Driving over the bay at 5 years old, my mom asks my brother and I, “What do you see?”
I responded, “Clouds…”
She asked,“What else?” “Clouds and.. and… buildings!” “and?” “… the blue sky and trees and people and lights-oh I see someone and they have a doggy!”
She asked us everything about what we observed and why we thought those things were the way they were. She finished with,
“Look how much else you see when you look beyond what’s right in front of you!”
Fast forward to when I was 16. In the dark, I waded into the water with two pretty girls in their underwear at a party on the beach. Read more»
We all love secrets, and we all have them. Crazy secrets, surprising secrets, useful secrets… but at some point we just can’t hold it in any longer. I’ve reached that point, and I’m going to spill the beans.
Imagine how you would feel about yourself, walking into a room full of important people, knowing that you’re in the best shape of your life.
I just walked home from training with my shirt off, dripping with sweat when I passed an elderly gentleman leaving his condo. He looks up at me and in a surprised voice proclaims,
“You look like one of those boys competing in the Olympics!”
“Olympian?” … I can work with that!
If that’s not a win at the end of a long hard day, I don’t know what is.
Do you want to achieve a physique that gets you called an Olympian, in 84 days?
In this post, I’m going to show you how to:
Lose FAT while gaining MUSCLE (Yes, it’s possible).
Make the most delicious, healthy shake to ever grace your tastebuds.
What’s the one thing that allows all of this to be possible?
In a word- Prioritization. Your time must be allocated tightly. Have a routine and stick to it. College comes first for me, so right when I’ve got something assigned, I do it. Period. I work in a 2 hour weightlifting session and 40 minutes of cardio every day, and between it all, I’m hanging with friends, planning a crazy trip, or catching a movie. Sundays from 11-5pm, I work on my company. That’s it. Every week. After a couple of months you’ll have something really promising.
But you’ve got to pay attention.
ACTION is the secret sauce.
This is meant to be a blueprint, an inspiration, and very possibly a reality check. My hope is that after reading this, you’re ready to stop talking, and start doing.
In the following post, my intention is not to unload so much knowledge on you in such a short period of time that your head swells to watermelon-esque proportions.
It’s that time of year again… Hallmark cashes in and couples dish out. Romance is in the air and people are in love… except when they aren’t.
Some of you are in negative relationships, and some are still trying to pan out what happened months ago after a big break-up. Here’s something I wrote a little while back that should offer a few of you a bit of understanding and structure…
Your palms sweat and the tension rises. You know what’s coming. And then, in a flash, it is done. Your stomach feels like it just dropped through your ass. Confusion takes over as you search for a rewind button. “Why is this happening?”
I couldn’t believe it. I was bumping elbows with hundreds of top CEO’s that gathered for an exclusive event in Gainesville, FL. Many emotions were floating around the room- excitement, anxiety, even fear. Looking over, I saw Simon Sinek’s name printed in bold across a banner as the honored (and world famous) speaker for the seminar. What made my current situation even sweeter was the fact that I had gotten my twin brother and I in for free, along with VIP access to hang with Simon, the author of “Start With Why“, before and after his presentation.
Yes, it’s undeniably true: God loves me.
My journey to this moment started a couple years back when I first watched Simon’s T.E.D. talk. Read more»
I didn’t want to hurt her. I didn’t mean to. But I did.
I broke her will. She almost survived. She ran and ran and ran. She was confident at first. But she didn’t know… how could she? How could she know that I wouldn’t stop? How could she know that I was about to topple her with so much intensity and raw human drive that she would be helpless? She was an innocent bystander that put a target on her back. Read more»
As in- if I paid a professional $1000 they still wouldn’t be able to fix it- dead.
This was the fate of a formerly intact Nikon point and shoot digital camera while I was zip-lining through the Canadian National Forest. After falling 200ft and hurling by every. possible. branch. that would catch it, the ground (phew) managed to stop my camera’s momentum via spontaneous combustion.
Camera? What Camera?
This was only the start of the bad camera luck for me. Through the years, I’ve been through tons. Unfortunately, nice filming equipment and adventure don’t play well.
“I just don’t see the point in negotiating. I have always just paid whatever they ask. I mean, isn’t it rude?“
Poor, poor girl.
These words were spoken by a friend of mine- we’ll call her Emily.We’d been talking over lunch when we overheard someone trying to book a plane ticket for the next day and asking for a better deal.
Emily clearly didn’t have a background for business, and must have been dropped on her head as a child which led her to ALWAYS pay full price.
I’ve got news for you my friends: If you’re paying full price for everything, you’re paying too much.
The sad thing is, this type of attitude is not uncommon and causes people to lose money they could be using to invest and save for things that they actually want to do. Negotiating doesn’t mean you’re a cheap ass, and it isn’t rude if you can do it right.