Friday, February 21, 2014


Welcome everyone...the Winter Olympics in Sochi are ending.
 The mentally tough are winning. Physically, most if the athletes are equal. The face...the stare...that look tells the story. That look is cold steel. Every athlete/competitor knows that look,
but not all athlete's ever experience the feeling of the "look." That
look says "stay away from me." That's the mindset of a winner, a
survivor. Failure is not fatal. Refusing to get up and try
again is fatal. Veni, Vidi, Vici...I came, I saw, I conquered. That
look, that feeling is the finished result of hours of training...alone.
A leader goes alone. Passion, Patience, Purpose and Pain...getting
out of your comfort zone. Change creates conflict...makes us become a grinder...focused. Passion is the igniter and sustainer.

Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Welcome the USA Today paper, Bill Gates comments on "common core myths." Good read. So, I want to expound upon a
common myth in the arena of sports, training and workouts. Myth
# 1, if you are on top, the # 1 person in your expertise, you will be
popular, worshiped and in "applause land." Not true. Being at the
top is a very lonely place to be. Walking into a room filled with
people, 50% will like you and 50% will despise you. Leadership is
a very lonely position. Ascending to the top, being at the top, you
will do it alone...get used to it. Your workout/training is all on you. Don't allow "buddies" to hold you back or have you on "detour." Those of us in training, getting ready for events, do so alone. We live in a different world. Oh, we are finding out who the
Olympians are with mental toughness.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Sunday, February 9, 2014


Hello and welcome everyone...over the past few blogs we have addressed the importance of mental
toughness and how to attain that critical status. The number one question that I get is, "how do I set
goals?" My response, "break it down into it's smallest parts." Picture yourself standing at the foot of
a Mt. Everest. When you look up, wow, too much, too high, too big. Look at any Mt. Everest and take it one foot at a time. Bringing that thought into our arena of training/fitness...set daily goals. Your routine will become more meaningful and rewarding. You climb your Mt Everest "one foot at
a time." Sochi...think of how many steps these Olympians took to get there. Doubt changes to when
and yes I can...I will. Each workout is a win. Need more? Google Kyle Maynard.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Launch Pad

Welcome everyone....I appreciate your comments and input regarding previous blogs. Today is Launch Pad day for me. Today I begin my launch into a higher level of training/working out. I am
pumped mentally. Achieving mental toughness is key. Attainment of that higher level...denial of things I want, cravings. I feel this denial helps me attain a higher level of mental toughness. The
Super Bowl will be won by the team that is mentally tough! Moving on...key word today is Seaweed.
Capsule to Dr Oz and nutritionist's. Seaweed...sea vegetable contains three varieties:
red, green and brown...member of the algae. Purchase form, liquid, powder or capsule . Perhaps best
known for source of a nutrient missing in most other foods...iodine. Iodine helps maintain a healthy
thyroid gland which helps produce and regulate hormones. Seaweed may also help to control PMS and improve female fertility issues. Types...Wakame, one of the few non-animal sources of B12 and
calcium. Kombu, iodine. Also helps produce a protein involved in fat metabolism. Nori, proteins.
Sea Lettuce, iron. Hijiki, calcium and fiber. Dulse, high in B6 and B12. Warning: always consult your health professional.
Have a meaningful life everyone...Jimmy O