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 →
Swing the Axe!
From my perspective as a master fitness professional, one of the biggest challenges people struggle with is a lack of belief. Those desiring weight loss especially tend to lack the belief that they can make the lifestyle changes needed and then stay on track long enough to reach their goals. As a trainer, it is... Continue Reading →
A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Part 3
Remember the classic line from Bugs Bunny "I knew I shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque!"? Well the following little adventure resulted from another missed left turn that took me on the scenic route of all scenic routes. I was so far out in the boondocks that my iPhone's GPS wouldn't work. It showed the little... Continue Reading →
A Momentary Lapse of Reason – Part 2
In Part 1, I shared about a short story from last Summer that while embarrassing and idiotic on my part, did not leave me essentially stranded with few immediate options for a resolution. The following little adventure happened only a few weeks ago and still causes me to feel a little shaky at the potential... Continue Reading →
At Some Point, We All Need a Little Help
How often do you hear someone say "I know what I should be doing, I'm just not doing it". The simplicity of their statement implies that the behavior they're seeking is like turning a light on and off. The reality may not be that simple. Stronger forces are likely at work all tied to the... Continue Reading →
Facing Down Fear
In the past year I've written two different blog posts on the idea that we're always "on stage". While not the main focus of this blog, the idea of influencing people when we have no idea the impression is being made strangely weaves its way into the following story. Last weekend I attended a leadership... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Excuse?
The following is the story of how two unlikely individuals provided for a massive shift in perspective on my part and for that I will always be grateful... On March 4th of this year I had surgery on my right shoulder and biceps. My rotator cuff had multiple tears and my biceps tendon was on... Continue Reading →
What Do You Teach a Child to do With a Dollar?
What do you teach a child to do with a dollar? After all, it's only a dollar, right? Well, there are two primary schools of thought. The first and much more common is that it's only a dollar, so what does it matter? The second and much more intelligent way of thinking is to use... Continue Reading →