No One Respects Free

Everybody loves free stuff. I mean, what is better than receiving something in return for nothing?  The problem is, more often than not, we don’t really respect free. There’s no skin in the game so why would we? If you’re not invested, emotionally or financially, there’s no real reason to be committed or broken by…

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What’s with the Change in Posts?!

So I recently received a few different inquiries, comments… dare I say concerns, in the direction my posts have gone the last few months. Nothing means, or rude, just inquiries into why I seem to have switched from heavily self defense in topic to heavily leadership, discipline, growth etc… It’s a really good question and…

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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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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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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Andy Frisella

Andy Frisella is one of my favorite people to follow at the moment. I was first turned on to him by my good friend Drew Dillon, when he suggested I listen to Andy’s podcast: The MFCEO Project. Andy has a pretty in your face style, which I thoroughly enjoy. If you are ok with tons…

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Advice I Actually Took… And Worked: Dale Carnegie

Millions of people read self help books, or follow motivational speakers, or subscribe to the media pages of great minds and take in hours upon hours of content and advice. However, most people don’t actually take that advice and put it into action. That’s pretty much the difference between a success and failure. We live…

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Right Doesn’t Always Mean Easy

I was teaching one of our introductory classes tonight. It’s one of my favorite classes to teach because often time the participants are so new to what we do and they are an open book. It’s an opportunity to really help guide them the right direction. During the workout I make my way around the…

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Honest and Sincere

A while ago I was blessed with the opportunity to sit with a friend of mine and record a podcast about his story of survival after being severely wounded in battle. No matter how many times I hear his story, it never ceases to amaze me. I’m sure I sat there with my mouth half…

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“Shit… I Failed.”

originally written august 2016 What you do next is insanely important. Do you let it put you down? Does it motivate you to do better? Do you start analyzing what you could change? Do you make excuses for why you failed? Do you blame someone else? Do you move on to something else? Do you…

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Thankful

photo: me standing up giving a speech at my wedding… most likely embarrassing my wife haha. love her so much! There’s so much in life for me to be thankful for. I have an amazing, beautiful, and supportive wife. I have beautiful and healthy children. I have an amazing family. I have a successful gym…

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