The Hard Thing About Hard Work
Inner Game
30 Mar 2017

The Hard Thing About Hard Work

Hard work is hard—really hard. There aren’t any shortcuts, hacks or workarounds for hard work. Technology has added conveniences and streamlined workflows but it hasn’t replaced the mental and physical energy needed to execute. I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as a nation, and...

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How Successful Leaders Thrive Under Pressure
Inner Game
02 Mar 2017

How Successful Leaders Thrive Under Pressure

It was Super Bowl XXIII and the San Francisco 49ers were down 16–13 to the Cincinnati Bengals. Pinned back on their own eight-yard line with 3:10 left on the clock, the 49ers quarterback, Joe Montana led the team down the field to score the winning touchdown with 34 seconds left...

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Badass Dudes: Shavarsh Karapetyan
Miscellaneous
17 Feb 2017

Badass Dudes: Shavarsh Karapetyan

Today we salute Shavarsh Karapetyan, a retired Soviet-Armenian finswimmer. He was a ten-time finswimming world record-breaker. The best in the biz. But he isn’t a badass for finswimming. He’s a badass for other reasons. It was September 16, 1976, and Shavarsh just completed a normal training circuit by running 12...

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The Henry Rollins Method to Saying Yes to Opportunity
Inner Game
17 Feb 2017

The Henry Rollins Method to Saying Yes to Opportunity

What do you do when an opportunity presents itself? Do you analyze its pros and cons until you’re exhausted? What if you were in a situation where the future looked dim? Where you know exactly where you were going. . . Nowhere. That is until you have a chance to say yes to...

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How to Work a Room Like a Badass
Lifestyle
22 Jan 2017

How to Work a Room Like a Badass

Working a room at a social or professional gathering can be overwhelming. If you don’t fancy yourself a social butterfly then the challenge can be even more difficult to overcome. But do you know what people at these events want? YOU! The best part about going to events is people...

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Our Lives Will be Documented and Digitized
Miscellaneous
19 Jan 2017

Our Lives Will be Documented and Digitized

In 200 years, we will not be here. All that will be left of us will be physical items left behind and predominately, our digital footprint. Everything we are doing is on the grid—documented, digitized, reported and saved on the cloud. Emails. Political rants on Facebook. Food photos on IG....

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Facebook News Feed Eradicator
Miscellaneous
19 Jan 2017

Facebook News Feed Eradicator

I was going to deactivate Facebook but I found this godsend of a Chrome extension called the News Feed Eradicator. We all want to keep in touch with our friends, and Facebook is a useful way to allow this. Facebook has become somewhat of a news medium. Personally, when I...

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How to Be Interesting
Inner Game
05 Jan 2017

How to Be Interesting

This is a brief guide on how to be interesting. I already know you’re interesting people. You’re unique and have something special to offer the world. I am writing this article because an interesting life is an exciting life. I’m sure you agree you’d like to live an exciting life. Why is...

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Are You Stuck? Introduce a Pattern Interrupt
Inner Game
01 Dec 2016

Are You Stuck? Introduce a Pattern Interrupt

At some point during a weightlifting routine, your gains plateau. This happens when you follow the same routine for eight weeks, for example. You may notice results at first, but as you hit the latter part of your cycle, you’ll notice the results have dropped off. Your muscles have grown and...

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