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What will you do when motivation starts to decline? We all have a goal in mind – get stronger, push boundaries, break through plateaus, and become the best version of ourselves. But success leaves a trail, and what separates successful people from the pack is finding discipline when motivation fails. Motivation is external and temporary. Granted, a brief burst of inspiration can be the catalyst, but it’s critical to build toward the long term. Discipline is internal, and more importantly, indifferent. Discipline means doing what needs to be done, regardless of how you felt when the idea was fresh in...

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There are so many imposters out there..everywhere. In a digital ridden age, it quickly gets difficult to decipher real from fake, true from false, clarity from clouded. The reason? Because being true to yourself and the image you produce may have a longer growth curve than from those who develop an online façade. Quality results takes time, time takes effort, and effort requires energy. These are all things that many refuse to sacrifice in order for themselves or their businesses to grow. Getting better at Jiu Jitsu takes years, decades even. The same can be said for inside the weight...

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Take a look at any success story over the course of recorded history and you’ll find that it wasn’t developed overnight. It also sure as shit wasn’t without its batches of failures and losses either. Everyone sees the big spotlight on successful careers and what was accomplished, but no one takes a look at what it took to get there. It’s easy to pass over the months of failures, eating rice because it’s cheap, selling possessions to get by, scrutinized by your so-called “friends,” or limited sleep because of the fear of quitting keeps you up. These uncomfortable things, these...

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In my profession I have one basic goal, to create a positive transformation in others through confidence building. My so-called conduit for doing so is through self-preservation education. Now, this may or may not be the correct demographic for this topic, but I do feel that anyone who purposely destroys their former self in the weight room consistently understands the inherent benefit of being stronger than your adversary. In my various classes, I pose one persistent question to my students, “Are you an asset or a liability?” Whether it’s a loved one, child, or friend, everyone in the class raises...

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When things aren’t going your way, it usually unfolds as a cluster of things. One after the other, after the other, and after the other. It sometimes mimics that scene from Indiana Jones where he’s running away from the giant rolling boulder. The problem is the majority of people that end up in a negative predicament are the first to blame others, the environment, or just simply redirect it somewhere else. The issue with this is that you can only do that for so long until there’s no one left to point at anymore. The other obvious issue is that...

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