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Posted on26. Sep, 2012 by Setema Gali.
Times are not challenging…they are changing. How to be resilient in today’s changing economic world . . . be able to keep moving forward, make quick adjustments and when a decision is made, move quickly and relentlessly on it.
There is still room for us and available to us. The most important skills in today’s market place . . . Ask, listen and understand and DO.
People looking for help are in debt, have poor health, are emotionally challenged and have blind mental blocks. Can I be resilient enough to overcome procrastination? You don’t get good by procrastinating . . . ever. Big dreams + poor habits = high probability that you procrastinate.
Find your market. Stay in the moment . . . stay in your game. Realize that I must gain entrepreneurial vocational skills…how? Repetition, do and do and do and do and do x infinity. Focus on being good and efficient rather than great and a hero..
Greatness and “hero” status come as a result of being really really good over a period of time and turning that goodness over and over (efficiency.)
Must be resilient. Emotional Resilience is the key to overcome the feelings of insanity.
Practice practice practice and experience.
You can’t possibly get good by procrastinating . . . so stop it now.
Posted on23. Sep, 2011 by Setema Gali.
I spent 5 months of this year walking, knocking and talking for Vivint. I was super focused and ready to make things happen in the door to door industry. I finished the year on a high. I hit many of my goals. I was one of the top reps on my team and one of the top rookies in the company.
After 5 months of not working out in the gym my body became really soft. After 5 months of eating Ruffles Cheddar chips, McAllister’s, Chinese Buffets and drinking gallons of Red Bull my body has become anything but athletic…it’s quite sad.
So yesterday my wife says “let’s go to the gym…I found a bootcamp.”
You gotta understand my good wife. She plays basketball 3 times a week with former college greats and volleyball at least twice a week. While we were in Georgia she sought out professional athletic trainer Ryan Bowers of AthElite and trained there for 5 weeks each morning at 6am. She didn’t miss once. Four years ago just after she gave birth to our first child she flew to Samoa and played basketball with the American Samoa National Team for Women’s basketball. During the entire tournament my wife shot 100% from behind the arc. She’s baller status for sure.
During the workout this morning I wanted to cry. Seriously…I was incredibly discouraged.
Two years ago I was 250 lbs of lean muscle and sitting at 12% body fat. I could dunk a basketball easily and my clothes fit great. I used to say to myself “I’ll never let myself get out of shape.” Fast forward 2 years…I look like I should be on the Biggest Loser. No seriously…I think I could win Biggest Loser. [...]
Posted on09. Nov, 2009 by Setema Gali.
Especially For Youth-
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12
What many of our youth today do not realize is that we are in a battle. The adversary is real and will stop at nothing to destroy us.
I spoke at a fireside last night and the youth that attended were simply amazing. The Spirit of the Lord was strong. As I spoke I looked into their eyes. I was looking at the chosen generation. I was looking at the valiant sons and daughters of Heavenly Father whom He had reserved to play in the final quarter of the game of life. I was humbled.
How does the adversary seek to beat us in the game of life?
1. Rationalization and justification-If he can get YOU to rationalize and justify your actions, your behaviors, your words and your deeds he will have you.
If the adversary can get young women and young men to say within themselves “It’s OK to listen to this type of music, it’s not that bad.” or
“It’s ok to dress in this outfit, it’s not AS immodest as that other outfit” or
“I’ll just close my eyes in the movie on the bad part” or
“I’m not swearing or cussing…it’s just a joke to make people laugh” or
“It’s not like I’m having sex or anything…”
The adversary will temp us to RATIONALIZE from best to good and from good to OK and from OK to bad. Do not rationalize one bit. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. It’s white and black. There is NO grey in between. One step into the adversaries side is two feet on the wrong side of the line. Run as far away from anything that would take you away from the Lord.
Does Satan have you through Rationalization?
2. Laziness and idleness-Winning the Spiritual Game requires work. And not just work, hard diligent work. If the adversary can get our youth to learn how NOT to work, they grow up as lazy beings. It takes work to build the Kingdom of God. It takes work to build our spirits, testimonies and lives.
I’ve seen too many instances where some of the most brightest and talented young people are lazy and then they are lazy in their twenties and one day they wake up in their thirties and they wonder why the results of their life are mediocre.
Learn how to work! Work hard. Work smart. Let work be a part of your life. Work is not just for financial reasons. Work is a spiritual law and a law in the Kingdom of God.
The most successful people in this world and in life have mastered the art of WORK. Great athletes WORK. The best performing artists WORK. Happy parents and spouses WORK. How do you turn potential into production? WORK.
Procrastination is a symptom of laziness and idleness. If you’re a procrastinator then you are lazy. You either get things done or you don’t. And if you don’t then you are lazy therefore the adversary will get you. Don’t let him get you. Move towards God by learning how to WORK and how to WORK hard.
Are you learning how to work, to work hard and to work smart?
3. Media-This is the one of the most deadly tools the adversary uses. Most kids today have an iPod and a cellphone. With the touch of a button kids have access to EVERYTHING and ANYTHING in the world. Pornography, music, lyrics, movies, downloads and articles are easily accessible. Media is so POWERFUL because once something lodged in your brain, you cannot remove it. Once an image has been seen, it is nearly impossible to remove it.
