Carpe Diem

In the movie Dead Poets Society there is a well-known quote that English teacher John Keating (Robin Williams) says, “CARPE DIEM.” In translation, that means “seize the day” or “seize the moment.” At the end of STRONG this past week, I walked back on set and Gabby said, “All eliminated trainers and trainees will have the OPPORTUNITY to earn their…

Live a Life Worth Telling a Story About

One of my sayings I coined many years ago was “Live a Life Worth Telling a Story About… What’s Your Story?” I believe ALL of us have greatness within. I believe we ALL have MORE strength & power within us than we think. I believe all of us can DREAM bigger and create way more IMPACT than we can possibly…

The Game is About to Change

At the end of the last Thursday’s episode of STRONG, host Gabby Reece said, “The game is about to change.” I have been inundated since last week with emails and texts from family, friends, and fans wondering what happened and what’s going on. All I know is that when I got eliminated after “Week 3” of STRONG, I went home…

STRONG – Devon Cassidy’s Journal Entry Day #3

On day one of meeting Devon, I had the opportunity to sit with her and ask her about her life. She was unhappy, unhealthy, and in a bad place in life. So I presented her a journal, my book, and asked her to have a mantra she could use every single day we were together so that she could begin…

I Believe in You

A dear friend, Kelli Corasanti, wrote an article on “I Believe in You” that captures the essence of STRONG and the power of BELIEF. The power of the mind is incredible. And so is encouragement. We all need cheerleaders in our lives. Today, stand up for what you believe in, let your light shine brightly, and go ignite the universe with…

A Dream has Become a REALITY

Dreams really do come true!!! And I can’t wait to share mine with the world starting in just a few weeks. For 9-years, I had the dream of having my own TV show. I wasn’t sure if it would be on Oprah, Ellen, prime-time, or just my “own” channel. But, I gave up that dream. I gave it up because…

BHAG – Big, Hairy, Audacious, Goal

This week I had a big announcement. It was the first time that I could publicly talk about the TV show NBC STRONG that I will be on staring in on Wednesday, April 13th. While I won’t go into the details now about the show, I will tell you it was the culmination of a B.H.A.G. that I set about…

Are you a Donkey or a Thoroughbred?

One of the men that I have loved studying from the most over the past couple years is Dave Ramsey. I have read his books. I’ve attended his live events. And I love listening to his EntreLeadership podcast. If you don’t know who Dave is, he is a best-selling author and speaker specializing in leadership, financial-management, and personal development. As…

116 Ways to Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

Every year around this time of the year, there is an incredible energy and enthusiasm for a brand New Year. And I share in your same excitement. I believe it’s because of the opportunity to start fresh. To start new. And to dream big dreams and cast out a wonderful vision. And to set strategy in place so that you…

The 6 Rules I Have With My Kids

Do you wear a lot of “hats” in your life? You know, your “parent” hat, your “work” hat, your “spouse” hat… I’m no different. The most difficult “hat” I wear is the “Dad” hat. I absolutely love it. But man, it can be tough sometimes. For example, this past weekend, we had 14 games between my 3 kids. Seriously. 14…