The Morning Routine of Champions with Glenn Lundy
In this inspiring and mind expanding episode, you’ll learn the importance of a morning routine. Not just why you’ll be more productive if you have one, but the deeper reasons why having a solid morning routine can change everything for you. Today’s guest doesn’t shy away from the science behind it all, the spirituality component, and the raw truth of his experiences that led him to make a change.
Glenn Lundy is today’s podcast guest and if you aren’t already a big fan of his, you will be after this episode. His story, both past and present, is emotionally moving. Glenn Lundy is a husband to one and a father to eight. He’s the host of the wildly popular Facebook Live show Rise and Grind and the top Clubhouse group Breakfast with Champions. He’s been seen at places like Hustle and Grind Con, Grow Your Business for God’s Sake, and many more places across the country. He’s been spotlighted on ABC, NBC, and CBS and he is an expert in dealership culture development and leadership training. With a background in sales and finance, he uses his skill sets to create growth as well as tapping into the mental side of human development.
[2:12] – Welcome to the show, Glenn!
[3:35] – Glenn’s story has not been easy. He shares some of his early experiences with a victim mindset.
[7:49] – Glenn shares that the worst part of homelessness is becoming invisible.
[9:04] – Because of his situation and his choices, Glenn shares that he believed that suicide would have been an act of love for his family.
[12:10] – He realized that he was blaming everyone else for his problems but in reality, he created this existence. He was now on a journey of self discovery.
[14:31] – It is important to take full responsibility for all the things in your life.
[16:14] – This process has been slow and Glenn explains that he still falls back and is still on this journey.
[17:22] – Sometimes results can look as simple as waking up and being grateful.
[18:49] – Glenn’s spiritual shift was when he really saw progress.
[20:24] – There’s more to the story of The Three Little Pigs than we think as kids.
[23:39] – The reason we have to have a powerful morning routine is not for ourselves. It is to be a strong foundation for the ones that we love.
[24:57] – The morning is the time of day for you to be solitary and selfish.
[25:41] – Glenn says to never press the snooze button.
[27:42] – Don’t touch your phone first thing in the morning.
[29:41] – The next morning routine step is to write down your goals. But there’s a way to do this with gratitude.
[31:19] – The next step is to keep moving and take care of your physical body.
[32:51] – When you have a strong morning routine, your positive energy is contagious.
[35:30] – Glenn is great at marketing himself and his creations but from a place of service.
[36:14] – Confidence comes from competence.
[38:11] – We see it often in the animal world but it feels dangerous as humans to stand out.
[40:07] – It is your unique gifts that will allow you to break out from the masses.
[41:10] – It is never going to be natural and there will always be doubt. But through discipline, confidently display what makes you unique and you will attract the people you are the solution for.
[42:50] – Glenn desires to make the most of his life. You cannot live a fulfilled life by playing it safe.
[45:38] – Glenn describes what he has learned from his wife.
Speaker 1: (00:02)
Welcome to she sells radio. Oh my goodness. I can tell you right now that this interview today is gonna be inspiring. It’s gonna be mind expanding and it’s gonna be emotionally moving too. And if you aren’t familiar yet with my guests, Gwen LDI, first of all, I’m sure you are because I know so many of you are huge fans of the room he’s created on clubhouse and know him already, but if you are not familiar yet, get excited for a conversation that is gonna truly change your life and expand your vision of what’s possible. So before we get into the interview, I wanna share just a bit of his background and then we’re gonna get into it. So Glen Lundy is a husband to one and a father to eight. So mad props right off the bat. He’s the host of the wildly popular Facebook live show, rise and grind, and the top clubhouse group breakfast with champions he’s been seen at places like hustle and grind con grow your business for God’s sake and many more stages across the country. He’s been spotlighted on ABC, NBC and CBS, and he’s an expert in dealership, culture development and leadership training with a background in sales and finance. He uses his skill sets to create growth, as well as tapping into the mental side of human development. Glen, welcome to this show. This is gonna be so fun. I can’t wait for our conversation.
Speaker 2: (01:17)
Well, thank you. Yeah, it’s absolutely an honor to be able to spend some time with you today. So thank you for having me. Oh my gosh. I really appreciate it.
Speaker 1: (01:25)
Absolutely. Well, I gotta tell you too, I’m just, I’m so inspired by your background and your personal story. And as I was prepping for this, you know, I learned, we, we always see people at a certain stage of development and we think, oh, like, they’ve just got it all figured out. You know, they, things have been quote unquote easy for them. Like our brain will tell us that story and the truth is it never was. Um, anyone I think who’s built anything really big, has overcome major challenges and hardships along the way. And that’s just part of, to me, it’s like, that’s part of the refining process, but as I was researching for this, it was like, wow, I learned a lot about your personal background that I hadn’t known before that I thought, huh, this would be like, this is so inspiring for people to hear about some of what you’ve overcome to go on to build this incredible brand.
Speaker 1: (02:11)
And have you, you know, in the pre-chat we were talking about like, you’ve been on the road for what about eight weeks now? A couple months just like going around training all these dealerships. I mean, you’re, you’re super in demand right now with your business and what you’re doing, but can you share with us, take us back to around, I think it was around 2005 in your story when you share that you were homeless, right. And, and even behind bars, and it sounds like considering suicide or attempting suicide and you know, somebody to look at you today would say, gosh, I, you know, you wouldn’t imagine that looking at you, but take us back to your story and kind of what got you up until that point. And then what, what changed for you that created, you know, created the Glen that we know today?
