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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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A Moment To Remember

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2018 has been great so far and I owe this to my family first, and my mindset second.

My mindset has been about seeing the positive and comedy in everything. I’m still working on perfecting this but I’ve come a long way. A huge piece in perfecting this perspective has been to simply shut up, listen, observe, and learn. The less I post, the less I flap my gums, the more I read, and the more I consider, the better my outlook has become.

Like I said, a lot of my growth comes from my family. My wife often stops and says, “Just give me a hug and a kiss.” and I’m often so busy minded that I need those reminders to just slow it down and take it easy. My daughter, 10 months old, just looks at me and gives me a huge smile… melts my heart every time. Then, there’s my boy… My son knows exactly how to cheer me up. The other night, after showering the kids and bringing them to my son’s room to get their pajamas on, my daughter kept twisting herself to turn over while I was trying to put her diaper on while my son jumped around the bed. This is frustrating for me because I’m not short and I have to bend forward so much, it puts a huge strain on my back muscles. After a while of chasing my daughter around, my son squeezes in his comic relief by saying, “No jumping on the bed like a monkey!

Now, what really stopped me in my tracks was when I was finished dressing my daughter and I was trying to get his pajamas on for bed. He was non-stop-moving like he ants in his pants… and I hadn’t even gotten his pants on yet!! I asked him nicely several times to lay still so I could get his pajamas on and he continued to give me a run for my money. I finally said sternly, “Please stay still so I can get your pajamas on.” What he did next brought from level 8 right down to zero… I was crouched down, kneeling on his bed and he was standing, so we were roughly the same height, and he blew in my face a couple of time to get my attention. When I stopped and looked him in the face, he gently grabbed my cheekbones, smiled, and softly kissed me on my nose, then hopped away and continued jumping.

Instantaneously, he had shattered my adulthood into tiny pieces with joy and innocence, reminding me that “nothing is really that big of a deal“. Moments like these elicit me to stop taking life so seriously and just enjoy the time we have. These moments provide me with so many learning opportunities for personal growth beyond anything I’ve ever imagined. I used to think… correction… I used to believe it was vital for me to work extremely hard for endless amounts of hours, sacrifice any and all pleasure in my life, and relentlessly pursue success in the form of monetary value, and if I didn’t do these things and live in such a way, I would be doomed for failure in the eyes of America… Well, maybe in the eyes of the public culture where everyone on Instagram is a fitness champ and public figure, everyone is a business owner bringing in hundreds of thousands of dollars a month, and everyone can show you how to be just like them! Seems nice and all… but I’ve got different plans.

My plan includes spending time with my family, learning to be a goofball with my kids at all opportunities, remembering to be a romantic towards my wife, staying in touch with my sisters and my good friends, having a couple of hobbies like rebuilding my motorcycle and sculpting play dough with my kids, and helping people with A Living System ™ by restoring hope in humanity. If I can create that automated online business selling digital products like I intend to, great! If not, I’ll work my day job and spend the rest of my time with my family. As long as when I lay on my death-bed I have beautiful memories to smile about and the ability to say, “I don’t regret a thing“, then it’ll all be worth it in the end. In the meantime, it’s peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cuddling, story reading time, and bubble baths for this guy.

I hope you’ve found something valuable from my posts and I thank all of you for subscribing to my blog column. Please remember to subscribe to my YouTube Channel and be on the lookout for my book, “May, I Work For You” coming out later this year.

“Here’s to family, love, and aspirations.” – Clinton

Stay Strong,

Clinton N. Downs

IamClintFit ™




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In Your Kingdom, In Your Heart

Everyone wants treasures. The question is: What do you consider a treasure?

Let’s put a pin in that and come back to it.

Take a look at your life right now. Do you have goals? Are you working towards your goals? Is your work going to bring you to the experiences you want from life? Do you know what experiences your want from life? I’m asking you these questions because I’ve been asking myself these exact same questions lately.

Social media is constantly bombarding us with messages about sacrifice and standards of success, as if we all fit into the same box of standards. Then there’s the fitness balloon that has created a sense of urgency for people to become muscular with a low body fat percentage, as if we’re all competing in physique competitions. And there’s the automated online business models that are driving people to desperately strive to build online empires, myself included, as if that’s what everyone should be doing. But we all don’t want the same things, do we?

To be honest, I do want an automated online business and it’s a goal I have that is a means to an end. I want an automated online business that sells digital products because what I really want is to make the same money I do now at my day job, without having to go to the office. And I don’t want to go to the office because I want to spend more time with my family. So, my main goal is to spend more time with my family.

Back to the pin we put on the question: What do you consider a treasure? I consider time spent with my family to be a treasure. I love going out to the side of the house by the bushes and trees and trekking around with my son on a big adventure. I love blowing my daughter’s hair so it stands up until she falls over laughing. I love sharing those moments with my wife when we sit and watch the children play together in our home. To me, those are times to treasure.

But the bills need to be paid right!? Yes, they do. So for me, setting up a website with an online store that sells digital products is the perfect solution. I just need to keep creating digital products and get more sales until I can leave my day job and go on backyard adventures with my kids.

In the meantime, I have to manage the circumstances as they are and continue to work towards creating my ideal circumstances, because they aren’t going to create themselves. And since this has been a splinter in my mind for some time now, I wanted to call out the elephant in the room and share my thoughts and feelings with you, just in case any of you are going through something similar. I know we’re not all identical, but we all have similar experiences, sometimes at the same time, sometimes at different times in life. Albeit, the one thing to remember is we are not alone. We have each other, and humanity is not lost and forgotten. 


Stay Strong,

ClintFit Consulting