Are You Tired of Dealing With Frustration in Rainbow Six Siege?

The other day, I was watching the latest episode of the Logic Bomb Podcast with Lanie Dixon, game user researcher for Ubisoft Montreal and Rainbow Six Siege.

Zironicdk, Get Flanked, and Prodigio Pete are amazing at doing what they do on the Logic Bomb Podcast, but this episode really stuck out to me.

They were talking about frustration as it relates to gameplay mechanics and individual operators, and I had some thoughts that go along with it from a slightly different perspective.

I appreciate these guys’ dedication to having the greatest experience possible in the game I love so much, and I wanted to add to their conversation.

  1. Frustration is a YOU problem.

It’s easy to focus on frustration, but that’s not the answer…

What you focus on you feel.  If you choose to focus on frustration, you’re going to feel it more strongly, and that only leads to more frustration.  Your brain will be set to look for things that frustrate you, and that does not lead down the road to happiness.  

Yes, your opinions are valid.  When you articulate them to the developers and researchers in charge of balancing gameplay and frustration, it is up to them to make the changes.  It’s up to you to deal with it, adapt, and adjust.

  1. When you are focused on frustration, you are focused on what you can’t control.

If you take a look at mixed martial arts (MMA), different fighters bring different skills and attributes to the table similar to operators in Siege.  There’s the age old adage of styles make fights. 

What happens when a fighter fights differently than anyone else?  What happens when they make you play their game?  

If you are worried about what the opponent is going to do (or might do)…You’ve already lost.  You have put yourself into reaction mode, and out of proactive mode. You are focusing on what you can’t control.

If someone is a leg locker (which can be super frustrating to deal with), are you just going to cry about it or learn how to deal with it?

It’s the same thing when it comes to frustration in Siege…

It’s up to you to get innovative to deal with what you have in front of you.  It’s up to you to focus on what you can do. The second you start thinking, “What if I get punched in the face?” is when you get punched in the face.

  1. Frustration means to change your approach

So what happens when you run into “bad teammates”?  What happens when your team picks “dumb operators”? What happens if a game breaking glitch happens?

Simple.

Change your approach!

Frustration is an action signal.  You are not wrong for feeling frustration.  Every human being does…

It’s up to you to interpret in an empowering way, and the only way to do that is to recognize it for what it is…

Change your approach.  Try something else.  

Pick a different operator.

Get new teammates.

Take ownership of your ability to change things, and own up when you mess up!

By the way,

If you want to hang out with Marty, learn about weight loss, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, music, and of course watch some Rainbow Six Siege, come hang out at https://twitch.tv/coach_werewolf

Amazing New Video! The Truth About Cosplay Every Rainbow Six Super Fan Needs

Most people think that to physically embody your favorite operator, you have to go on restrictive diets. But that’s not true. In fact, online trolls are praying you never see this video that helps you become your favorite operator, support your favorite game in your own unique way, and gain the love and support of loyal fans, but here it is:

This video represents just a summary of what rainbow six super fans need when it comes to cosplay. With the consequences of ignoring this advice ranging from weeks of wasted effort to throwing tons of money out the window, take the time to educate yourself on the proper methods to physically embody your favorite operator

Nobody wants to be an overweight Jager…Even though he did just lose some speed…

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Get the most out of your workout

Get the most out of your workout

Small hinges swing big doors

– W. Clement Stone

This quote is by W. Clement Stone.

W. Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author.

The big idea here is if your hinges are rusty, you’re going to have trouble making big moves.

Here’s how this applies to you and getting the most out of your workout:

Life often works this way.  The small moving parts have the biggest impact on getting results.  Your body is no different.

Many people after a long layoff try to jump right back in where they left off…

Others who are active continue down the path of getting stronger, but then the gains suddenly stop.  They hit a brick wall, and your body feels the same way.

In both cases, the likely culprits are the small “hinges” of the body that have big consequences down the muscular chain.

