Ole Coach Ferguson is doing something new, something challenging and quite honestly, something fun. Ole Coach is training for a Marathon. And Ole Coach is enjoying it.
Everyday I get to “fight” against my best opponent…. ME!!
Last night I had a super rough battle. I had a long day in the morning doing some online coaching and then I had to meet one of my clients in the gym at American Top Team, and then one of these tough Mixed Martial Arts dudes wanted to roll around with Ole’ Coach and I had to go and find my friend the Judo Crusader, and by the time I found that dude and told him to come to the gym time had just flown by.
Then I made my way back to the house to get some more work done and before you know it, it was 5pm.
But that’s not the rough part.
The rough part was that yesterday was the day that I was supposed to knock out my 9 mile run. I was pooped. So I told myself, ”I’ll just lie down for a second and rest my eyes…”
We all know that THIS is a bad move and that our “eyes” don’t need no rest. Our bodies do. (and to all the smart @$$ Chumps, I’m very aware that I used a double negative in the last sentence >:-| ). But I lied down anyway. Well, one thing leads to the next and by the time I look up – it’s 10pm!!!
My Inner Chump Began
When I looked at the clock, something told me, “Awwwww, scrap the run, it’s too late,you can just do it tomorrow.”
And that’s when I hopped up, brushed my teeth, washed my face, filled up my CamelBak with Gatorade, put on my Garmin 305 watch, strapped on my running shoes, grabbed my Ipod and headed out into the night…..
I was very aware of where I was mentally so the first thing I did was queue up the Chump Repellent on my Ipod so that I could get myself in the right frame of mind.
“Muscles Don’t Move
When I was a youngster there was this Asst. Coach, whose name I cannot remember, but he said something to me that has set dormant in my mind. What he said was so powerful but in my youth I couldn’t understand it. I thank God for allowing the memory of the conversation to lie latent in the corners of my mind.
For some of you that don’t know, sometimes there is potency in latency (we’ll talk about this more at another time). But I didn’t think about what this man said to me or the surrounding events until I “prepped” my mind by listening to the Chump Repellent CDs in the early part of my run and then at mile 6 I had a vision of myself back in high school that was clear as day and I could hear the whole conversation that took place, but I couldn’t recognize the Coach nor think of this name.
I guess that wasn’t the important part. The message was more important than the messenger.
But I didn’t think about what this man said to me or the surrounding events until I “prepped” my mind by listening to the Chump Repellent CDs in the early part of my run and then a mile 6 I had a vision of myself back in high school that was clear as day and I could hear the whole conversation that took place, but I couldn’t recognize the Coach nor think of this name. I guess wasn’t the important part.Here’s what happened back then…….
The football team was maxing out in the bench press. I was in 9th grade and I was going to try for 225 pounds. I had never done it before and was nervous about saying how much I wanted to try to lift out loud because I knew my fellow teammates would laugh at me if I missed the weight or would talk about me because they just knew that I couldn’t lift that much.
So when it came my term to max out on the bench, the Coach said, “Ferguson, how much weight do you want.” I took my time and said, “I’ll go with 205.” It was the absolute Chump Move Of The Year!!!
That’s when this Asst. Coach said, “Coach, wait a minute. Ferguson’s gonna do 225, but let me talk to him for a minute.”
He told me, “Ferguson, you’re a strong kid, but there’s one thing that you gotta remember.”
I asked, “What’s that?”
He said, “Son, muscles don’t move mountains……..” And then he stopped speaking.
I was thinking to myself. “This is EXACTLY why this guy is an Asst. Coach, because he’s an idiot.” I went back over to the bar and tried 225 and missed it.
Now, I’m at mile 6 in my run, I’m listening to James Brown’s Gonna Have A Funky Good Time and I’m stroking, but quite honestly, my legs are on fire. Then this scenario pops in my head so clear and now I get it. Back then I didn’t have the mental capacity or resources to understand, but now I get it. (side note: for this reason many of you need to be patient with your children…. more on that later)
Ole Coach Ain’t The
Preachy Type, But
If There’s A Lesson
I Believe You Should
Get It. So…..
