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Everyday Is Training Day

What did you expect?!

ex·pec·ta·tion /ˌekspekˈtāSH(ə)n/noun 1. a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. 2. “reality had not lived up to expectations” We’ve all been there; someone comes to us in confidence to vent about a situation or undesirable outcome.  After being a good listener, gaining an appreciation for the circumstances that…
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Perspective

per·spec·tive/pərˈspektiv/nouna particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view Perspective is something skewed quickly and greatly; especially today with social media and real time access to information.  A lot has been written and preached about perspective.  Getting it.  Keeping it.  As a coach, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of maintaining…
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Learning to Suffer Can Lead to Greater Things

We often hear the phrase the game is 90% mental.  Name the sport; players, coaches and sports psychologists will all generally agree that mindset and mental state trump physical prowess on the field of play.  A player who possess a killer instinct, doesn’t choke under pressure, and can seemingly block out distractions will triumph over…
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Instead of Goals, Raise Your Standards!

One of the most foundational principles in operations management is standardization. The more standardized a process is the more efficient it tends to be over the long haul in terms of time, money, and energy. In manufacturing, where products are mass produced, standardization is vital to maintaining high quality, eliminating waste (LEAN), and preventing defects…
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Execution

At the UNO’s College of Business Administration I teach an Operations Management class.  It’s a class every business major is required to take and one of those everyone dreads.  It’s not that the subject matter is difficult but more the amount of information that is covered.  The class is what is commonly called a survey…
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Basics Win Fights

Basics Win Fights. A statement I’ve been told by nearly every coach I’ve had the pleasure of training with. In watching the recent UFC matchup between Damien Maia and Ben Askeran I was reminded once again of this tried and true principle. It is precisely why a banner hangs in our jiu jitsu room that…
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Keep Learning

There is a saying that youth is wasted on the young. For myself, I find that to be truer each day especially when it comes to learning and appreciating knowledge. I’ve read more books in the past few years than I had in my entire life leading up. Part of it was I simply didn’t…
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End On A Win

Growing up in small town PA (that’s Pennsylvania for the Midwesterners) we played a lot of different sports. The small population afforded kids plenty of opportunity to participate in virtually every sport. Our immediate area was made up of a handful of small communities who fielded teams, especially baseball, as there was no shortage of…
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Wendler 5/3/1

Jim Wendler is known as much for his outspoken nature as he is his knowledge and expertise in the field of strength training and powerlifting. His statements often ruffle a lot of feathers, to which he makes no apology as his modus operandi is just because something makes you mad doesn’t mean it is untrue.…
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Optimism

I recently began reading and thoroughly enjoying Sports for the Soul, a series of books by Darrin Donnelly in which the author uses various sports settings and figures as platforms for a larger, deeper message.  The third installment, Relentless Optimism: How a Commitment to Positive Thinking Changes Everything, Donnelly tales a minor league baseball player…
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