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"RAIN or SHINE" (Day 14) "The "D" Word Needed to be Successful " | Keto Mom Book Club

Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Keto Mom here!

Erwin McManus talks about the word "Discipline", like a basketball player or somebody who has a large business. Whatever the case may be, in any position in your life for anything that you're going after, you have to have "Discipline". And if you don't have that, then it's really not going to work. Part of it is, you can watch people, you can learn and grab the knowledge and wisdom, but until you have the discipline to take the action to put it into place and ownership of your life, you're going to keep coming back to start over.

Points to Ponder:

04:15 "D" word is "Discipline"

05:14 Discipline is key to success

07:39 Attitude towards problems

09:24 Take action

09:59 Put it into action

10:59 Set systems in place

12:03 Over the age of forty

13:49 Stop settling for less than you deserve

15:11 You've got to work on yourself

Full Episode Transcript

Good morning! How is everybody doing, my name is Stephanie and Welcome to the Keto Mom page. I'm making a protein shake real quick, and I thought I would have you on just to chat. So as you're tuning in, because most the time it takes people a while to tune in. We just got done working out, how was your morning, we are going to talk about "Rain or Shine" by Scott Alexander. We're also going to talk about the D word, a word that if you want to have success in your health and fitness, or anything in life, this word is necessary. So as you're tuning in, where are you tuning in from, I'm making a protein shake, which I make almost every single morning, after I work out. Sometimes I'll have it as a light lunch, it just depends on my day. This is what I'm using (KETO OS PRO), I use a Keto protein. Oftentimes, I'll use chocolate and I already put a Keto cream in it. I don't always mix these, but this has collagen in it, and this is a protein. So sometimes I mix them, collagen is great for your hair and your skin, and I like to have that in there. I use a little bit of dark chocolates, Lily's dark chocolate, which is super great, especially when you make low carb or Keto, a little bit of almond butter, usually a tablespoon, I eyeball it. So this is not meant to be a meal replacement, it's honestly a protein shake, but I'm not intermittent fasting this morning. And then I put a little bit of almonds in here.

This is the protein shake I use

So this is what I'm going to have, and then we're going to dive into "Rain or Shine" the book. We weren't talking about rain or shine, but I was listening to a really good podcast today. This is the "D" word that we're going to talk about. I was listening to a great podcast, if you want to know the podcast, I put it in my stories. So if you follow me on Instagram, or if you follow me on just Facebook, you should be able to click on the stories, I posted it there. I often talk about, reading books, but I do like to listen to podcasts when I shower or when I cook.

I just don't believe in wasting time, so I just like to make sure I'm learning and growing, and the key is putting it into action. So in the podcast that I was listening to, the pastor's name is Erwin McManus. He is a pastor out in L.A., I posted a picture. He talks about mastery over your life, it's so good. And one of the words he said, I was like this is I think oftentimes people just want to be told what to eat and how to eat and what to do and done. But they fail to realize that they truly need to have the desire within to have success.

He talks about the word discipline, like a basketball player or somebody who has a large business. Whatever the case may be, in any position in your life for anything that you're going after, you have to have discipline. And if you don't have that, then it's really not going to work. Part of it is, you can watch people, you can learn and grab the knowledge and wisdom, but until you have the discipline to take the action to put it into place and ownership of your life, you're going to keep coming back to start over.

Which is fine, "The only way you fail is if you quit". But the D word "discipline", oftentimes I think people have this bad connotation to discipline. Maybe you were disciplined harshly when you were young or you don't like the idea of being disciplined.

But having discipline is key to moving forward, having success and taking ownership.

Something he talked about in the podcast was, "You can't change your past, you can't change the way that people treated you". Or maybe the lack of protection, maybe a family member, whatever happened, there are people that have been seriously hurt in the past. It's easy to look at your past and blame, shame and justify things that people have done, or environments that you've been in, or experiences that you've gone through in your life. But he says until you can go, "You know what, that is the past, I'm going to own my life today. I'm going to own my decisions that I make, and I'm going to have the discipline to move forward in any area of my life". It's super important, so with that, I wanted to read something to you from the book that we're going to go through in June. It was just three sentences, but I'll do that in a second.

We're finishing "Rain or Shine". So for those of you who are going through this, what do you like about the book, we're on chapters forty three, forty four and forty five. Sometimes I read books or listen to people, and I'm like, "Ooh, that was harsh". But sometimes things need to be said, I think oftentimes, we want all the hearts and rainbows, and it's really not right. Have your kids ever told you "Oh, it's not fair she gets to do that. It's not fair". And then have you ever, as a parent said, "Life isn't fair" or is it just me. I said that the other day at our church, the girls were saying we were doing a cleaning day, and the pastor heard me, my girls were griping about something. I'm like, "Life isn't fair", and he's laughing. He's like, "Girls, it's true. Life isn't fair". Anyways, so the reason I say that is because in the book he says

"What separates the doers and the achievers from the losers and discouraged, oftentimes seems to be a difference in attitude towards problems". "Success in any endeavor boils down to who is going to keep going, despite the difficulties. How do you develop the persistence to keep going when you get knocked down"...

We must take ownership and stop blaming

And in the beginning, I was like "He called people losers". And oftentimes, I really have a hard time using the word average. You'll hear a lot of people that are motivational speakers or inspirational speakers, and they'll be like, "Do you want to live a life, that's above average", "Do you want to be an achiever" or "Do you want to just be average". And oftentimes, I find myself going around words like that, because I don't wanna hurt anybody's feelings.

