What I learned from the Ironman that changed my life

The Ironman triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride ending with a 26.2-mile marathon run. What went on from the very instant I decided to attempt it to finally finishing the race taught me more than I could have ever learned from a college degree of study.

“It was like anything that has ever been worthwhile in my life; it was hard, painful and memorable.” Michael Lantz

It was like anything that has ever been worthwhile in my life; it was hard, painful and memorable. I learned a great deal about the conflict of my body hurting and wanting to stop and my mind playing tricks on me, tempting me to quit.

If I had to sum up the top three things I learned about myself it would include these.


I learned that my level of commitment is equal to the importance I place on my goals and dreams. When I decided to do my first Ironman on April 15, 2007, I was all in. I was not going to let anything get in the way of crossing that finish line. 

Look in the Mirror | You Must See Value In Yourself And Add Value to Yourself

The Law of the Mirror; You Must See Value in Yourself & Add Value to Yourself. You’ve probably said to someone sarcastically after they made a mistake and blamed someone else to “Go look in the mirror” and there they will see the real cause. But what do you see when you look in the mirror? What is your self image? What is holding you back and does it reveal itself to you?

Today I’m covering The Law of the Mirror from John Maxwell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

Highlights of today’s show:

  • Hear John Maxwell discuss the Law of the Lid
  • Review what Potential really is
  • Steps to build identity and image
  • Comparison is the thief of joy
  • Increase your self image by serving others
  • Practice small daily discipline

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Hope; Expecting a Great Life

Hope is such a great emotion! Perhaps its the greatest one. With hope a person can find joy and abundance. Yet without hope, life seems meaningless. If you or someone you know is struggling entering this new year my video message may give them back their hope. Or maybe you’d like to have more hope and understanding to really rock this year.


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Hope: The Awesome Sauce! | Struggling in the New Year? Put on some hope! (Episode 027)

artwork-templetHope is a healing emotion. Hope is the connection between you and joy. If you’ve lost hope this podcast is for you. If you need more, this is the awesome sauce you need!

Highlights of today’s show:

  • How to gain hope
  • Hope and self compassion and love are deeply connected
  • Expectation is the enemy
  • How a penny on the sidewalk ties into hope
  • When you make a mistake doesn’t make you a mistake

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Men are, that they might find joy!

img_0168“Life is filled with detours and dead ends, trials and challenges of every kind. Each of us has likely had times when distress, anguish, and despair almost consumed us. Yet we are here to have joy?” said Russell M. Nelson.

The answer is a resounding yes! Joy is a guiding force for all men. As you have joy are given more light to confirm your path is the right one and to keep following it.

I believe that we are all children of a Higher Power. There is evidence of this in that there are similarities in all human beings. We of course all have the same physical make ups; two eyes, two legs, a heart and lungs to name a few. We all have the same feelings of happiness, sadness, pleasure and pain. We all have to fuel ourselves and drink water to survive.

The most perfect gift that everyone has is the right to choose our existence and state of being through thought. And with this similarity we are the most different because we all