Personal Development

To New Beginnings


I remember it like it was yesterday, getting bathed and in my pajamas, ready to make the short walk across the street to my neighbors house to celebrate the coming new year. This had been a bit of a tradition for my family, watching Dick Clark in the company of close friends, sharing the moment and creating new memories, unbeknownst of their lasting legacy at the time. (more…)


Three Valuable Tips for Maximum Results

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Recently I was able to catch up on the phone with a few of my TEAMPAIN guys from the first, experimental class which is nearing the end of its run.

After listening with a smile while they told me how great it feels to have accomplished what they have over the last few months, how empowering the increased attention and positive feedback on their appearance from their wives, girlfriends, and/or total strangers is, and how awesome it is to be throwing around their old maxes for reps while at much lower body fat levels,  I took the opportunity to ask them each what were the most significant lessons that they had learned over the course of this program.

Their answers were many, but a few key ideas were shared as common threads across the board. The three most common responses were derivatives of the following: (more…)


Podcast: The Intelligence Investor


The title of this post is intended to pay homage to one of my favorite financial books, “The Intelligent Investor”, authored by Warren Buffett’s mentor Benjamin Graham. This classic book focuses on timeless principles of investing that are as relevant today as they were when Graham penned this work in 1949.

In response to reader submissions in my Content Requests thread on the forum, I decided to make this post to address my thoughts on investing for you, my reader.

You’ll notice that I’ve chosen the word “Intelligence” in my title in place of “Intelligent”. This is not a typo.

I’ve recorded a podcast episode to explain what I feel to be the investment strategy that always provides the highest return on investment (ROI), and enables you to invest more money in the more traditional methods with minimal risk. (more…)


Seeing it Through


One of the largest obstacles to an individual’s success, particularly in today’s age of constant bombardment of media, is the unnecessary and often counterproductive deviation from a proven strategy for the sake of seeking the “next best thing”.

This is true whether we’re talking fitness, diet, business, or personal finance.  (more…)


Six Parallels of Success in Fitness, Personal Finance, and Entrepreneurship


This post came about as the result of a conversation I had recently with a group of individuals who each has attained a level of extraordinary success in a host of different fields. We were discussing, what we believed to be, the “common threads” that exist in people that achieve high levels of success in virtually anything they try their hand at. Some call this the “midas touch”, but I argue that representing this collection of qualities in that way stigmatizes the idea and discourages others who can then simply say they “don’t have it”, or weren’t born with what it takes.

This post is designed to highlight what I feel to be six of the most common qualities found in those that achieve a high level of success in the worlds of physical fitness, personal finance, and entrepreneurship. (more…)


The Five Major Life Headings


In my book “Blueprint to Beast” I outline in detail what I call the “Five Major Life Headings”, or the five most important areas of your life that require constant development and progress if you are to be successful. This post is designed to provide an overview of those headings, as well as to discuss how regression or a lack of progress in just one of the five can negatively affect your life as a whole. (more…)


C.RE.A.M. Part Two: A Passive Yet Powerful Savings Strategy


One of the most frequent things that I hear from Coaching clients when discussing the topic of Personal Finance is “I can’t save money”, or “I don’t make enough money to save money”. The above images were sent to me by clients who said those words to me at one point or another. As you can see, they’ve seemingly been able to overcome their former financial shortcomings. (more…)


C.R.E.A.M. Part One


This will be the first installment in a series of Friday posts addressing the topic of personal finance. As you can imagine, finance is a topic that I spend much time working with my Personal Coaching clients on by request. (more…)


Sharing the Wealth on a Wednesday Morning


Today has been an excellent day for me so far. As those of you who know me are aware, I keep very irregular and erratic hours. There isn’t much about JP’s schedule that can be considered “normal”. As I write this it is about 9am and I am still up from yesterday. You may have also noticed that my posting frequency has been less regimented as of late, this is always a sign of big things taking place behind the scenes. As I write this, there are a few awesome projects in the works, all of which you will be made aware of very soon.

This morning has been a great one for several reasons, but the two that I’d like to share with you today (and the inspiration for this awesome opportunity that I’ve created for you) came to me in the form of two separate emails. (more…)


Let’s Ask Your Appearance…


How you present yourself to the world can have a profound effect on the relationships that you form, the opportunities that you are afforded, and the outcomes that you produce. While your physical appearance should matter a  lot less than what’s “on the inside”, people judge books by their covers each and every day. (more…)


Blueprint to Beast is Here!


