Sure, we’re all about success. There’s little point in trying anything new (other than just for fun) if success were not the desired outcome or at least a possibility. But too many of us overlook how vital the role of “failure” plays in our subsequent successes. Yes…there are actually some substantial benefits to failing. [...]
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 [...]
I recently witnessed something extraordinarily inspiring that I wanted to share with you. If you have ever said to yourself or someone else, “that’s impossible?” Then this will help you create a new model of possibility. Having been part of several powerful team building and leadership trainings, I have had many opportunities to participate in [...]
Twice a month I contribute to Muscle and Fitness online; my take on how to maximize your attitude, inner language, psychology and perspective for empowering greater levels of success in your body, mind and life…I call the video series Max Mind Set. In this addition I share my top mindset strategies for starting and sticking [...]
At the stroke of midnight January 1, 2013 millions of people raised their glass as they have countless years before and toasted to a new beginning. This year like years past they resolved to lose those extra pounds, kick the two pack a day habit, get out of debt or finally find a better job [...]
I often call the gym or workout environment “the strength of will proving ground” because we have an opportunity while in that environment to not only test our will but develop it as well. But the physical training environment is even more than that. It can also serve as an acute opportunity to identify the self [...]
I don’t know if it’s your body, your finances, your relationship, your emotional strength, all the above or something else. What I do know is that you me and just about everyone I know wants, in one way or another to GROW and have more of what we enjoy and hold dear. And because I [...]
Not every first time exerciser starts out with Mr. or Ms. Universe aspirations but we all have one thing in common, a desire to improve.
Understanding where that desire comes from along with its antagonistic counter parts is the first key to finding the motivation to get up off the couch and moving as well as the ability to stick with it long after the temptation to quit presents its first convincing argument.
Success can be elusive, daunting and even a struggles to achieve. After a punishing 7 hour mountain bike ride through the Colorado wilderness back country I discovered a few success lessons that apply to just about every area of life. I documented those lessons on camera as they presented themselves to me – usually in [...]
If you’ve ever subjected your skeletal system to the bone threatening pressure of a heavy barbell during a grueling set of squats, bench press or dead lift or taken on a supremely challenging goal or objective you likely did so for a highly compelling reason… GROWTH! That pressure is called PERTURBATION which happens to be [...]