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Why a Small Change in Mindset Leads to a Drastic Change in Results

The hotel maids – all who claimed to be the furthest thing from habitual exercisers – were learning how many calories they were burning on a daily basis. Compared to a desk job, hotel maids are quite active. The scrubbing, vacuuming, and walking from room-to-room isn’t exactly "intense," But...

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Listen. Understand. Act.

On November 4th, four days prior to Election Day, President Obama sat down with Bill Maher to discuss some pressing issues the country faced. *Note: I'm just using this as an example, this isn't about either man's politics. To my great delight, one of the first discussion points was of great...

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The Science Behind Short-term and Long-term Motivation

There it is. That slice of cheesecake on the dessert cart that seems all so tempting! Despite your goals of health and fitness, it feels like your entire body is willing you to say, “YES!! Eat the cheesecake!! Get it before the dessert cart leaves!!” Then another voice comes into the frame. It...

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Pain is Temporary – Here's How to Fight Through it

The sun was scorching as I neared the end of the Spartan Race in Monterrey, California. "I don't know how much longer I can keep this up..." Over 6000 participants showed up to take on the 13-mile course of mountain terrain and obstacles. Several of which included carrying 60lb bags and...

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Read the Frickin' Manual

At 24 years of age, Mark Cuban was far from what many would call a success. “I was living in a 3-bedroom apartment in Dallas. I didn’t have my own bedroom. I slept on the couch or floor depending on what time I got home. I had no closet. Instead, I had a pile that everyone knew was...

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How to Embrace Your Strengths as an Introvert or Extrovert

The notecards in my hands were shaking as I rehearsed the speech in my head... I was about to do my first pitch to a room of investors in my entrepreneurial career. As the clock ticked down to my turn to speak, I no longer feared being on stage…I feared having a panic attack before I got...

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Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem.

Have you ever woke up one morning and said, "today, I hope someone points out all my problems, mistakes, and shortcomings?" Neither have I...Neither have your co-workers...Neither have your family or friends... Yet, we naturally choose to point out problems, rather than work on solutions. This...

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How Arnold Schwarzenegger Made His Vision a Reality

Growing up in rural Austria, Arnold Schwarzenegger had little chance of achieving fame or fortune. He lived in a tiny village called Thal where children were groomed to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Arnold’s parents were set on him joining the military and becoming a police officer...

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8 Ways to Increase Your Energy, Focus and Productivity

There are never enough hours in the day. We can never seem to find the time to accomplish everything on our to-do lists. Whether those things are work-related, family-related or goal-related, we just don’t seem to have enough time or energy to get them done. That’s why we all seek to...

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Stop Visualizing and Start Taking Action

“All men have the will to win. But it’s the man who has the will to prepare who’s going to win.” – Bob Knight In 1975, the legendary college basketball coach, Bob Knight, led his Indiana Hoosiers to an undefeated season and a national championship victory – something that hasn't been...

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