There was once a man in Japan named Kota who had built some of the finest houses in all of Tokyo. Through his dedication to the process of building these houses, continuing to beat on his craft day in and day out, and always learning, the houses he built became famous. Eventually, Kota got tired … Continue reading Are You Taking Shortcuts?
Thanksgiving Day. A day filled with great family, friends, food, and football. Endless choices of pies, turkey and ham, mashed potatoes, green been casserole, and stuffing. The historic Thanksgiving Day parade followed by the dog show. Three NFL football games going on all day. Nothing like it. Personally, my favorite holiday as well. The day … Continue reading A Day to Reflect
Calmness. Still. Free flowing. Time almost somehow slows down. When done, even through all the chaos that goes on in your life on a daily basis, you become center again. I'm talking about meditation. Some people meditate to control their breathing, others do it to reflect, and some just do it to sit in complete … Continue reading A Time To Be Still
I am dumb. I am not good enough. I am not good at math. I am grateful for my life. I am an example of excellence. I am loved by many. I am _________. Two words that might be the most powerful in the English language. As you read the sentences, they all start with … Continue reading The Power of Daily Affirmations
7.7 billion people. There are over 7.7 billion people on this planet. Think about all the people you haven't met, seen, or even heard of on this planet. Or the people in your state or city that you don't know about yet. Pretty crazy right? The town I currently live in is 42,000 people. I … Continue reading Who Knows You?
An argument of some sort has probably happened in the past with your spouse, kids, co-workers, other family members, friends, etc. Arguments happen all the time. People tend to think in two terms, win/lose or lose/lose. Meaning either if one side wins then that person is happy otherwise they both can't win. If an individual … Continue reading There’s More Than Enough For Everyone
The comfort zone. What is it? What does it look like? Where does it come from? According to Merriam Webster, the definition of the comfort zone is "the level at which one functions with ease and familiarity." The comfort zone is around us at all times of the day in various forms. Our phones, Netflix, … Continue reading The Ultimate Dream Killer
"Screw the haters man!" "I'm doing it to prove my haters wrong!" "My haters will shut up once I do this." Have you heard anything close to these sentences? I would imagine you have. I know I have in person or on social media. I've never understood the whole "Prove the haters wrong!" side of … Continue reading Who Are You Trying To Prove?
The Grind. It's a beautiful aspect of life that keeps our calendar jam packed by the minute. Everybody is on some type of grind. Some of us are in school and work. Others are at two jobs working 50 hours a week. There's some people out there that have a couple kids and two jobs. … Continue reading Grind It Out
Whenever I participate in sports, playing Xbox, a board game, Wii bowling, my job, or anything that involves competition, I want one thing. Domination. Complete, undeniable domination. You might be thinking why do I think like this? I'm a very competitive person, and when there is a prize on the line it makes me even … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Just Show Up
You're on the road with your family going to the family's all-time favorite restaurant. Everyone is having fun, laughing, and singing to the music. It's not too hot or cold, but still nice out. It's the perfect fall day. The roads aren't too busy, a couple cars here and there. You're about 10 minutes away … Continue reading You Have To Keep Driving
How do you start your mornings? Are your mornings filled with chaos and scrambling around to get everything compiled together just to even get out the door? Or, Is your morning filled with productive habits that you've instilled for some time now that helps you start each day on the right foot? I can personally … Continue reading Create Your Miracle Morning
It's a double-edged sword. If you're on the wrong side of the sword, it can destroy your life. But if you're on the good side of the sword, your life can become amazing. You can achieve so much by using this word in it's correct form. When most people hear this word, they instantly think … Continue reading Do You Want To Achieve Your Goals?
This place is the best and there is nothing like it. The benefits of what happens inside these four walls is incredible. So many people have changed their lives being in this amazing place. It's a place where everyone there is only there to improve themselves. What is the greatest place on earth? The gym. … Continue reading The Greatest Place On Earth
Our mindset is a very powerful element in our life. You can be the greatest physical athlete ever but if you're mindset isn't at the same elite level than you will not perform at the highest level. There is an amazing book on how to improve your mindset. This is a book is called Mind … Continue reading A Guide To Inner Excellence
Food is obviously a very important part in our day-to-day life. The current food you consume is either helping you or it's not. I've always been a pretty healthy eater thanks to my parents, but it changed drastically when I moved out of the house for college. I was in the dorms my first year … Continue reading Living a Healthy Lifestyle
It's that point of the day again, it's early afternoon and you just got off your lunch break. You have a few hours left at work and then can't wait to head home to party with friends or watch the usual crappy Thursday Night Football game. You think you can coast the rest of the … Continue reading A Life of Discipline
To start, this is one of my favorite books. If you have never read it before, go buy it right now. It's truly a masterpiece in written form. Think and Grow Rich is written by a great writer in Napoleon Hill. He studied and researched over a 500 well-known men. A few of these men … Continue reading A Desire So Big
It gets thrown around a lot by people because they think they're really open to new ideas. People might be open-minded, but only to a certain point. They draw that line of being open-minded and shutting the other person out completely. If someone keeps agreeing with them, then the conversation is great because they're both … Continue reading Are You Able To Switch?
Yes, you read that right. There is not a single person on this planet that can save you. Not even Superman, Batman, or Spider-man can save you. I bring this up because we're nearing that time where politicians start to push everything and anything in front of us about why they are the best candidate. … Continue reading No One Is Going To Save You
It's something that's never going away. Something that is sadly a part of life. We can try our best to stop others from judging but it must start with the person who judges. You hear it all the time. "Why does she wear those dirty clothes? She needs new clothes!" "That kids an idiot for … Continue reading Who Are We to Judge?
What does "100% ownership" mean to you? To me, it means accountability. True 100% accountability in every area of life. Merriam-Webster states that the definition of accountability is "an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions." What does this really mean? It means that any action you decide to take, … Continue reading 100% Ownership
We all start our days off different. Some of us get up with enough time to enjoy a cup of coffee and a full breakfast. Others might be running late, barely ready to get to work as their heading out the door. Here are a few ways I start my day off on the right … Continue reading Start The Day Off Right
Take a look at this photo. It's not too hard to understand what is going on. Guy in the green is failing and thinking about it too much. He sees this failure as the end. He gets in a bad mood and probably will give up. Guy in the blue is failing but building a … Continue reading The Steps to Success
It's important to have a support system with how much of a roller coaster life can be. A set of people that will always be in your corner cheering you on. People who will pick you up when you fail, and cheer your name loud enough for everyone to hear when you succeed. This set … Continue reading A Support System For Life