Ignoring this can have catastrophic consequences to your body and results.  At the very least it leads to spinning wheels and grinding gears…

Or it can lead to a traumatic injury that could take years to recover from.

Here are some examples:

The hip flexors are a group of muscles that are small in comparison to your quads.

Your piriformis is a small muscle in the back of your hip that is really small in comparison to your glutes…and the damage it can cause when it is short and tight.

In either case, when these muscles get “rusty” they shut down the larger muscles and keep them from doing their job.

However, when properly maintained…

You’ll be in a lot less pain.

You’ll prevent injuries before they happen.

You’ll get a lot stronger, a lot faster while working a lot less harder…

Not to mention, it will allow for the muscular development that gives you the body you want and turns some heads.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Take the time to stretch before and after your workout
  2. Stretch before you go to bed
  3. Reap the benefits of taking care of your hinges

Hey, by the way

If your #1 desire is to take this to the next level, I’d like to invite you to check out the FREE Facebook Group, “Re-Awaken Your Competitive Spirit” at https://facebook.com/groups/reawaken. This makes it easy for you to get the most out of your workout without constantly feeling constricted and in pain.

How every former athlete can lose weight on autopilot

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise

– Benjamin Franklin

This quote is by Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the United States of America.

The big idea here is going to bed early and waking up early sets you up for success.

Here’s how this applies to you and your weight loss success:

My wife woke up this morning and said something profound.  She said, “It’s amazing that sleep and weight loss are pretty much one in the same.”

She had always fought the notion to get a good amount of sleep.  She would use the excuse of stress or not wanting to miss out on time with me or something else.

Ever since she has been making the habit of consistent sleep a priority, she’s been losing weight and excess body fat rapidly.

The benefits of consistent sleep also trickle throughout the rest of your life.

It sets you up to form the habits of success for the morning, mid-day, and night.

I like to think of the 3 parts of the day as the “Prep Phase”, the “Action Phase”, and the “After-Action Phase”.

When you get up early…

No one will be bothering you in the morning.  Distractions will be at a minimum so you can get the most important tasks out of the way and strategize for the rest of the day.

During the mid-day, while most people are still struggling to get going, you’ll be wrapping up the day and feeling accomplished about the work that you have put in. 

That leaves the night for a nice, easy unwinding so sleep will come quickly and easily.

So what does this have to do with weight loss?  Simple.

Sleep is the #1 determining factor in maintaining (or obtaining) a healthy weight.

Sleep helps your body and brain repair.  It helps regulate your mood and minimize anxiety.  It aids your memory and ability to learn. Perhaps most importantly, it boosts your immune system and makes you more resilient to stress and injury.

So you can see how getting into the habit of consistent sleep aids with your ability to THRIVE at a healthy weight in the game of life.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Wake up early
  2. Create the habits that will propel you forward in the Morning, Mid-day, and Night
  3. Go to bed early and get 7 ½ to 9 hrs of sleep

Your health, your wealth, and probably everyone you come in contact with will thank you for it.

Oh, by the way…
If you seriously want to turbocharge this process, I’d like to invite you to check out the FREE Facebook Group, “Re-Awaken Your Competitive Spirit” at https://facebook.com/groups/reawaken. This makes it easy for you to lose weight on autopilot without getting caught up in quick fixes that don’t work.

Heal yourself naturally

REAL FOOD is the best medicine

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food

Hippocrates

This quote is by Hippocrates, the father of medicine

The big idea here is the quality and quantity of the fuel you put in your body matters.

Here’s how this applies to us and weight loss:

Your body is a machine

Let’s look at it for what it is…your body is a biochemical engine.

It only recognizes a few fuel sources.  You may know them as carbs, fats, and proteins.  Your body doesn’t know what to do with added chemicals and preservatives.  That means that the unrecognizable chemicals have trouble or outright can’t be broken down by your body’s digestive system.  As a result, they end up getting stored in body fat. This in turn tanks your immune system and makes you more susceptible to viruses and illness.

