Time is the one thing that we are always losing and can never get back. Knowing this, we have to organize our time and prioritize what we do with it.
Realize that your time is very valuable, even in small quantities. We all need some free time to relax, but too many people waste their own time by doing so many things for others, so then they have no time or energy for themselves.
Without time to yourself, how can you move forward in life? Eventually, we end up making the same mistakes over and over until we wake up 20 years later finally realizing how important all that time was.
If you want to do something with your life, you need to do it right now! Start planning and taking action, because no one is going to hand you the time to do it. You have to fight for your time and take advantage of every free moment to improve yourself. There is no time to waste!
You can start by setting aside, a few minutes each day to work on a project, take 1 day per week, or even use a vacation as your work time to start creating your success.
100% of your time is yours to give.
We need to give some time to our jobs, our families, and our friends, but no matter what, at least 10% of your time needs to be kept to yourself, for yourself! That 10% is 2.5 hours per day, 17 hours per week, 3 days per month, and 36 days per year!
Just think of how much you can get done with just that 10%! Use it to the fullest! Many people use that time just to relax and watch TV, while successful people use that time to advance themselves, even if they don’t feel like it. Which are you?
You are in control of your time, so make sure you are using that time to your advantage. Don’t just giving charity to others, when they don’t return the favor, or be lazy yourself.
Most of the time spent to yourself should be towards your own self-improvement. Success is a habit, so make it a habit to prioritize your time and you will be successful.
You can unwind when needed, but also use your time to create your own success! Success takes time and time is not on our side. Be strong and make your time/success a priority!
HATE is a powerful motivational tool we can use to our advantage.
Yes, HATE is also hurtful and unacceptable when presented by others, but we can use that HATE as motivation for our own success.
Just think…what is your first thought when someone says, “You can’t do that!”? Do you take that as a personal hit to where you believe you are not good enough or do you use that HATEful doubt as fuel to succeed?
That HATE is a powerful tool in creating your success!
Now, of course, going out on a HATEful rampage is not going to solve anything, and that is not what this is about. It is about using your HATE to your advantage.
Athletes and coaches use this all the time to fuel success, and you can too!
Use the HATE of where you live, HATE of what you do, HATE of your environment, HATE of your situation and all the HATEful things around you, as the fuel for your greatness!
Use that internal HATE to start making positive changes in your life!
HATE should motivate you to want to do better, and be better, no matter how many things hold you down.
We cannot choose the position we start our life in, but we can choose what we do to change it.
We can stay down when life pushes, or get up and hit back harder.
In life, there is no disadvantage that can hold you down forever, unless you let it. You can choose to take life for what it is and get pushed around harder day by day, or accept what you have and turn it into an advantage.
Make your troubles and disadvantages into advantages to take on the world.
Take everything that annoys you, hurts you, all your past troubles, your failures, and ball it all up into one big ball of motivational rage ready to take on the world and show everyone WHO YOU ARE!
Take all the HATE you feel every day and eat it for breakfast! Control and funnel all your rage into one thing! That one thing that will get you out of your current life and moving on to a new one!
Whether it be a new project you need to start, working harder at your job, giving more love to your family, starting a new career, getting through school, accomplishing a goal, whatever it is, feed it with your internal rage!
Eat HATE and spit out success! Use your demons to show the world who you are and who you were always meant to be! Show the world how great you are and fight back against the HATE!
Are you going to stay down when life pushes, or are you going to push back?
LOVE is the motivation that keeps us going in search of more…
The power ofLOVE is undeniable. Without LOVE, we have nothing. You don’t have to LOVE everything in your life to live happily, but you should LOVE most things.
If you do not LOVE who you are around, where you live, or what you do, then there is little chance of you living a happy life.
You must find a way to create your happiness, by getting in touch with things that you LOVE. After all…
Happiness is made, not found.
Happiness is not something you can just stumble upon and find, though many people try. You have to make yourself happy, by creating a life that you LOVE and accepting the greatness of things already around you.
Yes, it takes effort, but it is worth it.
The feeling of LOVE can lead you to greatness. By loving yourself and the things all around you each day, you will become addicted to the feeling and want to find more. As you find more things to LOVE you will then begin to help others do the same.
Spread the LOVE!
Don’t search to be with the one you love the most.
Be with the one that loves you the most.
When those two meet, that is true love.
LOVE is our motivation behind everything we do. We do things for those we LOVE and the things we LOVE.
