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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

 

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The Early Bird Catches The Worm

Hello Everyone!

As always, thank you for reading and subscribing to my blog column. I hope all is well.

I wanted to share my early bird rise this morning. I give some of the credit to my son and here’s why. At 3:30 AM this morning my son woke up and he was crying. My wife and I heard him and I went to his room to check on him and see what was up. He had simply woke up, wanted Mommy and/or Daddy, and was thirsty on top of it. So, when I went in, I greeted him with his nickname “Papa”, leaned over the side of his bed and gestured him to come over to me. I asked him what was matter and he said he wanted milk. I asked him if he was thirsty as I took a peak at his mouth to see if his lips were dry and how his speech sounded. He said he was thirsty and I agreed to take him to the kitchen for something to drink. We had our Father/Son moment and had some water, then brought him back to bed with a small bottle of milk to soothe him until we had to wake up.

The thought of staying up crossed my mind since I aim to wake up at 4:30 AM every morning, and the extra hour and a half seemed quite appealing. I went back to bed anyways and laid there for about 30 minutes. I couldn’t fall back asleep. It wasn’t a feeling of frustration and being tired, but instead it was a compelling, driving force that persistently urged me to get up and start my day. I kept thinking of Eric Thomas and hearing in from one of his speeches saying, “I DARE YOU TO STAY UP!”.

SO, I GOT UP!

I followed my intuition because somehow I knew it was going to be good. And lo and behold, it was! I got up went down to the kitchen to brew some coffee and gobble a couple gummy vitamins. Once I had my cup of coffee, I took the coffee, some weights, and my the dog outside. It was a surprising 47-49ºF with some humidity in the air. It felt great! Cool, but not too cold. I did some bent over rows, squats, and ended it with some shoulder shrugs. A nice way to start my day and warm up my body. I sipped my coffee in between sets so by the time I was finished with my last set of shoulder shrugs, I was more awake and alert than ever! I played around with my dog in the grass a little until he head butted my in the cheekbone. I considered it my MMA training for the day and moved on.

This next part was my favorite. Being so bright eyed and bushy tailed, with the captivated audience of my dog, I practiced my speaking. I started going through A Living System™, one module at a time. I felt focused, determined, and productive. In that moment, I was working towards my dream, my vision, and putting in the work when no one was looking. This was a activating and triggering behavior because for the entire drive to work, all I could think of was my vision, as if it was the first time I had thought it in my life. I felt new, revived, and full of vitality, both physically and mentally. I felt hopeful, happy, and thankful about every area of my life.

When 5:00 AM rolled around, I began my usual routine of getting ready for the day. However, today is an exceptional day because I started it so early and took advantage of it. I give my son the credit and thank him for getting me up so early, and I’m thanking myself for taking advantage of the early rise. So, with the worm in hand, this bald eagle wanted to share my morning adventure with you in hopes of inspiring you to rise a bit earlier and work towards your vision.

May your mornings be productive, your nights be restful, and your life be healthy.

Stay strong,

ClintFit Consulting™

© 2017 Clinton N. Downs

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Right under your nose

The weekends are often a time when you take your time and freedom to do what makes you most happy. This is different for everyone but the end goal is typically the same: Enjoy your time.

I couldn’t agree more. For the majority of adults who work a full time job or have a full time business, your time off is precious. I mean, how often you find yourself going through the motions of the daily grind of a weekday thinking, “I can’t wait for Friday”?

Usually I’d then challenge your belief on what you find acceptable in life and ask why you continue to work a job you don’t like, wait for the two days off you have out of the week, and then repeat. But today, I’m taking a different approach. Instead of finding external change to make you more internally satisfied, let’s find an internal change that will make your external factors more tolerable at the least.

When you get home from work on Friday, what do you feel? Happy that the work week is over? Glad to be home? Ready to go out? But are you happy with your home? Be it an apartment, a small house, a big house, whatever… do you like being home? I’ve noticed that some people are not happy with their home. And it may not be the colors of the wall, the flooring, the furniture, or the house itself. It’s the “home” isn’t right.

Take a minute of your precious time to ask yourself this one question, “What will make this a better home?” Then start on the first thing that comes to mind. If it’s laundry, do your laundry. If it’s cleaning the bathroom, clean the bathroom. If it’s the fact that your bored at home, engage in a hobby you enjoy. I started restoring old bicycles that people give away, and I started cooking a little more and setting a dinner table for the family. Since my wife and I have a two year old and a five month old, our dinner table is the little race car folding table and chairs made for toddlers, but it’s still nice to sit together as a family.

My wife and I have been cleaning up the yard more and more every weekend and we are feeling a lot better about being home than we used to. We’re starting to see our property in a different light. We envision a swing set and slide, a sandbox, a new fence, a new patio, a balcony outside of our bedroom, and a lot of family memories to be made.

To be happy in life, you have to start with yourself. Eat right, get moving, keep loving relationships, learn something new everyday, look at things in a new life, work towards an ideal, and choose to carry on. Sometimes the answers to all your questions aren’t hidden somewhere on treasure island, they’re right under your nose.

Stay strong,

Clint

ClintFit Consulting™

© 2017 Clinton N. Downs