Your Unconscious Limitations

img_4211We are controlled by unconscious forces that prevent us from reaching our full potential.

No matter how hard we try, it is difficult to understand ourselves because we have no direct access to our unconscious.

Our conscious thoughts are conceived from what we are unconscious of, but that does not stop us from creating a list of reasons for our feelings.

We should, however, be suspicious of these reasons because we fabricate a story about how we feel based on unreliable information.

The narrative we tell ourselves often includes a hint of truth, yet it frequently misrepresents how we actually feel. Continue reading

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Chad Robichaux – Marine Special Forces, MMA & Jiu-Jitsu Fighter Overcoming PTSD

chad-robichauxA man was barricaded in his house pointing a rifle at Chad Robichaux – the police officer who responded to the domestic violence call.

“That morning, if you asked me what if a guy points a gun at me,” Chad said. “I’m going to blast him.”

But it was not that easy after Chad glanced in the living room full of family pictures and toys.

“I felt compassion,” Chad said. “It would be such a permanent decision.”

Chad kept his handgun in close, stepped forward and reached for the barrel of the rifle.

“When I grabbed his gun, I really believed I could yank it out of his arms,” Chad said. “I still felt like I was in control.”

They started fighting over each other’s weapons, but the guy was much larger.

“When he grabbed my hand, I knew I was in trouble,” Chad said. “I got pissed. I remember thinking, You’re going to make me kill you.” Continue reading

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Before it’s Too Late – Resolving Past Conflict

img_1675e“Call me ASAP.”

It was an unusual text message from my friend Mike, a police sergeant.

When he answered my call, he was direct and to the point.

“We found your dad unresponsive,” Mike said. “He’s not breathing and has no heartbeat.”

I’ve made similar calls and they are not easy. Continue reading

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Motivation: Stories on Life and Success from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belts

motivationNew Release – Book Now Available

This new book is a collection of intimate and sometimes shocking conversations about motivation with twelve Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts.

The end result is twelve fascinating and unexpected stories about overcoming adversity and achieving success in life and Jiu-Jitsu.

Jiu-Jitsu has often been used as a metaphor of life, but you can replace Jiu-Jitsu with any sport, business or ambitious pursuit – the lessons are universal.

What drives ambitious people is often shaped by our subconscious mind. We are not always aware of the influences driving our behavior, but you will discover underlying themes which reveal answers to the following questions:

  • What drives highly successful people?
  • Are they born ambitious or is it learned?
  • What is common among extremely motivated people?
  • What lessons have they learned during their journey?
  • Were the sacrifices worth the rewards?

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Most Choose to be the Victim: How to Take Control of Your Life

shell beachIf you are chronically unhappy, depressed or disappointed in life, it is because you have chosen to be a victim.

The victim mindset is toxic, yet the majority unconsciously embrace the victim’s way of life.

You can choose to be happy or sad – a winner or loser.

Blame strips you of your power – leaving you defenseless.

But you will become emboldened when you accept complete responsibility for your thoughts, feelings and actions.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

Viktor Frankl, survivor of Nazi concentration camps.

Your “victimization” may stem from race, sex, childhood trauma, unhappy marriage, disappointing career or everything in between. Continue reading

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