I watch Sportcenter in the morning.
After I get home for the A.M. workout, I watch the highlights from the night before while I get ready for work.
But while I watch highlights as a fan, the players take a different approach. They focus on GAME FILM.
After each game, players and coaches spend hours reviewing their performance from the previous game.
Every throw, every tackle, every catch, every touchdown, and every missed opportunity.
They all get analyzed so they can
How did you sleep last night? Did you lay down and immediately fall asleep, or Would your mind not shut off? I used to think a lot about the incomplete items of my never ending to-do list. I would replay all the things I needed to achieve the next day in my head.
Held awake by the things on my plate for the following day — It was exhausting...literally.
Then I decided to start being more intentional with my day and goals.
I start the day and ask myself,
“What is the one
I don’t take advice from 10-year-olds.
When I question how to handle a situation at work, I don’t ask a 5th grader for his/her opinion.
Unsure about an outfit for an event? A 6th grader isn’t my first pick of a fashion guru.
If I was curious as to how an email might come off, I wouldn’t ask a 12-year-old for help.
Most of you would agree.
However, many of us still remember mean things that were said to us when we were 8, 10, 12 years old as if the comments are true and
In the past, I have set goals and told myself that: I will do more cardio, or ... I’m going to write in my journal, or ... eat healthy everyday. #NoMorePizza Day 1 — I crush it, and then I’m feeling great on Day 2... Day 3 — Success, Day 4 — I’m feeling motivated, feeling in top of the world.
Then day 5 comes and I forget to journal, then day 6 arrives and that pizza looks delicious.
By day 7 I feel like I am a failure and I’m ready to burn all my goals to the ground. I
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Time for Friends + Family, Turkey + Stuffing, elastic sweat pants, and hopefully a Detroit Lions’ victory.
Most of us are pretty good about thinking of a few things we are thankful for as we sit around the table with our loved ones, but I really want to encourage and challenge you to take it a step further this year.
Here is a excellent exercise that would be great to do with your children, your family, or your friends tomorrow.
Grab a few
I fell over doing box jumps.
I was at the gym, and I was jumping up onto a wall, and during my second set, BOOM... I fell over. Haha. My shin hit the side of the edge, it made a huge “thud” as I bounced off the wall, and I immediately frantically looked around.
Did anyone notice?
Who saw it?
Are they laughing?
My face turned red. My ego started getting all kinds of “feels.”
I was going to abandon the wall and then a thought popped in my head.
“This is why you are her
There is an old warrior mantra that states:
“The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in battle.”
Sure...now it has become a clique statement on meathead and crossfit t-shirts, but the mentality behind it is brilliant.
I also once heard a former Olympic athlete say:
“You train so hard that the event becomes easy.”
There has to be something to that right? The idea that we need to be putting more effort in preparation for the competition, and not just hope we
3 EASY STEPS TO FORGIVE YOURSELF
I love to beat myself up.
Okay...that’s a damn lie. I hate it. Haha. I wish I wasn’t so hard on myself, but I am. As I am sure you are on yourself. “We are our own worst critic...” blah blah blah!
But there must be some reason we do it...right?
Why else would we do it? It doesn’t make us feel good, it doesn’t serve us...so why do it?
Good damn question Phillip (yes, I’m talking to myself)
I had an epiphany the other day about why I am s
REVEAL YOUR PURPOSE
INTERROGATE YOUR HEART
It has been said that:
“The meaning of life — is to find meaning in YOUR life.”
I think that statement taps into the idea that we all have different purposes, unique visions, individual missions. All of us have a purpose, and that purpose is personal.
So how do we discover what the meaning of our life should be?
...we reveal it by forcing ourselves into a confession.
I love cop shows. Prison docs. Crime dramas. CSI, Law and Or
WE ARE NOT ROBOTS
When I was a kid, I always looked up to men in the military, police officers, pro athletes, super heroes... their strength, their size, they mentality.
They seemed to be so powerful and that nothing could rattle or hurt them.
The Terminator...there is another one. Arnold was so tough and strong and fearless and nothing could stop him. No emotion. A machine.
Those began to be the qualities I valued for my own life.
Then in sports, you hear the “no pain