33 Lessons from Boxing, Book Writing, Building a Business and Being a Dad

Another year has come and gone.  Looking back, as cliche as it sounds, time really does fly by when you’re working your ass off.  The past year has had its fair share of wins, challenges, breakthroughs, ups, downs and moments where I wanted to quit everything.  Everything has been amazing and everything has sucked. This blog is a gathering of my thoughts and lessons from my 33rd year on this planet – I hope you enjoy them. 1. I took up boxing about halfway through year 33. I’ve always been a fan of the sport, but I never jumped into

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4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO STOP LETTING LIFE CONTROL YOU

What does it mean to be a strong person? To be someone who has mastered their emotions, roll with the punches and never give up? When we think of what it means to be a strong person, the first thought that may come to mind might be an Olympic athlete or maybe a famous MMA fighter, right? If we look beyond the surface, we would see that both of these athletes have similarities despite being in completely different sports. When we strip it down, we can see that they both have a challenge to face and they know there is

Read More »

Action Based Goals for Long Term Success

  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that you, dear reader, want something that you don’t currently have… a better job, six pack abs, a loving significant other, etc. Whatever it may be, you believe this goal will drastically improve the quality of your life.  Chances are, it probably will. So why is it that only 8% of goals set each year end up actually getting accomplished? Why do so many people struggle to achieve what they so desperately

Read More »

If It Fits Your Health (Do It)

Have you ever woken up after a day full of eating all sorts of food (some good and some junk) feeling absolutely miserable? I’m not talking about feeling guilty (even though that’s part of it). I’m talking about actually feeling physically ill. Maybe it’s stomach pains or maybe it’s a headache. Even worse maybe you feel a cold coming on or a sore throat from all the excess sodium you consumed. As soon as your eyes open, you know all that food was a bad idea. Well, I’ve woken up like that before. And to be honest I’ve felt crappy

Read More »

The Best Fitness Advice for 2018

What are the best fitness tips for 2018?  What strategies should you follow this year to finally get in the best shape of your life? Good questions. This article is going to help answer them.  Use this information and these 13 “best” fitness tips to help change your body, health and life this year.  Thank me later.   Fitness in 2018 In today’s world we thrive off of speed.  How fast can we get something delivered, downloaded and changed?  We look for overnight results.  We buy pills and whatever else we can get to quickly satisfy our need for change.

Read More »

What  FIT GUYS  Know  about  being  lean

Imagine being at the pool, beach or that summer vacation and feeling totally at ease with walking around in your bathing suit.  Your body is lean, confidence is high, and you feel proud of the fit body you’ve achieved.  How would that feel? What if there was a secret that all these fit guys walking around had that could drastically cut down on the struggles you face when it comes to getting in shape? Feeling comfortable with taking your shirt off in public and revealing a lean body comes from more than just doing a few sit ups and chugging

Read More »

24  HOURS  OF  ZERO  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ( WANNA  TRY? )

​Is this Your First Time Here? In case this is your first time reading my blog or being introduced to me. Let me give you a crash course on who I am and what I do: My name is Josiah Novak.  I have 2 boys (ages 2.5 and 1) and a beautiful wife who somehow puts up with 3 maniacs in the house.  I grew up a skinny kid who wanted to be strong to defend himself, then I fell into a tailspin of eating my stress away and blew up to 280 lbs.  I fell into a deep depression,

Read More »

33  TIps  That Will  Help You  Start A  Fitness  Plan

“Hey Josiah – I haven’t been working out for awhile and I want to get back into it.  Where’s the best place to start?  What kind of routine should I follow?  What about my diet –  what’s the best diet out there?” I get this question or something similar just about every day.  People tag me all over social media when someone asks about starting a weight loss plan or getting back in the gym, so I figured I’d write a helpful checklist for you. I know how hard it can be to start on your fitness journey after being

Read More »

21 RAW Truths on Being a Dad and (Working On) Being Fit

LIFE IS HARD AS HELL FOR SOME OF US The crazy thing is that if there’s one promise or guarantee in life…its that it will be TOUGH at times. It will knock you flat on your ass. Nobody is waiting to save you either. There’s no fairy godmother or Peter Pan waiting to sprinkle weight loss or get rich quick dust over your head. Life throws curveballs at you and all you can do is be patient and smash that motherfu$*er as best as you possibly can. You might think “I got this” or “I’m ready” — but when life

Read More »

How Successful Men Start Their Day 

“Are you a morning person?” The lady at the grocery checkout asked me this as I was buying formula and pampers at 6am I’ve always hated that question. “Are you a morning person?” The lady at the grocery checkout asked me this as I was buying formula and pampers at 6am I’ve always hated that question. I don’t think there is a such thing as a morning person In fact, I think people who dominate life tend to CHOOSE their outcomes versus relying on their natural feelings. For most people mornings SUCK…they’re tired, groggy and, let’s face it, headed to

Read More »

