Citius, Altius, Fortius (Faster, Higher, Stronger)
I was infected with the Olympic bug (not Zika) when I was 6 years old. I sat in front of the television, enthralled with the gymnastics competition that was unfolding at the Olympic Games. From that point forward, I was on a mission to become an Olympic athlete.
You Say You Want an Evolution...Three Tips for Creating Successful Change 1/27/16
In the immortal words of John Lennon, “You say you want a revolution” because it is a way we can create change in our lives. But “revolt” is at the root of the word revolution, and that’s usually what we do within a couple of weeks of making a new year’s resolution. We start working out, our muscles get sore, we eat only “good” foods (which usually means depriving ourselves of eating or drinking some of our favorite things) and voila, the revolt is on in no time flat. Those great intentions, and you, are out the door in two weeks or less.
If 2016 is going to be a year when you become more of the you whom you’d like to be, then that means taking an evolutionary approach to change. Once you have an outcome in mind, the next step is to have a good process in place for getting there. The difference between dreamers and achievers is that the achievers have a process in place that is both proactive and reactive.
Constructing Your New Year’s EVOLUTION 1/20/16
"All the world’s a stage, all the men and women merely players” - Shakespeare
It’s that time of year when people make new year’s resolutions. They come in droves to the gym in early January. I call them “Resolutionists". Resolutionists show up with the best of intentions to better themselves by losing weight and getting fitter. And then two weeks later, they’re gone again. While I enjoy having the gym space back, it makes me sad that it takes less than two weeks for people to let go of the new way they wanted to be. And the main reason for that is because they came up with a great concept, but didn’t follow it up with a solid plan that helped them follow through the days when their motivation was outweighed by their old habits.