In Order To Win – Martial Arts for Life

In Order To Win – Martial Arts for Life

Katsu Tame Ni – “In Order to Win” by David B. Glover “I’m sorry, but you have cancer.” I didn’t say anything to the doctor. I didn’t know what to say. I sat there numbly and shook my head slowly from side to side, as I played his words over and over and over in my...
Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

Taoist wisdom – we’ll see…

My good friend and fellow cyclist, Peter Springer, shared this story to his friends in his “Goodbye” email that he sent out to announce his move from Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC. I used to ride with Peter when I worked for Capital One. We would ride after work in...
Navy SEAL PT at the United States Naval Academy

Navy SEAL PT at the United States Naval Academy

I recently met a retired Navy SEAL who knew a former company mate of mine at the Naval Academy (USNA), Stew Smith who became a Navy SEAL officer. After eight years in the SEAL Teams and as an instructor at the Naval Academy Physical Education Department, Stew resigned...
One fiber focus – a metaphor for getting things done

One fiber focus – a metaphor for getting things done

“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” – William Penn Feeling a little overwhelmed by life? I, too, often feel overwhelmed often by all responsibilities of all the various roles I play in my life – husband, son, brother, friend, entrepreneur, coach,...
StrengthsFinder 2.0: My top 5 strengths (or talents)

StrengthsFinder 2.0: My top 5 strengths (or talents)

I took the StrengthsFinder 2.0 test a few years ago and recently revisited my results. Written by Tom Rath based on Gallup’s 40-year study of human strengths, StrengthFinders 2.0 subscribes to the maxim: “You cannot be everything you want to be – but you can be a lot...
We only see what we pay attention to…

We only see what we pay attention to…

”Discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust Do you see what I see? Maybe. Maybe not. I may look at a problem and say, “I see the solution. It’s obvious.” Someone else may look at the same problem and say, “I don’t...