"Education drives compliance"
(on the importance of teaching the "why" behind whatever you ask a client to do)
"Failure IS the stepping stone"
"Clarity means knowing what to ignore"
"The key to healthy, sustainable weight loss is to keep your calories in a deficit and the rest of your life in a surplus."
"Criticizing your child doesn't make them angry at you. It makes them angry at themselves."
"Most people's lives are a direct reflection of the expectations of their peer group."
"I've lost many times, but I remain undefeated."
“A bicycle maintains its poise and equilibrium only so long as it is going forward towards something. You have a good bicycle. Your trouble is you are trying to maintain your balance sitting still, with no place to go.”
"Every time I get into the cage I negotiate being vulnerable and possibly embarrassed against the opportunity to do something great and grow more.
"I always choose the latter regardless of the uncomfortability and anxiety it brings to me. I think this choice is the only reason I ever succeeded in the first place."
"All the pleasing, and proving, and perfecting that you're doing is getting in the way of what you're supposed to be doing."
"In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experience that shaped you"
"A Trainer lights a fire UNDER someone. A Coach lights a fire INSIDE OF someone."
"Training is something you do TO someone. Coaching is something you do WITH someone."
"Trainers TRAIN people. Coaches CHANGE people."
"Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it."
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
"When we teach students to look away from themselves for the most important answers in life, we have them facing in the wrong direction."
"When the teacher is ready, the student will appear."
"What's keeping you safe is keeping you stuck."
"If you're willing to tolerate this now, how bad does it have to be before you're ready to change?"
"If you plagiarize from one person, that's stealing. If you plagiarize from a hundred people, that's genius."
"If you understand it, it's a diamond. If you don't, it's just a rock."
"Profound knowledge is any simple distinction, strategy, belief, skill, or tool that, the minute we understand it, we can apply it to make immediate increases in the quality of our lives."
Remember the day - the masks fell away - the voices subsided - our insides collided? - When I see you next - I know to expect - the mask back in place - but I know your face.