Habits and Motivation
Thrivestry Podcast 015 – OODA Loop and how people around us affect our behavior
Observe, Orient, Decide, Act was a concept that Colonel Boyd created to help dissect the decision process for fighter pilots, but the OODA loop has been shown to have uses in many other situations and fields. You can use the OODA loop to help you change your own behavior, or if you are a coach, you can use it to help people change their own behaviors. Then we go on to talk about this article: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190520-how-your-friends-change-your-habits---for-better-and-worse …
EDC, GPP, Marie Kondo, and being prepared for anything
EDC stands for “Every Day Carry”. It is a term generally used for what items a person tries to bring with them every day so they can be prepared for life’s unknown and unknowable.
For some, it means carrying their phone, charging cables, a backup battery, headphones, maybe some notebook/journal. For others, it means having a multitool, a flashlight, maybe some paracord, nearby.
Another version of EDC might be the outfit that you can wear in just about any situation. That little black dress m…
Podcast 013 - Partners in crime, getting outside as effective as medication
We start with some video of me doing the jet boots on the water (and having an epic fall), then we go on to do a bit of a follow up with the ‘trigger’ conversation from last week. After that, we talk about how you should partner or team up with friends to help you establish new habits and routines. Then we go on to talk about this article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/nature-health-1.5128482 which covers some of the more recent research about how being outside reduces stress levels and h…
Thrivestry “Story Time” – The Four Sisters
There once were four sisters who all trained together at the gym...
They had been there a while, and all of them had hit a point in their training at which they started to have some opinions on how they wanted to train.
The oldest sister decided she would always do the hardest option. She was always looking for the hard path. She relentlessly attacked her weaknesses every day. She always did the hardest programs and went to the toughest coaches. Her diet was perfect, she worked out for ho…
When SMART goals can be really DUMB (with some bonus CrossFit related stuff)
Because it is THAT time of year, I am pulling out an updated article I wrote a few years ago. It started with a question from Brian:
A few people been bringing up to me about their 2016 goals and requested of running a Goal setting seminar this Saturday as Saturdays is a big traditional team workout day at our community where everyone brings their friends.
Was wondering if you have any notes or suggestions for the points to address during this seminar. In the past, i would…
Do you have an “Appetite of Opportunity”? (Strategies for Sustenance outside of the home)
One of the key things we know about sustainable good eating habits, is that ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’. In this article, I’d like to talk about having a plan for when you are going out to eat.
One of the biggest, most telling, tools I use when talking to people about making dietary changes is a simple question:
“Do you know what you are going to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, tomorrow?”
And I don’t mean ‘kinda know’. I mean know specifically what you will be eating. Peopl…
Why you need to log your workouts and how to stop hating PRs
Do you know why we make workouts that have scores?
It has much less to do with competing than you might think.
The reason the workouts have scores is so that they are ‘measurable and REPEATABLE’. It is NOT about beating someone else at the gym that day or seeing how you stack up amongst everyone else in the world that did the same workout.
It is so you can see how far YOU have come.
If you are competing against anyone, it is yourself of yesterday.
By repeating a workou…
Money is Time and Why You Should Invest in a Better Gym/Coach
You’ve probably heard of the axiom “Time is Money”, but how often have you heard “Money is Time”?
There is an important distinction here. While not all time can be converted into money (having more time doesn’t automatically mean that you can make more money with that time), money can usually be turned into more time.
You can pay to have someone clean your house. You can pay to have dinner made for you. You can pay to ride the train (or be driven) rather than drive yourself.
This comes b…
Time, Parkinson's Law, and Getting Your Life Back
Parkinson’s Law: “Work will always expand to use all of the time and money allocated to it.”
Or as Isaac Asimov put it: “In ten hours a day you have time to fall twice as far behind your commitments as in five hours a day.”
We are going apply this principle to make your life better.
When people used to ask “How are you doing?” the default answer was always “good” or “alright.”
It appears that this has been supplanted with the modern mantra: “BUSY.”
Why is that?
Why is it that we spend l…
Personality Styles, Coaching, and Class Experience
Most people operate in general categories. Myers Briggs, The Big 5, The Harry Potter Sorting Hat, DISC Profiles, etc., are all attempts to give people insight into how they see the world and how they prefer to address it. In this article, we are going to talk about why you need to know what your style is, and how to coach people who aren’t the same style as you so that everyone has a great class. This tool can be HUGE for helping your classes, and the whole community, run more smoothly!