Three Takeaways from “Creed” (No Spoilers)

After months of trying to watch "Creed", my wife and I finally had a few hours to sit down and enjoy the movie. For as long as I can remember, Rocky has been one of my only heroes. I know he's a fictional character, but I can apply nearly everything Rocky represents or experiences to [...]

2020-07-26T23:02:59-04:00March 31st, 2016|0 Comments

You Just Never Know

This past Wednesday I spent the afternoon at Balance Studios in Philly doing BJJ (jiu-jitsu). I'm still training hard and in good shape, but it's more of a psychological boost that I get from training nowadays, as I don't have anything scheduled fight wise. It makes me feel good...unless I get my butt kicked. Balance [...]

2016-08-05T14:15:53-04:00October 24th, 2015|4 Comments

3 Strategies to Increase Mental Toughness

In my line of work, mental toughness is vital. I go to battle with another well-trained man looking to do me harm. Without mental toughness, I'd crack (or maybe he'd crack me). But mental toughness is also relevant to YOUR line of work, no matter what you do. Big projects, presentations, interpersonal communication - these [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 28th, 2015|0 Comments

What’s the Most Important Factor in Success?

Self-Belief MMA legend Urijah Faber recently spoke to Ariel Helwani (MMA Journalist) about the power of self-belief and its direct correlation to being a champion. He says, "When you have someone saying you can’t (do something) without them, they’re wrong. Self belief trumps it all. Consider how many champions there are in every single thing there [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 25th, 2015|0 Comments

The Power of Consistency

How many times do you sit down to complete a project and marvel at the daunting tasks that lie in front of you? The problem with a mindset like this is that it can prohibit us from taking the first step. While it is always a good idea to begin with the end in mind (thank you, Stephen Covey), [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Time is Money. Time is Money?

For as long as I can remember, I've thought of time and money as the same thing. In my professional life, more often than not, I related making money to putting in the time. By default, I have always thought of my time=my money. As I continue to evolve and adjust my thinking, I'm beginning to change my view [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

How Do You Define Success?

John Wooden knows a thing or two about success... So many of us spend our lives chasing success, but not so many of us create our unique definition of what it means to be successful. Money, fame, cars, power - these are all common markers of what we tend to attribute to successful people. And [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

Do You Live Like a Tank?

I spend much of my time listening to podcasts and reading books. It helps to clarify my thoughts and gives me insight into other ways of thinking. After processing this new information, coupled with my own experiences, I'm able to formulate my own unique take on the subject. Every so often, I hear a quote [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

The Man in the Arena – TR

What were the most powerful moments of my professional fighting career? The media praise? Winning at the highest level of the sport? Losing bad on live television with nowhere to hide? The grinding training sessions? Nope, none of these. While they were all powerful and growing experiences, they don't top the list. The most powerful [...]

2016-08-05T14:33:48-04:00September 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Get it Done!

David Allen's "Getting Things Done" Philosophy About a month ago, my good friend and advisor (let's call him JZ) told me about this book called "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. The email went something like, "YOU HAVE TO GET THIS!" So, I got it. David Allen's GTD philosophy is a personal management system. It [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments
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