KSE: Knowledge, Strategy, Execution

Knowledge: Learn from those who are succeeding where you want to be. Make them your mentor, either in person or by example.  Knowledge alone will not get you anywhere but is the first step to create a great strategy. Strategy: Use your acquired knowledge to develop a solid strategy.  Think deeply on the knowledge found.  A strategy is not a plan; plans are step by step actions that do not account for outside factors and deterrents.  A strategy is a multi-faceted plan designed by knowledge to anticipate and react to any obstacles that may come along. Execution: Once a strategy … Continue reading KSE: Knowledge, Strategy, Execution

Re-educating Myself

As Robert Kiyosaki talks about in  Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!most of us go through life, educated but poor.  The school systems have taught us how to have a career but never how to use, save, and handle our money.  So the wealthy learn how to make money work for them, and the poor work for money.  Unfortunately I am like so many others, highly educated and continually struggle with money.  With three degrees under my belt you would think I'd be doing better, but my … Continue reading Re-educating Myself

Spartan Race: Chicago Super, Spartan Kids & Trifecta Complete!

Chicago Illinois, Spartan Race, Spartan Super 2015 August 15th 2015 The Cliff’s Off-Road Park 2725 E 2625th Rd, Marseilles, IL, United States This Spartan event is my first Spartan Super and also the first OCR that my 4 year old daughter is doing called the Spartan Kids.  Since she is in the 4-8 year old group it’s a half-mile race. We drove up to Peru, IL with my parents and daughter to stay the night and was dropped off at the event in Marseilles at 7:15am for my 8:15am start time.  I had dressed myself in my Spartan Super Shoes, … Continue reading Spartan Race: Chicago Super, Spartan Kids & Trifecta Complete!

Oral IV: How to use it

Oral I.V. is a hydration aid product that enhances your body’s ability to process water. It is a formulation of highly charged structured water and crystalloid electrolytes. It is NOT a fluid replacement product. In essence, Oral I.V. enhances your body’s hydration process which improves your efficiency and uptake of water. For racers, this means you’ll be more efficient and utilize the body’s water more effectively which in turn improves performance. Now, how should you integrate Oral I.V. into your preparation for the Spartan Super? We recommend taking one 13.8 mL vial of Oral I.V. every morning and every night … Continue reading Oral IV: How to use it

華山 Mt. Huashan

Originally posted on CkTravel Blography:
Here we are, 2,160 meters up on the tallest of five peaks of Mt. Huashan in the Shaanxi Province of China, South Peak. The layout of the upper mountain makes it easy to summit all five peaks within about an hours worth of time if you have some spring to your step. The mountain is basically surrounded entirely by sheer cliffs accessed by a couple of narrow, often sketchy trails that would excite any lawyer in the states within a 500-mile radius. Taoist temples are sprinkled about this massive, flower-shaped spire of rock, lined with… Continue reading 華山 Mt. Huashan