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#BusinessSurvivalSkills pt. 1. Our social media experience for #business

I lost count of how many #BarFights I responded to during my 15 year #police career. #BarFights were on of the top 5 calls for service I investigated as a #streetcop before I was promoted to #detective. The scene of every #BarFight included: People socially engaged at varied stages of impairment. The topic of conversations […]

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#LifeSaver – one way to protect lives

#Disconnect&Protect. Disconnecting has been one of the top 51 ways of protecting my life in mind-body-soul. The original X Fitness in #TheBasement of my home has zero connection to PMS – Post-Modern Society. No TVs, no phones, no windows, no pretty shiny new equipment, no socializing, no party mode, no scrolling, no posting, no selfies, no bad […]

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The most important advice I ever got.

My first platoon Staff Sergeant told me when I was an 18 yr old rookie police officer, “You’ll be ok as long as you shut the fuck up, listen, and work.” My first SWAT Team Staff Sergeant told me when I was a 20 yr old rookie SWAT Team member, “You’ll be ok as long […]

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Business Survival

Thank you for your questions about #buiness survival from those of you who have had their business shut down. Here are the basic 5 principles I follow: 1. Always focus on the #1priority – save lives. Nothing supersedes the priority of saving. 15 years of #policing that me that the moment you lose sight of the […]

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5th Degree High-Performance – the #DitchDigger workout

My first workout in July, 1969, as a dysfunctional, obese 12-year old trying to escape from the physical hell and psychological hell of being #unfit, was as far below Minus-Zero as possible. My first workout was in #TheBasement of my poor illiterate Italian immigrant parent’s old house, a #basement that resembled a dungeon. Not one […]

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Social Media #Scolders

My poor illiterate #Italian immigrant parents never stopped scolding me when I was growing up in the 1960s. #NoDaysOff. They were relentless. They never let up. They never took a break. The reason why they were chronic scolders is that I was a child, they were the adults. They knew better because of the adult-child […]

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How to get hired as a paid football coach

I want to be a football coach. I want a job coaching football. What do I need to build my coaching career and get hired as a football coach? Those are some of the top 51 questions I have been asked by hundreds of assistant coaches and coaches who I have never met. Here’s the […]

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19-year gym business anniversary

Today is my gym’s 19th anniversary. I started X Fitness from scratch in 2001, long before our competition started, before social media, before PMS – Post-Modern Society – replaced #ScoringTime with #ScrollingTime.  There is nothing harder to sell than working out. Nothing. No exceptions. I did not inherit my gym. My poor illiterate Italian immigrant […]

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Soul-selling—Dual Meaning – free chapter 1 of my new book

Soul-selling—Dual Meaning This book is not the conventional business book. Being a gym owner sounds like fun until it has to be done. This book spills my guts about how I have to spill my guts as a gym owner and strength coach. I wrote this book during the Coronavirus Pandemic as part of the […]

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Solving Charlie’s biggest problem.

When I was a detective, I arrested one of the most dangerous, violent psychopaths I have even met in my life. I will call him Charlie, not his real name. Charlie had beaten a Good Samaritan almost to death, a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene and help Charlie’s girlfriend from an assault by Charlie. […]