The number one reason we have an obesity epidemic is because we make excuses under the guise of being busy, flexible, in crisis, skeptical, cynical, physically unable, too old, and selfless. Read more
Wouldn’t you like to work less and get the same or better results? I sure would. It’s easier than you might believe. Richard Koch in his book, The 80/20 Principle, defines this secret to success. I found the statistics to be fascinating and the application of this principle to business rings alarmingly true. I think back to when I was in college and realize how much I SHOULD have practiced the 80/20 principle. Read more
Is the Boston Marathon all that it’s cracked up to be?
The medal is mediocre at best. There isn’t even a granola bar in the goodie bag. It’s expensive to participate. The course is really difficult. The downhills trash your quads just in time to need them to climb the Newton Hills. The race begins late so you have to run in the middle of the day. This year that meant running in 89 degrees!
Even so, you have one day of the year that every serious runner from every country wants to be in Boston, Massachusetts. Why? Read more
Americans are quite good at goal setting.
“I want to lose 20 pounds by spring!” “I’m going to eat healthier in 2012!” “I’m going to fit in my high school jeans in time for my reunion.” “I’m going to run my first marathon.” Read more
Questions are more powerful than commitments, according to research done by Dr. Senay at the University of Illinois. “Will I exercise today?” is more effective than “I will exercise today.” The former inspires a sense of responsibility where the latter triggers guilt and shame.
There is a sense of self power that comes from your brain’s ability to answer the question.
The right questions have been the single most powerful motivator for change to my lifestyle. Read more