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Take a Leap of Faith

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Take a Leap of Faith

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

One thing I have been guilty in my prayer life is praying for something, but having doubt that God will answer my prayer.  My mind and heart have been out of alignment.   I have been out of coherence.  Thinking one thing and feeling another, or another words, doubting God’s promises. 

Gratitude is such a powerful emotion.   Gratitude is coming from…

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Change the World with Love

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My heart is breaking! Sadly we live in a world where a man goes into a synagogue and randomly kills eleven people because he decides he hates Jews.

We live in a world where a doctor abuses his power and sexually abuses over one hundred women for his own pleasure.

Sadly we live in a world where there is still prejudice. Where we always think we are right and the other person is wrong and we won’t even listen to understand.

It’s easy to throw up our hands and complain and join in on all of th…

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A Square Peg in a Round Hole

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For seventeen years of my working career I felt like a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.  It just didn’t fit.  I often times remembered that sense of dread when Sunday evening came around because I knew that it was almost time to start my work week.  Can you relate to that?  Dread is a horrible feeling.  One that will suck our soul dry. 

BURNT OUT

The reason I got into the pharmaceutical industry was that I wanted to spend more time with my kids.  Before getting into the pharma indus…

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Being Battle Tested

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How does God bring out the warrior in a man?  It’s typically through hardship, trials and tribulation.  James 1:2-4 says, “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”  

I know for me my spiritual growth has come through my hardships.   A divorce about seven years ago put me through my gr…

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Do You Have Faith in Yourself?

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Do you have faith in yourself?  This is a question I have been wrestling with over the last several days, well actually the last 30 years, I just didn’t know it.   Let me explain.  I have been digging deep into my work lately with my business and life coach, Kim Dawson.  I have a fitness ministry that is geared towards men.   Doing the work and learning my voice in this space means asking myself some hard questions.  I have really had to take a hard look in the mirror and do some self-discovery.…

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The Need to Leave the World a Better Place

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We Need to Make a Difference

One of our core needs as human beings is feeling like we make a difference.  We all want to make a contribution and leave the world a better place.   That is one of the reasons I left my job in the pharmaceutical industry.   It was a great job that paid a generous salary, but for me, I didn’t feel like I was making the difference that I was put on this earth to do.   I had this strong feeling that there had to be more. 

I am about four months into leaving my pharma…

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Strength Training For the Mind

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The mind is a powerful tool that can work for us or against us.  I think for most of my life it has worked mostly against me.   My thoughts have been more harmful to me than helpful.  More fear based, than love based.  Can you relate with me? 

I made a decision I am not going to live my life that way anymore.  God doesn’t want us to live a life of fear.  God is love and only loving thoughts come from Him.  Every other thought that enters our mind that is not love based is a lie and we have to r…

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Get Fit From the Inside Out

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We all have strongholds in our life.  We all have areas in our life where we personally struggle.   For many people it’s there weight and addiction to food.  The hard part about a food addiction stronghold is that it is highly visible.  It’s usually shows up as excess body weight and often times obesity. 

I have my own strongholds in my life, it’s just not as visible.  I have my nutrition and fitness down to a science, but it doesn’t mean that I can’t relate to someone who struggles with their …

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Go for God (and Break through the Chains)

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I recently started to dig back into reading one of my favorite books from one of my favorite spiritual teachers.  The book is called A Return to Love:  Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles by Marianne Williamson. 

We all have our areas where we struggle in life and we have to break through barriers and self-limiting beliefs.   In her book, Marianne recounted a story about a woman who had lost a huge amount of weight.  When Marianne asked her how she did it, she replied, “I aske…

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I Failed...But it's OK!

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My latest adventure to Fort Collins started about 3 months ago.   After resigning from my 6 figure pharmaceutical job in Orlando, I took the leap of faith to move to Fort Collins, Colorado with the plan of building my own health, fitness, nutrition and golf coaching practice.  I came here with clarity, peace and a great sense of adventure all the while embracing the great unknown.    I had a complete sense of freedom.    

Then I was thrown a little curve-ball.  I was offered a position as the f…

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