Combating Adversity: 3 Practical Ways to Increase Resiliency

“It is precisely in times of immunity from care that the soul should toughen itself beforehand for occasions of greater stress, and it is while Fortune is kind that it should fortify itself against her violence. In days of peace the soldier performs manoeuvres, throws up earthworks with no enemy in sight, and wearies himself by gratuitous toil, in order that he may be equal to unavoidable toil” – Seneca the Younger   How do you handle adversity? When real hardships come up in your life, do you feel like you can remain calm, cool, and collected, or do you typically hit the panic button? If you’re anything like me, your first instinct is likely to drop everything, freak out, and then curl up in a ball and feel sorry for yourself for a few days. This type of reaction can manifest itself as anxiety, over-thinking, lack of action, etc.

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5 Books Every Athlete, Coach, and Leader Should Read (2017 Edition)

If you influence just one single person, YOU, my friend, are a leader.  Like it or not, somewhere someone is looking up to you as role model. This is something we should all take a very seriously because having influence is having power and having power means we have the ability to create a positive change in the people around us. This change can be exponential if we are impacting the right people at the right times. The following books have helped me become a better leader, employer, coach, and role model. If you choose to pick up any of the following books please remember, to paraphrase a quote borrowed from Legacy, better people make better leaders. We must work on improving and elevating ourselves if we plan on elevating others.  There is no greater responsibility and privilege in the world than leading other people.. iron sharpens iron.   5)

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Creating Success Through Self-Auditing

        One of the fundamental tenants of Compete SC is our goal of making every person who steps through our doors better. On the surface, we are primarily making those that enter better at sports, or simply getting them in better shape.   I would be lying, however, if I said we didn’t have a secondary goal of personal growth and development with all our athletes and adult training clients. We try our best to not only produce great athletes, but to produce great people as well.   A few months back, I wrote an article on my personal meditation practice. I was pleased when I heard a few people say they liked it, received a couple emails thanking me for writing it, and even had some people say they tried the meditation method I suggested and liked it. Even though it was only a few people, I

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Vitamin D: 5 Things You Need to Know

“Vitamin D isn’t just the most important supplement, it’s probably the most important biohack from the world of anti-aging and human performance.”— Dave Asprey Vitamin D provides energy, decreases the chance of long term health risks, increases overall daily performance, and most importantly, optimizes quality of life. I know many people who have significantly changed their lives by beginning to supplement Vitamin D. I have witnessed close friends demolish anxiety disorders, breathe life into under-active libidos, lose 30+ pounds of fat, and even eliminate the mid-afternoon “brain fog” by adding this awesome supplement to their daily routines.

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A Balanced Life

Meditation is a hot topic in the Western world.Despite existing for thousands of years, it is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. Today an estimated 18 million people have some form of regular meditative practice, and it has become ubiquitous with the world’s top performers. In this post I will delve into the background and practice of my personal meditation method.

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Productivity Tip of the Week

Yes, sleep is important…very important and I address this topic with all of my clients and even other blog posts. However, waking up 20-60minutes earlier than you “have to” can have a profound positive effect on your life. Not only does waking up earlier produce relaxing and less-rushed mornings but it will allow you to do all the things that make you feel and perform better. Take a peak at the acronym below.

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