"THE PULL-UP JOURNEY"

"THE PULL-UP JOURNEY"

If you know anything about fitness, you know that 95% plus of people don't walk in the gym and start doing pull-ups. Pull-ups are likely the most challenging exercise for most individuals because your back, shoulder, arm and core muscles have to be strong enough to pull up your entire bodyweight over a high bar. Needless to say one of my most dedicated clients, Dre Hanna embarked upon a journey to complete her first pull-up. I can remember her coming into the gym, one day, about three months ago saying: "I want to do a pull-up by a certain time." I responded by saying "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE." Now, there's no miracle that occurred overnight. This was about sheer determination and will by Dre to get this done. Everytime she came in, we'd warm up and I'd have her do assisted pull-ups (with a band) about 5 sets of 8 repetitions. Every couple of weeks, we'd try the exercise by itself only to come up short. She kept at it and kept at it with an amazing amount of persistence even when it was easy to say I GIVE UP! Dre never did at any point. Then came this morning's coaching session. I said, "Let's try it without the band." She agreed, and less than a couple of minutes later she was pulling herself over the bar. I can't explain how happy and excited I was to see how much her work had paid off. I couldn't have been more proud of Dre's journey to this moment! Then it occurred to me...THIS IS THE PATTERN OF SUCCESSFUL LIVING HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!. To keep at it, no matter what happens, no matter what obstacles may occur, you keep pushing until you reach your promised land...YOU DON'T HAVE TO OVER DO IT, BUT WHEN YOU DO IT, MAKE IT COUNT!!..You never know just how close you are to the realization of your goal. As long as it is in the forefront of your mind, and you take a small step each chance you get, YOU WILL BE VICTORIOUS!! Let Dre Hanna be an inspiration to you! To many it's just a pull-up, but those who understand on a deeper level, know that it signifies your ability to rise up above the "bar." (standard) YOU don't ever need to see the whole spectrum, just see the NEXT STEP! THE NEXT STEP WILL LEAD YOU TO THE FINAL STEP when your disciplined and determined enough to stick with it...FROM THAT POINT, "ALL THINGS ARE FOREVER POSSIBLE!!..." Great Job Dre! Keep up the great work!

SHAUN ROBERT GRANT 
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"DEAR JOHN"

As the year comes to a close, one of the most awesome things to encounter is watching people realize their goals. I cannot even begin to explain the fulfillment I get from a soul's perspective when someone I work closely with achieves something they've been working towards....I would like to introduce you to John Langan One of the nicest, mild mannered, generous as well as unassuming people I have met in a long time. When John comes to work, he means business! There are minimal words and he doesn't waste time. By his demeanor alone, you can see that he is a determined individual. ENTER SHAUN GRANT: I talk and talk and talk and sometimes can't stop talking...lol! With that being said, it's always interesting when I get to work with people who , at first, don't say much...Thankfully, John is super easy to get along with and more importantly he listens. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7AM he came in with unwavering focus and dedicated work ethic. As I watched his body change throughout the process, I just couldn't help but be proud of him and all he's accomplished. He's been disciplined all year long and has even lost 7 pounds in the last few months and put visible muscle on his body! And to show you the character he has, when I congratulated him, he reciprocated the sentiment by saying thank you for the wisdom and guidance...You helped me just as much as I helped myself!" ELATED, THANKFUL, AND PROUD is what I felt in that moment! It's the John Langan 's of the world that prove what is possible when you dedicate yourself to a better version of you....ANYTHING!! IT JUST NEVER GETS OLD

"SPIRIT MATTERS"

Last January I had the chance to do a radio show for a friend of mine called "SPIRIT MATTERS." Even when I heard it for the first time, there was something about it that resonated with me on a deeper level. It's as if I knew instantly that the divine expression would be a huge part of my life. Fast forward to September of this year, it really begin to all make sense. Goals, dreams, aspirations and accomplishments are all terrific but what do they really mean after the initial joy has dissipated? It's just another moment in our journey. What became hard for me is to wonder how can I put my every being into something so fleeting...Something that was here for a moment, then possibly gone the next. I needed more from life and ultimately more from myself. So I looked within. What I found was peace, love, joy and gratitude that was incomparable to anything I had ever experienced before in my life. IT WAS AND STILL IS AMAZING! As I continued to meditate n all of these wonderful things, I could here the SPIRIT of my soul speaking to me: "WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS TRYING TO GET SOMETHING....ALL THAT YOU NEED YOU HAVE ALREADY!...GETTING GETTING GETTING LEADS TO MORE AND MORE OF A VIBRATIONAL WANTING, WHICH WILL NEVER SATISFY YOU." What a revelation! It was all true because, I had repeated the same pattern over and over again. The voice returned and said: "HERE'S WHAT YOU WILL DO, FOCUS ON JUST BEING, CONNECT WITH YOUR HIGHER SELF EVERYDAY, LIVE YOUR PURPOSE AND ALWAYS PRACTICE GRATITUDE...EVERYTHING, AND I DO MEAN EVERYTHING WILL CHANGE!" I agreed, and instantly things changed! No longer was I in a race to get things I could ultimately never catch. I was now focused on my Divine connection and from that point on, not only did I feel wonderful, all the things that I used to chase are chasing me down now. My perspective is: "IT WOULD BE AWESOME, BUT I DON'T NEED IT TO HAPPY...I HAVE WHAT MATTERS MOST, AND THAT'S SPIRIT..."SPIRIT MATTERS!!" 

