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Rise Above Has Risen to #1 on Amazon: A Special Thanks To You

LIVE WITH AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE…

That’s the title of Chapter #3 in my new book Rise Above: 7 Strategies to Crush Adversity. Here are a few snippets from that section:

We expect everything for nothing, and we wanted it yesterday. We take things for granted. We’ve lost the ability to appreciate what we have. Instead, we focus on what we do not have. If nothing is ever good enough, you will never have enough.

Quit whining and pining. If you’re reading this on a Kindle, found it through Facebook or Twitter, and are sipping on a gourmet coffee drink, etc., you are not doing that bad.

There are people in this world who wake up to bombs, don’t have clean water, and go to bed starving. Be grateful for what you have while you are trying to get more. Most of us are living in luxury, yet think we are lacking.

– Nate Miyaki, Rise Above: 7 Strategies to Crush Adversity.

Yes, I did just quote myself. Isn’t that frickin’ awesome!

You have my full permission to do the same. For most it will probably just annoy them (with the hippie bullshit and whatnot), but it might just help a few. Who knows? I certainly hope so.

And damn man, although I do grow tired of myself often, I gotta listen to myself more often. That’s what I want to do right now. There is nothing worse than a writer or coach that talks one way, but lives another. It’s an out of control plague that may eventually lead to the downfall of modern Internet society. Read the rest of this entry

Men’s Fitness Article: 5 Keys to Conquering Any Fitness Challenge

When you understand yourself and you understand the enemy you cannot be defeated. ~ Miyamoto Musashi

What is the biggest cause of failure in fitness, besides my buddies Ben & Jerry, and Mrs. Butterworth? Honestly, it has nothing to do with the details of a diet or training program.  Most people know what to do.  Since I’ve dedicated my life and career to this game, I’d love to make it seem more complicated in order to validate my credentials, schooling, and personal obsession.  But it just isn’t so.

The “what to do” is straightforward and simple.

So why do some breeze through with ease, while others constantly get stuck in a rut?

Well, nothing can cure outright laziness and entitlement to be honest.  But beyond that, if you have sincere goals and are willing to put forth an honest effort, I think it all comes down to having the right mindset and the right strategies.  Some may write this off as self-help nonsense, but if you haven’t gotten to where you want to go, you have no right to criticize.  In fact, you might want to throw an ear in and listen.

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