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Joy Is Created, Not Consumed

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I needed a little fresh air this afternoon so I took a quick break to carry my trash out. Yup, that's what a break looked like today. Anyways, while I was walking, a thought popped into my head: Joy is something I create, not something I consume. If you'd rather rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here to listen on my Anchor channel. I've shared with ...Read More

Lies That Hold You Hostage

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Yesterday I posted a quote on Instagram that probably makes people nod & agree, but that's not enough. That's really, really not enough. This quote should change you. It should move you to action. It should prompt you to sit down and ask yourself, "what are the lies that are holding me hostage?" (If you'd rather listen to this blog post than read it, please click here to listen on ...Read More

Positivity Pledge

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What we achieve, or fail to achieve, depends largely on our attitude & mindset. That's why I created a positivity pledge for everyone who attended ASCEND Nashville back in 2016. As I get prepared for a life-changing weekend at ASCEND Boston in November, I was going back through the workbook from last year. One of the first pages is the positivity pledge & I thought I'd share it with you. ...Read More

You’re Nuts & Mine

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Let's talk nuts. First, the title here isn't a typo. You are nuts. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here to listen on my Anchor channel. Please note that Anchor is not my podcast - it's a short-form audio only casual content channel where I share daily thoughts, challenges & answer your questions.  I'm gonna keep this part short. If you aren't happy with your ...Read More

You Have To Push

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If you want different results, you're going to have to make different choices. You'll reach a point where your current choices take you as far as they can & if you want to go further, you've got to push harder or work smarter. You cannot go to the gym every day & do the same workout with the same weights and expect your body to continue to change. It won't. ...Read More

Action is the Antidote

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Sometimes I'm in a funk. Whether it's hormones, circumstances, fatigue, my own negative thoughts or a combination, the funk feels very real. In the past, I'd let the funk win. It would suck me in, I'd feed into it with my thoughts, words & actions and it would become quite powerful (read: destructive). I felt like I was a victim of the funk. It felt paralyzing - like the funk ...Read More

How Do You Improve?

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I spent my weekend watching the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. The determination of those athletes is beyond inspiring. More than their performance over the weekend, the work they put in day in and day out throughout the year motivates the hell out of me. If you'd rather listen to this explicit blog than read it, click here to listen on Anchor. Yup, I said explicit. There is a curse word in ...Read More

Action Creates Peace

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So much wisdom coming from my Masters Club this morning! I logged in to our group this morning, like I always do and there was a clear theme coming through... If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here to listen on Anchor. The theme is: action creates peace.  We spend so much time thinking and not nearly enough doing. We're thinking about what we did wrong, ...Read More

369: Chasing Excellence

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Ben Bergeron released his first book a couple weeks ago: Chasing Excellence. I ordered it the day it was released, read it the following day and re-read it over the weekend. I then bought 21 more copies and will probably buy more. I strongly recommend you get a copy and read it with your journal nearby. In his book, he talks about the mindset required to be excellent. He trains ...Read More

Why Don’t You Dance?

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Ever had the urge to dance to a song you love but you decide not to because there are people around? Why don't you dance? If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here to listen on my Anchor channel. Before we dive into this whole dancing business, let me tell you how these blog ideas come about. Typically, something happens in my day and I have ...Read More