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

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

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

How a simple interaction changed the course of my career

"Let's just have fun..." In 2004, I had the best season of my collegiate wrestling career, finishing in the top 12 at D-I nationals. Nothing really changed physically from the prior year; it was more of a mindset shift. I distinctly remember taking my dad and my brother aside at the ESU Open (the first [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:02-04:00September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

What’s Your WHY?

Deep down, what drives you? For as long as I can remember, I've always been driven to accomplish something great. This sense of drive has never left me, and it has taken me all over the world. State champion, All-American, Summa Cum Laude, UFC Champion - these are some of the major goals I've set for [...]

2016-08-05T14:39:30-04:00August 24th, 2015|0 Comments

SAC Council Meeting

On Wednesday, Feb. 26 I had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at the SAC (Student-Athlete Character/ Leadership) Council in Allentown PA. This was such a great audience. Every one of the kids was selected to be part of the council. They are student athletes committed to making themselves better. Thank you Mr. Rusty [...]

2020-07-26T23:03:03-04:00March 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Speaking at Hollidaysburg/Altoona

Here's a really good article about my speaking event at the Hollidaysburg/ Altoona wrestling match tomorrow (Jan. 29). I'm really excited to share my story with the young wrestlers. Come out and have some fun and support the local wrestling community! Altoona Mirror Article - Hburg/Altoona Match

2015-01-28T20:25:41-05:00January 28th, 2015|0 Comments

What’s Spaniard Up To?

Take a few minutes and see what I've been up to the last several months. Fighting is not behind me, but I am working on a few new things. Looking forward to sharing what I've learned. Click on the link to check it out! What's Spaniard Up To?

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

January 29th Speaking Event

Do you want to know some of the most valuable principles I've learned during my professional fighting career? Come find out January 29 at the Hollidaysburg/ Altoona wrestling match. I'll be speaking prior to the varsity match (approximately 6:30-6:45). The principles I'll share are well suited to fit the lives of young wrestlers and athletes. [...]

2015-01-19T10:22:15-05:00January 19th, 2015|0 Comments
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