Do NOT rationalize that it’s OK to listen to music that is unacceptable to the Lord. The Spirit of God does not dwell in unholy temples.
Throw away your cds, delete any music from your iPod and computer. Throw away movies in your home that you would be embarrassed to have if the Lord walked in and wanted to watch a movie. I personally went through conversion process. I loved listening to music all the time. I loved action movies. I rarely listen to the radio. I do have an iPod but only positive and uplifting music is on there.
Do not be deceived into thinking that you can listen to or watch material that is offensive to the Lord. Allow only the positive great things in your life and you will notice the biggest difference in your life.
“Surround yourself with greatness and watch your life become great.” Chad Lewis I can testify of this principle because I have done this. Even in my home we do not allow any music or movies or language that would take the Spirit away from us.
4. Friends-“Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.”
If you hang out with the pigs, you will smell like the pigs. If you hangout in the fields of manure you will smell like manure. If you play in the dirt you will get dirty and if you play with fire…YOU WILL GET BURNED.
Our friends influence us so much. Again, do not RATIONALIZE that “I can help this person out.” If that is the case, they should be hanging out with you and your great friends.
I am NOT saying to walk around and JUDGE people. I am saying choose great people to spend your time with.
If your friends swear, cuss and share inappropriate jokes, it’s just a matter of time before you do. True friends would never ever do things to take you away from the Lord. True friends would stick up for you and respect you.
While playing for the New England Patriots we were down in New Orleans for the Super Bowl. All the players knew I didn’t drink and made sure that everyone knew I didn’t. “This guy doesn’t drink so get him a Sprite.” Even though we didn’t quite share the same values, they valued me and what I valued.
Become the type of friend that people know and will say “Hey, he doesn’t swear” or “You can’t say these things around this person” or “Nope, she doesn’t watch those types of movies.” When you become the type of friend you want to have, you will attract those types of friends to you.
Choose your friend wisely for they will determine largely the type of person you become.
If you don’t know that you are playing a game, then you don’t realize that there are rules to win. We are in a game. We are in a battle. These 4 principles will bless your life as you strive to live them and perfect them.
They have worked not only for me, but for thousands and thousands and thousands of others. Whether or not they work for you is up to you!
“Choosing to do what the Lord has defined as right will, in the long run, always lead to the best outcomes.” Elder Richard G. Scott
I know you can do it. I have done it. So many other’s have done and so can you. ”Do what is right let the consequence follow.”
Posted on09. Oct, 2009 by Setema Gali.
I love being a daddy. I am a very proud father of 2 boys who I love and adore so much. I love being a husband too but this is dedicated to the fathers out there.
The past two weeks have been amazing. My 2nd son was just born and I forgot how many diapers they go through in a day. I can change like 3 diapers in a 30 minute span…how awesome is that?
As an entrepreneur and online marketer I work from my home office. Therefore I have the chance to see them grow each and every day through the day.
12-18 diapers changed daily between my two boys.
Jumping on the trampoline, teaching Zion to ride his bike, Mac and Cheese, chips, apple juice, Kung Fu Panda, Cars, Hulk, Sound of Music, Yo Gabba Gabba, Mickey Mouse Playhouse, Handy Manny, Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, Diego, Agent Oso, Backyardigans, and the list goes on. My son watches TV in my office while I work. Can you say AWESOME!
Although there are countless books out there about fatherhood and parenthood there is nothing like being a father period!
I coached high school football last year and I could teach and coach and show and tell my players but there was nothing like getting out on the field and actually DOING it.
The same goes for swimming, tying knots, cooking food and FATHERHOOD. You can read all about it and watch videos about it but there is no substitution for jumping in the pool, actual knot tying, being in the kitchen and cooking and then there is no substitution for being a father.
I change diapers through the night and in the day to help my wife. If we are ever out of the house I ALWAYS change them. It gives my wife a break but more than than, it gives me investment time with my kids. I love them so much and I love being a dad. Oh no, I am far from being a perfect father and I have had to apologize to my 2 year old if I am ever out of line towards him.
I’ve learned that my 2 year old wants more and more attention these days so I must more than ever be prepared, plan and then be spontaneous with him.
I’m still learning how to be a father. I have great examples around me in both my fathers Setema and Royal. My brothers and my MPA brothers have been great mentors since they had kids before me and told me stories.
I love being a daddy.
I was a member of the Super Bowl XXXVI New England Patriots. I have played football all over the country. I have made lots of money. I have traveled the world from Micronesia, to New York to Samoa to Florida to Australia, New Zealand and to Japan. These were amazing blessings for me to experience early in my life.
But NOTHING and I mean none of those things compares to being a daddy and loving and serving my kids. I can teach them, show them, mentor them and love them. I play with them, hold them, kiss them, chase them, bite them, smell them, bathe them, clean up after them….Yes it is hard and challenging at times…but no greater reward!
I would love to hear your stories about being a daddy and your experiences and thoughts.
Father in Training