Speaker 2: (02:54)
Yeah. It’s just interesting how life can get at us, right? How life can start to tell us lies. And we convince ourselves that this is the truth, and this is reality. And so back in that season of my life, uh, I very much had a victim, uh, mindset. I had disbelief system that everybody was out to get me, whether it would be, um, I wasn’t successful because I was black or I wasn’t successful because I came from this area or I wasn’t successful because I wasn’t a brother, a mother, a sister, a cousin of the people whose names was on the wall. Like I was just a, I just had this victim very, very much a victim mentality. And that victim mentality caused me to continually take actions that ultimately didn’t serve self. Right. I continued to burn bridges, continued to have, uh, terrible relationships.
Speaker 2: (03:54)
And so I was in the automotive space and my career was going okay. Uh, but my relationship all outside of that were, were, were terrible. And so the CA really a catalyst was I had a, uh, six year old little girl, my first born. And, uh, I lost custody of her when she, when she was six and her mom took her, um, you know, took her from me, which I took responsibility for, cuz I wasn’t a great dad. Um, sure. Actually that’s a lot. I was a great dad, but I wasn’t a great dude outside of that. Mm. And, um, and so that kind of set me on this little bit of a spiral and I ended up moving from Arizona. I ended up, you know, just kind of meandering and making my way and continuing to bird bridges along the way while I was pointing the finger at everybody.
Speaker 2: (04:43)
And uh, one day Elise, it just, I just woke up and there I was, you know, homeless and the streets of San Diego, California, nowhere to turn terrible credit, uh, no money, all of, all of those things. And out of the options, it felt like right. And so during that season of my life, I would ride the bus. They have a bus that runs 24 hours, um, a day out there. And that was always the safest place for me to sleep at night. So I would sleep on the bus. And then in the morning, they’d pull into the bus Depot and kick me off the bus at like 6:00 AM. And I would spend my day looking for change. Um, just enough change to get a sausage bit M with egg in an orange juice. Right. Cause I figured that would cover all the food groups, right?
Speaker 2: (05:32)
you got sausage, you got protein, you got cheese on that sucker, you got bread, strategic thinking. Right. So we would hit the dairy. We’d hit the bread, we’d hit the meat, we’d hit all those things. We had some orange juice, so I’d hit all the food groups and then I’d spend the rest of the day walking around in, um, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Right? And so I was surrounded by decadence and beaches and families and people on roller blades and people lifting weights and all of the things and these multimillion dollar houses and these beautiful sunsets. And it was just, um, it was difficult to be where I was surrounded by all of that abundance and still blaming everyone and everything for me being in that position. And so I would walk the streets there on the, uh, on or the sidewalks there on the beach.
Speaker 2: (06:33)
And I would look for dimes and nickels and pennies and quarters, cuz I could never bring myself to ask people for money. So I would just look for loose change and get enough change to get back on the bus and do it all over again. Wow. And I went through that cycle for a while and it’s crazy cuz it was kind of, it was kinda like Groundhog day. Like every day was the same. And most people think, um, you know, homelessness would suck cuz you don’t, I mean money, you don’t have roof over your head, da, da, da, but really what, what, what the worst part of homelessness is you start to become invisible. Mm. And so people won’t make eye contact with you after a while. They’ll look above you below you to the left of you, to the right of you, but they won’t look at you.
Speaker 2: (07:16)
Right. They, yeah. They’re afraid if they make eye contact, you’re gonna ask ’em for money or you’re gonna mug ’em or whatever. So you become invisible. So here I was like, I mean, I’m like a park bench. I’m like a like, like just background. I’m like the sand that’s on the beach. I’m just background while all these other people are living their, their, their lives. And uh, I started to feel after living more and more days like that, I started to feel, you know, totally invisible that invisibleness led to hopelessness. That hopelessness led to depression. The depression led to suicidal thoughts. The suicidal thoughts ultimately led to me attempting to take my life in the Pacific ocean over there. And uh, I do wanna share something real quick when it comes to that. I know that there are listeners out there that have, um, had probably had someone in their lives, make a decision or knew someone that made that decision.
Speaker 2: (08:12)
And uh, you know, it’s an interesting thing. I always used to think that suicide was a very selfish act. And after experiencing what I experienced, what I realized was that I really believed that if I took my own life, that would be the most loving thing I could do for my mom, cuz she wouldn’t have to worry about me anymore. Wow. It would be the most loving thing I could do for my sister cuz she wouldn’t have to be embarrassed that her brothers, some freaking homeless dude out in California, like I really believed that this act was an act of love for those that had loved me, um, that I had let down. And so I just like to that with people. Cause sometimes we think it’s very selfish, but I personally, it was, it was a selfless act. I really thought it would be better off yeah. For the world if I wasn’t in it. And so, um, attempted to take my own life, there was not successful clearly. Otherwise this would be the most interesting interview you’ve ever had.
