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Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Only Reason Why I'm Watching the Rio Olympics (And What You Can Learn From Watching Too)

Chad le Clos boxes in front of Michael Phelps before the qualifying race
As a sports fanatic I'm so excited about the Rio Olympics and watching my favorite summer olympic sports including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and track.

After cutting the cord on cable a couple months ago, I felt the need to subscribe to a streaming service just so I could watch the games.

The only reason why I'm watching (and the only reason why I watch sports in general) is for the inspiration. I was especially inspired when I found out about Hidilyn Diaz breaking the Philippines' 20-year Olympic medal drought AND becoming the first Filipina to win an Olympic medal for the country. Then there's Kristin Armstrong who just won her third gold medal before turning 43-years-old.

I love hearing the stories about the athletes and what they did to get where they are today. I'll sometimes get emotional watching people win a medal. I feel so happy for them. As an athlete myself, I understand all the training and sacrifice endured.

Watching all of these athletes has inspired me to get my fitness game back on track. Ever since the games started I've been working out every day for at least 20 minutes, which has given me more energy. In turn, I've experienced higher levels of productivity.

Elite athletes and successful entrepreneurs have many characteristics in common:

Laser Focus

I watch the gymnasts on the balance beam and the amount of focus and precision required to do turns and somersaults on such a small amount of space is mind-boggling.

Did you watch when Michael Phelps won his 19th Olympic gold medal? There was so much drama leading up to that including his biggest rival, Chad le Clos, who was dancing and shadow boxing in front of him before the qualifying race. Phelps kept his game face on the whole time.


Looking at the abs of all these athletes makes me want to do 1,000 sit ups each day. Getting a body like an Olympian requires strict discipline to work out and eat healthy every single day.

As an entrepreneur or any successful person you have to be extremely disciplined, especially in the current environment we live in. There are so many distractions with social media and reality TV, and it's very easy to slip into bad habits.

Not worried about the competition

Going back to that drama about Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos...

Le Clos was talking so much sh*t about Phelps, but we all know how that ended. True winners never worry about the competition and what they're doing. True winners focus their energy on the task on hand.

Are you watching the Summer Olympics? What have you learned from the athletes?