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Nationals.... not the baseball team!

Nothing like being so focused on the task at hand.   Winning!!  My first day at Nationals in the Palm Desert Indian Wells.... wow.  That was some spectacular stuff.  I sat and watched so many different people playing levels 3.0 to Pro... even though it wasn't a pro event.  The pro's cleaned up.... The task at hand is to find a way to get into the game.  To make it to the Nationals you have to play multiple tournament to qualify.  Winning is getting harder and harder.  I watched a 3.5 match that looked really fun... One of the local guys "Paul and Dennis" won the 60+ 3.5 division... way to go fellas. The real task is to find a...

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KISS... Keep It Short Stupid

I recently had a conversation with someone who's been in my life since the beginning.  We got into some of the details of the warrior logo and the amazing product we have been producing and continuously tweaking... I enjoy the out of the box view.   I had been rehashing why I wanted to make this particular pair of shorts.  The brief story is that Tennis and Fitness and Triathlon and beach didn't have the same pair of shorts that were "acceptable."  I had been working at a country club for 8 years and never felt comfortable with the board shorts appearance much less the ability to move in them. The concept of K.I.S.S. is always very present.  Keep It...

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Ready for Anything

6 years ago I went to a fitness convention and was completely affected by the very last speaker of the event.  His name is Jay Blahnik and his speech encompassed the word Extraordinary. As you entered the amphitheater, you were given a questions sheet with 3 things on it...and a wrist band.  I remember, probably for one of the very few times in my life during a lecture, feeling completely present.  The 4 days of fitness training and education were done and I was in the middle of a major life adjustment.  The 3 questions are buried somewhere in my files, but the wrist band (dead broken and useless) is still around to remind me of that week and what...

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Belief

How do you get people to believe you? Building trust is certainly one of the hardest things to do in life... unless you are completely trustworthy.  I can imagine who might come off as that very person, business, or product... but how did they get there is really the aim of the question. I was visiting a cousin in Florida when I was 19.  Sitting by the pool, I needed to use the restroom, but was distracted on my way back.  I heard someone hitting tennis balls all by themselves... along with the obvious sounds of frustration.  I took the time to peek into the court and witness something I believed I could fix.  The very fit woman, asked a...

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The original innovator of Masculinity....Dreamers

Wow.  Where does inspiration come from?  Everywhere and anywhere, you only need to be paying attention. In 1953 one of the single greatest movements was created.  It was created because someone was bored and wanted more out of life.  He was paying attention to so many others around him and observing that they all sought a change.  The change was anything but slight.  It was risky, monumental, controversial, and above all...necessary.  This innovator created something he wanted.  He worked hard and sought "perfection" for the launch of the mens product that would change lives forever.  Shortly after his launch, he would get the answer he was looking for...YES.  They wanted the same thing he did.  Hugh Hefner launched PLAYBOY magazine...

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