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Delayed Gratification and How to Use it

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????????????? Some of the wisest people in the world will preach that delayed gratification is the key to life. Putting off something that will give you instant satisfaction is not always easy. That’s why this practice takes discipline. Delayed gratification is purposely waiting to cash out on satisfaction at a given…

You Should Take Your Time With Relationships. And Here’s Why

              I’ve had several relationships in my life. Some good, some bad. And some absolutely horrible. And there’s been one key difference that has separated the positive ones from the negative ones. And that attribute is time. Time is a crucial step when starting a relationship. Having time work it’s magic, for a number of … More You Should Take Your Time With Relationships. And Here’s Why

Cleansing Your Body after a Boozy Weekend

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????????????? It’s the week after Labor Day Weekend and some of us may be a little banged up from the weekend. As much as I preach the importance of health, nutrition, and fitness, it’s equally important to have a good time once in a while to decompress. Life is all about…

Isolation vs Compound Exercises

              What is the difference between isolation exercises and compound movements at the gym? And how should we incorporate one or both of these methods in our own routine? Isolation exercises are exercises that only focus on one muscle. For example, bicep curls are an isolation exercise because we are isolating just the bicep muscle. … More Isolation vs Compound Exercises

“A Cup of Tea would Restore my Normality”

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????????????? There is no hiding my passion for tea. I drink it practically every day and love the effects it has on my mind, body, and soul. My tea consumption can be grouped into three categories: morning tea, casual tea, and bedtime tea. I tend to incorporate at least one of…

How Writing Can Change Your Life

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????????????? There’s so many beautiful things about writing. It’s empowering. It’s challenging. It’s inspiring. It’s creative. The list goes on and on. There are endless benefits from sitting down every day and simply writing. It’s a beautiful thing to get your ideas down on paper. It’s as if putting your ideas…

How Writing Can Change Your Life

              There’s so many beautiful things about writing. It’s empowering. It’s challenging. It’s inspiring. It’s creative. The list goes on and on. There are endless benefits from sitting down every day and simply writing. It’s a beautiful thing to get your ideas down on paper. It’s as if putting your ideas in the physical form, … More How Writing Can Change Your Life

Turning Your Audience Into Customers

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????????????? Congrats! You’ve built up a social media following and you’re looking to take the next steps. Building an audience is the first step towards making a business. Providing free content and seeing how your audience responds is a great way to get to know them. You get to see how…

Keep On Creating! No Matter What.

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????????????? It’s crucial that we keep on creating in our lives. Here me out. Whether we have a 9-5 day job, or own our own business, or have a side hustle, or have hobbies, it’s critical that we keep creating as much as we can. Why? Because creativity is what gives…

A Bulletproof Investing Strategy that has stood the Test of Time

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????????????? Investing should be one of everyone’s top priorities when it comes to their personal finances. If you do not have an investment or savings plan than I’m sorry to tell you that you are behind the curve financially. But that good news is that it’s never too late to start.…

Why Practice Patience?

              Patience is an attribute we all could have a little more of. If the world had more patience, it would be a better place to be. Simple as that. People would be more understanding. People would be less stressed out. People would be less judgmental. And ultimately, people would be happier.               The most … More Why Practice Patience?

Importance of Giving Back

              I’m sure we are all aware of the importance of giving back. However, it’s easier said than done. I’m not talking about throwing money to a charity. Anyone can do that. I’m talking about donating your time and effort. This weekend, I was a part of a coat drive for inner city kids. I … More Importance of Giving Back

How to Optimize Your Creativity

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????????????? What is it like to be motivated?? Well, it is a blissful feeling of energy and clarity. This feeling is very mysterious. It comes whenever it pleases and goes as quickly as it arrived. Is there a way to harness this creativity power? To call on it whenever you get…

Delayed Gratification and How to Use it

              Some of the wisest people in the world will preach that delayed gratification is the key to life. Putting off something that will give you instant satisfaction is not always easy. That’s why this practice takes discipline. Delayed gratification is purposely waiting to cash out on satisfaction at a given moment. Instead, you choose … More Delayed Gratification and How to Use it

Did I have COVID?!

              After not feeling so well last week, I was beginning to wonder. Do I have COVID? I felt warm, had a dull headache, felt fatigued, and my throat was getting sore. This all was very concerning. I’ve always prided myself on how rarely I got sick, but I had to be honest with myself … More Did I have COVID?!

You Got Sick. Now What Do You Do?

              I’ve always prided myself as being a healthy adult with a very strong immune system. Making daily habits of eating healthy and taking care of my body in the gym has helped me achieve a fine tuned immune system. I do not get sick often. And I’m not trying to brag or rub it … More You Got Sick. Now What Do You Do?

