134 – Miracles, Hippie Road Trip 2 and Much More
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Highlights from today’s show…
- The four words that I NEVER want to hear you say!
- How do you get a miracle? I will tell you on this episode.
- Hippie Road Trip Part 2 is coming up soon!
I’m drivin’ in my car! It seems like lately that it’s been my home away from home. It’s episode #134, welcome! I am Dr. Dave also known as Mr. Vaygan. This is the show where I help you live stronger, thinner, healthier, and happier. Welcome to the David Madow Lifestyle Show. I have a lot to cram into the next 20 minutes or so.
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“I wish I could”
I want to start off by sharing four words with you that I never ever want you to say. Take these out of your vocabulary. The fours words I never want you to say are “I wish I could _____________”. Here’s the deal. I don’t want you to say I wish I could because I believe in you. I know you can do practically anything that you want. A short time ago I was in Florida and we were watching a guy doing some paddle boarding. A guy I was with said to me “I wish I could do that”. And I looked at him and said “what do you mean you wish you could do it? Why don’t you just do it? What’s stopping you?” He had all these excuses like he’s busy at work and he has the family. And I am thinking to myself, if you want to do something like paddle boarding then you should do it. I am really goals oriented and the things I am doing now came about because I had goals and dreams. I have had dreams which I turned into goals and I made them come true. For the past 25 to 30 years, I have been working on goals all the time. That’s the way I live my life. If I want to do something, I turn it into a goal.
Speaking of goals, I have an actual worksheet that should be ready in a few weeks. A lot of people ask me how I do it. And I have always told people to come up with their goals, write them down, and look at them every day. And yes that definitely works. But I use an easy to follow worksheet that actually helps you come up with your goals. It explains how to start and goes over what some of your barriers are. I am in the process of developing that now. It will be ready in a couple weeks or so. It will be totally free. It will be on my website when it’s ready and I will let you know. I don’t want you to say I wish I could. I want you to do things.
And speaking of my website. My website has been updated with a lot of really cool things. I have a section now called Products. This section came about because I recently got a Fitbit Blaze and I love it. It tracks what I do all day long so I don’t have to think about it. I know how many hours I sleep, how many steps I take, and how many calories I burn. It’s a great instrument. There are other models too. For example, if you don’t need to watch face, you can use the Fitbit Alta. So I put these on my website with a direct link to them on Amazon. Also on my product page is a vegan protein powder that I use. I stopped using it for a while but after I stopped I noticed that I was getting tired, I was achy, and a lot of weird things were happening to me. So once a day I mix it into a smoothie and drink it. And it’s made an incredible difference. Again there will be a link which will take you right to Amazon to purchase. I am trying to make my website really easy to use. And while you’re there please take a look at my brand new t-shirts that I designed. They are under the section T-shirts. And for every t-shirt that I sell, I am donating $2 to an animal sanctuary. Right now I am donating to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary in upstate New York. But I might change it up in the future. I have been there personally and visited. I love it there. It’s a first class animal sanctuary and they are doing great things for animals there. So for every t-shirt that’s sold you are helping the animals too. So wear your lime green “Oy Vaygan” t-shirt proudly. And be prepared for the comments. Every time I wear my shirt someone always tells me that they like it. So I hope you get one. We want to change the world one person at a time.
Hippie Road Trip Part 2
I have just announced my #hippieroadtrip part 2. I had such a great time on my hippie road trip from Phoenix to Little Rock that I am going to do another one. I will be driving from my home in Reisterstown, MD to Toronto, Ontario. I am going to do it in 2 days each way. I will stop of somewhere about half way. I’m going to be learning, chilling, recording, being creative, and “scoping”. I want you to do this with me. I want you to be part of it. I believe you learn more about yourself traveling this way rather than being in a cramped plane.
I want to share something with you that I learned on my first hippie road trip. Originally I was supposed to end my trip in Little Rock, AK. The day before I decided to end the trip in Memphis, TN instead. So I took an extra day and met up with some friends in Memphis. But I had to arrange to have my rental car for an extra day and to drop it off in a different location. So I had Hope from my office call them to arrange it. But instead of being just $145 or so for the extra 24 hours, it was going to be $1,145. That’s right! An additional $1000. So of course we all thought that was ridiculous. So I had her call them back and no matter what she said they would not budge. So instead of keeping the same car, we decided that I would return the car at the airport and then pick up a different car for the next day for $125. But I still didn’t want to have to go to the airport and stand in lines to pick up another car. It would have been an incredible hassle. So when I got to the airport I decided to try something. As soon as I pulled up, I got out of the car and greeted him with a big smile. I look at him without hesitating and said “hey, I have a big favor to ask you.” And he said “what?”. So I said “I need a miracle. Can you work a miracle for me right now? He looked at me and without even thinking, he said “YES, what do you need?!” As soon as he said yes, I knew I was going to be fine. So I explained the whole story to him. And asked if there was any way he could work a miracle so that I could take the same car to Memphis? He looked at me and without hesitation again, he said “sure we can do that for you.” I said “that’s great! Thank you so much.” He instructed me to drive a little further ahead to the kiosk and assured me that the attendant in the kiosk would help me with my request. So I drove ahead and explained to him the situation. Within three minutes of checking my license and the rental car agreement he gave them back and said I was good to go. I gave the biggest hug ever J These guys worked a miracle for me. Now remember 24 hours earlier, they wanted to charge me $1000 extra to do the same thing. I got my miracle for about $125. Why am I telling you this? The point is that if you want something badly enough, ask somebody in a really nice way. People want to help you. People want to make your life better. Just like they want people to make their life better. If you approach it in a positive way, it works. If you’re not confrontational and ask people nicely they’re going to help you out. Ask for a miracle! Let me know how it works!
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