The Heart of a Champion

You do need to be a champion but not in the comic book sense or sports traditional view of champions.

See the problem with the usual slop that’s dished out at events and on conference calls is that it comes from fear.  Leaders are trying to inspire with speeches about…

  • Where you should be.
  • How you’re going to miss vertical growth if you don’t have a big team when it hits
  • Why you should do this for your family, don’t you care?
  • Working for others sucks
  • If so-and-so can do it you should too!
  • Yada, yada, yada

Write this down… fear does not inspire the fearful… and creating that kind of “competitiveness” in your group never leads anywhere good.

Why?  It creates negative competitiveness.   We’re all a little excited and a little scared when we start and these fear-based statements exacerbate our deepest worries.

Once I realized I needed to become a champion of my own weaknesses and shortcomings (no, you are not alone), I also realized nothing inspires others like average guys/gals like me gaining victory over themselves and that would create a kind of leadership that gave others’ permission to succeed in defeating their demons and crushing the cause of their excuses.

All you need is the heart of a champion and you already have it.  It’s just waiting to be unleashed.

Everything depends on what we think, so learning how champions think who had to overcome a lot more than I did seemed like a good idea.

For the past few posts, I’ve shared what I learned from Ernie Banks and Satchel Paige, but it was the sage wisdom from Satchel that unleashed the champion within by helping me understand something we all need to know to by-pass fear.

Well, now you’ve got 5 of the 6 pieces to rescue the champion within.

This one was the last piece of the puzzle and if you review these as a ‘whole’ instead of 6 parts you won’t just win, you’ll win big and you’ll win right now.

The really cool thing is that sharing these with your team will insulate them from getting scammed by the latest lead system or magic marketing strategy…

This, I promise, is what makes things happen – positive things – virtually on command…..

These don’t need to be big things on the list folks.  You’ve just got to feel blessed by them.  Really blessed.

Einstein said life is ‘either a series of miracles or it is nothing.’  Decide.


  1. Tommy, my dog
  2. Coffee
  3. A cigar
  4. The illuminated ones (Buddha, Fox, Haanel)
  5. Bible
  6. I can see
  7. Fresh air
  8. I can climb the stairs
  9. P90X (hate it but love it 🙂 )
  10. Work and opportunity


  1. Biggest coffee plantation in the USA 4 minutes from home
  2. A home
  3. Wifey
  4. I can see in color
  5. My friend Doug C from NH
  6. Allie’s broken arm is healed
  7. Shower
  8. Non-leaching plastic bottles to drink from
  9. Arugula – something really Italian here in paradise
  10. The Carpenter from Galilee

Gratitude is a cause, not an effect, and it’s not the size of the thing your grateful for.  It’s the size of the gratitude in your heart…

See, the more grateful we are, the more things happen to be grateful for.

“Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines”

So thanks Satchel, I’m grateful.

Hope you enjoyed this 4 part series on the heart of a champion.  If you can see it in them, or in anything I’ve written, then know that it is in you.  You simply cannot recognize something that is not already in your consciousness.

So join the conversation and let me know what you’re grateful for below.  I’d be grateful.

I’ll get you rolling.  I’m grateful to be able to give you 2 more networking skills with no sales page


mark januszewski

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  • 1. girlfriend 2. family 3. friends 4 shelter 6. workingout 7. water 8 network marketing 9 health 10. you

  • Great stuff again mark! My top 5 things I’m grateful for today are:

    My daughter
    The sun is shining
    A new team member on my 3rd level
    A Les Brown interview
    A new name for my list

  • Hey Mark,

    Your blog videos are great !
    1. My family
    2. Laziest Networker in the World 🙂
    3. Im Alive
    4. Live in America
    5. I can hear
    6. I can see
    7. I can smell
    8. Health
    9. The Carpenter – JC
    10. The shower im about to take

    Have a great day and thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    John Kearney

  • 2. New referral fopr products in Gorham
    3. Goals appointment with new Silver Leader at 3:30
    4. F/U with new prospect and 3 way with her
    5. Record new Intro for CD and
    6. Record again Testimonial for Go90Grow

  • Mark you ROCK!
    1) My wife Karen
    2) the Modified version of Insanity w/out
    3) Breathing fresh air
    4) my dog sidney
    5) health, wealth and love abundantly!

