Invest in your success!

A Harvard psychologist released a study concluding that you are the sum total of the five people you hang out with most.  If you hang out with smokers, you are likely to be a smoker. If your friends are overweight, you are likely to also be overweight. Are your friends rich and successful?  Guess what you’re most likely to be?

I’m a very goal-oriented person, so the five people I “hang out” with most are: Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, Tony Robbins, Wayne Dyer, and Thomas Edison.  When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is read inspirational passages from these men and people like them. It helps me set my mind on course for a good day.

Napoleon Hill is one of my biggest inspirations.  His book “Think and Grow Rich” is a classic source for the secrets of success.  He lays out 17 keys to achieving your goals, and the first one is this: Definiteness of purpose.

Definiteness of purpose means that you must have a specific goal in mind in order to be successful, otherwise you will drift aimlessly through life.  What that means is that your goal must be specific, and it’s best to write it down so that you can remind yourself each day what your goal is. Napoleon Hill also recommends writing down what you are willing to give up to achieve your goal.  He’s clear that nothing comes for free, and that you must be able to control your own mind and actions to accomplish anything meaningful. My definite purpose is to live a healthy, fit, organic life, while educating people on the correct way of exercising and moving.

Mr Hill’s second key to success is called the “Mastermind Alliance.”  This rule refers to securing inspiration and cooperation from like-minded people.  This is why I wake up each morning and read the writings of people I admire. It’s also why I attend so many conferences and belong to several mastermind groups relating to health, fitness, and nutrition.

The third key to success is “Applied Faith”, which means having faith not only in a spiritual sense, but also faith in yourself.  The faith is that the Divine has given you all you need to succeed, and all you need to do is to tap into that potential. If you pray or meditate or do anything where you call on the universe for assistance, don’t ask for success.  Instead, ask for the ability to tap into your already-existing potential to achieve it.

I have faith in myself, and I also have faith in my clients–I know they have the strength to achieve their goals.  My hope is that I can pass along some of the wisdom I’ve gathered from the “five people I hang out with” so that they can tap into that potential to live healthy, wealthy lives.

Titleist Performance Institute: Get get smarter, get stronger.

As many of you know, I’ve made golf fitness a key part of my practice.  For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been certified as a level one trainer by the Titleist Performance Institute for some time now.  I recently upgraded my certification from level one to level two. That doesn’t make me a golf pro–I can’t teach golf, but I can expand the limits of what a golfer can do.  TPI’s philosophy of the swing is: “We don’t believe there is one way to swing a club; we believe there are an infinite number of ways to swing a club. But we do believe that there is one efficient way for everyone to swing a club and it is based on what they can physically do.”  In other words: the efficiency of your golf swing is only limited by what your body can do. What I can do for you as a TPI golf fitness pro is to assess your body’s limits and work to expand those limits as much as possible.

By training and testing to upgrade my certification, I learned better and more precise techniques to assess and develop power and strength.  I can also now design a comprehensive program for golf fitness, including nutrition, cardiovascular development, and advanced golf swing biomechanics.  I learned specialized techniques and practical applications for motor learning. I also trained in how to spot golf-specific injuries before they get serious, so that I can adjust your program to help you heal, and teach you how to move so that it doesn’t happen again.

Titleist has 7,000 golfers under contract, so they have a huge sample size of highly skilled golfers to perform research on the physical and mental conditioning of golfers.  The techniques I’ve learned incorporate lessons from years of study with thousands of individual athletes, and they take into account physical conditioning, course management, mental and emotional state, and many other factors to make sure that your program is tailored to you personally.

I have a passion for this stuff, so if you have a passion for golf and want to expand your boundaries, give me a call.  If you contact me in the months of September and October, you’ll get a complimentary one hour assessment and functional movement analysis.  We’ll work together so you can stay sharp in the off season and come back next year stronger than ever.

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