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It’s Not Enough to Talk About Change, You HAVE to BE About Change.

Mary Byron left work December 6th, 1993 under the belief that she was safe after being viciously raped and beaten by her ex-boyfriend. You see it was Mary’s 21st birthday and she’d just gotten back to some normalcy after her attack. While she returned to work thinking that her ex-boyfriend was still behind bars, he had actually made bail and was waiting for her to leave work that day. Using the gun he’d purchased, he shot Mary 7 times… leaving only the balloons from her 21st birthday celebration behind…

One year later the VINE system was born to provide early notification and support to women and men affected by intimate personal violence. Mary’s parents soon after started The Mary Byron Project, an organization dedicated to finding an end to to the violence Mary, and thousands of others, suffer and have suffered from in personal relationships.

Now I have an opportunity to be apart of The Mary Byron Project. I’ve started a TEAM and will aim to compete in the upcoming virtual 5k to raise money for other’s like Mary. I’ve talked a lot about having Powerful, Selfless Why’s and Competing for the things that you do. Now I have an opportunity to do both of those.

On October 16th, 2020 I will compete in The Mary Byron Games representing all of my sponsors in the fight against intimate personal violence.

My goal is to raise more than just the $500 dollar target of the project. I don’t want to just raise a few dollars and call it a day. I want to COMPETE, blow away this $500 dollar target, and compete for first place in the 5k Run. I can only achieve that if I have sponsors.

So please, click this link and take a look at my page: Team Joshua

You can contribute as little as $10 dollars and everyone who supports me is going to motivate me to work and train harder and harder leading up to October 16th. Help me do something bigger than I could do on my own as an individual.

Do something selfless and see if you don’t feel better today.

Little Victories

While searching for how the most successful people manage their day-to-day lives I’ve uncovered quite a bit. I’ve learned that they have powerful motivators and powerful Why’s that push them to do what they do. I’ve learned that they feel, not just motivated, but that they HAVE to do what they do. But I’ve also learned that they weren’t born this way. That it wasn’t something that they were blessed with but rather something that they built.

The highly successful aren’t a special breed of people or any different than the rest of us. They’ve just figured out all the tricks to create a highly successful life. Sometimes they’ve figured these tricks out subconsciously and other times it was deliberately but the process for all of them is the same. It’s the process I’m adopting right now. It’s what’s pushing me to wake up at 4 AM, run 2 miles, quit smoking, write daily, and achieve my own goals.


And it all starts with Little Victories…

Little tiny wins is the secret sauce. It’s about taking 1 single step forward, every single day.

If you have goals to workout more and improve your diet then the best way to accomplish them is with Little Victories. Often times, just showing up, is 95% of the battle and if you can keep your dreams big but your I HAVE To list small, you can achieve these Little Victories.

photo cred: Ariel

Start by doing 1 push up, 1 sit up, and 1 squat every day for a week. And then on week 2, move to doing 2 push ups, 2 sit ups, and 2 squats. Don’t worry about where you’re going to go with this, keep your eyes on the Little Daily Victories and go out and Compete on them.

If your goal is to write, start by writing 1 sentence every day for a week. Sit down, Make Time during your day to work on this goal, and achieve this Little Victory. And then next week, write 2 sentences, then 3, then 4, keep pushing yourself everyday and every week to achieve the next Little Victory.

Maybe you don’t really care for exercise or writing but you have a great new idea you want to achieve. Maybe it’s something you want to build or work towards but it’s not as easy to say, “okay I’ll do 1 more today.” If that’s the case, set your Little Victory to something that makes sense. Maybe it’s to just sit down at your computer and brainstorm. Maybe it’s to go and measure out the dimensions of what you’re building. Or maybe it’s to ask that person how their day is going for that relationship you want to improve.


It doesn’t really matter what it is or what you’re working towards. If you want to get it done this is the way. If you think you’re going to wake up tomorrow and suddenly be a new person about it, you’re wrong. I know because I’ve tried it. It doesn’t work. What you need to build are a set of Little Victories.

Tiny little mental trophies that give you recognition for what you’ve already accomplished and start to build confidence towards what you want to achieve.

Build yourself one bad ass mental trophy case and start filling it with Little Victories.