Category: Motivation

Kiai Master Yanagi Ryuken vs an MMA Fighter: The $5000 Lesson

You have to feel sorry for Yanagi Ryuken... ...even though the kiai master had an incredible 200 – 0 record. That’s 200 fights with a grand total of zero losses. Let's put that into perspective: Floyd Mayweather (one of the greatest boxers of all time) retired in 2015 with a mere 49-0 record over a 19-year career. So [...]

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Running My First Marathon at 45: Am I Crazy?

Here's the honest truth: I suck at running and I'm not a natural athlete. But at 10am on October 2nd 2016, I lined up with over 1000 other folks for the Pilot Marathon in Betsukai, Japan. Why the "Pilot Marathon"? Well, not because you had to be dressed like one (although Yukako and Tomohisa chose to)... ...but because [...]

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YOU Are An Athlete (Even If You Think You Aren’t)

Confession: I've never been a natural athlete. I didn't play any sports in college... ...foosball and pool don't count, right? And my standing vertical jump (the acid test of athletic ability) is a pathetic 14 inches... Want to know how extreme a natural athlete performs? Check out Shane Hamman. His standing vertical was a whopping 36 inches and word [...]

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How to Make Awesome New Habits (Without Driving Yourself Nuts)

OK, if you read the article about the habit loop (check it out here), you'll know that making awesome new habits really isn't so hard. After all, we're only talking about three words and three arrows, right? Sure, that sounds almost too simple but here's what it boils down to. So, first off there's some kind of cue, for [...]

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Treating Your Body Like a 60s Mustang

The guy was wealthy, smart (Cambridge and Harvard) and a best-selling author. But the cluelessness of his answer just blew me away. Interviewer: What kind of fitness program do you have? Guy: I don’t do anything bad for my body, so I don’t need to do anything good for it Face, meet palm. Unfortunately, Mother Nature [...]

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Wim Hof – The Real Iceman

It’s easy to run out of adjectives when you're talking about Wim Hof. Awesome. Incredible. Amazing. Unbelievable. Now, I'll freely admit that I'm daunted at the prospect of running my first marathon this year even though it'll be held in cool conditions and there'll be water stations every few miles. In contrast, Wim Hof ran a [...]

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How to Conquer Self-sabotage for Good

It usually goes something like this: Tim, I really want to get in shape but I always end up eating and drinking too much. What can I do to stop this self-sabotage? My response is always the same, "How do you know it's self-sabotage?" Look, I'm not denying that self-sabotage exists - it does - but [...]

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