"You cannot steer a stationary ship."
This quote came up in my coaching group recently.
I’d never heard it before, but the words hit me hard, especially in light of all that is happening in our world and also our great country right now.
I realize life is challenging nowadays.
Perhaps you're looking for words to make you feel okay for your stress-induced overeating.
Maybe you skipped workouts because your gym has been shuttered thanks to a global viral pandemic.
But I'd be remiss...
I remember a few years back I was on an early-morning flight, couldn’t get internet, and for some reason or another, I missed emailing out that day's coaching lesson.
After we landed, and the captain said it was okay to switch my phone back...
If you ever feel frazzled, stop and ask yourself "why" you do what you do.
The answer is often the source of your stress.
In other words, what is your motivation to make life choices like:
- Arriving at school/work 15 minutes early vs. Calling in...
I've learned quite a bit since I started coaching in 1996.
Well, I used to write workouts (in middle school) for my football teammates--so I guess I've been unofficially coaching since 1985.
I've studied what is required for weight-loss success.
When the titanic left the port, there was a very specific desired outcome for the people on board.
They wanted to enjoy the luxury of this incredible new boat and get to New York.
We all know what happens.
The plans of every single person on that...
Some thoughts about arguably the most powerful emotion.
If you feel it in your heart.
Feel it so strongly that it moves you deeply.
Let it out. Don't hold back. Stop assuming anything.
Tell the most important people in your world that you...
One of the biggest challenges I see many folks struggling with is what I call the "Big Balancing Act."
Balancing today's needs with your long-term vision and goals.
Let's assume I'm talking about you for a moment.
You know you need to invest in...
Today's lesson is different.
Rather than talk about the usual things, like why detox diets will only frustrate you, I'll discuss racism.
And perhaps a simple way to end it once and for all.
Sorry, but I just need to weigh in on how I feel.
One of the biggest differentiators between super-successful clients and everyone else is that the great ones keep improving.
They keep evolving their healthy habits and making things 1% better.
And they do this over and over again.
If you look at...
Over the past 25+ years of coaching I've noticed a trend when it comes to unsuccessful people.
You know, the folks who set lofty goals and make big promises... yet never hit those goals.
Unsuccessful folks never quite dedicate themselves to the...
When it comes to getting healthy, choose faith over fear.
But does that mean you never get concerned or scared?
In my opinion, having zero fear is a dangerous thing.
Only someone with extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior feels...
If you exercise long enough, you will come to a point where your training isn't going well.
This might be your current situation.
Especially since many globo gyms have closed, which is forcing you to get creative and train at home.
Ever notice if your day gets started off rough, it often sets the tone for the rest of the day.
However, it doesn't have to be this way.
Stop trying to be perfect. Nobody is.
Stop believing that if you don't have time for a gym workout and three...
In my 20s, I had the honor of meeting Bo Jackson in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
One of my clients saw the picture below (scroll to the bottom of the page) and said, "Bo Knows Joe."
I thought that was a good one.
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