Proactive medicine comes from the farm not the pharmacy

When I was a fat 100 lb. overweight band director, I lived in Greenville, MS.

It was the start of my career.  I would emotionally eat an endless amount of junk to try and numb the pain of a boring life.

To make matters worse, our tap water was literally brown.  (Seriously, you can google it) We lived in the middle of a soybean field and were constantly being bombarded by pesticides from crop dusters.

This led to the unhealthiest time of my life.  Constant illness. Constant pain. Constant worry, dread, and self-abuse.

Since our state is usually at least 10 years behind the times, in 2012-2013 it was impossible to find high quality nutrients.  People didn’t know what organic meant, and they would certainly laugh at you if you asked for wild-caught fish or grass-fed beef.

We did the best we could with what we had available.

So what did we do?

We found the cleanest, highest quality nutrients available.  Sometimes we would even travel halfway across the state to shop for groceries.

When you habitually ingest the highest quality ingredients available, your body will transform that food into fuel for power and repairs.  That means you’ll be running as efficiently as possible and stay as protected as possible from illness.

If you skimp on paying for the groceries now, you’ll be paying a doctor later.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Eat Real Food
  2. Stay away from processed food and chemicals
  3. Ask yourself are you healing or harming yourself with what you’re about to consume
  4. Stop Watching life from the sidelines

One more thing…
If you’re a former athlete who is committed tomake this even easier, take a minute tocheck out the Life After Sports Survival Toolkit at https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit. This makes it easy for you to heal yourself naturally without getting caught up in quick fixes that don’t work.

How every entrepreneur can avoid letting the world get you down

How every entrepreneur can avoid letting the world get you down

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

Arabian Proverb

The definition of hope is: a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.

The big idea here is holistic health across the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional planes is the catalyst for change.

Here’s how this applies to us and avoiding letting the state of the world affect our ability to change:

Change.

If hope is involved, you’re looking for something to change.

You might be saying, I hope something doesn’t happen…How could that equate to change?

The truth is you’re looking for a change in your mental and emotional state around an outcome.

When I lost 100 lbs., it was hope that sparked the change.  First I had to want it, then I had to expect it. I felt so trapped by low energy levels and the circumstances of my career as a band director and science teacher.  

I found inspiration in other former athletes’ stories of weight gain and redemption.  Watching MMA athletes drastically change their physical appearance in such a short time frame gave me hope that I could do it for myself.

After I had lost a ton of weight, I still wasn’t healthy despite my new outward appearance.  I was lacking in mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I set out on a journey to find myself and my true purpose in the game of life.

I thought that losing weight would make me worthy, but it did nothing for it.

It wasn’t until I became a coach and helped others to lose weight, look and feel great, and change their life that I found hope.

We all find hope when we provide value in our own unique way and help others to find their hope.

It’s true that hope is not a strategy, but it’s the start.  The first step to hope is health.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Expect and desire for something to change
  2. Find a proven strategy
  3. Go

Oh, by the way

If you’re a entrepreneur who is committed to take this to the next level, drop what you’re doing and check out the Life After Sports Survival Toolkit at https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit. This makes it easy for you to find hope without letting the world get you down.

Taking the Stress Off Your Body A strategy to staying sane during quarantine…

Today, more that ever, all of us are struggling to not fall apart and stress out about what’s going on in the world. 

COVID-19 has put a lot of stress on everyone.  So many people are out of work, stressing about money, their job and questioning “what do I do if it takes longer to go back to work?” 

Stress can cause your body to freak out too.

Did you know that stress can cause pain, tightness or soreness in your muscles, as well as spasms of pain throughout your body? It can even lead to flare-ups of symptoms of endometriosis, PCOS, arthritis, fibromyalgia and other conditions. 

Why is that?

That’s because stress lowers your tolerance for pain.

The world is freaking out, you are freaking out.  

