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  • The Cycle of Courtesy

    The coaches and I have been speaking in the classes this month about Courtesy, “treating others with kindness and respect”. In teaching & talking about courtesy with our students over the last several years, I’ve found that there are two major pieces that are important to understand. The Cycle of Courtesy, and the Ripple effect.  The Cycle of Courtesy As with any character trait, courtesy begins with me.   Read More...

  • Regime Change

    One of the most beneficial lessons I have learned in 14 years of martial arts training is the ability to hold myself accountable for my actions.  This was no easy feat.  In fact, it required a complete mindset change for me.   Read More...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The more Responsibility You Take at Home...

    One of the most essential traits to be a successful leader is initiative.  Recognizing and DOING what needs to be done BEFORE you are asked.  Most often it means doing things that aren’t your responsibility.  John Maxwell’s third level of leadership is production.  It states that people follow you because of what you have done for the organization.  Simply stated in means you have taken initiative. The easiest place to develop initiative is at home.  The more respon...  Read More...