Coach’s Corner

I apologize, if you were hoping to read about the best exercise to burn fat, or how to break through your deadlift plateau, you came to the wrong place. If you were hoping to read about why the Russian Squat program is superior to the Texas Squat Method, I’m sorry. This isn’t the place, at least not today.

The most important exercise you are not doing is called “The Perfect Day Exercise”. I first heard about it from Chris Cooper, my friend/mentor at Two Brain Business. However, after an internet search, you can see varieties of the same exercise explained by others.

The exercise is simple. Not easy. Write down what would make your “Perfect Day”. When would you wake up, what will you be doing for work; will you be working? What will you do and who will you be doing it with? Where will you go on vacation? Etc, etc. The key is to be realistic. If you’re making $12/hour and have a mountain of debt; retiring on a private island in Bali is going to take some time. Plan your days accordingly.  The greatest achievements in your life will be made up of all the small moments along the way. Your perfect day is a moving target. What makes it perfect today may not be the same in 6 weeks, 6 months or 6 years.

I’d recommend you have a Perfect Day planned 10+ years out; and work on a Perfect Day in the short term as your compass to get you to where you want to go. Don’t worry if you don’t know where you want to be in 10 years. Make it 6 months out and plan accordingly.

Perhaps your Perfect Day is to retire on a yacht in the Mediterranean; wonderful! If your Perfect Day is a life of serving others in some way, shape or form; go for it! Start with the end in mind. Be prepared, as that might change too!

If you’re a business owner, I think this is an invaluable exercise. Don’t make a separate one for work and one for life. Work/Life “balance” is a myth. There’s just balance; and you can use this exercise to guide your decision making processes.  If you’re having difficulty making a decision on something, refer back to whether that’s taking you closer or further away from your Perfect Day.

Failure is not futile, however. Playing craps for 7 hours won’t get me closer to my Perfect Day; neither is losing twice as much as I told myself I’d allow. Hear me now in my best Queen Elsa voice, “Let it go!” Shit happens. You shouldn’t always be suffering while working towards your Perfect Day, or chances are great that you’ll never get there.

So go grab a pen and paper. Don’t wait for the perfect time or you’ll be waiting forever. Take action today.

 

June 16, 2017

The Most Important Exercise You’re Not Doing

I apologize, if you were hoping to read about the best exercise to burn fat, or how to break through your deadlift plateau, you came to the wrong place. If you were hoping to read about why the Russian Squat program is superior to the Texas Squat Method, I’m sorry. This isn’t the place, at least not today. The most important exercise you are not doing is called “The Perfect Day Exercise”. I first heard about it from Chris Cooper, my friend/mentor at Two Brain Business. However, after an internet search, you can see varieties of the same exercise explained […]
May 13, 2017

The Comfort Zone

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What The Actual Health?

You don’t have to look far. Turn on late night TV or see one of your friends telling you what product you need to take in order to be healthy! The health and wellness industry is approaching 1 trillion dollars, globally. If you ask 10 health/fitness professionals “what does it mean to be healthy”, you’ll get 10 different answers. Personally, I feel it comes down to professionals avoiding the difficult conversations with people on the direction, and what needs to be done to improve their health. And, massive confusion on the part of the consumer due to clever marketing tactic. […]
March 25, 2017

You’re hurt, now what?

My careers as a chiropractor and CrossFit affiliate owner give me a unique perspective in regards to how we address injuries and exercise. There’s few things bother me more than meeting someone who is desperate to make changes; and be told they haven’t been able to exercise for years due to an injury. Our first goal when training someone at CrossFit Steele Creek is durability. Whether you’re here to build strength in the pre-season for sport, or just want to be able to carry groceries up a few steps, the goal remains the same. If you ever have a coach […]
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