A Bulletproof Investing Strategy that has stood the Test of Time

              Investing should be one of everyone’s top priorities when it comes to their personal finances. If you do not have an investment or savings plan than I’m sorry to tell you that you are behind the curve financially. But that good news is that it’s never too late to start. Sure the earlier you … More A Bulletproof Investing Strategy that has stood the Test of Time

Keep On Creating! No Matter What.

              It’s crucial that we keep on creating in our lives. Here me out. Whether we have a 9-5 day job, or own our own business, or have a side hustle, or have hobbies, it’s critical that we keep creating as much as we can. Why? Because creativity is what gives us our self-worth.               … More Keep On Creating! No Matter What.

The Practicality of Cooking

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????????????? If you’ve read my blogs on cooking then you know how simplistic I am. Simple is ideal for cooking. Especially when cooking to achieve body and nutritional goals. That’s why this blog is title “The Practicality of Cooking”. Cooking has to be practical. If not, then you’ll drive yourself mad…

The Three Pillars of Body Transformation and Overall Health

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????????????? I’ve written a number of weight loss, diet, and exercise plans for family and friends. In fact, they’re all fairly similar. They just have to be tweaked slightly to the user’s specifications to fit them properly. But the most important thing is that the system works. Finding a system that…

Owner vs Employee: A Blueprint for Wealth Creation

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????????????? There are many ways to create wealth for yourself. But out of all those different methods of making money, they are part of either one of two categories. The first category is the owner category. This means you have equity in something or that you own something. You own a…

The Mountains Are Calling Me

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????????????? I had a vision recently. I was camping out in the mountains of Colorado for a couple of weeks with only one other companion. I don’t know how old I was. I don’t know where in the mountains. And I don’t know who my companion was. But I do know…

If It Were Easy, What Would It Look Like?

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????????????? If it were easy, what would it look like? This is a powerful tactic to dissolve complexities around practically any problem being faced. This simple saying helps disengage all mental constraints that are thought to be associated with a new or old project. I use this saying in times of…

Recovery 101

Recently I’ve thought more and more about recovery. Since I’m not in college and my body doesn’t heal itself overnight, I need to give recovery more attention than ever before. And I’m coming to terms with this being true not matter what part of my life I’m in. For most of the 20th century, getting … More Recovery 101

The Quarantine Times 40 – Here’s What the Pandemic Has Taught Me

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????????????? Today marks Edition #40 of the Quarantine Times series. It was an experimental series that covered a range of topics that came along with the coronavirus without talking directly about the coronavirus. Since I’m sure you’ve heard plenty about COVID just in your everyday life, I wanted to look past…

Mental Benefits of Getting Up Early

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????????????? I’ll admit. I’ve never been much of a morning person. I love a good morning of sleeping in. Pulling the covers over my head and heading back to sleep in the morning is like serving me up a hot fudge sundae. But like all things, this should be done in…

The Benefits of Being Primal

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????????????? Many of my favorite activities are doing things that make me feel primal. Activities like sports, Martial Arts, exercise, cooking, hiking, dancing, sex and so on. All of these activities are similar in the sense that it puts you in touch with the present moment. There is no need for…

How to Optimize Your Creativity

              What is it like to be motivated?? Well, it is a blissful feeling of energy and clarity. This feeling is very mysterious. It comes whenever it pleases and goes as quickly as it arrived. Is there a way to harness this creativity power? To call on it whenever you get the urge to? Are … More How to Optimize Your Creativity

How to Handle Bad News

              Everyone at some point in their life has gotten some bad news. Sometimes the news is more serious and sometimes the bad news is something you can easily shrug off. How we react to the bad news really shows what we are made of. I’ve always recognized that in the tough times, that’s when … More How to Handle Bad News

Benefits of Probiotics

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Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide…

Are You Plateauing In The Gym?

              Those of us who are familiar with weight lifting know that sometimes gains and progress can slow down. In the first couple weeks and even months, progress in the gym can be super-fast. However, there comes to a point where gains start to diminish. There are a heap of reasons why this happens. Maybe … More Are You Plateauing In The Gym?

How Comfort Can Hold Us Back

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????????????? Who doesn’t love putting on a movie and relaxing under some blankets? Everyone needs some down time to unwind and de-stress. However, there’s more to comfort than being physically comfortable. Many of us like to relax and wind down physically after a long day. And there’s no problem with that.…

Getting the Most Out of Your Meditation

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????????????? What does it mean to meditate? Mediation can be different for everyone. For some, it means going on a walk. For others, it may be sitting in a dark and quiet room while repeating a mantra over and over again. Although mediation can come in different forms, there is a…

“Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun” – Albert Einstein

              “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” This is one of the most truthful quotes I’ve seen on creativity. I first came across the quote when I had writer’s block looking for a remedy. And when I stumbled upon this quote, it really made me stop and think. Yes, creativity is something that some of us … More “Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun” – Albert Einstein

