Have you checked your posture lately. What would people say about your body language when you walk into a crowded room? If you glanced in the mirror (which I’m sure you never do) at some unsuspecting moment and didn’t change a thing would you see a powerful, confident and commanding leader or a slouchy push […]
Although by the standard of his day good old Ben Franklin would not have been considered a glaring example of the perfect masculine physique, he was however arguably one of the most successful men in history. It could be said that his success was due, in large part to what he called the 13 virtues that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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.
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. […]