33 Lessons from Boxing, Book Writing, Building a Business and Being a Dad

Another year has come and gone.  Looking back, as cliche as it sounds, time really does fly by when you’re working your ass off.  The past year has had its fair share of wins, challenges, breakthroughs, ups, downs and moments where I wanted to quit everything.  Everything has been amazing and everything has sucked. This blog is a gathering of my thoughts and lessons from my 33rd year on this planet – I hope you enjoy them. 1. I took up boxing about halfway through year 33. I’ve always been a fan of the sport, but I never jumped into

Read More »

4 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO TO STOP LETTING LIFE CONTROL YOU

What does it mean to be a strong person? To be someone who has mastered their emotions, roll with the punches and never give up? When we think of what it means to be a strong person, the first thought that may come to mind might be an Olympic athlete or maybe a famous MMA fighter, right? If we look beyond the surface, we would see that both of these athletes have similarities despite being in completely different sports. When we strip it down, we can see that they both have a challenge to face and they know there is

Read More »

Action Based Goals for Long Term Success

  “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle I’m going to take a wild guess here and say that you, dear reader, want something that you don’t currently have… a better job, six pack abs, a loving significant other, etc. Whatever it may be, you believe this goal will drastically improve the quality of your life.  Chances are, it probably will. So why is it that only 8% of goals set each year end up actually getting accomplished? Why do so many people struggle to achieve what they so desperately

Read More »

If It Fits Your Health (Do It)

Have you ever woken up after a day full of eating all sorts of food (some good and some junk) feeling absolutely miserable? I’m not talking about feeling guilty (even though that’s part of it). I’m talking about actually feeling physically ill. Maybe it’s stomach pains or maybe it’s a headache. Even worse maybe you feel a cold coming on or a sore throat from all the excess sodium you consumed. As soon as your eyes open, you know all that food was a bad idea. Well, I’ve woken up like that before. And to be honest I’ve felt crappy

Read More »

The Best Fitness Advice for 2018

What are the best fitness tips for 2018?  What strategies should you follow this year to finally get in the best shape of your life? Good questions. This article is going to help answer them.  Use this information and these 13 “best” fitness tips to help change your body, health and life this year.  Thank me later.   Fitness in 2018 In today’s world we thrive off of speed.  How fast can we get something delivered, downloaded and changed?  We look for overnight results.  We buy pills and whatever else we can get to quickly satisfy our need for change.

Read More »

What  FIT GUYS  Know  about  being  lean

Imagine being at the pool, beach or that summer vacation and feeling totally at ease with walking around in your bathing suit.  Your body is lean, confidence is high, and you feel proud of the fit body you’ve achieved.  How would that feel? What if there was a secret that all these fit guys walking around had that could drastically cut down on the struggles you face when it comes to getting in shape? Feeling comfortable with taking your shirt off in public and revealing a lean body comes from more than just doing a few sit ups and chugging

Read More »

24  HOURS  OF  ZERO  SOCIAL  MEDIA  ( WANNA  TRY? )

​Is this Your First Time Here? In case this is your first time reading my blog or being introduced to me. Let me give you a crash course on who I am and what I do: My name is Josiah Novak.  I have 2 boys (ages 2.5 and 1) and a beautiful wife who somehow puts up with 3 maniacs in the house.  I grew up a skinny kid who wanted to be strong to defend himself, then I fell into a tailspin of eating my stress away and blew up to 280 lbs.  I fell into a deep depression,

Read More »

33  TIps  That Will  Help You  Start A  Fitness  Plan

“Hey Josiah – I haven’t been working out for awhile and I want to get back into it.  Where’s the best place to start?  What kind of routine should I follow?  What about my diet –  what’s the best diet out there?” I get this question or something similar just about every day.  People tag me all over social media when someone asks about starting a weight loss plan or getting back in the gym, so I figured I’d write a helpful checklist for you. I know how hard it can be to start on your fitness journey after being

Read More »

21 RAW Truths on Being a Dad and (Working On) Being Fit

LIFE IS HARD AS HELL FOR SOME OF US The crazy thing is that if there’s one promise or guarantee in life…its that it will be TOUGH at times. It will knock you flat on your ass. Nobody is waiting to save you either. There’s no fairy godmother or Peter Pan waiting to sprinkle weight loss or get rich quick dust over your head. Life throws curveballs at you and all you can do is be patient and smash that motherfu$*er as best as you possibly can. You might think “I got this” or “I’m ready” — but when life

Read More »

How Successful Men Start Their Day 

“Are you a morning person?” The lady at the grocery checkout asked me this as I was buying formula and pampers at 6am I’ve always hated that question. “Are you a morning person?” The lady at the grocery checkout asked me this as I was buying formula and pampers at 6am I’ve always hated that question. I don’t think there is a such thing as a morning person In fact, I think people who dominate life tend to CHOOSE their outcomes versus relying on their natural feelings. For most people mornings SUCK…they’re tired, groggy and, let’s face it, headed to

Read More »

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