
1. I took an appointment to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
2. I became the youngest partner in a well known engineering firm.
3. I had the strength and mental attitude to drop everything and move from Southern California to North Carolina (were we knew NOBODY).
And it goes on and on and on….
It’s those little things that people drill into your head that make a difference everyday.
And, it’s the threat and opportunity you face everyday when you choose what information to take in and what information to ignore on the internet.
It’s about trying to find the right person for you.
The right person for your business.
The right person to build you up and strengthen your bottom line.
The right person to partner with when the going gets tough.
So… as you’re reading all the gobbldy – gook in your inbox and on FakeBook today… ask yourself –
Whom do you really want to be surrounded by?
And – if it’s not me. If it’s not what I do to help you grow your business… then please… do us all a favor and UNSUBSCRIBE at the bottom of the page.
Now… if you’re still reading – that means that we’re in this together. And, I’m glad to have you as part of the family. But, that also means we’re here to take care of one another.
And that means that when we develop something cool like the “Startup Business Catalyst” or “Smart Funnel” or we find cool tools like…
We’re only offering them up because we’re convinced they’re going to change your business and build into your bottom line…
And – if you ever get tired of me trying to help you… that unsubscribe link is still there 24/7 and pray you’ll use it. I don’t want you wasting your own time or my resources.
So… how will you go into your day?
I hope “Fantastic… but it’ll get better!”
8:35 AM Pacific
PS: The little exchange I just had with Matt on Facebook goes exactly like this:
Bradley – “Hey Matt Furey – I’m here to prove to myself how small this world really is… do you remember the phrase… “I’m outstanding but I’ll get better?”. This was first uttered to me in a gym in Southern Oregon College in 1988 – my JR year in high school. You and I go way back brother!”
Matt – “Who told you that one?”
Bradley – “I was the freckled-faced 126 pounder that learned more in 1 week than the previous 1 year. You were the guy dropping wisdom bombs and the Granby Roll (sp?!) to shake a leg ride. Dude I’m having a little moment here!”
Matt – “I was outstanding back then but I have gotten better over the years.”
Matt – “Glad to hook up with you once again.”
Matt truly is a champion… for others as well as for himself.