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 […]

Does Winning Tournaments Mean I Have Great Jiu-Jitsu?

The quick answer is not necessarily. A common question I hear from students is a person who tells me about a student who is getting good and winning tournaments. Some are indeed possessing great skill for their level while others win but their technique is sloppy. These individuals are also missing a lot of the […]

Showing to Much Compassion on The Mats Is Not Always a Good Thing

“If you can’t accept losing, you cannot win.” – Vince Lombardi (Legendary NFL Hall of Fame Football Coach) Ever since I was a child I was told the one great trait I’ve always possessed is a deep compassion for other people’s feelings. Sometimes I am even told it’s too much as I’ve been taken advantage […]

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Raz will speaking to students and staff on Immigration, Asian Heritage, Adjusting to Life in Canada.

Date: February 16, 2017
Time: 11:45-12:25
Event: Southridge Private School
Topic: Immigration, Asian Heritage, Adjusting to Life in Canada
Location: Surrey, BC
Public: Private

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Raz will be speaking to elementary children on cultural diversity, racial tolerance, and discrimination.

Date: January 16, 2017
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Event: Coast Meridian Elementary School
Venue: Coast Meridian Elementary School
Location: 8222 168a Street
Surrey, BC
Canada
Public: Private

Raz will be speaking to local business entrepreneurs on how to identify stress and implement techniques to improve focus, productivity, and inner peace. Stress is one of the biggest challenges facing the workforce today. Maintaining personal health from the CEO to the employee levels is key to running a successful business for both the short term and the long term.

The Vancouver Business Network Meetup (VBN) was founded in March 2010 and to-day is the largest community of active and aspiring small business owners in Canada.

VBN holds inexpensive, high-quality seminars and networking events every week. These events help small business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals learn, network and grow. They learn new tactics, tools and techniques. They network with like-minded people. They grow their networks, their businesses and their characters.

Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Event: Vancouver Business Network
Topic: Stress Management and Mental Toughness for Business
Venue: G&F Financial Group's
Location: 2949 Main Street
Vancouver, BC
Public: Public