Visualize To Actualize

mindset visualization Jul 22, 2019

 The picture on the right was the picture I had on my Vision Board... it also happens to be a picture of Greg Plitt, who was a legend in the Fitness Industry. The Picture on the left is me about 6 months after I created my vision board. 

If you want to achieve a goal you must see the achieving in your own mind before you actually arrive.

I held this vision daily, and this picture of Greg helped me see clearly what I wanted. I demonstrated my faith with action and knew that what I strived for.

I needed to invite God in the journey with me because of the pain I was going through at that time in my life (I used Faith and Fitness as therapy to get me through that dark time in my life), I considered the outcome DONE, and kept taking consistent daily actions with this goal on top of mind. I talk more in detail about the process in my best selling book in the Mission of Mindset Chapter.

Why does a vision board work?

It uses something called the RAS ( reticular activating system)...

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Results Follow Consistency

mindset Aug 02, 2018
There is one method that I have used with clients over the years that produced tremendous success with them. It is actually a strategy that Jerry Seinfeld used to be consistent in writing. What he would do is write comedy material for the day. If he completed this task he would mark an "X" on that day. After a few days you would have a chain of "X's"  He did an interview with LifeHacker about this and said, your only job is just is don't break the chain!
I adopted this method to fit my clients needs. Depending on the client, I may start them with simple task that would help them get a quick win for the day and create momentum. Once a good size chain was formed, I would then switch it to more of a "keystone" action... a difference maker. Something that had significant impact on the goals and tie it to the longer chain that now has a psychological hold on the mind to not break it.
Putting this method in play builds the discipline muscle. It didn't matter if they...
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4 Tactics To Achieving Grenade Pin-Pulling Commitment

mindset taking action Mar 18, 2018

Commitment is like pulling the pin on a grenade...once that pin is pulled – YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE ACTION!

Getting yourself committed to taking action is an essential place to be if you want amazing results. When it comes to our personal fitness, so many of us struggle with taking action.

There is a really good quote out there that summarizes two different mindsets:

"When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."

Another mindset we battle is the learning but never doing.

There will always be more to learn. In this day and age we have all the information we need at our fingertips through the internet. But if you keep waiting until you think you know enough, you will always be waiting to start because it will never be enough. 

Trust me, you will learn a lot more from taking action than you will ever learn by reading,...

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mindset Mar 02, 2018

The bigger the goal the more resistance. No matter what... one thing is for sure, there are just going to be shots that hit you unexpectedly. Trying to achieve by "dodging" everything is just not real. You must condition your mind to withstand and persist when (not if) those shots do hit!

Living a life of mediocrity and no risk will minimize shots that hit you. But living that way is not living... its just merely existing.

The bigger the goal, the more battlefields you have to walk through, the more shots you will have to take. The test is what YOU can endure and withstand. Hold strong, stay focused and get there!

Walking through the battlefields is a matter of Wants vs Standards... Everybody "wants" success but the want is not enough, that will only take them out "TO" the battlefield... but as soon as they start getting hit they turn around and run back to their safe zone. WE DON'T ALWAYS GET OUR WANTS BUT WE ALWAYS GET OUR STANDARDS.

If you haven't been hit with some shots in...

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Is Distraction Affecting Your Results?

fitness mindset nutrition Feb 20, 2018

Life is full of distraction, and not every situation in life is going to look the way you want it to.

Two things you have to change those situations: TIME & FOCUSED ACTION.

The most valuable currency we have is TIME. The most powerful way to spend that currency is FOCUSED ACTION. There is so much going around us demanding our attention, but creating a powerful mindset involves a mindset of focus.

Distraction is an enemy... information overload can paralyze people, or can make you lose momentum. With so much available at our fingertips it is easy to fall into traps of distraction.

In Health & Fitness... Instead of overwhelming yourself with nutrition (jumping from this strategy, this diet, or that diet)... focus on ONE plan. See it through. 

