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Why is it that when life is good, we sometimes find ourselves focusing on the negatives? As if the good things are somehow too good to be real and aren’t going to last? While there’s nothing wrong with doing self check-ins to tackle potential problems in the future, we’re not talking about practical thoughts. We’re talking pervasive, persistent thoughts that turn a sunny day stormy.

Even as a coach who helps other people thrive, I still have these thoughts so I know they suck. So how do I manage them? First, I identify what they are. …


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Let me ask you a simple question, and I want you to answer honestly: do you believe you’re a leader, or a follower?

I think we’d all like to think we’re leaders, but there’s a lot that goes into being one. It’s not enough to bark orders and get others to complete projects; that’s what a boss does. What makes a leader different is that they’re a servant and passionately supporting their group to be the best that they can be.

When talking about what it means to lead, I always think of Wim Hof as a fun example. If…


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If I’m being honest, I’m scared…

I’m scared of failure…

But I’m also scared of success, or at least that’s what the little voice in my head tells me…

We all want to be successful. What success means is something unique to us, based on our morals, values, and motivations. For me, I’ve been working every day towards creating a team and working on myself to help high-performing people all over the world get to the next level. But I’m sometimes held back by my fear of failure. What if I put myself out there, but I’m not good enough…


I have a growing start-up business, a family that loves me, and hundreds of friends around the world. Yet, sometimes I find myself doubting where my life is going. Not because it’s going in the wrong direction, but because I ask myself this question: are other people’s lives better than mine?

We see it every day. Posts from influencers and celebrities on social media, people whose lives shouldn’t matter to us. And yet, we find ourselves scrolling through our feeds, admiring their beautiful tropical vacation, their new car/watch/house or the remarkable new position they just landed. I should repeat: these…


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“The only constant in life is change.”
- Heraclitus

Whether we accept it or not, we are currently living in a time of constant change. Gyms are open, then they’re closed. The first time this happened, we had two choices: blame everything on the pandemic or adapt and make the most out of it. (I know a lot of us probably started with the first option) Now, as we’ve entered into a new wave of the pandemic, our “making the most out of it” attitude is probably tiring out and our “normal” workout routine might be getting stale. …


When I decided to get my personal training certification, I thought I knew a lot about exercise.

At that point, I had been working out regularly for 26 years, had a six pack for most of my life, and had access to some really high level coaches and trainers while playing division 1 baseball.

Little did I know that I still had a LOT to learn.

Up until this time, I had participated in action sports at a high level for over a decade and had gotten an injury here and there (expected for my level of participation). However, I…


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Everyone has their own image of what a highly successful person looks like: taking on a million projects a day, getting barely enough sleep, never taking breaks, but somehow still accomplishing all the things on their to-do list.

I’m here to tell you that this image that we’ve created of successful people is completely wrong.

As an entrepreneur who’s guilty of falling into these habits, I have learned the hard way that sleep deprivation should not be worn as a badge of honor and proper breaks are, in fact, highly rewarding for your daily focus. …


I have a nickname for the anxious voice inside my head — I call it my “villain voice.” This overwhelmingly strong voice has been telling me to not smile at strangers or say something encouraging to a random person because if I did, I would be “that weird guy.” According to that voice, saying something to someone or smiling at them wouldn’t make any difference in their life.

Here’s the thing: this villain’s voice isn’t the type of person I am. I’m the type of person who smiles at strangers, talks to random people, and leads instead of follows. …


Did you ever just have one of those days when nothing seems to go right?

I had one of those days last week. I was late for work, I rushed through a project that ended up being a complete mess, I got a $115 parking ticket because I wasn’t paying attention, my car’s battery died, and as if that wasn’t enough, I backed into someone else’s car at an intersection. Let’s just say I wasn’t firing on all cylinders.

Ever wonder why that kind of day happens? I finally figured it out: I had barely gotten any sleep the night…


Psychology-Fitness™:
The Revolutionary Experience to Help You Look, Feel, and Perform Better NOW

Today, 67% of Americans are overweight and 46% suffer from a mental illness. Over 70% of them can’t keep a new year’s resolution focused on health or wellness for more than six weeks. This has, in fact, been our reality for decades.

Every day, as Americans, we try shortcuts that include fad diets, trendy workouts, and miracle pills so we can look, feel, and perform better. …

David W Mykel

I’m your personal psychologist, personal trainer, life coach, meditation guide, breath-work instructor, personal motivator & accountability partner all in one

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