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What are you thinking?

This is an important question that we should all ask ourselves.

  It’s important because there are really only two things that we can control in life- our thoughts and our actions.

And our action, and reactions, are largely determined by our thoughts.

The Blackbelt Leadership Team recently finished an important book on self talk called “What To Say When You Talk To Yourself”. 

   I highly recommend it for you and your kids. Of course As A Man Thinketh, Think and Grow Rich, The Power of Positive Thinking and The Magic of Thinking Big are others.

 The common message of all of these is that the way we think largely determines everything else, including the way we are and the quality of our life as well as our impact.

Controlling how we think is one of the myriad of leadership ideas that are simple, but not easy.

  We have to first recognize that we need to improve in this area and then often go through years of reading, conscious exercise and/or even counseling or therapy to improve our thoughts and other activity to rewire our brain.

It’s very doable by the way though; I did it. 

  While often praised for my positive thinking today, I didn’t grow up in that environment and the changing of my thought patterns took me years.

But I am going to share three hacks that can greatly change how we think and shorten the training curve to powerful positive thinking:

  1. The Law of Association- We become like the people we hang with. What we read, watch and listen to are critically important and so is who we associate with. Our Sensei and Tribe at KMMA are like minded people training to be better, who are positive, upbeat and supportive of one another.
  2. Start Young- The only thing better than rewiring our brains for positivity is to wire right in the first place. The younger we start with winning thoughts in children the better they will be. We can’t go back and change our youth but, if you are blessed to be a parent, you get to choose your child’s programming. We train children with positive mental attitude, confidence and self esteem and other leadership and success skills.
  3. Get A Success Coach- The best way to succeed at anything is to hire someone who’s already gone the way to help you. I have coaches and so should you. Team KMMA are all positive and successful examples of the power of positive thinking, as well as health, fitness and confidence. Let us help you and yours to be your best.

Call 813-948-4844 to begin this training for your family.

   There is no more valuable gift.

     Prepared to Live 

            Empowered To Lead,

     Grand Master Stephen J. Del Castillo and Krav Maga Martial Arts have been empowering lives through the martial arts in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years!

Founded in 2000 by Grandmaster Stephen J. Del Castillo, a 7th degree Black Belt and Sr. Master Instructor, Krav Maga Martial Arts and Karate lessons for pre-school children ages 3-6 and elementary age kids ages 7 and up are designed to develop the critical building blocks kids need – specialized for their age group – for school excellence and later success in life.

Krav Maga Martial Arts Adult Krav Maga training is a complete adult self defense, fitness, and conditioning program for adults who want to learn real world self defense, lose weight, and/or get (and stay in shape).

If you have any questions about our program, or would like to go ahead redeem your 2 weeks FREE, you can call us anytime at 813-547-6368 or visit our Krav Maga Martial Arts website.

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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