• This concept may fall short for a bunch of people in today’s world, which is exactly why I wanted to share it.  I heard a story once about famous authors Joseph Heller and Kurt Vonnegut […]

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  • …what it took to get there. Think about that, because it is so true.  If you are willing to do the work, you can sometimes reap the benefits.  There are no guarantees in life, other […]

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  • Once again, Chris Williamson coming with the goods on the Modern Wisdom podcast.  This line was so spot on that I that HAD to write about it.  Chris changed the original thought he was quoting […]

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  • BOOM!  This line hit me like a ton of bricks when I heard it.  I know it was credited to someone else, but I heard this from Chris Williamson on the Modern Wisdom podcast.  It […]

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  • This one may sound a little funny, but it is quite true.  I have learned this myself and cannot agree more; chasing after something is the best part of the process.  The thrill of the […]

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  • Yet another great quote from Tim Grover, and man does this one hitting close to home.  I know, I have lived it, over and over. My plans to be a collegiate wrestler ended quickly in […]

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  • “The Future ain’t what it used to be”  Yogi Berra   This reference will not likely be one that most of my readers will know, so please do check the wikipedia link for who this […]

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  • As you may have noticed if you’ve read any of my other blogs, I am all about Optimization.  This started out as a self improvement process, and led to an array of amazing adventures, lifestyle, […]

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  • In honor of hitting blog #450, I thought I’d go big with title and topic.  This is not something you’ll hear much of lately, in a world of humble brags and homogenization of skills and […]

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  • I was listening to another Joe Rogan podcast the other day and he was discussing the progression that someone new to jiu jitsu experiences with practice.  When you first hit the mats and start to […]

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