One of the most effective methods for changing or improving your thought patterns, and in turn improving your behavior/habits, is to study and emulate people who have qualities of character you wish to have for yourself. I have studied hundreds of inspiring people from athletes to authors to business people and political figures and many [...]
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Many of the best insights I have gained over the years have often been counter intuitive. For example, as I have been developing muscular strength with a rigorous weight training program, I have found that I can push more weight and complete more sets when I relax and calm myself mentally before and during each [...]
I’m a big believer in coaching and mentoring. I have had a number of great coaches and mentors in my day. Some were people who simply helped me as a friend. Other times I hired professional coaches to help me with specific areas of life or business. If you have never looked into or thought [...]
Today’s post is day 74 of a 100 day motivational content challenge I’ve been working on. And I find it quite fascinating that as each day goes by, something interesting or important happens in my life to give me the exact inspiration I need for a new motivational post. Over the past day or so, [...]
For over 5 years, I have spent countless hours reading, researching and studying self improvement methodologies and concepts. There have been so many books and speakers who have had a positive impact on me and there is really no way to summarize everything that I have gained through their works. But a common question I [...]
One thing I am notoriously guilty of is being way too hard on myself. I’m guessing you can relate For those of us who demand excellence and constant improvement from ourselves, it can be easy to forget how far you have come, how much skill you have developed and how many great things you have [...]
Think back to a time where you were going through something pretty rough. You were taking a big emotional hit and your stress levels were through the roof. Maybe someone was upset with you, you made a BIG mistake or you did something that caused you to feel complete embarrassment. You didn’t know how you [...]
SHORT OVERVIEW How to come up with new ideas to move you towards a major objective in your life… Intense focus and thinking time on a major outcome you’d like to create. 20-30 minutes high intensity exercise 15-20 minute cool down Do something “mindless” not related to your main objective Relax and allow ideas to [...]
This post is actually day 60 of a 100 day challenge I created for myself. 100 motivational updates in 100 days. Its been a mix of written, audio and video updates. The goal is to commit to developing my abilities as a leader of motivation and self improvement. Specifically to expand my skills as a [...]
As each day goes by and I spend more time examining my thought processes, habits and behaviors, I have given myself the opportunity to literally catalog a huge chunk of my mind. I do this through a combination of reading thought provoking books, watching inspiring videos and self reflection journaling. I also use very aggressive [...]
Today’s message is an audio update where I reflect on some very interesting insights from a book called “With Winning In Mind – 3rd Edition” by Lanny Bassham. As a former Olympic gold medal winner and coach to many thousands of successful athletes and business people, Lanny Bassham has some excellent insights into the mindset [...]
I was fired up from a killer workout tonight and rather than waiting for better lighting or a perfect place to shoot a video, I just turned on my iphone and shot the vid as I was. Check out a quick tip and insight about finding and ultimately CHOOSING inner sense of calmness when you [...]
I’ve been reading some very interesting stuff on mental toughness and some specific books about Navy SEALS. Very enlightening information. One topic that keeps coming up is fear. I have written and talked about fear a number of times. I have studied fear in my own life at many many levels and I literally do [...]
Recently I’ve been posting some techniques and strategies for personal improvement and feedback has been very positive. So I wanted to keep it going today… Topic – YOUR confidence: Did you know that confidence is a learnable skill? If you look at your life right now you will find confidence in many areas. If you [...]
Today I’d like to introduce you to a little strategy that you can apply any time you have caught yourself slipping off track in terms of focus and commitment to your major goals and aspirations. Its called a “turnaround day“. The idea is quite simple and best explained with an example. Just over a year [...]
We all have a higher self and a lower self. At any given time, we can feel usually one these two states: Higher self: Courageous, resourceful, confident, powerful, hi self-esteem. If you feel this way, you’re likely going to take better actions, and you’re more likely to execute it. Lower self: Fearful, discouraged, helpless, depressed, [...]
Yesterday I posted an audio update about the tight correlation between how well we execute on a daily basis and the happiness we feel. The general message was… the more you commit to excellence in ALL areas of life, the happier you will generally feel. And conversely, when you let yourself slip, become lazy and [...]
Today I have a very intriguing audio update for you. I do a lot of journaling and self assessment (pretty much daily) and recently I’ve been doing a bit of an audit on my levels of happiness over the course of the past 5-6 years. I noticed 2 very distinct periods of time where my [...]
Last year I did a blog post about the power of repetition and I talked about how I used calendar alerts at 3 intervals per day for “mental conditioning”. Basically, my goal was to maintain a positive mindset and a high level of motivation and drive throughout my entire day. You can check out the [...]
Some people are simply better at focusing on their strengths and feeling confident more often than others. But I think for the majority of us, confidence is something that can disappear in a heartbeat if we allow our minds to buy into any kind of negative self concept. If you think it comes from lack [...]
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