Finding Balance

This week during our recording session for The Kamiwaza Podcast we talked about finding balance. Now in the episode, the main focus was on “work/life balance” but overall the discussion was on balance overall in life. This is an area a lot of people just don’t consider. We tend to be very much one way…

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Triggers

Triggers We all have them. Things that people say or do. Events or situations or even just objects. Things that get a visceral response out of you. That response can be anger, sadness, happiness, etc… But it’s very hard, if not impossible to control sometimes. Now this can be good or bad. Sometimes it’s not…

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5 Tips to Crush 2019

5 Tips to Crush 2019 Well, ladies and gents another year is upon us. I am sure most of us have set goals and right now you’re on fire to hit them. Unfortunately, most of the population will lose this fire in a week or so and even more in the next 2-3 months. Whether…

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The Best Gift You Can Give

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”   -Chinese Proverb Tis the season for gift giving. This is not one of my strong suits. My wife, she is incredible. She’s thoughtful, she pays attention throughout the year, listens…

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Say What’s On Your Mind

I recently had a great conversation with a very good friend of mine. We were discussing the state of the business and future plans as we head into 2019. During that conversation he mentioned something about me that really hit a chord. “You know, maybe since down deep you believe the gym can’t make money,…

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Life is Not Fair

So just accept that and move on. Seriously… It’s ok. I mean that. No matter how bad the cards you are dealt happen to be, that’s just how it is. You can choose to sit there and dwell on the situation and how it sucks, or you can accept it and take action to improve…

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More is Not Always More

One of my athletes approached me this morning and asked a very simple but important question: “What does ‘over-training’ look like?” Great question AND shows great awareness. This is something we see a lot in self defense, athletics, business, life, etc… Doing too much at once. But what exactly does that mean? What DOES it…

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Can’t Fill From an Empty Cup

I am an absolute believer in the idea that, being successful comes down to helping OTHERS be successful and reach their goals. This isn’t a new idea by any means, but at the root of it, some of the most successful and impactful people in the world have that at their core. Like anything in…

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Aftermath: Physical/Medical

photo credit: Jeff Bauman Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor (http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/boston-marathon-bomb-victim-jeff-3417146)   *The following is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer Unfortunately, the situation doesn’t end simply when the bad guy is taken down and the good guys show up. The following days, weeks, months, and years may be riddled with physical…

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Using Hood to Cover Face

Weather is a big variable that tends to be overlooked in self defense. Here in Ohio, things get cold. People wear hoodies, jackets, hats, gloves, etc… Knowing how to use these to your advantage as well as how they can be used against you is crucial. Here we’re talking about the simple idea of using…

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