3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

3 things to check out – 2/10/18 edition

Mindset, Personal development, Things to check out
There are 3 things on my mind for the last two weeks.  I'm working through them for a bit and figuring out how to put them into words but I think they are worth sharing with you. #1 Daniel Pink's book, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsPink describes motivation being influenced by a sense of autonomy, mastery, and purpose. I find this fascinating because he goes so far to say that motivation can be triggered by external influences but ultimately lacks the performance of intrinsic factors like a sense of being in control, learning something new, and having a purpose beyond yourself. This has huge implications for how business motivates employees, how we motivate ourselves for goals, or how we motivate others. I'm sure for most of us, the intrinsic…
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Success, is chasing perfection keeping you from it?

Success, is chasing perfection keeping you from it?

Mindset
It's interesting how we always aim for perfection and rarely do we find it. In doing so we often miss all the success we have along the way. How does this apply? Nutrition, fitness, training, ... life can't be solely about reaching perfection and getting the golden star. The trips and falls, the failures, the struggles, they're all part of your journey to success. They make you... YOU. Through the struggles you will find courage, triumph, learn new skills, develop ideas and insights, you'll find what you're made of and what works for you. Take a moment to feel and notice what you're already doing that works. Take a moment and acknowledge that you are doing the best you can and doing what you can.
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Are Your Limiting Factors All in Your Head?

Are Your Limiting Factors All in Your Head?

Mindset
Let’s talk a little about mindset. I recently heard a story that I wanted to share. It describes how one of the world's strongest and largest creatures is held captive by a mere rope. When a baby elephant is born. It's wild instincts are fully engaged. It wants to run, be free, and go where it pleases. It knows that it is large and in charge. As soon as the 200-pound newborn comes into the world. Trainers shackle a metal chain to its foot and tie it to a stake. The baby elephant struggles and uses all their strength to break free of the chain. The chain resists. After days, or weeks, of struggle. The elephant's spirit is broken. It gives in and knows that it cannot win. This lesson…
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