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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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All In...

There is nothing quite like an addiction.  Whether it's to drugs, video games, sex... the list is endless... What about an addiction to FUN? Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the USA and probably around the world.  People are attracted to the game because anyone can play... and I mean anyone.  First known as an old person game.  The senior community probably saw an extended life expectancy from villages that had courts.  I am betting they had a few ankle and shoulder injuries too... just can't keep them off the court. Now the sport has taken on a whole new level of competition.  Entertaining as it is to watch the good players play... its the moment you connect with...

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First to Quit

First to Quit:We did a photo shoot with the Eible Brothers for PHIT Threads this week.  The shot you see here is a bit out of focus but their focus is anything but OUT.  Fritz and Max are a couple of years apart in age, but identical in their drive.  They have been playing a game, after hearing a man with physical presence and the sound of certainty state out loud ..."Its a game of who quits first."Since hearing this, Fritz and Max thrive on the competitive brotherly love of never giving up on one another or anything else they touch.  I have known these men for 10+ years and have watched them evolve into every ounce of potential two...

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