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Quit Biting Your Nails! How To Make & Break Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do.” – Aristotle I was just on the phone with my brother Connor, trying to figure out a title that would get you to click on this post. Not only because I want blog traffic (which I do, duh), but also because this is important shit. Look, I get it, learning about habits and how…

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11 Rules of Life

  Rule #1: The “No Complaining” Rule The No Complaining Rule is self-explanatory: You’re not aloud to complain about your situation. No complaining. Period. You’re not allowed to complain to your mom, to your girlfriend, not even to your cat. This puts us in an interesting spot, doesn’t it? We no longer have that outlet to express what’s wrong with…

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What Personal Training Taught Me About Success

The health and fitness world is an interesting place. Since I’ve started training and teaching classes at 15 years old, I’ve seen a lot of amazing transformations and a lot of, umm, interesting things. It’s the perfect industry to learn about success in life. As in life, there is usually a clear-cut goal (look better, feel better, and/or perform better), and…

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The Not-So-Sexy Principles of Success

I love motivational-speaking-rah-rah-success type of shit. My favorite books are by Napoleon Hill, who spent his entire life studying success. My workout playlist consists of people like Les Mills, Eric Thomas, and Ray Lewis shouting ideas over what seems to be the theme music from the movie 300. I love it, I love it all. It’s why I am a sucker…

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3 Tools For Sticking With Your Goals

The more I write, the more fascinated I become with the topic of willpower. I can write about sleep, super-foods, and social skills for days, but the response from my readers and clients is always the same: “I know.”   I hate that response. “If you “know” then why are you still watching TV, skipping workouts, and pounding Doritos like they’re…

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The Productivity Formula: P.R.O.D.U.C.E.

In college, I use to walk to class with my earphones blasting the latest Drake or J. Cole lyrics. Sure, it’s a pretty cool party trick to know all the bars to a Cole verse, but it doesn’t add much value to life aside from that. As I’ve progressed through my 6-year college journey, I’ve started to move away from the…

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The Rider, The Elephant, & The Jungle: Keys To Positive Change

“Our dilemma is that we hate change & love it at the same time; what we really want is things to remain the same but get better.” ~Sam Harris It’s 8pm. I’m blaring some positive motivational speeches into my headphones. It’s nice to end my day with some Earl Nightingale or Jim Rohn rah-rah-dominate-life type of stuff. I’m getting excited…

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Quit Playing Scared

I was talking with someone close to me recently, and she was telling me how she overheard a mutual friend asking, “So what’s Danny doing with his life? Is he like, going to get a job or something? Why isn’t he using his degree?” Comments like this light up me insecurities. “That’s a good question. What am I doing with my…

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6 Tips For More Willpower & Self Control

As a personal trainer, I’ve seen many new clients come through our studio doors, looking vibrant, smiling from ear to ear. They are so excited to begin their new exercise program. They light up with how good their going to look in a few short months from now. Pretty soon all their friends will gather around to stare in awe…

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