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Leader of the Pack (Business Philosophy) – The Will to Win

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Life and Tennis by A Momma’s View (BLW Contributor)

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Do you think it is weird that I very often compare life to a tennis match? Well, you probably don’t really know that just yet. I do! I think they have quite a bit in common.

I love the sport of tennis. I love watching it and I do love playing it. I love players like Roger Federer, who not only are extremely talented but also great personalities and amazing characters.

I guess I started thinking about this again now because my favorite tournament of the year is coming up. The Australian Open.

But it is not just players like him, who clearly were able to make a career out of what they like to do best. There are so many others, who are trying hard each and every day. It is like in every job. You try, you fail, you try again, you loose again. And then maybe one day you win. And then might win again and finally be able to make that step up the ladder. if you are lucky, you will manage to stay up there. Maybe it is not all the way on the top, but still far enough. Or maybe you will find yourself tumbling and falling again.

I very often compare life to a match of tennis. I think we can actually take a lot out of it. One of the players I admire as well is Lleyton Hewitt. For different reasons. He is not as talented as Federer. But that guy sure knows how to fight and how not to give up and how to proof everyone wrong over and over again.

Now put two players on a court. Say we take Federer and Hewitt. They play, they fight, they struggle, they cheer, they win and loose points. And although Federer might be the favorite in this match, the match will never be won before the last point is played.

And that is what I take out of a tennis match, out into real life.

It is all up to you. You can go out there and play and maybe you play your best game ever but against and opponent who is just from another world. Now you have two choices. You either give up and play along for as long as you have to and eventually loose.

Or you fight. And you play. And you try as hard as you can. Most of all, you never give up believing in yourself and in the fact that you can win the next point and maybe the next game. And like this you will get step by step closer to winning the match.

Because a match is not over until this one last point is played, no matter how far you are behind. If you manage to stay in the game and give your best and keep believing you can turn the result around and stun everyone by being the underdog who wins it.

Game, Set and Match ;)

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Need a Pick me Up? – Ways to get you back into the Game when you’re feeling Down

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MAKE A LIST.   

Sometimes we are depressed simply because we are overwhelmed with all the things we have to do that we haven’t gotten around to doing. You might be into GTD, but sometimes every GTDer falls behind with his system, and sometimes you just don’t have the energy to do so. So all the “stuff” that’s in our head can overwhelm us. Start simply by picking up a piece of paper and a pen, and making a list of the most pressing things you have to do. Sometimes it’s work stuff, sometimes it’s stuff around the house that’s bothering us, sometimes it’s goal tasks, or a combination of these and more. Simply making a list can be a big relief — you’re getting things under control. You can see, right in front of you, what you need to do, and that alone can pick up your mood.

TAKE ACTION.

You’ve made a list, and you still feel overwhelmed? Well, get started on the first thing you need to do. Is it a big task? Break it down and just do the smallest task, something just to get you started. Once you get started, once you get into action, you’ll feel better. Trust me. You might still feel overwhelmed, but at least you’re doing something. And once you start doing something, you’ve got momentum, and that feels much better than lying around feeling sorry for yourself.

EXERCISE.   

I know, you might not be in the mood for exercise. But just do it! Taking a walk, going for a run, going to the gym, whatever it is you do for exercise — get out and do it now! You don’t need to do a real hard workout, but the simple act of exercise can lift your mood immediately. Just do it!

SHOWER AND GROOM YOURSELF.  

 Laying around in your underwear, smelling bad, is not going to do you any good. Simply showering, and feeling clean, can do wonders for your mood. Brush your teeth, comb your hair, shave, do whatever it is that you need to do to feel clean and good about yourself. Instant pick me up!

GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND DO SOMETHING.    

Sometimes, if you stay home lying around, feeling depressed, just getting out (after showering and grooming) will change your mood. Staying home all the time can really get you down, and you may not realize this until you go out and do something. Preferably something on your list (see No. 1).

PLAY SOME LIVELY MUSIC.  

 I like Brown Eyed Girl, the Kinks, the Ramones, or an upbeat Beatles tune, but you might have your own brand of feel-good music. Whatever it is, crank it up, and let yourself move to the beat. It may just be what the doctor ordered.

TALK ABOUT IT.  

Got a significant other, best friend, family member, co-worker you can talk to? Bend their ear. That’s what they’re their for. If you don’t, there are hotlines, or professionals, you can talk to. And then there’s always online forums. These are great places to find someone to talk to. Getting things off your chest makes a big difference, and can be a huge lift. It can also help you work out the reasons you’re feeling down.

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Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – Why you should you do Deadlifts?

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The first heavy #Deadlift session of the year was pretty easy peezy for me #455 Why should you do Deadlifts? The deadlift is one of the few exercises that can improve overall power, strength, explosiveness, and speed in any athlete, no matter if you are a pro, a weekend warrior, or just trying to make a healthy lifestyle and physique change. It develops strength in the legs, back, and core, the areas where greater strength is most deeply tied to athletic performance and pain-free living. Whatever you want to get better at, the deadlift can help support your growth.

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Train, Eat, Rest & Repeat – Benefits of Plyometrics

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Looking to lose weight fast, try some #Plyometrics. Plyometrics involve power jumping, repetitive bounding and quick force production. Plyometrics are ideal for athletes or people looking to improve muscular power, speed and strength. They also help facilitate weight loss and help tone and define your muscles; however, these exercises are not without risk.