Are you giving up the LOLLIPOP?

Jan 25, 2014 | #Blog, #Win in Life

I grew up knowing nothing about winning. One thing that I did know starting at a young age…

That I was going to help other’s WIN!

At a young age I always wanted to please others. I always wanted to see other people happy. I wanted to do whatever was necessary to help others win.

Even if it was about the red lollipop from the bank.

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Say What?!

You know what I’m talking about…

As a kid when you would go through the drive thru at the bank with your parents and the teller would drop you a lollipop… or out here in Oklahoma they call them suckers.

Every kid wanted the red one… The cherry or strawberry one!

No one wanted the nasty green, lime one, come on!

My mom used to take me and my sis through the drive thru of the bank and  it never failed…

We would be given 2 lollipop’s, one red and one a nasty lime or yellow. It’s like it was s set up.

I remember thinking, “Really? You couldn’t just give us 2 red one’s?”

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 Now you can’t tell me that out of all those lollipop’s you would grab that green one.

No one wanted the green one!

At that young age I would make sure my older sis got the red one and I would be stuck with that nasty green one.

Did I want the red one? Of course I did! But I wanted my sis to be happy more then me having that red sucker.

What does sacrificing the red lollipop at the bank have to do with WINNING.


If you want to WIN in life make sure to help others WIN.

Zig Ziglar once said,

“You can have anything you want in life once you help enough people get what they want”

There are times you may need to grab that red one and fight for your life to get it…

But that’s for another blog post.

You need to know when to sacrifice the red lollipop and know when to take the red lollipop for yourself.

At that young age that red lollipop was me just sowing a seed.

I didn’t know at that age the seed that I was sowing.

I just did it!

In the good Word, Galatians 6:7 says it straight up…

“What a man sow’s that he also reaps”

 Was it always comfortable? No, there were times I wanted the red one!

Check this out…

Me and my sis are super tight today and she has helped me in life when I most needed it.

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Giving up the red lollipop has produced me hundreds of red lollipops over the years in my life.

There’s 2 BIG takeaway’s here for you to start WINNING more. 2 BIG things for you to produce lots of red lollipops in your own life.

 First of all, Build your relationships by SERVING!

Start to put other’s first and sacrifice what you want at the moment to make someone else happy. To help someone else WIN. Take the green lollipop to make someone else feel ligit by getting the red one.

You may be the game-changer in their life at that time.

You never know how that person that you cross path’s with  at the gas station may be a difference maker in your life.

You never know how that teammate might just need the words you have to say to help them overcome and win more.

That dude you pass in the  grocery store fast and hard to get in the check out line first… He may need you…. or they could be your next best friend….or business partner.

The person you rub arms with at the gym or at your workout group. Get a little deeper then just sweating together. They may need you at this moment in their life. True Story!

We get so caught up in what we want, our agenda, the busyness of life that sometimes we miss what is right in front of us.

You want to WIN help other’s create their WIN’S by serving them!


I search for these opportunities every single day no matter where I am or how I feel. Ask my wife and daughter, sometimes a quick breakfast turns into a coaching session.

What you sow is what you reap. Help other’s WIN and you will WIN more. I can’t even begin to tell you how this has changed my life due to the relationships that I have built.

How? Sowing seeds. Serving. Helping other’s WIN.

Quick story for you…

Back in 2008 when I was first started Tulsa’s #1 Fitness Program for women, Bootcamp Tulsa I was sowing crazy seed.

I was giving up the red lollipop to make other people happy, to help other people win.

All I was focused on was helping people WIN and I was going to do whatever it took to serve as many people as I could.

I had someone close to me at the time make the statement, “Coach JC, that’s not worth it, it’s not going to make you any money.”

My response was the same exact one it would be today…

 “What you sow is what you reap. You don’t sow asking when and how am I going to reap from this. I’m sowing seed and I know it will help me win. When? I don’t know. How? I don’t know. But what I do know is that it will reap a harvest.”

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By serving I have been able to help a lot of people WIN in life.

By serving I have been able to build some BIG time relationships.

So for you to WIN….Start helping other’s WIN and start WINNING more!

Secondly, You never know when the seeds you are sowing are going to reap a harvest.

Get ready!

I’m reaping seeds every single day and so will you. Now the red lollipops are ALL DAY.

Does this mean that I will stop serving? Heck no.

Does that mean I will help other’s stop winning? Heck no.

I just expect to reap. Why? Because that is a principle that I believe in and live by.

I don’t care what anyone else says or does.

When you sow you better expect to reap. When you help other’s WIN you better expect to WIN.

Don’t ask when, just do it!

If you don’t feel like it, just dot it!

You are here at my blog because you want to WIN, Right?

So start WINNING today by serving, by helping someone else WIN!

Who Loves Ya?

I do!


Coach JC


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