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I WANT TO BE ZAC EFRON. 🌊 🌊 🏊‍♂️ 🌊 🌊 🏊‍♂️ 🌊 🌊 🏊‍♂️ When I was 18 years old, I was a lifeguard. I wish I could say I was heroic and saved a bunch of lives, but the truth is I just sat around, did pushups, yelled at kids for running, and worked on my killer tan. Yes, ‘killer tan.’ I also wish I could say I was as jacked as Zac Efron was in Baywatch...but I wasn’t. I blame it one the A-A-A-A-A-A Alcohol. There is a scene in the movie ‘Baywatch’ where the egotistical Zac Efron jumps into the water to save a woman from drowning. While he is being Nobel and wants to help, he doesn’t have the proper lifeguard training yet. He has no experience in how to actually save this woman. He swims up to her, she’s frantic, she is wildly swinging her arms around and trying to grab on to anything. She ends up pushing and hitting Zac Efron in the face, almost drowning him along with herself until someone with training swims in to save them both. The scene showcased how the best of intentions can go terribly wrong without the correct preparation and execution. 🌊 🌊 🌊 🌊 🌊 I learned as a life guard to approach a drowning victim from behind so they cannot hit you or pull you underneath the water. That knowledge and training is imperative to saving a life. How do we apply this lesson to everyday life? When you attempt to ‘save’ someone else, if you don’t have the proper training and experience, it doesn’t matter how Nobel or brave or how good your intentions are, you could end up creating a situation where TWO people need saving. I see a lot of this happening in the life coach, motivational speaker, online guru, buy-my-webinar world online. I see a lot of people that are trying to help others because helping others is noble. But if you don’t have the training, if you don’t have the experience, if you haven’t done the work yourself, then you need to be cautious when helping others. Put your own oxygen mask on before helping someone else with theirs. I see a lot of people that want to help others to somehow validate themselves. They do it not to help but to make themselves feel good. That can be a dangerous and codependent trap. If you are going to take on the responsibility of helping others, you better know what you are doing. And if you are asking for help, make sure that person knows what they are doing. In recovery circles we say, “clean your side of the street before you try to clean someone else’s.” Learn how to control your own ADVICE MONSTER. If you want to help, but you don’t have the proper training, just listen. You don’t need to have all the advice in the world. Ask people powerful questions and then have the discipline to be quiet and actually listen to the answer. What do you think? Is it too late for me to be Zac Efron stunt double? Lol. PhillipAndrewLA - 3.21.18

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