I don’t normally tell people what they NEED to do.  Instead, I make suggestions, give tips and look for ways to help without coming across like I know what’s best for them because I don’t.  That said, YOU NEED to believe in yourself because it has a profound influence on everything you do.


If you want to overcome adversity…

If you want to conquer challenges…

If you want to grow as a person…

If you want to help others…

If you want to overcome resistance and grow stronger…

If you want to live your life to the fullest…

If you want to the respect of others…

If you want to lead others..

If you want success in life, no matter how you define success, you NEED to believe in yourself.

I wouldn’t call myself a success, but I am on my way to living my dream and I’ve lead a life you could write a book on. Actually, I wrote a book.  [CLICK HERE to FIND IT]

If I didn’t believe in myself I never would have started writing a book and I certainly wouldn’t have finished it. It took me five and a half years to write; I spent thousands of hours, I revised it a hundred times and I even took the whole year of 2012 off from working on it because I was frustrated.

But I stuck with it because I believed in myself. Eventually I buckled down, disciplined myself and put in the necessary work to finish it. This past May I published it and started selling it through Amazon. My book has got some good reviews and it has helped some people. Writing a book is my greatest accomplishment and I know that one reason I completed it was because I believed in myself- I also credit my girlfriend, Kristina for all her edit, feedback and support as well as a few other good friends who encouraged me.

When it comes to boxing I would never have had a career if I didn’t believe in myself, and I certainly wouldn’t have one now if I didn’t continue to believe in myself. Shit, at one point in 2008 I lost 4 in a row- the last one by stoppage. But I stuck with it though because I believed in myself, a month after my 4th loss in a row I got back in there won and went on to win 10 of my next 12 fights (both losses were debatable).  In April of 2009 I turned pro and lost.

In the 15 months after that I worked my ass off because I still believed in myself; I believed that I had what it takes to be an above-average pro boxer.  I fought again in August of 2010, but I lost again. This time I stopped believing in myself when it came to my boxing dreams.  I retired for 3 years. But I still knew that I had what it takes to win a pro bout if I refined my skills and was matched properly, so I came back in November of 2013 and in the next year I competed in 4 bouts and put together a 3-1 record. I give a lot of credit to my trainer and manager Mike McSorley at ConnGreb Boxing Club but I know that he and I would have never crossed paths and I would have never continued to practice boxing if it weren’t for the belief I have in myself.

I pass on the stories about myself because they show the power of belief. Hopefully, my stories and this blog inspire you to investigate yourself and determine just how much belief you have in yourself.

Once again, if you want to be successful in life you NEED to believe in yourself. Things will fall into place when you do- is that what they call Faith?  I don’t know, I’m just a guy in a coffee shop blogging.

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