  • We’re grateful you commented…..thanks for sharing Gary….

    I love the water is next to working out…..we do P90X and I can identify with water being linked to working out big time…..

  • I love the Paul Simon tune about ‘and they’ll never be a father who loves his daughter more than I love you’ …….we’re tied, ain’t that great 🙂

    mark j

  • Sideny? A dog named Sidney?

    I LOVE that!

    Are you kidding me? You’re doing Instanity?

    We’ll be doing P90X at the Live event for those who want to crank it up ……by the way, dates offical April 30, May 1 & 2 with individual 1:1 conferences the 4th, 5th and 6th…

    mark j

  • I love how you responded to everyone, and how you share your self so generously
    I love that I am tired after work, and have a bed to lie in
    I love water and the waterfalls I swim at
    I love my friends
    I love this challenge which will help me to better help others, by blessing me with deeper understanding of gratitude and manifesting.
    I am so thankful that I have eyes to see how I am not a victim, and that I can make it through to the other side of every challenge and adventure.
    I love the mystery of it all

  • Mark,

    Your short videos are so inspirational! Thank you very much.

    1. husband
    2. family
    3. my health
    4. my friends
    5. home
    6. my life
    7. my fears (because now I know I can overcome them)
    8. the people passing by me in my business (only since I watched your video, though)

  • Waterfalls? Come over to kauai!! We’ve got dozens and dozens

    We’re grateful you stopped by!

    What is really cool…..most powerful & excellent is the DECISION to be an adventurer instead of a victim…..incredible insight, thank you

    mark j

  • We’re grateful you stopped by Sandy…..

    I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE being grateful for your fears…..this is inspirational!! You’ve inspired me and I’m going to blog about it ….it’s spectacualr!

    mark j

  • 1) The Ranch
    2) personal development
    3) the opportunity
    4) food
    5) women, and one in particular…. (even when we fight)

    Thanks for the guidance!


  • I am grateful for
    – the house i am living in & which keep me quiet and safe
    – my wife who is wonderful, inspiring and always joyful
    – my children and grand-children who are amazing and incredibly inspiring
    – my good health
    – the neighbour who takes care of my house when I am traveling
    – trains, car, planes, taxis, hotels, restaurants and people making it work so that I can travel the world
    – the new people I meet every day
    – internet which allow us to share and grow
    – my partners who showed me network marketing
    – Jean-Pierre Desroses who showed me your teaching
    – you who inspires me in my profession & my life
    Well, I stop here and will continue the list every day in my personal book.
    Thank you Mark.

  • I’m grateful for this blog and the words you have spoken. Aha, Mark you’re God’s messenger. Thank You!

    I am grateful for lessons I have learned while doing Think and Grow Rich Material.

    I am grateful for being reminded this morning in your blog about the seven laws of the mind.

    I am grateful for the love of my husband, son and daughter.

    I am grateful go90grow.

    I am grateful for the bottles of product I have sold this week.

    I am grateful for the two prospects I am scheduled to see today.

  • The Law of Gratitude!! Love it and it inspires to be more grateful every day. Ive been making a list of 10 Gratitudes every day since the summer started…feels great and hits home just how much there is to be grateful for! A summer project that will continue and you and your lessons frequent my pages. In gratitude, Lydia

  • I am grateful for:
    Jesus Christ
    Send Out Cards
    Personal Development
    Law of Attraction
    My Dreams
    “I AM Statements”

  • Brain…..sent you message via linkedin…..we are blown away, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and kindness…..

    Loved the card, made our day.

    Keep growing brudda…..

    mark j

  • That probably explains your astonishing attitude…..the remarkable optimism within you shines in every conversation we’ve been lucky enough to have with you…

    We are grateful to you… book is just wonderful

    mark j

  • BAM!!

