What Is Courage: How To Have Courage, Bravery And Heart Always

Clint Eastwood has the courage to lead himselfNote to self…

To rule your life, you must have the courage to lead.

Calm, cool, positive, confident. Think Clint Eastwood in the movie Pale Rider or The Outlaw Josey Wales

In the face of all confrontations and obstacles. You are a rock. An iron shaft in the frozen ice. Immovable.

A leader is a person who sets high standards and achieves them. – Have the courage to lead yourself – All great men win victory over themselves first before being called upon to lead others.
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The Face Of Evil – Battlefield Barren Ch5

The Face Of Evil - Cullers War Chapter 5 Of Battlefield Barrens Book 1 – “The Face Of EvilFrom the Cullers War Series (Audiobook Version Download At End Of Text Article)

Culler stood starring at a map scratched into the ground with the other platoon leaders, listening to the intelligence update from the lieutenant. The enemy was pushing in two areas, not just at their valley. Intel said an additional force of Mutes was also holing up in a small town just north of the valley.

Again, different tactics for the Mutes who preferred to skirmish and disappear. Now the Mutes were committing everything they had in the Barrens, and solidifying their forces in a town that the Grand Union wanted for future expansion.
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Valley Of Fire Pt2 – Cullers War Series bk1 ch4

Valley Of Fire Pt2 Cullers WarWelcome to “Battlefield Barrens” book 1 chapter 4 of the Cullers War series (Valley Of Fire PT2).

Bringing you audiobooks for free every Saturday. Written and performed by author Raymond Burton except for this intro which is of course, the automated A.I. system that is now hacking your audio delivering device. Battlefield Barrens is suitable for ages 18 and up and contains graphic violence and offensive language.
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Valley Of Fire Pt1 – Cullers War Book Podcast Ch3

Valley of Fire Cullers War Book Chapter 3Welcome to “Battlefield Barrens” Episode #3 of the Cullers War series called Valley Of Fire (original title “Napalm Death”). I’m bringing you audiobooks for free every Saturday. Written and performed by author Raymond Burton, that’s me. Battlefield Barrens is suitable for ages 18 and up and contains graphic violence and offensive language.
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Battlefield Barren Pt2 – Cullers War Podcast Ch2

Battlefield Barren Pt2Battlefield Barrens Chapter 1 is here

In This Episode Of The Cullers War Podcast

Harrod and I stood looking at the entrance to the bunker. Peering through the door, we met the stare of the man who was going to be in charge of our pain parade.

He just sat there, elbows on the table, hands clasped in front of his face, studying us. Then waved us in. The mute soldier pushed us inside and immediately zeroed in on Harrod. Predators can smell fear. He looked at the papers on the table in front of him and then back to Harrod.

The interrogation was about to begin…
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Battlefield Barren – Cullers War Book Ch1 Podcast

Battlefield barrenCullers War Series Podcast – Book 1 (Battlefield Barren) Chapter 1 (audio version at end of page)

Dollars for flesh. I gladly signed the papers, took the money and now I can’t pay it off. The dollars are gone, now it’s time to pay back my debt, bullet by bullet.
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Locus Of Control

In Brian Tracy’s book Maximum Achievement, he teaches the importance of the law of control which we’ll see involves both the internal locus of control and the external locus of control.

View Locus Of Control Comments On Youtube The law of control states “You feel happy to the degree to which you feel you are in control of your own life. You feel unhappy to the degree to which you feel you are not in control, or controlled by other factors or people”

People smarter than myself call this your locus of control. These smart people that write even smarter books all conclude that stress and unhappiness arise when you feel controlled by outside circumstances (external locus of control).
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How To Lose The Lower Belly Bulge


Let’s talk about how to lose the lower belly bulge (IE. Fix the “I cant see my lower abs). “The spare tire” “Muffin Top” ect. By that, I mean the stuff that’s cover up that sexy abdominal area. Crunches are not the answer.

Training your stomach (abs) with crunches, trying to burn away tummy fat is about as effective as eating soup with chopsticks. It’s the wrong tool for the job most of the time.

Now, here’s why.

You cannot spot reduce or, to say it in another way, burn off fat on a specific area to the exclusion of everywhere else. Your body burns fat as a whole, and typically the closer to the core you get, the harder it is to mobilize and burn off. So, everything that follows will be the same advice regardless if we’re talking about arms, tummies or tush. You want to emphasize the full body movement again for the quickest spot reduction, which we know you can’t really do, but in order to burn it off on that one area, you still need to emphasize the full body movement. [Read more…]

Starting A Paleo Diet Plan

paleo solution bookYesterday I went out and bought the Paleo Diet Solution by Robb Wolf. I want to journal a bit of the journey. How I got started. My results. Tips and tricks that I have found helpful.

I’ll fill you in on a bit of my history with eating and bodybuilding first so you know where I’ve come from and what I’ve done. I don’t do this because I think you’ll care about my history… but that perhaps you and I may share some same history and so the stuff I am writing about will ring truer to you.
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Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation For Relaxation With Aaron Patrick

Aaron Patrick speaks about Yoga Nidra Meditation

Yoga nidra or “yogi sleep” (kind of, Aaron will explain it better in the podcast) is a sleep-like state which yogis report to experience during their meditations. Yoga nidra is a kind of lucid sleeping.

