How to Create Success

I made this movie for all of my loyal followers because I felt like I needed to share some of the things that have helped me be successful to help YOU become succesful.

It’s about 8 minutes long.

Don’t start watching it unless your intent is to finish it, ie. If you’ve got the attention span of a blonde cheerleader in grade 10 math class, click away now, you won’t enjoy it.

If you have to set aside the time, do so, it’s worth it.

Otherwise, check it out.

And when you watch the movie, you don’t have to take everything I say and preach it as gospel, but think about how it would affect your life if you adopted the strategies I share.

 

——————- MOVIE BACKGROUND ——————-

I used to be a big personal development/self-help junkie. You know, Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, Stephen Covey, etc…

My brother got me into the stuff after I graduated from University in 2004.

I read all the books, listened to thousands of hours of audios in my car and attended workshops and more.

The very first thing they teach you about is goal setting.

In 2006, I set the big goal of training a UFC champ.

Like they taught me, I didn’t judge myself and say, "That’ll never happen."

I set the goal. But more importantly, I began to work on achieving this goal.

Here’s what happened next AFTER I’d set this goal:

  1. Started working with my first mixed martial artist in April 2006 (Jeff Joslin) – I approached him with my ideas
  2. That same year, Jeff won the APEX world welterweight title and fought in the UFC
  3. Started training a half dozen local fighters in my home gym in parent’s basement
  4. Constant study and testing of various strength and conditioning methods with my MMA athletes
  5. Published the Ultimate MMA S&C guide in April 2008 – to date it’s been used by over 600 athletes around the world
  6. Started and closed a 1500 sq. ft general fitness facility because it wasn’t my passion (Apr-Sept 2009)
  7. Realigned myself with my passion and set the goal of cornering a UFC fighter in January 2010
  8. Cornered Claude Patrick for his UFC debut and sick victory via guillotine in June 2010

If you’d like to help others create success in their lives, hit the ‘Like’ button on your way to telling me what you thought about the video in the Comments section below.

– Eric

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Mateo
Mateo

Thanks for your inspiring words Eric. I’m going off the beaten path this year, launching my first business, and when it gets tough, I’m gonna channel your vibe/energy/spirit etc and remember I’m not alone.

Scrap
Scrap

I never knew what those Inukshuks were whenever I found them hiking, thats pretty cool. This reminds me of this motivational speaker who was talking about Dick Fosbury (a former olympic high jumper) who completely changed the way high jumping is done. Before him everybody would lead with their feet when doing the high jump, but he started to notice how the game has changed; they now have video replay to watch their technique, mats to land on, etc. So he realized he will not achieve greatness by copying what everyone else is doing but rather, doing the EXACT OPPOSITE. He went backwards, head first. Completely changed the game, got gold in the olympics that year and set a new record for the high jump. At first there were skeptics of the “fosbury flop” but everyone soon adopted it. He went off the beaten path to achieve his goal and… Read more »

Al
Al

Eric, that was very Zen.

JM
JM

But hey, I don’t see this on your YouTube channel?! I like to share that kind of stuff on Facebook because people can load the video right in their stream.

Don’t be afraid to go viral! 😀

Eric

JM – first off – welcome to my blog!

Good to have you here and active in the discussions.

Thanks a ton for the good words about this vid – that’s a good idea, I’ll get it up on YouTube ASAP.

JM
JM

OK I have to admit, I’m a tough customer to please. But this video is AMAZING. You took all the common success guidance out into the real world in a way that was both metaphor AND reality at the same time!

I wish there was an award for something like this, because my friend, you deserve one.

Dustin
Dustin

Hey Eric my name is Dustin I got into martial arts when I was 18 years old. I have always been athletic and very competitive, after 4 days of training bjj I placed 2nd in the gi and no gi. 6 months later I won gold in both divisions at novice. I have been competing in muay thai and won every fight but one by ko and was about to start competeing in mma but tore my acl. I just recently ordered your program but obviously cant use it do you have any thoughts on way I can stay in shape untlil I can start actually training again, I just dont want to be so out of shape it takes me forever to get into fight shape. Im sorry to bother you bec Im sure your very busy but I would really appreciate it. my email is lcpldustinroche@yahoo.com. My coach… Read more »

Anup
Anup

I guess this makes you an Inukshuk for me

thank you for the video .

Going through changes in every aspect of my life and some of them I find quite intimidating. This couldn’t have come at better time . Thanks for this Eric . I can feel courage surging up already .

Anup

zak
zak

Eric, what a cool video.

My father is my hero, and he always says that success based on integrity is what survives the long term.

I think you have already made a strong beginning, considering the content that you put out.

Thanks again

Zak

Franco
Franco

well Eric i just want to say that you are truly an inspiration. i too have a similar goal. i want to train mma athletes. i’ve wanted to do it since i can remember. i got a little side tracked but i’m back on track. it’s too true that if you have a dream and don’t actually take the steps toward it you will lose your way and find yourself doing things completely unrelated. This is less of a quote, more of a phrase of wisdom:

“Dreamer’s dream whilst successful people make plans.”

Don’t just think about what you want. Make a plan and take the steps to get there.

girish
girish

hey eric the viedo is superb.i want to tel you something three years back i had no goals in my life but now it has changed i want to do some good work in fitness thank you for your support i hope you wil help me in future as well thanks again

cork_boi
cork_boi

Goal setting is essential. It’s also important to set timelines to achieve them. Break bigger goals into smaller manageable chunks, so you can progress towards your goal. Also prioritise your goals as you are bound to have more than one. Don’t forget to review your progress every few weeks/months.
I discovered goal setting when I was 26 and at the time I was in debt and unemployed (and recently dumped). I spent a lot of time in the library and read up on this stuff and completely turned my life around. Within 12 months my career was back on track and my debts were paid off. The personal life took a bit longer to sort out 🙂
It’s important to have a sense of humour and a sense of perspective as well though; don’t get tunnel vision and become a prick

Eric

Awesome story – and *great* advice about not getting tunnel vision and becoming a prick – I must say that I could’ve learned that sooner (and could still learn it a bit better – just ask my fiancee).

Novan

““The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.” – Robert Frost

Thanks for the wisdom and inspiration Eric. You’ve helped more people than you could know!

Abdullah
Abdullah

love the video,best quote
“successful people feel all those things (fear etc,) but they don’t let it stop them

Ben
Ben

Simply Amazing!

Damian
Damian

I really enjoyed that Wong.
Awesome video. Thanks.
Your an inspiration. Your motivation and inspiration work is as good as any other. I look forward to more in the future.

colleen
colleen

I enjoyed watching your video and especially liked your rhythmic and focused use of breath-work throughout. Here is a quote I use and inspire with:
Obstacles are those frightful things when you take your eye off the goal.
By: Henry Ford

Eric

Thanks for the good words Colleen – I didn’t realize the breathing until you pointed it out.

Tara
Tara

I like the video,have you heard of Geoff Thompson?go to www.geoffthompson.com .he`s just released a new book called “warrior”.
I`m sure you`ll find his work of interest!!!

John Riddle
John Riddle

Excellent video! A path never travelled, fear of the unknown, and overcoming all, makes sense. Just Do it !!