Tag: standup

Rest in Peace: Lee Hughes (Dad)

On August 23, 2019 my dad was called home to the Great Architect of the Universe. He was 68 years young. There are many things I can say about my dad but I’m not sure if they will do him justice. I want to thank him for teaching me how to stand with conviction, teaching

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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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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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The Best Version of You | My new book is available

I am very excited about finally having this book in my hands. Hard work is always worth it, regardless of how long it takes. The Best Version of You is a self-help book designed to introduce new skills and concepts for anyone to use when they’re facing adversity, feeling lost and out of focus, wanting

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Are you in the driver or passenger seat of your RAS?

What you think about the most, will consume you. It will activate your Reticular Activating System (RAS). “The reticular activating system is a short, pencil-sized piece of the brain located just above where the spinal cord is attached to the brain. It acts as the gatekeeper of information between most sensory systems and the conscious

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