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Rise Above Has Risen to #1 on Amazon: A Special Thanks To You

LIVE WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE…

That’s the title of Chapter #3 in my new book Rise Above: 7 Strategies to Crush Adversity. Here are a few snippets from that section:

We expect everything for nothing, and we wanted it yesterday. We take things for granted. We’ve lost the ability to appreciate what we have. Instead, we focus on what we do not have. If nothing is ever good enough, you will never have enough.

Quit whining and pining. If you’re reading this on a Kindle, found it through Facebook or Twitter, and are sipping on a gourmet coffee drink, etc., you are not doing that bad.

There are people in this world who wake up to bombs, don’t have clean water, and go to bed starving. Be grateful for what you have while you are trying to get more. Most of us are living in luxury, yet think we are lacking.

– Nate Miyaki, Rise Above: 7 Strategies to Crush Adversity.

Yes, I did just quote myself. Isn’t that frickin’ awesome!

You have my full permission to do the same. For most it will probably just annoy them (with the hippie bullshit and whatnot), but it might just help a few. Who knows? I certainly hope so.

And damn man, although I do grow tired of myself often, I gotta listen to myself more often. That’s what I want to do right now. There is nothing worse than a writer or coach that talks one way, but lives another. It’s an out of control plague that may eventually lead to the downfall of modern Internet society.

MY MANY THANKS TO YOU

So man/girl, I just wanted to say thank you so much for supporting this book, and over the years, for supporting my writing career.

We did it my friends. Because of you, Rise Above has risen to #1 on a few of the Amazon charts. Even if just for a day, I can now say that I was once an Amazon #1 Best-Selling Author.

Now that’s total egotistical bullshit, image-projection nonsense, and PR-spinned marketing material to use for later on. But that’s not the point. The end goal of any good writer, artist, craftsman, or coach seeking personal fulfillment should be to help people get the results they are looking for regardless of rankings or social status/praise. I hope that’s what my content, writings, work, and ramblings are somehow doing for you.

HOWEVER, there are a lot of people who have made sacrifices along the way to allow me to do what I do – my wife Kalai; my Fab 5 brothers and one bad-ass sister, my late and great parents, my super cool step-family; and all of you, spending your hard earned dollar to hear what I got to holler.

I am forever grateful. But the truth is that my bro hugs, or real hugs with my patented “accidental” cheek squeeze, are just not enough of a thank you this time around. You need to know that your support is really paying off.

RISE ABOVE RIDES ALONGSIDE SOME GREATS

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Men’s Fitness Article: 5 Keys to Conquering Any Fitness Challenge

When you understand yourself and you understand the enemy you cannot be defeated. ~ Miyamoto Musashi

What is the biggest cause of failure in fitness, besides my buddies Ben & Jerry, and Mrs. Butterworth? Honestly, it has nothing to do with the details of a diet or training program.  Most people know what to do.  Since I’ve dedicated my life and career to this game, I’d love to make it seem more complicated in order to validate my credentials, schooling, and personal obsession.  But it just isn’t so.

The “what to do” is straightforward and simple.

So why do some breeze through with ease, while others constantly get stuck in a rut?

Well, nothing can cure outright laziness and entitlement to be honest.  But beyond that, if you have sincere goals and are willing to put forth an honest effort, I think it all comes down to having the right mindset and the right strategies.  Some may write this off as self-help nonsense, but if you haven’t gotten to where you want to go, you have no right to criticize.  In fact, you might want to throw an ear in and listen.

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