Foundation For Success

I’m going out on a limb here and assume that “successful” is one of the words you would like used to describe your life. Good, then you are definitely someone I want to talk to.

Quality Of Life is the foundation for success. Trying to create success (no matter how you define it) without addressing your own personal Quality Of Life is like trying to build a house without a foundation. And just like the foundation of your house, trying to ...

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I Don’t Blame You For Being Cynical

Pick any contributing factor to your quality of life: making money, eating right, raising great kids, exercise, relationships… all of it. At any moment in time, any recommendation for success will be both the best and the worst advice you’ve ever gotten. In other words, any given strategy will be embraced by roughly half of the people you know, and will be rejected as crap by the other half. Same goes for the so-called experts on the subject—including scientists; half ...

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Capital Q

There is no loftier goal that I can conceive of, from among all that are actually attainable by every person, than Quality Of Life. After all, it is the potential for the sum total of the experience of being human, lived to its highest possible level. Pretty heady stuff; but why let that keep us from going there if we can. Since it is the “ultimate goal”, it would seem to be important to understand it, if only as much ...

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The Death Of Fitness

Can you easily and accurately define the word “fitness”. If you are currently paying for fitness products or services—as in, a member of a health club or gym, getting coaching in groups or privately, fitness video programs, etc.—please realize exactly what you’re buying.

Fitness providers will happily claim to offer whatever you think fitness is (sadly, there are almost as many different versions of it as there are people). In other words, fitness has become a catch-all word for anything that ...

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When Health Isn’t What You Want

As my past writings readily reveal, the majority of my background is in the realm of health and fitness. When I saw clients privately, I took great pride in the many examples among them that achieved remarkable levels of observable health, performance, and general fitness. But I must admit that didn’t describe everyone I coached. Truth be told, not even a majority. As with every coach in that field, most clients have a very different outcome. We all just hope ...

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Climate Change, Obesity, & Diabetes

Climate change (more accurately, the destruction of earth’s atmosphere), obesity, and type 2 diabetes have something very powerful in common. Know what it is? Take a serious guess before you read on.

The answer is:

None of them need a “cure”, and none of them need to be fought (as in, “fighting obesity”).

The truth is, people create each of these serious ...

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Being Coachable

Anyone who has ever toyed with the notion of hiring a coach for some aspect of their life where they feel stuck is probably already aware that a personal level of guidance is pretty hard to beat. Books and other how-to manuals can be great, but information alone rarely gets to the root of what’s holding you back. For a huge number of people, coaching from someone who has already experienced growth in the area that you want ...
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The Trouble With Naming Your Diet

Labelling an approach to a higher quality of life (or any aspect of it) is mostly intended to be a rallying point for those who have experienced its benefits; a simple point of reference for a product, style, philosophy, or practice that is eluded to whenever and wherever the label is evoked; as in The Zone, P90X, Paleo, CrossFit, Primal, Atkins, etc.

It’s entirely common and predictable that health strategies will acquire a label at some point; when a book is written ...

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Are You Fit, Or Are You Healthy?

Are you surprised by the question? Believe it or not, it’s hard to be both; so hard that it rarely happens in modern life.

These are all good questions to ask (especially that last one). Most of you know that I have an aversion to the word “fitness”, and rarely use it. You have no doubt noticed that the word is used to describe anything from bodybuilding to weight-loss. In short, the word has little real meaning. Plus, the ...

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What Mirror Selfies Really Say

In a recent Men’s Health article presenting their 10 candidates for the upcoming Men’s Health Ultimate Guy award, I noticed something about the photos that were posted to introduce us to these candidates. Most were indeed amazing guys that each had a compelling story to tell about overcoming some great obstacles or engaging in some poignant social cause. But many of the pictures pictures accompanying these articles told a very different story.

Now, I am someone that would have loved to ...

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