Warrior Rule #4

Honor your enemies, they are your greatest teachers.

Part of mastering the mind, is understanding that EVERYTHING showing up in our external world is showing us something

It is a


This concept is a challenging one to understand, and takes diligence to master. We are trained to react when something outside of us happens we don’t like. And the usual reaction is to deflect and place the blame on this external circumstance for why things aren’t going our way.

We are quick to point fingers and blame.

Whether it’s a life condition or a person who’s triggered us, remember to honor that this is happening to reveal something we aren’t seeing.

It can mirror back limiting beliefs we carry, wounds from our past, negative behavior / thoughts patterns.

The more we can do this with humble acceptance, the more we can look within to uncover the reason for this reflection showing up.

Whenever you find yourself being faced with an external enemy (person/circumstance/event) honor it. It is your greatest teacher. And then find the courage to look within so you can learn from it.


Buy a notebook and next time you find yourself confronted with a perceived enemy (a situation that makes you feel you are under attack) Write it down. Once you’ve put it to the page, give yourself some space to reflect on how this situation is mirroring something you need to let go of, look at. And then come up with a new perspective on what just happened that focuses internally rather than on the external reflection.

Warrior Rule # 3

Don’t be fooled by shortcuts, commit to the long haul.

We can’t achieve anything of true value without having this ability firmly in place. Learning to set goals, and applying the necessary daily actions to accomplish it is the underlying framework needed for continuous progress and evolution.

When we learn how to pull back and get an objective perspective on our life as a whole we can see what’s working and what isn’t. We can navigate towards what it is that we say we want, and away from massive detours or dead ends.

It takes

S e l f – D i s c i p l i n e

to achieve what our hearts desire.

This means instead of looking for the shortcuts, we commit to follow the steps along the path’s we’ve selected. We practice. We research. We learn. We apply.

We face rejection.

And when we get knocked down, we always stand back up.

No matter the endeavor, we will meet our goal as long as we commit to doing whatever it takes to earn reaching that mile marker. One thing I always remind myself of when I feel like I’m walking in circles on any given goal, is that if it was so easy to find – it wouldn’t be half as exciting when I reached it.

Or as rewarding.

So get out a piece of paper. Write down the logical steps it’s going to take to achieve your goal, and then commit to following through with no attachment to how long it’s going to take to get there. Just know you will arrive if you stay the course.

Warrior Rule # 2

Don’t start something unless you plan to finish it.

In order to master the mind, not only do we have to conquer the never-ending stream of thoughts running on loop every day – but we must defeat the Big Bad Enemy on the block.

P R O C R A S T I N A T I O N.


You know, the nasty bully who comes along during one of your newest, most brilliant projects and decides it just isn’t worth putting your attention on. It lures you with all kind of things that are suddenly more important.

The dishes need to be done. The emails checked. The mound of laundry that’s cleaned (but not hung up or folded) getting more wrinkled by the day. That next show to binge on Netflix.

So how do we defeat procrastination?

Like everything else, it begins with a commitment to yourself. Most of us are rigid on keeping our commitments to others, but when it comes to putting ourselves on the list we usually fall short.

Stop doing that.

No matter what your project is make a clear decision you are going to follow through. Pick a specific time of day to complete it. A small amount of time over the long haul goes a very long way. Set goals for yourself and then reward yourself when you reach them.

When you honor your interests, and map out the trail that is going to get you successfully to your destination point, you will be surprised and delighted at how quickly you can reach those mile markers.

Mind Mastery

Mastering the mind, requires self-discipline.

Your mind is a chemical computer, which from the time of birth has been downloaded with the belief systems passed on from the collective down to the immediate family.

Many of these beliefs are distorted truths, which act like a virus, corrupting your natural power. The process of cleaning and removing these belief systems happens in stages, and requires a willingness to first become aware of your thoughts.

Once you recognize these thoughts, you can begin removing those that do not align with the life you are wanting to create.

The goal is making peace with the mind so you can use it for the creative tool it is meant to be.

This process can feel overwhelming at first.

Instead of trying to monitor every thought which is impossible to do, just stay aware of how you feel. Emotion is generated by something you are thinking – so the moment you begin feeling bad, ask yourself what was I just thinking about to cause this reaction.

Once you become alert, you can begin challenging your thoughts, and rewrite a new script. It takes diligence and practice, but it becomes easier and more fluid with time.

Mastering your mind is the first key to navigating your path in the most efficient and effective way.

Books I highly recommend:

The Four Agreements by Don Miquel Ruiz

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

Warrior Rule #1

Nothing is impossible until you say it is.

We all go through life with a Long List of reasons WHY we don’t do the things we want. And more often times than not, instead of reflecting on what we may be doing to contribute to our life-constipation, we reference our list. A list which is usually comprised of all the people, events, circumstances that are keeping us from pursuing our passions.

Usually the only thing left off that list is . . .


Because including yourself means taking ownership for why you find yourself in a life that makes you so unhappy.

The basis of being a warrior, is realizing at the end of the day, no matter where you come from or how long your list of excuses is, you have absolute control over the direction your life is headed.

You aren’t a victim who’s sitting passively shotgun.

You hold the keys. Where you are driving and the destinations you are headed is one-hundred percent your choice. Once you accept you are in the driver’s seat, you can face your wild companion who is the one taking you on this not-so-thrilling life adventure.

Your M I N D.

That’s right, comrades. The war you are fighting isn’t outside of you. It’s the one happening in your mind. When it’s left unchecked, your mind is a reckless drunk driver. Good luck ending up anywhere close to where you projected.

And – let’s hope you arrive alive.

However, when the mind is harnessed and used as the creative tool it was designed for, it is your best friend. Anything you tell it, it believes.

And what you believe is what you receive.

So that’s what this blog is about.

Leading you through the Warrior Rules that I’ve come to with each challenge I’ve faced and have yet to face. As I share them, I invite you to apply them to your own life. It is my mission to share personal perspectives that will guide you to deeper levels of self-awareness. Because that is what’s needed most at this time on our planet.

Each of us needs to dig down deep, challenge our limiting beliefs, and set ourselves free so we can create a better world, one we all want to live in.