Law of Attraction.

Reporter: How are you sir?

Conor: How are you?

Reporter: Good. Congratulations.

Conor: Thank you.

Reporter: I was asking you on Thursday about his right hand —

Conor: Yeah.

Reporter: Can I tell you what you told me?

Conor: I said, his right hand would get him into trouble, that’s the shot I predicted. I said he’d overload on his right hand, I said I’d slip, I said I’d bang the left hook, and that’s what happened.

Reporter: Word for word, you said:

I felt when we starred down, I felt his right hand was twitching, which was a subtle tell for me. He is ready to unload that right hand and I feel that could be a downfall for him. If he lets that right hand go I will not be there. I simply enter the way I enter and that is enough. They either over extended or they shrink away. But either way it is not good for them. I will create traps and dead space inside that octagon and I will walk him into that dead space but all of the sudden he will be in danger.

Reporter: How do you do that? How do you predict these things?

Connor: If you can see it here, and you have the courage enough to speak it, it will happen. I see these shots, I see these sequences and I don’t shy away from them. A lot of times people believe in certain things but they keep to themselves. They don’t put it out there. If you truly believe in it, if you become vocal with it, you are creating that law of attraction and it will become reality. I knew he would over extended and I knew I would catch him.



What Drives You?

‘What drives you to continue to put your body through this to compete?’

You know I only have one goal in this – I’m not in it for the fame, I’m not in it for the money, I’m in it for the accomplishment. I wanted to be world champion since I was a little kid. I wanted to win the Olympics, win the world championship. I used to watch Sugar Ray Leonard fight and I’d go put on my black trunks and tape up my hands and come in the kitchen and throw a bunch of punches in front of my mom and tell her I was going to beat up Sugar Ray some day. And uh, that wasn’t to get on t.v. and it wasn’t to get money — that was — I want the belt. I want to be world champion. I want one day, one moment, one night, best in the world.

And that’s what its all about for me; everyday that’s what I think about. You know, I think about the new guys that come in, I think about the current guys that are here, the veterans – and you’ve got to beat them all. You gotta be ready to beat them all – every style, every guy, every man alive if you want to be world champion. And uh, there is just no time to waste – you can’t waste anytime!

If you watch this video, if you’re watching right now and you’re motivated by something I am saying… change your shoes and get out the door right now. Don’t waste any time. Don’t do it tomorrow. If you’ve got a habit and you want to drop your habit, drop it right now. Don’t think I’ll do it next week, don’t wait for a resolution of some sort, don’t waste any time – start right now.

That would be my biggest advice. But that’s what drives me you know – I’ve got a goal. You always want to set a goal. Then set your little goals the achieve the big goal. And being consistent and being driven… good things will happen.


~ Chael Sonnen ~

Stop Whining, Start Grinding: By Basquiat Picasso; Featuring Eric Thomas, Les Brown, and Tony Robbins


Sometimes we get so caught up on, I’m not feeling it today, or I don’t like that person or, I don’t like this circumstance or this situation. You got to get mature; you got to be at a place where you say you are going to do something, no matter what happens you do it. Because when you start grinding, when you start waking up early, when you start keeping your word to yourself, to your boss, like when you get going to 120, when you’re all in by any means necessary, you start seeing stuff and you start experiencing stuff and you start having stuff that people who are not doing that, they never get.

You don’t get in life what you want, you get in life what you are – what you subconsciously believe that you deserve. And as you look at where you want to go you are constantly working deliberately in the process of developing yourself to become that kind of person, that kind of manager, having that kind of consciousness to create what you want to create in your life experience. A lot of people lay back and wait for their ship to come in. No! I think you need to swim out there to that ship and pull it in.

Whatever you believe, if you think life is just a waste of time, doesn’t matter what you do, or you know, you’re big boned… then obviously you’re not going to go for it. You’re not going to try to lose weight, you’re not going to push for that next level of your career or your finances or your relationship or anything else. Beliefs control us.

Stop whining, for real because when you whine you’re wasting energy. And you only have so much energy, you only have so many hours, you only have so many weeks, so many months, so many years to live and if you waste it whining and complaining you will never get to your dreams and your goals. But if you just buckle down, bear down and say, ‘Look I’ma get through this pain, I’ma get through this frustration, because on the other side of pain is a reward,’ man you’ll have things that people who whine and complain will never have and  you’ll experience life in a way that they will never experience.

Most people go to their graves taking their ideas with them not wanting to make any mistakes, not wanting to fail, not wanting to step on anybody’s toes, not wanting to hurt anybody’s feelings, wanting to be known as the nice guy or nice lady, not wanting to be perceived as being pushy – and so they go to their graves with all of their music in them because they weren’t willing to act. They weren’t willing to step into the arena; they weren’t willing to take care of business. And you got to decide within yourself, ‘come what may, let the chips fall where they may but I am going into action, I am going to do something and I am going to do it now.’

Maybe the question to ask is, where I want my life to be today, and where am I really going? What is my destiny? What’s going to fill me up, what’s going to give me the meaning for my life, what’s going to give me joy in my life? Not just achievement but real enjoyment – a sense of meaning and aliveness?



Eric Thomas

Les Brown

Tony Robbins

Transcript created from a video by Basquiat Picasso:

Here’s To You…

Here’s to the tough guy. Here’s to the guy who is going hard to whole time. Whether he’s down by 100 points or ahead by 100 points he’s going hard the whole time; trying to get one more. If he’s ahead by 100, he wants to be ahead by 101. If he’s down by 100, he’s going to close that gap to be down by 99.

Here’s to the guy that despite being tired, despite being behind, despite his coach yelling at him, he finds that one reason to stay in that battle, that one reason to stay in the fire and fight.

Here’s to you, Chael Sonnen.