Tri Tuesday: Using Moto-Mantras to Boost Your Training and Nutrition

Whether you're training for a 5k, a marathon, a triathlon, or another event, you’ve no doubt latched on to a few concepts, ideas, song lyrics, quotes, short prayers, or catch-phrases that keep you moving and motivated during the grind. We call these sound bites “moto-mantras”. They are battle cries we carry with us in life … Continue reading Tri Tuesday: Using Moto-Mantras to Boost Your Training and Nutrition

Throwing Anchors: Pulling Yourself to Your Most Audacious Goals

Systems are a key ingredient to success in goal achievement across all six focus factors. Whether it's losing weight, paying off debt, building wealth, or completing your first race, the success systems we build in fitness, finance, food, finance, faith, family, and fun all start with one concept - Anchoring. Anchoring is making a commitment … Continue reading Throwing Anchors: Pulling Yourself to Your Most Audacious Goals

Tri Tuesday: Run Your Own Race

In this installment of Tri Tuesdays, Derek talks about a mantra you can use to "run your own race" in training and on race day. We'd love to hear what you do to set goals, race your pace, and maintain self awareness. Comment below, and subscribe to our mailing list and YouTube Channel for more … Continue reading Tri Tuesday: Run Your Own Race

Find Your Financial Grit: A Step-by-Step Guide

Winning with money is not an easy path to walk. The experience can definitely feel like a walk through the mud. If financial success had a mascot, it would definitely be the iconic tortoise from "The Tortoise and the Hare." How does the Tortoise win with a clear disadvantage and the odds stacked against him? … Continue reading Find Your Financial Grit: A Step-by-Step Guide

Seeing Results: 3 Essential Training Disciplines

Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. - Peter Drucker Do you consider yourself a naturally gifted person, or would you place yourself staunchly with the vast majority of us that have had to learn skills the hard way? Even if you are naturally skilled, have you found that you are … Continue reading Seeing Results: 3 Essential Training Disciplines

3 Questions for Mindful Eating

Someone Needs to Say It Food is not good or evil, nor do your decisions about what to eat translate into you being a good, bad, smart, or stupid person. There is no magical transitive power that food possesses that indicates your personality or your character. Free yourself from "relating" with food - it's not … Continue reading 3 Questions for Mindful Eating

It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

The Thousand Mile Journey Lao Tzu said "the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." The hardest part is deciding when to step. The six focus factors below call on us to pay attention to areas of our lives where we may be lacking in determination, fulfillment, progress, or goals. A journey of … Continue reading It Starts With One: 5 Steps for Breaking Down Our Greatest Challenges

Paying Off Debt: It’s All About ME

Should I pay extra on my student loan and mortgage debts to get out of debt quicker, or should I just pay the monthly amount due and put extra into my investments? I've been asked this question more times than I can now specifically recall. My old answer was: "Are you nuts?! Pay off the … Continue reading Paying Off Debt: It’s All About ME

The Dreamer’s Playbook: Four Transcendent Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

You have an idea. That's how it always starts. A bright, shiny, unique baby idea that, when fully developed, will be a game changer for society, and for your bank account. It's all you can think about. You know that if you can operationalize this incredible idea, you'll make millions. It consumes you. It's that good. You … Continue reading The Dreamer’s Playbook: Four Transcendent Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask

Sizzling Tulips: A Cautionary Tale for Investors

What follows is a cautionary tale that perfectly illustrates why - when it comes to investing - we should all avoid the sizzle. The year is 1634. The place - Holland. Tulips made their way to the Dutch from Turkey and, being a new flower, were pretty pricey. People were paying a pretty penny for … Continue reading Sizzling Tulips: A Cautionary Tale for Investors

Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Setting and reaching goals is something that gets a ton of lip service in the self-help/leadership development world. How many of us are actually following through with what we said we would do? How many of us actually become Goal Strong? Lip Service Let's take New Year's resolutions as an example. Of the 41% of … Continue reading Goal Strong: Pursuing Authentic Inspiration

Meditation for Beginners

In this post, Level 1 Life contributing author Christine Wilcox, M.S., shares meditation tips for beginners. Christine is a 200-hour Certified Yoga Instructor and Holistic Health Coach in Syracuse, NY. To learn more or connect with Christine, visit her bio. Developing a meditation practice is like anything else – it takes practice! Regular meditation will help you … Continue reading Meditation for Beginners