Category Archives: Personal Development

Taking Your Life to the Next Level

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9 years ago I was looking at an issue of STACK magazine, a sports training magazine for athletes.

In this particular issue it featured my favorite NFL player, Ladainian Tomlinson – LT for short.

The magazine detailed LT’s off-season training, working with 2 time Personal Trainer of the year Todd Durkin at his facility, Fitness Quest 10, in San Diego, California. Continue reading

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2 Books You Absolutely Must Read

There are two books I’ve read recently that have forever changed my life and will change your life too.

What books am I talking about? Continue reading

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Rashard Mendenhall Retiring at 26: One Important Lesson

NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall announced his retirement today – no big deal right?

Well, Rashard Mendenhall is only 26 years old – young by NFL standards – and so the story of his retirement from the NFL after 6 seasons has become a big deal.

He was a former 1st round draft pick for the Steelers and after 6 seasons has decided to call it quits – announcing it in his blog post for the Huffington Post. Continue reading

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Glass Half Full Thinking

Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you look at your life and see endless opportunities or perpetual perils? I woke up this morning, saw a beautiful sunrise and couldn’t help but smile at life. I’m forever an optimist. … Continue reading

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What Makes You Happy?

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When I was growing up I always wanted to be a professional athlete.

I thought that there was no other profession that would make me happier.

I’m not sure exactly when the day was that I realized this was not in the cards for me, but I do know that for a period of time I was lost. Continue reading

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Finding Happiness Every Day

I’m back at the Colectivo Coffee Cafe again for the second day in a row to get some work done.

The Lakefront location of this cafe is in the historic Milwaukee River Flushing Station – a building that has been around since 1888.

It is definitely a building to marvel at with its exposed brick, tall ceilings, and unique design features, not to mention its location right on Lake Michigan.

I’m a sucker for interesting design and architecture and I’ll drive the extra 20 minutes for that aspect of the Colectivo Cafe alone. Continue reading

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Refining Your Methods: Taking Time To Improve

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I just spent the last three and a half hours working on an improved system for my clients to help them achieve MASSIVE success.

I haven’t quite finished it up yet, but I have to say that I’m super excited to get it finished up and start implementing it with them!

I’ve been using certain methods for a while now, but wanted to be even more organized and offer MORE to my clients. Continue reading

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Preventing Burnout: My Fellow Workaholics Take Note

I’ll admit something – I’m a workaholic.

I’m always working on something, whether that is a new project, a new blog post, research, new programs for my clients – the list goes on and on.

The balance between work and rest is rather difficult to maintain for people like me. Continue reading

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Waking Up To Opportunity

When you wake up each morning how do you view the day? Do you look at it as just another day – the same as any other day of your life? Or do you view it as an opportunity? Many … Continue reading

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4 Things To Understand About Weight Loss

I was talking with one of my clients today and she was really down in the dumps.

She started working out again recently and after losing some weight the first week she ended up gaining a couple of pounds in the next week – this was very upsetting to her.

She had tried losing weight before, had some success, and then fallen off. She felt like her hard work wasn’t paying off and she thought it was hopeless for her to actually eat healthier and make the changes she knew she needed to make. Continue reading

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