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29 Lessons from 29 Years

I just realized that I didn’t post a “28 Lessons from 28 years” on my birthday last year. I also realized over a week late that I didn’t write one on my birthday this year either. Before senility fully sets

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30 Seconds of Undivided Attention

30 seconds

Every practice, my high school baseball coach would huddle the team together and snap his fingers. “Give me 30 seconds, boys,” he’d say sternly. When coach said this, everyone knew the next half-minute would set the tone for the entire practice.

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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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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 2


After 10 years of lifting, I’ve learned some valuable lessons about training, coaching and life in general. My last post covered five of those lessons, and this post has five more. Check ’em out: 6. VOLUME IS THE MOST IMPORTANT

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10 Lessons from 10 Years of Lifting – Part 1

10 lessons

It’s hard to believe that this summer marks the 10-year anniversary of when I first started lifting weights. I didn’t think I was old enough to have done ANYTHING for 10 years. But lifting has given me some of the most

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