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These are a collection of some thoughts, ideas and experiences that I’ve had – I hope they help you on your journey.

Dozen Months of Discovery in 2020

January 7th, 2020|

It’s 2020 and the Dozen Months of Discovery have begun! Part of the premise of the Just Get Started Podcast is to get out of your comfort zone and try to accomplish things far greater than you ever imagined. Whether it is changing your eating habits, a better fitness routine, starting a business, etc.

The Surprisingly Simple Way to Make Sure You Start In 2020

December 29th, 2019|

It’s a new year, a new decade, and a clean slate to get it all right this year. “This is going to be my year”, It seems is the type of thing we say to ourselves each orbit around the sun. Why will this year be any different? What have you learned in the past 12 months that will make you believe you can change?

It’s Halftime…How Is Your Sales Year Going To End Up?

July 2nd, 2019|

It wasn’t too long ago when everyone was at the same starting line. I don’t care what company you are at or how big your quota is. We all started from the big "goose-egg". Sales, unlike many other careers, has very specific metrics to it. Generally, called a Quota, it’s a number the company gives you that in their estimation is how much revenue you should bring in for the given year. This number can be calculated a variety of ways and it depends on the company and their specific goals and projections for the year as a whole. Bottom-line, You either hit

A Tribe Called Next — The Evolution of the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

June 11th, 2019|

As a 1st time “Gen-er” (Is that a word? We’ll make it a word!) to the 5th Annual NextGen Summit I wanted to share a few key thoughts from the observation deck that might prove useful as you go about your day. Before I jump it, let me take a quick step back. NextGen is a group of thousands of entrepreneurs that are looking to develop the next wave of innovative products and services to shape our future. It was started by Justin Lafazan and Dylan Gambardella five years ago and has had a “rocket-ship like” trajectory in years since.  Enter NextGen Summit.  This is

CrossFit Journey – 2018 Year in Review

December 24th, 2018|

2018 has been an incredible year for my health and fitness and I couldn't have done it without the help of CrossFit.  The goals I set at the beginning of the year have been met and I am excited for the next chapter in my fitness journey come 2019. 2018 was a great testament that consistency wins.  I certainly didn't see the big gains out of the box but after months and months of consistent hard work, reshaping my nutrition, and seeking out valuable advice, I was able to improve dramatically and reach new PRs along with become more technically

Weeks 38-41: CrossFit Journey – Back and Hip Health

November 26th, 2018|

Now that I've gone to write these CrossFit posts once a month it's giving me a chance to sit back and reflect a bit more on the bigger picture.  My life has changed a lot recently and it has made me have to alter my entire schedule and has completely shaken up my world. However, when you have motivation followed by an intent to achieve certain goals nothing should keep you down.  You have to keep pivoting and make it work and do whatever it takes. One of those areas is around your overall fitness health.  I've never seen a

Week 33-37: CrossFit Journey – Triangle Invitational

October 22nd, 2018|

I had been dogging it on my CrossFit journey posts lately due to some personal challenges on this end and only getting to the gym 2-4 times a week the last several.  But, my focus is back and I was reenergized today by spectating at the Triangle Invitational hosted by the gym I belong to, CrossFit RTP. It was amazing to see the teamwork and camaraderie across the various events and was awesome to see our team, the RX team from CrossFit RTP bring home 1st Place! I believe the reason I was so inspired is that it reminded me

Week 32: CrossFit Journey – Be Smart!

September 16th, 2018|

This past week was a short week due to Hurricane Florence ripping through North Carolina and that brought about cancelled/postponed classes.  However, it did teach me an important lesson about overexerting yourself. On Saturday, they had an open gym as the weather was starting to clear up but there was still a threat of bad storms.  I went in for a short period of time and did the prescribed WOD. The first part was to do a 5 Rep Max of Deadlifts.  This was another milestone day for me with Deadlifts as my 1 Rep Max 10 weeks ago was

Week 31: CrossFit Journey – Back Squat PR

September 10th, 2018|

Well, this weeks post spilled over by a day as I wanted to share a quick story that was a big accomplishment for me. It was only 6 weeks ago when I stopped doing squat therapy (normally squatting with plates under my feet) and was able to move to no plates and doing a normal squat.  The squat was tough for me and my 1 Rep Max for the Back Squat (with plates) was 170 LBS. But, with continued practice AND now having the proper nutrition I have been able to crush numbers especially my squat. Tonight we were working

Week 30: CrossFit Journey – Motivation

September 3rd, 2018|

Anyone that strives for anything needs motivation.  That is certainly a blanket statement but it is important to remember.  Motivation, the cousin of Momentum, can help you excel to another level and improve your performance beyond your current capabilities. The reason I bring this up this week is a conversation I had with a fellow CrossFitter this week.  She had been away all summer in NYC but has now returned to town to go back to school and, of course, get back into the CrossFit RTP scene again.  I had been very confident this summer with my change in nutrition

Week 29: CrossFit Journey – Consistency

August 26th, 2018|

Over the last several weeks I have started to think about different aspects of fitness and how they all work together and will certainly get back to the training aspect in upcoming weeks but I did want to layer in on the topic of consistency. My schedule has been a bear and very weird.  Somedays I was going to CrossFit at 5:30am while others I had to make it to the 6:30pm class.  The word "consistency" comes up time and time again when you are looking at successful individuals and that "success" can be a number of things.  What rarely

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