MY MIND IS MY FRIEND

Pressure

Stepping away to get the reboot. To find the reignition. Motivation and discipline are interesting concepts. On one end, motivation is used as gas fluid to the fire. The fire was already burning, it just got revved up for a brief moment. Then the fire dies down. So...

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Purpose

What is health? What is stress? Health is where everything is operating in harmony. You feel good. You think good. You have valuable deep relationships in your life. You have a relationship with yourself. A positive one. You have a purpose. And you operate in...

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Finish Lines

Who decides when you are done? The workout program? The time everyone else clocks out?  Only you.  You are the only one who has the complete capability and self control of that decision and choice. The only thing that is in our control is our reasoned choice and if...

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Deeply Rooted

What drives you? I recently asked my colleague and mentor “What's your favorite question to ask people?” His response was the question above.  He states once he becomes acquaintances with someone, becomes “cool” with them, he’ll ask them that question.  What drives...

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Challenge

What’s more difficult, doing a hard thing once or an easy thing over an extended period of time? Both can be equal. An easy thing repped over an extended period of time can be a definition of process. A hard thing done once can be more result based.  Thus connect the...

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Quadrant II

Activities are a cross matrix of 4 things. Important, not important. Urgent, not urgent. When you criss cross them, you get 4 quadrants - important and urgent, important and not urgent, urgent and not important, not urgent, not important. What’s the best quadrant to...

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Course Correction

What’s the purpose of course correction? To stay on target. It’s really tough to stay on target when the target is something you hope to hit in 5 years. There’s a lot of room for error. A lot of room for distraction, for interference, for events outside your control...

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Guessing

Why are keeping stats important? Objectivity. It’s one thing to think intuitively about how you are doing. It’s another to get your eyes opened about how well you are doing or to get your eyes opened on how not well you are doing. Guessing does not lead to predictable...

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Poise

What does poise mean? To have poise? To be poised? It means you know you are prepared. It means you know that this day, this moment is when you show up to execute. That the work you did behind the scenes for so long is here to show out. You stand a little straighter....

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Championships

How do you celebrate? Maybe it's a trip. Maybe it's a night out with friends. To reward oneself is to disrupt the pattern. Interrupt the routine, give the systems a break that got you to where you are. It’s time to refuel the steam boat. And to acknowledge how long...

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