It’s among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness. The distinguishing difference is the degree to which one remains cognizant of the actual physical environment as opposed to a dream environment. In lucid dreaming, one is only (or mainly) cognizant of the dream environment, and have little or no awareness of one’s actual environment.
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How Do You Lose Arm Fat?

lose arm fatIf you want to finally get rid of flabby arms, and the sooner the better, this is how to do it. A nice lean set of arms will naturally happen as your overall fitness improves, but there is one specific exercise for flabby arms that I want to share today. This exercise, along with reducing overall body fat, will bring those arms into super shape and make you look forward to going sleeveless.
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Quick Healthy Food Recipes And Simple Meals With Nicole Nordli

Healthy Food Recipes With Nicole NordliIn today’s Fat To Fit Podcast we talk about quick healthy food recipes and simple meals with Nicole Nordli. She also shares with us her fitness lifestyle and eating “time” hacks. She uses these on a daily basis to fit everything in as a busy mom with a lot on her plate (pun intended). This is useful stuff for everyone out there that never seem to have the time to get that fitness plan started (last weeks podcast).

Nicole is a mother of four, with a PASSION for food, fitness & everything in between. She love’s to share her knowledge. She hopes to INSPIRE & MOTIVATE others to live a HEALTHY, FIT life as well. You can often find Nicole in the kitchen “playing” as she likes to call it, creating yummy SIMPLE meals & treats.
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How To Do 100 Pushups A Day And The Training To Get There

wall pushupsAre you still struggling trying to get a single full pushup? Would you like to know how to to do 100 pushups a day and the training it takes to get there? Cool.

I know in my boot camps that a lot of people often come in with less upper body strength then they want and have difficulty getting their pushups up to speed… so here is how we go at it from ZERO.

Why Zero? Because I want to help you no matter what level you are at because I’ve been there. I tore by biceps a few years back and it crushed my ego for a bit. I went from pushups being a pump finisher after sets of bench and 90 pound dips, to not being able to get off the floor without rolling on my side.
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How To Speed Up Metabolism For Fat Loss with Nick Nilsson

How to speed up metabolism with Nick NilssonToday on the Show, we talk with Nick Nilsson author of Metabolic Surge on how to speed up metabolism for a lean physique. Nick is known as the “Mad Scientist Of Muscle” and has a degree in physical education and psychology. He used to do one on one personal training before making the switch to helping people build muscle and burn fat online through his fitness training books and membership site.
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Old School Bodybuilding with Dennis B Weis

old school bodybuilding Larry ScottDennis Weiss at the 1973 Mr Alaska talks about old school bodybuildingOn todays episode of Rise From The Ashes, we talk about old school bodybuilding with Dennis B Weis, also known as the Yukon Hercules. Dennis has written for IronMan Magazine, Muscle and Fitness, as well as coauthored 4 books with Robert Kennedy for MuscleMag International. He’s an accomplished personal trainer, bodybuilder, power lifter and arm wrestler and also has some pretty impressive feats of strength. On top of all that, he’s 69 as of writing this.
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How To Workout At Home With Bodyweight Training To Get In Shape

How To Workout At Home With Bodyweight TrainingLife is better when your body works right. Today I want to give you the quick and dirty on how to workout at home with bodyweight training to get in shape so you can do what you want, when you want, without being limited by your body.

I think this will be a great post because showing you how to workout at home with bodyweight training solves two of the biggest obstacles people face when trying to get in shape:
1) Lack Of Funds – You don’t need to spend a dime.
2) Lack Of Time – You can do it when it fits your schedule and you save time by not traveling to the gym.

If you are just a beginner, don’t stress it. This is for you. The fit people already know how to get in shape. I know in the beginning it can all seem a little overwhelming. That’s o.k. I’m going to share with you some really great stuff on how to get a quick, efficient and above all effective beginner workout routine in the comfort of your own home!
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Fiction VS Non Fiction Writing And How It Affects Your Lifestyle

cat reading paperI was talking to the wife today, and for the first time ever, she said the words, “You should write a blog post about that.” It took me by surprise because “posting to the blog” is something that happens with the door closed, at the end of the hallway. It’s a mysterious beast.

Seeing as how she’s usually right, I figured I better go ahead with getting the words to paper.

I’ve been nonfiction writing on fitness for the majority of my work since I’ve been personal training for 18 years now, but have begun to write fiction over the last couple of years.

Looking at other authors twitter account bios, websites and facebook pages was what prompted the chat.

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Puking After Working Out

puking and sickness from working outDo you sometimes puke or get sick after working out? Well its not a heavily studied topic as you can imagine but there are some answers.

Getting sick after a workout can be caused by several different things;

1. Dehydration
2. Heat exhaustion
3. Vagal reaction
4. Hyponatremia
5. The most Likely Causes of Exercise induced sickness.
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How to Get Motivated to Exercise And Lose Weight

Through this series of posts we’ll cover how to get motivated to exercise and lose weight. I’ll give you tips and tricks to getting the ball rolling so the scale numbers start dropping. Here is a quick video to explain the program.

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The fact of the matter is that you either enjoy aspects of working out or you don’t. The more on one side of the fence of pleasure and pain you are the more you know if you’re a natural born exerciser or not.
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