I grew up in a small suburban town about 60 minutes north of San Francisco.My family was middle and my parents were hard working people who provided the best for their two children. However, looking back at my life, I suffered from allergies, several ear infections as a toddler, had multiple cavities, and even had a bone growing out of my femur in the wrong direction when I was 10 years old. Ironically, I felt like any normal kid and just assumed that getting sick, getting infections and other abnormalities was just a part of life.
I was not old enough to have the intelligence or awareness to even consider that my environment and possibly the food I was putting in my body was causing my problems. After all, my normal lunch was a peanut butter white bread sandwich, with a Twinkie or Ho-Ho for dessert, and a Capri-Sun (a flavored drink). Then, after school, I’d walk home everyday and pound a Dad’s Rootbeer or whatever soda we had lying around.
By the time I reached 18 years old, I became fascinated with bodybuilding and just strength overall. I read every Muscle & Fitness magazine and followed a regimented diet to help produce lean muscle mass. It was also around this time that my Dad told me, “Son, get a job.” Not having a clue in the world what I would do, I got hired selling Cutco knives. It was through this sales job that I first got exposed to Tony Robbins and other self-help gurus such as Brian Tracy and Jim Rohn. I grew this insatiable desire to learn more about human potential. I wanted to know “Why do some people struggle while others find a way to thrive? More importantly, I wanted to know how to change myself and make myself better.
I was also passionate about a multitude of seemingly unconnected things: languages, hip-hop, psychology, spirituality, fitness and martial arts, just to name a few. After several failed attempts at numerous sales jobs, I became a police officer. I felt it was the right blend of using both your mental and physical faculties. Although I loved police work, and believe it is still an honorable profession, I became disenfranchised with the politics. With the birth of my son, I realized I wanted more for family and myself. It was no longer about me, but about leaving a legacy for my son.
Shortly after the birth of my son, founder of Bulletproof Coffee, Dave Asprey created a coaching program. The program advertised: “we are seeking motivated people who want to achieve their goals, realize their potential and upgrade their body, mind and energy, and then help others do the same.” During this time, my mother in law had suffered from severe thyroid problems and physical ailments. And my very own mother had breast cancer.
After learning so much over the years in personal development and health, I felt inspired to help others. I wanted to make sure others didn’t suffer the way I did or members of my family. And so, I created Code3Wellness LLC. The name Code3 is a first responder term used by fire fighters, paramedics and police officers that means “Emergency Response Required.”
Everyone wants to be great, but are only few are great. Why is that? Why aren’t we all living this rich life? Why are some people always upbeat and happy, and others are negative and moody? Why do some people procrastinate, while others are just crushing their dreams? Why is one person consistently struggling with losing weight, while another seems to barely even try, but always remains skinny? These are what I call the gaps in human performance. There are these gaps or leaks in performance that are stymieing us from reaching our higher self. My job is to help you eliminate those gaps, and plug those leaks, either in your psyche, or your diet, or your lifestyle.
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