Shut Up and Make Cold Happen – Episode 72

In today’s backstage episode, Phil and I talk about the winter blues. How the change in seasons affect our mindset and attitudes. And really why that impacts the work we do and the relationships we have. We had a blast in this episode and ended on a very positive note with individual intentions to make our next 21 days even more awesome and a little challenge in store waiting for you… just in time for the holidays.

Watch the show (uncensored & unedited) 

Share Some Shut Up Love –> No more whining about winter. Shut up and make cold happen. @PhilGerb on @_TheShutUpShow #shutupshow (click to tweet)

Shut Up Tips:

I’ve never been diagnosed with seasonal anxiety disorder but I don’t get this anywhere I’m traveling only here in the gray state of Wisconsin – Phil

People make decisions slower in this season. – Phil

We’ve got these massive extremes happening during our changing seasons. – Berni

It’s hard to choose happiness when you look outside and you’re like “somebody just took a crap all over my yard in the form of white snow and poop stains.” – Phil

Choose your suffering. I want to be closer to doing stuff I want to do. I want to be a 3-hour plane ride from coming home. – Phil

If it’s not winter blues, it’s entrepreneur blues. – Berni

Berni & Phil Recommend:

“Daily Insist” app: It’s only $0.99 in the app store and allows you to set groups of goals for 7, 14, or 21 days. (Thanks for the recommendation Srini Rao!)


  • Have: Be grateful for what I have.
  • Exercise: It’s about completion, not speed.
  • Mindset: No more whining about winter. Shut up and make cold happen.
  • Accountability: Find somebody to help you.

Wanna have some fun with The SHUT UP Show?

From December 25th, 2013 to Jan. 15th, 2014, what will you commit to doing for 21 days?

  • Berni is going to walk the dogs every day (regardless of temperature) to get outside and exercise for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day.
  • Phil is going to drink 96 oz. of water every day to stay hydrated.

What is your intention? Join the conversation at where we’ll post daily updates to help you stay on-task for 21 days… and beyond.


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