Category Archives: Resiliency

Feeling Tired? Stand Up For Health

You’ve probably read something or seen something about stand-up desks. Sitting is being called the new smoking, it’s that bad for you to sit all day. And those bad effects are cumulative. Standing helps for energy and overall health. But those fancy desks are really expensive. And they’re not easy to install, and not easy […]

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Tom Petty Wonders If He’s Ever Written A Song Before

“Songs are kind of mystical and magical, there’s not a formula that brings them around, I don’t have a concrete method of doing it. Sometimes I sit down and wonder if I’ve ever done it before.” – singer/songwriter Tom Petty in a Billboard interview That’s a familiar feeling – whether literally writing a song, or […]

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Muhammad Ali Shows Us How to Win By Defeat

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” – Muhammad Ali I thought of this quote when the Golden State Warriors came back from […]

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What Kobe Bryant Said to Draymond Green to Beat the Thunder

‘If making history was easy, why bother?’ – Kobe Bryant After the fourth game of the 2016 Western Conference Finals, Draymond Green was deeply discouraged. He had played horrendously. In fact the next day after seeing tape of his playing he said, “I didn’t recognize that guy. And I don’t ever want to see him […]

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How The Revenant Director Transformed His Lowest Point

In 2010 director Alejandro González Iñárritu released the gloomy film Biutiful. Critics didn’t love it, neither did audiences. Iñárritu says he fell into “a very, very difficult state.” This was a crossroads for him. What to do next. He went to a 21-day silent-meditation retreat in the South of France. Every morning, he stared at […]

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What Do You Do After Finishing Something Important?

“It’s like a woman who just had a really big baby. I’m just not ready yet. There are a lot of backstories. I can give that a moment. I’ve just given labor.” -Mad Max director George Miller after being asked if there would be another Mad Max movie 12 days after he finished the latest […]

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What’s the month you’d like to go slowest?

I’d probably pick a summer a month to move more slowly than the others. But next would be October. This stunningly beautiful time of leaf-change always moves more quickly than I’d like it to. And coupled with this being the busiest work month of my year, there’s definitely a feeling of missing out. As Robert […]

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B.B. King on Appreciation

“The crowds treat me like my last name. When I go onstage people usually stand up, I never ask them to, but they do. They stand up and they don’t know how much I appreciate it.” – B.B. King The guard-dog in our brain called the amygdala is usually barking about some slight or stress. […]

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Gratitude. (NBA Playoff Tip #10)

This is the last of a series (inspired by the NBA playoffs) on how NBA free throw shooters can help you be at your best today. Many NBA players are religious. When they score, they often do some motion in the air – Stephen Curry points his right index finger up to the sky for […]

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You’ve got this. (NBA Playoff Tip #6)

This is part of an 11-part series (inspired by the NBA playoffs) on how NBA free throw shooters can help you be at your best today. You’ve been doing just fine your whole professional life. Somehow you’ve made it through adult life so far getting lots of things done, but not everything done, and not […]

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