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The Winning Way

The Winning Way

DON’T “do it for the Culture”

“Do it for the Culture,” they yell…and sadly, we as a society listen. We buy the latest shoes, hop on the latest dance crazes, buy designer belts and wallets (that leave our wallets empty.) They tell us about the get rich quick schemes following their simple process that anyone can do so we can rise above the culture that we are in and join a new, far better culture. Do you see the irony here? ...

2022-02-15T17:03:56-06:00August 2, 2018|The Winning Way|

How to Become a Dragon

Every Sunday, I (along with millions of others) anxiously await the newest episode of Game of Thrones.  Whether you follow the series, one of the central plots revolves around a queen and her three dragons, long thought to be extinct. Watching queen Daenerys Targaryen ride into battle on a giant fire breathing dragon gave me chills and had me thinking to myself “if only I had a dragon, I would be unstoppable.”  I thought about ...

2022-02-15T17:05:02-06:00August 14, 2017|Motivation, Personal Development, The Winning Way|

Life Lessons from a Brazilian JiuJitsu Class

You ever have one of those experiences that you go into just to try something new and end up leaving with enough life lessons to write a book about? That’s what happened to me the other day.  Mark, A friend of mine, invited me to try out a Brazilian Jiujitsu class up at Allen Jiujitsu Club.  The closest thing I’ve ever come to Martial Arts is watching UFC or playing Street Fighter on Super Nintendo. ...

2022-02-15T17:06:05-06:00March 17, 2017|Personal Development, The Winning Way|

Life Lessons learned from Starbucks

I sat here this morning in my usual spot at Starbucks at 6 am and ponder what to blog about. Should I write about how crazy the world is because the front of the newspaper is filled with all kinds of terrible things happening? Should I write an inspirational piece about ancient Maori warriors crossing oceans on canoes and then burning their canoes to give themselves no escape and thus having to fight to gain ...

2022-02-15T17:07:50-06:00March 13, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Life is a game of Chess

I’ve lately become addicted to a simple game on my iPhone – CHESS. It’s quickly becoming an addiction; Reason being is that I see so many similarities between the game of Chess and the Game of Life. We all must play on the same board. We’re all made from the same substances. He who thinks many moves in advance is the one that wins. The parallels go on and on, but have you ever stopped ...

2022-02-15T17:09:48-06:00March 6, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

The Day I Killed Superman

For most my life, I suffered from a terrible disease called “Yes.” “Yes, I can help you with that,” “Yes, I’ll attend that event of yours,” “Yes, I can do that,” yes yes yes. If someone asked, the answer was always yes. I used to think I was just a helpful guy and took pride in being there for everyone, all the time. That’s what we’re supposed to do, help others when we can right? ...

2022-02-15T17:10:48-06:00February 20, 2017|Mental Health, The Winning Way|

I Never Want to be a Cool Kid

Growing up everyone wanted to be “one of the cool kids.” The cool kids were the one that rode every trend. In my school, it was the kids with Polo Boots, Dr. Marten’s and Gibraud Jeans. My parents worked extra hard and got me those things because growing up, I felt like that stuff would define me, it’d make people like me. When I’d get a new outfit, I always wanted to go to the ...

2022-02-15T17:15:33-06:00February 13, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

What It Means to Win

I’m a sore loser. I abhor it with everything I have, and I do everything I can to win in every area of life. Some label me “over-competitive,” but really, I’m just allergic to losing. It burns me to lose – at anything. My best friend beat me in 3 straight games of Madden years ago, and I boycotted the game for six years because of the poor taste that loss left in my spirit. ...

2022-02-15T17:16:24-06:00February 8, 2017|Personal Development, The Winning Way|

The Trademark of Success

Last night millions of people witnessed the greatest comeback in NFL Super Bowl history as the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime to win their 5th Super Bowl. Whether you love the Patriots or hate them, they have undoubtedly built a winning culture. In an age of “super teams” comprised of marquee players all going to the same team to win a championship, the Patriots have quite the opposite philosophy. In fact, ...

2022-02-15T17:17:52-06:00February 6, 2017|Personal Development, The Winning Way|

A Letter from a Special Person

I used to sit on my couch and think to myself, “man if someone just believed in me, I could really be something special.”  I assumed that my “big break” was in the hands of someone else and if someone would just give me the opportunity of a lifetime, my whole life would change. But that never happened.  No one gave me the winning lottery ticket and Oprah never invited me to sit on her ...

2022-02-15T17:19:46-06:00February 1, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

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