The Number One Demon is Doubt

The Number One Demon is Doubt

Without question, the number one demon that you must slay on a daily, hourly, and sometimes minute-by-minute basis, is doubt. It comes in all forms and has one mission—to distract and redirect your efforts. Doubt is powerful, because it ultimately comes from you. It...
The Slingshot Effect

The Slingshot Effect

When I was child, all I ever wanted was a mini-bike and a BB-gun. What I received was a BMX knock-off bicycle and a large rubber band. I’m not complaining about the bike—I loved that flat black Columbia kinda-looks like a BMX bicycle—but boy did I want that Red Rider...
Self Talk: The Five Star Rule

Self Talk: The Five Star Rule

In the early days of selling Perfect Pushups, we categorized our sales into five groups: mass retailer, sporting goods big box, sporting goods small box, web sales and telephone sales. Examples of each are Walmart and Target (mass retailers), Dicks and The Sports...
The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 3

The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 3

Climbing Out of the Jungle Upon my graduation from the Naval Academy, I was granted three months of temporary assigned duty to train for an invitation to the Olympic rowing camp. During the previous summer, I had competed in the Olympic Festival, medaled in both...
The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 2

The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 2

The single hardest obstacle between you and your goal is your ability to persist. By definition, the idea of persisting is the repeated ability to take action toward your goal, day after day after day. It’s why losing weight or gaining muscle can be so difficult....