Valentines Day

Not having a significant other on Valentine’s Day sucks.  The older I get, the more it sucks.  I am not stating this to get attention.  I am not stating this to get sympathy.  I am stating this because I know there are a lot of people out there who can relate.  I am always happy for others who are happy.  When I have the opportunity to see people who are loving life, it puts a smile on my face.  When I see couples holding hands, showing each other affection, my heart smiles.  But the reality for me, and I know the reality for a lot of others out there, is the fact that life can be very lonely.  Even when we are surrounded by others, even when we have deep, connected fellowship with other humans, such as friends, family, co-workers etc., the truth is, there is nothing that can replace the fulfillment, love, joy, and security of a significant other.  There is nothing more beautiful then loving and being loved, deeply, intimately, and securely by a significant other.  If you find yourself alone today in the midst of those you are surrounded by, if you find yourself yearning for the beauty of a life shared with a significant other, if you find yourself frustrated today, let me encourage you with this…….Life unfolds as life unfolds.  Use this season of life you are in right now to refine yourself, improve yourself, and prepare yourself for the time when your significant other appears.  Be the best version of yourself today, tomorrow, and in all the days to come.  Continue to be a leader.  An example.  Someone to follow.  Continue to serve.  Continue to learn.  Continue to love.  Continue to be someone that someone else would want to be with.  No matter what you are feeling today, no matter how overwhelming your emotions may be today, today is a gift, today is an opportunity, and today is beautiful.  Open your heart, and allow your light to shine.

Eric Hinman: Content Creator, Social Media Influencer, and Fitness Enthusiast

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Eric Hinman is an entrepreneur on many fronts.  He is currently a content creator and social media influencer.  Eric is sponsored by and promotes brands such as, Vital Proteins, Lululemon, Optimum Nutrition, Rockin’ Protein, Saucony, YumButter, among many others.  He also owns a couple of restaurants and a gym in his home state of New York.  Eric is also an avid health and fitness enthusiast.  He has competed in triathlon and currently trains in the functional fitness space.  Eric has a wealth of experience as well as knowledge that he shares on this episode.  This recording takes place outside of Wonder, in downtown Boulder, Colorado.  It was a cloudy, chilly day, with a lot of car traffic and people passing buy during our interview, but we got it done!

Eric’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/erichinman/

Website:

https://www.erichinman.com/

127 Fitness Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/127fitness/

Peter Maksimow: USA Mountain Runner

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Peter Maksimow is a sponsored athlete.  He has run for team USA.  Peter’s forte is mountain and trail running.  In our conversation, we cover Peter’s struggle through recovery from an injury, his love for traveling, and a lot of other fun, interesting, and challenging topics.

Keep Smiling

Keep smiling.  Just.  Keep.  Smiling.  There are no perfect days.  No day goes exactly as planned.  Things happen.  Stuff happens.  Life happens.  This is fact.  Truth.  Reality.  People are crazy.  Rude.  Inconsiderate.  Inconsistent.  Angry.  Lazy.  Complacent.  Comfortable.  You and I can’t change people.  Not one person.  We can’t change certain things, certain situations.  Again, fact.  Truth.  Reality.  We CAN control our smile though.  No matter what, we can smile.  No matter what circumstance or situation we find ourselves in, we can smile.  No matter what others may say or do, we can smile.  A smile is powerful.  Contagious.  Infectious.  A smile can impact people.  A smile can not only impact you, but those around you as well.  A smile can change your attitude, and the attitude of others.  A smile speaks loudly, clearly, effectively, without a word.  Smile.  Keep smiling.  Smile often.  Smile in the good times, smile through the bad times.  Be a leader, NO MATTER WHAT.

The Natural Mind

I want to live in a routine.  I naturally want to live a life of comfort.  Knowing always what is next.  My mind wants routine.  My mind fights to remain comfortable.  The natural mind will do everything in its power to protect you, protect itself.  To preserve.  The natural mind will lead you astray.  The natural mind will lead you to a dead-end.  The natural mind will eventually destroy you.  You control your mind.  You fight your mind.  If so, you WILL win.

What I Need

What do I need, not, what do I want.  What do others need, not, what do they want.  This is all the difference.  You live for needs, not wants.  You live a life of delayed-gratification.  You put the needs of others ahead of your own, sometimes, not all the time.  You learn the art and beauty of self-discipline.  You grow, mature, and become better.  Doors of opportunity open.  You are prepared, ready to walk through these doors, the open doors.  You walk through, life unfolds, happenings occur.  As it will, as it should.  You are stepping into your calling, your destiny, the dreams planted deep within.  You are becoming the individual you were created to become.

Isaiah Vidal’s Testimony

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Professional obstacle course racer Isaiah Vidal shares how God has been so gracious and merciful to him!