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The Books That Always Set Me Straight

I totally forgot I said this, but apparently in my podcast episode with Eric Helms I referred to a list of books that help me figure myself out when I lose my shit.

Here is the reminder from one of my awesome Instagram followers brought this to my attention:

So here’s my reply — the books that set me straight (turns out it was more than 5), separated by the sort of predicament I tend to use them for.

WHEN I’M NOT MAKING SHIT HAPPEN AS FAST AS I SHOULD BE

These are the books that slap me in the face, kick me in the ass, make me feel like I’m being a pansy and give me a jet-boost of “get shit done” energy. They help me both as an athlete and as a human who wants to do cool stuff in my lifetime.— Read More…

3 Kick-Ass Books For Coaches, Trainers, And Anyone Else Trying To Make A Living

With my Audible credits renewed and a quick trip to the used book store, I got to dive into some serious gems these past couple weeks.

By pleasant happenstance, they all joined forces to feed my business / coaching brain more than anything else, and I wanted to share the wealth with those of you who could possibly use it.

BOOK #1

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – By Susan Cain // If you work with people, you need to read this book. Obviously that includes coaches, trainers, teachers, and counselors. But if you have co-workers, children, family, or any other important relationship in your life, I’d still argue this is definitely worth the time and money to have a better understanding of how different people operate.— Read More…

Why I Follow The Work Of Very Few People

While I can totally appreciate a good one-liner, I live for deep explanations.

If the explainer is someone I admire, give me a 3-hour podcast over a 10-min radio interview any day. I’ll take a 500-page book over a 4-sentence social media post with every chance I get.

I want to learn about their process. This way I can try it on, see how it feels, keep what I like, and move on. This feedback loop of mimicking work and curating it for my personal taste is far more useful to me than simply accepting advice “because someone said so”.

I don’t follow people for prescriptions. I don’t need someone to tell me what to do. I need them to set examples, tell stories, and open mental doors.— Read More…

Your Sport Owes You Nothing – You Owe It

As someone who’s life has done nothing but benefit from athletics since the age of six, I can become extremely disgruntled and disheartened when people do not respect their craft.

And yes, sports done well, is indeed, a craft.

With performance-based sports, this is sometimes recognized and honored. With “fitness” or cosmetic sports it is most-often not.

But regardless of the outcome you are attempting to chase with your physical body, nothing is more disgraceful than to steal it’s beauty and intent by making it your meal ticket.— Read More…

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck

A few weeks ago I listened to an audiobook titled “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life”.

About 20 minutes into it, way before the end of the first chapter, I honestly thought to myself that this is the book everyone in my life should read.

To be clear, I’ve never thought that about any other book. There have been some that I think would be so great for some people, but this one was for EVERYONE.

While it didn’t uncover anything incredibly new or different for me in principle (it mostly offered some valuable reminders and a ton of giggles), it opened my eyes to how a typically lame-sounding topic can be livened up if delivered by the right person with the right tone.— Read More…

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