Struggling? Me too.

Life has been a whirlwind lately. I’ve decided to teach a class in Sport & Exercise Psychology at St Olaf College this spring (good, local school here in MN) and I was there on Monday doing a mock lecture for some of their students and faculty. My topic was self-talk, specifically related to skill acquisition…

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I was SOOO nervous (lesson from the Fox green room)

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to be back on Fox talking about achieving your goals in 2015 (I’ll pass along the clip when it goes live). Funny story in the green room beforehand as we’re waiting to get called on set… Me, a makeup artist, a photographer, and someone who does eyelash extensions. Hmmmm…which one…

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10 MUST HAVE Traits To Outperform

Yesterday, I was doing research for a new project for Outperform The Norm. As I went through the top 20 articles on Google for characteristics of high performers, I thought I’d have a little fun and put them into a WordCloud. Below is what it produced:   Next, I identified the top 10 that jumped…

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Conditioning Your Brain

So, I’m checking out at Rainbow Foods a couple weeks ago. As usual, when I’m waiting in line, I’ll glance over at the gossip magazines to see which new celebrity is getting bashed in the tabloids. What the heck else is there to do, right? This week happened to be more interesting than most… The…

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Twin Cities Marathon Tips – 2013

*SPECIAL* Blog Post I know many people running the Twin Cities Marathon and 10-mile this weekend. I’ve done TC 3 times (with reasonably good results), and here are my top 10 tips for having your best race possible: 1. Nothing out of the ordinary. Whatever you’ve been having for breakfast before your long runs (you…

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Expert Advice on Nutrition

I met Adam Lax, RD, at an entrepreneur conference in Anaheim, CA. I loved his energy and his passion for nutrition and healthy living (he obviously practices what he preaches). But more than anything, I loved the simplicity in his message. There are loads of information out there on how to eat right…yet there’s a…

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Efficient and Effective RESULTS

I met up with a new client to start a Create LEAN program today and it was an experience I had to share (with his permission). The first thing I do anytime I have a new client is to take about 30 minutes to discuss their goals and exactly what we are going to accomplish,…

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Forming Positive Habits

Positive Habits

Habit formation is simple. And, believe it or not, it is as easy to form a positive habit as a negative one. Our body doesn’t know the difference between a positive and negative habit. What becomes difficult is when we need to replace bad habits, which is what most people are talking about when it…

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Building a Better You

Better Way

It’s important to realize the way your environment affects how you feel, think, act and the decisions you make. Aristotle said “We are what we repeatedly do,” and most studies show that you will become the average of the 5 people you are closest to. Choose these people wisely. Your everyday environment matters…big time. Whether…

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Perspective and Readiness

Scott Welle Transformations

In some of the previous posts I’ve talked about how small, simple, manageable choices can make a HUGE difference in the big picture. This post will have a slightly different tone…   I was fortunate enough to attend a black tie event for pediatric cancer in Chicago this weekend. Very powerful. Very moving. There is…

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