Best Time of Day to Meditate

              There is no debate whether or not meditation has positive effects on the mind, body, and spirit. The countless benefits we get from meditation help us throughout our day and throughout stressful times. I enjoy meditating on my problems, big or small, and it helps me become more creative during a time of peace … More Best Time of Day to Meditate

Neck Pain from Lower Traps

              If you’ve ever experienced neck pain then you know it’s not fun. There are so many little muscles in your neck that, if tweaked the wrong way, can cause serious pain and discomfort. The neck muscles that get the least amount of attention are the lower portion of the trapezius muscles. The trapezius muscles … More Neck Pain from Lower Traps

Change Is the Only Constant

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????????????? We humans can be so scared of change at times. I know I can be. The unknown can be nerve-wrecking at times especially if it’s a big change like moving or making a decision about work or deciding to have a baby with your spouse. Why aren’t we more welcoming…

The Addiction of Laziness

Here’s the deal. I’m lazy. I just am. I enjoy waking up late and staying in bed too much. I have a love/hate relationship with scrolling through Instagram and other distractions from my phone. I don’t know why it is this way. I hate how I am like this but at the same time I … More The Addiction of Laziness

The Practicality of Cooking

              If you’ve read my blogs on cooking then you know how simplistic I am. Simple is ideal for cooking. Especially when cooking to achieve body and nutritional goals. That’s why this blog is title “The Practicality of Cooking”. Cooking has to be practical. If not, then you’ll drive yourself mad with stress in more … More The Practicality of Cooking

The Psychology of Starting a Business

              There are countless struggles that come along with starting your own business. But all of these struggles can be relieved if you just have a little help from your psyche. Having the right psychological mindset when starting a business can make all the difference. It can make or break you and the business. So … More The Psychology of Starting a Business

The Power Of Investing In Yourself

           Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with different ways of investing in myself. There are a few ways to do this. One way is with time and the other way is with money. And the other other way is with time and money. I’m going to discuss the power of betting on yourself and … More The Power Of Investing In Yourself

Why Taking Time Off is Important

              It’s important for everyone to take time off from the daily stressed every once in a while. Whether it’s time off from a hardcore diet, or time off from a strenuous exercise plan, or simple time off from work. I’ve always preached that a little bit of stress is important and helps us grow … More Why Taking Time Off is Important

Tips For Having Better Conversations

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????????????? Verbal communication is a game of tones. You can say the same thing two different ways and mean two totally different things. Healthy communication is less about what you actually say but rather than how you say it. Try and notice where your voice comes from when you are around…

How to Quiet Your Mind for Creativity

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????????????? It’s pretty common to wish for more creative ideas. It may seem like some people are just gifted with creativity and others are not. Although some people are born with a higher degree of creativity, everyone possesses the gift of creativity. It’s just a matter of how to harness it.…

Small Habits I’ve Changed That Make a Big Difference

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????????????? We all have habits that we are a little shameful of. I know I have my share. But realizing that you have a bad habit is the first step in order to get rid of it and potentially replace it with a good habit. Just in the past year or…

Benefits of Deactivating Our Prefrontal Cortex

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????????????? What is the prefrontal cortex and what’s it purpose? And more importantly why do we want to turn it off? Well in layman’s terms it’s basically a part of our brain associated with critical thought and we don’t want it off all the time. However there are times when deactivating…

Change Is the Only Constant

              We humans can be so scared of change at times. I know I can be. The unknown can be nerve-wrecking at times especially if it’s a big change like moving or making a decision about work or deciding to have a baby with your spouse. Why aren’t we more welcoming to change? Why don’t … More Change Is the Only Constant

Hitting the Reset Button

              Last weekend, I was so grossed out over the amount of screen time I spent on my phone. I felt myself scrolling without a purpose. And when this happens, that means it’s time to hit the reset button.               I hate scrolling on my phone without a purpose. Social media is made to do … More Hitting the Reset Button

The Mountains Are Calling Me

              I had a vision recently. I was camping out in the mountains of Colorado for a couple of weeks with only one other companion. I don’t know how old I was. I don’t know where in the mountains. And I don’t know who my companion was. But I do know I was in the … More The Mountains Are Calling Me

Are Hill Sprints the Best Exercise For You?

