What I Learned from Running 100 Miles (2-year anniversary)

Scott Welle Motivational Speaker

Dear Outperformer, I can’t believe it has been two years since I ran 100 miles. Crazy how time flies and even crazier that I chose to attempt this feat in the first place. It’s, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Physically, it was challenging. Mentally, it was excruciating. In reflecting…

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The Mindset of Outperformers

Motivation Outperform The Norm

Our Outperforming Movement is about high expectations…of ourselves. Have you ever considered yourself a perfectionist? If you haven’t, you’ve probably heard someone claim they are. It’s one of the most widely studied personality characteristics. Because of the cancer struggles with Mom, I’m trying to spend more time in MN and I decided to go back…

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The Outperformers Way of “Giving Thanks”

Gratitude and Motivation

For those of you Outperformers reading this in the U.S., I hope you had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends and great food! I worked out hard, then ate myself into a minor food coma. Standard Thanksgiving 🙂 After yesterday’s day of “giving thanks,” it’s the perfect time to talk about the…

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Getting the BEST Out of Others

The process of communicating, messaging and getting the best out of people is a skill and not always an easy task. I’m typing this post on a flight from Minneapolis to Denver and just before I boarded, I received an email with feedback about one of my recent keynote speeches. It was pretty typical: overwhelmingly positive,…

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What Jumping in a Frozen Lake Taught Me About Outperforming

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from working with Outperforming business leaders and athletes, it’s that they’re constantly pushing the envelope. They are comfortable being uncomfortable. It’s a necessity to getting to the top and maintaining a competitive advantage. Last weekend I got the opportunity to jump in a frozen lake in Minnesota. Actually, you…

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What I Learned From Running 100 Miles…

What was it like running 100 miles? The short answer is that it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It was unbelievably challenging (physically and mentally), mostly painful, partly strange, yet wholly satisfying. Some things are difficult to put into words, so after spending last week in a post-run coma, I…

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My New Ferrari!

Readers are Leaders

April 1st, 2015, and it’s 75 degrees in Minnesota. All is right in the world 🙂 Before I jump on the bike, a quick story… On Monday I was getting my hair cut at Great Clips ($14, that’s how I roll). I’ve been seeing my current stylist for about a year and towards the end…

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Why am I the only one who sees this so clearly?

High Performance

I’ve always had a ton of respect for fitness and bodybuilding competitors. Though I have no desire to do these things, I appreciate the incredible amount of DISCIPLINE it takes to be successful, in training, nutrition, supplementation and sleep. This level of discipline can apply to everything. I came across the below video this week,…

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Set Dumb Unrealistic Goals

Great Accomplishments

After a super hilly 20-mile run yesterday, I needed an IV of caffeine this morning to get out of bed. But it’s Monday and it’s time to get after it 🙂 I just did a google search on goal setting. It returned 29,000,000 hits, much of them centering around the “SMART” goal setting process. (for…

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Change Your Life In 4 Percent of Your Day

I love TED Talks. I watched one talk/day for the month of January, and at a minimum, I’ll watch one every week. They have the most interesting personalities and perspectives that it captivates me and forces me to think differently. Very motivating…and inspirational. A couple weeks ago I heard that TEDx is coming to my…

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