Word to the third bird

A couple weeks ago I listened to my first audio book while I was driving in the car to pick up a friend at the airport. The book was called "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast" (it's $2 in iTunes). It sparked a ton of ideas, but none more important to me than timing the things I do each day. How long does it take to get ready?

How long does it take to drive to the gym?

How long does it take to chop vegetables for the week

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Imagination Home

I finally finished reading Soccer Tough by Dan Abrahams this week.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with Abrahams, he is a sports psychologist who focuses on soccer and golf.  He has worked with some top players in the English Premier League and lower leagues in England to improve performance. As with most psychologists, he had a lot of great things to say that we “already know” but rarely practice.  It’s amazing in sports how much of performance is mental and how little time is spent on that area

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List of Holiday Ridiculousness

Since the holiday season is among us, I thought it be best to provide a List of Holiday Ridiculousness so that everyone can join in on the ridiculousness together. Forever! 

1. Don't go shopping on the weekends. There are ways around it

2. If you don't know what to buy someone, maybe just talk to them once a month or something

3. If you're a radio station and your ratings have dropped... not all the music has to be holiday music. Just sprinkle it in.

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I Get To Be Me

My birthday is coming up next week. And no this blog is not to serve as a reminder. Although if you forget, I will probably be mad. Regardless, next week I'm turning 29. Which is seriously ridiculous. Because 29 is basically 30. And 30 is well, (I know I'll offend people for this one) OLD. How am I old? I  still live at home and my mom pays my cell phone bill.  I wear sweatshirts that say "Like A Boss" and am having a hard time throwing out my Guitar Hero.

Are these things a 29-year-old says?

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How (Ocho) Got Her Groove Back

I just finished the book Shine: How to Survive and Thrive at Work by Chris Barez-Brown and have some thoughts. As always.  For those looking for a quick, easy read, it's perfect. It talks about upping your 'Elvis factor', which is what I'm all about. I'm always looking for ways to improve. But sometimes it's easy to get stuck and not every situation in life can be fixed with Shout pen or a beer. 

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Maybe Tomorrow

There have been several times in my life that I can recall that "being on top of the world" feeling. It's funny because it really doesn't take much to get there... not a Gold Medal or money, or even a marriage proposal.  Not the things the world tells us we need to get there. 

There are just days when I wake up and I like where my thoughts are. I like the conversations I have with my friends and family. I like my creativity and motivation. I just like where I am. 

I have recently had one of those days. It just so happens it was days after I scored a goal where I nutmegged three players in a row, but trust me when I say that it's just a coincidence. 

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Wash Away

Single digits. Anyone who has been away from home for an extended amount of time knows that the words "single digits" have several meanings.

1. It means you are really close to going home

2. It means you are going to have to leave behind people and a place that, regardless if you loved it or hated it, changed your life forever.

3. And time goes by.... so slowly.

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