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.
I remember the first time I turned the other cheek — that one got slapped too but it didn’t matter. I was exercising something I was taught early on but had adamantly resisted for years because my pride/ego would not allow it. Humility is one of those misunderstood words. Some think it’s about groveling, being submissive […]
Which has more power YES or NO? This seemingly inconsequential linguistics debate has been raging in our minds since the inception of our consciousness. When I say debate I mean of course, “Do I say ‘yes?’ Or do I say ‘no?’” And of course the consequences can be anything but inconsequential. Much of the time […]
Years ago, Dale Carnegie published a list of rules for leadership based on his well-known book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. And yet some people are still under the century old illusion that leadership is about dominating others in some way, or imposing their will on others whether by power or control. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever struggled to find motivation for what you’re trying to do? It can be tough and quite often frustrating to be out there on your own trying to achieve something challenging. I want to share a secret with you today. Actually it’s a secret component in the fitness success formula. And if you […]
Prior to this weekend’s Super Bowl and before I had heard the news from any of the media sources one of my friends shared with me on Friday that his long time childhood idol had fallen from grace and plummeted down to earth with the rest of us sinners. As a young aspiring quarterback growing […]
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 […]
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 […]