Presence Of Mind

For twenty years Chris has dedicated himself to overall fitness and stamina training, inspiring those around him to work hard towards physical and mental strengthening. Presence of Mind, is Chris’ new motivational blog series that invites you to participate in awareness exercises designed to bring attention to counterproductive actions. From here on out, your problems are not obstacles, they are challenges.

It's time to find the inside of you.

Welcome To Presence Of Mind

I live on the edge in a dangerous, mentally degrading environment. I have evolved to be a very physical person, finding that expressing myself through action rather than words earns me great respect.

This used to be an extremely stressful existence for me. I live in a world of mostly black, hardened gang bangers. I was just a peon to them, a white boy without gang “brothers”…

I had no real purpose in life until I began to show others what I knew. I have taught GED classes, mentored numerous guys in art and tattoos, and have trained countless guys in fitness and boxing. The teachings were mostly what I learned in books I’ve read since being incarcerated. The rest I credit to my mom for giving me a decent brain and to my friend and mentor who taught me boxing.

When I realized that I was doing something worthwhile my outlook on life changed. I had a Purpose now. I have found a niche where I can improve myself by helping others improve themselves.

I had to master my emotions before I could do any of these things. If you can’t control your own emotions, you have no real chance of guiding others.

I’m too active for involved meditation. I endeavor to guide my emotions as opposed to outright blocking them. Mindfulness, being aware when a situation gives you a powerful emotional response, is a discipline I practice daily. I don’t react to people’s negative attitudes or lack of motivation; I ACT. I mentally step away from the situation and pause, thinking, “What influenced this behavior? What caused them to say that/do that???” Then, instead of reacting emotionally, I act with understanding, helping solve the underlying problem the caused the negative attitude.

Over the years I’ve developed the ability to devise mental exercises for others, simple awareness drills that help individuals – prisoners, officers and free-world folks – get over their own mental humps and solve real problems in their lives. These simple personalized mental drills, when practiced daily, have had significant, life-altering results for many people.

Presence of Mind, invites folks to participate in awareness exercises designed to bring attention to counterproductive actions.
 
Continue reading the POM intro here…

P.O.M. – A Ue Motivational Series

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Excuses
Stand up, put hands on waist, square your shoulders and say, “I am a boss, today and every day.” Become the C.E.O. of you.Coach Chris

No Excuses

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Future POM

New inspiration coming soon.

Future POM

New inspiration coming soon.

Future POM

New inspiration coming soon.

“There are no limits. There are only plateaus.”

Bruce Lee

P.O.M.

Watch this space for future inspiration.

P.O.M.

Watch this space for future inspiration.

P.O.M.

Watch this space for future inspiration.

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