But I think sometimes, feelings need to be hurt, to get people off the couch and move. So he kind of goes through an entire story about how to get through.

He says, "If playing it safe, and being careful hasn't worked out for you, try wild abandon"...

What I love about him is he's short sweet, and to the point which I like. And he really just calls it as it is, he's not afraid to say stop being a loser. Get off the couch, stop wallowing in your sorrows. If you need some serious mental help get up and get it. Stop blaming or shaming or justifying your past, you need to have the discipline to keep moving forward. You're either going to be a cow, or you're going to be a rhino. And while sometimes it hurts, and it's a gut check, sometimes people need to hear it. Stop watching everything and take action. Put the doughnut down, you know what to do, go do it. So he talked about just getting started, he says

"What do you want to accomplish this year, that will never ever happen unless you get up and just get started". Don't mess up good for perfect. "Setting your goals is a complete waste of time unless you become a rhino and you charge after them".

Anything or any person that you're going to listen to, it doesn't matter who it is, if their goal is to inspire you, then what they're going to do after they give you all of the details is they're going to say "Now you have to put it into action". Now you have to make out the menu, you've got to go to the grocery store, you've got to clean up the covers, you've got to go. Get up, when your alarm clock says to get up, and you have to go put in the work, you've got to put in the discipline, you've got to get your butt out of bed. You've got to go to the gym, you're going to have to pack your lunch, you're going to have to make sure you take your water bottle. Oftentimes people go, "Oh, I'm just too busy to drink water", No, you're not. If you're too busy to drink water, you should be able to have a water bottle within any reach of you. I know not everybody, my mom's a nurse, she's been a nurse for thirty years. So I know, there's certain people that can't have things all the time around them. They can have water bottles on their counter, but I know, life gets busy. You can set systems in place, which we talked about yesterday, to help you with your goals. If your goal is to drink more water, but you don't have a water bottle with you at all times, whether it's in your bag or at your desk or on your counter, then your system isn't set up.

And then the last chapter he talked about, is chapter forty five. He talks about getting a job. This next chapter is about employees versus being the employer. So if that pertains to you, you can go read it. But I'm going to read something else to you super great. Remember, this is to get you into the mode. We have a gym in our house right upstairs, and I was laughing because this morning, we have one of my husband's friends come over, a couple of them.

It just depends on the day, one of our friends came over to work out this morning and he's like, "I'm going to start reading" and I said, "I'll give you a book, what are you reading?" and he's like, "Oh, the news". And I was like you have to read, you have to read. We were talking about the power of building muscle today, this morning, we were talking about as you age, some of the doctors and the scientists that I got to listen to this last week said, "Once you get over the age of forty, your muscles start deteriorating and you have to build muscle". You should be lifting weights, you should be building muscle, you should be lifting weights, you should be eating and drinking protein, because in that itself is going to help you long term in your life. And I told him this morning, reading books, you've got to make sure that your mind is as sharp as your muscles. That was a side note.

Okay, this is a book ("Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod) we're going through in June. We're going to start June 1st, and we're actually going to get through this book in the first two weeks because we're going to dive into another book. So if you want to, if you really want to be an overachiever, you should order this book. And I'm going to dive into this book ("Atomic Habits" by James Clears") in June as well, we're going to do both. I'll tell you what we're going to how we're going to work on it. We will get this book ("Miracle Morning") done in the first two weeks of June, then we're going to piece this ("Atomic Habits") apart, and I'll go through certain chapters. These are going to help you, we have to go through, it's like a must. Because if you can read these and you can get through them, then it's going to help you on your journey for the rest of the year. All right, so go to Amazon and order them, go to Barnes and Noble, go to a bookstore, wherever you want. Get the books, get them ordered, we're starting June 1st.

Okay, here's what he say... "This book builds three imperative arguments. You are just as worthy, deserving and capable of creating and sustaining extraordinary health, wealth, happiness, love and success in your life as any other person on this earth"... You have to know that you are worthy. "Number two, in order for you to stop settling for less than you deserve, in any area of your life, and to create the level of personal, professional and financial success you deserve or desire. You must first dedicate time each day to becoming that person that you need to be". You have to work on yourself in order for you to become the person you need to be. "Number three, how you wake up each day and your morning routine, or lack thereof, dramatically affects your level of success in every single area of your life".

Every single morning, how you wake up, and the lack thereof as far as your discipline in the morning will affect the rest of your day. This book is going to change your life. This book we're going to couple on in June.

We're going to finish this book ("Rain or Shine") this may. And my goal is to help you understand that you need to have the discipline in your life to figure out if you have these goals, you will not rise to the level of your goals you fall to the level of your system. If you don't have systems in place, like drinking water every day, you will not get to your goals. You've got to have the systems, you've got to have the routine. You've got to have the mindset, you've got to know that you are worthy. But in order to do all of those, you've got to work on yourself and it doesn't take hours a day. It doesn't take hours a day, it takes a simple system to put into place to get up in the morning, to get yourself ready before your kids are awake. Anyways, I'm here to help. Private message me with your questions continue to tune into the page for recipes and tips and tricks and all of that fun stuff. Otherwise, I hope you have an incredible day.

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