The Cold Shower Challenge

Back in 2015, I decided to take part in a cold shower challenge. If you aren’t familiar with the challenge, it’s pretty straight forward. Only take cold showers for 30 days straight.

During the challenge, I shot this video to provide my insights and take-a-ways.

Today I take about 6-10 cold showers per week. It’s now part of my habit, and most people think I’m crazy…but it’s awesome. I feel so much more alive and it reminds me that if I can take a freezing cold shower (especially in the winter) than I can do anything.

Through my mentoring and leadership work with millennials and organizations, I have found that most people are looking at the millennials generation (or all generations) the wrong way.

As the millennials generation is becoming more and more important to understand, we have to start asking ourselves the right questions and developing the right solutions.

When we do this, it will begin to make our cultures stronger, our relationships deeper, and our businesses more profitable.

Here is a glimpse into my work at Ignite DFW.

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics—with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides which automatically advance after 15 seconds. For more info, check out http://ignitedallas.org/

Resources

  1. Hard Work & Patience by Gary Vaynerchuck – Are you struggling to find the motivation to work hard every day? Watch this video every morning for a week and I guarantee you will be getting your ass up and moving by the end of it. I use motivational and inspirational videos like this on a daily basis because it gives me the extra little kick to get my butt moving. Gary is the man and this is an awesome video – check it out!
  2. The Slight Edge – You only become complacent when you accept things for as they are and don’t do anything about it. Unfortunately (and fortunately) there is no such thing as an overnight success, so you will have to work every single day in order to reach your goal. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be hard. Pick up a copy of this book (The Slight Edge) and master the principles of improving your daily rituals and routines in order to find huge gains in the long term. It doesn’t take much, just a daily commitment to getting better.  This book really helped me and I know it can help you.
  3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 – In order to start focusing on the ‘right things’, it’s time you understood what those right things are. If you don’t know what you should be focusing on, it’s like driving with no map. StrengthsFinder is one of the most researched personal assessment in the world, and one of the most used as well. By understanding and choosing to focus on your strengths, you will far outperform those who continually try to improve things outside of their control. Take the test, and use the resources in this book – it will help you become more focused and more patient in the process.

I highly recommend any and all of these resources to help you become a better leader and more patient in the process.

After you’ve gone through these and you are still feeling like you need help, contact me. I have a couple of spots open for my mentorship program right now, which would give you an individualized plan so you can get over the obstacles and success at whatever you are looking to win at. If you are even just the least bit interested, you can reach me directly at scott@scottabradley.com.