Why You Should Read Books

I was reading Gary Sinise's book "Grateful American" this morning when my former wrestler/mentee/friend Shakky Boy sent me a text. I first met Shakky Boy (Adam) back in 2007 when I was coaching wrestling as part of my graduate assistant (read more about him in my new book, "World's Toughest Lifelong Learner"). I had recently [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:45-04:00April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Smiling from Ear to Ear

I had first heard of Alex Honnold six months or so ago on the podcast circuit. His craft is free solo mountain climbing - no ropes, no assistance; you fall, you die. My attraction to pushing one's limits drew me in, but it was his simplistic, almost nonchalant demeanor that really hooked me. Fast forward [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:45-04:00November 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Curiosity…A Key to Success?

I've been asking questions for as long as I can remember. Oh, how many people I've annoyed w/ my questions. About anything, really. How boilers work, the breakdown of closing costs and mortgages when purchasing/considering purchasing a house (10x what you would think the appropriate amount of questions would be here). Training methods. Diet, nutrition. [...]

2018-06-05T09:36:19-04:00June 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Musings of My Next Book – A Cluttered Basement (Office)

The recording is taking place about 6 am, and The Spaniard is once again in his cluttered basement so as to not wake up anyone else. He is sitting on his treadmill with his computer on a box in front of a weight bench (he suspects the box is a Christmas present for him). His [...]

2017-09-15T09:51:56-04:00September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Musings of My Next Book – Shoulders of Giants

I’m just standing on the shoulders of giants trying to build something. I first heard that metaphor, standing on the shoulders of giants, while reading one of John Wooden’s books. Wooden is one of the best coaches of all time across all sports disciplines, having won 10 NCAA Division I championships in 12 seasons while [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00September 11th, 2017|2 Comments

What is AMX-tended?

Who's afraid of embarrassment? Who's afraid of failing and looking like a dummy? I am. Most rational people are. BUT, I won't stop. EVER. Getting KO'd on LIVE TV does something to you. It teaches you humility. It embarrasses you in front of a million people. Then, you learn, you get up, regroup and move [...]

2017-07-27T09:43:59-04:00July 27th, 2017|2 Comments

300 Ways to Gain Confidence and Courage

In the past year, we've put together over 300 podcast episodes (each one an opportunity for you to gain confidence and courage!) and are standing at 94,257 downloads (should eclipse 100k this month!). If you listen to the early episodes, I make mention of a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of reaching 1 million downloads. Six [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Fight Story

One of my favorite parts of building a community (through the podcast mostly) is hearing stories about how listeners have been affected by an episode/episodes. As a way to develop real relationships (while following Gary Vaynerchuk's advice), I put a great deal of time into learning about/responding to emails, mentions, etc. Matt Dearmitt reached out several [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00June 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Elevate the Room

As my podcast continues to grow, slowly and surely, I've gotten to meet more and more people who resonate with my message of Excellence and Fighting. I'll get emails stating how one episode or another has created a mindset shift, a new/better way of thinking in the listener. Or, how it has reinforced the idea of stepping [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00June 17th, 2017|2 Comments

Kobe and Michael – A Realization

This blog is about getting the most out of you; I am about getting the most out of you. My intense desire for winning in competition has transitioned into an intense desire for helping you "win" in life. Through my readings and experiences, I have gained insight into what makes winners win. I am obsessed [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00April 4th, 2017|2 Comments


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