321 - Crushing the Daily Grind (feat. Colin Morgan)
Now, if you live in New York City, or if you live near New York City on January fifteenth, I am hosting a launch party for my book for the tiny, leaps big changes book. I am going to be having a free event one hundred percent free where I will be attendance. I will have books available. I will be getting interviewed about the writing process about what you can expect from it. What I was trying to do with it. You can sort of hear the back story on it. And then I will be doing a signing. If you want to learn more, if you're like, yeah. I really wanna go to this. All you have to do is go to tiny leaps event dot com. Tiny leaps event dot com. That'll take you to the RSVP page. That's where you can go to learn a little bit more about the event find where these spaces, so and so forth and RSVP. Hey, so real quick heads up. Up here as you go into the episode. It seems my recording software kind of screwed up here. So my audio quality is not as good as you are used to. However, the interview is top notch so bear with the audio quality on this one the guest qualities fantastic mine is just a little so I apologize. There's a couple more episodes that are like this. So we'll just sort of pushed through them, but the content is worthwhile. So thank you. And enjoy the episode and this at the I sit down with Colin Morgan of the daily grind business. Hot cast. You talk about. Well, there's a lot. But we talk about some really really fascinating information around the grind around drive around ambition and how he became a professional golfer. So stick around because this is tiny leaks. Big. Wealthy. Another episode of tiny weeds, big changes, where share simple strategies, you can use to get more out of your life. My name is Greg clueless. And in this episode. I'm sitting down with someone who I think I've known for what year now or two I think it's just over a year. Okay. So just over a year in in that time, he's very quickly become one of the people that I am most grateful to have in my circle we were able to meet in person for the first time at the podcast movement conference down in Philly this past summer, and the level of conversation that this guy is willing incapable of having especially as it relates to top some our favorite topics like entrepreneurship, personal developments or improving our cells. Our minds on our -bility to g our goals. It's it's very high quality. And there's a reason for that. Because he is the host of the daily grind business podcast. And as the name suggests it released daily like that's insane. I I've done this show daily in the past in I burned out after like three or four months easing keeping going for well well over a year now, right? Yeah. Just just over a year and two months year in two months releasing every single day. So. I don't know how he does it. But one of the things we're going to try and find out on this podcast is how he organizes himself to make something like that happen how he keeps himself motivated in not burn out on something like that. I know when I was doing it. I burned out on my contact real quick. And more importantly, how we can sort of take the same techniques and philosophies that he uses to make that possible and apply to our own lives. Regardless of what the goal is. So Colin Morgan, how're you doing today, sir? Greg clueless any day. I get to speak with Gregg cleanness is a good day for me. Thank you so much for Miller show van. No doubt. It is an honor to have you. Let's start with what I find to be the most interesting question here, you are a professional golfer. I was. Yeah. I don't meet many of those that actually I think you're the first set who I tell us a little bit about how that happened. Yeah. You know, what I sports has always been a big part of my life, especially growing up. I didn't have much interest in school. But I love Jim and I loved hockey specifically Gulf tennis, any type of racquet sports soccer. I just my my life was fueled by sports, and I absolutely loved the competition. I love the friends I had to meet, and I got to meet along the way and from a young age, I excelled very quickly at a lot of different sports hockey, and golf or probably the two which I excelled the most at and I had come to realization at one point that I had to pick one or the other my parents were sick of of doing to sports, and I had I was really doing seven sports, but they're like yet a pick one and really stick with it. And this was in high school. So I really loved golf I found it very therapeutic to be on the Gulf coach. For hours at a time. I enjoyed the grind of practicing every everyday playing every day improving and seeing those results and I was excelling at it as a junior. So I decided to put on eggs in one basket, I got a full scholarship down to the US after two years. I decided that I wanted to play professionally so a I put my hand into it for three years, I really loved it. But I look back, and I didn't love it as much as I thought I did I did it more for reasons which we can talk about a little bit later. But I didn't do that. Because of my passion for it. I did it because that's what I thought. Other people wanted me to do. And over those three years. I actually started to get worse in Gulf believe it or not and I had to come to realize -ation. That's a I need to find a new career path. And that was a very difficult transition for me, but that's essentially how I got into professional call. And and how I got out in a very short. Apsis? So here's what I don't quite understand. And this might be a simple because of lack of knowledge of the Gulf war of never in my life, played golf except for dominating, my family, many golf every what you say that you decided that you wanted to go pro. That doesn't seem like enough. How how did you go from? Okay. Not. I'm going to go pro to actually being pro by what does that process? Look like a both in the golf world. An would that look like for