Monthly Archives: February 2018


Ep 8: The role and purpose of competition


In this episode we talk about: -the statistics of making it to the CF Games -the purpose of competing -sports competition vs fitness competition -types of athletes that compete -internal vs external motivation in group training -training versus competition -AND MORE! You can listen to us on Itunes here: OR Soundcloud here:

Ep 8: The role and purpose of competition2018-02-27T21:11:03+00:00

Learning About Success From Planting A Tree


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”  When I first decided to go back to school to get my MBA Liam was just born, and I had a business that took up much of my attention and energy. I wasn't sure how I was going to make time for school, but I just knew it was something I had to do. As hard as the decision was at the time, I can't imagine trying to go back to school with a second child on the way and a business that is [...]

Learning About Success From Planting A Tree2018-02-26T18:33:44+00:00

You Can’t Hack Your Way To Success


"The hacker mindset doesn't actually see what happens on the other side of pain." For a few years now there has been a growing trend called "life-hacking." The general premise is that you can find a shortcut to almost any problem you have in life. Honestly, I hate this trend. For everything it promises I disagree with; It encourages shortcuts. It promises a faster route to success. It promotes quick fixes. If you have followed me long enough, you would know that I advocate the exact opposite. I encourage hard work as a key factor of success. I'm clear that there [...]

You Can’t Hack Your Way To Success2018-02-20T12:13:56+00:00

Taking on A Lion Mentality


“In every single circumstance, a lion is a lion.”  In the wild, when a gazelle sees a lion, fear automatically takes over. But from the other perspective when a lion sees a gazelle it sees opportunity. Why is that? The difference between the two is how the lion and gazelle are wired. The lion sees opportunity. Whereas the gazelle will always see and literally smell fear. They were both born to think that way. The mentality of the lion begins the day they are born. It’s considered by scientists to be the most crucial skill the newborn lion must learn if it [...]

Taking on A Lion Mentality2018-02-19T19:54:26+00:00

The Difference Between Being Broke Versus Being Poor


"If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters." Somewhere along the way, we were told that we had to wake up energetic, spunky, and gitty. That's not real life. You're not always going to feel great when you wake up, and that's 100% entirely acceptable. I'm very skeptical of people who say they wake up feeling fabulous every day. It's just not how the body works. There are days you feel great, and there are many days you don't. That's real life. The trick is not to let the feeling become a state of mind. [...]

The Difference Between Being Broke Versus Being Poor2018-02-16T19:19:57+00:00

The best defense is a good offense


"You're either on offense or defense. There is no in between" In my industry, things are continually changing. New diets, new exercises, new approaches to fitness. This fact leaves me with two choices; I can wait for those things to happen or I can't try to predict those changes and be the first to take advantage of it. In business, the organization that is continuously on offense has a "first-mover advantage." Not only do they become the first entrant, it also affords them a competitive edge over the competition. For example, over two years ago we noticed a persistent problem in our group [...]

The best defense is a good offense2018-02-15T18:08:40+00:00

Even Michael Jordan Had A Coach. Do you?


"All coaching is, is taking a player where he can't take himself." Michael Jordan, a basketball player that will go down in history as one of the most athletic and successful athletes in the world, has always acknowledged the importance of coaches. If you think about it, we all have coaches. Our dentist is a coach for our teeth, a massage therapist is a coach for our muscles, and a doctor is a coach for our health. If you're like me, you treat coaches like Michael Jordan did. I try to have as many coaches around me as possible. I have a [...]

Even Michael Jordan Had A Coach. Do you?2018-02-13T13:16:55+00:00

Do Roses Have Thorns Or Do Thorns Have Roses?


"I've learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different." There's a video going viral on the internet of a man signing the national anthem at a basketball game while he simultaneously paints at center court  As he continues to sign almost flawlessly, he proceeds to paint a picture of something unbeknown to the audience. Although it seems like he knows what he's attempting to capture, to the naked eye it just looks like a bunch of random brush strokes. At the end of the song, he finishes the line with "home of the [...]

Do Roses Have Thorns Or Do Thorns Have Roses?2018-02-12T16:35:24+00:00

Do I regret getting tattoos when I was younger?


"Sooner or later we've all have to confront our choices" Last Thursday I spent 6 hours in total driving to Miami, getting my tattoos lasered off, and driving back home. I've been doing this every couple months for over a year. I got my first tattoo at 16 years old. My best friend and I thought it would be cool to get a tattoo on our backs to show off our toughness during the wrestling season. We both decided to get it in an area of our back that would be visible when we wore our singlets. Years later when I [...]

Do I regret getting tattoos when I was younger?2018-02-10T13:11:00+00:00

Failing My Way To Success


"I didn't fail 1000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1000 steps." It's well known that it took Thomas Edison over 1,000 tries before he successfully invented the light bulb. For as many times as people have attempted to label those failures, he viewed it as part of the process. In our gym, this is very similar to novice lifters learning Olympic Lifting. Their most common fear when learning these exercises is that they don't want to fall during an attempt. They view it as a failure. To them falling equals bad. This couldn't be further from the truth. [...]

Failing My Way To Success2018-02-06T18:11:47+00:00

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