Speaker 1: (09:17)
Um, we’ve done some interesting things here, but this would, this would be
Speaker 2: (09:21)
An . Um, but right after I attempted to take my own life, I was laying on the beach, um, looking up at the stars and to answer your question of kind of what changed. Yeah. Um, in that moment, as I was looking up, I heard, uh, call it God, call it conscious, call it whatever you wanna call it. But I heard, I audibly heard these words and the words were you take yourself wherever you go. Hmm. And an old mentor of mine used to tell me that when I was like in my twenties. Right. But when I was in my twenties, early twenties, I, I knew everything. I, I thought I knew everything. Right. It wasn’t until I hit my thirties that I realized, I know some things. And now that I’m in my forties, I realized I know absolutely nothing. like comparatively to, to all of the knowledge and wisdom that exists.
Speaker 2: (10:20)
I know nothing. Right. But in my early twenties, I thought I knew everything, which I didn’t listen to ’em but in that moment I heard those words. You take yourself wherever you go. And it triggered something in me where I started to look back at my life. And I looked at the different jobs that I’d had, the different relationships that I’d been been in the different cities that I’d lived, the different clubs that I’d gone out to. All of the, every scenario in my life was different and unique. The people around me were different. The environments were different, but yet the results were always the same. I’d always end up in a jail cell in a bad relationship, you know, drug, drinking, whatever it was. And so it hit me. It was like, oh, that’s what he means. You take yourself wherever you go. So there was only one constant in every situation of my previous life.
Speaker 2: (11:11)
And that was me. I was the only constant. So here I was blaming everybody else for the circumstances of my life. But I finally realized in that moment, like, bro, you are creating this existence that you hate so much. Wow. And so at least in that moment, I thought, okay, well if I created everything negative in my life, does that mean that I can create positive things in my life? Hmm. And then being the student that I am, that sent me on a journey of self discovery, cuz I had to figure out like, where does disability come from? Like how is it that we can create negative and positive things in land life? Like we, I, I need to know, I need to understand where that, where is that in my DNA? Like why? And so I started, um, learning more about self. I actually studied, uh, I studied Scientology for six months and uh, I, it very interesting path for me cuz Scientology taught me a lot of things about my subconscious mind and my conscious mind.
Speaker 2: (12:14)
But it also introduced me to this idea that we are spiritual beings, that we are mind, body spirit that were three part. So I spent six months doing that. And then, uh, at some point I, I felt like that wasn’t necessarily the path for me. And so I started studying uh, Buddhism and Christianity, Catholicism, so on and so forth and ultimately found, uh, my way to a spiritual understanding through the story of Jesus and, and, and the Bible. And, and once I started to understand that I’m like, oh, okay. So we come from a creator. Yeah. Which is why we can create, but now how do we hone that skill in? And so I started studying Les brown and Eric Thomas and John Maxwell and Zig Ziegler and uh, Tony Robbins and Jim RO and just started studying, you know, all the, all the, the great self-development, uh, Napoleon hill, you know, all the great self-development people of the ages so that I could understand how we can take this ability to create and, and use it in a, in a, in a positive form and fashion to be able to create the life that we dream of.
Speaker 2: (13:22)
And that’s been my journey now for the last 15 years is just trying to remember on a subconscious level, how powerful we truly are and taking full responsibility for everything that exists in my life and doing everything in my power to shift what used to be a negative energy that I had created around me into a positive one, by making a positive impact in other people’s lives, as I learn, and I grow on my journey. Oh man. But yeah, gosh,
Speaker 1: (13:58)
Speaker 2: (13:58)
There’s the path
Speaker 1: (14:00)
It’s to me, it’s like, that is the story of everyone who, I, I don’t know if we ever reached true enlightenment in this lifetime. Right. I love what you said about the older I get the less I realize. I know. So I’m, I’m kind of on that journey too. but, but it’s like, we always, I mean so much in my life, I saw it outside, right. Success, outside validation, outside, you know, money, all the things. And then you kind of, we each have our own story and yours was so powerful. And thank you for sharing that, because that was very vulnerable and helpful because we, to your point, we all know someone who has thought about committing suicide has done it, et cetera. So I think that’s just a helpful reframe for so many people. Um, but whatever our own personal story is, like, I think it’s all leading us to that point of realization of it’s it’s all inside. It’s an inner game. And so for you, what I’m curious about is how long did it take for you to start really diving into that study and shifting your focus until you started seeing actual changes in your outside world? Was it like an overnight like, boom, I’m like up from the beach and now I’m, I’m gone and I’m like, you know, like life is changed the next day or, or what was the process like? Cause I think that’s helpful for people to have perspective too, on what that looked like.
Speaker 2: (15:13)
Yeah. Years. Like I’m still, I’m still on that journey, right? Yeah. Like it’s, you know, in the, in the beginning stages it was okay, I’ll take two steps forward, you know, and then three steps back and then it became two steps forward, two steps back, and then it was two steps forward, one step back. And now, you know, it’s, I could honestly say it’s like nine steps forward and then I’ll still take a step back. Right. Like
Speaker 1: (15:35)
Yeah. Which is helpful for people to know.
Speaker 2: (15:37)
Yeah. We always, we, we always fall back. Um, or I feel in my experience that there’s, there’s always moments, um, that I fall back there’s pieces of me that existed for, you know, up until I was 30 years old. And now here I’m 44. So you don’t, you don’t undo 30 years of programming, which is really what it is. You don’t do 30 undo, 30 years of programming in 15 years. Like it could take twice as long to undo what’s been done. And so we, you know, as far as seeing results, you kind of have to be careful with what you consider immeasurable. Right? Sometimes, sometimes a result can be waking up and being grateful for another day. Whereas I used to wake up and wish that I hadn’t, right. Like yeah. A result could be a financial result, a fitness result. It could be, but we just have to be very careful.