you wolf for me? It was very confusing time. I really didn't know what my future had for me. Because like, I said everything was all my energy all my efforts. Everything was put towards sports, I really didn't put much towards education. I didn't know anything about business or or life outside of that. So I had to make the realization like I have to jump into this. So I just jumped in essentially playing professional is now playing for money. So the tournament to enter our big fee in order to get in your plan for cash prizes as opposed to his Amador. You're more playing for the prestige in trophies. So it's a really different way of playing the game. It's a it's a it's a mindset that you need to specifically have. Not a lot of people have that. I know the best Amador's who didn't transition over into professional just because of that cash aspect, but yeah, that's how I got into it. I mean, I think that my skills took me to a certain point where I could play professionally like, it was something that was realistic. I had been doing well enough in Amador events. I did really well junior. So it wasn't out of the realm of possibility of reaching the PGA tour, although in my head, I kind of knew I wasn't going to do it. So. You mentioned that that transition from amateur to pro wants money gets involved in. We see this to be true across any sport or or activity really wants money gets involved out the pressure goes out. Yeah. The the presser formed the pressure to win and because of that increase in pressure you end up performing much poorer than you did pressure puts us into the situation where we almost default to our like core level activities are based activities the things that humans tend to do when they're freaking out in can't add logic to the mix. How did you manage that in the beginning it how did you navigate that pressure off while I've put a lot of money into this tournament? If I don't walk away with something like this hurt. Yeah. I mean for me, it was all about preparation that something that I do try to do my regular life. Now is that Il whether gnome. Matter what I'm doing. I realized that there's a point in time where I can't just jump out of bed and do something there's time that needs to be put in it the practice that I put into honing my craft as a golfer was countless amount of hours. So for me standing on the T yet. Now, you're playing for money as opposed to play for prestige in trophy. It's still the same thing. Like, I it's difficult to think of but it's just a game. Right. And you put so much time into the game. And you just have to look at one shot at a time. Because if you look forward as in the future, it can be very overwhelming. Or if you look at a score scoreboard someone's posted ten under for the round today. It's a it's a bit of a mine. I don't wanna use the F word, but a bit of a mine f so it's just about taking. I mean, you're you're okay. The future. Okay in her. Yeah. So it's just about taking it one one shot at a time in its that's the philosophy. I take in life. Now. It's just one day at a time. I can only see what's in front of me. Although I have the end goal in mind. I can only change what I'm doing right now. I can't change the past. I can't change the future. So it's about doing that. And it's very difficult to do. But once you become a little bit more consciously aware of it. It becomes a little bit easier. For those people who don't know who you are Phyllis a little bit on what it is. You do now you've transitioned out of being professional golfer. I mentioned that you're supposed of the daily grind business podcast. But what what is your world encompassed right now? I m a podcast or I am a business owner where we help small to medium sized businesses along with startups. Find funding von capital through banks government programs or investors, whether those investors or private investors VC's or angel investor firms. I'm also a marketing consultant, I do a small amount of coaching idea affiliate marketing, and what I encompass all of that into entrepreneurship. So I have my hand and a whole bunch of different things. My main focus is is growing our business. And and my show which I tried to continuously push all the time in grow and get better. But I do a lot of things man as. As you know. You know, the love to hear from you. How have you? Nudist at all these ills and serve the mental game that you accomplished in were able to acquire while being professional golfer that that sort of translated over to your life is notch. Now absolutely one hundred percent. I believe that a athletic mindset is key into entrepreneurship for kind of the reasons that I mentioned before about the preparation is that I find it very difficult to try and play a game in whether that be business where you're in business with some of the most successful people who themselves are bettering themselves every day, not just in their business. But personally physically emotionally, mentally and in sports as we see with a bunch of different athletes. They don't just focus on safer golf. We don't just focus on our swing. You focus on union union nutrition. Your physical fitness your mental game. Also, your spirituality wanna be. Tuned to be able to be center every single day. So that you can start to become consistent and see the results you wanna see. So for in entrepreneurship, all of those things I learned about preparation about work ethic that translates over into what I'm doing now. And it did take awhile for me to get that. But once you realize the importance of that, you realize that if you're in business, and you're looking to acquire capital in you're up against thousands of other people who are to you need to stand out, you need to do the things that are necessary for you to excel in whatever area, it is in your life that you're trying to excel in that starts with the things you do every single day. When no one's watching. How do you you mentioned in the middle there? This idea