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Why I Wrote Unstoppable Teams

Why I Wrote Unstoppable Teams

Unstoppable Teams come in all shapes and sizes, but they all depend on understanding human emotions, motivations, and values. It is both complex and as simple as this: you must care. Caring is the cornerstone for building trust and persistence in any group. When...

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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...

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The Action Formula:  How to Stay Motivated and Not Give Up

The Action Formula: How to Stay Motivated and Not Give Up

Have you ever thought about what prompts you to take an action to achieve a positive impact? I’m not talking about a reactionary response, like what happens when you touch something hot or back away from a ledge that’s too high—I’m referring to an intentional action,...

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Your Choices Determine Your Outcomes

Your Choices Determine Your Outcomes

One of the tricks your mind will play on you is convincing you that you have no other option than to stop. Don’t fall for it—Ever. You have a choice. You always have a choice. It may not be readily apparent. It may show up as a pivot that requires you to shift course....

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The Winter Doldrums

The Winter Doldrums

In the sport of rowing (aka crew), there is a well-known and dreaded phase of training called the “Winter Doldrums.” This phase of training occurs after the last head race (a time-trial, three-mile staggered start competition), which usually ends by the first week of...

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Why Navy SEAL Training is Easier than Starting a Company

Why Navy SEAL Training is Easier than Starting a Company

Okay, you might immediately say to yourself after reading the title of this post, “NO Way—SEAL training is waaaaay harder than starting a company!” Hear me out, because it’s true. Just to clarify, I’m not accounting for the physical abuse that is served up during SEAL...

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The Number One Demon is Doubt

The Number One Demon is Doubt

Without question, the number one demon that you must slay on a daily, hourly, and sometimes minute-by-minute basis, is doubt. It comes in all forms and has one mission—to distract and redirect your efforts. Doubt is powerful, because it ultimately comes from you. It...

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The Slingshot Effect

The Slingshot Effect

When I was child, all I ever wanted was a mini-bike and a BB-gun. What I received was a BMX knock-off bicycle and a large rubber band. I’m not complaining about the bike—I loved that flat black Columbia kinda-looks like a BMX bicycle—but boy did I want that Red Rider...

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