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SEALFIT BLOG: Dare to be Special, Part 6

Dare to be Special, Part 6: When You Are Truly Ready, The Mentor Finds You Throughout this series, I have been working on this idea of deliberately choosing to be uncommon—to make the breakaway decision to dare to be special and stand out from the crowd. This idea has great meaning for me. When I […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: One Word That Will Give You Limitless Strength…

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Honor. It’s a word that has lost meaning in much of our society. It is rarely used and poorly understood. Organizations, like the National Honor Society, use the alternate meaning of the word honor in celebrating an achievement or awarding a level of distinction. In fact the word honor, originating from Latin, is historically rooted […]

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SEALFIT Blog Part 4: Stoke your Inner Vision

You had been living an ordinary, run-of-the-mill existence that was ball-and-chained either by submitting to the safe, well-meaning expectations of others or yielding to weak, limited expectations of yourself, or both, and you could sense a discord growing within. You were pursuing an easy major in college or slogging through a cog-in-the-wheel job, living center-mass […]

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Dare to Be Someone Special: Part II

Recently I was invited back to Colgate to give a homecoming speech to 900 students and parents in September. I was honored and terrified at the same time. Just what value I could offer these students – who are on the cusp of entering a “real world gone mad.” I had a sense that this […]

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SEALFIT Blog: Dare to be Someone Special

Part 1 I have a confession to make: In college I was a partying B student whose priorities were girls, sports and beer. Colgate University tolerated me because I wasn’t failing, and a couple of my teachers saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. What I have since learned is that the […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: UNLOCKING THE KOKORO MIND

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The Kokoro Mind   In last week’s blog, I introduced the concept of the visual language mind and contrasted it with the symbolic language mind. The symbolic mind is the rational thinking part of our brain that is powered by our neocortex and frontal lobe. This most recent addition to our complex brain system utilizes […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Think Offense, All Of The Time

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Excerpt from Way of the SEAL “Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist and Poet (1803—1882) It’s typical for most people and groups, especially businesses, to adopt a defensive mind-set. When things go wrong, they hunker down and […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: The Secret to Optimal Performance…

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This week I agreed to do a book on my yoga program for St. Martin’s Press. As I begin to formulate the structure of the new book, I am reminded of how and why I began to train and teach the approach to yoga that I informally call Warrior Yoga. I started practicing yoga in […]

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