#194 Richer than a millionaire

On my way to the airport, I started listening to Delivering Happiness by the late Tony Hsieh (Zappos founder) on audible. I was inspired hearing about how he came to a realization after receiving 40 million dollar in Microsoft’s acquisition of his company at the time Link Exchange. You could say it was more thanContinue reading “#194 Richer than a millionaire”

#184 Jiu Jitsu’s ultimate secret…

Those of us who have been on this earth long enough, know that life itself is full of stress. For some, unimaginably so. Having to oblige with everyday niceties while suppressing the fear of losing their job, their home, etc can bring many strong people to the edge. If only there was a button youContinue reading “#184 Jiu Jitsu’s ultimate secret…”

#129 Name Day

First of all, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the fact that people showed so much love for me on my birthday let alone that they even remembered throughout what has been a trying year for many. A long time ago, a mentor asked me, what the most powerful force in the world was, toContinue reading “#129 Name Day”

#116 You are an Investor

In life we are constantly faced with decisions, some big some small, some seemingly important and unimportant. One of the biggest decisions we make is where we invest our resources. One of the biggest determining factors in how one does this your definition of “success”. For some, money is important so their career or theContinue reading “#116 You are an Investor”

The little things #112

After a long day at yesterday’s competition I took advantage of a full night’s rest. Through the course of my Sunday morning which is usually spent on my MacBook with a coffee or two, i was just getting ready to join the rest of the family outside for some water activities (paddleboard, canoe, swim) inContinue reading “The little things #112”

Inspiration everywhere #108

In life we have experiences that compel us strongly to take action. Sometimes, it happens with the arrival of an idea that can completely change your perspective and consequently the course of your life. As different as we all are, each of us are surrounded by multiple forms of inspiration if we are looking forContinue reading “Inspiration everywhere #108”

Together we are stronger #105

Today is my brother Steve’s birthday (the second oldest out of us four boys). In this digital age we don’t use photo albums so I went through my phone and dug up some photos dating back at least 10 years ago doing what we do best, training Muay Thai, competing, relaxing and having fun. It’sContinue reading “Together we are stronger #105”

Daily blog #81

Riches to rags After spending about thirteen years in the wonderful United States of America I have noticed something about those in the 20-30 year old demographic. It happens to be an overwhelming concern with the type of car they drive. So much, to the point of trading in a perfectly good car and takingContinue reading “Daily blog #81”

Daily blog #77

The juice is worth the squeeze Today I received an MRI on my elbow that was injured in my previous fight. My third in the past three years. For whatever reason, the hum of the machine always puts me in a lull that has me snooozing in minutes. Maybe halfway through the process, for theContinue reading “Daily blog #77”