Friday, April 18th, 2014

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 […]

When people talk about performance, the image that often comes to mind is the athlete.  Athletes who achieve greatness exemplify the qualities that define the successful pursuit of excellence. But even though we are not all professional athletes, we can use these traits to improve the quality of our lives, work, and relationships. No matter […]

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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Why does everyone idolize this superhero? The “Man of Steel” is this summers big blockbuster movie.   Millions of people (not just kids) have or will slap down there hard earned paper route money and make a superhuman effort to get to the nearest or most expensive movie theater to watch the latest remake of […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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 […]