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How Do You Know?

By Coach Dean / June 30, 2015

How do you track your progress? How do you know your behavior goals are leading to your outcome goals? Outcome goals are pretty easy to track. You want to lost 20 pounds? You step on the scale every so often and it’s pretty easy to tell if you have achieved that outcome. But tracking your […]

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Organized and Prioritized

By Coach Dean / June 29, 2015

In what ways do you organize your life? I think that is a better question than “Are you an organized person?” If you were to look at my desk you would conclude I am not very organized. However if you were to take a peek inside my training log or food journal, you would probably […]

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No Limits

By Coach Dean / June 26, 2015

What are the limits you are placing on yourself? If you have 20, or 30 or 50 pounds to lose, do you have the expectation that it will happen? Your answer either way guarantees nothing, but having the expectations of success will likely create the action that leads to it. Conversely if you expect nothing […]

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Consistency

By Coach Dean / June 25, 2015

Consistent action, concordant with our goals, is key to real progress. We want to complicate things too much. Some of us are worse than others. For example I often hear that “I am bored” with eating chicken, fish, and beef. Aside from the fact there are thousands of ways to prepare the aforementioned foods, is […]

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What’s the big deal about “Mindset”?

By Coach Dean / June 24, 2015

“It starts in the mind” “You have to believe it to achieve it” “It’s all in your head” True or False? In her book “Mindset”, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck writes about the “Fixed” vs. “Growth” mindset. Look at the graphic below (from Precision Nutrition Level 2 coaching course). Can you see where it all […]

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The One Thing

By Coach Dean / June 23, 2015

It’s hard to focus. There are so many “things” pulling on us in every direction. I am sitting at my desk at 5:30 in the morning, and I am still struggling to remain focused on the task at hand. Take a breath, clear your mind, and be present in what you are doing, right at […]

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Sharing is Caring…About Yourself

By Coach Dean / June 22, 2015

Have you ever set a goal, and then just kept it to yourself? Did you reach that goal? I have done it a hundred times. I set a goal, but then I just kinda kept it to myself. Less pressure that way, you know? That was a bad plan for me, and I am guessing […]

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No Such Thing As Perfect

By Coach Dean / June 18, 2015

Tuesday in Seth Godin’s excellent blog, he wrote about “Abandoning Perfection”. He called perfection the “ideal defense mechanism”. When you demand perfection what you are really doing is giving yourself an out. “I’ll start eating better when…” And then you spew out every excuse reason in the book. So what are you really waiting for? […]

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Concordance

By Coach Dean / June 17, 2015

Concordance [kon-kawr-dns, kuh n-] noun agreement; harmony In the past we have used the word compliance to describe when we stick to a plan. For example we would assign a task based on the habits such as “Have vegetables every time you eat”. If you did it, you were compliant, if you didn’t, you were not. […]

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Your Gift

By Coach Dean / June 16, 2015

What gift do you have to share with the world today? I received a note from a client yesterday. It was a gift to me. That small thoughtful expression of gratitude changed me. It caused me to be grateful for her, and the opportunity to serve her. Gifts are always a two way street. The […]