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Musings of My Next Book – A Cluttered Basement (Office)

The recording is taking place about 6 am, and The Spaniard is once again in his cluttered basement so as to not wake up anyone else. He is sitting on his treadmill with his computer on a box in front of a weight bench (he suspects the box is a Christmas present for him). His [...]

September 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Musings of My Next Book – Shoulders of Giants

I’m just standing on the shoulders of giants trying to build something. I first heard that metaphor, standing on the shoulders of giants, while reading one of John Wooden’s books. Wooden is one of the best coaches of all time across all sports disciplines, having won 10 NCAA Division I championships in 12 seasons while [...]

September 11th, 2017|2 Comments

What is AMX-tended?

Who's afraid of embarrassment? Who's afraid of failing and looking like a dummy? I am. Most rational people are. BUT, I won't stop. EVER. Getting KO'd on LIVE TV does something to you. It teaches you humility. It embarrasses you in front of a million people. Then, you learn, you get up, regroup and move [...]

July 27th, 2017|2 Comments

300 Ways to Gain Confidence and Courage

In the past year, we've put together over 300 podcast episodes (each one an opportunity for you to gain confidence and courage!) and are standing at 94,257 downloads (should eclipse 100k this month!). If you listen to the early episodes, I make mention of a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) of reaching 1 million downloads. Six [...]

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Fight Story

One of my favorite parts of building a community (through the podcast mostly) is hearing stories about how listeners have been affected by an episode/episodes. As a way to develop real relationships (while following Gary Vaynerchuk's advice), I put a great deal of time into learning about/responding to emails, mentions, etc. Matt Dearmitt reached out several [...]

June 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Elevate the Room

As my podcast continues to grow, slowly and surely, I've gotten to meet more and more people who resonate with my message of Excellence and Fighting. I'll get emails stating how one episode or another has created a mindset shift, a new/better way of thinking in the listener. Or, how it has reinforced the idea of stepping [...]

June 17th, 2017|2 Comments

Kobe and Michael – A Realization

This blog is about getting the most out of you; I am about getting the most out of you. My intense desire for winning in competition has transitioned into an intense desire for helping you "win" in life. Through my readings and experiences, I have gained insight into what makes winners win. I am obsessed [...]

April 4th, 2017|2 Comments

“What’s It Like to Get Hit By…?”

I've done many interviews for articles in the past, but possibly none as unique as the most recent. In my UFC career, I've fought some of the toughest guys on the planet. And I don't use that as hyperbole. It's true. Fact. Champions and almost champions of the world. Weird to think about as I [...]

March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

You’re Fallible. It’s OK.

In Phil Jackson's book, 11 Rings, he mentions that his former teammate and Senator, Bill Bradley, kept a framed picture on the wall of himself missing the game-winning shot of the conference finals. He did it to remind himself of his own fallibility. He's not perfect...You're not perfect. I'm not perfect. The more we become [...]

March 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Lead from the Inside Out

On June 26, 2011, I had the most amazing competitive night of my life (we could actually remove "competitive"; it was amazing, period). I fought and beat Rick Story on a national stage when the whole world, minus three people, thought I would get annihilated. I tell you that story to highlight an important point. [...]

March 21st, 2017|0 Comments