of being sort of into with your own spirituality, getting yourself to a place where you can be centered as so as to create consistency. This is something that's been on my mind quite a bit lately. Both in my personal life and my business life in my creative projects at because. By sort of default. I've always been a person who has an ideas and needs to produce immediately or feel like. Case. I there are there. There are positives to that. But one very big negative is that there is inconsistency in my mom's. It's always been a question of mine will how how do you create consistency in the things you do in being able to not just show up everyday? But show up at a consistent level each time that you're doing it. How do you do that? While I think in the simplest terms it again. We'll go back to the seems to be like we're going back to Cuba. I'm going back to sports. But if you look at how say football team prepares an plays, and then watches film at the end, I believe that in order to get better there needs to be a conscious level of self awareness. And it's something that you not only need to. Critique what it is that you're doing, but you need to you need to go back and watch what you're doing. Right. I think a lot of times we talk about you know, we learn from our failures when I believe that we learned from our wins. I believe that if we can understand what we really do. Well, then we can now copy that and that becomes consist. Isn't because of her focusing on our failures a lot of times that could be negative, and yes, we can learn a lot want you to think that can't. But in terms of what it is that you excel at it's becoming really aware of what it is that you're excelling at what people are loving that you're doing and just bettering that version of yourself consistently getting better and being consciously aware of I really excel in this one area. I get that. What areas do I not excel at how did I get to excelling in say speaking, and how can I take that process that I've obviously developed because it's not something that comes natural. It's a process how do you take that process and copy that process over into another area of your life? Does that make sense? Yeah. That makes perfect sense. And I think you're right. I think it is sort of taking the time to reflect on what you're doing. So that you can have a real conscious understanding of who you are in relation to this thing. I'm curious if you've seen. We've talked about your. Developed to discipline in the sports arena. How translated over to business? I'm curious if you've seen that same thing whether from the business or from earlier in life at translate into your personal like how you deal with interpersonal relationships or your own fitness or nutrition or anything like that. I'm curious to see you've you've seen it pop up there as well at times. When I look back like for me. I had such a a blessed. Upbringing I had really everything that I could ever ask for my parents always provided me with so many opportunities to do. Well in excel and always gave me the opportunities to do the things that I wanted to do. Now when you are that type of person when you do have that happen in your life. Really when you face failure you face adversity. It's very difficult to deal with face that in a big way as a young adult in university. And for a long time, I really went down a bad path. And I think that that bad path taught me a lot about myself as I continued to to try to get over that incident and better myself as a person and just try to become. A little bit happier. So to speak in my daily life. You learn a lot about your upbringing. That's that moment in time. And now how to not forget. But learn how to deal with that moment on a consistent basis. And I learned a lot about myself during that time, I think when you face adversity you face something in life, it it builds a callous, right? Like, all of a sudden you have muscle to deal with things in your life. And for me, what it did is like to me, I feel like I couldn't go through much worse. So now, it's at a point where I had to decide. What do I do do I succumb to what happened? Or now. Do I use that as fuel to consistently better myself, and I almost feel now I almost feel bulletproof because nothing anyone can say or do that. I haven't said or done to my not done to myself, but said to myself, so for me, just creating that consistency is all about you know, what I'm just trying to become the best version of myself. I understand what had happened. I understand how to face that adversity and how to overcome things now. And I think when you learn how to overcome obstacles. And that's something that I try to do every day myself. Now, Greg is just try to put myself in uncomfortable positions where I can overcome something because if I can overcome something when big problems arise, I know how to deal with it. And I don't succumb to that pressure. I don't succumb to the moment. I'm able to fight through and fight through that adversity in order to come through the other side and lot of times may be don't win. But if you have that mentality. And at least you give that effort. I think really that's all that matters. Yeah. And I can definitely agree with that just from own life in business. I'm always in the best physician when I'm willing to treat things as an opportunity to either learn how to overcome it or to sort of test my -bility to overcome it. I'm wondering are you willing to share more about what happened? I mean for me in a synopsis. I was I was physically mentally abused. So I mean, it's difficult when you're when you're a young man, and you're an athlete, and you have this. You know, this vision of what a man supposed to be. And then that happens, right? And you really feel powerless, and you feel like that masculinity in would it supposed to feel like to be to be a man is kind of taken away from you? So. Yeah. And. Without diving deeper than you, you feel comfortable has how has your