    ‘the new people I meet everyday’ …….no wonder you are hitting pin levels!

    We’re grateful for all your contributions to others’ Luc

    mark j

  • I am Grateful for

    My Wife
    Never Giving Up
    People like you Mark

    Dream Big

  • Love love love this post!

    I look for opportunities each day to express my gratitude so I can tell people in an unexpected message.

    What took a long time for me to get was how to find something to be grateful for in difficult circumstances. One day Wayne Dyer made a comment about children picking their parents before being born–it only makes sense then that we also pick some of our trials and tribulations, at least in context. When I finally clued in to that, my whole world opened up!

    Thank you so much for this post–I am very excited right now to go to work/play!

  • Things that I am Grateful for:
    1) My Son
    2) My Wife
    3) The rest of my family
    4) God
    5) My Son (It took us 10 years and 13 surgeries for my wife to have him. He just turned 4.)
    6) Being a Dad
    7) You, Mark (You have no idea how much you are starting to influence and teach me that I can overcome my fears. Having no experience in the MLM world and no “mentor” I am grateful that I am not crazy or alone in trying to make this work)
    8) Waking up every day and being alive
    9) Being able to be grateful for all that I do have
    10) My Son

    Thank you again for all that you do and all that you share!!!


    6Mr mark j who enlightened me the SIXTH SENSE not to quit NWM

  • Mark. In reference to your Post on Gratitude. I started taking the 30 day Gratitude Challenge last month. I was amazed that within a few days of sending out “heartfelt gratitude” cards to old friends and neglected relationships that I started getting back great abundance. (QUICKLY) I DIDN’T Give to GET….but true to the Laws of Abundance The More I gave…..The more I GOT back. Are you familiar with the 30 day Gratitude Challenge? What is your opinion of the challenge?

  • Grateful you stopped by Andrew….

    Yes….familiar and live in the 30 day Gratitude Challenge….it’s a game changer….


    mark j

  • Aloha Frank

    Grateful you stopped by and took the time to create a list….

    What I really love-love-love….is your son listed first and last. Marvelous!!

    mark j

  • AHA!! You ‘get it’ …….we pick every single thing in our life…..every single thing……and this brilliant insight you’ve shared is something all readers should be grateful for….

    It is this insight that becomes the handmaiden to personal responsibility ……and if we ‘pick’ gratitude and it is the ’cause’ ….imagine the effects of that choice

    Grateful you took the time to comment…

    Keep growing

    mark j

  • Love that on your list you took the time to put, in writing….”I am grateful” in front of each thing. WOW

    You’ve taught me something, I am grateful!

    Keep growing

    mark j

  • Your parents? How fantastic is that?!!

    We all just learned something from you….it’s another of those things we take for granted and you’ve ‘smartened’ all of us up.

    I’m grateful for that.

    mark j

  • Mark,

    I’ve been doing this for a while and it ROCKS!

    I am grateful for the challenges that make me trust more.
    I am grateful that I don’t have to have all the answers
    I am grateful that my husband and I get to see the best in each other through working together in this business
    I am grateful to have grateful kids that are teenagers
    I am grateful for all the amazing people that have been put in our lives
    I am grateful how this business lets us give others hope and encouragement
    I am grateful for HOT yoga this morning
    I am grateful for bubble water afterwards!
    I am grateful for you and your training! Thank you


  • Jacque…..

    It’s clear you’ve been doing this……you are noticing the little things daily…..and…..after YogaX [P90X yoga work out] …..I’m feeling you about gratitude for water….. 🙂 OMG!

    I just am blown away by your gratitude for ‘not having all the answers’ …..the humility we develop if we stay with this practice is elegant….and clearly you have ‘got it’

    We’re grateful you stopped by

    mark j

  • -grateful for Love from Family and Friends
    – grateful for the water from our well
    -grateful for the beautiful flower gardens around our Home
    -grateful for our Home
    -grateful for the ability to ride my bike into town to make deposits at the bank
    -grateful for a sense of purpose and wellbeing

    thanks Mark

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