This morning I woke up with the old Rolling Stones song, Time Is On My Side, playing in my mind.

Not sure why, other than that it was perhaps the cue to write this for you.

That song resonated differently years ago than it does today.

Remember what it was like feeling immortal?


It’s true, as the Napoleon Hill quote, I led with alludes that time as in the passage of hours is somewhat irrelevant, but that it’s rather how we use it that counts. This is true in our work as he suggests, but in the rest of life too.

Time is the most valuable commodity that we have. It is finite and once it’s gone, it’s gone; and none of us even knows how much we have of it.

In fact, the only decision we really get about time is about what to do with it.


All we must do to understand what most do is listen to the choice of worlds- most spend, pass or even waste time, by their own admission.

And that’s ok for them. After all, its theirs and only they can choose what to do with it.


As for me, I choose to invest it.

I invest time training my body and mind, sowing into important relationships, building my business and improving my life and those of others.

I love investing time, because it has such a great return on investment.

No other investment does as well.

I only wish I’d have started younger. As we know by the financial principal of compound interest, time is even more powerful than amount when saving for retirement.


Fortunately, I’ll probably never do that anyway, I love what I do too much…

This is why I enjoy sowing into youth so much though.

I’m sure you have also said “if I’d only known then”; you finished that sentence, didn’t you.


The best way to reconcile that feeling for me is to sow the knowledge into my sons and students and anyone who will listen, so that they m,ay have the blessing of knowing what I wish I’d known.


And it’s not too late to sow into ourselves too my friends.

You can teach an old dog new tricks- I’m proof of it.

And, so far as we know, time is still on our side.


Invest in you in something new.

Call 813-948-4844 if a personal growth journey of fitness, fun, fellowship and the development of leadership and self-defense skills appeals to you.

You can even train with your whole family!

Talk about leveraging your investment!


Prepare To Live & Empower To lead!

Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo

Author, MBA & 7th Degree Blackbelt

Founder & Chief 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 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.

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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