Month: February 2016

Why Wait? The Perfect time Does Not Exist!

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    I’m going to make this a very short Motivational Monday post. Quit waiting. Quit waiting. There is no perfect time to start. There is no perfect reason to start.  Whatever your dream or goal is, the time is today. The reason is because you want to!

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Do you want to train in martial arts? Quit waiting. There is a way for you to do it. Trust me. There is a way! Don’t believe me, you are more than welcome to message/email me and I will personally talk to you about it!  You want to get fit? Same thing. I talk to so many people who like to talk about my fighting career and say they always wanted to do martial arts, it just never happened. Same thing with fitness, couple that are friends of ours always talk about the shape we are in at our age.  “We’d love to work out but…..”  Blah blah, whatever reason. Start!  Start today. Email me an we will talk.
    

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It’s the same with building a business. You can talk forever but nothing will happen until you take action. Take the starter step today. Even if you don’t have a clue, talking to an expert about it is the first step. Take the first step. Reach out today. Take the Step. Already in motion but not sure how to progress? Talk to somebody. Take that action today. Right now. Need help in marketing, PR or social ads? Reach out. Love to help you. Start that conversation today and see where you can go. You have to make that first move though. Thinking about traveling? Love it. Travel all the time. Luxe and budget. Let’s talk. I have loads of connections.
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Random Walk Pictorial Branson Mo! ( next in the series)

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Let me just say that I and my family love Branson. I know that as a guy who does reviews of places like Wynn in Vegas that it doesn’t seem right. It is. I’ve been going there since my oldest child was a toddler. Actually before that. When I was young in the mid 70s we were through there staying at other places in the Ozarks. I will be doing multiple pieces on this place and showing the entire area over time. These pictures are actually of a very small part and taken while we were there for a dance event with our daughter. Yes my daughter who was a 2time national champ in sport karate also won numerous national titles in dance. Today she teaches and choreographs as well as goes to college. Enjoy this area and short piece and whet your appetite for an informative budget travel series coming soon.
    

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The very cool and historic Scenic railroad. Shot from the walkway along the Hilton and  Branson Convention center.  The railroad and tourist part of that scene have been there long before Branson Landing and The Hilton there were built. The area and train are old. The hotel and mall are new. Perfect mix. Most of the next pictures are from this area as the convention center was where we were for dance. I’ll explain a bit about the area at the end. Very different than when we started going there regularly  in the early 90s.

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Hilton promenade as part of the mall along the water. The hilton tower is across the street. Stayed there and pic is shot from there
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From the Hilton Tower looking on to Branson landing and Taneycomo. Neat mall alonng the lake

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In the Beautiful convention center. Great views and bars&restaurants inside!
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Using my wife as model along the cool walk above the fountains at the landing. They are cool and have an awesome patriotic light show at night!
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Inside the Great Black Oak Grill in the Landing. Love this place. Great food. Beautiful views. My daughter in blue top and one of her dance friends
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During a late night cocktail stroll aling the water. A couple of cool bars with great torch lighting. Country mountain environment with an eye to design. Love it
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On the strip, but had to throw this in there for future pictorial
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A ways off on Table Rock but wanted you to see it. Rented a boat with friends. Another article but this is why i love this place. Shopping. Food. Country. Class. Outdoor
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So near the Hilton is actually a historic neighborhood. Hotel and mall new, other things old. My daughter is a history major. A midnight stroll talking to ghosts of the past lol
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This area is actually built in the oldest part of town. The hotel and mall are new but some of the neates old hillbilly shops and restaurants are right there. Truly a can't miss. Especially if you like gravy! I know as a trainer that's bad lol. Don't care, that's why we work out

So this area of Branson Missouri is a mix. It’s both the oldest part of town and the area that the newest
And most modern hotels and restaurants have come. Still you can walk a block away and feel like you are a century back.  Did I mention I love  Branson?  I travel the world and spend tons of time on places like Manhattan but I love Branson and Gatlinburg. Truly where I want to be!!!!!  If you are a merchant in this area, contact us. I would rather promo your tiny motel than the big boys. Let’s go!!!!!!
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Random Travel Pics From Vegas

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Just a few in  the continuing series of random walk and talk pics. Take a minute and enjoy the view and captions. Nice way to relax and learn a bit about an area.
     

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This was sitting in one of the shops in the walkway between Wynn and Encore. Coll place to walk and have coffee or a cocktail without leaving the complex. No worries didn't check how much it was lol
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Some day i will do an entire piece on why this is important to me. For now lets just say before pro fighting and Wall Street was my love of literature. Its where the adventure began!
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Did i mention that im fighter who writes and takes pictures lol. Not a pro photographer. I take what i like and see. Love all the walkways across the strip. Great to watch the cars go by. And crazy people
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The beautiful Lake of Dreams at Wynn. Great to look out your window and see or from the show terrace like this pic. My wife and i grabbed a cocktail and stood there to watch as the temp drooped and wind hit and 11pm. Romantic,beautiful and simply fun
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The Lake again, changing colors and animatronic figures coming out of the water. Look this up, you'll be amazed

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Ok what can i say. Always a little #pr and coffee ! Having a sip and looking down at the pool complex at Wynn
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So many great fountains around the Venetian and the Palazzo. Truly feels like you are in Italy at times. Go in the morning. Get coffee and just walk. Not many around and the back walks when deserted feel like old Europe

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A quick selfie with my wife by the Lake of Dreams. Yes we have obviously drank waaay too much, and seems like had a huge meal that night as well. Im a fortunate man hanging out in a beautiful place. Thanks Wynn resort and casino

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Knockout Chicken ,Rum And Spices For A Great Sandwich

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  This is another dish that you can mix the ingredients around to suit your personal taste or need, but it’s pretty dang perfect as described. Here I chop it up to make a sandwich, which works great for parties or prepped for a busy week. You can also toss it with vegetables or rice. Tastes great with any of them, and gets better in the sauce with a few days aging! The ease of prep and improvement with age makes it a great dish to make for a busy week of training in martial arts, transporting kids to their practices or building your social media marketing empire! By the way, let me repeat that Rum part. Rum!!!!  Spiced Rum and garlic! 

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It is a simple dish to make and the ingredient list is pretty small. You’ve got to like that for something that tastes this great, as he makes you look like you trained in a pro kitchen!  Flavor wise think of teriyaki but far more complex and spicy. A deeper flavor without that much work!
    Boneless chicken breast: not quite 2lbs is what I used here. 3 people plus leftovers. Use about 2.5 when my older child and his fiance come over.
      A spiced rum of some sort. It doesn’t have to be expensive. From Captain Morgan,  to Appleton or Caliber which is inexpensive at Walmart ! 
      Garlic powder
       Fresh ground black pepper
       Brown sugar
        Red wine
        Season salt
     Some kind of Buffalo sauce or hot sauce ( not too hot for this dish)
   

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Pour a few shots of the rum, then about two cups of red wine into a glass dish. Size depends on how much chicken you are cooking ( how many people ??!!). Coat the top of the liquid with the pepper. Coat the top of that with garlic powder. Repeat with season salt. Now repeat with cinnamon. A few pinches of brown sugar and you’re ready! Toss your chicken in and flip over a few times to fully cover.
   Cook the dish at 400degrees for about forty minutes. Take the chicken out and chop up. Toss it back into the now thickened liquid and stir and toss so everything is covered. Turn the oven off but put did back in for about 5 minutes. You are ready to enjoy!!!!!

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It is simple and delicious. Enjoy the flavor and impressing your friends by looking like someone who has trained in kitchens all over the world.
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