Speaker 2: (16:43)
So I had wins right out the gate when I decided to connect with and learn more about the spiritual side of myself. That was a huge win cause I fought that for most of my life. Like I didn’t believe that we were spiritual beings. I thought we were, you know, flesh and, and bone and dirt and mud. And I was a huge fan of Darwin. I was a huge fan of evolution, which I still believe has a lot of scientific stuff to it. Um, but my, the way I had interpreted Darwinism was it’s me against you. And if I get over on you, that means I’m stronger. You’re weaker too bad. So sad. Like, yeah, that was literally my mentality. I would build relationships with the intention of benefiting from them in some way, shape or form legal, illegal, wrong, right. There was no wrong.
Speaker 2: (17:42)
And right in, in my eyes it was, it was killer be killed. And, and so once I stepped into a spiritual understanding and was able to take it to mind, body and spirit. Right. So, so let me simplify this my mind used to say, if it looks good and feels good, the answer’s yes. That was my old mindset. It looks good and feels good. The answer’s yes. Whereas now it’s, if it looks good and it feels good and it is good, then the answers, yes. That was a big spiritual shift for me. And that’s when I really started to have some growth and gains is when I was able to add that third element, um, into my life and be began to explore that.
Speaker 1: (18:27)
Interesting. Interesting. I love that. Tell us a little bit about, because so much, obviously you’ve got, you know, you’ve got this huge brand that you’ve built in the automotive space. Like I said, at the beginning, we’re not gonna go too deep into that, even though I know it would be like a treasure trove and no matter what we’re selling, we could get, you know, a ton of insights from you. But also another big piece of your brand is this focus on morning routine. And you’ve got breakfast with champions room. You’ve got your great morning routine ebook, which we’re gonna link, um, at the bottom of this. And I’ll have you tell everyone about at the, um, at the end, but for you tell us about, I think we all know we need a morning routine. Some of us do it more diligently than others, but what are, I guess, one of the top, like one to three things that you do in the morning that you’ve seen the biggest shifts from? Tell us a little, I guess actually let me back that up. Tell us first why for you is morning routine so important. And then the second part is what are your top? One to three non-negotiables.
Speaker 2: (19:21)
Okay. So first here’s what we’re gonna do. I’m gonna share a story with you. You may have heard it once before. I’m gonna share it with all of your listeners. Okay. There’s a story called the three little pigs. You ever hear the story? The three little pigs. You ever hear that story?
Speaker 1: (19:33)
Oh yeah. Oh
Speaker 2: (19:34)
Yeah. Okay. You’ve heard it. Okay, good. You have good parents every once in a while worthwhile ask that question. People are like three little pigs people haven’t heard it. Your parents didn’t love you. I apologize for that. Right, right. Oh my gosh. But listen. So there, we had this story of the three little pigs, right. And everyone knows that the big, bad Wolf was coming. Right. Big, bad wolfs coming. And so the three little pigs decided they needed some type of shelter from the big, bad Wolf. And so the first little pig was like, well, I’m gonna build a house out of straw. Right. Because I’m gonna do it quick. I wanna make sure I get to the party tonight. I’m gonna build it outta straw. And so he throws it together real quick and he takes off. Right. And he heads out to the club. So the second little
Speaker 1: (20:12)
Pig, I like this version of the story. Yeah. This version. Right? So
Speaker 2: (20:16)
The second little pig looks at the first little pig’s house goes, bro. That is not going to protect you from the big, bad Wolf. I kinda wanna get to the party too. I’m gonna be a little bit late, but I’m gonna make mine out of wood. Right. So he takes wood. He takes nails. He puts his together. It’s a little bit stronger. He’s not sure he is gonna hold up. He’s a little late for the party. But he heads out and he gets it done right now. The third little pig looks at his brother’s work. And he’s like, this ain’t gonna hold up. Right? Yeah. So the third little pig goes on Google and he looks up how to pour cement perfectly and how to lay bricks. And he educates himself on framework and structure and all the things completely misses the party. Right. Mm-hmm , doesn’t get to go to the party, builds this. Imaculate building made out of brick and stone. Right? So we’ve heard this story. Now the big, bad Wolf comes to town and he goes to the first house made of straw. Right. And if you remember, he knocks on the door and he says little pig, little pig, let me in. Yep. And the pig says, what?
Speaker 1: (21:19)
Uh, not by, oh my gosh, it’s coming back. Not by the hair of my shinny chin chin. Is that right? That’s wow. Power of the subconscious, right? That thing just came back.
