Pump 12 – The Push to ExceptionalBy
Last year I attended my first Tony Robbins seminar. Yes…I walked on the fire coals, lost my voice, and had the thrill of 40 hours with a master of personal performance. Needless to say, with 40 hours of work packed into 3.5 days there were volumes of insights and lessons.
I left this Tony Robbins seminar inspired and clear of my goal to reach 5.5 million lives with a process for taking a good look in the mirror and giving themselves permission to soar!
With that goal in mind, my first thought was WOW…that’s going to take a lot of energy and my body needs to get “crack-a-lackin’” on being in shape for the journey.
When I got back I decided it was time to hire a personal trainer and thanks to Kelly Murphy with DiamondGirlz in Tampa, we began putting my body into a “shock and awe” campaign. And I felt the pain of the work in every single muscle!
Have you ever wondered why the heck it’s gotta hurt after you work out? The details under the surface require that if you are going to build those muscles, you’ve first got to tear them. Not bend them, not move them around…but literally BREAK THEM.
Such amazing bodies we have, that in a matter of days, when the fibers reconnect and rebuild…you are indeed stronger! This is just a law of nature, but what a beautiful lesson for us to take into the mental side of life.
What mental fibers do you need to BREAK FROM, in order to rebuild your confidence so that you are a stronger, more capable you?
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As I continued my workouts, Kelly would talk about “Pumping Out 12”. (12 reps of the exercise)The first 1-10 reps were the build-up to the tear, the 11th was a transition rep and the 12th was the tearing repetition that opened my muscles to their next new strength. My mental attitude kicked in during these counts, and I questioned my ability to go further on pump 11. But on pump 12, with conviction, and with everything I had…I pushed out one…more…rep.
All the work I’d done up until that moment gave me the ability to breakthrough to change.
Tony Robbins spoke about the idea of being good, great, and exceptional. In today’s business world, being good takes effort. Pretty much anyone can be good. There are those who work harder than good. They are GREAT at what they do…but they settle for being great. It is the top of the top, who realize that just…one…more step, just one, make the difference between being great and EXCEPTIONAL.
It doesn’t matter what you are working on in life. If it’s being a better mom, writing blogs on a consistent basis, improving your negotiation skills, launching a new project, running that extra ½ mile…understand that performing at YOUR PERSONAL BEST is nowhere near ‘good’. When you give yourself permission to go beyond good, or even great…PUMP 12 and you Break Through!
- What do you want to break through?
- What are the 1-10 reps in that process?
- What do you do when you are faced with the ability to give an 11th rep?
- What would happen in your life, if you pushed through 11…and pumped 12 in the area most important to you?
Push out that one more rep! You could be on the edge of Exceptional.
Try this (if you want to play and gain more awareness about the voices keeping you ‘good enough’, AND the voice that comes when you are ready to be EXCEPTIONAL…)
- …Try to do a few push-ups, notice all the chatter in your head.
- …Hold in mind the intention to do 10 (notice I say intention).
- …For those that can do more…hold an intention that you think will push you
- …Go until you hear the voice of unreasonable reason jumping in to let you know you’ve probably done enough.
- …Wen you hear the voice of reason, the one wanting comfort…listen to the quite voice telling you you can do, just one more.
- …If you can do that one more…you’ve listened to the voice of your strength.
- …And…if can do…just ONE MORE…you’ve tapped into the voice of EXCEPTIONALISM, YOUR EXCEPTIONAL SELF!!!
Do you need a little help finding what the reps are to get you where you want to go?
Do you want support in creating the “What’s Next” in your exceptional life?
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I’m off to the luxurious Vail Cascade Resort and Spa this week in Colorado for Destination Breakthru™ Women’s Retreat. I look forward to spending time with this intimate group of women as we journey together to rejuvenate, reconnect, and identify 12 month-goals and what needs to break from the old…to get through to the exceptional!…
This is the space to create a plan for getting on track with YOUR EXCEPTIONAL life!
See you in the Mountains, pumping 12!