Contrary to popular belief, doing things on impulse is not as bad as many would like us to think. On some occasions, it can even be seen as a strength. Brendan Meyers, in this Quick Time Friday episode, talks in praise of rushing decisions. He sheds light on how rushing decisions can help us when we have to take a risk—when we are at that game-time moment where it is okay to shoot for the fence. We don’t have to hold ourselves back all of the time. Sometimes, we have to trust our gut and allow it to reveal an opportunity that may have passed if we did not take that jump.
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Rushing Decisions Is OKAY!
QuickTime Friday with Brendan Meyers. I’m in the process of a few different launches. My sleep schedule has been rough. I’m not going to lie, I’m all over the place. I’ve been trying to get my hours of sleep, but it’s unrealistic. We’ve filmed 800-plus exercise videos for a new membership called Body Evolution and the CreateU team developed that cool system for workouts, meal plans and all that stuff. I’m even drawing a blank. That’s how much stuff we’ve been doing. Anyways, ads, software, systems, we’ve been putting it all together and it got me thinking I want to talk about rushing things like impulse. In my life, I’ve lived an impulsive one and I’m proud of it. The one thing that I’ve had to learn is patience.
If you’ve listened to any of our other shows, I’ve talked about patience a lot. It’s something that I’m always working on. I feel like many of those who are impulsive as not as wiser or smart as someone who plans and makes sure that all the T’s are dotted. I personally think that being impulsive is a strength. Why not rush things? I was talking to a girl that I’m dating and I told her, “I don’t want to rush things.” All of a sudden, I took a couple of blinks, took a deep breath and I said, “No. I don’t care if we go too fast because the person that’s right for me will be able to match that and we’ll want to match that. Why not go at the pace that we set?” We think of a track runner like the 800-meter race.
If you watch the Olympics, it’s all about pacing yourself. Don’t go too fast but go fast enough. Why not go all out? Why not train like that? What could come from it? That’s the difference in world records especially on the track over the last 30 or 40 years. Nutrition, science, everything that people have learned, and the training systems and all of that but think about it. Think about how hard you can go to a certain amount of time. They said that no one would ever run a 9.54-second 100-meter sprint is able to that. Talk about the mile. No one said that you could run under a four-minute mile and everyone is running under four minutes. Not me, I’m running an eight-minute mile but all those other guys are. All these feats that people are surpassing, it’s because they go for it.Your gut, more times than not, is right. Click To Tweet
There are many people that have planned a lot different, but they go for it. At the end of the day, they shoot for the fence. I’m here to remind you that it’s okay to shoot for the fence. It’s okay to risk it all and to make a game-time decision. You don’t always have to plan out this or that or check-in with this or that person, or check-in with yourself. Your gut more times than not is right and you’d be surprised what you’re going to get in the end and how it’s going to all unfold in your favor. At the same time, I want to preface this, it is important to plan for certain things. I’ll give you an example. We are launching the Body Evolution System and it takes a lot of work. There are different moving pieces, the whole system with software, we’re re-migrating subscriptions and doing a lot of different things.
It is important to plan. We would like to test the week out and all this stuff but this is the thing that we ran into. We have an opportunity while we’re in this quarantine to drop an incredible membership for $3 per month for people globally. Is it important to be a little bit impulsive in certain areas and launch this while people are in quarantine, they’re in front of their computers, they’re going to be going back to their gyms, and they need something or let me ask you this? Did we plan, wait and allow the quarantine to unfold the way it’s going to and then release the system after the quarantine with all the things thought across schedules, structures, strategies and all that? From my perspective, we could do the second, but the narrative of the first sounds really exciting.
That’s what separates the one company, the one brand or the one athlete from the rest. Is that when it comes down to it, are they willing to risk it all? I’m talking to a girl. She is all the way in Florida. I’ve never met her in person and I have no problem talking about it. We started talking on Instagram. Honestly, I like her a lot and she already means a lot to me. I could plan and make sure that everything goes smoothly with this relationship and visit her way down the line like 3 or 4 months or I could get up and go and see where it goes. Why not risk it?
A long time ago, I had an opportunity to meet someone, a very good friend. At that time, I didn’t know she was going to be a good friend. Michael DellaCorte is my close friend. I said, “How much you want to bet I fly to Philly to go meet this girl and talk with her about the future and the things that we could potentially do?” Long story short, we partner on a business and we’re working together to this day because I went and I did it. I risked it all. What if I didn’t go that day? It maybe would’ve never happened. You never know. From my perspective, you’ve got to shoot for the fences because if you don’t, you’re wasting so much field in front of you. I liked that. I’m going to get my little pat on the back.
That’s what I wanted to talk about in this QuickTime Friday. I also wanted to bring up the beautiful shake that I made. I’ve been making a lot more shakes because my acne was flaring up for my book and all this stuff. I’m cutting and I’m coming back to YouTube. We’re going to be opening up a gym here soon enough at CreateU. I might be training performance and I’m trying to figure out some names. You guys are the first to hear about this or even know about this, but I’ll be releasing some YouTube footage and the whole structure and everything that we’re doing behind it, but this shake, I wanted to talk about it. I’ve got some blueberries, cow, spirulina, chia seeds, hemp seeds, hemp protein, I got collagen protein and almond milk. Who makes these types of shakes? It must be a chef.
Anyways, I hope you have an incredible Friday. If you’re reading this, remember we’re on all audio platforms and congratulations to Joe Rogan, $100 million going into that bank count from Spotify. That’s an incredible feat and I’m also supporting people that are doing some big things. Also, Christian Guzman, he’s cool on what he’s doing. He’s creating Alphaland and the gym in Houston and all that stuff. I got so much respect for people like that. Hustlers who want to have a big vision, they’re going to do anything it takes. I always appreciate you. Thanks for tuning in. We’ll see you next time.