7th-Degree Martial Arts Black Belt Test

18 years… where did the time go? Where did the FAT go? In 2003 I was 29 years old (167 lbs). Fast forward 10 years to 2013 when I tested for my 6th-degree black belt at the age of 39 (219 lbs). Now on March 13, 2021, at the age of 47 (173.5 lbs), I […]

3 Effective Strategies for Dealing with Disappointment


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8 Ways to Tap Into Your Creativity

Everyone has the capacity to be creative. It’s one of our greatest strengths as humans. Some people have a greater gift for creativity that others, but you’ll never know how creative you can be unless you take steps to maximize it.   It’s easy to understand what it takes to become more skilled at hitting […]

Top 10 Ways to be More Likable

Likability matters. There’s nothing bad that comes with being well-liked. It can be a boon for your social life and career. Most of us aren’t as likable as we could be, but it’s an easy issue to address. Everyone has everything they need to be highly likable. A little effort is all that’s required. Try […]

The Secret to Staying Active at Midlife

A recent study confirms what you may have suspected. Adults tend to become much less active as they reach their midlife years. Researchers at the University of Texas have completed the first large scale study of activity levels among subjects 38 to 50 years old. As they followed them for ten years, they expected that […]

Leverage Your Past for Greater Success in Your Future

Life is easy if you get a little better each day at living it. Unfortunately, few of us make the small enhancements that could make our life more fulfilling. We tend to do things a certain way and stick with them. Consider that, if you were to learn something each day that you could apply […]

The Secret to Loving Yourself

You’re probably familiar with self-help books and talk show hosts who tell you to love yourself, but you may be wondering how to go about that. While your relationship with yourself is the most important connection in your life, it’s easy to forget about nurturing it. However, self-love and compassion are too important to neglect […]

Top 10 Components of a Success Mindset

Success starts with mindset. Different mindsets give different outcomes. A poor mindset leads to poor results. A positive mindset leads to success. While your experience, education, and skills can matter a lot, your mindset can make all the difference. Luckily, anyone can develop a mindset primed for success. It’s certainly easier and less time consuming […]

Are You Controlled by Your Emotions? 7 Signs That Say You Are

Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? Everyone likes to think they have control over their emotions, but there are plenty of common signs that show that it’s quite rare for someone to have mastered their emotions. Our emotions lead our behavior. You just might discover that you have less mastery […]

Do Your Routines Serve or Sabotage You?

Routines are important and powerful. They allow us to save time by not having to make decisions. They can support you, your vision, and your goals, or they can work against what you actually want. We all have routines, but few of us actually chose our routines. We just seem to fall into them, and […]