 

SHAUN ROBERT GRANT 
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EMPOWER MASH-UP (SUCCESS)

Success from the mouths of the many faces of Uplifter Entertainment.

"Individuality is the Hallmark of Success."

"Individuality is the Hallmark of Success."

 

 

"When you accept your differences, you accept your ability to change the world with your uniqueness....

 

It's no secret that many times throughout our lives, we encounter situations where we are encouraged to fit in with the rest of society. The one thing that has always bothered me about this perspective is the fact that; if we were all meant to fit in and be the same, wouldn't have God created us as a carbon copy of each other? It's no mystery that even though we are alike in many ways, there are so many great things about each of us that the world needs. When we embrace this truth, we find our purpose! When we find our purpose, we can help the world in ways that not even we could've imagined. "Individuality is the Hallmark of Success." A quote that dictates to each of us that the right path is finding the best opportunity to grasp everything that makes us stand out from the crowd. We spend so much of our lives wasting time trying to put the pieces that is the puzzle of our life together, when in actuality if we would search our past &our present,as well as ask for guidance from our Source, we would find the treasure map that would make everything fall into place in such a rapid way that the pace would be unbelievable as it manifests. One thing that helps me to zero in on the focus of my individuality is, once again, knowing that there is something that I can do better than anyone on this earth. If I remain patient, take the time to truly know what it is, and follow it’s path with unceasing guided action, I will find an abundant byproduct of happiness, success, harmony, peace and more freedom than I could have ever asked for. The most eminent thing to remember is not to stop when you experience resistance; but rather to know that the resistance is a sign of a breakthrough to come within your journey. Individuality ties into this because as we know ourselves completely, we understand our strengths, our weaknesses, where we need to improve, and most importantly, we understand the best way to approaching and overcoming our problems in a way that is most suitable to us. If you look at today’s most successful people, they are the ones that no matter how much they’ve been doubted or cast down, they have held firm to what drives them within their hearts that acts as a catalyst to accomplish anything they set out to begin. As a child about of nine years of age, I was a diehard supporter of the San Francisco 49ers. In case you’re unaware, the 49ers are a professional football team. This was by far, the biggest influence in my life, at the time, to the point where it was my inspirational driving force to thrive in my short lived existence. My mother, being the wonderful woman she is, surprised me with a bright, shiny, brand new 49ers jacket. I was in total awe! This jacket, in my mind, made me apart of this team; that created a connection to greatness and a belief in things thought impossible to be possible so strong, that NO ONE could tell me any differently. Not only did it make me stand out physically from the other kids all dressed up in navy blue, black and white uniforms; but mentally and emotionally it created the mindset that i was the greatest athlete alive. When I had this jacket on, I could run faster than the other kids, jump higher, catch the ball better, and change direction quicker. All because of this jacket I thought to myself, that I even continued to wear as it got warmer. The kids at school would ridicule me, call me dumb, and laugh at the fact that it was a humid ninety five degrees outside and I was wearing a winter jacket. Amazingly enough, to me, it did not matter because it was what I needed to embrace to be successful. As I look back on that time and relate it to my to my life today, I realize that it wasn't the jacket that I was holding onto that made me successful. I was holding onto the individuality that it brought. It made me stand out above the rest. It help me to understand that I was a great football player and that was the hallmark of who I was at the time. When I believed in it, it created an invincible attitude, and my success was inevitable. Even at the tender age of nine,(Just to show you how remarkable we are as human beings)this was the time in which I truly understood, that when you believe in yourself no matter what anyone else thought, you could, no doubt, be successful regardless of how much of an outsider it made you look like. I also learned that when you do something in your heart that you know is just right for you, but you cant really explain on a surface level, the voices of the critics who don't support you start to fade away, and doubt becomes something that will never be an option. Mainly, because doubt disappears when faith has touched the deepest part of the soul. So this brings me to: Where are you in your life today? Are you embracing your individuality? Are you understanding what it takes to ensure your success? When we discover the blueprint of who we are meant to be, as well as following what God has placed in our heart that no one else can take away from us, all we have to do is follow it with an unwavering faith and know without any doubt that....”Individuality is the Hallmark of Success....” 

 

Shaun Grant