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Every Journey has a beginning. What is yours? Take a long hard look at yourself; your habits, your weaknesses, your strengths. Do you know who you really are. Can you separate the harsh blemished reality from the filtered Instagram version of you. Can you be strong enough, tough enough, and brave enough to accept yourself…

More Coaching Secrets

Last post I shared a few secrets from my days as a full-time trainer and coach. Today I thought I’d share some more training specific secrets that most coaches would rather you not know. Some of the things I’m going to tell you are actually just common sense but others are closely guarded secrets that…

Coaches Secret Training Tips

Even today, years after officially retiring from coaching, I still get asked, “what’s your secret?” For a long time my standard reply to this question was there was no secret, I did the workouts I programmed for clients, I ate the foods I recommended they eat. I’m finally ready to admit that statement was rarely…

What Keto Is, and What it Isn’t

You’ve probably heard of Keto, a diet trend that’s been popular for awhile. Like all diet trends Keto is neither new or original. It’s been around since the dawn of time and is actually the preferred method of nutrition consumption for most carnivores and many mammals outside of human beings. Keto, short for Ketosis is…

BBQ, Beer, and the Love of Doing it the Hard Way

I can buy really good beer, almost anywhere these days. I live in central North Carolina, I can throw a rock in any direction and hit good BBQ. I still prefer to make my own. I tell people I used to make my own beer and they say, “cool.” Back when I was doing it…

More on Career and Work

One of the most important things I can tell young men about their future and professional success is to understand the difference between a career and a job early on. You need to start building your career as soon as you can and waste as little time as possible on a “job!” A career is…

On Work and Career

Soon I’ll be turning 41, and to celebrate I thought I might share some wisdom on my own experiences in the work force these last 25 years. I see a lot of men these days struggling to find meaningful careers and fulfilling callings. Many wrestle with college debt and look at their dead end jobs…

Fear is Killing You

It is a horrible thing to live in fear. I’ve always thought of myself as a brave and tough guy but I’ve realized that I’ve spent most of my life living in fear. I fear the morning. I fear Monday. I fear my bosses erratic moods. I fear the next call, or job could be…

I did it!

I did it! On March 29th, I packed up my truck put the rest of my stuff in storage and pointed the bumper south and drove until I hit spring. I’ve been planning my escape for 18 months now, vowing 2019 would be the year I left the frozen hell of Chicagoland behind for good….