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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are you kidding me? We’re well into the New Year and you haven’t written down your goals yet? Determining and writing down your goals and objectives are TWO of the most important ACTIONS you can take towards improving both your physique and your life. Yes, I am repeating the most basic, elemental strategy for success […]
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 […]
At the stroke of midnight January 1, 2013 millions of people raised their glass as they have countless years before and toasted to a new beginning. This year like years past they resolved to lose those extra pounds, kick the two pack a day habit, get out of debt or finally find a better job […]
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 […]
Not every first time exerciser starts out with Mr. or Ms. Universe aspirations but we all have one thing in common, a desire to improve.
Understanding where that desire comes from along with its antagonistic counter parts is the first key to finding the motivation to get up off the couch and moving as well as the ability to stick with it long after the temptation to quit presents its first convincing argument.