• By DAVID TEPERA
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We all know sports teams or heard stories about teams who never had a winning season until a new coach was hired. Then, for some reason, they make a playoff run from a consistent stream of wins. Now, everyone is taking notice and wondering what changed.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Sometimes in life, there are unexpected situations that occur where we need to be ready. There are many examples of this, so I’ll name a few.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Recently, a former high school head football coach and good friend, Tom Williams, was laid to rest.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Free throws are one of the most critical components of a basketball game. Close games are won or lost through free throws.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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If you’ve been following professional football, then you’re aware of the Hail Mary pass becoming popular again.

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  • By DAVID TEPERA
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At some point in time, we’ve all watched a track and field competition. One of my favorite events is the 100-meter hurdles. Actually, for men it’s 110 meters and women hurdle 100 meters.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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If you’re not familiar with the term “fast break” in basketball, it’s when the offense moves the ball up the court as quick as possible to score before the other team’s defense can set up. This is usually done with one or two passes.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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As we reflect over this past year, can you count the number of times you’ve failed? Of course not, because you should be failing at something every day.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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One of the first self-learned behaviors as an infant is walking. Of course, none of us can remember, but if you’re a parent, you’ve witnessed your own child experiencing the struggles.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Have you ever noticed that when a sports team is having consecutive losses people want key players fired? I hear people saying, “that lousy bum isn’t worth all that money.”

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Most sports that use a ball for play will have an out-of-bounds line. Typically, within these sports, the ball is turned over to the opponent for going out-of-bounds.

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When my son Dylan was playing basketball, I would gauge his performance on two statistical factors. The first factor: how many fouls did he commit?

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Not only in sports, if I wanted to dictate my life, then I needed to get off the sidelines and pursue happiness and success to live the life I wanted.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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If you’re not familiar with the red zone in football, it’s an opportunity to score from the opponent’s 20-yard line into the end zone. All football teams have a strategy within the red zone because the playing field becomes much smaller.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Are you behind on your goals and dreams? Are the bills stacking up? Why haven’t you lost the weight needed? For some reason, there is one problem after another.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Most business meetings take place in conference rooms, golf courses and nice restaurants. Recently, I sat down with two gentlemen who business plan while training in the gym.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We all have multiple battles we deal with each day. The most common battles are maintaining a job for financial security, relationships with spouses or partners, improving a healthy lifestyle or combating life threatening illnesses — just to name a few.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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My sister Karen Tepera Franklin is a very successful business woman in the apartment management industry. Each year, Karen hosts an annual conference she created called WAM — Women’s Asset Managers.

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Recently, I was a guest speaker to a group of high school seniors. One student asked me my thoughts of why people become addicted to junk food.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Recently, I was listening to a radio interview with Troy Aikman, Hall of Famer and former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman was asked about his former wide receiver Michael Irvin. His response was how Irvin can turn an average practice into a great one with his enthusiasm and work ethic.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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As a batter in baseball, there’s not a more compelling hit than a walk-off home run. I’ve never accomplished that, but it has to be the most amazing feeling to know you’ve won the game with one powerful hit.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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It’s easy to look over our lives and regret the things we’ve done. But really, we should be regretting the things we didn’t do.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Every one of us has goals or life experiences we would like to accomplish. But for some reason, we continue to give excuses that keep us from pursuing them. What are you waiting for?

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Through the years, there have been many people asking me for advice with diets, exercise and stress relief. I typically guide them in the proper direction, according to their situation.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We’ve all heard the expression, “Is the glass half full or half empty?” I read once from a positive thinker that you should not look at it that way and just keep filling the glass. Now if you really think about it, that’s a powerful statement.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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As parents, one of the best lessons we can teach our children is to get back up after being knocked down. These lessons will be needed throughout their whole lives.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Recently, my daughter Daylyn tried out and made the freshman high school volleyball team. Daylyn explained to me how there’s such a big difference in skills between the varsity players compared to the subvarsity teams.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We all have strengths and weaknesses in every category of life. This includes job experience, relationships, spiritual, self-confidence, diets and habits.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We all carry different levels and types of demons within ourselves. We know our personal flaws, some of which are very destructive to our daily lives and those around us.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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As young kids, we all learned to give excuses for not being able to accomplish something. It was typically due to keep from getting in trouble with parents.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I have two typical teenagers who constantly pick on each other. Yes, my 17 year-old son Dylan and 15 year-old daughter Daylyn are amazing kids, but they enjoy getting under each other’s skin.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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It is almost rare for me to write an article on the results from a new product on the market. Most of the time, I only give an impression from a first experience. I felt compelled to let you in on this treatment.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I’m sure everyone has some form of stress in their lives. The only difference is how we deal with it. It’s so easy to let our minds get overwhelmed and give ourselves different levels of depression.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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At an early age, I instilled in my children to own their own businesses and create a brand that makes people’s lives better. When you’ve accomplished this, then you’ve succeeded.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Probably, the most challenging component of losing weight is getting our diets in order. Americans are bombarded with fast-food marketing, large food portions and unlimited buffets.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Since summer hasn’t officially started, it may seem odd to be making plans for January, but anyone hoping to run in either the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon needs to be laying the groundwork now. 

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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One of my very best friends is 69-year-old former body builder Mike Rebescher. Recently, I had breakfast with Mike and asked if there’s a correlation to his success in business and years as a body builder.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I’ve explained to my daughter Daylyn that if she would just take one more step, all of her daily tasks would be completed. It’s amazing how the extra step would make all the difference, something that could be applied to all aspects in our lives.

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Recently, I had an inspiring conversation with a young lady named Maricruz Diaz. She had a slight accent, so I asked to share her story. At first, Maricruz was a little reluctant but proceeded to amaze me.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Maybe now’s the time to separate yourself from the average person. Be the silent leader by changing diet, exercise and lifestyle.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Recently, an ex-body builder and good friend of mine told me about a new treatment called cryotherapy and how it helped him and his wife feel amazingly better.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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We all go through different phases and chapters throughout our journey of life. What chapter are you experiencing today compared to yesteryears?

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Uh oh, it’s spring break week, and you just realized that you’re not swimsuit ready. I’m sure there are plenty of you wishing you would have stuck with the New Year’s resolution to lose weight.