Speaker 2: (21:30)
Yes, it’s beautiful. Right? And he HS and he puffs and he blows the house down and the pig goes running off. Right. He goes running off. So then he goes to the second house made out of Woody knocks on the door. He says, BA BA BA little pig, little pig. Let me in. And the pig says
Speaker 1: (21:45)
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin
Speaker 2: (21:50)
Huffs. And he puffs. And he blows the house down. Right? Mm-hmm . So then the Wolf goes to the third house, made outta brick, knocks door, little pig, little pig. Let me in pig says
Speaker 1: (22:01)
Not by the hair of my chinny, chin, chin, chin,
Speaker 2: (22:03)
Chin, boom. And he huffs. And he puffs and he huffs and he puffs and he HS and he puffs and he’s not able to blow the house down. And he goes away right now in the old medieval version. He gets morbid. After that, the pig climbs up on the Chim and he pours oil on him. It’s crazy. Right. But here’s the point. And the reason that I wanna share this story with everybody, that’s listening. If you go to that book, the little pig book, there’s a piece that everybody missed about three pages before the end, the Wolf is outside the door of the brick house and he can’t get in. And inside the house is all three pays. The reason we have to have a powerful morning routine is not for self. We have to have a powerful morning routine so that we can be a strong foundation for the ones that we love.
Speaker 1: (23:01)
Speaker 2: (23:02)
You see, most people aren’t gonna do the work. They wanna go to the club. They wanna go to the party. They wanna go do all the things. So we are called as leaders. We are called to do the work to study, to learn, to grow, to invest in, in, in, in our own foundat, our own strength, our own building, right? Our own blocks. So that ultimately we can protect our spouses, our children, the people that we get an opportunity to lead. Right? And so the morning routine is that the morning routine is your time to build self mind, body, and spirit. It is your space. It is the most selfish time of the day. It should be the most selfish time in the day, cuz it’s the only time of the day that you’re gonna get to be selfish. As soon as the day hits emails, text messages, phone calls, kids need this spouse needs.
Speaker 2: (24:02)
This job needs this, whatever it is, right. We’re all running through life every minute of every day. And so the morning routine, that’s our solitude. That’s how we dig deep, deep, deep, deep, deep roots. And once I learned this, oh, at least I’m telling you game changer. And I studied everybody’s morning routines, right? Yeah. I did the cold showers. I did the meditation stuff. Like I studied all of ’em and I figured out five simple steps that you can do every single morning that I do every single morning, five simple steps is what I call an extraordinary life. And it’s really this easy step one. Never hit the snooze button. Never, never, never. Why not just yeah. Tell us why. No problem. So back in 1970 GE actually invented the snooze button. What they didn’t realize is that they had released Satan into the world in that moment.
Speaker 2: (24:59)
And here’s why I say that, right. Satan is known as a liar. And so is this news button. Ooh, this snooze button lies to you and says, if you lay here for seven more minutes, you’ll feel more arrested. Ah, 7, 3, 12, 15, whatever your snooze is. If you lay here this many more minutes, you’ll feel more arrested. Not never, never once. Cause anyone said, oh my gosh, that’s, I’m so glad I snoozed. I feel so much better now. No, you wake up more groggy. Why is that? Well, there’s a science of sleep cycles. Once you understand the science of sleep cycles, you’ll understand that we sleep in patterns of light sleep. Then we go into deep, our Reem sleep. Then deep then back to Reem and back to light. Those cycles and patterns are based on your behaviors. They usually last anywhere from two to three hours, your alarm is set based on your patterns, your, your typical routines and patterns.
Speaker 2: (25:55)
So your body’s already in a light sleep state. This is why we wake up three minutes before our alarm clock. A lot of times, cause we’re already in a light sleep state. When you hit snooze, it sends you into the next sleep cycle. And guess what? You’re gonna go through that whole sleep cycle. Two to three hours long, whether you’re awake or not, oh, your body is going to go through it. This is why people are down in gallons of coffee every morning, energy drinks every morning, they’re trying to get rocking and rolling. And maybe by 10, 11 o’clock now they feel amazing. It’s because they hit the stinking snooze button. It’s really that simple. The step one never hit the snooze or in other words, snooze is the devil. Don’t play with the devil first thing in morning.
Speaker 1: (26:44)
all right. I love it.
Speaker 2: (26:48)
That’s one number two. Don’t touch your phone. First thing in the anymore. Now I know usually when I tell those two things we lose about 97% of our listeners, but
Speaker 1: (26:59)
Are they still here? Are there, are they still here? They’re good. They’re into this. Yeah.
Speaker 2: (27:03)
Okay. They’re good. All right. But no phone, first thing in the morning. So this guy right here, um, as we all know, when we pop into this, most likely everything that you’re gonna see right away is either going to pull your attention in a certain direction or in a lot of cases, it’s gonna have a negative energy to it, right? Yeah. Something bad happened at work. Somebody passed away overnight violence, destruction, despair, the news, all of the different things. When you first wake up in the morning, that is when your brain is most active, it is consuming, right? It’s going, where am I? Am I safe? Where did I sleep? What do I have to do? Da it’s consuming information. So when you grab this thing, it’s literally just feeding your mind straight poison. First thing in the morning, you’re not ready for it. You haven’t taken the time to build a, build a strong foundation. You’re not ready for this thing. First thing in the morning now here’s, what’s crazy. At least people have gotten so addicted to their phones. The first thing we used to do in the morning is pee. Mm-hmm now people are on their phone before they even pee. So true or sick in the morning,
Speaker 1: (28:11)
Right? Gosh, that’s so true. Yeah. Crazy.
