Quality of Life Part 5: Setting Standards

John Peponias

“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.”

— Anthony Robbins

If you want to make real changes in your life you have to raise your standards. You have to demand more of yourself. You have to know what you’re tired of accepting in your life, know what you will not settle for, and who it is you aspire to become. Read More

Quality of life – Part 4: Faith and Spirituality

John Peponias

Sports Quotes – Muhammad Ali:
”It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself”.

How often do we see athletes, when winning a contest, regardless of sport, “thank God” or say they “had faith in their coaching and mental preparation”, essentially, crediting something greater than themselves or their physical ability alone for their successes or triumphs? It’s interesting that we find it happens almost all the time! Read More


John Peponias

An eight part series on factors that can truly affect the quality of your years

Part III: Surrounding Yourself with Positive Influences

Considering the dozens of books, motivational seminars, and articles written on this subject, there is certainly something to be said for how significant an impact this principle can make in your life. Take a moment and think about how this information and its’ practice can affect and enhance your life.

There is an old adage that says, “Show me your friends, and I’ll tell you who you are”. Basically, you are a product of the company you keep.

The people you spend time with at work and in your leisure hours have the greatest influence on your mind. They also have the most profound affect on what you can ultimately achieve. These associations are mostly referred to as positive and negative, or sometimes you may hear “nourishing” and “toxic” relationships. Read More