Time after time we are taught to be kind. Be real. It’s still something I’m working on, but it is starting to show itself in my day to day life and tonight I would like to talk about the importance of putting the light out there and staying humble. Everything comes back tenfold, and it truly has. I’m 3 days in to my trip and I keep on saying “I can’t believe it.” But I really can so I’ve got to stop saying that. It’s everything that I’ve been working at. Someone famous once said, “stop discounting yourself. Accept the gifts and roll with it.”

I’m rolling.

Thank you

On a much lighter note please check out my new and improved podcast: MikeDrop Radio. I had the pleasure to sit down and chat with some real beauties in the completely undiscovered world of traditional healing music, Ancient Echoes. Please take a listen and subscribe to the show wherever you listen to your podcasts.

Copy of Mike drop radio


New intro tune. Similar message. “Spinnin’ tracks and lifestyle hacks.” Tune in if you’re into health and wellness and good music. Or tune in if you have a heartbeat or if you’re breathing.

Pre-qualifiers, right? Haha.

Big day tomorrow… a potentially huge shift, pivotal in my career… but here’s the lesson I wanted to get across today.

Be kind, be positive and no matter how hard things seem, they will turn around. You always had the team around you and the time just has to be right for everyone to show up. The time is now for me and boy oh boy are people ever showing up.


Namaste sweet!





Ahhh. I know it’s out of schedule for me, but I JUST HAD TO TELL YOU!

My first episode is up. And damn, that was a thrill. I got over my fear of talking to myself in a room and just let things subconsciously flow. Check it out below.

Episode 1 “Thoughts + Action = Reality”

Here’s what we have on the PPLSKLZ Radio feature I’ve dubbed “The Symposium”:

Expect a new topic that’ll keep you a “dope soul” every Monday night.

Then, you can also expect every second Thursday starting up in February a new guest in studio. Not just anyone. These are individuals that are pure magic. I will be hosting athletes, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists and anyone else that is next level shit. These people light me up and inspire the room they’re in to a totally different world. These are true rock stars and my aim is to bring to the forefront these inspiring stories of adversity, challenge and success so we can have a collective of badassery and solid PPLSKLZ.

Again, here’s the pilot…

Episode 1 “Thoughts + Action = Reality”

Check it out! Let me know if you have any particular topics you’d like to discuss or if you have any impactful people in your life that I can get on the show to help others become better humans.

Use the form below or just tag me on social media @coach_schwartzy


The most secure way of confirming that you are human.

We all have them. And if I have learned anything in the past ten days, it is that relationships will either build or break a man.
Now I’m not talking romantic relationships, well, not just. But I am addressing the deeper root of the human mind. Like, how we communicate and how we interact and how we see others. Not just what we do, but rather all that stuff beneath the surface.

I have made some deeper, beneath the surface connections with some incredible people in the past ten days. And for that, I am so grateful! Upon reflection, I hope to carry forward in a very close manner these relationships until, I’m in the ground. Genuine friendships. Romantic possibilities. Business and professional advancements. It’s all down to a science.
Here’s a simple trick to get the most out of your relationships – are you ready? It’ll blow your mind.

Treat people like people. Don’t treat them like vehicles or obstacles or irrelevancies on the path to your podium finish. You can still unmarry those that are negative sources of energy in your journey to greatness.. But take it all in. Consider the other (or another) perspective and watch your relationships blossom into real, next level kind of funk! Be open to change, be ready to own your actions and be mindful and in the present.

The most secure way of confirming that you are human.

Today’s world can get sticky. Lots of things to do. Not enough time to do it all. Or so we lead ourselves to believe.
If you’ve ever read any of my past writings you’ll start to see I shape a lot of my thoughts over mindset and attitude. We are half the battle, and how we approach situations is the variable for a large part of the outcome. So let’s talk about three ways we can all try to stabilize our lives so as to not fall victim to the big, bad world and it’s cruel intentions.
First, accept failing.
I am still learning this. Today my ice session was terrible. I was tired, I was cranky I couldn’t seem to get anything. I’m stubborn though, and got through the technical cable corner work. But I tell you, my body was tired! Muscle cramps, poor balance and focus… You name it. That was me today. But I got through. Not a shining moment in my skating career. But you have those, where the ice wins. Accept it. Learn. Grow. I have a new ice session on Wednesday to prepare for. It doesn’t have to be a physical stumble, it can be any obstacle that can and will beat you. You will make mistakes. We are not perfect.
As Rafiki would say in regards to today – “it doesn’t matter, it’s in the past.”

Secondly, get back at it as soon as you can. Utilize and channel that energy, that frustration for the better. I went for a really good flush ride after my skating session today. I spent some personal time alone with my Mother Mother albums rockin’ my mind and just soaking up the magnificent backyard we have in the NW river valley between the Oval and Tuscany on my Trek 7.1. It was freeing.
I hit the river down by Bowmont park, dipped in for a river ice bath to cleanse my legs and low back of the terrible lactic build up I’ve accumulated over the past week… Refocused, rejuvenated and biked back up towards Tuscany. I thought today was the day I’d take on my cycling nemesis. Tuscany Hill. You know the one. Home Depot is at the bottom of this mammoth of an incline, and I’ve consistently put it off for fear of what it’s affect on my legs, lungs and mental conditioning. But today was the day. AFTER my poor performance on ice. AFTER. A grind of a week in regards to sheer volume of training. AFTER seemingly endless excuses… I cowboyed the eff up, cranked Hayloftand made Tuscany Hill look like “bling-blang, ain’t no thang!”

Lastly, find peace points and rest. Stretch, meditate, journal, read, spend quality time with loved ones, make yourself available for good deeds, smile, sleep… The list goes on. I did all of this today. Basically, to balance that wheel you need clarity. To get that, you need mindfulness. When we are so cloudy and stressed and go go go… We tend to lose focus on what matters. My next ice session will not be any better than today if I do not get quality peace points each day leading up to it. I don’t get to rest from weights tomorrow, aerobic training Tuesday… No way, Jose. I need to make time for me. And I’d encourage you to make time for you, as well.

That’s it. 3 key ingredients to a recipe for balance – be in performance or in general life. Accept failure, get over it quick and find ways to recharge the batteries of your soul. Bomfalleralla!