Episode 78: Coronavirus & Life Today!

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The Coronavirus pandemic is front and center in every news outlet and as a result, the world has entered an almost-eerie silence. But throughout the threat of COVID-19 is an opportunity to step yourself up: there is time to learn and to improve before the panic inevitably settles. Brendan Myers dives into the health crisis that has the world on its knees, and what you can do to turn the situation around for yourself. This event can be a learning experience if you let it. Look for the positives, and you just might find yourself in a much better place.

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Coronavirus & Life Today!

We have COVID-19 and pandemic is going on. There are a lot of things that are closed. Schools are closed, especially here domestically in the United States. The NBA has shut down, sporting events, concerts, this and that. I have friends in Italy that are going through it. They haven’t been able to leave their houses very much at all. There’s a lot going on. I want to bring this podcast with a little bit of spice and personality so that you can lighten up a little bit as everything is a little hectic around you. First of all, I’m going to say that you are not in control of anything but yourself. Start treating what’s happening now as just that. You’re in control of you. What do you do? You wash your hands. Do everything you can like tune in to more podcasts. Stay in a little bit more. Be alone. Be isolated because maybe you struggle with that. This is the time to work on things and for overall growth. If you need to make money and you’re having hard times because you can’t work, your job shut down for a little while or you work at games or whatever, look at the positives in that. You get to take a step back and evaluate everything.

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Everywhere that you’re working, you get to evaluate how you’re showing up. It is a big time and a crucial part for money. You can do other jobs. There are ways to make some money online. There are ways outside of the job you had to be able to make some money. You could sell some things but just know that it’s not going to last forever. The economy may take a hit but if you’re in control of you and the way that you’re thinking, your positive thoughts and everything, then you will be able to come out even stronger. Tragedies cause a lot of flustered beings. There are a lot of human beings that freak out. They’re like, “What’s going on?” If you’re that 1% or the minority who is working to learn something from the situation, be better and be stronger so you can show up better, it will be very bright for you long-term. Take that perspective and run with it or don’t run with it at all. It’s completely fine.

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Everything around you is going to be hectic. What can you do right now in the moment? I’ve been practicing a few different things. Wim Hof Meditation, it’s super cool. I love doing that. I was waking up every morning at 5:00 for about 30 days and now I’m going to switch it to 5:30 AM because I was feeling a little bit more tired and exhausted. I’m taking my training a little bit differently instead of going to the gym. I’m going to do some bodyweight training. I’m not freaking out about anything. I need to learn how to be alone. That’s one of my biggest problems is being around so many people. That’s what I want. I have a fear of missing out. It’s a learning experience for me. Take it or leave it. How are you? Ask yourself. Are you feeling anxious? Are you excited for your future? Are you excited to take a couple of days or weeks off and relax a little more? Where are you with your fitness? Look at everything in your life. Is it good? Is it bad?

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I’ll tell you this much. A lot of weird things have been happening in my life. I’m trying to keep up with it. We’re recording inside my mind. This is a new series and small film that will be coming out. I’m trying to figure out how to organize everything in my life and make it “perfect.” Here’s the thing. A lot of the times we try and make everything perfect even with fighting a virus, a disease, this or that. We’re trying to be perfect the way that we look and everything and it’s impossible. We’re working towards something that’s just impossible. We have to remind ourselves that, “It’s okay if you’re not painting that picture perfectly. It’s okay if you didn’t hit that PR in the gym perfectly the way that you thought you could.” All these things are okay because mistakes and failures are a part of growth. As we look at COVID-19 and we look at our lives and even me inside my mind trying to release this and organize everything perfectly, I know it’s never going to be perfect. There are always going to be setbacks but I’m going to continue to strive for growth and perfectionism. That’s the fewest words that I can use to represent how I feel of what I’m trying to do.

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I’m always motivated. How can you stay motivated through all these things that are happening? Look at the end goal. In a year from now, where is the United States or other countries or everyone going to be? Are we going to be thinking about COVID-19 as much? Are we going to be thinking about the little project that we have for school? Are we going to be thinking about the NBA game that we missed the past few days because it’s been shut down temporarily? Are we going to be thinking about these things? Are we going to be thinking about the things that we set forth at the beginning of the year like, “I want to make X amount this year, I want to do this and that?” It’s a setback in our lives right now and we have the power to control our motivations, learning process, energy and everything that we’re putting into now.

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That’s a reminder that you can get after whatever you want to get after. It has just shifted a little bit to the left or to the right. Every path isn’t beautiful and paved. You’re going to trek through some rough times and your path is going to shift all the time. Sometimes you’re going to even have to create your own path. That’s where you’re at now, in the moment with everything going on. If not and you’re still chuckling along, most likely you’ve been pushed off your path slightly still. Look at grocery stores, everyone’s jumping out there and getting as much food as possible. If you go to gyms, it’s a ghost land out there, not as many people going. Things have changed right now for the temporary and hopefully not for the future and the long-term. That’s the way we’ve got to think of it. Your goals, perfectionism, and everything that you’re wanting can still happen. This is just a bump in the road.

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If this podcast, if this little Quick Time Friday amps you up, but I know it’s all over the place and I’m not even making sense half the time, I’m just speaking from the heart, then great. If not and it was something that by-pass sometimes, then great. Why not? As I continue to grind, organize things, structure and be alone, listen to some music, change the scope of CreateU a little bit for the future, and the vision of this, I hope you’re doing the same. Don’t use this time to eat shitty foods, chill, and sit on a casual time. You can get a little workout in. Go for a walk. Get out there. You can talk to people still. If they’re sick, wash your hands and stay a little bit far away from them. “This too shall pass,” I love that statement. I hope this QuickTime Friday found you at a good time. I’m speaking from the heart. I didn’t want to talk about too much and what is going on, COVID-19 and all of that. I hope you have an incredible day and week. Keep your loved ones safe, your elderly, the people that have underlying health conditions. Keep them in your prayers and respect their boundaries. Stop taking all the toilet paper from grocery stores. We’ll see you next time. Peace.

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