Three Powerful Tips for Living a Better Life

I think it is safe to say that we would all like to live the best life that we can. Whether it is health, fitness, finances, or happiness, everyone has a desire to live better in one way or another. Here are three simple life and mindset changes that you can put into action today, so you can become the best you, ever! Stop negative comparisons It is great to have a mentor or role model in mind as you go through each day. It is very encouraging to model yourself after someone who has the qualities that you admire,...

Change How You Think

You don’t need to change your whole personality in order to refine your thoughts. In fact, every bit of who you are should remain intact, even if you wish to convert your negative mindset to something more positive. Your personality is made up of so many different factors. Your emotional stance, mannerisms, eye color, voice, and fingerprint are uniquely yours. None of that needs to be altered. Consider your unique spirit and the fact that there is no one else like you on the entire planet. That is cause to celebrate, not to change! What you should consider altering is your...

What Does Success Mean to You?

What is success? Does it matter if others think you are successful, or is it defined within you? When you wake up in the morning and feel happy, is that success? If you are content with your profession, your relationships, or your finances, is that success? Motivator, Tony Robbins, said “To be great, you have to want greatness.” I love this quote because it is so true. If you think someone is going to make the effort for you, or hand you a platter of greatness from which you can graze, you are mistaken. Wanting it is the first step....

Taking the High Road is Worth It

Have you ever had a day when life feels like it is working against you, for whatever reason? Expectations are uprooted, emotions are volatile, and anger brews right below the surface. Whatever the problem, conflict, or difficulty, it weighs on you. You feel slighted and unappreciated. You want to shut down, keep it all inside, and push it away, and when you do that, anger and frustration begin to control who you are. You’re traveling down a path that is riddled with negative reactions. I’ve learned a lot about conflict recently, and why how you react is so important. Win...

10 Creative Ways to Improve Your Martial Art Mindset

I love martial arts, and even more than that, I love a positive mindset. While this article is directed toward a martial art mindset, all of these improvements can work in your life, too. Read along and pick out your favorite, or create a list of your own. The important thing is for you to take action. As you know, if you take action, you open up a world of opportunity. I made these options simple and even came up with the actions for you. All you need to do is implement! 1. Read! Read a book, a blog, a...

Mistakes Happen For a Reason

Have you ever felt like a mistake ended up being a good thing? I suppose that doesn’t happen very often.  Mistakes usually mean you’ve done something wrong, or something is not the way it should be.  It’s uncomfortable to make a mistake, especially once you realize you’ve made one.  You start to hope no one notices or judges you.  You wish there was a way to erase it.  But, there is no getting around a mistake once it happens. You would be foolish to think you will never make an error.  It’s human nature to have make a mistake every now and...

5 Ways to Rejuvenate Your Martial Art Practice

It’s not easy being a martial artist. Yes, I’m joking, of course! Being a martial artist is one of my favorite things. The question is, how can you roll into 2017 with a fresh perspective on your practice? How can you incorporate the excitement of a New Year into the martial artist within? I’m sure there are many answers to these questions, but if you want a little nudge in the right direction, maybe these 5 suggestions will give you the boost that you need to push your practice into the New Year with renewed energy. Be a student –...

Live with Greatness

I grew up with a pleasant childhood, a nice family, decent schools, and a good neighborhood. I recall so many summer evenings in New England when the entire neighborhood of kids would gather together to play games in the front yards and local roads. Hide and seek was a big hit. Everyone loved scurrying around trying to find the right place to hide so they could run to “home base” without getting tagged. I still can smell and feel the New England summer. Unlike Florida, where I live now, the air was dry. We all had dirt on our hands...

When You SHOULD Quit

During my journey as a writer, motivator, and martial artist, I meet some of the most incredible people. I could have a page  just about all of those who have inspired, motivated, or encouraged me along the way.  None do I take for granted. I know that people are placed in my life for a reason, and because of that, I am enriched. I love the magical beauty of different personalities, and how we each have a gift or talent to offer up, some in small ways, some in large, yet they are all equally important. As a motivator, I...

Create a Powerful Life

You, like many people, might be fooled into thinking that you are just an average or ordinary person. I disagree. You may be living an average life (and that can be changed), but you are far from being ordinary or average. Every inch of you, right down to the tiny specs of color in your eyes, or the split ends on a few strands of your hair, is extraordinary and unique. While you may not think of it that way, it is high time that you should. You can’t live a powerful or extraordinary life if you don’t understand the...