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....
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...
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...
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...
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...