Since becoming the first (and only) additional member of Team 3D Muscle Journey (3DMJ) in in late 2015, many emailers and interviewers want to know how in the hell I pulled that off.
Personal Philosophy Articles
All articles are reminders to myself in efforts to further identify with the way I want to live, or to share some potentially helpful lessons I've developed that may be useful to others who are open to them.
I wish new ideas and concepts lasted longer for me.
I can go from never hearing about something, to thinking I’m an early adopter, to being immersed in it, to being slightly over it, to absolutely hating it with every shred of my existence.
The term “self awareness” is one of those things.
Sure, I agree that it’s one of the backbones of human existence. To “know thyself” is one of life’s greatest keys to progress and happiness.
(Ugh, sometimes the word “happiness” makes me wanna vomit, too.)
But unfortunately, because I’m personally so worn out of these cliche positive thinking terms, I find it almost unbearable to be around people who preach them.
How can you NOT know yourself?
I consider myself to be a productive and decently intelligent athlete. I’ve definitely found a way to continue improving my body and skills for a larger part of my life than most people.
But the times in my athletic career where I’ve really screwed my shit up was always a result of not paying attention to the fact that I was not good enough.
I believe that thinking too highly of yourself is more dangerous than not being confident enough.
Here are some experiences that have lead me to believe this: [Read more…]
Today, one of my athletes mentioned in his weekly check-in that he was super proud of my performance in the gym lately.
He was the only one of my weekly clients who had not done so yet this year, but my list is now complete
Although I keep my roster of athletes quite small, EVERY single of one of them has now mentioned that they have seen some of my Instagram videos and are excited by the progress I am constantly making toward my athletic goals. I think there is no greater feeling than for someone to acknowledge my hard work, and see it as inspiring. (Especially people that I care about.) [Read more…]
I’ve talked about this many times on our 3DMJ podcast, but have never actually written out these ideas until now.
This article will serve as an update on my athletic progress as a bodybuilder after one year of not trying to be one.
SET UP CONTEXT: GOALS
About 13 months ago, I began working with my coach, David Charbonneau, in hopes of making it into the National Pro Grid League (NPGL) one day. And by “one day”, I mean sometime in the next 5 years. [Read more…]