Failure is a choice!

My grandmother once told me, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So let it be known that my definition of true failure occurs only when you have given up entirely on what it is you are trying to achieve.  Your success […]

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What is your potential?

“When you do not live up to your potential, you rob the world of something great.” It never fails to amaze me when I see so many students in the martial arts that could be the next rising star. One in particular was a girl who we will call Robyn. Robyn was a bright young […]

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Outside the Dojo

A couple of years ago, I had to go into Best Buy to upgrade my phone.  I was helped by a young man who looked to be about 25 at the oldest.  While nothing out of the ordinary stuck out about him, he seemed to compose himself in specific manner that begged me to ask  […]

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When In Charge Take Charge!

Perhaps one of the greatest books on leadership I have ever read was Richard Marcinko’s Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior. It was the first book on the topic that made me realize that I was robbed of a very precious lesson in life during school: what it takes to be a leader. As I […]

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