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Leadership: Be a Copycat

Last Sunday a few of us completed a GORUCK Challenge event, one of many that I have done over the past few years.  In trying to count them all, I’m coming up with 10 GORUCK events that I’ve been a part of, although there may be more.  It started when someone at GORUCK HQ called ...

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Your Values in Action – A Personal Ethos

A friend recently told me that one of the things she values the most, and enjoys making part of her life, is HARD WORK.  That’s awesome, I thought, and I agreed that it was one of mine as well.  Indeed we’ve made it one of the core values of the CFKI community, along with growth, ...

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Move More to Sleep Better

I’m a very slow adopter of technology, interesting for someone who majored in Information Systems in college.  I guess sometimes I’m just stuck in my ways.  But recently I have begun to listen to more podcasts, under the constant pressure of friends asking “have you listened to this one yet?”  No!  I’ve never even heard ...

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Consistency is Key, Right Now

Have you ever heard from a (well-meaning) friend or coach that the secret to achieving your fitness goals, or the key to a successful nutrition plan, is consistency?  And when they just stop their super-motivating pep talk there without elaborating further, have you ever felt like giving them a few consistent punches to the face? ...

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Work Your Weakness

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” – Tim Duncan If you try to describe an athlete that we would consider to be best in their respective sport, one adjective you might use to describe them is “well-rounded”.  This is not a judgment of their ...

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Are You Holding Your Shield?

This week I’d like to share an email I received from The Daily Stoic, which is a great daily email service that routinely reminds us to think, to hold true to our values, and to do what is right not just for ourselves but in service to others.  The overall message of the ancient Stoic ...

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Goal-Oriented Tunnel Vision

“What it comes down to is that success demands singleness of purpose. Some call it mental toughness; I think it is singleness of purpose and, once you have agreed upon the price that you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to forget that price. It enables you to ignore the minor ...

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The Sale of CrossFit, Inc.

About three weeks ago, CrossFit’s owner and CEO, Greg Glassman, made some inappropriate comments on Twitter, relating the government’s response to COVID-19 to the government’s response to racism.  He also responded to an affiliate owner’s request to disaffiliate with profanity and disrespect.  Finally, it came out that his treatment of women had been consistently disrespectful ...

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What Do You Stand For?

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”  — Winston Churchill What do you STAND for?  Quite literally, what would make you stand up out of your chair and say, “That’s not right!”  What personal set of guidelines can you fall back ...

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CFKI Mythbusters: “CrossFit is not for me”

“I don’t think CrossFit is for me.”  – My mom What is CrossFit?  CrossFit is a super-intense exercise program to be done with your shirt off, in a large group, with barbells so heavy they could snap your neck if you look at them wrong.  You have to be able to jump on a box ...

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