Category: Mental Toughness

Grit: the “Secret Sauce of Success”…Research by Angela Lee Duckworth

What do West Point Cadet’s who make it through “Beast Barracks” have in common with the high performers and winners of the National Spelling Bee contest? Grit. Grit plays a huge role in resilience, in fact in some ways its synomous with resilience. So…its worth our time to learn some of the science of grit and how […]

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

How It Feels to Lose Your Job

by Al Getler   “You work for 30 years because you think that what you do makes a difference, you think it matters to people, but then you wake up one morning and find out, well no, you’ve made a little error there, you’re expendable. I should be laughing.” –  Glenn Holland on the news […]

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

Facing Fear: Jonathon Fields TedTalk

I just did a great interview with Ken Lubin, who competed in the Death Race (more on this later) who shared how hard it is for him to make cold calls in his work as a recruiter…and yet he does what he is afraid to do. Hearing him share that was really inspiring to me […]

What Do Cold Showers Have to Do With Resilience?

This morning I took a cold shower after a great kettlebell workout. In part, I did it because it helps flush out lactic acid, which speeds recovery. But I also do it for two other reasons. First, I learned to do that the summer I sold books door to door for the Southwestern Company. Because […]

Why Kettlebells Rock for Building Mental Toughness and All-Around Grit

Why Kettlebells Rock for Building Mental Toughness and All-Around Grit

by guest blogger, Forest Vance Note: Forest Vance is a personal trainer, gym owner, blogger, author and fitness entreprenuer based out of Sacramento, CA.    I just completed my first Tough Mudder. It was awesome. I highly recommend it. (The Tough Mudder is a 10-12 mile obstacle course event designed by Brittish Special forces.) Just FINISHING […]

Mental Toughness in Life and Training

Mental Toughness in Life and Training

Guest Post by Logan Christopher There are four types of people. 1. Those that aren’t mentally tough at all. 2. Those that are mentally tough in the gym but not elsewhere. 3. Those that are mentally tough in their lives but not when it comes to working out. 4. Those that are mentally tough in […]