How is it that some people can overcome adversity at every turn while others seem to struggle day after day? There are countless people who are able to overcome the adversity of sexual abuse, daily violence, financial disaster and the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” with nothing more than a shrug and a smile. Then […]
Even if you’re focused on the future, “someday I’ll be great” and try as hard as you can to live in the present, “I’ll do whatever it take right now to make it happen” the past may still be controlling what you do and how you do it. It doesn’t matter if you’re 17 or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]