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Geoff Roes’ 2012 Iditorad Trail Victory – a lesson in endurance potential

Geoff Roes – an elite American ultra-marathon runner – won an incredible race in the rugged Alaskan outback last week. Though, instead of saying he ‘won,’ it would be better to say he ‘survived the fastest.’ The 350 mile foot-race took a full week to complete in absolutely insane conditions. He pulled all his own …

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Do Something New

Why do the same old stuff this holiday weekend? Try something new..it might just be fun!

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Hope is Not A Strategy

Hope is not a strategy. A strategy is a plan that you create to achieve a worthy goal. Hope can support a strategy. In fact, it is sort of prerequisite – especially when you are trying to do something extraordinary. Extraordinary things are  often surrounded by uncertainty and this is particularly where hope (or faith …

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Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

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Opportunity doesn’t always arrive gift wrapped

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Our Deepest Fear

Earlier I posted an amazing motivational video and just ran across one of the readings from the video in its entirety.Its powerful enough that I need to share it with. Read it a few times. Let it sink in. Then go out and do something remarkable. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. …

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Your greatest purpose

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all of your thoughts break their bonds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction and you find yourself in a new, great wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive and you discover yourself to be a greater person than …

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Masters of our fate

Sure I am that this day we are masters of our fate, that the task which has been set before us is not above our strength; that its pangs and toils are not beyond my endurance. As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not …

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So you think you are crazy?

It is inspiring to see people pushing the boundaries of what is possible, even if these guys are totally insane. Enjoy – then get out and start training! Trailer for First Ascents Series Real-life Spiderman Free-Base Jumper & Slackliner Dean Potter Ueli Steck’s Speed Climbing Records of Eiger, Matterhorn, etc.

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Pier to Peak Half Marathon

I just completed what was easily the toughest running race of my life, the Pier to Peak Half Marathon in Santa Barbara. 4,000 ft of elevation gain, with hardly more than a few hundred meters of flat road in the entire course. The winning time was 1:38 with most runners coming in around 2.5 hours …

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Trust me on the sunscreen….

I’ve heard this twice today on two totally different radio stations. Good to see it is making the rounds again after first hearing it so many years ago. What an amazing song! Wear Sunscreen or the Sunscreen Speech are the actually an essay called “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” that was …

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Do few things well

If you are going to do something, you might as well do it as best you can. No sense in just dabbling. Decades from now you will remember the few things you did with sincerity and rigor, not the many things you half-tried to do. In this day and age it seems like people want …

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Leadership in Everyday Life

Leadership is one of the most misunderstood and puzzling things. Last week I was with a group of team leaders at work discussing leadership. I felt that this is something we should challenge people do more of. Someone made the comment that “Ravi…you know that we can’t have everyone lead. We don’t have enough stuff …

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Shift Your Vision – Lesson from a Hike to Lake Serene

I went on what turnout out to be an incredible hike yesterday, though at times I felt pretty miserable. I headed to Lake Serene, a wonderful hike in the Cascade Mountains about 90 minutes from Seattle. Just drive east on Rt 2 towards Steven’s Pass. Head 7 miles past the hamlet of Gold Bar and …

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What I’ve Learned from 10 years of Competitive Swimming

There is no sport more dear to my heart than swimming. I started swimming lessons when I was 7 years old and started swimming competitively when I was 12. I swam throughout high school and while in college did not compete in swimming per se (had no hope of making the team at Penn State), …

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Rocky Balboa’s Inspirational Speech to His Son

Happy Saturday! I’m on a “Rocky” kick….enjoy this awesome clip from “Rocky Balboa.” A kick in the pants is good every now and then!

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The Inspiring Story Behind Stallone’s “Rocky”

The story behind Rocky is something that I first heard first hand from Tony Robbins, as part of a training he was conducting several years ago. The story was one of the most inspiring tales I’ve heard. I’m a big Rocky fan and had no idea that it was not only created by Stallone, but …

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Setting an Intention

In yoga classes I often ask students to “set and intention” for the class as we begin. This intention, or purpose, can set the tone of the entire class. An empowering intention can make be the difference between moving through class with “the wind at your back” and struggling through in a hope that it …

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Powerful Beyond Measure|Our Deepest Fear

“Our Deepest Fear…” is a tremendous piece of writing by Marianne Williamson. “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who …

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The Importance of Discpline

Discipline is probably the single biggest factor to personal success in anything. Back in high school I knew quite a few friends who seemed to do pretty well in school and sports by doing the bare minimum – or at least a pretty modest amount of work. They did just enough homework, just enough studying, …

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