The kid that turned himself into a monster
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This week: Become a beast
Get Pretty: Become a beast
Every once in a while, you come across a transformational story. In the case of Ben Bartch, a young man who’s primed to go into the NFL next year, “transformational” is too soft of a word. From The Athletic:
“Bartch was, two years ago, a sophomore backup tight end at Division-III St. John’s University in Minnesota.” His coaches told him to bulk up, so he did. Read the story for more on how he did it, which involves Gatorade-banana-egg-smoothies and a lot of weight lifting. The short of it is that Bartch went from 250 pounds to 305, and is going from a Division-III college player to the NFL — it’s unheard of.
I wanted to share because Bartch knew what he had to do to get what he wanted. He needed to fundamentally transform himself, physically and mentally, and become a beast. He did it. Here’s to hoping he does well in the NFL.
What could you do if you cast it all aside and went for it, like Bartch?
The takeaway: Become a beast and nothing can stop you.
Get Rich: Take the opportunity
Something I saw in the news: Retailer The Body Shop is enacting an “open hiring” policy that means by this summer, job candidates only need to meet three criteria to get hired:
You’re authorized to work in the U.S.
You can lift more than 50 pounds.
You can be on your feet for eight hours.
That’s it. No drug tests, background checks, or other nonsense. If you can work, they’ll hire you — and open positions are going on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is cool, and if you’re someone who’s struggled to find work or just needs some extra cash, these are the types of opportunities you should jump at.
Sure, it’s retail, and it probably sucks. But sometimes these are the types of things we need to do — work in retail for minimum wage, scrub toilets, or scrape dishes. It’s better than nothing, and I hope that other employers follow suit.
The takeaway: If the opportunity makes itself available, take it. Don’t hold out for the perfect fit.
One other thing: You never know when you’ll get the call
A cool story from this past week was that of the 42-year-old Zamboni driver, David Ayers, who was called in to play in his first NHL game as an emergency backup goalie. He let in two goals on the first two shots he faced, but he persevered and ended up getting a win.
That doesn’t happen very often, and goes to show that you never know when you’ll get the call. So always be ready.
What I’ve been writing about:
The markets are getting killed because of coronavirus, and Larry Kudlow says there’s no reason to panic so keep buying stocks to pump the market up. Okay then.
A new video I made with my colleague Jason Armesto about auto loans.
If you want to check those articles out and share them, I’d appreciate it.
That’s all for now. Arrivederci.
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