This pandemic has been a blessing for me in so many ways.  I was miserable at my 9-5. I hated my job. Absolutely hated it.  I have thought about quieting time and time again so I could focus on my own business, but really I wanted to focus on myself.  The past 4 years I have struggled with my weight, all due to stress. I would stress out on a daily basis. How can I be a good leader if I can’t even hold it together myself?  It wasn’t until I started focusing on my own health that I noticed everyone around me improved as well. I was more confident. I wasn’t getting sick every other day. I wasn’t stressing about money any more.  I wonder why?

Becasue I was putting my health first.  The pain and soreness we gone. My endometriosis pain had lessened, and my energy spiked through the roof! All because I focused in on my health. 

But Amanda… how can I start to feel better and not focus on the plague that has reach our door steps?  How do I no stress out about it?

Well my friend, the solution is simple…

You now have time to focus on yourself and the health of your family.

1st  comes your “health”

2nd comes your “wealth”

3rd comes your “relationships”

You have everything it takes to be successful and be healthy at the same time. 

It’s like what Gandhi said, “It is health that is real wealth not pieces of gold and silver.”  It’s not how much you have in your bank account. It’s how you can survive when the “shit hits the fan” and you keep pushing forward and get your health under control. Because there is only one you!

As a former athlete, health was ALWAYS the #1 priority.  Take care of yourself and your game will improve.  

The same thing goes for grown ups in the real world. 

We must focus on our health FIRST, only then will we be able to win the game. 

Today do one healthy thing… workout, cook a health meal, or just go outside and walk around your neighborhood, because how many of you have never talked to your neighbors?  If you would like to take your health and wellness to the next level check out https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit

If you would like to try a healthy meal today… Here’s one for you!!! 

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers: Since ground meat of any sort is so hard to find… but black bean are not 🙂

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peel
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs (if you don’t have bread crumbs no problem… toast 3 pieces of toast, pinch apart and add to your food processor, add dash of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Italian season and process… BOOM bread crumbs)

Directions:

  1. If grilling, preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees, and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  3. In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
  5. Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into four patties.
  6. If grilling, place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side. If baking, place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver”

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver

Mahatma Gandi

This quote is by Mahatma Gandi.

Mahatma Gandi :was an Indian lawyer who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British Rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

The big idea here is: Without your health, you have nothing even if you have everything money can buy..

Here’s how this applies to us and health and wellness:

A lot of people are all woe is me right now, and literally showing you their cards of how they would act in the apocalypse.  That’s where they are living right now.

Others are concerned about economic collapse, losing their job, or what’s going to happen to their business.  While that is important, it’s not as important as staying about ground.

As a side not: No One Feels Sorry For You!

We’re all in the same boat.  Humanity will either sink, save the ship, or swim together.

I’m not trying to downplay what’s going on.  I could get sick. You could get sick. That’s out of our control as much as the economy is, but it’s up to you to do everything possible in your power to ensure and boost your health.

It will make you far more capable of dealing with financial problems and seeing opportunities to jump up a few levels while many are cowering in a corner.

We will get through this.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Create a routine with a health and longevity first approach
  2. Dedicate yourself to getting a little stronger, leaner, and healthier
  3. Adapt and keep going

Hey, by the way…
If you’re an entrepreneur who is genuinely interested in how tomake this even easier, drop what you’re doing andcheck out the Life After Sports Survival Toolkit at https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit. This makes it easy for you to get healthy fast without worrying about the wrong things.

Avoid Going Up A Weight Class During Quarantine

Hey Everybody!

Welcome to “Avoid Going Up A Weight Class During Quarantine

Marty White here with a new physical fitness video for every former athlete who wants to eat during lockdown and thrive at your ideal weight without having to go up a weight class.

Here’s what you need to know

Tip #1 – Hydrate

Have you found yourself saying, “It’s only day two and I’ve already run out of snacks!”?

Many others are doing the same, but there may be a very simple fix to this.  Drink more water. Many people mistake thirst for hunger. Hydration will keep you from over-eating.

