The past few weeks have been particularly heavy for several clients and close friends. Two of my clients lost very close friends of their family entirely unexpectedly. One of my clients finally got pregnant with her first child, losing it the following week. One of my clients endured the first anniversary of losing his dad,... Continue Reading →
Carrot or Stick?
Which motivates you more? The carrot or the stick? I think most people are a combination of the two. Personally, my will to finish becomes almost unstoppable once I glimpse the finish line. And yet, there are definitely areas of my life where the stick takes the upper hand. Can you say taxes and speed... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Standard of Excellence?
I heard this question for the first time from the late great Earl Nightingale. He was one of the pioneering founders of the personal development industry with his iconic classic, "The Strangest Secret." The question and the context in which Earl phrased it stopped me dead in my tracks. He asked if you work as... Continue Reading →
The Best Birthday Gift Ever!
I've always believed that thin threads of circumstances bring people into our lives, and my introduction to Omar Orellana is no exception. I was working with another client who had lost a significant amount of weight over 2021 when Omar's wife Erica approached. I recognized her from my gym; however, I had never met her.... Continue Reading →
3, 9, 42, and 76…Four Random Numbers, One Powerful Outcome
While this is only a few short weeks into 2023, this is not a post regarding New Year's resolutions. As a fitness professional, nutrition coach, and life coach, I work with my clients daily on the power of goal setting. Therefore, the timing of this post with the New Year is only a coincidence, and... Continue Reading →
Little Miss Sunshine
If you should ever be blessed with the opportunity to meet Wendi Leigh Schneider, you will readily agree that she is delightful. She is the ultimate morning person, and when she walks in the front doors of Life Time North Dallas, the energy in the gym immediately shifts to a higher level. Wendi will routinely... Continue Reading →
You’re Probably Not Rain Man
Do you remember the movie Rain Man from 1988? Tom Cruise played Charlie Babbitt, a used car salesman, and gambler, and Dustin Hoffman played his brother, Raymond. The film was excellent, and the critics and moviegoers gave it high marks. My reason for bringing it up is because of a unique little gift that Raymond... Continue Reading →
Do You Accept 100% Responsibility for Every Area of Your Life?
This principle has been drummed into my consciousness for over twenty years by my long-time mentors, Andy Andrews and the late Jim Rohn. In the spirit of President Harry Truman, Andy says, "The buck stops with you." And Jim said it best in the following: It's really very simple. You are where you are in... Continue Reading →
You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Win – Tiger Woods’s Dominance at the 1997 Masters
Winning and losing is a part of life and apart from attitude.Jeffrey Gitomer On Thursday, April 10, 1997, Tiger Woods teed off at 12:44 PM in his first professional appearance at the Masters. He had turned pro the previous fall, winning the Las Vegas Invitational and the Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic in October. He captured... Continue Reading →
The Foodie & the Athlete
According to Wikipedia, "A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food, and who eats food not only out of hunger but also as a hobby." The first time I met Steve Mansir, I was working on a busy Saturday morning at Life Time North Dallas. As I walked past... Continue Reading →