5 Ways Young Athletes Can Use Visualization for Success in Sports

Every great professional athlete will tell you how much visualization plays in their success in sports. I can honestly tell you with experience how it has profoundly changed my life both inside and outside of the competitive arena. When one uses visualization you never fail. To get what you desire and want you must first […]

How to Beat Insomnia to Improve Athletic and Business Performance

Sleep is an important component of mental health and elite performance. A few months ago I came across an article about the Seattle Seahawks using sleeping devices to monitor each player’s quality of sleep. In the past, it was not unusual for players to party late into the night then head to practice the next […]

Wake Up with Determination. Go to Bed With Satisfaction.

There are no shortcuts in life to success on and off the field. The inner game, the grit, and how much internal drive you possess is the key to becoming an elite performer. To often people give a half hearted effort expecting great results. They are quickly disappointed, quit, or fail to realize their initial […]

3 Ways You Can Develop the Mental Toughness of a Black Belt for Business, Health, and Sports

I thought it would be cool to put something visual for you to help you develop your mindset. The three principles I outlined in this info graphic is a great starting point for those struggling to excel at anything in life. Remember all successful people began with nothing at one point. However, it is those […]

Don't Be Ashamed of Your StoryYesterday night, I received a wonderful surprise message from an audience member who listened to me speak a month ago.

I was deeply touched that my message inspired him. Before this journey into motivational speaking I had all these doubts, who would listen to me? I’m not a celebrity or a famous person.

What I came to realize was that was my alter ego speaking to me; my negative inner chatter telling me I’m crazy, not good enough, who do you think you are, forget about your dreams, stay small and crawl back into the hole you came from. This is what I believed and felt as a teen.

My message to all of you who feel unfulfilled in life, to let go, stop living for others, and start doing things for yourself. The average lifespan of a human being is 80 years old.

Don’t you feel you deserve to make every second in your life count? Make it happen starting today!

Share this with someone if this message resonates with you

3 Ways to Get Over Performance Anxiety and Build Mental Toughness

One of the biggest hurdles holding back an individual’s potential in life is performance anxiety especially in the most important situations. The sick anxious feeling due to the fear of failing is very real. In my 40 years as a martial arts competitor and coach I’ve seen many talented individuals fall flat when it came […]

3 Ways to Train Safely in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as You Hit Middle Age

One evening I dropped into the academy for one of my training sessions. While sitting on the mat I had a chance to observe the students rolling; particularly the ones with the peppered grey hair. I wanted to see how they handled the younger faster students. The older students who were heavier often overexerted using […]