Trial, Error and Lightning Bolts

After years of trial and error, (and maybe because I’m middle-aged) I’ve come to feel increasingly more comfortable in the role of mentor. However, any ability I’ve gained in advising or mentoring has emerged from the crucible of mistakes, repeatedly running into brick walls, and shear stubbornness. Seems as if I only learn by failing and doing everything the hard way.

I promise it doesn’t have to be that way.


Whether I’m coaching clients or helping other small business owners, I’m energized by the opportunity to help someone realize and achieve their goals. There’s nothing better! Well not nothing, but it’s pretty high up there.

Look at it this way, it never has been, nor will it ever be, an easy road. Most of the people I work with strive for work-life balance while maintaining a family, high profile career and owning a home. It’s no wonder they seek out coaching to help achieve these goals while at the same time staying lean, fit and healthy.

For those of you that know me you’re aware of my #slashyaward past lives… Pedicab driver in Times Square/Salmon fisherman in Alaska/Stand Up Comedian/Counselor in South Africa/Auto-body tech/Firefighter/Rapper/Strength and Conditioning Coach/Husband-Father/Gym Owner/Psychic Advisor/… None of these roles are or were easy and although I stumble often, I continually return to my stride. Sometimes exhilarating and terrifying at the same time, this is all part of the continuity of evolution.

Celebrate rather than criticize your stumbles, as life has always been and will continue to be an opportunity to experience.


If you will indulge me, consider your life for a moment, the whole enchilada, the good the bad and the ugly. Now, just for a minute take a look at one of the bad and/or ugly parts. Take some time to meditate on how you would like to make these pain points better. Why are you unhappy in this area? What do you want to transform or change? Where do you see yourself? What would you rather be doing?

Trust me, I can relate. At times in my life I have sacrificed sleep for work, chosen flavor over nutrition or relaxation over training.

Fact is, I thrive on deep dive conversations. I believe we all desire to be on that wavelength naturally and continually. However, usually to protect our egos, we have learned to put a lot of distractions and noise between us and discussing the the tough things. Sure, it’s totally fine if you’re “too tired” or “not in the mood”. On the other hand, ain’t life too short!?!

Dance your blues away, get jazzed up and go out there and do something! We’re all in this together.


Bottom line: I’ve done more than a few wild things and come out relatively ok. That said, I might have some insight on that thing you are thinking about doing. I’m absolutely not trying to sell you anything. I’d genuinely like to connect, so please don’t hesitate to hit me up!

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