Three Secrets to Achieve Goals

So what is the secret with achieving goals? Maybe you've reached some, but if you are like many you make big goals & then give up when it gets out of reach.
In my younger years I struggled for years with keeping consistent with exercise. Then the TV show Ninja Warrior came along where I trained for 30 days & completed most of the obstacles. The same thing happened with my financial life - for years I lived in fear of picking the wrong investments, but now with the power of FIRE I'm on track to reach financial freedom in 7 years so my daughters can model the behavior.
Let's look at what works: Fun - Make it a game with rewards along the way. I love trying new craft beer, so for me that is a great incentive along the way to keep me motivated. I also love competition, sochallenging others can also help.Strong Desire - Having a powerful purpose drives our passion. Having a WHY is critical - the 80% vs. the how 20%. We need an urgency to hel…

Survive COVID-19 Stay Home Virtual Visit

My Doctor wife has been handling the influx of telemedicine patients today with Coronavirus symptoms & basically urging most of them to (see my earlier post for more on that).
The health care system in our area is currently offering free virtual visits at There are also many other resources being shared within the community while we fight through this.
Quarantine won't stop me running & exercise from home though, so our greatness never stops 🙂

Stay The F Home Best of Social Media COVID-19 Tips

Well best we can do for the Coronavirus now is help prepare & educate our loved ones, especially with useful memes for those on social media who may still be in denial.
#WashYourHands I look forward to encouraging others to take this challenge if you haven't already... 🙂 Gloria Gaynor #WashYourHands  #IWillSurviveChallenge on TikTok via @YouTube

Prepare for COVID-19

I'm sure the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic is on everyone's minds, & having a spouse working in the frontlines of the medical field helps me sort through the good/bad info. is a good fact checker, & check out the CDC safety tips such as practicing good hygiene, cancelling non-essential travel, & avoiding large crowds on the PDF linked at
Additional info from reputable sources: World Health Organization is beautiful charts (uses sources such as CDC/WHO) the curve I hope all my colleagues, family, & friends are taking the appropriate measures to stay safe & stock up on supplies. Feel free t…

American Ninja Warrior Season 11 Finale will crown a winner

So if you haven't been caught up with American Ninja Warrior this season, we saw a record number of 18 ninjas finish stage 2 in the national finals. With those numbers we can confirm we will crown a winner in the first time in four years.
You can watch it Monday night on NBC live on TV or through their website by signing in with your provider. So how do you follow what your favorite ninjas are up to? Well you may have seen many of them show up with their Instagram social media account during their run, and many also have their own YouTube channels as well. The show does mention American Ninja Warrior Nation at SB Nation as the official source of ninja news, but you can also find them on other social media like YouTube and Twitter.
There is also a ninja warrior podcast that goes over stories of the ninjas, and it is great to get inside the minds of these great athletes. The first podcast is a fascinating interview with Nicholas Coolridge. A recent podcast also interviewed …

Fly high

Birds fly in every direction Don't let limiting beliefs from others stop you from flying in your direction There are broke people spending all their money that are afraid you are saving and investing too high There are uneducated people who think we can't learn topics like technology or money for ourselves and need to pay experts as the only way There are obese people that don't want to think too much about the food that enters our bodies, and worry we'll injure ourselves practicing sports like ninja obstacles Don't be afraid to fly Fly high Imagine Dragons - Birds (Animated Video)

NinjaDay and My Four Year Ninjaversary

So four years ago in late June was the first time I was introduced to the TV show American Ninja Warrior. My cousin Ryan showed me a video of Kacy Catanzaro who was the first woman to complete a city finals course at the Dallas City Finals in 2014. He said a new ninja gym just recently opened up where he was in Philadelphia. A few months later I found out one did exist in Miami, and I started training for 30 days for a friend's birthday party before we tried out the course there.
Over these 4 years I've had a lot of great experiences. I was able to pass many of the obstacles the same day I tried them out, so in 2016 I submitted my first video. Later that year I competed in my first local competition and did well on the first stage, but fell early during the second stage.
In 2017 I received a call from casting after I highlighted ninja training had helped me overcome health problems like a collapsed lung in my video, but I didn't get THE call. I was still able become more inv…