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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If you’ve been working, striving and planning for IT and IT still has not shown up yet, I have a potential epiphany for you. You and I both know that wishing, hoping, and waiting and for some unexplainable reason even “hard work” won’t always bring into your life more of anything except disappointment and frustration. [...]
I was recently asked competition advice by an old friend who has been competing as a body builder for several years. He’s had some great success over his 20 plus year career but he has also faced some frustration and disappointment. His goal has been to capture a prestigious IFBB pro card which continues to allude [...]
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.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just working on chiseling down for the beach, you have, in large part placed the fate of your success in the palm of someone else’s hands. Like it or not, once you’ve stepped into the public eye or worse yet, once you’ve slapped on the last coat of tan, [...]