How do you handle change?

Some people just can’t handle it. Good or bad, if it messes with their routine, they’re frazzled, upset and/or even derailed.

If you struggle with that, by the way, there is a simple, entertaining, and essential book you should read called Who Moved My Cheese.


But of course, we all crave a certain degree of certainty.

Tony Robbins even identifies it as one of the six human needs.


And certainly, on the other end of the discussion, wherein consistency and habit are the building blocks of success, you should also read The Compound Effect, The Slight Edge or Atomic Habits- or all three.

Each describes the truth that our habits, and specifically the small things that we do consistently over time, are more predictive of our future success than any other thing.


I say all this was to set up this apparent dichotomy though:

I also believe that we must be flexible within our routines to develop the highest level of effectiveness, balance, productivity, and movement towards our wildly important goals.

I’ll write and talk more about this next week in our Blackbelt Leadership classes and in my blogs and my podcasts.


But suffice it to say for now, that we must master this paradox- the mean between the two extremes- when it comes to the question of how much structure versus how much flexibility as pertains to our schedules, roles and goals.


I’m looking forward to it!

I hope you are now too!

It’s an important subject.


Between now and then, if you didn’t hear my Facebook live on the subject this morning (yesterday by the time you’re reading this), you can watch it now.

And I go live at 11 every weekday morning, so join me there today if you’re reading this early, and/or any day you’d like to- and if not, look for them later if you want, and say hi so i know you’re there if you come on live!


If you’re a KMMA Blackbelt Leadership student, I hope to see you in class or my Leadership/CIT tonight! 

I’ll be talking on our mission and how to survive and thrive in any circumstance!


If you’re not a student yet, we hope to meet you soon! 


Prepare To Live; Empower To Lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo
Founding Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts






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 commissioned 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.

The Krav MagaMartial Arts Headquarters is in Lutz, FL at 1900 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., 33549. Krav Maga Martial Arts serves Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding areas.

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