How Committed Are You?

Yes, December 26 is Boxing Day in many parts of the world. It is celebrated primarily in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Boxing Day started in the UK about 800 years ago, during the Middle Ages. It was the day when the alms box, collection boxes for the poor often kept in churches, were traditionally opened so…

Embrace the Grind

“Some days you got it…some days you don’t. It’s the days you DON’T have it, that you gotta FIND it.” That’s a quote I say all the time. It’s the ability to “flip the switch” when the switch needs flippin’. Maybe you are waking up tired today… Maybe you are dragging your little sleepy tail around wondering when you’re going…

This absolutely freaked me out!

We all have FEARS in life. I’m no different. I don’t like snakes. And I don’t like heights. So when I visited the Shanghai Pearl Tower last week in downtown Shanghai, China, I had to face one of my fears…HEIGHTS! As a matter of fact, instead of me writing about it, just watch me “hover” above the city at 270…

One of the biggest mistakes I made in my career…

One of the things I love when presenting at conferences is the questions I receive after my presentation or workshop. When I was in China a few weeks ago for my Mentorship, I had a ton of great questions from all the trainers/coaches in attendance. Here were the Top 7 questions I received from them with my answers below: Q1.…

Mentor Lesson #1: Why I Stopped Getting Mail From My Dad

When I was in college, email did not exist. Imagine that. So if you wanted to drop someone a note, you literally had to put it in the mail and it would get there a few days later. And every single day while I was at William & Mary in Va, for 3.5 years, I would get a hand-written letter…

My Biggest Problem in China…

Ni-hao, Last week, I was in Shanghai, China, to teach at a fitness conference and have my first ever 2-day Mentorship in China. It was an absolutely incredible experience. Except one thing. The biggest problem I had is when I landed in Shanghai, China, at 8 pm local time was that it felt like I had been hit over the…

How I REALLY feel about the election….

It’s kind of a weird feeling knowing we have a new President elected, huh? To be honest, I wasn’t overly excited about either one of our candidates going into the election. But hats off to Donald Trump and his team for defying all odds and squeaking out a win. If you’re an American, you love to compete. And you hate…

Best Adventure Day Ever!

Best Adventure Day Ever! The mountains move my soul. Getting up in the rarefied air of the mountains allows me to relax, think BIG, and feel WOW.  Well, I had the absolute BEST “Adventure” Day last week as I went mountain-biking in the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff, Canada. The breath-taking views, snow-capped mountains, and backdrop was nothing short of…

Are you ever in a bad mood?

I hope you are having a “WOW” Wednesday. One of the questions I often get is “Are you ever in a bad mood?” My answer is “Of course. I just don’t let a bad mood or negative feelings permeate very long. I will do everything I can possibly do to shift any negative emotions or feelings.” If I’m feeling stress,…

Speechless at Ground Zero

I was in NYC a few days ago and did something I had not yet done; I went down to Ground Zero and visited the 911 Memorial. On the subway going there, I was anxious to see the Memorial they created to remember that fateful day when the World Trade Center went down and 2,996  people lost their lives and thousands…