Why Music is Your “ON” Switch for Productivity

Music has a direct line to your emotions. Who needs heroin or cocaine when you can just take it in the ears? As impactful as any drug, music can have an immediate effect on how you feel.

Music and productivity

In an instant, the right song can trigger emotions that either energize or depress you. In this article, you’re going to learn how music can help you push through adversity, recuperate from stress, and be more productive.

Up Your Intensity, Elevate Your Life

The Strive's Official High Intensity Gym Playlist

The strive to create an extraordinary life is a full contact sport.  There is no easy option when it comes to the struggle related to creating a life we can be proud of.

Elevate Your Life

Use the resources in this post to up your intensity and elevate your life, so you can better weather life’s storms.

5 Self-Improvement Benefits of Sobriety

It’s no secret that sobriety can improve your life.  It’s also no secret that it can be challenging, and long process.  While not the easiest road to take, sobriety can definitely be one of the most worthy to embark upon.

Benefits of Sobriety

If you are a serious seeker of success, and if you’ve ever wondered how drinking has impacted your life, then this article on sobriety is worth the read.

The Real ‘Secret’ to Success

Have you ever wondered what the real secret to success is?  If you’ve seen the movie ‘The Secret’, you may already be persuaded that the real secret to success is the Law of Attraction (LOA for short).

The Real Secret

However, like many LOA practitioners, you may be struggling to find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or that beautiful life that you’ve been told to imagine for yourself over and over.

If you’ve ever been frustrated because that dream house has yet to materialize, or because your bank account isn’t as big as you hoped it would be by now, then this article is for you.

If ‘The Secret’ hasn’t seemed to work for you, then you need to keep reading.

How Yoga Benefits Anger Management

+ 7 Best Yoga Poses for Anger Management

Anger isn’t all that bad an emotion if you know how to make it work for you. In a strange way, anger can actually help you focus, connecting you to your more raw and emotional sides.

Yoga Anger Management

Its when we let anger get out of hand and become persistent, that problems arise.  When we let anger get out of hand, it can impact your daily life mentally, physically and spiritually.

Anger is a built-up emotion that builds on itself.  And when it doesn’t get vented out, that bottled up negative energy can erupt within us; making it hard for us to carry out our daily tasks and routines.

How To Train For a Spartan Race

Spartan Training and Supplements with Adam Rogers

Welcome to episode 19 of The Greatness Project.  In this episode, I chat with Dr. Adam Rogers, a pharmacist who has managed to become a strong OCR (Obstacle Course Race) racer in a short amount of time.

How to Train for a Spartan Race

This is a great show to listen to if you want precise tips on how to train for a Spartan Race. 

The Ultimate Spartan Challenge

Taking on The Champions

I did something quite bold early this week and signed up for the ultimate Spartan challenge.  This Spartan challenge will be a test of will, commitment, focus, and my ability to endure ridiculous levels of discomfort.

Spartan Challenge

On the surface this won’t sound appealing to most, and that’s okay.  In fact, it is because of the ‘off-putting’ difficulty that resides within this challenge, that I decided it must be done. 

Preparing to take on this challenge will not be fun.  In fact, it will be very hard, it will be grueling, but ultimately, it will be defining.

So what is this ultimate Spartan challenge I speak of?

How to Build Confidence Like a Boss

11 Confidence Hacks for The Ambitious

If you want to rock life and leave a legacy, you are going to need to learn how to build confidence like a boss. If you’re a big thinker like I am, you’ve most likely envisioned all that you hope to achieve in your life.

how to build confidence

However, one of the aspects that many of us accidentally leave out in the consideration of our grand ambitions, is the prospect of the unnerving risks that we must eventually confront to successfully progress towards those dreams.

The purpose of today’s post is to arm you, with a handful of some of the most effective methods for building your confidence. This way, when those pesky unforeseen fear inducing challenges pop up as you march towards toward your big goals, you will be in conquer mode, and better prepared to successfully manage those fears like a boss.

Let’s go!

5 Reasons Everyone Should Run The Spartan Race

It was around the end 2014 when I decided to sign up for my very first obstacle course race (also known as an OCR). I decided to sign up for the Spartan Race in particular, because I heard from friends how amazingly difficult it was while at the same time, being extremely fulfilling if completed.

Benefits of The Spartan Race

It sounded a lot like life, difficult at times, but extremely fulfilling during and at the end of the journey.

So, I made up my mind one night to sign up for and participate in the most grueling, physically challenging OCR race on the planet.

As luck would have it, signing up was actually one of the best things I did for my life at the time. When I signed up I was 33, had one kid and another on the way, while struggling to get my new internet startup up and running. You could say that life seemed pretty stressful at the time.

On top of the stress, I wasn’t exercising as routinely as I’d liked. I was consuming unhealthy food regularly, and in general, I just wasn’t feeling very inspired, and life was seemingly getting the best of me.