#113 Rain rain, go away.

There’s something satisfying about rain. While it can seem like just another perturbance by Mother Nature, cancelling a trip to Disney Land, ruining an outdoor trip or photo shoot, it may be a way of reminding us to sit back and let things unfold. “The more we value things outside our control, the less controlContinue reading “#113 Rain rain, go away.”

Daily blog #72

Good times ahead It’s a beautiful Sunday here in the sunny Coachella Valley, perfect day to barbecue some spicy brats or go to the pool if you haven’t already escaped the heat like many. As I get ready to head over to my parents for some good food I can’t help but notice the wayContinue reading “Daily blog #72”

Daily blog #71

Fear It’s hard to believe how quickly we are coming up to blog post #100. Time really does fly! 70 blog posts ago I embarked on this challenge to post daily for many reasons which I won’t go into. Not long before that I recall a conversation with my brother where I stated that vloggingContinue reading “Daily blog #71”

Daily blog #68

Motivation, discipline and accountability Some days, like today for me, we aren’t really feeling it yet we still have to get up and go to work, the gym, work on stuff etc. A good friend and mentor once told me “motivation gets you started and discipline keeps you going” but what happens when you areContinue reading “Daily blog #68”

Daily blog #59

Silver lining Every now and again we arrive at moments in life where the negative drowns out the positive which can lead to feeling sorry for yourself and wondering if you’re doing the right things. Even for the strongest and most optimistic of us, life isn’t all rainbows and roses. It can be hard toContinue reading “Daily blog #59”

Daily blog #56

What Jiu Jitsu is really about… Depending on where you go, you will hear many different ideas of what Jiu Jitsu is about. Some claim it is self defense, a vehicle to self improvement, a sport, or a tool for self discovery, none of which are wrong. But when you leave the bubble of yourContinue reading “Daily blog #56”

Daily blog #52

Hell of a life During tough times like these for many (post Covid19 ), one of the best qualities we can strive for is gratitude. We must fight to be grateful to have made it this far in life, grateful to have a chance to do something with it, grateful to possess gifts others doContinue reading “Daily blog #52”

Daily blog #37

America… F*** yeah! In a time where the country is more divided on issues than ever, July 4th may have been just what we needed. Yesterday there wasn’t a need to go watch fireworks, you could’ve just stepped outside your backyard. One of the reasons we love our country is that on our property noContinue reading “Daily blog #37”

Daily blog #33

Do it for the thrill Today I applied to be on the Fight 2 Win BJJ card in Austin, Texas on July 10th. I hadn’t planned to fight until August but my brother, who is scheduled to fight in that event suggested it and I agreed. Shortly after applying, I was greeted by the excitementContinue reading “Daily blog #33”

Daily blog #30

Food means family Yesterday after my sixteenth training session for the week I indulged in the best sandwich in the world (sandwiches actually =P) at TKB (The Kids Business) in Indio, California not ten minutes from my academy. On my way there, my friend and I were joking that eating good food would be ourContinue reading “Daily blog #30”