I try to learn from my clients as much as I teach them. Given the NBA finals and some spectacular performances from one of the most polarizing guys in the league, one of my clients sent me an article from ESPN about 23 little known facts about LeBron James.

The one that stuck out to me was this:

6. Before he graced the cover of Sports Illustrated at the ripe old age of 17, James had a fake SI cover depicting him displayed above the TV in his family’s living room, with the headline, “Is he the next Michael Jordan?” printed on it.

I can’t explain to you how powerful this is. I’m not talking about a vision board filled with a collage of pictures, but a crystal clear version of your future self. When you have too many goals, your brain gets scattered and isn’t sure where to focus. Your brain is a servile mechanism and will find what you need it to. Do something similar that LeBron did so you get pulled to an idea of who you want to be.

LeBron has always wanted to be the greatest ever and the belief is there because of the constant reminder. This must occur before the reality can ever take place or you will self sabotage your results on a subconscious level.

Post up a poster of who you want to be.

I created something specifically for me that I look at on a daily basis. Take a look here:


My mission is to be a RENAISSANCE MAN so I put together the qualities of people that I look up to and want to be. I mapped it out and am on a quest of creating this giant remix.

While we are not here to compare LeBron to Kobe or the legendary MJ who went 6-0 when it mattered most, there is no denying his greatness and monster stat lines. I can actually see a difference in who he is. While he might have transcended confidence and entered cockiness granted his comments from last night’s press conference, there is an intensity in his eyes that we have yet to see from him outside of Game 6 and 7 in the 2013 NBA Finals.

Not sure if he has enough help to win two straight against Golden State, but this is the zone you want to enter. A total state of dominance where you are hyper-focused on your mission. However, you probably want to be a little more humble about it. As the old saying goes, “Be humble or be humbled”. You want ot have a subtle dominance, which is an internal rage but an external calmness. Understand the difference?

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