Category Archives: Inspiration

Indignance is a limited resource (Don’t waste yours)

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Can you believe the Republicans are trying to take away our civil rights?

Can you believe the Democrats are trying to stamp out religion?

Can you believe the UN is trying to govern what we do in the US of A?

Can you believe what THEY are trying to do to us?

I am so sick of these conversations. The people who get the most fired up about politics or current events are the same people who aren’t taking care of their own life. Read More

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5 coping mechanisms you learned as a kid that make you a worse adult

5 Coping Mechanisms You Learned As A Kid That Make You A Worse Adult

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The people I love, will leave me.

That was the lesson I learned as a kid growing up through two divorces. I loved my dad, John. He left. I loved my adopted dad, Reid. He left. Now as an adult, I know that it wasn’t that simple. There were a lot of variables. But as an 11 year old, it was exactly that simple. Love was dangerous.

I coped with this by building walls. I learned that if I didn’t get too attached to anybody, I wouldn’t get hurt. So that’s what I did. Read More

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The Blessing Of Difficult People

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I was a college wrestler at Cal Poly, then, I got into MMA. I fought in 99 and 2000 out of SLO Kickboxing with Scott Adams, Chuck Liddell, Gan McGee, and a bunch of other tough dudes.

Back then, we had this saying. “Going into a fight, everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” The idea was that no matter how hard we trained and sparred in practice, no matter how well prepared we thought we were, something changed when you stepped into the cage to fight another guy who wanted nothing more than to kick your ass. Read More

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The Secret To Leading A Purposeful Life

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You don’t “discover” your life’s purpose.

It’s not like it’s buried somewhere and It’s up to you to Indiana Jones your way through the jungle to a trap-filled ruins to dig it up, dust it off and hold it above your head in triumph…BEHOLD! !

Purpose isn’t something outside of yourself that you have to be fortunate to stumble across.

Purpose is a choice.

You pick your purpose. Read More

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How To Overcome Your Limiting Beliefs

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I used to be really bad at remembering names. Now I’m not.

I used to hate being in cold water and being cold in general. Now I don’t.

I used to be physically inflexible, I couldn’t even sit cross-legged. Now I can.

I used to be unable to have faith in a God I couldn’t see. Now I do.

If you had asked me about any of these problems back then, I would have told you “that’s just the way I am” or “that’s just how I am wired.” I thought these things were out of my control; that there was nothing I could do to change them. Then, a few years ago, I learned that I was wrong. Read More

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