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  • Showing the Way

    Showing the Way

    Showing the Way Joshua was an expert tactician and famous Biblical warrior. He was born: Hoshea ( הוֹשֵׁעַ ) son of Nun, of the Tribe of Ephraim but Moses renamed him Joshua ( read Numbers 13:16 ). He was Moses' right-hand man and became the leader of theIsraeliteTribe after the death of Moses. Hebrew military tradition teaches Joshua'sexample of grace and generosity, even in battle. In ancient times, Israelite armies would besiege enemy cities fromonlythree sides thus leaving a clear path for an open possibility of flight ( escape ). They understood that so long as the enemy saw that they had an opportunity to flee without loss, they would not fight with ....

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  • Burn the Boats!

    Burn the Boats!




    “If you want to succeed; burn the boats.”


    —Tony Robbins

    Nearly 10 years ago, I was invited to go with a friend to a Tony Robbins Seminar, we had Special VIPAccess and enjoyed the privilege to do a 4-day intensive "UPW: Unleash the Power Within" course, where if I remember correctly, it was 15-hours per day for 4 days, 60-hours total! At the end, Tony Robbins had us all believing that we could walk on fire! Some didn't quite believe in themselves, but most of us braver souls lined up and walked the walk!!! As we removed our shoes and socks, we were allowed to watch his team build the infernos, spread out the extremely hot coals and as we admired the coals ....

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  • Small Good Deeds

    Small Good Deeds

    A man was asked to paint a boat. He brought his paint and brushes and began to paint the boat a bright red, as the owner asked him. While painting, he noticed a small hole in the hull, and quietly repaired it. When he finished painting, he received his money and left. The next day, the owner of the boat came to the painter and presented him with a nice check, much higher than the payment for painting. The painter was surprised and said “You've already paid me for painting the boat Sir!” “But this is not for the paint job. It's for repairing the hole in the boat.” “Ah! But it was such a small service... certainly it's not worth paying me such a high ....

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  • Black Belt Shakespeare

    My son Darian is starting his senior year at Missouri State University, which means he is starting to make life plans. He is an Acting major and faces two big decisions: what to do next (work or grad school) and where to do it at (New York, LA, or London). While discussing this big move, we reflected a little on life and how our experiences shape us and prepare us for the future. Choosing a career in acting is risky - there are so many reasons that an actor won’t get a part, and many of them have nothing to do with their acting ability. It might be that you are too tall, too short, don’t have the right “look”, lack chemistry with costars, too old, too young, or ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 4 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #4: Continually seek opportunities that increase your child’s self-confidence The very best thing you can equip your child with is self-confidence. There is absolutely no substitute for self-confidence. Let me repeat that because this line is very important: There is absolutely NO substitute for self-confidence! Confident children face every day with a positive outlook and tend to have better grades, more friends, and less stress. Here are some tips for increasing your child’s self-confidence: Help them find their inner talents. Everyone has an inner passion or ability that they can sink their teeth into. This includes ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 3 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #3: Make sure your child feels comfortable communicating with you Communication is crucial when it comes to all of the challenges your child will face each day at school. It is important for your child to feel comfortable speaking with your about bullies, fears, and anxieties. You can turn any challenge around if you set it up right. Here are some important tips for helping your child feel comfortable about communication: Never ignore your child’s anxieties or stresses. This is a crucial mistake that many parents make, and most of the time it is on accident. Sometimes parents get tangled up with all of their own ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 2 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Tip #2: Put your child on a brain-strengthening diet Not all diets are for weight loss. Even children that have great athletic physiques are susceptible to the after-effects of poor eating habits, including fatigue, anxiety, poor concentration, and mood swings. You can help your child feel better each school day simply by adjusting their diet and getting rid of foods and snacks that are counter-productive. Here are some healthy eating tips: Purge the bad foods in your house. Open your refrigerator and get rid of the foods you know are unhealthy for your children including sodas, snacks that are high in sugar, and foods that are high in fat. ....

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  • SUCCESS

    I saw a post recently that closely mirrored what we hear as we train at Hero and it embodies what I believe we need to embrace from white belt through Kukkiwon to achieve SUCCESS: Set your Goals Understand the Obstacles Create a Positive Mental Picture Clear your Mind of self doubt Embrace the Challenge Stay on Track Show the world You Can Do It! Clearing my mind of self doubt remains one of my obstacles, but I can see the goal ahead, I embrace my own challenges, I will stay on track, remain positive, and I will do it. Moosa! Coach Carol Davis My personal SUCCESS is that I am testing for my Kukkiwon 1st Degree on October 14, 2017 ....

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  • Back to School Tips for Parents ( No. 1 )

    Back to School Tips for Parents
    Summertime is over, and with that comes all of the back-to-school anxiety and jitters that are common amongst children. Your child may experience common physical effects of anxiety associated with back to school time including symptoms from stomachaches to sleeping problems. They will also experience emotional stress from the fear of making new friends, meeting new teachers, fears of being bullied, pressure of making good grades, and worries of being unpopular. With that said, it important for parents to first remember that these physical and emotional feelings are very common, and even the most well-adjusted kids are bound to feel some sort of ....

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  • Welcome Back!

    Hello everyone. I am Chief Johnson and I am excited to return to Hero Academy this week! Shortly after leaving Hero Academy in 2015 I was diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis and spent 9 months in recovery, pain management, and physical therapy. I am a self-proclaimed “lifetime learner” so as soon as I was ready to be active again I started exploring: I tried my hand at Crossift, Muay Thai, Bootcamp, Yoga, and more. While I thoroughly enjoyed my adventures, I eventually realized it was time to come home to Hero Academy . There are three main reasons why this is the place for me: Practicality – Hero Academy offers me variety - the ability to train ....

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