Speaker 2: (28:15)
Incredibly addictive. It’s not good. It’s not healthy. Now don’t get me wrong. You can build your entire career around these things like this. This is a, an incredible tool. And I know it’s hard to see with the thing. This is an incredible tool. However, you gotta stay off this thing. First thing in the morning until you’ve built the foundation to be able to handle everything that you’re going to absorb. Yeah. Once you go into that thing. Right? Great. So step one’s no snooze. Step two is no phone. Step three is gratitude and goals. Mm. Write down the things you’re thankful for and write down your goals. Now I know that sounds like two steps to a lot of people. They’re like, well, why isn’t that three and four. Yeah. And here’s why I believe Elise. Most people know that they should write their goals. Somebody told them they should write their goals. They heard that they should write their goals. But yet 90% of people never write their goals. Why is that? I think it’s because they tried once or maybe twice and they wrote, I wish I had more money. I wish I had a bigger house. Yeah. I wish I was better looking. Right. And when they looked at their list, they’re like, golly, I suck. Like it became a negative energy. Right. My house is too small. I ain’t got no money. And I’m ugly is basically so who wants to go back and do that?
Speaker 1: (29:39)
Speaker 2: (29:40)
Right. Whereas if we start with gratitude, I’m thankful I have a roof over my head. Mm I’m thankful that the lights are on in my building. I am thankful for my health that I woke up today because there’s 77,177 people that didn’t. Mm, wow. Now when we reach for a bigger house, more money, all of those things, we’re coming from a positive energy, a positive vibration, grateful for where we are, but still extending and reaching for more huge. So I see step three, as one step, do your gratitude and your goals put ’em together to get the results. Amazing. Step four, take care of the physical. An object in motion tends to stay in motion. An object of rest tends to stay at rest. Don’t wake up early. Don’t snooze, no phone. Do your gratitude and goals. And then go sit on the couch and eat a sandwich.
Speaker 2: (30:38)
It ain’t gonna work. Right? We gotta keep moving. gotta keep the body in motion. Now. I don’t care. If you walk, run, play golf, play basketball. Do yoga. Gala stinks, whatever. I don’t care. Just stay moving, stay in motion. Right? And take care of the physical. We gotta use these vessels for as long as we can. So no snooze, no phone gratitude and goals take care of the physical. Now step five is the most important of all the steps. Once you’ve done these four things, you should be vibrating in a very, very, very, very powerful frequency. What we want to do now is we want to see you’ve basically been selfish all morning. Congratulations. You deserve it right now. You’re vibrating. You’re in a power place. Now we wanna release that powerful energy out into the universe. So step five is to send out an encouraging message.
Speaker 2: (31:31)
Hmm? Whether that’s a text message to someone, a Facebook message, a sticky note that you put on the mirror for your spouse. Maybe you go whisper. You are amazing to your children while they’re sleeping, whatever it is, you wanna release that positive energy out into the universe. And here’s, what’s crazy when you do this, I’m telling you, when you do this, not only does it make a massive impact on the people that receive it, but it ends up coming back to you tenfold. And there’s actually science behind that energy on this planet cannot be created. It can only be converted. All of the energy that exists in the world today is the same amount that existed from the beginning. It’s the same amount that’ll exist in the end. So when you release positive energy out into the universe, it has no choice, but to convert and ultimately come back to you. This is why all historical texts talk about this. Some of them call it karma. Some of ’em in the Bible that says what you give you’ll receive tenfold. They’re all talking about this energetic exchange. So it’s so powerful to be able to make an impact in someone else’s life and then also receive the reward from it. So step five, send out an encouraging message. You do those five things. Every single day, consistent discipline compounded daily equals transformation. I assure you change the way you start your day, make a massive impact in your life.
Speaker 1: (32:57)
Oh my gosh. I gotta tell you. I’ve I’ve studied a lot of morning routines. I’ve I’ve done the morning, my own morning routine for years and years and years. And, but there was a new level of depth that you just brought to it that I’d never experienced before in my own thought process. And that step five I don’t do right now. And I’m so like not intentionally, right? It’s more like, oh, if it feels, you know, if I get the idea or the impulse, I’m gonna add that in. Yeah. I’m so excited. I love how you explained it scientifically too. Cause I’m like, that is, that is our jam over here. And she sells more. It’s like, let’s get into the quantum physics of it. Let’s get into the energy of it. That’s right. Let’s get in like let’s, let’s look, let’s get the science of it. Right. But it’s so it’s such a powerful way to live and create. So gosh, thank you for, for breaking that down. Yeah. Um, in that way, you
Speaker 2: (33:46)
Bet. Thanks for giving
Speaker 1: (33:47)
Me. That was so good. That was so good. One more question. And then I want, well, two more questions, but the last one will be fast. So if, if you got a moment I’d love to talk about yeah.
Speaker 2: (33:56)
Speaker 1: (33:56)
Yours. Awesome. Awesome. One of the biggest things that I know our audience struggles with is confidence in promoting and marketing themselves. And we’ve got people who are sales professionals working for another organization. We’ve got a lot of entrepreneurs listening and it comes up again. And again, I, I hear this from people it’s like, I feel weird putting myself out there. I feel uncomfortable putting myself out there. How do I do it more confidently? And you know, I think what’s especially powerful. I one, I think you’re brilliant at this. So I think you’re great at, I mean, just even like thank you going through. Yeah. And I can tell it’s from a place of service too. So I wanna say that it’s not like a bunch of hype and fluff. It’s like from a true place of service, but you’re also very visible. Like you promote what you create, you get it out there.