view of of. I guess being a man how has that changed like what your definition of that is while I think it's just about like, I try to not I think it's just about being a good person. You know, like there's so many things that happen to in your life and not to say, my situ, I know people and I've spoken with people who situations absolutely blow your mind, and it puts into perspective what you have. And how in the moment, it feels like you're in this bubble that you can't get out of right? Like, all your all your thinking about is yourself, and you become because of that you become very self absorbed into your own life. And you want to seclude yourself from everything else. When you forget that you know, you. For me. I had such a strong support system with my family. I have all the opportunities to overcome whatever it is. That is going on in my life. I just need to let people help right? I think people forget that you need to let people help you in. Although you think that no one's going to understand or people are going to really judge you for what happened. They really don't like everyone goes through something. And if you can be vulnerable and open up about what happened you're gonna see that there's light at the end of the tunnel. And for for me that happened in there are so many other things that happen in the process like I'll share with you a story, Greg. I had a friend in university went through something similar to me. And we never told each other about it. But we became very close because we knew like we looked at each other. And we kinda see I could see the pain in his eyes on what he was going. Through and for two years after university. We never spoke and one day. He connected with me and said, I'm gonna come down to Canada to visit you, and what was supposed to be a week trip ended up being a whole summer, and we had plans where he wanted to caddy for me full-time. We we were going to go away to the US. We're going to pursue my dream of playing in his dream of caddying. And we were a great team, and he came from a military background. So the discipline that he instilled at me at that time was outstanding. And I'll always remember him for that. Like, I be bartending until two, but I still have to get up at five, and I still have to work out. Eat properly in practice in play do the things necessary. He understood the process, and that's really what he taught me in myself at that moment when we're both struggling we're both helping each other. But what happened is we went to a turnament together in we're on the. I toll in to make this really quick sue people probably don't understand golf as much as I do. We saw we saw someone cheat on the first hole, and we looked at each other. And we said, oh, we're going to bring that up at the end of the round and the whole round, man. This was the final day. I was leading all I could think about was confronting this person. Like I didn't want to and with that came to is I shot eighty in the final round miss the money by one. And when I was at the scores table of so upset with the way, I was playing that I forgot to confront this guy. And we were in that we were in the car together. And he wasn't talking to me in. We're like twenty minutes in. He's looked at me like, you know, call on a really disappointed in you. And I'm like we talking about man, I just shot eighty like leave me alone. We're talking about. And then he brought up the incident and at the time, I I hated to ever feel. Like, I was wrong. So I was fighting him on it. And we were both very stubborn. So for the hour and a half back. We said one word to each other. He got into his spot into the house. He packed up and he left and I never saw him or spoke to him again. And it's sad to think about how something so small affected such a strong bond. And you know, I lied to my my family and friends that I did speak with him. But. You know, men two years later. He. Yeah. He took his own life and passed away and not that I feel responsible. But you know, what he was going through was much worse, obviously than than what I was. And I was so self centered at the time to think that you know, what I had going on was the only thing in the world. And I look back on that. That's the biggest thing I still regret to this day. So today, all I try to think about is. How can I provide value in others lives? So because you never know what people are going through, man. I know it's a long story. But I think it's important for people to realize that. Yes, your life is important. But the way you treat others every single encounter that you have can affect what they're going through them. What you will go through. So to always be kind to two people in yourself. What? Krisha you for for being willing to share that? What have you found in that the time sins? What have you found is the I guess number? Not it is not really number two. What have you found has helped to? Support others when regardless of what they might be feeling because obviously we can't always know like you said before people forget that others want to help them. And I think it was even further people even when they do remember. There is fear of sharing. There's this fear of of being open to others in in letting them in in being vulnerable enough to receive help his alternately that is what you need to do is be vulnerable in order for other people to help healthy with that puts you at the wrist of being hurt as well. So how have you found since this event since as things happening in college since just throughout your life? How you found that you've been able to best connect with others end. Either dig deeper in in get those things or without knowing those things still angry or three yourself. It just starts with one person. And like for me, I kinda came to realize as like, I'm already going through pain in your Ardy going through pain. There's people listening people out there who are going through pain and even air Thomas talks about you might