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Mindfulness-in-Action: Leaving The Zafu At Home!

As a martial artist, mindfulness has been an integral part of my training, and coaching for many years — way before it became popular. Today, mindfulness is everywhere, and seems to be the panacea for all kinds of ills, from helping with stress, pain, or just to be happier. In many ways I share the sentiments of Tony Robbin’s in a recent interview with Tim Ferriss, that, I simply never got into meditation. In fact, for most of my executive clients who come to me......

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The Everyday Choices That Shape Your Destiny

“Life tends to be an accumulation of a lot of mundane decisions, which often gets ignored.” — David Byrne

Every day we read about people achieving extraordinary results. Some climb Mount Everest, others make their first few million, or a top sports professional wins a championship match. We admire these people, and rightfully so. They show all of us what the human spirit, our human potential, is capable of. Their stories inspire us to dream of our own......

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What A Lifetime In The Ring Taught Me About Success

I had been sparring intensely for 12-rounds. The final bell went, and dripping with sweat, I collapsed to the floor. “That was a really tough opponent” I thought as I began to reflect on the experience. Yet, I felt I had done really well. I had to change my game plan up several times within those rounds. I had to move. As a boxer, and coach for two decades, I have learned that moving in sparring is the best way to change up the game, because, at its essence,......

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The Wabi-Sabi of Peak Performance

Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere. — Thomas Carlyle

Perfection is the enemy of success. Simply put: If we always strive for perfection before committing to action, that’s a sure-fire guarantee we will never achieve anything worthwhile. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not against perfection. I want to draw attention to the fact that waiting for the perfect moment, or striving for perfection, can keep us......

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