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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There’s No Right Answer

*This is an excerpt from the book How to Survive an Active Killer In the age of instant gratification, all too often we find that everyone wants to know the “right answer” to any situation. More specifically the answer that will be the easiest and guarantee us success, or in this case safety. The inconvenient…

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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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Three Cheers For Growth!

It’s a truly amazing feeling to see posts from people all over the US excited to dive into the book. I am so excited for the material to get out and get tested. I cannot wait to hear feedback. I don’t just want that feedback to be praise, though I certainly hope it is. I…

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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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Mitt Drills for Working Striking in w/ Wrestling/Clinch Work

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Plans are Overrated… Sometimes.

photo: Our first year hosting the Arnold Affiliate Gathering I have a natural tendency to be insanely comfortable flying by the seat of my pants. This is a trait that has done amazing things for me and saved my ass on numerous occasions. It’s also a trait that has caused much anxiety for my wife…

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Breadth VS Depth

A conversation sparked between some friends and industry leaders about ranking, degrees of black belts, and continued training in other programs. It brought up some great conversations around self defense, cross training, and what exactly pertains to testing. When I first started Krav Maga years ago, I wanted to be a 5th/6th/7th degree black belt…

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“All Men Are Created Equal”

This is often times a skewed thought. It is an idealism that means that everyone should be treated equally, be given equal opportunities to succeed, and given equal respect. It’s true that that is how things SHOULD be… However, again it is an idealism, and often times not a true reality. Not even from day…

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