Champion VS Normal Person

BeAwesome: #329 How to be  Champion Instead of a Normal Person

Olympics Day 6 - Gymnastics - Artistic


20% of the World are Champions, the Rest are Normal People

 Our world is built upon normal people and champions. Which one are you? Champion? Good choice..

Why is it that less than 20% of our world are champions, and the rest are normal people? Nothing against normal people, but being a champion is much better don’t ya think. What is it that champions do that normal people don’t? What is it that champions have that normal people don’t have? These are all questions we ask ourselves…


One of the main things that people use as an excuse for not being successful or smart is genetics. And yes, genetics can benefit you in a variety of ways  BUT genetics do not “make” you do anything. YOU, make yourself do/not do what ever it is the task maybe. You tell yourself you can’t do something, and it more than likely will not be completed.  But this is not the soul reason why specific individuals are champions. What exactly are genetics?  The study of heredity and the variation of inherited characteristics. Still don’t get it? It is simply a process where parents pass down certain genes onto their children. Every child has some gene from their both biological parents.

Now after reading about genetics, does it say anywhere (above) that genetics make people work hard, stay focused or be determined? With genetics helping a bit, it still does not make the individual use these traits (or so called gifts) involuntarily. Is it an advantage? Sure. But only as much as you think. It is only as much as an advantage, as you want it to be.


Use what you have

Everyone  is born a superstar. It is up to us to let the world know what kind of star you are. We read articles and journals all the time with headlines such as: Born a Star or  Special Talent, etc. We watch and see as individuals rise above obstacles to reach their full-potential on the biggest stage; CEO of major companies, athletes, actress, and entertainers, lawyers, doctors, teachers. These are all professions. Of course some are more intriguing than others, but each profession is something NOT given to you on day one when you are born.

Recently I had the opportunity to read and article about successful people who worked at Mc.Donalds. Rachel McAdams, a Canadian Actress. Fred Durst, American Musician and Film Director. Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon. Sharon Stone, fashion model, actress and producer. Macy Gray, musician. Jay Leno, stand up comedian and Tv Host. And the list goes on and on. Do some of them have genetics from their parents? Of course. They all do. But are their parents all famous? No. Did they have to work hard to get where they are in life? Yes.

Finding your purpose for the world is one of the most difficult things you will ever do in your life. Figuring out what you love and do well is not easy. Sometimes you have to go through 2-3-4-possibly 5 other things before you find that something. The secret to being a Champion is to never give up while searching. Once you find that something, you try to maximize that potential in that area.

Here are 2 things Champions have:

Champions have a REASON as well as a PURPOSE for what they are doing. This is the beast that drives them to the maximum amount of potential and growth in their given field or profession. When you have a reason to do something, this reason causes you to become motivated to reach your goal. Have you ever wondered why professionals have so many cool stories about their childhood, and they had to work really hard to reach their full potential. Champions use their negative experiences to drive and create positive outcomes. Normal people don’t have these reasons and most of the time do not have a purpose either. Normal people walk through life and take what ever it is the world decides to give them. Champions play a role in both factors (walking and decision-making)

In some way, shape or form, everyone starts from the bottom and tries to make their way to the top.

Be in the 20% of the world that decides to be a Champion.



BeAwesome: #295 Itchy

BeAwesome: #295 Itchy

You have to itch until you reach your comfort zone. After that you will get what you want in life- Unknown 



I do not remember having the chicken pox. I do remember the experience my sister went through. I remember crying. Oven mitts. And lots of cream and lotion. I remember her and my mom sitting beside the heater. My sister looking with a blank  face. She was obviously in pain. But she was holding on. Not to itch that sensation on her arms and legs. When you have an itch. On your head. On your arm. One your leg. Any place on your body. What does it feel like. What if you and no one else could itch for you. That feeling of an itch on the back of your neck. Or behind your knee. I was thinking about the way my sister felt during the chicken pox. Because it must have been an intense motivation to stop the itch right away. Have you ever tried to “not” itch something when it feels itchy. Try it. And see how long you can last. My sister was a trooper. She had a serious case of these pox. And she handled it like a true lady. Beside driving my mom and dad up the wall. It was great;-)


Is a sensation that causes one to reflect or scratch. It is often an unpleasant experience that causes one to panic if unable to reach the desired place. When you think about being itchy. Or an itch. You think dirty. Or needs to be clean. That is not always the case. Itchy means motivated to move forward. Eager to get there. Willing to do what ever it takes to meet the need of your itch. So itch to be successful. And itch to be great. Believe and want to get what you put into your efforts and motives. Understand the importance of an itch. Pay attention to it. And take care of it when appropriate




Those who are AWESOME Itch. They have steps and guidance. An intense yet calm cool and collect way of meeting this itch head on. They take each itch and us it to build and prepare themselves for their biggest yet most challenging itch of all: Life and its people


NSArtist of the Week: @jjsteeves

NS Artist: @jjsteeves

Because I know a lot of you hate reading (or listening to me ramble) I will get right into it. Let me introduce to you…


JJ Steeves: JJ Steeves (Twitter: jjsteeves) resides from the Halifax area here in Nova Scotia. Her style is ultimately unlimited (if that makes sense). She is able to express her feelings and her thoughts directly through her work.


Her desire is to create more meaningful art (the world needs this). What I like about JJ: Her stray cats (see websites) idea is genius. You can find them scattered around the Halifax area. Her technique is crazy unique and different. I love her ability to use cats (something she loves!!) as a building block for her career.



You can find JJ’s work @: or

For once..StepOutsideTheBox – BeAwesome