#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”

#164 Its not about fighting

Many of us, like myself, are drawn to the nature of fighting and being capable in a physical altercation. For as far back as the history books will take us, we have wrestled, boxed and found ways to fight each other. There is an allure to being “the knight in shining armor” who can beatContinue reading “#164 Its not about fighting”

#157 There’s always something..

Something that occurred to me yesterday, while tagging along with Rafael for his “recovery day”, is that there is always something we can be doing to get better, even if it is resting. What matters, is that it goes along with your purpose. Getting stronger, getting in a better state of mind, better sleep, moreContinue reading “#157 There’s always something..”

#155 Inner strength

Deep within the soul lies your our true strength. Strength that can only be reached by being broken. Only when the spirit is tested and the will is bent to a degree that would cause any normal human to give up. When you give in, and you will, that doesn’t mean you are weak, itContinue reading “#155 Inner strength”

#150 Energy

As someone known for having a relatively rigid routine, I have found that over the past month or so it has somewhat dissolved.. Perhaps it’s the traveling, or laziness, or the natural complacency that we develop but it got me thinking. Energy. We all possess a limited amount that can be devoted to each ofContinue reading “#150 Energy”

#127 You are great.

We all have our moments of brilliance. We also have moments where we are downright foolish. The key is… Those moments won’t define you. Better days are always ahead for those who possess the right mentality. The champion mentality. There will always be those who remember you for the bad, just as those who rememberContinue reading “#127 You are great.”

#118 Show Yourself

What an inspiring day with the boys from Lovato’s School of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts along with Xande Ribeiro, Victor Hugo and the other Six Blades Jiu Jitsu representatives who attended the IBJJF Oklahoma City Open. The night prior, Lovato and Xande gave beautiful speeches to most of the 88 competitors on theContinue reading “#118 Show Yourself”