“What’s It Like to Get Hit By…?”

I've done many interviews for articles in the past, but possibly none as unique as the most recent. In my UFC career, I've fought some of the toughest guys on the planet. And I don't use that as hyperbole. It's true. Fact. Champions and almost champions of the world. Weird to think about as I [...]

2017-03-29T07:13:08-04:00March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

You’re Fallible. It’s OK.

In Phil Jackson's book, 11 Rings, he mentions that his former teammate and Senator, Bill Bradley, kept a framed picture on the wall of himself missing the game-winning shot of the conference finals. He did it to remind himself of his own fallibility. He's not perfect...You're not perfect. I'm not perfect. The more we become [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:46-04:00March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Lead from the Inside Out

On June 26, 2011, I had the most amazing competitive night of my life (we could actually remove "competitive"; it was amazing, period). I fought and beat Rick Story on a national stage when the whole world, minus three people, thought I would get annihilated. I tell you that story to highlight an important point. [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 21st, 2017|0 Comments

CAEL: An Amazing Leader

Cael Sanderson. I talk a lot about "being about it." Living it. This past weekend at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, Cael led the Penn State wrestling team to a team title and an incredible 5 individual titles (there are only 10 weight classes!). The buzz throughout the weekend was, "What is Cael doing at PSU that is [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Stop It!

Stop making things so complicated. It doesn't have to be that way. Keep it simple! Let's use losing weight as an example. So many of us say the same thing, "I want to lose weight." Well, ask yourself, "Do I really want to lose weight?" Too often there is a gap between what we say we want and what [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Ignite the Motivation

How in the world can you ignite your own motivation and that of the people around you? Surround Yourself with the Best! You've got to start looking at your environment as the brain food that will take you to the top or to the bottom. And I'm not talking "the top" as in winning championships, necessarily. [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Sacrifice, and You Will Be Motivated

The Talent Code is a really neat book that examines booms in talent across history in different parts of the world. Author Daniel Coyle goes all in, traveling to different parts of the world on his quest discover what makes talent (the talent code). In today's reading, he cites two examples of past studies and [...]

2017-03-15T08:44:01-04:00March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

How Many Hours Do World Class Experts Practice?

I'm obsessed with "world-class" talent. I read about and dissect what makes people great. It's not the status that I necessarily enjoy, it's the process and stories that go along with it - the winning, the losing, the struggling and regrouping. There is so much to extract from peoples' journeys to apply to our own [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Why You Should Live Life in the Fire

This past weekend was spent watching PIAA wrestling (in between sweating fits as I recover from the flu). It proved to be yet another awesome example of life inside the fire. If you're not a wrestling fan, bear with me as I'll bring it back to civilian life pretty quickly. Every March, you have a [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Trusting Your Gut

For the past two days, I've been sicker than a dog. Hot, cold, sweating and achey. It's not easy for me to hit pause and rest, but my gut says it's the right thing to do. This will be the third day in a row that I have not worked out, not something I am [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:47-04:00March 9th, 2017|0 Comments
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