Good morning, Believe Nation!
Today’s message is don’t complain! Over to you, Manny Pacquiao.
Interviewer: How do you think that impacted you growing up, not having your dad around?
Um, actually, I’m not blaming my dad. It’s, uh, it’s good for us that our dad is not around because we’re not relying on our dad.
We learn how to work hard, because we’re all boys, so we learn how to work hard and to make money, in, you know, in a nice way. And that’s how we get strong.
People who complain, they lose at life. They lose at life! Look at the people who complain the most around you. Look at your friends, look at your family, look at the people in your circle.
The ones who just are non-stop complainers, you know who those people are, chances are they are the least successful people in your network.
People who complain don’t rise up. It doesn’t happen. You look at the top people in any field they take action on complaints.
They make money off of complainers. They build businesses around complainers. Entrepreneurs see a problem, and what do we do? What do we do? We solve it. That’s what entrepreneurs do.
While other people are too busy complaining about their problems, entrepreneurs see that and say, hey, hm, this problem kind of sucks.
“The next time you catch yourself either complaining yourself, stop it. Okay? Stop it, stop complaining. Look for a solution, look for an opportunity, because that may become a business thing for you.” – Evan Carmichael
And other people are probably going through the same thing, the more people have that problem, the bigger the opportunity is for you. I look at my own story as an example.
In my very first business, the founder started the company, I joined later as an owner, because he had a problem in his laboratory and he wanted software to help him fix it.
I wanted to consume content from famous entrepreneurs.
So it was designed around his own need. I look at my YouTube channel that you guys are well aware of, since you’re watching this video, I didn’t want to make these videos.
I didn’t want to have to do this, I wanted to consume content from famous entrepreneurs, I wanted to be around successful people, because I felt like the people around me weren’t having the kind of success that I wanted, and so I wanted to surround myself with this daily. And there wasn’t really good content on YouTube.
There was tons of videos on YouTube, but not the content that I wanted, and I had to sit through 10 hours of an Elon Musk, you know, interview series to get the couple good points. So I wanted it to be easier. And instead of complaining that this didn’t exist, I decided to make it.
I made it and I shared it, and it was great for me and hopefully it’s great for you, you guys are enjoying the content, and learning, and getting inspired as well.
Look for a solution
I just wanted to be a consumer, I wish that problem didn’t exist. I wish I could just go, turn on my computer and boom, there’s amazing content for me to consume. And enjoy, and uplift myself, and learn something from.
But it didn’t exist and so I made it. And so the next time you catch yourself either complaining yourself, stop it. Okay? Stop it, stop complaining. Look for a solution, look for an opportunity, because that may become a business thing for you.
“if you’re hanging around negative complaining, whining individuals, that’s what you’re going to become. So choose wisely, and stop complaining.” – Evan Carmichael
And if you are hanging around people who are just complaining, complaining, complaining, and complaining, don’t let them bring you down.
Don’t let their negativity bring you down. You are a product of your environment. And if you’re hanging around positive, uplifting, insightful, thoughtful things, people, videos that’s what you will become.
And if you’re hanging around negative complaining, whining individuals, that’s what you’re going to become. So choose wisely, and stop complaining.
Question of the day
So the question of the day today is, I’m curious, what was one complaint that you turned into an opportunity for yourself?
Leave it down in the comments below. I’m super curious to see what you guys have to say.
I also want to give a quick shout-out to Terrance Robertson-Fall, thank you so much Terrance for picking up a copy of my book Your One Word, it really, really, really means a lot to me and I hope you’re enjoying the read.
So thank you guys again for watching, I believe in you. I hope you continue to believe in yourself and whatever your one word is! Much love and I’ll see you again tomorrow morning for another shot of Entspresso.
I’m a pretty happy guy!
Interviewer: Yeah, so just-
You know, I think that’s one of the keys to success. I read in an article that the difference between successful people and people that struggle are successful people exude joy. Jeff, if you’re not a happy guy, and other people don’t want to hang out with you, why would they hang out with you?
If you’re miserable, and nobody wants to spend time with you, how’re you ever going to get ahead?
Yeah, it’s true.
Why complain? I remember when we were really young, this lesson was taught to me by my dad, and I kind of had a miserable day at school, cause you know, the kids make fun of you, you’re an immigrant, you’re poor.
And I came home and I was feeling sorry for myself, and my dad came home, this is going to sound so melodramatic, he walked a couple miles to the factory he was blue collar guy, and I came home, and I just stood there, and I was complaining about my day.
Where were you living?
Oh, we were living in like a, oh, this stage would be three times the size, in a little apartment.
Jeff: Oh my gosh!
Robert: It wasn’t, it wasn’t pleasant. And my dad was just standing there, and I was complaining and feeling sorry for myself, and my dad looks at me and says, never complain. You should always be happy with the opportunities given you. And that was it. Audience Applause:
You know, you feel that big.
How many of you have ever complained in your life?
Yeah, and here’s what I’ve learned about complaining. In order to complain, I have to have reference point of something better that I want that I’m not willing to risk creating.
Now, let me explain that again. I have to have a reference point in my mind, of something I want that’s better than what I have, that I’m not willing to risk creating, so what I do is complain about it instead.
See, if I was complaining about my wife, it would mean that I’d have to believe that somewhere out there in the world, there’s a better woman than my wife.
See, if every woman on the planet died, except my wife, do you think I’d go to work the next day and complain about her?
No, she’s the only one! And I’d be going, hey, and I got her, this is really cool, right? Audience Laughter:
Do you ever hear anyone complain about gravity? Very rarely! You know, gravity makes us all bend over, do you ever see an old person going down the street going Gravity! They have a little walker: I hate gravity! If it weren’t for gravity, I wouldn’t be all bent over like this.
Law of attraction
Gravity sucks! No, have you ever heard an older person doing it? No, the reason they don’t complain about gravity is because there’s no alternative to it.
You know, gravity just is. So if someone’s complaining about something, it means they know there’s something they can do about it.
Because we don’t complain about the things we can’t change. So as soon as you hear yourself complaining, I want you to stop and say, okay, what would I rather have? Remember, law of attraction always says focus on what you want not what you don’t want.
‘Cause when you’re talking about what you don’t want, when you’re complaining and blaming, you’re focusing on that which you don’t want, and you’re accelerating it’s expression out into the universe with those negative feelings.
And yet we’ll spend a majority of our time complaining about so many things. And usually, we complain about them to people who can’t do anything about it.
Another thing that you can do, is never, ever complain. When I see people complaining, I’m just like, What are you doing? Like, your life is so short, are you really going to sit here complaining. Let me put this in perspective, okay? I’m 34, okay, I’m 34, now in my twenties
I didn’t know that many people that died, okay?
As you start to hit 30, people start to die, okay?
I had a friend that died last week, okay?
People are just going to start dying, okay?
I’ve also almost died myself a couple times. Who here in this room has almost died before? Put your hands up. Look at that, look at that crowd, now, if that many people have almost died, let me be a little morbid and freak out here, how many people weren’t here to put their hands up?
There’s probably like little ghosts of people like, I actually did die, like, right in this crowd right now. That is going to be you, okay? You are going to be dead soon enough.
So don’t waste your time complaining, okay? Don’t waste your time complaining. It is a terrible, terrible idea, alright? So basically, what you want to do is like, never be negative, never complain.