Become the best version of yourself.

I’ve been a long time fan of personal development, probably since I first learned how to read.  I never hesitate to pick up a book to learn about myself and the world around me, and that mindset has followed me all of my life.

This is my personal blog.  It is focused on personal development through positive psychology, practical philosophy, and fitness through strength.  My mission is to build a community of men and women who are passionate about personal development and are actively seeking to be the best version of themselves through striving for personal excellence in all the ways a person can be excellent – physically, mentally, morally, intellectually, spiritually, and practically.  I want to create a space for people who believe that physical and mental strength have a higher purpose and work daily to become stronger because they know that life doesn’t get easier, you just get stronger.

My goal here is to create useful content for you that you can apply to your own life.  It is my sincerest wish to live up to Seneca’s idea of the philosopher:

“He who studies with a philosopher should take away with him one good thing every day: he should daily return home a sounder man or on the way to becoming sounder.”

As a blogger and a philosopher, it is my sincere wish that you, the reader, take away from the blog one good thing every time you visit and that you leave here a sounder person or on the way to becoming sounder.

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My Biography

I’m a former U.S. Army Airborne Infantry Captain, graduate of West Point, USMA Class of ’92.  I’ve had the honour and the privilege of training and leading infantry soldiers of the 3rd of the 5th Cavalry Regiment (Black Knights – Loyalty and Courage!).  After the army, I worked for Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant, then for General Electric as a Manufacturing Engineer (I loved manufacturing, building things was cool!). The plant closed and I went back to work at Merrill Lynch, this time as a Training Manager, which is where I fell in love with the Learning and Development profession.  I went freelance in December of 2004, and haven’t looked back since.

If you want to see my full corporate background check out my LinkedIn Profile.

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