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Happiness

Happiness... It is said through the stoics that happiness as a life is well balanced... An Ancient Greek play used to consist of one person wearing the masks of many characters. Where the actor would change masks scene by scene to show the audience what each environment consisted of. The deeper meaning behind this served to the actor a reminder that life is a balancing act of playing all roles as well as possible. Father, coach, friend, teammate and even as an isolated individual. The job is to play that role to the highest of ability through the advancement of improved reasoning (choice).

Stoicism is the philosophy of living in accordance to nature. Understanding two simple concepts. 1.) We’re social animals 2.)We’re capable of reason (The goal is to live the best life applying social reasoning.)

Why is this valuable to understand. Highly focused individuals and strong leaders posses what’s known as a high level of internal locus of control. They believe they control the consequences o…

How Do You Unlock Your Mind?

How do we unlock the brilliancy of our mind? The capacity of our bodies? The peak of our soul?

Human performance...What are the limits? The nature of our mind is primarily subconscious which alone should create the deepest desire in the forming of your curiosities. We must constantly be reflecting and collecting our experiences along the way. We’re an organism that has been built to adapt through the harshest of times and in extreme environments. These experiences and imprints are passed down generation to generation. Portraying stories, theories, truths and fictional concepts that eventually get ingrained into the memory storage of our personal computer. We spend a lifetime thinking we can easily change a habit, solidify a value, sustain purpose and finalize an outcome. At every checkpoint along our journey we come to find out “There’s more”. This evolutionary chain of development ultimately becomes our standard as a society. To add value to the tribe. What we build today becomes the …

Between Stimulus and Reaction

One could argue the optimization of performance is the choice made under pressure. At its core you have few things that you really control in these short bursts between a stimulus and your reaction. (Breath)

The paradox here is that it certainly does not seem like it. Our brain is wired to make decisions all day in hopes of keeping us safe. This creates a massive amount of chaos. Constantly bouncing back and forth between past and future decisions. And like all things this means (Energy). This is how chess players are capable of burning thousands of calories a day during a competition. They’re thinking, solving and projecting (Mental Energy). Think of people in sales, coaches or teachers...Exhausted at the end of the day purely through talking. (Emotional Energy)

(Physical Energy) Look at google or YouTube of any exhausted runner, fighter or athlete. Or observe your dog after chasing all the sticks we throw them. Chances are they’re breathing through their mouth, their eyes are squinted…

The Mind is Always Listening

The breathing you hear, is the breathing you fear. The mind listens to it all: sound, speed, mouth, nose. It’s all noticed deeply in the brainstem. Pay attention to your thinking throughout the day and then take note on how you’re breathing during these moments of thought/emotion. Mouth breathing exhausts the tank, tends to make us more reactive. Fast breathing overstimulates us especially if it’s going on all day which makes it harder to solve problems (Few examples). Begin to pay attention at your next meeting. Can you hear yourself breathing or others while talking?Taking big sighs in between talking points? Upper chest movements? Dry mouth? (Observe yours or their behaviors during this) learn something from it. Study the next sporting event. You see problem solving and motor skills through the breath. Are the shoulders rising on a mouth breath or nasal breath? Do they look timid in their eyes? Are their decisions reactive down the stretch on a movement they’ve practiced millions of …