We work by doing things that we LOVE, or to be able to do the things we LOVE. We take care of our families, because of LOVE. We do things in our free time, because of LOVE.
LOVE is a great feeling and we are always in search of it, through the things we do. Through LOVE, we have everything we need.
So find what you LOVE and keep that as your everlasting motivation to Change Your World!
Love Where You Live
Your home is where you spend most of your time. If you do not LOVE your home, how can you be happy or motivated to do anything?
You must create a place that you LOVE to come home too. If you do, then every day you will have something that you LOVE all around you, making for a much happier life.
With just a little time and effort, you can make a big difference. Even if you just clean one thing per day, or fix one thing per week, or just change some things around, you can start to see a difference.
Create a home that you LOVE and start to live happier because of it.
Love What You Do
What you do with most of your time, whether that be work or a hobby, needs to be something that you LOVE to do. If you don’t LOVE what you do with most of your time, then how can you expect to be happy?
We are not all robots that can just go through the motions of our job over and over again without feeling some resentment.
If you do something a lot, then you will either LOVE it or hate it.
You might as well do something that you LOVE and find, or create, a way to earn a living doing it. If you can do that, if you can LOVE what you do, then you will never feel as if it is “work”. You will simply, be doing what you LOVE to do.
That’s called living, my friends.
Love Who You Are With
Some people spend their whole life’s trying to find the one that they think is “perfect”, or fits their criteria, in hopes of finding true LOVE. Yet, they are looking in the wrong direction.
True LOVE is found when you find the person that LOVEs you the most, and that you LOVE the most in return. It’s not about the person that you are willing to put up with, it’s about the person that is willing to put up with you.
If you spend your life with someone that does not show you, LOVE, then how can you be happy?
As conscious people, we need to feel LOVE, and if someone does not present that to us, then you might as well be alone.
LOVE is always better when presented from another, but you too can also show LOVE to yourself. If you don’t have a significant other, you can look to family for LOVE, friends, or just treat yourself.
The truth is, you are never alone, and someone else is always there to show you some LOVE. Find them, and hold on tight, because LOVE is a journey.
A Motivated Mindset is one of strength, discipline, courage, positive thinking, confidence, and never-ending hunger for success; all backed by the motivation from within you.
Motivation is the life-force and reasoning behind everything we do. Our actions, our choices, our jobs, our free time, our beliefs, our thoughts, and our dreams are all fueled by the things that motivate us.
Without motivation, we have no reason to do anything.
Even the most basic motivation can drive you to do the impossible. For instance: survival.
Survival can motivate you to get up to drink some water or lead you to fight for your life against an attacking Grizzly Bear. Either way, you are doing it to survive.
To create a Motivated Mindset, that will drive you to success no matter what challenges lay ahead, you must find the one thing that motivates you to push forward each and every day, no matter how hard things get.
You must search deep within yourself with an honest eye, and discover your purpose. Find the reason you were put on this earth and what you are meant to do.
No one is placed here to be average. Average is a choice you make when you hold yourself back from what you were meant to become. So stop holding yourself back and find what you were born to do!
Strong enough to fight off the self-doubt, and strong enough to do what is difficult. You are stronger than anything standing in your way, and the only thing that can hold you back is YOU.
To succeed you will have to be disciplined.
Your self-discipline will guide you to do what you must in order to succeed, even when you don’t feel like it. The Journey will take time, so your motivation must be strong enough to keep you on the path.
To succeed you will need courage.
Be courageous enough to move beyond your fears, and get out of your comfort zone. You will have to rise above your fear of failure and know that success is just on the other side. You will have to face your fears and use your success over them as further motivation to succeed. Don’t allow fear to hold you down!
To succeed you will have to stay positive.
Even when times are tough, stay positive and find a way to succeed. Emotions do not solve problems, only your efforts can. If you say you can’t do something, then you are right, but if you stay on task, you will always have a chance. And in life, that is all we need…one chance.
To succeed you will need confidence.
You will have to be confident in yourself and believe that you can succeed. Failure may occur, but that is never the end. Be so confident in yourself that there’s no room for self-doubt. Doubt will only hold you back, confidence will only push you forward.
Your motivation will guide your mind through all of these pieces to create a powerful Motivated Mindset that can’t be broken. A mindset that fights for success and never strays from the path along your Journey to Greatness!
I created these brands to help people from all over the world, no matter their fitness level, find and show their strength. I have always had the goal of changing the world, and I know I cannot do it alone, which is why I try to help as many people as I can to change their world through strength because we are all stronger together.