Now that I’m older I know that that Coach was referring to a part in the Bible where it reads, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
Now that I’m older I know that that Coach was referring to a part in the Bible where it reads, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”But I didn’t know that then…… But I know it now.
And sometimes there are words and thoughts which are so powerful, but we don’t recognize the power when they are spoken. Over 20 years ago, a man whose name I don’t know, told me something that helped me finish a 9 mile run last night, but it could not do ANYTHING for me when I was in 9th Grade.
What I’m telling you is that Chump Repellent has some potent messages in it and some latent ones. It will help right now and it will help you later. And what I’m also telling you is to go back and review some of the books, tapes and audio CDs that you have in your collection. If you grab hold of a quiet place in your home or go for a run our a bike and prepare your mind by moving it into a place where it can “receive” the potent but latent thoughts in the recess of your mind, you will find that one message which will help you move the mountain that you have in front of you today.
Being a Chump sometimes has to do with your inability to “plug into” or access the Champ within you. Ole Coach wants you to access that Champion in you.
Let Me Break This Thing
Down Like A Fraction
“There is no spoon”
You see in 9th Grade I was not ABLE to “see” past the weight. The weight was NOT what I was lifting. Just like when you say the word “Marathon” to people, the only thing that they can “see” is the 26 miles. It’s NOT THE MILES, IT’S NOT THE MOUNTAIN, IT’S NOT THE SPOON the key is having FAITH that you can actually do what you BELIEVE that you can do.
That’s why the word mountain was used in the Bible and that’s why the spoon was used in the movie The Matrix because you have to actually believe that you can do something that is so ridiculous and so outrageous that YOU and only YOU alone can “see” you doing it!!
If you haven’t seen ALL THREE parts of the Matrix then shame on you. But you’ll be able to follow this anyway.
Check out this dialogue from the movie. It’s between Morpheus and Neo:
You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, this is not far from the truth.
Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.
I know exactly what you mean.
Let me tell you why you’re here.
You’re here because you know something.
What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it; you’ve felt it your entire life.
That there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is, but it’s there….like a splinter in your mind…driving you mad.
It is this feeling that has brought you to me.
Do you know what I’m talking about?
Do you want to know what…it…is?
The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now…in this very room.
You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television.
You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes.
It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes….to blind you from the truth.
That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else, you were born into bondage.
Born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison….for your mind.
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy.
When you’re inside, look around. What do you see?
The very minds of the people we are trying to save.
But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy.
You have to understand. Most of these people are not ready to be unplugged.
And many of them are so anured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.
Those of us who are unplugged face tests of our own to prove to ourselves that we’re the one, that we’re real, that we deserve to be here.
I’m trying to free your mind, Neo, but I can only show you the door.
You’re the one that needs to walk through it.
You have to let it all go, Neo. Fear…doubt…disbelief. Free your mind!
Are You Willing To
Allow Chump Repellent
To Take You To The
Next Level? These People
“Thanks you for taking the time to put together the Chump Repellent package. As soon as I opened the package I read through the first part of the manual and was amazed. The way the information is laid out and presented allows it to ‘soak-in’ very very quick. After just one read of the manual and 1 listen of all the cds I was extremely motivated. Not only did it increase my motivation It made me very aware of the steps that arise before failure occurs. That is the best thing about this package. You will learn to recognize when you are about to set yourself up for failure. Avoid these mistakes and you will be on your way.
Chump repellent is one of the best investments I have made for myself. It has helped me get through hard work outs, be a better coach, and help me in all aspects of life.
After the chump repellent CD I was challenged spiritually to go on a three day fast, and never felt more empowered to do so. I challenged our churches Men’s ministry with a sermon called “Champ or Chump the choice is yours” using alot of what I learned in your CD coupled with their biblical principles. Of course as you know (because your a believer) the inner chump is that carnal fleshly side of us that we battle against. I always knew it too but the way you broke it down was so awesome and simplistic I had to pass the information along. Needless to say the whole church went on the fast and wednesday night we had one of the most powerful experiences with the Lord ever! I am challenged to lose weight, build my marriage, build The Lord’s church, build my kids… just challenged to build! Later with my inner chump, a devil exposed is a devil defeated! Keep it coming coach!
There Is No Spoon!!
Ole Coach Ferguson