Find Your Fears and Overcome

Every once in a while I feel I need a swift kick from the behind when it comes to both my personal and professional life. It’s usually when I feel overwhelmed, anxious or a little stressed about something. Then my thought process is, I need some motivation to get my act together, that it’s not […]

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The 3 P’s

In many aspects of our life, we are tasked with or faced with challenges. Some of these challenges are assigned to us, others are self-appointed, and some are life challenges that you never see coming until they are staring you in the face. A lot of people get stuck with how to proceed or approach […]

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Cloud File Sharing For Your Business

As groups of individuals strive to go paperless, and companies try to avoid sending files over email for projects or archival or security reasons, and photographers needing a secure place to store and share their work from, and organizations working with people remotely all over the world needing a central storage place for file sharing, […]

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Sell and Stay Within Your Scope of Expertise

An article by guest blogger for Audio Visual Bend, Erik Beyer – Regional VP of Sales – CLAIR Solutions   How do we, as professionals in the AV industry, help small businesses recognize the opportunities that are better serving of their needs? Systems that will better serve them in the long run and, in some […]

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Gold at IBJJF Dallas Open 2016

September 17-18, 2016 was the IBJJF Dallas Open.  This was my 5th competition.  In fact, a year ago, the Dallas Open was my first competition.  So, this year getting gold in my division meant that I really found the start of my game as a white belt, trained hard, listened to my coaches, and executed […]

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Journal Your Training and Journey

Using Evernote to capture your daily BJJ grind… with free template ! This is an updated version of this article originally written in July of 2015. I started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu January 4th, the first Monday 2015, and was instantly hooked!  I attend Alvarez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Arlington, Tx – www.alvarezbjj.com, with 2nd Degree Black Belt, […]

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Selecting a Microphone for the Right Application

The microphone was first invented in the 1870’s and has advanced over the last 140 years as technology has allowed.  The type of materials, circuitry, and tools these days have made precision microphones of all types and for all uses imaginable.  Microphone options for live environments are so numbered that it would be nearly impossible […]

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Array or Not to Array?

The industry of live sound installations continue to advance with new and refined technologies.  One area that has expanded is loudspeaker choices.  The use of line arrays go back quite aways, also known as column arrays.  Of course the form factor has evolved quite a bit.  Nowadays, the use of line arrays are common practice, […]

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Jiu Jitsu changed who I am…

Jiu Jitsu changed who I am… I get up early because of Jiu Jitsu. I cross train because of Jiu Jitsu. I run because of Jiu Jitsu. I eat healthy because of Jiu Jitsu. I am more confident because of Jiu Jitsu. I am more self aware because of Jiu Jitsu. I am stronger because […]

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What Motivates Me For 6am BJJ Class

When I first started Jiu Jitsu at Alvarez BJJ I was excited about the 6am class because of my work schedule.  I knew it would be convenient for me and allow me to go do this new thing consistently.  After I was in it for a while my drive changed.  It shifted.  My motivation for […]

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