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Baby chick…

In Willpower Doesn’t Work, Benjamin Hardy makes a great point about human nature. “Instead of doing a small amount of work for a lifetime of benefits, people avoid a small amount of work for a lifetime of pain and frustration.” I was talking to a friend earlier today and we got on the topic of exercise. I told her about how I exercise every morning. She looked me up and down with a … [Read more...]

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What keeps you moving?

Over the last 75 days, I have done some kind of physical activity every day except for one. One day... It was November 1st. The day after October GRIT challenge. Instead of moving, I spent the day suffering from a sugar hangover from eating too much of Eli’s Halloween candy the night before. (Don’t worry, he had pleny of his own candy.) The next day, my body was moving pretty slow. And … [Read more...]

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“BIG feelings”

Eli is thick into the threenager phase. He is very much driven by his emotions. And his emotions can be BIG. When he gets told no... And especially if he gets in trouble. Right now, there is nothing worse than getting in trouble for something that he’s been told three times prior not to do. That is when the big mamma and daddy guns come out. That’s when he gets told firmly how what he is … [Read more...]

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“One size fits all”

I hate interviewing. The average series of interview questions for most jobs are superfluous and hold no merit to your ability to perform a job. And the idea of developing interview skills, to me is a ridiculous waste of time. It is a separate skill set that has nothing to do with real work. I remember when I was interviewing for teaching positions, there would be a litany of situational … [Read more...]

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“Finishing what you start.”

Eli likes to play games on the computers at the library. Yesterday was his 3rd time to get on them, so he knew the routine. He played a few regular puzzles first on the easy setting. The first puzzle was together in a little over 2 minutes. His had eye coordination working with the mouse improves significantly every time he does it. After about the 4th puzzle he is is down to just … [Read more...]

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“Moving the needle.”

Earl Nightingale defined success as “the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.” Most people, when they think of success thing about the before and after. “I won this award.” “I acquired this thing.” Or I achieved this goal. But I’d argue that’s a near sighted way to look at it. I know because I loved that way for a long time. And every time I reached the “after” of a goal, I would be … [Read more...]

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“Croochy”

In StoryAthlete FUEL, we’re asked to rate on a scale of 1 to 10, how disciplined are you in watching what you put into your body as a means to optimize your energy levels?... I would honestly have to say 3, max. I eat a good amount of protein and don’t over eat anymore. But I can’t say that I use food to “optimize my energy levels.” And while I want to say that I don’t eat that bad... The … [Read more...]