Flip Phone Nokia’s and the Art of Letting Go

I was just mentioning to someone about how I continue to date myself with our middle school and high school students that train at Impact by talking about apparently ancient artifacts such as:


Bob Ross


Flip Phone Nokia’s

You know, 80’s baby stuff that was very much a part of any kid who grew up in the 90’s.

I’m still a kid in many regards and have a lot of growing up to do.

Shit, we all do.

Especially if you have baggage that you haven’t been able to let go of.



Emotional Trauma




Or really anything that could potentially be holding you back from moving forward in your growth of becoming a fully developed human being or as famed Humanistic Psychologist, Abraham Maslow, would describe as a “self-actualized” person.

Someone who is constantly fulfilled, supported, challenged, present, and firing on all cylinders because they have been able to grow throughout their lives and continue to set goals ahead of them and meet them over and over and over and over and over and over again (cue Marshawn Lynch 60-Minutes sports interview).

And you can’t grow if you are being anchored down by some shit you can’t let go of.

So let go and grow. (#letgoandgrow)

It’s as easy or as hard as you want to make it… truthfully it’s simple or as difficult as you’d like to make it for yourself. We all know those people who can’t seem to get out of their own way – you might be one of them.

I get in my own way all the time and don’t allow myself to grow or accomplish what I’ve set up for myself.

I lack focus. I don’t organize my time well and react to my day instead of respond.

I go to bed too late and have to be over caffeinated the next day.

I don’t prep my food – like ever. Like 99% of the time I eat like an asshole. I get by with an awesome metabolism because I’ve been training and moving consistently literally my entire life + I have a decent amount of muscle – which is highly metabolic tissue.

I can be very selfish. – which leads to a entire list of bullshit that gets in my way from growing.

My selfishness/ego is ultimately my biggest enemy. I think that’s true for many people. We make it about us. I make it about me. It gets in the way of my growth, my ability to be consistent, and my ability to be present.

I have an entire list of why I’m thankful for having a child in less than one month’s time (holy shit!) – and one of them is it’s the presents the actual physical opportunity to live for someone other than myself. I am no longer the priority, but my son, River, is.

It’s not about me. It’s about Riv. It’s about Laurel. It’s about my family. It’s about my Impact team. It’s about you and the Impact Fam. Its about my community of loved one’s who I choose to love and invest in. It’s about a cause greater than myself.

It’s about living with integrity and being a role model for my son and my people. It’s being my best me so I can be the best for my people – not my ego. 

It’s about being selfless not selfish.

The ego will always win, however, if I hold on to my bullshit and stories that rattle around in my brain.

So let go – today. Right now. Just let it go.

Take a big deep breath and just Ric Flair “whooooo!” let it go. Seriously – stop reading and do it right now. You know that thing that’s been bugging you for forever?


  • That one thing that person said to you last week that really got under your skin
  • The way your mother treated you when you were a kid.
  • The way you Dad would look at you when you disappointed him.
  • The way your co-worker passively doesn’t acknowledge you exist


Whatever it is, let it go. It’s not you, that’s their bullshit.

So now that you’ve let it go – smile, breathe, acknowledge you are awesome, and get moving.

Literally get moving. Get up and take care of your meat bag (no not that meat bag, I mean your body you perv).

You gets smart by lifting da weights. #science

For real though, a healthy bod = a healthy mind.

See you at Impact loved ones. LET(s) GOOOOO!!!

Coach ‘keep it moving’ Drew

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