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May 11, 2018

BE YOUR OWN BEST ADVOCATE

When it come to your health – be proactive Two words you never want to be associated with – “heart attack!” Well, I heard them last week. Yes, it was another setback and I let it get me down – temporarily. I heeded my own advice in the soon to be published THE WINNING MINDSET…

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February 16, 2018

What is a Winning Mindset?

As I wrote  in my blog CHOOSING THE RIGHT MINDSET (12.27.17), the right mindset takes courage and diligence; it can help you step out of your comfort zone to deal with the curveballs life throws at you. When I arrived in Beaver Creek Colorado for the Mountain Man Winter Triathlon years ago, I heard it…

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February 11, 2018

Live Beyond Yourself

“I profoundly feel that the art of living is the art of giving.  You’re fulfilled in the moment of giving, of doing something beyond yourself.”  – Laurance Rockefeller To become an IRONMAN, you must be somewhat self-absorbed and self-centered. Training requires great time-management skills. The typical personality of an IRONMAN is driven and goal-oriented in…

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February 2, 2018

Know Your Options

Tony Robbins said, “Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions.” When I was trying to figure out how to fight cancer, I didn’t just follow the doctor’s orders.  I wanted to make sure I KNEW what my options were. I spent a significant amount of time exploring the options.  I believe…

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January 26, 2018

Be Prepared

One of the keys to handling anything in life is to be prepared.  As Ben Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” For me, cancer surgery was a game-changer. Post-surgery; I felt like I had been run over by an 18-wheeler. I was severely challenged, but was mentally prepared. The anticipation…

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January 19, 2018

Overcome Your Fear

The dictionary defines fear as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.  What fears do you have and how are they impacting your life?  Fear can be devastating to your mindset and lead you down a mental path so different than who you…

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January 12, 2018

Be Intentional

Maintaining a winning mindset is a conscious choice and a key component is being intentional. Sometimes if something goes wrong, we don’t stop and look at how we might have impacted the outcome.   When we examine that and stay conscious with our actions and thoughts, we can end up with a much more intentional…

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January 5, 2018

Perseverance

Coach Vince Lombardi said, “It’s not whether  you get knocked down, but whether you get back up.” The definition of perseverance is the continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition. Setting goals like I did to get through cancer is a first step.  When you do this, at those times…

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December 27, 2017

Choosing the Right Mindset

The dictionary defines mindset as a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations.  This is an intentional act.  It does not happen by accident.  A positive mindset keeps you focused in the right direction.  Conversely, a fixed mindset focuses on a negative outcome. Immediately after learning of…

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