Do You Need Anchors… or Propellers?

Have you ever heard someone say that a certain practice or a certain person is an ‘anchor’ in his or her life? Usually it’s a good thing. I’ve used that phrase before to refer to my Friday morning Bible Study. I’ve met with a group of guys for the past nearly 15 years every Friday… Continue reading Do You Need Anchors… or Propellers?

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Are You Really Done When You Think You’re Done?

The 40% Rule, as David Goggins calls it in his book Can’t Hurt Me, is the idea that whenever you feel like you’re tank is about empty in whatever area, you’ve only used about 40% of your capacity. I’m not sure how he arrived at the math, but I know there’s some truth there. I… Continue reading Are You Really Done When You Think You’re Done?

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Where Can You Push a Little Bit Harder?

Where can we push harder, add something extra, power through our required work and do 10% or 20% more? You first do what you’re supposed to do, and then do a little bit more. Something unexpected. Something unnecessary but helpful. As mental toughness coach Ben Newman calls it, doing the ‘unrequired.’ You do what’s required… Continue reading Where Can You Push a Little Bit Harder?

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Improve Your Perspective With This One Question

Having middle schoolers and being in sales, I know a thing or two about having a rough day (in the suburban American version of having a rough day). On any given day, I can encounter a moody young teen, a customer frustrated with their insurance costs (my particular area of biz), or a weed problem… Continue reading Improve Your Perspective With This One Question

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