Speaker 1: (34:38)
You’re a good ambassador of it. But to, to also know that you went through a period of your life where you felt invisible, right? So a lot of our listeners who have that fear of visibility, they, they may not have experienced it to that extreme. And I think to know some of your background and have context to say, you, you could go from that to now being an excellent, you know, spokesman of, of the products you’ve created and what you’re putting out into the world, which is part of sales, right? It’s like, yeah, what’s the mindset that someone needs to adopt to get super confident about marketing and promoting themselves.
Speaker 2: (35:13)
I, I, you know, I don’t know necessarily, so confidence comes from competence, right? Um, the more competent we are at anything, the more confident we will ultimately be with a little caveat. And the caveat is I don’t want anyone to think that I, or any of the other people that you see don’t still have doubts. Mm. Or thoughts, limiting beliefs. Yeah. Um, those things all exist. We just execute despite them. Right. Mm. And so I realized a long time ago I was studying, uh, and again, I study all kinds of crazy stuff. I love it. Yeah. Um, I was fascinated by the alpha lion cause everybody wants to be the alpha lion. Right. RA king of the jungle, right. Yeah. Or lion S right. Yeah. Um, and I found an interesting fact, I found out that the alpha lion actually has the shortest lifespan of all the lion, um, and all of the male lines desire to be in that position.
Speaker 2: (36:18)
But ultimately it is only the strongest and the ones that, that can overtake the, the, the opposing alpha lion, um, that get that position. But once they’re in that position, now they have to fight for it every single day. And they usually end up getting injured or something that shortens their lifespan. So I thought, well, that’s fascinating. Everybody wants to be the alpha lion, what a dangerous position to be in. It could be a lot safer to just be one of the other lines in the pack. So then I looked at the, the lone Wolf, cause I saw these guys wolfs on, I’m a lone Wolf right on the lone. Well, here’s, what’s interesting. If you see a Wolf alone in the, in the, in the forest, that Wolf is close to death, he’s been shunned from the pack, a Wolf can’t live on its own. So we see it in the animal kingdom all the time where to stand out is dangerous.
Speaker 2: (37:10)
Then I started to look at humans and I thought, okay, wait a minute. We’re animals in a sense. Yeah. Let’s see what happens to most humans when they stand out Zuckerberg gates, Elon, Trump Mayweather, the list goes on and on and on. Yeah. It is dangerous as a human to stand out. It really is. Yeah. All your skeletons come outta the closet. People start picking you apart. Different points of view, different opinions. People are attacking from all sorts of different things, all the hate, all of that stuff, right? Like it’s dangerous. So across the board, in all of the animal kingdom, it is dangerous to stand out. That is why most of us, our default, our natural state is to blend, to be like others, to be similar, to do the same, to hide in the shadows, to hide in the background.
Speaker 2: (38:04)
Once I got an understanding of our natural state, then I knew that marketing our company, marketing what I am and what I do was going to have to be a constant discipline. It was never going to be natural. It’s always going to be something that I have to be conscious of daily. So I remind myself how important it is to tell my unique story. My story can impact others in a certain way. My unique story is what helps my brain. So, so tremendously because it’s it’s, it’s no one else has it. I don’t share rare stories. We share unique stories and we’re very intentional because your fingerprint Elise is different than anyone else’s in the world. And our natural tendency is to make all our fingerprints as close to the same. Maybe shine one up a little bit or shine this one up a little bit, but we don’t really want to naturally stand out.
Speaker 2: (39:17)
But it is your unique gifts, your unique, what you bring to the table that no one else brings. That is the only thing that’s going to allow you to break out of the masses to be able to create one of those storied careers. I’m assuming, you know, like grant Cardone, right? Mm-hmm yeah, yeah. Look at grant. Right. Look what he’s been able to do in the last seven years, he spent the first 35, 40 years of his career being a little tiny bit controversial. But for the most part, he was a sales trainer in the automotive space. Yeah. What he was, and it wasn’t until he fully embraced his uniqueness, haters are not hate me. Love me. I don’t care. Here’s who I am. And I’m gonna show you who I am. It wasn’t until he did that, that, I mean, he went from being worth. The guy was worth 5 million and now he’s worth 4 billion. Right. Wow. And all in like the last, literally seven to eight years. Wow. And so the mindset is this it’s never going to be natural. There will always be doubt. However, through discipline confidently display, what makes you unique? And the people you will attract the people that you ultimately are the solution for.
Speaker 1: (40:37)
Hmm. Wow. Wow. That, that blew my mind in many ways. And it was so helpful to hear like it never goes away and it is that discipline conscious awareness of moment by moment, day by day. I’m gonna notice when the limiting belief pops up, I’m gonna, I’m gonna know what it is and I’m gonna get focused back again, right on service and leaning into your uniqueness and knowing the more you lean into that, the more everything you want unlocks for you. And usually I think it’s what we’re most scared of, right? Yeah. Because there’s something that makes us feel like we’re gonna be isolated or alone. So, oh my gosh. It’s I often feel like this world is like opposite land where we have to lean it’s like do the opposite of what your inclination is to do. And usually you’ll be, you’ll be successful. It
Speaker 2: (41:23)
Speaker 2: (41:25)
Naturally we’re pack animals. Yeah. Naturally the, you know, safety lies in the numbers. This is why, you know, the majority of people are in the middle class. Right. Mm. You, you have some people that fall below down into the lower class and then you have even fewer that fall above into the, you know, into the, the wealthy status. Yeah. Um, but most will stay in the middle class for their entire lives because technically that is the safest position to be in. Yeah. Um, me personally, I desire to make the most of every ounce of this life. Yeah. And though I know it will be dangerous. I don’t want to be, I don’t wanna wake up at 85 years old and regret not doing the scary things. Ugh. Yeah. You know? Yeah. I don’t want, I don’t want to do that. And so I’ll do the things that are dangerous every single day, ultimately, to, to, to live a unique, uh, life for me, my wife, my kids. Yeah. All the people that we have the opportunity to serve.
