005 – John Maxwell on Winning and Learning…


The guru John Maxwell writes some amazing books.  One quote of his that I have fully embraced is “Sometimes You Win and Sometimes You Learn.”  This weekend I spent watching my daughter compete in the state championship soccer tournament.  They didn’t win all the games but they did place 3rd.  They will get better by playing against. A team that played better then them but it only made them better.  Life is like this.  Listen for more on this podcast.

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004 – Wake Up and Goals People!


In this podcast we talk about a ritual a mentor of mine Peter Hurley does every day on his instagram.  Every day he wakes up and records his wake up and goals.

We should be striving to accomplish goals in our lives.  Some of our biggest goals in life take daily goals that are smaller in nature but when done consistently help us to accomplish what we want to do.  Lose weight, get out of debt, learn a new skill, adopt a new hobby.  All of these take time.  Get up and prime your mind.  Tony Robbins calls this priming.  Wake up and set some goals.

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003 – What do you do when you are faced with a problem?


Welcome to the daily impact.  Today we are discussing what do you do when you are faced with a problem?  Most people give up.  Most people look for the path of least resistance.  Embrace the problem and look at it as an opportunity.  An opportunity to learn, grow, and overcome obstacles as they come.

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Intermittent Fasting and Keto – How I will use my Apple Watch to track.

I have been so frustrated with my weight loss journey over the past year. It has been a roller coaster and it has been really hard. This coming from a person who used to compete in bodybuilding and was able to get down to 3 or 4 percent body fat. Now that I am older it has been a real struggle as it has been for many other people. It’s not easy. I still weight train 3 – 6 days a week for an hour each session, ride bikes for miles every week and I am still fat and not happy with the way I look. I could lose 60lbs. It really shows that 80% of the work is done in the kitchen.

This week I started following an intermittent fasting routine. I have used Keto for many years and used to use Keto when I competed in bodybuilding. Recently I was watching a vlog from Professional Photographer Peter Hurley who just recently competed in a world championship sailing competition in Japan. Peter lost 40lbs and shared how he did it on his blog. I decided to record a video and do a weekly check in video and post it on YouTube to hold myself accountable.

If you have watch my YouTube video’s or read my blog you will know I’m a huge fan of using tech to help accomplish goals. My Apple Watch and Apple iPhone are a huge part of my daily routine. Peter Hurley is using an app called zero.

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In this video I show you how to use a combination of apps on the Apple Watch to get that optimal workout in the gym.  Far too often I see people just going through the movements in the gym and not taking the time to feel the muscle in the proper form and to put the muscle through the proper load.  That is why you see people in the gym not focusing, not doing the proper load, and one year later they look the exact same if not in many cases they look more out of shape but go to the gym every day.  Time Under Tension or TUT is one of the most critical aspects of exercise that far too many people over look.  This video shows you how I use a combination of apps to ensure you get that Time Under Tension for the targeted interval .  Through this process let the Apple Watch do your counting of reps and time so you can focus on form and contracting the targeted muscle through each workout.

It’s important to take a break and just relax.  To recharge, set focus, to come back stronger than you were before you left.  Recently I took a trip to North Carolina and spent time in the Outer Banks or as locals call it OBX.  It was a wonderful time and spent time shooting photographs, watching sunrises, climbing on the sand dunes and just thought I would share this quick clip of the sunrise one morning.

3 Easy Steps that will make you more successful!

I have always been a person who needed to have a task list. A list every day that I would work off of to get my work done. Did not matter if it was personal or business I always had a list. It would be painful in the days before smartphones and have to copy my tasks every day in my Franklin Planner. For those that don’t know what a Franklin Planner is because I am showing my age, it’s a form of a Calendar, Notes, and Task list in a 3 ring binder. Those were the days… Ha. Things got so much easier when we switched to smartphones right? Wrong! I tracked everything in my smartphone in Calendars, Notes, and Tasks lists. My favorite was the tasks lists and it still is my favorite today. I had task lists for Personal, Work, and Business. I would have 30 – 40 tasks to complete a day! And they were setup to auto repeat. This by no means is the right way to track tasks. Any task list close to this is overkill and will not help you progress or succeed in moving forward. In fact it will prevent you from moving forward because you lose sight in what the important tasks are.

I have found a way that I would like to share with each of you that helps ensure you are succeeding every day! Every day if you do this will help you move closer and closer to your goals.
If you following these steps I am going to outline below you will move closer and closer to success. You will move closer to accomplishing the most you ever have in your life every single day. There will be days that you accomplish more than others but you won’t be staying in the level of mediocrity. You will be a winner! You will succeed! And you will be the best you that you can be.

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Want To Become More Successful In Your Life And Business? Raising This Trait Will Help…

We don't always accomplish our goals but we always get our...

I have been studying goal setting and accomplishing more in your life and business for almost 30 years. I have seen people do and define goals many different ways. Some have worked and some have not. Some might say drive and determination contributes. Some might say that how you define a goal determines how successful you are. I still believe there is one more thing that out weighs all. I started studying Anthony Robbins tactics and principles when I was seventeen years old. I was a young entrepreneur and bodybuilder at that time. I took every opportunity to learn more in these areas of my life. I remember him saying one thing that stuck out more than others. One thing that when I started doing it I was unstoppable.

It is true there are ways that setting goals will help you be more successful in accomplishing them. One thing that stands out that when I have done it I have been success each time.

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