So, on the weekend my girlfriend and I decided it would be a good idea to climb to the top of the mountain behind our house called, Spion Kop. It's more of a hike than a "climb," but for someone with an incomplete spinal cord injury, it was a grind—a test of determined endurance. The kicker was, I didn't fully know what we were getting ourselves into when we left the house that day.
Public speaking is exactly like freestyle skiing.
Yes, you read that correctly, public speaking is exactly like freestyle skiing—for a couple of reasons...
Teamwork... I’ve written about what it means to empower your team, to build relationships based on trust, to fuel team chemistry, and to remember that impressive teams are made up of impressive individuals... If you think you’re impressive, it means the person next to you on your team is impressive too—trust that. I’ve written about … Continue reading It’s Called ‘Teamwork,’ not ‘Team Take-It-Easy.’
Two weeks ago, in Lagos, Portugal, my 95-year-old grandfather, Anthony Meyer (Tony) met Thomas Pušćak (Dr. Tom), the spinal surgeon who quite literally saved my neck in 2013. When he and Dr. Tom first embraced, it was emotionally charged. Tears were flowing from all of us, as Tony expressed his gratitude to Dr. Tom. … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of Connection
We’ve all heard it before; Mindset is Everything. Everyone knows or has likely heard that "hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard." Mindset involves focus, beliefs, vision, drive, goal setting, hard work, discipline, motivation, accountability, attitude, culture, etc. etc. Did I say HARD WORK? Case in point, Tom Brady didn’t become the … Continue reading MINDSET IS EVERYTHING | AN EXCERPT FROM HEADSTARTPRO.COM
Pillar #4: Empowering your team “Impressive teams are made up of impressive individuals.” Welcome to the fourth and final post of this four-part series. In this post, I am going to talk about empowering your team and how to better leverage the strengths of our teammates. We’ll discuss what it means to have a growth … Continue reading WE ARE ALL ATHLETES | ACTIVATE YOUR ATHLETE MINDSET (P4)
Pillar #3: Possible vs. Impossible "Open your mind to your possibilities vs. your impossibilities." If you read my last two posts, you’ll know that this is the third post of a four-part series. In this post, we are going to talk about the third pillar of the athlete mindset about fixating on our possibilities vs. … Continue reading WE ARE ALL ATHLETES | ACTIVATE YOUR ATHLETE MINDSET (P3)
Pillar #2: Fail Forward "We all have it within ourselves to push through." If you haven’t read my last article, this is the second post of a four-part series. In this post, we are going to focus on the second pillar of the athlete mindset, what it means to Fail Forward. We’ll see how failing … Continue reading WE ARE ALL ATHLETES | ACTIVATE YOUR ATHLETE MINDSET (P2)
Pillar #1: Activate Gratitude "Practice being more grateful, more frequently." Before we get going, let me share a secret with you... The athlete mindset isn't solely reserved for athletes; it’s something we can all activate. Whether you are an athlete, a business leader, entrepreneur, employee, volunteer, or otherwise; anyone can use an athlete mindset to … Continue reading WE ARE ALL ATHLETES | ACTIVATE YOUR ATHLETE MINDSET (P1)
We all know goal setting is important, but why do we set goals? I mean aside from the obvious, “to get things done” or to achieve your most meaningful aspirations, goal setting’s value can be summed up in one word: motivation. Goals are the fuel on the fire of ambition that drives us forwards. Along … Continue reading GOAL SETTING | THE RED BULL 400