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Resting on the Run

Great teammates know how to rest on the run. Resting on the run means that you identify opportune moments to restore some energy or mental attention in the midst of a project or activity. Some people power through projects and activities and plan to rest when they cross the finish line. This is a good mindset for

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Practically Political

Politics can ruin a team dynamic. This is because politics are the mother of all pretension. The second that things get political everything begins to get less practical. People begin doing things for the wrong reasons and teams lose sight of their true mission. America seems to be struggling with this right now. So many things that

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Play the cards you’re dealt.

Anyone can win a hand of poker with a full house or royal flush. Can you take a bad hand and turn it into something? Life is full of inconvenient circumstances and living life with convenience as an expectation will mean that you will be constantly disappointed. Bluffing your way through the terrible hand that has been

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Best Next Step

How do you actually chart a course after you identify the destination? The first step is to figure out what the best next step is from where you are. This seems obvious but many people want to leap frog very necessary steps so that they can get to the destination faster. Perhaps all they can see is

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Charting a Course

How do we get from A to B? From here to there? The path is often more cloudy than the destination. Every team must execute their ideas with purpose and direction but they must never expect that purpose and direction to happen magically. Having a good idea and expecting to drift towards it is like getting in

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Posting

Great teams are staffed with people who are actually progressing toward effectiveness. They do the hard work to acheive and do not settle for an image of the type of person who achieves. There is a difference. You know, the type of person who posts a lot about their passions or moral indignation but doesn’t actually do

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The Bandwidth of the Mind

Every team must understand what each individual can handle. This is obviously true of physical strength. Some people can handle heavier items than others. Some can run longer distances as well. Mental and emotional limits are not as obvious because the physical size of a person can demonstrate their physical strength. However, just like a person discovers

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Can we always trust our perception?

We all have experiences and those experiences are what our brains use to fill in the blanks of our reality. There are things in our perception that we don’t see and our brains use our past experiences to fill in the blanks. For example, have you ever mistakenly thought you saw someone you knew only to find

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Cutting Room Floor

One of my favorite things that came out of the stay at home order is that movie directors held watch parties of their movies and revealed behind the scenes details. Some of those details revealed ideas that could have made it into the movie but didn’t. This is a great reminder that not all ideas are good

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Starving an Appetite

I recently made a lifestyle choice to lose some weight and the program I chose focused less on what I did and more about how I thought about what I did. I ate less for different reasons than before and this has not only diminished my appetite, but gave me an appetite for new things. Now when

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