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Yearly Archives: 2023

Creator Burnout Is Real

I had my camera set up, batteries charged, two videos planned, and all I had to do was press record. But I couldn't do it. I had hit the wall. I had burnt out. For awhile before this, I had been thinking about taking a break. But this scared me. All of my [...]

2023-05-15T13:29:15-07:00May 15th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Changing Your Story Can Change Your Life

Changing your story can change your life. When you change the narrative, you expand the limits of what you thought was possible for yourself. I grew up thinking I was clumsy and uncoordinated. I heard this about myself constantly. But I didn’t need to hear it; the evidence was [...]

2023-04-17T13:19:40-07:00April 17th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

We Need More Compassion In Martial Arts

I’m getting really sick of the “suck it up, buttercup” attitude in martial arts. I was raised to be tough. I was raised to keep my mouth shut, to be seen and not heard, to not be a whiner, to take my shots without tears, to get up after I fall down. I [...]

2023-03-27T08:12:22-07:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Your Thoughts Are Lying To You

You’re not ready. You’re not good enough. You’re not worthy of your rank. You’ll never achieve anything. These are just thoughts in your head. Just words passing through your mind. They mean nothing. And yet we get so caught up in these thoughts that they start to become reality. [...]

2023-03-20T07:23:00-07:00March 20th, 2023|Categories: Mindset & Focus|

Training Burnout in Martial Arts

Whenever I post something online about the importance of rest and recovery, I always get at least one comment claiming that rest makes us weak as martial artists. I used to have this mentality. When I started karate, I had a reasonable training schedule. I’d train 3 nights per [...]

2023-03-06T14:11:29-08:00March 6th, 2023|Categories: Training & Recovery|

How To Transform Jealousy Into Something Positive

Jealousy is admiration plus comparison. Think about it. That martial artist you’re jealous of: you admire them and you’re impressed by them. That’s the core of it. That jealousy only comes into play when you start comparing yourself to them. They seem better than you, and you don’t measure up. And now you’re [...]

2023-03-06T13:58:57-08:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|

Why I Finally Let My Kids Quit Karate

My kids wanted to quit karate long before I actually let them. I should’ve listened to them sooner. At first they loved karate. I never had trouble getting them to the dojo. They’d train hard while they were there. They’d practise at home. They’d push themselves for belt tests [...]

2023-02-20T06:59:10-08:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Habits & Goal-Setting|
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