Why are we all so STRESSED?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

If you took the time to click through to read this, the word “stressed” was more than likely what caught your attention. Stress has been around forever but it feels like now more than ever the word stress is defining how an entire generation of people feel. What exactly is stress and why does it […]

Two Easy Steps to Making Big Changes in Your Life

Posted by on Mar 26, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

There are two very easy steps you can take to make big changes in your life. Show up and be present. Show up and be present. It sounds so much easier than it is. When it comes to anything we want to do in life the simple act of showing up and getting started seems […]

The Reality of Mortality

Posted by on Apr 9, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

Every night as I try to fall asleep it hits me. Even on the nights where I fall asleep immediately, it follows me into my dreams. One day, the physical form of me and all of the people around me that I love will cease to exist. I have worked very hard over the last […]

Tournament Poker

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in Blog, Poker | No Comments

For most of my 11+ years as a professional poker player I have focused on cash games rather than tournaments. For those of you who read this blog that are unfamiliar with poker I will break down the differences for you. In a cash game you buy in for an amount in real dollars (for […]

Emulating and Personalizing The Process

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Blog, Fitness | No Comments

We are a little over halfway through the first month of 2016 which means according to this study done by the Statistic Brain Research Institute about 30% of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions. By the end of the year, only 8% of people are successful in achieving their resolution. One of the main reasons […]

What Are You Holding on to?

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Blog | No Comments

On my self improvement journey, I spend a lot of time in thought sifting through memories and experiences in an effort to determine what I can learn from them. As a poker player, I’m constantly trying to assess my thought process as well as the thought process of others. I’m incredibly interested in the idea […]

10 years as a Professional Poker Player: My struggle with anxiety and finding Headspace

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

It’s been ten years since I graduated college and decided to play poker for a living. When hitting these type of milestones I usually flash back in my mind about how it all got started (read about that here, my poker story, which I wrote at the end of 2008) and everything I’ve been through […]

Life Challenge #1: Phase 1 Strength Plan Day B

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

I’m about a week and a half into the challenge and things have gone very well so far. I’ve been able to get the workouts in and I feel good about how I’ve been eating. Using the MyFitnessPal app or logging your meals in any way really makes you accountable for what you eat. I’ve […]

Life Challenge #1: Phase 1 Strength Plan Day A

I had my first full session with Brian on Saturday. We went over all of the exercises that he put together for the first four week phase of the program. Phase 1 is going to be geared to developing strength in some of the foundational movements related to producing ground force on both two legs and […]

Life Challenge #1: Dunk a Basketball

I have decided to start a few different life challenge goals. I will be using the blog to keep track of my progress and talk about the process of accomplishing these goals. The first goal is to dunk a basketball. I have always loved playing and watching basketball and I’m 6″3 so the goal is […]