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Celebrate & instigate

My #football team’s “no wild celebration rule” and no kicking rule started in 1985, my 2nd year as a high school head coach at the age of 28, when my football team embarrassed themselves by going berserk after we kicked 33 yard field goal. A field goal is the consolation prize for incompetence, for not […]

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#AttentionSpan

#AttentionSpan – multiple meanings – is a matter of life-and-death. #AttentionSpan – all meanings – will make you or break you, your team, your business, your job search, your job promotion, and every relationship personally and professionally. 1st meaning: The span of #NaturalAttention you generate makes you a superstar – a #FirstPick, a #NaturalSelection who […]

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Take a stand

You can’t change what you can’t stand by sitting in the stands. Get on the #field, show us what you got, show us how its done.  Taught all my teams for 44 years that you have 2 choices every day – be a spectator or a participator. Be a tourist or the attraction. Be a […]

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“You gotta relax”

The immediate response after an epic meltdown where you & your team get mauled determines your long-term response. Never, ever trust a teammate or #leader with your life who says, “You gotta relax” after you get killed on the scoreboard because they will get you killed in mind-body-soul. “You gotta relax” is the first sign of being […]

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Goal-line stand

The #Hurt try to hurt. Broken people try to break others with words. Don’t take it personal, don’t make it personal. They are confusing you with someone else. They are pissed off at someone, including themselves, and take it out on you because you can take it. You have enough #equipment. Expressing rage toward the wrong person is […]

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Zero & ten, never again.

Getting promoted to high-school head #football coach at the age of 26 in 1984 was the worst thing that happened and best thing that happened in my 40 year #football coaching career. We suffered the deep and profound embarrassment  of a winless Zero & Ten record. But I made a life-altering pledge to all future […]

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#MainEvent

Never let the pain of reality deter you from achieving your #MainEvent. When the pain of reality exceeds current capacity, the mind resorts to delusion, to fabrication intended to reduce friction. When the line blurs between reality and delusion, the detour deters. You chose another way leading to nowhere – dual meaning: Nowhere near what you […]

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The way out of your hell.

Taught my #teams for 44 years Real Life&Death Lesson #23,355: The way out of what you’re stuck in is to get #strongerandsmarter every single day. Be obsessed with #PersonalBests academically & athletically. Never, ever retire from #Lifting&Learning just because someone gives you a piece of paper on a stage. Never, ever, fall into the adult […]

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Gym Re-Opening Survival – part 3

If its not the same business as usual when the unusual has become usual. The gym I own, X Fitness, has been open for 6 weeks since the government pandemic shutdown ended. Our re-opening success has been the outcome of #adaptation – changing what needs to be changed, leaving the same that needs to be […]

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Gym Re-Opening Survival: Part 2

If it’s never happened before, you can’t think like before. The word ‘Re-opening’ is wrong. It’s misleading. The gym I own, X Fitness, opened 3 weeks ago after a 4-month Government Shutdown. It didn’t re-open. The distinction between opening and re-opening is the main element of #business survival during a #Pandemic. X Fitness didn’t re-open […]