It has been a hard road to develop these brands, with many challenges, and I surely did not do it all on my own, so here is our story…
“I was less than a year away from graduating college with a Degree in Exercise Science…but I was unsure of what I wanted to do.”
The idea and goal of creating the Mathias Method began on December 25th, 2015 (Christmas Day). I was sitting at home thinking of what I wanted to do with my life. I had my Personal Training Certification, but after doing some training I found it did not fulfill me.
I was less than a year away from graduating college with a Degree in Exercise Science, and a Minor in Business, but I was unsure of what I wanted to do. My Financial Aid that paid for College was racked up to nearly $30,000 at this point. I wanted to find a way to invest $2,000 I had saved up, and turn it into a way to pay my loan.
“I had been searching for answers as to what I wanted to do in life for a while…”
I had just finished reading the book “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, a few months before (which taught me to save the $2,000 while still going to college) in an effort to learn more about how to be smart with my money. I looked at a few things to invest in, but none felt right. I had been searching for answers as to what I wanted to do in life for a while, and all I could think of was “Change the World”.
“…if I’m going to invest in something it should be an investment in myself.”
That’s when I decided that if I’m going to invest in something it should be an investment in myself. I believe in myself more than anything else, so if it went anywhere, it should go towards helping me follow my dreams. At least then I knew I truly was in control of my future and what I could accomplish. I wanted, and still want to, change the world, but at the time I did not have a “how”.
“It was like an idea just dropped right in my lap and told me what I needed to do.”
How was I going to change the world that is changing on its own so rapidly?
I had already accomplished a lot at this stage of my life, as I was soon to earn my 3rd Degree Black Belt in Martial Arts, after over 13 years of consecutive training. Still, I had no plan of how I was going to utilize my knowledge and experience. I began doubting myself and was not sure that I had the strength to change the world.
I wanted to help others by sharing with them my knowledge of how to get stronger, and make a difference in their lives! Then it hit me!
The Great Idea
It was like an idea just dropped right in my lap and told me what I needed to do. Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do! What I was meant to do. I wanted to help others change their world in order to change the world. With that in mind, the plans for the Mathias Method were born! I quickly grabbed a note pad and started writing…
“I dove in head first as soon as the ideas popped into my head and have never turned back.”
I began by writing down all the different programs, that you see as Levels 1-8, which teach people how to get stronger from a beginner level, all the way through competitive strength sports.
I have now done the Daily 30 every day since! I even did the first drawings of our Mathias Method Logo with all of its colors that same day, alongside the help of my family. I dove in head first as soon as the ideas popped into my head and have never turned back.
“All of the knowledge that I learned from my personal experiences enabled me to create the Mathias Method Strength System.”
I based everything off of the knowledge that Strength is the basis for all other fitness goals. We all have to develop a base of strength in order to improve more efficiently and effectively. All of the knowledge that I learned from my personal experiences (Read “My Strength Journey”), enabled me to create the Mathias Method Strength System which can be applied to any training regiment in order to optimize your results!
“I worked on developing and improving the Mathias Method every single day.”
From that day forward, I worked on developing and improving the Mathias Method every single day. I forced myself, no matter how late it was or how tired I was, to do at least 1 thing every day to build up the Brand. That made for many late nights, as I was still driving back and forth to college every weekday, and teaching Martial Arts many days a week as well.
I took the $2,000 and invested it towards paying for my new found Business, which quickly turned into a $3,000, $4,000, $5,000 investment of my normal income.
I would get up at 5:15 am every day, to leave by 6:00 am, drive 2 hours to school, drive back in the afternoon, then either drive 20 minutes to the gym to work out for 4 hours, or drive 30 minutes to my job of teaching martial arts and do that until 8 pm before driving back home for dinner.
I didn’t sleep much, but I was enjoying what I learned at school and creating the Mathias Method was fun, though tedious at times.
“It was finally becoming real.”
I was also in the midst of preparing for my first Powerlifting Meet during this time. It was scheduled for March 5th, 2016 in San Diego, CA. I flew in with my mom, aka my designated camera woman, after getting my first 2 t-shirts made in a rush order from a lady that worked out of her barn. They were dark and ugly with my logo on the front and said “MathiasMethod.com, Available March 16th, 2016” on the back.
As ugly as they were, I was excited to see my Brand in full color. It was finally becoming real.
I had a few people talk to me about it, but no one really knew what it meant. I wasn’t even sure what it meant. As I said, the idea was just put in my head and I just learned as it grew, never truly knowing where it was going to end up.