Instead of winging your workouts or copying what this person is doing for a week and then jumping to another program the next week... get them professionally programmed and put all your effort, sweat and focus into that. SEE THE...

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Back To Basics: 4 Disciplines of The Fit, Strong, and Healthy.

fitness mindset nutrition Feb 05, 2018


...You need momentum.  To create momentum, I recommend focusing on these 4 fundamentals. They will create huge momentum and make massive impact.

There is a rule called the Pareto Principle (a.k.a 80/20 rule). It states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In other words, there are actions that make a bigger impact than others... finding the ones that make MASSIVE IMPACT is key. The basics fall in this category... often just because it is basic, doesn't mean it is easy, but committing to the basics will get you there faster.

For example, in my own resistance training programming... going basic means using "old school" compound movements. Is it easy? No! But being consistent with lifting big, making basics lifts a staple in program design, and progressively challenging my limits is necessary for growth.

Do you want to break new records and go beyond your previous best?


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7 Essential Pieces of Advice From Successful People

advice mentors mindset Jan 23, 2018

When you live long enough bad things will show up in your life. Its just a fact that no one is immune to the storms of life... by the time you hit middle age you have probably weathered some storms or in the midst of them right now... a divorce, lost your job, facing bankruptcy, foreclosure, partner says she is going to leave you, a health challenge, or a lost friendship.

With that being said, its how we handle these situations that matter. Here are 7 pieces of advice to fortify you for these circumstances.

1. Take Personal Responsibility For Everything [Jocko Willink]
You must own everything in your world. There is no one else to blame. This give you your power back versus being a helpless victim.

2. Only Now Exists - O.N.E.  [BJ Ganem]
It is the ONLY place that life takes place. Having urgency to act in the present versus being depressed about the past or worried about the future will allow you to make an impact on your situation.

3. Change Your Physiology, Change Your Mindset....

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10 Must Read Books For Those On The Fitness Inspired Mission

books mindset Jan 12, 2018

Reading as had a huge impact in my life. It has created a lot of growth and success, and I want that for you as well.

With a longer commute to my training facility, I have really increased the amount of books I consume (Thank you Audible!). Below you are going to find 10 books that will make impact on your fitness, your life, and your happiness. They are listed in no particular order.


The 10 X Rule

This book is about taking massive action. It will get you fired up, and also realize that average action leads to average results. I go to this book when I feel stagnant and need a kick. Kick is a great word, it will kick start you into more action.

The One Thing

“What’s the ONE thing I can do, such that by doing it everything else will become easier or unnecessary?” This is a very powerful focusing question that makes huge impact on results!

You Are a Bad Ass

This book had me very curious because I saw so many people recommend it, that I had to read it for...

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Back Story: How I Turned Pain Into Purpose

backstory fitness mindset Jan 06, 2018

It all came crashing down...

My wife at that time served me divorce papers giving me the stark reality that my life would never be the same. I lost hope; I was at rock bottom. I remember having to move to my brothers basement for a time when we separated...and I was eating boxes of cereal as comfort food. But something snapped. I knew there were two paths and I HAD THE CHOICE... I could continue to go darker and deeper into pain OR create a new opportunity, use the pain for purpose and become the BEST VERSION OF MYSELF. I chose the latter and used MY FAITH & FITNESS as the vehicle to take me there.

What was it I wanted to accomplish?
From that dark place my eyes landed on becoming a version of myself I had never come close to. I am talking dreams on the back-burner. Things like get a publishing deal, become a best selling author, make impact in other people's lives... I also wanted to be this because I wanted my kids to be proud of their Dad, provide a good life for them, and be...

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Getting Smart With: New Year's Strategies

mindset new year Jan 03, 2018

Coming up with a crystal clear vision, setting goals, developing a game plan, and taking action is the path to success in the new year. It goes even deeper though... To stay on that path we must consider mindset, and be putting ourselves in an environment that fosters positive change. Take a listen to this radio show I did with "Mike In The Morning."

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