Speaker 1: (42:33)
Oh my gosh. Yeah. It’s like, you can’t make safety, the goal, right. You can’t make comfort or safety. The goal. No way. If you wanna live a fulfilled life. Yeah. Tell us, Glen, this is so powerful. Um, last, last two questions for you. Number one, where can people connect with you if they’re like, where has this man been all my life, or maybe they’re like, they’re already in your clubhouse room or they’re like, what is the best way for people to connect with you and, and get, um, just get familiar with what you’re doing and how they can work with you.
Speaker 2: (42:59)
Yeah. Really the best thing to do is go to, um, the, the morning five.com awesome. Download my free ebook. And that’s the number five, the morning five.com download the free ebook. Cause I like to start relationships off with a, an understanding of, if you change the way you start today, make a massive impact in your life. Um, but B I like to give, I like to give first that’s where I like to start. So grab that free ebook, download that, check that out. And it’s a quick read. You can read it in less than an hour. Uh, hopefully apply those things. And then from there we can connect, obviously all the socials we’ve got, it’s just, Glendy everywhere. And, uh, glendy.com. Glendy on, in to Glenn. Lendy on LinkedIn, Glen. Lendy on Facebook to not all the other places. Um, but, but I’d, I’d most like it, if you would start with going to the morning, five.com, download the freebook and uh, let’s go from there.
Speaker 1: (43:53)
Amazing. Amazing. And then final question for you. And I love asking this when we have male guests on the show, because we’ve got a amazing diverse audience, but I’ve also gotta give a tribute to my women. Right. She sells radio. So right. Um, for you, you know, I think one of the things that I it’s like, I know you have to be able to do what you’ve done, right? It’s like, we’ve gotta have strong support and I don’t know your wife, but I can imagine that she’s incredible. And I’d love to know. Um, I’d love to know, like, what is the biggest life lesson you’ve learned from her along the way? Right. I, I, she may be a little bit more behind the scenes, right? Not quite as like out in the open, but I’d love to like take a moment to, to honor her to be like, what is that most powerful life lesson that, that she’s taught you?
Speaker 2: (44:39)
Yeah. So my wife has been, um, we have eight children and seven, I have eight children, my wife and I have seven together. Um, and my wife has been pregnant for nursing all but five months out of the last 13 years.
Speaker 1: (44:59)
Oh my gosh.
Speaker 2: (45:01)
And so the biggest lesson I’ve learned from my wife is go all in. Like, if you’re gonna do it, go all in my wife knows exactly who she is. She knows that she was born to be a mom. Um, she homeschools all of my children. She does like gardening, organic stuff around the house. Yeah. She’s introverted. So she does it, you know, very rarely will you see her in any of my stuff. Um, but the best part about her knowing exactly who she is and she’s gone all in on that is she allows me to be who I am. So I travel and speak on stages. I go all over the place. Like she doesn’t want to travel. She has no desire to there’s no, there’s no jealousy in our relationship. There’s no envy in our relationship. There’s no communication lapses in our relationship because my wife is 100% Leslie Lundy. And she knows who that woman is. And so she empowers herself by being herself, allows me to chase my dreams and desires, um, with the, with the, with the, the assurance of knowing that together, we are stronger, even though we might be on like separate paths sometimes. Yeah. So that’d be the biggest lesson from her is go all in with who you are. Don’t let anybody tell you different.
Speaker 1: (46:37)
Ah, oh my gosh. So good. Which is kind of the theme of today, right? Lean into your uniqueness, go all in that’s that’s so powerful, Glen. This has been one of my boss. I, I mean, I didn’t even have to have met her to know. Right. I was like this woman’s incredible. We gotta give her some sort of a shout out yes,
Speaker 2: (46:56)
Speaker 1: (46:56)
Absolutely. Oh my gosh. Uh, thank you so much. This is truly been one of my favorite conversations. You’ve like I said, like you’ve expanded my mind and I, I thought you would, but it’s been an even greater ways than I expected. And I know each of our listeners has moved, inspired, thinking bigger for themselves, thinking more about living into their potential because of what you came on and shared. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Speaker 2: (47:19)
No, thank you. I appreciate you sharing this space and time with me. It really does mean the world to me.
Speaker 1: (47:23)
Absolutely, absolutely. Well, and to you, my listener, thank you so much for listening today. Hey, as always, if you receive value from this, go on and share this episode with your network tag, Glen tag me. We always appreciate the love and just sharing the word about, um, let’s share the work about that. He’s up to in the world. It’s so, so powerful. Thank you so much for being a listener of shoe sales radio, and I’ll see you next week on our next episode. Bye for now.