Have you ever jumped to a hasty conclusion only to regret your initial assumptions? I once heard a story about a father riding on a subway with his two young sons. The boys were swinging from the rafters, so to speak, and it seemed as if the father was utterly oblivious to their behavior. Obviously,... Continue Reading →
Would You Pay $36,500 for a Diet Coke?
I know that question sounds crazy; however, I did and actually much, much more. My story starts with the freedom of getting my driver's license as a sixteen-year-old. I was already hooked on diet soft drinks, so whenever I stopped to buy gas for my car, I would treat myself to an extra-large Diet Coke... Continue Reading →
How Are You Showing Up?
The first time I ever heard that question was from my long-time mentor Andy Andrews. He was speaking live at a large business convention and shared the story about how his mentor, Jones, asked him that very question. Andy was a young man then, and the answer would change his life. The critical question is... Continue Reading →
Eating on Cruise Control
I am your constant companion. I am your most excellent helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am entirely at your command.You might as well turn over half of the things you do to me, and I will do them quickly and correctly. I am easily... Continue Reading →
Hard Compared to What?
This past Monday morning, I was training one of my clients who admittedly needs to lose a good bit of weight. He is super-sharp in running his own company; however, one of his biggest struggles is not allowing his business to dominate his life. I have coached him over the past few months to build boundaries around... Continue Reading →
Three feet from gold. That's where I stood concerning Jose Espinosa from April 2018 until January 2021. Jose and his wife Susie are realtors and Life Time Healthy Way of Life members in North Dallas. As a fitness professional, I saw Jose almost daily in the early mornings. He and Susie would frequent the group... Continue Reading →
28 Days Too Late…
On the morning of September 25, 2020, it hit me out of the blue, and like a ton of bricks, that I hadn’t seen any recent posts from my friend and former client, Damon Taylor. And while the optimist in me said to check Facebook, my gut told me otherwise. So, with my gut winning... Continue Reading →
Time Proved Me Right
The golf bug bit me at age 11, and I've loved the game all my life. As a freshman in high school, I found myself on the golf team, desperate to hit the ball further. At 5'7" and 130 lbs., I needed to put on some weight and get stronger for golf. Oddly enough, one... Continue Reading →
How Are You Shaping Your Path?
How are you shaping your path? You may not know what I'm referring to if you've not read the book, Switch by Chip and Dan Heath. You see, you have two brains which the authors represent with the analogy of an elephant and a rider. The rider represents your logical "thinky" brain which typically runs... Continue Reading →
Where the Nutritional Rubber Meets the Road
Name your diet. I don’t care whether it’s Keto, South Beach, Atkins, Whole 30, or any other program. Unless you’re willing to follow the simple steps below, you will struggle to achieve success. What do I mean? Well, it’s pretty simple. Three steps must occur to have a healthy meal or snack during the day,... Continue Reading →