Archive for the ‘motivational’ Category

Met the WWE Chaplain Yesterday.

January 18, 2016

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I met the part time chaplain for the WWE yesterday. “The wrestlers and crew, they need their own unique type of ministry, ” he said.

Someone has to help the wrestlers keep the faith. I’m sure those sermons are very intense and spiritually uplifting.


“On the seventh day, Vincent K. McMahon begat Chyna from his rib. He bestowed upon her the glory of the Intercontinental Championship.”

“You have to keep climbing that ladder, brother! You go and you grab that belt. Don’t let the tables, ladders and chairs stand in your way! You must overcome the chokeslams and the power bombs! Get the title God intended you to have!”

So overblown, so inspiring.




Seafood and Painkillers.

January 17, 2016

A friend of mine recently told me about his trip to the British Virgin Islands. He had rented a sailboat while on vacation. “It was all seafood and painkillers, man. Seafood and painkillers,” he stated.

It was like a rich guy pretending to be Hunter S. Thompson. I’m on vacation, I’m rich, but I’m also so edgy. It’s important to remember that it’s not just the younger posers that are out there trying too hard. No matter your age, no matter how much money you make, stay true to who you are.

Don’t Weigh Yourself Down With Too Many Goals.

January 12, 2016

One year, I made a list of goals to accomplish within the year. By the end of the year, I had completed one of four goals. The next year, the first goal on my list was to write a list with less goals. Success was more easily achieved by narrowing my vision.

Joy is the Reason We Are Here.

January 10, 2016

“Serious as life can be, at our deepest level, joy is the reason we are here.” -Deepak Chopra.

I was doing a meditation recently and this Deepak Chopra quote really hit me hard. Joy is the reason why we are here. It almost doesn’t matter what hardships you have gone through in life, life is all about how you respond to challenges.

It can seem difficult, but the choice to live a joyful life can help improve your well-being. Being joyful can open your heart up to even more joy. It’s the cyclic nature of joy. The act of looking for joy can often help you find it in unexpected places. It can help open you up to the oneness of the universe. Choosing to be joyful can create more joy in the world. When it comes down to it, despite life’s trials and tribulations, joy is what life is all about.

The Thinker.

January 7, 2016

The Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, in Kansas City, Missouri.

“What makes my thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended and compressed lips, but with every muscle of his arms, back and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.” -Auguste Rodin


The Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art was cast after 1902. It is an iconic work of art, but it was interesting reading Rodin’s viewpoint of his own work. The thinker thinks than more than just their brain, it is an all-encompassing experience. Truly thinking can be a deep, engrossing experience. It is utilizing everything you have to become a better version of yourself.




The Mindset of a Fighter.

January 6, 2016


Invicta FC is a female MMA fighting league based in Kansas City. They feature fighters from all over the world (America, Brazil, Japan).

I’ve been fortunate to meet several of the fighters and coaches over the years. It is always interesting to get a peek into their mindset. I asked a coach once about why the quality of fighting in Brazil is so high level. “It’s like the way Americans are about football. Fighting is part of our culture,” he stated.

One of the fighters seemed chill and laid back. We got to talking about how she approaches being in the zone, “It’s like a switch, you turn it on and off.” The disconnect between those those two worlds helps her be successful. Lay the hammer down, clock out and be in the chill state of mind.

It’s always fascinating to see other people’s viewpoints, to learn what keeps them pushing forward. The fact that some people view fighting as part of their culture, keeps them moving ahead to become a better athlete. Figuring out how to distance herself from the fury of fighting on her time off helped to make a fighter better. Their mindsets and focus are inspiring.


“When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Turn Pro.”

December 31, 2015

Just a Friendly Reminder to Keep It Weird in 2k16!

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro,” stated the late, great writer Hunter S. Thompson. Going into 2016, it’s important to remember to keep it weird. You can’t fake the weirdness. A friend of mine always describes his left-of-center worldview, “I’m so weird, I can’t even help it.”

Authentic weirdness is a natural extension of yourself. It can’t be bought in a store or co-opted from a website. It comes from a real place, deep inside yourself. Keeping it weird can lead to more creativity, helps you tap into something real and move beyond the bland zone. Do not be the mayonnaise of people. Light it up, at least be the sriracha mayo! Listen to my audio piece on keeping it weird in 2k16 here. Beast it hardcore in 2k16, folks!

Goal Setting.

December 18, 2015

I created a short audio piece on trying to achieve goals. Any time you feel stuck, ask yourself, “Is there anything I can do today to help myself achieve my goal?” Listen to the piece here.

Beast It Hardcore.

December 16, 2015

I created a quick audio piece on a mindset I call “being the beast.” Beasting it hardcore is more than a phrase, it is a way of being. Listen to the piece here.

Choose Positivity.

December 14, 2015


I recently did a short audio piece talking about why choosing to be positive can be so important in your life.

You can listen to the piece here.

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