Have better conversations

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply,” Stephen Covey once said. As we teeter between civility and chaos in our public discourse, this wonderful TED talk by journalist Celeste Headlee challenges us to have better conversations. Instead of talking at people, let’s talk with people. […]

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Mindset is everything

I’m in the middle of reading the best-seller, The Magic of Thinking Big. Though originally published in 1959, the principles it contains are timeless. More importantly, it doesn’t matter if you’re a doctor, entrepreneur, personal trainer, or working your first job as a sales rep at Macy’s, the tips, traits, routines, and mindsets cut across […]

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The power to choose

I’m in the middle of reading Greg McKeown’s New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. For anyone looking to get rid of the noise in their life, prioritize, and pursue their goals with laser-like focus, this is a foundational book. It’s full of pearls. Here’s one I felt worth sharing. For anyone […]

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Getting past a bad training session

Let’s face it, we all can’t be in peak form for every training session. You break down. Whether you’re fatigued from accumulated intensity/volume, lack of sleep, job stress, family stress, or a few poor nutrition choices, you feel like it’s a slog just to complete the session. And this doesn’t just apply to age-groupers. Plenty […]

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The things holding us back from being great leaders (and our best selves)

Harvard Business Review just published a FANTASTIC article about the “15 diseases of leadership, according to Pope Francis.” Now, regardless of what you think of the Pope, or whether you’re even religious, his insights are universal. They are direct and basic. Yet, when I first read this list of 15 items, I realized how easy […]

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Look beneath the surface

I’m a skeptic. This is why I love researching. Media headlines, tweets, Instagram photos, those are all surface-level. They’re framed with a particular motive in mind. But go a bit deeper, investigate, and you’ll uncover the reasoning. The stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius said it best in Meditations: “Look beneath the surface. Let neither the peculiar […]

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