Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is the lightning that does the work.

You might be able to talk the talk, but can you walk the talk?

Some people love to say that they are talented or skilled, but that doesn’t impress me.

Talk is cheap.

Here’s what I care about…

1. How hard are you working?

2. What actions are you taking to help you attain your goals?

3. Are you making the necessary adjustments if your current plan is not working?

I don’t care if you SAY you are going to start working out, or quit smoking or start practicing more.

I only care about what actions you are taking.

You get results by action, not by words.

So impress me, I dare you.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Pintu “Bean” Patel in Midland, Michigan. Happy Birthday to my favorite Indian British tennis pro.

Have you ever seen those people who work out at the gym all the time? They lift weights to try and get bigger and bigger? They think that what they really want is to have the best body. To have biceps bigger than my head.

But then they can’t bend over to tie their own shoes.

They are too tired at the end of the day to spend with their family.

Now don’t get me wrong, strength training is great and has its benefits, but there is something missing…


What we ultimately want is more energy.

How do we get more energy? Here’s how I do it…

1. Drink a lot of water – The slightest drop in water level affects your energy level. I drink reverse osmosis water from Whole Foods.

2. Eat real food – Eat mostly seasonal fruits and vegetables, cut back on red meat and consume whole wheat carbohydrates instead of white bread, white rice and potatoes. EAT AT HOME!

3. Do what you love – If you love your job, it won’t be work. If you incorporate things you enjoy into your schedule, you will be happier, and more energized.

4. Help others – The best way to motivate yourself is to motivate others. There are very few things that will give you more energy than the satisfaction that you made a difference in someone else’s life, and the world.

5. Have gratitude – When you stop focusing on material objects and all the things you want, and start appreciating all the amazing things you already have, like your health, family and friends, you instantly increase your energy.

Below are a few great quotes on energy.

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”

“Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago? How did they work out? Didn’t you waste a lot of fruitless energy on account of most of them? Didn’t most of them turn out all right after all?”

“And what is a man without energy? Nothing – nothing at all.”

“If people around you aren’t going anywhere, if their dreams are no bigger than hanging out on the corner, or if they’re dragging you down, get rid of them. Negative people can sap your energy so fast, and they can take your dreams from you, too.”

Thanks for reading.


I remember when I posted Message #100. I was pretty excited. Well, this is Message #700 and I’m not very excited. Don’t get me wrong, I love updating my blog every day, but by no means do I feel that “I’ve made it.” 700 messages is a feat to some, but for me, it’s just part of the process. I don’t plan on stopping any time soon. Instead of looking at an end goal, I am focusing on the process and enjoying the journey. The photograph here is of my Boston Terrier, Babe Buckner (sorry Red Sox fans), and here is my message of the day…

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”


Thanks for reading.


I hope you watched the video on yesterday’s blog message. I finished watching it and then watched it again. It’s powerful, and it’s in your hands. Focus on others and your world will change…

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”