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CAEL: An Amazing Leader

Cael Sanderson. I talk a lot about "being about it." Living it. This past weekend at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, Cael led the Penn State wrestling team to a team title and an incredible 5 individual titles (there are only 10 weight classes!). The buzz throughout the weekend was, "What is Cael doing at PSU that is [...]

March 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Stop It!

Stop making things so complicated. It doesn't have to be that way. Keep it simple! Let's use losing weight as an example. So many of us say the same thing, "I want to lose weight." Well, ask yourself, "Do I really want to lose weight?" Too often there is a gap between what we say we want and what [...]

March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Ignite the Motivation

How in the world can you ignite your own motivation and that of the people around you? Surround Yourself with the Best! You've got to start looking at your environment as the brain food that will take you to the top or to the bottom. And I'm not talking "the top" as in winning championships, necessarily. [...]

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Sacrifice, and You Will Be Motivated

The Talent Code is a really neat book that examines booms in talent across history in different parts of the world. Author Daniel Coyle goes all in, traveling to different parts of the world on his quest discover what makes talent (the talent code). In today's reading, he cites two examples of past studies and [...]

March 15th, 2017|0 Comments

How Many Hours Do World Class Experts Practice?

I'm obsessed with "world-class" talent. I read about and dissect what makes people great. It's not the status that I necessarily enjoy, it's the process and stories that go along with it - the winning, the losing, the struggling and regrouping. There is so much to extract from peoples' journeys to apply to our own [...]

March 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Why You Should Live Life in the Fire

This past weekend was spent watching PIAA wrestling (in between sweating fits as I recover from the flu). It proved to be yet another awesome example of life inside the fire. If you're not a wrestling fan, bear with me as I'll bring it back to civilian life pretty quickly. Every March, you have a [...]

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Trusting Your Gut

For the past two days, I've been sicker than a dog. Hot, cold, sweating and achey. It's not easy for me to hit pause and rest, but my gut says it's the right thing to do. This will be the third day in a row that I have not worked out, not something I am [...]

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Motivation vs. Inspiration

I have a problem. I'm obsessive. I NEED to know certain things. I've wiki'd all kinds of weird things, including the origins of such sayings as "let's get down to brass tacks" and "a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush." (I'm sorry, honey, it's just how I am). So yesterday, [...]

March 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Get Uncomfortable

When's the last time you were uncomfortable? Probably not too long ago. It's not always fun, but being uncomfortable carries with it some benefits. If you're focused on developing your skills in a specific area, the more often you put yourself in uncomfortable situations, the quicker your skills will develop. I recently started reading The Talent [...]

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Talent and Greatness

It's easy to sit on the sidelines and point to the people in the arena, stating the advantages they had in their pursuits of greatness, while we, the less fortunate, were forced to just sit and watch their ascension. The truth is, despite the certain advantages some people are born with (location, genetics, timing) , every one [...]

March 6th, 2017|0 Comments