http://traffic.libsyn.com/themartialartswoman/04_The_75_Item_Rule.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:14 — 15.4MB) | Embed THE RULE In 1999, a top business executive in corporate America made a decision. It was not a decision that he needed for the advancement of his professional career, or one that promoted, demoted, hired, or fired someone. It didn’t have to do with the… Read More The 75 Item Rule
The day after Father’s Day Dads go back to being who they are Trying to figure out their teenage sons’ choice of music Or why their wives change their hair color When they are already well-loved the way they are They get up in the morning for work Or line up what they need… Read More The Day after Father’s Day
Like you, I’ve had tons of struggles with time issues, staying positive through challenges, raising a family, working and multi-tasking just to keep up. I don’t have a lot of “me” time and I sometimes compromise sleep or eating well. If this is also you, don’t worry! If you can carve a few moments out of… Read More Mastering a Powerful Life
Is there something you have always wanted to try? Something you have always wanted to do? Let me tell you something. Now is the time. Do you want to learn to play an instrument? Paint a picture? Sing in a band? Understand the difference between the taste of sweet wines? Do you want to a… Read More Give It a Try!
A couple of years ago, I received an unexpected phone call. “Andrea?” the voice questioned. “Do you know who this is?” How could I not? The voice was one that was distinguishable among all the voices I’ve ever heard in my life. We never truly recognize how unique we sound, but just like the shape… Read More Moments of Impact
Want a few easy fixes for feeling better? Hint: we all know what we should be doing, so let me give you a few reminders on exactly why these simple habit changers are so important. Sleep If you are like me, you are sleep deprived! I’m up too late at night, and up too early… Read More Six Simple Strategies for Living Better!
Ego. The bad kind still exists but really should be snuffed out. You may have millions of dollars and wear the nicest clothes; or, you may be very smart and create new and incredible things. You may own a mega corporation or have fifteen children and a nanny. All that is great, but you are no… Read More Snuffing Out Bad Ego In Life and Martial Arts
I’m not sure how to tell you this. There is nothing in this entire world that can make you happy. There is no person who can make you happy, either, not a spouse, lover, friend, father, mother, child, co-worker, minister, or acquaintance. Happiness doesn’t just happen. That is like a martial art student believing that… Read More 4 Ways to Practice Happiness
Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be threatened at gun point or physically assaulted? Being shoved in a car against your will or scurried away into the wilderness? How would you defend yourself? Would you grapple on the ground, kick and punch, or yell and scream at the top of your… Read More The Most Important Self Defense Ever
There’s only one you. You are made up of bits and pieces of parents and family. You base decisions on friendships, events, and past experiences. You like things a certain way. You are already the person you are meant to be…or are you? By changing your attitude, magnifying your talents, exploring your uniqueness, and exchanging… Read More You, Only Better