Tag: focus

No Quit Zone: Workout Program

Over the past 15 years, I have experimented with different training concepts and programs. All of them having the central focus of: weight training. Although I enjoy cardio and grew up being a natural runner, it is no longer my focus. Now, I want to sculpt a body that helps remind me that hard work

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My Training Journey

This particular blog is a huge step for me, on my physical fitness journey. I’ve always been a highly motivated and energetic person, despite being extremely shy and embarrassed about my body. I wouldn’t even go to a pool, despite being a good swimmer, until I was in my mid-thirties. Growing up and being called

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10-year Anniversary for Crematory

May 20, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary for my first book, Crematory. Brian Carter (main character) is growing up so fast. Part 1: Crematory Part 2: The Darkness Part 3: Army of the Drake (2019-2020) About the Book: Brian Carter is a patient at Hamilton Psychiatric Ward and has experienced things that even your worst

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Retired from the Military

After 22 years of military service, I officially retired from the U.S. Army on May 1, 2019. This blog is a little late because I originally didn’t want to write about it because I was ready to close that chapter of my life. But now that the dust has settled, I am more comfortable with

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Are You a Top-Down Thinker?

Are you a top-down thinker? Are you a bottom-up thinker? In other words, do you think about the target, goal, or objective before you even start? Training yourself to work from the top-down will help you mitigate the pressure of stress and adversity. Hint: There WILL be stress and adversity, regardless of what you’re doing.

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Master Yourself

When your mind thinks about the past, it will always associate those memories with the emotion(s) associated with the event. So what happens is, you condition yourself to think about memories that do not serve you because they are negative. Negative thoughts (memories) create a negative environment. Your mind will focus on what’s familiar to

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You are not a Robot | Train Yourself to Think Outside of the Box

Have you ever stopped and wondered, “Why do some people go through their entire life working aimlessly like robots?” Is this their personal choice or are they conditioned to be this way? Well, you could make a pretty good argument that both of these reasons are a contributing factor. Obviously, no one wants to be

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Thanksgiving – Have a Real Conversation

I would like to start off by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. This holiday is truly unique because it creates a great opportunity for us to reconnect with our family and friends. Even though we associate Thanksgiving with food, this is also a social holiday. I recently took a break from writing blogs, due to

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Plan | Prepare | Execute | Repeat

Here a quick tip (video) on how to win in the gym and every aspect of your life. Plan: Identify your goals and a desired outcome. Prepare: Gather what you’ll need in order to help facilitate your goals or objectives. Execute: Do what you said you were going to do during the planning and preparation

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Luck is Not Real

How many times have you heard someone say, “Man, that team got lucky?” I’m willing to bet, you hear it at least once a weekend. For some reason, people associate things they were not expecting with good or bad luck. What people don’t realize–luck, just like fear, is not a real. It does not have

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