Big goals take a long time and a lot of work to accomplish, otherwise everyone would do them! The 1000 Mile Solo trip that I pulled off in the summer of 2019 had actually been a looooong time in the making. It was actually in 1992 that I first heard of Nueltin Lake and the Thlewiaza River and thought that someday, somehow, I would like to do that journey. (I came across this route while … [Read more...]
7 Tips for Maintaining Motivation
Do you ever find yourself struggling to stay on track and complete a task that you've wanted to do for a long time? Of course you have, and it's completely normal! We all have moments where we just can't seem to find any motivation. Let's talk about how to maintain motivation over the long haul. How to Achieve Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals Here's the truth of the matter... Achieving any … [Read more...]
Intrinsic vs External Motivation for Training BJJ
Motivation in BJJ is a tricky thing... Some people are mostly motivated to train by internal factors. Typically they feel it's personally rewarding, the process of learning is and improving their skills is it's own reward. Other people are more heavily motivated by external factors. Maybe they really want to achieve their next belt, or they need their coach's approval, or they want a shelf … [Read more...]
Podcast Episode 99 – How to Get Motivated!
In this episode I share one of my best tips to get your butt on the mat or in the gym, indicators for when it's NOT time to push, as well as a cautionary tale of when an MMA training session went too far and I ended up bleeding from the kidneys! Also, I've got some really interesting podcasts coming up in the near future, and if you subscribe then you won't miss them! This podcast episode, … [Read more...]