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People ask me all the time, “What’s the best exercise I can do for myself?” Well, that’s a very vague question. It doesn’t tell me what your goals are and it doesn’t tell me what you want to get out of your workout. So naturally I give them a vague response.…

How to Transform your Body Quickly

              I’ve always been interested in how some people can transform their body very quickly through fitness and nutrition. To me, it shows dedication, hard work, determination, and knowledge of how the body works. Many people don’t have the time or education to learn about how to do this. Transforming your body is not as … More How to Transform your Body Quickly

Confident vs Cocky

              Some people think there’s a fine line between being confident and being cocky. In a way they are correct, but in another way they are sorely mistaken. Confidence comes from the belief in oneself whereas cockiness comes from trying to convince themselves and others that they believe in themselves. There is an important distinction … More Confident vs Cocky

Benefits of Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that can be consumed through fermented foods or supplements. More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. Probiotics promote a healthy balance of gut bacteria and have been linked to a wide range of health benefits. … More Benefits of Probiotics

Be the Butt of a Joke

              No one likes being the butt of a joke, right? Wrong! Being the butt of a joke can be fun. As long as you’re cool about it. This is one of my favorite techniques when it comes to making friends and winning over people in a social group. This really boils down to being … More Be the Butt of a Joke

Success Stems From Struggle

              I’ve been thinking a lot about struggle recently and its role in our lives. When most people think of struggle, they probably think of a stressful period in their lives. I’m more interested in the benefits of struggle. Why is it important to have struggle as a part of our lives? These days, every … More Success Stems From Struggle

“Sometimes you have to be a lion, to be the lamb you really are.”

              “Sometimes you have to be a lion to be the lamb you really are.” I first heard this quote when I was watching Dave Chappelle accept his Mark Twain Award. I thought it was interesting and it perfectly summarized the attitude that is necessary for the life you want. I felt this quote was … More “Sometimes you have to be a lion, to be the lamb you really are.”

The Harsh Truth About Diary

              A lot of clients often ask me about diary and whether or not they should have it in their diet. Having dairy in a diet can have many benefits when trying to gain weight. However, if you are looking to lose or maintain weight then I highly recommend that you cut it out. There … More The Harsh Truth About Diary

The Quarantine Times 26 – The Power of Investing In Yourself

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????????????? Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with different ways of investing in myself. There are a few ways to do this. One way is with time and the other way is with money. And the other other way is with time and money. I’m going to discuss the…

How to Create Wealth Effectively

              We all want to make more money. It’s human nature. But this skill is never taught. Instead, we are taught how to be employees. Creating wealth is a totally different set of skills. It’s not taught in school. It’s not taught by our parents. It’s not even taught at our jobs.               Creating your … More How to Create Wealth Effectively

I’m Scared

It’s good to be honest with ourselves and write down our fears. This is from one of our talented writers who wanted to put this out there… I’m scared. Mostly of myself. I’m scared I don’t have what it takes. I’m scared I don’t have the ambition to do great things. I’m scared my lazy … More I’m Scared

How Comfort Can Hold Us Back

              Who doesn’t love putting on a movie and relaxing under some blankets? Everyone needs some down time to unwind and de-stress. However, there’s more to comfort than being physically comfortable. Many of us like to relax and wind down physically after a long day. And there’s no problem with that. But, what about being … More How Comfort Can Hold Us Back

How to Build Up Flexibility Over Time

              Flexibility is one of the most important aspects of physical fitness that most people neglect. Flexibility helps keep our bodies in harmony, reduce the chance of injury, diminish aches and pains, and enhance our physical longevity. Practically every soreness or discomfort in our body can be alieved through increased flexibility. Not to mention that … More How to Build Up Flexibility Over Time

The Quarantine Times 28 – How To Get Yourself Out Of A Funk

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????????????? We’ve all been there. One moment we are truly motivated and productive and then eventually that feeling runs its course and you’re stuck in bed asking yourself what happened. Our mood goes up and down like a rollercoaster. It does this on a micro scale, meaning day to day, and…

How to Maximize Your Cardio Using HIIT

              What is the best way to increase your cardio? Being a former college basketball player, I’ve had to experiment a lot with various training regimens. I’ve been on countless training programs to increase my strength, flexibility, and cardio. The last part of the three I just mentioned is the area I’d like to hone … More How to Maximize Your Cardio Using HIIT

Getting Abs Is Easy. And I’ll Prove It!

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This is a bit of a difficult blog for me to write. I don’t want to offend anyone that’s struggled with trying to get abs. I also don’t want to come off as cocky or arrogant by saying I’ve had abs since high school. But I really believe there are just…

Why Work Is Important

              Yes, we all know hard work pays off. But is that the only reason we should be working? What is work exactly? For some it seems like a storm of long hours, frustrations, struggle, and stress. While for others it seems productive, challenging, rewarding, and inspiring. What’s the difference between the two and why … More Why Work Is Important

The Quarantine Times 36 – The Best Ways to Boost Your Immune System

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????????????? During these unusual times, there is not enough discussion about how to boost our immune systems. Although good practices like washing hands thoroughly and social distancing is important, there is very little information being passed around on the best ways to boost our immune systems. This inside out approach should…


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