I’m not a Woody Allen fan. While I have enjoyed a few of his movies, most of the time I find them uninteresting, unfunny and contrived. His latest film, Blue Jasmine, is set here in the Bay Area and had some word-of-mouth, so I gave it a chance. And it Read more…
In the Elite Action Series, we explore elite athlete strategies you can apply to your life. I’ve used them all as I’ve accumulated 15 world championship titles in my sport. Last time, we explored the strategy of being systematic. This time, it’s about who is around us. Strategy 2: Assemble Read more…
Last month I won two more world championships in Freestyle Frisbee, my 14th and 15th titles. I had the privilege of playing with three incredible, inspiring teammates this year – Jake Gauthier, Matt Gauthier and Dave Murphy. Though we knew our teams would contend for the titles, we had deep respect for our opponents. We knew we were in for battles. To win both titles was a dream scenario.
“Testing oneself is best when done alone.” – Jimmy Carter
I remember throwing grapes at the TV as a spoiled teenager when a Jimmy Carter speech pre-empted my favorite show. I’d like to throw grapes at this quote.
I’ve grown to love Jimmy Carter. More than any other, he’s used his presence as an ex-President to do good in the world, to fight for peace and what’s right. And he hasn’t done it alone. He’s been surrounded the entire time by family, friends and allies. While I’m sure new wisdom has emerged during times of solitude, what brought that wisdom alive was sharing it with his team. They vetted it, elaborated on it, created new venues from which to broadcast it, and amplified the message. The test came when he was not alone.