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What a Video Game Taught Me About Leadership

For decades all around the world, however, video games have been used as teaching tools, educating kids on a plethora of subjects like historypattern recognitioncritical thinking, and more since the early 1990s.  (Think Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, Tetris, SimCity, Starcraft, etc.)

If games can teach us how to recognize patterns, develop plans of action, think critically, manage resources, problem solve and more, could a game you play online help you develop leadership skills that you can apply in RL? (that’s real life for those who don’t speak gamer)

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You Don’t Have to Be a Gym Rat To Get Fit or Lose Weight

As odd as it may sound coming from a gym rat like myself, I totally understand where she is coming from.

For those that lift heavy weights, they know how empowering it can be, not to mention its numerous health benefits. For some, the gym can be more terrifying than a tornado full of sharks.

When I mention lifting weights to someone new to a workout regiment, sometime I see this weird look of fear in their eyes.  A fear that if they lift weights, they will become some behemoth who eats his/her weight in red meat; a Situation wanna-be who spends six days a week at the gym and only talks about his abs, or a woman who shoots up testosterone and now wins Tom Waits karaoke contests on Saturday night.

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How to Find Your Why

Implementing a new consistent behavior that you hope will lead to a life changing habit can make you feel like a salmon swimming upstream.  You are constantly fighting the current of your own mind as you work to establish this habit. 

In all honesty, most of us would rather the habit fairy show up and magically leave the habit under our pillow. We want it all and we want it now! 

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Your How to Guide for Eating Healthy on Vacation

Once the 4th of July is over, most people, are done vacationing for the year.  For others they might have one more weekend or week planned before the cold chill of fall begins to descend from the North.

I just got back from vacation celebrating being married to my amazing wife for a year along with celebrating America’s Birthday.  I did not track food for the week but I did stay very conscious, mindful if you will, of what I was eating. 

You can implement a few of these yourself the next time you take a vacation.

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Rainy Rest Day Activities

Active rest days can be a great way to counteract your desire to train but also keep you from vegging out on the couch.  You can go for a jog, play some basketball, play disc golf (or regular golf), yoga, take a hike and explore nature in your hometown, or do some sort of mobility work or corrective exercise routines.   

Being outside is great, but sometimes mother nature decides to be a dick and throw a wrench in your plans with rain. 

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Command and Conquer Your Fat Loss Fight (Macro Your Macros)

Micromanaging every aspect of life and diet and meal preperation can very quickly lead your attention to be scattered.  Once you become flustered its easier to make quick and careless decisions. 

Save enormous amounts of time every week and apply the concept of “hotkeys” to your diet for easy fat loss success.  That’s right, MACRO YOUR MACROS!

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