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This is so common…

Your belief system is the single most powerful driving factor in life. A lot of people are oblivious to their own belief system so they blame everything else around them for why they can’t get ahead.

Truth is, they’re probably self-sabotaging themselves and don’t even realize it. I did this for years and I still have to analyze myself before I make any major decisions to make sure I’m not setting myself up for failure. It takes conscious effort to undo 2 decades of habitual thinking, so I’ve learn to slow it down and think things through.

Overcome challenges by starting with your beliefs. Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right”, so be honest with yourself first, then you’ll know whether to start your endeavors with the journey or changing your beliefs before departure.

Stay Strong,

Clinton N. Downs



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My Experience

Hey everybody, welcome back. Thanks for reading my blog.

One of the best feelings ever is when I’m hanging out with my little girl and she falls asleep right on my chest as I lay on the couch. I can’t describe this feeling with any other word except beautiful.

I absolutely love staying home with my girl. The only drawback to staying home with her is that it’s usually when she’s sick. If it wasn’t for her being sick, I wouldn’t get to spend the day with her. Talk about bitter-sweet… but I love the bonding.

Now, in Module 3 of A Living System ™️ I talk about how important relationships are, and as a parent, my relationship with my children is right up there with my marriage. I was thinking about this today as I was out running errands and adulting. I thought of this as I went to visit my good friend Izzy, a successful barber, soon to be husband, and father of two wonderful boys (see Izzy’s business info at the bottom of this post).

So, I was driving through Lowell on my way to his shop to give him the second shipment of clothes that I had purchased as a Christmas gift for him. For some reason the order was broken into two shipments. Anyways, as I was driving, I looked around the city and it reminded me a little of my hometown, Lawrence.

Nostalgia set in and my mind began to run in analytical mode as I started thinking of how a lot of my old friends (not including Izzy) are still living the same lifestyle as we were in our early twenties, except now we’re all in our thirties and most of us have children. I imagined their children watching and learning from their parents as they behave, speak, and live. Being who I am, I couldn’t help but imagine speaking to our younger selves, mentoring us on readjusting our priorities and getting a head-start on life and success so we’d be excellent examples to our children.

After my mental visualiztion and internal dialogue finished, I came to realize that a lot of people hold onto a false sense of loyalty to their city, the people they hang around with, and a lifestyle that does not do them any favors. This false sense of loyal also gives birth to a blanket of guilt which keeps them at bay whenever they think of moving forward in life. It’s as if they would be disrespectful and disloyal if they were to improve their lives and move out of their hometown, doomed forever to be marked as deserters, guilty of betrayal.

I thought about this deeper. What is it that truly inhibits these people? Why is it some people grow and strive for more while others fall into stagnation?

In Module 5 of A Living System ™️ I talk about Habitual Thinking and where this stems from. It all stems from a person’s belief system. The true self-imposed inhibition is a person’s lack of self-belief. They simply don’t believe in themselves, and because they lack the self-belief, they seek external validation. This is why they hold dear to their false sense of loyalty to their hometown, friends, and lifestyle that serves them nothing but disservice.

I share this awith certainty and conviction because I’ve lived it and it wasn’t until my late twenties that I was able shake myself free of these footholds and confront my own beliefs. It took me years before I was able to look in the mirror and take the mask off and truly see what and who I was. Only then was I able to genuinely start my growth and begin evolving.

If you’re faced with this struggle, my advice is this: look deep inside of yourself and asking yourself what really matters to you. After identifying your priorities, acknowledge what you need to change, add, and/or remove in/to/from your life to being growing into the person you want to be, the person you want your children to be like, and the live the lifestyle you actually want to live.

For online Q&A’s, you can reach out through my contact form or start a Twitter discussion by using the hashtage #iamclintfit

For those of you in the area, visit Izzy for a haircut in Dracut, MA.

Five Stars Barbershop
16 Pleasant St, Dracut, MA 01826
(978) 364-0137
Instagram: @iz_the_barb3r
Twitter: @iz_the_barb3r

Stay Strong,

ClintFit Consulting ™

© 2018 Clinton N. Downs

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This is New for You

Hey Everyone. I’m going to do something new with you because I feel like this is important enough to do.

I’m always looking for ways to inspire others and to improve the world. I first came up with A Living System ™ and then suddenly announced The IamClintFit Movement ™ in 2017. I’m beyond happy to say I’m giving it a go! Now, in effort to increase my bandwidth and reach more people, I’m asking for a little help.

I don’t want your money, or a lot of your time, but I am asking for your support. I’m asking for you to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and share my videos.

Why am I asking you for this? Because I want to promote the amazing secrets of A Living System ™, which really isn’t a secret at all. The thing is, too many people are living unhealthy lifestyles and are suffering because of it. I don’t feel right just sitting back and doing nothing about it. I want to give the world hope and restore the empowerment of autonomy in people. I want people to stop feeling like victims of a cold world and take control on their lives again, as we were originally meant to.

So, please CLICK HERE to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and help me help more people. And THANK YOU for all of your support!

Stay Strong,

ClintFit Consulting ™

© 2017 Clinton N. Downs