216: Rodney King: Full Contact Living

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Raised on the South Side of Johannesburg, South Africa, Rodney King has been fighting for nearly his entire life. Rodney has been practicing martial arts since a young adult, using his skills to protect himself from violence in his school and community. At 17 Rodney was kicked out of his home by his abusive, alcoholic mother.

Now, many years later, Rodney coaches and trains special forces soldiers, entrepreneurs, and other high performers in martial arts and self management. He has written a book called Full Contact Living and is completing his PHd in embodied leadership.

Favorite Success Quote

“The principles of success are easy to understand but hard to master”

Key Points

1. In Order to Have Success You Have to Put in the Work

Success does not come without work. No matter who you are or how good you believe you are, success does not come without work. You have to put your nose to the grindstone and work, sometimes for years before your goals will come to fruition.

You have to go through the phase of being at the bottom of the totem pole, being completely incompetent before you can become the master.

In order to have success, you have got to put in the work!

2. Perfection is an Illusion

No matter how good you become, you will never be perfect. Perfectionism is a disease that prevents you from living your life to the fullest. If you want to perform at your best, let go of perfectionism, you will never be perfect, but you can be excellent.

You will never be perfect, but you can become a master.

3. Your Body’s Attitude is Crucial 

Managing your state is an essential part of success. If your body is slouched and appears weak, you will also feel weak. However, if you have strong posture, stand up straight, smile, and take deep breaths, you will feel powerful and in charge.

Your state helps you to manage your life and take better charge of your emotions and mental state. Learn to master it and there is nothing that you cannot do.

4. Learn What You Need to Learn, Set the Intention and Take Action

The simplest formula for success is this. Learn what you need to learn, set your intention, and take the action.

If you want to become a successful entrepreneur, read, get mentors, and take course until you have the knowledge that you need, set your goal, and start taking massive action to achieve it.

No matter what your goal is, this formula will be the same whether you want to gain muscle, get better with women, become a great father, or start a billion dollar business.

Influential Books

1. Freedom from the Known jiddu Krishnamurti

2. Tribes by Seth Godin

3. Brand Against the Machine by John Michael Morgan

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Connect with Rodney King

fullcontactliving.org

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