You Mean THAT? You Meant WHAT?!

It’s funny how people are so prone to misinterpret. He said this, she took it that way, now they don’t like each other. Only to find out, he meant this, she took it that way, and the animosity was all for naught. Just think about how many times you have seen this, or, more importantly, experienced it yourself. There is an old adage, “curiosity killed the cat.” I can see how that makes sense. However, the cat was sniffing into other people’s business and got his nose cut off. However, what did curiosity do to the dog? It can be … Continue reading You Mean THAT? You Meant WHAT?!

Inspire To DO!

Motivation is a strong key to success. Not only success, but RESIDUAL success. However, motivation is nothing without application. Saying it is one thing. Strongly thinking about it is another. However, those just make your brain more tired, and creates a greater sense of false optimism. The gem lies in the DOING.  For many years, I was involved in the fitness coaching/personal training business. In fact, I am still a certified personal trainer, but am no longer doing it full-time (still taking clients – cheap plug). When I would sit down with my clients for the initial fitness assessment, I wish … Continue reading Inspire To DO!

Shout Out To Stuart Smalley…

It’s all about encouragement today. Here are six challenges for you to encourage yourself and others. Shout out to Stuart Smalley from SNL when he said, “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it… people like me.” We all need that in our lives. So here are three things to tell yourself today, and three things to tell someone else: YOURSELF I am one step closer to my dream. Someone needs to hear my heart today. Whose frown can I turn upside down today? OTHERS Are you igniting your passions today? How can I help you today? It does not have to be … Continue reading Shout Out To Stuart Smalley…

What I Learned After Doing 8,000 Push-Ups

At the conclusion of last month, I ventured out to challenge myself in doing something that I have never done before. Being a certified personal trainer, I like to do things that would avoid a plateau in order to give my body something new and confusing to work on. While I do push-ups daily, I felt like doing them on an extreme level. So, I researched some push-up challenges, and thought to myself, “I can do that… right?” While the hesitation was feverish, I came up with a number that my body immediately took me off its friends list; however, … Continue reading What I Learned After Doing 8,000 Push-Ups

Compart Mental Lies

So many times in our lives we deal with people who do not believe in us. Whether it is the way we look, speak, or smile, people are victims of prejudice far too often. Unfortunately, these prejudices can affect people deeper than you think. Oftentimes – especially men – we mask our true hurts by having a bravado that commands attention and acceptance. When, in fact, there is an inner cry that continues to be unheard. Eventually, that voice will be unable to speak any longer, and will turn numb. Then, a sense of feeling calloused and nonchalant trumps a … Continue reading Compart Mental Lies

Out with the Gavel… In with the Gatorade.

It is so easy for people to look at another person’s flaws first. Moreover, it is easy for others to discriminate. Not only is it common in the society that we live in, but it is engrained in us to do it. In a sick way, it provides a form of therapy, and becomes addictive like a drug. Yes, judgment and discrimination are drugs, and can be addictive when it becomes natural for a person to automatically make an assessment of someone. Maturity comes in removing personal biases. On the contrary, it is our duty to judge in a loving, positive … Continue reading Out with the Gavel… In with the Gatorade.

Sick and Tired? Take A Pill.

Complaining is such an easy emotional outlet. In fact, it is even a default to many. Finding all the things about life that is wrong oftentimes allow us to exhale on personal responsibility. I don’t know if you caught that. In other words, complaining about something or some person(s) ejects ourselves from being responsible to change what we are complaining about. Instead of the risk of getting muddy in order to embark change, we stay away and look down in order to make a negative comment about it. Our hands stay clean, and we expect someone else to assume the … Continue reading Sick and Tired? Take A Pill.

Survey Says…

“I don’t care what people think of me.” This is one of the most selfish and hazardous beliefs that anyone can have. In fact, not only does it show a disconnect from the world around you, but it prevents someone from digesting hard truths that need to be marinated and reflected upon. Far too many times do people use pride and arrogance to mask genuine pain and disgust within one’s self. One of the easiest outlets to deflect these sharp but helpful evaluations is self-aggrandizement. Haven’t we all heard people use phrases such as, “I don’t need anyone,” “they just hatin,” … Continue reading Survey Says…

Would You Like Fries With That?

Being alone in pivotal situations can be utterly dangerous. Especially when you are going through a crisis, a decision to stay at a job or leave, or simply having a bad day. The beauty of having someone there with you is that he/she is virtually saying, “give me some of that pressure; I am here to lighten up your load.” Isn’t that amazing? Not only are they willing to take a portion of whatever care you are dealing with, but they are adding it to whatever care(s) they already have! So, yes, that is amazing. Join the load-sharing revolution. However, do … Continue reading Would You Like Fries With That?