Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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Even if you’re focused on the future, “someday I’ll be great” and try as hard as you can to live in the present, “I’ll do whatever it take right now to make it happen” the past may still be controlling what you do and how you do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re 17 or […]

For the greater part of my personal and professional life (especially early on) I struggled with believing that I should be further along, achieving more, accomplishing more, experiencing more. But it wasn’t until I let go of needing more that more presented itself.

Later I studied and sought to identify why others weren’t further along, achieving more, accomplishing more, experiencing more. I now realize as result of my own struggle and struggle of others that you must first “let go” before you can receive.

Although by the standard of his day good old Ben Franklin would not have been considered a glaring example of the perfect masculine physique, he was however arguably one of the most successful men in history. It could be said that his success was due, in large part to what he called the 13 virtues that […]

If you’re regular reader of my blog, follow my videos or subscribe to any of my trainings it’s safe to assume you’re a little more ambitious than the average bear… maybe a lot more. It’s also likely that you already know, If you want to climb to the top of your field in any endeavor, […]

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How accurate do you think you are at forecasting your own future? I visited the Doomsday Expo. You heard me right the “Doomsday Expo” and I was surrounded by people who have a high level of certainty about the future… not just their future but yours and mine too. And they’re preparing for the worst. […]

Have you ever lived someplace you absolutely hated?  You know like crappy little back room “bachelor” apartment or just above a Chinese restaurant? We’ve all been there. For years one of my dearest friends lived in his parents’ dreary, damp old basement with no windows, no heat and mind numbing florescent lights. Even though it […]

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You’re on the path to success, focused, on task and driven by intention when suddenly, out of the blue you find yourself screwing up big time. It’s happened more than once. In fact, it happens again and again.  WHY? What is it that takes you off your winning game? What distracts you? What’s that one […]

To thrive in an often painful and unpredictable world confidence is a necessary element. Confidence typically comes with age and experience…and is gained not given.  However, as you gradually grow older and live through more challenging experiences and circumstances there are a few things you can keep in mind to better develop your confidence before […]

Sometimes it’s the numbers on the scale, other times it’s a single unforgiving glance in the mirror or just a lack in energy that motivates us to work towards being healthier and making healthier choices.  Occasionally we all get the “healthy mindset” that we are going to change our unhealthy habits and “evil ways.” And […]

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During an interview I once told Muscle and Fitness Magazine that “being in shape and contest ready was like wearing bullet proof armor on stage… I felt invincible like no one could touch me.” That armor extended way beyond the competition stage. Being in shape can provide us with an identity, a persona¸ make us […]