Leading Through Impossibility

Holistic Budo: As it is in budo, so too it is in life. As it is in life, so too it is in budo. Robert Van Valkenburgh is co-founder of Taikyoku Mind & Body and Kogen Dojo where he teaches Taikyoku Budo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Artwork by Ana, except where otherwise noted If you found…

Your Pain Is Our Pain

On a team, there is no such thing as a personal problem. A team, in the truest sense, is an organically interconnected unit. It is a whole that is greater than its individual parts. Even if there are some redundancies and overlapping skills or responsibilities built into the structure, every piece is crucial to the…

It Is Impossible And We All Need Help

How can I help you accomplish the impossible and achieve your goals? “There isn’t enough time.” “The task is too difficult.” “There aren’t enough resources available.” “The timing just isn’t right.” “It has never been done before.” “It’s impossible.” All of these statements are probably true. You can accept them as such and do exactly…

Be Great At Being Yourself

Is it the title, the money, or the prestige you are seeking? Or is it something else? For his whole career after the military, my grandfather, my mother’s father, worked for the telephone company. This was when there was one, single telephone company for the entire country, before it got split up into the multitude…