Be the Change
As our nation and our world struggles with the senseless death of George Floyd and the other lives that are tragically lost, the quote from Mahatma Gandhi rings in my ear. “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
Those words are simple but yet profound.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed right now.
From dealing with the COVID-19 virus to all of the social unrest in our world, the tendency is to throw up our hands and complain about the state of our world.
What we can do is find our o…
From Curious George to Richard Rohr
Ever since I was a little kid I loved to read. I would fall asleep on the floor with a book laid open on my chest. One of my favorite books was Curious George. Books have always triggered my imagination. To this day I still have a passion for reading.
I try to read a book a week. That doesn’t always happen, but often times it does. My reading has progressed from Curious George to John Grisham and now Richard Rohr with many different authors and types of books in between.
It’s pretty amazing to…
Pride...It Could Kill You
I remember this day like it was yesterday. Several years ago I was in a meeting with some of my colleagues at a restaurant. I noticed one of my co-workers, Hector, got up and was gone for an extended period of time. He sent a text message on my phone that I fortunately looked at that said, “In the bathroom not feeling well.”
I got up to check on him and I found him bent over sweating profusely while desperately grabbing his chest. The first thing he said is, “I am having some bad heartburn. I m…
When we think of a warrior we usually think of a fighter. Someone who is willing to go into battle and fight until his death. That is noble indeed.
There is so much more than being a warrior than fighting. In fact, a true warrior often craves peace and doesn’t look for a battle, but is willing to go there if need be.
One characteristic of a warrior that I am working on is discipline. Not from a physical aspect because I have that one nailed.
It’s from the discipline of giving my gifts feroci…
Chasing God Trying to be Better Men
As we were having our Spiritual Warriors Unite men’s gathering last month one of the guys said something simple, but yet profound. I am not even sure if he was aware of what he said.
“All we are is a bunch of guys chasing God trying to be better men.”
Sometimes I am not sure if we are chasing God or if He is chasing us. In my own personal journey I believe God has always been there, I just made a choice not to pursue him, which led to a lot of emptiness and unfulfillment.
I believe deep down…
How to Train to be Antifragile
I first heard the word antifragile when I was reading a book by Mark Manson called “Everything is f*cked. A Book About Hope”.
How he described antifragility is seeking out the discomfort that will force us to grow. His point being is that we have gotten soft as a society. We have become entitled. We don’t know how to use our pain that we go through in life to get stronger and become better people.
We are actually in a perfect training environment to learn how to become antifragile while being …
We live in uncertain times. We are uncertain when this COVID-19 virus will be behind us. We are uncertain about when the economy will start to come back to some level of normalcy. We are uncertain about what tomorrow will bring.
This can bring a feeling of uneasiness, anxiety, despair and hopelessness. If we are all honest with ourselves we have experienced all of those emotions to some extent over the past several weeks as all of our lives have been profoundly impacted during this crazy time w…
The Six C's to Living a Revolutionary Life
I am almost three years into living a life as an entrepreneur. I have learned so much about myself during this time. There is no way I would be the person I am today without all of the challenges that come with living a life of uncertainty. There is something about getting out of our comfort zones that makes us reach down into the depths of our souls to see what we are made of. Being an entrepreneur has done that for me. Here is what I have learned in the last three years.
Courage is …
Turning Self-Doubt Upside Down
I was feeling really emotional the other night. Maybe it was because I was watching the final episode of This is Us. I am not sure why I watch that show because of the emotional roller coaster it puts me on. It’s kind of like how I feel right now in my own “This is Us” life.
The Ugly Voice of Self-Doubt
I was sitting on my couch, thinking to myself, I don’t know if I can do this. I don’t know if I can make it as an entrepreneur. I don’t know if I can do what God is calling me to do. To lead a …
Becoming the Best Version of Ourselves
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.
When I first heard that all of the gyms were ordered closed by the governor of Colorado for at least thirty days because of COVID-19, I have to be honest, my first response was to go into victim mode.
After two years of blood, sweat and tears of building a thriving face to face personal training practice, which I refer t…