My new project is a book called "Be Better" and you can find it (and fund it!) on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.
(Some of you might know this because you've already supported it and got the campaign off to a roaring start! Thank you!)
Allow me to cut to the chase: the old ways of publishing aren't dead, but they're very different from what they used to be. There are fewer publishing houses, fewer bricks-and-mortar bookstores, etc. and the "advance and a book tour" days now belong to the Hillary Clintons and the Malcolm Gladwells of the world. That's not me. (Surprise!)
We bring so much on ourselves. We get some thought in our head and we dwell on it, dwell on it, dwell on it ... until we have a problem. We don't really have a problem, but we've convinced ourselves that we have a problem, so guess what? Now we have a problem.
Ever do this in the gym?
Then stop it.
Learn what you can from a bad lift and move on. Learn what you can from anything that happens in your life, and move forward, upward, onward ... anywhere but the same spot, brooding on your troubles. Your perceived troubles.
You can make yourself...Read more
This is going to sound stupid and sappy and ridiculous, but here it is: Whatever you face today, put more love into it. Things will most likely improve if you love more, not less. In almost every single situation you face today -- whether it's buying a cup of coffee, talking with your buddies, kicking your WOD, or dealing with your loved ones -- put more love into whatever you're doing.
Dumb, right? Fucking stupid. You've got your dreams and ambitions and your righteous anger! You're ready to kick ass and bend this world to your will! If only you can...Read more
Pride goeth before a miss.
The more weight, the merrier.
United we stand, kind of staggered we run.
Don't rub salt in the wound. Unless it's a big tear from pull-ups and you like to cry.
If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the noon class.
Too many cooks spoil the meatza.
A watched bar never lifts itself.
Let the bumpers fall where they may.
CrossFit is the spice of life.
You can't have your cake and eat it too. Well, you can. But you're going to feel like shit in the morning.
A big fish in a small box.
Like two peas in a ... Wait, you eat...Read more
If you're lost ... join the club. We all are. It's just that some of us are pretending not to be. Or we do a great job of looking confident, self-assured, and kick-ass. But inside? We're just a mess like everybody else.
If you're down-hearted ... pick yourself up. Stop complaining. That's the first step to feeling better. Keep telling your victim story and you stay the victim. Move forward. New memories are made every day. Even if life has been shitty to you, it doesn't have to stay that way. Change your thoughts, change your words, change your mojo, now.
You're an addict. A CrossFit addict. Maybe you don't have track marks on your arms, but look at your hands. Touch your traps. Check out the marks on your shins, or your collarbone. The signs are there, aren't they?
You have to decide if you have a warrior's soul, if you're a CrossFitter.