Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 edition, I share my top mindset strategies for starting and sticking […]

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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 […]