Mike Aidala: Creator/Founder of the MAST Method

Mike Aidala is one of the most beautiful souls you will ever meet.  Mike and I have an amazing conversation that definitely went DEEP.  Mike has done the inner work within himself and has a wealth of life experiences that he is so very transparent in sharing.  This conversation for me personally, was one of the most stimulating human interactions that I have ever had.  Mike is so real, so open, and so vulnerable, it is absolutely REFRESHING!  You will thoroughly enjoy this episode.

Mike’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/mike.aidala/

127 Fitness Instagram:

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

Casey Poe: Esthetician, Confidence Creator, Podcaster, and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Casey Poe is a bright, passionate spirit.  Her and I have a fun, high-energy conversation covering a wide-array of topics including:  What is an esthetician?, toxins in our beauty care products, the importance of diet in regards to skin health, the importance of movement in our lives, and of course, much more!  This episode is full of great information for all of you ladies out there looking to improve you skin health and overall appearance!  Enjoy!

Casey’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/realtalkcasey/

127 Fit Instagram:

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

One Step

One step. And then, another. And another. And another. One step in the right direction today. Day after day after day. That’s what it takes to get where you want to go. To accomplish great things, impossible things, lasting things, we need endurance. The majority of us, like to have what we want, right now, with no effort, no work, no waiting. Just give it to us, RIGHT NOW. Our culture promotes this lifestyle, glamorizes this lifestyle, but reality is quite different. Reality usually gives us something drastically different, packaged in the form of hard, laborious, and difficult. Why? Because the fact of the matter is, life isn’t easy. Good things, great things, impossible things, lasting things, valuable things, don’t come easy. That which is worthwhile, doesn’t come easy. Change in life, isn’t easy. Reaching/accomplishing your goals in life, isn’t easy. What we are taught in our society, what is modeled within our society, promoted, and sold, is a far cry from the true reality of life more often than not. We need to embrace the hard life, the hard way. We need to embrace the fact that we grow in the grind and the grit of life. We learn so much about ourselves within the grind and the grit. Focus on one step. One step today. One step at a time. One step in the right direction day after day after day. No matter how hard it gets, just simply keep stepping in the direction you know you are to step.

Rick Alexander: Author, Veteran, Athlete, Coach, Podcaster, and Entrepreneur

Rick Alexander is a man of many things.  Rick is a published author, Navy Veteran, athlete, endurance and mindset coach, podcast host (Lion Heart Radio), entrepreneur, and snowboarder.  Rick just recently moved to Colorado and I had the pleasure of catching up with him to discuss his life-story.  Rick and I cover a wide-array of topics which included:  Morning routine, favorite podcast, the importance of suffering, military experience, the importance of knowing who you are, and much more!  There are some valuable nuggets within this episode, you will not be disappointed!  Enjoy!

Rick’s Website:

https://rickalexander.com/

Rick’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/rickalexander_/

127 Fitness Instagram:

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

Stephanie Wurtz: Ultra Runner, President of Pikes Peak Road Runners, and Constant Explorer

Stephanie Wurtz is the President of Pikes Peak Road Runners, Assistant Vice President of Communications at Colorado College, an endurance athlete, community leader, along with being a constant explorer and learner.  Stephanie and I were on a bit of a tight interview schedule, but our conversation was awesome!  We touch on numerous topics including how she overcame the sudden and unexpected death of her husband, balancing a chaotic schedule, ultra running, and of course much more!  Stephanie is a bright, strong, beautiful spirit!  You will thoroughly enjoy her perspective on life!

127 Fitness Instagram:

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

I Will

I want to serve you.  I will serve you.  I want to listen to you.  I will listen to you.  I want to love you.  I will love you.  I want to be the man you’ve always wanted.  I will be the man you’ve always wanted.  I am not perfect.  I don’t have it all figured out.  I am unfinished.  I am learning.  But I have been waiting for this moment for nearly 32 years.  Yearning for this moment, preparing for this moment, anticipating this moment.  I don’t know your future.  I don’t know my future.  I don’t know our future.  But, I will give you everything within me to give.  I will serve you.  Listen to you.  Love you.  The best I can.  The best I know how.  I will be the man God created me to be.  I can be nothing more.  And what will be, will be.

The Inner Struggle

I struggle. I struggle a lot. I struggle everyday. It is an inner struggle. An inner battle. I know you struggle. I know you struggle a lot. I know you struggle everyday. The inner struggle. The inner battle. No one is exempt from the struggle.

I have nothing to hide. I know who I am. I know what I am. I know my passion. My purpose. I know why I am alive today. I know my strengths. I know my weakness’. I know where I need to improve. I know my shortcomings. I know my failures. I know where I have missed the mark. I know that I and you, are imperfect, works of art in progress. Knowing all of this, allows me to know, you need to hear what I am saying. WE ALL STRUGGLE. WE ARE ALL GOING THROUGH AN INNER STRUGGLE TODAY. Each one of us have thousands of thoughts racing through our minds. Each day. Every day. Positive, negative, and indifferent thoughts. They attack us constantly. The thoughts are relentless. All of us struggle on some level controlling our thoughts. The most confident individuals on earth, struggle controlling their thoughts. The wealthiest individuals on earth, struggle controlling their thoughts. The greatest athletes in the world, struggle controlling their thoughts. All of us have insecurities. All of us have had life experiences that have caused us some kind of trauma. All of us have been embarrassed. Made fun of. Laughed at. At times, ridiculed. All of us struggle on some level with wondering what others think about us. All of us struggle on some level with comparing ourselves to others. All of us have jealousies. All of us have annoyances. All of us have prejudices. All of us have body image issues. Some of us have eating disorders. Some of us have severe addictions. All of us have, a lot of issues. With all of our issues, come thousands and thousands of thoughts. Thoughts that can control us. Thoughts that can create fear, anxiety, nervousness, and a host of other debilitating factors. Thoughts are powerful. Thoughts dictate our perception and reality. Our perception and reality of our surroundings, as well as ourselves. Thoughts create an inner struggle. The inner battle. Thoughts become reality. As a man or woman thinks, so they become. As a man or woman thinks, so those around them become.

I want you to know, wherever you are today in your life journey, whatever you are struggling with in this moment, whatever internal battle you are fighting in this moment, as you read this, please hear me, please understand, please grasp, please accept the fact, that you are beautiful. You are beautiful. You are beautiful. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. You are in progress. An artwork, a masterful, beautiful piece of art, in progress. You have gifts. You have talents. You have abilities. You have capabilities. You have opportunities that you have been given to you. You have a Creator that created you to love and to be loved. The struggle is intense. I know. The battle can be overwhelming. I know. The fears, the anxieties, the yearnings for things to be different can be nearly unbearable at times. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. I will continue to be here, in the struggle, in the battle, just as you are. We struggle together. We battle together. Your struggles may be different from mine, your battles may look different then mine, but you struggle, I struggle, we all struggle, we all battle from within. Lift up your eyes. Look around. See the beauty. The beauty within the struggle. The beauty within the battle. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU WILL OVERCOME.