Personal Best

Bicycle Speed Record Broken: 183.93 MPH (not a typo)

What is the Future of Performance? It is the fusion of training, technology, and teams to annihilate supposedly unbreakable records at an accelerating rate. In the case of Denise Mueller-Korenek, it came in the form of racing a bicycle across the Bonneville Salt Flats faster than the takeoff speed of…

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Do hard things MOST of the time for high performance

If something is easy, it means that you could do it in your sleep. You do not need to get ready, psyche yourself up, or make sure you don’t stay out too late the night before. It also means that someone much more junior than you, and paid a great…

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Yoda is a fan of reflection, not divine gifts

If you have no idea who Yoda is, you should stop reading this article. You are going to either be confused or call me a geek, and we both don’t need to start our days that way. If you are familiar with Yoda, you probably remember his famous line from…

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Teams Allow You to Focus on Your Strengths

Here is a quick thought before you head out for the Memorial Day weekend. When you come back to work next week, what will you focus on? Maintaining the status quo Obsessing over correcting your weaknesses Focusing on your strengths When elite organizations like NASA, professional sports teams, and the…

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Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

Many of us like to think we have a growth mindset. It is rare for someone to openly admit that they are closed to new ideas, rely on their natural gifts instead of stretching themselves, and are subject to forces beyond their control. However, very few of us have a…

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Functional Reserve Part 2: Managed Competition

Competition exists all around us. You see it many different ways. As soon as the boarding group is called at the airport, people start to nudge forward, attempting to reach the front of the line, even though all groups will eventually leave the ground at the same time. Is this…

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