No Excuses – Rising From Rock Bottom to Success

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TSFXTrader - John Champion

Rising From Rock Bottom

How many times have you thought,nothing can get worse than it is and then Baaam, out of no where a fricken bus side swipes you and takes the sail out of the little wind you thought you had.  A few years ago I had everything I wanted, the business, nice girl friend, nice house, nice car , went on holidays and was able to do what I wanted and then I was hit by some bad luck and lost everything apart from my car, which was a saving grace really as I ended up pretty much living out my car when I was between jobs.

I am not a quitter and knew that to start off fresh again I had to dig deep, pick up my balls and get some momentum going. The gym was my sanctuary ( and the place I showered due to living out my car ) , it was my place that no matter what shit I was dealing with I could escape to and just go train. I used this as motivation to and through training properly gained the discipline to get back on my feet. Within a few months I met my now SOUL MATE and WIFE and since then have gone from strength to strength. Sure I haven’t hit all my goals and I still deal with some personal crap but I am happier now than I have ever been in my life. I met a woman who is perfect for me, she pushes, inspires and motivates me to reach my goals. She gave me a book to read called THE SECRET  by Rhonda Byrne. After reading this book everything clicked on how I managed to attract my wife into my life. You see what become apparent and through more reading is, OUR THOUGHTS BECOME THINGS and WHAT WE THINK ABOUT MOST, WE MANIFEST INTO.  

Not sure about you about when I focus on negative stuff I just cant seem to get rid of “bad luck” something will always go wrong. Then you hear people say oh well you know bad luck comes in three’s, so then you end up thinking about having more bad luck and baaam you attract another shitty negative situation into your life. The more you focus on the negatives – daily inconveniences, setbacks, hurdles, etc.- the more those things seem to grow and consume your time? Just think of the morning training when you are already late for work or a meeting, its like the damn zombie apocalypse has risen on your morning drive to work. When shit goes wrong as it sometimes will focus on positive developments in your life and business, and cultivating a deeper appreciation for those good things, you will shift your focus toward appreciation for the things that turn out well and attract more good into your life.

If you think negatively you will attract more negativity into your life and the same is with having a Positive Mental Attitude. 

When you hit rock bottom, you realise just how far off  the track you were, and that the life choices you had made were not inline with what was sustainable towards your goals…if you had any? This is the beginning of questioning everything that you’ve ever thought and done previously.  You question your motives, other people’s motives, your beliefs, your fears, why you did things, why you didn’t do things, why you attracted certain people and circumstances, why you succeeded and more importantly why you failed. It’s from this point that you build again, from the ground up, with a fresh perspective based on your renewed sense of clarity. In those moments of darkness , when you’re sitting there pissed off with yourself and the world, when you are frustrated beyond belief, it is then you can actually see the light. It is time to let go of the past failures and balls ups and focus on the future.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

Be Grateful Everyday

People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s amazing in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective. You see, there is no negativity in gratitude so when you are grateful for anything there is always a sense of happiness and where there is happiness there is positivity.

Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Being grateful can increase your feelings of vitality, positivity, optimism and reduces feelings of depression. The more happy, vibrant , alive and healthy you fee will lead to more success. Remember, what you think about most you become and if your constantly thinking about success and working hard for it you will achieve it. This is how The Law of Attraction works.  With positive feelings, comes confidence and you may be more inclined to take a leap of faith which is often necessary when taking your success to the next level. This is one of the major reasons success and gratitude go hand-in-hand.

“In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humour.” – Michael Keaton

How Hitting Rock Bottom will make you Rise from from the pits of hell to success

  1. YOU WILL LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES
  2. THERE’S NO WHERE TO GO BUT UP
  3. YOU WILL APPRECIATE YOURSELF AND LIFE MORE
  4. YOU WILL SEE WHO’S REALLY THERE FOR YOU
  5. YOU WILL BECOME A BETTER PERSON
  6. YOU WILL FIGURE OUT WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
  7. YOU WILL REALISE HOW STRONG YOU ARE
  8. IT WILL GIVE YOU THE MOTIVATION YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Daily Workout

Todays session consisted of a double session, one in the morning and one in the evening

The morning session was legs and HIIT.

  1. Superset 3 x 12
  2. Leg Extensions

Leg Curls

  1. Superset 3 x 12
  2. Seated Calf Raises

Back Squats

Superset 3 x 30m

  1. Walking Lunges
  2. Farmer Walks

HIIT Circuit

3 Rounds of Tabata ( 20 seconds work 10 seconds rest )

  1. SkiErg
  2. Turbo Trainer

Evening Session was a Barbell Pull Session with Lunges and Farmer Carries.

  1. Bent over Rows 4 sets 12, 10, 8, 6
  2. Deadlifts  4 Sets 12, 10, 8, 6
  3. Rack Pulls 4 Sets 12, 10, 8, 6
  4. Slow Assisted Pull ups 4 Sets 12, 10, 8, 6
  5. Bicep Curls 4 Sets 12, 10, 8, 6
  6. Walking lunges 24 lunges x 4 sets
  7. Farmer Carries with 60kg weight

Finished off the workout with a 20min outdoor walk.

Daily Diet

As I am visiting my folk I am not watching my diet too much, so I have eaten what I want but just not in excess.

First Meal

  • 3 scrambled eggs
  • 200g venison

Second Meal

  • 150g Venison
  • Protein Shake

Protein shake and Amino’s after training in the evening

Third Meal

  • 200g of broccoli
  • 3/4 of a whole chicken

This famous quote has helped me tremendously over the years: Victory is not final and defeat is never final. You can still be a winner at what ever you want, just get back up and stay in the fight.