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The Power is Already Within You

Apr 19, 2021


"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is wisdom.  Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

                                                                                                   - Lao Tzu


This power is already within you.


Several times each year I have the honor to co-facilitate, with my business partner, Theresa Byrne, our life-changing personal empowerment workshops we call, Higher Self-Defense. 


Higher Self-Defense (HSD) is an adrenal self-defense training where adults/teens from various backgrounds, life experiences and skill levels come together to experience what they tell us is a truly life changing...

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Are You Interested, or Are You Committed?

Apr 11, 2021

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit.  When you are committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

                                                                                                - Art Turock


Several years ago, I was in a conference and heard a speaker make a cute little statement regarding the concept of commitment.  It went like this...


“I had bacon and eggs this morning for the breakfast, the chicken was involved, but the pig was COMMITTED."  


That statement, as trite as it might be, has always stuck with me.  How committed am I...

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What You're Looking For, You'll Usually See

Apr 03, 2021

“We’ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don’t want, we’ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward.”

                                                                                    - Tony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within


Champions, whether it be in sports, business or in life, understand one very simple concept - what we focus on expands.  


Think about a vision you have for your life and/or your business. 


When you focus on the things that empower you on your journey to achieving your dream, the things that excite you and feed your soul on your quest, you...

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Acceptance and Surrender are NOT for Wimps

Mar 26, 2021

“Accept, then act.  Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.  Always work with it, not against it…….This will miraculously change your whole life.”

                                                                                             - Eckhart Tolle


A couple of years ago, I treated myself to an amazing meditation retreat. 


After four days in the serenity of centeredness, I re-entered the "real world" and was struck by how easy it is to me to revert back to old patterns and habits of getting caught up in my head and the stressors of life. 


One of the most difficult lessons for me, in my life, is to know when to accept what is, let go of...

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You Can Come To Me With Any Problem, Just Always Come With A Solution

Mar 21, 2021

“Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.”

                                                                                            -  Anthony J. D’Angelo


Today, I was sitting and reflecting on the many people who have crossed my path who have made a positive impact on my life. 


Some of these people have been with me my entire life and other times for a relatively brief period of time. 


Interestingly enough, there is no correlation between time and the impact made.  Even those who are in our lives for brief periods can have lasting impact.


One such person for me was Frank Jeffrey. 


Immediately after graduating from college, I began my career...

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Are you Being a Victim or an Owner?

Mar 14, 2021

“Today is a new day. Don't let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. You have the power and the time to shape your life. Break free from the poisonous victim mentality and embrace the truth of your greatness. You were not meant for a mundane or mediocre life!”

                                                                                       - Steve Maraboli


 Are you being a victim or are you an owner?  


I first heard this question posed several years ago by super coach, Steve Chandler when I was attending one of his great seminars.  


The concept is really quite...

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4 Questions to Ask to Yourself to Create Powerful Goals

Mar 08, 2021

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, or hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.”

                                                                                             - Albert Einstein


There is a classic story of Beatles legend, John Lennon as a young school-boy.  His teacher had assigned the class an assignment to answer the simple question,


“What do you want to be when you grow up?”


As expected, as his classmates shared their answers, typical careers emerged from the imaginations of young primary schoolers of that time, policeman, nurse, teacher, fireman, etc.


It then came time for young John to share, and the teacher asked, “John, what do you want to be...

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What are the People Like in YOUR Town?

Feb 28, 2021

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

                                                                                  - Mahatma Ghandi


Today, many would say that we are living in a deeply divided society. 


The anger, irritation and resentment that comes from others not seeing the world the way we see it, can permeate our everyday life and is fueled by the constant images and reports we see on news and social medias.


So much of our frustrations come from wanting others to act, speak or think like we do.  If not in the absolute, at least in a willingness to listen to us and consider our point of view in a civil and empathetic way. 


But what about us?  Are we willing to do the same?



This reminds me of...

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3 Visualization Strategies to Create Breakthrough Results

Feb 14, 2021

“I would visualize things coming to me. It would just make me feel better. Visualization works if you work hard. That’s the thing. You can’t just visualize and go eat a sandwich.” 

                                                                                               - Jim Carrey


Visualization combined with inspired action can be one of the most powerful tools in the Champion’s toolbox for success and happiness. 


When you look at elite-level athletes, you will notice that the difference between them in athletic talent is oftentimes so minuscule it is almost non-existent.  It is the person who creates the trifecta of combining the power of their body, mind and spirit that will...

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6 Winning Strategies to Create Masterful Days

Feb 08, 2021

"If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed."

                                                                                       - Admiral William H. McRaven (retired)


One of my favorite books that I read/listened to in 2020, was Make Your Bed by retired 4-Star Admiral William H. McRaven. 


McRaven retired from the Navy in 2014 as the highest-ranking Navy Seal or “bullfrog” in the corps and was the commander in charge of the missions that felled both Osama bin Ladin and Saddam Hussein.


The book is based on his now famous commencement speech that he delivered to the graduating class at the University of Texas on how to change the world (check out an excerpt from the speech here, but then please come back and...

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