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”

The early bird #111

One of the most important things in every person’s life is their morning routine. How you start your day can make or break you whether you’re a top CEO, a farmer or a student. You will hear it being advocated by successful leaders, the military, and hard working people who make up the backbone ofContinue reading “The early bird #111”

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”

We have arrived! #100

It’s hard to believe that 114 posts ago I was afraid of clicking “Publish” on my very first blog. I can vividly remember what seemed like a monumental decision to go live with the post. Funny how we are when it comes to our initial leap of faith. Most of us can empathize with howContinue reading “We have arrived! #100”

Daily blog #96

One hand washes the other Today was both one of the happiest and saddest days of my life. One of those days in which the sheer memory gives you goosebumps… As a Jiu Jitsu instructor it is common to receive praise from students or their parents for your efforts which has always, for lack ofContinue reading “Daily blog #96”

Daily blog #93

Everyday we live and die- Driving through the Teton National Forest on the way to Yellowstone you are constantly cautioned to “Beware of Bear”, drive carefully for crossing wildlife, watch out for falling rocks and avoid climbing certain areas. What National Park management understands is their role to advise you to the best of theirContinue reading “Daily blog #93”

Daily blog #87

Centurion! – Yesterday I received a notice from Word Press that I had posted my one hundredth blog post! Although I am a couple weeks worth away from 100 daily blog posts (my original goal) it brought to mind how long life can seem yet how short it can be at the same time. ItContinue reading “Daily blog #87”

Daily blog #82

Repetition There is a universal truth in regards to practicing any given skill. If you lift 100 pounds in the gym it is the same 100 pounds for the next guy, but with practice you will becomes stronger until it is too light for you. For the person who has worked diligently and consistently toContinue reading “Daily blog #82”

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”