Do your part.

Many of life’s successes will be reliant on the work of you and your team. Naturally you will encounter difficulties and times where things don’t go according to plan. While human nature is to put the blame on the weaker links, a leader’s sign of strength is to take accountability for the unit’s failure whileContinue reading “Do your part.”

#174 You never know

It’s 6:25AM in the Atlanta airport as I stand in a never ending line to go through the TSA checkpoint before boarding my flight to LAX. My flight just began boarding and at the rate this line is moving, I’m starting to worry I’ll miss my flight. I stop thinking about myself for a secondContinue reading “#174 You never know”

#174 You never know

It’s 6:25AM in the Atlanta airport as I stand in a never ending line to go through the TSA checkpoint before boarding my flight to LAX where I’ll drive the two hours back to my home in the Coachella Valley. My flight just began boarding and at the rate this line is moving, I’m startingContinue reading “#174 You never know”

#173 Tired is good

One of my favorite things, as a person who is is usually up before 5am, is to use Sunday to sleep as long as I can with no alarm to wake me up. The past couple months, however, I haven’t had the time, spending nearly every weekend in an airport or driving somewhere. You shouldContinue reading “#173 Tired is good”

#172 The Anniversary

One year ago today marked one of the most significant milestones of my life as an athlete, a teacher and as a person. A day that I would cry like a little girl in front of many of the people I admire and love. Roughly 12 years ago I began the journey of a lifetimeContinue reading “#172 The Anniversary”

#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..

Over time, we discover that much of life boils down to finding your balance. While discovering your passion and committing fully to it is something enjoyable, it will mean knuckling down on days where you don’t want to. Example: I and many others who have discovered the beauty and empowerment of mastering your strength, enjoyContinue reading “#171 It doesn’t have to be fun..”

#170 “My kid needs to be tougher!”

Those of us who have been in the Martial Arts or physical fitness scene for some time have likely encountered the parent who requests that you teach their child about toughness. While the act of teaching a child or teen what toughness is and why it is fundamentally important is a worthwhile endeavor, it begsContinue reading “#170 “My kid needs to be tougher!””