The death of Kobe Bryant, along with her thirteen-year-old daughter, Gianna, shocked the whole world. When somebody of that caliber passes, it makes people stop to think that we are all humans. Mark Yuzuik discusses the passing of Kobe Bryant and the victims of the recent tragedy. This episode will give you a fresh perspective on how death re-centers humanity and elevates love among the living.
Welcome to the Get Your Mind Set podcast with Mark Yuzuik. Mark is a master hypnotist, author, speaker, and success coach who has studied human behavior over the last twelve years. In this pilot episode, he talks about the value of getting into the right mindset and having the right attitude to turn your situation around and get the results you want. It’s your mind, and it’s time for you to get your mind set up for success.
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Kobe Bryant – A Man That Made A Difference
Thanks for reading this blog. Make sure you subscribe to get notified in other episodes. Also, remember to go to my website, which is GetYourMindsetWithMark.com and get a free download of my book, which is Creating the Life That You Want. Now, is January 26th. Generally, I don’t ever mention the dates because when I do my show, I’m in a different place. Sometimes I don’t know the dates and times and all that. The reason I mentioned this date is that I want to talk to you about reflecting on who we are and need to be in this life before life is taken. The world got a message that we lost Kobe Bryant and Gigi, his daughter. A total of nine victims altogether in a helicopter crash. I got off of a one-week event where we’re with 450 different marketers, business people and people ready to take their life to the next level and create relationships that will impact not just their lives but everybody’s lives.
When you talk about a marketers’ cruise, you’re marketing to the world. What was interesting, the first day we got on the ship, there was a couple that was married for many years. Her husband had cancer and got released to go on this cruise. She’s like, “I want to take him on the cruise.” He’s not doing well but the doctors released him. They got on the cruise and the very first day, he had passed. Here’s this woman, a widow, the day they got on this cruise. She had 450 different people, family members that she didn’t know. I call them family members not that they’re related, but in a way that they supported her.
I remember at the event, she had shined like everything was going to be okay. Maybe the reason that happened was it happened for a reason and a purpose in life. She needed to be on that ship because of the support and love, that’s what she would need to have to get through the day, through her life to the next part. The one thing is she was grateful for the time she had and never showed real emotion of loss, which blew my mind because she was always present. The reason she was present because she felt like she had many people that loved her. In life, maybe we don’t know how many people we influence and how many people that care about us, about you, yourself.Every day you wake up is the day you're supposed to be loved. Click To Tweet
You do make a difference in this life and maybe you’re going through some crap and garbage in there. We made it through the whole week. We got off the ship and we’re going to the beach. We had a long week and I’m with my best friend’s son. Lloyd maybe is my best friend and Andrew is one of my best friends. As we’re going to the beach, Yolanda says, “My God.” I’m like, “What’s wrong? What’s the matter?” She goes, “I can’t believe it.” I go, “What is wrong?” She said, “Kobe Bryant was in a helicopter crash and he’s 41 years old.” All we kept thinking is this isn’t real. In our mind, sometimes we think that because people that are popular celebrities, they’re supposed to be around for a long time because they’re influencers in our life. They are people we look up to. They are their role models. He was a great role model. There were nine victims, nine people that had passed in there.
One was the hardest thing is his thirteen-year-old daughter getting ready to go to practice. To think about that, to feel that. The world, not the United States, not California, not his basketball team, is in silence and it’s hard to believe because people pass every day. When somebody of that caliber passes, you stop to think that we’re all human. In life, sometimes we let little things get in our way, “The internet isn’t fast enough,” or “I had this argument with my spouse or my children or a loved one or somebody for no reason,” and we even forgot what the argument was about. It’s like, “What matters in life?” The one thing that Kobe had that was equal to every one of us was we all have the same thing called time. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. We all have that same 60 minutes in an hour. What are we doing with our time? Do you realize that this is the day? Every day you wake up is the day you’re supposed to be loved. Give love, share the love and do the one thing that you’re supposed to do. Don’t judge people.
People have different ideas and opinions, just love them. When’s the last time that you went out of your way to make somebody feel appreciated and loved? When’s the last time you gave yourself that same appreciation and love? There were nine people on that helicopter. They’re going to talk mostly about Kobe and his daughter because those were the most popular people that when you think about sports or things like that. Even if you weren’t a sports fan, even then you still have compassion. We don’t know why. We don’t know when. We don’t know why. We can’t make sense of this stuff. Sometimes in life, we’re not supposed to make sense of it, but we do have one thing we can do. We can make sense of caring, loving, and doing what we’re supposed to do on this earth and living our purpose in life.