The wait is officially over people. My book “Blueprint to Beast” is now complete and ready for immediate download. (more…)


Podcast: Eliminating Bad Habits Part Two


Today’s podcast episode is an elaboration on the method that I used with my client “Jen”, in the article “Eliminating Bad Habits”, to assist her in quitting a decades-old habit of smoking cigarettes. (more…)


Is Your Thermostat Set to Mediocre?


I learned about thermostats and how they worked at a very young age. My Pop Pop was a plumbing and heating contractor, and I went to work with him, my Dad, and my Uncles from the time I was five years old. By the time I was seven or eight years old, I was wiring the classic Honeywell round thermostats that you probably picture when you hear the word “thermostat”. (more…)


Eliminating Bad Habits


Today’s post is an excerpt from my book “Blueprint to Beast”. It is a transcript of sorts of my work with a female client of mine, Jen, who came to me for assistance in smoking cessation. The method that I used with her is one that I frequently use with clients to help them eliminate bad habits, or learn to replace an undesirable state with a better one automatically by using a simple technique in their mind.  (more…)


The Sacred Six

If you know why I chose this image for this post, you are cool.

Today’s post highlights one of the simplest and most effective tools for increasing your personal productivity from day to day that I have ever come across. It is not a “revolutionary” or proprietary concept at all, but I can assure you that should you adopt this practice in your everyday life, you will notice the profound effects that it can have on your personal progress towards your desired outcomes. (more…)


Podcast: Modeling Excellence


In today’s show I discuss the process of modeling others. This is an innate ability that we all possess from birth, and is responsible for how we learn complex skills like speaking with correct syntax and grammar without being formally taught. As we get older, we all possess an enhanced ability to use this process to learn more about how the best do what they do in order to improve our own performance, or better teach others to effectively produce their outcomes. Despite our increased ability to use this process, most do not take advantage of what it makes available to us. (more…)


Steve’s Five-Week Experience


In keeping with tradition, today’s Tuesday post is brought to you by one of my clients, Steve. This is a testimonial that he sent over to me this past weekend. He’s a great guy, and has been doing some great things. I’m excited to continue to watch him develop and continue to produce great change in his life. Just wait for Steve’s one-year testimonial… (more…)


Why You Can’t Find Happiness


If you’re like many, you may find the title of this post intriguing. I would think that it is fair to say that most are consciously aware of, with or without acting on, a desire to reach a place where they do discover happiness. (more…)


What are You Waiting For?


This guy here is waiting for the time to be right to join TeamPain

Over the last twelve months, more people have made the decision to join TeamPain and hire me as their Personal Coach than ever before. I’ve been very fortunate to be able to meet these people whom I respect greatly for taking charge of their life, and making the commitment to seeking the tools and knowledge necessary to take them several steps ahead. (more…)


Podcast: Do the Things You Don’t Want to Do


We’ve all heard some Coach or “Guru” tell us that we should do those things that we don’t want to do, or that scare us, in order to improve our productivity, or our success. Generally speaking this is good advice, but what happens when you just don’t want to do it? (more…)


What Do You Believe?


Beliefs are ideas or presuppositions that you accept to be true, with certainty, about yourself, other people, or your environment. We all possess a variety of beliefs regarding just about everything in life, some of which serve us, and some of which keep us from reaching the “goals” and wishes created in our conscious minds. This post will explain how beliefs determine our results, and how a belief is strengthened with or without our conscious involvement or intentions. (more…)


Podcast: Dealing with Troubling Memories


Today I talk about dealing with troubling memories. We all experience and have experienced events in the recent or distant past that, when recalled, produce a negative or unwanted state inside of us. This can be a debilitating thing, but is one that you have total control over. (more…)


Your Millionaire Lifestyle Part Three


This series of posts has focused on how to create an identity of wealth, and begin living your life “as if” you are already wealthy in the financial sense. Part One identified the link between thinking and feeling like a “wealthy” person, and tapping into the internal resources that you already possess to direct you on your path to financial abundance. (more…)


Podcast: Sometimes Your Words Just Hypnotize Me


In today’s podcast I provide an introduction into the world of conversational hypnosis; a method that I use extensively with my clients to aid them in producing their desired outcomes. (more…)