Stuff to Read While You’re Pretending to Work: 4/11/14

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As most of you are reading this, I’m currently on my way to Fargo, Minnesota to present at the Sanford POWER Strength & Conditioning Clinic this weekend.

UPDATE:  to say I’m ass, and realized after having landed and met my ride that I was in NORTH DAKOTA and not Minnesota.

It’s my first extended stay in the state of Minnesota North Dakota, and sadly I have no beard to show for it.

Nevertheless, I was pumped to be invited to speak at this event and am looking forward to a weekend of learning and networking (and trying my best not to make any references to Fargo, the movie).

You’re darn tootin’!

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Here’s this week’s list of stuff to read while you’re pretending to work.


Skipping Breakfast: Will It Really Make You Fat? – Helen Kollias

People love arguing over the merits of breakfast.  I for one LOVE breakfast.  I wake up every morning excited to crush an omelet.  And I’m not talking about some sissy egg white omelet either.  No, no.  I’m talking about a 6-8 WHOLE egg omelet.

Breakfast isn’t for everyone, though, and it’s not the end of the world if someone decides to skip it.  Despite some sensationalistic reports, skipping it WILL NOT make you fat.  The team over at Precision Nutrition explains why.

8 Moves For a Crazy Strong Core – Ben Bruno

It’s official:  Ben Bruno is a sadistic bastard.

The Positive Business Plan – Mark Fisher and Michael Keeler

This isn’t something to read, but rather watch.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned in helping to start and run a successful (fitness) business it’s that caffeine is your best friend going out of your way to build a sense of COMMUNITY amongst your members is worth more than gold.

You’d be hard pressed find anyone who’s done a better job at doing this than Mark Fisher and his business partner, Michael Keeler.

I mean, they refer to their clients as Ninjas!  And they don’t call their gym a gym.  Instead, they refer to it as The Enchanted Ninja Clubhouse of Glory and Dreams.

But it’s not all unicorns and nunchucks.

Mark estimates that each coach at his establishment spends roughly 10-hours per week on personal development.

Ie:  their “Ninjas” get coached very, very well.  They not only know every word to the musical Wicked, but they know who Mel Siff is.

I’ve personally met Mark, and I respect the hell out of him.  And I HIGHLY encourage anyone who’s remotely interested in starting a business (any business) to watch this 16 minute video.

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