Motivational Stories

What are you willing to change to be the best version of you

What are you willing to change to be the best version of you

If I asked you, “What are you willing to change to become the best version of you?” What would your answer be? I was asked this question by Rod Janz on #FuelRadio. Here's what I had to say… Be sure to check out more from Rod and Fuel Radio at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fuelrdo, Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fuelradio and Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuelradio1    

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What is an Upper Limit Problem? And how it is holding you back in Life

The UPPER LIMIT PROBLEM is the feeling that you will never be successful or never achieve what you want is often due to a lack of self-confidence or self-belief. A lack of self-confidence can cause many problems for individuals, and for some people, one of these is an upper limit problem. Understanding upper limit problems and deciding whether or not …

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Substance and Alcohol Abuse was my Excuse, how about you

Substance and Alcohol Abuse was my Excuse, how about you?

‘If you can’t change the people around you, then change the people around you.’ Seven years ago I made a personal choice which affected my life and the lives of those closest to me. (you can read the full story here) Up until that point I believed there were aspects of my life that were out of my control. Bad …

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What does 20 bucks and a shoebox have to do with happiness?

Tis’ the season! Christmas is just around the corner, and that is pretty tough on the wallet. Each year you have to fork out the cash to get gifts for friends and family, buy yet again more Christmas decor, and not to mention the amount of money spent on baking! Seriously, how many Christmas cookies do people need? The average …

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5 goodnessknows tips for roadtrip snacking

5 Steps to take Family Fitness from Good to Great

The journey from ‘good to great' is a marathon and never a sprint. As any coach or mentor will tell you, qualifying and quantifying our goals is essential if we're ever going to reach a personal milestone in any endeavor we set our mind's to achieving. The leadership guru, Jim Collins, in his book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… …

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Treatment of addictions doesn’t work but lifestyle changes do

Treatment of addictions doesn’t work but lifestyle changes do

Treatment of addictions isn’t working… there I said it! Over the past 4 months I’ve shared a lot of my own personal experiences as it relates to my history with traditional 12-step treatment models and alcoholism. The more research I gather, and the more conversations I have with people in the ‘business of treatment’, the more obvious it becomes to …

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Perspiration Inspiration Life is Tough but You are Tougher

Perspiration Inspiration: Life is Tough, but You’re Tougher!

The funny thing about Spina Bifida is that it’s pretty much a lottery system. Not a lottery you’re necessarily clamoring to win (unless you want the primo parking spot that comes with it). Even then, you have to really want that spot because you just never know where on the spine the damage will strike – a millimeter up or …

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addiction is not a disease its a choice #addictionfreelife

Addiction is not a disease, it’s a choice, right?

“Hi, my name is Dai and I’m an addict.” This statement never resonated with me. Whether I thought it, wrote it down or said it aloud, I never truly believed it. To me, the term ‘addict’ was framed by a system that’s first tenet was that I was ‘powerless’ against my disease. I was never diagnosed officially of having a …

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8 Awesomely Inspiring and Motivating Videos to get Your Day Started

8 Awesomely Inspiring and Motivating Videos to get Your Day Started

After 20 years in the fitness industry, I've had my fair share of people sharing with me that they ‘lack motivation‘. When it comes to setting health, fitness or lifestyle goals, lack of education/knowledge, limited time, and ultimately, the un-belief in one-self, are all working against those de-motivated many. So what does one do about it? For starters, it's understanding …

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