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It’s All About Choosing the Right Weight

It’s All About Choosing the Right Weight

I was at my Crossfit gym the other day, and the workout involved heavy kettle-bell swings. 70 pounds for men and 53 pounds for women. I tried to do the prescribed weight, but it was a struggle. I had trouble keeping up. After the workout, my back was sore for a week....
Don’t Wait Until the New Year to Make Your Change

Don’t Wait Until the New Year to Make Your Change

As 2019 approaches, we will start to hear a lot about New Year’s Resolutions. People will begin to gear up for the changes they want to make in the new year. Gym memberships will be bought, alcohol will be dumped down the drain, and promises will be made. New...
Change One Thing at a Time

Change One Thing at a Time

Change is difficult. If you’re struggling to shift something in your life, you probably know this truth in a deep way. It doesn’t matter what it is. If you’re trying to change anything—starting a workout program, stopping biting your nails, quitting smoking—the truth...
How to Be Humble in the Trump Age

How to Be Humble in the Trump Age

As a society, we seem more divided and polarized than ever. We put ourselves into groups, based on our cultural background, religion, or political worldview. This is normal—as human beings, we feel a deep need to be part of a group and community. As psychologist...
How to Wake Up Without Hitting the Snooze Button

How to Wake Up Without Hitting the Snooze Button

I used to have a bad habit of hitting the snooze button on my alarm clock. For 20-30 minutes in the morning, I would toss and turn in bed, getting interrupted every 5 minutes by my alarm. It wasn’t a great way to wake up. Interrupted Sleep I heard a perspective about...
3 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

3 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Psychologist Carol Dweck has found that some people have a growth mindset, whereas other people have a fixed mindset. Growth Mindset A growth mindset means you believe your personality, abilities, and skills are malleable. They can change over time. If you aren’t good...
6 Tips for Winning the Email Battle

6 Tips for Winning the Email Battle

I still remember when getting an email was fun and exciting, like getting a handwritten note in the mail. Those days are over. Now I get between 50-100 emails per day. Sometimes it seems as if email is running my life. I struggle to make progress on the projects that...
How to Be a Good Loser

How to Be a Good Loser

The other day, I was playing Dr. Mario with my wife Jenn. (We have one of those old 8-bit Nintendo game systems.) Unfortunately, I was doing poorly. After I lost, I was so grumpy that I threw my controller across the room in disgust. I’m a Bad Loser I’m not a very...
Sears, Bankruptcy, and the Inevitability of Change

Sears, Bankruptcy, and the Inevitability of Change

Sears filed for bankruptcy this week. The end is near for one of the most successful and long-lasting companies in America. For those of you who didn’t grow up going to Sears, Sears was a massive department store—sort of like Walmart, Home Depot, and Amazon all rolled...
The Best Interventions are Effective AND Doable

The Best Interventions are Effective AND Doable

We were finishing up our Crossfit workout the other day, and the coach was talking about some mobility exercises we might try to cool down and help our muscles recover. Interestingly, he said he doesn’t usually recommend athletes do long mobility sessions. Instead, he...
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