Category Archives for Success/Motivation

There But For The Grace Of God Go I

When you think you have it bad, usually someone else has it worse. I learned that while working in a trauma center. I saw some devastating injuries that many people, somehow, pulled through. One young

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Are You A Too-Busy Betty?

Betty says she would love to be healthier and get in shape but she just doesn’t have time. Sound familiar? She has a full-time job, 2 kids, and a household to run too. Her kids are in soccer, take piano

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How to Stop Saying You’ll Do Something and Really Do Something

“The successful person has the habit of doing what the failures don’t like to to do. They don’t like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength

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The Two Primal Reasons for Change

Can you change your habits? Maybe you want to feel more energetic; have a spring in your step. Or maybe the extra 20-30 pounds you’ve carried on your frame for the past several years has finally

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How to Get Off the Worry-Go-Round

Worrying is normal. And it actually does a couple of things for you. It helps you assess the current situation in light of the future. The “what if” scenarios that seem to be the theme of so

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Beyond Thanksgiving Day: Does Being Thankful Make Any Difference?

Reflect on your present blessings, on which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. —Charles Dickens This post isn’t about diet – about avoiding certain

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What To Do When Pain Makes You A Pain To Be Around

  “There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz This is a story about something I learned from my buddy Spencer. It took place several

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Why Sticking With a Diet is So Hard..and What to Do About It

Here’s the conversation we all have at some point. “I really should have that grilled tuna and green salad tonight for dinner…and just plain water…it will taste good and keep me

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How To Get Off Your Butt And DO Something

“When all is said and done, more is said than done.” – Lou Holtz. In his book, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield (who is probably best known for The Legend of Baggar Vance) refers to

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How To Be Patient

When it comes to training, many people look for quick results. Fat loss. Muscle growth. Healing an injury. Whatever. A  lot of people have told me, “I’m just impatient” or “I

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