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  • My (late) journey into Self Reliance.

    In 1994, I made a dumb choice to move away from my family, friends, and job to move closer to a a girl I was dating in Oklahoma City.  Long story short, we broke up and I was at a crossroads.  Do I move back home or do I stay? Up until this point, my grandmother had always bailed me out of trouble.  Whenever I made a stupid decision, she was there to protect me from the consequences.  Let me tell you, I made a lot of stupid decisions.  Now my grandmother was on the phone...  Read More...

  • Fight the Good Fight

    I knew after my first week of martial arts classes at nine years old, what I wanted to do when I grew up.  I wanted to  teach martial arts.  I had a connection with my instructor and the leadership at the school.   Read More...

  • What Kind of Friend Are You?

    Our word of the month for November is Compassion: Investing whatever is necessary in order to heal the hurts of others. Many people confuse compassion for feeling bad when someone is hurt. If that was all there was to it, this would be an easy character quality to master!   Read More...

  • Decisions, Decisions...

    Successful people realize that our daily decisions make or break us.  Many people sabotage their own success by making wrong choices and decisions.  Many of us make decisions without really thinking them through. My wife and I started the Body for Life Program.  We watched the videos, bought the cookbooks, bought all the right food.  My wife spent a good part of a Sunday cooking and prepping meals for the week.  She packed individual meals into Tupperware containers (we ...  Read More...

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    Let Them Struggle

    I have had the privilege of teaching martial arts for nearly twenty years. In those two decades, many of the children I have taught and continue to teach have special needs. Some of my students are blind, deaf, missing arms or legs.   Read More...

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    What Did You Say?

    During this time of year, most of us take time to reflect upon where we are in life.  We compare ourselves to our friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc...and most of the time we are not satisfied with the results.  The contentment we are looking for seems so elusive, in it’s place are frustration, anger, doubt, worry, and fear.Good or bad we, live the life we deserve.   Read More...