Understand the Stakes to Strive Toward Your Goals

Understand the Stakes to Strive Toward Your Goals

What do you say to yourself when thinking about quitting―about giving up on the pursuit of your dream? Do conjure up reasons to justify your stopping forward movement?―I have. Does your brain find solace in the notion that your goal wasn’t worth it or was a foolish...
Welcome to the Jungle

Welcome to the Jungle

Recently, I began coaching a remarkable entrepreneur named Robert (real name withheld). He graduated from a premier US university, and landed a successful fast-paced job in marketing, where he rose through the ranks so quickly that he was able to create his own...
Self Talk: The Five Star Rule

Self Talk: The Five Star Rule

In the early days of selling Perfect Pushups, we categorized our sales into five groups: mass retailer, sporting goods big box, sporting goods small box, web sales and telephone sales. Examples of each are Walmart and Target (mass retailers), Dicks and The Sports...
The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 3

The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 3

Climbing Out of the Jungle Upon my graduation from the Naval Academy, I was granted three months of temporary assigned duty to train for an invitation to the Olympic rowing camp. During the previous summer, I had competed in the Olympic Festival, medaled in both...
The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 2

The Single Hardest Obstacle: Part 2

The single hardest obstacle between you and your goal is your ability to persist. By definition, the idea of persisting is the repeated ability to take action toward your goal, day after day after day. It’s why losing weight or gaining muscle can be so difficult....