Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

Why is it so hard to get up and do something, yet so easy to make excuses not to do it?

Part of this traces back to the comfort zone, which we spoke about in another recent post, however, as a society we are inherently lazy. This is a fascinating evolution as time goes on, because though I’m no expert, I can assume that our Neanderthal predecessors weren’t making up excuses to avoid going hunting. They knew they needed to go hunt to be able to eat and survive. Why do we not believe that what we strive to do is as essential as finding food?

In this modern era of convenience and technology everything we need to survive such as food and water are readily available to us. So if you have a roof over your head, and have easy access to food and water, then you’re alive and don’t have the sense of urgency of before? We should feel a necessity to not only survive, but to thrive! I feel a constant motivation to be my best self as someone who not only wants to thrive, but NEEDS to thrive in my lifetime.

Be stronger than your excuses. If you let the excuses win, you’ll never accomplish your goals, however, if you can be stronger, you’ll never let the excuses stand in your way.

Until Next Time,


The Only Thing Standing In Your Way Is YOU

The only thing standing between you and being successful is YOU. This might sound like a strange idea, but its true. There is forces at work in your mind that you may not realize, but you can control them if you set your mind to it.

Your conscious mind is the part of your brain that you use to make decisions, but those decisions are heavily influenced by another factor. You’re subconscious mind is an even stronger force that uses past experience to influence current actions. So unless you train your subconscious mind to work in your favour, the number one thing standing in your way will be you!

We talked recently about getting out of your comfort zone, and how you have to get out of it to reach your success. What you may not know is that the driving force within in you that wants you to stay in your comfort zone is your subconscious mind. This is our natural instinct and frankly it’s why we make decisions centred around what other people may think, because years ago when humans wandered the earth in tribes, if you were exiled from the tribe you would be completely screwed. With our modern thinking though, and on your way to your success, you have to think that maybe you get exiled from your tribe. What if after getting exiled from your tribe, you find a new tribe where you fit in better? There will always be people that disagree with you, so stop worrying about what other people think.

Once you stop worrying about what other people think, you’ve removed a massive obstacle in your Climb to Success. Now you can train your subconscious to work in your favour.

Today we’ll focus on step one. Write down your goal, with a time limit, and a method for getting there. Don’t just think it and know it, WRITE IT DOWN, tape it to your bathroom mirror. For example this goal could be I’m going to make $50,000 by the end of 2019, by selling cars at my car sales job, if that was your career. Once you have a definite goal, you’ve written it down, and you’ve taped it to your bathroom mirror. You’re going to read this goal out loud every night before bed, and every morning when you wake up. Don’t just think it, read it aloud. After awhile of doing this you’ll begin to view this as your only reality.

If you follow these steps, you’ll be on your journey to your own Climb to Success.

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Money Stress – Don’t Let It Drag You Down

I’ve seen stress about money get in the way of the success of more people around me than anything else.  Being in a negative state of mind unfortunately prevents us from reaching our full potential, and I’ve found that more often than not, money is the thing that puts people in a negative state of mind.

Our modern capitalist society gives people a false sense of need.  We’re constantly exposed to media, and content.  This content tells us what they want us to buy, and the more we consume this content, the more we believe we need the newest car, the newest cell phone, and other new items to make us feel successful, and look successful to those around us.

The first thing to focus on is to live within your means.  If you can’t live within your means and understand that you don’t need the nicest, newest version of everything, then you’re heading down the wrong path.  If you can spend your time in a social circle of people in a similar financial situation to you.  If you spend your time with more affluent people, then you’re more likely to spend in excess to try to keep up.

If you can focus on saving money properly, and automating these savings so you don’t have a choice, and then spending within your means for the rest of the period until your next paycheque, you’ll begin to build a cushion.  The larger this nest egg or cushion gets the better you’ll feel about your finances.  If you don’t have to stress about your finances, then you’re more likely to be able to stay focused on the end goal.

More on saving, budgeting, and finances to come soon.

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Until Next Time,


Great Things Never Come From Within The Comfort Zone

Its been said time and time again, that nobody has ever achieved greatness within their comfort zone. This rings true in almost all facets of life. Whether you gauge your great success in life on your career, your finances, your personal life, or your health and fitness, you’ll never achieve greatness in any of these facets by sticking within your comfort zone. Making mistakes and failing is what allows us to learn and better ourselves along the road to Success. If you never leave your comfort zone, you never take risks, if you never take risks, you minimize failure and in turn you minimize your ability to learn. If you can’t learn, you’ll never possess the knowledge and skills needed to truly be successful.

Get out of your comfort zone, if you’re shy, talk to new people. If you’re out of shape and self conscious, try exercising, whatever getting out of your comfort zone means to you, try it. Once you get out of your comfort zone, you will make mistakes, you will fail, and if you treat these failures as a learning experience and learn rather than getting discouraged, you’ll be closer to success on the next attempt, and the next after that. Doing this over and over again, trying, failing, and learning is what allows us to inch towards success, bit by bit, until we’ve accomplished something we can truly be proud of.

Now, go on and pursue your Climb to Success.


What does 2019 mean to you?

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome to 2019.

With a New Year comes new opportunity. Opportunity to look ahead and change our circumstances, and opportunity to learn from the mistakes of our past years. You don’t have to be the same person that you were last year, you can be whoever you want to be this year. Be who you want to be this year. If you can imagine yourself achieving something this year, and you can visualize this goal enough to turn it into a burning desire within your soul, then you can make great headway to achieving this goal this year. If you aspire to something great this year then I guarantee it won’t be an easy year. Nothing that is worth achieving in life though is never easy. My advice for 2019 is Find what you want, tell yourself that every single day once you know what it is, and work your ass off to achieve it.

Whatever your goal is, you CAN achieve it, but only if you’re willing to work for it, and visualize yourself as already achieving your goal.

Whether you believe you can, or you believe you can not, you’re right!

What are your goals for 2019? Drop a comment below or shoot me an email to

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Let’s make it a great year!

Alan McKearney

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