If that means to take an extra five seconds to hold somebody and say, “I love you,” and make them feel that, you’re going to feel much better and get much love in your life. Intimacy is about how do you feel about yourself? How do you feel about other people? What is the point of arguing anymore? What is your purpose in life and can you make a difference in somebody’s life now? Maybe that’s the one thing that we can learn from this beautiful family, these nine people. It’s amazing when you think about the silence in this world that has happened because of that, the energy. One thing I noticed as I’m watching the live news from the STAPLES Center is there were all kinds of people, hundreds of thousands probably. People standing out there for one reason to show respect, love. Nobody cared if you were black, white, Democrat, Republic, fat, short, gay or whatever that is. Nobody cared because we’re all human beings.
If you can realize one thing, what’s the point of judging somebody because of their pain or their belief? When we can understand them and say, “No matter what, maybe everybody’s in this life for a purpose and a reason.” Our job is to say, “I’m not going to judge your actions. I’m going to understand them. I don’t have to agree with your beliefs, but I can still respect you as a human.” I’m looking around at this. I saw a movie, Jurassic Park 2 or whatever. I noticed all the different animals in the world. Do you know why there are many different animals in the world? It’s because there’s a variety and it’s the variety of all the animals to make the animal world. Do you know why there are many different human beings in this world? Different cultures and beliefs? It is because the variety is what makes this world a beautiful place. There’s no reason to hate on people because you have a different belief. We can understand them. This day is a day where we can reflect.
I want you to do something now. I want you to do this for yourself and for others is take this moment in time because we all have time and we have enough time to say to the people we care about that you do care about them and you love them. The people that you need to forgive because forgiving is forgiving of yourself. Forgive them. It’s the time that we can make a difference. Maybe that alone will honor all nine of those tragic helicopter victims that happened because they’re not here anymore physically. It doesn’t mean they still can’t impact our lives. You can make an impact on your life and somebody else’s. You know how wild and crazy I am with all my shows. I’m energetic. I’m all over the place. I’m running around the room. You can’t see me, but you know my energy.
When you get kicked in the gut, you take a breath back and it makes you stop. When you lose your breath and you start to think, it’s a time for you to reflect, it’s a time to slow down so your life can speed up and you can be on purpose. I want you to think of someone. Maybe you can make a phone call and say, “I shouldn’t have judged you. You’re a great human being. I love you for who you are and I want to respect you,” and say that. Maybe before going to bed or when you wake up, you can look at your spouse or your children or your parents or whatever situation is in your life. You could say, “I want to take an extra 30 to 60 seconds and tell you what I appreciate about you and what I’ve appreciated about you in your life and I haven’t acknowledged it enough.”
What if you did that? My hope, my prayer, my dream, and my goal is for you to make a difference. We’re going to hear a lot more about the news and it’s sad. You think of some of the people that have moved on and some of the tragedies we’ve had. Every time I think of something like that, my heart and my mind goes back to 9/11. When we came together and we all cared about each other because we were human. We weren’t a different race, a different color, a different religion or a different political belief. We were a human belief. We believed and we cared. We were there no matter what or whatever that was for you. If you were around 9/11, you know what I’m talking about. If it’s where you haven’t experienced that, where you were born after that date, there are still times in your life that you can reflect. That’s a historical time in this world.People pass every day. The one thing you have still is the time to make a difference. Click To Tweet
People pass every day. The one thing you have still if you’re reading this that those nine people don’t have is time to make a difference. How are you going to spend your time and what are you going to do? When you’re done reading this blog, I want you to do something immediately. I want you to call someone and that may be several people and tell them what you appreciate about them, that you’re not there to judge them. You’re not asking for a comment back. You only there to serve them because Vanessa will never have that time with her husband or her daughter Gigi again to do that. Don’t miss that opportunity. This is your time. If there’s one show I want you to read, I hope you read this one because the difference you can make is not tomorrow, it’s right now. You don’t know when tomorrow is going to be or if it’s going to be here for you.
I have a lot of love for every one of you. I appreciate you for reading this. Take the time to serve and love yourself so you can make a difference in other people’s lives. May Kobe, Gigi and those other seven people that have passed, may them, their families and loved ones, may they rest in peace and may their life be an influence to make all of us be a better person. May we honor their memory with love and respect because that’s what he was about. If you listened to all the people tweeting and posting and Facebook sharing and commenting, they don’t have anything negative to say because he lived a life of purpose. It wasn’t what he did. It was who he was. Who are you and if you need to make some changes, now’s the time. Please continue to read my blog. If you have any comments and questions, email me at GetYourMindsetWithMark.com. God bless you and may God be always in your life. Thank you.