My first Powerlifting Meet went well overall. I weighed in 7lbs under what I expected and took 2nd in my division, plus I got some PRs.
After my first meet, I did exactly what I said I was going to do… on March 16th, 2016 I made MathiasMethod.com available to the world. Though I still had many things to add, it had most of the content you see on the site today, starting with the Daily 30, available to start helping others grow stronger.
I continued to work on the site every day trying to put out the best information I could for FREE. I had learned so much during my experiences, but I also got a lot of FREE help along the way. Having the site be FREE, although nearly everyone advised me not too, was one of the main purposes of what I was trying to do.
I wanted the information about how to get stronger to be available to everyone at all times. I feel everyone should have access to learn how to free their internal strength to change their world, and so the site was, is, and always will be FREE.
Though we do have to make money somehow in order to grow, we provide way more FREE content than we sell here on this site!
The Next Steps
Building The Brand
“On July 7th, 2016 Mathias Method became an official Business.”
Over the next few months, I continued to add content and develop new ways of teaching people through social media platforms. The Brand was slowly building and on July 7th, 2016 Mathias Method became an official Business.
With this new business came new advancement. I began making apparel that I could sell to friends, family, and followers. It started with t-shirts and slowly grew to hats, sweatshirts, sweatpants, bumper stickers, and so on, as everything was sold by hand.
There was little money made, but I was getting the Brand out there so it was not a total loss, and I stayed optimistic, despite the struggles of a minimal profit business.
“I put all the “extra” time I had into building my Brand even more.”
Finally, in December 2016, I Graduated from CSU-Sacramento with a Degree in Exercise Science (Strength and Conditioning, Health and Fitness Concentrations). I put all the “extra” time I had into building my Brand even more.
The Strength Warriors
The first big step from there was creating a Strength Team, named The Strength Warriors. The point of the Strength Warrior Team was to create an awesome group of motivated individuals that wanted to help both themselves and others around them to get stronger, just like me. We all had the same goal of strength and wanted to share that with others by spreading our wisdom of The Mathias Method.
The first training session was on January 16th, 2017 where we had a little Deadlift Party with about 6 people who were interested. We started training 4 days per week together and making YouTube videos of our training which you can see today. We were on a roll and it was time to take another big step…
An Online Store
On March 16th, 2017, the one Year Anniversary of Publishing MathiasMethod.com, I created STRENGTH WORLD Online Store to sell my increasingly popular apparel. Everything was going great for about a month, but with new progress comes new challenges.
“We were told to shut down our store and destroy all products…I was back to nothing.”
About a month after opening the online store I received an email from a very large and well-known company in the fitness industry that believed we had copied one of their products, and we were told to shut down our store and destroy all products.
Being that I am just an individual with little knowledge, experience or money towards the situation, I was quite shocked and somewhat terrified from the situation. We did have an original design on our products that resembled one of theirs, but the difference was very easily distinguishable; as ours had our logo and brand name written on it, while theirs was written without any logos or distinguishing marks. We simply had the same common dictionary word written on our products as one of theirs.
None the less, I had no desire nor ability to fight them and we came to an agreement to where I was allowed to donate all of my products to charity. However, after months of no sales and losing all my products that I spent the last of my investable money on, I was back to nothing.
Defeat Drives Success
Yet through defeat, we find a new way to succeed, as I see every challenge as just another opportunity for greater success.
“I took a risk…knowing that I had to make things work this time, or I would lose everything for good.”
So I changed things up with the result being even better products than before!
I took a risk and put myself into the hole of credit card debt, knowing that I had to make things work this time, or I would lose everything for good. I did this without a backup plan, and I made sure that everything I got was better than before using my Brand logo as the staple.
Then some amazing things started happening…the products were selling even better than before! I was quickly able to come out of debt and start to build the business even better with every new product. Everything I get from sales goes right back into the business to continue the growth of our motivational brand line!
We were even able to start producing products for charity, which was a goal of ours from the start! We are far from perfect, but now we know that even when knocked down we can get back up, no matter the challenges that lie ahead!
Keep Moving Forward
“You can be successful as long as you keep moving forward.”
So no matter where you start, whether you are a broke college student that doesn’t know your true path yet, or you are making your way along and get knocked back to square one, know that you can make it.You can be successful as long as you keep moving forward.
Every day, just keep moving forward and don’t stop until you make it all happen. Now go out and Change Your World!!! And thank you for helping to change mine.
Strength to You,
Ryan J. Mathias
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