Word of the WEEK - Now! It's been about a week since the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and 8 other beautiful human beings in a helicopter crash. And when something like this happens, if nothing else, it reminds you, all you have is right now. The next moment is not guaranteed to anyone. Not to anyone. Live in the now. What are you going to do with this moment? This gift you have been given. You can't be focused on the task at hand if your mind isn't present. Be present. Be alive. Be you! Topic of the week: The Mamba Mentality Video of the week: The Mind of Kobe Bryant - Learning by piotrekz prod https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeJroG3YsZw&t=22s We had to kind of shuffle some things and change our agenda a bit so we could do this tribute show. This week was supposed to be a check in show to see update our progress but I thought it would be a good idea to save that and talk about a man who really set the gold standard for what we call on this show, living it! It's so wild that Kobe passed on the day we posted episode 24, his number, and the topic was discipline. Because if you look up discipline and hard work in the dictionary and Kobe's picture is next to it, in the gym working out. He had what he called the mamba mentality which he simply described as being the best version of yourself. Learning and growing. Getting better every day. It's a constant, infinite quest to get better. Kobe had a curiosity for everything. He was constantly trying to learn everywhere. Always asking questions. Seeking out people who have mastered their craft and even going as far as cold calling people who are leaders in industries and pick their brain. He understood at a very young age what it took to be great and developed a system of success. He said, if you're always practicing, always working you can't help but be better than everyone else. He knew that hard work and preparation was key to success. If you're prepared, if you're ready, then it's just a matter of execution. No reason to fear, to doubt, to worry when you're prepared. He knew he had done everything he could up until that moment so now he just had to let it be. Think about the confidence you would have, stepping on the court knowing that you've worked harder than everyone else out here. You've gone above and beyond to prepare for this moment. Winning was the goal. But winning isn't the journey. It's the indicator of how well your system works. And when he didn't win, he would ask himself, ok, what do I need to do different next time? We must I improve? There is no end to this. Even when you win, there's the next season. It's the journey, the action taken, the system in place. He wasn't afraid to fail. He wanted the ball with the game on the line because he wasn't attached to the outcome. Winning is the goal but learning and executing what you learn, putting in the work to be the best is what it's really about. He knew he had prepared for this moment so why wouldn't he want the ball? He learned from his mistakes, his losses, his disappointments. He assessed his abilities and worked on his weaknesses until they became a strength. He accepted challenges and embraced fear. When they said he was just a scorer and didn't play hard on defense, the next year he made all defensive team. He identified himself as a basketball player. He identified as being the best. He identified as a man who was not going to be out worked. And because of this, working out 50 hours a day just seemed logical. It's what someone who wants to be the best ever does. Join us next week, when we check in with the David's! What's going on with us, what's working, what's not working. Remember to SUBSCRIBE and SHARE Join us on our live it or waste it Facebook page and our facebook group - just search Live It Or Waste It NOW - to find us! DG: www.SomeoneTalkedMedia.com DW: www.weindesigns.com Now go out there and live it! Don't waste it!