You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.Read More Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali
The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there a common trait that you see in the people that inspire you? Let me know in the comments below! 1. Uncompromising, principled […]Read More Four Leadership Traits.
“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into a long discussion on free-weights vs machines, aerobic vs anaerobic activity, whether or not stretching is good for you, here are a […]Read More Get Motivated Here.
This article nicely juxtaposes two of my interests, training and photography. It’s not important to have the latest/greatest in training equipment, or even the environment. If you have the motivation, that is enough. http://blogs.reuters.com/photographers-blog/2011/04/07/boxing-their-own-worst-enemy/ Laercio arrived to train and Mauricio fired a question at him. “What is the greatest conquest?” Laercio looked at him without […]Read More Boxing their own worst enemy (via Reuters)
Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.Read More Inspired.
Bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes. When you make a shitload of money. Do something positive with it. If you are smart enough to make it, you will be […]Read More The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do
The spec promo commercial centers on a homeless man who is looking to better himself, raising money every which way he can in order to pay for training as a boxer at a local gym. We get glimpses of his life on the streets, his makeshift sleeping accommodations near train tracks, and the various means […]Read More Film Short – HBO’s “I Still Have a Soul”
Full speech I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re gonna crumble, inch by inch, play by play, ’til we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And, we can […]Read More Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday
Oscar Pistorius overcame a double amputation to compete and win the 400m event at the S. African Championships. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mount Everest, remarked: “It’s too easy to credit Pistorius’ success to technology. Through birth or circumstance, some are given certain gifts, but it’s what one does with those gifts, the […]Read More The Heart of a Champion
You’ve guessed it; through more effort, and harder work. This is an excellent article by the renowned Malcolm Gladwell, on how underdogs win through unusual tactics, higher levels of fitness and above all, sheer effort. It uses numerous examples of this, from how a small-time Junior basketball team consistently defeated top teams, to Bedouin techniques […]Read More How David Beats Goliath
“If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way. His whole life will be without blame, and he will succeed in his calling… For existence is impermanent as the dew of evening, and the hoarfrost of […]Read More Finding Motivation
A great video on what inspires people to work, and how the standard work-reward cycle breaks down at a certain point. (via Global MindShift)Read More What motivates you?
On Michael Schumacher, 7-time Formula 1 World Champion: Everyone who gets close to him – and they are a precious few – marvel at his dedication to fitness, to his union with his engineers. He is not only quick behind the wheel but he ranks among the very finest when giving the team feedback on […]Read More Hard work is the difference, whatever the discipline.
Very inspirational talk by Tony Robbins on how Sylvester Stallone had Rocky made.Read More Tony Robbins on the story of Rocky