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4 Winning Hacks to Win at Whatever

Today for Winning Wednesday, I would like to address 3 of the greatest leadership principles that I think are essential to win.

  1. Vision
    • Where there is no Vision, the people perish. (Proverbs 29:18)
      • We usually think of this scripture as though it applies to Leadership- and it does. But it is also essential that each and all of us has a Vision for our own life. If we aim at nothing, we will hit it every time.
  2. Gratitude
    • Whereas Vision is the vehicle that leads individuals, families, organizations and societies towards the progressive realization of worthy goals; Gratitude is the fuel for the journey. Trying to drive Vision without being grateful for all the blessings we already have, and expressing gratitude towards those that accompany us upon our journey, is like trying to drive a car or fly a plane with no gas.
  3. Focus
    • Focus is the ability to block out distractions and concentrate on what’s important. There will be no shortage of distractions on our way to where we want to go. Focus is the Blackbelt Superpower that allows us to stay true north.
  4. WIN
    • WIN is one of our acronymns for the Blackbelt Leadership lesson about “What’s Important Next”. It is a high level manifestation of Focus. You see, most people get bogged down with overwhelm when they look at all they need to do- in a job, a day, a journey, a life. This secret to success teaches us to focus one one thing, the next thing; what’s important next.


I hope this short lesson has been useful to you today.

These are important lessons I remind myself regularly on my quest to be my best, and also teach to my Team, family and Blackbelt Leadership students at KMMA.

The first 3 are 3 of the 6 foundational superpowers I teach about in my book, Developing Your Superpowers by the way. You can click the link to order your copy on Amazon or, if you’re a student, of course you have one because, like all else you need to succeed at KMMA, it’s included in the program!

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If you are a student, I would like to express my sincere Gratitude for you.

You are the ones that allow my Team and I to do what we do.

We are grateful for you.


I especially want to shout out to my Blackbelts and all my Blackbelt Leadership students.

The prior are the ones who walk the talk. You said you would do it, and you did- and you keep on doing so today! 

I’m super proud of the large Blackbelt class we have every Tuesday and Thursday night! You all honor me with your excellence and I am grateful!

And my Blackbelt Leadership students are the ones on that same quest. You saw the Vision and set the goal and are applying the Blackbelt Leadership principles and process to take you where you want to go! 

   I’m proud and grateful for you! 


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With Gratitude,

Stephen Del Castillo, 7th Degree Blackbelt, MBA

Founder & Chief Master of Krav Maga Martial Arts

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About Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo: Grandmaster Del Castillo is the founding Master Instructor of Krav Maga Martial Arts and has been empowering lives in Pasco and Hillsborough Counties since October of 2000. He is a 7th degree Blackbelt, MBA, author, mentor and success coach, a US Army Veteran and a proud father and grandfather. He is married to Ms. Barbara Del Castillo who helps him run the school. Grand Master Del Castillo began his training in the early 80’s and has high level blackbelts in Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Premier Martial Arts and Krav Maga Martial Arts as well as experience in kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do and Jiujitsu. He has high level instructor certifications from BBSI, IKMF, and KMG and has been featured in numerous Martial Arts publications and also Success magazine. He was a competitive sport karate and American Kickboxing instructor until he enlisted in the US Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division, where he won an Army Green to Gold scholarship and proceeded to ROTC and the University of Tampa. He was commisioned in 1992 and went on to serve in Germany with the 3rd Infantry Division and then in several other posts in the US until he left military service to pursue his dream of creating KMMA in 2000.

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