What does Generous mean to you? 

September 23rd, 2016, Day 23 Vlog Challenge word Generous

What does being generous mean to you? To me, it means showing kindness to a stranger just because. It means being kind to your friends and family just because. I bring it up because of how much generosity we’ve seen over the past week while fundraising for the first ever FT Games. We’re raising money for a wonderful veterans charity Project Sanctuary. In short, they work with the veteran and their family for two years giving them any support they need. We’re overwhelmed by the generosity that people have shown to people they’ve never met and may never meet.

That’s what being generous means to me. That’s your challenge. Your goal. Your focus or whatever you want to call it. Be generous to the stranger on the street by giving them a smile. Be generous to your loved ones. Just be generous. See you tomorrow.

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How often do you Jump to the wrong Conclusion?

September 22nd, 2016 Day 22 Vlog Challenge word Jump

Sitting outside on our front patio just enjoying the sun before the inevitable happens. The cold winter is right around the corner. It got me thinking about how often we humans jump to conclusions. Most times our rash judgements turn out to be wrong. Nine out of ten times we jump to the wrong conclusion. Think about how much of a better place our world would be if people didn’t make those rash judgements. Next time

Next time you feel like your about to jump to a conclusion. Stop and evaluate all your options. Evaluate all the information and then make a decision. Ah, now there’s a thought. See you tomorrow.

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Is your behavior Stylish? 


September 21, 2016, Day 21 of Vlog Challenge word Stylish

Have you ever thought of your behavior as stylish? Don’t worry I’ve never thought of it that way. When I think of what stylish means  to me it’s about your clothing etc helps you conform to a group. Think about how your behavior also helps you conform to your family, friends, and coworkers. We can all think of a time when we have compromised our personal beliefs to conform to a group. There’s nothing wrong with your behaviors changing or molding to the group you want to belong too.

This is about being aware of these changes you make to your behavior to conform to the group. Pay attention to what you’re compromising. Be aware of the behaviors you’re changing to be stylish with that specific group. Being aware is half the battle. See you tomorrow.

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When was your last moment of Silence? 

September 20th, 2016 Day 20 of Vlog Challenge word Silence

When was the last time you had a moment of silence to yourself? {moment of silence} Was that it? Was that the last time you sat in silence? I bring it up because most of us live in an over stimulated world where we bounce from email and tweets to our screaming children. Sometimes even our spouse chimes in and is nagging us. We never really get a moment of silence to ourselves.

The best way to find that moment of silence is to meditate. You know that. If you know me you know I wake up at 4:30am to meditate every day because there is a silence about the house that allows me to clear my thoughts. When I do that I know my day will start off on the right foot when I meditate and have the moment of silence to myself. That’s your challenge. Find some time in your life to have a moment of silence. Be it five minutes, ten minutes or even just one minute. Find the time. Unplug, relax, enjoy the moment of silence and then life will more enjoyable. See you tomorrow.

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Are you ready for your weekly Hike? 

September 19th, 2016 Day 19 Vlog Challenge word Hike

Got this one done nice and early on this Monday morning. Seeing how it’s Monday morning my mind is focused on how many people dread Monday’s. I get it. It’s hard standing at the bottom of the mountain knowing how hard the hike is going to be to get to the summit, to get to the weekend. We should embrace knowing how hard that hike, how grueling the hike is going to be to get to the summit. That’s what makes life great. That’s what makes life so entertaining.

The reason that grueling hike makes life so great is when you’re standing on top of that 14er knowing you persevered, knowing how much it sucked, we can say “wow that was totally worth it”. That experience was totally worth it. That’s what makes life so great. See you tomorrow.

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Do we need to be Passionate?

September 18th, 2016 Day 18 Vlog Challenge word Passionate

Do you have something that you’re so passionate about that you jump out of bed in the morning or maybe you don’t have something like that? Maybe that’s the struggle. Eleven years ago I didn’t wake up and say “you know that’s it, I’m going to be a personal trainer and try to change people’s lives”. I’m going to push them past limits they never thought possible. That was not my goal. That’s not what I was going to be passionate about. I was just passionate and gave 100% effort with whatever I was going to do and it just so happened that it was personal training.

It makes me think of a quote by Mike Row “Don’t follow your passion but bring it with you”. That’s the challenge for today and beyond. Whatever you may be doing, be passionate about it, give 100% and then everything else will work out after that. See you tomorrow.

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Cuddling Together in the big bed

 

September 17, 2016, Day 17 Vlog Challenge

Today is going to be a good day. Want to know how I know? It’s all about how it started. We had the whole family cuddling Together in the big bed. This got me thinking about how much more enjoyable life would be if we spent more time together. If we spent more time with our loved ones, friends and family members. As human beings, we’re meant to be together.

That’s my challenge for you today is to reach out to those loved ones that you haven’t seen in a while and make some plans to get together. Life will be that much more enjoyable. See you tomorrow.

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Is your mentality Fragile like glass?

September 16, 2016 Day 16 of the Vlog Challenge

I’m always talking about being mentally strong and how to become mentally strong. What about where you are right now mentally. Maybe you’re like me, I’m stressed out, been up all night with our kids, I was so mentally Fragile that the next pebble thrown at me was going to shatter me like glass. So, you may be asking yourself, how did I make it through?

It’s my awareness. I was aware that I was fragile mentally and I was about to break. I had to slow down and take it one step at a time. That’s my challenge for you today. Find a way for you to be aware of your thoughts, feelings and emotions. How do you do that? That’s the true challenge. You need to meditate. Once you start meditating you find that awareness and you can see your thoughts. You can see your thoughts and before you react to them. That way you can catch the pebble before it shatters you. See you tomorrow.

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Don’t worry about the Slog

 

September 15th, 2016 Vlog challenge

I’m sitting here on this beautiful September day and looking at all the leaves change. You know what else is changing? The year is almost over and what do we all do at the beginning of the year? We try to set these lofty goals but we never get started. It’s most likely the slog that it’s going to take to reach those goals. We don’t get started because the slog to climb the mountain to reach our goals seems too daunting. It’s so daunting that we never get started. That’s my challenge for you today. Don’t worry about the amount of effort it’s going to take. Don’t worry about the amount of slog it’s going to take to reach your goals. Just get started. Like I always say, Don’t wait for tomorrow to get started when you should have started yesterday. Enjoy the slog. See you tomorrow.

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Woke up perplexed today

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September 14, 2016, Day 14 of the Vlog Challenge

I actually got a good night of sleep last night because the little one lets us sleep. What’s weird is I woke up Perplexed. Does that ever happen to you? Who knows, maybe it’s just me.

I woke up thinking about the uncertainty of life. We have our daily routines where we do the same things day in and day out. We know where we want to go but do not know how to get there.

That’s my challenge for you today. When you wake up perplexed with your direction in life don’t be fearful of the uncertainty but be excited. Be excited about the perplexing things in life. Otherwise, what’s the point?