as well get something for your pain. Right. And if you continue to go like the definition of insanity is trying to do the same thing over and over and a lot of people are doing that. And whether that's a family member for me. It wasn't for me. It was like an outside person that I did not know that I felt comfortable with sharing what happened. And then all of a sudden, you get comfortable the feel it with one other person and another person because you start to see how people deal with it. And you start to see how they'll push you up. And all the sudden you're able to not have a y Mia tude. But instead a why not me outta -tude which is super important them for others. Someone told me once Greg. Like right down on a piece of paper, the ten closest people in your life and beside their names in order from one to ten right down with their biggest like what do they want to accomplish most at a life? And I remember sitting there, and I'm like, I don't I don't even know what my mom wants to accomplish. I didn't know one person what they wanted to accomplish in. That was a big Big Eye opener for me. So, you know, for people out there, if you're wondering, how do you help people it starts with the people closest to you? And if you don't know. What their biggest goals are what they want to achieve what they want out of life. You cannot be there to help or support them. So figure out what that one thing is. And then consciously always be there to try to help them achieve their goals. And I'm telling you, it's it's much more rewarding. When you see other people succeed because of how you help them than how they're helping you all your focused on his, you know, who else can I get my circle the help. But you're also providing that them what you're gonna find is when you do that doors open for you, people are going to be so much more open and willing to to listen and help and open doors for you. Will you never thought you could introduce you to people you never thought you could. And that's a sensually, man. What's happen with with the podcast? I know you you've experienced that yourself as you can provide value to others. It comes back in waves. Absolutely. Could not could not agree more as your new project told Dr could you tell us out? Yes, I'm combining combining my old profession Gulf with what I do on the podcast. And I'm bringing a unique fresh entertaining approach to interviews where we're going to be filming it on on a golf course. The first episode is with Dave Meltzer becoming out December first we have scheduled right now. So tha round thirty minute episode done on a golf course a fun scene at some music in just trying to provide Greg a people with a unique experience. I see a lot of podcasts out there. We all kind of do the same thing. Right. Like in terms of we ask different questions in you provide so much value. And there's other people there who I watch. And I wanted to do something unique in different that I felt like I've always wanted to do. And just like you whenever I put my mind to something. Now, I need to execute on it because I hate myself if I tone. Absolutely. So what is the how would you describe it to someone who's never listen to podcasts or watch the video on YouTube? Why should they take the time to watch this? I mean, if for anyone out there, if if you just if you're interested in just bettering yourself and learning from some of the most highly successful people in the world, and what behaviors they have. And how they think in in the steps they took in order to get where where they are. That's how I built my business. That's how I've got myself out of rock bottom from learning from others. And this is this is a way free to do that. It's really simple fund painless. You can listen to it on any platform. Even if you don't wanna watch a video, you can you can watch short clips or or an audio version, but just like Greg show here if you're listening to Greg show, your obviously into personal development, you're obviously under. Stand that tiny leaps lead to those big changes. And if you want to to get a different approach from different people than come on hop on Dr. As of Colin. How can we connect with you? How can we listen or watch the show and where else can reserve go deeper on the conversation? Absolutely yet, my podcast, simplifying the daily grind business podcast. You can go to daily grind podcast dot com. All-share my my business page, which is plan. The number to profit during candidates dot CA in the US. It's dot US. Follow me on Instagram is podcast is the daily grind business. Cast is really really good stuff. It. I'm still shocked at how he's able to consistently produce a daily show that does not feel like many of the other daily shows out there. But he pulls it off in in so giving listen, you're already listening to this podcast. Search his really really easy. Yes. To make Colin. I wanna say thank you for being willing to be vulnerable for being willing to share everything that's happened to you everything that's happened. Since end your mental models of how we sort of navigated them. I know somebody's listening to this in his own walkaway with that old leash in moment. That's gonna. Help them lock the rest of their Greg. Thanks so much for for having this platform for providing the value consistently that you do I know from listening to it and hearing people's experiences that you're that you're changing lies and the more vulnerable that everyone can get the more. We can learn the more we can better our cells. And that's what it's all about. So thanks so much, man. And for those of you listening on thank you. It always blows my mind that you're willing to spend any amount of time with me. But the fact that you are here is an absolute honor of thank you so much for that. If you have already click that subscribe that is the best way to make sure you never miss a new episode. And all as always remember that all the changes come from the tiny leaves you take every day.