Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. - Albert Einstein
Create the new you! 30 steps in 30 days! is designed to help you make little adjustments in your routine today to make HUGE changes in your life tomorrow. This simple to follow, step by step approach to life is for anyone that is not happy with the direction their life is going. If you dread waking up each morning because you hate your job or if you are just not happy with how things are turning out, then this is the course for you!
Stop surviving and start thriving, The Bender Way! Is this way.
Please view one day at a time. This program is designed to only take you a short time each day to set you on a new path of success for your life. The PDF "How to use this Game Changer" will show you how to use the daily Game Changer to Create the new you.
The first steps in creating the life that you deserve.
Today is the day that you make little changes in your daily life that will begin to make huge improvements in your quality of life tomorrow.
Today you need to stop surviving and start thriving. What fear is stopping you from reaching your goal? What would you be doing with your life if you were guaranteed to be successful?
The most common mistake that people make is that the goal looks to big to accomplish. Break the goal down into very small doable tasks that add up to the big goal.
Include these daily exercises into your routine, and you will find yourself waking up excited to face the day like a new you.
Never ever be satisfied with “I tried.” “DO” is for winners “TRY” is for losers. Winners find a way to “DO IT” losers are satisfied with “I tried my best.” Don’t set out to try, set out to Do IT.
99% commitment is doing it when you are motivated to do it. 100% commitment is doing it when you are not motivated to do it.
“Work towards your goal everyday, and every day your goal will work towards you.” - Kevin Bender
“Sometimes I get the feeling the whole world is against me, but I know that is not true. Some of the smaller countries are neutral.”- Robert Orben
Stay clear of the “Energy Vampires.” You know who they are; the people that suck all the life and energy out of you. The people who complain, tell you that you will never succeed, tell you your ideas are stupid. These are the Vampires that you will need to “slay” along the way to your goal.
Even the best archers in the world cannot hit their target if they don't know what it is. Write down your specific goals so you can hit the bulls eye with every shot.
Study, research, and practice your goal. Go to night school, become an intern. You must get your foot in the door. To often we are looking for opportunities in the wrong places.
If you want to feast on potatoes, you need to dig where the taters are!
Make a list of activities that you enjoyed as a teenager. It could be sports, music, art or writing. List the activities in order one to three based on which you enjoy the most. Once you have created the list, find a way to participate in at least one of the activities per week.
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… its about learning to dance in the rain.” - Vivian Greene
The people that are “waking up excited” have the same problems, aches and pains as the rest of us, but they focus on the great in their lives and just get past the bad in their lives.
Too often we don’t reach our goal because we just dream about it. We don’t create a plan and work towards the goal every day.
You can’t sh*t like a big dog if you eat like a puppy.
Starting today, you need to make one day a week a fun day. This means you put everything aside that day except having fun with your loved ones. This will bring you closer to the people you care about and also recharge your battery for the upcoming week.
“Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem, we all have 24 hours in a day.”- Zig Ziglar
Fill your day with 20’s
Take a few minutes and rate every task you do on a regular basis from 1-20.
1 = Least favorite thing to do.
20 = Favorite thing to do.
Starting today, you will score your To Do List every day. You must total at least 70 points each day to have a great day.
Change your DNA
Change how you do things and things will change.
· Don’t Yell - Love
· Don’t Discipline - Motivate
· Don’t Judge - Teach
· Don’t Preach - Inspire.
When we look at things differently, different things will appear.
“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, rather the size of the fight in the dog.” - Archie Griffin
“You’ll always miss one hundred percent of the shots you do not take.”
- Wayne Gretzky
Deck of cards experiment.
I have assigned a category to each suite in the deck of cards.
Clubs = Food Spades = People
Diamonds = Entertainment Hearts = Places.
At the start of each week, flip one card. Whichever card you flip will be your experiment for the week. For example, if you flipped the 6 of clubs, than you would try 6 new foods that week. 3 of hearts would have you visiting 3 new places that week. Face cards are worth 10 and an Ace is worth 1.
There are 52 cards in the deck and 85 total points per suite. This will allow you to experiment with 85 new foods, people, places, and entertainment in the next 52 weeks.
“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘it might have been.” - John Greenleaf Whittier
Play to win and nothing less. You must realize that you only have one life and you better get the most out of it.
Today I want you to make contact with the person you admire the most in life. The person you want to be like. Ask if you could possible take a few moments to interview them about their success.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. There is no giving up. I want you to make contact and conduct a thorough interview.
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well neither does bathing - that’s why we recommend it daily.” - Zig Ziglar
Write yourself a series of motivational emails. Schedule them to be sent in the future, on random days. Use famous quotes that inspire you, or pictures that move you. Schedule at least 100 emails to yourself. You will certainly enjoy the encouragement when you surprise yourself with one of these emails.
More wagging and less barking!
There are two types of dogs, dogs that wag their tails and dogs that bark. Dogs that wag their tails get treats, long walks, and love from everyone they meet.
Barkers get screamed at, penned up, and not much love.
So stop Barking and start wagging! You will get so much more in return.
“Seize the Day.” Today I want you to call out sick. Skip whatever you have to do today. Today I want you to go climb a mountain, or feed a giraffe, or go skinny dipping in a lake. Do something crazy, something that will make you feel alive. I don’t care what it is, just go do it. Go smell the ocean, go swing on a tree, go dance in the rain. I want you to be able to say “today I Lived.”
Don’t hide your Super Hero powers like Clark Kent. Show the world you are Superman, Superwoman or Superkid!
Doing is a strategy. Don’t fall into the trap of letting things “just happen.” Make things happen. Don’t sit back and hope things are going to work out on their own. They never do.
Beethoven wrote his 5th symphony when he was completely deaf. Helen Keller went on to become an educator and helped form the ACLU.
Don’t strive for ordinary strive for Extraordinary.
Today I want you to purchase Jim Collin’s book Good to Great. Collins does a wonderful job of explaining the monumental leap from good to great and how you must challenge yourself to be great. Our amazing brains and bodies were not formed to be average or usual, they are formed to be unusual, amazing, exceptional, extraordinary.
Re-visit your execution plan. Make sure you are on track and that the plan is leading you down the right path. If not, than adjust the plan.
If you had one chance to change your life, would you do it?
Well, this is it, it is all up to you. Are you going to do it?
“Do you remember the guy who quit.”
Neither does anyone else!
Kevin Bender is an award winning leader, businessman, speaker, and coach. Kevin is Vice President of Delaware North Sportservice. In his role, Kevin is charged with overseeing the retail operations of some of the worlds greatest sports teams. Teams like the Buffalo Bills, Boston Bruins, Carolina Panthers, Nashville Predators, SD Padres, NY Giants, and NY Jets are just a few of the teams that enlist Kevin and his team to run their retail stores.
Kevin has created "The Bender Way" a creative, step by step approach to reach your goals, no matter how big or small. "The Bender Way" uses small daily changes to your routine to create HUGE changes in your life.
Stop surviving and start thriving, The Bender Way!