Confronting Your Weaknesses

No man can be a master at everything in the world.  Even things you’re good at can suffer in minor areas.  Naturally, people want to do things they are good at, an oftentimes hide their weak points.  This applies in many areas of your life.  Recently I’ve been focusing on weak points in my physique that lag behind other areas.  I see these parts that need to be fixed, and I hate them. I realized in order to change it, I have to make it happen through hard work, but initially confronting them is often the hardest part.  Today, I’ll go over how I have been confronting weaknesses in all areas of my life, and the change it can bring to anyone looking to improve.

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Remembering To Be Human

We promote the go get it, kill it in every aspect of life attitude around here.  We’re committed to being the best fathers, leaders, husbands and also being fit physically, mentally and socially.  I’ve noticed at times that we can get wrapped up in this, after all its who we are, and there are times that you have to take a step back, laugh at life, and just run on auto pilot for a bit.  Today I’ll speak about taking that needed time to recuperate and what you can do to recharge when you’ve been hustling your ass off. Continue reading “Remembering To Be Human”

A Slight Change of Focus

Aikido, like all martial arts, devotes a lot of time to focus on the individual.  However, unlike most martial arts, whose sole focus is on the physical, Aikido spends much more time on the mental and spiritual aspects.  Whether or not you believe in chi, life forces, etc, softer styles like Aikido offer a unique perspective not just on the individual, but to your entire life.

One exercise we do from time to time is a little something called Unbendable Arm.   Continue reading “A Slight Change of Focus”

Why the First 6 Weeks of a Goal Matter

I was speaking yesterday with WB Fitness about how my initial fat loss has slowed and my first taste of 2018 gains are starting to show, but I can feel the sting of routine, aka my body getting used to the workouts, rearing its ugly head.  Ultimately WB told me that our goal is to get ready for summer and that its only mid-winter and we’ve only been on a program for 6 weeks.  I started thinking about how when you start something, its ultimately around the 6 week mark that things change and how this translates into other aspects of life. Today I’ll explain my findings and how to apply yourself depending on the situation.

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Every Day Matters

At church last Sunday, we had a guest preacher speak to us regarding following the teachings of the Bible.  While I was listening,  I was struck by a secondary message that was part of his sermon, but also applicable to all aspects of a man’s life: Every day matters.

To be quite honest, I would have passed over this little piece of his sermon if I had not heard the exact same message the previous day at my Taekwondo testing, albeit formatted differently to fit the audience. Continue reading “Every Day Matters”

Applying the 80/20 Rule To Life

Recently I’ve been listening to Jay Ferruggia’s Renegade Radio podcast.  Jay is a bodybuilder and trainer in NYC who talks quite a bit about the 80/20 Rule and how it applies to life in general.  Today I’ll explain what it 8s and how we can view every aspect of our lives this way.

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Destruction of Doubt

We all hit that point when doing something where doubt begins to kick in.  Whether you’re trying to get that next rep at the gym, trying to get something done at work, or when mid-project on something of leisure, there can be that time when everything is telling you to just give up, take the easy path, and do something easy, or worse, never start at all.  Recently I discovered that this voice inside you is typically wrong, and you’re capable of much more than you think.  Today I’ll go over some scenarios where just giving it that extra 1% more effort can pay off.   Continue reading “Destruction of Doubt”

Knowing When To Listen

I challenged you all in last Friday’s Way of the Warlord challenge to become better listeners.  Far too many people these days speak without thinking and it can get you into world of shit, but more importantly, it leaves you powerless.  Today I’ll go over what I’ll be doing this week, as well as identifying why people today are always racing to get a word in rather than listen.  Also, we’ll explore what it actually means to listen to someone, who you shouldn’t listen to, and everything in between.

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Perseverance and Living in the Now

Perseverance should be looked upon as a virtue.  The ability to stick with it even though every part of your being wants to quit is something we should all have felt in some point in life.  When you push through something that is difficult it is your true chance to realize that you’re alive.  Being in the moment is necessary to get through it I’ve found that these are the times that build you.

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Way of the Warlord: Phase 6

We gave you a holiday break but now we’re back with our Way of the Warlord program here at A Kings Castle.  This is designed to be an interactive physical, mental, and martial arts program where the authors of the site give out a two week challenge to the readers to better ourselves and become better men.  Today’s post is first one of 2018, so we’ll issue new homework this week

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