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My Quest for Greatness

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Life and Wellness. 1 Comment

27th June

I remember researching “enlightenment” at 14 years old.  I wasn’t quite sure what I was looking for, but I knew that something inside me sought answers.   I wanted to learn about life and intention. Little did I know it would be the experiences throughout the next decade that would teach me the all-too-important lessons a book never could.

To say the last several years had their share of ups and downs would be a slight understatement.  It hasn’t been an easy journey… yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.  

My quest for greatness begins with what I strive for in life:  authenticity, integrity and purpose. 

Authenticity (def): the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character, despite external pressures.

Perfect.  How often do we hear that?  Perfection was so important to me; it caused me to abandon my … Read More »



Just Breathe

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Life and Wellness. 1 Comment

31st March

As a client stepped foot in the gym yesterday, I felt his energy before a word was spoken between us.  Unlike his typical timely arrival, he was running a few minutes behind and carrying the weight of the day in his body and mind.  His posture and facial expression radiated a sense of stress and worry.  We started the workout and I noticed his frustration build as he had difficulty completing basic movement patterns correctly, an easy task for him on any other day.  His A-type personality would not allow these mistakes and I saw him getting frustrated for being frustrated. 

“My boss pissed me off, today’s been a mess and only getting worse and now I don’t have enough time for my full workout!” he mumbled as he lackadaisically moved through the warm-up. I knew I needed to say … Read More »



Grab a Pen and Paper

Posted by Mike Sherbakov in Life and Wellness. 2 comments

26th March

A few months ago I had the opportunity to lead a seminar educating college freshmen and sophomores on the importance of setting goals. It came as a shock to me when I asked how many of them were ever introduced to “SMART” goals or a vision board; less than 5% even knew what they were.  I had only an hour with each group of 20 individuals so I needed my information to be relevant and compelling.  I wanted each participant to walk away with an action plan.  After all, knowledge without action is just the passage of time.

I focused on how it is essential for a purposeful life to maintain goals (written goals specifically), develop a strategic plan for these goals, and always strive for self-improvement. 

I introduced the topic with a study done at Yale University in 1953 that polled … Read More »