Like much of the world, I was heartbroken by the passing of the great entertainer, Robin Williams. I’ve actually never mourned for a celebrity when they’ve passed, because I don’t know them personally.
I’ll mourn for friends and family, but no celebrities… except this one.
He was someone who had provided me so much laughter and entertainment throughout my entire life — ever since I was 8 years old, when I watched ‘Robin Williams at The Met’.
I recently received a text this week from a teammate. His message was plain and simple…
“I’m driven”. Now, I have to admit…
I’ve seen these texts before from teammates after events saying that they’re “driven”, “inspired”, “motivated” and so on. But more often than not… that short term inspiration created little to no action or results.
From the perspective of someone that was a complete newbie at NES4, I was pretty shocked with what happened at NES5.
A little over a year ago, I traveled to my first marketing event…No Excuses 4. I had the time of my life back then. I got to meet so many marketing rockstars, watch industry leaders give out insane amounts of value on stage and party until the wee hours of the morning with the names I had only before seen in my inbox.
Yesterday, was a very powerful day for me.
I spent the morning at a photoshoot for the cover of Black Belt Magazine, which will be featuring my teacher and mentor, Grandmaster Taejoon Lee and an article I wrote on the modern history of competitive fighting for traditional martial arts and the launch of a new fighting sport.
I’m pretty excited about officially becoming a contributing editor for the leading martial arts publication in the world.