Archive for June, 2013

What you need, needs you.

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

  Two contrasting messages regarding spouses appeared today: 1. A person living in a domestic abuse situation asked how one can deal with physical violence since they felt obligated to make the relationship work. This person believes that to truly love someone you must work, and can't throw away relationships work just ...

Dream but Don’t Forget to Live

Friday, June 28th, 2013

After high school, my dream of college wasn't a consideration. No one in my family had ever gone. Considering how poorly the system supported learning disabilities, I had barely made it out of high school. All I could dream about was my martial art training, so that's what I did with ...

Remove Toxic People

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A great poster commented on my article this morning that if you stay focused on your dreams, toxic people just melt away. I agree with that comment to a point. As a lifeguard, we painfully discovered that drowning people will climb over you for one last gulp of air, and drown ...

Your World Expresses How You Use Your Mind

Friday, June 28th, 2013

A touching message opened in my browser this morning, from a former childhood classmate. Thoughtful, selfless acts can transform lives, and I suspect this message will impact me with as dramatic a result, once I integrate it into my perspective. "Scott, I've quietly watched your career since you popped onto the ...

100% clear of cancer

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

  I am moved beyond words, so I will merely share them: "In 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer: non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The diagnosis began a journey into self and health that took some bizarre twists and turns and challenged many of my preconceptions on life and the universe. Today ...

Let the Liar be Conquered by the Truth

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

I feel greatly disappointed; with no other feasible method to notify all of those who have been approached by a former member of my organization, than to call it out publicly. The individual has been contacting members around the world, whispering slanderous rumors that my staff and I are using ...

Project what joy you want to return

Monday, June 24th, 2013

  I In response to the 7 of the key lessons my teachers had taught me over the years, one poster wrote, "Your positivity is a mental disorder, a collection of denials and false beliefs about reality. In the real world, things go real wrong, people have real problems and cause real ...

7 Key Points my Teachers Made

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

  Reflecting on the major changes that teachers have helped me make in my life, this morning, I consolidated some of their suggestions into 7 key points:1. Don't just make peace with your past. Make purpose from your past. Don't just accept what has happened. Seize the opportunities that it has ...

Practice Higher Quality Mistakes

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

  "How can I tap you every class, but at competitions you're always taking the gold from fighters I know that I could not beat," I asked flummoxed by my first coach's unusual teaching style. He replied, "I'm here to learn and practice, not compete and fight. You should be, too." I ...

The TRUTH about Weight Loss (No, I’m not Selling. Yes, I’m giving something away for free!)

Friday, June 21st, 2013

  Because I had to lose a lot of "weight" fast to make my wrestling weight classes, for many years, I've tried nearly every "dietary supplement" around. I've dropped as much as 23 pounds in 2 weeks to make weight class for championships. Believe me, none of them are healthy or ...