Navigating Social Media Adversity

Posted on August 11, 2016

The amount of personal adversity generated by social media is staggering!!! We seem to put ourselves in compromising positions without really thinking about what we are doing, we can’t seem to separate ourselves from our devices, and we actually believe we are relevant in the realm of social media. In this episode of Beyond the 3D, Michael’s guest is Social Media Expert, Erica Bailey, of CWG Digital.This discussion is timely and relevant for anyone with a social media account. 

How to keep loving the perfect job, in spite of its negatives

Posted on August 8, 2016

Every job has things about it that drive you crazy to the point of wanting to leave. Even the perfect job. In this video, Michael J Russ, author of Zero Adversity, reveals how you can continue to love your perfect job, in spite of its negatives—such as the personalities and actions of your workmates, how it’s managed, drama, etc. His answer to this dilemma will surprise you.

Make Your Week One to Remember

Posted on July 18, 2016

In this week’s Zero Adversity video, Michael challenges you to make this week one to remember! How can you do this, you ask? It’s simpler than you think. You make it so by intention. It’s not the things we have, but the experiences we generate from having them that counts. Do something by yourself or with someone, interact with someone you don’t know or do something you have never done. Create experiences this week that adds to a lifetime of amazing memories.

Smart College Career Move #9: Choose Personal Responsibility Over Blame

Posted on July 11, 2016

The one certainty in life is that things will happen–some good and some not. Resist choosing the role of victim, and all of the emotional baggage that goes with it, when you are personally sideswiped by adversity. Instead, take the high road and immediately accept responsibility for your part in what has happened. The most important reason for accepting responsibility for everything that happens in your life is to maintain control of your personal power and energy. Blame gives your power and energy away to the event, leading to feelings of helplessness, feeling out of control, resignation, regret, guilt, despair, and possibly even depression. What’s important to remember is that you can never change anything that’s already happened, only react or respond to it. Accepting responsibility empowers you to accept something for what it is—an event from which you can learn—leaving you free to devise creative solutions, actively work through…..

Get More Smiles Per Hour

Posted on July 4, 2016

In this week’s Zero Adversity video, Michael challenges you to get more smiles per hour out of your week. 

Get a Grip On Your Fear

Posted on June 27, 2016

In this week’s Zero Adversity Club video, Michael challenges you to recognize and dispell any fear you experience this week. Fear is responsible for the sidelining of more goals, intentions, and dreams than anything else in your life. When you experience fear, and then take notes on what you fear, and why, you suddenly realize your fears have no basis in reality. in other words, they are completely unsubstantiated. The biggest problem with fear is that it takes you out of the present moment, where your life is actually unfolding.

Its All About Trust

Posted on June 20, 2016

As you go about your day, do you fully trust the decisions and responses you have made? In golf, you decide what you want to do and then execute! The key to execution, however, lies in trusting that your effort will produce the desired outcome. If you do not trust you and your abilities, your effort will lack the confidence needed to successfully play the game. In this video, Michael challenges you to trust the decisions you are making along the way to your goals, intentions, and dreams.

Transform Your Emotions

Posted on June 13, 2016

This Zero Adversity Monday Video comes within 48 hours of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida. We are all saddened by this act of violence. In this video, Michael discusses how each of us can transform the negative feelings and emotions associated with this kind of event into those that are positive.

Focus on What’s Relevant

Posted on June 6, 2016

Life can take us in many directions. Many of which take us away from the things we consider relevant to us. In this weeks Zero Adversity Monday Video, Michael challenges you to focus on what is relevant, first thing in the morning and when you get sidetracked in life.