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What You Get vs. What You Become

what you become

I was listening to the Success Hotline last week on the way to work and had an ah-ha moment. Dr. Rob Gilbert, a sports psychology professor at Montclair State University, told a story about the difference between his students who

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The Number One Thing That’s Standing in Your Way

Ask yourself a question: what’s the number one thing standing in your way? Between you and your goals? Between you and the thing you want most? You might say time. You might say money. You might say skills or talent

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Discipline Equals Freedom


I recently finished reading Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, a book by retired SEALs Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. The book was beyond inspiring, especially the section where Willink described a concept summed up in three simple words:

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What Were You Doing a Year Ago Today?

Our success or failure in fitness is determined by our progress. If we’re making steady, tangible progress, we can be certain we’re succeeding. If we’re NOT progressing (whether we’re stagnating or regressing), we are, by definition, failing. That’s some serious pressure.

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Do You Get Frustrated? Or Fascinated?

The one book I’m guaranteed to re-read every year is The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday. The lessons from this book and Stoicism in general are so simple and applicable to every aspect of life that I can’t help

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Stop Saying These 4 Phrases If You Want to be Successful

Thoughts become things. What you think about, you bring about. Your thoughts will manifest your physical actions. – Brian Cain This past weekend I drove down to Pennsylvania to coach my good friend Dave through his first powerlifting meet. Dave’s

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Monday Motivation: What I’m Reading This Week

Some of you may recall that when I’m not lifting or training people, I’m a sports information assistant at a Division II university on Long Island. It’s kind of a hobby of mine (and by hobby I mean how I

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