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Mental Toughness/Warrior Mindset

Good morning, Team Room – First, happy holiday season to everyone! And Happy New Year! At the beginning of this year, I committed to reading 52 books for an average of one book per week. I only ended up reading 44 books but setting a high-water mark mattered! In the end, I went …

Mindset #6: Fixed or Growth Mindset? Good morning, Team Room – as usual, I’m way behind on postings for the Mindset Series. Better late than never. Keeping it going with Mindset #6: Fixed or Growth? Enjoy! As always, send feedback, criticism, discussion, and/or disagreement. I’d love to hear from you! …

  Mindset #5: Reactive vs. Responsive “No man is free who is not master of himself.” – Epictetus In Tron Legacy (2010), Flynn (Jeff Bridges) and Sam (Flynn’s son) are reunited after 20 years apart. Sam opened the portal to the Grid via the arcade and got sucked-in. Now Clu …

Mindset #3: Wartime vs. Peacetime In 2001, Ben Horowitz, of Andreessen Horowitz, wrote a great piece on the a16z blog. It’s called Peacetime CEO/Wartime CEO. Horowitz defined Peacetime situations as those where a company has a large advantage versus the competition in its core market, and its market is growing. …

Mindset #2: Outcome Focused or Performance Focused? Think Big, Act Small “Never let your memories be bigger than your dreams. There’s a reason the rearview mirror is so much smaller than the windshield.” When it comes to mindset, what’s most challenging is actually building and employing some desired but intangible …

Good morning, Team Room – In The Fighter’s Mind, Sam Sheridan recounts a quotable story – and question – from travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. Theroux asks returning innocent adventurers what he calls the “awkward question.” After some drudgery of a trip, he’ll ask them “Why?” Many travelers search and stumble for an …

I believe all great teams are constantly working on the following four (4) things: Functional Excellence (Tactics, Techniques, Procedures, and/or Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs]).  Said differently, from a tactical perspective, it’s simply getting better at what we do. Physical and Mental Toughness Leadership, Followership, and Teamwork, and the dynamic inside …

Are young people today different? In the last year it’s been more frequent.  While working with a new team or during a Q&A after a presentation there’s a standard set of questions asked much more than others.  The question above gets asked all of the time.  Whether it’s from the parents and coaches of a youth sports …

Ollie (7 yrs old) was wounded by an arrow yesterday in the front yard.  A completely safe, and almost entirely harmless, NERF arrow.  Upon sustaining the wound (a bit of broken skin on the forearm) we all rushed Ollie – with great haste – to our island in the kitchen. …