Tip #2 – Fuel Yourself Evenly Throughout The Day

There are two types of people…

  1. Those who eat out of boredom
  2. Those who forget to eat out of boredom

Both are equally bad when it comes to your metabolism.  Overeating will obviously put it on you, but not eating all day only to load up at the end of the day when you realize, “Hey, I didn’t eat!”, will also cause your metabolism to screech to a halt.  Feed yourself at even intervals.

Tip #3 – Get Active

There’s only so much Netflix you can watch.  Sports are off the tv for now, but E-sports are thriving.  (I’m glad Rainbow 6 Pro League is back in action).

Do simple bodyweight exercises.  Create an obstacle course in your living room.  Improvise with household items if you need weights.  Mike Dolce of the The Dolce Diet recommended using gallons of water as weights in a pinch.  I thought you might think that was pretty cool.

So, here are the main points I’d like you to take away from this video:

  1. Stay Hydrated
  2. Fuel Yourself Evenly
  3. Get active

The moral here is that you can eat during lockdown without having to go up a weight class.

Now, if your goal is to make this even easier, don’t lose a single minute. Head on over to check out the Life after Sports Survival Toolkit at https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit. This makes it easy for you to eat during lockdown without having to go up a weight class!

Here’s what George S. Patton wanted every entrepreneur to know…

George S. Patton was a famous American General in World War 2.

The big idea here is everyone is afraid when they are in a fight, but let your fear bring out your best performance.

Here’s how this applies to us and survival through the world-wide invisible war that we are all fighting right now.

I remember my time as an amateur mixed martial artist.  I understand that it is nothing compared to war, but being locked in a cage engaged in fisticuffs is a dangerous and frightening thing.  I was scared to death.

I’ve been scared to death to do live videos on facebook for fear that I might upset one of my friends or someone might laugh at me.  Both situations are equally as scary. Fear is fear. Most people make the mistake of ignoring the simple fact that they are afraid, and that is where fear is dangerous.

The planet is currently locked in conflict with COVID19 at the time of writing this.  We are all locked in a cage with an invisible enemy. These are strange and scary times.  Life as you know it has been flipped on its head from quarantine, layoffs, and economic uncertainty.  People are going to be looking to you as a leader during this time.

Now is not the time to be cowering in the corner letting your fear get the better of you.  Your people need you.

I often make comparisons to the game, Rainbow Six Siege.  It is a wonderful competitive e-sport with an amazing community of content creators and competitors alike.

One of the most fundamental concepts in the competitive FPS in “peeker’s advantage”.

The law of peeker’s advantage says that whoever peeks first wins (granted that they land the shots).  It takes about 200ms for a human being to react, so going on the offense gives you the fraction of a second you need to get the jump on the enemy.

Are there times to hold tight?  Sure, when you have the dominant angle and the enemy is unaware of your position.  As soon as your whereabouts have been compromised, it’s time to either fall back to safety or aggressively push the angle to stand a chance of survival.

In a cage fight, you want to impose your game plan and will.  By taking control of the cage and dictating where the fight goes, you force your opponent to react while you flow.

The time is now for you as a leader to step out there and provide value despite whatever fears you have.  In fact, use your fear as fuel.

Provide value.

Educate. Inspire. Motivate.

Be controversial and stir the pot if that’s who you are.  I personally like the role of “the bad guy”. It took me a while to learn how to play it effectively though.

The greatest value you can provide is to tell your story, or someone else’s if it furthers your cause.

Let your fear fuel you and let the battle bring out the best in you just like Patton says.

So, let’s put this into action:

  1. Take a stand
  2. Provide value in your unique way
  3. Use your fear to fuel you into momentum and bring out the best in you
  4. Crush your enemies

Oh, by the way…
If you’re one of those entrepreneurs who is ready toreally make this work for you, don’t lose a single minute. Head on over tocheck out the Life After Sports Survival Toolkit at https://gearitupinsider.com/toolkit. This makes it easy for you to keep going through tough times without letting fear overcome your sense of duty.

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