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Call Me, Maybe? Lessons in Love

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Written by Pat Curran

Posted on 17 December 2017

Last Updated 17 December 2017

Motivational Moment - 

"Call Me, Maybe?   Lessons in Love"

I threw a wish in a well,

Don’t ask me, I’ll never tell

I looked to you as I fell,

And now you’re in my way


I’d trade my soul for a wish,

Pennies and dimes for a kiss

I wasn’t looking for this,

But now you’re in my way


Your stare was holdin’,

Ripped jeans, skin was showin’

Hot night, wind was blowin’

Where do you think you’re going baby?


Hey, I just met you,

And this is crazy,

Here’s my number

So call me, maybe!



Carly Rae Jepsen singing “Call Me, Maybe”

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders & Military Version

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This week, I want to divert a bit away from all of the discipline, rigor, and grit of the “Hero’s Journey” and focus on the topic of love.


So, how do you fall in love and why? And, if you do fall in love, how do you stay in love? How do you make it last?


To start, I think the most important thing to know is that love is not just a place or state of being. It also requires action. Love demands that individuals be vulnerable, take risks, and give nothing less than 100% toward making the other person happy. It requires a sense of humor, a shoulder to lean on, and an unshakable loyalty to stand with the other person when needed most.


Love is the most wonderfully irrational, yet powerful forces in the universe. It creates while nearly everything else consumes. It even mixes well with other emotions like anger to create a passion to do good for others. But love, like any other living thing, has to be nurtured and protected to remain alive.


Spend this week putting a little extra love into your relationships. Be silly, laugh loud, and embrace all. Love is the life-blood of the soul. It’s the reason why heroes choose to be heroes.


To learn more on how to nurture and protect love, click here. To receive an introduction for how to tap into love’s power as your “eternal energy source,” keep reading.


Make it a great week! Let love lead the way…


God Bless,


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This Week in Training –

“Shut Up and Dance with Me!”

Oh don’t you dare look back.

Just keep your eyes on me.
I said, “You’re holding back,”

She said, “Shut up and dance with me!”


This woman is my destiny

She said, “Ooh-ooh-hoo,

Shut up and dance with me!!



--Walk on the Moon, performing “Shut up and Dance”
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Do you remember our teenage years when we felt the need to exude our independence but still had no idea what we were doing? Probably the most high-stakes, confusing moments had to do with “chasing love.” The fear of rejection and the high probability of crashing and burning required a little extra resilience. And yet the idea, emotions, and biology of love were so powerful that we tried again and again.


This week, I need you to go back to that level of innocence, curiosity, and courage. I need you to put a little extra love into your workouts.


During your runs, take time to do some thinking. Ask yourself, “Who are the people I love most and what am I willing to do to be ‘there’ for them?” Two things are going to happen next. First, you are going to open your mind to new and creative ways to express your love. It’s quite a liberating experience because the answered question shatters some otherwise assumed limitations. Second, the deep reflection will allow you to forget much of the discomforts of the workout. I don’t know why or how it exactly works. It just does. Love has away of postponing our perceived pain. That’s why I call love the “eternal energy source.” Its power seems to come from somewhere else.


When the doubts become high and the workouts seem too long, take time to think about love. Tap into its strength as a way to endure.


Here is this week’s workout plan to start practicing:


Monday: Swim 10 x 100m; Run 4 x 400m; Core Strength 1

Tuesday: Bike 60 min; Run 45 min; Core Strength 2

Wednesday: Bike 75 min; Core Strength 1

Thursday: Swim 4 x 400m; Bike 45 min; Core Strength 2

Friday: Swim 20x 50m; Bike 1hr 45min; Core Strength 1

Saturday: Run 8 miles; Core Strength 2
Sunday: Long Stretch; Sports with Daughters    


*Core Strength 1 focus on chin-ups, pushups, planks, lower back/abs

**Core Strength 2 focuses on squats, hip strengthening, and stretching
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The Transformation Challenge
“Love is an Action Verb”

“It’s December 6, 2014.

We’re going to drive across LA

to hit every wedding we possibly can.


It’s going to be awesome.”



Preview from Maroon 5, performing “Sugar”

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For this week’s Transformational Challenge, I want you to appreciate love as an action verb. First, review your beliefs, values, and skills outlined in previous weeks. Then, come up with one act of kindness for sharing your unique gift. The size of the gesture does not matter. What’s more important is that you take a leap of faith and do it.


What I hope you gain from this exercise is that you will learn how utilize love as a way to deliver something that is both missing and appreciated. By uniquely providing something that would not happen without you, in your heart, you will know that this is one of the reasons why you are here.


Complete this challenge and you will have the basics for how to tap into love as an “eternal energy source.” It’s a prerequisite for learning how to discover your hero “superpowers” that will be introduced later in the journey.