Five for friends

Powerful quote:
“Among men who rise to fame and leadership two types are recognizable—those who are born with a belief in themselves and those in whom it is a slow growth dependent on actual achievement. To the men of the last type their own success is a constant surprise, and its fruits the more delicious, yet to be tested cautiously with a haunting sense of doubt whether it is not all a dream. In that doubt lies true modesty, not the sham of insincere self depreciation but the modesty of “moderation,” in the Greek sense. It is poise, not pose.”
B.H. Liddell Hart


Currently Reading: The Ryiria Revelations Book 3:
The TLDR reason this series is so engaging is purely because for a character driven fantasy nerd you get a simple story of how a thief and mercenary, different as the sun and moon, work together to accomplish some of the most impossible missions; meeting some of the most interesting/compelling characters I’ve ever read along the way. The first book Theft of Swords  introduced me to a combination of friends that reminded me of my first D&D campaign with my best friend back in middle school: A surely lithesome rouge and broad shouldered charismatic fighter taking on a simple job that proves to be everything but.

New Work out: I was sent a differently paced workout than usual to tax my energy systems and maybe my very soul.
Technical – 5×4 Snatch
Metabolic – 30 Toes2Bars(TTB) / 30cal Row / 15 Squat Snatch (115lbs) / 60cal Row / 15 Squat Snatch 30cal Row/ 30TTB
Stabilization – 3 x max Muscle ups

Useful Lifehack: keep this one in your back pocket
Sometimes reaching a goal means adding new habits or learning a skill, but other times it simply means getting rid of some bad habits. If you want to identify what’s keeping you from your goal, invert it.Inverting your goals gives you a new perspective on what you’re trying to accomplish. The best example would be trying to lose weight. Ask yourself, “What do I have to do to gain weight?” Any answer you get is probably a habit you should avoid
Possible answers:
1. Eat whatever you want, whenever you want and how much ever you want.
2. Don’t exercise…ever
3. Don’t do any household chores that require physical activity
4. Don’t play any outdoor games.
It may seem absurd but

+EV article: Here’s What You Need To Negotiate At Each Stage Of Your Career – Negotiation is one job skill you’ll always need. But the things you’ll want to negotiate should change with your career. (Link below)

http://www.fastcompany.com/3062320/hit-the-ground-running/heres-what-you-need-to-negotiate-at-each-stage-of-your-career

Any input is always welcome

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Simple advice for your best training year yet

1. Start your day with movement: a walk, a lift, or a stretch.

2. Eat protein at every meal.

3. Occasionally, instead of sitting, squat.

4. Park father away. Take the stairs.

5. Avoid sugar and flour. Eat foods that are close to nature.

6. For fat loss: Sprint, lift heavy, and go for a brisk walk.

7. For strength: Sprint, lift heavy, and go for a brisk walk.

8. For muscle: Sprint, lift heavy, and go for a brisk walk.

9. For endurance: Jog. (Also, sprint, lift heavy, and go for a brisk walk.)

10. For pull ups: do pull ups. And maybe lose some weight.

11. Know your weaknesses: If you can deadlift 3x bodyweight but can’t touch your toes–strength is not your problem.

12. The best ab exercise is still just eat more broccoli.

13. Start every meal with a bowl of greens. (Like broccoli.)

14. Every once in a while, try fasting.

15. Generally, “if it doesn’t suck, don’t do it.” Because gains don’t come from being comfortable.

16. That said, you want to be challenged, yet successful. So do what you need to get thise wins on your board.
17. There are no substitutes for hard work, but there are shortcuts for about any goal, when you learn from somebody who has “been there.”In other words, get a coach.
18. Take 100% responsibility for yourself, and 100% ownership of your life.

Because the more you blame others or make excuses, the less likely you are to get ahead.

19. “Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.” Listen to your body and take care of your joints. Do it now.

20. Magnesium. It helps.

21. Be consistent. Finish what you start. Don’t program hop.

22. Have fun. Because working out should be something you enjoy regardless of results.

Last one: Smile at strangers, tip well, and say your please-and-thank-yous.

Take care of yourself, and then take care of others by encouraging and educating. Lead from the front. Be the example. And believe in yourself