Blog: Tips to reclaim your inner warrior and lead an adventurous life.

Prayer and Faith

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How easy is it to slip back into our old faulty patterns? I have found myself back to trying to run my fitness ministry under my own strength. Do you know where that gets me? Exhausted, stressed out and burnt out.

I am a self-professed professional striver and perfectionist. I seem to be able to step away from those faulty patterns for a period of time, but after a while I find myself striving and being performance based. It never seems to work out.

Complete Dependence on God

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Consistency has Always been the Biblical Pattern for Success

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 “Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:8

Everyone is our Teacher

God puts people in our lives just at the right time and brings us a message that we need to hear and learn from. Everyone that is currently in our lives and that will come into our lives is our teacher.

One of my greatest teachers and mentors has been Pastor Byron Bledsoe from C3...

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It's About Who We Be

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What if weight loss wasn’t about losing weight? What if being an inspired leader wasn’t about what we did? What if being the best parent or spouse wasn’t about what we said?

What if everything in our life came down to who we are being and how our character is developing to be more like Christ? I will be the first to admit I get caught up in the doing. I have historically been a doer. I have to get stuff done to feel a sense of accomplishment. In fact I get really stressed...

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Gotta Get Away

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The busyness of life. The simplicity of life. Being over-scheduled. Having the freedom of time. Feeling rushed. Living life at a slow pace. Feeling overwhelmed. Feeling deep inner peace. Feeling unfulfilled. Having a deep sense of purpose.

What life are you living? What life do you want to live? I know for me I want to live a simple life, have freedom of time, feel inner peace and joy while living life with a deep sense of purpose.

I think the majority of us do just the opposite. We are too...

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Overdrawn

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As I sit here writing this blog post it is 4:30 in the morning. I am drinking my morning cup(s) of coffee. Liquid gold right? My Fitbit, which I have a love-hate relationship with, tells me I got five hours and fifty-seven minutes of sleep. My body tells me that isn’t enough. The bags under my eyes tells me that isn’t enough. 

I feel overdrawn on sleep this morning and quite honestly for the majority of my adult life. This is one of the challenges I am facing in my life that...

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My Story

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I was sitting in the audience of a national pharmaceutical sales meeting when they were handing out awards for the top sales people in the country.  As they announced all of the top award winners for the year, I could feel my level of angst go through the roof.    I had this inner turmoil of knowing that pharmaceutical sales wasn’t my gifting.  It wasn’t what God put me on this earth for. 

I had been in those top sales performers shoes before winning...

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Are You Dense?

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“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.”

3 John 1:2

OBESITY AND TYPE 2 DIABETES

I think we have all heard these statistics before.   In fact we have heard them so much I think we have become numb to them because being overweight has become normal.  7 out of every 10 Americans are overweight.  4 out of every 10 Americans are obese.  1 out of every 2 Americans has some type of chronic disease...

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How to Thrive in the Face of Fear and Self-Doubt

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Fear, self-doubt and self-judgement seems to sabotage so many of us.  In whatever area we are trying to change in our lives, fear, self-doubt and self-judgement are the limiting factors that reach up and tear us down most often.  At least that is the case for me and many of the other people I talk to. 

I have recently been geeking out on some documentaries.  The latest one I have been watching is called iThrive.  It is a documentary on obesity and diabetes. ...

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What is Your Possibility?

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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a good future.” Jeremiah 29:11

BE A DREAMER

I am a dreamer.  It’s part of the fabric of my being.  One of my dreams as a kid was to play football professionally for the Minnesota Vikings.  I was on that path until a devastating knee injury in college changed the course of my entire life.  

That unrealized dream has lead me...

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Nothing to Prove

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“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God?  Or am I trying to please people?  If I were trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ?”  Galatians 1:10

Have you ever been caught in that trap where you feel like you have to prove yourself over and over again to yourself, God and others?  It feels like my whole life I have been on that hamster wheel of proving myself by performing and proving myself. 

DRIVEN BY GOALS

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