Shout Out to Mike Goncalves: Training the most important muscle of all

A Positive Vibe Merchant

I don’t even remember how I originally ended up on Mike Goncalves’ old site, The Wellness Bucket, but I remember I downloaded a one-page, nautical themed PDF with a simple, 15-minute daily workout and taped it to the inside of my front door shortly after I did.

That was maybe three, four years ago. And I’ll be honest—I didn’t stick with it.

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Now, what I only realized recently is he’d already been chipping away at his dream for four to five years at that point. Today, some eight years since deciding to just go for it, Mike recently completed a six month trip around the world.

It turns out he and I set out on similar paths around the same time. (2009-2010 was apparently a good time to launch.) Unfortunately, my early years were a bit too pollyannish. My “business exists to make a difference” mindset blinded me to revenue generation plays.

Anyway, here’s why I’m inspired by this guy: He’s living my work-life parallel credo. To the letter.

  • Work-life parallel > work-life balance
  • A difference is the only thing worth making.
  • True success comes from helping others succeed.

“The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it.”

I was reminded of this quote in the best possible way this week—by inspiration. And it was Mike Goncalves who provided that inspiration.

He set himself a goal. Once he reached $1M in sales, he was going to Fiji. He did it.

I’d like to do it too. So I WILL do it.

And I know YOU can do it too.

We could do it together.

Mike’s a physical trainer, but he’s training the most important muscle of all—the mind.

Check out his inspiring story here: http://mikegoncalves.com/leveraged-law-attraction-achieve-dream/

The Five

And the two.

Twice in the last week I’ve been interrupted by a text message or phone call related to friends’ business operations. Twice in the last week my phone’s gone off late at night and I just answered it—because it was important, whatever it was—because of who was calling.

In both situations, I was in the middle of something else, but that something else very easily waited.

I am honored friends would trust me enough to share their secrets and problems with me.

They say we’re the average of the five people we spend the most time with.

I’m spending more time with gearhead entrepreneurs.

High five.

Po boy’s PO box

I got a PO box this week.

Next week, I’m filling for the LLC.

It’s funny. GBXM will be nine years old this year. And I’m just now doing this stuff.

For some reason, these have seemed like big, difficult things to do. They’re not.

They’re not even expensive. It’s hard to justify spending money when you’re not making any.

Which reminds me…

After I get the LLC, I’m gonna get an EIN.

And then I’m getting a business account.

Making a difference. Making a profit.

Making it happen.